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George Mason v. VCU. v Christopher Newport?


Replies to: George Mason v. VCU. v Christopher Newport?

  • blueiguanablueiguana Posts: 75 College Search & Selection Champion
    edited May 2013
    For the OP, I would visit if at all possible, however if you are leaning towards business I would strongly consider GMU. It's on my youngest son's list to apply next fall as an econ admit. As pointed out it's got some very strong programs.
  • GolfFatherGolfFather Posts: 28
    edited May 2013
    it was confirmed by my guidance counsellors when she called each of these schools. My sister lived here entire life in NY and she got in-state charges when she went to Mary Washington.

    Well, what might have happened with your sister and what is supposed to happen are possibly two different things.

    The laws within the Commonwealth (and most states) are pretty clear.

    More power to ya. Or, as my mother used to say - Guy ga zinta heite.
  • blueiguanablueiguana Posts: 75 College Search & Selection Champion
    edited May 2013
    I can't speak for the OP but I do know that my nephew, who went to HS in Texas living with his father, was eligible for instate here in Va at several schools they checked as his mom is a Virginia resident. I don't know if this is statewide or a decision each university makes, but there was nothing improper about it.
  • LakeWashingtonLakeWashington Posts: 21
    edited May 2013
    One costs-savings option for Out-of-state students who desire to study in the State of Virginia is the Academic Common Market. But that includes only students from other southern states and only a defined set of majors.

    Otherwise, getting a tuition waiver certainly may be possible; just check all of the requirements for your designated target school.
  • kanickkanick Posts: 44 College Search & Selection Champion
    edited May 2013
    For business GMU might be a great pick (like what blueiguana said) I remember when I toured the school my senior year they talked A LOT about the easy access to great internships in DC. I don't really know much about business at CNU/VCU.
  • ZebraRiderZebraRider Posts: 1 College Search & Selection Champion
    edited May 2013
    Probably repeating the same thing that everyone else is saying but coming from someone who has a lot of friends going to all three of these schools:

    GMU: Northern Virginia. The environment is extremely different from the other two. You're right next to DC. If you want to go into anything that has anything to do with DC (ex. business, politics, economics, etc.) then this is the place. And well, there's also an awesome shopping center nearby, if you're into that. Strangely I don't think the other two really have that. The area in general is really convenient. It's in the suburbs, but more on the urban side of suburbs.

    VCU: Medical kids. Lots. Everyone I know going there is going there for something health related. The environment isn't the best. Richmond isn't exactly the best city in the world. It's not like you're in any imminent danger, it's just that there are a few places you'll need to stay out of. Though since you're from NY this will probably be no problem for you. This campus is hands down the most urban.

    CNU: Total LAC. Bright, pretty campus, near the beach. A lot of people absolutely love the campus. Unlike the other two, it's a lot more, I guess you could say "removed." It's a little more on the rural side. But with a slight beachy feel. Quite honestly I feel that this is a little lower tier compared to the other two. But the campus environment itself is what really wins people over. Oh, and it's pretty small too I believe. Freshman class is only like 1,300 people.
  • zatoonyzatoony Posts: 2 College Search & Selection Champion
    edited May 2013
    I would say it depends on your major.

    Liberal arts or economics choose GMU first and CNU second
    Sciences or technology choose ODU
    Arts or medical related stuff choose VCU

    GMU is large, CNU is a much smaller place. They've only had dorms about 15 years or so. GMU is in suburban DC, VCU in downtown Richmond, ODU near downtown Norfolk and CNU is in Newport News. Overall I would rate them in order of GMU ODU VCU CNU.
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