Boston College vs. Wake Forest-Comparable Scholarships

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Wake vs. BC

Wake Forest (30k/year, top 2/3 of class stipulation)
3
10%
Boston College (28k/year, no stipulation)
27
90%
 
Total votes: 30

agw5034
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Boston College vs. Wake Forest-Comparable Scholarships

Postby agw5034 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:30 am

So I've obviously been accepted to both (among others) and have pretty much narrowed it down to either BC or Wake. Wake has offered me 30k per year with a top 2/3 stipulation, and BC has offered me 28k a year with no stipulations. I loved Boston, and thought Winston Salem was meh...but I do like the idea of it being warm and golf weather 9 months/year, and the fact that Wake really only has UNC to compete with for jobs in the NC area, while BC needless to say has a decent amount of competition from other Boston schools. Please hit me with some wisdom TLS. Wake's seat deposit is due in a week.

Thanks guys!

EDIT: Winston-Salem's preposterously cheap cost of living is weighing on my mind too. Not incredibly heavily...but it does make that cost gap a little more than the $2k difference in scholarships.
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Re: Boston College vs. Wake Forest-Comparable Scholarships

Postby bergg007 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:38 am

agw5034 wrote:So I've obviously been accepted to both (among others) and have pretty much narrowed it down to either BC or Wake. Wake has offered me 30k per year with a top 2/3 stipulation, and BC has offered me 28k a year with no stipulations. I loved Boston, and thought Winston Salem was meh...but I do like the idea of it being warm and golf weather 9 months/year, and the fact that Wake really only has UNC to compete with for jobs in the NC area, while BC needless to say has a decent amount of competition from other Boston schools. Please hit me with some wisdom TLS. Wake's seat deposit is due in a week.

Thanks guys!



What you don't think that People at Duke go to jobs in NC? C'mon man not everyone is top 25% and they all want to be employed. Wake is a hard sell compared to BC I think It all depends on where you want to end up. If you want to live in NC or the south in general, Wake>BC otherwise BC<<Wake

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Re: Boston College vs. Wake Forest-Comparable Scholarships

Postby snapdragon » Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:30 am

Unless you want to live in the Southeast and know that, I'd take BC in a heartbeat.

You can live reasonably (not as cheaply as Winston-Salem) in the Boston area and BC has a very strong name/alumni network in the Northeast.

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Re: Boston College vs. Wake Forest-Comparable Scholarships

Postby whereto4law » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:26 am

BC hands down - its reputation alone would give you a better shot even at some of the better firms in the southeast.

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Re: Boston College vs. Wake Forest-Comparable Scholarships

Postby tram988 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:29 am

BC >>>> Wake. See the NLJ250 stats.

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Re: Boston College vs. Wake Forest-Comparable Scholarships

Postby agw5034 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:33 am

bump...appreciate the insight so far, pretty sure I have my mind made up. Any other opinions?

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Re: Boston College vs. Wake Forest-Comparable Scholarships

Postby 2things2 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:53 am

chowdah.

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Re: Boston College vs. Wake Forest-Comparable Scholarships

Postby bk1 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:14 am

Best financial decision: BC

Best NC/southeast decision: Wake

Best northeast decision: BC


The only thing Wake has going for it is better southeast placement. If you know you want the southeast then go there. Otherwise, BC every single time.




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