UF full scholly vs UVA w/ no money

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UF full scholly vs UVA w/ no money

Postby mahoney657 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:28 pm

Tough decision for my friend trying to get some outside opinions. He's pretty sure he wants to practice in Florida.

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Re: UF full scholly vs UVA w/ no money

Postby scribelaw » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:29 pm

Flame?

UF isn't known for giving out much money, let alone full rides.

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Re: UF full scholly vs UVA w/ no money

Postby Kiersten1985 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:31 pm

scribelaw wrote:Flame?

UF isn't known for giving out much money, let alone full rides.


What would possibly be OP's reason for creating a "flame" like this?

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Re: UF full scholly vs UVA w/ no money

Postby jlnoa0915 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:32 pm

I'd take UVA personally for the mobility of the degree, but thats just me.

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Re: UF full scholly vs UVA w/ no money

Postby James Bond » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:33 pm

Just wondering, what are the "friends" numbers?

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Re: UF full scholly vs UVA w/ no money

Postby slider » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:34 pm

I'm in the same position. I decided to go with UVa.

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Re: UF full scholly vs UVA w/ no money

Postby toolshed » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:35 pm

Kiersten1985 wrote:
scribelaw wrote:Flame?

UF isn't known for giving out much money, let alone full rides.


What would possibly be OP's reason for creating a "flame" like this?


Gator trolling?

If he wants to practice in Florida, and doesn't mind small/midlaw or PI--UF. If he has ANY other aspirations at all (Biglaw, academia, high-level government, anything outside of Florida)--UVA.

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Re: UF full scholly vs UVA w/ no money

Postby minuit » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:37 pm

if he knows he wants to practice in FL, then it would be almost silly to not take UF full scholly. I dunno how well he would do coming back to FL after UVA, with tons of debt. I'm sure a FL grad at the top of the class would have an easier time finding a job.

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Re: UF full scholly vs UVA w/ no money

Postby scribelaw » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:38 pm

Kiersten1985 wrote:
scribelaw wrote:Flame?

UF isn't known for giving out much money, let alone full rides.


What would possibly be OP's reason for creating a "flame" like this?


I don't know. But a full ride at UF doesn't add up. If you look at LSN, it just doesn't really happen; they're notoriously stingy. Maybe I'm wrong or UF is being more generous this year.

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Re: UF full scholly vs UVA w/ no money

Postby toolshed » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:40 pm

scribelaw wrote:
Kiersten1985 wrote:
scribelaw wrote:Flame?

UF isn't known for giving out much money, let alone full rides.


What would possibly be OP's reason for creating a "flame" like this?


I don't know. But a full ride at UF doesn't add up. If you look at LSN, it just doesn't really happen; they're notoriously stingy. Maybe I'm wrong or UF is being more generous this year.


They give out a few (VERY few, but a few) big scholarships. Plus they reduced their class size...maybe they have a little more $$ to throw around.

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Re: UF full scholly vs UVA w/ no money

Postby mahoney657 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:33 pm

He's in state so it doesn't take much to get a full ride.

His #s are 169/4.0 and he's a uf undergrad so it just seems like they are pushing hard to keep him in gville for another 3 years. He's leaning towards UF, I'm trying to get him to go to UVA. But he does have good reasons to stay (fiance etc) and it would be nice for him to start off life with no debt (thanks to bright futures). Thanks for the opinions so far.

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Re: UF full scholly vs UVA w/ no money

Postby Bronte » Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:25 am

mahoney657 wrote:He's in state so it doesn't take much to get a full ride.

His #s are 169/4.0 and he's a uf undergrad so it just seems like they are pushing hard to keep him in gville for another 3 years. He's leaning towards UF, I'm trying to get him to go to UVA. But he does have good reasons to stay (fiance etc) and it would be nice for him to start off life with no debt (thanks to bright futures). Thanks for the opinions so far.


Personally, I would go to UVA. But I wouldn't push him to go $200k in debt.

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Re: UF full scholly vs UVA w/ no money

Postby Vincent Vega » Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:54 pm

UF.

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Re: UF full scholly vs UVA w/ no money

Postby Renaixença » Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:57 pm

Yes, UF gives out money. They gave me more than full tuition. I turned them down for a T-14.

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Re: UF full scholly vs UVA w/ no money

Postby beesknees » Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:03 am

Being an in-state applicant matters. I got almost a full-ride offer this year. My friend who is a 1L at UF negotiated her way into a full in-state ride.

Interestingly, she turned down UVA for UF and hasn't looked back. Don't know if I will follow suit.

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Re: UF full scholly vs UVA w/ no money

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:04 am

UVA.

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Re: UF full scholly vs UVA w/ no money

Postby Cavalier » Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:07 am

vanwinkle wrote:UVA.

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Re: UF full scholly vs UVA w/ no money

Postby los blancos » Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:11 am

minuit wrote:if he knows he wants to practice in FL, then it would be almost silly to not take UF full scholly. I dunno how well he would do coming back to FL after UVA, with tons of debt. I'm sure a FL grad at the top of the class would have an easier time finding a job.


1. Not necessarily true
2. Assuming OP's friend is going to end up at the top of the class is very shaky




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