Mxpalmer wrote:Cost is huge, especially for an out of state resident. If he's paying close to full tuition, I'd even recommend establishing NY residence to get the discount.
To say that nobody should attend Buffalo, even if they 1) want to stay in the area 2) become an attorney and 3) have no better options, simply because the bottom half of the class can't find a job for the first 9 months after graduation is equally silly.
Again, if he's paying full price at Buffalo, I would think very, very hard before attending. Also, like I said, retaking is the best option.
But the kid is asking about schools, so I provided a pretty accurate description based on the respect the school has in the area.
You gotta eat for nine months. And we have no numbers either way on the long-term prospects of a student graduating in the last few years, so it's foolish to assume that gets better. The debt is very real though.
Like Rad said, 50% employment =/= top 50% get jobs.