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Where do you think I should go?

Iowa (full tuition)
Notre Dame (44.5% tution)
Tulane (64.5% Tuition)

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      Scholarship   Tuition   Out of Pocket Cost
Iowa:       32,589   32,589   0
Notre Dame:  16,000   35,950   19,950
Tulane:       25,000   38,724   13,724

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Re: Iowa (full tuition), Notre Dame (44.5% tution), or Tulane (64.5% Tuition)
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2008, 07:44:01 PM »
Any strings attached to the scholarships?

My instinct is Iowa. A full ride in this economy is tough to turn down.

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Re: Iowa (full tuition), Notre Dame (44.5% tution), or Tulane (64.5% Tuition)
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2008, 07:53:26 PM »
Any strings attached to the scholarships?

My instinct is Iowa. A full ride in this economy is tough to turn down.

Tulane requires I keep a 3.0 and I think Iowa does as well (don't have the letter with me).

Notre Dame requires that I stay in "good academic standing which means the following:

7.2.2 To maintain academic good standing:
7.2.2.1 First-year students must achieve a minimum GPA of 1.500 for
the first semester and 1.750 for the second semester.
7.2.2.2 Second- and third-year students must achieve a minimum
semester GPA of 2.000. (F.M., November 23, 1981.)

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Re: Iowa (full tuition), Notre Dame (44.5% tution), or Tulane (64.5% Tuition)
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2008, 08:29:46 PM »
A) find out what percentage of the class a 3.0 is at Tulane and Iowa.
B) see if ND will increase scholarship based on Iowa's offer.

If a 3.0 at Iowa is top 50% or worse (lower in class), I'd ignore Tulane.

Where do you want to practice?  What do you want to do?

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Re: Iowa (full tuition), Notre Dame (44.5% tution), or Tulane (64.5% Tuition)
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2008, 09:45:28 PM »
A) find out what percentage of the class a 3.0 is at Tulane and Iowa.
B) see if ND will increase scholarship based on Iowa's offer.

If a 3.0 at Iowa is top 50% or worse (lower in class), I'd ignore Tulane.

Where do you want to practice?  What do you want to do?

I want to do corporate law in NYC.

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Re: Iowa (full tuition), Notre Dame (44.5% tution), or Tulane (64.5% Tuition)
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2008, 11:31:36 PM »
A) find out what percentage of the class a 3.0 is at Tulane and Iowa.
B) see if ND will increase scholarship based on Iowa's offer.

If a 3.0 at Iowa is top 50% or worse (lower in class), I'd ignore Tulane.

Where do you want to practice?  What do you want to do?

I want to do corporate law in NYC.

Unfortunately, none of those schools gives you a great shot at NYC biglaw.  I recommend Fordam if you can get in or Bls/Cardozo with a full tuition scholarship.  Free schooling at Iowa would be a great choice, especially if 3.00 is top 50%, but my guess is you would need to have good grades to turn heads in NYC (unlike Fordham). 

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Re: Iowa (full tuition), Notre Dame (44.5% tution), or Tulane (64.5% Tuition)
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2008, 02:57:41 PM »
I would seriously not go to Iowa if you want BIGLAW in NYC...Iowa carries weight in the midwest, pretty much nowhere else....It really is one of the most over ranked schools, in my opinion.

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Re: Iowa (full tuition), Notre Dame (44.5% tution), or Tulane (64.5% Tuition)
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2008, 07:39:16 PM »
I think I remembered reading some pretty negative stuff on Iowa earlier this year on ATL or somewhere concerning their profs and placement.  I would take Notre Dame personally, because I imagine there are a decent number of ND grads in NYC and that the alum network is pretty tight.

Unfortunately, usually the school that costs the most is the best choice.

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Re: Iowa (full tuition), Notre Dame (44.5% tution), or Tulane (64.5% Tuition)
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2008, 08:35:12 PM »
Iowa for the ride, Tulane for everything else.
I'mma stay bumpin' till I bump my head on my tomb.

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Re: Iowa (full tuition), Notre Dame (44.5% tution), or Tulane (64.5% Tuition)
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2008, 01:57:50 AM »
A) find out what percentage of the class a 3.0 is at Tulane and Iowa.
B) see if ND will increase scholarship based on Iowa's offer.

If a 3.0 at Iowa is top 50% or worse (lower in class), I'd ignore Tulane.

Where do you want to practice?  What do you want to do?

I want to do corporate law in NYC.

For this, I say Notre Dame for reasons previously mentioned by bt (number of grads in NY, tight alumni network).
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