If debt were irrelevant?

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apl6783
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If debt were irrelevant?

Postby apl6783 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:54 pm

I have two options:

Option one - Go to a school ranked in the 30s with a scholarship that covers full tuition (but no books or stipend or w/e).

Option two - Go to a top 20 school with a partial scholarship that basically amounts to one year's tuition.

I have enough savings from my previous career to easily cover the full cost of option 2, but if I went to option 1 I would have that much more money on graduation.

Other things being equal, is it worth it to attend option 2 with its higher prestige and whatnot given the economy so that it will be easier to get a job? If I'll have no debt either way, does it make sense to go to the best school possible, since they're both in the region I want to live in?

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Patriot1208
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Re: If debt were irrelevant?

Postby Patriot1208 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:58 pm

I really can't comment without knowing the actual schools

esch8
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Re: If debt were irrelevant?

Postby esch8 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:58 pm

hard to answer without knowing what the schools are, and what your career ambitions are.

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Hannibal
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Re: If debt were irrelevant?

Postby Hannibal » Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:59 pm

You're going to have to be more specific on the school.

Edit: lol on the triple posts.

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Re: If debt were irrelevant?

Postby paulinaporizkova » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:00 pm

looks like we've got a lot of great information here.

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AboveTheLawSchool
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Re: If debt were irrelevant?

Postby AboveTheLawSchool » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:55 pm

Based on his previous posts I am going to guess Vanderbilt and Alabama

09042014
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Re: If debt were irrelevant?

Postby 09042014 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:58 pm

Not all T20 are the same. WashU!= Texas

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DoubleChecks
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Re: If debt were irrelevant?

Postby DoubleChecks » Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:01 pm

i almost want to tag this post so that i can refer it to all the naysayers that whine about how TLS "always" says "go to the highest ranked school possible all the time"

in almost all my time on TLS, i rarely see threads where most of the people repeat that mantra

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Re: If debt were irrelevant?

Postby 09042014 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:41 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:i almost want to tag this post so that i can refer it to all the naysayers that whine about how TLS "always" says "go to the highest ranked school possible all the time"

in almost all my time on TLS, i rarely see threads where most of the people repeat that mantra


A lot of TLS stereotypes come from pre 2009 era, when TLS rank whored more, and had their heads in the sand over the economy.

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lisjjen
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Re: If debt were irrelevant?

Postby lisjjen » Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:44 pm

If debt were irrelevant, I'd live on an estate in Cuba smoking cigars and drinking rum all day.

Law school? Eff that noise.

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northwood
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Re: If debt were irrelevant?

Postby northwood » Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:54 pm

go to the school thats where you want to work, or is in a place that fits you better.

if both fit the bill- take the money and enjoy




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