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Where should I go next fall? / Re: UCLA, Texas, GW or Arizona?
« on: March 28, 2013, 05:51:39 PM »
Thanks to all for the replies.  I used to think I wanted to end up working in criminal law but now I think I want to do something in government, and come back home to DC after I graduate.  UCLA and GW offer that chance as does Texas, but I don't think Arizona would travel that well. But according to reports 2.5% of their grads work in DC so I guess it's possible.

I haven't heard back from UVA which was a slight reach, but also my top choice and would allow me to work in the MD/VA/DC area.

My decision would be a bit easier if UCLA and Texas had their scholarship offers on the table already.

I'm considering paying GW's first seat deposit on Monday, April 1, and waiting to see what else gets offered.  Arizona would give me the least debt, but probably the lowest salaried job upon graduation, so I guess that's the tradeoff. I checked out that article that was posted and it seems about in line with what I'd been reading about jobs options and salaries.

For legend, the Arizona scholarship will get renewed each year as long as I am not in the bottom 10% of my class.  The GW partial scholarship simply states "good academic standing" but I have yet to receive clarification on what exactly that entails.

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Where should I go next fall? / UCLA, Texas, GW or Arizona?
« on: March 26, 2013, 11:54:37 PM »
I'm still waiting to hear from 3 other schools and also got accepted to Maryland (home state and undergrad school)

GW has a partial tuition scholarship offer and since I already live nearby I can commute.  Arizona just offered me full tuition. Texas and UCLA haven't provided scholarship info yet.  My question is, should I go to a lower ranked school in Arizona where I would come out with less debt but more limited job choices or should I go to one of the higher schools and take on the added debt?

If I pick Arizona I'd be limited to working there or possibly California which I would be ok with. But east coast is all I've known and I like DC enough to stick around.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

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