$15K from Notre Dame or $31K from William & Mary

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$15K from Notre Dame or $31K from William & Mary

Postby tdense » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:32 pm

I was offered $15k a year from Notre Dame, while I was offered $31k a year from William & Mary in the form of a scholarship/graduate fellowship. While I like Notre Dame a bit more than William & Mary (and the greater possibility of work in Chicago), I'm not sure it would be worth passing up a $31k offer. Thoughts?

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Re: $15K from Notre Dame or $31K from William & Mary

Postby Circlewave » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:33 pm

if you like Chicago, i don't think W&M makes much sense.

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Re: $15K from Notre Dame or $31K from William & Mary

Postby gaud » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:34 pm

Circlewave wrote:if you like Chicago, i don't think W&M makes much sense.


+1.


Have you considered retaking? More $$$ and/or options at higher ranked schools.

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Re: $15K from Notre Dame or $31K from William & Mary

Postby tdense » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:35 pm

Circlewave wrote:if you like Chicago, i don't think W&M makes much sense.


I like Chicago, but it is no where close to a deal breaker. DC is my second favorite city.

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Re: $15K from Notre Dame or $31K from William & Mary

Postby catholicgirl » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:37 pm

tdense wrote:
Circlewave wrote:if you like Chicago, i don't think W&M makes much sense.


I like Chicago, but it is no where close to a deal breaker. DC is my second favorite city.


Please closely evaluate the percentage of graduates from W&M who have full-time employment and are in D.C.

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Re: $15K from Notre Dame or $31K from William & Mary

Postby cinephile » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:43 pm

Well, going to Notre Dame doesn't guarantee Chicago for you and $15k/yr is not nearly enough. I guess I would take W&M, but maybe not if you don't have any ties to Virginia (don't expect to work in DC).

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Re: $15K from Notre Dame or $31K from William & Mary

Postby Elston Gunn » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:45 pm

Stips? Stats?

Chicago and DC are two very tough markets to crack.

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Re: $15K from Notre Dame or $31K from William & Mary

Postby tdense » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:54 pm

Elston Gunn wrote:Stips? Stats?

Chicago and DC are two very tough markets to crack.


I applied with a 3.75 (Upward trend, however. Haven't had below a 3.9 since freshman year) and 166. In terms of the post a couple spots up, I do a few ties to Virginia - Dad grew up in northern VA and both parents went to W&M undergrad.

Obviously, both markets are difficult to crack, but I'm not going to set the bar low. Thanks for the input!

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Re: $15K from Notre Dame or $31K from William & Mary

Postby tdense » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:57 pm

tdense wrote:
Elston Gunn wrote:Stips? Stats?

Chicago and DC are two very tough markets to crack.


I applied with a 3.75 (Upward trend, however. Haven't had below a 3.9 since freshman year) and 166. In terms of the post a couple spots up, I do a few ties to Virginia - Dad grew up in northern VA and both parents went to W&M undergrad.

Obviously, both markets are difficult to crack, but I'm not going to set the bar low. Thanks for the input!


Stips were maintaining a "B" average at W&M and I believe top 50% at ND (don't have the offer in front of me at the moment).

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Re: $15K from Notre Dame or $31K from William & Mary

Postby gaud » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:00 am

Retake bro. A few extra points and you could get Chicago or UVA

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Re: $15K from Notre Dame or $31K from William & Mary

Postby ndirish2010 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:21 am

There's no stip on the ND scholarship, we're not that TTT.

In any case, retake. 15K is not enough for ND.




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