I'm top 15 percent at a low 40's school. I want to live and work in New York City. I'm trying to do even better this semester so I could at least be competitive for applying to Columbia and NYU. My main question is: if I don't get into those schools but I get into Fordham, would Fordham be worth it? I like my current school a lot, but I feel it might put me at a disadvantage when applying to NY firms, etc. Also, when should I start asking profs for LoRs and start really looking into the application process? Any advice would be great.