DeeCee wrote:Rad Law, I'm not sure why you're so angry when where I attend school won't affect you.
The reason I am asking the UNC question is because I have several options throughout the top 50 and I am trying to figure out which school would meet my personal goals. I am also wait listed at two places within the top 20 and I'm trying to decide if I should stay on and have a slight chance of getting in at sticker, versus taking UNC at 17k per year.
If you're cool with working small-midsize firm in NC, or working NC local govt., go to UNC. To be frank, not even this is guaranteed. People do leave UNC for more prestigious schools, then want to come back, plus there's competition from Wake, plus NC is a small market. You might be able to swing something in one of the surrounding states if you have a connection.
If you end up unemployed or underemployed, you won't have a ton of debt, which is good, but it will still be fairly substantial. Overall, it's an acceptable risk. I'd go to UNC for in-state.
edit: I'd also not pay for the T20, in all likelihood. Too expensive for limited return.