Should I even bother trying to get off UVA waitlist?

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What to do?

Take the money at Texas
31
56%
Go to UCLA
11
20%
T14! (which right now is only Gtown) and forget UVA
3
5%
Campus Visit & LOCI to help with UVA
4
7%
Vandy (expected 72,000)
6
11%
 
Total votes: 55

TheThreader
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Should I even bother trying to get off UVA waitlist?

Postby TheThreader » Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:57 pm

So, my career aspirations are...

CA biglaw > Tx Biglaw > ........ > other Biglaw (inc. new york) > ....> clerkship > ......HUGE GAP....> everything else

170; 3.76 -- TX residency

Poll question about what to choose so far in my cycle

Right now Ive gotten into UT with in-state tuition and a $28,500 scholly on top
I expect money from vandy
also in at GTown and UCLA (probs can squeeze money here)
applied to all top schools (save yale, and northwestern)

what do yall think?

also, what would i do if i tried to get off wait list
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NorCalBruin
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Re: Should I even bother trying to get off UVA waitlist?

Postby NorCalBruin » Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:01 pm

Do you have ties to CA? If so, what?

TheThreader
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Re: Should I even bother trying to get off UVA waitlist?

Postby TheThreader » Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:02 pm

an aunt (and some more extended family) and a good friend. But not big ties no.

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Re: Should I even bother trying to get off UVA waitlist?

Postby TheThreader » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:49 pm

all in socal

BeachandRun23
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Re: Should I even bother trying to get off UVA waitlist?

Postby BeachandRun23 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:35 pm

You want texas biglaw and you have huge money at texas. This is a no brainer. UVA at sticker doesnt make much sense for your goals. It wont give you a better shot at Texas biglaw and its going to cost probably twice the price. As for CA, that market is certainly open to you at UT if you do well. Besides youre probably not getting off the UVA waitlist anyway. Theyre overenrolled every year, and the few people they may take are going to have better numbers.

UT makes all the sense for you. Take it and enjoy!

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Re: Should I even bother trying to get off UVA waitlist?

Postby soullesswonder » Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:54 pm

BeachandRun23 wrote:Besides youre probably not getting off the UVA waitlist anyway. Theyre overenrolled every year, and the few people they may take are going to have better numbers.


Past performance is no guarantee of future returns - Given the sudden drop in total application volume, I will be surprised if we are over-enrolled this year. That said, Texas is the correct choice here.

TheThreader
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Re: Should I even bother trying to get off UVA waitlist?

Postby TheThreader » Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:48 am

yeah, im good with texas biglaw. Just a thought. Would I have a comparative advantage at a diff school with my tx ties, for getting back to texas?

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Re: Should I even bother trying to get off UVA waitlist?

Postby jeremysen » Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:05 am

TheThreader wrote:yeah, im good with texas biglaw. Just a thought. Would I have a comparative advantage at a diff school with my tx ties, for getting back to texas?


Pretty sure you can't find raw data to support that point. The answer is: possibly.


Instate at UT with $28k is as good as it gets:

By the end of your 3 years, you'll only have paid $50k, and you'd probably have an excellent Biglaw job even ITE.

Compare that with UVa - $195k debt/money spent.

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Re: Should I even bother trying to get off UVA waitlist?

Postby TheThreader » Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:34 pm

its 9500k a year. so debt would be more like 120k

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Re: Should I even bother trying to get off UVA waitlist?

Postby BeachandRun23 » Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:08 pm

TheThreader wrote:its 9500k a year. so debt would be more like 120k


According to UT's website, instaters are expected to have $45,170 estimate costs per year. If you do all the math and subtract your scholly, that makes UT cost like $107,010.

UVA would cost $67,700 per year, which is $203,100 for all three years.

Its about twice the cost.

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Re: Should I even bother trying to get off UVA waitlist?

Postby Pricer » Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:21 am

BeachandRun23 wrote:
TheThreader wrote:its 9500k a year. so debt would be more like 120k


According to UT's website, instaters are expected to have $45,170 estimate costs per year. If you do all the math and subtract your scholly, that makes UT cost like $107,010.

UVA would cost $67,700 per year, which is $203,100 for all three years.

Its about twice the cost.


Then figure up the interest on that. It's even more killer.

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Re: Should I even bother trying to get off UVA waitlist?

Postby jeremysen » Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:17 am

kinda confused - isn't OP's UT scholarship given every year?


Texas:
45170 * 3 = 135,510
minus (scholly) = 28,500 * 3 = minus 85,500
Total cost = 135,510 - 85,500 = $50,010


UVa:
Total cost = 67,700 * 3 = $203,100


plus interest for both

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Re: Should I even bother trying to get off UVA waitlist?

Postby TheThreader » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:39 pm

no, the scholarship is 9500 per year. Would I be getting 72k a year from vandy (if so im going.)

Thanks for the responses. I feel like I need to do more research on this comparative advantage idea.

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Re: Should I even bother trying to get off UVA waitlist?

Postby 8ballistic » Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:33 am

If vandy is giving you 72k a year, I would recommend going to vandy for as many years as possible.




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