My lsn is linked to my profile I think so you can see where all I applied. I love UC and I'd love to stay close to ky, especially since so many friends are going to UC or UL for grad school. Its going to come down to $$ though. I wish that factor wasn't real
I really don't want to pay more than 10k. What do you think between uk or UC?
Yes it is on LSN and we have a few similarities in schools.
Actually the debate between UK and UC has been going through my mind for weeks. I hope I don't bore you with my thoughts! haha
Anyway...the first glaring difference between the two is the USNWR rankings, but it's not that large of a difference and the rankings for T2 vary widely every year (though UK is falling faster than UC).
UK has such a huge reputation throughout Kentucky...it is THE school for the state and it even carries over slightly to bordering states. IS tuition is nice ($17K). Lexington is growing very fast, QOL is nice, job situation will probably improve in a few years. Admissions staff is friendly, expedient, and has it together. Faculty is also decent. With that being said I was surprised when I visited UK. The campus seemed dated all around and the law school was just in bad shape. It needs replacing ASAP. I figured better for the "big school" and to me that signals a lack of interest and no desire to invest in the continued growth of the program though it's probably a state financial issue.
UC...really impressed with the campus and the investment UC has put into everything. Reputation of the school as a whole is on the up. Law school is somewhat outdated (nowhere near UK conditions) but supposedly it's being replaced. Faculty is highly regarded and the scholarship renewal is a 2.0 gpa...that's nice. Not sure what UK's is. I get the impression the law school is serious about getting back into T1. City is a bit dated, seems waning and I'm worried about the job market/competing with OSU for placement.
I'm nearly sold on UC and it probably wouldn't take much for me to go there. I need to look more closely at attrition and employment rates and so forth. I do have about 2-3 more decisions out there I'm waiting to hear back from that have the ability to trump UC. We shall see.
Anyway I could go on about this forever so I'll shut up. What do you think? Have you visited UK?