Please advise, very torn between the two. I got into both off the wait list so no scholarship at either, but SUNY Buffalo would cost $25K less with in-state tuition ($15K vs. $40K). I want to work in New York City after graduation and I cannot determine which school has a better job placement rate in NYC. I understand they are generally both regional schools - their ranking is not too dissimilar SUNY Buff at 85 and Hofstra at 100, but I dot want to work in Long Island or Buffalo. I did visit SUNY Buffalo and I have to say I found it very depressing, campus and city.
For me, I would forgo the $25K savings in tuition a year if attending Hofstra gave me a better chance of getting a job in New York City. I have a few connections there, my boss teaches there part-time and has introduced me to the dean etc., for whatever that's worth.
Any advice about off-campus vs. on-campus living would be very helpful as well! (I would live on-campus at SUNY and off-campus at Hofstra).
Thanks so much!