« on: July 15, 2009, 05:33:42 AM »
Accepted with advanced standing (transfer student) to Tulane and Alabama. I originally placed Bama as my #1 choice b/c I'm automatically on a journal with my grades from my previous school and the low cost of tuition. However, Tulane has a broader reputation but it comes with a huge price tag (60k tuition/expenses). Any thoughts on which route to go?
Tough call. Even though Bama is higher ranked, I think Tulane is more "prestigious," more nationally known, and has better career prospects. That's why I decided not to apply to Bama. I think Tulane places better everywhere outside of Alabama (though it's somewhat limited too). But given the economic situation, I'm quite worried about the debt too. I think if you're happy to live and work in Alabama, or if you know you want to do something in government or public interest, than go with Bama. Otherwise go with Tulane.