6 of one. 1/2 dozen of the other. Yeh, Hostra is ranked a little bit higher, but not by much. I also understand that its slight difference in ranking separates it from T3 schools. However, you have to look at it this way. In NYC, you have Columbia, NYU, Fordham, Brooklyn, Cardozo, Seton Hall, St. John's, & RU Newark grads all competing against you for jobs & all coming from more reputable schools. The key at both Hostra & NYLS is to do well. Maybe at Hofstra you'd only have to finish in the top 13% of your class for a decent starting job, whereas at NYLS you'd need to finish in the top 10% or so. I really do think the difference is that marginal. Go where you can do well.