UVA or Emory ($$$)? Looking for opinions

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UVA (no $$) or Emory (81K)?

UVA
23
70%
Emory
10
30%
 
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leavingnc
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UVA or Emory ($$$)? Looking for opinions

Postby leavingnc » Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:03 pm

Looking for opinions on UVA (no money) or Emory (81K merit based scholarship). Loved UVA, haven't visited Emory yet (but am attending ASWs for both in the next month). Should I go by rankings, or are there significant reasons why Emory would be a good choice (aside from the money...although that is a significant reason)? Not sure where/what I want to practice upon graduation. Any insight would be much appreciated!

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chinagator
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Re: UVA or Emory ($$$)? Looking for opinions

Postby chinagator » Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:16 pm

UVA hands down.

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Blindmelon
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Re: UVA or Emory ($$$)? Looking for opinions

Postby Blindmelon » Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:20 pm

UVA. Not even a question.

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thickfreakness
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Re: UVA or Emory ($$$)? Looking for opinions

Postby thickfreakness » Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:36 pm

It depends on how debt averse you are, but unless you're already saddled with substantial undergraduate debt I don't think there's any way you should pass up UVA. It is going to beat Emory in its own market, plus Charlottesville is better than Atlanta.

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soullesswonder
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Re: UVA or Emory ($$$)? Looking for opinions

Postby soullesswonder » Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:57 pm

At best, Emory is fourth in its home market, behind UVA, Duke, and Vandy. Emory will trail those schools in virtually every other market as well. The drop-off from the Southern Big Three is too great to ignore - head to UVA.

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OneKnight
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Re: UVA or Emory ($$$)? Looking for opinions

Postby OneKnight » Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:59 pm

UVa, even without $$$.
That said, you can't know with any certainty that you have not received a scholarship because they are still sending them out, so wait it out another week or so...

leavingnc
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Re: UVA or Emory ($$$)? Looking for opinions

Postby leavingnc » Sat Apr 03, 2010 3:57 pm

Definitely haven't received a scholarship to UVA. I've heard mixed reviews from people negotiating scholarship offers with UVA--I'm not sure my numbers would even deserve a scholarship so I haven't sent anything, although I mentioned it to an admissions officer at UVA's ASW.

Am attending Emory's ASW next weekend and am banking on getting a "feeling" from the school one way or another (as Emory's deposit is due the following week...).

Any last minute opinions?

leavingnc
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Re: UVA or Emory ($$$)? Looking for opinions

Postby leavingnc » Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:28 am

Welp, for anyone who might still be paying attention, I'll be headed to UVA in the fall! I was actually surprised by how much I liked Emory when I visited for ASW, but UVA won out in the end for a number of reasons, including name and prestige.

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Re: UVA or Emory ($$$)? Looking for opinions

Postby memaha » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:02 am

leavingnc wrote:Welp, for anyone who might still be paying attention, I'll be headed to UVA in the fall! I was actually surprised by how much I liked Emory when I visited for ASW, but UVA won out in the end for a number of reasons, including name and prestige.


good choice! :) see ya in the fall!




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