MisterGabriel wrote:Got in Via status checker on 03-13…
Not scholarship offers as of yet, but I don't expect any generous offers.
My numbers: 159/3.1
I am a miami native and I want to practice law locally in south Florida. I was a bit hesitant to invoke responses from TLS, knowing the rhetoric that's thrown about on a daily basis, yet I still ask…
Is it worth considering UM at sticker over FIU at sticker?
I got into both, but I don't think i'll be receiving any scholarships.
Could it be possible to get UM at the negotiation table for a potential scholarship?
I would most definitely consider FIU over UM at sticker... in fact I did.
I applied to FIU and UM (among other schools.) I expected to be in at UM, but didn't expect any money. Through some crazy alignment of starts UM gave me a very generous scholarship and FIU gave me almost nothing! So, in my case, UM is cheaper than FIU which put FIU out of the running. (haven't decided yet, but right now my choice is between UM and Temple, UGH! Can't decide!)
But I'm a big advocate for FIU law. I think it's a diamond in the rough. The whole school is, really. FIU Law has been steadily climbing. As more students who want to stay and work in the Miami market are choosing law schools, I'm sure FIU Law's low cost will make FIU more attractive to candidates over UM.
Not to mention that the big law numbers aren't as bad as you'd think. One of the partners of Greenberg Taurig here helped start FIU's law school and so obviously that firm has a vested interest in seeing the school grow. We just broke into tier 2 which means that from now on we'll have much much more name recognition.
FIU really offers a quality education at an amazing price in a superb location. The campus is beautiful and the people are lovely. If I were in your shoes of choosing FIU over UM at sticker, I'd choose FIU hands down.
Best of luck!