Law School Discussion

Deciding Where to Go => Choosing the Right Law School => Topic started by: Franker927 on March 17, 2008, 06:47:22 PM

Title: Suggestions? Villanova ($$), BU (NEW), WL at Fordham and BC
Post by: Franker927 on March 17, 2008, 06:47:22 PM
So here's my situation...I have recieved $$ from both Nova and Temple (also Hofstra and Penn State, but I WD), I am WL at Boston College and Fordham, and still waiting from BU.  At this point I think I'd choose Nova, cause I'm from Philly and wanna probably practice there.  I'm wondering if I should put myself through the WL process, because my biggest fear is that I will get accepted in late August and have 2nd thoughts.  Does anyone know if Fordham and BC are good about their WL....when people hear?

Suggestions?

Thanks
Title: Re: Suggestions? Nova ($$), Temple ($$), WL at Fordham and BC
Post by: Villanova1L on March 17, 2008, 08:36:16 PM
Have a friend who was scholarship at Villanova, got excepted to Fordham part-time like a week before classes started.

If you are getting money at Villanova then I'd definitely consider putting down the deposit and waiting it out at the same time. Feel free to post back with any questions or e-mail me.
Title: Re: Suggestions? Nova ($$), Temple ($$), WL at Fordham and BC
Post by: UnbiasedObserver on March 17, 2008, 10:06:15 PM
Wait, Villanova gives out money?   :D
Title: Re: Suggestions? Villanova ($$), BU (NEW), WL at Fordham and BC
Post by: Franker927 on March 25, 2008, 12:09:52 PM
Hey,

So yesterday BU called and told me I had been accepted.  Now I am so confused.  I was pretty set with Villanova...live at home, scholarship..save lots of money.  I have heard that BU is really cutthroat.  I know I wanna end up in Philly.  I feel like I have a better shot of standing out at Villanova......

Thoughts?

Thank you in advance!
Title: Re: Suggestions? Villanova ($$), BU (NEW), WL at Fordham and BC
Post by: Franker927 on March 25, 2008, 12:20:09 PM
Are you from Boston?  Anyone hear how happy BU students are?
Title: Re: Suggestions? Villanova ($$), BU (NEW), WL at Fordham and BC
Post by: Franker927 on March 25, 2008, 12:24:25 PM
I'm at BC undergrad now, and everyone I hear from says they much prefer BC over BU law...and I've heard BU is so cutthroat.  Okay, so what are your thoughts about my situation if I wanna stay in Philly after law...I could save money living at home, and they're giving me 15K a year...
Title: Re: Suggestions? Villanova ($$), BU (NEW), WL at Fordham and BC
Post by: Franker927 on March 25, 2008, 12:38:27 PM
Temple is ranked just like Villanova, but I withdrew there, cause I like Nova a lot better... and I got rejected from UPenn.
Title: Re: Suggestions? Villanova ($$), BU (NEW), WL at Fordham and BC
Post by: Franker927 on March 25, 2008, 12:41:57 PM
Hey, Villanova is really good haha...it has really great placement in Philly
Title: Re: Suggestions? Villanova ($$), BU (NEW), WL at Fordham and BC
Post by: TimBeConfused on March 25, 2008, 03:35:09 PM
Hey Franker, did you receive your scholarship with your acceptance letter or shortly after?

I have heard that Villanova is tight with scholarship money so I am just curious.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Suggestions? Villanova ($$), BU (NEW), WL at Fordham and BC
Post by: Franker927 on March 25, 2008, 05:33:37 PM
I got accepted in mid December and heard about scholarship in March
Title: Re: Suggestions? Villanova ($$), BU (NEW), WL at Fordham and BC
Post by: UnbiasedObserver on March 25, 2008, 08:15:51 PM
I got accepted in mid December and heard about scholarship in March

How much money did you get from Nova, if you don't mind me asking?  And your stats? (You can pm me if you'd like.)
Title: Re: Suggestions? Villanova ($$), BU (NEW), WL at Fordham and BC
Post by: Franker927 on March 26, 2008, 12:24:00 PM
They gave me $15K/yr (Dean's Merit) and my numbers are 163/3.74 from BC
Title: Re: Suggestions? Villanova ($$), BU (NEW), WL at Fordham and BC
Post by: UnbiasedObserver on March 26, 2008, 01:28:10 PM
They gave me $15K/yr (Dean's Merit) and my numbers are 163/3.74 from BC

Not bad at all.  Congrats!

They've been hassling me over fin. aid info for weeks now.  I just want to know where I stand with them. 
Title: Re: Suggestions? Villanova ($$), BU (NEW), WL at Fordham and BC
Post by: Franker927 on March 27, 2008, 09:47:31 AM
Thanks