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Where should I go next fall? / Re: NYU
« on: December 14, 2007, 02:39:04 AM »
NYU gives out lots of scholarships based partly on merit, partly on need. They call these "Dean's Scholarships." In reality, many of these scholarships are completely merit-based, but NYU will never admit that. You have to at least jump through their need-based hoops before they can give you money.

You have to fill out their need-based aid forms, which include the FAFSA and a good 8-9 online pages on their website. You will need to include your parents' financial information, and if they make good middle/upper class money, you can pretty much forget about completely need-based aid.

Once you've gone through the red tape, you can start haggling, as long as your numbers are somewhere in the 50th-75th percentile range. If you're just an average numbers applicant and you have no need, they obviously won't give you money. If you get a half-scholarship from, say, CCMVPB, show this to NYU and they'll probably give you a quarter-scholarship.

Their "name" scholarships must be applied for. However, contrary to popular belief, this is not the only way to get merit-based aid from NYU. Jump through the need-based hoops, haggle a little bit, and you'll get some money. The hour you spend will definitely be worth the $25,000-$50,000. Tons of students get "Dean's Scholarships".

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Hey, so we get to use Macs.  :) :D ;D

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Law School Applications / Re: t-14
« on: June 05, 2007, 12:39:42 AM »
It's a little bit depressing/awesome to know the 2008 cycle kids who are too afraid to say anything are actually going to be influenced by this thread and many others like it.

I originally put NYU in the T6, along with CC. It looks like a lot of people are saying T5, with NYU in its own little inferior world. Then there was that hilarious MindTheGap reference, as if he would ever provide an objective view of Chicago relative to Columbia and NYU.

All I will add to this internet message board pissfest is that there are several good reasons why hardly any NYU students or students-to-be post here. To begin with, it's an internet message board.

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Law School Applications / Re: t-14
« on: June 03, 2007, 10:42:21 PM »
I had no idea what t-14 meant before someone pointed me to this site. I guess after a year of reading this stuff, it's time to help the next cycle...

Here's an internet-consensus breakdown of law schools (validity is arguable):

1. Yale


(3 lines)
2. Harvard/Stanford



(4 lines)
3. Chicago/Columbia/NYU

(2 lines)
4. Berkeley/Michigan/Penn/Virginia
(1 line)
5. Cornell/Duke/Georgetown/Northwestern









(10 lines)
6. The schools right below GULC (UCLA, Texas, WashU, Fordham, GW, Vandy, USC, Minnesota, off the top of my head)

(2 lines)
7. Everyone else




(5 lines)
8. Cooley

You can find more brutal and jaded opinions at xoxohth.com.

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So... I've just been admitted to NYU off the WL. A few questions:

Where are you planning to live? How much is rent? Any place to find potential roommates?

TYIA!


Hey old LSD buddy. Wow, your life for the next 3 years changed pretty quickly.

Go for D'ag. Cost is in the $1300s for a double or triple. 2-minute walk to classes, as opposed to the strenuous 5-minute walk from Mercer. More 1Ls. Cheaper. Just really small rooms. If personal space is a huge issue, go for Mercer; the rooms seem like they're twice as big.

Uh yeah, Mercer it is, then! I'm not decided on anything yet though... in fact, I'm still leaning heavily toward Michigan. But why wait to apply for housing, just in case?


Had NYU not offered me some money, I would've picked Michigan. This was more about them showing me some love than the actual finances involved. When you request merit-based aid, your scholarships from comparable schools will help. However, coming off the waitlist might put you out of the running for that money.

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This is groundbreaking work. Thank you for this.

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So... I've just been admitted to NYU off the WL. A few questions:

Where are you planning to live? How much is rent? Any place to find potential roommates?

TYIA!


Hey old LSD buddy. Wow, your life for the next 3 years changed pretty quickly.

Go for D'ag. Cost is in the $1300s for a double or triple. 2-minute walk to classes, as opposed to the strenuous 5-minute walk from Mercer. More 1Ls. Cheaper. Just really small rooms. If personal space is a huge issue, go for Mercer; the rooms seem like they're twice as big.

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$1300-1400 for a double or triple with a 10x11 bedroom. You can probably guess where I'll be.

The good news is that I just saved 100% on my car insurance by switching to nothing.

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Personally I couldn't care less how famous my professors are. I'd rather want good professors who know how to lecture and is motivated for their job.

I agree, but it's also nice when the school you put on your resume has a reputation for attracting distinguished faculty.

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Someone in the Facebook group just posted this: http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/2007/05/miller_to_retir.html
This entry might also be interesting to some of you: http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/2007/05/visiting_profes.html

I'm admittedly ignorant when it comes to famous law professors, but I'm guessing some of them are big names. Anyone have thoughts on this?

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