jdjd2013 wrote:wizoz wrote:jdjd2013 wrote:What are peoples thoughts on Rutgers-Newark vs Brooklyn? I've been accepted to both, and the cost would be pretty much the same.
Depends...are you in-state/out state NJ? If you got scholarships, what's the stipulation? Did you get into any special programs like MSP? What are you looking to do post grad? Where do you want to work and where would you prefer to live during law school?
In-state NJ. Scholarships at both. Rutgers would be cheaper bc of in-state tuition, I'm curious about people's opinions of the schools regardless of cost. Brooklyn scholarship is renewed if Im in top 40% of the class. No special programs. Undecided about post-grad career, but getting a job at a biglaw firm isn't that important to me. Would be happy working in either NJ or NY, and I would also be happy living in either place during law school. My family is from NJ which is a plus, but the Brooklyn neighborhood is awesome.
Just from a school and educational perspective, I'm indifferent between Rutgers and Bk. I think you'll get just about the same educational opportunities at either school.
Rutgers, however, might have an edge over BK for career opportunities just 'cause Rutgers does have a NY presence in addition to its NJ pull.
Plus, BK is not cheap. BK heights is an expensive place to live. Having a car in BK is also not easy...alternate side parking is a pain! So, heading to NJ to see family, friends, or a g/f or b/f won't be as easy to accomplish.
I'm not exactly sure what assumptions you want us to consider when comparing the two schools. So, my answer is twofold. From an educational standpoint, I'm purely indifferent. From a logistical, real world standpoint, Rutgers.