I assumed that Lady Bird was full pay at NYU, since she had been wait listed.
What bank would have approved a mortgage of that size ($300K) anyway for a family with a single income as a nurse?
Christine McPherson: No way, I want schools like Yale, but not Yale because I probably couldn’t get in.
Guidance Counselor: You definitely couldn’t get in.
I don't remember being able to identify any of the NY locations -- but NYU doesn't really have a campus and the high school scenes were filmed at a school in Pasadena ... so it wouldn't mean much to me one way or another unless there was a promininent NYU-associated landmark.