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Postby Fabulist » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:39 pm

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Re: NU (?) vs Wash U (18k)

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:40 pm

NU has been telling people there's no money left for like 2 months now. It's gonna be sticker.

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Samara
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Re: NU (?) vs Wash U (18k)

Postby Samara » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:42 pm

You should ask WUSTL for more money, but unless you get an obscene amount of money or you don't want biglaw, you should almost certainly go to NU.

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Re: NU (?) vs Wash U (18k)

Postby Icculus » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:45 pm

Fabulist wrote:I was just admitted off the waitlist at NU, and have filled out my financial aid applications and am waiting to hear back. Wash U has given me 18k a year, so I'm not really sure what to do if NU comes back at sticker.

Should I immediately let Wash U know and ask for more money? Or should I wait until I hear from NU on any potential aid? My numbers are 170, 2.8, 4 years work experience.


Do you want the St. Louis area? Go to WUSTL.
Do you want anywhere else, like Chi or NYC? Go to NU.

And remember even with 18K/year, you're still looking at 150K+ in loans, in my opinion that 60K difference is worth the advantages NU gives you.

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Re: NU (?) vs Wash U (18k)

Postby Doorkeeper » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:48 pm

Icculus wrote:Do you want the St. Louis area? Go to WUSTL.
Do you want anywhere else, like Chi or NYC? Go to NU.

And remember even with 18K/year, you're still looking at 150K+ in loans, in my opinion that 60K difference is worth the advantages NU gives you.

This.

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Re: NU (?) vs Wash U (18k)

Postby Flips88 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:51 pm

Yet another Northwestern homer who also thinks Northwestern is worth $54k more than WUSTL

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Re: NU (?) vs Wash U (18k)

Postby dixon02 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:01 pm

Flips88 wrote:Yet another Northwestern homer who also thinks Northwestern is worth $54k more than WUSTL


Either a Northwestern homer or someone with both of the following: a) access to employment and salary data and b) a high school math education

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Re: NU (?) vs Wash U (18k)

Postby Ohiobumpkin » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:04 pm

Fabulist wrote:I was just admitted off the waitlist at NU, and have filled out my financial aid applications and am waiting to hear back. Wash U has given me 18k a year, so I'm not really sure what to do if NU comes back at sticker.

Should I immediately let Wash U know and ask for more money? Or should I wait until I hear from NU on any potential aid? My numbers are 170, 2.8, 4 years work experience.


Do you have connections to St. Louis? If not, I would recommend you go NU.

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Re: NU (?) vs Wash U (18k)

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:05 pm

NU over WashUStL with $18,000 per year. WUSTL should increase the scholarship offer in light of the Northwestern acceptance. According to lawschoolnumbers.com, WashUStL might offer you $28,000 per year scholarship for your 170/2.8.

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Re: NU (?) vs Wash U (18k)

Postby Lawquacious » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:18 pm

NU. And go there even if you want to end up in St. Louis.

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Re: NU (?) vs Wash U (18k)

Postby Lawquacious » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:20 pm

CanadianWolf wrote: WashUStL might offer you $28,000 per year scholarship for your 170/2.8.


With 28k scholly (and if you want to end up in St. Louis/mid-west for sure) then it is getting closer, but even then I'd probably take NU. Job prospects at NU are exponentially better than at WUSTL and NU places nationally.

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Re: NU (?) vs Wash U (18k)

Postby Teflon_Jeff » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:41 pm

NU. Need 30k+ per year to put WUSTL in the conversation.

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Re: NU (?) vs Wash U (18k)

Postby Icculus » Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:45 pm

Flips88 wrote:Yet another Northwestern homer who also thinks Northwestern is worth $54k more than WUSTL


And someone who asked Romo this exact same question before I made my decision to withdraw from WUSTL and ride out the wait list at NU. He told me to take WUSTL over NU only if I could negotiate the cost to no more than 100K in loans, and even then it was risky. But yes, I am biased and freely admit that.




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