Fordham $5,000/year vs. Cardozo Full vs. Brooklyn $53,000

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Fordham $5,000/year vs. Cardozo Full Tuition vs. Brooklyn $48,000 + $5,000 stipend

- Fordham $5000/year
7
26%
- Cardozo Full Tuition
12
44%
- Brooklyn $48,000 + $5,000 stipend
8
30%
 
Total votes: 27

The Fiend
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Fordham $5,000/year vs. Cardozo Full vs. Brooklyn $53,000

Postby The Fiend » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:01 am

Fordham is all but ruled out for me - I am convinced that that big of a $ discrepancy isn't worth it, plus Fordham's higher rank and employment statistics are largely representative of their heavy presence and prestige in Corporate law, and to a lesser extent biglaw, the former of which I am not interested in pursuing. No rich parents, payin solo (screamin yolo). The stipulations on Dozo and Brooklyn schollys are essentially equal, at 2.95 GPA and top 80% respectively. I'm really interested to hear/see what people have to say about the Dozo vs. Brooklyn offers.

Sidenote... I retook LSAT Monday, felt pretty solid (practice testing around 170-173), so things may still change. But for the time being, this is the scenario with which I wrastle. Thanks for your thoughts!

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Re: Fordham $5,000/year vs. Cardozo Full vs. Brooklyn $53,000

Postby sd5289 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:12 am

I said no to Fordham in the exact same circumstance. With Cardozo full vs Brooklyn full + I'm assuming the little "living" stipend they've been throwing out at people, just choose whichever one you like better if you're going to choose right now. They're essentially the same. If you took the new June LSAT and score higher, you may want to consider reapplying again and waiting for next cycle.

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Re: Fordham $5,000/year vs. Cardozo Full vs. Brooklyn $53,000

Postby The Fiend » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:21 am

I should also clarify one very small thing. Cardozo is full tuition regardless of increases in tuition (putting it at a value of 49,476 and climbing with increases), so tuition-wise I'm looking at a consistent $0 scenario; whereas at BLS, it's a solid $53,000, so with a current tuition of 49,630, I'm looking at +$3370 but decreasing with seemingly inevitable increases in tuition.

Not much of a difference, but just shows that the offers are even closer than you might immediately think.

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Re: Fordham $5,000/year vs. Cardozo Full vs. Brooklyn $53,000

Postby Philipsssssss » Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:27 pm

If I was in your position, I would take Cardozo full ride. I visited the school a year ago, nice school. I decided to wait out a cycle due to personal reasons.

Take the full ride. Fordham is a better school, but the $150K debt will not be worth it.

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Re: Fordham $5,000/year vs. Cardozo Full vs. Brooklyn $53,000

Postby Nova » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:43 am

Philipsssssss wrote:If I was in your position, I would take Cardozo full ride.

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Re: Fordham $5,000/year vs. Cardozo Full vs. Brooklyn $53,000

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:18 pm

In my opinion, you have two very good options & one very expensive option.

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Re: Fordham $5,000/year vs. Cardozo Full vs. Brooklyn $53,000

Postby The Fiend » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:52 am

update - handled june lsat, dozo and brooklyn are out. Considering Fordham with $30,000/year guaranteed vs handful of late offers from better schools. Moral of the story: retake.

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Re: Fordham $5,000/year vs. Cardozo Full vs. Brooklyn $53,000

Postby Nova » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:53 am

Congratulations!!




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