Hey everyone. I have been an avid reader for a while, and I think that everyone on these message board have been great and supportive with advice. With that said, I need some.
As per the title above, I am deciding between UMich and Cornell. Though rankings may, to some ppl dictate that I should choose Mich, I dont want to just go based on that. They both, for the most part, gave me about the same in grant money (Cornell about $12K, Mich about 11K,), and the schools are fairly similar (with the exception of class size). I visited both -- and liked both -- though I think that I met more students at Cornell that had nothing to do with admitted day.. and though they told me both good and bad, they genuinely seemed happy to be there. Mich -- Everyone was awesome as well-- but I do not think that I met anyone that had no association with admitted students weekend (and I am sure that is partially my fault).
I would like my career path to kind of follow along these lines.
1 yr after grad, clerkship ( I know those are hard to get but its my goal), 2 yrs in a private firm, and then move to either government or a not for profit organization. For the most part, I would like to work in NYC, but that could change. So what do you guys think? Is Cornell not national enough ? Is Mich not as strong on the east coast as Mich? Do you think Cornell being an ivy league makes it better than Mich, or does it even matter?
So confused... thoughts appreciated.