Trying to narrow my school list

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If only presented with the two choices below, which would you take?

Northeastern Law with 8.5k/year.
18
56%
Suffolk Law with 35k/year. Must maintain a 3.0
14
44%
 
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TigerWoods85
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Trying to narrow my school list

Postby TigerWoods85 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:57 am

I want to practice in Boston. I have been WLed at BC, so this is assuming that I don't get in there. Northeastern's only requirement for scholarship renewal is that I maintain "good academic standing".

Tuition is basically the same at ~ 39.5k.

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Re: Trying to narrow my school list

Postby TigerWoods85 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:03 pm

Does anyone think that I would be able to successfully negotiate with Northeastern in light of the 35k from Suffolk?

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Richie Tenenbaum
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Re: Trying to narrow my school list

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:05 pm

TigerWoods85 wrote:Does anyone think that I would be able to successfully negotiate with Northeastern in light of the 35k from Suffolk?


Doesn't hurt to ask. The worst that can happen is they don't increase their offer.

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Re: Trying to narrow my school list

Postby OneSixtySix » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:38 pm

I always thought Suffolk was a T3...

At any rate, Northeastern is borderline T1/T2, Suffolk border line T4/T3. Huge difference, but not to the extent where scholarship leverage would be deemed impossible. I would definitely let them know of your options and explain that although NE offers a great PI program, you are debt averse and recognize the salaries of PI work concern you to the extent that minimal debt is favorable.

Northeastern <3 Public Interest.

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Re: Trying to narrow my school list

Postby linquest » Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:12 pm

TigerWoods85 wrote:Does anyone think that I would be able to successfully negotiate with Northeastern in light of the 35k from Suffolk?


Chances are slim to none. This is a dilemma that people face every year. $8.5K traditionally is the highest amount NUSL gives out except for the 4 full ride Public Interest Law Scholarships. It certainly won't hurt you to ask, but just be realistic about it.

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Re: Trying to narrow my school list

Postby bceagles182 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:36 pm

Northeastern

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TTH
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Re: Trying to narrow my school list

Postby TTH » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:46 pm

So, the cost of attendance is equal after your scholarships are applied? If so, I'd say Northeastern. The co-op program there gets you in front fo a lot of prospective employers.

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Re: Trying to narrow my school list

Postby bceagles182 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:49 pm

TipTravHoot wrote:So, the cost of attendance is equal after your scholarships are applied? If so, I'd say Northeastern. The co-op program there gets you in front fo a lot of prospective employers.


Where are you getting that from? The tuition and living expenses are the same to start. Once the scholarships are applied Suffolk is about $26,500 cheaper per year assuming he keeps the scholarship. The question is whether or not the difference between Northeastern at 90th (with co-op) and Suffolk at T4 justifies the difference in COA.
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Re: Trying to narrow my school list

Postby nol607 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:51 pm

Isn't Suffolk held in pretty high regard (except for BC/BU/Harvard) in Mass. in spite of its ranking?

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Re: Trying to narrow my school list

Postby TTH » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:52 pm

bceagles182 wrote:
TipTravHoot wrote:So, the cost of attendance is equal after your scholarships are applied? If so, I'd say Northeastern. The co-op program there gets you in front fo a lot of prospective employers.


Where are you getting that from? The tuition and living expenses are the same to start. Once the scholarships are applied Suffolk is about $26,500 cheaper per year assuming he keeps the scholarship.


I have no idea what COA is. OP said "tuition is roughly the same ~ 39.5k"

I wasn't sure what he or she meant.

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Re: Trying to narrow my school list

Postby Blindmelon » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:53 pm

nol607 wrote:Isn't Suffolk held in pretty high regard (except for BC/BU/Harvard) in Mass. in spite of its ranking?


Not really. Northeastern >>> Suffolk... but in this case, if Suffolk is a lot cheaper, then that.

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Re: Trying to narrow my school list

Postby bceagles182 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:54 pm

TipTravHoot wrote:
bceagles182 wrote:
TipTravHoot wrote:So, the cost of attendance is equal after your scholarships are applied? If so, I'd say Northeastern. The co-op program there gets you in front fo a lot of prospective employers.


Where are you getting that from? The tuition and living expenses are the same to start. Once the scholarships are applied Suffolk is about $26,500 cheaper per year assuming he keeps the scholarship.


I have no idea what COA is. OP said "tuition is roughly the same ~ 39.5k"

I wasn't sure what he or she meant.


The OP must've meant to start, without scholarships unless Suffolk's tuition is 75k. Didn't mean to sound harsh though.

COA= total cost of attendance




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