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moali88
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upenn or BU ($$)?

Postby moali88 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:06 am

I'm coming out of heavy debt after HYP undergrad. BU has offered me 20k/ year, and I just got into upenn. What should i do?

not sure what i wanna do with my life...

very debt averse at this point.

does upenn give good financial aid? is it well respected?

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cardinalandgold
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Re: upenn or BU ($$)?

Postby cardinalandgold » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:07 am

moali88 wrote:I'm coming out of heavy debt after HYP undergrad. BU has offered me 20k/ year, and I just got into upenn. What should i do?

not sure what i wanna do with my life...

very debt averse at this point.

does upenn give good financial aid? is it well respected?

LOL :D

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Re: upenn or BU ($$)?

Postby moali88 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:09 am

LOL i mean obviuosly its well respected, but HOW much better is it, than say, UCLA ?

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Steven Perry
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Re: upenn or BU ($$)?

Postby Steven Perry » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:12 am

Wait and see what UPenn offers before you commit one way or the other. While I love BU and am heavily considering a future matriculation to that campus, UPenn is without a doubt more prestigious.

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Re: upenn or BU ($$)?

Postby Renzo » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:12 am

U Penn? I think I've heard of them. They beat LSU in bowl game this year, right?

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vanwinkle
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Re: upenn or BU ($$)?

Postby vanwinkle » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:12 am

Penn is one of the top ten law schools in the country. It's an Ivy, and on top of that, it's not Cornell.

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Re: upenn or BU ($$)?

Postby CardinalRules » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:12 am

moali88 wrote:I'm coming out of heavy debt after HYP undergrad. BU has offered me 20k/ year, and I just got into upenn. What should i do?

not sure what i wanna do with my life...

very debt averse at this point.

does upenn give good financial aid? is it well respected?


I hesitate to advise anyone on matters involving personal finances, but I should mention that Penn is significantly (and more broadly) better respected than BU. So I would recommend trying to leverage as much aid as you can out of them rather than simply going with the easy offer. You should also realize that you'll probably be committed to practicing in New England if you choose BU. I'm not suggesting that there's anything wrong with a career there if you like the region, but it's something to consider.

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Re: upenn or BU ($$)?

Postby CardinalRules » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:14 am

moali88 wrote:LOL i mean obviuosly its well respected, but HOW much better is it, than say, UCLA ?


It depends on the region to some extent, but I would say that Penn >> UCLA > BU.

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Re: upenn or BU ($$)?

Postby vanwinkle » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:15 am

managamy wrote:
moali88 wrote:LOL i mean obviuosly its well respected, but HOW much better is it, than say, UCLA ?

It depends on the region to some extent, but I would say that Penn >> UCLA > BU.

This obviously depends on which side of the Mississippi you live on. For folks on the east side, it's Penn >> BU > UCLA.

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Re: upenn or BU ($$)?

Postby Nom Sawyer » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:17 am

vanwinkle wrote:Penn is one of the top ten law schools in the country. It's an Ivy, and on top of that, it's not Cornell.


bolded is the important part

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Re: upenn or BU ($$)?

Postby CardinalRules » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:19 am

vanwinkle wrote:
managamy wrote:
moali88 wrote:LOL i mean obviuosly its well respected, but HOW much better is it, than say, UCLA ?

It depends on the region to some extent, but I would say that Penn >> UCLA > BU.

This obviously depends on which side of the Mississippi you live on. For folks on the east side, it's Penn >> BU > UCLA.


True. I was speaking as a West Coaster.

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Re: upenn or BU ($$)?

Postby vanwinkle » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:23 am

managamy wrote:True. I was speaking as a West Coaster.

I figured, just clarifying for those that weren't. :wink:




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