Emory or George Mason??

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Emory or George Mason??

Postby bittermin » Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:56 pm

Hey...just got into GM off the waitlist with a 5K scholarship. Emory is offering 36K, but I love the DC area. Anyone know of GM's yellow ribbon fund? Any thoughts on the decision here or is it a no brainer? Thanks

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Re: Emory or George Mason??

Postby FantasticMrFox » Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:57 pm

I like polls!

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Re: Emory or George Mason??

Postby bk1 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:00 pm

I just did a quick search and it looks like GMU only gives $1000/year (I think) for the Yellow Ribbon Program. I could be wrong or it could be changed, but that doesn't seem like much to me. (source: http://eagle.gmu.edu/newsroom/769/)

Is that 5k/year from GMU and 36k/year from Emory, or is it total? Are you in-state at GMU?

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Re: Emory or George Mason??

Postby ThomasMN » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:01 pm

Just so you know, even if Emory doesn't offer a Yellow Ribbon program you can still use your Post 9/11 GI Bill there. I think the cap next year is like $17500, so if GM only gives $1K ( $2K due to matching) you are better off taking the larger scholarship offer from Emory. As much as Emory has been bashed lately its still a better school than GM.

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Re: Emory or George Mason??

Postby flcath » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:11 pm

This IS a no-brainer. Go to Emory.

I'm assuming the ELS scholarship is $12K/yr, not $36K/yr, but even then: it's a no-brainer. Emory, despite recent woes, will still send a non-trivial number of kids into Biglaw. Kids above median will still by and large get decent jobs.

GM will not send you into Biglaw unless you are IP eligible.

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Re: Emory or George Mason??

Postby scammedhard » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:13 pm

Emory not only seems completely out of touch with their students, but it is also a sinking ship. I'd go somewhere else.

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