NYC's Columbia Univ. may be the most underrated Ivy League School in history
New York City — When most people think of colas, they think of Coca-Cola... When most people think of search engines, they think of Google... When most people think of Ivy League Schools, they think of Harvard...
...Ahh, but what if in 2022, PepsiCo generated 2 times more revenue than Coca-Cola?
What if four years after graduation, Columbia Law students earned almost $50,000 more than their Harvard counterparts?
According to a recent CNBC report, NYC's Ivy League School once again shows why "everything is bigger in New York City." The paychecks after law school included.
As for why Harvard is far more famous than Columbia, perhaps such standing reflects one of the "cons" of being in the Big Apple. After all, Harvard calls Cambridge home. Columbia, on the other hand, lives in the heart of Manhattan's hustle and bustle.
To put such differences in perspective, Cambridge has a population of 117,000. As for Manhattan, on business days, there are more than 170,000 people per square mile. Here lies the chief difference.
Despite Columbia's being a supporting actor in the City of Dreams, let's not forget Barack Obama roamed its hallways.
Before becoming the richest investor in history, Warren Buffett studied under the iconic Columbia professor Benjamin Graham. And so, it's no wonder Columbia Law graduates earn more than any other law school in the world.
In short, Columbia's standing as the most profitable law school in the world, despite being overshadowed by Harvard, once again shows why — sometimes there's more to knowing than just knowing.