Down to 2 options. No debt or 40K of debt.

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Which would you choose?

Notre Dame w/ 40K in debt
29
55%
Wake Forest w/ no debt
24
45%
 
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Down to 2 options. No debt or 40K of debt.

Postby Northeast » Tue May 10, 2011 3:59 pm

I would like to work on the EAST COAST. I want to keep doors open but I am not too keen on taking on debt.

Which would be the better choice? I can see myself practicing law for a few years and then trying to transition into business.

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Re: Down to 2 options. No debt or 40K of debt.

Postby dpk711 » Tue May 10, 2011 4:00 pm

You probably won't get East Coast out of those two. But ND here if you really are going to come out of only 40K of debt.

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Re: Down to 2 options. No debt or 40K of debt.

Postby bk1 » Tue May 10, 2011 4:02 pm

dpk711 wrote:You probably won't get East Coast out of those two. But ND here if you really are going to come out of only 40K of debt.


This. ND probably has a higher chance of getting the northeast.

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Re: Down to 2 options. No debt or 40K of debt.

Postby krasivaya » Tue May 10, 2011 4:11 pm

dpk711 wrote:You probably won't get East Coast out of those two. But ND here if you really are going to come out of only 40K of debt.


This.

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Re: Down to 2 options. No debt or 40K of debt.

Postby Northeast » Tue May 10, 2011 4:13 pm

any Wake supporters care to add anything?

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Re: Down to 2 options. No debt or 40K of debt.

Postby vanwinkle » Tue May 10, 2011 4:17 pm

krasivaya wrote:
dpk711 wrote:You probably won't get East Coast out of those two. But ND here if you really are going to come out of only 40K of debt.


This.

This, but...

Are you talking total debt? Is this just looking at tuition, or do you really have a way to take care of your COL for 3 years and have literally no debt if you go to Wake?

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Re: Down to 2 options. No debt or 40K of debt.

Postby geoduck » Tue May 10, 2011 4:19 pm

Let's see.. #39 with no debt vs #23 with an extremely low amount of debt. And in this case #23 has nationwide lay prestige while #39 is the pillar of legal education in North Carolina.

Tough choice.

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Re: Down to 2 options. No debt or 40K of debt.

Postby Northeast » Tue May 10, 2011 4:27 pm

Right, I am unsure. My parents spent a large some of money on my UG education ~ 115K for tuition, books, CoL, etc.

I hate to have them pay for anything more than they need to.

Wake gave me $30,000 a year and Notre Dame is giving me $20,000 a year.

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Re: Down to 2 options. No debt or 40K of debt.

Postby YankeesFan » Tue May 10, 2011 4:29 pm

I fail to see how Wake will not get you East Coast. Since NC is in fact, on the East Coast, and is Wake's primary market, you seem destined to end up on the east coast from Wake. However, ND, while carrying a lot of lay prestige, is in the midwest and feeds (or fed) heavily into Chicago.

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Re: Down to 2 options. No debt or 40K of debt.

Postby dpk711 » Tue May 10, 2011 4:30 pm

YankeesFan wrote:I fail to see how Wake will not get you East Coast. Since NC is in fact, on the East Coast, and is Wake's primary market, you seem destined to end up on the east coast from Wake. However, ND, while carrying a lot of lay prestige, is in the midwest and feeds (or fed) heavily into Chicago.

By East Coast we usually mean NY or DC. NC is the South.

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Re: Down to 2 options. No debt or 40K of debt.

Postby bk1 » Tue May 10, 2011 4:31 pm

Northeast wrote:Right, I am unsure. My parents spent a large some of money on my UG education ~ 115K for tuition, books, CoL, etc.

I hate to have them pay for anything more than they need to.

Wake gave me $30,000 a year and Notre Dame is giving me $20,000 a year.


If you fail to get the northeast, would you rather be stuck in the midwest or NC? Pick the school that corresponds to that.

Also, if you don't want your parents to pay more, you could take an interest free loan from them as opposed to them straight up paying for your tuition.

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Re: Down to 2 options. No debt or 40K of debt.

Postby geoduck » Tue May 10, 2011 4:39 pm

Northeast wrote:Right, I am unsure. My parents spent a large some of money on my UG education ~ 115K for tuition, books, CoL, etc.

I hate to have them pay for anything more than they need to.

Wake gave me $30,000 a year and Notre Dame is giving me $20,000 a year.


So that's not COA then. That's a different equation then. Did they set an amount they will pay? How is ND 40k of debt?

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Re: Down to 2 options. No debt or 40K of debt.

Postby Bumi » Tue May 10, 2011 4:40 pm

dpk711 wrote:
YankeesFan wrote:I fail to see how Wake will not get you East Coast. Since NC is in fact, on the East Coast, and is Wake's primary market, you seem destined to end up on the east coast from Wake. However, ND, while carrying a lot of lay prestige, is in the midwest and feeds (or fed) heavily into Chicago.

By East Coast we usually mean NY or DC. NC is the South.

NY and DC is NY and DC. The east coast is pretty big. Much of the south is, indeed, on the east coast.

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Re: Down to 2 options. No debt or 40K of debt.

Postby Northeast » Tue May 10, 2011 4:44 pm

Parents will pay up to 10K in tuition and CoL since it will be quite cheap and I earned such large scholarships.

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Re: Down to 2 options. No debt or 40K of debt.

Postby geoduck » Tue May 10, 2011 4:47 pm

Northeast wrote:Parents will pay up to 10K in tuition and CoL since it will be quite cheap and I earned such large scholarships.


If they are paying a set amount, then take Notre Dame. They'll be getting more for their money.

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Re: Down to 2 options. No debt or 40K of debt.

Postby Fred_McGriff » Tue May 10, 2011 4:50 pm

Wake Forest is on the East Coast. Notre Dame is in the Mid West.

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Re: Down to 2 options. No debt or 40K of debt.

Postby geoduck » Tue May 10, 2011 4:53 pm

Fred_McGriff wrote:Wake Forest is on the East Coast. Notre Dame is in the Mid West.


And Wake Forest (LinkRemoved) is in the South. And places 64% in the South. Both place more than 10% in the NE, but Notre Dame (LinkRemoved) places nationwide.

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Re: Down to 2 options. No debt or 40K of debt.

Postby Northeast » Tue May 10, 2011 4:56 pm

Is CoL about the same?

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Re: Down to 2 options. No debt or 40K of debt.

Postby bk1 » Tue May 10, 2011 5:00 pm

Northeast wrote:Is CoL about the same?


Their websites say yes.

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http://admissions.law.wfu.edu/about/tuition/

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Re: Down to 2 options. No debt or 40K of debt.

Postby Bumi » Tue May 10, 2011 5:15 pm

As someone who grew up in Virginia, the idea that "The South" and "The East Coast" are mutually exclusive blows my mind. I've never heard it before. I just asked a bunch of coworkers, and some of them confirmed that East Coast and Northeast are synonymous, while others agree with me that it's ludicrous for North Carolina's southern status to exclude it from being designated East Coast.

The Pacific Northwest is part of the West Coast still, right? I can't believe after all these years I'm finding out that I'm not from the East Coast. I don't even know who I am anymore.

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Re: Down to 2 options. No debt or 40K of debt.

Postby Northeast » Tue May 10, 2011 5:20 pm

Are the options from ND that much better than Wake?

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Re: Down to 2 options. No debt or 40K of debt.

Postby geoduck » Tue May 10, 2011 5:26 pm

Bumi wrote:As someone who grew up in Virginia, the idea that "The South" and "The East Coast" are mutually exclusive blows my mind. I've never heard it before. I just asked a bunch of coworkers, and some of them confirmed that East Coast and Northeast are synonymous, while others agree with me that it's ludicrous for North Carolina's southern status to exclude it from being designated East Coast.

The Pacific Northwest is part of the West Coast still, right? I can't believe after all these years I'm finding out that I'm not from the East Coast. I don't even know who I am anymore.


Would you go to UW if you wanted to practice in Los Angeles? Northeast and East Coast are no more synonymous than Pacific Northwest and West Coast.

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Look at the breakdown at the bottom of the page. There are at least three general Atlantic regions. Nobody in New York is going to choose North Carolina over Indiana merely because they share an ocean.

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Re: Down to 2 options. No debt or 40K of debt.

Postby bartleby » Tue May 10, 2011 5:28 pm

ND is worth an extra $40k, no question IMO.

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Re: Down to 2 options. No debt or 40K of debt.

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Re: Down to 2 options. No debt or 40K of debt.

Postby geoduck » Tue May 10, 2011 5:39 pm

bk1 wrote:Boom!


The South looks all fancy in pinstripes.




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