« on: July 26, 2009, 04:58:36 PM »
I was recently admitted to GULC with a grant of 10k per year. I am still waiting to hear from NYU and Columbia. On the off chance I get admitted to either in the next few weeks, what do you think would be the better option. I doubt NYU or Columbia will provide any money so the decision will come down to 10K with GULC or no money and NYU/Columbia.
I have an interest to work in the federal government or public interest generally but don't want to rule out firm work either. I definitely want to stay on the east coast and preferably the north east such as NYC or Philly but like DC too. Will top 5 schools make a real difference in my job search and should a total savings of 20k keep me from going for those top 5 schools?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!