UChicago 10k * 3yrs Vs. Columbia at sticker

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UChicago 10k * 3yrs Vs. Columbia at sticker

Postby lawyer2015 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:51 am

Want a Biglaw job after graduation.
UChicago 10k * 3yrs Vs. Columbia at sticker
Which would be a better choice?

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Re: UChicago 10k * 3yrs Vs. Columbia at sticker

Postby timbs4339 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:03 am

Chicago. The biglaw placement is about the same from both.

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Re: UChicago 10k * 3yrs Vs. Columbia at sticker

Postby Dany » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:12 am

Chicago, but see if you can negotiate up from $30k.

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Re: UChicago 10k * 3yrs Vs. Columbia at sticker

Postby bk1 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:24 am

They are peer schools so you should take the cheaper one. That being said, since they're both going to put you over 200k debt by graduation, I could see a case being made for CLS if you heavily prefer it over UChi.

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Re: UChicago 10k * 3yrs Vs. Columbia at sticker

Postby smokeylarue » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:05 am

With such a small difference, just go with the school you'll be happiest at.

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Re: UChicago 10k * 3yrs Vs. Columbia at sticker

Postby senhorquick » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:03 am

Unless you have a really serious urge to live in NYC (if we can even call Morningside Heights that....) I would advocate for Chicago.

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Re: UChicago 10k * 3yrs Vs. Columbia at sticker

Postby Emma. » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:12 am

smokeylarue wrote:With such a small difference, just go with the school you'll be happiest at.


This is probably TCR, but also remember that UChi is around $5K cheaper per year in tuition.. The overall difference in the student budget is around $7K per year so you are really looking at a total difference in cost of ~$50K.

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Re: UChicago 10k * 3yrs Vs. Columbia at sticker

Postby sunynp » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:14 am

senhorquick wrote:Unless you have a really serious urge to live in NYC (if we can even call Morningside Heights that....) I would advocate for Chicago.

Yes Morningside Heights is in Manhattan. Why would you think it is anywhere else?

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Re: UChicago 10k * 3yrs Vs. Columbia at sticker

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:15 am

Visit both, ask for more scholarship money, then decide.

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Re: UChicago 10k * 3yrs Vs. Columbia at sticker

Postby justinp » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:12 pm

sunynp wrote:
senhorquick wrote:Unless you have a really serious urge to live in NYC (if we can even call Morningside Heights that....) I would advocate for Chicago.

Yes Morningside Heights is in Manhattan. Why would you think it is anywhere else?


*swoosh*

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Re: UChicago 10k * 3yrs Vs. Columbia at sticker

Postby Bronck » Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:03 pm

smokeylarue wrote:With such a small difference, just go with the school you'll be happiest at.


This.

And CLS hasn't even released fin aid yet, why not... wait for that/negotiate?

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Re: UChicago 10k * 3yrs Vs. Columbia at sticker

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:31 pm

Are you an automaton completely devoid of personal preference as to atmosphere and culture, school size, region of the country, etc.? If so, then Chicago. Unfortunately, if you have any normal human feelings whatsoever you're on your own for this one, because there is hardly any right answer here.

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Re: UChicago 10k * 3yrs Vs. Columbia at sticker

Postby senhorquick » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:51 pm

sunynp wrote:
senhorquick wrote:Unless you have a really serious urge to live in NYC (if we can even call Morningside Heights that....) I would advocate for Chicago.

Yes Morningside Heights is in Manhattan. Why would you think it is anywhere else?

You struggle with sarcasm...

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Re: UChicago 10k * 3yrs Vs. Columbia at sticker

Postby AS33 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:09 am

Does Biglaw hire deeper into Chicago's class or Columbia's? Or is it virtually the same for both, and OP should not consider such nonsense?

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Re: UChicago 10k * 3yrs Vs. Columbia at sticker

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:15 am

Emma. wrote:
smokeylarue wrote:With such a small difference, just go with the school you'll be happiest at.


This is probably TCR, but also remember that UChi is around $5K cheaper per year in tuition.. The overall difference in the student budget is around $7K per year so you are really looking at a total difference in cost of ~$50K.

Wouldn't COL be a bit higher at CLS as well?

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Re: UChicago 10k * 3yrs Vs. Columbia at sticker

Postby Bronck » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:58 am

AS33 wrote:Does Biglaw hire deeper into Chicago's class or Columbia's? Or is it virtually the same for both, and OP should not consider such nonsense?


Peer schools are peer schools. Some of the uber-elite firms may go slightly deeper into Columbia's class, but overall they have very similar placement power.

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Re: UChicago 10k * 3yrs Vs. Columbia at sticker

Postby Emma. » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:02 pm

Bronck wrote:
AS33 wrote:Does Biglaw hire deeper into Chicago's class or Columbia's? Or is it virtually the same for both, and OP should not consider such nonsense?


Peer schools are peer schools. Some of the uber-elite firms may go slightly deeper into Columbia's class, but overall they have very similar placement power.


And some uber elite firms hire at UChi but not CLS.

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Re: UChicago 10k * 3yrs Vs. Columbia at sticker

Postby Bronck » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:20 pm

Emma. wrote:
Bronck wrote:
AS33 wrote:Does Biglaw hire deeper into Chicago's class or Columbia's? Or is it virtually the same for both, and OP should not consider such nonsense?


Peer schools are peer schools. Some of the uber-elite firms may go slightly deeper into Columbia's class, but overall they have very similar placement power.


And some uber elite firms hire at UChi but not CLS.


Lol ok. My statements are admittedly biased towards the NY market.

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Re: UChicago 10k * 3yrs Vs. Columbia at sticker

Postby Emma. » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:36 pm

Bronck wrote:
Emma. wrote:
Bronck wrote:
AS33 wrote:Does Biglaw hire deeper into Chicago's class or Columbia's? Or is it virtually the same for both, and OP should not consider such nonsense?


Peer schools are peer schools. Some of the uber-elite firms may go slightly deeper into Columbia's class, but overall they have very similar placement power.


And some uber elite firms hire at UChi but not CLS.


Lol ok. My statements are admittedly biased towards the NY market.


Lulz. I mean, what I said is true (e.g. Keker & Van Nest) but mostly I was just messing with you.

We do have a strong record with sending kids to Wachtell though, if you're into that kind of thing.

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Re: UChicago 10k * 3yrs Vs. Columbia at sticker

Postby Bronck » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:52 pm

Emma. wrote:Lulz. I mean, what I said is true (e.g. Keker & Van Nest) but mostly I was just messing with you.

We do have a strong record with sending kids to Wachtell though, if you're into that kind of thing.


Haha, fair enough. At the end of the day, that kind of minutiae doesn't really matter :lol:

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Re: UChicago 10k * 3yrs Vs. Columbia at sticker

Postby noggo10 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:08 pm

Any difference between the two for NYC Biglaw? Slight edge for CLS maybe.




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