Urgent UIUC vs ND

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UIUC or ND

UIUC 28K/year scholarship
37
79%
ND 18K/year scholarship
10
21%
 
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chunkystrohs
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Urgent UIUC vs ND

Postby chunkystrohs » Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:08 pm

I was accepted at ND with an 18K/year scholarship and had made arrangements to attend over the past few months. Today, Dean Pless called me and offered me 28K/year. As a resident of Illinois, tuition at UIUC is 35K/year. Notre Dame's tuition is 43K/year. I would like to work in Chicago.

What do I do?

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ndirish2010
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Re: Urgent UIUC vs ND

Postby ndirish2010 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:44 pm

Probably UIUC, that is a big difference. I chose ND under similar circumstances but with out of state UIUC tuition. Keep in mind the Chicago market is awful right now, but there are more Chicago firms at UIUC's OCI than ND's.

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Re: Urgent UIUC vs ND

Postby Kilpatrick » Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:49 pm

That's a big difference but Illinois orientation starts in 2 days. I don't think I would want to make that big a decision in that short a time frame.

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Re: Urgent UIUC vs ND

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:26 pm

Go to UIUC. Substantially lower cost, more Chicago firms at OCI, I think it's the right call.

But if you're gonna do it, you need to do it now. Minutes spent wondering are minutes not spent finding a new place to live or figuring out how you're going to make this move work. You've gotta be acting right now. If you can't really commit yourself to going to UIUC in the next couple hours, you probably just should stick with ND.

Edit: If Dean Pless is calling you and offering that much money, then he's obviously interested in helping you attend. Maybe you should call back and ask for advice on finding nearby housing. If the school can make the move easier on you, then that'll help you be comfortable to go there.

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Blindmelon
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Re: Urgent UIUC vs ND

Postby Blindmelon » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:41 pm

Slam dunk UIUC if you want to work in Chicago.

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Re: Urgent UIUC vs ND

Postby dissonance1848 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:50 pm

UIUC, no question

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Re: Urgent UIUC vs ND

Postby 20160810 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:13 pm

Piping in to say you should go to Notre Da...






Just kidding. Go to UIUC. (trollface.jpg)

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Re: Urgent UIUC vs ND

Postby ahduth » Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:53 am

dissonance1848 wrote:UIUC, no question


UIUC is pretty damned networked in Chicago. I have a friend who works directly for Lisa.

Also, maybe try for some more money. Can't hurt.

bball25
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Re: Urgent UIUC vs ND

Postby bball25 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:33 am

I chose ND 20K over UIUC 30K. With in state tuition and your goals - UIUC.

Slevin Kelevra 2011
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Re: Urgent UIUC vs ND

Postby Slevin Kelevra 2011 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:22 pm

Go to whichever is cheaper.

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ahduth
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Re: Urgent UIUC vs ND

Postby ahduth » Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:26 pm

Slevin Kelevra 2011 wrote:Go to whichever is cheaper.


Wrong. UIUC for Chicago.

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Re: Urgent UIUC vs ND

Postby flcath » Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:20 am

So phrased differently, you're choosing between UIUC at $7K/year versus ND at $25K/year.

What's the holdup? I take it you really, really like Notre Dame?

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Re: Urgent UIUC vs ND

Postby ndirish2010 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:55 am

ahduth wrote:
Slevin Kelevra 2011 wrote:Go to whichever is cheaper.


Wrong. UIUC for Chicago.


Wait, so you would go to UIUC if it was more expensive than ND if you wanted Chicago? The difference in the OCIs is not enough to justify that decision, especially since that only matters if you finish in the top 20% or so. This is a moot point anyway since UIUC is almost never more expensive than ND for any particular applicant. We would never fill our class if the "whichever was cheaper" was strictly true either.




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