WUSTL (full-ride) vs UT (84k) vs Duke (54k) vs UVA (sticker)

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What would you choose?

WUSTL
6
14%
UT
11
26%
Duke
21
49%
UVA
5
12%
 
Total votes: 43

dddeanUNC
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WUSTL (full-ride) vs UT (84k) vs Duke (54k) vs UVA (sticker)

Postby dddeanUNC » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:27 am

WUSTL scholarship is actually $120k, so about $10k tuition debt over 3 years

UT would leave around $54k tuition debt.

Duke: $87k

UVA: $135k

I'm pretty strongly debt-averse. I have some ties in North Carolina and more in Texas. I think COL is comparable in these locations.

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Re: WUSTL (full-ride) vs UT (84k) vs Duke (54k) vs UVA (sticker)

Postby ndirish2010 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:28 am

UT

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Re: WUSTL (full-ride) vs UT (84k) vs Duke (54k) vs UVA (sticker)

Postby Grizz » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:32 am

Where do you want to work

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Re: WUSTL (full-ride) vs UT (84k) vs Duke (54k) vs UVA (sticker)

Postby ndirish2010 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:32 am

I guess I just assumed the ties to Texas meant that OP wouldn't mind working in Texas, in which case I think UT is TCR.

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Re: WUSTL (full-ride) vs UT (84k) vs Duke (54k) vs UVA (sticker)

Postby beachbum » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:37 am

UT if you want Texas. WUSTL if you want the midwest and/or minimal debt. Duke if you want Biglaw. UVA can be crossed off.

Edit: FWIW, I would go with Duke over Texas, as the gain in job prospects is enough to justify the extra $30k in debt. It would then be between Duke and WUSTL, depending on your career goals, preferences in location, and debt aversion.
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Re: WUSTL (full-ride) vs UT (84k) vs Duke (54k) vs UVA (sticker)

Postby BeachandRun23 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:41 am

beachbum wrote:UT if you want Texas. WUSTL if you want the midwest and/or minimal debt. Duke if you want Biglaw. UVA can be crossed off.


This. But I would go further and narrow it down to UT vs. Duke. Id say go to texas if you want to work in texas after graduation. Go to Duke if you want to work on the east coast/anywhere else/keep your options open.

I wouldnt go to WUSTL. Yes, they gave you a great scholly, but UT is a significantly better school than WUSTL and it would only cost you an extra $44k or so to attend. I wouldnt close off the doors that UT will open.

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Re: WUSTL (full-ride) vs UT (84k) vs Duke (54k) vs UVA (sticker)

Postby romothesavior » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:56 am

beachbum wrote:UT if you want Texas. WUSTL if you want the midwest and/or minimal debt. Duke if you want Biglaw. UVA can be crossed off.

I'd say TITCR.

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Re: WUSTL (full-ride) vs UT (84k) vs Duke (54k) vs UVA (sticker)

Postby Grizz » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:58 am

romothesavior wrote:
beachbum wrote:UT if you want Texas. WUSTL if you want the midwest and/or minimal debt. Duke if you want Biglaw. UVA can be crossed off.

I'd say TITCR.

Agreed brotha

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Re: WUSTL (full-ride) vs UT (84k) vs Duke (54k) vs UVA (sticker)

Postby romothesavior » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:00 am

rad law wrote:Agreed brotha

I'd say "insert fart picture here," but the time is not ripe.

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Re: WUSTL (full-ride) vs UT (84k) vs Duke (54k) vs UVA (sticker)

Postby Grizz » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:02 am

romothesavior wrote:
rad law wrote:Agreed brotha

I'd say "insert fart picture here," but the time is not ripe.

I will poast it tonight... somewhere.

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Re: WUSTL (full-ride) vs UT (84k) vs Duke (54k) vs UVA (sticker)

Postby de5igual » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:06 am

rad law wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
beachbum wrote:UT if you want Texas. WUSTL if you want the midwest and/or minimal debt. Duke if you want Biglaw. UVA can be crossed off.

I'd say TITCR.

Agreed brotha


I'd choose duke if I were him. It's only 30k more, and there really isn't anything gained by going to Ut since he already has Tx ties. By going to duke, he'll be better in a better position for bigtex, NYC biglaw and NC.

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Re: WUSTL (full-ride) vs UT (84k) vs Duke (54k) vs UVA (sticker)

Postby Ignatius Reilly » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:08 am

Do you like St. Louis?

Alot of people are not a fan of that city. Def not UVA.




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