Case Western vs. Cleveland State

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Which is the best choice?

Case Western (10k scholarship)
9
43%
Cleveland - Marshall (10k scholarship)
12
57%
 
Total votes: 21

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Creed Fan
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Case Western vs. Cleveland State

Postby Creed Fan » Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:39 am

Accepted to Case (10K scholly) and Cleveland Marshall (10k scholly). I want to live in NE Ohio after I graduate. Is it worth it to go into more debt to attend Case? It appears I'll be on the hook for $120k at Case vs. $54k at CSU.

Thanks for the input!

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Lawl Shcool
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Re: Case Western vs. Cleveland State

Postby Lawl Shcool » Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:47 am

Being from the area I would say go to CSU on the cheap. Every firm in cleveland, big or small, has a bunch of CSU grads and all but 1 judge I have met in Cleveland has been a CSU grad. I wouldn't pay 70k extra for Case, I just don't think the opportunities are any better.

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Re: Case Western vs. Cleveland State

Postby irish017 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:54 pm

Case is definitely not worth the extra debt.

CSU all the way.

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Cole S. Law
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Re: Case Western vs. Cleveland State

Postby Cole S. Law » Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:03 pm

Cleveland State. Case's tuition is criminal.

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Re: Case Western vs. Cleveland State

Postby amclane » Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:12 pm

I would say go to Case. You say you want to live in NE Ohio after graduation, but you never know where life is going to take you... and if it does take you outside of Ohio, you are much better off with a degree from Case. No one has even heard of Cleveland State. Thats' just my opinion.

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Re: Case Western vs. Cleveland State

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:07 pm

I'm a big fan of Case, but I voted Marshall. If you are really set on just NE Ohio, then there's no reason to take on 66k more in debt. If you have even the slightest inkling of leaving the region, then I'd have voted Case.

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Re: Case Western vs. Cleveland State

Postby TTH » Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:44 pm

Case is too damned expensive. However, have you tried using your Case scholarship to get more money out of C-M? To be sure, they know they're much cheaper, but you should be able to get a little more cash out of them.

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Re: Case Western vs. Cleveland State

Postby mixitup » Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:47 pm

I would say Cleveland State. If you wanted to work outside of Ohio, then I would say Case because they have pretty good placement elsewhere, particularly DC; however, since you want to stay in the area I would say you'll do great at CSU.

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Re: Case Western vs. Cleveland State

Postby urban » Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:52 pm

Definitely Cleveland State. I've had friends who attended both schools. They all recommend in terms of costs Cleveland State if you want to live in NE Ohio.

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Re: Case Western vs. Cleveland State

Postby Case2L » Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:54 pm

If you have your heart set on Cleveland Biglaw (Jones Day, Baker Hostetler, Squires Dempsey, etc...) then you want to go with Case. If you're looking for mid-size or small firm work in NE Ohio, then you're probably better off saving your money and going to C-M. I agree with a previous poster - you should see if you can get a better scholarship from C-M.

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Re: Case Western vs. Cleveland State

Postby Creed Fan » Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:23 pm

Trying to get additional cash is a good option. I'm working with Case to get more as well, but the difference in cost is still tremendous.

Thanks for all the help guys!




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