« on: May 22, 2006, 11:50:24 PM »
i got into Penn today off the WL, and therefore withdrew from Columbia WL.
its a personal decision to make but i dont know anyone at Columbia (and i know a whole bunch) who dont concede that they hated 1L and are in the most competitive environment ever. I think CLS is unbeatable in terms of NYC job placement (better than Harv and NYU for sure, def Penn too) but in terms of QOL and general environment- I think Penn is the better option, esp if youre not tied to NYC.
i have had some impressive post-application developments (got published in journal, got thesis published, and made phi betta kappa, not to mention a kick ass full time job) and I think those developments made me extremely competitive in the WL pool- it paid off today with Penn. Knowing that I have a shot a CLS, I am withdrawing- Penn is just a more ideal fit.
You cant go wrong either way tho- bargain them down.