run26.2 wrote:kaiser wrote:jetissent wrote:Reviving this threat instead of making a second. I am facing the same decision. If Penn matches my NYU scholly I don't think I can justify the COL difference between Philly and NYC. I've visited both an NYU is offering tiny dorm apartments w/out an common space for almost 1500/month. At Penn I could share a decent 2 bedroom apartment for around 1k each. If you're planning on 12 month leases that's 6k a year. x3 years= 18k.
I know people say once you're over 150k in loans some differences are negligible but 18k is 18k....
That said, Philly is NOT Manhattan. Is Manhattan life worth 6k a year over Philly? :/
I had a choice between the 2, and went with NYU (as a transfer). In fact we had a number of Penn students transfer over into NYU this year, so there is obviously something to it.
P.S. And after my 7 months here at NYU, I can safely say that this is an amazing place to be, both school-wise and city-wise
I had these schools as options as a transfer and I chose Penn. Not to say NYU isn't amazing (it is), but I believe Penn's employment outcomes are slightly better.
When I transferred, there were more employers from DC going to Penn than NYU. DC was the market I was originally targetting, so I chose Penn. Plus, I wanted to save money.
There are compelling reasons for each one. To some people, being in NYC for some period of their life is an opportunity they cannot pass up. I just wouldn't make the choice based on a perception that NYU is inherently a better law school as I think you can make a case that each school has its own strengths.
I don't think Penn has better placement ability than NYU at all. I think NYU just has a decent contingent of students who actually care about something other than lining their pockets.