« on: June 12, 2013, 11:24:57 PM »
So I am in a somewhat awkward situation. I was admitted to USF & GGU, and I thought it was a no brainer I would attend USF due to the "prestige" it supposedly had over GGU. But after endless research and speaking to current and former students, I have learned that those in or who have attended law school find it is more of what you make it over the so called rankings.
Anyways, GGU offered me their standard scholarships they dish out of half of my tuition each semester for the first year, and if I can maintain in the top 15-30% I can keep a portion or entire scholarship, maybe even more.
USF offered me very little, and I figured I would enjoy the feel and community more, even though I would have to pay more.
I contacted GGU to let them know that I would not be attending, but someone in admissions contacted me today, and wants to double the scholarship, making my first year almost free and giving me more consideration for my 2L when they put me up for scholarship review the next year, in order for me to enroll with them.
I guess my question is more, "What's more important, the name of the school, or the cost?" I've good money set aside for law school, and I have my undergrad loans down, so taking out another loan is not out of the question for me, as I feel comfortable money-wise.
I just wanted to see what other people who may have been in my position think.
Another fact is, I'm wait listed at SCU, and I will drop both USF and GGU if I get in.
Thanks for any advice!