NYU vs. Columbia vs. Cornell vs. Penn

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kingpin101
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NYU vs. Columbia vs. Cornell vs. Penn

Postby kingpin101 » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:13 pm

Right now these are the schools that I'm seriously considering between:

NYU: received 37.5k total
Cornell: received 165k total
Columbia: still waiting on aid
Penn: still waiting on aid

Also have been waitlisted at NU and Penn. Got into GULC and BC as well but not even going to consider them. My goals are primarily to be working in biglaw the NE area, preferably in Boston which is where I'm from, but open to NYC and DC if need be. My undergrad major is computer science at a top school and so I'm very open to patent law.
Stats: 173/3.7
Funding: Primarily loans, but my family is willing to help out with living costs, maybe 10k/year

My questions for you folks is, given my amazing Cornell offer and my goals, how much aid would the other schools (including the waitlisted ones) need to give out to make them a worthwhile option for you personally? Should I even bother negotiating/waiting or is Cornell the obvious choice?

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Mullens
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Re: NYU vs. Columbia vs. Cornell vs. Penn

Postby Mullens » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:26 pm

I'd say at least 120k. That Cornell scholarship is a great outcome

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banjo
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Re: NYU vs. Columbia vs. Cornell vs. Penn

Postby banjo » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:28 pm

I would say >100k at CLS/NYU. No harm in waiting/negotiating, but you'll probably end up at Cornell.

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Sirius Blackstone
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Re: NYU vs. Columbia vs. Cornell vs. Penn

Postby Sirius Blackstone » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:31 pm

banjo wrote:I would say >100k at CLS/NYU. No harm in waiting/negotiating, but you'll probably end up at Cornell.


+1

And you're very unlikely to get this much from either of them, so Cornell is probably going to remain your best option. Congrats, that's a great offer.

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Re: NYU vs. Columbia vs. Cornell vs. Penn

Postby Clyde Frog » Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:08 pm

Serious money at Cornell. Good stuff. Congrats

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Mack.Hambleton
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Re: NYU vs. Columbia vs. Cornell vs. Penn

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:02 am

CORNELL
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wsag826
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Re: NYU vs. Columbia vs. Cornell vs. Penn

Postby wsag826 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:12 am

OP: do you want to go to Cornell? Have you visited and did you like it?

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jbagelboy
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Re: NYU vs. Columbia vs. Cornell vs. Penn

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:03 am

Right now, hands down cornell. I agree with banjo that you'd have to be looking at in the $90-100k range in scholarship from CLS or NYU to realistically justify it.

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Re: NYU vs. Columbia vs. Cornell vs. Penn

Postby uMe » Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:12 am

Mack.Hambleton wrote:CORNELL
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+1 since your goal is biglaw NE

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Re: NYU vs. Columbia vs. Cornell vs. Penn

Postby MikeJD » Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:56 pm

Cornell all the way.




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