BC, UChicago, Iowa, Vanderbilt

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Which school should I attend?

BC COA- $90,000
4
22%
UChicago COA- $200,000
11
61%
University of Iowa COA- $60,000
0
No votes
Vanderbilt COA- $130,000
3
17%
 
Total votes: 18

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happyphone
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BC, UChicago, Iowa, Vanderbilt

Postby happyphone » Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:33 am

Help me pick a school! I'm leaning toward BC because it's most affordable with chance for biglaw.

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Re: BC, UChicago, Iowa, Vanderbilt

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:57 am

We need more personal information, but choose between BC and Vanderbilt. With no preferences, I would go with BC.

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happyphone
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Re: BC, UChicago, Iowa, Vanderbilt

Postby happyphone » Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:30 am

I want biglaw and I want to work in either Boston, DC, Philly, or NY. I'm pretty open about east coast

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Re: BC, UChicago, Iowa, Vanderbilt

Postby happyphone » Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:07 am

I am interested in corporate law, and I want to do the big firm work for a while. I am also interested in becoming a judge or some other political position. I know UChicago has a good name, but that debt would be strapping.

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Re: BC, UChicago, Iowa, Vanderbilt

Postby dakatz » Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:11 am

happyphone wrote:I am interested in corporate law, and I want to do the big firm work for a while. I am also interested in becoming a judge or some other political position. I know UChicago has a good name, but that debt would be strapping.


I went through a similar situation. I had the option of Chicago at sticker, or a number of T20-T30 schools with big scholarships. I had no particular aspirations about clerkships or academia, nor was I even set on biglaw, so 200K in debt sounded insane to me. So I decided finding a balance between the quality of the school, and the size of the scholarship. If you want the east coast, don't want to go into debt, etc., then BC sounds like a smart choice.

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Re: BC, UChicago, Iowa, Vanderbilt

Postby happyphone » Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:16 am

I just think that this economy isn't built for taking risks like 200k on a top school. I have thought about academia, and I believe if I want it, I can get any job from BC.

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Re: BC, UChicago, Iowa, Vanderbilt

Postby sarahlawg » Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:07 pm

did you not get penn/nyu/cornell/uva? nothing in between vandy and chi with scholarship?

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Re: BC, UChicago, Iowa, Vanderbilt

Postby Cupidity » Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:22 pm

Chicago.

BC>The other options

Other than Chicago all those schools are local, even Vandy, and they are all in places I'd never want to live.




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