bk1 wrote: Which leads me back to my main point which was that paying sticker at Emory is a bad idea because the percentage of grads that can service sticker price debt there was around half (if not worse) in 2009 and it is worse now.
I agree with your bottom line about not paying sticker but not with what % of grads can service sticker price debt. Based on the data from your link, we know that 51% of the class of 2009 could service it at sticker price and go into private practice. For another 10% going government/PI, sticker price is irrelevant because of LRAP so that makes 61%. We don't know what part of that bottom 25% in private sector are making 30k and what percent are making 74k. Lets say somewhere between 61-65% can service the debt, based on those numbers. If you are facing sticker price, that is still one helluva gamble and not one I would take, especially if you could do Georgia in-state. In the midst of trashing non-t14s, I don't think anyone ever asked OP if he was actually paying sticker. Emory is probably one of if not the most generous schools with scholly money. I'm class of 2012, and if you were a 3.6+ and 166 you were going to get a 96k scholarship