T1 sticker v. T2 scholly?

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GW v. Northeastern

GW at sticker
Northeastern with $20k schol.
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T1 sticker v. T2 scholly?

Postby redfern86 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:26 am

I have a 20k scholarship at Northeastern and was recently accepted off the waitlist at GW with no aid.
Is the extra debt worth it? It'd be approx an extra 25k/yr.

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Re: T1 sticker v. T2 scholly?

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:55 am

It depends on your career goals. Most will tell you not to take sticker outside the T14, or even the T6 or T3, but you have to compare what you want to do with the debt that you will have. There's no doubt that GWU is a better school, but if you're okay working in the area around Northwestern, it might not be a completely horrible choice. I would advocate retaking and reapplying if you can't get any more money out of GWU (I'm in a bit of a similar situation). I think it's tough having 200K in loans from a decent, but not top-of-the line school, but without knowing your career goals, I can't say whether a T2 near many strong T1s is worth it either.

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Re: T1 sticker v. T2 scholly?

Postby dpk711 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:39 am

Personally, I would do neither. But if you have to choose, then it's GW. IMHO, I wouldn't even go to GULC or Cornell at sticker.

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Re: T1 sticker v. T2 scholly?

Postby Grizz » Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:04 am

Neither. GW isn't worth sticker, Northeastern is low on the totem pole in a small market.

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