Columbia vs. NYU vs. Chicago with 10K


NirS

Hi all,
I was admitted to Columbia and NYU with no scholarships and also to Chicago with 10K scholarship (i am interested in corporate law). I don't know if I should pass on Columbia or NYU for Chicago because of the 10K grant. What do you think? I will be glad to hear your thoughts about it.
Thanks!

Hi all,
I was admitted to Columbia and NYU with no scholarships and also to Chicago with 10K scholarship (i am interested in corporate law). I don't know if I should pass on Columbia or NYU for Chicago because of the 10K grant. What do you think? I will be glad to hear your thoughts about it.
Thanks!
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Stagista11

I'm totally in for Chicago

I'm totally in for Chicago
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mikado

Probably between Chicago and Columbia, which I'm sure you know the strenghts/weaknesses ;)

10k Chicago becomes maybe a 25k difference with CLS since Chicago is cheaper than NYC. To be completely honest, I would choose Columbia over Chicago, but then the money comes in play...

Probably between Chicago and Columbia, which I'm sure you know the strenghts/weaknesses ;)

10k Chicago becomes maybe a 25k difference with CLS since Chicago is cheaper than NYC. To be completely honest, I would choose Columbia over Chicago, but then the money comes in play...
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Lawyerarg

Columbia

Columbia
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Oldtimer

The three of them are very similar for corporate law and you cannot go wrong with any of them. Unless you crave the big apple, and don't mind the cold weather, then save money and go to Chicago.

The three of them are very similar for corporate law and you cannot go wrong with any of them. Unless you crave the big apple, and don't mind the cold weather, then save money and go to Chicago.
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I am in the similar dilemma here. Can anyone shed more light on Columbia vs. Chicago (10k), in particular the job prospect? Money is a concern for me. Is the 25k or so difference in cost worthwhile if I choose Columbia?

I am in the similar dilemma here. Can anyone shed more light on Columbia vs. Chicago (10k), in particular the job prospect? Money is a concern for me. Is the 25k or so difference in cost worthwhile if I choose Columbia?
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NirS, have you made your decision yet? Would much appreciate it if you could share your thoughts.

NirS, have you made your decision yet? Would much appreciate it if you could share your thoughts.
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mikado

I think Oldtimer's advice is pretty good :

The three of them are very similar for corporate law and you cannot go wrong with any of them. Unless you crave the big apple, and don't mind the cold weather, then save money and go to Chicago.


I think there are basically no, or very poor, job prospects in the US for LLM students at the moment.

I think Oldtimer's advice is pretty good :

<blockquote>The three of them are very similar for corporate law and you cannot go wrong with any of them. Unless you crave the big apple, and don't mind the cold weather, then save money and go to Chicago.</blockquote>

I think there are basically no, or very poor, job prospects in the US for LLM students at the moment.
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NirS

@FlyingFish, eventually I decided to go with Columbia and enrolled there last week. Although Chicago is absolutely fantastic and of course cheaper than NY (due to the scholarship as well as with respect to living expenses), my main thought was that Columbia is a bit more prestigious than Chicago or NYU (I could be wrong). Also, it is my dream to live and study in NYC and I think that in the end - this is what truly counts.

I think that you can't go wrong here - either with Columbia, NYU or Chicago. I know that I can only study in the US once in my life - and I want to do it in NYC. These are of course my two cents, and my own personal preferences.

Good luck to all and I hope to meet you in Columbia this summer.

@FlyingFish, eventually I decided to go with Columbia and enrolled there last week. Although Chicago is absolutely fantastic and of course cheaper than NY (due to the scholarship as well as with respect to living expenses), my main thought was that Columbia is a bit more prestigious than Chicago or NYU (I could be wrong). Also, it is my dream to live and study in NYC and I think that in the end - this is what truly counts.

I think that you can't go wrong here - either with Columbia, NYU or Chicago. I know that I can only study in the US once in my life - and I want to do it in NYC. These are of course my two cents, and my own personal preferences.

Good luck to all and I hope to meet you in Columbia this summer.
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I have been admitted to Columbia, NYU and GULC with no scholarship, and to Chicago (30k sch) and Duke (30k sch). Today I declined NYU and I think I will do the same with Georgetown. At this point, I belive I have:

Columbia: 55k (tuition + fees), 21k (apartment), 15/20 living expenses (including books, furtniture, etc). Total: 94k

Chicago: 22k (tuition+fees-sch), 12k (apartment), 10/12 living expenses. Total: 45k

Duke: 20k (tuition+fees-sch), 12 k (apartment), 10/12 living expenses. (Bear in mind that Durham has beeter living conditions than Chicago). Total: 43k.

My main interest is public law (constitutional and adminsitrative)

What do you think?

Thanks for your input

I have been admitted to Columbia, NYU and GULC with no scholarship, and to Chicago (30k sch) and Duke (30k sch). Today I declined NYU and I think I will do the same with Georgetown. At this point, I belive I have:

Columbia: 55k (tuition + fees), 21k (apartment), 15/20 living expenses (including books, furtniture, etc). Total: 94k

Chicago: 22k (tuition+fees-sch), 12k (apartment), 10/12 living expenses. Total: 45k

Duke: 20k (tuition+fees-sch), 12 k (apartment), 10/12 living expenses. (Bear in mind that Durham has beeter living conditions than Chicago). Total: 43k.

My main interest is public law (constitutional and adminsitrative)

What do you think?

Thanks for your input

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Oldtimer

The way you describe it, definitively Chicago + 40k in your pocket

The way you describe it, definitively Chicago + 40k in your pocket
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grugani

I had a similar dilemma, but no scholarships. In the end, I went to Berkeley and loved it, but I was sure I'd go to Chicago otherwise. And if I had a scholarship, this would be a no-brainer.

I had a similar dilemma, but no scholarships. In the end, I went to Berkeley and loved it, but I was sure I'd go to Chicago otherwise. And if I had a scholarship, this would be a no-brainer.
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Hi everyone! Now I got a 10k grant from Columbia. Now the situation is Columbia (10k) vs. Chicago (10k). I am not a particular fan of NY although it is a great city. I have not been to Chicago so don't know whether I will like it or not. Must make a decision within days. Any comments are welcome.

Hi everyone! Now I got a 10k grant from Columbia. Now the situation is Columbia (10k) vs. Chicago (10k). I am not a particular fan of NY although it is a great city. I have not been to Chicago so don't know whether I will like it or not. Must make a decision within days. Any comments are welcome.
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mikado

Hi everyone! Now I got a 10k grant from Columbia. Now the situation is Columbia (10k) vs. Chicago (10k). I am not a particular fan of NY although it is a great city. I have not been to Chicago so don't know whether I will like it or not. Must make a decision within days. Any comments are welcome.


What do you intend to focus on?

I think pretty much everything has been said in previous threads and with 10k in both it really comes down to where you want to live and what are your top criteria (small or larger class size? Weather? City? Living expenses? Reputation in your home country?).

Great choice anyway!

<blockquote>Hi everyone! Now I got a 10k grant from Columbia. Now the situation is Columbia (10k) vs. Chicago (10k). I am not a particular fan of NY although it is a great city. I have not been to Chicago so don't know whether I will like it or not. Must make a decision within days. Any comments are welcome. </blockquote>

What do you intend to focus on?

I think pretty much everything has been said in previous threads and with 10k in both it really comes down to where you want to live and what are your top criteria (small or larger class size? Weather? City? Living expenses? Reputation in your home country?).

Great choice anyway!

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