I'm currently in good standing at a top 50 school out west, but I don't like the area or the culture and I'm getting worried about the cost, even with in-state tuition and some scholarship money. I want to do public interest law and have strong ties to the New York area, and I'm looking at CUNY as a more affordable option to achieve that goal. However, I've found it really hard to find good information on CUNY since it has such a narrow niche. My other option is Northeastern, which is great for public interest and has a very attractive co-op program, but is even more expensive than my current school. My final option is to just stay put for another year, then do a study-away my third year and network as best I can.
Anyone familiar with either of these schools who can help me make a decision? Any advice generally?