I started another thread earlier (Tulane or Loyola for St. Louis), but the situation has changed.
When my mother (SLU mailed my acceptance to my perm. address) told me that I was accepted to SLU, she failed to mention that they awarded me a scholarship. As a result, I'll be able to afford childcare in St. Louis, so it looks like SLU and Mizzou are options after all.
So, I guess now the question is: Mizzou or SLU for St. Louis? Mizzou is ranked higher but SLU is actually IN St. Louis. It will be around the same price after graduation for me due to my scholarship. I am hoping for biglaw (as St. Louis hours are pretty reasonable; i worked at a biglaw firm three summers ago) or at least a medium-sized law firm.
Congratulations on your SLU acceptance. Like you, I'm from St. Louis and I received my SLU acceptance last night along with a generous scholarship. I've also been accepted to Mizzou, and I'm debating because I know Mizzou is ranked higher, but like you said, I know a lot of SLU graduates who are at big firms in St. Louis. Plus, I've been accepted to both the full time ad part time programs, so I'm considering keeping my day job and going at night. Things are still up in the air, but they are starting to get clearer.