UVA vs Penn vs BU

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Which would you choose?

UVA @ sticker (over 200k debt)
11
21%
Penn @ sticker (over 200k debt)
35
67%
Boston University (90k debt)
6
12%
 
Total votes: 52

KnowledgeIsTheAnswer
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UVA vs Penn vs BU

Postby KnowledgeIsTheAnswer » Mon May 07, 2012 4:01 am

- Want to practice ANYWHERE in the New England Area
- Big Law
- Intellectual Property or Health Care Law

jacksonmead
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Re: UVA vs Penn vs BU

Postby jacksonmead » Mon May 07, 2012 9:26 am

I had the same first two goals and options. I'm headed to UVA.

CanadianWolf
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Re: UVA vs Penn vs BU

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon May 07, 2012 9:31 am

Have you asked BU for more money ? A full tuition & fees scholarship to BU would be a very strong contender in this group. As is, your best options are paying sticker price at Penn or Virginia.

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Doorkeeper
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Re: UVA vs Penn vs BU

Postby Doorkeeper » Mon May 07, 2012 9:52 am

CanadianWolf wrote:Have you asked BU for more money ? A full tuition & fees scholarship to BU would be a very strong contender in this group. As is, your best options are paying sticker price at Penn or Virginia.

Truth. Pick the school at sticker that you like better. I would go Penn here though for the better biglaw prospects, but either one is ok.

bobbyh1919
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Re: UVA vs Penn vs BU

Postby bobbyh1919 » Mon May 07, 2012 2:13 pm

Probably Penn here, though UVA would be good too if you prefer the campus/area (I personally did and will be attending there). Harder to make the case for BU given your BigLaw goals.

justicefishy
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Re: UVA vs Penn vs BU

Postby justicefishy » Mon May 07, 2012 3:30 pm

I made a similar decision between UVA, Penn, GW at 90k a year. I'll be at Penn next year because it's simply the best place (of those three. UVA's better for the South) for Big Law up north.

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Blindmelon
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Re: UVA vs Penn vs BU

Postby Blindmelon » Mon May 07, 2012 5:02 pm

I'd take BU only if you got a huge scholarship. I know others will disagree, but I think UVA is the clear winner here (unless Penn gives you money). Boston firms love UVA, but Penn isn't so represented. I know it could be self-selection, but it would be for both firms. Choate and Wilmer especially are filled with UVA grads.




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