Hi ! Congrats to all of those who got admitted !
I got admitted to Cornell and UCLA (with a fellowship from UCLA)
Cornell vs UCLA what do you think ? :)
This is an easy choice-UCLA. The campus is very nice at UCLA. While Cornell may be slightly higher ranked in US News, UCLA Is better known. A few places on the rankings at this level are not significant and Cornell is not in the very elite of the elite anyway. If you can go to Stanford, Yale or Harvard pick these over almost any other schools no matter what except if you want to do IP then consider Berkeley. For Tax then NYU or Georgetown. Most of the others schools in the top 20 should be considered a lot of on the cost of admission and location.
I would also consider the types of students that go there. If you are hyper competitive and like that environment, then go to Chicago, Columbia and NYU. If you are more relaxed then Stanford, Michigan, UPenn, Northwestern, U Texas Austin are good choices.
UCLA is a very solid school and the campus is very nice. The location in Los Angeles is very nice and right next to Beverly Hills. You can't beat the climate in California. Not to mention the tuition is much less at UCLA in general than Cornell. I think Cornell is vastly overpriced. They are even more than Harvard, Stanford or Yale. That area of New York state is not very expensive to live in so I don't know they charge such high tuition.