is UMD worth it?

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Yanky91
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is UMD worth it?

Postby Yanky91 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:56 pm

Is UMD worth sticker If I can get in-state tuition? In-state is $27,000

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Re: is UMD worth it?

Postby nothingtosee » Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:04 am

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Re: is UMD worth it?

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Re: is UMD worth it?

Postby nothingtosee » Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:08 am

Max324 wrote:
nothingtosee wrote:
Yanky91 wrote:Is UMD worth sticker If I can get in-state tuition? In-state is $27,000


The ONLY justifiable school in the state of Michigan is the University of Michigan.

40% of MSU grads get hired to be lawyers.
28% of UDM grads get hired to be lawyers.
81% of UMich grads get hired to be lawyers.

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?r=mi
Dig around this site. ^^
Take a year off, study hard for the LSAT, get a 167+. There's great resources on here, and plenty of retake success stories.

UMD, not UDM.


The lulz. MY BAD.

I'm just gonna, uh...

yeah.

(I've been getting weekly emails from UDM and they have earned a bit of my overflowing ire)

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Re: is UMD worth it?

Postby Nova » Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:08 am

Not IMO

Thats like, 140k for tuition + COA for a 50/50 shot at practicing law. .

umd '12 wrote:•53% of graduates were known to be employed in long-term, full-time legal jobs.
•78.7% graduates were employed in long-term jobs.
•81.8% graduates were employed in full-time jobs.

umd '11 wrote:•47.1% of graduates were known to be employed in long-term, full-time legal jobs.
•78.5% graduates were employed in long-term jobs.
•74.7% graduates were employed in full-time jobs.

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=maryland

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Re: is UMD worth it?

Postby Winston1984 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:14 am

Yanky91 wrote:Is UMD worth sticker If I can get in-state tuition? In-state is $27,000


Would you have to pay COL as well? If so, then no way. If not maaaaaybe but I definitely would not. Not really a school that anyone should pay sticker.

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Re: is UMD worth it?

Postby Snowboarder1588 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:17 am

Even if you only take out loans for tuition you are looking at about $81,000 (based on the number you provided). Not accounting for interest accrued while in school. That's approximately a $900 payment per month for 10 years or $700 for 15 years. Based on how that makes you feel, I guess you can decide whether it's worth it or not, but if it was me, I wouldn't do it. Prospects of obtaining a job that makes servicing that debt are bleak.

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Re: is UMD worth it?

Postby Yanky91 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:22 am

I would not have to pay for COL, and even if I chose to, I would have a place to stay for pretty cheap. I think I would end up with about 110-130k in debt (max). Why is this school ranked so high if their graduates are not getting jobs? It's ranked higher than schools like Cardozo, and around schools like Wake Forest and other pretty good schools...... I don't get it. Their median LSAT is lower than the schools around its rank as well.... I don't understand how these rankings work.

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Re: is UMD worth it?

Postby Nova » Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:29 am

Yanky91 wrote:Why is this school ranked so high if their graduates are not getting jobs? It's ranked higher than schools like Cardozo, and around schools like Wake Forest and other pretty good schools...... I don't get it.

USNWRankings are meaningless

Ignore them

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Re: is UMD worth it?

Postby Snowboarder1588 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:33 am

Yanky91 wrote:I would not have to pay for COL, and even if I chose to, I would have a place to stay for pretty cheap. I think I would end up with about 110-130k in debt (max). Why is this school ranked so high if their graduates are not getting jobs? It's ranked higher than schools like Cardozo, and around schools like Wake Forest and other pretty good schools...... I don't get it. Their median LSAT is lower than the schools around its rank as well.... I don't understand how these rankings work.


That's precisely why US news ranking don't mean much. You have to look at each school objectively in regards to job placement. The only thing that matters is whether you have a good shot at getting a decent job upon graduation. Visit LSTscorereports.com and do your research there. That website will be your best friend. Rankings should never be your number 1 factor in considering where to go to school. Typically you want to pick the cheapest COA possible at a school that has employment numbers reflecting your career goals. Hope this helps.

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Re: is UMD worth it?

Postby rad lulz » Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:34 am

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Re: is UMD worth it?

Postby Yanky91 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:43 am

How does a school like this justify charging so much for tuition if only half of the graduating class get employed as lawyers? It seems egregious.

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Re: is UMD worth it?

Postby Clearly » Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:45 am

Yanky91 wrote:How does a school like this justify charging so much for tuition if only half of the graduating class get employed as lawyers? It seems egregious.

It IS egregious, now you're catching onto tls message.




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