WUSTL (Dean's Fellowship) vs. Harvard (sticker)

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WUSTL (Dean's Fellowship) vs. Harvard (sticker)

Postby cheesin23 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:07 pm

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Re: WUSTL (Dean's Fellowship) vs. Harvard (sticker)

Postby adil91 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:09 pm

Do you have no in the middle options like a lower T-14 with a significant scholarship?

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Re: WUSTL (Dean's Fellowship) vs. Harvard (sticker)

Postby cheesin23 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:10 pm

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Re: WUSTL (Dean's Fellowship) vs. Harvard (sticker)

Postby science burner » Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:17 pm

cheesin23 wrote:No, the only other schools I applied to were Vanderbilt and Tulane.


This seems like a poor choice

Sit out this cycle, retake, blanket the T14 next cycle

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Re: WUSTL (Dean's Fellowship) vs. Harvard (sticker)

Postby Winston1984 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:31 pm

science burner wrote:
cheesin23 wrote:No, the only other schools I applied to were Vanderbilt and Tulane.


This seems like a poor choice

Sit out this cycle, retake, blanket the T14 next cycle

Agreed. See if you can defer your Harvard acceptance too. I don't understand your application strategy.

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Re: WUSTL (Dean's Fellowship) vs. Harvard (sticker)

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:39 pm

Harvard. And I don't think it's all that close.

Reapplying is possible, but you won't get a hell of a lot better than $135k in debt.

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Re: WUSTL (Dean's Fellowship) vs. Harvard (sticker)

Postby cheesin23 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:42 pm

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Re: WUSTL (Dean's Fellowship) vs. Harvard (sticker)

Postby Desert Fox » Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:43 pm

Come back with an aid package.

biglaw isn't worth over 300k in debt. Maybe ED to northwestern-fullride if they still have it.

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Re: WUSTL (Dean's Fellowship) vs. Harvard (sticker)

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:45 pm

reapply

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Re: WUSTL (Dean's Fellowship) vs. Harvard (sticker)

Postby Clemenceau » Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:52 pm

Why on earth didn't you apply to more schools

I agree with the above - reapply

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Re: WUSTL (Dean's Fellowship) vs. Harvard (sticker)

Postby butlerraider1 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:57 pm

I say Harvard if you end up getting a decent aid package. The reason I say this over reapply is because (someone correct me if I'm wrong) your numbers are great but on the low side for Harvard. You might not get that acceptance next cycle. Just something to think about.

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Re: WUSTL (Dean's Fellowship) vs. Harvard (sticker)

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:58 pm

OP has a 3.78/171. How many folks with those numbers are getting full rides to T14s? Maybe Cornell, maybe NU ED. But let's not kid ourselves, these are strong numbers but not killer.

This depends in part on H's aid package and OP's life and career goals. If he wants to settle down in St Louis at a local firm, there aren't many advantages from paying out the wazoo for a fancier degree. It seems that might be the case. But if they want to work elsewhere (OP mentioned flexibility) or in public service, this is an opportunity that might not come again. If Harvard can reduce your CoL to under $200k, it keeps my vote. If OP was eligible for a Rubenstein or Levy, this would be a different kind of choice, but they aren't.

As for Washington University, OP keep in mind that for security of offers at large market paying firms, you'll want to be in the top third of your class. That's a risk I wouldn't take with your numbers. I would vote reapply before WashU.

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Re: WUSTL (Dean's Fellowship) vs. Harvard (sticker)

Postby lawdoggy » Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:21 pm

For someone that got a 171 on the first take, you sure fucked up the app strategy.

I agree with the sentiment of deferring Harvard and blanketing the T14 next cycle. Possibly retake as well.

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Re: WUSTL (Dean's Fellowship) vs. Harvard (sticker)

Postby adil91 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:25 pm

Can you defer an acceptance and reapply? I thought deferring meant that you're obliged to attend the school you deferred the acceptance from?

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Re: WUSTL (Dean's Fellowship) vs. Harvard (sticker)

Postby hopstoopid » Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:26 pm

Is it possible to defer admission and apply to other schools next cycle? Does Harvard not have any prohibitions on doing so?

I ask because I am thinking of deferring myself.

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Re: WUSTL (Dean's Fellowship) vs. Harvard (sticker)

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:29 pm

hopstoopid wrote:Is it possible to defer admission and apply to other schools next cycle? Does Harvard not have any prohibitions on doing so?

I ask because I am thinking of deferring myself.


AFAIK deferral is binding

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Re: WUSTL (Dean's Fellowship) vs. Harvard (sticker)

Postby TheodoreKGB » Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:25 pm

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Re: WUSTL (Dean's Fellowship) vs. Harvard (sticker)

Postby Fiero85 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:38 pm

Not sure I get how Harvard would only cost 135k, maybe I missed something.

Go to H or sit a cycle, regardless. WUSTL is nice and all but is not in the same league as H in any way (and I go to WUSTL).

If I were you I would sit a yr, retake for a chance at more money, and blanket apply to the t14.

Could get your goal of a fully to Northwestern, Cornell, UVA, Mich, NYU, etc with a bit of an LSAT boost (I think).

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Re: WUSTL (Dean's Fellowship) vs. Harvard (sticker)

Postby Dr. Nefario » Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:09 pm

Just go to Harvard.

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Re: WUSTL (Dean's Fellowship) vs. Harvard (sticker)

Postby RunnerRunner » Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:15 pm

Below both medians and got into H? Go to Harvard

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Re: WUSTL (Dean's Fellowship) vs. Harvard (sticker)

Postby LawBron James » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:29 pm

I think the reapply/retake brigade is going a little crazy. This guy/gal got into Harvard with below median numbers, wants geographic/work choice flexibility, and thinks they'll get a decent aid package. Just go to Harvard.

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Re: WUSTL (Dean's Fellowship) vs. Harvard (sticker)

Postby PeanutsNJam » Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:25 am

Yeah dude you got into harvard with both numbers below median, count your blessings and go.

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Re: WUSTL (Dean's Fellowship) vs. Harvard (sticker)

Postby BigZuck » Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:20 am

In all fairness, don't those numbers get 150K at Cornell/Northwestern these days? I could be wrong though, I'm kinda out of touch so maybe not.

Thread is premature without real, fully negotiated options

You should have applied much more broadly

Srsly though: If things stand as they are/you said, go to Harvard. That's a no brainer.

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Re: WUSTL (Dean's Fellowship) vs. Harvard (sticker)

Postby Yeezus » Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:27 am

Is this real? Harvard, and it's not even close.




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