Rutgers vs. Penn State vs. Syracuse

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Should I attend Rutgers vs. Penn State vs. Syracuse

Rutgers
17
71%
Syracuse
4
17%
Penn State
3
13%
 
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NJLawStudent41
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Rutgers vs. Penn State vs. Syracuse

Postby NJLawStudent41 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:57 am

Hope to practice law in NJ/possibly NY City

Seriously considering Rutgers, but still considering other 2 options


Rutgers $12,000 Year Scholarship - Cheapest option, Good Alumni connections in NJ, In State tuition
Penn State $20,000 Year Scholarship - Great Campus, on the rise, National recognition
Syracuse $35,000 Scholarship


Anyone have any input?
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Re: Rutgers vs. Penn State vs. Syracuse

Postby WokeUpInACar » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:30 am

Rutgers>>>>>>>>>> the other two options, but it's still too expensive. If it were me I'd retake the LSAT or not go to law school.

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Re: Rutgers vs. Penn State vs. Syracuse

Postby togepi » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:40 am

NJLawStudent41 wrote:Hope to practice law in NJ/possibly NY City

Seriously considering Rutgers, but still considering other 2 options

3.3, 159 LSAT

Rutgers $12,000 Year Scholarship - Cheapest option, Good Alumni connections in NJ, In State tuition
Penn State $20,000 Year Scholarship - Great Campus, on the rise, National recognition
Syracuse $35,000 Scholarship


Anyone have any input?


lolwut? Maybe "national recognition" in a terrible way.

Be careful with Rutgers. Their employment is a little off due to a large chunk of their graduating classes are in state and local clerkships. But paying only 13k/year isn't too bad, especially if you could save money by living with your parents.

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Re: Rutgers vs. Penn State vs. Syracuse

Postby northwood » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:04 am

what are the stipulations for the scholarships? How much is tuition? I know that Syracuse's tuition is 45K a year ( plus cost of living) Penn State and SYR are private, so there is no instate tuition. What PSU campus would you go to ( Happy Valley, or the on in the capital)?

edit to add: capital of Pennsylvania, that is

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Re: Rutgers vs. Penn State vs. Syracuse

Postby hephaestus » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:48 am

WokeUpInACar wrote:Rutgers>>>>>>>>>> the other two options, but it's still too expensive. If it were me I'd retake the LSAT or not go to law school.

Absolutely this.

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Re: Rutgers vs. Penn State vs. Syracuse

Postby rwhyAn » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:33 pm

Penn State is too much money even with that scholarship, as you would still be looking at over six figures in debt. The campus is beautiful and the new law building is great, but there's a very real chance that you'll end up getting Sandusky'd (getting raped with a huge tuition bill and no jerb).

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Re: Rutgers vs. Penn State vs. Syracuse

Postby NJLawStudent41 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:33 pm

northwood wrote:what are the stipulations for the scholarships? How much is tuition? I know that Syracuse's tuition is 45K a year ( plus cost of living) Penn State and SYR are private, so there is no instate tuition. What PSU campus would you go to ( Happy Valley, or the on in the capital)?

edit to add: capital of Pennsylvania, that is
northwood wrote:what are the stipulations for the scholarships? How much is tuition? I know that Syracuse's tuition is 45K a year ( plus cost of living) Penn State and SYR are private, so there is no instate tuition. What PSU campus would you go to ( Happy Valley, or the on in the capital)?

edit to add: capital of Pennsylvania, that is


For Rutgers, the stipulation is a 3.0 or better
I would be going to the campus in State College (Happy Valley)

Is Rutgers worth it with minimal debt?

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Re: Rutgers vs. Penn State vs. Syracuse

Postby NJLawStudent41 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:37 pm

If money was not a variable, would PSU be the better choice?

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Re: Rutgers vs. Penn State vs. Syracuse

Postby ManoftheHour » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:37 pm

Best option is to retake and get a near to full ride.

If you're not willing to do that, then can you live at home (assuming your home is in NJ)? If so, go to Rutgers. If not, retake.

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Re: Rutgers vs. Penn State vs. Syracuse

Postby dissonance1848 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:49 pm

Retake, get full ride to Rutgers at least.

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Re: Rutgers vs. Penn State vs. Syracuse

Postby DoveBodyWash » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:00 pm

rwhyAn wrote:Penn State is too much money even with that scholarship, as you would still be looking at over six figures in debt. The campus is beautiful and the new law building is great, but there's a very real chance that you'll end up getting Sandusky'd (getting raped with a huge tuition bill and no jerb).


180

ETA: Went to Syracuse for UG. Have friends who attend/graduated from Syracuse Law. Do not go unless you want to settle in central new york

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Re: Rutgers vs. Penn State vs. Syracuse

Postby 052220151 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:05 pm

togepi wrote:
NJLawStudent41 wrote:Hope to practice law in NJ/possibly NY City

Seriously considering Rutgers, but still considering other 2 options

3.3, 159 LSAT

Rutgers $12,000 Year Scholarship - Cheapest option, Good Alumni connections in NJ, In State tuition
Penn State $20,000 Year Scholarship - Great Campus, on the rise, National recognition
Syracuse $35,000 Scholarship


Anyone have any input?


lolwut? Maybe "national recognition" in a terrible way.

Be careful with Rutgers. Their employment is a little off due to a large chunk of their graduating classes are in state and local clerkships. But paying only 13k/year isn't too bad, especially if you could save money by living with your parents.


No, dude. You're thinking of UPenn where that pedophile football coach was. It's a shame too, I know people that turned down full schollys there because of the scandal.

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Re: Rutgers vs. Penn State vs. Syracuse

Postby rwhyAn » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:16 pm

NJLawStudent41 wrote:If money was not a variable, would PSU be the better choice?


I think they're about equal. That said, RU is better for NJ and PSU better for PA. I think RU would open more options to you since it's not in the middle of nowhere. Granted, if you didn't have to worry about money or a job, Happy Valley is a lot nicer than Newark, but unfortunately, those two factors are paramount.

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Re: Rutgers vs. Penn State vs. Syracuse

Postby NJLawStudent41 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:52 am

What about Rutgers Camden, with a full ride?

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Re: Rutgers vs. Penn State vs. Syracuse

Postby OutCold » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:01 am

Rutgers is obviously the correct answer of the three.

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Re: Rutgers vs. Penn State vs. Syracuse

Postby hephaestus » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:10 am

NJLawStudent41 wrote:If money was not a variable, would PSU be the better choice?

Money is always a variable. Unless you're egregiously wealthy, in which case, why are you going to law school?

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Re: Rutgers vs. Penn State vs. Syracuse

Postby dirtrida2 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:33 am

NJLawStudent41 wrote:What about Rutgers Camden, with a full ride?



Where you offered a full-ride there with your numbers?

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Re: Rutgers vs. Penn State vs. Syracuse

Postby NJLawStudent41 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:03 am

dirtrida2 wrote:
NJLawStudent41 wrote:What about Rutgers Camden, with a full ride?



Where you offered a full-ride there with your numbers?


Yes, but I have to stay in the top 40%. Do you think that's my best option? I am not crazy about Camden and worry about future job prospects.

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Re: Rutgers vs. Penn State vs. Syracuse

Postby dirtrida2 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:38 am

NJLawStudent41 wrote:
dirtrida2 wrote:
NJLawStudent41 wrote:What about Rutgers Camden, with a full ride?



Where you offered a full-ride there with your numbers?


Yes, but I have to stay in the top 40%. Do you think that's my best option? I am not crazy about Camden and worry about future job prospects.


Looks like I need to ask for a larger stipend then.

Don't hate on camden till you've walked the university district. It's in it's own bubble and is a fairly nice community, right on the water.

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Re: Rutgers vs. Penn State vs. Syracuse

Postby northwood » Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:34 pm

Top 40% is a steep stipulation. While you should feel comfortable with your abilities, that does not mean that you will be in a better position than half of your classmates after 1L

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Re: Rutgers vs. Penn State vs. Syracuse

Postby Mike12188 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:40 pm

NJLawStudent41 wrote:
Yes, but I have to stay in the top 40%. Do you think that's my best option? I am not crazy about Camden and worry about future job prospects.


Camden seems the best out of these options if you can get them to lower the stip at least (or just drop out if you lose it after first year). Why would you be worried about future jobs in Camden but not Newark. All of NJ is going to view them the same. At least with Camden you can also try in Philly whereas Newark your stuck in NJ alone.

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Re: Rutgers vs. Penn State vs. Syracuse

Postby Meepo » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:16 am

rugters is really good for NJ, although as you probably already know, the cities where the schools are located are shitty as hell, but once u r out, u could potentially be very successful be NJ, but be very tough if u want out of state

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Re: Rutgers vs. Penn State vs. Syracuse

Postby NJLawStudent41 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:26 am

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Re: Rutgers vs. Penn State vs. Syracuse

Postby Meepo » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:39 am

NJLawStudent41 wrote:
Meepo wrote:rugters is really good for NJ, although as you probably already know, the cities where the schools are located are shitty as hell, but once u r out, u could potentially be very successful be NJ, but be very tough if u want out of state


how do you see us so tough


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what do you mean? I see rutgers as a very respectable school, and i could be wrong in saying it would be tough out of state for rutgers, my apologies if u were offended

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Re: Rutgers vs. Penn State vs. Syracuse

Postby Dr. Dre » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:09 am

dissonance1848 wrote:Retake, get full ride to Rutgers at least.




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