Anastasia Dee Dualla wrote:As a heads up (and setting aside the false assumption that you are certain to get Biglaw), paying off $100K in student loans is also not a laughing matter; especially with NYC rent etc. If you hadn't already seat deposited, I would have encouraged you to go back to both Chicago and Duke to negotiate toward a full ride. However, what's done is done.
Congratulations on getting into those three great schools and best of luck!
Agreed. I deposited at multiple places that weren't binding and negotiated higher scholarship offers. If you can get more money from Duke, go there. Factoring in rent, Columbia might not be any cheaper. Duke also has a pipeline to NYC -- I've never heard of a student here who wanted NYC big law and didn't get it.