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Harvard vs. Columbia w/$$
« on: April 10, 2008, 06:00:15 PM »
Any thoughts on this decision?

Harvard with an unknown amount of fin. aid vs. Columbia with 60k.

I didn't visit Harvard (and don't know if I will have time to), but I loved Columbia and loved New York.

I'm not sure what kind of law I want to go into, so that's not really helping out my thought process on this decision.

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Re: Harvard vs. Columbia w/$$
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2008, 06:26:26 PM »
Harvard.

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Re: Harvard vs. Columbia w/$$
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2008, 06:55:46 PM »
Any thoughts on this decision?

Harvard with an unknown amount of fin. aid vs. Columbia with 60k.

I didn't visit Harvard (and don't know if I will have time to), but I loved Columbia and loved New York.

I'm not sure what kind of law I want to go into, so that's not really helping out my thought process on this decision.

Is this Shivenstein 2?
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Re: Harvard vs. Columbia w/$$
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2008, 07:09:00 PM »
tough decision. Objectively i think Harvard is probably the better choice, but if you really fell in love with New York, and really feel that that is where you want to be, then what may be the better career choice overall, may not be the better choice for you. I will say however that i don't think money should really be an issue, since i truly believe that whatever loans you have you would easily be able to pay back graduating from Harvard.

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Re: Harvard vs. Columbia w/$$
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2008, 07:10:06 PM »
I'm in a similar situation with H vs C and I'm deciding H.  Feel free to pm if you have questions.

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Re: Harvard vs. Columbia w/$$
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2008, 07:53:27 PM »
Any thoughts on this decision?

Harvard with an unknown amount of fin. aid vs. Columbia with 60k.

I didn't visit Harvard (and don't know if I will have time to), but I loved Columbia and loved New York.

I'm not sure what kind of law I want to go into, so that's not really helping out my thought process on this decision.

Is this Shivenstein 2?

nope

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Re: Harvard vs. Columbia w/$$
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2008, 08:03:14 PM »
You have to visit--you CANNOT make this decision blind.

But Harvard is Harvard.
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Re: Harvard vs. Columbia w/$$
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2008, 08:20:19 PM »
I think you shouldn't pick Harvard w/o a visit.  I know it's Harvard, but I lived in Cambridge and it's not for everyone, especially if you love NYC (I've lived there too.)  Personally, if I were 22-24 and single, I'd take C over H, even with H being H. 
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Re: Harvard vs. Columbia w/$$
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2008, 10:57:18 AM »
I'm in a similar situation with H vs C and I'm deciding H.  Feel free to pm if you have questions.

me too, even being an NYC devotee

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Re: Harvard vs. Columbia w/$$
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2008, 11:02:35 AM »
Do you have to decide before getting your Harvard financial aid info?  Depending on your finances Harvard's aid package can be pretty generous, so the difference in cost might not be that huge.