American (sticker) vs. Catholic ($$)

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American (sticker) vs. Catholic ($$)

American
12
44%
Catholic
15
56%
 
Total votes: 27

Scarletlady
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American (sticker) vs. Catholic ($$)

Postby Scarletlady » Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:47 pm

I was accepted into the PT program at both schools. I am 99% sure I will get no merit aid from American and have received a really good package from Catholic. Is the ranking difference enough reason to pay substantially more? Are the job prospects coming out of American that much better than Catholic?

I will be visiting admitted students days at both and hopefully sitting in on an evening class before seat deposits are due.

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ZXCVBNM
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Re: American (sticker) vs. Catholic ($$)

Postby ZXCVBNM » Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:18 pm

depends on what you want to do but probably better to pay less in this economy

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thepcv
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Re: American (sticker) vs. Catholic ($$)

Postby thepcv » Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:52 am

There are definitely some missing variables here. What sort of law do you think you're interested in? Gov't? PI? Int'l? etc...

Scarletlady
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Re: American (sticker) vs. Catholic ($$)

Postby Scarletlady » Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:59 am

thepcv wrote:There are definitely some missing variables here. What sort of law do you think you're interested in? Gov't? PI? Int'l? etc...


Political and Campaign Finance Law, so I could swing either way on Gov’t work versus BigLaw. My interest is in a very small portion of law, which is why I’m going PT so I can continue working in the field and maintaining professional contact with key people. To the best of my knowledge, CUA doesn’t even offer a class in the field and American only has one class.

I also think to some extent I can’t get over the Tier 1/Tier 2 distinctions between the schools.

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Re: American (sticker) vs. Catholic ($$)

Postby mmiracle » Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:21 pm

I am in the same situation as you-- WL at GMU, so AU & CUA are my top two choices, with almost a full ride at CUA. Can't justify paying sticker at AU, so leaning toward CUA. Planning on going to visit both this weekend as well! Good luck with your decision!

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Richie Tenenbaum
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Re: American (sticker) vs. Catholic ($$)

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:25 pm

Go with limiting debt, the difference between the two does not warrant the huge cost differential.

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Re: American (sticker) vs. Catholic ($$)

Postby Scarletlady » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:43 am

Thanks for everyone's input. You are all echoing what I was feeling overall. CUA just upped my scholly too. I haven't seen my financial aid from AU yet, but I imagine it won't be enough to change my mind.




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