Full Tuition @ Minnesota, Indiana-Bloomington vs. 114k WUSTL

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Full Tuition @ Minnesota, Indiana-Bloomington vs. 114k WUSTL

Postby PSUFB1114 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:19 pm

Decent scholarship at SMU Dedman and hoping to get some money from Colorado as well. What would you do?

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Re: Full Tuition @ Minnesota, Indiana-Bloomington vs. 114k WUSTL

Postby deadhipsters » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:20 pm

Where do you want to work? Go from there.

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Re: Full Tuition @ Minnesota, Indiana-Bloomington vs. 114k WUSTL

Postby PSUFB1114 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:26 pm

My roots are in KC, and I plan on staying in the Midwest. Planning/Hoping to land a job in Kansas City, Dallas, St. Louis, or Chicago post JD.

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Re: Full Tuition @ Minnesota, Indiana-Bloomington vs. 114k WUSTL

Postby Hannibal » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:28 pm

Sounds like all 3 are good options. You might want to go with WUSTL since it's stronger in the KC/Texas/St Louis area.

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Re: Full Tuition @ Minnesota, Indiana-Bloomington vs. 114k WUSTL

Postby holdencaulfield » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:28 pm

Pony up.

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Re: Full Tuition @ Minnesota, Indiana-Bloomington vs. 114k WUSTL

Postby deadhipsters » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:32 pm

I'd probably narrow it down between Minnesota and WUSTL, with an edge to WUSTL. But a free education would be pretty tempting.

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Re: Full Tuition @ Minnesota, Indiana-Bloomington vs. 114k WUSTL

Postby typ3 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:08 pm

Minnesota. If you're from KC and I imagine you have some personal connections that lack of debt is superior to job placement from WUSTL imo. Minnesota doesn't do too bad in job placement there anyway.

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Re: Full Tuition @ Minnesota, Indiana-Bloomington vs. 114k WUSTL

Postby danquayle » Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:10 am

How are you saying Minnesota? It's far more remote from his targets than the other two options. I'd say Wash U easily. It's got better prestige than the other two, its more proximate to his targets and he's still getting pretty decent money. No brainer. Do the WUSTL.

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Re: Full Tuition @ Minnesota, Indiana-Bloomington vs. 114k WUSTL

Postby stratocophic » Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:15 am

danquayle wrote:How are you saying Minnesota? It's far more remote from his targets than the other two options. I'd say Wash U easily. It's got better prestige than the other two, its more proximate to his targets and he's still getting pretty decent money. No brainer. Do the WUSTL.
TCR, but try and negotiate using the Minnesota scholarship, OP.

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Re: Full Tuition @ Minnesota, Indiana-Bloomington vs. 114k WUSTL

Postby HeavenWood » Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:39 am

stratocophic wrote:
danquayle wrote:How are you saying Minnesota? It's far more remote from his targets than the other two options. I'd say Wash U easily. It's got better prestige than the other two, its more proximate to his targets and he's still getting pretty decent money. No brainer. Do the WUSTL.
TCR, but try and negotiate using the Minnesota scholarship, OP.


This. 114k isn't far off from a full ride anyway.

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Re: Full Tuition @ Minnesota, Indiana-Bloomington vs. 114k WUSTL

Postby PSUFB1114 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:17 am

Sounds like WUSTL is the general consensus. Any tips on negotiating dollar amounts? How does one even go about doing so?

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Re: Full Tuition @ Minnesota, Indiana-Bloomington vs. 114k WUSTL

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:27 am

If you have that much as WashU, I would only look at WashU and SMU. I would think that SMU would offer you a full ride given how much WashU has offered you. I would remove the others primarily because WashU is considered to be superior than those two and is in the same region as them. Texas would be a lot harder to get from WashU, and thus a full ride from SMU (or more) would make it competitive here.

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Re: Full Tuition @ Minnesota, Indiana-Bloomington vs. 114k WUSTL

Postby ArchRoark » Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:03 pm

Aberzombie1892 wrote:If you have that much as WashU, I would only look at WashU and SMU. I would think that SMU would offer you a full ride given how much WashU has offered you. I would remove the others primarily because WashU is considered to be superior than those two and is in the same region as them. Texas would be a lot harder to get from WashU, and thus a full ride from SMU (or more) would make it competitive here.


I applied to both SMU and WUSTL. Received 114k from WUSTL and just over 100k from SMU. HTH

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Re: Full Tuition @ Minnesota, Indiana-Bloomington vs. 114k WUSTL

Postby Upton Sinclair » Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:12 pm

PSUFB1114 wrote:Sounds like WUSTL is the general consensus. Any tips on negotiating dollar amounts? How does one even go about doing so?



viewtopic.php?f=22&t=79373

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Re: Full Tuition @ Minnesota, Indiana-Bloomington vs. 114k WUSTL

Postby PSUFB1114 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:42 pm

Upton Sinclair wrote:
PSUFB1114 wrote:Sounds like WUSTL is the general consensus. Any tips on negotiating dollar amounts? How does one even go about doing so?



http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 22&t=79373



Thanks!

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Re: Full Tuition @ Minnesota, Indiana-Bloomington vs. 114k WUSTL

Postby bk1 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:43 pm

Definitely WUSTL based on where you want to work.

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Re: Full Tuition @ Minnesota, Indiana-Bloomington vs. 114k WUSTL

Postby PSUFB1114 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:21 pm

Forgot to mention a near full-ride to a local TTT. Y'all still think WUSTL, even though the TTT is located in the heart of the city where I very likely may end up?

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Re: Full Tuition @ Minnesota, Indiana-Bloomington vs. 114k WUSTL

Postby bk1 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:24 pm

PSUFB1114 wrote:Forgot to mention a near full-ride to a local TTT. Y'all still think WUSTL, even though the TTT is located in the heart of the city where I very likely may end up?


The CoA difference between a full tuition scholarship and WUSTL's 114k is probably not that large once you factor in cost of living on to both of them.

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Re: Full Tuition @ Minnesota, Indiana-Bloomington vs. 114k WUSTL

Postby Hannibal » Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:53 pm

PSUFB1114 wrote:Forgot to mention a near full-ride to a local TTT. Y'all still think WUSTL, even though the TTT is located in the heart of the city where I very likely may end up?


Still go WUSTL. Since you're local, WUSTL won't hold you back from coming back to the market once you've graduated, but going to a local TTT will hurt you from going anywhere else. Also, in theory, WUSTL WOULD provide a better education and make you a better lawyer.

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Re: Full Tuition @ Minnesota, Indiana-Bloomington vs. 114k WUSTL

Postby danquayle » Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:27 pm

Aberzombie1892 wrote:If you have that much as WashU, I would only look at WashU and SMU. I would think that SMU would offer you a full ride given how much WashU has offered you. I would remove the others primarily because WashU is considered to be superior than those two and is in the same region as them. Texas would be a lot harder to get from WashU, and thus a full ride from SMU (or more) would make it competitive here.



No no no no to SMU. SMU isn't as mobile as the other options. It's great in Dallas and good in Texas, but you're not getting nearly as broad a net as the other options.

Consensus must be Wash U.

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Re: Full Tuition @ Minnesota, Indiana-Bloomington vs. 114k WUSTL

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Re: Full Tuition @ Minnesota, Indiana-Bloomington vs. 114k WUSTL

Postby nyknicks » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:43 pm

Hannibal wrote:
PSUFB1114 wrote:Forgot to mention a near full-ride to a local TTT. Y'all still think WUSTL, even though the TTT is located in the heart of the city where I very likely may end up?


Still go WUSTL. Since you're local, WUSTL won't hold you back from coming back to the market once you've graduated, but going to a local TTT will hurt you from going anywhere else. Also, in theory, WUSTL WOULD provide a better education and make you a better lawyer.


LOL, I suggest the public library for that one.




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