Iowa v UIUC v ND

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Which school?

Iowa Full tuition
12
52%
Illinois $$$/Full tuition
8
35%
Notre Dame $$
3
13%
 
Total votes: 23

DportIA
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Iowa v UIUC v ND

Postby DportIA » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:59 pm

I am from Iowa, and looking to work/live in the Midwest. I am from an area that straddles the Iowa/Illinois border and metro area of 350k. I would like be be an elected public servant and I currently have a resume built towards public interest. My goal out of law school is to have a middle class income, whether that is a PI job aided by an LRAP program, or working in the private sector.

Iowa has given me full tuition, Illinois has given me 75% and told me that they are trying to match Iowa's full tuition while they review their scholarship budget. Notre Dame gave me $15k/ year, and I have not tried to negotiate. Does anyone think ND would up their scholarship if their rank-twin UIUC gave me a full tuition?

Would anyone like to weigh in? Thanks everyone.

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romothesavior
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Re: Iowa v UIUC v ND

Postby romothesavior » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:00 pm

Iowa, but are there stipulations? :|

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Re: Iowa v UIUC v ND

Postby birdlaw117 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:04 pm

Do you want to work in Davenport, or do you want to go elsewhere? If you want to go back to Davenport it would be silly to pay money to leave the state.

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Re: Iowa v UIUC v ND

Postby DportIA » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:19 pm

romothesavior wrote:Iowa, but are there stipulations? :|


there are no stipulations on the Iowa scholarship, and neither does Illinois. As far as Davenport, I would like to end up in Davenport long term, but age 25-35 I am okay with experiencing a new place.

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romothesavior
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Re: Iowa v UIUC v ND

Postby romothesavior » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:27 pm

Easily Iowa.

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Re: Iowa v UIUC v ND

Postby 20130312 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:28 pm

romothesavior wrote:Easily Iowa.

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Re: Iowa v UIUC v ND

Postby ndirish2010 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:50 pm

Iowa unless UIUC does match, then I'd go there because there are no stips. ND will probably bump you up 2-4K a year but its still not worth it, and I go there now.

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Re: Iowa v UIUC v ND

Postby romothesavior » Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:57 pm

ndirish2010 wrote:Iowa unless UIUC does match, then I'd go there because there are no stips. ND will probably bump you up 2-4K a year but its still not worth it, and I go there now.


DportIA wrote:
romothesavior wrote:Iowa, but are there stipulations? :|

there are no stipulations on the Iowa scholarship, and neither does Illinois. As far as Davenport, I would like to end up in Davenport long term, but age 25-35 I am okay with experiencing a new place.

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Re: Iowa v UIUC v ND

Postby ndirish2010 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:00 pm

Reading comp fail. Sorry.

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Re: Iowa v UIUC v ND

Postby romothesavior » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:04 pm

ndirish2010 wrote:Reading comp fail. Sorry.

It happens to all of us. :lol: First thing I think when I hear "Iowa scholly" is "Third Tier Toilet-style stipulations" as well, so it's an understandable mistake.

I say Iowa because there is a chance it can get you to Chicago if you kill it in law school, but also allows you to network and stay in your home market. And it's free.

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Re: Iowa v UIUC v ND

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:09 pm

"experiencing a new place" doesn't quite capture the spirit of your choices. :D
South Bend & Urbana/Champaign aren't significantly different from Iowa City, in my opinion. For "new experiences" culturally & environmentally speaking, I think that you need to venture out a bit farther.
Among your options, Iowa with full tuition & no stipulations is the easy choice.

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Re: Iowa v UIUC v ND

Postby checkster » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:47 pm

I-O-W-A

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Re: Iowa v UIUC v ND

Postby Doorkeeper » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:23 pm

Between Iowa and Illinois, pick which state you want to live in and run for office in. That is if Illinois matches...Iowa if not.

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Re: Iowa v UIUC v ND

Postby DportIA » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:42 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:"experiencing a new place" doesn't quite capture the spirit of your choices. :D
South Bend & Urbana/Champaign aren't significantly different from Iowa City, in my opinion. For "new experiences" culturally & environmentally speaking, I think that you need to venture out a bit farther.
Among your options, Iowa with full tuition & no stipulations is the easy choice.


Haha valid point. I've lived in Austin for the past four years, so I meant more of a different locale in the Midwest (when at the end of the day, the rust belt is the rust belt, god love it).

Thank you for the feedback, everyone. I got my Iowa LOFellowship in writing in the mail today; it looks more and more like I o w a given my passion for the state, its people and the politics in it.

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Re: Iowa v UIUC v ND

Postby romothesavior » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:27 pm

DportIA wrote:the politics in it.

If you mean the backwards ass social politics of the state of Iowa, then yes.

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Re: Iowa v UIUC v ND

Postby birdlaw117 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:47 pm

romothesavior wrote:
DportIA wrote:the politics in it.

If you mean the backwards ass social politics of the state of Iowa, then yes.

To be fair, you're basing this off of a strictly Republican caucus, so you only got one side of things. Iowa frequently goes Democrat, so you clearly got a skewed perspective on things.

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Re: Iowa v UIUC v ND

Postby romothesavior » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:06 am

birdlaw117 wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
DportIA wrote:the politics in it.

If you mean the backwards ass social politics of the state of Iowa, then yes.

To be fair, you're basing this off of a strictly Republican caucus, so you only got one side of things. Iowa frequently goes Democrat, so you clearly got a skewed perspective on things.

Cool story bro. I was just being a smart ass. Also, I was simply limiting it to "social politics," which regardless of party, Iowa is undeniably hard right socially.

I was mostly just joking at OP, so no need to derail. My bad. Anyways, I think the consensus is pretty strong here, so I imagine he got the answer he was looking for.




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