What $ at NU to take over UChi ?

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What amount of total scholarship from NU vs UChi Sticker

0k-20k
4
12%
20k-50k
4
12%
50-75k
11
32%
75k-100k
12
35%
100k +
3
9%
 
Total votes: 34

ChiTownFinest
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What $ at NU to take over UChi ?

Postby ChiTownFinest » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:46 pm

I'd like to go to NU or UChicago. I'm fortunate enough to be able to pay back loans with no interest, so presumably I could pay back something like 12k per year for 20 years, although obviously I'd like to get it paid off faster than that.

Gunning for Biglaw/BigGov/Clerkship.

I know that NU actually has better stats for biglaw, but I'm guessing that is somewhat of self-selection. I think I would fit in more so at UChi due to reputation being more policy/gov and less corporate focused than NU.

All things equal, I'd prefer UChi, but I'm guessing things won't be equal. If I get into UChi, it will be at sticker.

WWJD?

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TexasAggie13
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Re: What $ at NU to take over UChi ?

Postby TexasAggie13 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:51 pm

In a similar situation. I have 150K at NU and 45K at UChi and I am pretty confident that NU is the right call for me. I want BigLaw as well.

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Re: What $ at NU to take over UChi ?

Postby nebula666 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:51 pm

I think for 75k I'd seriously consider NU over Chicago but it's still tough. Do you have work experience? If you are K-JD I think you will enjoy Chicago more.

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Re: What $ at NU to take over UChi ?

Postby Ti Malice » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:54 pm

TexasAggie13 wrote:In a similar situation. I have 150K at NU and 45K at UChi and I am pretty confident that NU is the right call for me. I want BigLaw as well.


Complete no-brainer here. Chicago isn't worth anything remotely close to that much more than NU.

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Re: What $ at NU to take over UChi ?

Postby 09042014 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:20 pm

15k a year is what I'd value the difference as. So if it's that, pick U of C if you prefer it. Beyond that NW makes more sense.

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Re: What $ at NU to take over UChi ?

Postby WhiteyCakes » Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:25 pm

I'm in the same boat....looking at 120k from NU vs. 15k from UChi for biglaw/clerk/gov

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Re: What $ at NU to take over UChi ?

Postby 09042014 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:27 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:I'm in the same boat....looking at 120k from NU vs. 15k from UChi for biglaw/clerk/gov


There is no choice in your situation. There is a clear answer. You know what is so don't derail the thread.

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Re: What $ at NU to take over UChi ?

Postby WhiteyCakes » Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:33 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:I'm in the same boat....looking at 120k from NU vs. 15k from UChi for biglaw/clerk/gov


There is no choice in your situation. There is a clear answer. You know what is so don't derail the thread.


Wasn't intentional....but your gives me a pretty clear indication of what to do

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Re: What $ at NU to take over UChi ?

Postby 09042014 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:35 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:I'm in the same boat....looking at 120k from NU vs. 15k from UChi for biglaw/clerk/gov


There is no choice in your situation. There is a clear answer. You know what is so don't derail the thread.


Wasn't intentional....but your gives me a pretty clear indication of what to do


You are talking over 100k for going to a school that is at best a half step below the other. And in Chicago, I'm not convinced U of C is even a little better. Nationwide it's probably a half step better.

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Re: What $ at NU to take over UChi ?

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:29 pm

TexasAggie13 wrote:In a similar situation. I have 150K at NU and 45K at UChi and I am pretty confident that NU is the right call for me. I want BigLaw as well.

I enjoy UChicago, but I'd go to NU if this isn't one of those defer a year deals. $105k is a lot of coin.

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Re: What $ at NU to take over UChi ?

Postby Samara » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:32 pm

Desert Fox wrote:And in Chicago, I'm not convinced U of C is even a little better.

This.

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Re: What $ at NU to take over UChi ?

Postby ChiTownFinest » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:33 pm

Just want to say thanks for the input to all who replied.




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