American (sticker) or U of Baltimore ($$)

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American or Baltimore

American (pay about $40k a year)
11
38%
Baltimore (pay about $10k a year)
18
62%
 
Total votes: 29

marshalltucker
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American (sticker) or U of Baltimore ($$)

Postby marshalltucker » Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:41 pm

For a friend: American at sticker (~$40k a year in tuition) or Baltimore (~$10k a year in tuition, in-state)? He's leaning American, btw.

rockstar4488
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Re: American (sticker) or U of Baltimore ($$)

Postby rockstar4488 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:29 am

If your friend wants to work outside the Baltimore/Baltimore Metro area, going to UB is a mistake. And even if he wants to stay local, if he got into WCL, UMD should be obtainable too. Maybe apply or re-apply to UMD next cycle? Otherwise, WCL is the better choice. As much as the trolls and sheep on this site want you to believe, with IBR, this isn't financial suicide.

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Grizz
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Re: American (sticker) or U of Baltimore ($$)

Postby Grizz » Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:57 am

rockstar4488 wrote:As much as the trolls and sheep on this site want you to believe, with IBR, this isn't financial suicide.


Indentured servitude =/= suicide, but I still don't want it.

reverendt
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Re: American (sticker) or U of Baltimore ($$)

Postby reverendt » Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:00 am

I agree that he should try for UMD.

American is a solid school but WAY overpriced, especially considering that it shares a market with top schools.
Baltimore....it'll be cheap but I don't know how well the degree will serve your friend's needs.

UMD is a good school, and probably less $$ than American.

rockstar4488
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Re: American (sticker) or U of Baltimore ($$)

Postby rockstar4488 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:19 am

rad law wrote:
rockstar4488 wrote:As much as the trolls and sheep on this site want you to believe, with IBR, this isn't financial suicide.


Indentured servitude =/= suicide, but I still don't want it.


Classic TLS loan flame.

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Re: American (sticker) or U of Baltimore ($$)

Postby Grizz » Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:24 am

rockstar4488 wrote:
rad law wrote:
rockstar4488 wrote:As much as the trolls and sheep on this site want you to believe, with IBR, this isn't financial suicide.


Indentured servitude =/= suicide, but I still don't want it.


Classic TLS loan flame.


Go ahead and preemptively apply for food stamps.

wildflower
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Re: American (sticker) or U of Baltimore ($$)

Postby wildflower » Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:51 am

Yeah he should really reapply and go to UMD it would be the best combination of an instate price and cheap Bmore living while almost as highly ranked as American ... not quite such a fall as UB

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Re: American (sticker) or U of Baltimore ($$)

Postby krj02004 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:09 pm

reverendt wrote:I agree that he should try for UMD.

American is a solid school but WAY overpriced, especially considering that it shares a market with top schools.
Baltimore....it'll be cheap but I don't know how well the degree will serve your friend's needs.

UMD is a good school, and probably less $$ than American.



Baltimore resident here... UMD will get you a job in Maryland, period. Don't expect to leave. UBalto as well, but less paying jobs than UMD. UMD is still the better investment though.

I really wouldn't pay sticker at American, not with competition from Georgetown and George Washington.

If these 2 schools are your only options, I'd retake the LSAT to see if I could get more scholly money for next cycle. however, if you want to stay in baltimore, then go to UBaltimore. It has very decent placement in the city.

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Re: American (sticker) or U of Baltimore ($$)

Postby krj02004 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:12 pm

wildflower wrote:Yeah he should really reapply and go to UMD it would be the best combination of an instate price and cheap Bmore living while almost as highly ranked as American ... not quite such a fall as UB


There is NOTHING cheap about Baltimore, unless you want to live in a neighborhood featured in "The Wire". I live in a non-updated 2-bedroom condo that runs $1650/month. DC and Baltimore have similar COL. Baltimore City is super expensive if you live in a SAFE area (which I suggest you do since it's one of the most violent cities in the nation). Now, Baltimore County is significantly cheaper. But then you are stuck commuting into downtown, which sucks.

musshockey15
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Re: American (sticker) or U of Baltimore ($$)

Postby musshockey15 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:15 pm

rad law wrote:
rockstar4488 wrote:As much as the trolls and sheep on this site want you to believe, with IBR, this isn't financial suicide.


Indentured servitude =/= suicide, but I still don't want it.


rad law: man do you suck. i can't believe anyone genuinely wanting to be a friend of yours. i'm sure a select few enjoy your snarky comments but i can assure you most do not. i'm guessing you a) got picked last for a lot of things (and i mean A LOT) b) still have yet to lose your virginity c) still put your grades up on the family refrigerator d) any combination of these.

like most people you encounter in your life i will tell you this...go away.

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Re: American (sticker) or U of Baltimore ($$)

Postby Grizz » Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:21 am

musshockey15 wrote:
rad law wrote:
rockstar4488 wrote:As much as the trolls and sheep on this site want you to believe, with IBR, this isn't financial suicide.


Indentured servitude =/= suicide, but I still don't want it.


rad law: man do you suck. i can't believe anyone genuinely wanting to be a friend of yours. i'm sure a select few enjoy your snarky comments but i can assure you most do not. i'm guessing you a) got picked last for a lot of things (and i mean A LOT) b) still have yet to lose your virginity c) still put your grades up on the family refrigerator d) any combination of these.

like most people you encounter in your life i will tell you this...go away.


Retake LSAT.




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