Is Fordham REALLY that much better for NYC than BU??

(Rankings, Profiles, Tuition, Student Life, . . . )
ilovelawapps
Posts: 137
Joined: Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:49 pm

Is Fordham REALLY that much better for NYC than BU??

Postby ilovelawapps » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:40 pm

Topic says it all. I know it sounds like im trolling BU, but I'm just trying to make the best decision possible. Im not 100% sure I want NYC ite anyway but lets ignore that for now. I'm sure I cant be the only one thinking this (or something similar--i.e. UCLA, USC, Vandy, UT vs Fordham)

User avatar
Columbia Law
Posts: 295
Joined: Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:51 pm

Re: Is Fordham REALLY that much better for NYC than BU??

Postby Columbia Law » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:41 pm

BU is better hands down. Withdraw Fordham app.

User avatar
sanpiero
Posts: 574
Joined: Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:09 am

Re: Is Fordham REALLY that much better for NYC than BU??

Postby sanpiero » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:41 pm

Yes

dakatz
Posts: 2460
Joined: Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:19 pm

Re: Is Fordham REALLY that much better for NYC than BU??

Postby dakatz » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:42 pm

If price is the same, I can't see why you wouldn't pick Fordham if you want to be in NYC. That being said, BU claims that they consistently place about 1/3 of their class in the mid-Atlantic. So by no means will going to BU preclude you from breaking into NYC. Are you talking about 2 sticker price offers? Or did BU give you a scholarship while Fordham didn't?

ilovelawapps
Posts: 137
Joined: Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:49 pm

Re: Is Fordham REALLY that much better for NYC than BU??

Postby ilovelawapps » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:42 pm

Two completely opposite responses...nice

dakatz
Posts: 2460
Joined: Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:19 pm

Re: Is Fordham REALLY that much better for NYC than BU??

Postby dakatz » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:43 pm

ilovelawapps wrote:Two completely opposite responses...nice


Well the first response wasn't saying that BU is better for NYC. i think he just meant that BU is better than Fordham in general.

de5igual
Posts: 1463
Joined: Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:52 pm

Re: Is Fordham REALLY that much better for NYC than BU??

Postby de5igual » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:44 pm

BU will give you better opportunities overall and can give you a decent shot at NYC, but if you are deadset on NYC, Fordham will maximize your chances there.

ilovelawapps
Posts: 137
Joined: Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:49 pm

Re: Is Fordham REALLY that much better for NYC than BU??

Postby ilovelawapps » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:45 pm

dakatz wrote:If price is the same, I can't see why you wouldn't pick Fordham if you want to be in NYC. That being said, BU claims that they consistently place about 1/3 of their class in the mid-Atlantic. So by no means will going to BU preclude you from breaking into NYC. Are you talking about 2 sticker price offers? Or did BU give you a scholarship while Fordham didn't?


BU gave 45k, Fordham gave 30k (both after re-negotiation) I looked at cost of attendance/living for both, BU will run be around 132k and Fordham will be about 180k, so BU is 48k cheaper.

User avatar
vanwinkle
Posts: 9740
Joined: Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:02 am

Re: Is Fordham REALLY that much better for NYC than BU??

Postby vanwinkle » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:46 pm

For NYC, definitely Fordham. Use the opportunity to network while you're there as much as possible. Actually being in the city you want to work gives you huge advantages over similar peer schools elsewhere, if you're smart/ambitious enough to take advantage of the opportunities it gives.

Also:

Image

User avatar
vanwinkle
Posts: 9740
Joined: Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:02 am

Re: Is Fordham REALLY that much better for NYC than BU??

Postby vanwinkle » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:47 pm

ilovelawapps wrote:Fordham gave 30k

:shock:

Fordham gave you money??

User avatar
romothesavior
Posts: 14772
Joined: Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:29 pm

Re: Is Fordham REALLY that much better for NYC than BU??

Postby romothesavior » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:48 pm

vanwinkle wrote:For NYC, definitely Fordham. Use the opportunity to network while you're there as much as possible. Actually being in the city you want to work gives you huge advantages over similar peer schools elsewhere, if you're smart/ambitious enough to take advantage of the opportunities it gives.

Also:

Image


+ a million for that picture

ilovelawapps
Posts: 137
Joined: Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:49 pm

Re: Is Fordham REALLY that much better for NYC than BU??

Postby ilovelawapps » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:48 pm

f0bolous wrote:BU will give you better opportunities overall and can give you a decent shot at NYC, but if you are deadset on NYC, Fordham will maximize your chances there.


Thanks for the reply, this is what I was thinking. I guess I'm just concerned at how much better fordham will be for nyc placement. I live around NYC and wouldn't mind staying after graduation, but again im a little nervous about being tied down here.

User avatar
ZXCVBNM
Posts: 422
Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:45 pm

Re: Is Fordham REALLY that much better for NYC than BU??

Postby ZXCVBNM » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:49 pm

the numbers indicate that it's not very close...fordham has a big edge in NYC

User avatar
Mattalones
Posts: 537
Joined: Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:18 pm

Re: Is Fordham REALLY that much better for NYC than BU??

Postby Mattalones » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:52 pm

.
Last edited by Mattalones on Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:00 am, edited 1 time in total.

ilovelawapps
Posts: 137
Joined: Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:49 pm

Re: Is Fordham REALLY that much better for NYC than BU??

Postby ilovelawapps » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:52 pm

.
Last edited by ilovelawapps on Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:48 am, edited 1 time in total.

ilovelawapps
Posts: 137
Joined: Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:49 pm

Re: Is Fordham REALLY that much better for NYC than BU??

Postby ilovelawapps » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:57 pm

.
Last edited by ilovelawapps on Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:48 am, edited 2 times in total.

User avatar
Mattalones
Posts: 537
Joined: Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:18 pm

Re: Is Fordham REALLY that much better for NYC than BU??

Postby Mattalones » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:01 am

.
Last edited by Mattalones on Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:01 am, edited 1 time in total.

ilovelawapps
Posts: 137
Joined: Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:49 pm

Re: Is Fordham REALLY that much better for NYC than BU??

Postby ilovelawapps » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:06 am

This is going to sound dumb, but what does IBOS stand for?

User avatar
OperaSoprano
Posts: 4410
Joined: Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:54 am

Re: Is Fordham REALLY that much better for NYC than BU??

Postby OperaSoprano » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:09 am

ZXCVBNM wrote:the numbers indicate that it's not very close...fordham has a big edge in NYC


This. BU seems to get more firms from around the country, but Fordham is way better for NYC. Do a Martindale search if you need confirmation. I just got our OCI list and went :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: .

de5igual
Posts: 1463
Joined: Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:52 pm

Re: Is Fordham REALLY that much better for NYC than BU??

Postby de5igual » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:10 am

ilovelawapps wrote:This is going to sound dumb, but what does IBOS stand for?


look below

User avatar
OperaSoprano
Posts: 4410
Joined: Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:54 am

Re: Is Fordham REALLY that much better for NYC than BU??

Postby OperaSoprano » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:10 am

f0bolous wrote:
ilovelawapps wrote:This is going to sound dumb, but what does IBOS stand for?


look below


LOL. I have no idea who coined that acronym, but it continues to be amusing.

ilovelawapps
Posts: 137
Joined: Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:49 pm

Re: Is Fordham REALLY that much better for NYC than BU??

Postby ilovelawapps » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:25 am

OperaSoprano wrote:
f0bolous wrote:
ilovelawapps wrote:This is going to sound dumb, but what does IBOS stand for?


look below


LOL. I have no idea who coined that acronym, but it continues to be amusing.


Haha im guessing you're the OS part? :)

Informative
Posts: 429
Joined: Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:10 pm

Re: Is Fordham REALLY that much better for NYC than BU??

Postby Informative » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:02 pm

Neither school carries the name prestige that similarly ranked schools carry, but Fordham does extremely well and significantly better in NYC. Both location and connections to the university are very helpful.

User avatar
OperaSoprano
Posts: 4410
Joined: Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:54 am

Re: Is Fordham REALLY that much better for NYC than BU??

Postby OperaSoprano » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:03 pm

ilovelawapps wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:
f0bolous wrote:
ilovelawapps wrote:This is going to sound dumb, but what does IBOS stand for?


look below


LOL. I have no idea who coined that acronym, but it continues to be amusing.


Haha im guessing you're the OS part? :)


I answer to that on occasion. :D

Fordham will always be TCR for New York if you aren't going to a T14.

lshopeful3232
Posts: 35
Joined: Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:49 pm

Re: Is Fordham REALLY that much better for NYC than BU??

Postby lshopeful3232 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:44 pm

ilovelawapps wrote:
Mattalones wrote:Hey, you already know I am in the same boat as you ... your thread caught my eye :-)

My thing is that I really like BU because of the campus, the people I met there, and Boston. But I want to work in a city, prioritized in the following order: SD, LA, NYC, Boston, DC. Since I am out of CA schools, San Diego and LA are bumped (for the most part) and I am left with: NYC, Boston, DC. I don't really care for Fordham except that it is closer to SO (in NYC). BU is very nice, but Fordham is so good for NYC.

People keep giving the same advice ... I am going to flip a coin next week if this keeps up b/c I can't decide! :|


Yea same here...I literally cannot decide. I LIKE BU better, but like you said, Fordham is so good for NYC. I'm thinking I may just 'risk' BU's nyc placement and go there for the possibility of more options/higher rank...i think?

Btw, I would def like to study in Boston, but couldnt see myself working/living there long term.



im in the EXACT same situation + on like 4 waitlists. so unsure! but also want to like BU more despite not being able to ignore Fordham for nyc




Return to “Choosing a Law School”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bcreid03, Bing [Bot], Cogburn1984, parkerlela, phelpsy and 15 guests