is CUNY good

delsub
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is CUNY good

Postby delsub » Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:57 pm

Hi

I got selected by CUNY -meanwhile Wayne state rejected me and RIT also rejected me (for Physics)

NJIT took me without aid - so did TCU.

but isny CUNY better than these - so I dont know how thats possible - maybe convergent research interests?

Anyway is there anyone here who got into CUNY or knows about CUNY - is it good - esp in obs astro??

I heard CUNY does lots of top level colaboration work - columbia, nasa, smithsonian etc

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Re: is CUNY good

Postby bfollinprm » Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:09 am

It's certainly decent. If a program is small (or the number of research faculty is small), they may not accept _anyone_. This means that past a certain point in the rankings, schools may have highly variable entering class--often based on how many people are leaving and how much funding is coming in, both of which can be highly variable. CUNY is probably a step above this level, and has a greater need for TA's than the other schools you mentioned. I'm not surprised you got accepted to CUNY, and attribute the rejections from the 'lower ranked' schools to those schools not really looking for students, at least with your specific interests.

delsub
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Re: is CUNY good

Postby delsub » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:23 pm

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Re: is CUNY good

Postby delsub » Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:29 pm

no more replies??!!!




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