U. Houston vs U. Georgia?

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U. Houston vs U. Georgia?

Postby bartleby » Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:06 pm

26k (in state) vs 30k (out of state)

UGA is 32 ranks higher but both are pretty regional.

A little worried about moving. Friends and family are here in Houston.

Thoughts? No brainer?

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Re: U. Houston vs U. Georgia?

Postby de5igual » Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:12 pm

bartleby wrote:26k (in state) vs 30k (out of state)

Total cost per year or over 3 years? (keep in mind that you get in-state at UGA after your first year, which brings it to ~12K/yr. COL is also much lower in Athens.

bartleby wrote:UGA is 32 ranks higher but both are pretty regional.

UGA's rank is irrelevant. Where do you want to end up? If Houston, then UH; if Atlanta, then UGA. UH actually places pretty well considering its rank.

bartleby wrote:A little worried about moving. Friends and family are here in Houston.

Seems like you don't really want to leave Houston, but you're considering UGA due solely because of the rankings. Please don't.

bartleby wrote:Thoughts? No brainer?

No brainer as in you should stay in Houston cause you'll hate yourself for moving all the way to UGA just to find out you hate it there?

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Re: U. Houston vs U. Georgia?

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:13 pm

If you don't care where you work, it is a no brainer.

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Re: U. Houston vs U. Georgia?

Postby Hank Chill » Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:21 pm

Go to UH. It's cheap and places very well in Houston. I work at firm in downtown Houston and they have nothing but great things to say about the law program there.

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Re: U. Houston vs U. Georgia?

Postby bartleby » Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:34 pm

I guess it isn't as much of a no brainer as I thought. I don't know how I'll like Athens, but I know I don't love Houston. I can't get over the fact that UH was close to 15K a few years ago, jumped up to 21k, and plans to increase tuition by 25% to 26k-- while it continues to drop in the ranks.

Yeah, I'd be going to UGA 30% because of US ranks, 50% because of tuition (I'm praying for even the Spring semester in state tuition equalizer), and 20% to leave Houston. But if UH was ranked where UGA was ranked, and 4k cheaper than UGA's OSS, I'd go to UH.

As it stands, I'll go to UGA if I get any kind of scholarship offer. I'll go to UH if I get no scholarship from UGA and a scholarship from UH that brings it below 20k. If I get no scholarships from either school, I'll make another thread in a month or two.

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Re: U. Houston vs U. Georgia?

Postby bartleby » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:07 am

Bump. I want the best chance of making $$$ after law school. I don't care where I end up.

"Straight cash, homie." - Randy Moss

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Re: U. Houston vs U. Georgia?

Postby athenian » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:10 am

If you would rather work in Atlanta after graduation, then go to UGA. But don't bank on being able to take that degree back to Texas.

I don't know anything about UH, but I can say that Athens is a wonderful place and UGA is a great school with a stellar reputation in Atlanta.

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Re: U. Houston vs U. Georgia?

Postby CrimLaw300 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:09 pm

bartleby wrote:26k (in state) vs 30k (out of state)

UGA is 32 ranks higher but both are pretty regional.

A little worried about moving. Friends and family are here in Houston.

Thoughts? No brainer?


When did you hear about your UH scholly?

Edit: Sorry, completely misunderstood this post. Disregard my inquiry.

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Re: U. Houston vs U. Georgia?

Postby FutureLitigator27 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:23 pm

bartleby wrote:Bump. I want the best chance of making $$$ after law school. I don't care where I end up.



You are obviously going to law school for the wrong reasons, good luck to you! :roll:

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Re: U. Houston vs U. Georgia?

Postby adude » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:31 am

bartleby wrote:26k (in state) vs 30k (out of state)

UGA is 32 ranks higher but both are pretty regional.

A little worried about moving. Friends and family are here in Houston.

Thoughts? No brainer?


Go to the one that is in the region you want to practice in. I'm assuming that's Houston.




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