A. Nony Mouse wrote:Are you really suggesting there's some kind of noticeable difference between students at Yale and at NYU? I know Yale is the cream of the crop, but people getting into NYU are pretty smart and accomplished as well. Or I guess I should say: do you really think that difference is worth passing up the chance to graduate without debt and with ~$200k in pocket?
(Also, clearly Yale thought OP's stats were good enough for admission.)
According to some Yale students I've talked to, there is a noticeable difference between students at Yale and NYU. NYU students are supposedly generally smart and accomplished, but don't have the resumes of Yale students, i.e. people who speak six languages, founded their own companies, published novels, etc.
Obviously, that's not a reason to to pick Yale. But Yale has other advantages. I'm still trying to figure out if it's worth the extra cost.