New Yorkers! It’s been too long since the last time we talked! So much has happened over here in my part of the world. But we’ll talk about that in another blog. Right now is all about education! For way too long, the East Coast has claimed to have the best universities and colleges in the country. When I lived in New York, I wholeheartedly agreed. Then I moved to the West side and, well, things changed.
In my letter to you today, I’m going to explain why AZ schools are just as good as yours!
NYU and Columbia…Great Schools, Tons of Costs!
I don’t know if I’ve told you this yet, but I have three kids: two sons and a daughter. When they were younger, my husband and I would dream about the day they would spread their wings and fly off to college. We’re both super passionate about their education, so getting them into a great school was top priority. It didn’t matter what they wanted to study or where they wanted to go; our goal was to get them out of the house and working toward a degree.
As my kids grew up, we noticed that tuition for schools like NYU, Columbia and other New York State universities were hitting the roof. This past school year, Columbia’s tuition was $55,161! That’s just to get your kid into the classroom. If you add in food, books, commuting, clothes, etc, your kid’s dream of being a lawyer or even a Columbia graduate is gonna put you in the poor house!
Now, I know what you’re thinking: My little Timmy and Susie can get a great education at NYU instead. I’ll send him or her there to save some money! Well, I’d love to tell you that will cut your education costs, but it’s probably not as much as you had hoped. NYU’s tuition sits at around $49,062. So, unless your kid gets scholarships and grants, you’re not gonna save any money really.
You’d be Surprised What Arizona Has to Offer!
ASU, U of A, and NAU are not fun, party schools where kids sit by the pool and pile on layers of sunscreen. Did you know Arizona State University is number one in the nation for innovation, beating out MIT? Or that it ranks in the top ten of colleges when it comes to student employment opportunities? It’s true! Tons of ASU students are graduating with jobs and careers right out of college.
They are getting degrees in journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, business from W. P. Carey School of Business, and engineering from Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering. We’ve got amazing an amazing law school (Sandra Day O’Conner), global management school (Thunderbird), and the Edson Program which is dedicated the molding aspiring entrepreneurs. So, what’s a degree like this going to cost you? In-state tuition starts at only $10,370 and $26,470 out of state!
ASU isn’t the only Arizona school with a serious reputation! The University of Arizona is holding it’s own with Eller College of Management and College of Pharmacy. The university has been considered one of the top ten in the nation for Social Psychology, Atomic Physics as well as research and development. Cost of tuition at U of A: $12,817 in state and $36,017 out of state.
And when it comes to education, Northern Arizona University takes home the prize. With in-state tuition of $10,764 and out-of-state tuition of $24,144, this university gives your kid a great education for an affordable price and in a location where it snows. That’s right, snow in Arizona!
Oh, I almost forgot…if you move to Arizona and qualify for in-state tuition, you can also get a break if your kid really wants to attend a California school. Certain California universities offer discounts to Arizona residents! Do Columbia and NYU do that? I don’t think so.
Come on, move to Arizona…and get in before the school year starts!
If you have a child who is a junior or senior in high school, you should seriously consider moving here. ASU offers college-level courses for high school students that will give them a headstart on their post high school education and give you a break at the bank. But don’t take my word for it…come see for yourself.
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