BC/Fordham or St. John's?

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Which school?

BC
3
30%
Fordham
7
70%
St. John's
0
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nufmgaiw

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BC/Fordham or St. John's?

Post by nufmgaiw » Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:20 am

Hi all! I would appreciate your thoughts on this. I've been mulling this over for awhile and haven't been able to come to a solid decision. I have been considering retaking and waiting till next cycle, but I fear getting a lower score on the second take.

Would like to work in NYC. I know that BC and Fordham are a gamble at biglaw in NYC. Both would be primarily debt financed. I was also considering St. John's for one year then transfer. However, I've been told not to count on being an attractive transfer candidate from St. John's to higher ranked T1s. So I would treat a decision to study at St. John's as final. Without further ado:

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BC - $39k, Fordham - $75k, St. John's - Full tuition
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Re: BC/Fordham or St. John's?

Post by cavalier1138 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:06 am

If your goal is biglaw, none of the above. Retake/reapply.

Are the numbers you gave your COA or your scholarship offers?

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Re: BC/Fordham or St. John's?

Post by jjcorvino » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:55 am

None of the above. With that GPA, you should retake and go to a T14 if you want NYC.

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Re: BC/Fordham or St. John's?

Post by nufmgaiw » Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:01 pm

cavalier1138 wrote:If your goal is biglaw, none of the above. Retake/reapply.

Are the numbers you gave your COA or your scholarship offers?
Thanks for your thoughts.

To clarify, the numbers are scholarship offers.

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Re: BC/Fordham or St. John's?

Post by cavalier1138 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:02 pm

nufmgaiw wrote:
cavalier1138 wrote:If your goal is biglaw, none of the above. Retake/reapply.

Are the numbers you gave your COA or your scholarship offers?
Thanks for your thoughts.

To clarify, the numbers are scholarship offers.
Then definitely retake/reapply. St. John's is terrible, and you can't go to BC or Fordham at that price.

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Re: BC/Fordham or St. John's?

Post by nufmgaiw » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:21 pm

If you'd care to explain, why do you think St. John's is terrible?

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Re: BC/Fordham or St. John's?

Post by curry1 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:36 pm

nufmgaiw wrote:If you'd care to explain, why do you think St. John's is terrible?
Take a look at this https://www.lstreports.com/schools/stjohns/

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Re: BC/Fordham or St. John's?

Post by Johann » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:22 pm

if your goals are biglaw, retake.

if you decide on being impatient and not taking a freeroll retake (theres no penalty if your score goes down), fordham.

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