GMU vs. MVP

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whatwouldyoudo
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GMU vs. MVP

Postby whatwouldyoudo » Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:23 pm

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Re: GMU vs. MVP

Postby CyLaw » Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:27 pm

Why GMU vs MVP? Is this an actual current situation or a hypo?

I understand being debt averse, but if this is a hypothetical situation, you are likely to get full ride offers at better ranked schools.
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Re: GMU vs. MVP

Postby byunbee » Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:28 pm

whatwouldyoudo wrote:GMU=fully school

MVP=full sticker

what would you do?

I am very debt adverse, and I know many people might think I'm crazy for even considering GMU. But, I mean, is GMU REALLY that bad?


Are you drunk?

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Re: GMU vs. MVP

Postby whatwouldyoudo » Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:31 pm

byunbee wrote:
whatwouldyoudo wrote:GMU=fully school

MVP=full sticker

what would you do?

I am very debt adverse, and I know many people might think I'm crazy for even considering GMU. But, I mean, is GMU REALLY that bad?


Are you drunk?


no.... but i did just get a fully scholly to attend gmu a few days ago. It's tempting then a 180k debt. Also, that's the only safety school I applied too (another mistake). I don't want to take a year off.

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Re: GMU vs. MVP

Postby CyLaw » Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:33 pm

In what type of work or area of the country do you see yourself?

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Re: GMU vs. MVP

Postby whatwouldyoudo » Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:42 pm

CyLaw wrote:In what type of work or area of the country do you see yourself?


DC. I prefer biglaw... but I would also be happy with govt. work. Both are obviously hard to get.

Either way, I may be screwed up if I end up median at GMU.
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Re: GMU vs. MVP

Postby byunbee » Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:44 pm

whatwouldyoudo wrote:
CyLaw wrote:In what type of work or area of the country do you see yourself?


DC. I perfer biglaw... but I would also be happy with govt. work. Both are obviously hard to get.

Either way, I may be screwed up if I end up median at GMU.


You're going to have to do a lot better than median at GMU if you want to land big law. The same goes for the better govt. jobs. You might want to consider that.

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Re: GMU vs. MVP

Postby whatwouldyoudo » Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:45 pm

byunbee wrote:
whatwouldyoudo wrote:
CyLaw wrote:In what type of work or area of the country do you see yourself?


DC. I perfer biglaw... but I would also be happy with govt. work. Both are obviously hard to get.

Either way, I may be screwed up if I end up median at GMU.


You're going to have to do a lot better than median at GMU if you want to land big law. The same goes for the better govt. jobs. You might want to consider that.


what would you do? take one of mvp or go gmu?

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Re: GMU vs. MVP

Postby bk1 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:47 pm

MVP since if you're above median there you have a chance at biglaw or a decent gov't gig. But I would pay more for better prospects any day of the week.

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Re: GMU vs. MVP

Postby CyLaw » Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:47 pm

If BigLaw, I would not worry as much about debt. If doing gov't work, then you would want to look at each schools LRAP program, as well as the federal public interest forgiveness program, and see how much you would really be paying for those other schools.

Remember that full tuition rides do not mean free school as there is still COL to consider.

Personally, I gave up a full tuition scholarship to Iowa to attend Cornell, as with cornell's LRAP it was not much more to attend there with a possibility of better connections.

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Re: GMU vs. MVP

Postby 2ofspades » Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:48 pm

whatwouldyoudo wrote:
byunbee wrote:
whatwouldyoudo wrote:
CyLaw wrote:In what type of work or area of the country do you see yourself?


DC. I perfer biglaw... but I would also be happy with govt. work. Both are obviously hard to get.

Either way, I may be screwed up if I end up median at GMU.


You're going to have to do a lot better than median at GMU if you want to land big law. The same goes for the better govt. jobs. You might want to consider that.


what would you do? take one of mvp or go gmu?


MVP. All the way.

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Re: GMU vs. MVP

Postby whatwouldyoudo » Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:49 pm

ugh. Thanks everyone for helping me make this decision. It's hard... 180k is like a house :p

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Re: GMU vs. MVP

Postby byunbee » Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:50 pm

There's no question. MVP.

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Re: GMU vs. MVP

Postby boom_cs » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:47 pm

Sorry to be such a rookie but what does MVP stand for?

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Re: GMU vs. MVP

Postby Helmholtz » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:50 pm

boom_cs wrote:Sorry to be such a rookie but what does MVP stand for?


"Michigan, Virginia, and Penn" or "Most Valuable Player". Context will dictate.

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Re: GMU vs. MVP

Postby thexfactor » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:32 am

why dont you spend 70-130 bucks and apply to GWU and GTown right now and see how much money you get. Then evaluate...

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Re: GMU vs. MVP

Postby bk1 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:58 am

thexfactor wrote:why dont you spend 70-130 bucks and apply to GWU and GTown right now and see how much money you get. Then evaluate...


OP is very debt averse. That 70-130 might be too much.

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Re: GMU vs. MVP

Postby thexfactor » Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:03 pm

bk1 wrote:
thexfactor wrote:why dont you spend 70-130 bucks and apply to GWU and GTown right now and see how much money you get. Then evaluate...


OP is very debt averse. That 70-130 might be too much.


jajaja.....




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