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If you were accepted to both schools and were given equal money, which would you choose?

NYU
 43 (28.9%)
Columbia
 106 (71.1%)

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NYU vs. Columbia Poll
« on: September 25, 2007, 08:04:42 PM »
Every year on this site--I've been around a long time :-[-- people will debate this stuff.  So here is a chance to simply tally votes.

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Re: NYU vs. Columbia Poll
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2007, 12:34:16 PM »
would be interesting if people also explained why...
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Re: NYU vs. Columbia Poll
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2007, 05:05:42 PM »
Well, look here.  Columbia 3 to 1 over NYU.

Maybe we ought to have another poll asking how much money would it take to make the difference.

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Re: NYU vs. Columbia Poll
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2007, 05:52:51 PM »
I picked NYU, no question. I would've picked CLS before I visited them both. What you see here is almost certainly entirely due to CLS's status as an Ivy and the prestige effect on 0Ls. I will give some credence to those who like how sleepy Morningside Heights is, but that's really not going to explain it totally, I don't think.
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Re: NYU vs. Columbia Poll
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2007, 02:48:38 PM »
that's what i don't get. nyu is in a much cooler part of town, and columbia's 45 minutes away from everywhere fun in nyc - you might as well not be in manhattan. doesn't that count for anything?
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Re: NYU vs. Columbia Poll
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2007, 04:57:25 PM »
For a poll about how much you'd prefer one over the other, go here:

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,93780.0.html

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Re: NYU vs. Columbia Poll
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2007, 07:24:06 PM »
Is it really 45 minutes? The subway makes everything seem so close. But I see what you're getting at.
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Re: NYU vs. Columbia Poll
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2007, 03:00:26 AM »
Is it really 45 minutes? The subway makes everything seem so close. But I see what you're getting at.

feels like 45 minutes :). it's just so annoying to get over to the east side, and then all the places downtown are walking distances away from the subway station.

have you been in nyc a lot? how's boston? i can't find my way around that place. :D
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Re: NYU vs. Columbia Poll
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2007, 10:23:15 AM »
I have a deep and abiding love for NYC and by extension, any city that is primarily gridlike. Which is to say, @#!* the entire Boston area really hard.
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Re: NYU vs. Columbia Poll
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2007, 03:25:56 AM »
that's what i don't get. nyu is in a much cooler part of town, and columbia's 45 minutes away from everywhere fun in nyc - you might as well not be in manhattan. doesn't that count for anything?

I agree. Still, Columbia has BigLaw nailed down like literally no other school in the country does. That also counts for something. It counts for quite a lot for many law students.