Stony Brook, Macaulay Honors, or St. John's?

What would you choose given the following information and options:

Intended Major - English

Intended Minor - Psychology or Biology

Intended Career Path - Medical Doctor

(1) St. John's University

Perks: free tuition, Honors Program, free laptop, Catholic environment, small classes so personalized attention, about 30 minutes from home so nearby, know people going there!, lots of clubs/organizations to get involved with, awesome Study Abroad program!

Cons: small dorms (I will be dorming for one year), school is not that known for premedicine, not that research-oriented

(2) Stony Brook University

Perks: low tuition, University Scholars Program, VERY research-oriented, close by University Hospital so shadowing opportunities, have friends going there!, lots of clubs and organizations

Cons: HUGE school = HUGE classes that try to weed out students = not much attention from professors, I feel like I would get lost in the crowd, professors aren't available to students that much

(3) Macaulay Honors College at CUNY Brooklyn

Perks: free tuition, free laptop, $7500 stipend for internships/research/study abroad/travel...basically whatever you want that is academically stimulating, in NYC, free cultural pass to artistic exhibits, small classes, advisers are VERY personal, students have records of going to GREAT graduate and medical schools

Cons: have to live in an apartment, I'm not much of a traveler but I guess it's time to learn how to use the public bus and train lol, no one I know is going (which may be a good thing I guess)

Okay, so if money was not an issue, what would you choose? Even if you don't have a definite answer, if you could offer any insight or dispel any of my preconceived thoughts, please feel free to correct me. Anything would be loads of help!

Thanks a bunch!

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    Congratulations! What a pleasant "dilemma" ...choices!

    You were accepted to the Honors College in its most competitive year yet - 36% increase in applicants, 0% increase in seats available and a drop of 10% in our acceptance rate (from 29% to 19%). There were 5500 applicants for 500 seats.

    The high-achieving students at Macaulay continue to win the top fellowships in the world, enroll at the top graduate institutions in the world, engage in graduate level research, gain hands-on experience in their fields of interests through competitive internships, gain employment at the top companies and government agencies across the country, while enjoying the life and culture of New York City, both in and out of the classroom.

    This is no easy feat and hats go off to the stellar advising and academic support available within this close-knit community. This is the true secret to our student's success - personalized academic, professional and personal support.

    The advisors will register you for courses that will challenge you.

    You will be academically challenged and your interests will be maximized.

    You will be part of a very small community with the brightest students in NY and with access to the best opportunities. The personalization of our Macaulay Advisement Program is a major part of why our students are winning the most prestigious fellowships and internships, and being accepted to the TOP grad schools/Law Schools/Med Schools in the nation.

    See also: http://macaulay.cuny.edu/prospective-students/maca...

    The value that you gain for your degree and this amazing NY and Global experience is unmatched.

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  • shomer
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Stony Brook Honors College

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  • 3 years ago

    i could move to macaulay bc in the event you dont like your primary/minor, you'll difference it and its now not such a lot a economic burden. plus if u do plan on going to med institution, u can repay ur debt simpler/quicker, additionally finding out to get across the town is helping u with existence abilities and such in the end. well success!

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  • 8 years ago

    i would go to macaulay bc if you dont like your major/minor, you can change it and its not so much a financial burden. plus if u do plan on going to med school, u can pay off ur debt easier/faster, also learning to get around the city helps u with life skills and such in the long run. good luck!

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