WUSTL v GW

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Which one

WUSTL 110K
12
34%
GWU 140K-175K
6
17%
NEITHER
17
49%
 
Total votes: 35

Cellar-door
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WUSTL v GW

Postby Cellar-door » Fri May 10, 2013 7:38 pm

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K Rock
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Re: WUSTL v GW

Postby K Rock » Sat May 11, 2013 7:35 pm

What are your exact GPA and LSAT? How late in the cycle did you apply?

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hephaestus
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Re: WUSTL v GW

Postby hephaestus » Sat May 11, 2013 7:38 pm

How low is the GPA? Depending on your stats you may be able to pull down a T14 next cycle with an ED. As it stands, neither school fits your goals well at all.

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Re: WUSTL v GW

Postby Doorkeeper » Sat May 11, 2013 8:35 pm

What is your exact LSAT/GPA?

170+ with a 2.8-3.0 should still be able to grab a T14 with a well placed ED and/or early applications next cycle.

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Re: WUSTL v GW

Postby Cellar-door » Sun May 12, 2013 12:09 am

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Re: WUSTL v GW

Postby hephaestus » Sun May 12, 2013 12:12 am

Cellar-door wrote:Since my numbers are already a bit unique I don't want to give them exactly, but GPA in the 2.8- 2.9 range, LSAT in the 171-174 range applied middle of the cycle, I know the suggestion is probably going to be ED UVA next year, but my current job makes that an ugly financial choice as it is both low paying and useless on my resume. Other than UVA not sure where I would have a significantly better shot next year at anything other than sticker, which I don't think is worth it at the bottom of the top 14.

I know it wouldn't be ideal to wait another year. But looking long term, double (or more) of a chance to get big law is worth it. UVA could also get you back to Boston/wherever else you have ties more than GW or WUSTL.

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Re: WUSTL v GW

Postby jbagelboy » Mon May 13, 2013 2:04 pm

Washington University --

The need based aid at GW is too big a risk and too difficult to predict.

110K (conservative) you can handle without biglaw. Keep your costs low and save money from summer gigs and you could be under $100K. You have a high lsat, you've been out of school for a while.. ED UVA is the natural credited response but others have already suggested it so I'll go ahead and address the main debate between the two feasible choices.

Washington also has a big enough name to hit other large midwestern cities, including Chicago but also St. Louis, Kansas City, Houston/Dallas, ect.

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Re: WUSTL v GW

Postby romothesavior » Mon May 13, 2013 2:12 pm

I would take WUSTL here over GW (especially if you an keep debt under 100k), but ED UVA/NW are definite possibilities with those numbers.

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Re: WUSTL v GW

Postby ManoftheHour » Mon May 13, 2013 2:16 pm

romothesavior wrote:I would take WUSTL here over GW (especially if you an keep debt under 100k), but ED UVA/NW are definite possibilities with those numbers.


Out of curiosity, which is easier to get in for such a splitter? ED UVA or ED NW? ED NW comes with a full ride, right?

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Re: WUSTL v GW

Postby jbagelboy » Mon May 13, 2013 2:27 pm

ManoftheHour wrote:
romothesavior wrote:I would take WUSTL here over GW (especially if you an keep debt under 100k), but ED UVA/NW are definite possibilities with those numbers.


Out of curiosity, which is easier to get in for such a splitter? ED UVA or ED NW? ED NW comes with a full ride, right?


lol this question has been placed on nearly every one of the on topic choosing a law school threads.

http://www.law.northwestern.edu/admissi ... ision.html

yes, its a binding ED program with a $50,000 scholarship if you matriculate that year (Fall 2013). Since this was last updated for the 2012-2013 cycle, we can't guarantee it will operate on the same basis. However, the active assumption is that this is an INCREDIBLY competitive ED program. So UVA remains the "credited" early decision boost, while NU is splitter friendly for RD.

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Re: WUSTL v GW

Postby DoveBodyWash » Mon May 13, 2013 3:32 pm

i have similar numbers and i ended up with some T14 options. But they were at sticker or close to it, so i didn't end up choosing them anyway. You could end up getting more money next cycle for a number reasons, but with your GPA you should assume that you'll be paying sticker. If you know already that you're unwilling to pay sticker for a T14, then I'd go WUSTL (I did). But if you want to apply to a different selection of schools and want T14 options, then you could re-apply.

ED to UVA seems like a fairly safe bet as far as being admitted, but remember that you might regret your choice once the initial excitement wears off and you start crunching the COA numbers. So make sure you're 110% okay with paying sticker if you decide to go the UVA-ED route.

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Re: WUSTL v GW

Postby jarofsoup » Mon May 13, 2013 3:46 pm

ED GWU could give u a full ride also which is another reason to sit this one out.

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Re: WUSTL v GW

Postby DoveBodyWash » Mon May 13, 2013 3:50 pm

jarofsoup wrote:ED GWU could give u a full ride also which is another reason to sit this one out.


I think his GPA might make it difficult for any ED program that offers a full-ride. I wouldn't sit out an entire cycle JUST to bank on one of those full-ride ED options to come through.




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