Tulane vs. Villanova QUICK DECISION!!

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Tulane vs. Villanova

Villanova w/ 15k
15
58%
Tulane
11
42%
 
Total votes: 26

emm
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Tulane vs. Villanova QUICK DECISION!!

Postby emm » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:59 pm

I was just accepted to Tulane off of the waitlist. I don't know very much about it and I have to make my decision by tomorrow. So Tulane at sticker or Villanova with 15k?
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AXObuckeye
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Re: Tulane vs. Villanova

Postby AXObuckeye » Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:30 pm

What's the difference in cost of living?

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Re: Tulane vs. Villanova

Postby northwood » Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:32 pm

where do you want to work and live? both schools are regional and you are talking about 2 different regions. pick one and go there.

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Re: Tulane vs. Villanova

Postby emm » Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:33 pm

The cost difference is about 20,000 per year (with Villanova's scholarship).

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Re: Tulane vs. Villanova

Postby AXObuckeye » Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:35 pm

If you don't mind cold weather, I'd pick nova

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Re: Tulane vs. Villanova

Postby AXObuckeye » Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:36 pm

AXObuckeye wrote:If you don't mind cold weather, I'd pick nova


By the way, I'm trying to make a similar decision so I might see you in the fall!

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Re: Tulane vs. Villanova

Postby emm » Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:46 pm

Well, I actually kind of hate cold weather. But $60,000 over three years is a lot. And then there are rankings (Tulane-47 vs Villanova-84) and Villanova's recent scandal... Such a hard choice!

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Re: Tulane vs. Villanova

Postby tea_drinker » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:37 pm

northwood wrote:where do you want to work and live? both schools are regional and you are talking about 2 different regions. pick one and go there.


Better yet, where do you live now?

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Re: Tulane vs. Villanova QUICK DECISION!!

Postby Fabs5180 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:43 pm

Villanova. Save yourself some money and graduate in a city with a better legal market.

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Re: Tulane vs. Villanova

Postby emm » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:47 pm

tea_drinker wrote:
northwood wrote:where do you want to work and live? both schools are regional and you are talking about 2 different regions. pick one and go there.


Better yet, where do you live now?


I live in Virginia now.

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Re: Tulane vs. Villanova

Postby tea_drinker » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:22 am

emm wrote:
tea_drinker wrote:
northwood wrote:where do you want to work and live? both schools are regional and you are talking about 2 different regions. pick one and go there.


Better yet, where do you live now?


I live in Virginia now.


Not really the answer that I expect :D

So, if I gather from your posts correctly, it will be $184K if you attend Tulane and $120 if you attend Villanova.

http://www.law.tulane.edu/tlsadmissions ... x?id=14683
http://www.law.villanova.edu/Admissions ... Costs.aspx

Villanova is an attractive choice here.

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Re: Tulane vs. Villanova QUICK DECISION!!

Postby lawboy81 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:52 pm

Sure you don't want to hear it but neither one is worth it. I do think Tulane has some more mobility than Nova, and certainly more mobility in the South if you like warmer weather.

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Re: Tulane vs. Villanova QUICK DECISION!!

Postby javancho » Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:19 pm

lawboy81 wrote:Sure you don't want to hear it but neither one is worth it. I do think Tulane has some more mobility than Nova, and certainly more mobility in the South if you like warmer weather.

Agree. Plus, who knows how the scandal of knowingly lying to the ABA by falsifying GPAs and LSATs might still affect Villanova. Maybe the ABA will do something about it, or maybe not. But why take the risk when other options are available?

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Re: Tulane vs. Villanova QUICK DECISION!!

Postby bk1 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:22 pm

Villanova is the lesser of evils. My actual vote would be for retake/reapply.

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Re: Tulane vs. Villanova QUICK DECISION!!

Postby scammedhard » Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:57 pm

bk1 wrote:Villanova is the lesser of evils. My actual vote would be for retake/reapply.

Yeah, these are not very viable options. What happened to retake/reapply or don't go? Those options should always be on the table.

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Re: Tulane vs. Villanova QUICK DECISION!!

Postby bk1 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:00 pm

scammedhard wrote:Yeah, these are not very viable options. What happened to retake/reapply or don't go? Those options should always be on the table.


I've actually never really been part of the don't go crowd. If someone truly truly really really wants to be a lawyer I'm a fan of the going to a TTTT for cheap plan or, if you have to, going to a school and then dropping out after a year if you don't have the grades to make repaying your debt viable.

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Re: Tulane vs. Villanova QUICK DECISION!!

Postby scammedhard » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:25 pm

bk1 wrote:
scammedhard wrote:Yeah, these are not very viable options. What happened to retake/reapply or don't go? Those options should always be on the table.


I've actually never really been part of the don't go crowd. If someone truly truly really really wants to be a lawyer I'm a fan of the going to a TTTT for cheap plan or, if you have to, going to a school and then dropping out after a year if you don't have the grades to make repaying your debt viable.

I should have written "don't go now." ITE, TTTs w/o scholarships are a suicide, but maybe in a few years, as the economy improves, they will become "viable" again.
But if you "truly truly really really wants to be a lawyer", you also need to consider that, by going to a TTT, it is very likely that you will not end up actually lawyering. Latest NALP data indicates 44K JDs/year for 28K JD-requiring positions/year.

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Re: Tulane vs. Villanova QUICK DECISION!!

Postby arvcondor » Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:38 am

Tulane at $180k is suicide.

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Re: Tulane vs. Villanova QUICK DECISION!!

Postby mcubberly » Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:41 am

All the current and former Tulane students I know advise WAY AGAINST Tulane at sticker. Paying this much for those schools is a terrible idea.




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