Is Georgetown really that stingy?

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Finnpower
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Is Georgetown really that stingy?

Postby Finnpower » Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:26 pm

Hey TLS.

So I know there have been a couple of threads discussing hate for GULC before. I know the stats- less than awesome LST scores, ranked 16th on the ATL rankings, the talk about T13.

But I wanted to ask specifically about scholarships, since I think sticker there is crazy. Are there really that stingy? Is there data to back that up? Are they splitter unfriendly?

Thanks!

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Re: Is Georgetown really that stingy?

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:54 pm

yes relative to their peers, who have better placement numbers anyway.

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Re: Is Georgetown really that stingy?

Postby tyrant_flycatcher » Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:03 pm

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Re: Is Georgetown really that stingy?

Postby Finnpower » Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:44 pm

Right. I did see on the Spivey blog

http://spiveyconsulting.com/blog/lsat-c ... w-schools/

That they have lost the most LSAT points out of any T14 school. I wonder if they just aren't playing the scholarship game as well as everyone else.

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Re: Is Georgetown really that stingy?

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:46 pm

Finnpower wrote:Right. I did see on the Spivey blog

http://spiveyconsulting.com/blog/lsat-c ... w-schools/

That they have lost the most LSAT points out of any T14 school. I wonder if they just aren't playing the scholarship game as well as everyone else.


theyre still getting ~500 people to pay to go there every year

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Re: Is Georgetown really that stingy?

Postby k5220 » Sun Feb 08, 2015 5:10 pm

I think they'll pay for LSAT scores, and they responded pretty competitively when I let them know the other scholarship offers I was looking at

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Re: Is Georgetown really that stingy?

Postby Paul Campos » Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:09 pm

You can compare scholarship numbers between schools by looking up their 509 disclosure forms. Google ABA 509 disclosure and it will take you to the ABA site where they're all available. Last year 63.1% of GULC students paid sticker, and 11% had scholarships equal to half tuition or more. Those are bad numbers relative to the typical law school although I haven't checked specifically how they stack up against other high-ranked schools.

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Re: Is Georgetown really that stingy?

Postby Ron Don Volante » Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:13 pm

Finnpower wrote:Hey TLS.

So I know there have been a couple of threads discussing hate for GULC before. I know the stats- less than awesome LST scores, ranked 16th on the ATL rankings, the talk about T13.

But I wanted to ask specifically about scholarships, since I think sticker there is crazy. Are there really that stingy? Is there data to back that up? Are they splitter unfriendly?

Thanks!

it's not any big secret. look at the 509s.

Only 37% of students get a scholarship. Only 11% have a half-ride or greater. One student has a full ride. Of the students that got scholarships, the median amount was 20K per year.

Tuition is gonna be 54K and it's in one of the most expensive cities in the country.

That's not very good.

ETA: scooped.

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Re: Is Georgetown really that stingy?

Postby MarkinKansasCity » Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:17 pm

Ron Don Volante wrote:
Finnpower wrote:Hey TLS.

So I know there have been a couple of threads discussing hate for GULC before. I know the stats- less than awesome LST scores, ranked 16th on the ATL rankings, the talk about T13.

But I wanted to ask specifically about scholarships, since I think sticker there is crazy. Are there really that stingy? Is there data to back that up? Are they splitter unfriendly?

Thanks!

it's not any big secret. look at the 509s.

Only 37% of students get a scholarship. Only 11% have a half-ride or greater. One student has a full ride. Of the students that got scholarships, the median amount was 20K per year.

Tuition is gonna be 54K and it's in one of the most expensive cities in the country.

That's not very good.


At ~$65 million a year in tuition, it's great for GULC.
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Re: Is Georgetown really that stingy?

Postby justonemoregame » Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:24 pm

Do the 509s include merit aid?

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Ron Don Volante
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Re: Is Georgetown really that stingy?

Postby Ron Don Volante » Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:26 pm

justonemoregame wrote:Do the 509s include merit aid?

I mean what else would they include? who gives out need-based aid outside of HYS?

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Re: Is Georgetown really that stingy?

Postby justonemoregame » Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:09 pm

Oops, meant to type "need based" -- I got a huge chunk that way, like Wustl monopoly money, and I seem to remember several people posting about merit aid bumps back when I applied.

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Re: Is Georgetown really that stingy?

Postby TheSpanishMain » Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:11 pm

Ron Don Volante wrote:One student has a full ride.


IIRC GULC doesn't even offer full rides. I'm guessing that person is either lying or is combining a scholarship with some kind of outside aid like the GI Bill.

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Re: Is Georgetown really that stingy?

Postby Ron Don Volante » Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:26 pm

TheSpanishMain wrote:
Ron Don Volante wrote:One student has a full ride.

IIRC GULC doesn't even offer full rides. I'm guessing that person is either lying or is combining a scholarship with some kind of outside aid like the GI Bill.

It's reported by the school actually.
justonemoregame wrote:Oops, meant to type "need based" -- I got a huge chunk that way, like Wustl monopoly money, and I seem to remember several people posting about merit aid bumps back when I applied.

Gotcha. I assume it is included b/c the 509 simply says "grants" and the heading says "scholarships and grants"




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