W&M v. UNC

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hokielaw12
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W&M v. UNC

Postby hokielaw12 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:16 pm

I currently hold a 6K/yr scholarship to W&M. I am also waiting to hear scholarship info from UNC. I'm a VA resident but will for sure be granted NC residency after my 1L year.

I want to stay in this region post-graduate. I have had great visits to UNC and really enjoy the campus/people. What would be the best choice?

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Re: W&M v. UNC

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:22 pm

The better choice depends upon total COA & your career goals, in my opinion.

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Re: W&M v. UNC

Postby hokielaw12 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:00 am

Thanks CW. Really? No other feed back?

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Re: W&M v. UNC

Postby SnowDude » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:07 am

I've looked into William and Mary, as well. It seems to be a decent school, all things considered. Being that you're a Virginian, I'm almost certain that William and Mary would be cheaper for you, even without a scholarship.

Do you live close enough to commute?

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Re: W&M v. UNC

Postby PurplePirate » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:22 am

How are you "for sure" going to gain residency after only one year in NC? NC is one of the most difficult states to do this.

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Re: W&M v. UNC

Postby rad lulz » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:14 pm

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Re: W&M v. UNC

Postby hokielaw12 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:06 pm

I will be married by the end of my 1L year. That automatically gives me residency (with her NC residency).

After working out the math UNC will be about 8K to at most 10K more expensive when it's all said and done.

Does anyone have any specific insights to either of these schools?

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Re: W&M v. UNC

Postby hokielaw12 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:08 pm

rad lulz wrote:Do you have significant connections to NC? If not, go I school where you're from.


I don't have any specific connections, but I know that UNC is pretty highly regarded in NC. I may be wrong on this?

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Re: W&M v. UNC

Postby rad lulz » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:08 pm

Go where you want to work. That's it.

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Re: W&M v. UNC

Postby 20130312 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:10 pm

rad lulz wrote:Go where you want to work. That's it.


I want to work in Miami.

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Re: W&M v. UNC

Postby Bashy » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:41 pm

hokielaw12 wrote:
rad lulz wrote:Do you have significant connections to NC? If not, go I school where you're from.


I don't have any specific connections, but I know that UNC is pretty highly regarded in NC. I may be wrong on this?


UNC is highly regarded in NC, considering that a decent portion of Duke grads end up going to other markets. However, you're going to be competing for jobs against a lot of folks who have a UNC degree and significant connections as a factor of their living/working in NC for most of their lives.

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Re: W&M v. UNC

Postby rad lulz » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:11 pm

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Re: W&M v. UNC

Postby Gail » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:30 pm

NC can't be that insular.

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Re: W&M v. UNC

Postby rad lulz » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:02 pm

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Re: W&M v. UNC

Postby Gail » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:11 pm

True. And it's good advice. Always assume median. Poster should be wary. At the same time, Virginia's pretty close and if your wifey is from NC. You'll have a leg up on the other carpetbaggers at least (hai!)

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Re: W&M v. UNC

Postby caputlupinum » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:13 pm

Do not listen to these fools.... If you are from Virginia you are not a Yankee.... UNC domination of NC >>>> than W&M prevalence in Virginia. Going to Chapel hill is going to put you in a good light in the tarheel state plus having a wife from NC counts as ties... This is really a question of where you want to have a career.. Do you like Raleigh or Charlotte?

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Re: W&M v. UNC

Postby caputlupinum » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:14 pm

Actually nvm I am trying to get into to Chapel Hill so you should withdraw and go to W&M

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Re: W&M v. UNC

Postby gdizz01 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:16 am

UNC OWNS NC...that being said, top of the class does incredibly well in most other regions as well (although I'm not sure exactly what "top of the class" means...this probably works very effectively down to the 20th percentile. If you have strong ties to some OOS region and are a solid UNC student, you will be seen as a breath of fresh air by employers that are inundated with local apps. For example, every new york job gets a million applicants from every new york school - and obviously there are many. Being a solid candidate from UNC is almost a diversity boost, when they see someone with ties to the area, but for once aren't looking at a pace/hofstra/seton hall/rutgers/brooklyn/dozo/fordham/columbia/nyu resume, UNC is almost a diversity boost.

This aside, if you have no issue with being stuck in NC, UNC rules. I believe that every sitting NC supreme court judge is a UNC alumnus, as well as the governor and some of the 4th circuit...the major firms are incestuous with high ranking government officials - they come and go, and their ranks mix together. Duke students generally go to the national market, and I haven't heard of wake ever posing a particularly significant threat =)




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