merc280 wrote: txadv11 wrote: upfish wrote:
txadv11 wrote:Well, my cycle for 2011 admission is complete, just withdrew from my last pending school!
Right now it is coming down to:
OKC with huge scholy
Tulsa with nice scholy
Arkansas-Little Rock with nice scholy and resident waiver
Ohio Northern with crazy $
I'm from Tulsa, OK, and if I were to narrow your OK list down, I would say go w/Tulsa. I didn't even know OKC had a law school, and I'd imagine that it has a hard time competing w/OU and maybe even TU grads there.
Tulsa places mostly okay in Tulsa afaik. I knew some attorneys from there when I was in school at TU as an undergrad.
Yeah, I'm going to visit them later this month. At the point I've been to STCL, Tech, OKC, Ark. I haven't seen Tulsa (going soon), Ohio Northern (not sure about this one), and Mecer (ASW is same day as Tulsa, plus they need to offer $ given the 35K price tag.
Quick Question. What do you think of little rock? I got in too, with the resident scholarship and a little bit more money which makes it pretty attractive to me, but every time i hear about Arkansas I see a little southern town. Is it completely different from Houston, or do you think a native houstonian could adjust there?
I thought it was decent. I grew up in Dallas, but these are my talking points from a quick visit:
* Not the best area, especially the part surrounding the school-but housing and general cost of living is L O W, I'd compare it to Lubbock (economically).
*The school is an old hospital(I think?), that is extensively renovated on the inside. I would say the outside is not attractive, but the inside is on-par with most schools I've seen (been to quite a few)
*Keep in mind they offer resident tuition to everyone, however 11,000 is such a good deal for what I saw when I visited a year or so ago.
Seems like STCL would be 80,000+ more given COL and tuition difference. Then again, I'd be willing to bet job prospects, starting salary, and networking are completely different. If money wasn't an issue, I would have already sent my deposit to STCL, I'm just really, really, struggling with 100,000 (or more) in debt.
Think of this, 8% interest on 100,000 means if you paid 1,000 of your monthly income towards loans, you'd actually only pay towards the principle amount in the last 1/3 of the year!!!!