Chicago Kent 20k. year cond. 3.25 GPA or Rutgers 5k scholly?

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Chicago Kent with 20,000/yr. scholly or Rutgers Camden 5k scholly?

Chicago-Kent w/ 20k/yr. @ 3.25 GPA
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Rutgers Camden w/ 5k/yr. @3.33 GPA and summer classes
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DarkJuliet
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Chicago Kent 20k. year cond. 3.25 GPA or Rutgers 5k scholly?

Postby DarkJuliet » Sun May 01, 2011 3:35 pm

Hey, guys. I'll try to keep it short.

Frankly, I was a little amazed that I even got into a decent school, but here I am. A few schools accepted me: Indiana-Indianapolis, Rutgers Camden, Chicago Kent at IIT and several others. Other rejections and acceptance letters will come trickling in I'm sure, but I need to ask your guys' opinions.

Chicago Kent's acceptance letter came in pretty late. Obviously I know that it's ranked higher than Rutgers Camden, but I want to know which school you guys would choose. Kent's scholarship money offer would be cut in half to 10,000 per year if I fall below a 3.25 but keep myself above a 3. I haven't even begun looking at housing in Chicago yet.

Then there's Rutgers... I've emailed the dean about negotiating my scholarship money amount northward but it is the weekend and I won't hear anything till tomorrow. So far, Camden is offering me the usual 5 grand per year contingent I keep my GPA at a 3.33.

Cost of Kent without scholarship money? About 42,000. Rutgers? About 25,000. With scholarships in place they turn out to be just about the same.


So far, I'm leaning more towards Rutgers because I've registered for their summer jump start program which allows me to take 4 units during the summer which will make my first year much easier---or so I think.

What do you guys think? I'd love to hear what you think. Chicago has its draws and I would probably go for Kent if I didn't already sign the darned lease!!

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Re: Chicago Kent 20k. year cond. 3.25 GPA or Rutgers 5k scholly?

Postby JamMasterJ » Sun May 01, 2011 3:50 pm

OP 3.25 is really high. I withdrew from Kent and they came back offering 25K per yr. I think that you should try to get the stips removed, it might be doable.

Furthermore, in this situation, you have to go to the school that places where you want to work.

DarkJuliet
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Re: Chicago Kent 20k. year cond. 3.25 GPA or Rutgers 5k scholly?

Postby DarkJuliet » Sun May 01, 2011 3:53 pm

Gonna be hard to get the stipulations removed these days....I'm hoping to use those against Rutgers in an attempt to squeeze out more than just 5k a year from them... I mean, that's 3.33 instead of a 3.25!

DarkJuliet
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Re: Chicago Kent 20k. year cond. 3.25 GPA or Rutgers 5k scholly?

Postby DarkJuliet » Tue May 03, 2011 11:32 am

bump

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Muenchen
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Re: Chicago Kent 20k. year cond. 3.25 GPA or Rutgers 5k scholly?

Postby Muenchen » Tue May 03, 2011 11:36 am

Really? You're going to bump your own thread after only two days?

Here's a hint at why no one is answering: viewforum.php?f=1

Wrong forum, bro.




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