NYU Class of 2014

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby Muenchen » Fri May 06, 2011 9:37 am

hotthaichick wrote:Guys I need help. I am in love with NYU but Chicago just gave me $30,000 (total, not per year) in scholarship money. I have no money at NYU currently and I need to decide on Chicago by Monday!
Also combined with lower cost of living, I think this difference will be fairly substantial.

Please help convince me that NYU is still worth it. I already have a sweatshirt :P


Money talks...

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby spacepenguin » Fri May 06, 2011 9:44 am

Muenchen wrote:
hotthaichick wrote:Guys I need help. I am in love with NYU but Chicago just gave me $30,000 (total, not per year) in scholarship money. I have no money at NYU currently and I need to decide on Chicago by Monday!
Also combined with lower cost of living, I think this difference will be fairly substantial.

Please help convince me that NYU is still worth it. I already have a sweatshirt :P


Money talks...


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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby ahduth » Fri May 06, 2011 9:53 am

spacepenguin wrote:
hotthaichick wrote:Guys I need help. I am in love with NYU but Chicago just gave me $30,000 (total, not per year) in scholarship money. I have no money at NYU currently and I need to decide on Chicago by Monday!
Also combined with lower cost of living, I think this difference will be fairly substantial.

Please help convince me that NYU is still worth it. I already have a sweatshirt :P


Email NYU to appeal your award, I'm almost positive they'll at least match it--in which case this becomes a non issue and NYU is the clear choice for you.

I was able to negotiate with them with money from a lower ranked school, so I'd imagine it should work with Chicago as well.


Yeah, I'd try to negotiate, but the COL in Hyde Park is certainly lower than in the Village.

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby Muenchen » Fri May 06, 2011 9:54 am

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby ahduth » Fri May 06, 2011 10:06 am

It's also Hyde Park. It truly is where fun goes to die. You know it's bad when people who live within the city boundaries proper still talk about "going into the city."

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby incompetentia » Fri May 06, 2011 10:45 am

Muenchen wrote:Image

...okay, I deserve this one. :lol:


Seconding the Hyde Park sentiments, though. You have to take a train to go anywhere that's "exciting", outside of the Museum of Science and Industry

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby Non-Chalant1 » Fri May 06, 2011 10:58 am

Thai chick are you interested in strictly firm life, academia potentially, etc.? If so go to Chicago unless NYU matches, but if you're public interested minded or even think that you might be...then I would go with NYU. Chicago's working on improving their PI program, but NYU's is firmly established.

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby gatorgirl4life » Fri May 06, 2011 12:26 pm

spacepenguin wrote:
hotthaichick wrote:Guys I need help. I am in love with NYU but Chicago just gave me $30,000 (total, not per year) in scholarship money. I have no money at NYU currently and I need to decide on Chicago by Monday!
Also combined with lower cost of living, I think this difference will be fairly substantial.

Please help convince me that NYU is still worth it. I already have a sweatshirt :P


Email NYU to appeal your award, I'm almost positive they'll at least match it--in which case this becomes a non issue and NYU is the clear choice for you.

I was able to negotiate with them with money from a lower ranked school, so I'd imagine it should work with Chicago as well.


I doubt it...I received $45k from Chicago, a $60k Wilson from Penn, and $90k from UVa. I tried to negotiate, but NYU still wouldn't give me anything. Good luck, though! and FWIW, I still sent in my deposit to NYU.

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby mcweanis » Fri May 06, 2011 1:20 pm

gatorgirl4life wrote:
spacepenguin wrote:
hotthaichick wrote:Guys I need help. I am in love with NYU but Chicago just gave me $30,000 (total, not per year) in scholarship money. I have no money at NYU currently and I need to decide on Chicago by Monday!
Also combined with lower cost of living, I think this difference will be fairly substantial.

Please help convince me that NYU is still worth it. I already have a sweatshirt :P


Email NYU to appeal your award, I'm almost positive they'll at least match it--in which case this becomes a non issue and NYU is the clear choice for you.

I was able to negotiate with them with money from a lower ranked school, so I'd imagine it should work with Chicago as well.


I doubt it...I received $45k from Chicago, a $60k Wilson from Penn, and $90k from UVa. I tried to negotiate, but NYU still wouldn't give me anything. Good luck, though! and FWIW, I still sent in my deposit to NYU.


if you love nyu, go! you will be happier there! 30k is not that much in the long run. (you can make that just working your two 2l summers!) if you're PI or NYC big law, NYU no doubt.

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby incompetentia » Fri May 06, 2011 2:22 pm

I would definitely visit, though. Not a good idea to make a decision of this type without knowing the environments.

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby law_monkey » Fri May 06, 2011 3:43 pm

incompetentia wrote:I would definitely visit, though. Not a good idea to make a decision of this type without knowing the environments.

I agree with this. Fit can seem so trivial compared to the other factors, but it really does matter especially when you're dealing with peer schools. I know of several people, myself included, who went completely opposite of their original plans after visiting. They're both great schools, so just do what's best for you.

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby Lisi » Fri May 06, 2011 4:04 pm

ahduth wrote:It's also Hyde Park. It truly is where fun goes to die. You know it's bad when people who live within the city boundaries proper still talk about "going into the city."


Lol! I went to Chicago undergrand, and this is so true! Then again, I felt it was true for grad school at Columbia (although transportation downtown from Columbia is easy, whereas from Hyde Park to downtown is definitely not!). Really, very few schools are actually "in the city" as in "directly in the middle of where you want to be." That's definitely a plus about NYU (that, of course, comes with a higher COL!).
I don't feel comfortable giving advice about where one should go.... just because I know have made most choices in life based on purely personal and social needs. I think most law schools are probably pretty similar if you're going the straight-and-narrow route into firm life. Other things may be more difficult from one school or another (because of culture and connections), but I don't think these differences are insurmountable.

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby cruelestgame » Fri May 06, 2011 4:33 pm

so under the FAAPS section under "my status" it now says "Award Finalized," as of May 5, 2011. anyone know what this means?

also, i submitted my FAFSA months ago, but are we supposed to go to studentloans.gov and request a grad-plus loan (if that's the option chosen), or will they contact us and tell us what to do later on

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby Lisi » Fri May 06, 2011 4:38 pm

cruelestgame wrote:so under the FAAPS section under "my status" it now says "Award Finalized," as of May 5, 2011. anyone know what this means?

also, i submitted my FAFSA months ago, but are we supposed to go to studentloans.gov and request a grad-plus loan (if that's the option chosen), or will they contact us and tell us what to do later on


When I dropped my deposit off, I stopped into the Financial Aid office, and they told me that I would get an email in June with instructions about things I would need to complete online by July sometime. That is the next stage for all of use who are getting loans.

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby cruelestgame » Fri May 06, 2011 4:51 pm

thanks

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby law_monkey » Sat May 07, 2011 9:30 pm

So I just saw Something Borrowed, and two of the main characters went to NYU Law. Such a win! <3 <3 <3

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby incompetentia » Sat May 07, 2011 10:29 pm

After seeing 5 seasons of Ginnifer Goodwin on Big Love, my truthiness meter is flashing :lol:


EDIT: but seriously, how was it?

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby law_monkey » Sun May 08, 2011 1:54 am

I loved it. But I also was a fan of the book and I'm a major proponent of chick flicks. :D

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby glitched » Sun May 08, 2011 2:26 am

i read that... i imagined rachel to be much prettier in my head. and darcy was supposed to be a brunette. i also imagined darcy to be MUCH prettier.

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby law_monkey » Sun May 08, 2011 2:41 am

glitched wrote:i read that... i imagined rachel to be much prettier in my head. and darcy was supposed to be a brunette. i also imagined darcy to be MUCH prettier.

Do you mean prettier than how they were described in the book or prettier than Ginnifer Goodwin and Kate Hudson? Cuz Rachel is supposed to be kind of plain, but Ginnifer actually looked super adorable in the movie. Especially with her new hair style. And in case I wasn't in love with John Krasinski before, I definitely am now! He was soooo sweet in this.

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby glitched » Sun May 08, 2011 2:45 am

law_monkey wrote:
glitched wrote:i read that... i imagined rachel to be much prettier in my head. and darcy was supposed to be a brunette. i also imagined darcy to be MUCH prettier.

Do you mean prettier than how they were described in the book or prettier than Ginnifer Goodwin and Kate Hudson? Cuz Rachel is supposed to be kind of plain, but Ginnifer actually looked super adorable in the movie. Especially with her new hair style. And in case I wasn't in love with John Krasinski before, I definitely am now! He was soooo sweet in this.

i pretty much ignore most of the detailed descriptions in books. i get a base and then imagine the prettiest version possible. it makes the book much more enjoyable for me.

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby law_monkey » Sun May 08, 2011 4:12 am

Haha fair enough. They really did a great job with the movie though. Especially with casting.

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby spacepenguin » Sun May 08, 2011 9:57 am

Anyone watch Thor/Fast Five? Explosions everywhere!

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby hotthaichick » Sun May 08, 2011 11:30 am

So unfortunately I will be jumping ship now to Chicago. You guys are wonderful though and I'm sure you will have an amazing class! Also thanks for everyone who helped to give me advice. And I'm still jealous that you all get in live in the Village...

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby spacepenguin » Sun May 08, 2011 11:33 am

hotthaichick wrote:So unfortunately I will be jumping ship now to Chicago. You guys are wonderful though and I'm sure you will have an amazing class! Also thanks for everyone who helped to give me advice. And I'm still jealous that you all get in live in the Village...



Chicago is an amazing school and with the added bonus of getting money from them, I think you made the right decision. With that said, enjoy Hyde Park!




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