USC vs. UCLA vs. Fordham

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USC vs. UCLA vs. Fordham

Postby plutarchy » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:13 pm

I have a week left to decide! 40K a year from USC, 35K from Fordham, and nothing from UCLA. I'm ok with working in either NYC or LA. Socially, there's more for me in NY but it would be cheaper for me to live in LA because I can live at home. I'm interested in intellectual property, and considering getting a joint JD-MBA.

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Re: USC vs. UCLA vs. Fordham

Postby SmokeytheBear » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:19 pm

plutarchy wrote:I have a week left to decide! 40K a year from USC, 35K from Fordham, and nothing from UCLA. I'm ok with working in either NYC or LA. Socially, there's more for me in NY but it would be cheaper for me to live in LA because I can live at home. I'm interested in intellectual property, and considering getting a joint JD-MBA.


what's total cost of attendance, what are your stats, in what setting do you want to practice (biglaw, midlaw, whatever), and since these are mostly regional schools, where do you want to end up practicing?

You can remove UCLA from this conversation if you're paying sticker.

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Re: USC vs. UCLA vs. Fordham

Postby dietcoke1 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:21 pm

is that 35k from Fordham per year? if not, its USC, easy choice

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Re: USC vs. UCLA vs. Fordham

Postby ambrajdurbra131313 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:30 pm

First impression is that NYC v Southern Cal, for where you want to work, is the determining factor

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Re: USC vs. UCLA vs. Fordham

Postby plutarchy » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:39 pm

dietcoke1 wrote:is that 35k from Fordham per year? if not, its USC, easy choice

Sorry, should have clarified. its 35k per year from fordham

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Re: USC vs. UCLA vs. Fordham

Postby half moon » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:42 pm

Take UCLA off the list, its not worth $120k more than USC. From there, pick which area of the country you want to work in since they're both regional schools.

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Re: USC vs. UCLA vs. Fordham

Postby Rigo » Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:16 pm

USC with minimal COL expenses isn't awful.

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Re: USC vs. UCLA vs. Fordham

Postby poptart123 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:24 pm

usc for ca
fordham for nyc

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Re: USC vs. UCLA vs. Fordham

Postby dietcoke1 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:28 pm

poptart123 wrote:usc for ca
fordham for nyc


this. or retake

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Re: USC vs. UCLA vs. Fordham

Postby plutarchy » Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:44 pm

Just heard from UCLA that they're offering 10K a year. I'm not sure if this really changes anything.

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Re: USC vs. UCLA vs. Fordham

Postby thatblondegirl » Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:45 pm

I'm surprised UCLA didn't give you anything when you received a scholarship from USC. Did you try to negotiate with UCLA?

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Re: USC vs. UCLA vs. Fordham

Postby thatblondegirl » Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:46 pm

thatblondegirl wrote:I'm surprised UCLA didn't give you anything when you received a scholarship from USC. Did you try to negotiate with UCLA?

Edit: OP updated right as I submitted my comment.

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Re: USC vs. UCLA vs. Fordham

Postby Rigo » Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:46 pm

plutarchy wrote:Just heard from UCLA that they're offering 10K a year. I'm not sure if this really changes anything.

It doesn't.

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Re: USC vs. UCLA vs. Fordham

Postby thatblondegirl » Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:47 pm

Rigo wrote:
plutarchy wrote:Just heard from UCLA that they're offering 10K a year. I'm not sure if this really changes anything.

It doesn't.

+1. UCLA's coa should at least match USC to be a contender.

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Re: USC vs. UCLA vs. Fordham

Postby SmokeytheBear » Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:48 pm

Rigo wrote:
plutarchy wrote:Just heard from UCLA that they're offering 10K a year. I'm not sure if this really changes anything.

It doesn't.


It changes nothing at all. If you are debating between the two, go to USC.

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Re: USC vs. UCLA vs. Fordham

Postby loslakers » Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:00 pm

I would take fordham out, i think its still too expensive. USC's scholarship would bring you down to about 20k a year. Even with UClA's in state tuition + 10k a year scholarship your tuition would still be 35k a year. Assuming you could live at home regardless of attending USC or UCLA, i dont think UCLA is worth 15k a year (45k over 3 years) more than USC. Go to USC

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Re: USC vs. UCLA vs. Fordham

Postby rpupkin » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:49 pm

poptart123 wrote:usc for ca
fordham for nyc

Yes. OP: These are regional schools, so the overriding factor here is where you want live and work. Saying "I'm unsure where I want to practice law" is fine if you're deciding between Stanford and Harvard, but not if you're deciding between USC and Fordham.




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