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Postby colemf » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:20 pm

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Re: Baylor(Full Ride) vs. Notre Dame(Half Scholarship)

Postby crm » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:20 pm

colemf wrote:Would I be crazy for giving up a full ride??


nope, unless you desire to go into public interest...if you want BigLaw, I say go to Notre Dame, but I'm just a 0L, so I'm sure other people will have more credited responses.

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Re: Baylor(Full Ride) vs. Notre Dame(Half Scholarship)

Postby XxSpyKEx » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:46 pm

What's a Baylor?

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Re: Baylor(Full Ride) vs. Notre Dame(Half Scholarship)

Postby colemf » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:16 pm

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Re: Baylor(Full Ride) vs. Notre Dame(Half Scholarship)

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:17 pm

Most important consideration: Where do you want to work?

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Re: Baylor(Full Ride) vs. Notre Dame(Half Scholarship)

Postby chadwick218 » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:19 pm

Take the ND Scholarship (even if you are interested in working in Texas). I had to make a similar decision last year. I ended up taking a T-14 at sticker over sizable scholarships at Baylor and SMU. Ultimately, if you don't crack the top 10% at Baylor, big law is pretty much out of the question.

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Re: Baylor(Full Ride) vs. Notre Dame(Half Scholarship)

Postby kalvano » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:22 pm

Should I re-post that Baylor list here?

Go to ND. Enjoy.

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Re: Baylor(Full Ride) vs. Notre Dame(Half Scholarship)

Postby billyez » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:31 pm

As someone noted, the biggest consideraion is where you want to work...but still, I wouldn't go to Baylor. This is coming from a man who loves Texas, but I wouldn't go to Baylor if I could go to ND for half-off - and I want to come back and work in Texas.

Another thing to point out is...have you been to Waco before? There's nothing there.

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Re: Baylor(Full Ride) vs. Notre Dame(Half Scholarship)

Postby colemf » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:39 pm

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Re: Baylor(Full Ride) vs. Notre Dame(Half Scholarship)

Postby romothesavior » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:42 pm

No real exposure to either school, but I've heard nothing but bad things about the culture at Baylor and the Waco area. And ND is a really good school.

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Re: Baylor(Full Ride) vs. Notre Dame(Half Scholarship)

Postby JOThompson » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:42 pm

Notre Dame unless you're absolutely sure you want to work in PI or Texas. I imagine ND would still make TX biglaw much more attainable anyways, especially with your connections to the state.

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Re: Baylor(Full Ride) vs. Notre Dame(Half Scholarship)

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:44 pm

billyez wrote:As someone noted, the biggest consideraion is where you want to work...but still, I wouldn't go to Baylor. This is coming from a man who loves Texas, but I wouldn't go to Baylor if I could go to ND for half-off - and I want to come back and work in Texas.

Another thing to point out is...have you been to Waco before? There's nothing there.


Yeah, I pretty much agree with everything in this response. I could see how Baylor makes sense for someone 1) wanting public interest or another path where they won't be making a lot of money, 2) wanting to do so in Texas, and 3) they have visited Waco before and thought they could spend 3 years there. If someone doesn't meet ALL 3 of these though, I would say go with ND.

Does the Baylor scholly have a GPA/Class requirement component? If yes, and they won't waive that requirement, I think the choice for ND becomes even easier.

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Re: Baylor(Full Ride) vs. Notre Dame(Half Scholarship)

Postby kalvano » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:47 pm

For what it's worth, OP has also heavily participated in this thread -

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=111900


wherein all but 2 or 3 people advised against going to Baylor for a multitude of reasons.

OP, it sounds like you want someone to tell you that it's OK to go to Baylor, that it's a good choice. Not really anyone has in several threads on the topic. Has it occurred to you that it might be a sign?

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Re: Baylor(Full Ride) vs. Notre Dame(Half Scholarship)

Postby colemf » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:47 pm

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Re: Baylor(Full Ride) vs. Notre Dame(Half Scholarship)

Postby colemf » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:49 pm

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Re: Baylor(Full Ride) vs. Notre Dame(Half Scholarship)

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:46 am

colemf wrote:Yea thats another point of consideration, the Baylor scholarship has a non-waviable 2.5 req. which I have heard is pretty difficult to keep because of Baylors curve, while the ND scholarship is just based on good standing.


2.5 hard to keep?!? What is their curve??

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Re: Baylor(Full Ride) vs. Notre Dame(Half Scholarship)

Postby ENGINEERD » Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:59 am

I am visiting ND right now and its freaking awesome! Do yourself a favor and come take a look...

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Re: Baylor(Full Ride) vs. Notre Dame(Half Scholarship)

Postby chadwick218 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:10 pm

Richie Tenenbaum wrote:
colemf wrote:Yea thats another point of consideration, the Baylor scholarship has a non-waviable 2.5 req. which I have heard is pretty difficult to keep because of Baylors curve, while the ND scholarship is just based on good standing.


2.5 hard to keep?!? What is their curve??


I believe that that they curve to a 2.6. Keep in mind, that everyone entering law school figures that they'll be well above the curve ... half of them are wrong.

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Re: Baylor(Full Ride) vs. Notre Dame(Half Scholarship)

Postby chadwick218 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:12 pm

If you were deciding b/w sticker at ND an a full-ride at Baylor, this would be different, albeit not by much. Do you have any T14's on the table ... even if on the WL?

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Re: Baylor(Full Ride) vs. Notre Dame(Half Scholarship)

Postby colemf » Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:03 pm

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Re: Baylor(Full Ride) vs. Notre Dame(Half Scholarship)

Postby chadwick218 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:35 am

colemf wrote:
chadwick218 wrote:If you were deciding b/w sticker at ND an a full-ride at Baylor, this would be different, albeit not by much. Do you have any T14's on the table ... even if on the WL?


Na, not a one, but WL at UT.


I take it that you are also a resident of Texas. Unless you attended UT for undergrad, I would absolutely take UT at sticker over ND at 1/2 price.

With that said, I would work that UT WL. There are a couple of threads on this site that give very good advice. In my quest to get off a couple of WL, I simply noted that I would absolutely attend the school if admitted (especially if ND has any upcoming seat deposits and feel free to note your ND acceptance and scholarship to make your desire to attend UT more compelling).

Best of luck!




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