I want to pick between NYU and Columbia to apply.
For my case, I feel NY is an excellent destination for studying planning at the graduate level. Some of these factors that are playing on my mind are:
- strength of programme/faculty
- particular focus on transport.
- I am apprehensive when I see the description of this concentration at NYU. It is all-encompassing, seems very broad with environment, i/f and transport thrown in together.
- I have done fin. software development for over 6 years in the past. I am looking for an environment that stresses upon the multi-disciplinary nature of the urban issues but at the same time has the depth/rigor to help me understand the fundamentals of the chosen concentration. Leaning towards transport and its relationships with landuse.
- generosity with funding
Lack of financial assistance will be a deal-breaker. I am an international student.
Like to hear from Alumni/current students also.
Thanks in advance.