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Need some advise ASAP - please help!!

Need some advise ASAP - please help!!
« on: May 27, 2009, 03:47:07 PM »
I need thoughts on whether I should go to Syracuse with a tuition scholarship of $26k (total fee $43k) renewable over three years or to Rutgers (Camden) without any money and out of state tuition ($33k/yr). I am a non-traditional international applicant; I have 5 years of work experience in the finance sector, have an MBA (finance) and want to specialize in corporate law/taxation. My goal is to do well in 1L and hopefully be able to move to Columbia/NYU/Fordham/Cornell/UPenn next year. Will it make a difference when transferring if I went to Syracuse or Rutgers, provided I am in top 10% in 1L at both schools? I have to make second deposits soon, and am really in a quandary. I would love to save $16k by going to Syr instead of Rutgers, but I don't want to jeopardize my transfer chances. Any and all thoughts will be much greatly appreciated!!

Thanks so much in advance!


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Re: Need some advise ASAP - please help!!
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2009, 05:59:54 PM »
In the above, take Syracuse.

However, isn't in-state really easy to get at Rutgers? I feel like NJ will let you get the cheap tuition after a semester.

Also, don't count on transferring. Good goal, but it's going to be difficult, especially for the schools that you're aiming for. Don't go to either unless you'd be comfortable graduating from them.

And please stick to black in future posts.

Re: Need some advise ASAP - please help!!
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2009, 06:56:44 AM »
Thanks Ninja1, your time and thoughts are much appreciated. Good luck to you.