Yes, another Poll! UCB v. Penn v. UVA

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UCB v. Penn v. UVA

UCB (sticker)
9
9%
Penn (James Wilson Scholly - $75K)
49
51%
UVA (Dean Scholly - 75K with higher offer pending)
39
40%
 
Total votes: 97

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Yes, another Poll! UCB v. Penn v. UVA

Postby rachelburns » Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:12 pm

Hello all! Soooo as crunch time draws near I wanted some more thoughts on this looming life decision. I want to work on the West Coast eventually, but paying sticker at Berkeley for a public institution that is seriously being hit by budget cuts just doesn't seem right. On top of that, I've heard that top east coast schools still have great placement on the west coast, and that in fact employers actually prefer to diversify their incoming associates rather than take on a class of UCB grads. I'm just not convinced that the UCB name is worth the extra money, and I've heard that the atmosphere at the school is far less collegial (aka more cut throat) than at the other 2 schools.

Opinions please!

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Re: Yes, another Poll! UCB v. Penn v. UVA

Postby Renzo » Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:17 pm

You'd be crazy to leave that much money on the table to stay at Berkeley, in my opinion.

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Re: Yes, another Poll! UCB v. Penn v. UVA

Postby D. H2Oman » Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:23 pm

Definitely not Berkeley.

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Re: Yes, another Poll! UCB v. Penn v. UVA

Postby Kohinoor » Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:35 pm

rachelburns wrote:Hello all! Soooo as crunch time draws near I wanted some more thoughts on this looming life decision. I want to work on the West Coast eventually, but paying sticker at Berkeley for a public institution that is seriously being hit by budget cuts just doesn't seem right. On top of that, I've heard that top east coast schools still have great placement on the west coast, and that in fact employers actually prefer to diversify their incoming associates rather than take on a class of UCB grads. I'm just not convinced that the UCB name is worth the extra money, and I've heard that the atmosphere at the school is far less collegial (aka more cut throat) than at the other 2 schools.

Opinions please!

You don't want to pay a lot for a public institution because of budget cuts that will not affect your quality of life? Also, UCB with no grades more cutthroat than Penn and UVA with grades and preselect? I'm a UVA troll and all, but this matter could have been resolved with 75k>0k and QOL at the schools being a wash.

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Re: Yes, another Poll! UCB v. Penn v. UVA

Postby WhiskeyGuy » Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:06 pm

Have you asked Berkeley to match your Penn and UVA offers?

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Re: Yes, another Poll! UCB v. Penn v. UVA

Postby rachelburns » Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:55 pm

I have asked Berkeley - they denied my requests for any merit aid!! :(

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Re: Yes, another Poll! UCB v. Penn v. UVA

Postby Cavalier » Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:57 pm

You would be crazy to go to Berkeley - it's not worth turning down $75k at peer schools. Visit UVA and Penn (if you haven't already) and figure out which one you like best.

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Re: Yes, another Poll! UCB v. Penn v. UVA

Postby WhiskeyGuy » Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:19 am

rachelburns wrote:I have asked Berkeley - they denied my requests for any merit aid!! :(


In that case, I'd deliberate over your other two (solid) options. See how each places in CA or the West Coast.

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Re: Yes, another Poll! UCB v. Penn v. UVA

Postby showNprove » Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:29 am

If you have ties to the West Coast, you will have no problem getting a job there from UVa. West Coast/TX students have had great success (considering this economy) from UVa.

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Re: Yes, another Poll! UCB v. Penn v. UVA

Postby bauerahl » Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:53 am

To reinforce what others have said, visit Penn and Virginia and go to the one you like best.

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Re: Yes, another Poll! UCB v. Penn v. UVA

Postby kurla88 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:22 am

I voted Penn, but I'm biased. Feel free to PM or visit viewtopic.php?f=4&t=80400 if you have Penn-specific questions.

From what I can tell, a significant number of my fellow students are from California and want to end up back there. None of them are worried about Penn's placement in Cali. If you have a solid connection to the state/solid reason to be there, you should be able to get in.

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Re: Yes, another Poll! UCB v. Penn v. UVA

Postby jnorsky » Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:32 am

What are you looking for? If you want a city atmosphere surrounded by nerdy prestige whores, then go to Penn, if you want to be surrounded by awesome people that are much more well rounded and better looking than any other Top 10 law school, go to UVA.

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Re: Yes, another Poll! UCB v. Penn v. UVA

Postby Renzo » Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:44 pm

jnorsky wrote:What are you looking for? If you want a city atmosphere surrounded by nerdy prestige whores, then go to Penn, if you want to be surrounded by [strike]awesome people that are much more well rounded and better looking[/strike]more beer-swilling, softball-playing frat kids than any other Top 10 law school, go to UVA.

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Re: Yes, another Poll! UCB v. Penn v. UVA

Postby 005618502 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:36 pm

jnorsky wrote:What are you looking for? If you want a city atmosphere surrounded by nerdy prestige whores, then go to Penn, if you want to be surrounded by awesome people that are much more well rounded and better looking than any other Top 10 law school, go to UVA.


This made me LOL

Is there really no difference in prestigue between UVA and Penn from an employers prospect?

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Re: Yes, another Poll! UCB v. Penn v. UVA

Postby JG Hall » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:48 pm

jnorsky wrote:What are you looking for? If you want a city atmosphere surrounded by nerdy prestige whores, then go to Penn, if you want to be surrounded by awesome people that are much more well rounded and better looking than any other Top 10 law school, go to UVA.

was terribly unimpressed at the softball tournament

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Re: Yes, another Poll! UCB v. Penn v. UVA

Postby Veyron » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:49 pm

jnorsky wrote:nerdy prestige whores, then go to Penn


Hey, I resemble that remark!

One thing that you might want to consider is that Penn has regional interview programs in LA, OC (and I think) SF and SV.

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Re: Yes, another Poll! UCB v. Penn v. UVA

Postby 005618502 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:34 pm

Veyron wrote:
jnorsky wrote:nerdy prestige whores, then go to Penn


Hey, I resemble that remark!

One thing that you might want to consider is that Penn has regional interview programs in LA, OC (and I think) SF and SV.


Doesnt Virginia have them in LA and Houston?

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Re: Yes, another Poll! UCB v. Penn v. UVA

Postby Grizz » Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:36 pm

jt1341 wrote:
jnorsky wrote:What are you looking for? If you want a city atmosphere surrounded by nerdy prestige whores, then go to Penn, if you want to be surrounded by awesome people that are much more well rounded and better looking than any other Top 10 law school, go to UVA.


This made me LOL

Is there really no difference in prestigue between UVA and Penn from an employers prospect?


Why did you necro this thread to post this?

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Re: Yes, another Poll! UCB v. Penn v. UVA

Postby 005618502 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:44 pm

rad law wrote:
jt1341 wrote:
jnorsky wrote:What are you looking for? If you want a city atmosphere surrounded by nerdy prestige whores, then go to Penn, if you want to be surrounded by awesome people that are much more well rounded and better looking than any other Top 10 law school, go to UVA.


This made me LOL

Is there really no difference in prestigue between UVA and Penn from an employers prospect?


Why did you necro this thread to post this?


Because i felt it was a legit question to the origional question.

Why cant you just worry about you.....

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Re: Yes, another Poll! UCB v. Penn v. UVA

Postby Grizz » Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:54 pm

jt1341 wrote:
rad law wrote:
jt1341 wrote:
jnorsky wrote:What are you looking for? If you want a city atmosphere surrounded by nerdy prestige whores, then go to Penn, if you want to be surrounded by awesome people that are much more well rounded and better looking than any other Top 10 law school, go to UVA.


This made me LOL

Is there really no difference in prestigue between UVA and Penn from an employers prospect?


Why did you necro this thread to post this?


Because i felt it was a legit question to the origional question.

Why cant you just worry about you.....


Because this is TLS?

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Re: Yes, another Poll! UCB v. Penn v. UVA

Postby 005618502 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:56 pm

good point

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Re: Yes, another Poll! UCB v. Penn v. UVA

Postby superflush » Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:56 pm

Cavalier wrote:You would be crazy to go to Berkeley - it's not worth turning down $75k at peer schools. Visit UVA and Penn (if you haven't already) and figure out which one you like best.


This

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Re: Yes, another Poll! UCB v. Penn v. UVA

Postby Grizz » Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:57 pm

superflush wrote:
Cavalier wrote:You would be crazy to go to Berkeley - it's not worth turning down $75k at peer schools. Visit UVA and Penn (if you haven't already) and figure out which one you like best.


This


Yo dawg, look at when this thread started.

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Re: Yes, another Poll! UCB v. Penn v. UVA

Postby clintonius » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:09 am

rad law wrote:
superflush wrote:
Cavalier wrote:You would be crazy to go to Berkeley - it's not worth turning down $75k at peer schools. Visit UVA and Penn (if you haven't already) and figure out which one you like best.
This
Yo dawg, look at when this thread started.
Relevant to OP's transfer options now that Cal's confirmed $120k tuition for next year.

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Re: Yes, another Poll! UCB v. Penn v. UVA

Postby 005618502 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:20 pm

rad law wrote:
superflush wrote:
Cavalier wrote:You would be crazy to go to Berkeley - it's not worth turning down $75k at peer schools. Visit UVA and Penn (if you haven't already) and figure out which one you like best.


This


Yo dawg, look at when this thread started.


Man my bad, im terrible at looking at dates! i always do this :/

I just look at year, shit




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