I took the LSAT 3 times already (since 2007). I canceled twice. With all what I have going on at the moment, I would have a hard time retaking with a clean mind. I already got accepted to 2 schools last year, Cordozo and Kent, yet deferred @ Kent and decided my luck once more. So as you see, I am on this on and off wave, and it's time to move on with my life. I agree with you that a higher LSAT would work magic, but I simply waited for too long, i'm 27, and ... ye ... I don't think I can wait another year ...
1) Would you honestly choose no scholy in UVA (or the other 2) over a full ride 1843 based on the experiences of these individuals as Sammy841 stated?
Thanks for the insightful comment. From what I understand, the 1843 is a type of honor scholorship that took me an extra essay and interview to get.
Ok, I see where you are coming from with the LSAT dilemma. Just wanted to inquire into why it wasn't an option, fair enough. I agree with t14fanboy, st. louis is definitely your best bet if you don't get the WL at UVa. Seems like a refutable program and obviously the prospects of no debt are enticing. But yes personally I would choose UVA at sticker. But what are your goals? I.e. are you interested in BigLaw or even having it as an option
? Needless to say, st. louis is also extremely geographically constricting. Are you okay being there the rest of your life
? At14 opens up a lot more doors.
EDIT: Didn't see your inquiry about the other 2 WL schools. I think you are better off at st. louis (this also depends on ur answers to the questions I posed above) then these schools at sticker. UVa is a different story.
1) Big Law ... Well, from what I understand, compared to WashU, SLU is more restrictive in where its undergraduate are placed. They are well positioned within the city, but it’s much harder to move to Chicago or elsewhere. However, the 1843 school may be a serious addition to my resume assuming I graduate with a respectable ranking.
2) I don't think I can live in STL the rest of my life. STL is nice to a point. But $$$ vs. debt in a better city... That’s the thing. I either go to SLU and have no law debt (aside from the 30K or so I have from my UG and Graduate years), or move to Chicago and attend Law school, have an extra 80K worth of debt, but be able to secure a job in the city.
3) I wish I could wait out another year, but its just becoming too much. This is the second cycle in which I got in to schools, and this time it’s psychologically pressuring a bit, I simply don't know if I can pull up a 166+.
4) From what I read, the consensus is....IF I get into UVA -> GO. No matter the amount of debt...