Desert Fox wrote: romothesavior wrote: Desert Fox wrote:
romothesavior wrote:Goals: Practice law in the Midwest (preferably in St. Louis, but Chicago would be okay too). Would like big law if it is available, but am not big law or bust. 168/3.75. Lived in Illinois my entire life and want a change of pace for law school and beyond (preferably a more urban setting).
UIUC- (Full tuition, estimated COA $50,000)
WUSTL- ($75k scholly, estimated COA $95,000)
Also have a WL at Michigan.
Already withdrew from Vandy (60k scholly). Cornell's deadline is today and I believe UIUC's is next week. I'm about 95% sure I am going to WUSTL, but I wanted to check with the BP gods to make sure I'm not making a bad decision.
Wustl for 100K or Cornell for 200K? That is a no brainer. Cornell.
I don't know how WUSTL's OCI went, but UIUC's was a retardedly bad.
I know you hated Central Illinois, but how much is St Louis than UIUC campus? I would have gone UIUC, but I'm 100% sure I want chicago.
Not sure I understand the second to last sentence. How much more is St. Louis than UIUC? How much better is St. Louis than UIUC? What do you mean there?
Yea, how much better is St Louis's quality of life than that of living near UIUC's campus. Is it worth 50K.
Personally, I love St. Louis and I would love to live in the Forest Park area (near WUSTL). I have lived in medium-sized Central Illinois towns my entire life (both my hometown and my undergrad town are about the same size as Champaign-Urbana). Between St. Louis, Champaign, Ithaca, and Ann Arbor, I think St. Louis is the clear winner in terms of quality of life. Whether it is worth an additional 50k over UIUC, I don't know. As I said, I love St. Louis and it is my top choice for market, which is why I'm leaning towards WUSTL.
I guess my real concern is this: Will Cornell give me better career prospects in St. Louis or Chicago than Wash U will? And please don't give me the typical "Duh, its T-14" response. I want some solid numbers or evidence one way or the other, if you can.