W&M vs. GW

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chinagator
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W&M vs. GW

Postby chinagator » Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:34 pm

So I'm interested in living in DC/NOVA region and have been accepted to both schools. No $ offer yet from GW, 52K from W&M. Is GW's placement that much better than W&M to merit the much more expensive bill?

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Re: W&M vs. GW

Postby Padimud » Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:30 pm

No

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Re: W&M vs. GW

Postby UF Gators » Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:05 pm

In this situation I would go to WM. With the scholarship offer you should be leaving WM with about $90k in debt compared to about $210k in debt from GW. No way is GW worth that difference in cost.

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Re: W&M vs. GW

Postby dreman510 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:07 pm

W&M, hands down...

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Re: W&M vs. GW

Postby richmondguy30001 » Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:07 am

W&M!!!

Both schools are ranked similarly and GW is slipping. Some people may say with GW you will have more access to DC market, but those people would be wrong - DC employers go down to W-burg all the time.

W&M has much greater lay appeal also.

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Re: W&M vs. GW

Postby Cupidity » Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:12 am

richmondguy30001 wrote:W&M!!!

Both schools are ranked similarly and GW is slipping. Some people may say with GW you will have more access to DC market, but those people would be wrong - DC employers go down to W-burg all the time.

W&M has much greater lay appeal also.


GW is not slipping. It will be at 24+ next year.

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Re: W&M vs. GW

Postby dakatz » Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:18 am

richmondguy30001 wrote:W&M!!!

Both schools are ranked similarly and GW is slipping. Some people may say with GW you will have more access to DC market, but those people would be wrong - DC employers go down to W-burg all the time.

W&M has much greater lay appeal also.


GW is not slipping at all. Do you not know why they dropped in the rankings? They will be one of the biggest risers this year.

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Re: W&M vs. GW

Postby richmondguy30001 » Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:36 pm

Yes, they slipped because of their part time program. Now they have to put down the crack pipe of part-time department's low admission standards and high tuition payments and they will be ok. Let us hope they will be able to accomplish it, and if they do, their dean might not get that sabbatical he/she always wanted, so I think he/she will keep the best interests of _____ in heart.

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Re: W&M vs. GW

Postby erniesto » Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:02 pm

Actually, GW claimed they slipped because of their part time numbers.

They also claim 92% of their graduates are employed and that the average salary is $137,000

BTW I heard from a credible source that Justice Roberts will be retiring.

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Re: W&M vs. GW

Postby richmondguy30001 » Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:09 pm

I just had a few friends who wanted to get into GW part time program with 155-157 LSAT. LSAT being a factor in ranking, no wonder that when you factor them in rankings will drop.
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Re: W&M vs. GW

Postby mhernton » Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:11 pm

erniesto wrote:Actually, GW claimed they slipped because of their part time numbers.

They also claim 92% of their graduates are employed and that the average salary is $137,000

BTW I heard from a credible source that Justice Roberts will be retiring.


Who is the credible source, not a name just a position. He's one of the youngest chief justices in the modern court's history and a bastion of somewhat common sense conservatism. I would welcome a change, but can't see a Republican, giving the court to the Obama White House.




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