T-30 at sticker v TT with $$$?

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Which would you rather attend?

Poll ended at Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:00 pm

T-30 at sticker
5
45%
TT with $$$
6
55%
 
Total votes: 11

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T-30 at sticker v TT with $$$?

Postby llachans » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:00 pm

Which would you choose and why?

Edit: For those wanting more specifics:

T-30 at Iowa.
Lower schools: Michigan State and DePaul (75% tuition),
L & C, U Oregon, U Tennessee, Chicago - Kent (still awaiting scholarship info)
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Re: T-30 at sticker v TT with $$$?

Postby lobolawyer » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:05 pm

It depends on how much $$$ we are talking and which schools you are choosing from.

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Re: T-30 at sticker v TT with $$$?

Postby mattviphky » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:05 pm

you need to get far more specific here. but i guess i would go t-30...but I'll never get into Yale.

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Re: T-30 at sticker v TT with $$$?

Postby cloudhidden » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:07 pm

Depends on your aspirations. If you want a shot at big law, then the first option. If PI or much smaller firms are what you are after, then the second option doesn't sound too bad if the scholarships are substantial. Kind of my dilemma right now.

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Re: T-30 at sticker v TT with $$$?

Postby llachans » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:08 pm

I meant it more generally because I haven't seen this question explicitly addressed.

For me the T-30 is Iowa while the other schools include Michigan State, U Tennessee, L & C, U Oregon, DePaul, and Chicago - Kent. Mich State & DePaul have both offered me 75% tuition while I'm still waiting on other scholarship offers. I'm originally from Chicago which is the only reason I really applied to DePaul and Kent (I realize their employment prospects are terrible).

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Re: T-30 at sticker v TT with $$$?

Postby srfngdd6 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:08 pm

in a similar dilemma as well

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Re: T-30 at sticker v TT with $$$?

Postby 071816 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:09 pm

What are the stips on the scholarships?

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Re: T-30 at sticker v TT with $$$?

Postby llachans » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:12 pm

chimp wrote:What are the stips on the scholarships?


Michigan State was a 2.5. I think DePaul was also around that range.

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Re: T-30 at sticker v TT with $$$?

Postby Grizz » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:13 pm

Where are you from? Regardless, I'd.

Retake and get into better schools.

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Re: T-30 at sticker v TT with $$$?

Postby cloudhidden » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:19 pm

As someone who can relate, I guess it comes down to what I want with my career. Tough to reverse-engineer that decision before I have even attended a class. If you go T-30 at sticker but don't graduate top 25% or so you will have massive debt that I imagine will take decades to pay off. Tier 2 and you still have three years opportunity cost and COL, but can dig yourself out more easily, although your career options are much more limited.

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Re: T-30 at sticker v TT with $$$?

Postby llachans » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:19 pm

Grizz wrote:Where are you from? Regardless, I'd.

Retake and get into better schools.


Chicago, unfortunately. I did my undergrad at Iowa.

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Re: T-30 at sticker v TT with $$$?

Postby cinephile » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:20 pm

Does Iowa at sticker actually mean instate tuition at Iowa? If so, go for Iowa.

Your other options are all over the place. I wouldn't take Depaul or Kent, but the Oregon schools or Tennessee wouldn't be bad if you're from there and want to remain there.

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Re: T-30 at sticker v TT with $$$?

Postby cloudhidden » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:22 pm

Grizz wrote:Where are you from? Regardless, I'd.

Retake and get into better schools.


Even if it's a third time... three scores no effect on CCN?

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Re: T-30 at sticker v TT with $$$?

Postby llachans » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:23 pm

cinephile wrote:Does Iowa at sticker actually mean instate tuition at Iowa? If so, go for Iowa.

Your other options are all over the place. I wouldn't take Depaul or Kent, but the Oregon schools or Tennessee wouldn't be bad if you're from there and want to remain there.


I'm not sure if I qualify or not, although I believe Iowa residency is easy to achieve. Only the first year *might* be out-of-state tuition.

I don't have regional ties to Oregon or Tennessee, but I've always wanted to live in either one. I have family in Oregon. I really can't stand the midwest.

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Re: T-30 at sticker v TT with $$$?

Postby Grizz » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:04 pm

cloudhidden wrote:
Grizz wrote:Where are you from? Regardless, I'd.

Retake and get into better schools.


Even if it's a third time... three scores no effect on CCN?

Evidence suggest no.

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Re: T-30 at sticker v TT with $$$?

Postby Grizz » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:06 pm

llachans wrote:
cinephile wrote:Does Iowa at sticker actually mean instate tuition at Iowa? If so, go for Iowa.

Your other options are all over the place. I wouldn't take Depaul or Kent, but the Oregon schools or Tennessee wouldn't be bad if you're from there and want to remain there.


I'm not sure if I qualify or not, although I believe Iowa residency is easy to achieve. Only the first year *might* be out-of-state tuition.

I don't have regional ties to Oregon or Tennessee, but I've always wanted to live in either one. I have family in Oregon. I really can't stand the midwest.

It's pretty damn hard to get a job in TN if you're not from TN or go to school at UT-Knoxville or Vanderbilt. Even if you do go to those, it's an uphill battle. If you don't go to school in TN and not from TN, you're probably gonna be SOL.

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Re: T-30 at sticker v TT with $$$?

Postby llachans » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:21 pm

Grizz wrote: If you don't go to school in TN and not from TN, you're probably gonna be SOL.


In an above post, I said I was considering University of TN - Knoxville.

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Re: T-30 at sticker v TT with $$$?

Postby Grizz » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:29 pm

llachans wrote:
Grizz wrote: If you don't go to school in TN and not from TN, you're probably gonna be SOL.


In an above post, I said I was considering University of TN - Knoxville.

Whoops, missed that part. Still gonna be tough though.




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