UIUC vs. UIB vs. Wake Forest vs. OSU vs. Iowa vs. W&M

(Rankings, Profiles, Tuition, Student Life, . . . )

Which school should I choose

Illinois (75% tuition scholarship+tuition freeze+no stips)
4
24%
Ohio State ($37,500 scholarship+2.0 gpa requirement)
2
12%
William & Mary ($45,000 scholarship+C avg. requirement)
1
6%
Iowa (*edited: $75,000+good academic standing)
0
No votes
Indiana-Bloomington ($30,000 scholly+satisfactory progress stip)
2
12%
Wake Forest ($60,000 scholarship+good academic standing stip)
4
24%
Florida ($15,000+no stip)
0
No votes
Nebraska (full ride+basically good standing stip)
0
No votes
Missouri ($37,500+top 50% stip)
4
24%
 
Total votes: 17

HLynn
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UIUC vs. UIB vs. Wake Forest vs. OSU vs. Iowa vs. W&M

Postby HLynn » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:55 pm

I'm from Missouri, but I went to undergrad in Tennessee. Since graduation in 2010, I have worked state and federal election campaigns, and I currently am a district staffer for a member of Congress. I would like to use my degree to continue advancing in my political work. While I would prefer work in government/politics or as a JAG, I could survive doing public interest work or something that would help me earn a decent paycheck. I am fine with working in the Midwest or Atlantic Coast region. Since I will be paying for all of my school expenses, cost is a significant factor in determining which school I attend.
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Re: UIUC vs. UIB vs. Wake Forest vs. OSU vs. Iowa vs. W&M

Postby rad lulz » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:59 pm

Do us a favor and calculate total CoA including cost of living and interest for every one of those

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Re: UIUC vs. UIB vs. Wake Forest vs. OSU vs. Iowa vs. W&M

Postby Dr. Dre » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:02 pm

rad lulz wrote:Do us a favor and calculate total CoA including cost of living and interest for every one of those

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Re: UIUC vs. UIB vs. Wake Forest vs. OSU vs. Iowa vs. W&M

Postby HLynn » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:31 pm

No problem. Est. total cost is as follows:

UIUC: $53,907, residency (R) isn't happening
OSU*: $110,864, $80,964 w/ R after 1L (*note that you can get a Masters of Public Policy with the JD in 3 yrs. included in this price)
W&M: $84,700, $64,700 w/ R after 1L
IA: $157,149, $116,253 w/ R after 1L
IUB: $131,523, R is supposedly not likely
WF: $84,378
FL (Levin): $123,248, $84,518 w/ R after 1L
MO: $33,932
NE: $8,464

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Re: UIUC vs. UIB vs. Wake Forest vs. OSU vs. Iowa vs. W&M

Postby rickgrimes69 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:35 pm

MO only because you have ties, and that price isn't too bad. Drop out if you lose your scholarship obviously (you aren't getting a job below median anyway).

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Re: UIUC vs. UIB vs. Wake Forest vs. OSU vs. Iowa vs. W&M

Postby rad lulz » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:42 pm

rickgrimes69 wrote:MO only because you have ties, and that price isn't too bad. Drop out if you lose your scholarship obviously (you aren't getting a job below median anyway).

Yeah MO

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Re: UIUC vs. UIB vs. Wake Forest vs. OSU vs. Iowa vs. W&M

Postby HLynn » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:30 pm

rickgrimes69 wrote:
MO only because you have ties, and that price isn't too bad. Drop out if you lose your scholarship obviously (you aren't getting a job below median anyway).

Missouri over even Illinois? Even assuming proximity is key, Illinois is actually just a couple of hours from where I am now in SE Missouri. Mizzou is indeed the school where everyone in MO govt. goes to school. But considering that I want to continue working for Congress as opposed to state government, the I-went-to-a-school-in-Missouri factor would seem to be less important than going to the better school. The other problem with Mizzou is that it is the one school notable for having a decent amount of people losing scholarships.

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Re: UIUC vs. UIB vs. Wake Forest vs. OSU vs. Iowa vs. W&M

Postby rickgrimes69 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:29 pm

HLynn wrote:rickgrimes69 wrote:
MO only because you have ties, and that price isn't too bad. Drop out if you lose your scholarship obviously (you aren't getting a job below median anyway).

Missouri over even Illinois? Even assuming proximity is key, Illinois is actually just a couple of hours from where I am now in SE Missouri. Mizzou is indeed the school where everyone in MO govt. goes to school. But considering that I want to continue working for Congress as opposed to state government, the I-went-to-a-school-in-Missouri factor would seem to be less important than going to the better school. The other problem with Mizzou is that it is the one school notable for having a decent amount of people losing scholarships.


Nobody will be any more impressed by Illinois than they will by MO. The T1/T2 distinction matters a lot less than you think, and getting a job in DC is going to be a crapshoot from either school so might as well mitigate your risk as much as possible. When you don't get a job working for Congress you'll want to be able to fall back on MO, and that will be a lot easier from MO than it will from UIUC.

Also, MO's placement is substantially better - 66% get lawyer jobs vs. only 50% at UIUC.

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Re: UIUC vs. UIB vs. Wake Forest vs. OSU vs. Iowa vs. W&M

Postby HLynn » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:11 pm

Update: Iowa offered a $75,000 scholarship with the stip being good academic standing. That makes the total cost approximately $82,149 and $41,253 with residency after 1L.




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