Georgetown ($$) v. Michigan ($)

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Gtown or Michigan?

Georgetown 90K
20
61%
Michigan 45K
13
39%
 
Total votes: 33

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cylon_clone
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Georgetown ($$) v. Michigan ($)

Postby cylon_clone » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:35 pm

I'd like to end up in DC, but don't know if I want to do BigLaw, PI, or government.

facts:
Georgetown just bumped up my scholarship offer to 90k. I love DC. A lot of distractions though...and I am easily distracted. Gtown does have more lay prestige.
Michigan only offered 45k. If they'd offered more money, I'd have already deposited. I'd be most comfortable with the overall college atmosphere and housing situation in A2. But I am tired of the Midwest.

I suppose with the CoL difference between DC and A2 the debt would roughly be the same...

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cylon_clone
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Re: Georgetown ($$) v. Michigan ($)

Postby cylon_clone » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:37 pm

Thanks for the votes. Are there reasons why most of you voted for Michigan?

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Re: Georgetown ($$) v. Michigan ($)

Postby Br3v » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:06 am

cylon_clone wrote:Thanks for the votes. Are there reasons why most of you voted for Michigan?


Georgetown, no idea why everyone chose mich. I know dc is hard to break but...

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Re: Georgetown ($$) v. Michigan ($)

Postby sandiego222 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:45 am

The $$$ will still be in Georgetown's favor, but consider the cost of living in DC vs AA when assessing the cost.

Also, there are big differences in the schools

Urban "commuter" campus that is downtown but separate from its main campus vs. a school that is part of a university town


With cost of living factored in, the difference may come down to <10 K a year. Your call, obviously, on how significant that will be to your financial plan

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Re: Georgetown ($$) v. Michigan ($)

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:51 am

Chicago if you get in off the waitlist.

Georgetown because of the scholarship offer & your desire to be in DC.

Michigan because you are comfortable there & they teach good law. :D

UCal-Berkeley if you want the West Coast & are willing to pay a fortune.




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