first of all, the average starting salary out of Uconn is 80K so there are plent of ppl who make more than that to start.
obv the bonus potential is not the same as NYC but there are a few firms that start at the 120-140K
and i hold no delusions about Rutgers. i just cant fathom over 150K in debt knowing that unless i am in the top 25% i'd be making 100K or under in all probability.
and i really did not like the area around Brooklyn to be honest. i thought it was dirty and not that nice. Perhaps if i loved it, i would have considered it more. Not that i'm saying Newark is any better. LoL that being said-- if i had got into fordham i would have gone there.
i'm well aware that unless i am in the top 25% at Rutgers I'd prob have to work in NJ. thats why I am not set on going there yet.
I have a little bit more time to decide.