George Mason (part time) Vs Rutgers-Camden -Please help

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Re: George Mason (part time) Vs Rutgers-Camden -Please help

Postby sundance95 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:46 am

Aqualibrium wrote:lol at pain and tears....okay okay, you got me; I like Nova quite a bit.


Me too. :D

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Re: George Mason (part time) Vs Rutgers-Camden -Please help

Postby sundance95 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:47 am

URMdan wrote:I thank god for the Yellow line too

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Postby Bankhead » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:02 am

GMU places reasonably well into DC/NOVA government/public interest/small firms. You can all but forget about biglaw.

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Re: George Mason (part time) Vs Rutgers-Camden -Please help

Postby Mike12188 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:14 am

Newark really isn't that bad especially the area where Rutgers Law is. I've been to Camden once and it scares the shit out of me. Irvington too. But Newark not so much, at least not by RU. Over by Seton Hall at 3am is a diff story.

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Postby NJcollegestudent » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:19 am

The Newark campus is quite safe.

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Postby binarycode » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:24 am

Is it possible to ask G.Mason to consider me for the full-time program instead of part-time? I can tell them that I have made a mistake on the application and checked the wrong box (can't think of any other excuse). The application deadline for ED is tomorrow but I have already submitted my application.

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Re: George Mason (part time) Vs Rutgers-Camden -Please help

Postby sundance95 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:25 am

I'd just call and ask them to switch the box if the deadline hasn't passed yet.

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Postby binarycode » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:31 am

Damn, I am still debating over G.Mason part-time and Camden. I know the cost of living in Arlington is almost twice that in Camden or Newark. The question is now is it worth choosing Mason-part over Camden - full!

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Postby binarycode » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:32 am

sundance95 wrote:I'd just call and ask them to switch the box if the deadline hasn't passed yet.


I think that would be the only way to go if I need that to happen!

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Postby sundance95 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:33 am

binarycode wrote:Damn, I am still debating over G.Mason part-time and Camden. I know the cost of living in Arlington is almost twice that in Camden or Newark. The question is now is it worth choosing Mason-part over Camden - full!

Your choices are pretty well-defined; you just have to decide what you want now.

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Postby binarycode » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:38 am

sundance95 wrote:
binarycode wrote:Damn, I am still debating over G.Mason part-time and Camden. I know the cost of living in Arlington is almost twice that in Camden or Newark. The question is now is it worth choosing Mason-part over Camden - full!

Your choices are pretty well-defined; you just have to decide what you want now.


True. It's the $30K difference that's bothering me.

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Re: George Mason (part time) Vs Rutgers-Camden -Please help

Postby sundance95 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:40 am

Go with the money unless you want DC.

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Postby binarycode » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:48 am

sundance95 wrote:Go with the money unless you want DC.


I think I was fooled by the statistic of the employment prospects for Mason graduates when I ED'd there. I am not die-hard DC fan to be honest. So I'll have to try my chance tomorrow, hopefully they will make the changes. So, in terms of median numbers you think that the salary difference (between the two schools) would not cover the difference between the costs, right?

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Postby sundance95 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:54 am

binarycode wrote:
sundance95 wrote:Go with the money unless you want DC.


I think I was fooled by the statistic of the employment prospects for Mason graduates when I ED'd there. I am not die-hard DC fan to be honest. So I'll have to try my chance tomorrow, hopefully they will make the changes. So, in terms of median numbers you think that the salary difference (between the two schools) would not cover the difference between the costs, right?

To be perfectly honest, there's a very real possibility that you won't employed in a legal position after graduating from either of these schools. I would be all about reducing debt exposure if you are determined to attend one of these schools, not trying to speculate on future salary between the schools. Especially since you aren't sold on DC. Even people who are sold on DC can get sick of it.

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Re: George Mason (part time) Vs Rutgers-Camden -Please help

Postby binarycode » Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:33 am

I hope that schools can make changes (with your request) to your application. I really need to change that "part-time" to "full-time". Anybody knows whether they will do that?

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Re: George Mason (part time) Vs Rutgers-Camden -Please help

Postby URMdan » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:00 pm

I have friends who go to Rutgers Newark, and I have even visited plenty of times -- the Seton Hall campus is virtually right next to it, as is NJIT (which is of zero value because it consists predominately of male nerds). There is one street literally dedicated to the school, but the streets surrounding University Ave And MLK Ave are very shady. I wouldn't be too worried on the "campus" because they have cops patrolling the streets 24/7. That is, unless you're a total moron.


The best way I like to describe Newark is a bootleg NYC.

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Re: George Mason (part time) Vs Rutgers-Camden -Please help

Postby James Bond » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:02 pm

URMdan wrote:The best way I like to describe Newark is a bootleg NYC.


That's pretty much how you would describe all of Jersey. And Philadelphia for that matter.
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Re: George Mason (part time) Vs Rutgers-Camden -Please help

Postby bigkahuna2020 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:23 pm

Just so you know, Camden basically owns Jersey gov't positions. I think people are underrating this when they say "any semblance of paying off your debt"...unless you are functionally retarded with money, you can pay off 80k or so of debt (probably less) with a 40-50k NJ state job




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