GW sticker versus Wash & Lee $$$

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GW sticker versus Wash & Lee $$$

Postby Autoaccept » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:27 pm

I've gotten into GWU but do not expect any scholarship money. I've received a $31,000/year scholarship to Washington and Lee, so the respective tuitions would be $40,000+ and about $10,000. My dad lives in DC, so living expenses aren't as much of a problem. DC is also where I'd like to end up working. What do you all think the pros and cons are to these two choices?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: GW sticker versus Wash & Lee $$$

Postby HeavenWood » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:43 pm

Autoaccept wrote:I've gotten into GWU but do not expect any scholarship money. I've received a $31,000/year scholarship to Washington and Lee, so the respective tuitions would be $40,000+ and about $10,000. My dad lives in DC, so living expenses aren't as much of a problem. DC is also where I'd like to end up working. What do you all think the pros and cons are to these two choices?

Thanks in advance.


Given your scholly offers/career goals, W&L sounds like the better option. Have you applied to W&M?

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Re: GW sticker versus Wash & Lee $$$

Postby Autoaccept » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:47 pm

Yeah, but they haven't gotten back to me as of yet. I predict an acceptance but probably without much money, if any. So you don't think it would hurt my goal of working in DC to go to W&L as opposed to GW?

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Re: GW sticker versus Wash & Lee $$$

Postby HeavenWood » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:50 pm

Autoaccept wrote:Yeah, but they haven't gotten back to me as of yet. I predict an acceptance but probably without much money, if any. So you don't think it would hurt my goal of working in DC to go to W&L as opposed to GW?


BigLaw placement is somewhat lower at W&L, but you also have to consider how much debt you'll be leaving school with. For most people, 60k and a ~1/5 shot at BigLaw is a smarter investment than 200k+ and a ~1/4 shot at BigLaw.

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Re: GW sticker versus Wash & Lee $$$

Postby bk1 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:23 pm

Do you really want to live with your father while in law school?

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Re: GW sticker versus Wash & Lee $$$

Postby mez06 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:27 pm

bk1 wrote:Do you really want to live with your father while in law school?


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: GW sticker versus Wash & Lee $$$

Postby Autoaccept » Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:37 pm

It's preferable to paying DC rent while attending GW at sticker, I think.

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Re: GW sticker versus Wash & Lee $$$

Postby bk1 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:39 pm

Autoaccept wrote:It's preferable to paying DC rent while attending GW at sticker, I think.


Understandable. I wasn't making a joke, just genuinely curious.

I know for myself that if I had to move back home, I think I would struggle to be studious compared with living on my own. Not sure if that's worth 5 figures a year though.

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Re: GW sticker versus Wash & Lee $$$

Postby 2011Law » Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:48 pm

bk1 wrote:
Autoaccept wrote:It's preferable to paying DC rent while attending GW at sticker, I think.


Understandable. I wasn't making a joke, just genuinely curious.

I know for myself that if I had to move back home, I think I would struggle to be studious compared with living on my own. Not sure if that's worth 5 figures a year though.


No way I could live with my parents for 3 years during law school. I'd end up offing myself by the end of the first semester.

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Re: GW sticker versus Wash & Lee $$$

Postby T6Hopeful » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:12 am

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Re: GW sticker versus Wash & Lee $$$

Postby DeeCee » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:22 am

Autoaccept wrote:I've gotten into GWU but do not expect any scholarship money. I've received a $31,000/year scholarship to Washington and Lee, so the respective tuitions would be $40,000+ and about $10,000. My dad lives in DC, so living expenses aren't as much of a problem. DC is also where I'd like to end up working. What do you all think the pros and cons are to these two choices?

Thanks in advance.


If I were you I'd go where the money is. Look at your finances and see how much you'd spend at each school (COL + tuition) and pick the cheapest (probably W&L).

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Re: GW sticker versus Wash & Lee $$$

Postby megaTTTron » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:30 am

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Re: GW sticker versus Wash & Lee $$$

Postby UnTouChablE » Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:33 am

W&L gets my vote.

I think your shot at DC biglaw from GW is comparable to your shot at DC biglaw from W&L.




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