Harvard($$) vs Berkeley($$) vs Georgetown($$$$)

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Harvard($$) vs Berkeley($$) vs Georgetown($$$$)

Poll ended at Sat May 02, 2015 1:57 am

Harvard
7
88%
Berkeley
1
13%
Georgetown
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 8

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Harvard($$) vs Berkeley($$) vs Georgetown($$$$)

Postby coffeeeeeee » Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:57 am

-COA of all three years combined
Harvard 173K (90k grant), Berkeley 168K (70k grant+ still waiting on matching), Georgetown 55k (180k scholly+grant)

-How you will be financing your COA
Loans and LRAP after graduation

-Where you are from and where you want to work, and other places where you have significant ties (if any)
I'm flexible. I've lived in rural, suburban, metropolitan cities. I like NYC and wouldn't mind returning for work. I'd like to try living in CA. I'd like to avoid cold, long winters but that won't be possible with Boston.

-Your general career goals
Public interest but not government

-Your LSAT/GPA numbers
171/3.8

-How many times you have taken the LSAT
3

My #1 choice was NYU but they offered NADA and even with LRAP I don't think I want to put myself in that financial situation. I didn't get to visit any of these schools but my hesitations are the extremely cold weather in Boston (yes, weather matters to me... a lot), the really large class size at Georgetown and their focus on government for PI, and Berkeley... well they're really slow about the scholarship info. They've probably ran out of funds by now. I would like to have some sort of quality of life and in an environment students are generally happy in. I've heard so many horror stories from Columbia and Cornell.

Any thoughts on which school I should commit to? I've got to choose soon but I'm stuck.

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Re: Harvard($$) vs Berkeley($$) vs Georgetown($$$$)

Postby leslieknope » Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:03 am

Harvard, especially since you want non-gov PI and LIPP's amazing. You should try negotiating with NYU using your H grant if you're really committed to them, though- I had some success doing that (even after they initially denied my appeal- feel free to PM me if you want more info). If Berkeley matches, reevaluate. Berkeley with $$$ would probably be the best compromise for you given your goals and limitations.

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Re: Harvard($$) vs Berkeley($$) vs Georgetown($$$$)

Postby rpupkin » Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:06 am

If your COA at Berkeley (instead of GULC) was $55K, and if you had California-specific goals, then your question would be interesting. But with your actual choices, I think the answer is Harvard and it's not really close.

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Re: Harvard($$) vs Berkeley($$) vs Georgetown($$$$)

Postby Eastboundndown » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:05 am

rpupkin wrote:If your COA at Berkeley (instead of GULC) was $55K, and if you had California-specific goals, then your question would be interesting. But with your actual choices, I think the answer is Harvard and it's not really close.

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Re: Harvard($$) vs Berkeley($$) vs Georgetown($$$$)

Postby ballcaps » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:14 am

Eastboundndown wrote:
rpupkin wrote:If your COA at Berkeley (instead of GULC) was $55K, and if you had California-specific goals, then your question would be interesting. But with your actual choices, I think the answer is Harvard and it's not really close.

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Re: Harvard($$) vs Berkeley($$) vs Georgetown($$$$)

Postby TasmanianToucan » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:23 am

Harvard.

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Re: Harvard($$) vs Berkeley($$) vs Georgetown($$$$)

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:24 am

Harvard easily, for reasons so obvious they aren't worth explaining.

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Re: Harvard($$) vs Berkeley($$) vs Georgetown($$$$)

Postby usn26 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:25 am

This thread is from April. Decision's probably made.

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Re: Harvard($$) vs Berkeley($$) vs Georgetown($$$$)

Postby Hand » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:28 am

usn26 wrote:This thread is from April. Decision's probably made.

I really like it when threads like these get necro'd with a post that just quotes the one above it.

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Re: Harvard($$) vs Berkeley($$) vs Georgetown($$$$)

Postby usn26 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:34 am

Hand wrote:
usn26 wrote:This thread is from April. Decision's probably made.

I really like it when threads like these get necro'd with a post that just quotes the one above it.


HEYHEYHEYHEYHEY! I agree with that dude…

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Re: Harvard($$) vs Berkeley($$) vs Georgetown($$$$)

Postby TasmanianToucan » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:48 am

usn26 wrote:
Hand wrote:
usn26 wrote:This thread is from April. Decision's probably made.

I really like it when threads like these get necro'd with a post that just quotes the one above it.


HEYHEYHEYHEYHEY! I agree with that dude…

Hey, agreeing with each other and patting ourselves on the back for being in line with TLS conventional wisdom is a time honored tradition around here. Don't threaten my right to quote and add nothing. (But in all seriousness without an upvote/downvote system that's kind of the only way we have to reinforce a good comment.)

Agreed on annoying necro'd posts though.

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Re: Harvard($$) vs Berkeley($$) vs Georgetown($$$$)

Postby usn26 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:53 am

TasmanianToucan wrote:
usn26 wrote:
Hand wrote:
usn26 wrote:This thread is from April. Decision's probably made.

I really like it when threads like these get necro'd with a post that just quotes the one above it.


HEYHEYHEYHEYHEY! I agree with that dude…

Hey, agreeing with each other and patting ourselves on the back for being in line with TLS conventional wisdom is a time honored tradition around here. Don't threaten my right to quote and add nothing. (But in all seriousness without an upvote/downvote system that's kind of the only way we have to reinforce a good comment.)

Agreed on annoying necro'd posts though.


+1

(How do you think I shitposted my way to 500+?)

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Re: Harvard($$) vs Berkeley($$) vs Georgetown($$$$)

Postby TasmanianToucan » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:55 am

usn26 wrote:
TasmanianToucan wrote:
usn26 wrote:
Hand wrote:
usn26 wrote:This thread is from April. Decision's probably made.

I really like it when threads like these get necro'd with a post that just quotes the one above it.


HEYHEYHEYHEYHEY! I agree with that dude…

Hey, agreeing with each other and patting ourselves on the back for being in line with TLS conventional wisdom is a time honored tradition around here. Don't threaten my right to quote and add nothing. (But in all seriousness without an upvote/downvote system that's kind of the only way we have to reinforce a good comment.)

Agreed on annoying necro'd posts though.


+1

(How do you think I shitposted my way to 500+?)

Oooooh, let's turn this into an annoying TLS meta thread!

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Re: Harvard($$) vs Berkeley($$) vs Georgetown($$$$)

Postby Hand » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:59 am

TasmanianToucan wrote:
usn26 wrote:
TasmanianToucan wrote:
usn26 wrote:
Hand wrote:
usn26 wrote:This thread is from April. Decision's probably made.

I really like it when threads like these get necro'd with a post that just quotes the one above it.


HEYHEYHEYHEYHEY! I agree with that dude…

Hey, agreeing with each other and patting ourselves on the back for being in line with TLS conventional wisdom is a time honored tradition around here. Don't threaten my right to quote and add nothing. (But in all seriousness without an upvote/downvote system that's kind of the only way we have to reinforce a good comment.)

Agreed on annoying necro'd posts though.


+1

(How do you think I shitposted my way to 500+?)

Oooooh, let's turn this into an annoying TLS meta thread!


Time to PW

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Re: Harvard($$) vs Berkeley($$) vs Georgetown($$$$)

Postby TasmanianToucan » Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:07 pm

Hand wrote:
TasmanianToucan wrote:
usn26 wrote:
TasmanianToucan wrote:
usn26 wrote:
Hand wrote:
usn26 wrote:This thread is from April. Decision's probably made.

I really like it when threads like these get necro'd with a post that just quotes the one above it.


HEYHEYHEYHEYHEY! I agree with that dude…

Hey, agreeing with each other and patting ourselves on the back for being in line with TLS conventional wisdom is a time honored tradition around here. Don't threaten my right to quote and add nothing. (But in all seriousness without an upvote/downvote system that's kind of the only way we have to reinforce a good comment.)

Agreed on annoying necro'd posts though.


+1

(How do you think I shitposted my way to 500+?)

Oooooh, let's turn this into an annoying TLS meta thread!


Time to PW

Where's Hikko?

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Re: Harvard($$) vs Berkeley($$) vs Georgetown($$$$)

Postby Hikikomorist » Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:55 pm

TasmanianToucan wrote:
Hand wrote:
TasmanianToucan wrote:
usn26 wrote:
TasmanianToucan wrote:
usn26 wrote:
Hand wrote:I really like it when threads like these get necro'd with a post that just quotes the one above it.


HEYHEYHEYHEYHEY! I agree with that dude…

Hey, agreeing with each other and patting ourselves on the back for being in line with TLS conventional wisdom is a time honored tradition around here. Don't threaten my right to quote and add nothing. (But in all seriousness without an upvote/downvote system that's kind of the only way we have to reinforce a good comment.)

Agreed on annoying necro'd posts though.


+1

(How do you think I shitposted my way to 500+?)

Oooooh, let's turn this into an annoying TLS meta thread!


Time to PW

Where's Hikko?

I'm here! But no PW, as usual.




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