BU/Emory/Vanderbilt/W&L/GWU w $$$

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BU/Emory/Vanderbilt/W&L

BU (120k scholarship)
14
31%
Emory (96k scholarship)
5
11%
Vanderbilt
11
24%
W&L (120k scholarship)
6
13%
GWU (120k scholarship)
9
20%
 
Total votes: 45

schoolitup
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BU/Emory/Vanderbilt/W&L/GWU w $$$

Postby schoolitup » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:45 pm

Trying to make a decision soon...I'm originally from Atlanta, went to UG out of state. Family is mostly in Atlanta, but I would not be living at home. It would be nice to be back in the south and in warm weather (!), but I rather get a job than be warm, for the most part. I've never been to Boston or Virginia, but the scholarships are tempting. Thoughts?

Edit: I don't have a strong desire to work in DC/NYC.
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Circlewave
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Re: BU/Emory/Vanderbilt/W&L

Postby Circlewave » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:55 pm

you've heard back from emory already?

schoolitup
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Re: BU/Emory/Vanderbilt/W&L

Postby schoolitup » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:56 pm

Circlewave wrote:you've heard back from emory already?


Yes, last week!

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kuttlefish
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Re: BU/Emory/Vanderbilt/W&L/GWU w $$$

Postby kuttlefish » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:42 pm

Are you IP eligible?
Vandy is sticker, correct?
Does your desire for a job trump your lack of a desire for NY/DC?

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hephaestus
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Re: BU/Emory/Vanderbilt/W&L

Postby hephaestus » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:53 pm

schoolitup wrote:
Circlewave wrote:you've heard back from emory already?


Yes, last week!

Have you tried to get them to match GW or BU? If not, I think BU is the choice here.

schoolitup
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Re: BU/Emory/Vanderbilt/W&L/GWU w $$$

Postby schoolitup » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:48 pm

kuttlefish wrote:Are you IP eligible?
Vandy is sticker, correct?
Does your desire for a job trump your lack of a desire for NY/DC?


(Edit: Not IP eligible.) Vandy hasn't released scholarship information yet, but for familial reasons I'll have to decide in the next couple of weeks. URM status, expecting ~60k (3 yrs) from Vandy.

Probably not for NY/DC. WD at USC for same reason. Anywhere outside of there though.
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schoolitup wrote:
Circlewave wrote:you've heard back from emory already?


Yes, last week!

Have you tried to get them to match GW or BU? If not, I think BU is the choice here.


I thought Emory didn't negotiate - I guess it's worth a try. Good point.

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dingbat
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Re: BU/Emory/Vanderbilt/W&L/GWU w $$$

Postby dingbat » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:49 pm

If you don't want to work in Boston, DC, and wherever W&L places, you're down to deciding between Vandy and Emory. I'd choose Emory, because of the costs.

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Re: BU/Emory/Vanderbilt/W&L/GWU w $$$

Postby schoolitup » Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:48 pm

dingbat wrote:If you don't want to work in Boston, DC, and wherever W&L places, you're down to deciding between Vandy and Emory. I'd choose Emory, because of the costs.


Makes sense. Would be fine with working in Boston - I just don't have ties. Is that a problem for BC/BU?

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Re: BU/Emory/Vanderbilt/W&L/GWU w $$$

Postby dingbat » Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:51 pm

schoolitup wrote:
dingbat wrote:If you don't want to work in Boston, DC, and wherever W&L places, you're down to deciding between Vandy and Emory. I'd choose Emory, because of the costs.


Makes sense. Would be fine with working in Boston - I just don't have ties. Is that a problem for BC/BU?
someone else would need to answer this

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Re: BU/Emory/Vanderbilt/W&L/GWU w $$$

Postby ndirish2010 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:55 am

If you get 20K/yr from Vandy, then Vandy.

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Re: BU/Emory/Vanderbilt/W&L/GWU w $$$

Postby Wry » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:30 pm

these schools are all about the same. so do the math based on tuition break amounts (stop calling them scholarships- they aren't) and cost of living, and pick your winner. the job scores are essentially the same. if emory is willing to play ball i'd go there given your family and the cost of living in atlanta as compared to boston and dc.

there's no buyers' remorse if you don't have to buy anything, friend. whoever is telling you to take vandy at 20k/yr discount is insane. that still amounts to a total price tag of about 120,000 dollars, not including interest accrual and prior college debt.

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Re: BU/Emory/Vanderbilt/W&L/GWU w $$$

Postby ndirish2010 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:32 pm

Wry wrote:these schools are all about the same. so do the math based on tuition break amounts (stop calling them scholarships- they aren't) and cost of living, and pick your winner. the job scores are essentially the same. if emory is willing to play ball i'd go there given your family and the cost of living in atlanta as compared to boston and dc.

there's no buyers' remorse if you don't have to buy anything, friend. whoever is telling you to take vandy at 20k/yr discount is insane. that still amounts to a total price tag of about 120,000 dollars, not including interest accrual and prior college debt.


Vandy and Emory are not peers at all.




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