canafsa wrote:I presume most people who get into Harvard have the option of a full ride at a T14, but threads such a these make it seem as though HYS is never justifiable given such a choice. Is it just sons and daughters of billionaires and deluded optimists going to Harvard, or do TLS posters overlook hidden value of having one of these schools on your resume?
Actually I feel outside of this forum 0Ls and their families do little research and assume Harvard is the best because of status and prestige. It's this weird groupthink not based on facts of biglaw hiring. They also see the biglaw salary and assume that repaying the debt will be simple. You can see 0Ls here who post their planned biglaw budget for debt repayment before they even start school. Generally they don't want to hear that they may be unrealistic.
Some people just want to say they went to Harvard and maybe join the Harvard Club. There's nothing wrong with that but it may skew the numbers of people who attend.
I don't agree that everyone who gets into Harvard can get a full scholarship at a T14. I don't know how many full ride scholarships the T14 offers but it has to be a small percentage of the Harvard class of almost 600 people in 2015. According to LST, 50% of Harvard class of 2015 paid full price.
OP has a fantastic outcome here.