So say I really wanted to live in NYC (may not necessarily be the case, but I am considering it). My numbers aren't high enough to give me a good likelihood of getting into NYU or Columbia, but I'm sure I can get into Brooklyn (78% Chiashu) and probably into ordham too (44% Chiashu).
1) What are my chances of transferring out from either of these schools into NYU or Columbia after the 1st year? How high in my class would I need to be ranked? I'm sure it's not easy with a bunch of people wanting to do the same... but if anyone has a more definite idea... please share!
2) If we forget the transfer idea, does Brooklyn make more economic sense simply because I am likely to get more financial aid from them? And the starting salaries for the top 50% of the class seem to be quite similar (ok, the lower 50% are different, but none of us here at LSD plan to be there, right?)
3) Perhaps the most important question: which of these two schools has less of cutthroat atmosphere? I would imagine both of them have it to some degree, but is Brooklyn worse in this respect because it is ranker lower and thus people need to work harder to have a shot at Biglaw, etc?