« on: January 02, 2005, 06:36:13 PM »
I thought I was all set to go to NIU, but then I got my acceptance letter to Indiana. I'm completely stuck...anyone want to give me advice? Here are the details-
-If i go to NIU, my fiance and I (getting married in July) will buy a house and both commute. He LOVES his job and is lucky to be in the position he's in. If I go to indiana, he would have to get a new job, and when we move back to Peoria, like we assume we will, he will not be able to get his job back. There's not much else here in his field, so he may very well end up w/ a job he doesn't love as much as his current job. Also, he makes a little bit more than he would at another comparable job, because the company put him thru school, etc, so he started at a higher pay rate than he normally would have. he also coaches football for little kids, and i would like for him to not give that up, except if a move would pay off.
-NIU's tuition is 8k. My LSAT was 163 and GPA was 3.25. That's pretty high for them, so I'm hoping I will get scholarships there. IU is 25k a year, but they gave me 25k over 3 years. NIU would put me in much less debt, and I could afford to stay another year and get a joint degree.
-We want to come back to the Peoria area when i'm done, and the large majority of lawyers in Peoria went to Northern. Very few from schools like Indiana. But, because it's more prestigious, I can't imagine that it would hurt me.
-finally, i've heard that you should go to school in the state you want to practice in. Illinois would be it. But Indiana is more prestigious.
Advice? please? very stressed about this....