Rutgers Newark vs Rutgers camden?

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Rutgers Newark vs Rutgers camden?

Postby stevepark309 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:45 pm

I have tuition waivers to both schools. Camden is offering 12,000k a year on top of full ride.

Only concern is that Rutgers Camden is merging with Rowan. Any thoughts?

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Re: Rutgers Newark vs Rutgers camden?

Postby MellowMantis » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:52 pm

where do you want to go?

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Re: Rutgers Newark vs Rutgers camden?

Postby flem » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:56 pm

stevepark309 wrote:I have tuition waivers to both schools. Camden is offering 12,000k a year on top of full ride.

Only concern is that Rutgers Camden is merging with Rowan. Any thoughts?


Full ride plus 12K a year stipend? Or am I reading that wrong.

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Re: Rutgers Newark vs Rutgers camden?

Postby stevepark309 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:04 pm

I dont really mind either school. I do prefer the NY market compared to the Philly market.

Yes. 12k$ stipend on top of full ride.

Just worried about the Rowan merger and how that will look to employers in the future.

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Re: Rutgers Newark vs Rutgers camden?

Postby flem » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:05 pm

stevepark309 wrote:I dont really mind either school. I do prefer the NY market compared to the Philly market.

Yes. 12k$ stipend on top of full ride.

Just worried about the Rowan merger and how that will look to employers in the future.


I think that anyone going this year will retain the Rutgers name on the diploma if I remember correctly from what I read.

Sticker at Newark?

Also, what are your stats?
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Re: Rutgers Newark vs Rutgers camden?

Postby Mike12188 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:06 pm

Are you still waiting on award from RU-N? Or are you positive that's not happening? I think I read on here that if you accept this year your degree is guaranteed to say RU. I could def. be wrong though. I don't think you want anything with the name Rowan on it.

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Re: Rutgers Newark vs Rutgers camden?

Postby Mike12188 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:08 pm

stevepark309 wrote:I dont really mind either school. I do prefer the NY market compared to the Philly market.

Yes. 12k$ stipend on top of full ride.

Just worried about the Rowan merger and how that will look to employers in the future.


Not sure about Camden but Newark is not going to put you in the NY market. It will put you in the "NJ market" even then if you're looking for biglaw/midlaw you need to be the top of your class. There are plenty of schools in NYC that have priority over Rutgers. I would assume its the same for Philly + Philly seems to be a place that you need to have STRONG ties.

Edit: Rutgers for free to practice in NJ seems like a great idea.
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Re: Rutgers Newark vs Rutgers camden?

Postby dingbat » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:08 pm

stevepark309 wrote:I dont really mind either school. I do prefer the NY market compared to the Philly market.

Yes. 12k$ stipend on top of full ride.

Just worried about the Rowan merger and how that will look to employers in the future.

Fuck the merger, just say you attended Rutgers.
My UG changed name two years after I graduated. I list both names (the less prestigious in brackets) - your school takes up its own line on a resume, might as well use that extra space

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Re: Rutgers Newark vs Rutgers camden?

Postby Weez11 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:41 pm

I believe he is stating that he has a full ride at both schools, and a 12K stipend at Camden. Correct?

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Re: Rutgers Newark vs Rutgers camden?

Postby kaiser » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:45 pm

Until the situation at RU Camden regarding the merger becomes clear, I wouldn't get anywhere close to it

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Re: Rutgers Newark vs Rutgers camden?

Postby flem » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:49 pm

Fletcher Reed wrote:
Weez11 wrote:I believe he is stating that he has a full ride at both schools, and a 12K stipend at Camden. Correct?


It looks that way. But that $12,000 is hardly worth it. His education is already free. It would be psychotic to attempt to save 12k to attend a lesser school that is being torn apart at the seams. We have to remember that although both schools have the same name, they operate as two disctinct institutions, one of which is far superior to the other. Also, one could attend RU-Newark with confidence knowing that it's a rock solid instition that's not being compromised in any way.


in fairness, he'd save 36k

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Re: Rutgers Newark vs Rutgers camden?

Postby flem » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:04 pm

Fletcher Reed wrote:Yes he would save $36k..I forgot to multiply! It's still not worth it though.

They are forced to offer someone with a FREE ride an extra $36k for a reason! He'd be crazy to jump aboard this sinking ship. It's not worth any amount of money.

stevepark09 should go on the Rutgers-Newark thread and ask them if they would switch to RU-Camden for $12k/year. Their responses might be insightful.


That's why I asked what his numbers were. Wondering if he's selling himself short or if RU-C is desperate

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Re: Rutgers Newark vs Rutgers camden?

Postby bobbyh1919 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:14 pm

flem wrote:
Fletcher Reed wrote:Yes he would save $36k..I forgot to multiply! It's still not worth it though.

They are forced to offer someone with a FREE ride an extra $36k for a reason! He'd be crazy to jump aboard this sinking ship. It's not worth any amount of money.

stevepark09 should go on the Rutgers-Newark thread and ask them if they would switch to RU-Camden for $12k/year. Their responses might be insightful.


That's why I asked what his numbers were. Wondering if he's selling himself short or if RU-C is desperate


His numbers are in his profile. The massive amounts of aid seem to be related to time spent in the army, correct OP?

Regardless, I personally don't think $36K would convince me to be in the middle of all the merger talk and possible risks at Camden. You have a full ride at RU-N, I would just go there, pay the cost of living out of pocket (or take loans), and stay away from the drama.

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Re: Rutgers Newark vs Rutgers camden?

Postby stevepark309 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:39 pm

lsat 162. gpa 3.1 . yes. the full ride is from military financial benefits. yeah. i think i'll go w newark. also waiting on waitlists on fordham and cardozo. so hopefully that works too.

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Re: Rutgers Newark vs Rutgers camden?

Postby drmguy » Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:27 pm

Fletcher Reed wrote:I found the following link regarding the merger helpful:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=177040

Someone above mentioned that the entering RU-Camden Class of 2015 should receive the Rutgers name on their diploma. Although this has not been guaranteed, this is the absolute least of the problems at hand, i.e. the fact that the school could lose its ABA accreditation once Rowan takes over which could take 5 years to get back, thus possibly affecting whether or not graduates could sit for the BAR.

I would choose Newark at full-price over Camden with a free ride in a second. After the recent dramatic drop in ranking, RU-Camden is almost a Tier III institution. There are WAY too many unknowns at this point. I am not saying that it's a horrible idea to attend Camden, but if one had the choice to attend either Rutgers school, you would be out of your mind to choose Camden.

For a second there I was worried you wouldn't lose your credibility.

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Re: Rutgers Newark vs Rutgers camden?

Postby JCFindley » Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:19 pm

stevepark309 wrote:lsat 162. gpa 3.1 . yes. the full ride is from military financial benefits. yeah. i think i'll go w newark. also waiting on waitlists on fordham and cardozo. so hopefully that works too.


(Great thing NJ does for it's citizen soldiers.)

I would definitively recommend RU-C because I applied late at RU-N and I figure anyone going elsewhere might help me.....

Just kidding of course. RU-N would be my choice of the two for many reasons not to mention the uncertainties with the Rowan stuff......

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