msstatdc Posted May 1, 2010 Share Posted May 1, 2010 (edited) So I have spent two months trying to decide on where to go to school. I've already eliminated some schools, and now it's down to Johns Hopkins (Applied Math & Statistics) or George Washington (Statistics). The deadline to decide is a little under 3 hours from now. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated! George Washington: -Established first Statistics department in Arts & Sciences -Has biostatistics center with many research opportunities -Many job opportunities in DC area (government & private) -Foggy Bottom is a nice campus -Faculty with many affiliations in the area -Half of Masters students are Part-Time -Approximately 20-25 Masters Students -Would live in Northern VA and take the metro into campus -Ranked #48 -$19,000/year Johns Hopkins: -One of the best biostatistics departments in the country -Kind of hard to find research opportunities, competitive -Only 3-4 Master's students per year -Both applied math & statistics, lots of courses to choose from -Good faculty/professors -Baltimore (right outside of the Hopkins bubble) is not as good of a city -Living on campus is kind of pricey, walk through Baltimore to class -Ranked #5 (biostats), #24 (math), #25 (engineering) -$50,000 per year No offer of funding from either place. So is the extra $30,000/year worth the brand name? Edited May 1, 2010 by lle624 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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