American (sticker 180k) v Ubaltimore (75k)ride W/Ls

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What school?

UBaltimore (75k)
4
24%
UBaltimore (with intent to ride W/L or transfer)
1
6%
American
7
41%
You are scrwed
5
29%
 
Total votes: 17

kkslider
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American (sticker 180k) v Ubaltimore (75k)ride W/Ls

Postby kkslider » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:27 pm

Ok, so I'm stuck.

I am all but engaged to a girl who wants to enter sports journalism (and yes I know the field is dying but w/e it makes her happy) so I feel like I will need a degree that can travel to some extent. American brings this, but at a ridiculous cost (~180k).

I am from Baltimore, as is the girl, and would like to spend the rest of my life here. I got waitlisted at UMD, my top choice, and into Ubaltimore. I know Ubaltimore "places well in Bmore", so I would get this from the school but it would travel no where else, and for some reason I got NO SCHOLARSHIP money from UB, despite being around median GPA and above 75th for LSAT as well as a URM (Native American).

Right now I am leaning toward going to Ubalt and riding out the UMD/Villanova/Temple/Richmond waitlist (and then attempting that difficult transfer if the waitlists don't happen), but I am having serious trouble turning down a great school in American. Public interest in my preferred area of practice in the future, and being a PD would help out with the debt that would come from a great PI school like American, but I don't want to lock myself into that in case I find another type of law that interests me more.

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blerg
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Re: American (sticker 180k) v Ubaltimore (75k)ride W/Ls

Postby blerg » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:32 pm

RC fail on my part.

Pearalegal
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Re: American (sticker 180k) v Ubaltimore (75k)ride W/Ls

Postby Pearalegal » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:38 pm

Neither degree is portable, realistically speaking. Go to UB if you're totally happy with staying in Baltimore and only Baltimore, with no expectation of transferring. If it happens, whoopie, but make your plans like theres a 0 chance.

I'm a fellow Baltimore kid, and what everyone says about UB really is true. Contemplating taking a full-ride at American for its "portability," is a really, really bad idea. Not sure why your girlfriend needs to travel for her profession (or I guess, hopeful profession?) if you both want to be in Baltimore.

Also, what is this all but engaged crap? Whats stopping you? Shit or get off the pot, hon.

Don't make plans around someone you haven't completely commited to. I did it with a guy I was all but engaged to right as college was ending (which sounds like the same time period you're in), and turns out that it wasn't such a hot idea. Though it seems like the goals are pretty similar.

kkslider
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Re: American (sticker 180k) v Ubaltimore (75k)ride W/Ls

Postby kkslider » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:43 pm

Pearalegal wrote:Neither degree is portable, realistically speaking. Go to UB if you're totally happy with staying in Baltimore and only Baltimore, with no expectation of transferring. If it happens, whoopie, but make your plans like theres a 0 chance.

I'm a fellow Baltimore kid, and what everyone says about UB really is true. Contemplating taking a full-ride at American for its "portability," is a really, really bad idea. Not sure why your girlfriend needs to travel for her profession (or I guess, hopeful profession?) if you both want to be in Baltimore.

Also, what is this all but engaged crap? Whats stopping you? Shit or get off the pot, hon.

Don't make plans around someone you haven't completely commited to. I did it with a guy I was all but engaged to right as college was ending (which sounds like the same time period you're in), and turns out that it wasn't such a hot idea. Though it seems like the goals are pretty similar.



thanks for the advice. And trust me, i'm itching to shit, just want to know where both our futures lies. Can't do the whole Long-distance for 3 years and then who knows crap. Journalists tend to have to travel around early in the profession before finding someplace where they fit. My father is a journalist and he has been EXTRAORDINARILY lucky to have been in bmore early and remained here.

What do you mean by "everything everyon says about UB really is true?"

Pearalegal
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Re: American (sticker 180k) v Ubaltimore (75k)ride W/Ls

Postby Pearalegal » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:47 pm

kkslider wrote:thanks for the advice. And trust me, i'm itching to shit, just want to know where both our futures lies. Can't do the whole Long-distance for 3 years and then who knows crap.

What do you mean by "everything everyon says about UB really is true?"


Pretty much the entire city is made up of UB and UMD grads. For a T4, its just got shockingly great placement. Just check out the bios of the big firms in Baltimore--Venable, DLA Piper, ect and then look at the DA's office.

If you want my two cents, I've seen plenty of unengaged/engaged/married couples fall apart long distance, and plenty of couples from all three categories stay together. My parents are currently in a long distance marriage and have found ways to make it work and are pretty happy ducks. Sure, its hard...but if you're working on making sure your future together is more stable and profitable, I can't see any reason why two people who are in love, commitment and mature can't make something work. Don't put someone you love in a waiting room while you get all the details "figured out." There will always be details to figure out. Get on that horse and all.

...if you wanted those cents. :wink:




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