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TEMPLE VS BLS

TEMPLE VS BLS
« on: May 08, 2008, 04:54:23 PM »
What do people think?  Also, BLS offered me 24k per year and Temple offered full tuition.  If BLS came through with full tuition what would it be?

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Re: TEMPLE VS BLS
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2008, 12:18:00 AM »
I think it really depends where you want to practice.  If you want to work in NYC, BLS will give you a better shot.  If you want to work elsewhere, go for the money. 

Full tuition at BLS is around $38,500.

I'm happy to answer any questions you might have about BLS.

Re: TEMPLE VS BLS
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2008, 10:02:04 AM »
argh I just posted but it didn't work...

Anyways I got into both schools and didn't even consider Temple. Simple reason was I want to practise in NY metro area at graduation. Temple is probably slightly more respected nationally (mostly because it is connected to a larger institution and hence has better name recognition) while Brooklyn is way more respected in NY area.

I also think you need to visit. I just went on a three day long trip down the east cost to visit the schools I was seriously considering. Afterwards I was 100% sure I wanted to go to Brooklyn (going into the trip it wasn't #1 on my list). The atmosphere at Brooklyn (granted it was during exams) was chaotic and intense. The school seems to run on a very strong current of nervous energy.  For me this is great, I love being in these types of environments and they are the types of environments that I thrive in.  Other schools had a more relaxed vibe which admissions officers refer to as a collegial environment.  I personally find such environments to be stifling but that is a personal preference.  Clearly many people are attracted to the so called collegial environment. 
I didn't stop in at Temple so I can't give any advice on its school culture.

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Re: TEMPLE VS BLS
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2008, 10:34:03 AM »
That's hilarious, Godspeed.  I hate to disappoint you, but I think of BLS as a place with a really collegial, friendly, relaxed vibe.  Your impression was undoubtedly colored by the fact that it's the middle of finals.