WUSTL 105k or UCLA 60k?

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WUSTL 105k or UCLA 60k

WUSTL 120k
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UCLA 90k
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USC 75k
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fyodor
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WUSTL 105k or UCLA 60k?

Postby fyodor » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:37 pm

From Saint Louis originally. Just finished undergrad in LA. Hoping for biglaw in Chicago or Denver one day. Is UCLA's reputation worth the money?
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Re: WUSTL 105k or UCLA 60k?

Postby BigZuck » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:45 pm

fyodor wrote:From Saint Louis originally. Just finished undergrad in LA. Hoping for biglaw in Chicago or Denver one day. Is UCLA's reputation worth the money?


UCLA has a hard enough time getting its grads lawyer jobs in LA let alone the Midwest.

Don't think WUSTL will really get you either of those markets either without top grades but I would probably take the money on this one.

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Re: WUSTL 105k or UCLA 60k?

Postby eav1277 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:46 pm

the amount listed is the scholly you're receiving (over 3 years)? Any stipulations? You might want to compare using total COA instead. Idk if st louis living is expensive...but I know LA (esp Westwood-UCLA) is.

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Re: WUSTL 105k or UCLA 60k?

Postby K Rock » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:47 pm

UCLA is not going to get you to your goals. Could you live with family if you attend WUSTL?

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Re: WUSTL 105k or UCLA 60k?

Postby patrickd139 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:48 pm

If you're completely set on Chicago biglaw, take Northwestern and pray.

Personally, I'd take the money at WUSTL and not look back. Especially given your ties to St. Louis.

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Re: WUSTL 105k or UCLA 60k?

Postby fyodor » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:50 pm

No stips on the scholarships. Amount listed is total over 3 years. It is a logical possibility that I could live with my parents, but that sounds less than appealing.

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Re: WUSTL 105k or UCLA 60k?

Postby 20141023 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:53 pm

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Re: WUSTL 105k or UCLA 60k?

Postby eav1277 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:53 pm

Total amount of scholarship or total cost of attendance (adding both COL and tuition)? I'm assuming total amount of scholarship. I would try to negotiate between USC and UCLA. If they don't increase the amount significantly, I'd vote WUSTL (esp if u live with your parents. I know it would suck besides getting free, home cooked meals but so does debt)
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Re: WUSTL 105k or UCLA 60k?

Postby patrickd139 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:54 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:
fyodor wrote:No stips on the scholarships. Amount listed is total over 3 years. It is a logical possibility that I could live with my parents, but that sounds less than appealing.

Having shit-tons of debt is probably even less appealing. :P

This. I only wish my parents had lived near a reputable law school when I was going through.

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Re: WUSTL 105k or UCLA 60k?

Postby Dr. Dre » Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:54 pm

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Re: WUSTL 105k or UCLA 60k?

Postby cahwc12 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:22 am

kappycaft1 wrote:
fyodor wrote:No stips on the scholarships. Amount listed is total over 3 years. It is a logical possibility that I could live with my parents, but that sounds less than appealing.

Having shit-tons of debt is probably even less appealing. :P


I voted NU, but if you can live with your parents for at least some of that time, take WUSTL. You may be able to play hardball with them and get that scholarship upped a little bit more.

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Re: WUSTL 105k or UCLA 60k?

Postby mountaintime » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:53 am

I don't want to discourage you too much, but none of those schools are getting you a Denver biglaw job without significant connections. Those jobs go to the very top CU/DU kids plus t14 upper crust who grew up in Denver etc. There are like 20-30 SA spots in Denver each year.

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Re: WUSTL 105k or UCLA 60k?

Postby romothesavior » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:41 pm

fyodor wrote:From Saint Louis originally. Just finished undergrad in LA. Hoping for biglaw in Chicago or Denver one day. Is UCLA's reputation worth the money?

Northwestern at sticker is way too expensive, UCLA and USC are pretty much a wash. Unless LA is your goal, neither one is worth 45k more than WUSTL. And you shouldn't really expect Denver to happen, it's brutally competitive.

Being an STL native, you should take WUSTL and gun for STL (might get Chicago with grades), or retake the LSAT.

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Re: WUSTL 105k or UCLA 60k?

Postby Dr. Dre » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:49 pm

romothesavior wrote:you should take WUSTL




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