Columbia/UVA $/Northwestern $$

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Columbia/UVA $/Northwestern $$

Postby lawschool55 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:03 pm

Thank you in advance.

-The total Cost of Attendance (COA) of each. COA = cost of tuition + fees + books + cost of living (COL) + accumulated interest - scholarships. Here is a helpful calculator.

Columbia $250k, UVA $190K, Northwestern $130K

-How you will be financing your COA, i.e. loans, family, or savings

The amounts above are loan totals including interest at repayment (thanks LS22)

-Where you are from and where you want to work, and other places where you have significant ties (if any)

DC, NYC, my only ties are in a western state (not California)

-Your general career goals

See how long I can last in Biglaw then fed government/in-house/midsize firm in home market. I am pretty open. Also interested in fed clerkships.

-Your LSAT/GPA numbers

173/3.5x

-How many times you have taken the LSAT

Three

I visited CLS and UVA and could see myself at both although I liked CLS/NYC much more. Columbia has been my goal for a while now, but wholly sh*t that's a lot of money.

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Re: Columbia/UVA $/Northwestern $$

Postby Nelson » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:04 pm

Enjoy Northwestern.

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Re: Columbia/UVA $/Northwestern $$

Postby michellemarie » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:08 pm

COLUMBIA, w/o question. You will get a better job and be able to quickly pay of your loan. 250K will seem like pennies with a great job out of Columbia

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Re: Columbia/UVA $/Northwestern $$

Postby californiauser » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:09 pm

michellemarie wrote:COLUMBIA, w/o question. You will get a better job and be able to quickly pay of your loan. 250K will seem like pennies with a great job out of Columbia


lol.

Enjoy Northwestern OP

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Re: Columbia/UVA $/Northwestern $$

Postby bjsesq » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:12 pm

michellemarie wrote:COLUMBIA, w/o question. You will get a better job and be able to quickly pay of your loan. 250K will seem like pennies with a great job out of Columbia


Go ahead and get AIDS.

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Re: Columbia/UVA $/Northwestern $$

Postby PrideandGlory1776 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:15 pm

Northwestern by a mile

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Re: Columbia/UVA $/Northwestern $$

Postby michellemarie » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:17 pm

bjsesq wrote:
michellemarie wrote:COLUMBIA, w/o question. You will get a better job and be able to quickly pay of your loan. 250K will seem like pennies with a great job out of Columbia


Go ahead and get AIDS.
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Re: Columbia/UVA $/Northwestern $$

Postby bjsesq » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:24 pm

michellemarie wrote:
bjsesq wrote:
michellemarie wrote:COLUMBIA, w/o question. You will get a better job and be able to quickly pay of your loan. 250K will seem like pennies with a great job out of Columbia


Go ahead and get AIDS.



Die rich, then.
COLUMBIA


1. Troll alt
2. You won't be around long.

Have fun; go ham, etc.

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Re: Columbia/UVA $/Northwestern $$

Postby tho » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:16 pm

Northwestern seems like TCR. I'm a 0L though.

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Re: Columbia/UVA $/Northwestern $$

Postby Pishee77 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:27 pm

Northwestern!

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Re: Columbia/UVA $/Northwestern $$

Postby jbagelboy » Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:33 pm

At these costs I'd do NU.

Still, I feel like everyone's been overplaying their debt at CLS. What's your grant amount? Try to make an independent calculation cause the sticker is misleading.



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