Hawkeye Pierce wrote:
And +1, ever since I got into NYU, I've become really calm about the whole process. I would love to get CLS as well, and I would go insane if I somehow snagged YHS, but I would be very happy at NYU. Just be patient, we've got a few weeks before decisions roll out!
Here is my dilemma:
I have a GUARANTEED scholarship if I go to Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Chicago, or Penn. The scholarship will cover 50% of my tuition/costs. The scholarship only pays for schools that are in the top 10 universities in the world according to USNWR; six of which are in the U.S., and only five (the aforementioned) have law schools (MIT is the 6th). (Don't ask me what it is--you are not eligible, trust me).
So, as you can see, NYU is not on that list because its undergrad is not in the top 10 overall. The other schools (Penn and Chicago), even if I get in, would still rather go to NYU (for a number of reasons that should be familiar to TLSers and others). The other three schools that I would rather go to are Yale, Harvard and Columbia...schools that are really hard to get into.
Hence...why me getting into Columbia=an exceptionally great thing that could happen to me. I'll have my cake and eat it too!
Hopefully this didn't come off as troll-ish. If I name the scholarship it will out me for sure--it's really narrowly defined. It really is a GREAT scholarship though, with very little restrictions. It just presents some familiar problems to the prospective law student.
This will probably warrant its own thread but I'm gonna wait until Columbia decisions are out. I'm presuming I can get into one of Penn/Chicago, and thus have the dilemma to begin with.