Stanford at sticker vs. NYU w/ RTK

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Stanford at (or near) sticker vs. NYU w/ RTK

Stanford at (or near) sticker
14
78%
NYU w/ RTK
4
22%
 
Total votes: 18

somewhere
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Stanford at sticker vs. NYU w/ RTK

Postby somewhere » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:49 am

This is a theoretical question for me, since I'm still waiting to hear from (and totally not counting on) Stanford; and I don't have the RTK, either, though I'm a finalist (there are ~60 of us competing for ~20 scholarships).

But, hypothetically, suppose you're choosing between the RTK full ride at NYU or Stanford at sticker or near-sticker (maybe you'll get some need-based aid, but expect to pay at least close to full price).

What do you do and why?

Please explain the why!

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FuManChusco
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Re: Stanford at sticker vs. NYU w/ RTK

Postby FuManChusco » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:52 am

I think I'd go Standford unless I had a serious interest in NY/PI or both.

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Re: Stanford at sticker vs. NYU w/ RTK

Postby duckmoney » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:53 am

I don't know much about Stanford's LRAP, but since RTK has a very long public service timeframe then I would be inclined to pick Stanford if they will forgive your loans. This will give you more flexibility overall.

Good luck on Stanford!

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Anastasia Dee Dualla
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Re: Stanford at sticker vs. NYU w/ RTK

Postby Anastasia Dee Dualla » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:58 am

It's hard to say; the money gives you a little bit of comfort in not knowing that you don't have any loans to pay back but then you are DEFINITELY limited to going into public interest. If you are 100% CERTAIN you want to go into public interest, i would probably take the RTK; but if you have even an inkling that you might want to do something else you should probably head to Stanford.

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