GW v Emory $60k v BC 45k v USC WL

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GW v Emory $60k v BC 45k v USC WL

Postby mich » Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:21 pm

So I am now considering these 4 schools...

GW at sticker, but I have strong ties to DC b/c I grew up there

Emory 20k/year, loved the school but wasn't crazy about Atlanta during my (short) visit

Boston College 15k/year, haven't been, I like Boston but have only ever been there in summer and am somewhat averse to the cold

USC waitlist, absolutely love CA, did UG in so-cal and am reluctant to leave

How important is ranking among these schools? How portable are they? What is life like in these cities (especially Atlanta and Boston)??? HELP!

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Re: GW v Emory $60k v BC 45k v USC WL

Postby General Tso » Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:47 pm

you should make a poll

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Re: GW v Emory $60k v BC 45k v USC WL

Postby mich » Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:21 pm

I'm looking more for information/reasons why than just picking a school. Can anyone give me some advice???

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Re: GW v Emory $60k v BC 45k v USC WL

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:07 pm

Of your three choices Emory & Boston College deserve the most consideration due to cost & national ranking. Young professionals love both cities, however, both are very different from your beloved Los Angeles. In my opinion, Emory & Boston College offer contrasting law school cultures & atmospheres so you need to visit each law school while in session.

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Re: GW v Emory $60k v BC 45k v USC WL

Postby mich » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:07 am

what is the atmosphere like at boston college? emory didn't seem like an overly cutthroat atmosphere when i visited, but i didn't really get a sense of this at GW and didn't see BC...

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Re: GW v Emory $60k v BC 45k v USC WL

Postby mich » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:16 pm

please please help!!!!

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Re: GW v Emory $60k v BC 45k v USC WL

Postby forty-two » Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:18 pm

mich wrote:what is the atmosphere like at boston college? emory didn't seem like an overly cutthroat atmosphere when i visited, but i didn't really get a sense of this at GW and didn't see BC...


I think BC students are really nice and they seem to be very happy and full of school pride. However, I like Emory more (I liked the vibe of the campus, I thought I'd fit in a bit more, the COL is cheaper in ATL, and the weather is better). They're both great schools though, so I don't really think you can go wrong. As for GW, I personally don't think it's worth full price, especially with the very high COL in DC. I don't know how improtant money is to you though. FWIW, I do have a friend there who loves it.

Good luck deciding!

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Re: GW v Emory $60k v BC 45k v USC WL

Postby JOThompson » Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:37 pm

All the schools are largely regional, so you should choose depending on your attraction to each particular area. I would personally go with Emory.




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