help me decide, W&L, Rutgers, American, Cardozo

A forum for those current students who are or may be transferring from one school to another. Post any questions, advice, or other transfer related comments here.
Forum rules
Anonymous Posting

Anonymous posting is only available to the creator of each thread. The anonymous posting feature is intended to permit the solicitation of anonymous advice regarding the transfer application process, chances of being accepted, etc. Unacceptable uses include: testing the feature, questions which are clearly fake or hypothetical in nature, harassing other users, etc. Posters should also read and understand the announcements posted at the top of the Transfers forum prior to using the anonymous feature.

Failure to follow these rules will get you outed, warned, or banned.

pick one

Washington and Lee
25
46%
Cardozo
10
19%
American
13
24%
Rutgers Camden
6
11%
 
Total votes: 54

evanmd
Posts: 19
Joined: Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:04 pm

help me decide, W&L, Rutgers, American, Cardozo

Postby evanmd » Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:43 pm

Heres the skinny, I want to practice somewhere between NYC, Philly, and DC. Sometimes Cali seems like it might be fun too. Basically im undecided. The choices are Washington and Lee, Rutgers Camden, American, and Cardozo. SO, which school will afford me most mobility? Which is the overall best choice? Or failing that, any opinion at all would be good. Money is not a consideration.

User avatar
Verity
Posts: 1253
Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:26 pm

Re: help me decide, W&L, Rutgers, American, Cardozo

Postby Verity » Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:45 pm

American, but you won't get Cali. The answer is retake & reapply.

am060459
Posts: 609
Joined: Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:14 am

Re: help me decide, W&L, Rutgers, American, Cardozo

Postby am060459 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:46 pm

evanmd wrote:Heres the skinny, I want to practice somewhere between NYC, Philly, and DC. Sometimes Cali seems like it might be fun too. Basically im undecided. The choices are Washington and Lee, Rutgers Camden, American, and Cardozo. SO, which school will afford me most mobility? Which is the overall best choice? Or failing that, any opinion at all would be good. Money is not a consideration.



balling!!!!!!!!!!

i picked American. it has a good reputation and is well known on the east coast.

evanmd
Posts: 19
Joined: Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:04 pm

Re: help me decide, W&L, Rutgers, American, Cardozo

Postby evanmd » Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:46 pm

Im transferring, so there is no retake and reapply. Its go time.

User avatar
Verity
Posts: 1253
Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:26 pm

Re: help me decide, W&L, Rutgers, American, Cardozo

Postby Verity » Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:48 pm

evanmd wrote:Im transferring, so there is no retake and reapply. Its go time.



American, or dropout.

am060459
Posts: 609
Joined: Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:14 am

Re: help me decide, W&L, Rutgers, American, Cardozo

Postby am060459 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:51 pm

evanmd wrote:Im transferring, so there is no retake and reapply. Its go time.


im loving your style.


if "its go time", then american is your best choice.

random5483
Posts: 684
Joined: Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:17 pm

Re: help me decide, W&L, Rutgers, American, Cardozo

Postby random5483 » Sat Jul 16, 2011 2:53 pm

Just out of curiosity, why would one pick American over W&L (only know the schools based on their listing on the rankings page). W&L is higher ranked and located close in VA, so placements in DC/NY/Philly should be decent.

mighttransfer
Posts: 105
Joined: Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:45 pm

Re: help me decide, W&L, Rutgers, American, Cardozo

Postby mighttransfer » Sat Jul 16, 2011 3:04 pm

W&L over the others without question. I have heard, however, the W&L has a funky transfer GPA policy by which it discounts your 1L GPA. Not sure about details, though.

User avatar
ndirish2010
Posts: 2950
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:41 pm

Re: help me decide, W&L, Rutgers, American, Cardozo

Postby ndirish2010 » Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:43 pm

LOL at people saying American over W&L. However, transferring into any of these schools isn't a great idea.

User avatar
Aberzombie1892
Posts: 1907
Joined: Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:56 am

Re: help me decide, W&L, Rutgers, American, Cardozo

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:06 am

It's tough between American and W&L. The former is in DC and thus allows for amazing internship experiences through the summer and academic year, but isn't known for placing students into desirable private sector jobs (I imagine government is good). The latter is somewhat known for getting its graduates some desirable private sector jobs, but isn't known for placing in OP's desired regions.

For me, the tie breaker would be American being in a major metropolitan area. On the flip side, American is #3 in the metropolitan area and the schools above it have larger class sizes.

Honestly, it could go either way. However, I'm not certain I would transfer to either. OP, what school are you transferring from?

evanmd
Posts: 19
Joined: Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:04 pm

Re: help me decide, W&L, Rutgers, American, Cardozo

Postby evanmd » Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:29 am

Im transferring out of Syracuse University.

evanmd
Posts: 19
Joined: Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:04 pm

Re: help me decide, W&L, Rutgers, American, Cardozo

Postby evanmd » Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:54 pm

BTW, why is nobody voting for Cardozo? Any particular reason?

User avatar
IrwinM.Fletcher
Posts: 1196
Joined: Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:55 pm

Re: help me decide, W&L, Rutgers, American, Cardozo

Postby IrwinM.Fletcher » Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:04 pm

Good god, W&L and it's not even close. American is a black hole for employment purposes.

0L's need to stfu and quit giving terrible advice in employment and transfer threads.

User avatar
loblaw
Posts: 220
Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:27 pm

Re: help me decide, W&L, Rutgers, American, Cardozo

Postby loblaw » Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:29 pm

W&L

User avatar
Aberzombie1892
Posts: 1907
Joined: Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:56 am

Re: help me decide, W&L, Rutgers, American, Cardozo

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:43 pm

OP - I think you may be better off top 10% (or whatever the case may be) at Syracuse and mass mailing than as a transfer to W&L or American.

You already took the major risk by attending Syracuse in the first place, and I'm uncertain that you should take an additional risk by transferring and potentially giving up LR and latin honors.

evanmd
Posts: 19
Joined: Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:04 pm

Re: help me decide, W&L, Rutgers, American, Cardozo

Postby evanmd » Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:58 pm

Aberzombie1892 wrote:OP - I think you may be better off top 10% (or whatever the case may be) at Syracuse and mass mailing than as a transfer to W&L or American.

You already took the major risk by attending Syracuse in the first place, and I'm uncertain that you should take an additional risk by transferring and potentially giving up LR and latin honors.


While this is all true, I need to leave Syracuse. I really like the school, SU is great.... but I cant deal with 179 inches of snow, 40 inches of rain, and a town that is so thoroughly ghetto that people got murdered a three doors down from my house. Oh, and walking to class when its -13 out wasnt charming either.

Zazelmaf
Posts: 229
Joined: Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:42 pm

Re: help me decide, W&L, Rutgers, American, Cardozo

Postby Zazelmaf » Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:47 pm

That's exactly how I feel about where I'm at. Same winter (from California), but had to take the bus in it as I don't live near campus. I'm excited to leave.

evanmd
Posts: 19
Joined: Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:04 pm

Re: help me decide, W&L, Rutgers, American, Cardozo

Postby evanmd » Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:45 pm

Zazelmaf wrote:That's exactly how I feel about where I'm at. Same winter (from California), but had to take the bus in it as I don't live near campus. I'm excited to leave.

Where are you transferring to if you don't mind me asking?

User avatar
Ersatz Haderach
Posts: 237
Joined: Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:42 am

Re: help me decide, W&L, Rutgers, American, Cardozo

Postby Ersatz Haderach » Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:47 pm

IrwinM.Fletcher wrote:Good god, W&L and it's not even close. American is a black hole for employment purposes.

0L's need to stfu and quit giving terrible advice in employment and transfer threads.

RodneyBoonfield
Posts: 309
Joined: Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:54 pm

Re: help me decide, W&L, Rutgers, American, Cardozo

Postby RodneyBoonfield » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:32 am

Don't think you can go wrong with wnl or cardozo. Depends where you want to work i would imagine. NY for cardozo and wnl for dc. Did you apply to fordham?

evanmd
Posts: 19
Joined: Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:04 pm

Re: help me decide, W&L, Rutgers, American, Cardozo

Postby evanmd » Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:57 pm

RodneyBoonfield wrote:Don't think you can go wrong with wnl or cardozo. Depends where you want to work i would imagine. NY for cardozo and wnl for dc. Did you apply to fordham?


No I didn't, for which I consider my self an enormous idiot. That should have been fairly obvious.




Return to “Transfers”

Who is online

The online users are hidden on this forum.