Poll: UCLA (sticker) vs UCI $$$

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UCLA $150K Debt vs UCI $0 Debt for SoCal BigLaw

UCLA w/ $130K Loans ($150K debt after interest at Graduation)
23
42%
UCI $0 Debt
32
58%
 
Total votes: 55

starlaw

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Poll: UCLA (sticker) vs UCI $$$

Postby starlaw » Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:38 pm

Deciding between UCLA and UCI. Want to practice big law in SoCal. UCLA will force me to borrow $130K or so with interest accruing right away, and by graduation this will amount to $150K in debt.

Edit: UCI is with a full scholarship.
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Re: Poll: UCLA (sticker) vs UCI $$$

Postby bk1 » Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:41 pm

I'd take UCI.

I'm assuming you're living at home at UCI but would have to rent a place at UCLA because otherwise the math seems way off.

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Re: Poll: UCLA (sticker) vs UCI $$$

Postby fingersxd » Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:48 pm

bk1 wrote:I'd take UCI.

I'm assuming you're living at home at UCI but would have to rent a place at UCLA because otherwise the math seems way off.


Agreed. UCLA isn't worth 130k more than UCI.

Also, you should consider total debt over the life of the loan, not just what will accrue while you are in school. (i.e. calculate what it will cost to pay that off over 10/15/20 years).

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Re: Poll: UCLA (sticker) vs UCI $$$

Postby ensign85 » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:07 pm

starlaw wrote:Deciding between UCLA and UCI. Want to practice big law in SoCal. UCLA will force me to borrow $130K or so with interest accruing right away, and by graduation this will amount to $150K in debt.

Edit: UCI is with a full scholarship.


UCI full ride?? When were you admitted??

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Re: Poll: UCLA (sticker) vs UCI $$$

Postby starlaw » Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:58 am

ensign85 wrote:
starlaw wrote:Deciding between UCLA and UCI. Want to practice big law in SoCal. UCLA will force me to borrow $130K or so with interest accruing right away, and by graduation this will amount to $150K in debt.

Edit: UCI is with a full scholarship.


UCI full ride?? When were you admitted??


Several months ago.

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Re: Poll: UCLA (sticker) vs UCI $$$

Postby Danteshek » Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:37 am

Tossup. I voted for UCI, but if you want Biglaw I can understand why you would choose UCLA. The biggest difference between the two schools will probably be the number of people in each of your classes

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Re: Poll: UCLA (sticker) vs UCI $$$

Postby Puttanesca » Sat Jul 09, 2011 4:49 pm

UCI w/no debt is the safer option. Only 35% at UCLA got biglaw http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... hbxlogin=1

Even though your chances at SoCal biglaw will likely be greater at UCLA than at UCI, the 35% figure at UCLA is not good enough to justify a 6-figure cost difference.

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Re: Poll: UCLA (sticker) vs UCI $$$

Postby starlaw » Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:17 pm

Not much support in favor of UCLA here :)

UCI seems to have placed it's 2Ls well enough:

http://www.law.uci.edu/career_dev/offer ... yment.html



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