UVA (120k) v. Chicago (off WL) -Updated with money!

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Where should I go?

UVA (120k)
Chicago (60k)
Chicago (if they offer 75k)
Chicago (if they offer 90k)
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Re: UVA (120k) v. Chicago (off WL) -Updated with money!

Postby Greenandgold » Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:48 am

5ky wrote:60k + higher cost of living is a lot of money. It doesn't seem like it now, but it will when you have to pay it back.


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Re: UVA (120k) v. Chicago (off WL) -Updated with money!

Postby ringo » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:46 am

It's not clear from your OP, but based on your question about asking for more money it sounds like they don't know how much UVA offered you. If so, you need to tell them right now. I'm sure you're not the only one who got in this week who has a competing offer so do this immediately.

I got in off the waitlist and told them about my offer from UVA. They didn't match it but at least gave me enough so that making the switch was an easy choice for me. You've already gotten a good offer so I'm not saying they are going to give you more, but you need to try.

Having said all that, I still think UVA is the best choice in your poll.

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Re: UVA (120k) v. Chicago (off WL) -Updated with money!

Postby Law Sauce » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:59 am

Still UVA, for your goals, with your ties, the two schools are not that different. Uchi would have to get to at least 90k to change this, but even then, if you want to be in Charlottesville over Hyde Park, UVA would be the correct response.

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Re: UVA (120k) v. Chicago (off WL) -Updated with money!

Postby lawyerwannabe » Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:26 pm

If you are just trying to get back to Texas, I don't see how Virginia is not the credited response since you can graduate with only a relatively small amount of debt. Congrats!

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Re: UVA (120k) v. Chicago (off WL) -Updated with money!

Postby 2014 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:21 am

Given your scholarship offer I would still say UVA but its right on the line of being close. I definitely wouldn't call you an idiot for accepting Chicago's offer.

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Re: UVA (120k) v. Chicago (off WL) -Updated with money!

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:37 am

Without more information regarding your reason for earning an MBA & any desired concentration, such as finance, then Virginia is the better choice due to lower cost.

Nevertheless, with substantial scholarships from both law schools & great biglaw placement, you can afford to make a lifestyle choice, in my opinion. The environments at Chicago & Virginia are as different as the weather.

P.S. Before deciding, ask Chicago for more money.

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