Hofstra (full ride) vs Penn State ($$)

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Hofstra (full ride) vs Penn State ($$)

Postby eb66 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:08 pm

Hey,

I feel like my brain is about to combust, just looking for some input/advice.

I live in NY, I have a full scholarship to Hofstra and 20k per year from Penn State. Sticker at Brooklyn just doesn't seem worth it.
Penn State isn't that much better than Hofstra that it makes a difference, does it?

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Re: Hofstra (full ride) vs Penn State ($$)

Postby rad lulz » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:10 pm

Stips? Any ties to Pennsylvania?

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Re: Hofstra (full ride) vs Penn State ($$)

Postby HeavenWood » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:14 pm

rad lulz wrote:Stips? Any ties to Pennsylvania?

Even with ties to Pennsylvania, Penn State is primary a Harrisburg/York/Lancaster school with fleeting power in Philly/Pittsburgh. It isn't that a Penn State degree can't get you the opposite ends of the state, but you won't have nearly the same networking opportunities as Pitt and Temple/Villanova students. PSU's real niche is state government work. As far as I recall, their maximum scholarship is ~$60k over three years, leaving you ~90k in the hole factoring in remaining tuition plus COL. Even that's too much to pay IMO.

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Re: Hofstra (full ride) vs Penn State ($$)

Postby dingbat » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:16 pm

If those are your only choices, go with Hofstra - at least it's free (except for cost of living)

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Re: Hofstra (full ride) vs Penn State ($$)

Postby eb66 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:37 pm

No ties to PA, I'm mostly down for living anywhere,and disappearing from NY for 3 years is tempting.

The stips for Penn State are 3.0 GPA at the end of each year.
I also have 10k per year from George Mason, and 14k grant from Brooklyn,

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Re: Hofstra (full ride) vs Penn State ($$)

Postby HeavenWood » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:38 pm

eb66 wrote:No ties to PA, I'm mostly down for living anywhere,and disappearing from NY for 3 years is tempting.

The stips for Penn State are 3.0 GPA at the end of each year.
I also have 10k per year from George Mason, and 14k grant from Brooklyn,

That may be problematic. PA's legal sub-markets tend to be quite insular. The fact that the Dickinson School of Law is now Penn State (and thusly has a "brand name") does not help matters.

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Re: Hofstra (full ride) vs Penn State ($$)

Postby rad lulz » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:41 pm

I wouldn't go to Penn State for the reasons HW mentioned, and I wouldn't go to Hofstra at all if you are really srs about being a lawyer. Retake?

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Re: Hofstra (full ride) vs Penn State ($$)

Postby eb66 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:49 pm

And transferring the degree back to the NY market is too difficult? I don't intend to stay in PA forever..

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Re: Hofstra (full ride) vs Penn State ($$)

Postby rad lulz » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:55 pm

eb66 wrote:And transferring the degree back to the NY market is too difficult? I don't intend to stay in PA forever..

Penn State isn't well known outside of central PA, much less NYC. Plus NYC has a bunch of other NYC schools. Too difficult.

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Re: Hofstra (full ride) vs Penn State ($$)

Postby eb66 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:10 pm

I hear that, Thanks for the help!




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