UIUC vs. Indiana-Bloomington Full Scholly

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UIUC vs. Indiana-Bloomington Full Scholly

Postby yelgnits » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:02 pm

To me, these options are both very attractive. I don't plan on doing big-law (Chicago or elsewhere), and these schools are both ranked the same in the USNews system (tied at 23rd). Anyone have any thoughts, specifically on quality of life, living costs, subjective impressions of the schools, and employment prospects outside of big-law?

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Re: UIUC vs. Indiana-Bloomington Full Scholly

Postby Panther7 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:25 pm

Indiana is overranked, I'd take UIUC in a heartbeat.

Plus, have you driven through Indiana recently?

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Re: UIUC vs. Indiana-Bloomington Full Scholly

Postby Vincent Vega » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:33 pm

Do you have a full scholarship at Illinois? If so, I would go there. If not, it's Indiana.

I chose an Indiana full ride over Illinois 10k/year this cycle.

Panther7 wrote:Indiana is overranked, I'd take UIUC in a heartbeat.


This is a poor argument. I don't think anyone is kidding themselves that Illinois and Indiana should be ranked exactly the same, but it doesn't mean that a full ride at Indiana isn't a better deal than Illinois at sticker.

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Re: UIUC vs. Indiana-Bloomington Full Scholly

Postby Panther7 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:35 pm

Halibut6 wrote:Do you have a full scholarship at Illinois? If so, I would go there. If not, it's Indiana.

I chose an Indiana full ride over Illinois 10k/year this cycle.

Panther7 wrote:Indiana is overranked, I'd take UIUC in a heartbeat.


This is a poor argument. I don't think anyone is kidding themselves that Illinois and Indiana should be ranked exactly the same, but it doesn't mean that a full ride at Indiana isn't a better deal than Illinois at sticker.


I assumed the $$$ sign next to UIUC in his profile combined with the the thread title signified he had a full ride to both. All things even, I have a hard time rationalizing Indiana over Illinois. I'm not bashing Indiana, it's ok Halibut! I may end up at Indiana with the way my cycle is going myself.

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Re: UIUC vs. Indiana-Bloomington Full Scholly

Postby LSATfromNC » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:38 pm

Halibut6 wrote:Do you have a full scholarship at Illinois? If so, I would go there. If not, it's Indiana.

I chose an Indiana full ride over Illinois 10k/year this cycle.

Panther7 wrote:Indiana is overranked, I'd take UIUC in a heartbeat.


This is a poor argument. I don't think anyone is kidding themselves that Illinois and Indiana should be ranked exactly the same, but it doesn't mean that a full ride at Indiana isn't a better deal than Illinois at sticker.


+1

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Re: UIUC vs. Indiana-Bloomington Full Scholly

Postby Vincent Vega » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:40 pm

Panther7 wrote:
Halibut6 wrote:Do you have a full scholarship at Illinois? If so, I would go there. If not, it's Indiana.

I chose an Indiana full ride over Illinois 10k/year this cycle.

Panther7 wrote:Indiana is overranked, I'd take UIUC in a heartbeat.


This is a poor argument. I don't think anyone is kidding themselves that Illinois and Indiana should be ranked exactly the same, but it doesn't mean that a full ride at Indiana isn't a better deal than Illinois at sticker.


I assumed the $$$ sign next to UIUC in his profile combined with the the thread title signified he had a full ride to both. All things even, I have a hard time rationalizing Indiana over Illinois. I'm not bashing Indiana, it's ok Halibut! I may end up at Indiana with the way my cycle is going myself.


I hadn't looked at OP's profile. With a 168, OP likely does have good money at Illinois. Like I said, all things equal I would choose Illinois too, but just because it is generally considered a better school, not because Indiana is overranked.

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Re: UIUC vs. Indiana-Bloomington Full Scholly

Postby ndirish2010 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:22 pm

If you have $30K/yr or more at Illinois, go there. If not, IU is the better choice I would say.

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Re: UIUC vs. Indiana-Bloomington Full Scholly

Postby ndirish2010 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:22 pm

Panther7 wrote:Indiana is overranked, I'd take UIUC in a heartbeat.

Plus, have you driven through Indiana recently?


-1. Have you driven through Central Illinois lately? Plus, Bloomington is a great college town.

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Re: UIUC vs. Indiana-Bloomington Full Scholly

Postby fulkersonr1 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:15 pm

Never visited Illinois but Bloomington is cool. If $ were = I would take Illinois for a better shot at Chi. If IU offered a lot more $ (like 45k) I would go there.

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Re: UIUC vs. Indiana-Bloomington Full Scholly

Postby lawhawk » Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:18 pm

ndirish2010 wrote:
Panther7 wrote:Indiana is overranked, I'd take UIUC in a heartbeat.

Plus, have you driven through Indiana recently?


-1. Have you driven through Central Illinois lately? Plus, Bloomington is a great college town.



lol so true. I think on a clear day you can see from Iowa to Indiana.

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Re: UIUC vs. Indiana-Bloomington Full Scholly

Postby phillbert0087 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:22 pm

I would take the full scholly and go to Bloomington. They are both ranked very similar and have presence in the region

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Re: UIUC vs. Indiana-Bloomington Full Scholly

Postby nsideirish » Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:30 pm

Like others said, if all things even, U of I is the way to go.

Not only do they have a better basketball team, they have Unofficial St Patrick's Day. The only thing you could bring up to rationalize attending IU is the Little 500. These are very key things to consider when picking a law school

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Re: UIUC vs. Indiana-Bloomington Full Scholly

Postby Vincent Vega » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:30 pm

nsideirish wrote:Like others said, if all things even, U of I is the way to go.

Not only do they have a better basketball team, they have Unofficial St Patrick's Day. The only thing you could bring up to rationalize attending IU is the Little 500. These are very key things to consider when picking a law school


Dude, the Little 500 sounds ridiculously lame. Is there at least a lot of drinking there?

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Re: UIUC vs. Indiana-Bloomington Full Scholly

Postby nsideirish » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:17 pm

Halibut6 wrote:
nsideirish wrote:Like others said, if all things even, U of I is the way to go.

Not only do they have a better basketball team, they have Unofficial St Patrick's Day. The only thing you could bring up to rationalize attending IU is the Little 500. These are very key things to consider when picking a law school


Dude, the Little 500 sounds ridiculously lame. Is there at least a lot of drinking there?



Little 500 is a week-long, campus-wide booze fest with some of the best looking women I have seen. Lance Armstrong said, "I've attended Super Bowls, World Series and the Monaco Grand Prix, but the coolest event I ever attended was the Little 500."

And I am in not affiliated with IU..I just visited a friend down there when it was going on last year..and WOW is about all I can say.

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Re: UIUC vs. Indiana-Bloomington Full Scholly

Postby danquayle » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:26 pm

nsideirish wrote:
Halibut6 wrote:
nsideirish wrote:Like others said, if all things even, U of I is the way to go.

Not only do they have a better basketball team, they have Unofficial St Patrick's Day. The only thing you could bring up to rationalize attending IU is the Little 500. These are very key things to consider when picking a law school


Dude, the Little 500 sounds ridiculously lame. Is there at least a lot of drinking there?



Little 500 is a week-long, campus-wide booze fest with some of the best looking women I have seen. Lance Armstrong said, "I've attended Super Bowls, World Series and the Monaco Grand Prix, but the coolest event I ever attended was the Little 500."

And I am in not affiliated with IU..I just visited a friend down there when it was going on last year..and WOW is about all I can say.



They could call it Misses Margaret Ellen Fluffelberry's Tea Party and it would still kick ass because of the lethal combination of hot girls + alcohol + a plausible excuse to immerse yourself in both. Trust me, its a lot of fun.

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Re: UIUC vs. Indiana-Bloomington Full Scholly

Postby scionb4 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:27 pm

Panther7 wrote:Indiana is overranked, I'd take UIUC in a heartbeat.

Plus, have you driven through Indiana recently?[/quote]


You obviously haven't driven through central Illinois.