Penn State v. The Ohio State

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Penn State v. The Ohio State

Postby jbarl1 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:15 pm

I have been accepted to Penn State with a 60k scholarship (20k a year) and I am still waiting to hear from Ohio but have been complete and under review for about 8 weeks, so I expect to hear back soon.

If I am accepted to The Ohio State University, I anticipate that I will not receive any money. Is their higher ranking worth paying sticker for if my other option is Penn State with 20k a year?

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Re: Penn State v. The Ohio State

Postby nick637 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:17 pm

Definitely OSU. But just because I need your scholly money at PSU

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Re: Penn State v. The Ohio State

Postby jbarl1 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:20 pm

nick637 wrote:Definitely OSU. But just because I need your scholly money at PSU


Lol thanks so much :)

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Re: Penn State v. The Ohio State

Postby scribelaw » Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:28 pm

Ohio State -- wayyy better job prospects.

You can claim in-state after your 1L year, which saves a lot. Sticker at OSU is around $140,000 for all three years, including living expenses and everything, which is pretty cheap (relatively).

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Re: Penn State v. The Ohio State

Postby thisguy456 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:41 pm

It really depends on where you want to practice. I don't think an Ohio State degree is worth all that much in Pennsylvania, and vice versa.

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Re: Penn State v. The Ohio State

Postby jbarl1 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:31 pm

Anyone else care to chime in?

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Re: Penn State v. The Ohio State

Postby baboon309 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:15 pm

thisguy456 wrote:It really depends on where you want to practice. I don't think an Ohio State degree is worth all that much in Pennsylvania, and vice versa.


Penn State isn't worth that much even in PA

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Re: Penn State v. The Ohio State

Postby chicoalto0649 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:17 pm

baboon309 wrote:
thisguy456 wrote:It really depends on where you want to practice. I don't think an Ohio State degree is worth all that much in Pennsylvania, and vice versa.


Penn State isn't worth that much even in PA


Fucking Ohio State. I think some of the larger PA firms still do OCI at Moritz. Just do OSU. In-state is easy to get after 1st year-

op what are your stats/ are you urm? I got 12,000 a year

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Re: Penn State v. The Ohio State

Postby jbarl1 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:48 am

chicoalto0649 wrote:
baboon309 wrote:
thisguy456 wrote:It really depends on where you want to practice. I don't think an Ohio State degree is worth all that much in Pennsylvania, and vice versa.


Penn State isn't worth that much even in PA


Fucking Ohio State. I think some of the larger PA firms still do OCI at Moritz. Just do OSU. In-state is easy to get after 1st year-

op what are your stats/ are you urm? I got 12,000 a year


My stats are 160/3.85 and no, I'm not a URM. Like I said, if I even get accepted, I'm not expecting any money.

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Re: Penn State v. The Ohio State

Postby TTH » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:58 am

This could boil down to where you want to practice/what you want to do. Penn State sucks the hind tit behind a lot of schools in Philly, which has been devastated anyway, and Pittsburgh's not a huge market (and besides, PSU would trail Pitt and probably Case there).

Then again, I'm not sure how comfy I'd be paying sticker for Ohio State either.

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Re: Penn State v. The Ohio State

Postby jbarl1 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:02 pm

So my deposit at Penn State is due April 1st ($500). But, I have yet to hear from OSU. If I am accepted after I pay my Penn State deposit (I do not have a lot of money and it is financially stressful on me as it is just to pay the deposit), is it really worth throwing away the $500 I paid to Penn State to then pay my deposit for OSU and go to there?

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Re: Penn State v. The Ohio State

Postby jbarl1 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:08 pm

anyone?

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Re: Penn State v. The Ohio State

Postby TTH » Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:09 pm

Penn State's deposit is $500?! Damn.

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Re: Penn State v. The Ohio State

Postby jbarl1 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:12 pm

TipTravHoot wrote:Penn State's deposit is $500?! Damn.


Yeah, I know. They aren't messing around.

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Re: Penn State v. The Ohio State

Postby TTTennis » Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:16 pm

I would take the scholarship. Even if your goal is biglaw, it's not like you'd be attending Stanford where 50% of it's graduates go on to make a biglaw salary. What if you take out the $140k in loans and don't make biglaw? How do you expect to pay back that ~$1400/mo. student loan for 10 yrs? If someone else is paying for your tuition, then go with OSU

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Re: Penn State v. The Ohio State

Postby jbarl1 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:53 pm

TTTennis wrote:I would take the scholarship. Even if your goal is biglaw, it's not like you'd be attending Stanford where 50% of it's graduates go on to make a biglaw salary. What if you take out the $140k in loans and don't make biglaw? How do you expect to pay back that ~$1400/mo. student loan for 10 yrs? If someone else is paying for your tuition, then go with OSU


No, I will be paying my own tuition and loans. Thanks

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Re: Penn State v. The Ohio State

Postby TTTennis » Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:28 pm

jbarl1 wrote:
TTTennis wrote:I would take the scholarship. Even if your goal is biglaw, it's not like you'd be attending Stanford where 50% of it's graduates go on to make a biglaw salary. What if you take out the $140k in loans and don't make biglaw? How do you expect to pay back that ~$1400/mo. student loan for 10 yrs? If someone else is paying for your tuition, then go with OSU


No, I will be paying my own tuition and loans. Thanks


I would take the scholarship then. I'm looking at the same situation and I'm taking the scholarship, because I have quite a bit of UG loans and have realized just how bad paying them back sucks.

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Re: Penn State v. The Ohio State

Postby jbarl1 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:44 pm

I am interested in dispute resolution and PSU is ranked 12th for that...so I think if I have a good experience at Open House then I will be sending in my check.

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Re: Penn State v. The Ohio State

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