Chowfun wrote:ImNoScar wrote:Chowfun wrote:Quality of education...how they stand against their peers, school selectivity.... but wehn I think about it...Job placement is one if not my top concern.
Smart realization. Literally nothing else matters besides the cost and job placement. School choice should not relate to any other factor. Fordham is in a band of schools that has matriculants that are near identical to the lower T14 (we are talking a difference of 2-5 Lsat questions). At the same time, its big law placement is literally half or less than the lower T14. Retake until you get into the T14, or can go to a school for free. The problem is that schools in this band (e.g. Fordham/BC/BU/GWU) rarely give enough money that taking them over a lower T14 is a smart decision.
smh... this is disheartening. the part time program at Fordham looked so appealing. NYU and Columbia don't offer that and I do not know the day in the life of a typical L1 is.
I really do want to attend NYU or Columbia...but woo with my stats.. I don't know. I'm not Eding to anywhere either. I also planned to do a dual degree and get my MBA... meh... so would you consider backup schools, or is this just a retake and try again system till you get into the most desired school thing?
I feel the same way, disheartened whenever I hear "it's either T14 or die". I work full-time and to me Fordham, which is the only decent school in NYC offering a PT program, is really a great option. Plus knowledge is knowledge. And I believe you can do well no matter what you do as long as you are passionate about it. My 2 cents. Or am I too idealistic in this cynical world?