GW (50k scholarship) vs. GULC

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GW (50k scholarship) vs. GULC

Postby salonim » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:01 pm

Hi everyone,

Wanted to get someone's opinion on this: I was accepted to both George Washington and Georgetown, however George Washington is offering me a $50k per year scholarship. Georgetown hasn't mentioned anything about a scholarship. I did some research and I don't think they have a process to apply for a scholarship post-acceptance (correct me if I'm wrong).

Which one would be the better option? Obviously, GW's offer of $50k per year is a really good amount. At the same time, GULC is a T-14 and I don't want to regret not enrolling there.

If anyone could provide their opinion/feedback on this, with reasons why they'd lean one way or the other, it would be very helpful! Thank you!

EDIT: I also got into Duke and UCLA, and am waiting on a few other schools. So I'm not just limiting myself to age and GULC, I just wanted a comparison of the two.
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Re: GW (50k scholarship) vs. GULC

Postby Rubbishdump » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:02 pm

Wait until you hear more from GULC. My understanding is that you aren't always notified of your scholarship in an acceptance letter.

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Re: GW (50k scholarship) vs. GULC

Postby addie1412 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:04 pm

Any other options?

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Re: GW (50k scholarship) vs. GULC

Postby Leliana » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:05 pm

It's still really early in the cycle... wait and see if you get $$ from GULC. The Georgetown thread says they probably won't be sending out scholly info until February or so.

Also, did you apply to any other schools you could use to negotiate with GULC? Might be a good idea.

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Postby LawSchoolTitan » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:09 pm

When the time comes, you should post this in "Choosing A Law School...", you'd probably get more help there too.

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Re: GW (50k scholarship) vs. GULC

Postby emkay625 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:31 pm

I would apply to 2-3 schools similarly ranked to Georgetown (UT, Vanderbilt, Cornell, UCLA) and see if I got offers from them. If you do, use them to negotiate.

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Re: GW (50k scholarship) vs. GULC

Postby proteinshake » Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:02 am

well what are your stats relative to GULC's medians? based on that you can figure out how much money to expect from them.

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Re: GW (50k scholarship) vs. GULC

Postby curry1 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:46 am

salonim wrote:Hi everyone,

Wanted to get someone's opinion on this: I was accepted to both George Washington and Georgetown, however George Washington is offering me a $50k per year scholarship. Georgetown hasn't mentioned anything about a scholarship. I did some research and I don't think they have a process to apply for a scholarship post-acceptance (correct me if I'm wrong).

Which one should I choose? Obviously, GW's offer of $50k per year is a really good amount. At the same time, GULC is a T-14 and I don't want to regret not enrolling there.

If anyone could provide their opinion/feedback on this, with reasons why they'd lean one way or the other, it would be very helpful! Thank you!


neither, retake to get better options or don't go

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Re: GW (50k scholarship) vs. GULC

Postby salonim » Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:28 am

addie1412 wrote:Any other options?


Yeah, I was also accepted at Duke and UCLA so far.

UCLA let me know that they are considering me for a merit scholarship, and Duke has a scholarship application process starting in December.

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Re: GW (50k scholarship) vs. GULC

Postby salonim » Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:30 am

Leliana wrote:It's still really early in the cycle... wait and see if you get $$ from GULC. The Georgetown thread says they probably won't be sending out scholly info until February or so.

Also, did you apply to any other schools you could use to negotiate with GULC? Might be a good idea.


Oh okay!

I may be able to negotiate if Duke, UCLA, or some other school offers me a scholarship.

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Re: GW (50k scholarship) vs. GULC

Postby salonim » Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:31 am

proteinshake wrote:well what are your stats relative to GULC's medians? based on that you can figure out how much money to expect from them.


I have a 167 LSAT and 3.85 GPA. Not greater than GULC's 75th percentile LSAT, but definitely on the higher end of their range.

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Re: GW (50k scholarship) vs. GULC

Postby galeatus » Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:44 am

salonim wrote:
Leliana wrote:It's still really early in the cycle... wait and see if you get $$ from GULC. The Georgetown thread says they probably won't be sending out scholly info until February or so.

Also, did you apply to any other schools you could use to negotiate with GULC? Might be a good idea.


Oh okay!

I may be able to negotiate if Duke, UCLA, or some other school offers me a scholarship.


I think you need to fill out a form in order to be considered for scholly (for both merit and need-based) at Duke after being accepted

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Re: GW (50k scholarship) vs. GULC

Postby guynourmin » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:17 am

curry1 wrote:
salonim wrote:Hi everyone,

Wanted to get someone's opinion on this: I was accepted to both George Washington and Georgetown, however George Washington is offering me a $50k per year scholarship. Georgetown hasn't mentioned anything about a scholarship. I did some research and I don't think they have a process to apply for a scholarship post-acceptance (correct me if I'm wrong).

Which one should I choose? Obviously, GW's offer of $50k per year is a really good amount. At the same time, GULC is a T-14 and I don't want to regret not enrolling there.

If anyone could provide their opinion/feedback on this, with reasons why they'd lean one way or the other, it would be very helpful! Thank you!


neither, retake to get better options or don't go


I agree with a retake, but 150k at GW is not an objectively terrible decision and I don know if "don't go" is necessarily the right advice.

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Re: GW (50k scholarship) vs. GULC

Postby proteinshake » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:34 am

salonim wrote:
proteinshake wrote:well what are your stats relative to GULC's medians? based on that you can figure out how much money to expect from them.


I have a 167 LSAT and 3.85 GPA. Not greater than GULC's 75th percentile LSAT, but definitely on the higher end of their range.

why are you only considering GULC and GW? you will get ~$100K from Cornell with those numbers.

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Postby Justtrying2help » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:38 am

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Re: GW (50k scholarship) vs. GULC

Postby lymenheimer » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:51 am

proteinshake wrote:
salonim wrote:
proteinshake wrote:well what are your stats relative to GULC's medians? based on that you can figure out how much money to expect from them.


I have a 167 LSAT and 3.85 GPA. Not greater than GULC's 75th percentile LSAT, but definitely on the higher end of their range.

why are you only considering GULC and GW? you will get ~$100K from Cornell with those numbers.

Probably impatience

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Re: GW (50k scholarship) vs. GULC

Postby salonim » Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:06 pm

proteinshake wrote:
salonim wrote:
proteinshake wrote:well what are your stats relative to GULC's medians? based on that you can figure out how much money to expect from them.


I have a 167 LSAT and 3.85 GPA. Not greater than GULC's 75th percentile LSAT, but definitely on the higher end of their range.

why are you only considering GULC and GW? you will get ~$100K from Cornell with those numbers.


I'm definitely considering other options as well, I'm waiting on a few other schools to get back to me. I just wanted an initial comparison of GW vs GULC, with the scholarship in mind.



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