Hi everyone, I just received a few MA offers (Brandeis Tufts CUNY) and might need some advice or information on them. My AOI is now epistemology and mind.
Basically I am now deciding between Tufts and Brandeis due to their placement records. But I don’t know how exactly this record thing works, esp. when they run so close to each other on this. Tufts has relatively more “big names” on its list but what does this say on the program itself exactly? (Or is it just better reputation draws more attention from the talents and all credits actually go to the hardworkers themselves?…)
Anyone knows more about their academic-wise difference? Like the strength of faculties in epistemology and mind/department atmosphere etc.?
I am aware of the limited resource in CUNY for ma due to their primary focus on phd students, but is there any possible factor I overlooked actually weighs more than the strength of the other two programs?
Additionally, the financial aid from Tufts leaves me a tuition gap of 20k and Brandeis one of 30k, and their TA stipend could cover a little more (maybe 4k at most). CUNY’s total tuition is 15k with no aid.
Any advice on these matters would help! Thanks!