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WUSTL : M.Arch 1 with half tuition deduction scholarship
Columbia: M.Arch1 no scholarship/FA
I like both programs. I can absolutely save lots of money by choosing WUSTL, however, Columbia has more vigorous studio atmosphere and higher prestige. Should I put myself in debts to go to Columbia? Will WUSTL limits a student's potential growth compared to Columbia?? How should I make a decision between these two schools?
Seattle > NYC
^ WUSTL = Washington University in Saint Louis.
FWIW, They are both good programs. The one thing WUSTL has going for it are the dedicated travel studios. You could concievably spend only 4 semesters in St. L.
Columbia has a lot of things going for it. If you think you might want to teach afterward, it's probably a better bet. But It all depends on what you think of the studio and studio environment. Go with your gut.
@deals on wheels
I agree! The reason I lean more towards WUSTL is its study abroad opportunities in Finland, Seoul, Barcelona, and South America.
I don't think I will have the money to travel if I go to GSAPP. Also the studio space in GSAPP is quite limited. However, how do you think WUSTL's faculty/visiting professors? I do not know much about that compared to Columbia.
I would go to Columbia. Hands down.
I am going to Wash U and hate myself for not applying to Columbia this past year.
I had visited Columbia back in the day and NYC seemed too much for me, community from a NJ suburb. It was impressive. All things being equal, Columbia is probably better and more reputed. On the other hand, WU-StL has coughed up some money. They are respected, but not as much as Columbia. I think people gladly drop 4 years of medical school tuition there, but watch it for a-school. I think you could do well there. St. Louis is ok, I guess. Cheaper to live in. It's really the only high-priced private in the Midwest. I never looked into it. If you come from money, Columbia. If you don't, WU-StL.
@gg_r what were some of your choices and what made you decide on WUSTL?
IIT, Syracuse, Vtech, Pratt, and Wash U.
I was between Pratt and Wash U.