magp90 wrote:nick417 wrote:Nice! I don't have a full scholarship, but I am pretty close to a full scholarship. I prepared my letter last night requesting more scholarship $$$. All you full scholarship people, keep dropping out haha.
The ranking are a concern, but I am still leaning toward Drexel. I have a job pretty much lined up after law school so the price of school is more important to me versus rankings. Also, I want to stay in Philly and I like University City much more than Temple and North Philly.
As for the Stip's, I talked to the Financial Aid Office and she did say its 50% of people maintain the scholarship. They curve it so the 2.95 GPA is the median grade.
Yeah, that's my point. It's somewhat difficult to predict how the first year will go academically, so just be sure that you would still think Drexel is worth it in the event that you were in the 50% of students who lost the scholarship.
Looking at their scholarship retention data online and it's not quite 50% of students who lose their scholarship. For 2011, 36% of students with scholarships lost theirs. I think to maintain the scholarship you need to stay in the top 50% of the class. If I enrolled in Drexel, I'd have the mentality that if I lost my scholarship, I'd probably drop out. Being in the bottom 50% of Drexel's class probably doesn't bode well for employment opportunities anyway.