Sticker Loyola vs. Full Schol. at Southwestern/WSU/La Verne

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Sticker Loyola vs. Full Schol. at Southwestern/WSU/La Verne

Postby makebelieve » Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:41 pm

My scores were 162 LSAT and 3.6 gpa URM (Mexican-American) and I have been accepted to Western State University, Loyola, Southwestern, and La Verne. Loyola is making me pay sticker (which will be 115k in student loans) while the others are offering me full or close to full scholarship offers. What should I do? Here's some background information:
I'll be working through school, so night school is my only option.
I want to go into Real Estate and Estate Law.
I'll be living with my wife and baby during law school, providing the only income in the household.

If you need any other information from me just let me know.

Also, if you know of any ways for me to up my award at Loyola let me know.

Thanks,
J

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Re: Sticker Loyola vs. Full Schol. at Southwestern/WSU/La Verne

Postby makebelieve » Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:51 pm

Anyone?

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Re: Sticker Loyola vs. Full Schol. at Southwestern/WSU/La Verne

Postby twert » Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:53 pm

full at southwestern, easy. i don't think loyola is worth full, though it is a good school. i don't think that, for the vast majority of the class, the difference in opportunity will be significantly better at loyola.

disclaimer, i have a bias, i'm choosing full at chapman over 17k/y at loyola.

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Re: Sticker Loyola vs. Full Schol. at Southwestern/WSU/La Verne

Postby charlesjd » Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:53 pm

Loyola at sTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTicker is not worth it. It is in a saturated market and the top of the class get the last pickings over schools like uchicago, nwu, minn, iowa, washu, uiuc, iu-b, mich, case wester, etc. the list goes on. 115k in debt = no.

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Re: Sticker Loyola vs. Full Schol. at Southwestern/WSU/La Verne

Postby makebelieve » Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:07 pm

Charlesjd, what recommendation do you have on where I go? I'm guessing Southwestern would be your choice too?

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Re: Sticker Loyola vs. Full Schol. at Southwestern/WSU/La Verne

Postby twert » Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:08 pm

charlesjd wrote:Loyola at sTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTicker is not worth it. It is in a saturated market and the top of the class get the last pickings over schools like uchicago, nwu, minn, iowa, washu, uiuc, iu-b, mich, case wester, etc. the list goes on. 115k in debt = no.

i think its LA

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Re: Sticker Loyola vs. Full Schol. at Southwestern/WSU/La Verne

Postby justright157 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:19 pm

thats a bad idea...loyola will always have the better reputation...and make it much easier for you to find a job on name recognition in LA rather than Chapman. Chapman is a good school too but we all know that Loyola is better. Don't let money be your factor.

twert wrote:full at southwestern, easy. i don't think loyola is worth full, though it is a good school. i don't think that, for the vast majority of the class, the difference in opportunity will be significantly better at loyola.

disclaimer, i have a bias, i'm choosing full at chapman over 17k/y at loyola.

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Re: Sticker Loyola vs. Full Schol. at Southwestern/WSU/La Verne

Postby twert » Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:38 pm

justright157 wrote:thats a bad idea...loyola will always have the better reputation...and make it much easier for you to find a job on name recognition in LA rather than Chapman. Chapman is a good school too but we all know that Loyola is better. Don't let money be your factor.

twert wrote:full at southwestern, easy. i don't think loyola is worth full, though it is a good school. i don't think that, for the vast majority of the class, the difference in opportunity will be significantly better at loyola.

disclaimer, i have a bias, i'm choosing full at chapman over 17k/y at loyola.

i think this far down in the rankings money is exactly what should be a factor.




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