Berkeley sticker vs U of A full scholarship

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Berkeley sticker vs U of A full scholarship

Postby risingeagle » Sun Feb 08, 2015 6:43 pm

I'm in a slight bit of a quandry. I am hesitating between going to U of A full scholarship - or possibly UC Davis full (I'm still waiting for gift aid response) - or going to Berkeley full price.I personally love the school and want to go there but ITE is it worth sticker?

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Re: Berkeley sticker vs U of A full scholarship

Postby iamgeorgebush » Sun Feb 08, 2015 6:45 pm

where do you want to practice? if in the South, U of A would probably be a better choice. if in CA, the opposite would probably be true, although a lot of people around her will probably tell you that berkeley at sticker isn't worth it.

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Re: Berkeley sticker vs U of A full scholarship

Postby cron1834 » Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:26 pm

At a bare minimum you need to specify which U of A you're talking about. But, yeah, goals and ties, etc.

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Re: Berkeley sticker vs U of A full scholarship

Postby 03152016 » Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:32 pm

you don't need two threads for this

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Re: Berkeley sticker vs U of A full scholarship

Postby romothesavior » Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:07 pm

Need more info. Definitely wouldn't go to Boalt at sticker unless someone else is paying.

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Re: Berkeley sticker vs U of A full scholarship

Postby The Dark Shepard » Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:45 pm

Given the mention of Davis and West Coast, I'm assuming A is Arizona.

Do you have nothing in between those two options? It sounds like you should have at least some $ at UCLA and USC

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Re: Berkeley sticker vs U of A full scholarship

Postby Rigo » Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:08 pm

Arizona (or Alabama) doesn't make sense if you're from CA and want to practice there.

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Re: Berkeley sticker vs U of A full scholarship

Postby forza » Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:25 pm

Glad to see that Alabama registers first for U of A. Roll Tide.

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Re: Berkeley sticker vs U of A full scholarship

Postby iamgeorgebush » Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:04 am

cron1834 wrote:At a bare minimum you need to specify which U of A you're talking about. But, yeah, goals and ties, etc.

oh i assumed he meant 'bama

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Re: Berkeley sticker vs U of A full scholarship

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:56 am

iamgeorgebush wrote:
cron1834 wrote:At a bare minimum you need to specify which U of A you're talking about. But, yeah, goals and ties, etc.

oh i assumed he meant 'bama


do people say U of A when talking about bama?

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Re: Berkeley sticker vs U of A full scholarship

Postby Nomo » Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:44 am

Berkeley at sticker is never a good choice. Arizona at full tuition, could be a good choice if your goal is to practice in Arizona and you think you would be happy at small law. If that's not your goal, then I would recommend that you either retake the LSAt and try again next year or that you give up on law school.

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Re: Berkeley sticker vs U of A full scholarship

Postby 03152016 » Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:17 pm

Mack.Hambleton wrote:
iamgeorgebush wrote:
cron1834 wrote:At a bare minimum you need to specify which U of A you're talking about. But, yeah, goals and ties, etc.

oh i assumed he meant 'bama


do people say U of A when talking about bama?

whenever i see "u of a" i assume arizona
alabama is just "ua"

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Re: Berkeley sticker vs U of A full scholarship

Postby jbagelboy » Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:56 am

Brut wrote:
Mack.Hambleton wrote:
iamgeorgebush wrote:
cron1834 wrote:At a bare minimum you need to specify which U of A you're talking about. But, yeah, goals and ties, etc.

oh i assumed he meant 'bama


do people say U of A when talking about bama?

whenever i see "u of a" i assume arizona
alabama is just "ua"


Ya this is right

Altho people usually say 'Bama or just roll tide.

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Re: Berkeley sticker vs U of A full scholarship

Postby yeslekkkk » Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:58 am

risingeagle wrote:I'm in a slight bit of a quandry. I am hesitating between going to U of A full scholarship - or possibly UC Davis full (I'm still waiting for gift aid response) - or going to Berkeley full price.I personally love the school and want to go there but ITE is it worth sticker?


Feel free to pm me. I have some relevant experience with those schools.

Short answer: I don't think Berkeley is worth sticker. Just wayyyyy too much debt. Some people will tell you to go for the prestige. I think going to a good school with a good scholly is the better way to go.

Have you visited University of Arizona? I personally didn't like it. If you're a Californian, go to a Californian school. The bar passage rate for the CA bar from U of A was not good the last time I checked. UC Davis is a good option depending on what you want to do and if you get substantial aid (2/3 of tuition or something like that).




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