W&L, Villanova, Temple, UH

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Where to choose

W&L (offered 25k)
10
50%
Villanova (offered full-tuition)
8
40%
Temple (offered 3.5k)
1
5%
UH (offered 10k)
1
5%
 
Total votes: 20

vfaye
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W&L, Villanova, Temple, UH

Postby vfaye » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:45 am

My offers are

W&L (25k scholarship)
Villanova (full-tuition)
Temple (3.5k)
UH (10k)

At the moment I'm leaning toward W&L because of it's significantly higher reputation, but the full-ride at Villanova is tempting. W&L would cost me $14k/ year, but seems like it would offer better job prospects than Villanova. Any thoughts?

srfngdd6
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Re: W&L, Villanova, Temple, UH

Postby srfngdd6 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:47 am

vfaye wrote:My offers are

W&L (25k scholarship)
Villanova (full-tuition)
Temple (3.5k)
UH (10k)

At the moment I'm leaning toward W&L because of it's significantly higher reputation, but the full-ride at Villanova is tempting. W&L would cost me $14k/ year, but seems like it would offer better job prospects than Villanova. Any thoughts?


where are you from/want to live

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Re: W&L, Villanova, Temple, UH

Postby thexfactor » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:48 am

vfaye wrote:My offers are

W&L (25k scholarship)
Villanova (full-tuition)
Temple (3.5k)
UH (10k)

At the moment I'm leaning toward W&L because of it's significantly higher reputation, but the full-ride at Villanova is tempting. W&L would cost me $14k/ year, but seems like it would offer better job prospects than Villanova. Any thoughts?


Id retake and aim higher but if you must go, I would go to W+L. Cheap and gives you prob a 2x chance at job prospects compared to Villanova.

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Samara
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Re: W&L, Villanova, Temple, UH

Postby Samara » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:49 am


vfaye
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Re: W&L, Villanova, Temple, UH

Postby vfaye » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:14 pm

srfngdd6: I'm originally from Philly, living in Houston now, but where I end up doesn't matter much to me

Samara: lol, touche

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Re: W&L, Villanova, Temple, UH

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:16 pm

Ask Houston to match Wash & Lee's offer.

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Re: W&L, Villanova, Temple, UH

Postby vfaye » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:18 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Ask Houston to match Wash & Lee's offer.


yep, I've sent the email to UH so just waiting to hear back. From what I gather, UH is pretty damn stingy with money though

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Re: W&L, Villanova, Temple, UH

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:22 pm

To state the obvious: After you receive Houston's response, compare total COA for each law school before deciding.

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Re: W&L, Villanova, Temple, UH

Postby StarLightSpectre » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:24 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:To state the obvious: After you receive Houston's response, compare total COA for each law school before deciding.



+1

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Re: W&L, Villanova, Temple, UH

Postby vfaye » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:43 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:To state the obvious: After you receive Houston's response, compare total COA for each law school before deciding.


Villanova is always going to have the lowest COA, though. Do you vote lowest COA over reputation?

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Re: W&L, Villanova, Temple, UH

Postby Samara » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:52 pm

vfaye wrote:srfngdd6: I'm originally from Philly, living in Houston now, but where I end up doesn't matter much to me

Samara: lol, touche

Okay, so you have ties to both areas. That's good. It looked kind of random at first, haha.

I've heard that UH places well into Houston and that Houston is a decent market, ITE considered. I haven't seen data on UH's placement though, so don't take my word for it. How much would you be taking out in loans for UH? Seems like it would be a lot and make it too risky at the current scholarship amount.

If UH will match W&L, I'd probably pick that. The problem with W&L is that it doesn't place naturally into Philly and the DC market is super competitive. Even the Virginia market is probably pretty competitive and you don't have ties there. If you can't get decent money to UH, the 'Nova full ride is probably the safest bet.

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Re: W&L, Villanova, Temple, UH

Postby srfngdd6 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:55 pm

vfaye wrote:srfngdd6: I'm originally from Philly, living in Houston now, but where I end up doesn't matter much to me

Samara: lol, touche


I'm from philly as well...Nova full ride was tempting for me as was Temple's offer...i got significantly more money then you did to W&L and that is likely where I'm attending

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Re: W&L, Villanova, Temple, UH

Postby vfaye » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:20 pm

srfngdd6 wrote:
I'm from philly as well...Nova full ride was tempting for me as was Temple's offer...i got significantly more money then you did to W&L and that is likely where I'm attending


Yea, more from W&L would make the decision easier. Congrats. I'm jealous.




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