Emory 54k or USC 35k

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flexityflex86
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Emory 54k or USC 35k

Postby flexityflex86 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:28 pm

Need to decide pretty shortly!!!!!

Emory is 60k.
USC is 35k.

Numbers are slightly fudged to stay anonymous, but difference is the same.

I would prefer to live in LA for the rest of my life, but would not mind living in the Southeast which would be my 2nd favorite region.

Goal is either big law, entertainment law at 100k starting or criminal defense in the private sector.

Is USC worth 31k in total tuition (when price differences are accounted for) + the extra COL?

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Re: Emory 54k or USC 35k

Postby krad » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:30 pm

I'm a little confused by your #'s here. What are those $60k and $35k? What is the total cost of attendance for each school?

I'd vote USC because of your goals/interests, but I'm still curious about those #'s.

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Re: Emory 54k or USC 35k

Postby Knock » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:31 pm

flexityflex86 wrote:Need to decide pretty shortly!!!!!

Emory is 60k.
USC is 35k.

Numbers are slightly fudged to stay anonymous, but difference is the same.

I would prefer to live in LA for the rest of my life, but would not mind living in the Southeast which would be my 2nd favorite region.

Goal is either big law, entertainment law at 100k starting or criminal defense in the private sector.

Is USC worth 31k in total tuition (when price differences are accounted for) + the extra COL?


If you prefer living in LA, take USC.

flexityflex86
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Re: Emory 54k or USC 35k

Postby flexityflex86 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:33 pm

COA for USC would be about 200 for 3 years.

COA for Emory would be about 140.

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Re: Emory 54k or USC 35k

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:44 pm

Neither?

flexityflex86
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Re: Emory 54k or USC 35k

Postby flexityflex86 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:03 pm

lol

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Re: Emory 54k or USC 35k

Postby Meerkat Manor » Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:05 pm

criminal defense in the private sector?

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Re: Emory 54k or USC 35k

Postby krad » Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:06 pm

If you want to be in LA, I'd take USC (as long as you're comfortable with that debt).

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Re: Emory 54k or USC 35k

Postby thexfactor » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:29 pm

usc.

better job prospects and better location. 2x the chance of biglaw and clerkships.
If you are paying 140k already. 60k isnt that much extra.
Either way, you will need biglaw to pay back the loans. If you dont get it, you will need to depend on IBR at both schools.
Essentially your upside is a lot higher at USC and your downside is about the same if you go to usc.

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Re: Emory 54k or USC 35k

Postby gobucks101 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:33 pm

thexfactor wrote:usc.

better job prospects and better location.


I hear South Central is lovely this time of year 8)

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Re: Emory 54k or USC 35k

Postby bk1 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:34 pm

Aberzombie1892 wrote:Neither?


I'd agree with this. Neither of these schools justify this level of debt.

200k at USC has a very high chance of leaving you with soulcrushing debt and a 40-50k job to pay it off. USC is the better bet here, but it is still pretty awful.

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Re: Emory 54k or USC 35k

Postby TheFactor » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:40 pm

lol at criminal defense in the private sector

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Re: Emory 54k or USC 35k

Postby FeelTheHeat » Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:12 am

lol at entertainment law 100k starting

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Re: Emory 54k or USC 35k

Postby Metaread » Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:26 am

Does your COA include living expenses? I think Emory overestimates living expenses.....

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Re: Emory 54k or USC 35k

Postby YourCaptain » Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:17 am

flexityflex86 wrote:Need to decide pretty shortly!!!!!

Emory is 60k.
USC is 35k.

Numbers are slightly fudged to stay anonymous, but difference is the same.

I would prefer to live in LA for the rest of my life, but would not mind living in the Southeast which would be my 2nd favorite region.

Goal is either big law, entertainment law at 100k starting or criminal defense in the private sector being employed.

Is USC worth 31k in total tuition (when price differences are accounted for) + the extra COL?


Go to USC




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