Villanova at Sticker?

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Villanova at Sticker?

Postby Spinner » Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:29 pm

Applied and was accepted at all the Philadelphia area schools besides UPenn. I think I've ruled out Rutgers Camden because I'm not crazy about the area, so that leaves me with Drexel with money and Temple and Villanova at sticker.

I'm hoping for a big law placement after graduating, which makes me think I shouldn't do Drexel. Of Temple and Villanova I lean towards Villanova for the suburban feel (just moved out of a city and am liking the change of pace) among other reasons.

After that long intro I'm just wondering about how others made the choice between the Philly schools? Anyone else reluctant to pay sticker but in a position where they think they should? Do we feel Villanova is worth it at sticker? Any other feedback on cutting Drexel out of the running?

Thanks for any help---really appreciate it.

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Re: Villanova at Sticker?

Postby starsong » Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:41 pm

Honestly not trying to sound arrogant, but is any T2 school worth it at sticker? Your chances of biglaw are small, while the debt is huge. IBR helps, but it's still a big risk...

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Re: Villanova at Sticker?

Postby dreman510 » Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:44 pm

Are you in state?

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Re: Villanova at Sticker?

Postby stayway » Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:00 am

i'd also like to know about chances at biglaw placement from Villanova (i know its a T2 so spare me).

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Re: Villanova at Sticker?

Postby Spinner » Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:01 am

Dreman--Not in state now,but will likely move to PA at some point during law school. I know Temple has a good in state tuition, but that you can only get it after living in state for 12 months. At most I'd probably get in state tuition for a year and a half (not insignificant I know).

Starsong--I'm open to all feedback. No worries

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Re: Villanova at Sticker?

Postby dreman510 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:03 am

Spinner wrote:Dreman--Not in state now,but will likely move to PA at some point during law school. I know Temple has a good in state tuition, but that you can only get it after living in state for 12 months. At most I'd probably get in state tuition for a year and a half (not insignificant I know).

Starsong--I'm open to all feedback. No worries

In that case, I would say if anything, Temple has the edge over 'Nova in Philly. Compound that with instate tuition for 1.5 years, why not go there?

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Re: Villanova at Sticker?

Postby starsong » Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:11 am

I agree, debt/cost should be your primary consideration.

nooyyllib--according to http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... hbxlogin=1, Villanova placed 16.7% of c/o 2009 grads in NLJ250 firms. That's a small #...

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Re: Villanova at Sticker?

Postby stayway » Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:16 am

starsong wrote:I agree, debt/cost should be your primary consideration.

nooyyllib--according to http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... hbxlogin=1, Villanova placed 16.7% of c/o 2009 grads in NLJ250 firms. That's a small #...


yeah. right now my only decision is between Villanova and Pitt.

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Re: Villanova at Sticker?

Postby OneKnight » Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:16 am

Temple placed 16.2% by comparison, not a significant difference...

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Re: Villanova at Sticker?

Postby stayway » Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:19 am

OneKnight wrote:Temple placed 16.2% by comparison, not a significant difference...


i think for OP Temple might be a little better (if you look at the $ issue), Villanova is a private school = no in-state tuition possibility 2L or 3L.

Too bad I was WL at temple and withdrew. But at least Nova is giving me some $...

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Re: Villanova at Sticker?

Postby Spinner » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:03 am

Sounds like everyone agrees to take Drexel off the table? It's just hard to walk away from money for 2 schools that have offered me nada, but seems like the right choice.

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Re: Villanova at Sticker?

Postby jlnoa0915 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:10 am

I would contact the admissions offices at temple and nova and are if you could negotiate any aid from them. Personally I would take drexel off the table. Not saying it isn't a good school but for me its still untested.

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Re: Villanova at Sticker?

Postby JuTMSY4 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:13 am

Spinner wrote:Dreman--Not in state now,but will likely move to PA at some point during law school. I know Temple has a good in state tuition, but that you can only get it after living in state for 12 months. At most I'd probably get in state tuition for a year and a half (not insignificant I know).

Starsong--I'm open to all feedback. No worries


In state PA Residency isn't a Slam dunk (Unlike NJ for example) - FYI. When negotiating aid, I'd suggest you check with the Fin Aid office to be sure




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