hopefulundergrad wrote:I'm a recent Michigan UG grad and I'm gunning for the Chicago market so it has a special place for me. I think UVA is a fantastic institution though, especially with the ability to take a few classes at Darden.
I consider Vandy and Cornell pretty regional schools and if you're gunning for the Chicago market, ND is an excellent option. However, my one reservation would be that Chicago biglaw firms pretty much shunned all non-T14s this past OCI. The standard bearers from the T25 they usually look at, WashU, Illinois, and ND, were all left in the cold from what I have heard. That would give me pause if I was debating b/t ND and Cornell. On the other had though, Cornell's TUITION is $48k and though COL is probably no more than $15k, that's a TON of money. I'd take half @ ND over sticker at Vandy though.
Yeah, well, if '11 OCIs end up anything like '09, I really need to focus on debt reduction (Biglaw was always a 3-to-4-year-and-out loan repayment venture for me, anyway) over prestige, given the options I have available. I've even been considering my full ride at 'Bama.
I know ND was starting to place real well in Chicago pre-ITE (they matched the T14s in the market--except UChi--at Kirkland summer '08), but I hadn't heard anything since, except that most of their '09 class was jobless at graduation. My brother finally landed in bona fide Midlaw ($85K; good promotion prospects) like 6mo. after graduation, and he's adamant about me not doing Cornell at sticker, but I'm actually kinda envious of what he ended up going... he got out with <$130K in debt, though.
Shit's going down this month for the Notre Dame EDers, btw, and I've been really 2nd-guessing myself.
robin600 wrote:Does anyone have experience with the ND waitlist? I'm visiting in Feb. and submitted a LOCI.
Everyone says that they historically don't take many (like, barely double digits) from the WL, but if that trend holds true for this year then it'll be mostly YP admits, judging from what I've read ITT.