American (25K) vs Drexel (full ride)...please help!

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American (25K) vs Drexel (full ride)...please help!

Postby andrew1115 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:58 pm

The subject says it all. No idea what the right decision is here.

Would appreciate any and all advice.

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Re: American (25K) vs Drexel (full ride)...please help!

Postby andrew1115 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:00 pm

And American is 25K per year or 75K total

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Re: American (25K) vs Drexel (full ride)...please help!

Postby flem » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:00 pm

Are you financing your living expenses while in school?

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Re: American (25K) vs Drexel (full ride)...please help!

Postby andrew1115 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:42 pm

Will not have to pay for anything at Drexel and my parents are paying my living expenses at American

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Re: American (25K) vs Drexel (full ride)...please help!

Postby The Rover » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:54 pm

Where do you want to practice?

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Re: American (25K) vs Drexel (full ride)...please help!

Postby andrew1115 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:44 pm

I'm open to a lot of places: NJ, NY, DC, MD, VA, PA...

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Re: American (25K) vs Drexel (full ride)...please help!

Postby The Rover » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:01 pm

...where are you from originally?

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Re: American (25K) vs Drexel (full ride)...please help!

Postby andrew1115 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:16 pm

md

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Re: American (25K) vs Drexel (full ride)...please help!

Postby andrew1115 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:07 pm

Help help help

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Re: American (25K) vs Drexel (full ride)...please help!

Postby flem » Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:10 pm

American, I suppose if the total COA is only 75K. Retake and reapply is a better answer.

Just know that you're going to be competing with bros from better schools in a hyper competitive region.

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Re: American (25K) vs Drexel (full ride)...please help!

Postby andrew1115 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:55 pm

Okay, thank you.

Any other opinions from anyone else?

I appreciate all advice.

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Re: American (25K) vs Drexel (full ride)...please help!

Postby top30man » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:03 pm

andrew1115 wrote:Okay, thank you.

Any other opinions from anyone else?

I appreciate all advice.

I think a retake is the right answer. That's not a bad price for American but it's just way too expensive for such a mediocre school. I'd go to Drexel if I had to choose but their such a new school I'm not sure it's a great idea. Did you get into the university of Maryland with in state?

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Re: American (25K) vs Drexel (full ride)...please help!

Postby andrew1115 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:17 pm

Did not get into MD.

Have no desire to retake.

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Re: American (25K) vs Drexel (full ride)...please help!

Postby timbs4339 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:38 pm

andrew1115 wrote:Did not get into MD.

Have no desire to retake.


What are the stips on the scholarships?

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Re: American (25K) vs Drexel (full ride)...please help!

Postby andrew1115 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:41 pm

Pretty sure I need to maintain a 3.0 at Drexel, not sure about American off the top of my head but I think it's similar.

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Re: American (25K) vs Drexel (full ride)...please help!

Postby timbs4339 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:47 pm

andrew1115 wrote:Pretty sure I need to maintain a 3.0 at Drexel, not sure about American off the top of my head but I think it's similar.


That is a terrible stip given that the median is probably much lower than 3.0. I could only find info that said the mean GPA was a 2.8-3.0 (always very misleading when they use mean), so you need to find 2 pieces of info.

1) From Drexel, where does a 3.0 stand on the curve? How many students keep their scholarships?

2) From current students, does the school section-stack, i.e. stick all their scholarship students in one section?

If you go to Drexel you need to be prepared to drop out if you lose that scholly.

It appears as if American curves to a 3.45, so you probably won't lose the scholly. Should check with current American students though.

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Re: American (25K) vs Drexel (full ride)...please help!

Postby andrew1115 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:57 pm

Assuming most students have above a 3.0 and keep their scholarships, what is your recommendation?

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Re: American (25K) vs Drexel (full ride)...please help!

Postby flem » Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:26 pm

andrew1115 wrote:Assuming most students have above a 3.0 and keep their scholarships, what is your recommendation?


That's a huge assumption. Especially when the lower schools will often curve to a 2.8 or so. 3.0 might be top third.




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