UNC $$$$, UVA, Mich, Northwestern $, Vandy $

(Rankings, Profiles, Tuition, Student Life, . . . )

Which one?

UNC (full ride)
9
12%
UVA (sticker)
19
26%
Michigan (sticker)
11
15%
Vandy ($$$)
23
32%
Northwestern ($)
11
15%
 
Total votes: 73

thenational
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UNC $$$$, UVA, Mich, Northwestern $, Vandy $

Postby thenational » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:54 pm

Looking to practice in DC, Nashville, California, Atlanta, maybe NC. Interested in PI but will probably work for a private firm for a while to pay back debts and then go into PI. Also interested in the business side of things and might want to go into work founding a non-profit or something else entrepreneurial. Other priorities are an enjoyable three years with chill students who are sociable and like to study hard and act mature but also go out to bars and have a good time. So let me know what you think.
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Re: UNC $$$$, UVA, Mich, Northwestern $, Vandy $

Postby GordonBombay » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:57 pm

If its 50% or more, vandy.

Anything at sticker terrifies me, but I would love to go to UVA

Free Law school rules. Chapel HIll is awesome. So I almost voted for that.

You have a very tough, and awesome choice. congrats

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Re: UNC $$$$, UVA, Mich, Northwestern $, Vandy $

Postby jakeoooh » Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:01 pm

Those are a lot of places to be interested in practicing... If you have an inkling that you'll want to stay in NC I'd pick UNC- cheap COL, free tuition, cool town, does well in the state. If you're really looking at covering the most bases on that list though it's UVA- they're good for DC and probably do quite well in Nashville, NC, and Atlanta. You don't have Chicago or NYC on the list of desired places so I'd guess that negates the large benefits of NWestern and Mich. IMO UVA gives you much better coverage than Vandy (though obviously in Nashville that won't be the case), which seems like what you're going for based on that list.

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Re: UNC $$$$, UVA, Mich, Northwestern $, Vandy $

Postby awesomepossum » Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:04 pm

Michigan does quite well in DC, CA and Atlanta. No clue about NC.

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Re: UNC $$$$, UVA, Mich, Northwestern $, Vandy $

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:25 pm

Is Northwestern an option?

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Re: UNC $$$$, UVA, Mich, Northwestern $, Vandy $

Postby Z3RO » Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:27 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Is Northwestern an option?

lol, yeah, i was gonna vote for them, because screw his desired market anyway. $ at NU is mana from heaven.

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Re: UNC $$$$, UVA, Mich, Northwestern $, Vandy $

Postby holydonkey » Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:29 pm

All good choices. Go with your gut.

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Re: UNC $$$$, UVA, Mich, Northwestern $, Vandy $

Postby Grizz » Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:40 pm

Other priorities are an enjoyable three years with chill students who are sociable and like to study hard and act mature but also go out to bars and have a good time


Judging by this statement, Vandy and UVA sound like they'd be right up your alley, just going by party repuatation.

No real wrong choices, but I'd rule out UNC because you're not sure you want to stay in NC. I figure you probably got some nice Vandy money if you made it into those other schools. If so, Vandy might be a good choice if you're debt averse but still want good prospects down South with some national mobility. But really no bad choices.

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Re: UNC $$$$, UVA, Mich, Northwestern $, Vandy $

Postby 09042014 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:43 pm

How much is Northwestern $?
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Re: UNC $$$$, UVA, Mich, Northwestern $, Vandy $

Postby Thirteen » Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:49 pm

Vandy or Northwestern, depending on the amount of the scholarship offers. Congrats on the great cycle!

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Re: UNC $$$$, UVA, Mich, Northwestern $, Vandy $

Postby Rock Chalk » Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:55 pm

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Re: UNC $$$$, UVA, Mich, Northwestern $, Vandy $

Postby 09042014 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:58 pm

Rock Chalk wrote:
thenational wrote:Looking to practice in DC, Nashville, California, Atlanta, maybe NC.

Do you mean you'd like to live in NC, or you'd settle for it? If you want to live there then UNC full ride, hands down. But you seem undecided so:
Desert Fox wrote:How much is Northwestern $?

If it's substantial, then take NW, otherwise choose who you like best between Michigan, UVA, and NW. That way you can have a portable degree until you decide where you want to be.


I agree with the last part, but even if you 100% want NC, I wouldn't take UNC.

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Re: UNC $$$$, UVA, Mich, Northwestern $, Vandy $

Postby rayiner » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:04 pm

If you want the south UVA is TCR, unless NU gave you a non-trivial amount of money. NU does surprisingly well in Atlanta though.

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Re: UNC $$$$, UVA, Mich, Northwestern $, Vandy $

Postby icydash » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:11 pm

Out of curiosity, what where your stats and when did you apply?

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Re: UNC $$$$, UVA, Mich, Northwestern $, Vandy $

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:11 pm

Great options, but your career path sounds uncertain at this time.
Northwestern Univ. with scholarship money is, at first glance, the clear favorite followed by Vanderbilt with substantial scholarship money. However, it depends partially upon whether you want a beer drinking frat party campus environment or an upscale, urban environment. I get mixed impressions from your original post. If you have the opportunity to visit, then I think that your decision with respect to Northwestern will be clear as it differs substantially from UNC, Virginia & Michigan culturally speaking. If you are ready for an urban environment but still need frat parties, then Vanderbilt will meet your needs.

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Re: UNC $$$$, UVA, Mich, Northwestern $, Vandy $

Postby thenational » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:21 pm

Desert Fox wrote:How much is Northwestern $?


$36,000

icydash wrote:Out of curiosity, what where your stats and when did you apply?


171/3.6, applied in September/October

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Re: UNC $$$$, UVA, Mich, Northwestern $, Vandy $

Postby thenational » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:23 pm

Thirteen wrote:Vandy or Northwestern, depending on the amount of the scholarship offers. Congrats on the great cycle!


$81,000

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Re: UNC $$$$, UVA, Mich, Northwestern $, Vandy $

Postby DerrickRose » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:25 pm

Looking at those dollar amounts, Vandy no question.

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Re: UNC $$$$, UVA, Mich, Northwestern $, Vandy $

Postby Grizz » Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:19 pm

thenational wrote:
Thirteen wrote:Vandy or Northwestern, depending on the amount of the scholarship offers. Congrats on the great cycle!


$81,000


That's what I thought; it's a big hunk of change. If I were you, I'd take it, considering I loved Vanderbilt when I visited, and it does line up with your career goals (more ATL, Nashville, NC and a decent DC shot than Cali, but you still have a shot there). The student culture there is really social, and people love to drink and have a good time. Again though, no wrong choices, but with all that money, I'd say you can pretty much bag UNC.

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Re: UNC $$$$, UVA, Mich, Northwestern $, Vandy $

Postby thenational » Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:32 pm

These results aren't helping me much...I like that Michigan seems to have sort of a fun collegial atmosphere without falling into the fratastic vibe of UVA. Vanderbilt is very appealing with money and I like Nashville. However, I have tons of connections in Nashville, so I could probably work there regardless of where I go to school. Or at least I hope so. UVA, however, seems to have everything I need...Shit.

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Re: UNC $$$$, UVA, Mich, Northwestern $, Vandy $

Postby keg411 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:04 pm

thenational wrote:These results aren't helping me much...I like that Michigan seems to have sort of a fun collegial atmosphere without falling into the fratastic vibe of UVA. Vanderbilt is very appealing with money and I like Nashville. However, I have tons of connections in Nashville, so I could probably work there regardless of where I go to school. Or at least I hope so. UVA, however, seems to have everything I need...Shit.


I think you answered your own question :lol:.

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Re: UNC $$$$, UVA, Mich, Northwestern $, Vandy $

Postby thenational » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:25 pm

Yeah, but I am pretty sure that Michigan will get me anywhere that UVA will, right? And Vanderbilt is sort of like UVA junior, with similar vibe and whatnot, but lesser prospects and a much better price. Then there's the full ride at UNC, which is very appealing since it's, well, a full ride.
keg411 wrote:
thenational wrote:These results aren't helping me much...I like that Michigan seems to have sort of a fun collegial atmosphere without falling into the fratastic vibe of UVA. Vanderbilt is very appealing with money and I like Nashville. However, I have tons of connections in Nashville, so I could probably work there regardless of where I go to school. Or at least I hope so. UVA, however, seems to have everything I need...Shit.


I think you answered your own question :lol:.

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Re: UNC $$$$, UVA, Mich, Northwestern $, Vandy $

Postby whitman » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:30 pm

Anyone know if these results are typical? I am applying this year with a 3.5/172. Is that roughly equivalent to a 3.6/171 and can I expect similar results?

OP, you are in a baller situation. Any chance you could use the Northwestern money to squeeze a little bit out of UVA or Michigan? I think if you could do that, then the answer is clear. However, as things stand, that is very tough. If you would be happy in the south, I say Vanderbilt or UNC, if you really like North Carolina. If you are uncertain and would like to keep your options open as much as possible, then I say Michigan or UVA. Mich has better placement in California but good overall, and UVA better in the south and mid-atlantic but good overall.

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Re: UNC $$$$, UVA, Mich, Northwestern $, Vandy $

Postby thenational » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:12 pm

I would imagine if you apply early enough you should expect similar results to mine. Maybe a little less money at Vandy, but you certainly have good shots at Michigan and UVA.

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Re: UNC $$$$, UVA, Mich, Northwestern $, Vandy $

Postby goodolgil » Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:36 am

This poll reinforces the theory that UVA is the patron law school of TLS.




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