« on: March 10, 2005, 04:07:57 PM »
I've been doing a lot of research, reading a lot of posts and have been pointed to a couple of blogs kept by CU students. When I originally considered law school, CU was the first place I thought about going. I know a couple of alums and they loved it. In any event, when I got my acceptance, I was surprised and incredibly happy about it. My husband had been really pushing for Utah because of the skiing, and I know really happy alums from there, as well--and when I can get a response from admissions, they're really nice and down to earth. I liked W&L because of the school's reputation (awesome) and the cost of living/safety factor in Lexington. I've always looked at W&L and Cornell as total pipe dreams, though. But ever since I got my CU acceptance, I've been trying Boulder on for size, and it seems to fit. I hear people complain about the building, and that doesn't bother me. The fact that they're getting a new one is icing. I hear people complain about career services, and as a 38 year old former single mom who has managed to get some really great jobs without even having a bachelor's degree, I have to say that the thought of pounding the pavement with a BS and JD in hand doesn't scare me at all. However, I'll bet you money that doesn't happen. Some of the bloggers don't seem to have any issues whatsoever with career services, and I'm inclined to believe the school is very student-centered. So what I love: the clearly collegial and laid back, yet intellectual and competitive, atmosphere; the outdoor stuff; the quality of life for my family, and the proximity to high-tech for my husband. The down side for me is that I think it's highly unlikely I will be offered merit aid unless they look at soft factors, and I told my husband when the whole law school issue came up last year that I felt I would be a good candidate for scholarships. It turns out that I'm apparently all wrong about that, at least so far. I really only need a first year scholarship to offset the non-resident tuition, but I'm afraid it's not going to happen. :Sigh: Anyway, thanks for listening. I'd be curious to hear how any of the rest of you are feeling about CU.