zman wrote:nothingtosee wrote:Princetonlaw68 wrote:Nelson wrote:The real reason why Fordham gets bashed is they're stingy. USC and UCLA both give large numbers of significant scholarships and full rides. Fordham gives barely any merit money.
This makes sense, but I don't believe this is the case anymore. I don't have any hard stats to prove it, but it seems that Fordham is giving lots of merit aid this cycle (or at least way more than they used to). Maybe the bashing will stop once the stats come out that prove this to be the case.
USC gives grants to 63%
Fordham gives grants to 40%
15/20/25 are percentile splits for USC
7.5/10/19 are percentile splits for Fordham
So a quarter of students with grants at Fordham get at least 19 a year. So 10% o Fordham students get 19 a year.
Half of students with grants at USC get 20 a year. So 30% of USC students get at least 20 a year.
But yeah. We should wait for new data to come out before trying to make any judgments.
http://law.fordham.edu/assets/Admission ... m-2013.pdf
http://weblaw.usc.edu/assets/docs/why/c ... std509.pdf
it would be better to look at this year because in the past they didn't have to give much because of higher apps.
Yes. And from the small sample size I've seen (law school numbers and this site) I haven't seen anyone who was offered more aid by USC than by Fordham. USC seems to be trappier this cycle (based on my limited and obviously flawed sample size )
Also, I don't want to start a new heated argument, but USC has a higher LSAT and GPA average than Fordham. It's possible that many of those people who chose USC with scholly would have been able to get just as much or even more scholly from Fordham, but chose USC for the greater preftige (or other completely valid reasons involving location). Fordham gave out less aid, but their students had lesser numbers. All of the students who didn't get merit aid from Fordham very possibly couldn't have gotten any aid from USC either. This doesn't mean Fordham wasn't trappier as a school back then, but for the individuals, it may have been the less trappy choice.