Notre Dame w/ 50% Scholarship vs. GWU at Sticker Price

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Re: Notre Dame w/ 50% Scholarship vs. GWU at Sticker Price

Postby megaTTTron » Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:37 am

omg. enjoy ND.

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Re: Notre Dame w/ 50% Scholarship vs. GWU at Sticker Price

Postby DustyfootPhilospher » Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:43 am

Thanks guys this is actually quite helpful. I especially like the financial break down by Geist13. I know lay prestige is a dumb factor, but either way it seems pretty unanimous that ND has better lay prestige than GWU anways. I didn't even realize this. I guess I just have a lot of DC friends. I was already leaning towards ND but I just wanted to get some outside opinions. And in response to the comment on if I can make 50K while in law school why even go to law school; Yes, I do consulting in the banking industry right now and if I go to Law School I will probably come out making about the same as I make now (if I do well) or possibly even take a pay cut. Law school for me is just a personal accomplishment and I think its a very powerful body of knowledge. I also think that the analytical skills you learn in law school will be valuable for whatever industry I wind of up in.

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Re: Notre Dame w/ 50% Scholarship vs. GWU at Sticker Price

Postby Geist13 » Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:19 pm

Here's another way to think about it: If you are in that much debt for GW, you better be making bank after graduating, which generally means doing pretty well (top 30% at the very least). But if you can do that well at GW, you can do that well at ND. Moroever, since the two have similar placement numbers, you can get that same high paying job from ND and have almost half the loan payments, which means more money for savings and/or spending, in other words a better quality of life.

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Re: Notre Dame w/ 50% Scholarship vs. GWU at Sticker Price

Postby fenderjsm88 » Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:32 pm

ze2151 wrote:I had never heard of GWU before I started investigating law schools. You must be from the DC area to think it is more prestigious than ND.


I grew up in the DC area and never heard of GWU before I started investigating law schools. ND has better lay prestige in DC. Plus, there is a strong Fighting Irish alumni network in the DC area...and we're talking about an alumni network whose emphasis on "networking" borders on nepotism...basically, ND grads help each other out.

Plus, GWU costs like 200k over 3 years. With 50% at ND you're probably looking at less than 90k.

Go to ND.

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Re: Notre Dame w/ 50% Scholarship vs. GWU at Sticker Price

Postby La Grind Date » Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:58 pm

fenderjsm88 wrote:
ze2151 wrote:I had never heard of GWU before I started investigating law schools. You must be from the DC area to think it is more prestigious than ND.


I grew up in the DC area and never heard of GWU before I started investigating law schools. ND has better lay prestige in DC. Plus, there is a strong Fighting Irish alumni network in the DC area...and we're talking about an alumni network whose emphasis on "networking" borders on nepotism...basically, ND grads help each other out.

Plus, GWU costs like 200k over 3 years. With 50% at ND you're probably looking at less than 90k.

Go to ND.


I went to GW for undergrad, and am compelled to say that the second quoted statement is unbelievable. GW is HUGE in DC (much bigger than GTown which is isolated). It employs more people than any other private group. That being said, it's probably overrated in DC.


When it comes to prestige in the eyes of TV-watching, American laypeople: ND by far
Prestige in the legal community: GW
Location/Ability to network: GW by miles (G-dubs is right below Penn Ave, K St, L St, and M st--all legal meccas--in a city with 80,000 lawyers. Further, GW is very close to B-More, Philly, Pittsburgh, and NYC!)
Price: ND by miles

I would go with ND, because of the scholarship. Why? 1) Even "Shitlaw" legal jobs are far from guaranteed. 2) Debt payments ain't no joke! All things being equal, I would go to GW.
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Re: Notre Dame w/ 50% Scholarship vs. GWU at Sticker Price

Postby romothesavior » Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:01 pm

I disagree with the above post. ND is a better school in terms of national prospects and I would say it has more legal prestige. But yeah, they are pretty much peers.

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Re: Notre Dame w/ 50% Scholarship vs. GWU at Sticker Price

Postby La Grind Date » Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:10 pm

romothesavior wrote:I disagree with the above post. ND is a better school in terms of national prospects and I would say it has more legal prestige. But yeah, they are pretty much peers.


Romo, we're Wash U buds! We're not allowed to disagree! lol

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Re: Notre Dame w/ 50% Scholarship vs. GWU at Sticker Price

Postby rockstar4488 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:27 pm

I just vomited in my mouth when I realized that I needed to tell someone that they should go to ND. I think the money and national rep make this an easy choice.

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Re: Notre Dame w/ 50% Scholarship vs. GWU at Sticker Price

Postby ze2151 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:30 pm

Romo and Rockstar- You guys just get me. I love uniting over ND hatred. :evil:




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