DC Area

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Which should I choose?

Catholic @ half tuition
3
14%
American University
18
86%
 
Total votes: 21

Agent Bartowski
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DC Area

Postby Agent Bartowski » Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:42 pm

I am undecided. I got a bit more than half off at Catholic for at least the first year (hopefully all three [top 25%]) and got into American as well. What is my cost benefit on these two?

I am interested in Gov, and Biglaw (hah, if possible) as well as Defense related legal work.

PoliticalJunkie
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Re: DC Area

Postby PoliticalJunkie » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:49 am

American posts well in government jobs, though a 1/2 scholly at Catholic is a tough choice. Sticker at American? you may want to pass that scholly info to American and see if they would be willing to help you out if you wanted to go there. You may be able to get some money from them.

Leeroy Jenkins
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Re: DC Area

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:55 am

half-scholly at Catholic contingent on being top quarter is a ridiculous stipulation.

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jack duluoz
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Re: DC Area

Postby jack duluoz » Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:00 am

Lxw wrote:half-scholly at Catholic contingent on being top quarter is a ridiculous stipulation.


This.

OP, I don't know how expensive catholic is, but i do know American is going to cost u ~60k/year. How would u pay that off?

I would definitely try to squeeze money out of American w/o a top 25% stipulation.

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thepcv
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Re: DC Area

Postby thepcv » Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:08 am

I'd say American. That top 25% @ Catholic is pretty ridiculous. I received a similar offer from Catholic (14K/year), but the high cost of tuition (more than American!!) and the stip (especially for a T2), makes me choose WCL over Catholic.

Agent Bartowski
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Re: DC Area

Postby Agent Bartowski » Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:59 pm

Why is the top 25% stipulation ridiculous? What would a comparable school (like depaul, i suppose) offer differently?

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LawandOrder
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Re: DC Area

Postby LawandOrder » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:06 pm

Agent Bartowski wrote:Why is the top 25% stipulation ridiculous? What would a comparable school (like depaul, i suppose) offer differently?



Because it's silly to risk half your tuition on the wager that you will not end up in the top 25% of your class. Because you probably won't.

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missvik218
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Re: DC Area

Postby missvik218 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:09 pm

Agent Bartowski wrote:Why is the top 25% stipulation ridiculous? What would a comparable school (like depaul, i suppose) offer differently?

It's just unbelievably demanding, even some others require top 1/3 and thats difficult not to mention nearly impossible to predict for yourself going in. I'd also ask around and be sure that Catholic doesn't stack sections.

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Re: DC Area

Postby badwithpseudonyms » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:12 pm

Why doesn't OP just ask them to waive the top quarter stipulation? It can't hurt to ask. Just like it can't hurt to ask American for some bank.

Do those things and then update before I'm picking sides on this.




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