dibreezy wrote:Hey all,
Just got admitted off the waitlist today. Offered 20k scholly guaranteed for all three years. I have to accept this offer by tomorrow so I am facing a time constraint.
My question is how or even can I negotiate a larger scholarship. If they up it to 30k a year then I will be a Spider, but if they can't do that it's difficult for me to justify the additional cost.
My main concern is being two hours from DC. DC is where I want to be, and I need access to the city. How does Richmond fare in DC? How strong is the name recognition?
I have already paid my seat deposit at Catholic. Any advice on any of this?
Name recognition is good in Richmond. Plus, the alumni are active so I don't think you'd have too hard a time breaking into DC if you networked.
20k/yr is good considering how low UR's tuition is compared to some other schools (it's only 32k/yr last time I checked). COL in Richmond is half as cheap as DC.
If you want a shot in DC, I would caution against Catholic. Yes, it's in DC, but you will be competing with GULC, GW, and even AU (to some extent). Plus, all the people from other top schools wanting to get to DC. Rank will be important. As will grades. So unless you end up Editor of Catholic's Law Review and #1 in your class, you may have trouble.
But, as always, choose what's best for you.