Going to UAlbany was personal choice for me. It was beneficial to both my parents and to myself. UAlbany was affordable for me because it was cheaper than private schools and I did not get enough grant money for the private colleges.
I also wanted to go to UA because it was convenient for my parents because they were familiar with the school and knew where the school was. They were also familiar with the structure of the academics and social life there due to the fact that both my brother and my sister had attended the school.
Some people might consider me a legacy student in a sense. Also I choose this school because I visited the school several times to visit my brother and sister. UAlbany had a few programs that I was interested in, mainly the Nanoscale Engineering Program. Though I’m not in it now, I hope to be in it later during graduate school.