weejonbu wrote:NorCalBruin wrote:I just got my acceptance package from GW.
No scholarship information though... I'm assuming I didn't get one? Is that correct?
I'm 169 / 3.8, so I was hoping for at least SOMETHING. I mean the dean wrote on my acceptance letter "Great personal statement! You're an outstanding candidate! Hope tha tyou continue your law school adventure at GW this fall..." and such and such. Maybe they write that for everyone.
I got my acceptance packet today as well, and the handwritten note was almost word-for-word the same: "You're an outstanding candidate - great personal statement! I hope you will join the GW community this fall."
Btw, I have a question for people on this forum. It appears I haven't been offered any money yet either, and by all means I am a debt averse person. But I got through undergrad with $0 debt, and I don't see a huge issue with having some after law school, as starting pay, even ITE, is pretty decent. Yeah, GWU is Gtown's red-headed stepchild, and yeah COL in DC is totally ridiculous. . . but I don't know, for some reason I will still VERY seriously consider this school barring acceptances at a better school or a cheaper but comparable option. Just seems like everyone is ready to withdraw the minute they get accepted at GWU.
I guess my thing is better ranked schools have offered me money. Ranking isn't everything, I <3 DC, and I have parents covering most, if not all, of law school...but still. I could not stomach paying sticker plus COL in DC when I could go to UT for way less money, you know? I don't mind having a little debt post-law school, but I want to be smart about how I spend my money. Now, if GW had given me a scholarship it would be a front-runner for me...so it hurts to have to cross it off my list.