Lwoods wrote: mcubberly wrote: Lwoods wrote: mcubberly wrote:
Yeah...I guess I wasn't expecting more, but I hoped there would be a chance for more...it doesn't compare to IU-B and U of I. Crap. Also, if you get an Academic Merit, apparently you can't get a leadership or diversity enrichment
Since you qualify for in-state at UIUC and that's the most prestigious of the 3, that seems like it'd be your best bet. Or do you think you'll hold out for the Moritz?
I'm gonna try to negotiate with them, but we'll see. It sucks, OSU's been my top choice. U of I would be cool, but central IL...
I don't think I'd have any chance of getting the Moritz, so if I can't negotiate, I guess it's off the table. If I could even get like 5k more, I'd probably do it. I know UIUC is a better school, but I was really feeling Moritz.
Maybe it's just because I worked at a firm with a strong Chicago presence, but UIUC is definitely more prestigious even out to the East coast.
Of course, OSU's big advantage over IUB and UIUC is that it's in a city with all kinds of good legal jobs. It's the capital city, so everything at the state level is here, but it's also a legit city in terms of the companies that are located here as well. Plus, as noted above, there are a couple BigLaw firms with offices here (and a lot of "regional BigLaw" firms too).
I got a leadership scholly!
$8500/yr I'm happy with it...I was worried that I would get nothing with my GPA!
Congrats!! Guess our super-long essays didn't preclude us from receiving leadership scholarships.
Congrats to both of you guys! That's awesome!!
Yeah, UIUC would be cool, especially because I like Chicago. I've just been to central IL a lot, and eh. OSU, in addition to being in a city I like, has my family there. It'd be nice to go visit my sister at college and see my brother in high school too. I called Jimmi and asked for some advice... She told me to email Dean Solomon in a situation like this, so we'll see.
I feel weird about wanting OSU over more prestigious schools like UIUC, but it'd just be nice to be back, and I really liked it when I visited.