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SLU ($$) vs. WUSTL?

SLU ($$) vs. WUSTL?
« on: March 13, 2007, 11:53:29 AM »
I'm a St. Louis resident and I'm staying here for the forseeable future, so I'm planning to both go to school and get a job out of school in the St. Louis area. Which greatly limited my choices to SLU and WUSTL. I've been accepted by SLU and been offered $24,000/yr (about 2/3 tuition). I haven't heard anything from WUSTL yet, which leads me to believe that even if I do get in, I won't be getting any money. Certainly WUSTL's the better school, but I don't know how much that matters if I'm getting a job in St. Louis (I've even seen some posters suggest some firms prefer SLU grads anyway). If I happen to get admitted to WUSTL, with no money, what should I do?

Re: SLU ($$) vs. WUSTL?
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2007, 09:17:51 AM »
I know no one actually cares, but can someone at least pretend? It would make me feel so loved...

Re: SLU ($$) vs. WUSTL?
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2007, 09:25:01 AM »
I am also from the St. Louis area.  Almost all of the lawyers I know attended SLU.  So if you plan to stay in STL (which you say you do) then why not go to SLU (great STL alumni base and cheaper then Wash U). 

Re: SLU ($$) vs. WUSTL?
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2007, 10:14:48 AM »
I agree with melissasue- go to SLU. You'll have better Missouri connections in general if you go to SLU.

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Re: SLU ($$) vs. WUSTL?
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2007, 10:25:30 AM »
I'm a StL resident too, and the way I've heard it is that most WUSTL grads don't stay in the area, but the ones that do can get whatever jobs they want. SLU places very very well in the area (obviously). I don't think it makes a huge difference for the StL job prospects if you went to WUSTL or SLU or Mizzou even.

That said, if I had the nubmers for WUSTL I would totally go.

BTW...any of you guys going to SLU's ASW next weekend?

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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2007, 11:25:19 AM »
I'm a StL resident too, and the way I've heard it is that most WUSTL grads don't stay in the area, but the ones that do can get whatever jobs they want. SLU places very very well in the area (obviously). I don't think it makes a huge difference for the StL job prospects if you went to WUSTL or SLU or Mizzou even.

That said, if I had the nubmers for WUSTL I would totally go.

BTW...any of you guys going to SLU's ASW next weekend?

I kept telling myself that I would try not to pay attention to money when making a decision, but if I don't get any money from WUSTL, it's hard for me to rationalize going there over SLU, all things considered.

I'm going to SLU's ASW, though just the Saturday stuff, not the Friday stuff.

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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2007, 08:55:04 PM »
I've heard basically the same thing as Skeeball, that going to WUSTL only hurts you in the St. Louis job market if you don't have any connection to St. Louis. Still giving up $24,000 would not be easy. I'll be at the ASW for the Saturday stuff. I'm skipping Friday because that's when WUSTL's admitted students day is.

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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2007, 11:20:57 PM »
If you're sure you will stay in STL, SLU is what I would pick.

I'm also attending the SLU ASW, btw.

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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2007, 07:31:43 AM »
Me too (taking Friday off work!).