thanks for reading my post. I am a graduate student currently attending a little known public university. I was wondering if I could have some input as to a question that's literally tearing me up inside:
Do you think the it's worth it to go to a private graduate program in computer science that's highly ranked rather than a public, lower ranked program?
Some more info to help you answer: Everything will be taken out with loans... so we are looking at roughly $80,000 for the public school and $130000 for the private school as a worse case scenario (i.e. paying for living expanses with the loan). I want to look at worse case numbers because I always like to expect the worse, this way I am never disappointed :)
So let me know what you think guys? I know it's more about research than prestige BUT I understand a private school will usually have more research funding...
Do you think the extra money taken out is worth it? Do you think I should just maximize my education at the current school?
To get even more specific: I am currently in CUNY Brooklyn College but my grades and GRE scores will allow me to get into NYU oh and also I live with my girlfriend who doesn't want to move out of new york.
THanks alot all!!! I could really use your opinions...