GW VS. BU VS. Emory

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GW VS. BU VS. Emory

Postby SJJM » Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:58 am

Stats 165/3.93
Deciding on GW ( No money), Boston U ( might be some money coming ) vs. Emory (75K) Would like to settle down in Wash when I graduate . Any opinions??

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Re: GW VS. BU VS. Emory

Postby whymeohgodno » Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:13 am

GW

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Re: GW VS. BU VS. Emory

Postby CanadianWolf » Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:16 am

Total cost of attendance for 3 academic years at GWU should be about $225,000. Wait for BU's offer, then decide between Emory & BU. In addition to the Emory scholarship of $75,000, the cost of living in Atlanta is less than Wash D.C.

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Re: GW VS. BU VS. Emory

Postby whymeohgodno » Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:17 am

Don't go to emory it's a shithole.

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Re: GW VS. BU VS. Emory

Postby Blindmelon » Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:09 am

BU/GW would be rough sticker, and I don't think Emory is a great deal regardless. Can you leverage Emory $ to GW? That would be your best bet. Otherwise, Emory/BU probably give you similar access to DC (meaning, not good) and the cheaper would be better.

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Re: GW VS. BU VS. Emory

Postby androstan » Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:25 am

GW will NOT negotiate other schools' scholarships. They have made this very clear to admitted students.

Don't go to Emory under any circumstances, they dropped in the rankings and now, suddenly, professors there can't present coherent lectures and employers are avoiding the place like a leper colony.

Also, wait until you hear from BU, then come back here and let us know.

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Re: GW VS. BU VS. Emory

Postby IhateFoxHunting » Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:37 am

Emory is crap becuase they dropped one year? Just like GW was crap when they dropped? All three are good schools, but don't pay 200k to attend any of them.

Freer at Emory is an awesome speaker. In a six hour lecture on Civ Pro he cleared up an entire semester of garble for me. Can't speak for their other prof's though.

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Re: GW VS. BU VS. Emory

Postby SJJM » Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:26 pm

I was a little surprised though that in the US News rankings of firms who preferred students from different law schools, BU and Emory I think tied for 18 and GW didn't make the top 20. Does that really mean anything? I didn't pay for the expanded list btw so I don't know where GW actually stands on that list lol.

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Re: GW VS. BU VS. Emory

Postby bigkahuna2020 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:58 pm

DC or Wash State?

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Re: GW VS. BU VS. Emory

Postby Mickey Quicknumbers » Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:55 am

The Emory hate in this thread is painfully ignorant, that said, getting DC (I think that's what you meant by Wash?) from Emory is going to be near impossible, and you would have a drastically better chance from GWU. If you are just looking for the best job you can get anywhere, BU and GWU do place better than Emory, but not significantly enough that it would be easy to turn away from 80k+ less debt. Definitely wait to see what BU gives you.

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Re: GW VS. BU VS. Emory

Postby 2011Law » Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:11 am

Definitely wait to see what happens at BU

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Re: GW VS. BU VS. Emory

Postby SJJM » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:29 am

I am referring to GW in DC. Visited BU this week and it was a really nice school. I guess because I am doing my undergrad at GW now, it was hard to see myself in another town. I was pretty sure I was going to stay put and then I read the the report regarding what law firms think of different schools. I was upset that GW didn't make the top 20. The sticker of GW is making me nervous but if I don't get anything from BU it will be close. Trying to be optimistic that prospects will open up in the next 3 years. Plan on working my behind off regardless. Thanks everyone for the opinions! Will keep you posted on the BU thing. I do btw see a lot of Emory and GW bashing on the thread.I think GW was an awesome experience for undergrad. I feel very prepared for this new experience.

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Re: GW VS. BU VS. Emory

Postby androstan » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:44 am

IhateFoxHunting wrote:Emory is crap becuase they dropped one year? Just like GW was crap when they dropped? All three are good schools, but don't pay 200k to attend any of them.

Freer at Emory is an awesome speaker. In a six hour lecture on Civ Pro he cleared up an entire semester of garble for me. Can't speak for their other prof's though.


Everyone knows that GW was basically TTT for a year. But they managed to game their way back over the cusp and out of TTTdom.

Freer may have been an awesome speaker. If he's still at Emory after the latest USNWR, he isn't a good speaker anymore.

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Re: GW VS. BU VS. Emory

Postby YourCaptain » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:46 am

If when you say "Wash" you're meaning DC then go with GW; BU might be ok.

GW at sticker is hard though, principally because of the COA. Lean on BU for scholarship cash, but these options are not ideal.

GW plummeted because of PT/FT rankings confusion, not because of a genuine decline in the school's quality in comparison to its peers.

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Re: GW VS. BU VS. Emory

Postby keg411 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:51 am

Since you want to live/work in DC, go to GW. However, if your family is from either the Atlanta area or the Boston area, you should consider that school. DC is an extremely competitive market and $225k is a lot to spend. If you have $$$ at a lower ranked school in your home market, that should also be an option.




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