UCLA/Georgetown or Boston U $$$?

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moali88
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UCLA/Georgetown or Boston U $$$?

Postby moali88 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:40 pm

So, I live in LA:

I was offered 20 k/year from BU
I LOVE DC/want to work in gov.
If I go to UCLA, I'll save housing costs

What should I do???

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ruleser
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Re: UCLA/Georgetown or Boston U $$$?

Postby ruleser » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:44 pm

Think GULC is the choice since you love DC, want to work in Govt, and its the only national of the bunch.

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Re: UCLA/Georgetown or Boston U $$$?

Postby moali88 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:53 pm

Is it worth the sticker price though??

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Re: UCLA/Georgetown or Boston U $$$?

Postby ruleser » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:56 pm

moali88 wrote:Is it worth the sticker price though??

If you want to live in DC and do gov't, yes. If you want to live in LA, maybe - UCLA isn't a ton cheaper, saving housing costs is nice but you still have other expenses so that only saves you max 10k/year. 20K less to go to Boston if you don't want to work there doesn't make sense to me - I think you will have more than 60K worth of frustration/reduced job ops throughout life in DC/LA if you do BU instead of GULC.

Obviously though the math is for you to do and deciding more solidly where you want to end up.

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Re: UCLA/Georgetown or Boston U $$$?

Postby nealric » Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:08 pm

I think UCLA is completely out:

DC really isn't that expensive- you probably won't save a dime in housing costs in LA. With the state of California being as it is, the planned tuition hikes actually exceed the cost of GULC.




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