I decided to attend Columbia! CLS gave me a 40k grant after I sent them my offer letter from NYU (37.5k). The full scholarship at UCLA was extremely tempting. It was a really tough choice, and I went back and forth several times. Thank you guys for all the help. I had a really awesome cycle.
I looked at the LSN data on scholarships and it looks like I outperformed my gpa and lsat by quite a bit. I wouldn’t have even applied to UCLA if you hadn’t suggested it. Two years ago, when I first applied, Columbia was a reach school that put me on the wait list. Now, I got in, and they gave me grant money! I’m really happy with how everything turned out, and I’m super excited to start law school. Thanks again!