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Best Values?

Best Values?
« on: October 27, 2004, 03:20:03 PM »
I have a 3.1 and a 159/167 and am pretty sure I want to go to school in the south.  I am two years out of college and am going to have to finance law school entirely on my own.  I know that UGA is a great value (since I am a GA resident).  Does anyone have any other ideas?  I don't think I can afford all the loans necessary for a private school.

scc

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Re: Best Values?
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2004, 03:24:48 PM »
Apply to schools where your numbers are very high in comparison to the medians and see if they'll offer scholarships.

Re: Best Values?
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2004, 03:42:54 PM »
Wake is supposed to be the best value in the country.  They state this over and over and over . . .

Re: Best Values?
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2004, 03:45:23 PM »
Nothing touches UGA and GSU for value if you are a Georgia resident.  But the advice about checking for scholarships is good.  Mercer gives a lot of money away.

Re: Best Values?
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2004, 12:50:41 AM »
you can apply for resident tuition at most state-funded schools after 12 months. so you'd only have to pay full tuition at any state school for one year and then you'd get the in-state. that might broaden your search somewhat.

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Re: Best Values?
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2004, 01:05:03 PM »
If you live in Georgia, UGA and GSU can't be beat.  And the COL in Athens is pretty cheap.

Re: Best Values?
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2004, 07:49:19 AM »
UGA (obviously), GaState, UNC, UF, (many tell me U of Alabama is good for only those staying in Alabama), and perhaps FSU (for its proximity from Ga and their rising status in legal community).  :-\

Re: Best Values?
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2004, 10:17:28 AM »
Thanks!  One more question...Do public schools give money?  For instance, my numbers are high for South Carolina but do they give scholarships in the same way that private schools (ie..Mercer) do?