Fordham v. Temple v. Villanova - class of 2016

(Rankings, Profiles, Tuition, Student Life, . . . )
hoot249
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:18 pm

Fordham v. Temple v. Villanova - class of 2016

Postby hoot249 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:28 pm

With tuition and cost of living I would be paying around:
70K a year at Fordham (5K scholly)
32K at Temple (10K scholly) - PA resident so I pay in-state tuition
32K at Villanova (30K scholly).

I would ultimately like to practice law in NYC or DC but I am open to working in Philly. If money wasn't an issue I would pick Fordham without any hesitation. However money is an issue (I am paying all on my own) and I don't know if Fordham is worth paying 40K more a year for. I think I want to go into IP law or Antitrust and working in a private firm but I also haven't ruled out going the clerkship/government route. If I went to Fordham I think I would eliminate the government option due to the debt I would have to pay off. I have negotiated with the schools and I have gotten all I can get from Temple and Fordham in the ways of scholarships and I might be able to get a little more from Villanova.

Thoughts? Any help or insights are much appreciated!

Ti Malice
Posts: 1955
Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:55 am

Re: Fordham v. Temple v. Villanova - class of 2016

Postby Ti Malice » Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:19 pm

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but none of those schools are even close to reasonable options at those costs, given the employment prospects they offer.

What is your LSAT/GPA?

User avatar
romothesavior
Posts: 14772
Joined: Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:29 pm

Re: Fordham v. Temple v. Villanova - class of 2016

Postby romothesavior » Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:27 pm

Ti Malice wrote:I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but none of those schools are even close to reasonable options at those costs, given the employment prospects they offer.

What is your LSAT/GPA?

+1. Way too expensive.

jeffgarlin
Posts: 24
Joined: Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:51 pm

Re: Fordham v. Temple v. Villanova - class of 2016

Postby jeffgarlin » Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:36 pm

Are there stips on temple? That would make tuition 8k year right?

hoot249
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:18 pm

Re: Fordham v. Temple v. Villanova - class of 2016

Postby hoot249 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:02 pm

164/3.4

Those costs are including cost of living and such. still too expensive?

Yes, Temple would be about 8K a year for just tuition with my scholarship. All scholarships have a stip of 2.0

rad lulz
Posts: 9844
Joined: Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:53 pm

Re: Fordham v. Temple v. Villanova - class of 2016

Postby rad lulz » Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:26 pm

romothesavior wrote:
Ti Malice wrote:I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but none of those schools are even close to reasonable options at those costs, given the employment prospects they offer.

What is your LSAT/GPA?

+1. Way too expensive.




Return to “Choosing a Law School”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests