YourCaptain wrote:Look, OP should not take either of these choices. Getting a job in Minn will be tough and the degree is not marketable outside of Minnesota. Furthermore, those people (of which there are "really not many" - this is patently false...) at T14s/strong non-T14 nationals will be able to reach back. I'm currently working in a smaller market where I have those ties - most here are hometowners and very few went to the local school.
GW is a poor choice too because it's so expensive, but urging UMN is not the right course. Someone suggested getting WE then EDing NU; I think that this is the correct choice.
You're arguing semantics i/r/t "not many." I'd assume that it's true at the upper level firms where the hometown heroes who went to T14s will be taking a lot of the spots, but definitely not nearly true when you get to mid/small size firms (where the majority of Minnesota graduates end up finding work).
How is Minnesota not a decent choice in this situation? I mean I'd hazard that in a lot of cases, taking a strong regional school like Minnesota at $100,000 debt is a far less risky decision than a T14 like NU at $200,000 debt.