Utah v. Colorado v. W&M

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UT/CU/WM

Utah
11
52%
CU
7
33%
W&M
3
14%
 
Total votes: 21

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coldshoulder
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Utah v. Colorado v. W&M

Postby coldshoulder » Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:03 am

So I've got a decision to make. Here are the three choices:
Utah - essentially free with saved money, ridiculously low in-state tuition, and scholly.
Colorado - more expensive, probably looking around 60k at graduation.
W&M - only 8k/yr scholly so far, waiting to hear on a fellowship that would grant in-state tuition.

How big are differences in employment opportunities between them? I'd like to stay out west, Colorado being my preferred destination, but I've heard that CU's employment is really rough right now, and it's pretty expensive for the first year out of state. Would I be better off staying in Utah with practically no debt? Should I try out VA and the East coast if employment is significantly better?

All opinions appreciated.

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romothesavior
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Re: Utah v. Colorado v. W&M

Postby romothesavior » Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:30 am

Utah. It's cheap (you say free... free is good), you're from there, and your other options are meh.

Lord Randolph McDuff
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Re: Utah v. Colorado v. W&M

Postby Lord Randolph McDuff » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:09 pm

What do you want to do when you are out? 60k debt is manageable from CU. I go here and employment isn't any worse/better here than at W/M or Utah. At these schools, top 25% is going to put you in good shape to interview and snag a market paying job, top 50% is going to be impressive local law firms and government gigs, and bottom half isn't going to shut you out it is just going to force you to really hustle and probably be geographically flexible (IE Colorado Springs, not Denver).

If you want to work in Colorado, as you said, you should go to CU.

grumblegrumble
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Re: Utah v. Colorado v. W&M

Postby grumblegrumble » Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:39 am

If I remember correctly - UofUtah was your undregrad school --> wich is a minus. Diversity in education is a good thing on a resume.

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Re: Utah v. Colorado v. W&M

Postby rad lulz » Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:46 am

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Re: Utah v. Colorado v. W&M

Postby rad lulz » Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:47 am

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