Fordham sticker Vs UIUC 50%

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Fordham sticker Vs UIUC 50%

Postby mohanster » Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:20 pm

Hi everyone,

Among my admits, I still unable to decide b/w Fordham sticker OR UIUC 50% tuition.

I am an international student and can afford the full fee at Fordham. But would it be wise to take that option since they are ~ equally ranked univs.

Being an Intl, I think job prospects for me greatly increase in NYC as compared to Illinois - am I right ?

Your opinion would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

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Re: Fordham sticker Vs UIUC 50%

Postby deadpanic » Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:27 pm

I would never recommend going to Fordham at sticker.

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Re: Fordham sticker Vs UIUC 50%

Postby Ludo! » Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:34 pm

Neither. I went to UIUC on 50%, I wouldn't recommend it

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Re: Fordham sticker Vs UIUC 50%

Postby mohanster » Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:37 pm

Ludovico Technique wrote:Neither. I went to UIUC on 50%, I wouldn't recommend it


Thanks for your replies guys.

Ludovico,

Could you please elaborate on your recommendation.

Thanks,
Anand

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Re: Fordham sticker Vs UIUC 50%

Postby Ludo! » Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:39 pm

Job prospects are bad - http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=illinois

I took the gamble and lost

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Re: Fordham sticker Vs UIUC 50%

Postby rad lulz » Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:22 pm

Neother, especially considering you're gonna want to gun for biglawl to sponsor dat h1B dood

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Re: Fordham sticker Vs UIUC 50%

Postby Gunnar Stahl » Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:37 pm

deadpanic wrote:I would never recommend going to Fordham at sticker.

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Re: Fordham sticker Vs UIUC 50%

Postby stuckinthemiddle » Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:53 am

Fordham places about 25 percent of students in biglaw. You need biglaw to sponsor a work visa. So it would be top 25 percent or go back home with nothing.

Are you willing to risk all that money on a 75% shot that you might just waste 3 years?

Hate to sound so awful ( :( ) but international students are really the most screwed by the US law system, and should always be extra careful about where they choose to go and how much they pay for an investment that may not pay off.

If you had gotten into a T13 where at least about 50% of students get desirable outcomes, I'd say your choice would be more defensible.




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