jbagelboy wrote:Yanky91 wrote:Nova wrote:Yanky91 wrote:
I would go to some other tier 1 school on a full scholarship. If you have the numbers to get into those schools, then you can get money at other tier 1 schools IMO. I certainly would not pay sticker for Georgetown. Their employment numbers are worse than GW's..... I would sooner go to GW with a scholly than Georgetown with nothing.
naaaGW wrote:•81% of graduates were known to be employed in long-term, full-time legal jobs. 20.7% of these jobs were school-funded jobs
From the website you sent me it says that "73.3% of graduates were known to be employed in long-term, full-time legal jobs" from Georgetown. From that same website it says "81% of graduates were known to be employed in long-term, full-time legal jobs" from GW. If you could get a scholarship to GW, I think it's a better choice than sticker at Georgetown. On top of that, according to US News only 71% of graduates were employed 9 months after graduating (graduating class of 2011) whereas for GW it was 88%. For 200K in debt... it's not worth it IMHO. Georgetown is stingy with money. They almost never give scholarships. GW, although very expensive, gives a lot of scholarship $$$ to those who are deserving.
Straw-manning us here, bro. No one is saying Georgetown at sticker is sound. Its just not accurate to say GW has better elite employment numbers than GULC. The two are not mutually exclusive propositions, since GW at sticker sucks shit too.
I never said that. I just said worse employment numbers. You took that to mean GW gets its grads more "elite employment", but that is not what I said, nor is it what I meant. All I am saying is more people get employed out of GW. All this stuff about quality of jobs, and elite employment, is kind of subjective, and depends on the individual applying and what he values most. The bottom line is that more grads end up with full time legal jobs out of GW than out of Georgetown. Now imagine you are the sap that ends up going to Georgetown and paying sticker price. You end up graduating in the bottom half of your class. Now you have 200K in debt and no job because you are part of that 27% from GULC who couldn't find employment 9 months after graduating..... that would suck pretty hard. I would prefer to go to the school that is more likely to get me a job is all I'm saying.