Given my goals, Chicago ($125k COA) or Northwestern (free)

(Rankings, Profiles, Tuition, Student Life, . . . )

Where should I go?

Chicago ($125k total COA)
17
16%
Northwestern ($0 COA)
92
84%
 
Total votes: 109

WheninLaw
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Re: Given my goals, Chicago ($125k COA) or Northwestern (free)

Postby WheninLaw » Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:26 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:You seem pretty douchey, go to UChi.


Hoping for a bitter NU student here

edit: I was right!

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Holly Golightly
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Re: Given my goals, Chicago ($125k COA) or Northwestern (free)

Postby Holly Golightly » Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:30 pm

Bitter? :lol:

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Re: Given my goals, Chicago ($125k COA) or Northwestern (free)

Postby BigZuck » Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:34 pm

The irony. It drips.

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Jakobe
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Re: Given my goals, Chicago ($125k COA) or Northwestern (free)

Postby Jakobe » Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:49 pm

What kind of PhD is your wife getting? To my knowledge most science PhD's require a postdoc after, meaning she won't be making shit until shes in her mid 30's.

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Re: Given my goals, Chicago ($125k COA) or Northwestern (free)

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:51 pm

Jakobe wrote:What kind of PhD is your wife getting? To my knowledge most science PhD's require a postdoc after, meaning she won't be making shit until shes in her mid 30's.


a non-super sciencey PhD that doesn't require postdoc. it's complicated.

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Re: Given my goals, Chicago ($125k COA) or Northwestern (free)

Postby adil91 » Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:10 pm

How much did you get from Florida Coastal?

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Re: Given my goals, Chicago ($125k COA) or Northwestern (free)

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:25 pm

adil91 wrote:How much did you get from Florida Coastal?


They gave me a generous 15k/yr with a 4.0 stip, but after intense negotiations I was able to lower the stip to 3.99.

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Re: Given my goals, Chicago ($125k COA) or Northwestern (free)

Postby Hikikomorist » Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:40 pm

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Re: Given my goals, Chicago ($125k COA) or Northwestern (free)

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:56 am

Thanks all

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Re: Given my goals, Chicago ($125k COA) or Northwestern (free)

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:24 pm

I decided to take the cash and enroll at NU over UC

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Re: Given my goals, Chicago ($125k COA) or Northwestern (free)

Postby eriedoctrine » Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:29 pm

Jakobe wrote:What kind of PhD is your wife getting? To my knowledge most science PhD's require a postdoc after, meaning she won't be making shit until shes in her mid 30's.


Another woman leaching off her man.

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Re: Given my goals, Chicago ($125k COA) or Northwestern (free)

Postby Cobretti » Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:56 pm

FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:I decided to take the cash and enroll at NU over UC

welcome sir

Phil Brooks
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Re: Given my goals, Chicago ($125k COA) or Northwestern (free)

Postby Phil Brooks » Fri Dec 25, 2015 11:20 am

How does someone with only a 3.9 and 169 get a Dillard and a Darrow?

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Re: Given my goals, Chicago ($125k COA) or Northwestern (free)

Postby abl » Fri Dec 25, 2015 11:38 am

How does the marginal value of the extra money to you distributed evenly over 10 or so years compare to the marginal value of the increased opportunities (clerkship, academia, and otherwise) compare for you? My sense is that you have a pretty good idea of those two values. Now it's your job to weigh them.

Unsurprisingly, in the debt-averse context of TLS, most people are voting for NW. I personally would probably choose UChicago. As I have laid out in greater detail in other posts, I have found that once i have a certain amount of disposable income, extra just doesn't do much for my happiness (incidentally, there are a couple studies that seem to indicate that that's probably the majority position nationally). You're going to be in a strong financIal position either way. So for me, I'd probably give up the additional luxuries one gets past that point (that I only appreciate so much) and instead gamble on maximizing my potential for "unicorn" outcomes.

Regardless, though, you have two very good options and really can't make a bad choice. Congrats!

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Re: Given my goals, Chicago ($125k COA) or Northwestern (free)

Postby BigZuck » Fri Dec 25, 2015 3:00 pm

abl wrote:How does the marginal value of the extra money to you distributed evenly over 10 or so years compare to the marginal value of the increased opportunities (clerkship, academia, and otherwise) compare for you? My sense is that you have a pretty good idea of those two values. Now it's your job to weigh them.

Unsurprisingly, in the debt-averse context of TLS, most people are voting for NW. I personally would probably choose UChicago. As I have laid out in greater detail in other posts, I have found that once i have a certain amount of disposable income, extra just doesn't do much for my happiness (incidentally, there are a couple studies that seem to indicate that that's probably the majority position nationally). You're going to be in a strong financIal position either way. So for me, I'd probably give up the additional luxuries one gets past that point (that I only appreciate so much) and instead gamble on maximizing my potential for "unicorn" outcomes.

Regardless, though, you have two very good options and really can't make a bad choice. Congrats!

We get it, you're a VERY PRESTIGIOUS person

Now stop booming up dead threads

WheninLaw
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Re: Given my goals, Chicago ($125k COA) or Northwestern (free)

Postby WheninLaw » Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:12 pm

abl wrote:How does the marginal value of the extra money to you distributed evenly over 10 or so years compare to the marginal value of the increased opportunities (clerkship, academia, and otherwise) compare for you? My sense is that you have a pretty good idea of those two values. Now it's your job to weigh them.

Unsurprisingly, in the debt-averse context of TLS, most people are voting for NW. I personally would probably choose UChicago. As I have laid out in greater detail in other posts, I have found that once i have a certain amount of disposable income, extra just doesn't do much for my happiness (incidentally, there are a couple studies that seem to indicate that that's probably the majority position nationally). You're going to be in a strong financIal position either way. So for me, I'd probably give up the additional luxuries one gets past that point (that I only appreciate so much) and instead gamble on maximizing my potential for "unicorn" outcomes.

Regardless, though, you have two very good options and really can't make a bad choice. Congrats!


Nothing you say ever makes sense. Please stop.

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Re: Given my goals, Chicago ($125k COA) or Northwestern (free)

Postby jbagelboy » Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:23 pm

(the decision was also made 8 months ago)

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Re: Given my goals, Chicago ($125k COA) or Northwestern (free)

Postby Tiago Splitter » Tue Dec 29, 2015 1:36 am

Phil Brooks wrote:How does someone with only a 3.9 and 169 get a Dillard and a Darrow?

This isn't 2010. Those numbers are above both medians at both of those schools.

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Re: Given my goals, Chicago ($125k COA) or Northwestern (free)

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Tue Dec 29, 2015 2:12 am

Please do look at the dates of threads you necro, people, and don't. This poster made their decision months ago.




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