Alexandria wrote:I think this is exactly the problem with the OP's situation. This is not a situation where you have someone who loves NYC and wants to practice law there and who for that reason would rather go to law school there too. That person would be in a much better situation to pick NYU over Harvard.
msoftceo wrote:I think one of the problems with "think about where you want to end up" is that, eventually, you have to stop thinking like that, otherwise you won't enjoy any of your life. OP wants to enjoy life sooner rather than later, and if OP ends up hating life at Harvard, that will be a very big deal. You could say that "it's only 3 years," but think about the number of years you're a healthy, energetic adult. It's not that many.
Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.
These are good points. I think it depends on strong OP's desire to live in NYC is. If it's just "I prefer NYC to Boston," I would not choose NYU. If it is "there are several tangible things in NYC that would make my life better and I feel I would be actively unhappy in Boston," then it's another story.