I'll be there. Have you decided yet Kristy?
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Gonzaga is definitely not a better school than Seattle U. I would pick SU over Chapman in a heartbeat. However, I love Seattle, and if you don't like the northwest then you probably shouldn't stay for another 3 years. Also, I would take salary information with a grain of salt considering COL in the two cities are significantly different.
« on: April 22, 2005, 03:29:17 PM »
I think it depends almost entirely on what you would like to do and where you would like to be after law school. I'll probably be choosing UW over Northwestern and Michigan because of (a) cost and (b) I know that I want to practice in Seattle.
That being said, UW is a very regional school and if you think you might want to practice outside of the west coast it would probably be better to choose Cornell.
Add me to the UCLA WL crowd. Received letter in the mail yesterday
I got back from the Northwestern Admitted Students weekend yesterday. The school was pretty impressive and I really enjoyed Chicago. It definitely did nothing to help make up my mind though. I received no financial aid from NU (which means graduating with at least $150K in debt) and will have in-state at UW. The tuition difference alone is approx. $20K per year, which is hard for me to ignore.
Anyway, I feel the exact same way as you. I love NYC and would go to NYU or Columbia at the drop of a hat. However, I'm having a really hard time justifying all that debt for Northwestern. It's a wonderful school, and everyone keeps telling me to "Go to the best school you get into," but it just doesn't seem that simple to me considering that UW is a great school itself.
I think I really just need to talk to some current UW students to get their impressions of the school.
It's funny, you and I are both in a similar situation. I'm weighing the pros and cons between UW and Northwestern right now, and I'm still waiting on a final decision from Columbia and NYU. I applied through the binding ED plan at Columbia, was originally deferred and now have been placed in their "Reserve" category. I haven't heard a peep from NYU and have been complete there since mid-December.
Right now I'm leaning towards Northwestern, but I have in-state tuition at UW and it will probably end up being about $20K per year difference between the two schools. I've heard really good and bad things about UW. Namely, if you don't graduate in the top half you're in bad shape for the job hunt. Compare that with Northwestern, a school in which getting a well-paying job is realistic no matter where in the class you graduate. That's what I keep tossing around in my head. I'm heading to Chicago tomorrow for the Admitted Students weekend. I've never been to Chicago, so I'm hoping to get a feel for how I'd like it there.
Anyway, I'm interested to know how the decision process goes for you since we're in the same boat. Good luck with the NY schools.
For those admitted to UW...I sent an e-mail to the financial aid office about a week ago. They told me that award letters will be sent out beginning in late April and continuing into May. Really sucks, since this will be after the deposit deadlines at the other schools I'm considering. UW seems to be behind in everything.