Duke with 90k v. NYU at sticker - Help!

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Duke with 90k v. NYU at sticker - Help!

Postby oyvey35 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:42 am

Any advice? I am interested in big law and want to end up in NYC. Help is greatly appreciated!

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Re: Duke with 90k v. NYU at sticker - Help!

Postby transferror » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:06 am

Don't pay sticker.

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Re: Duke with 90k v. NYU at sticker - Help!

Postby jk148706 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:24 am

transferror wrote:Don't pay sticker.

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Re: Duke with 90k v. NYU at sticker - Help!

Postby Theopliske8711 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:25 am

Duke.

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Re: Duke with 90k v. NYU at sticker - Help!

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:43 am

Not even close. When cost of living difference is included it's way more than 100k difference.

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Re: Duke with 90k v. NYU at sticker - Help!

Postby BigZuck » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:44 am

Theopliske8711 wrote:Duke.

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Re: Duke with 90k v. NYU at sticker - Help!

Postby Chrstgtr » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:59 am

I agree duke here and will make a similar decision. But after looking at all similar threads it seems like TLS always suggests going to the cheaper school unless the person is solidly PI or in at HYS. Why does HYS get the pass for accumulating debt (even when the poster wants big law) but CCN are almost always advised against unless the money is about the same as the lower T14 (which is almost never the case)?

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Re: Duke with 90k v. NYU at sticker - Help!

Postby rickgrimes69 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:00 am

Duke and its not close.

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Re: Duke with 90k v. NYU at sticker - Help!

Postby BigZuck » Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:03 am

rickgrimes69 wrote:Duke and its not close.


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Re: Duke with 90k v. NYU at sticker - Help!

Postby Theopliske8711 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:06 am

Why does HYS get the pass for accumulating debt (even when the poster wants big law) but CCN are almost always advised against unless the money is about the same as the lower T14 (which is almost never the case)?



It doesn't, really, many people here would tell you that sticker at HYS is not recommended.

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Re: Duke with 90k v. NYU at sticker - Help!

Postby hashlaw » Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:36 am

NYU!!!

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Re: Duke with 90k v. NYU at sticker - Help!

Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:37 am

Chrstgtr wrote:I agree duke here and will make a similar decision. But after looking at all similar threads it seems like TLS always suggests going to the cheaper school unless the person is solidly PI or in at HYS. Why does HYS get the pass for accumulating debt (even when the poster wants big law) but CCN are almost always advised against unless the money is about the same as the lower T14 (which is almost never the case)?

Depends on the goals but for most people it doesn't make sense to pay substantially more for HYS. CCN are worth more than Duke but as mentioned earlier once you factor in lower COL and reduced interest Duke is simply a much better deal here.

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Re: Duke with 90k v. NYU at sticker - Help!

Postby 3L2014 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:14 am

Chrstgtr wrote:I agree duke here and will make a similar decision. But after looking at all similar threads it seems like TLS always suggests going to the cheaper school unless the person is solidly PI or in at HYS. Why does HYS get the pass for accumulating debt (even when the poster wants big law) but CCN are almost always advised against unless the money is about the same as the lower T14 (which is almost never the case)?


Because HYS is better than NYU...

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Re: Duke with 90k v. NYU at sticker - Help!

Postby kaiser » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:18 am

Chrstgtr wrote:I agree duke here and will make a similar decision. But after looking at all similar threads it seems like TLS always suggests going to the cheaper school unless the person is solidly PI or in at HYS. Why does HYS get the pass for accumulating debt (even when the poster wants big law) but CCN are almost always advised against unless the money is about the same as the lower T14 (which is almost never the case)?


Not sure what makes you think we give HYS a pass. Most grads would tell you that, if your goal is biglaw, HYS at sticker is an absolutely awful idea when compared to a huge scholarship from a lower T10 or T14 school.

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Re: Duke with 90k v. NYU at sticker - Help!

Postby thsmthcrmnl » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:35 am

I go to NYU. I like NYU. OP should absolutely go to Duke.

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Re: Duke with 90k v. NYU at sticker - Help!

Postby ndirish2010 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:36 am

Duke.

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Re: Duke with 90k v. NYU at sticker - Help!

Postby SplitMyPants » Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:37 pm

Srsly, Duke.

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Re: Duke with 90k v. NYU at sticker - Help!

Postby oyvey35 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:00 am

Wow, definitely a consistent response. Thank you guys so much!

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Re: Duke with 90k v. NYU at sticker - Help!

Postby redsox » Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:15 am

Chrstgtr wrote:Why does HYS get the pass for accumulating debt (even when the poster wants big law) but CCN are almost always advised against unless the money is about the same as the lower T14 (which is almost never the case)?


It doesn't. Trust me. I'm getting beaten up in my decision thread for going to S at sticker, and it's not even all debt-financed. Modern TLS wisdom appears to be that HYS is strictly for the very poor and the very rich. People in the middle need not apply.

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Re: Duke with 90k v. NYU at sticker - Help!

Postby mylifeis24 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:23 am

SplitMyPants wrote:Srsly, Duke.

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Re: Duke with 90k v. NYU at sticker - Help!

Postby 3L2014 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:38 pm

Duke

When you sit through your first loan repayment seminar 3L year, you will thank me.

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Re: Duke with 90k v. NYU at sticker - Help!

Postby kaiser » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:45 pm

Oh and since I never actually provided the rationale for my vote: Definitely pick Duke. I went to NYU, love NYU to death, and still think Duke is 100% the right choice. NYU is of course great for NYC biglaw, better than Duke would be. But you of course have to place a value on that marginal benefit. And I will tell you right now that it isn't 90K+.

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Re: Duke with 90k v. NYU at sticker - Help!

Postby BigZuck » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:54 pm

Thread should get bumped with more Duke votes, IMO

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Re: Duke with 90k v. NYU at sticker - Help!

Postby ZGr88n » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:55 pm

BigZuck wrote:Thread should get bumped with more Duke votes, IMO


Duke

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Re: Duke with 90k v. NYU at sticker - Help!

Postby melmelcoolj » Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:03 am

Ah, let me bring this thread back to life. How about Duke with 60K and NYU at sticker? Which one would you choose?




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