Quote from elleNY
Just asking your opinions concerning my schooling. I was planning to move to Philly to attend the Drexel ACE program which begins in March, but just last week I heard from SUNY Binghamton that I was accepted to their BAT program beginning in May. I was extremely excited about moving to Philly (I loved the city), but Binghamton is much more affordable.
Unfortunately, the area of Binghamton is a dreary suburb. Because I am in-state, Binghamton will only cost around 13grand, with rents as low as 400 dollars a month. It is 12 months and ends in May 2012. Drexel University costs around 39grand and rents are around 1300 dollars a month, and it ends in Feb 2012. Do you think I should suck up the misery that is Binghamton, NY and just go there due to the difference in price? Thanks for your opinions!
P.S. Both schools are ranked similarly and highly regarded. SUNY Binghamton is regarded as the best NY state school.
Hi Elle, I was in a similar situation as I got accepted to both Drexel and SUNY Bing (I am currently waiting to hear from SUNY Stony Brook as well). I go to Bing right now for undergrad and I am graduating in May. I am kinda sick of it here and the weather doesn't help. When I was considering the two schools I was mainly thinking about how Philly is a much bigger city with probably better hospitals/connections. But I've heard a lot about how crime-ridden the Philly area is so that kinda deterred me. Also, I've read a lot of threads about Drexel's HESI exams and how hard it is to pass. In the end I decided not to go to Drexel because I didn't think it would be worth the extra money. Also, I think you have your dates wrong because Drexel's program starts in September 2011 and its an 11 month program so it would end in August 2012. Binghamton's program starts the day after memorial day in May and ends the following May.
Anyway, I hope that helps! Feel free to message me.
PS- Bing can be pretty miserable at times but it is what you make of it and you also get what you pay for when it comes to state schools...I've never felt like my education ever lacked here tho (minus a few exceptions) so I definitely think it's worth it for the money