Is U MN worth 5k more than UHLC?

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Is U MN worth 5k more than UHLC?

Postby fruitoftheloom » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:53 pm

Is U MN worth 5k more than UHLC per year? I don't care where I end up. Not interested in PI, but need a solid job when I graduate.

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Re: Is U MN worth 5k more than UHLC?

Postby Hjones33 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:02 pm

What is UHLC?

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Re: Is U MN worth 5k more than UHLC?

Postby fruitoftheloom » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:03 pm

University of Houston Law Center.

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Re: Is U MN worth 5k more than UHLC?

Postby MrAnon » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:12 pm

this is an odd school combo. go to the one nearest you now or where you have ties

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Re: Is U MN worth 5k more than UHLC?

Postby rad lulz » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:27 pm

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Re: Is U MN worth 5k more than UHLC?

Postby fruitoftheloom » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:34 pm

rad lulz wrote:Could not have picked a more random pair. Impossible to say without knowing where you are from, where you have ties, how much debt you're taking out, and what you want to do.


From: Kansas
Ties: Houston (?) live here now - have worked here for 2 years.
Debt:
UMN - 75k is best guess (45k tuition + 30k books/ins/living)
UHLC - 60k? (44k tuition + 15k books/ins/living?)

Want to do: Best guess would be insurance defense - either coverage or tort defense. Preferably with outside counsel.

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Re: Is U MN worth 5k more than UHLC?

Postby Bronck » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:37 pm

Ties to Houston makes UH the obvious choice.

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Re: Is U MN worth 5k more than UHLC?

Postby MrAnon » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:37 pm

fruitoftheloom wrote:
rad lulz wrote:Could not have picked a more random pair. Impossible to say without knowing where you are from, where you have ties, how much debt you're taking out, and what you want to do.


From: Kansas
Ties: Houston (?) live here now - have worked here for 2 years.
Debt:
UMN - 75k is best guess (45k tuition + 30k books/ins/living)
UHLC - 60k? (44k tuition + 15k books/ins/living?)

Want to do: Best guess would be insurance defense - either coverage or tort defense. Preferably with outside counsel.


Go to Houston.

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Re: Is U MN worth 5k more than UHLC?

Postby de5igual » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:37 pm

fruitoftheloom wrote:
rad lulz wrote:Could not have picked a more random pair. Impossible to say without knowing where you are from, where you have ties, how much debt you're taking out, and what you want to do.


From: Kansas
Ties: Houston (?) live here now - have worked here for 2 years.
Debt:
UMN - 75k is best guess (45k tuition + 30k books/ins/living)
UHLC - 60k? (44k tuition + 15k books/ins/living?)

Want to do: Best guess would be insurance defense - either coverage or tort defense. Preferably with outside counsel.


is that per year or over 3 years? the 15K looks like it's a yearly amount, but 30K in MN per year seems ridiculous

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Re: Is U MN worth 5k more than UHLC?

Postby fruitoftheloom » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:58 pm

Figures are total. I have some savings to cover COL - higher figure in MN because a) I won't be working at all and b) I'll have to pay to move there, and state income tax.

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Re: Is U MN worth 5k more than UHLC?

Postby MTBike » Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:15 pm

Bronck wrote:Ties to Houston makes UH the obvious choice.


Not if he doesn't' want to live/practice in Houston.

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Re: Is U MN worth 5k more than UHLC?

Postby bartleby » Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:18 pm

Is Minn in a nice college town? All I know of Minn. is from Young Adult. Houston is getting hot again. I'd probably consider U MN especially since our tuition at UH might be going up

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Re: Is U MN worth 5k more than UHLC?

Postby minnbills » Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:20 pm

bartleby wrote:Is Minn in a nice college town? All I know of Minn. is from Young Adult. Houston is getting hot again. I'd probably consider U MN especially since our tuition at UH might be going up


Minneapolis is a great city- not really a college town though. Also, UMN tuition keeps rising.

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Re: Is U MN worth 5k more than UHLC?

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:23 pm

If you want to practice in MN, go to MN. If you want to practice in Houston, go to Houston. If you don't have a preference between Houston and MN, go to Houston (because of your ties). If you don't want to practice in either MN or Houston, you shouldn't be going to either school. Frankly, paying full-freight at either school is... risky.

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Re: Is U MN worth 5k more than UHLC?

Postby Alan » Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:20 pm

minnbills wrote:
bartleby wrote:Is Minn in a nice college town? All I know of Minn. is from Young Adult. Houston is getting hot again. I'd probably consider U MN especially since our tuition at UH might be going up


Minneapolis is a great city- not really a college town though. Also, UMN tuition keeps rising.


I have yet to visit (will be at ASW), but I would think that it would be like a college town nestled in a big city Since there are 50,0000 undergrads with most living near the campus.

I went to Iowa State (Ames) an Texas State (San Marcos), both have about 30,000 undergrads and are definitely college towns.

Seems like UMN will have the best of both worlds, big city and college town.

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Re: Is U MN worth 5k more than UHLC?

Postby Bronck » Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:23 pm

MTBike wrote:
Bronck wrote:Ties to Houston makes UH the obvious choice.


Not if he doesn't' want to live/practice in Houston.


In most cases, it's not really smart to relocate for a regional school that resides in a location with which you have zero ties.

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Re: Is U MN worth 5k more than UHLC?

Postby bartleby » Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:21 am

also it is impossible to live in Houston at $5k per year. i can't believe how much money i took out to live. eating, gas, rent, all that crap. really really hard

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Re: Is U MN worth 5k more than UHLC?

Postby CanadianWolf » Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:51 am

Houston because of your ties to the area & familiarity with the weather. :D

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Re: Is U MN worth 5k more than UHLC?

Postby fruitoftheloom » Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:17 pm

bartleby wrote:also it is impossible to live in Houston at $5k per year. i can't believe how much money i took out to live. eating, gas, rent, all that crap. really really hard


Yeah - I know :) I was accepted to the PT program and will be working at least some my first year. Between that and savings, I won't need to take out any loans for first year. I'm thinking about switching after the 1st year to the full time program.

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Re: Is U MN worth 5k more than UHLC?

Postby romothesavior » Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:26 pm

Those price tags are just flat out awful.

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Re: Is U MN worth 5k more than UHLC?

Postby rad lulz » Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:28 pm

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Re: Is U MN worth 5k more than UHLC?

Postby romothesavior » Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:34 pm

rad lulz wrote:
romothesavior wrote:Those price tags are just flat out awful.

Those are totals bro.

RC fail. I'd vote Houston because it is cheaper and you have ties. Either is fine at the cost then, although I'm also skeptical of the numbers for COL. I guess that doesn't include costs for out of pocket expenses, only loans? Im confused how we're talking 5k or 10k COL per year. If you buy a 20,000 car, the fact that you pay it all in cash doesn't make it free. Obviously no loans is better, but yeah... Houston.




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