A choice

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Pay sticker at a top 3 Ivy or free ride at lower ranked state school?

Sticker price at an Ivy - it will pay for itself in the long run
21
75%
Free ride man, nothing beats being a lawyer with no debt
7
25%
 
Total votes: 28

weso1
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A choice

Postby weso1 » Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:35 am

So I have a friend that is kind of walking me through the whole lsat and law school application process. As we were talking the other day he told about his situation.

He was accepted to a top 3 school, but no scholarship money. He also got in at a lower ranked school, still in the top 75, but a full free ride all three years.

I know what he chose. I think I know what I might choose. But I want to hear from other people about what they would choose. Perhaps some of you have even been in this exact same position?

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PDaddy
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Re: A choice

Postby PDaddy » Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:14 am

Have fun at
Harvard
Yale
Columbia
Penn
Cornell

:wink:

shoeshine
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Re: A choice

Postby shoeshine » Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:34 am

The poll says IVY. I would not pay sticker at Cornell over a full ride somewhere else. However, I would pay sticker at Harvard, Yale, or Stanford above full rides at most T1s.

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SarahKerrigan
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Re: A choice

Postby SarahKerrigan » Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:21 pm

by top 3 you mean Harvard, Cooley, Georgetown right? Or do you mean the USNW rankings? I'm just kidding, i saw the Cooley rankings today and thought it was kind of funny.

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Re: A choice

Postby Veyron » Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:29 pm

shoeshine wrote:The poll says IVY. I would not pay sticker at Cornell over a full ride somewhere else. However, I would pay sticker at Harvard, Yale, or Stanford above full rides at most T1s.


Stttanford is an Ivy now?

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Re: A choice

Postby lzyovrachievr » Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:24 pm

weso1 wrote:He was accepted to a top 3 school, but no scholarship money. He also got in at a lower ranked school, still in the top 75, but a full free ride all three years.

...If he was accepted to HYS, he would most likely have gotten money at a higher ranked school than 'top 75.' That's the option I would take, depending on the school. But I don't personally value Ivy just for being Ivy.

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Re: A choice

Postby shoeshine » Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:39 pm

Veyron wrote:
shoeshine wrote:The poll says IVY. I would not pay sticker at Cornell over a full ride somewhere else. However, I would pay sticker at Harvard, Yale, or Stanford above full rides at most T1s.


Stttanford is an Ivy now?


I was not saying Stanford was an Ivy. But I would rather go to Stanford than Cornell or Penn.

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Re: A choice

Postby target » Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:44 pm

lzyovrachievr wrote:
weso1 wrote:He was accepted to a top 3 school, but no scholarship money. He also got in at a lower ranked school, still in the top 75, but a full free ride all three years.

...If he was accepted to HYS, he would most likely have gotten money at a higher ranked school than 'top 75.' That's the option I would take, depending on the school. But I don't personally value Ivy just for being Ivy.


Agree with this. If your friend was accepted to HYS, I would be surprised if he didn't get a full ride at some of the T1 schools, even T30.

Also, HYS don't give out merit aids from what I know.




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