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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby blelwoods » Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:08 pm

dyebri wrote:Hey guys,
SO i just got my scholarship award and will be gettting a full ride! But im torn between this and stanford at sticker. What would you guys do



Tough Choice but SLS... hard to walk away from. Try and negotiate!

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Jlyyep » Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:14 pm

Question outside of scholarships: Is it possible to get a decision without the DLDS updating your complete date at all? jw.

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby RedPurpleBlue » Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:23 pm

bearedman8 wrote:
dyebri wrote:Hey guys,
SO i just got my scholarship award and will be gettting a full ride! But im torn between this and stanford at sticker. What would you guys do


What are your career goals? If just Biglaw, then NU with no debt is the smarter move. Stanford is more reasonable if you're going for the unicorn things though.


It really isn't. T13 at full-tuition is better than Stanford in every conceivable scenario. There are plenty of T13 alum with the same "unicorn" jobs as HYS people. Don't mortgage your future for a 2% greater long-term chance at getting a unicorn job. Moving from a 1% to a 3% probability isn't worth $200k+.

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby gargleblaster » Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:28 pm

RedPurpleBlue wrote:
bearedman8 wrote:
dyebri wrote:Hey guys,
SO i just got my scholarship award and will be gettting a full ride! But im torn between this and stanford at sticker. What would you guys do


What are your career goals? If just Biglaw, then NU with no debt is the smarter move. Stanford is more reasonable if you're going for the unicorn things though.


It really isn't. T13 at full-tuition is better than Stanford in every conceivable scenario. There are plenty of T13 alum with the same "unicorn" jobs as HYS people. Don't mortgage your future for a 2% greater long-term chance at getting a unicorn job. Moving from a 1% to a 3% probability isn't worth $200k+.


I would take the NU fullride

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Hobbesy » Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:38 pm

dyebri wrote:Hey guys,
SO i just got my scholarship award and will be gettting a full ride! But im torn between this and stanford at sticker. What would you guys do


I'd have a NICE long talk with Stanford and see what they'd be willing to do in the face of a full ride from another t10.

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby brinicolec » Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:39 pm

RedPurpleBlue wrote:
bearedman8 wrote:
dyebri wrote:Hey guys,
SO i just got my scholarship award and will be gettting a full ride! But im torn between this and stanford at sticker. What would you guys do


What are your career goals? If just Biglaw, then NU with no debt is the smarter move. Stanford is more reasonable if you're going for the unicorn things though.


It really isn't. T13 at full-tuition is better than Stanford in every conceivable scenario. There are plenty of T13 alum with the same "unicorn" jobs as HYS people. Don't mortgage your future for a 2% greater long-term chance at getting a unicorn job. Moving from a 1% to a 3% probability isn't worth $200k+.



If you want a unicorn PI job, Stanford isn't the ONLY way to get there, but it is the more LIKELY way to get there. Also.. if you're PI-oriented, NU is known to be more of a BL factory. I don't think that it's the better option in "every conceivable scenario," but I will say that.... most. Now, if you just want to prestige of Stanford... that's a whole other topic.

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby brinicolec » Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:40 pm

Hobbesy wrote:
dyebri wrote:Hey guys,
SO i just got my scholarship award and will be gettting a full ride! But im torn between this and stanford at sticker. What would you guys do


I'd have a NICE long talk with Stanford and see what they'd be willing to do in the face of a full ride from another t10.


Agreed. Although they're Stanford and NU is NU so idk if it'll work. Definitely worth trying though!

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby 4'sup » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:26 pm

Surprised to get so little. Was offered 90k. WAs offered more by NYU(92,000) and 150,000 by Michigan!

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby SybillAnnDorsett » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:06 pm

Stupid question alert -

Accepting the money at northwestern and enrolling renders it incumbent upon you to withdraw your acceptances ONLY.

As in, we can stay on waitlists, right?

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby bearedman8 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:07 pm

SybillAnnDorsett wrote:Stupid question alert -

Accepting the money at northwestern and enrolling renders it incumbent upon you to withdraw your acceptances ONLY.

As in, we can stay on waitlists, right?


That's correct!

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby somedeadman » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:25 pm

Fuck it, I'm retaking the lsat. They're gonna have to kill me to make me give up

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby guynourmin » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:32 pm

somedeadman wrote:Fuck it, I'm retaking the lsat. They're gonna have to kill me to make me give up


Did you get nothing or just not a lot? Retake rarely a bad idea! Good luck

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby CPA-->JD » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:31 pm

Was offered 150K! Would you guys take it over 75K at Chicago?

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby StopLawying » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:33 pm

CPA-->JD wrote:Was offered 150K! Would you guys take it over 75K at Chicago?


It's tough, but I'd probably choose Chicago.

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby CPA-->JD » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:41 pm

StopLawying wrote:
CPA-->JD wrote:Was offered 150K! Would you guys take it over 75K at Chicago?


It's tough, but I'd probably choose Chicago.

I want biglaw and NU places extremely well. I'm not certain that 6 spots in the rankings are worth debt financing an additional 75K... On the other hand, its U of Chicago... Oh well, life wouldn't be as fun if we didn't have these decisions to second guess for the rest of our lives :D

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby RedPurpleBlue » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:43 pm

StopLawying wrote:
CPA-->JD wrote:Was offered 150K! Would you guys take it over 75K at Chicago?


It's tough, but I'd probably choose Chicago.


I'd choose NU, unless you want to become a professor. They really are a wash in almost every other department.

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ray.bee » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:19 pm

Does the Dean of Admissions have a separate, advertised email? I can only find the admissions email!

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby guynourmin » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:26 pm

CPA-->JD wrote:
StopLawying wrote:
CPA-->JD wrote:Was offered 150K! Would you guys take it over 75K at Chicago?


It's tough, but I'd probably choose Chicago.

I want biglaw and NU places extremely well. I'm not certain that 6 spots in the rankings are worth debt financing an additional 75K... On the other hand, its U of Chicago... Oh well, life wouldn't be as fun if we didn't have these decisions to second guess for the rest of our lives :D


Chicago probably isn't worth the difference. I would probably still be tempted to choose it! no help

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby CPA-->JD » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:30 pm

guybourdin wrote:
CPA-->JD wrote:
StopLawying wrote:
CPA-->JD wrote:Was offered 150K! Would you guys take it over 75K at Chicago?


It's tough, but I'd probably choose Chicago.

I want biglaw and NU places extremely well. I'm not certain that 6 spots in the rankings are worth debt financing an additional 75K... On the other hand, its U of Chicago... Oh well, life wouldn't be as fun if we didn't have these decisions to second guess for the rest of our lives :D


Chicago probably isn't worth the difference. I would probably still be tempted to choose it! no help

Lol thanks:)

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby goldenbear2020 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:32 pm

Hobbesy wrote:
dyebri wrote:Hey guys,
SO i just got my scholarship award and will be gettting a full ride! But im torn between this and stanford at sticker. What would you guys do


I'd have a NICE long talk with Stanford and see what they'd be willing to do in the face of a full ride from another t10.

HYS don't negotiate with scholarship offers. They don't need to.

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby melmelcoolj » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:51 pm

Anyone else still waiting on a decision? Not a scholarship... just a decision. I know I applied right on the deadline, and I probably should just bite the bullet.

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby carasrook » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:23 pm

melmelcoolj wrote:Anyone else still waiting on a decision? Not a scholarship... just a decision. I know I applied right on the deadline, and I probably should just bite the bullet.


yes, but i applied in october :roll:

i'm an easy reject, dunno why they won't just do it

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby 2000andBeyond » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:25 pm

carasrook wrote:
melmelcoolj wrote:Anyone else still waiting on a decision? Not a scholarship... just a decision. I know I applied right on the deadline, and I probably should just bite the bullet.


yes, but i applied in october :roll:

i'm an easy reject, dunno why they won't just do it


Some decisions will be released tomorrow if that helps. Good luck!!

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Mint-Berry_Crunch » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:45 pm

The sun'll come out, toooomorrow

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby somedeadman » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:23 pm

guybourdin wrote:
somedeadman wrote:Fuck it, I'm retaking the lsat. They're gonna have to kill me to make me give up


Did you get nothing or just not a lot? Retake rarely a bad idea! Good luck

Very, very little. Maybe this will turn out being a good thing for me



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