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LAW1982

I was awarded a 20 thousand dollar merit scholarship at BU and was also accepted at northwestern.. what would you choose... PLEASE HELP I'm going crazy with this decision!

I was awarded a 20 thousand dollar merit scholarship at BU and was also accepted at northwestern.. what would you choose... PLEASE HELP I'm going crazy with this decision!
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LAW1982

BTW I was admitted to the american law program at BU and would concentrate in International Business Law

BTW I was admitted to the american law program at BU and would concentrate in International Business Law
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Stagista11

without any scholarship your choice would be very easy, as NU is just better than BU...but $20.000 could make you lean towards BU rather than NU...hope to see you in Chicago anyway...

without any scholarship your choice would be very easy, as NU is just better than BU...but $20.000 could make you lean towards BU rather than NU...hope to see you in Chicago anyway...
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mnementh

I would agree NU, but if it was the banking program maybe BU.

I would agree NU, but if it was the banking program maybe BU.
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Even in financial law Northwestern has a better program...
BU is a good University but doesnt have anything to do compared to Northwestern.
I thing no matter the scholarship, you should go to the best university you are admitted to.

Even in financial law Northwestern has a better program...
BU is a good University but doesnt have anything to do compared to Northwestern.
I thing no matter the scholarship, you should go to the best university you are admitted to.
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Hedek

I thing no matter the scholarship, you should go to the best university you are admitted to.

That's easier said than done. It's hard to turn down $20k.

I know you're asking for our advice LAW1982, but I'm afraid no one can help you. That's a decision only you can make based on your own finances. You know you wouldn't even be considering BU had they not granted that scholarship.

That said, in the long run, a degree from a top 14 school is well worth the investment.
Boston is also more expensive than Everton, hence BU's 20k are more like 15-17k in practice.

<blockquote>I thing no matter the scholarship, you should go to the best university you are admitted to.</blockquote>
That's easier said than done. It's hard to turn down $20k.

I know you're asking for our advice LAW1982, but I'm afraid no one can help you. That's a decision only you can make based on your own finances. You know you wouldn't even be considering BU had they not granted that scholarship.

That said, in the long run, a degree from a top 14 school is well worth the investment.
Boston is also more expensive than Everton, hence BU's 20k are more like 15-17k in practice.
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Sylvester

Actually Northwestern is not in Everton (If that city exists), neither in EVANSTON (where Northwestern main campus is). Northwestern School of Law is based in Downtown Chicago, which is incredible for living purposes.
I support The Counsel idea, Northwestern is by way much better than BU.

Actually Northwestern is not in Everton (If that city exists), neither in EVANSTON (where Northwestern main campus is). Northwestern School of Law is based in Downtown Chicago, which is incredible for living purposes.
I support The Counsel idea, Northwestern is by way much better than BU.
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mnementh

it's not relevant to you because you were admitted to american law program in BU, but it's not true that in financial law NU has a better program. The answer is not simple. I thought so too, but it turns out this program is really strong (the LL.M. in Banking and Financial Law Program). I would still choose NU.

it's not relevant to you because you were admitted to american law program in BU, but it's not true that in financial law NU has a better program. The answer is not simple. I thought so too, but it turns out this program is really strong (the LL.M. in Banking and Financial Law Program). I would still choose NU.
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Bayern

Hi guys,

I've been waitisted at Northwestern and UPEnn. But I have been admitted in Banking and Financial Law Program at BU.

BU's USD 500 deposit deadline is on 15 April, while NU and UPenn will only make their decision on the waitlist on 1 May.

I know I should take whats on my hand. The question is: can I still choose NU or UPenn if they eventually decided to admit me? What excuse should I tell to BU if I then decided to choose other unis?

Any thoughts guys.

Hi guys,

I've been waitisted at Northwestern and UPEnn. But I have been admitted in Banking and Financial Law Program at BU.

BU's USD 500 deposit deadline is on 15 April, while NU and UPenn will only make their decision on the waitlist on 1 May.

I know I should take whats on my hand. The question is: can I still choose NU or UPenn if they eventually decided to admit me? What excuse should I tell to BU if I then decided to choose other unis?

Any thoughts guys.
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Ostriker

I was also awarded BU scholarship for the American Law prorgam. Here is what I posted in another thread:

"Just for information - I accepted BU's offer over GULC. Surely, Georgetown is a big name with an excellent program in international business law and econcomic. However, I like BU as a very personal university. Since the LLM program consits of mixed JD classes, a lot of the respective courses are taught by professors. Whereas GULC is known for having a lot of adjunct professors lecturing llm classes. Also, the American Law program with the international business practice concentration offers me the opportunity to not only take relevant business courses but also 1L JD courses that might be very useful for a potential upcoming ny bar exam. For GULC - as far as I read about - JD courses are rare. Another important point is the size of GULC's LLM program. Being one of the biggest in the nation, I feel more comfortable with a smaller one. Last but not least - money is definitely an issue. Anyway, its quite a relief to finally have a decision. Now I'm looking forward to my time in Boston and forget about GULC, and Columbia's as well as UCLA's waiting lists ;).

Cheers,
Ost"

I was also awarded BU scholarship for the American Law prorgam. Here is what I posted in another thread:

"Just for information - I accepted BU's offer over GULC. Surely, Georgetown is a big name with an excellent program in international business law and econcomic. However, I like BU as a very personal university. Since the LLM program consits of mixed JD classes, a lot of the respective courses are taught by professors. Whereas GULC is known for having a lot of adjunct professors lecturing llm classes. Also, the American Law program with the international business practice concentration offers me the opportunity to not only take relevant business courses but also 1L JD courses that might be very useful for a potential upcoming ny bar exam. For GULC - as far as I read about - JD courses are rare. Another important point is the size of GULC's LLM program. Being one of the biggest in the nation, I feel more comfortable with a smaller one. Last but not least - money is definitely an issue. Anyway, its quite a relief to finally have a decision. Now I'm looking forward to my time in Boston and forget about GULC, and Columbia's as well as UCLA's waiting lists ;).

Cheers,
Ost"
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uganda

Bayern, pay de 500 for UB. if accepted to NU or Penn you will lose them. Not paying the fee at BU would be risky.

Bayern, pay de 500 for UB. if accepted to NU or Penn you will lose them. Not paying the fee at BU would be risky.

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