seton hall v st johns

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magicman
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seton hall v st johns

Postby magicman » Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:52 am

I've only gotten in at seton hall and st johns so far, while waitlisted or waiting response for several other schools. I don't necessarily like the chances of my options broadening after all is said and done, so I am going to put down a seat deposit @ one of the two above. The thought of living in new jersey repulses me. But I know jamaica is no gated community either. It doesn't look like ill be getting much in the way of money from either school. I might just sit out the year, retake and reapply next cycle, but I still want the option. Where should I send the deposit? I'd also be open to commuting from brooklyn to south orange if anyone could tell me what that commute is like. No offense to anyone from jersey.

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TTH
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Re: seton hall v st johns

Postby TTH » Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:54 am

Do you live with family or something? That's the only way commuting from NYC to Jersey would make sense to me.

I would wait till next year and try to improve your application as much as possible. You seem to know that your options won't be great out of either school, and I think paying a seat deposit would only tempt you to go there more.

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Re: seton hall v st johns

Postby barryb » Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:49 am

I am actually having the same dilemma. I have been accepted to both SJU and SHU with a full scholarship for each. SHU is ranked a bit better, but SJU probably has better employment prospects due to their alumni network and the fact that it is in NY. Living costs will be about the same for me as I live in between both locations (although i would probably move closer) so my decision will be based upon the school's merit alone.

Honestly, I am thinking of retaking the LSAT again anyway to give myself better options. On the other hand, free tuition is very tempting.

I have to make a decision in about a week! Any thoughts from current students at either schools?

Thanks!

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Re: seton hall v st johns

Postby keg411 » Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:19 am

OP, if you hate NJ don't go to SHU.




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