Scholarship vs Ranking

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Which Law School - Want to do Oil&Gas/Real Estate

Poll ended at Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:39 pm

Oklahoma - $33,000
10
50%
Texas Tech - $1,000
2
10%
SMU - $0
4
20%
Baylor - $0
3
15%
University of Houston - $0
1
5%
 
Total votes: 20

ZSR10
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Scholarship vs Ranking

Postby ZSR10 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:39 pm

Ok so I am really struggling on trying to decide on taking the money from OU or going with the higher ranked schools, particularly SMU. I have no preference for Oklahoma or Texas as I have good contacts in both states. I am personally getting a loan for school however the loan will not be difficult to get and I may even be able to pay it back at my choosing due to special circumstances.
At Oklahoma and Texas Tech (the only reason I am considering it) I have guaranteed jobs upon graduation in the oil and gas field.
3 yr Tuition:
Oklahoma - $84,000
Texas Tech - $51,000
Baylor - approx $153,000
SMU - approx $180,000
UofH - $114,000

dougroberts
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Re: Scholarship vs Ranking

Postby dougroberts » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:44 pm

If you have a guaranteed job that you want upon graduation, why not take the school with the most scholarship?

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bk1
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Re: Scholarship vs Ranking

Postby bk1 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:47 pm

dougroberts wrote:If you have a guaranteed job that you want upon graduation, why not take the school with the most scholarship?

fakemoney
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Re: Scholarship vs Ranking

Postby fakemoney » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:14 pm

A guaranteed job is still not a job for life. A better school might provide more mobility down the road. As for these schools in question... no idea.
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bk1
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Re: Scholarship vs Ranking

Postby bk1 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:17 pm

fakemoney wrote:A guaranteed job is still not a job for life. A better school might provide more mobility down the road. As for these schools in question... no idea.


I doubt the difference will be significant enough to justify turning down a bunch of money. I'd hazard that down the road your contacts and work experience will make a much larger difference in hiring than the name on your degree.

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Re: Scholarship vs Ranking

Postby fakemoney » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:19 pm

Yeah, as you posted that I was going back to my OP to put in that caveat :oops:




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