rayiner wrote:Lord Randolph McDuff wrote:Dude. I stand by my 70-80k for many of the previous reasons I've stated, including low COL, work, SO working, etc. Also-- you are trying to calculate Chicago to Denver, when the University of Colorado IS IN BOULDER. I live outside of Boulder for $600 a month. You are trying to do apples to apples but it isn't working well. CU and NU are totally different school with totally different cultures. Do NU students work during the semester, or would they rather spend their time gunning? At CU, we have a retarded B+ curve that sucks (almost) everyone into the middle. We got our jobs through networking and not OCI, so working during the year makes a ton of sense.
Boulder is 17% more expensive than Chicago according to the internets: http://www.bestplaces.net/col/?salary=5 ... 2=51714000.
It makes no sense to compare not working during the semester at NU versus working during the semester at CU. It's just a completely retarded way to compare the options.
I don't think Boulder is actually more expensive. Maybe if you want to live here. If you want that, it can be absurdly expensive. Student rental housing is manageble though it's like, $550-800 depending on how lavishly you want to live and if you have roommates. Is Chicago really that cheap on rent? I guess I just figurered it was like $800-1100 like most cities.