paminator wrote:Hi guys. Since this is such a friendly thread (I'm an 11/16er who was accepted 2/12) and people had such helpful advice re: Georgetown/DC vs Fordham/NYC question, I am posting my dilemma.
I need to decide between Fordham/NYC/$5,000/yr scholarship vs BU/Boston/$15,000/yr scholarship. Is this a no brainer and I am being stubbornly blind? I currently live in NYC and am afraid to move because I love it here so much. But BU is ranked slightly higher, and money is money.
Good luck to all!
congrats on those offers!! where do you think you want to work? if nyc, then i'm pretty sure Fordham makes more sense...
Picking the city of choice is going to be vital, though it should be pointed out that BU usually did decently in NYC, at least before economy imploded.BU stats by region for the class of 2008
say that 17.3% went to the New York area to practice, and you'd have to imagine that a lot of BU students are only looking at Boston, so it could be that that number is low due to self selection.
Still, ITE, New York firms might be cutting back on OCI to schools like BU, where they'd have less of an interested student body, and focus on New York centric schools like Fordham. But if the old numbers held somewhat, you could have the choice of either Boston or New York from BU, while Fordham would largley pigeonhole you to New York.
Just some idle speculation, make of it what you will. They are largely peer schools, and deciding where you want to wind up will be key (though the extra scholarship from BU can't hurt).