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Not that I really cared about rankings when I chose Santa Clara over USF and McGeorge, it is somewhat redeeming that they have jumped back up in the rankings and are rated slightly higher than the other two schools. I gave SCU the full tuition deposit before rankings so I was going there regardless, but now I get to tell the people who said "but SCU is ranked lower than USF and McGeorge" to f-off... at least if these are real.

All-in-all, I still say... meh.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: McGeorge with $$ or Santa Clara?
« on: March 24, 2006, 10:54:40 AM »
Money doesn't completely motivate me; but having said that, I will have about $200k in debt when I graduate, so the higher average at Santa Clara is very big. The female dog of it is, if they had similar salaries at graduation I would go to McGeorge in a heart beat.

I guess I too am a money-grubbing man-whore.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: McGeorge with $$ or Santa Clara?
« on: March 23, 2006, 04:04:26 PM »
Thanks, for the response. Your reply mirrors what I've been thinking. The more people who agree the better I feel about it. I have always leaned towards SCU.

Choosing the Right Law School / McGeorge with $$ or Santa Clara?
« on: March 23, 2006, 12:41:27 PM »
So I'm trying to decide between these two schools. Santa Clara isn't giving me any money, but graduates make way more $$ than McGeorge. I have visited both schools and they are both nice fore different reasons. I ultimately want to transfer to Hastings or Berkeley (if possible), I've been told that most T1s think of these schools as equal. McGeorge is T2 (90 and rising) in the 06 rankings and Santa Clara dropped to T3. Historically, this is an anomoly, usually SCU is rated higher. Both schools have really strong alumni networks.

I am pretty close with a judge that teaches adjunct at McGeorge, he tells me that either choice isn't a bad one, But... if I happen to decide to go to McGeorge, he can mentor me. So that's another thing I am thinking about.

Anyone in a similar position? (Oh yeah it's 10k/year I'm getting from McGeorge)

Financial Aid / Re: FAFSA, aren't we all independent?
« on: March 23, 2006, 11:27:18 AM »
If you are entering into Grad School (or have completed your first bachelor's degree) you are considered an independant student. Your EFC will be computed without the income of your parents. If the school you are applying to wants your Parents info, then it is more than likely for an optional need-based scholorship, there is no impact on any kind of Federal Aid. The bottom line is, if your EFC is lower as an independant student, that is what they'll use. I worked in the financial aid office for a crappy private university, but the rules are all the same. Really, you shouldn't put that much thought into it.                                       

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