Penn vs. Northwestern

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downsouth
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Penn vs. Northwestern

Postby downsouth » Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:01 am

Ideally after graduation I want to practice east coast/northeast. I'd like to do public interest/government work, but also am interested in patent and international law.

Penn offered me $25k/yr, Northwestern offered $40k/yr. I already sent the Northwestern offer to Penn and $25k is the new offer from them based on that.

I really like Penn, but I'm not sure if my wallet likes an additional $15k/year in loans. Any thoughts?

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Re: Penn vs. Northwestern

Postby sarahlawg » Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:50 am

how did you get Penn to respond to you so quickly about financial aid? They've had my info for weeks =(

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Re: Penn vs. Northwestern

Postby math101 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:16 am

Have you factored in total COL differences? From what I remember, Northwestern has one of the highest tuition rates of the T14, and Chicago is, I believe, more expensive than Philly. Also, you should look into their LRAP programs if you're interested in PI after graduation.

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Re: Penn vs. Northwestern

Postby sarahlawg » Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:22 am

math101 wrote:Have you factored in total COL differences? From what I remember, Northwestern has one of the highest tuition rates of the T14, and Chicago is, I believe, more expensive than Philly. Also, you should look into their LRAP programs if you're interested in PI after graduation.


to save time for OP since I already have the numbers - if you don't factor in NU's laptop, you're looking at Penn being 11k/y more rather than 15k/y. If you do, obviously it'll be a 9k/y difference.

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Re: Penn vs. Northwestern

Postby Ash;-) » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:22 pm

i would take N.W. especially with PI in mind. and the extra money always helps...lol




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