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over 3 years 20k/year

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I am trying to decide between a full ride at Drexel and 12k/yr at Temple (i am out of state).  This is what i calculate
-20,000/year to live in Philly and buy books.

Drexel=Approx 40k debt.  Do you think i would be able to work off 20k during 2L summer from a brand new school? 
Tuition=$0
Living=$60k
Work= -20k
40k

Temple
Tuition=40k
Living= 60k
Work=-20k
80k

Do you think Drexel would really be 40k or would it be closer to 50k or 60k?  Do you think the extra $$$ is worth it to attend Temple?


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How much $$$ can you expect to make during your 2L summer?  I am trying to calculate the debt i would incur at Temple vs. another lower ranked school that gave me a full ride.

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Just wondering if I could potentially transfer from Drexel after my 1L since they should get provisional accreditation by the end of my 1L.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Temple job prospects in Philly?
« on: February 21, 2007, 09:50:35 AM »


top 20% definitely... possibly top 30%.. there are a lot of philly jobs and temple is loved

This sounds right.
I am hoping for a large firm job as well, and also planning on going to Temple.
I think you should plan on being in the top quarter to have a decent shot at the better firms in Philly. Probably top ten percent if you want to take Temple to NY or Chicago.

god, that's a lot of pressure to maintain outstanding grades for three years!  if i were you guys, i'd throw everything you got at the first year and try to transfer....

hard work will put you above the median, but there's absolutely no amt of hark work that will guarantee you even top 20%.  the forced curve is a much different beast than people faced in UG.
Yea its just those of us who couldn't get into a T14 don't have the luxury upenn people do (im not bitter just being realistic).  The thing is that being able to get the grades to transfer (probably still have to be top 20%)is extremely difficult as well.  I guess then you only have to maintain those grades for one year instead of three.

I have become extremely worried about job prospects, and i have made the mistake of venturing onto JDJIVE.  I am actually considering taking a scholarship at Drexel because at least that would mean very little debt.  I am out of state so attending Temple would likely mean around 100k debt for me  :(

I woul avoid Drexel--at Temple, at least the alumni base can help you, but there AREN'T any alums from Drexel.  And Temple isn't that shabby overall.

Despite a lot of scoffing that you'll get from people around here, you can prepare for your first-year courses over the summer.  You can also practice test-taking skills--lots of people had problems with the timing, so if you practice a lot, you can hopefully beat the curve there.  Plus, it's possible to devote yourself entirely to something for just the nine months (tell your significant other you'll see 'em in may!), but i can't imagine maintaining that throughout.

FWIW, Penn took 25 transfer students last year, including people from Rutgers, Catholic and Penn State.  I know Columbia takes 60 transfers per year. 


What would you recommend doing to prep over the summer?  I know that i can work extremely hard for those 9 months, i am just worried that everything else (squeezing into the top 30/20/10%) is just going to be a crap shoot.

Drexel seems to minimize the effect of the lack of alumni with their coop program.  Doing two (six month)coops plus a SA position seems like a good way to bolster my resume.  That combined with minimal debt seems appealing.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Temple job prospects in Philly?
« on: February 21, 2007, 01:33:36 AM »


top 20% definitely... possibly top 30%.. there are a lot of philly jobs and temple is loved

This sounds right.
I am hoping for a large firm job as well, and also planning on going to Temple.
I think you should plan on being in the top quarter to have a decent shot at the better firms in Philly. Probably top ten percent if you want to take Temple to NY or Chicago.

god, that's a lot of pressure to maintain outstanding grades for three years!  if i were you guys, i'd throw everything you got at the first year and try to transfer....

hard work will put you above the median, but there's absolutely no amt of hark work that will guarantee you even top 20%.  the forced curve is a much different beast than people faced in UG.
Yea its just those of us who couldn't get into a T14 don't have the luxury upenn people do (im not bitter just being realistic).  The thing is that being able to get the grades to transfer (probably still have to be top 20%)is extremely difficult as well.  I guess then you only have to maintain those grades for one year instead of three.

I have become extremely worried about job prospects, and i have made the mistake of venturing onto JDJIVE.  I am actually considering taking a scholarship at Drexel because at least that would mean very little debt.  I am out of state so attending Temple would likely mean around 100k debt for me  :(

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meh bump

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could you elaborate a little bit more?

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Has anyone here visited www.jdjive.com? This site seems to be filled with people complaining at the job market for people with JD's. Is it really as bad as they make it seem. What about for people looking at upper tier 2 schools?

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