BU (sticker) vs. W&L ($$$) vs. other options

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BU (sticker) vs. W&L ($$$) vs. other options

Postby Allyn » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:27 pm

I'm currently deciding between matriculating at Boston University with no scholarship money or going to W & L with a 34k/year offer, meaning I'd only have to pay about 12k in tuition over 3 years plus housing costs.

Brief overview of my situation:
- 3.61 GPA/166 LSAT
- Want corporate/Big law
- Prefer to work and settle down in the Boston area

I'm inclined to take B.U's acceptance offer because the job prospects are much better, which I believe is what matters when looking for a law school. I would be very happy working in Boston; national reach isn't a huge concern. Then again, paying sticker at a non-T14 is overwhelming, particularly ITE.

Any advice or insight would be greatly appreciated :)

(LSN profile for reference: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/msloane1/jd)
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Re: Boston University vs. near full ride at Washington and Lee

Postby Cupidity » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:28 pm

$$ at BU are coming out this week, they will release them if you call, they did for me. If my 3.87 166 got 10k a year for 3 years no strings, you should be getting something. Call, and then find out if you are really paying sticker.

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Re: Boston University vs. near full ride at Washington and Lee

Postby owt » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:41 pm

If I were in your shoes I'd take W&L in a heartbeat. With tuition and COL thrown in BU is extremely expensive. I'm guessing tuition is around 45k per year? If you throw in an apartment in the Boston area, books, fees, and food, you have 60k per year at least. Do you think Boston is worth the extra $180,000? (plus interest)

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