Cornell 60K vs Vandy 89K vs WUSTL 135K

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Cornell 60K vs Vandy 89K vs WUSTL 135K

Cornell 60K
53
83%
Vandy 89K
8
13%
WUSTL 135K
3
5%
 
Total votes: 64

findafish
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Cornell 60K vs Vandy 89K vs WUSTL 135K

Postby findafish » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:55 am

Now here is the new poll. I put one up a few weeks ago, assuming no money from Cornell. Most of the people on this board voted for Vandy. I just received a letter from Cornell awarding me 60K for three years. I am very tempted to go to Cornell for big laws. Any suggestions?

Thanks a lot!

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Re: Cornell 60K vs Vandy 89K vs WUSTL 135K

Postby Patriot1208 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:56 am

If you want biglaw, I think cornell is probably worth the extra 30K.

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Re: Cornell 60K vs Vandy 89K vs WUSTL 135K

Postby waitlisteddd » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:05 pm

COA?

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Re: Cornell 60K vs Vandy 89K vs WUSTL 135K

Postby findafish » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:17 pm

The COA is almost the same for the two schools.
Although I guess Wash U will be the lowest, it seems that it is automatically dismissed...

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Re: Cornell 60K vs Vandy 89K vs WUSTL 135K

Postby Patriot1208 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:26 pm

findafish wrote:The COA is almost the same for the two schools.
Although I guess Wash U will be the lowest, it seems that it is automatically dismissed...

I did the math because i'm interested

Cornell COA = 217,140 - 60,000 = 157,140
Vandy COA = 205,995 - 89,000 = 116, 995
WUSTL COA = 190,500 - 135,000 = 55,500

Personally, i'd pay 50k more for cornell, but that is a tough decision.

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Re: Cornell 60K vs Vandy 89K vs WUSTL 135K

Postby findafish » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:43 pm

Thanks Patriot
yeah, it is tough. But I see all the people voting so far chose Cornell.


Patriot1208 wrote:
findafish wrote:The COA is almost the same for the two schools.
Although I guess Wash U will be the lowest, it seems that it is automatically dismissed...

I did the math because i'm interested

Cornell COA = 217,140 - 60,000 = 157,140
Vandy COA = 205,995 - 89,000 = 116, 995
WUSTL COA = 190,500 - 135,000 = 55,500

Personally, i'd pay 50k more for cornell, but that is a tough decision.

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Re: Cornell 60K vs Vandy 89K vs WUSTL 135K

Postby drylo » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:16 pm

Patriot1208 wrote:
findafish wrote:The COA is almost the same for the two schools.
Although I guess Wash U will be the lowest, it seems that it is automatically dismissed...

I did the math because i'm interested

Cornell COA = 217,140 - 60,000 = 157,140
Vandy COA = 205,995 - 89,000 = 116, 995
WUSTL COA = 190,500 - 135,000 = 55,500

Personally, i'd pay 50k more for cornell, but that is a tough decision.


I have to weigh in here about one thing because it seems to come up all the time. Vandy's COA estimate is way higher than Cornell's (i.e., Vandy includes much higher amounts in COA figure for housing, food, travel, etc., than Cornell does--and I have no idea about WUSTL). You really should look at tuition costs (can easily find this on their websites--I think it's around $44k at Vandy and $52k at Cornell) and then figure out how much you will spend on the rest of COA. Vandy provides high numbers because it allows students flexibility to take out more student loans if necessary. Cornell's tuition is $25k+ more than Vandy over three years, so with the scholarship, you are looking at $54k+ difference. (I know Patriot said "50k more for Cornell," but the math doesn't reflect that so I was just pointing it out.)

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Re: Cornell 60K vs Vandy 89K vs WUSTL 135K

Postby findafish » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:09 am

I am wondering why is Cornell so much better than Vandy or Wash U?
Their medians look about the same (168,169,167), with Vandy being even better than Cornell.
Is it all about the location and the market?

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Re: Cornell 60K vs Vandy 89K vs WUSTL 135K

Postby bigkahuna2020 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:10 am

findafish wrote:I am wondering why is Cornell so much better than Vandy or Wash U?
Their medians look about the same (168,169,167), with Vandy being even better than Cornell.
Is it all about the location and the market?


It's a better school. Period.

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Re: Cornell 60K vs Vandy 89K vs WUSTL 135K

Postby ndirish2010 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:49 am

Cornell, probably. Vandy wouldn't be bad if you wanted the South.

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Re: Cornell 60K vs Vandy 89K vs WUSTL 135K

Postby Patriot1208 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:09 am

bigkahuna2020 wrote:
findafish wrote:I am wondering why is Cornell so much better than Vandy or Wash U?
Their medians look about the same (168,169,167), with Vandy being even better than Cornell.
Is it all about the location and the market?


It's a better school. Period.

Basically... they are just more well regarded by the top firms. Medians certainly aren't how you judge a school because 1 extra question right on the last doesn't actual tell you anything about the student body.

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Re: Cornell 60K vs Vandy 89K vs WUSTL 135K

Postby coldshoulder » Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:15 pm

Those three are all schools at the top of my list, may I ask what your numbers are?

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Re: Cornell 60K vs Vandy 89K vs WUSTL 135K

Postby findafish » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:41 pm

above or around their 75%

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Re: Cornell 60K vs Vandy 89K vs WUSTL 135K

Postby Emma1 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:29 pm

I think Cornell has the advantage for big law but went to Vandy and thought it was much nicer in all other respects. Hard decision




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