U Chicago or NYU?

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Where should I go?

U Chicago
43
57%
NYU
32
43%
 
Total votes: 75

legalmindedfella
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Re: U Chicago or NYU?

Postby legalmindedfella » Fri May 06, 2011 4:25 pm

hotthaichick wrote:I'm making this same decision and U Chicago just gave me $30,000 total compared to nothing from NYU (where I'm deposited). It's so hard because I completely fell in love with NYU and New York but now I'm wondering if Chicago would end up being a more sound decision. Especially with the vastly lower cost of living. I need help...


If you fall in love with a school, I can't imagine that 30k out of a 200k debt load is going to matter more than happiness for three years and the likely grade/work benefits that come from being excited about your school. Others would probably disagree, but that seems the case to me - that amount of money should be a tiebreaker if you're legitimately torn between the two schools, not if you're in love with one and talking yourself into the second.

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Re: U Chicago or NYU?

Postby Saul Goodman » Fri May 06, 2011 7:19 pm

northandwest wrote:
Saul Goodman wrote:When did they give you the aid offer?

Yesterday (Thursday). And +1 for the username. :lol:


Thanks! Come to Chicago. Its too bad you missed ASW, but if you have any questions shoot me a PM.

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Re: U Chicago or NYU?

Postby hotthaichick » Sat May 07, 2011 2:27 am

Now I'm torn between both schools though... Chicago is actually a really awesome place and the people I met were wonderful. And to complicate matters, Chicago was my dream school initially and then I fell in love with NYU after I got in and so I have love for both schools.

I hope I have an epiphany before Monday.

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Dany
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Re: U Chicago or NYU?

Postby Dany » Sat May 07, 2011 2:37 am

$30,000 seems epiphany-inducing to me. :wink:

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Re: U Chicago or NYU?

Postby trudat15 » Sat May 07, 2011 2:39 am

hotthaichick wrote:Now I'm torn between both schools though... Chicago is actually a really awesome place and the people I met were wonderful. And to complicate matters, Chicago was my dream school initially and then I fell in love with NYU after I got in and so I have love for both schools.

I hope I have an epiphany before Monday.


Well then I think the choice is simple. 220k vs. 180k when you factor in COL and difference in scholarship. You love both schools, but your dream school was Chicago (assuming that was after some research), and it's easy to fall in love with a school at an ASW.

Unless you are gungho for PI (though Chicago's new LRAP is great, NYU has the edge with an extensive network in place for PI) or Manhattan, Chicago is TCR.

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Re: U Chicago or NYU?

Postby northandwest » Sat May 07, 2011 3:04 am

hotthaichick wrote:I hope I have an epiphany before Monday.


Haha, this is exactly what I've been thinking.

Pretty sure I'm going with Chicago at this point though.

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Re: U Chicago or NYU?

Postby reversejinx » Fri May 20, 2011 1:50 pm

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Re: U Chicago or NYU?

Postby funkyturds » Fri May 20, 2011 5:57 pm

you're forgetting UChicago's new LRAP. since you don't want biglaw, I think that should make this a done deal

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Re: U Chicago or NYU?

Postby lawis4foolios » Sat May 21, 2011 4:35 pm

hmm based on both of your options, can't go wrong either way. but seeing your situation with aid and location/practice preference, UChi seems like the place for both of you. do you mind sharing where you decided to go?

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Re: U Chicago or NYU?

Postby arthur » Sat May 21, 2011 8:32 pm

congrats for getting 30K from chicago!!

i think i would choose NYU still though. It is true that 30K is a lot of money. . .it also isn't that big if you look at the big picture. just being in ny will give you more opportunities especially when nyu and uchicago are peer schools (although i still think nyu carries a bigger weight in law)

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Re: U Chicago or NYU?

Postby hiddenfist » Sat May 21, 2011 9:06 pm

trudat15 wrote:
hotthaichick wrote:Now I'm torn between both schools though... Chicago is actually a really awesome place and the people I met were wonderful. And to complicate matters, Chicago was my dream school initially and then I fell in love with NYU after I got in and so I have love for both schools.

I hope I have an epiphany before Monday.


Well then I think the choice is simple. 220k vs. 180k when you factor in COL and difference in scholarship. You love both schools, but your dream school was Chicago (assuming that was after some research), and it's easy to fall in love with a school at an ASW.

Unless you are gungho for PI (though Chicago's new LRAP is great, NYU has the edge with an extensive network in place for PI) or Manhattan, Chicago is TCR.


I'm an 0L, and I want to work in New York after I graduate. I recently chose Chicago over NYU.

That said, I LOVED NYU when I visited it. Very very much much. I came home from ASW and told everyone I knew where'd I'd be in the Fall.

As awesome as NYU is, Chicago is also awesome (maybe even awesomer). Unless you neeeeeed to be in NYC, you know what to do.

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Re: U Chicago or NYU?

Postby Dany » Sat May 21, 2011 9:18 pm

arthur wrote:(although i still think nyu carries a bigger weight in law)

Not to be a huge Chicago troll, but I seriously doubt this is even close to true.

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Re: U Chicago or NYU?

Postby Emma. » Sat May 21, 2011 10:12 pm

Dany wrote:
arthur wrote:(although i still think nyu carries a bigger weight in law)

Not to be a huge Chicago troll, but I seriously doubt this is even close to true.


I <3 that pretty soon there is going to be a whole new generation of 1Ls on here to stand up for UChi's good name. :mrgreen:

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Re: U Chicago or NYU?

Postby trudat15 » Sat May 21, 2011 11:56 pm

Dany wrote:
arthur wrote:(although i still think nyu carries a bigger weight in law)

Not to be a huge Chicago troll, but I seriously doubt this is even close to true.


A pretty silly statement with no evidence whatsoever, aside from the fact that arthur thinks this.


arthur wrote: It is true that 30K is a lot of money. . .it also isn't that big if you look at the big picture. just being in ny will give you more opportunities especially when nyu and uchicago are peer schools (although i still think nyu carries a bigger weight in law)


It's also more than 30k when you factor in COL and higher COA at NYU every year.
Also fail to see how being in NY vs. Chicago will give you more opportunities as a law student.




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