wustl w/ money vs. UVA @ sticker

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WUSTL or UVA

WUSTL
14
24%
UVA
45
76%
 
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citykitty
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wustl w/ money vs. UVA @ sticker

Postby citykitty » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:51 am

I think I know what everyone will say, but still...

WUSTL offered me 84k. I want to work in the south ideally. I pay out the nose for UVA, yes?

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Re: wustl w/ money vs. UVA @ sticker

Postby chem » Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:05 am

Same exact situation. tagged for interest

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Postby ronthebartender » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:08 am

I voted UVA. I assume since you are both splitters there are no middle of the road options like Vandy with 50-60 k or Emory with 3/4 scholly+. I would think both of those would be better than wustl for the south. I like to think this way: with wustl, you can get anywhere, but wustl isn't getting you anywhere. It won't open any doors for you, especially in the south. No matter what your goals are, UVA will open those doors for you. There'll be a lot more UVA alumni you'll run into on the job search in the south than Wustl, whether that's in biglaw, shitlaw, or county attorney's offices. Bottom line: the increased opportunities for even a decent job in the south are well worth the extra 84k to go to UVA.

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Re: wustl w/ money vs. UVA @ sticker

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:10 am

UVA is worth, IMO, more than $84k. Hard to swallow at first but UVA fersurebra

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Re: wustl w/ money vs. UVA @ sticker

Postby srfngdd6 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:12 am

I definitely think a UVA degree is worth an extra 80k or so investment COL is probably cheaper in Charlottesville than St Louis plus im not sure WashU opens up nearly as many southern markets as UVA does

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Postby 005618502 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:30 am

srfngdd6 wrote:I definitely think a UVA degree is worth an extra 80k or so investment COL is probably cheaper in Charlottesville than St Louis plus im not sure WashU opens up nearly as many southern markets as UVA does


Its not the southern markets that you need to worry about. Its everywhere else.

UVA, and this isnt even close

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Re: wustl w/ money vs. UVA @ sticker

Postby franklyscarlet » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:31 am

You know how much i love wustl, but with your target markets, I vote UVA.

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Re: wustl w/ money vs. UVA @ sticker

Postby BeenDidThat » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:35 am

The only way WUSTL would make more sense here is if a member of your family runs a law firm and will hire you after graduation. Otherwise, it's not even close. UVA.

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Re: wustl w/ money vs. UVA @ sticker

Postby srfngdd6 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:52 am

AssumptionRequired wrote:
srfngdd6 wrote:I definitely think a UVA degree is worth an extra 80k or so investment COL is probably cheaper in Charlottesville than St Louis plus im not sure WashU opens up nearly as many southern markets as UVA does


Its not the southern markets that you need to worry about. Its everywhere else.

UVA, and this isnt even close


i agree with you OP said he wanted to work in the south though...either way UVA hands down

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Re: wustl w/ money vs. UVA @ sticker

Postby 005618502 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:51 am

srfngdd6 wrote:
AssumptionRequired wrote:
srfngdd6 wrote:I definitely think a UVA degree is worth an extra 80k or so investment COL is probably cheaper in Charlottesville than St Louis plus im not sure WashU opens up nearly as many southern markets as UVA does


Its not the southern markets that you need to worry about. Its everywhere else.

UVA, and this isnt even close


i agree with you OP said he wanted to work in the south though...either way UVA hands down


Ahh skipped over that haha. I agree

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Re: wustl w/ money vs. UVA @ sticker

Postby Robespierre » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:33 pm

How much debt would you have to take on at each school?

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Re: wustl w/ money vs. UVA @ sticker

Postby Mr. Somebody » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:41 pm

UVA

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Re: wustl w/ money vs. UVA @ sticker

Postby Bronck » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:57 pm

UVA. Far superior placement power and you won't be stuck having to live in the Midwest.

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Re: wustl w/ money vs. UVA @ sticker

Postby citykitty » Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:35 pm

I'm a girl, and I'm looking at 6 figures either way.

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Postby romothesavior » Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:45 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:You know how much i love wustl, but with your target markets, I vote UVA.

Yeah this. If we were talking about a full ride, it would be closer, but even then I think you would want UVA for the south. For 84k this one is easy. UVA.

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Re: wustl w/ money vs. UVA @ sticker

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:48 pm

Be careful. How much would the COA at UVA be for you?

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Re: wustl w/ money vs. UVA @ sticker

Postby bk1 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:48 pm

I think the main issue with WUSTL for a lot of people is that it's in such a small market and it places too broadly. It doesn't have the benefit that GW/BU/BC/UCH/etc have of being in a large city where you can more easily pad your resume by networking with local attorneys and interning/externing during the school year. And the areas that WUSTL does best with are likely to be skeptical of those without ties (St. Louis, KC, Indy, etc).

I think for people without prior ties to the midwest and who don't really want to work in the midwest that WUSTL just doesn't cut it. UVA is going to be a lot riskier at sticker, but I do think it is a far better idea than WUSTL in this scenario.

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Re: wustl w/ money vs. UVA @ sticker

Postby Robespierre » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:39 pm

citykitty wrote:I'm a girl, and I'm looking at 6 figures either way.


If you have to gamble with major debt either way, you might as well go all-in and take on the extra debt for UVa. Much better placement, especially in your target market.

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Re: wustl w/ money vs. UVA @ sticker

Postby smelltheglove » Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:45 pm

UVA, unless WUTSL is a fully scholly and you don't mind working in Saint Louis.

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Re: wustl w/ money vs. UVA @ sticker

Postby ucbkenn » Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:06 pm

I'm in the same situation. 84k is so tempting, but there seems to be a general consesus that UVA should be the obvious choice.




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