Columbia or NYU? Please help!

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af0890
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Columbia or NYU? Please help!

Postby af0890 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:19 pm

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Dafaq
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Re: Columbia or NYU? Please help!

Postby Dafaq » Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:34 pm

Best to follow your gut. Plus it's an Ivy.

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Re: Columbia or NYU? Please help!

Postby bklynlady » Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:35 pm

Same topic from earlier today - you might find useful information here:

viewtopic.php?f=45&t=246729

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Re: Columbia or NYU? Please help!

Postby af0890 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:45 pm

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Re: Columbia or NYU? Please help!

Postby bklynlady » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:02 pm

That thread is 30K total for 3 years. Is yours 35K total or 35K each year which would mean 105K total?

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Re: Columbia or NYU? Please help!

Postby af0890 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:04 pm

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Re: Columbia or NYU? Please help!

Postby bklynlady » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:20 pm

af0890 wrote:35K total. About 14K difference in total COA for the first two years, and 7K for the third.

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Re: Columbia or NYU? Please help!

Postby af0890 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:32 pm

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Re: Columbia or NYU? Please help!

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:15 am

look at the tuition and fees etc. I'd take the cheaper option since theyre basically identical peers

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Re: Columbia or NYU? Please help!

Postby hill1334 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:46 am

af0890 wrote:I know this question comes up all the time and is very hard to answer, but my request to extend the NYU deposit deadline today was denied, and I have to decide in the next few hours if I want to go to NYU or Columbia. If anyone has any advice, I'd love to hear it.

I got more money at NYU, but not that much more--$35k difference between the two scholarships. I definitely want to do NYC biglaw. I live uptown and probably want to stay in my apartment, don't want to live in student housing. I'm a few years out of school and want to meet new people, but I have plenty of friends in NYC and don't want to be partying with law school people every weekend. I think I like the idea of a smaller school, because I went somewhere big for undergrad. I appealed my scholarship to NYU and was denied, and I have an appeal out to Columbia--hoping the increased scholarship from NYU might motivate them. The ridiculously expensive deposit at NYU is really scaring me into not double-depositing. Have to decide to deposit or not by EOD.

Any advice would be so appreciated! I know most people will just say to follow the money, but my gut is kind of telling me Columbia.


Why do you need to make this decision today? Both schools' deposit deadlines are May 1st.




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