Chapman (full ride) V. UC Davis (sticker)

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Chapman V. UC Davis

Chapman FULL RIDE [3.0 contingency (2.8 median)]
6
29%
UC Davis STICKER PRICE
15
71%
 
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Chapman (full ride) V. UC Davis (sticker)

Postby Attorney at Play » Thu May 10, 2012 3:34 pm

Hello,

Currently deciding between Chapman Law with a full-ride or UC Davis paying sticker price. Would appreciate input and advice. Thanks!

The Facts
Live in Orange County.
May live at home during law school.
Would like to work in Orange County.
Don't know what kind of law I want to practice, and whether I want to do biglaw.

CHAPMAN:
Maintaining 100% scholarship every year contingent upon maintaining 3.0
School median is 2.8
2012-13 Full Time Tuition: $43,120

DAVIS:
2011-12 Full Time Tuition: $46,485.08
2011-12 Est. TOTAL Expense Budget: $63,351

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Re: Chapman (full ride) V. UC Davis (sticker)

Postby SaintFond » Thu May 10, 2012 3:37 pm

Blah blah, don't go to either of these schools, blah blah retake, etc.

With that out of the way, I'd do full ride at Chapman. If you can land in like the top 5 or so students there, you might actually be able to get a decent job and come out without way too much debt. But if it looks like you aren't going to be a top student, I'd drop out after like 1 or 2 semesters.

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Re: Chapman (full ride) V. UC Davis (sticker)

Postby flem » Thu May 10, 2012 3:40 pm

SaintFond wrote:
With that out of the way, I'd do full ride at Chapman. If you can land in like the top 5 or so students there, you might actually be able to get a decent job and come out without way too much debt.


I like how you say this so casually.

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Re: Chapman (full ride) V. UC Davis (sticker)

Postby SaintFond » Thu May 10, 2012 3:47 pm

flem wrote:
SaintFond wrote:
With that out of the way, I'd do full ride at Chapman. If you can land in like the top 5 or so students there, you might actually be able to get a decent job and come out without way too much debt.


I like how you say this so casually.


Davis at sticker is absolutely not worth it ITE. Chapman would also absolutely not be worth it, were it not for the fact that he's getting a full ride. A full ride from a TTT is still a full ride, and even at the worst schools the tippy top students might still have job opportunities. Besides, he should be able to tell after 1 or 2 semesters whether or not he's going to be one of the top students.

But of course, the correct and obvious answer is retake and don't go to either school.

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Re: Chapman (full ride) V. UC Davis (sticker)

Postby Shammis » Thu May 10, 2012 3:48 pm

Chapman was ranked in the top 10 schools with the WORST job prospects. If you got into Davis, how are these ure only options?

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Re: Chapman (full ride) V. UC Davis (sticker)

Postby flem » Thu May 10, 2012 3:52 pm

SaintFond wrote:A full ride from a TTT is still a full ride, and even at the worst schools the tippy top students might still have job opportunities. Besides, he should be able to tell after 1 or 2 semesters whether or not he's going to be one of the top students.


Except a full ride is only as good as the job you land afterwards (or a job at all). Not to mention that top third sTTTip on it.

Which brings me to:

SaintFord wrote:But of course, the correct and obvious answer is retake and don't go to either school.


If you got into Davis you're numbers probably aren't bad, bro, Just retake. Both of these aren't good life choices.

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Re: Chapman (full ride) V. UC Davis (sticker)

Postby SaintFond » Thu May 10, 2012 4:20 pm

flem wrote:
SaintFond wrote:A full ride from a TTT is still a full ride, and even at the worst schools the tippy top students might still have job opportunities. Besides, he should be able to tell after 1 or 2 semesters whether or not he's going to be one of the top students.


Except a full ride is only as good as the job you land afterwards (or a job at all). Not to mention that top third sTTTip on it.


Almost irrelevant since he should drop out if he isn't in like the top, I don't know, 5% or whatever.

Also, if he lives at home all three years, he could come out with minimal debt. Full ride + low CoL isn't bad by any means. It means he could even try it out for like a semester without really going into any debt at all.

But again, I offer this advice only if, for whatever reason, he absolutely HAS to go to one of these schools. TCR is retake.

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Re: Chapman (full ride) V. UC Davis (sticker)

Postby twenty » Thu May 10, 2012 4:41 pm

How did you not get UCI?

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Re: Chapman (full ride) V. UC Davis (sticker)

Postby timbs4339 » Thu May 10, 2012 7:15 pm

1) Retake






2) Chapman- drop out after 1L if you are not in the top 20%. A year of free law school isn't the worst thing in the world.

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Re: Chapman (full ride) V. UC Davis (sticker)

Postby Attorney at Play » Fri May 11, 2012 3:06 am

Retake is out of the question.

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Re: Chapman (full ride) V. UC Davis (sticker)

Postby 2014 » Fri May 11, 2012 3:13 am

Does Chapman stuff all of the scholarship recipients in one section? It is literally a free legal education if you can keep the scholarship, and if you can't you should drop out anyway. I think Chapman makes sense but obviously it isn't going to be an easy road to models and bottles and you would have to be content working a shitty law job (though debt free).

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Re: Chapman (full ride) V. UC Davis (sticker)

Postby Attorney at Play » Fri May 11, 2012 4:13 am

No, the scholarship recipients are divided equally.

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Re: Chapman (full ride) V. UC Davis (sticker)

Postby flem » Fri May 11, 2012 8:49 am

Attorney at Play wrote:Retake is out of the question.


And why is that?




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