UCLA$$$ vs trying at Northwestern

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frijoles99
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UCLA$$$ vs trying at Northwestern

Postby frijoles99 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:34 pm

I was admitted to UCLA and am receiving 60k in scholarship total. I was placed on hold and Northwestern and they say you can add extra letters of rec and do special essays for them. Personally, I view this as a lot of work considering I got into UCLA sure Northwestern is ranked higher, but high enough to warrant all the extra work? Also I should consider that if I do get into Northwestern the funding money should be dried up. Should I man up and do all the extra work for a difficult decision or remain sane and sit pretty where I am? I could still get taken off the hold without doing all the extra crazy stuff. Thoughts?

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Re: UCLA$$$ vs trying at Northwestern

Postby tea_drinker » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:39 pm

If you have time, then do it. You can use an acceptance to NW to ask for more money from UCLA even if you don't plan to attend NW.

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Re: UCLA$$$ vs trying at Northwestern

Postby paratactical » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:41 pm

What are your career goals after you graduate?

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Re: UCLA$$$ vs trying at Northwestern

Postby bk1 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:42 pm

Do you want to work outside LA?

If you think that writing a few 750 word essays is "a lot of work," then I think you have bigger problems to worry about.

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Re: UCLA$$$ vs trying at Northwestern

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:42 pm

UCLA wants you; Northwestern wants you to beg.

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Re: UCLA$$$ vs trying at Northwestern

Postby frijoles99 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:51 pm

I am damn interested in Public Interest especially DOJ and I know I can accomplish that at both places. I spoke with UCLA's financial aid department if I work either Gov. or PI I will qualify for their LRAP. Their LRAP covers the all loan payments for 10 years until the Federal Loan Reimbursement Program Forgives the loans. So essentially if I follow the path I want most to do PI it's free.

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Re: UCLA$$$ vs trying at Northwestern

Postby bk1 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:53 pm

frijoles99 wrote:I am damn interested in Public Interest especially DOJ and I know I can accomplish that at both places. I spoke with UCLA's financial aid department if I work either Gov. or PI I will qualify for their LRAP. Their LRAP covers the all loan payments for 10 years until the Federal Loan Reimbursement Program Forgives the loans. So essentially if I follow the path I want most to do PI it's free.


If you want PI/gov work then the question is whether you want it in LA/CA or elsewhere. I don't think the difference is substantial enough for PI/gov to take NU over UCLA unless it is for outside of CA.

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Re: UCLA$$$ vs trying at Northwestern

Postby WhirledWorld » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:55 pm

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Re: UCLA$$$ vs trying at Northwestern

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:56 pm

You think writing a couple of extra pages to improve your chances of admission at an elite school is "a lot of work"?

I'm not sure you've thought this whole 'law school' thing through.




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