USC v GWU

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USC v GWU

USC
14
82%
GWU
3
18%
 
Total votes: 17

ffffffff
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USC v GWU

Postby ffffffff » Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:19 pm

Sent my $1500 deposit to GWU last week after getting in off the waitlist there, today I got a call from USC offering me a spot for a $500 deposit.

Moving to DC from Cali would be fun but hectic and stressful. I don't know enough about the quality of the schools or job opportunities after to make a decision based on that.

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ffffffff wrote:
bk1 wrote:Scholarship offers? Where do you want to work?


Nothing merit based, cost of attendance for either will probably be around $35k in loans. I could see myself working either west or east coast, but I've grown up in California.
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Re: USC v GWU

Postby flexityflex86 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:24 pm

where do you want to work?

usc is a better school than gwu, and it's a bit of a jump better, but you'll have a harder time getting back east. that said, gwu won't get you west so it all depends on where you want to be. at = price, i'd take USC. i'd take USC at anything under 40k in COA.

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Re: USC v GWU

Postby bk1 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:25 pm

Scholarship offers? Where do you want to work?

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Re: USC v GWU

Postby ffffffff » Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:29 pm

bk1 wrote:Scholarship offers? Where do you want to work?


Nothing merit based, cost of attendance for either will probably be around $35k in loans. I could see myself working either west or east coast, but I've grown up in California.

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Re: USC v GWU

Postby flexityflex86 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:33 pm

i'd take usc. i think it's more respected nationally, and is more respected in LA than GWU is in DC. it isn't head and shoulders though. i just think a usc diploma is more valuable than a gwu, that LA while struggling right now has less competition than DC, that the weather is better and that the usc alumni base is more faithful.

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Re: USC v GWU

Postby ffffffff » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:54 pm

Clearly the only choice is to move to DC and commute to California.

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Re: USC v GWU

Postby ach24 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:36 pm

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Re: USC v GWU

Postby bdubs » Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:45 pm

$1500 of lost deposits at GWU are nothing compared to sticker, and are probably offset by the costs of your move.

USC is a better school, go there.




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