calvinlovehobbes wrote:having a hard decision right now.
got ample $$ at UCLA but also in at NYU no money. (rejected, w/list everywhere else lol)
to be honest i don't know exactly what kind of postgrad work i want to do, so the less debt factor pushes me towards UCLA aside from already growing up in SoCal and wanting to stay in the area after.
However, anyone know the realistic degree difference in how a UCLA degree would fare against an NYU degree in the LA job market? Is there a significant edge with an NYU degree that's worth eating up years of debt?
Also I'm really curious about the student life at UCLA law. Any double bruin 1L's? I went to UCLA undergrad and im curious to know if there are any significant social opportunities or differences? NYU offers a very interesting social atmosphere different from UCLA...
I really don't think NYU students have much of a leg up on us. We constantly have big firms coming in to meet the 1L class. Those networking opportunities just won't exist for NYU students.
You're right. The campuses are very different. I visited NYU, though I never got in. I really didn't like it. It's not a traditional college campus. Some people are looking for that, though. UCLA is the biggest feeder school for UCLA Law. I know a ton of double Bruins. If you're interested in talking with one of them about the social differences, message me and I'll put you in touch.