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BU with 75k or GW with nothing

Postby harryminorhood » Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:45 pm

Any thoughts? Being in DC would be awesome, but the money is drawing me to BU

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Re: BU with 75k or GW with nothing

Postby FuManChusco » Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:49 pm

1.) where do you want to work after graduation
2.) even if you answer DC to the first question, I would have a lot of trouble recommending GW at sticker.

BU seems to be the winner in my mind.

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Re: BU with 75k or GW with nothing

Postby patrickd139 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:49 pm

Where are you from? Career aspirations? Are you debt-averse? Choosing a law school is an incredibly personal decision that cannot be made solely on dollar amounts.

ETA: damn. FuMan beat me to it.

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Re: BU with 75k or GW with nothing

Postby columbia86 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:51 pm

BU. I am surprised at your hesitation. I'd choose BU over GW, even at sticker.

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Re: BU with 75k or GW with nothing

Postby patrickd139 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:54 pm

columbia86 wrote:BU. I am surprised at your hesitation. I'd choose BU over GW, even at sticker.

Unless OP is married and has a house in DC, where his SO works full time, and wants to work there after LS....

Like I said in the post above, this is not a clear cut choice without more info.

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Re: BU with 75k or GW with nothing

Postby ArthurDigbySellers » Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:17 pm

harryminorhood wrote:Any thoughts? Being in DC would be awesome, but the money is drawing me to BU


As someone who's in at both, and in love with BU, I'd take BU. I'm grateful for my GW offer, but if BU even comes close to matching it, I'll take it. So go, we can be drinking buddies if BU shares some love with me.

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Re: BU with 75k or GW with nothing

Postby dpk711 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:24 pm

BU

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Re: BU with 75k or GW with nothing

Postby Always Credited » Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:35 pm

ArthurDigbySellers wrote:
harryminorhood wrote:Any thoughts? Being in DC would be awesome, but the money is drawing me to BU


As someone who's in at both, and in love with BU, I'd take BU. I'm grateful for my GW offer, but if BU even comes close to matching it, I'll take it. So go, we can be drinking buddies if BU shares some love with me.


Just remember that Happy Hours are banned in Boston.

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Re: BU with 75k or GW with nothing

Postby 2011Law » Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:37 pm

I got 106k from GW. If BU offered me 75k, it would take me some time to decide between the two. I think you'd be insane to take GW at sticker over BU with 75k unless your mission in life is to live in D.C.

1) Edit the OP and create a poll.
2) ???
3) Profit

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Re: BU with 75k or GW with nothing

Postby harryminorhood » Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:53 pm

I am not wed to an particular city after I graduate. Working in Boston, New York, or DC would be fine by me. I'm definitely leaning toward BU as well. The only reason I hesitate is that I've spent the past 2 years working in government/policy and I'd be very interested in all the opportunities I would get a GW to work for the federal government.

But GW sticker is hard to swallow, especially when BU is being so generous

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Re: BU with 75k or GW with nothing

Postby BCLS » Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:19 pm

id take BU in a heartbeat

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Re: BU with 75k or GW with nothing

Postby northwood » Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:25 pm

BU- the money you are saving is well worth it!

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Re: BU with 75k or GW with nothing

Postby ArthurDigbySellers » Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:30 pm

Always Credited wrote:
ArthurDigbySellers wrote:
harryminorhood wrote:Any thoughts? Being in DC would be awesome, but the money is drawing me to BU


As someone who's in at both, and in love with BU, I'd take BU. I'm grateful for my GW offer, but if BU even comes close to matching it, I'll take it. So go, we can be drinking buddies if BU shares some love with me.


Just remember that Happy Hours are banned in Boston.


WHAT

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Re: BU with 75k or GW with nothing

Postby ArthurDigbySellers » Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:31 pm

Always Credited wrote:
ArthurDigbySellers wrote:
harryminorhood wrote:Any thoughts? Being in DC would be awesome, but the money is drawing me to BU


As someone who's in at both, and in love with BU, I'd take BU. I'm grateful for my GW offer, but if BU even comes close to matching it, I'll take it. So go, we can be drinking buddies if BU shares some love with me.


Just remember that Happy Hours are banned in Boston.


As long as Mass isn't worse than Pennsylvania, I'm good though.

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Re: BU with 75k or GW with nothing

Postby ArthurDigbySellers » Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:35 pm

Scholarship money is so damn unpredictable sometimes. I'm hoping to get BU to budge-and admittedly haven't even gotten my finaid package yet, but who knows. Take the money and run, as they say. The market in DC isn't that great, and the financial suicide that is GW at sticker would a lot of pressure on top of the already inherent pressurecooker atmosphere of law school

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Re: BU with 75k or GW with nothing

Postby bigkahuna2020 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:28 pm

BU's tuition is also significantly lower making their schollie effectively something like 95k versus GW

BU all the way UNLESS you want to work for the federal gov't---even then, BU seems to place decently well there

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Re: BU with 75k or GW with nothing

Postby bigkahuna2020 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:29 pm

Always Credited wrote:
ArthurDigbySellers wrote:
harryminorhood wrote:Any thoughts? Being in DC would be awesome, but the money is drawing me to BU


As someone who's in at both, and in love with BU, I'd take BU. I'm grateful for my GW offer, but if BU even comes close to matching it, I'll take it. So go, we can be drinking buddies if BU shares some love with me.


Just remember that Happy Hours are banned in Boston.


DC is a damned expensive city to drink in anyway---and 75k goes a long way to helping with drinking money. Also, rent is skyhigh in the nice parts of DC, while Boston isn't as bad

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Re: BU with 75k or GW with nothing

Postby Metaread » Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:59 am

BU. Boston has fairly high living expenses, but if GW is giving you no tuition, BU definitely. Congrats on your acceptances!



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