George Mason vs. American vs. Campbell ($)

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Which law school should I attend?

George Mason (in-state)
12
71%
American University (sticker)
2
12%
Campbell University ($69,000 scholarship)
3
18%
 
Total votes: 17

heraper1003
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George Mason vs. American vs. Campbell ($)

Postby heraper1003 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:55 pm

I would really appreciate it if I could get some help in making a decision on what school I should attend. Currently, I have been admitted into American University but with no scholarship so I would have to pay the full sticker price. I am on the waitlist at George Mason but I wanted to make clear that I am a Virginia resident so I would receive the in-state tuition rate if I got off the waitlist. Finally, Campbell University School of Law, which is a T3 school where I am also attending for my undergraduate education currently has offered me $69,000 in scholarship over three years if I maintain a B- average. My total tuition costs would be $10,000 per year for Campbell Law which is in Raleigh, NC. Please tell me which option I should take or if I should hold out for Mason. Thanks!

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BarbellDreams
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Re: George Mason vs. American vs. Campbell ($)

Postby BarbellDreams » Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:10 pm

WHat will your total cost of attendance be over 3 years from GMU? The other two options are not good choice IMO.

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gwuorbust
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Re: George Mason vs. American vs. Campbell ($)

Postby gwuorbust » Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:21 pm

GMU in-state is not a bad deal. I say hold out for that. please, for all that is good and right in the world, don't pay sticker to American.

heraper1003
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Re: George Mason vs. American vs. Campbell ($)

Postby heraper1003 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:10 pm

I am really interested in government in regard to the local/state level and would like to work in this sector. It is not my goal to obtain some job in "biglaw" that bills well but works me 60+ hours per week. If I go to Campbell, I will have two years of law school paid which will allow me to afford to complete Campbell's MPA joint degree with NC State. If my goal is to become a city attorney or a city manager and get into politics, wouldn't I be better off choosing Campbell over my other choices?

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Attorney
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Re: George Mason vs. American vs. Campbell ($)

Postby Attorney » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:32 pm

gwuorbust wrote:GMU in-state is not a bad deal. I say hold out for that.




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