SMU at sticker v Houston ($$$$)

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Houston for free vs SMU at sticker

Houston ($$$$)
28
90%
SMU
3
10%
 
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dvt0004
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SMU at sticker v Houston ($$$$)

Postby dvt0004 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:21 am

Which is the better option, T50 SMU at sticker or T60 Houston with all tuition and fees waived?

I want to transfer to T14 after 1L. SMU may make this easier, but if I don't get accepted Houston may be the better long term option. Any thoughts?

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cendien
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Re: SMU at sticker v Houston ($$$$)

Postby cendien » Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:48 am

Don't plan to transfer. It rarely works out. You can't realistically plan to be high enough in your class to guarantee a T14 transfer; there are too many variables.

That said, there is little difference between SMU and UH in terms of placement, except which city each places into. Follow the money. Neither is better enough than the other to justify massive debt. And UH is not going to make it any more difficult to transfer if the stars do indeed align.

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Re: SMU at sticker v Houston ($$$$)

Postby dvt0004 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:55 am

Thanks

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Re: SMU at sticker v Houston ($$$$)

Postby holdencaulfield » Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:55 pm

dvt0004 wrote:Which is the better option, T50 SMU at sticker or T60 Houston with all tuition and fees waived?

I want to transfer to T14 after 1L. SMU may make this easier, but if I don't get accepted Houston may be the better long term option. Any thoughts?


+1

Considering SMU is slowly approaching 40k/year in tuition, I would pick UH hands down.

+1 on not planning to transfer to t14 --> remember that 90% of lawstudents think they will be in the top 10%.

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Re: SMU at sticker v Houston ($$$$)

Postby Esc » Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:19 am

cendien wrote:Don't plan to transfer. It rarely works out. You can't realistically plan to be high enough in your class to guarantee a T14 transfer; there are too many variables.

That said, there is little difference between SMU and UH in terms of placement, except which city each places into. Follow the money. Neither is better enough than the other to justify massive debt. And UH is not going to make it any more difficult to transfer if the stars do indeed align.


Everything that this guy said. Go enjoy UH for free.

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Re: SMU at sticker v Houston ($$$$)

Postby kalvano » Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:23 am

UH for free sounds like a winner to me.

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SportsFanatic
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Re: SMU at sticker v Houston ($$$$)

Postby SportsFanatic » Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:41 am

There is nothing like free school, plus Houston isn't a bad place to live.

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General Tso
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Re: SMU at sticker v Houston ($$$$)

Postby General Tso » Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:42 am

houston

not even close




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