Northwestern full ride vs UVA full ride

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UVA, UChicago, or Northwestern

UVA
53
66%
UChicago
8
10%
Northwestern
19
24%
 
Total votes: 80

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Northwestern full ride vs UVA full ride

Postby smile0751 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:16 pm

I think I've narrowed down my choices to the following schools:

UChicago - 30k scholarship
Northwestern - 165k scholarship (full tuition)
UVA - 164k scholarship (Dillard Full Tuition)

168/3.93

I will be financing with debt, but have zero debt entering law school. I'm currently working in Chicago, but ideally I would like to work in Boston or DC post law school. After Boston and DC, I would be next happy to work in Chicago.

I have 2 solid years of work experience, and my undergrad is in Econ. Ideally I would like to clerk, focus on employment law, and work for the government (EEOC, maybe DOJ).

Opinions on what would be the smartest choice?
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Re: Northwestern full ride vs UVA full ride

Postby Rigo » Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:18 pm

UVA.

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Re: Northwestern full ride vs UVA full ride

Postby LoganCouture » Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:22 pm

You should add a poll!

I would vote UVA for the low COL + I assume it places better in DC? But I could be wrong about that.

ETA: I also wanted to add that if you love Chicago and would be happier living there for 3 years than Charlottesville, that'd be a fine reason to choose NU. I think personal preference should count too!
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Re: Northwestern full ride vs UVA full ride

Postby Mullens » Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:22 pm

I really think this is more about personal preference than anything else.

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Re: Northwestern full ride vs UVA full ride

Postby smile0751 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:26 pm

lc39 wrote:You should add a poll!



Good idea!! Done!

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Re: Northwestern full ride vs UVA full ride

Postby 03152016 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:29 pm

if you wanted to stay in chi, i would have said NU
but since you mentioned DC and clerking, UVA

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Re: Northwestern full ride vs UVA full ride

Postby envisciguy » Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:34 pm

I voted UVA. The Dillard is an amazing opportunity and Charlottesville is a great city with a low cost of living. UVA is great for DC and the friends I have here that wanted to go to Chicago all had an easy time going there as well.

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Re: Northwestern full ride vs UVA full ride

Postby Gut_instinct » Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:49 pm

I would keep the job for another year, retake and got to Chicago with a better scholarship.

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Re: Northwestern full ride vs UVA full ride

Postby Rigo » Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:50 pm

How did an out-of-stater get a Dillard with a 168?

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Re: Northwestern full ride vs UVA full ride

Postby Hand » Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:51 pm

Rigo wrote:How did an out-of-stater get a Dillard with a 168?


welcome to UVA admissions

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Re: Northwestern full ride vs UVA full ride

Postby Gut_instinct » Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:52 pm

Rigo wrote:How did an out-of-stater get a Dillard with a 168?


She must be lying!!!!

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Re: Northwestern full ride vs UVA full ride

Postby Gut_instinct » Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:53 pm

Hand wrote:
Rigo wrote:How did an out-of-stater get a Dillard with a 168?


welcome to UVA admissions


Everyone in Virginia is super nice! That must be why they let her in...

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Re: Northwestern full ride vs UVA full ride

Postby pamphleteer » Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:01 pm

Rigo wrote:How did an out-of-stater get a Dillard with a 168?


I think they gave Dillards to quite a few median LSAT/high GPA applicants this cycle.

Voted UVA given your career goals. Both outstanding options though, congrats OP.

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Re: Northwestern full ride vs UVA full ride

Postby Rigo » Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:02 pm

pamphleteer wrote:
Rigo wrote:How did an out-of-stater get a Dillard with a 168?

I think they gave Dillards to quite a few median LSAT/high GPA applicants this cycle.

168 is below the median of 169 though. Seems odd.

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Re: Northwestern full ride vs UVA full ride

Postby pamphleteer » Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:05 pm

Rigo wrote:
pamphleteer wrote:
Rigo wrote:How did an out-of-stater get a Dillard with a 168?

I think they gave Dillards to quite a few median LSAT/high GPA applicants this cycle.

168 is below the median of 169 though. Seems odd.


Huh my bad, I thought their median was 168.

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Re: Northwestern full ride vs UVA full ride

Postby smile0751 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:07 pm

I can assure you it's true. There is no benefit for me to lie at this stage of the game.

Thank you everyone for the input! It's along the lines of what I was thinking (not surprising considering how much I read this forum at work and appreciate the good work / insight).

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Re: Northwestern full ride vs UVA full ride

Postby Rigo » Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:08 pm

TLS'ers who have been following the cycle say UVA has been rather zany this year. I'm interested to see class profiles come the fall.

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Re: Northwestern full ride vs UVA full ride

Postby NotASpecialSnowflake » Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:08 pm

UVA gives you the a good chance of working in DC gov't for COL. UVA all the way.

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Re: Northwestern full ride vs UVA full ride

Postby Rigo » Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:09 pm

smile0751 wrote:I can assure you it's true. There is no benefit for me to lie at this stage of the game.

Not saying you were. Congrats on the great outcome. I bet even you were surprised though.

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Re: Northwestern full ride vs UVA full ride

Postby 03152016 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:10 pm

Rigo wrote:
pamphleteer wrote:
Rigo wrote:How did an out-of-stater get a Dillard with a 168?

I think they gave Dillards to quite a few median LSAT/high GPA applicants this cycle.

168 is below the median of 169 though. Seems odd.

urm?

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Re: Northwestern full ride vs UVA full ride

Postby AspiringAcademic » Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:14 pm

You've seen Chicago winters and are even asking? UVA.

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Re: Northwestern full ride vs UVA full ride

Postby pamphleteer » Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:15 pm

Also I've been looking into Chicago housing options over the past few days and that's another reason to go for dat Charlottesville COL. (Although I guess you already live in Chi so it's not as big of a deal)

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Re: Northwestern full ride vs UVA full ride

Postby twenty » Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:21 pm

Mullens wrote:I really think this is more about personal preference than anything else.

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Re: Northwestern full ride vs UVA full ride

Postby smile0751 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:23 pm

Brut wrote:
Rigo wrote:
pamphleteer wrote:
Rigo wrote:How did an out-of-stater get a Dillard with a 168?

I think they gave Dillards to quite a few median LSAT/high GPA applicants this cycle.

168 is below the median of 169 though. Seems odd.

urm?


Non-URM. I was suprised to receive it, but I guess the fact that I also received a full ride from Northwestern and 30k from UChicago kind of makes me feel like it's less of an outlier.

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Re: Northwestern full ride vs UVA full ride

Postby Rigo » Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:25 pm

Do you have some highly unique softs?




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