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Hofstra vs. St. Johns

Discussion in 'Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.]' started by queen810queen, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. queen810queen

    queen810queen 2+ Year Member

    Apr 13, 2007

    I got accepted into the St. Johns Clinical program, however, they did not offer me any funding. I also got accepted into Hofstra's Clinical program. Hofstra is offering me full tuition funding for the first year plus 6,000 the second year.

    I know that St. Johns and Hofstra are rivals, but as far as I know St. Johns is better. For one thing they have been accredited as a Clinical Program for a longer time. This makes me concerned about internships/externships. I know that Hofstra will not have any match data until you think that I should be worried about not being able to find a good internship match?

    Basically, if you were in my situation (St. JOhns = no money vs. Hofstra = some $) which would you choose?

    (Keep in mind I am very poor and not looking forward to loans. )

    Any help is VERY appreciated, especially since the decision deadline is April 16 - Monday - noon.
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  3. WaitingKills

    WaitingKills Rockstar 5+ Year Member

    Jan 29, 2007
    Sorry, I don't know anything about these universities.

    I jsut wanted to say good luck with your decision. Also, I think you should keep in mind your personal match with the university, their emphasis and your POI. Sometimes those opportunities mean more than the reputation of school (especially if it's already highly regarded).
  4. Jon4PsyD

    Jon4PsyD Go Red Sox 5+ Year Member

    Jan 20, 2006
    Boston, MA
    Someone else psoted this exact same thread a few weeks ago I think. It's really interesting that these two school are considered "rivals". I remember choosing between both out of high school (and going with St. John's, then not goign to either one anyway lol). But both schools seem to be accepting the same students, a lot so I can see why they are getting the rep as being rivals.

    I'd say this choice depends on you. I know SJU has a Clinical-Child specialization, which would have you favoring them if you were looking to specialize liek that. At the same time, if you don't feel like spending all that money, I'd go with Hofstra. It's still a well respected program and they're offering you a lot to have you there.

    Good Luck and if you ask me, you're in a win-win situation,
  5. queen810queen

    queen810queen 2+ Year Member

    Apr 13, 2007
    I am Not interested in child or school . My interests are Purely in Adult Clinical psych.

    My only concern is that Hofstra has just formed its Clinical Program and therefore I don't know if i'll be able to get good internships a few years down the road....
  6. psychplease

    psychplease 5+ Year Member

    Mar 13, 2007
  7. Therapist4Chnge

    Therapist4Chnge Neuropsych Ninja Faculty Faculty Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    The Beach
    Make sure if you went to Hofstra that you'd still have exposure to other orientations.

  8. queen810queen

    queen810queen 2+ Year Member

    Apr 13, 2007
    all this decision making is driving me insane. thank you for advice though..
  9. queen810queen

    queen810queen 2+ Year Member

    Apr 13, 2007
    how would I make sure of this?

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