GPA - 3.3 LSAT - 169
So I know the rankings of these schools are pretty spread out...Wash-U is 19, W&M is 30, UNC is around 38. However, there are more factors going into the process and I'm having a hard time deciding what I should consider most important.
First, Carolina and W&M are much cheaper than Wash-U even after scholarships. It will be about double the price to go to Wash-U whereas UNC is roughly 15k and W&M 17k a year. Currently I am interested in human rights law which I don't imagine will have a large payout so debt is something I have to take into consideration though I suppose there is always the chance I'll change my mind and all the schools offer LRAPs. Also, I have plans to return to NC (my home) to get a job so Carolina sort of evens itself out in the rankings when you consider that I'll be staying in state. I am also very close to my family and my father hasn't been in very good health for the past few years which makes staying around an appealing option. However, Carolina isn't my best option and I would like to be the best I can be. Their facilities (building, library, court room, etc) were disappointing compared to the other two, but I'm not sure how much this reflects on the education I'd receive there. As a side note, my boyfriend of 3 years is in school in Memphis and St. Louis is the closest I can get with a decent school (I was waitlisted at Vandy). I suppose there are always more plane rides. Anyways, I have a whole great list of pros and cons to all of them - hah - but I would really appreciate talking to someone about their opinions.