kaiser wrote:With NYU, housing doesn't have to be more expensive. You have the easy option of living in Brooklyn or Jersey City, and taking a quick 15-20 min ride right to campus. Best part is, it costs less than half of what NYU charges for housing (could be a third depending on what options you choose). Plus food and everything else is cheaper once you leave Manhattan.
I know that NYU gives you 50 bids, though 10 must be for non-NY offices. All transfers will have a full chance to participate in EIW. I don't have any hard stats, but I spoke to a transfer from last year who told me all but a few transfers had great biglaw or PI jobs lined up, and said that their success rate and interview rate was likely even higher than that of the continuing NYU students.
That's helpful. Thank you.
Do you know when the NYU bids are due?
Are you living in Brooklyn or Jersey City? What about Hoboken?
Additional Q: How do the grading curves compare? I know that the curve is, percentages wise, officially the same at NYU for first year and upper division courses. However, it goes from "mandatory" to "advisory."
. . . What about at Columbia?
My place is in Jersey City. I live a few minutes from a PATH station that goes directly to a stop just a few blocks from NYU. It runs 24 hours (every 5 minutes during rush hour, and every 10 minutes at all other times), costs less than the subway to ride, and takes all of 12-13 minutes to get there. NYU of course would never tell you about options like that because they want to push their insanely overpriced housing on people unfamiliar with the area.
Hoboken is pretty similar to Jersey City, and has a PATH station as well, but I found it to be a bit more pricey, and it was harder to find a place close to the station. Jersey City has a really nice downtown area that is really up and coming due to all the yuppies that live there but work in NYC.
NYU is having a webinar on Monday to tell us all about the bidding process and when we have to do everything. I believe the email mentioned bidding will be between August 8-10 but I could be wrong. They mentioned that transfers average between 20-25 interviews, and that spots are saved so that transfers are at no disadvantage in the lottery.
I know nothing about grading curves at this point