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Fordham vs BU vs BC

Fordham
7
12%
BU
30
50%
BC
23
38%
 
Total votes: 60

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Fordham vs BU vs BC

Postby lawgrl21 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:53 pm

assuming all at the same cost...

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Re: Fordham vs BU vs BC

Postby Gemini » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:54 pm

Jealous. -_-
You should know which one I chose. ;)

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Re: Fordham vs BU vs BC

Postby Grizz » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:57 pm

How much is the same cost?

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Re: Fordham vs BU vs BC

Postby Blindmelon » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:29 pm

Wait for financial aid. But I'd go with either BU or BC - both give you good access to NY and Boston, Fordham is just NYC - more options.

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Re: Fordham vs BU vs BC

Postby Grizz » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:33 pm

Blindmelon wrote:Wait for financial aid. But I'd go with either BU or BC - both give you good access to NY and Boston, Fordham is just NYC - more options.


Def. wait for aid. Paying sticker isn't the best idea. But this is really good advice.

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Re: Fordham vs BU vs BC

Postby Gemini » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:36 pm

Also, considering that BU/BC is about $10,000 cheaper, annually, it's the best way to go.

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Re: Fordham vs BU vs BC

Postby Grizz » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:37 pm

Gemini wrote:Also, considering that BU/BC is about $10,000 cheaper, annually, it's the best way to go.


In addition to this, Fordham is stingy with money.

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Re: Fordham vs BU vs BC

Postby rman1201 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:38 pm

BU 88% [ 8 ] x
BC 11% [ 1 ]


Lots of BC hatin goin on in here

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Re: Fordham vs BU vs BC

Postby fetalposition » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:45 pm

As a Bostonian, I will tell you not to go to BU unless you have NO idea where you want to work after graduation. It places decently in NY, decently in Boston (not as good as BC), which makes it kind of the worst of both worlds. If you want NY, go to Fordham; if you want Boston, go to BC. Don't pick the one in the middle.

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Re: Fordham vs BU vs BC

Postby Blindmelon » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:16 pm

fetalposition wrote:As a Bostonian, I will tell you not to go to BU unless you have NO idea where you want to work after graduation. It places decently in NY, decently in Boston (not as good as BC), which makes it kind of the worst of both worlds. If you want NY, go to Fordham; if you want Boston, go to BC. Don't pick the one in the middle.


As a Bostonian who attends BU, I will tell you this is absolute rubbish. The top three firms in Boston: Ropes and Gray, WilmerHale, and Goodwin Proctor total have pretty much the same number of people from BC and BU - with GP more BU heavy, R&G more BC heavy, and WH basically tied.

BC = BU in Boston. I have no idea how BC does for NYC, but I assume its similar.

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Re: Fordham vs BU vs BC

Postby ndirish2010 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:19 pm

BC. Sticker would be rough, so hopefully you get some money. Fordham is not worth it, the COA is ridiculous.

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Re: Fordham vs BU vs BC

Postby BCLS » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:20 pm

BC or BU

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Re: Fordham vs BU vs BC

Postby Cupidity » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:24 pm

I visited Fordham, it was unpleasent.

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Re: Fordham vs BU vs BC

Postby Informative » Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:19 am

BC.

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Re: Fordham vs BU vs BC

Postby Gemini » Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:20 am

Cupidity wrote:I visited Fordham, it was unpleasent.


In what sense?

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Re: Fordham vs BU vs BC

Postby ballpop » Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:23 am

BU because I hear the prof's teaching skills are second to none.

Equal placement and prestige, so that is the tiebreak. Also for me, I'm interested in their Health Law concentration.

If you are set on NYC though, Fordham's network in this city is damned ridiculous. It gets your foot in the door in a LOT of places.

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Re: Fordham vs BU vs BC

Postby ballpop » Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:24 am

Cupidity wrote:I visited Fordham, it was unpleasent.


Yea, Lincoln Center is such an awful area.

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Re: Fordham vs BU vs BC

Postby StanDarsh » Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:30 am

Cupidity wrote:I visited Fordham, it was unpleasent.


You're being too kind.

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Re: Fordham vs BU vs BC

Postby Informative » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:00 am

These are all peer schools. Some will say BC has the most prestige, others will say Fordham has the best placement in New York, and others will say BU has risen up in the rankings in the last few years and is now pretty competitive with the other two schools. Each school has its merits and drawbacks, but in the end, you should really visit each school and see which school's campus and atmosphere you like the most. Competitive/collegial, high COL/Medium COL, urban/suburban, public transit/own a car, school spirit (alumni as well)/lack thereof, etc.

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Re: Fordham vs BU vs BC

Postby Cupidity » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:09 am

ballpop wrote:
Cupidity wrote:I visited Fordham, it was unpleasent.


Yea, Lincoln Center is such an awful area.


The admissions staff was rude and unpleasant, and the students were all depressed. I know you might think "why do I care about admissions," but I've worked in higher education and generally all administration is at the same level at a school. I genuinely believe that if the admissions staff could be as rude as they were, that the CDO, Registrar, and other services are probably equally unfriendly. All the students shuffled along staring at their feet and not talking to one another.

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Re: Fordham vs BU vs BC

Postby Gemini » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:38 am

Cupidity wrote:
ballpop wrote:
Cupidity wrote:I visited Fordham, it was unpleasent.


Yea, Lincoln Center is such an awful area.


The admissions staff was rude and unpleasant, and the students were all depressed. I know you might think "why do I care about admissions," but I've worked in higher education and generally all administration is at the same level at a school. I genuinely believe that if the admissions staff could be as rude as they were, that the CDO, Registrar, and other services are probably equally unfriendly. All the students shuffled along staring at their feet and not talking to one another.


Nygrrrl and OS will disagree with you on this.

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Re: Fordham vs BU vs BC

Postby lawgrl21 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:48 am

thanks for the input! bumping this thread...

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Re: Fordham vs BU vs BC

Postby sullidop » Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:04 pm

No one has told her to visit? These are all peer schools so it will probably come down to personal preference.
If you're wondering about placement, I've never encountered a Fordham grad outside of the tristate area.
Illustrative examples:
[url]http://www.goodwinprocter.com/People/Listing.aspx?ls={1FF36ECC-D464-48F7-B0D1-8D3EFFC4D579}&pn=1&ps=30[/url]
http://www.wilmerhale.com/biographies/biographies/whAttorneyList.aspx?School=e73dc92a-1024-479f-b5d3-cc8b410834fd
http://www.skadden.com/Index.cfm?contentID=3 (search for fordham law...I can't export a proper link)

So if you want to be in NY look into Fordham more, if not BC/BU.

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Re: Fordham vs BU vs BC

Postby maglialoro » Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:17 pm

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Re: Fordham vs BU vs BC

Postby lawgrl21 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:26 pm

thanks for all the input/wesbites/information!




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