PDaddy wrote:Lawquacious wrote:PDaddy wrote:
I believe the school will wind up being a direct peer of USC and UCLA, and similarly ranked.
No. Maybe Davis and Hastings though.
Naaa...UCI will eclipse Davis and Hastings, because its GPA/LSAT medians are too high, its class sizes are too small (meaning everyone will be employed), and its scholarly impact will be too strong. Don't assume that because the school is new the law community doesn't know about it or have faith in it. UC-Irvine is already prestigious just as a university. The law faculty is already top-10 and will probably climb.
Ala Duke and UVA, UCI is already bribing students to defer; that should tell you something about the impression students are getting at ASW. They are highly impressed. It'll wind up ranked somewhere between #20 and #30 initially...probably around #25.blurose wrote:The in-state tuition rate for UCI is the same as GW. Out of state tuition at UCI is MORE than GW. Which sounds insane unless you remember the budget crisis that is California right now.
D.C. COL is expensive, and so is Orange County. It depends on where OP wants to practice, but I wouldn't sleep on UCI. I believe that school's ranking is going to shock a lot of people in 2014. After that, everyone will want to apply there, and its selectivity rating will go through the roof.
GWU Tuition: $44,000
UCI In-State Tuition: $37,000
UCI Law's in-state tuition and fees assessment is $44,347.50. That's not including living expenses, books, etc. http://reg.uci.edu/fees/2011-2012/law.html
GWU Law's tuition is $45,750.