Michigan ($150K) vs. NYU (Sticker)

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Michigan ($150K) vs. NYU (Sticker)

Michigan
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97%
NYU
1
3%
 
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studyingalot

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Michigan ($150K) vs. NYU (Sticker)

Postby studyingalot » Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:52 pm

I have a one-time $6,000 scholarship that I can apply to either school.
Michigan has offered me $40,000 a year as a Dean's Scholar and they offer $10,000 a year to people who have worked a year at my current job.
Michigan's COA should work out to around $90,000 total.
NYU's COA should work out to around $280,000 total.
NYU hasn't offered me anything at this point and I doubt what they do offer me will be substantial.
I plan to take out loans
I'm both very interested in public service and in doing Biglaw. I hope that I can do both in my career. I think Biglaw is too competitive for me to do for 40 years while people who do public interest/government work are too under-compensated for that to be my only field.
I really want to have the flexibility to do what I want after graduating. I think that graduating with very little debt (Michigan) grants me one type of flexibility while graduating with considerable debt but from a school that has superior career opportunities (NYU) may grant me more flexibility. This is obviously debatable. Does the board think the opportunities at NYU are that much better than the opportunities at Michigan?
I'm from New York and plan to live here after graduating. I went to Michigan as an undergraduate, I prefer New York to Ann Arbor.
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I've taken the LSAT three times (169, cancel, 172)
Second-time poster so please pardon any issues. Thanks for any advice.

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Re: Michigan ($150K) vs. NYU (Sticker)

Postby northwood » Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:26 pm

With your goals and your concerns and taking into consideration the difference in costs for these two schools I vote Michigan

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TrynaLaw

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Re: Michigan ($150K) vs. NYU (Sticker)

Postby TrynaLaw » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:31 pm

Michigan. $190,000 difference in debt is a lot of money. Both schools feed well into NYC biglaw and public interest. If you want to start in biglaw and transition to PI after a few years, the increased flexibility offered by a lower debt burden could be significant.

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Re: Michigan ($150K) vs. NYU (Sticker)

Postby Johnnybgoode92 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:46 pm

northwood wrote:With your goals and your concerns and taking into consideration the difference in costs for these two schools I vote Michigan


Agreed. Better to take the money.

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Re: Michigan ($150K) vs. NYU (Sticker)

Postby eastcoast_iub » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:33 pm

This is not even a choice.

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Wild Card

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Re: Michigan ($150K) vs. NYU (Sticker)

Postby Wild Card » Wed May 02, 2018 6:37 pm

I don't think an NYU degree is worth $150,000 more than a Michigan degree lol.

I think neither of them is worth even $150,000, but that's another story.

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Re: Michigan ($150K) vs. NYU (Sticker)

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Thu May 03, 2018 8:16 pm

This is a situation where if you choose NYU it is almost guaranteed to be a mistake.



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