Pick My School!

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Which school should I attend?

William and Mary - $42,000
0
No votes
WUSTL - $84,000
19
18%
Vanderbilt - assume at sticker
3
3%
UH - $45,000
1
1%
Alabama - $75,000
1
1%
SMU - $76,000
7
7%
Northwestern - assume at sticker
67
64%
Georgetown - assume at sticker
6
6%
Emory - $60,000
1
1%
Tulane - $75,000
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 105

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emkay625
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Pick My School!

Postby emkay625 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:39 am

I am curious as to the thoughts of the TLS community.

173/3.23
want to end up in Texas, but that is not as important to me as being able to pay back my loans and maintain a decent standard of living for myself and my husband (who is a teacher)

(UT would of course be the obvious choice but it is not listed because I got waitlisted, and as I am below the GPA floor.)

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Re: Pick My School!

Postby ucbkenn » Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:51 am

I picked WUSTL... this is a tough choice though. It's a top 20 school and they gave you the most scholarship money and if you do well then I think you could place well in Texas. I'm in a similar situation though, so I'll be curious to see what other people have to say. Are you riding out the waitlist at UT? Obviously if you get in then that's where you should go for sure.

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Re: Pick My School!

Postby emkay625 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:53 am

ucbkenn wrote:I picked WUSTL... this is a tough choice though. It's a top 20 school and they gave you the most scholarship money and if you do well then I think you could place well in Texas. I'm in a similar situation though, so I'll be curious to see what other people have to say. Are you riding out the waitlist at UT? Obviously if you get in then that's where you should go for sure.


I will ride the UT waitlist until the bitter end. : ) Multiple LOCIs, 2 new letters of rec, and visiting as well.

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Re: Pick My School!

Postby rad lulz » Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:53 am

Why don't you just wait for money, especially from Vanderbilt. They are pretty liberal with the cash.

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Re: Pick My School!

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:57 am

SMU would be a much better option than WUSTL, imo.

SMU's employment data is better in general, and going to a TX school is going to make it so much easier to get a job in TX.

If not SMU, then Vandy or Northwestern.

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Re: Pick My School!

Postby moneybagsphd » Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:08 am

rad lulz wrote:Why don't you just wait for money, especially from Vanderbilt. They are pretty liberal with the cash.

This. Why are we assuming sticker for Vandy? Pretty sure I read somewhere in my black box that >70% of admits receive merit aid...

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Re: Pick My School!

Postby emkay625 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:14 am

moneybagsphd wrote:
rad lulz wrote:Why don't you just wait for money, especially from Vanderbilt. They are pretty liberal with the cash.

This. Why are we assuming sticker for Vandy? Pretty sure I read somewhere in my black box that >70% of admits receive merit aid...


i was assuming this because of splitter-ness. I figure anything I get would be pretty small anyway.

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Postby rad lulz » Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:14 am

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Re: Pick My School!

Postby emkay625 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:17 am

rad lulz wrote:
emkay625 wrote:
moneybagsphd wrote:
rad lulz wrote:Why don't you just wait for money, especially from Vanderbilt. They are pretty liberal with the cash.

This. Why are we assuming sticker for Vandy? Pretty sure I read somewhere in my black box that >70% of admits receive merit aid...


i was assuming this because of splitter-ness. I figure anything I get would be pretty small anyway.

Just chill out.


i'm not sure if we've met....i don't relax very much....i'm working on it. : )

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Re: Pick My School!

Postby bk1 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:18 am

Even splitters got decent $ at Vandy last cycle.

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Re: Pick My School!

Postby emkay625 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:20 am

bk1 wrote:Even splitters got decent $ at Vandy last cycle.


Good to know. thanks!

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Re: Pick My School!

Postby IAFG » Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:22 am

A lot of NU kids get TX with ties. Well-trodden road.

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Re: Pick My School!

Postby franklyscarlet » Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:33 am

I'm really hoping you get vandy money, because if you don't I don't, and I'm dying for it.

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Re: Pick My School!

Postby emkay625 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:55 am

franklyscarlet wrote:I'm really hoping you get vandy money, because if you don't I don't, and I'm dying for it.


Your gpa is better!

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Re: Pick My School!

Postby PigBodine » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:32 am

FWIW, my GPA (3.6) was about half a letter grade higher with the same LSAT, and I didn't get anything from vanderbilt. They're not very splitter oriented.

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Re: Pick My School!

Postby romothesavior » Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:09 pm

I'd say right now you should be looking at NW, WUSTL, and SMU. I go to WUSTL, and I can tell you that almost everyone I know who is from Texas was able to get back to Texas this summer. It is slowly becoming one of our stronger markets and we had a decent number of firms here for OCI. People also had success with mailers. So I don't think going to school here will hurt your chances at getting back to Texas. Sounds like the same could be said for Northwestern, as IAFG said.

If Vanderbilt comes through with money, add them to the list. And obviously if UT accepts you, I think they move to the top of the list.

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Re: Pick My School!

Postby Tiago Splitter » Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:01 pm

Even with 75K or so from Vandy I'd take Northwestern.

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Re: Pick My School!

Postby Bronck » Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:07 pm

Seems pretty straightforward to me: Northwestern.

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Re: Pick My School!

Postby apeopleshistory » Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:53 pm

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Re: Pick My School!

Postby emkay625 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:17 pm

He does have a Master's degree, which makes it a little easier.

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Re: Pick My School!

Postby Stonewall » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:32 pm

Nw all the way

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Re: Pick My School!

Postby dproduct » Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:32 am

Bronck wrote:Seems pretty straightforward to me: Northwestern.


this

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Re: Pick My School!

Postby PDaddy » Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:25 am

rad lulz wrote:Why don't you just wait for money, especially from Vanderbilt. They are pretty liberal with the cash.


I would pay sticker to go to Northwestern, but it appears that you might be able to get a little money out of them. I think $84K at WUSTL is an attractive enough choice that you should play them against NU (and any other school for that matter). Ordinarily, NU wouldn't care about WUSTL, but the threat of losing you to WUSTL due to money is real enough because of the economy. Vandy may also give you money, and if you get it you should consider taking it. SMU would obviously be an excellent choice given your goal.

Also, stay on the U-Texas waitlist, you never know what will happen.

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Re: Pick My School!

Postby tdicks » Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:09 am

i voted NU because the more texans there the better :)




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