Northwestern ($) vs. Wash U ($$$)

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Northwestern or Wash U?

Northwestern (25k/year)
30
94%
Wash U (full ride)
2
6%
 
Total votes: 32

masterherm
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Northwestern ($) vs. Wash U ($$$)

Postby masterherm » Fri May 29, 2015 7:09 pm

Hey all,

So I had my deposit down for Northwestern and was all set to go, and Wash U just upped their offer significantly. I'm now looking at $75k total from Northwestern vs. $150k total from Wash U. I am 85% confident I want to go into big law at Chicago upon graduation, but am also fairly open to PI. With cost of living factored in, it's roughly a $90K difference between NU and Wash U.

I know the numbers - NU sends 65% of grads to BL+federal clerkship, vs. only 31% from Wash U. I'm also 100% set on being in Chicago.

The easy answer is to stick with NU, but 90K is a lot of money. What do y'all think?

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Cobretti
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Re: Northwestern ($) vs. Wash U ($$$)

Postby Cobretti » Fri May 29, 2015 7:39 pm

If Chicago big law is your goal, nu

Chrstgtr
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Re: Northwestern ($) vs. Wash U ($$$)

Postby Chrstgtr » Fri May 29, 2015 7:59 pm

It will be much more difficult to get to Chicago from St. Louis in anything, much less BL. Go to NU.

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Re: Northwestern ($) vs. Wash U ($$$)

Postby Blue0613 » Fri May 29, 2015 8:09 pm

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trebekismyhero
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Re: Northwestern ($) vs. Wash U ($$$)

Postby trebekismyhero » Fri May 29, 2015 11:03 pm

Blue0613 wrote:.


This. NU easy here, but first ask for more money

hearsay77
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Re: Northwestern ($) vs. Wash U ($$$)

Postby hearsay77 » Sat May 30, 2015 4:49 pm

I'd go with NU.

Disclaimer: I had these exact same options and picked NU.

krads153
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Re: Northwestern ($) vs. Wash U ($$$)

Postby krads153 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:46 am

What's your total debt? Seems like it will still be over 200k. I'd probably do neither here.

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OhBoyOhBortles
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Re: Northwestern ($) vs. Wash U ($$$)

Postby OhBoyOhBortles » Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:49 am

NU

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Mack.Hambleton
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Re: Northwestern ($) vs. Wash U ($$$)

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:13 pm

NW or neither

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TasmanianToucan
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Re: Northwestern ($) vs. Wash U ($$$)

Postby TasmanianToucan » Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:20 pm

Ah, an easy one. NU.

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Fiero85
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Re: Northwestern ($) vs. Wash U ($$$)

Postby Fiero85 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:43 pm

trebekismyhero wrote:NU...but first ask for more money

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MG95
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Re: Northwestern ($) vs. Wash U ($$$)

Postby MG95 » Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:45 pm

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Re: Northwestern ($) vs. Wash U ($$$)

Postby chuckbass » Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:51 pm

Fiero85 wrote:
trebekismyhero wrote:NU...but first ask for more money

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Re: Northwestern ($) vs. Wash U ($$$)

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:57 pm

scottidsntknow wrote:
Fiero85 wrote:
trebekismyhero wrote:NU...but first ask for more money




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