GW ($75k) v Cardozo (full)

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Pick my poison

GW ($120k debt)
16
59%
Cardozo ($50k debt)
11
41%
 
Total votes: 27

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Wily
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GW ($75k) v Cardozo (full)

Postby Wily » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:09 am

It's me again, I've posted a similar question before, but recently Cardozo upped my scholarship to full (top 80% stipulation) after I withdrew and I am once again given a short deadline to decide. With some savings, GW will cost me about $120k in debt, vs. $50k in debt for Cardozo. I'm currently deposited at GW, but have until Monday to decide about Cardozo.

BC also just took me off their WL, but no idea about money yet.

I have ties to Long Island. I don't have an IP background. I just retook the LSAT last week, and all bets are off if I score 173+. Currently I'm working with a 2.7/168.

Thanks!

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top30man
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Re: GW ($75k) v Cardozo (full)

Postby top30man » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:14 am

I would go Cardozo. That's a really generous scholarship considering your Gpa. Also, I personally think that's too much for gwu since you're not IP. Retaking was the smart idea. A good score could potentially put you in the running at NU, big money at Wustl etc.
From these options id pick Cardozo though.

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Re: GW ($75k) v Cardozo (full)

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:48 am

Ask GWU for more money, then decide.

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Re: GW ($75k) v Cardozo (full)

Postby b33eazy » Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:02 pm

Go with the most money. You need to pay those loans off, and even if you have to work for the state, it won't take you long to pay off Cardoza's loans.

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Wily
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Re: GW ($75k) v Cardozo (full)

Postby Wily » Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:35 pm

Thanks for the replies.

I would lean toward Cardozo right now except their Lawschooltransparency numbers are scary compared to GW:

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GW:
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I know some of GW's 80% employment is due to school-funded jobs (15%), but Cardozo's 51% employment (with 8.9% school-funded) is just downright scary.

Also, and I know the odds of this are low, but would it be easier to transfer from GW than from Cardozo if I happen to do well my first year?

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Re: GW ($75k) v Cardozo (full)

Postby Nova » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:54 pm

To transfer into the T14 you need:-top 10-15% at T1, top 5-10% for CCN-top 5-10% at a T2, top 5% for CCN-top 1-2% at a T3/T4-Other notes: Depending on how far up you want to transfer, you may even succeed if you are ranked top 20-30%. For example, if you are transferring up like 10-15 spots, top 20-30% maybe enough (like a lateral transfer). Also, people in the T3/T4 generally only have a shot at transfer friendly schools in the T14.


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I think GW is worth it.

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Wily
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Re: GW ($75k) v Cardozo (full)

Postby Wily » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:24 am

Bump because I have to decide by today whether to deposit at Cardozo or not.

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Re: GW ($75k) v Cardozo (full)

Postby rad lulz » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:48 am

Wily wrote:Bump because I have to decide by today whether to deposit at Cardozo or not.

GW is too expensive but Cardozo is blahhh. Dozo I guess.

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Re: GW ($75k) v Cardozo (full)

Postby jozzy22 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:51 am

go to GW and give it your best shot.

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Re: GW ($75k) v Cardozo (full)

Postby abc12345675 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:03 am

Why are you $50k in debt if you have a full scholarship? You're going to pay that much in living expenses???

Ya know, you really don't have to live in the Village. You're like 4 blocks away from Union Square, and you can get to Union Square from basically anywhere. Think Astoria or various parts of Brooklyn and you cut your rent in half.




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