Aberzombie1892 wrote:Notre Dame is the best debt-to-post graduation employment option. GW students probably do about the same on the job market, but it costs $50K more. Vanderbilt students do better than Notre Dame or GW, but not better enough to justify the astronomical price tag. Therefore, Vanderbilt should not be seriously considered unless it comes up with a fair scholarship.
There are only two real issues between ND and GW. The first was obviously the price difference. The second is the difference in internship opportunities.
GW offers you the opportunity to intern at incredible places through the academic year, 1L summer, and 2L summer without having to move. While those benefits are worth a lot of money, it's difficult to assign a dollar value to them. Further, DC is the one of the places that you would like to end up. ND, on the other hand, would not only essentially require you to move out of state during the summers for interesting work, but also limit your jobs during the academic year, as even crappy local jobs would be extremely hard to get due to the location of the school.
Ultimately, it's difficult to give a fair assessment of what would truly be better for your goals. ND is cheaper by $50K, and that is nothing to sneeze at. However, GW gives you incredible internship opportunities and is located where you want to end up.
Can someone elaborate on that?
I'm interested in ND but my scholarship is not enough