Which school?

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Which school

UVA with 90,000
57
33%
NYU- with 60,00
24
14%
Chicago with 60,000
88
50%
Columbia with none (emailed and they told me they won't match
6
3%
 
Total votes: 175

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Which school?

Postby lawschoolboundfuture » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:37 pm

Made a similar poll a few weeks ago but this one is updated with new financial info. Thanks for the advice!!!! Let me know why you voted the way you did!
Want to end up in DC

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Re: Which school?

Postby bk1 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:39 pm

If you absolutely want DC I'd probably lean towards UChi but I honestly think it's close to a tossup between UChi and UVA.

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Re: Which school?

Postby guano » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:58 pm

strike columbia off your list. It's not worht $60k more than NYU or Chicago.

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Re: Which school?

Postby envisciguy » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:10 pm

I voted UVA, but you could make a strong case for Chicago or NYU. Like the last poster said, Columbia shouldn't even be a consideration when you have that much $ from peer schools.

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Re: Which school?

Postby lawschoolboundfuture » Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:40 pm

Why so many chicagos over NYUS?

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Re: Which school?

Postby Presidentjlh » Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:34 pm

Personally, I'd be inclined to go UVA. Gotta factor in the high COL in big cities.

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Re: Which school?

Postby Teflon_Don » Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:39 pm

See if UVA will bump it to 105k and call it a day

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Re: Which school?

Postby florida1949 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:55 pm

Presidentjlh wrote:Personally, I'd be inclined to go UVA. Gotta factor in the high COL in big cities.


FWIW, Chicago has a surprisingly low COL, the difference between Charlottesville and Chicago is pretty small.
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Re: Which school?

Postby Ruxin1 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:01 pm

florida1949 wrote:
Presidentjlh wrote:Personally, I'd be inclined to go UVA. Gotta factor in the high COL in big cities.


FWIW, Chicago has a surprisingly a low COL, the difference between Charlottesville and Chicago is pretty small.


LOL WUT - They tore down cabrini green bro

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Re: Which school?

Postby florida1949 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:06 pm

Ruxin1 wrote:
florida1949 wrote:
Presidentjlh wrote:Personally, I'd be inclined to go UVA. Gotta factor in the high COL in big cities.


FWIW, Chicago has a surprisingly a low COL, the difference between Charlottesville and Chicago is pretty small.


LOL WUT - They tore down cabrini green bro


do the research, bruh.

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Re: Which school?

Postby Ruxin1 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:10 pm

florida1949 wrote:
Ruxin1 wrote:
florida1949 wrote:
Presidentjlh wrote:Personally, I'd be inclined to go UVA. Gotta factor in the high COL in big cities.


FWIW, Chicago has a surprisingly a low COL, the difference between Charlottesville and Chicago is pretty small.


LOL WUT - They tore down cabrini green bro


do the research, bruh.


lol

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Re: Which school?

Postby somewhatwayward » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:35 pm

I think Chicago is worth an extra 30K (+interest) over UVA. At UVA, you better be above median to feel safe. Uchi because of its slightly better placement and smaller class gives you a little more breathing room. Plus UVA's grading system and preselect OCI system suck and make it even more risky.

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Re: Which school?

Postby Dany » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:40 pm

I'd probably pick whichever of Chicago and UVA you like more. NYU's not a bad choice either, but I believe Chicago's enough cheaper that I'd take it over equal money at NYU (but I haven't looked at this year's COA numbers and I'm a 2L at Chicago, so take that for what it's worth).

I'd also negotiate with both Chicago and UVA if you haven't yet.

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Re: Which school?

Postby LRGhost » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:11 pm

UChi and UVA

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Re: Which school?

Postby 20141023 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:36 pm

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Re: Which school?

Postby bk1 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:35 pm

lawschoolboundfuture wrote:Why so many chicagos over NYUS?

My general belief is that UChi is at least marginally better than NYU outside of NYC. Since you want DC, I'd lean that way.

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Re: Which school?

Postby kaiser » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:40 pm

Well, Columbia can be easily crossed off, since the scholarship differential with NYU doesn't make the choice sensible. Among the remaining 3, I'd likely go with UVA if DC is your goal. They are close to DC, have solid connections there, you get the biggest scholarship, lower COL, etc.

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Re: Which school?

Postby JamMasterJ » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:43 pm

bk1 wrote:
lawschoolboundfuture wrote:Why so many chicagos over NYUS?

My general belief is that UChi is at least marginally better than NYU outside of NYC. Since you want DC, I'd lean that way.

this.

Plus it's probably up to 5K cheaper per year after COL

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Re: Which school?

Postby nebula666 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:04 pm

You should just visit UVA + Chicago and pick whichever you like better. I don't think anybody can blame you for picking one over the other.

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Re: Which school?

Postby JamMasterJ » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:21 pm

there is no 60k scholly at nyu

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Re: Which school?

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:53 am

JamMasterJ wrote:there is no 60k scholly at nyu

This. It's probably actually $50,000 (20+20+10) if you aren't doing public interest. Chicago, IIRC, doesn't do the "we reduce 3L grants because you can afford it" thing, while NYU and CLS both do.

Honestly I'd probably go to Chicago here. Even if you live on the north side, Chicago is surprisingly cheap for a major city (I'd guess Hyde Park is even more so), and Charlottesville is surprisingly expensive, I guess because the school is so big relative to the size of the town that demand for housing is high.

I'd put NYU in the mix if you'd rather be on the east coast. If you have no affinity for the east coast except for DC then forget it. Keep in mind, though, that DC biglaw will be tough to crack from any of these schools, so you do need a backup plan.

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Re: Which school?

Postby lawschoolboundfuture » Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:05 pm

I'm leaning towards either nyu or Uva. Chicago seems too cold for me. Between those two where should I go. Can't decide!!!! I felt more at home at UVA but nyu seems like it has much better employment and more opportunities in the city

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Re: Which school?

Postby LRGhost » Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:07 pm

For DC, do UVA. The grads that place in VA might as well be considered DC. This is their market.

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Re: Which school?

Postby lawschoolboundfuture » Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:16 pm

Does going to UVA substantially increase the likelihood I can work in dc

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Re: Which school?

Postby 005618502 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:18 pm

I voted UVA because for me it would be between Chicago and UVA. UVA has a lower COL (even if marginally so), you will graduate with less debt and you QOL will be so much higher at UVA (UChi sucks at fun lol)




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