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Villanova (scholarship) v Temple

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:31 pm
by pjc101
Hey everybody, looking for some solid advice.

First off I'm a Philly guy who wants to practice law in the area and has no real interest in leaving. This being said I applied to Drexel, Temple and Villanova.

I received a full ride to Drexel, 25k a year to Nova (contingent upon maintaining a 3.15 gpa) and no money from Temple.

I'm honestly struggling to decide between Temple and Nova. Nova ends up being slightly cheaper with the scholarship. I love the city of Philadelphia and I am currently an UG at Nova and love that campus/area as well.

Any and all advice would be great :) thanks

Re: Villanova (scholarship) v Temple

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:45 pm
by Danteshek
I would seriously consider Drexel if I were you. Does the full ride have stips?

Re: Villanova (scholarship) v Temple

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:20 pm
by BarbellDreams
Use Nova's scholly to negotiate with Temple, then go to Temple.

Re: Villanova (scholarship) v Temple

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:52 pm
by arvcondor
BarbellDreams wrote:Use Nova's scholly to negotiate with Temple, then go to Temple.
This, although one could argue that Villanova is an equally viable option (placement is nearly identical). Still, you should leverage your Nova money to at least see what you can get from Temple; I successfully convinced them to double my money.

Re: Villanova (scholarship) v Temple

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:02 pm
by pjc101
Drexel's full ride requires that I maintain a 3.0. Stupid question I suppose but how do I go about using my nova scholarship to leverage with Temple? Call the admissions office? Shoot off an email?

Re: Villanova (scholarship) v Temple

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:44 pm
by Wholigan
pjc101 wrote:Drexel's full ride requires that I maintain a 3.0. Stupid question I suppose but how do I go about using my nova scholarship to leverage with Temple? Call the admissions office? Shoot off an email?


Yes, send them an email. If you already got an email from an admissions person or associate dean, send it directly to that person. I negotiated my scholly that way (not at Temple.) On the outside chance Temple doesn't offer any money, I would spend the extra $40k on Nova over Drexel. But Temple should give you money.