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any guidance appreciated

Postby charlee4614 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:12 pm

168 3.9gpa
My offers thus far:

Boston university (105k)
Fordham (105k)
Cornell (105k)
George Washington (150k)
Georgetown- unknown amount but responded to feelers email by discussing cornells offer and cost of living in dc.
Duke- have scholarship interview in march, not expecting much.

My gut says cornell, do i try to leverage boston? Does georgetown compete with such a high offer from cornell?

Important piece: I am fortunate to have no undergrad debt, and I still have around 50k to put toward my law school costs.
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Re: any guidance appreciated

Postby cavalier1138 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:14 pm

As it stands, Cornell. But what are your career goals, and where do you want to work?

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Postby charlee4614 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:18 pm

1.) Not too concerned with region where I end up
2.) My heart says clerking, but both big law and public interest are possibilities that I am ok with. Im hoping my path can be narrowed after 1st semester or at least 1st year.

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Postby acr » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:20 pm

Depends on goals, but Cornell on a $105K scholarship with another $50K in the bank isn't a bad outcome. Wait and see what Duke and Georgetown throw at you, but Cornell will likely be your best option. It could change if Georgetown gives you $$$$ and you want to work in DC, however.

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Postby cavalier1138 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:20 pm

charlee4614 wrote:1.) Not too concerned with region where I end up
2.) My heart says clerking, but both big law and public interest are possibilities that I am ok with. Im hoping my path can be narrowed after 1st semester or at least 1st year.


Then Cornell it is. If you get a decent offer from Duke and Georgetown, leverage all those offers against one another for negotiations. If Duke ends up offering the same amount (or more than) Cornell, I'd go to Duke.

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Re: any guidance appreciated

Postby charlee4614 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:23 pm

Im kind of under the impression that georgetown is very stingy with money and that my numbers are just kind of average for Duke (aka maybe only 60k)...does this assume too much?

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Postby acr » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:24 pm

charlee4614 wrote:Im kind of under the impression that georgetown is very stingy with money and that my numbers are just kind of average for Duke (aka maybe only 60k)...does this assume too much?


No, your characterizations (i.e. GTown being stingy and average numbers for Duke) are correct, but you never know what you'll get. You could get lucky and get a hefty scholarship offer.

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Postby cavalier1138 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:26 pm

acr wrote:
charlee4614 wrote:Im kind of under the impression that georgetown is very stingy with money and that my numbers are just kind of average for Duke (aka maybe only 60k)...does this assume too much?


No, your characterizations (i.e. GTown being stingy and average numbers for Duke) are correct, but you never know what you'll get. You could get lucky and get a hefty scholarship offer.


And even if you just get something close to Cornell, you can at least use that to bump Cornell's offer up.

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Re: any guidance appreciated

Postby charlee4614 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:27 pm

I think my main hope is georgetown comes back with 1 115k so that i can take that back to cornell.

Wild card: still waiting on vanderbilt which I completed the full tuition merit scholarship app (very happy with/used my experience as a mental health case manager/social work may equal brown points haha)

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Postby charlee4614 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:28 pm

charlee4614 wrote:I think my main hope is georgetown comes back with 1 115k so that i can take that back to cornell.

Wild card: still waiting on vanderbilt which I completed the full tuition merit scholarship app (very happy with/used my experience as a mental health case manager/social work may equal brown points haha)


Browny points haha

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Re: any guidance appreciated

Postby Lavitz » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:53 pm

Out of the current offers, definitely Cornell. Nothing to do now but wait for GULC, Duke, and Vandy offers.

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Postby jbagelboy » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:54 pm

Lavitz wrote:Out of the current offers, definitely Cornell. Nothing to do now but wait for GULC, Duke, and Vandy offers.


^agree

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Postby charlee4614 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:55 pm

Lavitz wrote:Out of the current offers, definitely Cornell. Nothing to do now but wait for GULC, Duke, and Vandy offers.



I know the company line from gulc is that scholarship will start coming out at beginning of march, however I am hoping that i get something sooner.

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Postby Lavitz » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:04 pm

charlee4614 wrote:
Lavitz wrote:Out of the current offers, definitely Cornell. Nothing to do now but wait for GULC, Duke, and Vandy offers.



I know the company line from gulc is that scholarship will start coming out at beginning of march, however I am hoping that i get something sooner.

Yeah, not sure how it's been going in recent years, but in the past they beat that timeline. I remember getting that feeder e-mail saying awards would come out March 1st, then they sent me my generous award of $0 in mid-February.

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Postby charlee4614 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:09 pm

Lavitz wrote:
charlee4614 wrote:
Lavitz wrote:Out of the current offers, definitely Cornell. Nothing to do now but wait for GULC, Duke, and Vandy offers.



I know the company line from gulc is that scholarship will start coming out at beginning of march, however I am hoping that i get something sooner.

Yeah, not sure how it's been going in recent years, but in the past they beat that timeline. I remember getting that feeder e-mail saying awards would come out March 1st, then they sent me my generous award of $0 in mid-February.


Sorry to hear that, I really hope that they compete with cornell but i think thats not going to happen.



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