The only reason I'd possibly take duke/GULC over cornell even w/money considerations is because cornell's statistics were not up to par for the T14, I don't understand why or how, but if this is indicative of them losing clout, then I'd take duke/GULC... Cornell seems pretty cool though don't you think? It's an isolated IVY that has great connections to NYC. GULC has a lot of negatives IMO. Duke...is in durham...Who places better in NYC biglaw? Personally, that would make my c/d decision (thankfully I was accepted to MVPB, but if I hadn't been, Cornell looked pretty sweet). I hear Cornell's major con is that it doesn't have a great class selection b/c it's a relatively small school.
That said, if you get into any T10 schools, this becomes irrelevant.