Go to Stanford. $50,000 just isn't that much in the long term. LIke MCB said, you can make that up during 1L and 2L summer.
I don't really agree with this line of reasoning. The $50k is a relative, not absolute amount. So to "make up" any of it, one must compare earnings out of SLS and those out of CCN. True, there's a decent chance that an SLS student could earn $50k while in school. But if the same can be said for the CCN student, then the $50k difference remains unchanged; none has been made up.
well actually, i was just counting money during 2L summer. honestly, i love ccn, didn't even apply to sls (wrong coast) but if OP loves stanford, i don't think 50k should stand in the way. i'm not saying this as someone who loves debt--i'm very debt averse. but happiness, especially at a stressful place like ls, is key. if OP will be happiest as sls, then he should go--like i said, he'd make up half of the 50k diff in 2L summer.Don't really have any advice that hasn't been said already. I think MCB is right, though.
Just want to say congratulations on all your options!
TY. Are you visiting this week? I'll be at a few of the events.
yup! i'll be at columbia wednesday/thursday and nyu on friday.