Final Decision Time...Please Help!

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Georgia State vs. Kentucky

Georgia State (in-state tuition at 10K)
26
65%
Kentucky (in-state tuition scholarship at 15K must stay in top 60%)
14
35%
 
Total votes: 40

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Final Decision Time...Please Help!

Postby bruffin » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:27 am

Barring an acceptance to UGA (I am currently on hold) I have finally narrowed my decision down to two schools. I have lived in Atlanta my whole life and I love it here. However, Georgia State is third best school in the state (behind UGA and Emory) and I would also be competing for jobs with other top schools (UVA, Duke, Vandy, etc.). Tuition at GSU is pretty in expensive at just under 10k.

Kentucky on the other hand is the best school in its state. I really enjoyed my visit there and could definitely see myself settling there permanently after law school. Plus SEC football and basketball would serve as perfect study breaks. I have received a scholarship granting me in-state tuition which is 15k per year. In order to keep this scholarship I have to stay in the top 60% of my class.

What would you do in my situation?

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Re: Final Decision Time...Please Help!

Postby TTH » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:29 am

How much is projected COA at Georgia State v. Kentucky?

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Re: Final Decision Time...Please Help!

Postby bruffin » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:06 am

TipTravHoot wrote:How much is projected COA at Georgia State v. Kentucky?


COA is right around 14K at both schools.

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Re: Final Decision Time...Please Help!

Postby actorlaw » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:14 am

go somewhere. anywhere. and transfer to Emory.

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Re: Final Decision Time...Please Help!

Postby TTH » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:15 am

bruffin wrote:
TipTravHoot wrote:How much is projected COA at Georgia State v. Kentucky?


COA is right around 14K at both schools.


Ehrm, including living expenses? Atlanta is a much more expensive town than Lexington.

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Re: Final Decision Time...Please Help!

Postby bruffin » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:21 am

TipTravHoot wrote:
bruffin wrote:
TipTravHoot wrote:How much is projected COA at Georgia State v. Kentucky?


COA is right around 14K at both schools.


Ehrm, including living expenses? Atlanta is a much more expensive town than Lexington.


From what I have been able to find online they are very similar. I thought it was strange as well. I plan on calling the Financial Aid office tomorrow to get the actual number.

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Re: Final Decision Time...Please Help!

Postby shawty18ga » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:18 am

I think my buddy at GSU law is paying somewhere in the range of 17k to 19k annually for COL. 14k is probably possible in Atlanta, but you won't like where you live.

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Re: Final Decision Time...Please Help!

Postby bruffin » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:21 am

shawty18ga wrote:I think my buddy at GSU law is paying somewhere in the range of 17k to 19k annually for COL. 14k is probably possible in Atlanta, but you won't like where you live.


It's definitely possible, but if they only give 14K for COA I would have to take out some extra private loans so I could live in a decent area

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Re: Final Decision Time...Please Help!

Postby bruffin » Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:02 pm

Thanks for the votes! Seems like GSU is the clear winner thus far. Does anyone mind telling me
what made them vote one way or the other?

Thanks again!

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Re: Final Decision Time...Please Help!

Postby TTH » Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:58 pm

bruffin wrote:Thanks for the votes! Seems like GSU is the clear winner thus far. Does anyone mind telling me
what made them vote one way or the other?

Thanks again!


Cuz no one ever gets lucky in Kentucky.

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Re: Final Decision Time...Please Help!

Postby bruffin » Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:09 am

bump

anyone else have an opinion/vote?

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Re: Final Decision Time...Please Help!

Postby thepcv » Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:54 am

This really feels like it's down to where you think you'd rather live. Despite the numbers given, I'm pretty sure that COL is probably a bit less in Lexington than Atlanta (which may more balance out the the price difference). Job prospects will likely be the same (in their prospective states).

All other things being equal, I will say this. UK basketball is always amazing--especially if you can see them live at Rupp Arena.

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Re: Final Decision Time...Please Help!

Postby bruffin » Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:07 pm

bump

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Re: Final Decision Time...Please Help!

Postby bruffin » Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:56 pm

bump

I would really appreciate some more help! Thanks!

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Re: Final Decision Time...Please Help!

Postby kaydish21 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:01 pm

I would say don't go to a school just cause its the best school in it's state unless it is one of the best in it's nation also. If you love GA then go to GSU. If you want to relocate to Kentucky, then go there. I don't think the quality of basketball team should have an impact (and I'm a huuuuge college bball fan) on your career life plan.

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Re: Final Decision Time...Please Help!

Postby bruffin » Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:29 pm

bump

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Re: Final Decision Time...Please Help!

Postby Scurredsitless1 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:32 pm

TipTravHoot wrote:
bruffin wrote:Thanks for the votes! Seems like GSU is the clear winner thus far. Does anyone mind telling me
what made them vote one way or the other?

Thanks again!


Cuz no one ever gets lucky in Kentucky.



Come on! As long as you have a cousin in KY, you can get lucky!

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Re: Final Decision Time...Please Help!

Postby bruffin » Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:15 pm

bump

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Re: Final Decision Time...Please Help!

Postby Jones, Dow » Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:22 pm

when you answer the question of where you'd rather practice, you've answered the question. that's really all there is to it.




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