Cornell to Columbia?

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Cornell to Columbia?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:22 pm

Posting anon, because most people at my school know my username. Finished about top 15% at Cornell and wanted to know what advantages ( if any) there would be to transfer from Cornell to Columbia. Advantages for big law? Advantages for academia?

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Re: Cornell to Columbia?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:23 pm

Original anon poster... I know I have one more semester, but for shits and giggles lets say I stay right about at the 15% mark

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Re: Cornell to Columbia?

Postby jbiresq » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:29 pm

What are your reasons? If you stay Top 15% you're not going to have a hard time finding a job, especially if you land on Law Review. Otherwise, why stomach the extra tuition/COL? If you're at Cornell your only reason to transfer would be to go to HYS.

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Re: Cornell to Columbia?

Postby keg411 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:43 pm

I know someone who did this because he wanted to do some political work in NYC that he had been involved in before law school. Unless you have a reason to be in NYC, I don't see the point unless you are paying sticker at Cornell and could somehow save money by transferring (I.e. can live at home).

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Re: Cornell to Columbia?

Postby redsox550 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:46 pm

whats the consensus on what it takes to go from Cornell to HYS? top 10%? and top 20% to Columbia or NYU?

i remeber theirs a posting about a guy who was cornell exactly top 10% - anyone know if he got into harvard?

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Re: Cornell to Columbia?

Postby JessNovember » Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:47 pm

redsox550 wrote:whats the consensus on what it takes to go from Cornell to HYS? top 10%? and top 20% to Columbia or NYU?

i remeber theirs a posting about a guy who was cornell exactly top 10% - anyone know if he got into harvard?


It's about Top 10% I assume. At that stage transferring is probably not worth it, though, unless you're pretty sure you're going to get a ton of need aid from HYS.




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