How is this list??

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jfb
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How is this list??

Postby jfb » Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:42 pm

I have a 3.9 and 170 (oct. 10), up from a 161 (feb.09). Wasn't really planning on scoring that high, so have had to revise my school list some. I don't really have a preference for region, but would prefer a reasonably large city.

UCLA
USC
BOALT
GW
GULC
BU
BC
NW
UMICH
maybe NYU

Are there any that I should add/remove. Also, I am pretty debt averse, are there any on this list that I could expect to get decent money from? Finally, good or bad idea to ED to GW? Thanks a lot.

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Re: How is this list??

Postby mteevin » Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:48 pm

have you visited GW? i would encourage anyone who is going to ED there to visit. the law school is extremely small, campus non-existent, and housing expensive. it's a quality education, no doubt, but there is a potential for serious disappointment if you're not familiar with what you're getting.

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Re: How is this list??

Postby Ragged » Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:49 pm

You should try CCN. Maybe even ED at NYU.

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Re: How is this list??

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:51 pm

Yea NYU, CCN, Mich, UVA apps are really worth it

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Re: How is this list??

Postby jfb » Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:53 pm

mteevin wrote:have you visited GW? i would encourage anyone who is going to ED there to visit. the law school is extremely small, campus non-existent, and housing expensive. it's a quality education, no doubt, but there is a potential for serious disappointment if you're not familiar with what you're getting.


Yea, I lived in DC for a while. I've never done a formal visit but have walked around the "campus." Could be better, but if the education is free, not sure it would bother me. I'm leaning against GW ed, but wanted to get some thoughts.

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Re: How is this list??

Postby ahduth » Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:15 pm

Yeah, I would reach higher into the T14, per the above recommendations.

I'm pretty contra-ED period, but I personally would definitely not ED to GW with those numbers. NYU or somewhere like that maybe.

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Re: How is this list??

Postby jtemp320 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:22 pm

s0ph1e2007 wrote:Yea NYU, CCN, Mich, UVA apps are really worth it


Agreed - maybe Duke too - I'd blanket the T14 - you should be getting fee waivers and should give yourself options - with your #s likely in at some T14, out at others, $ at some

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Re: How is this list??

Postby jfb » Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:39 pm

So then assuming I add at least Columbia, NYU, (no interest in Chicago), I'll ask the burning question...what are my chances??
Again I plan to apply to:

UCLA
BOALT
GW
GULC
BU
BC
NW
UMICH
NYU
Columbia

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Re: How is this list??

Postby im_blue » Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:48 pm

BOALT - 50%
NYU - about 2/3
Columbia - about 1/3
in at rest of your list

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Re: How is this list??

Postby casper13 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:51 pm

jfb wrote:So then assuming I add at least Columbia, NYU, (no interest in Chicago), I'll ask the burning question...what are my chances??
Again I plan to apply to:

UCLA
BOALT
GW
GULC
BU
BC
NW
UMICH
NYU
Columbia


But you have NW listed among schools?

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Re: How is this list??

Postby im_blue » Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:56 pm

casper13 wrote:
jfb wrote:So then assuming I add at least Columbia, NYU, (no interest in Chicago), I'll ask the burning question...what are my chances??
Again I plan to apply to:

UCLA
BOALT
GW
GULC
BU
BC
NW
UMICH
NYU
Columbia


But you have NW listed among schools?

downtown >>> Hyde Park

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Re: How is this list??

Postby jfb » Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:15 pm

casper13 wrote:
jfb wrote:So then assuming I add at least Columbia, NYU, (no interest in Chicago), I'll ask the burning question...what are my chances??
Again I plan to apply to:

UCLA
BOALT
GW
GULC
BU
BC
NW
UMICH
NYU
Columbia


But you have NW listed among schools?


Sorry, I meant University of Chicago




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