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NYU $ v. Penn $$$???

60k scholarship at NYU
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21%
118k scholarship at Penn
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79%
 
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NYU $ v. Penn $$$??? - Edited

Postby jiggawhut » Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:02 am

Heavily PI-oriented. Love NYC, cool with Philly, just want to get a good education and have great opportunities for internships and jobs. Interested in working overseas and domestically. Will be taking advantage of LRAP programs at both schools, given low-paying career I will inevitably enter upon graduating, but obviously, debt burden will depend greatly with which school I choose. I know NYU is stronger in PI, but is it THAT much stronger?

Heeeeeeeeeelp

EDIT: Error on award letter/my overeagerness led to an incorrect initial posting of Penn scholarship. Real award is now reflected above. Sorry for the confusion!
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Re: NYU $ v. Penn $$$???

Postby jtemp320 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:17 am

60k v 204k...I'd say rationally Penn, no question. 204k? That is not just full tuition that is also COL!..At MVPB? Also, I personally think Penn is awesome.

If you pick NYU you probably won't regret it - it is a T6 in an unbeatable location (if you like big ciites), great PI opportunities and a great LRAP... but Penn no debt will give you so many options and allow you to avoid debt stress that 90% of law students have to deal with - in this case I'd pick Penn in a heartbeat.

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Re: NYU $ v. Penn $$$???

Postby WhirledWorld » Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:51 am

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Re: NYU $ v. Penn $$$???

Postby christmas mouse » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:23 am

I was going to say NYU due to its strength in placing students with fine PI jobs on the moon, but since your content working merely domestically or overseas I think Penn with $204 might suffice... Lol really though congrats on putting yourself in an amazing situation. Huge disparity in money would make this an easy decision for me. If the money isn't important to you NYU in a heartbeat, but I can't imagine the money doesnt matter to you at all. If so, I am jealous.

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Re: NYU $ v. Penn $$$???

Postby cucullu » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:29 am

Fellow PI person here.

If it were me, I'd take the money. I figure if I want to do PI so as to help people, then it would be great to have the personal financial freedom to follow that road wherever it takes me. There's just so much flexibility in not having any debt.

Plus, if you have that much money from Penn it must be a named scholarship which will look stellar on your resume -- better than "NYU" if I had to guess.

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Re: NYU $ v. Penn $$$???

Postby mcweanis » Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:09 am

im in a similar situation, NYU 40k vs. Penn 120k.. i'm taking nyu because ill still have 100k debt from Penn and their LRAP SUCKS

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Re: NYU $ v. Penn $$$???

Postby neyaae » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:17 pm

Why does Penn's LRAP "suck"? Is it really that different from NYU's?

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Re: NYU $ v. Penn $$$???

Postby mcweanis » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:21 pm

neyaae wrote:Why does Penn's LRAP "suck"? Is it really that different from NYU's?


If you make over 55k at penn, they take sixty percent of your income. Nyus lrap with ibr doesn't start taking anything away from you (no payments!!) til 75k.

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Re: NYU $ v. Penn $$$???

Postby bk1 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:22 pm

This doesn't add up...

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Re: NYU $ v. Penn $$$???

Postby mcweanis » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:25 pm

bk1 wrote:This doesn't add up...


Look it up... Penn handed out an lrap comparison pamphlet at Asw. I have no idea why since it makes them look awful next to everyone else

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Re: NYU $ v. Penn $$$???

Postby Verity » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:25 pm

No Yale? I'm considering to steal your identity.


Seriously though, Penn for free is TCR.

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Re: NYU $ v. Penn $$$???

Postby bk1 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:26 pm

mcweanis wrote:Look it up... Penn handed out an lrap comparison pamphlet at Asw. I have no idea why since it makes them look awful next to everyone else


I was referring to the 204k scholarship at Penn and then the "taking advantage of LRAPs at both schools."

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Re: NYU $ v. Penn $$$???

Postby mcweanis » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:28 pm

Ahh I see. Yea I feel like you'd have 15k debt max with that kind of scholly. What scholly is that anyway? Levy plus need based?

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Re: NYU $ v. Penn $$$???

Postby beachbum » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:31 pm

Penn. Penn Penn. Penn Penn Penn.

Go to Penn.

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Postby 06162014123 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:31 pm

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Re: NYU $ v. Penn $$$???

Postby aredhello » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:10 pm

The 204K for the toll is a typo -- should be 120K. Confirmed with office today.

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Re: NYU $ v. Penn $$$???

Postby mcweanis » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:15 pm

aredhello wrote:The 204K for the toll is a typo -- should be 120K. Confirmed with office today.


?? OP never said they got the toll

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Re: NYU $ v. Penn $$$???

Postby aredhello » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:17 pm

True -- just assuming. Never heard of a 204K scholarship anywhere, and understood that the largest award Penn gives is the Levy, which is full tuition (roughly 150K).

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Re: NYU $ v. Penn $$$???

Postby jiggawhut » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:19 am

True - initial letter was wrong actually. So it's not 204K (I should've known but got excited and didn't do the math, then felt sheepish once I did), it's 118K. So, thanks for all your input everyone, and sorry for being a dumby!

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Re: NYU $ v. Penn $$$???

Postby bk1 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:21 am

I'd vote Penn.

I don't think NYU's PI advantage is worth the extra risk.

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Re: NYU $ v. Penn $$$???

Postby mcweanis » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:54 am

for sixty vs one twenty id take nyu over penn because of the lrap. did you get the toll OP??

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Re: NYU $ v. Penn $$$???

Postby jiggawhut » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:04 am

McWeanis - yes I did.

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Re: NYU $ v. Penn $$$???

Postby mcweanis » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:10 am

jiggawhut wrote:McWeanis - yes I did.


oh damn guess that means i didnt! but thats okay cuz i was going to turn it down for nyu anyway :) im such an nyu troll

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Re: NYU $ v. Penn $$$???

Postby jiggawhut » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:16 am

mcweanis wrote:
jiggawhut wrote:McWeanis - yes I did.


oh damn guess that means i didnt! but thats okay cuz i was going to turn it down for nyu anyway :) im such an nyu troll


hey hey hey, who knows? although choosing between nyu and penn/toll is tough[b].[/b] but hey, at least we both have great options, yeah? :) and you're right, nyu's lrap is bomb. so freakin' tempting.




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