NYU or Columbia

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NYU or Columbia

NYU
21
33%
Columbia
42
67%
 
Total votes: 63

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nystateofmind
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NYU or Columbia

Postby nystateofmind » Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:38 pm

Overall, which school would you say is better and why?

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Thomas Jefferson
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Re: NYU or Columbia

Postby Thomas Jefferson » Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:41 pm

Consensus seems to be that Columbia places better (disclaimer: I'm a 0L and I also never really looked at either as I don't have the scores). However, NYU is in a MUCH better part of the city. Even the slightest edge in money would probably be enough for me to pick NYU.

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Re: NYU or Columbia

Postby vespertiliovir » Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:43 pm

obviously, the two both place well in nyc. however, columbia has a better reputation nationally, especially as far as biglaw goes. i'm too lazy to check stats, but i think columbia places better for clerking (i may be wrong though). the only reason i could see choosing nyu is if your primary interest is public interest work, or potentially something international.

but i still say columbia.

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Re: NYU or Columbia

Postby nystateofmind » Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:44 pm

vespertiliovir wrote:obviously, the two both place well in nyc. however, columbia has a better reputation nationally, especially as far as biglaw goes. i'm too lazy to check stats, but i think columbia places better for clerking (i may be wrong though). the only reason i could see choosing nyu is if your primary interest is public interest work, or potentially something international.

but i still say columbia.



Really, I didn't know that. Thanks for the info.
BTW: love your avatar of Tebow crying lol.

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Re: NYU or Columbia

Postby im_blue » Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:53 am

Columbia has better placement and more prestige. That's not to say everyone should choose Columbia over NYU, though. The differences are small enough that personal fit should play a role.

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Re: NYU or Columbia

Postby davidr1534 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:46 am

If you are able to choose between offers from NYU and Columbia then congratulations!

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badfish
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Re: NYU or Columbia

Postby badfish » Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:03 am

Depends on your goals, personality and living preferences. The differences are small but they're real.

krj02004
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Re: NYU or Columbia

Postby krj02004 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:38 pm

Go to NYU....

And I say this with all the objectiveness of an OP currently placed on Columbia's WL. So, no bias here :wink:

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Re: NYU or Columbia

Postby Tautology » Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:22 am

They place clerks at about the same rate, bottom of the T6.

Columbia places better in Biglaw, and has a much longer standing reputation than NYU as a top school.

NYU has a much bigger PI program because they stress it so much, and so you may prefer NYU if that's what you're interested in.

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Re: NYU or Columbia

Postby dbt » Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:43 am

Better in what sense? Columbia holds an edge in basically everything except PI. But I'd say NYU wins as far as other factors go (such as perceived student body, location, etc.). I ended up deciding that the small difference in placement was outweighed by the non-placement related factors.

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Re: NYU or Columbia

Postby Ohmischa » Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:24 pm

The choice between these two will be the death of me. Gah.




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