Michigan or Chicago?

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Michigan/Chicago

Chicago
39
91%
Michigan
4
9%
 
Total votes: 43

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KMart
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Michigan or Chicago?

Postby KMart » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:42 pm

Hey guys - I know I made one of these a week or so ago but over the weekend I got pulled from 2 WLs. I'm leaning pretty heavily one way, but wanted to see what everyone thought.

-The schools you are considering: Chicago/Michigan
-COA: Michigan: 179k (45k scholly) ; Chicago: 198k (45k scholly)
-Financed: Loans through family and savings
-Work & ties: I'd love to work M&A or PE in Chicago. I'm from here, families from here, etc.

Thanks everyone.

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Re: Michigan or Chicago?

Postby OhBoyOhBortles » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:45 pm

Don't feel like going through your posts; what are the other options?

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Re: Michigan or Chicago?

Postby KMart » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:47 pm

OhBoyOhBortles wrote:Don't feel like going through your posts; what are the other options?

Vandy/WUSTL basically. I forget COA but WUSTL was a 105k scholly and Vandy was also a 45k scholly.

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Re: Michigan or Chicago?

Postby landshoes » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:48 pm

At practically the same price, Chicago.

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Re: Michigan or Chicago?

Postby RareExports » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:48 pm

I think Chicago is a no-brainer here.

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Re: Michigan or Chicago?

Postby KMart » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:49 pm

RareExports wrote:I think Chicago is a no-brainer here.

This was my thinking, I just wanted to confirm I wasn't crazy.

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Re: Michigan or Chicago?

Postby OhBoyOhBortles » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:49 pm

Chicago.

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Re: Michigan or Chicago?

Postby RareExports » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:50 pm

Also Vandy gave you the same amount as Chicago? You should be able to leverage that into fulls at Vandy and WUSTL pretty easily I think, and I also think you could probably get more at Michigan.

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Re: Michigan or Chicago?

Postby chuckbass » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:51 pm

Chicago for sure. Congrats on everything working out buddy!

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Re: Michigan or Chicago?

Postby KMart » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:54 pm

scottidsntknow wrote:Chicago for sure. Congrats on everything working out buddy!

Thanks BB :D.

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Re: Michigan or Chicago?

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:59 pm

Chicago easily. Shitload of debt, but other options are worse. Chicago has way better employment numbers than Michigan. Their gov/clerking/biglaw is over 70%. Add in the other appx. 5-10% that do PI, and you're looking at great job prospects w/ a Chicago degree.

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Re: Michigan or Chicago?

Postby KMart » Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:06 pm

FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:Chicago easily. Shitload of debt, but other options are worse. Chicago has way better employment numbers than Michigan. Their gov/clerking/biglaw is over 70%. Add in the other appx. 5-10% that do PI, and you're looking at great job prospects w/ a Chicago degree.

This is a solid name ^^, thank you for your response but I wanted to let you know how I felt about the name.

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Re: Michigan or Chicago?

Postby WeeBey » Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:14 pm

RareExports wrote:I think Chicago is a no-brainer here.

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Re: Michigan or Chicago?

Postby Kinky John » Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:28 pm

are you a kjd? I think the best option is retake and reapply but between these two in a vacuum, Chicago

e: this is based on your previous thread

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Re: Michigan or Chicago?

Postby BigZuck » Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:31 pm

I mean, Chicago over Michigan, yeah. You'll also probably get the job you want.

But, I have a hard time convincing myself that that outcome is worth 200K debt

I know this is a #zuckpost but honestly I think retake>don't go>Chicago for 200K.

If it's one of those family "loans" with a wink, wink you don't actually have to pay all/most/any of it back then I would #embracetherigor

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Re: Michigan or Chicago?

Postby ndirish2010 » Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:02 pm

That really is a ton of debt for Chicago. But I can't blame you, honestly.

Good luck!

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Re: Michigan or Chicago?

Postby MadwomanintheAttic » Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:13 pm

I'll add my voice to the choir: Chicago! Also, congrats on those acceptances and everything working out.

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Re: Michigan or Chicago?

Postby WeeBey » Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:21 pm

What are your numbers?

I feel as if you either applied late, or have a high GPA low LSAT since you got into chicago without large scholarships from the lower T14.

If the former, taking a year off could be worth tens of thousands of dollar. If the later, retaking could mean a full ride + stipend at chicago or atleast full rides at other t14s.

200k is a fuckton of money.

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Re: Michigan or Chicago?

Postby Fiero85 » Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:23 pm

BigZuck wrote:I mean, Chicago over Michigan, yeah. You'll also probably get the job you want.

But, I have a hard time convincing myself that that outcome is worth 200K debt

I know this is a #zuckpost but honestly I think retake>don't go>Chicago for 200K.

If it's one of those family "loans" with a wink, wink you don't actually have to pay all/most/any of it back then I would #embracetherigor


+1 #teamdebtphobia

WeeBey wrote:What are your numbers?

I feel as if you either applied late, or have a high GPA low LSAT since you got into chicago without large scholarships from the lower T14.

If the former, taking a year off could be worth tens of thousands of dollar. If the later, retaking could mean a full ride + stipend at chicago or atleast full rides at other t14s.

200k is a fuckton of money.


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Re: Michigan or Chicago?

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:30 pm

Between the two, Chicago is the better choice due to its location in your target market & due to superior placement stats.

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Re: Michigan or Chicago?

Postby pkraft1 » Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:31 pm

Post history says 166

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Re: Michigan or Chicago?

Postby KMart » Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:33 pm

pkraft1 wrote:Post history says 166

Yes. Sorry I would have answered before you checked if I saw it in time. GPA is a ~3.92.

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Re: Michigan or Chicago?

Postby djbatista » Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:50 pm

Please go to Chicago.

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Re: Michigan or Chicago?

Postby ndirish2010 » Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:09 pm

But, if there is any possible way you could retake, you should. 3.92/166 just screams retake.

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Re: Michigan or Chicago?

Postby Fiero85 » Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:46 pm

Yeah seriously, they already like you at Chicago. Retake and get a 50%+ scholly. Difference between 166 and 170 is just effort for most people. Put the work in and profit.




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