Columbia v. NYU

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Columbia v. NYU

Postby lawschool2016nyc » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:09 pm

Hi all! I am having a hard time with this choice. Want to go into big law, but am interested in some specific topic areas that NYU has *seemingly* better coverage in. Interested in potentially clerking. Went to Columbia undergrad too. Want to stay in NYC long term.

NYU is giving me some money, Columbia none. On Harvard waitlist. I got better money at other schools, but need to stay in NYC if not for Harvard/Yale because of some personal reasons. Money isn't a huge factor for me in this decision in general.

What would you guys do? Any thoughts?

I have until Friday.

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Re: Columbia v. NYU

Postby trebekismyhero » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:12 pm

Probably should take better money at other t13 schools, but if you have more $ from NYU go there instead of Columbia

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Re: Columbia v. NYU

Postby dabigchina » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:25 pm

Go with the money.

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Re: Columbia v. NYU

Postby cavalier1138 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:26 pm

Well, since you haven't provided anything in the way of details... NYU, I guess.

I'm having a hard time understanding what "personal reasons" keep you in NYC if you're not going to Harvard/Yale. Is it something to do with an ancient gypsy curse? (Been re-watching Buffy lately...)

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Re: Columbia v. NYU

Postby Pure Applesauce » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:27 pm

what are your offers from Cornell / Penn / UVA / Duke / NU?

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Re: Columbia v. NYU

Postby lawschool2016nyc » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:29 pm

cavalier1138 wrote:Well, since you haven't provided anything in the way of details... NYU, I guess.

I'm having a hard time understanding what "personal reasons" keep you in NYC if you're not going to Harvard/Yale. Is it something to do with an ancient gypsy curse? (Been re-watching Buffy lately...)


Family reasons and my boyfriend.

Other offers:
Cornell - 120k
Duke - 90k
Chicago - 45k
NYU - 60k

Nothing from Penn, Georgetown, Columbia.

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Re: Columbia v. NYU

Postby lawschool2016nyc » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:31 pm

lawschool2016nyc wrote:
cavalier1138 wrote:Well, since you haven't provided anything in the way of details... NYU, I guess.

I'm having a hard time understanding what "personal reasons" keep you in NYC if you're not going to Harvard/Yale. Is it something to do with an ancient gypsy curse? (Been re-watching Buffy lately...)


Family reasons and my boyfriend.

Other offers:
Cornell - 120k
Duke - 90k
Chicago - 45k
NYU - 60k

Nothing from Penn, Georgetown, Columbia.

Again, pls don't quote friends. <3

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Re: Columbia v. NYU

Postby kingpin101 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:33 pm

Sigh, you should really go to Cornell, but obviously you're not going to so I guess NYU?

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Re: Columbia v. NYU

Postby cavalier1138 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:35 pm

I'd take Cornell, but you have a very strange family/boyfriend situation if you can only go away for school if it's... one they approve of? I'm not sure what magic qualities Harvard has that means it would be ok for you to move away for that school but not for another.

If you really have to stay in NYC (again, this makes no sense), go for NYU. But you have a good offer at Cornell, and it's a lot of money to leave on the table.

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Re: Columbia v. NYU

Postby Bach-City » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:36 pm

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Re: Columbia v. NYU

Postby Lavitz » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:38 pm

If you have to stay in NYC, then NYU.

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Re: Columbia v. NYU

Postby grades?? » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:42 pm

I think Duke is the right choice but I bet you will just pick NYU anyway.

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Re: Columbia v. NYU

Postby Pure Applesauce » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:19 pm

Your goal is to be in NYC long term, and Cornell is the cheapest option?

I would pick Cornell. Huge feeder to NYC and you can limit your debt.

But you say you *have* to be in NYC and money doesn't matter, so idk pick whichever campus you like.

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Re: Columbia v. NYU

Postby Generally » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:53 pm

Cornell seems like the best choice, but if its between NYU with 60k and CLS with 0, I think it would be pretty silly to pick CLS.

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Re: Columbia v. NYU

Postby goldenbear2020 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:32 pm

If money is no object, then obviously Columbia for NYC biglaw. If it's a small factor, then NYU.

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Re: Columbia v. NYU

Postby cavalier1138 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:36 pm

goldenbear2020 wrote:If money is no object, then obviously Columbia for NYC biglaw. If it's a small factor, then NYU.


This is far from "obvious". NYU students who want biglaw get it.

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Re: Columbia v. NYU

Postby RSN » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:41 pm

What specific topic areas are you referring to at NYU? Also, when you say money's not a huge factor, you mean you're not paying so it's literally irrelevant?

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Re: Columbia v. NYU

Postby jbagelboy » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:22 am

What does "need to stay in NYC if not for Harvard/Yale" mean? What makes those schools different from others in terms of geography? Because new england is closer? It sounds like maybe you don't *need* to stay in new york?

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Re: Columbia v. NYU

Postby quiver » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:26 am

Generally wrote:Cornell seems like the best choice, but if its between NYU with 60k and CLS with 0, I think it would be pretty silly to pick CLS.
Agreed.

jbagelboy wrote:What does "need to stay in NYC if not for Harvard/Yale" mean? What makes those schools different from others in terms of geography? Because new england is closer? It sounds like maybe you don't *need* to stay in new york?
And seconded.

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Re: Columbia v. NYU

Postby UVA2B » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:36 am

jbagelboy wrote:What does "need to stay in NYC if not for Harvard/Yale" mean? What makes those schools different from others in terms of geography? Because new england is closer? It sounds like maybe you don't *need* to stay in new york?


Yeah, this seems like a "will only leave for preftige" sort of situation. How can you justify leaving the city for a basic degree like Cornell?

Cornell is your best option OP, followed by Duke and then NYU and Columbia. Don't be swayed by name and prestige. Cornell does a great job of getting you where you want to go, and at a much, much cheaper cost



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