ithrowds wrote: Keilz wrote: proteinshake wrote: Keilz wrote:
Damn those numbers are so tempting. Right now Duke is my third choice. I don't know if I have time to visit
I feel like you really should visit to make an informed decision. most people on TLS give a really inaccurate picture of Durham (if that's what you're worried about). Is it behind Mich and UVA for you?
It's behind Michigan and Cornell. My cousin is going to be at Duke next year and I went to school in VA so I'm not concerned, but M/C offered more money and Cornell has strong NYC placement, which I want.
I looked at last year's numbers and Cornell wasn't as high in general as I thought.
Fwiw, if you want to be in NYC --> Duke places there every bit as well as Cornell does/if not better. It just happens that most students at Cornell want to end up in NYC, so people think they have abnormally "strong" NYC placement.
I also got into Mich and Duke and I'm most likely going to Cornell because they gave me the most $$ and I want big law in NYC, and don't care about clerking, etc.
But I talked to some family friends in NYC firms, and they basically echoed that it doesn't matter among the T13 - HYS. Some firms have preferences (V10, Watchel - Columbia), but I would just choose where you'd be happiest/have the most scholarship if you're debt averse.