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ASU or Minnesota- based on unique situation!

ASU because of guaranteed research
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UMN- better ranking and academics
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Postby tropicalpeach » Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:58 pm

I want to work in international development (I have work experience in this field- but can only do so much with a bachelor's degree in intl affairs) and am trying to figure out which is the best school considering my unique situation.

I know that UMN is a better school, rankings-wise and probably academically. I have a 20,000/year scholarship and am able to definitely get in-state the third year, which helps costs.

ASU is also a great school. I have a 15,000 scholarship for only the first year, as students receive in-state the 2nd and 3rd years. COL is just a little bit less here. They have also offered me a paid research position with a faculty member who specializes in international development and relations. Although this won't necessarily translate into a summer opportunity, it's a little extra money during the year and I will be able to really get to know a faculty member in my desired field.

Without the research position, I would easily pick UMN. But ASU has made this difficult with their great offer. I am originally from California, but know I'll be okay in either climate. Both are cool towns. I wouldn't mind working in either place after law school until I am able to find an intl development job. I know it'll be more difficult to be at the top of my class at UMN than at ASU.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:14 pm

ASU may be the better choice for you since they are tailoring your legal education to help achieve your goals while allowing you to distinguish your resume in a very positive manner.

P.S. Your username suggests a warm weather preference. Although, even if your username were "icefishergal", my recommendation would be the same--but a little less enthusiastic.

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