Harvard vs NYU


user_0555

Hey everyone!

Could I ask for your advice regarding the following dilemma:
I received the Hauser scholarship from NYU, covering tuition and a portion of the living expenses. I have also been accepted at Harvard, and I am waiting for the financial aid offer.

Given the huge alleviation of the financial weight at NYU, do you think it is worth choosing Harvard for their difference in rankings? Is there an actual difference in employability and prospects? I am guessing that Harvard financial aid will not be close to that. I would also love to live in New York and nothing short of Hauser would allow me to do that. I would also like to take the NY bar and I am assuming that this will be easier from NYU (though not impossible at Harvard, right?) At the same time, Harvard is Harvard. Do you think Harvard would be willing to adjust the amount if they heard about the scholarship?

Thanks in advance

Hey everyone!

Could I ask for your advice regarding the following dilemma:
I received the Hauser scholarship from NYU, covering tuition and a portion of the living expenses. I have also been accepted at Harvard, and I am waiting for the financial aid offer.

Given the huge alleviation of the financial weight at NYU, do you think it is worth choosing Harvard for their difference in rankings? Is there an actual difference in employability and prospects? I am guessing that Harvard financial aid will not be close to that. I would also love to live in New York and nothing short of Hauser would allow me to do that. I would also like to take the NY bar and I am assuming that this will be easier from NYU (though not impossible at Harvard, right?) At the same time, Harvard is Harvard. Do you think Harvard would be willing to adjust the amount if they heard about the scholarship?

Thanks in advance
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lawki

Hey everyone!

Could I ask for your advice regarding the following dilemma:
I received the Hauser scholarship from NYU, covering tuition and a portion of the living expenses. I have also been accepted at Harvard, and I am waiting for the financial aid offer.

Given the huge alleviation of the financial weight at NYU, do you think it is worth choosing Harvard for their difference in rankings? Is there an actual difference in employability and prospects? I am guessing that Harvard financial aid will not be close to that. I would also love to live in New York and nothing short of Hauser would allow me to do that. I would also like to take the NY bar and I am assuming that this will be easier from NYU (though not impossible at Harvard, right?) At the same time, Harvard is Harvard. Do you think Harvard would be willing to adjust the amount if they heard about the scholarship?

Thanks in advance


Hey, would you mind if I ask where you are from (as in your home country)? Do you have a Fulbright or any other scholarships which could help out with attending Harvard? 

Agree with all the points in your post. What are your areas of interest / specializations? Would that help resolve the dilemma? 

[quote]Hey everyone!

Could I ask for your advice regarding the following dilemma:
I received the Hauser scholarship from NYU, covering tuition and a portion of the living expenses. I have also been accepted at Harvard, and I am waiting for the financial aid offer.

Given the huge alleviation of the financial weight at NYU, do you think it is worth choosing Harvard for their difference in rankings? Is there an actual difference in employability and prospects? I am guessing that Harvard financial aid will not be close to that. I would also love to live in New York and nothing short of Hauser would allow me to do that. I would also like to take the NY bar and I am assuming that this will be easier from NYU (though not impossible at Harvard, right?) At the same time, Harvard is Harvard. Do you think Harvard would be willing to adjust the amount if they heard about the scholarship?

Thanks in advance [/quote]<br><br>Hey, would you mind if I ask where you are from (as in your home country)? Do you have a Fulbright or any other scholarships which could help out with attending Harvard?&nbsp;<br><br>Agree with all the points in your post. What are your areas of interest / specializations? Would that help resolve the dilemma?&nbsp;
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user_0555

Thank you for your kind response. Fulbright unfortunately is not an option, but there could potentially be a few other scholarships that I could apply to. My field of interest is competition law, along with IT law. 

Hey, would you mind if I ask where you are from (as in your home country)? Do you have a Fulbright or any other scholarships which could help out with attending Harvard? 

Agree with all the points in your post. What are your areas of interest / specializations? Would that help resolve the dilemma? 

Thank you for your kind response. Fulbright unfortunately is not an option, but there could potentially be a few other scholarships that I could apply to. My field of interest is competition law, along with IT law.&nbsp;<br><br>[quote][quote] Hey, would you mind if I ask where you are from (as in your home country)? Do you have a Fulbright or any other scholarships which could help out with attending Harvard?&nbsp;<br><br>Agree with all the points in your post. What are your areas of interest / specializations? Would that help resolve the dilemma?&nbsp; [/quote]
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lawki

Haha - the specialization really doesn't resolve the dilemma then, as both schools are good in the areas you mentioned (perhaps with Harvard being a leap ahead, as for all corporate law areas).
I'm unable to say, but here's how I would try to decide:
1. School name and career prospects in the region / country where you want to pursue your career after graduation. 
2. The best school for your specialization (may be consult some authoritative articles online). 
3. The contacts that the Faculty of the law school have in the field of interest to you, in the region where you hope to practice. This will help with securing job prospects upon graduation. 
4.All things considered, I would still say Harvard. You do not want to look back in ten years and think you got in but did not go, because of a loan you would have anyway repaid by then. A lot of highly qualified candidates did not make it to Harvard this time, so given that you have made it, don't pass over it lightly. That said, you have all costs covered at NYU. 

I'm pretty sure you'll be able to decide the right fit for you. All the best, mate! 

Thank you for your kind response. Fulbright unfortunately is not an option, but there could potentially be a few other scholarships that I could apply to. My field of interest is competition law, along with IT law. 

Hey, would you mind if I ask where you are from (as in your home country)? Do you have a Fulbright or any other scholarships which could help out with attending Harvard? 

Agree with all the points in your post. What are your areas of interest / specializations? Would that help resolve the dilemma? 

Haha - the specialization really doesn't resolve the dilemma then, as both schools are good in the areas you mentioned (perhaps with Harvard being a leap ahead, as for all corporate law areas).<br>I'm unable to say, but here's how I would try to decide:<br>1. School name and career prospects in the region / country where you want to pursue your career after graduation.&nbsp;<br>2. The best school for your specialization (may be consult some authoritative articles online).&nbsp;<br>3. The contacts that the Faculty of the law school have in the field of interest to you, in the region where you hope to practice. This will help with securing job prospects upon graduation.&nbsp;<br>4.All things considered, I would still say Harvard. You do not want to look back in ten years and think you got in but did not go, because of a loan you would have anyway repaid by then. A lot of highly qualified candidates did not make it to Harvard this time, so given that you have made it, don't pass over it lightly. That said, you have all costs covered at NYU.&nbsp;<br><br>I'm pretty sure you'll be able to decide the right fit for you. All the best, mate!&nbsp;<br><br>[quote]Thank you for your kind response. Fulbright unfortunately is not an option, but there could potentially be a few other scholarships that I could apply to. My field of interest is competition law, along with IT law.&nbsp;<br><br>[quote][quote] Hey, would you mind if I ask where you are from (as in your home country)? Do you have a Fulbright or any other scholarships which could help out with attending Harvard?&nbsp;<br><br>Agree with all the points in your post. What are your areas of interest / specializations? Would that help resolve the dilemma?&nbsp; [/quote] [/quote]
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Okanich

If you applied for financial aid from Harvard and demonstrated that you really need the aid, Harvard usually gives sufficient funding and you won’t have to worry about tuition and cost of living. Part of the funds that Harvard will give you will be loan but that is usually an insignificant percentage.  If the funding from Harvard is not sufficient, you can appeal to ask for more funding.  Let them know of the Hauser award in your appeal. Harvard will most likely come back to you with an significant increase to the aid.

Two of my friends have used this same process and Harvard increased their aid. They didn’t have Hauser though. One had no competing offer but asked for an increase and it was granted.  The other person had a full ride from Cambridge and revealed that in his appeal to Harvard.

I hope this helps. 



Hey everyone!

Could I ask for your advice regarding the following dilemma:
I received the Hauser scholarship from NYU, covering tuition and a portion of the living expenses. I have also been accepted at Harvard, and I am waiting for the financial aid offer.

Given the huge alleviation of the financial weight at NYU, do you think it is worth choosing Harvard for their difference in rankings? Is there an actual difference in employability and prospects? I am guessing that Harvard financial aid will not be close to that. I would also love to live in New York and nothing short of Hauser would allow me to do that. I would also like to take the NY bar and I am assuming that this will be easier from NYU (though not impossible at Harvard, right?) At the same time, Harvard is Harvard. Do you think Harvard would be willing to adjust the amount if they heard about the scholarship?

Thanks in advance

If you applied for financial aid from Harvard and demonstrated that you really need the aid, Harvard usually gives sufficient funding and you won’t have to worry about tuition and cost of living. Part of the funds that Harvard will give you will be loan but that is usually an insignificant percentage. &nbsp;If the funding from Harvard is not sufficient, you can appeal to ask for more funding. &nbsp;Let them know of the Hauser award in your appeal. Harvard will most likely come back to you with an significant increase to the aid.<br><br>Two of my friends have used this same process and Harvard increased their aid. They didn’t have Hauser though. One had no competing offer but asked for an increase and it was granted. &nbsp;The other person had a full ride from Cambridge and revealed that in his appeal to Harvard.<br><br>I hope this helps.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br>[quote]Hey everyone!

Could I ask for your advice regarding the following dilemma:
I received the Hauser scholarship from NYU, covering tuition and a portion of the living expenses. I have also been accepted at Harvard, and I am waiting for the financial aid offer.

Given the huge alleviation of the financial weight at NYU, do you think it is worth choosing Harvard for their difference in rankings? Is there an actual difference in employability and prospects? I am guessing that Harvard financial aid will not be close to that. I would also love to live in New York and nothing short of Hauser would allow me to do that. I would also like to take the NY bar and I am assuming that this will be easier from NYU (though not impossible at Harvard, right?) At the same time, Harvard is Harvard. Do you think Harvard would be willing to adjust the amount if they heard about the scholarship?

Thanks in advance [/quote]
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user_0555

Τhanks again, I am also slightly leaning towards Harvard. wish you all the best too! 

Haha - the specialization really doesn't resolve the dilemma then, as both schools are good in the areas you mentioned (perhaps with Harvard being a leap ahead, as for all corporate law areas).
I'm unable to say, but here's how I would try to decide:
1. School name and career prospects in the region / country where you want to pursue your career after graduation. 
2. The best school for your specialization (may be consult some authoritative articles online). 
3. The contacts that the Faculty of the law school have in the field of interest to you, in the region where you hope to practice. This will help with securing job prospects upon graduation. 
4.All things considered, I would still say Harvard. You do not want to look back in ten years and think you got in but did not go, because of a loan you would have anyway repaid by then. A lot of highly qualified candidates did not make it to Harvard this time, so given that you have made it, don't pass over it lightly. That said, you have all costs covered at NYU. 

I'm pretty sure you'll be able to decide the right fit for you. All the best, mate! 

 

Τhanks again, I am also slightly leaning towards Harvard. wish you all the best too!&nbsp;<br><br>[quote]Haha - the specialization really doesn't resolve the dilemma then, as both schools are good in the areas you mentioned (perhaps with Harvard being a leap ahead, as for all corporate law areas).<br>I'm unable to say, but here's how I would try to decide:<br>1. School name and career prospects in the region / country where you want to pursue your career after graduation.&nbsp;<br>2. The best school for your specialization (may be consult some authoritative articles online).&nbsp;<br>3. The contacts that the Faculty of the law school have in the field of interest to you, in the region where you hope to practice. This will help with securing job prospects upon graduation.&nbsp;<br>4.All things considered, I would still say Harvard. You do not want to look back in ten years and think you got in but did not go, because of a loan you would have anyway repaid by then. A lot of highly qualified candidates did not make it to Harvard this time, so given that you have made it, don't pass over it lightly. That said, you have all costs covered at NYU.&nbsp;<br><br>I'm pretty sure you'll be able to decide the right fit for you. All the best, mate!&nbsp;<br><br>[quote]&nbsp;
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user_0555

Thank you, it did help a lot, nice to know that they can be receptive to adjustments. All the best to you! 


If you applied for financial aid from Harvard and demonstrated that you really need the aid, Harvard usually gives sufficient funding and you won’t have to worry about tuition and cost of living. Part of the funds that Harvard will give you will be loan but that is usually an insignificant percentage.  If the funding from Harvard is not sufficient, you can appeal to ask for more funding.  Let them know of the Hauser award in your appeal. Harvard will most likely come back to you with an significant increase to the aid.

Two of my friends have used this same process and Harvard increased their aid. They didn’t have Hauser though. One had no competing offer but asked for an increase and it was granted.  The other person had a full ride from Cambridge and revealed that in his appeal to Harvard.

I hope this helps. 



Hey everyone!

Could I ask for your advice regarding the following dilemma:
I received the Hauser scholarship from NYU, covering tuition and a portion of the living expenses. I have also been accepted at Harvard, and I am waiting for the financial aid offer.

Given the huge alleviation of the financial weight at NYU, do you think it is worth choosing Harvard for their difference in rankings? Is there an actual difference in employability and prospects? I am guessing that Harvard financial aid will not be close to that. I would also love to live in New York and nothing short of Hauser would allow me to do that. I would also like to take the NY bar and I am assuming that this will be easier from NYU (though not impossible at Harvard, right?) At the same time, Harvard is Harvard. Do you think Harvard would be willing to adjust the amount if they heard about the scholarship?

Thanks in advance

Thank you, it did help a lot, nice to know that they can be receptive to adjustments. All the best to you!&nbsp;<br><br><br>[quote]If you applied for financial aid from Harvard and demonstrated that you really need the aid, Harvard usually gives sufficient funding and you won’t have to worry about tuition and cost of living. Part of the funds that Harvard will give you will be loan but that is usually an insignificant percentage. &nbsp;If the funding from Harvard is not sufficient, you can appeal to ask for more funding. &nbsp;Let them know of the Hauser award in your appeal. Harvard will most likely come back to you with an significant increase to the aid.<br><br>Two of my friends have used this same process and Harvard increased their aid. They didn’t have Hauser though. One had no competing offer but asked for an increase and it was granted. &nbsp;The other person had a full ride from Cambridge and revealed that in his appeal to Harvard.<br><br>I hope this helps.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br>[quote]Hey everyone!

Could I ask for your advice regarding the following dilemma:
I received the Hauser scholarship from NYU, covering tuition and a portion of the living expenses. I have also been accepted at Harvard, and I am waiting for the financial aid offer.

Given the huge alleviation of the financial weight at NYU, do you think it is worth choosing Harvard for their difference in rankings? Is there an actual difference in employability and prospects? I am guessing that Harvard financial aid will not be close to that. I would also love to live in New York and nothing short of Hauser would allow me to do that. I would also like to take the NY bar and I am assuming that this will be easier from NYU (though not impossible at Harvard, right?) At the same time, Harvard is Harvard. Do you think Harvard would be willing to adjust the amount if they heard about the scholarship?

Thanks in advance [/quote] [/quote]
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