IU, Illinois, or Wash U?

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Kate Monster
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IU, Illinois, or Wash U?

Postby Kate Monster » Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:49 am

Just a little background on me: my main areas of interest right now tends towards International Human Rights or Public Interest, so I don't really plan on ever making huge amounts of money, plus I already have an M.A. degree's worth of debt, so money is a big issue. But so is a good education, student culture, and being able to get a job when I graduate.

I'm in the process of trying to negotiate some more money out of Illinois and Wash U, so maybe that'll make up my mind for me, but here's where I currently stand (out of state tuition rates all around although I am already in Bloomington so that's a bonus on moving expenses and difficulty)

Indiana University has offered me $120,000 over three years
University of Illinois: $90,000
Wash U: $75,000

So, where would you go and why?

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buckilaw
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Re: IU, Illinois, or Wash U?

Postby buckilaw » Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:54 am

Illinois. Dean Pless is awesome.

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Re: IU, Illinois, or Wash U?

Postby Hannibal » Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:49 pm

Illinois. Lower COL and lower tuition and guaranteed no tuition increase (you'll hear about that soon) means a bigger difference than 15k. Also, their LRAP is better than WUSTL's from what I hear. Lastly, somehow their employment % were better ITE than WUSTL's pre-ITE, though I have no idea how that happened.

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ndirish2010
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Re: IU, Illinois, or Wash U?

Postby ndirish2010 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:47 pm

Agreed. UIUC.

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Re: IU, Illinois, or Wash U?

Postby Kate Monster » Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:01 pm

Thanks, the opinion on LRAP was particularly helpful as that will definitely be important. I wasn't all that impressed with IU's LRAP from what I've read it's basically just an assistance bridge. Anyone have any opinions on the cities (I live in Bloomington, so that I know) especially the ability to get around without a car?

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Re: IU, Illinois, or Wash U?

Postby SupraVln180 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:48 pm

UIUC FTW

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blurbz
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Re: IU, Illinois, or Wash U?

Postby blurbz » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:54 pm

And again, UIUC.

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romothesavior
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Re: IU, Illinois, or Wash U?

Postby romothesavior » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:14 am

Unless WUSTL matches UIUC, I'd say UIUC. Though if you are debt averse (which everyone should be, especially ITE), I think you should consider IUB strongly as well.

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Re: IU, Illinois, or Wash U?

Postby romothesavior » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:15 am

Hannibal wrote:Lastly, somehow their employment % were better ITE than WUSTL's pre-ITE, though I have no idea how that happened.

I'm confused. What do you mean by this?

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mez06
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Re: IU, Illinois, or Wash U?

Postby mez06 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:18 am

Does anyone think UIUC would come up a bit by sending in the IU letter?

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ndirish2010
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Re: IU, Illinois, or Wash U?

Postby ndirish2010 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:40 am

I doubt UIUC considers IU a peer to them.

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Re: IU, Illinois, or Wash U?

Postby Kate Monster » Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:53 am

I just convinced UIUC to up the offer to full tuition!

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Re: IU, Illinois, or Wash U?

Postby SupraVln180 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:55 am

Kate Monster wrote:I just convinced UIUC to up the offer to full tuition!


Nice. Cycle over.




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