rayiner wrote:I know a lot of people at U Chi, and have been on the campus and I'm not sure I'm a fan. The atmosphere seems somewhat more intense relative to NU. That being said, one person's intensity is another person's passion, I suppose.
That being said, with $45k I'd probably go to Chicago. From the preliminary reports, it's placing better and people around the median seem measurably more secure. I wouldn't put it up there with Harvard, though.
Also: Hyde Park sucks.
I don't know that many people at Chi, but the guy I do know was above median and locked out of Chicago. He is working for a small secondary market in the Midwest after mass mailing a ton of firms in the Midwest.
I think at 45k, it could go either way with me. Sorry I can't help much more. At 60k, I'd probably go to NU. The thing about NU is that it has a pretty lenient grade curve. It makes the GPAs super inflated, and it won't help for OCI purposes because firms know about the differences, but if you get locked out at OCI and apply for secondary markets who don't know about grade curves for the top 14s, it might help.