« on: April 05, 2006, 02:16:29 PM »
Go where you'll feel most comfortable and proud of upon graduation. Be careful of scholarships with contingencies as Toledo (slightly higher ranked, but similar to Albany) offered me a full scholarship but about 1/2 who enter with such a scholarship, lose it. If you want to be in NYC, DC, or Philly you'll be able to get there from Albany but with a lot more work on your part (not nec. a bad thing). You'll be more apt to take a job you like too because you won't be saddled with big debt of Nova and Richmond. If scholarship has no contingencies and you feel comfortable at Albany I don't think it's a bad option. With that said I've opted to pass on the full scholarship and have chosen FSU as my debt burden (while still high) will be significantly less than Villanova, it has stronger programs in my areas of interest (international, business, and environmental law), it's located in a state capital with great access to judicial/government opps, and I don't want to work in the Northeast (too expensive, cold, and economic growth will lag the South signficantly over the course of our professional lives). Go where you're comfortable.