Last one - UT at Sticker vs. NU with 60K

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Last one - UT at Sticker vs. NU with 60K

Postby emkay625 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:12 am

Trying to decide UT at sticker vs. NU with 60K over 3 years...

1. Want to end up back in Texas
2. Want big law

Discuss.

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Re: Last one - UT at Sticker vs. NU with 60K

Postby bdole2 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:13 am

emkay625 wrote:Trying to decide UT at sticker vs. NU with 60K over 3 years...

1. Want to end up back in Texas
2. Want big law

Discuss.


Try negotiating with UT?

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Re: Last one - UT at Sticker vs. NU with 60K

Postby bdubs » Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:17 am

NU - there are enough students from TX here to get firms to come, but not so many that competition seems very fierce for those positions. A lot of them also see TX as sort of a back up plan.

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Re: Last one - UT at Sticker vs. NU with 60K

Postby top30man » Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:45 am

bdubs wrote:NU - there are enough students from TX here to get firms to come, but not so many that competition seems very fierce for those positions. A lot of them also see TX as sort of a back up plan.

Credited

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Re: Last one - UT at Sticker vs. NU with 60K

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:41 am

Instate or out of state tuition? Either way, ask to see if UT will match before making any decisions.

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Re: Last one - UT at Sticker vs. NU with 60K

Postby rinkrat19 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:46 am

Unless UT matches/beats the money, I think this is a fairly easy decision...but I'm not trying to make it for myself, with emotions involved. Texas apparently has some sort of draw for its natives, incomprehensible to the rest of us. :wink:

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Re: Last one - UT at Sticker vs. NU with 60K

Postby de5igual » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:23 pm

NU easily. It can get you back to TX, but if not, you've got a MUCH better shot of at least getting biglaw in NYC/Chicago

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Re: Last one - UT at Sticker vs. NU with 60K

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Re: Last one - UT at Sticker vs. NU with 60K

Postby franklyscarlet » Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:04 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:Unless UT matches/beats the money, I think this is a fairly easy decision...but I'm not trying to make it for myself, with emotions involved. Texas apparently has some sort of draw for its natives, incomprehensible to the rest of us. :wink:


Not all of us! This Texas native says NU :)

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Re: Last one - UT at Sticker vs. NU with 60K

Postby emkay625 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:54 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:Unless UT matches/beats the money, I think this is a fairly easy decision...but I'm not trying to make it for myself, with emotions involved. Texas apparently has some sort of draw for its natives, incomprehensible to the rest of us. :wink:


UT is still cheaper at sticker because of in-state tuition and lower cost of living, which is why I'm having trouble. I also prefer Austin to Chicago.

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Re: Last one - UT at Sticker vs. NU with 60K

Postby 071816 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:02 pm

NU. Not even close.

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Re: Last one - UT at Sticker vs. NU with 60K

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:08 pm

emkay625 wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Unless UT matches/beats the money, I think this is a fairly easy decision...but I'm not trying to make it for myself, with emotions involved. Texas apparently has some sort of draw for its natives, incomprehensible to the rest of us. :wink:


UT is still cheaper at sticker because of in-state tuition and lower cost of living, which is why I'm having trouble. I also prefer Austin to Chicago.


I'd be very surprised if they don't try to match some or all of the NU scholarship. When I was deciding between UVA with 20k/yr and UT at sticker (instate), UT fully matched the UVA scholarship. (So I had instate + 20k/yr.) If UT doesn't match any of NU's offer, I think NU is the better choice. If UT matches some or all, then I think it's a closer call.

(For the record, I chose UT, and I'm very happy with the decision.)

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Re: Last one - UT at Sticker vs. NU with 60K

Postby Bronck » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:43 pm

Agree with everyone above: negotiate with Texas before making a decision.

At this point in time, however, I think NU is the easy choice.

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Re: Last one - UT at Sticker vs. NU with 60K

Postby T00L » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:51 pm

You haven't tried matching yet?

Tex should hook you up. And then you should go to Tex!




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