LaurenGayle wrote:Kim617 wrote:
This is the whole problem. I'm torn between big law/federal government opportunities. I'm not sure if I want to live in DC, but I guess I couldn't be sure until I go there and visit. I guess I'm just trying to get perspective on what other people would do in my position and why.
Now, I haven't been accepted to Georgetown yet (and really doubt that I will be), but if I was, I would be having a similar issue. New York is my home and I totally love Fordham, but of course there is this whole "rankings" business (which is widely, and maybe not inaccurately, perpetuated by TLS) that makes you feel almost guilty for not just dropping everything to attend the highest ranked school to which you were accepted. Honestly, if you are accepted to both your best bet is to compare money and visit each school to see which you like best.
You were the one who said she was 21, right? There is no better age to pick up and move somewhere new if you are going to do it. DC is a great city and I have a lot of friends who love it there. Neither decision would be a bad one for you. You need to get a feel for both places and trust your gut.
If you'd like to keep the government option wide open I'd say pick Georgetown. It's a good enough school to have decent sway in NYC if you decide to move back after. And it's just 3 years... 3 years to explore a new place while you learn. And stay a tad warmer in winter.