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UPDATED: UVA vs. NU vs. Texas ($$) vs. UW
« on: May 15, 2007, 12:57:43 PM »
Okay, so I've some deadlines coming up and I seem to be as indecisive as ever right now, so I'd like some help.

I'm currently waitlisted at Virginia, Duke, Penn, and UCLA.  I should preface this: I have no idea where I want to live, nor what I want to do.  Now that we've covered that.  I've figured the cost of UVA to be about 10k less than Duke and 15k less than UCLA and Penn.

I'm looking at offers from Washington, Vanderbilt, Texas, and Northwestern.  Washington is far and away the cheapest.  I am from the Pacific NW.  Vandy offered some money making them 10k more than Texas.  Northwestern is the best school in the bunch and extremely expensive (far as I can tell).

Whatever am I do to?  Follow-up question: should I e-mail UVA and/or any of the other schools and let them know that I'd accept an admissions offer if they sent one?

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Only if you are sure that you would accept any offer they send your way.  Don't say one thing and flip flop once they actually extend the offer.  You will only have so long to decide once they offer, so be ready to make that decision.
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UVA gives you the greatest portability of the schools you've mentioned and the best bang for the buck, IMO.

Barring admissions from the waitlists, go to Northwestern (unless you plan to stay in the Texas area).

Just send a letter of continued interest to make sure you stay on their radar.  They need to fill spots fast and it's to your advantage if they know you'd go (that is, if you have the numbers they're looking for, of course).

p.s. - it seems as if UVA has been reaching into its waitlist lately so get moving...

p.p.s - the prices differences aren't enough to outweigh the superior advantages offered of the top schools you're considering...

p.p.p.s. - by the way, I was considering UVA, Duke and Penn too.  I would've chosen UVA or Penn had I not gone to Chicago.
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Of your current options, I'd say maybe Texas, although it depends on where you want to work. If you're open, I understand Texas salaries are comparable to NYC while cost of living is half, and UT > HYS in those markets. Maybe.
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Wow, for once you're not a UVA troll.

Of your current options, I'd say maybe Texas, although it depends on where you want to work. If you're open, I understand Texas salaries are comparable to NYC while cost of living is half, and UT > HYS in those markets. Maybe.
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Wow, for once you're not a UVA troll.

Of your current options, I'd say maybe Texas, although it depends on where you want to work. If you're open, I understand Texas salaries are comparable to NYC while cost of living is half, and UT > HYS in those markets. Maybe.

Well, OP's still on the W/L, and I don't want to say "Go for UVA!" and then have the OP not get in. Besides, I'm usually not a UVA troll; I am, however, a staunchly anti-Philadelphia troll.
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Wow, for once you're not a UVA troll.

Of your current options, I'd say maybe Texas, although it depends on where you want to work. If you're open, I understand Texas salaries are comparable to NYC while cost of living is half, and UT > HYS in those markets. Maybe.

Well, OP's still on the W/L, and I don't want to say "Go for UVA!" and then have the OP not get in. Besides, I'm usually not a UVA troll; I am, however, a staunchly anti-Philadelphia troll.

all because of dancerina....

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Wow, for once you're not a UVA troll.

Of your current options, I'd say maybe Texas, although it depends on where you want to work. If you're open, I understand Texas salaries are comparable to NYC while cost of living is half, and UT > HYS in those markets. Maybe.

Well, OP's still on the W/L, and I don't want to say "Go for UVA!" and then have the OP not get in. Besides, I'm usually not a UVA troll; I am, however, a staunchly anti-Philadelphia troll.

all because of dancerina....

Seriously, she simultaneously broke my heart, soul, and spirit.

But also Philly smells.
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Wow, for once you're not a UVA troll.

Of your current options, I'd say maybe Texas, although it depends on where you want to work. If you're open, I understand Texas salaries are comparable to NYC while cost of living is half, and UT > HYS in those markets. Maybe.

Well, OP's still on the W/L, and I don't want to say "Go for UVA!" and then have the OP not get in. Besides, I'm usually not a UVA troll; I am, however, a staunchly anti-Philadelphia troll.

all because of dancerina....

Seriously, she simultaneously broke my heart, soul, and spirit.

But also Philly smells.

you seem to have recovered rather quickly - *ahem* Phishy Eel *ahem*

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I think Northwestern is by FAR the best school you got into and there would have to be some REALLY compelling reason not to go there.  You can always stay on those waitlists, but as of now, you're not accepted so you can't really compare the two.  Northwestern is certainly expensive not only because of the school, but also because of Chicago.  However, many of us are willing to pay it out by going to a big law firm for a while to pay it off, and from there deciding what we really want to do.
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