WUSTL vs Northwestern

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WUSTL vs NU?

Washington ($)
7
19%
Northwestern
29
81%
 
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WUSTL vs Northwestern

Postby scity » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:12 pm

I was pretty set on attending WashU, deposited and was planning a trip there for next week... until I got the e-mail from Northwestern today that I'd been accepted off their waitlist. Now I'm so torn. On one hand Northwestern is amazing and I would love to be in Chicago, but on the other I have a small scholarship to WUSTL and I've gotten really excited to be going there. I also don't know where I want to practice and I think that NU will give me more options, but St. Louis has a much lower COL. I need some outside opinions because I just can't be rational about this choice right now!

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Re: WUSTL vs Northwestern

Postby D-hops » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:13 pm

How much money from WUSTL?

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Re: WUSTL vs Northwestern

Postby Z3RO » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:17 pm

What are your goals?

I want Chicago biglaw. I got a 30k/year scholly from Wash U, but I still took NU when I got off the wait list. I guess I'm crazy, but I figured that the difference in earnings over the course of my entire career would offset the debt. We'll see I guess.

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Re: WUSTL vs Northwestern

Postby D-hops » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:19 pm

WUSTL is quite a ways behind other schools when it comes to getting Chicago biglaw (Chicago, Northwestern, Umich, people from other T14s with ties, and Illinois). So, if that is what you want, NU is the smart decision.

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Re: WUSTL vs Northwestern

Postby 09042014 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:20 pm

According to another thread it's 5K. No matter if it's year or total, that's not enough. NU is TCR here.

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Re: WUSTL vs Northwestern

Postby Z3RO » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:21 pm

D-hops wrote:WUSTL is quite a ways behind other schools when it comes to getting Chicago biglaw (Chicago, Northwestern, Umich, people from other T14s with ties, and Illinois). So, if that is what you want, NU is the smart decision.

:D

Was seriously expecting nothing but replies of "enjoy your 200k noose".

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Re: WUSTL vs Northwestern

Postby D-hops » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:22 pm

Z3RO wrote:
D-hops wrote:WUSTL is quite a ways behind other schools when it comes to getting Chicago biglaw (Chicago, Northwestern, Umich, people from other T14s with ties, and Illinois). So, if that is what you want, NU is the smart decision.

:D

Was seriously expecting nothing but replies of "enjoy your 200k noose".


*adjusts own 200k noose*

well, that too.

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Re: WUSTL vs Northwestern

Postby flexityflex86 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:23 pm

We're talking $50 a month on a 10 year loan repayment if it's 5k total. No doubt it's NW. Under 60k, and it's a no brainer unless you need to work in St. Louis - then it's close.

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Re: WUSTL vs Northwestern

Postby Flips88 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:24 pm

It depends on the $ from WUSTL and your career goals. If it's only a meager scholly, like $15 or 20k per year then I think Northwestern is worth the little extra. Secondly, I'm not informed about WUSTL's LRAP, but if you're going for PI, NU's LRAP is great. Likewise, NU places better in Big Law and has the national reach that WUSTL seemingly lacks.

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Re: WUSTL vs Northwestern

Postby bjsesq » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:26 pm

D-hops wrote:
Z3RO wrote:
D-hops wrote:WUSTL is quite a ways behind other schools when it comes to getting Chicago biglaw (Chicago, Northwestern, Umich, people from other T14s with ties, and Illinois). So, if that is what you want, NU is the smart decision.

:D

Was seriously expecting nothing but replies of "enjoy your 200k noose".


*adjusts own 200k noose*

well, that too.


*adjusts 150k noose, ignoring that it is really just the same as yours*

HAHA. Fucking proles.

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Re: WUSTL vs Northwestern

Postby scity » Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:06 pm

it was a $10,000 scholy from washu and I have a chem degree and work in biotech now, so I want to go into IP if that info helps

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Re: WUSTL vs Northwestern

Postby bk1 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:08 pm

scity wrote:it was a $10,000 scholy from washu and I have a chem degree and work in biotech now, so I want to go into IP if that info helps


NU, without a doubt. This is a really easy decision. $10,000 is nothing compared to the $180,000-$210,000 that these schools are going to cost you.

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Re: WUSTL vs Northwestern

Postby Flips88 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:11 pm

bk1 wrote:NU, without a doubt.

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Re: WUSTL vs Northwestern

Postby 09042014 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:19 pm

scity wrote:it was a $10,000 scholy from washu and I have a chem degree and work in biotech now, so I want to go into IP if that info helps


The IP boost from chem degree isn't weak and very capricious. You are going to want the placement power of Northwestern.

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Re: WUSTL vs Northwestern

Postby romothesavior » Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:23 pm

Desert Fox wrote:According to another thread it's 5K. No matter if it's year or total, that's not enough. NU is TCR here.

+1. You'd need about 90-100k in scholarship money to even make this a legitimate question. NU by a landslide.

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Re: WUSTL vs Northwestern

Postby protip » Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:24 pm

NU so I can have your spot at WUSTL.

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Re: WUSTL vs Northwestern

Postby ahduth » Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:10 pm

I hear Northwestern is in a really dangerous area. The north shore can be rough.

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Re: WUSTL vs Northwestern

Postby Flips88 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:27 pm

ahduth wrote:I hear Northwestern is in a really dangerous area. The north shore can be rough.

Lolwut?

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Re: WUSTL vs Northwestern

Postby Corwin » Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:44 pm

Northwestern without a doubt. You'd be surprised with how cheaply you can live in the Chicago area if you are willing to use the L.

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Re: WUSTL vs Northwestern

Postby Corwin » Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:45 pm

ahduth wrote:I hear Northwestern is in a really dangerous area. The north shore can be rough.

Yeah lots of yuppies hitting you with their Mercedes.

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Re: WUSTL vs Northwestern

Postby ahduth » Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:23 pm

Corwin wrote:
ahduth wrote:I hear Northwestern is in a really dangerous area. The north shore can be rough.

Yeah lots of yuppies hitting you with their Mercedes.


Yo I don't care what brand of truck those soccer moms are driving, they are DANGEROUS.

And if you wander too far north, you end up in like... Winnetka or Wilmette or some shit. I don't want to get shanked for my Gucci bag, thanks.

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Re: WUSTL vs Northwestern

Postby fingersxd » Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:19 pm

NU for sure. But have you tried getting more $ out of wustl?

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Re: WUSTL vs Northwestern

Postby stylishlaw » Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:19 am

I had a 90K scholly to WUSTL and would have dropped it to go to NU at sticker.




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