Wustl (full ride) vs Northwestern (TBD)

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How much would I need to make NU a better choice than WUSTL

0
16
23%
20,000
3
4%
30,000
3
4%
45,000
3
4%
60,000
7
10%
75,000
13
19%
90,000
13
19%
105,000
3
4%
120,000
5
7%
150,000 plus
4
6%
 
Total votes: 70

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Cobretti
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Re: Wustl (full ride) vs Northwestern (TBD)

Postby Cobretti » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:39 pm

Cellar-door wrote:Welp, I got a scholarship offer from NU, but smaller than I felt was worth it, so I decided to withdraw and put down a deposit on an apartment in St Louis.
NU came back with an increase, that makes it a bit closer and now I'm back on the fence again. Still 6 figures of debt at NU, but more like 200k than 300k (assuming the t-bill rate doesn't go up too much the next 3 years). Where WUSTL looks like well under 100k in debt probably about 80k maximum.

Thought I'd update people since they gave me some good opinions in this thread.

i just threw up in my mouth when i saw your scholly amount on lsn. are you urm? wtf

eta: and congrats of course

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Re: Wustl (full ride) vs Northwestern (TBD)

Postby Cellar-door » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:42 pm

Cobretti wrote:
Cellar-door wrote:Welp, I got a scholarship offer from NU, but smaller than I felt was worth it, so I decided to withdraw and put down a deposit on an apartment in St Louis.
NU came back with an increase, that makes it a bit closer and now I'm back on the fence again. Still 6 figures of debt at NU, but more like 200k than 300k (assuming the t-bill rate doesn't go up too much the next 3 years). Where WUSTL looks like well under 100k in debt probably about 80k maximum.

Thought I'd update people since they gave me some good opinions in this thread.

i just threw up in my mouth when i saw your scholly amount on lsn. are you urm? wtf

eta: and congrats of course

Not URM, just a splitter, seems like a bunch of schools suddenly found themselves short of 170+ LSAT scores.
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Re: Wustl (full ride) vs Northwestern (TBD)

Postby hephaestus » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:42 pm

Cellar-door wrote:Welp, I got a scholarship offer from NU, but smaller than I felt was worth it, so I decided to withdraw and put down a deposit on an apartment in St Louis.
NU came back with an increase, that makes it a bit closer and now I'm back on the fence again. Still 6 figures of debt at NU, but more like 200k than 300k (assuming the t-bill rate doesn't go up too much the next 3 years). Where WUSTL looks like well under 100k in debt probably about 80k maximum.

Thought I'd update people since they gave me some good opinions in this thread.

With the extra money I'd go to NU. I think the price has become reasonable enough.

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Re: Wustl (full ride) vs Northwestern (TBD)

Postby simplycatalina » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:54 pm

Cellar-door wrote:Welp, I got a scholarship offer from NU, but smaller than I felt was worth it, so I decided to withdraw and put down a deposit on an apartment in St Louis.
NU came back with an increase, that makes it a bit closer and now I'm back on the fence again. Still 6 figures of debt at NU, but more like 200k than 300k (assuming the t-bill rate doesn't go up too much the next 3 years). Where WUSTL looks like well under 100k in debt probably about 80k maximum.

Thought I'd update people since they gave me some good opinions in this thread.


i'm so jealous of that NU scholarship...major congrats.

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Re: Wustl (full ride) vs Northwestern (TBD)

Postby Mxpalmer » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:06 am

I'd come back at Northwestern one more time for 5-10k more. It's amazing what playing hardball can do sometimes, and they clearly want you. Even if you don't get it though, I'd go NU.

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Re: Wustl (full ride) vs Northwestern (TBD)

Postby TatteredDignity » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:46 am

Samara wrote:NU is simply on a different level and will likely give you opportunities you wouldn't have at WUSTL.


Aside from a <1% chance at SCOTUS and maaaybe some elite lit boutiques, please name these opportunities.

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Re: Wustl (full ride) vs Northwestern (TBD)

Postby BigZuck » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:49 am

TatteredDignity wrote:
Samara wrote:NU is simply on a different level and will likely give you opportunities you wouldn't have at WUSTL.


Aside from a <1% chance at SCOTUS and maaaybe some elite lit boutiques, please name these opportunities.


For one, NU will give you more opportunities at big law jobs/fed clerkships than WUSTL will

*I'm not Samara, just using some basic common sense and rudimentary reading comprehension here.

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Re: Wustl (full ride) vs Northwestern (TBD)

Postby Robespierre » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:51 am

Wait. Your LSN profile (assuming you are "cdoor") says you got 75K from NU and 145K from WUStL, i.e. 70K difference. Throw in accrued interest and the higher COL in Chicago and it seems like the cost difference between the schools is about 100-110K. Is that correct?

If so, NU. The better placement is worth 100-110K. Even if you have to debt finance it.

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Re: Wustl (full ride) vs Northwestern (TBD)

Postby dstars823 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:57 am

with that kind of scholly northwestern should be a lock here... congrats on it. Should have hard balled them a bit more

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Re: Wustl (full ride) vs Northwestern (TBD)

Postby TatteredDignity » Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:57 pm

BigZuck wrote:
TatteredDignity wrote:
Samara wrote:NU is simply on a different level and will likely give you opportunities you wouldn't have at WUSTL.


Aside from a <1% chance at SCOTUS and maaaybe some elite lit boutiques, please name these opportunities.


For one, NU will give you more opportunities at big law jobs/fed clerkships than WUSTL will

*I'm not Samara, just using some basic common sense and rudimentary reading comprehension here.


I read Samara as saying NU provided different opportunities, not more. Certainly there's no argument that NU's big law + clerkship % is higher.




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