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NYU (sticker) vs. Duke (scholly)

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:16 am
by stillswimming72
I am sitting with my stuff ready to move to Duke for law school. I paid my deposit and signed a lease for an apartment. I got a call from NYU telling me I'm off the waitlist and have been accepted. I am thrilled but don't know what to do. Duke gave me a generous scholarship and I'm all set to attend, but I really wanted to be in NYC for law school. Eventually, I want to work in the NY market after graduating. While I can cover the remaining cost of Duke so I can graduate without debt, I would have to take out loans for NYU.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Re: NYU (sticker) vs. Duke (scholly)

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:20 am
by sparkytrainer
No brainer Duke, especially if you dont have to take out loans. Thats a win win. Plus Duke has one of the top 3 highest biglaw and fed clerk rates and places extremely well in NYC. Everyone I know who wanted NYC biglaw got it.

Re: NYU (sticker) vs. Duke (scholly)

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:27 am
by cavalier1138
Yeah, Duke for sure. The only thing that would change things for you is a scholarship offer close to Duke's.

Re: NYU (sticker) vs. Duke (scholly)

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:02 am
by proteinshake
Duke. wanting to be in NYC for law school isn't a good reason to pay significantly more.

Re: NYU (sticker) vs. Duke (scholly)

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:28 am
by Mikey
Duke can get you you nyc, and since you won't have to take out loans, go with duke. It's a great school!

Re: NYU (sticker) vs. Duke (scholly)

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:32 am
by ithrowds
Duke will get you NY biglaw. Also tuition aside, cost of living during law school will be WAY cheaper in Durham.

Re: NYU (sticker) vs. Duke (scholly)

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:51 am
by Sprout
ithrowds wrote:Duke will get you NY biglaw. Also tuition aside, cost of living during law school will be WAY cheaper in Durham.

Duke x100

Re: NYU (sticker) vs. Duke (scholly)

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:56 pm
by chargers21
Just throwing another "Duke" out there in the hopes you don't make a terrible decision

Re: NYU (sticker) vs. Duke (scholly)

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:12 pm
by AaronCarter
What did you choose?

Re: NYU (sticker) vs. Duke (scholly)

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:41 pm
by doggozeg
Duke. It's awesome here. Jobs are plentiful, too. And NYC is a big destination. It's just as prestigious and has great weather.

Re: NYU (sticker) vs. Duke (scholly)

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:47 pm
by Hutz_and_Goodman
Not close. Duke.

Re: NYU (sticker) vs. Duke (scholly)

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:16 pm
by proteinshake
its October yall, OP has already made their choice

Re: NYU (sticker) vs. Duke (scholly)

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:02 pm
by poptart123
Duke. If you moved to NYC for NYC you're dumb, OP.