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 Post subject: Another Ranking for the TLS Mix: Stingy vs Generous Schools
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 7:08 pm 

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I have experience with both ends of this spectrum, but would be interested to see what others say based on their experiences, and how these schools stack up. I'm not convinced it's purely rank/numbers/merit: i think some schools are straight up stingy; others, surprisingly generous.

i nominate usf for most stingy, and honorable mention for being stingy for no good reason.

(I have an hour left at work, i'll update as you list them to keep self busy:)

STINGY
American
GULC
USF
Penn
Northwestern?
Fordham
Santa Clara
Hastings <3

GENEROUS
Columbia
Michigan
WUST
Emory
GW
BU
Cardozo
Case Western
Arizona
Wake Forest
Notre Dame
Stanford?
Yale?
Harvard?
UT
Loyola
San Diego
DePaul
Colorado


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 Post subject: Re: Another Ranking for the TLS Mix: Stingy vs Generous Schools
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 7:13 pm 

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I though Michigan was very generous. They were arguably the best school I got into*, yet gave me the most money, and I didn't even have to do any leveraging. Cornell offered less to start and only upped it to match UM. GULC offered less and wouldn't match. Penn & NW - nothing!

*Yes, Penn is one spot higher in USNWR, but I don't think it's a better school.


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 Post subject: Re: Another Ranking for the TLS Mix: Stingy vs Generous Schools
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 7:15 pm 

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 Post subject: Re: Another Ranking for the TLS Mix: Stingy vs Generous Schools
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 7:16 pm 

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Columbia is generous.


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 Post subject: Re: Another Ranking for the TLS Mix: Stingy vs Generous Schools
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 7:16 pm 

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I'm an 0L at American University and defend the school on this board regularly. With that said, I must nominate American as being the most stingy. The largest complaint about WCL from people on this message board is that its too pricey for what it is. Last I checked, the tuition is very average for law school. The real problem is that they do not give out very much scholarship/grant money. If they began giving out $$$ or $$ to more students, I am sure that "American UniversiTTTy" would have a better rep on this board as it does in real life.


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 Post subject: Re: Another Ranking for the TLS Mix: Stingy vs Generous Schools
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 7:17 pm 

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mallard wrote:
Columbia is generous.


+1

They gave me more money than any other school, and it was the "best" school I got into.

Edit: Columbia's generosity seems to be on a case-by-case basis though. Sometimes they refuse to match other schools' scholarship offers, apparently.


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 Post subject: Re: Another Ranking for the TLS Mix: Stingy vs Generous Schools
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 7:18 pm 

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jetlagz28 wrote:
I'm an 0L at American University and defend the school on this board regularly. With that said, I must nominate American as being the most stingy. The largest complaint about WCL from people on this message board is that its too pricey for what it is. Last I checked, the tuition is very average for law school. The real problem is that they do not give out very much scholarship/grant money. If they began giving out $$$ or $$ to more students, I am sure that "American UniversiTTTy" would have a better rep on this board as it does in real life.


ooou American's a good one for sure.


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 Post subject: Re: Another Ranking for the TLS Mix: Stingy vs Generous Schools
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 7:18 pm 

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Theres a rankings of schools that give the most half/full scholarships somewhere. I can say from experience than BU is extremely generous.... I got half tuition with one point above 25% lsat, and 75% GPA. Fordham was really stingy in my experience... GW wasn't bad.


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 Post subject: Re: Another Ranking for the TLS Mix: Stingy vs Generous Schools
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 7:20 pm 

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From what I've seen, WUSTL, Emory, and GWU are quite generous.


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 Post subject: Re: Another Ranking for the TLS Mix: Stingy vs Generous Schools
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 7:21 pm 

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Case Western is very generous. You barely have to be above their medians to get some good cash.


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 Post subject: Re: Another Ranking for the TLS Mix: Stingy vs Generous Schools
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 7:25 pm 

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summertimechi wrote:
gulc is ridiculously stingy. :evil:


My experience, as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Another Ranking for the TLS Mix: Stingy vs Generous Schools
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 7:30 pm 

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I think Arizona and WFU give a lot of money out


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 Post subject: Re: Another Ranking for the TLS Mix: Stingy vs Generous Schools
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 7:32 pm 

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SYH are generous in that order. Purely need based

summertimechi wrote:
gulc is ridiculously stingy. :evil:


their need based aid was very generous.


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 Post subject: Re: Another Ranking for the TLS Mix: Stingy vs Generous Schools
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 7:46 pm 

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Northwestern isn't stingy at all.


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 Post subject: Re: Another Ranking for the TLS Mix: Stingy vs Generous Schools
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 7:48 pm 

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from testimonials irl i can +1 the generosity of Columbia, Case Western and Cardozo.

i'm updating these lists based on w.e you say, but i have a feeling they may be up for some serious revision with more responses


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 Post subject: Re: Another Ranking for the TLS Mix: Stingy vs Generous Schools
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 7:49 pm 

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Notre Dame is generous IMO.
Fordham is REALLY stingy, I agree.


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 Post subject: Re: Another Ranking for the TLS Mix: Stingy vs Generous Schools
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 7:52 pm 

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here's some crappy schools and my experience with them

Stingy: Santa Clara, Hastings

Generous: Loyola, San Diego, DePaul, Colorado (for a public school that is already cheap, it is pretty generous)


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 Post subject: Re: Another Ranking for the TLS Mix: Stingy vs Generous Schools
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 7:54 pm 

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Texas has shoveling out scholarships like there's no tomorrow, anywhere from full rides to 5k/year. UT definitely belongs on the generous list.


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 Post subject: Re: Another Ranking for the TLS Mix: Stingy vs Generous Schools
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 8:25 pm 

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IMO, Emory is attempting to buy a few points increase in median LSAT.

Basically anyone with a 3.5+ 166+ got a scholly of AT LEAST 80K.


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 Post subject: Re: Another Ranking for the TLS Mix: Stingy vs Generous Schools
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 8:39 pm 

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legends159 wrote:
summertimechi wrote:
gulc is ridiculously stingy. :evil:


their need based aid was very generous.


Yeah, they were the only school to give me need based aid, and it was quite generous.


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 Post subject: Re: Another Ranking for the TLS Mix: Stingy vs Generous Schools
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 10:25 pm 

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I wish I could say the same about Michigan as many people on this board. Of the 3 T-14's that accepted me, they were the only one that asked me to pay full price (one offered a more than half scholarship). Was happy with my offers from William&Mary, W&L and Illinois.


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 Post subject: Re: Another Ranking for the TLS Mix: Stingy vs Generous Schools
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 10:36 pm 

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hofstra is VERY generous


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 Post subject: Re: Another Ranking for the TLS Mix: Stingy vs Generous Schools
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 10:37 pm 

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American is super stingy....


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 Post subject: Re: Another Ranking for the TLS Mix: Stingy vs Generous Schools
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 11:48 pm 

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Fordham is def stingy. The most they give is 60K with a very rare (possibly fake) 75K

dont blame them tho, their endowment is tiny


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 Post subject: Re: Another Ranking for the TLS Mix: Stingy vs Generous Schools
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 11:50 pm 

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legends159 wrote:
Fordham is def stingy. The most they give is 60K with a very rare (possibly fake) 75K

dont blame them tho, their endowment is tiny


So, if one has a large endowment, there's no excuse not to be generous with it?


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