Many avoid Georgetown. Reasons?


fabian91
I can not understand one thing. Many students do not go to Georgetown, I like checking the application tracks here . I have noticed many choose a higher ranking which is fine. What I do not understand when some one chooses Emory over GT or USC over GT T, name others like USF, they are good schools do not get me wrong! But why they choose they over GT?

What made me amazed when someone chooses a law school in DC with rank lower than GT ( like Georgewashington and The American University of Washington... why? In this situation, GT beats them ( I can see that).

I am not here to offence anyone! I just want to know the reason why. Not familiar with financial aids, it could be a reason.

I applied to GT and NYU and going to GT. I am self funding myself after ( 8 years of savings)!

I can not understand one thing. Many students do not go to Georgetown, I like checking the application tracks here . I have noticed many choose a higher ranking which is fine. What I do not understand when some one chooses Emory over GT or USC over GT T, name others like USF, they are good schools do not get me wrong! But why they choose they over GT?

What made me amazed when someone chooses a law school in DC with rank lower than GT ( like Georgewashington and The American University of Washington... why? In this situation, GT beats them ( I can see that).

I am not here to offence anyone! I just want to know the reason why. Not familiar with financial aids, it could be a reason.

I applied to GT and NYU and going to GT. I am self funding myself after ( 8 years of savings)!

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Stagista11
from an academic standpoint, the main reason for choosing other schools over GTown is that its LLM program is perhaps the largest in the country, with 400+ applicants admitted every year (NYU's LLM program has a similar size too). That being said, there's the risk you may not get the attention you desire from your professors. Similarly, there's the risk you may not be able to take all the classes you like, since there are limited seats available and far more JD and LLMs interested in taking them
from an academic standpoint, the main reason for choosing other schools over GTown is that its LLM program is perhaps the largest in the country, with 400+ applicants admitted every year (NYU's LLM program has a similar size too). That being said, there's the risk you may not get the attention you desire from your professors. Similarly, there's the risk you may not be able to take all the classes you like, since there are limited seats available and far more JD and LLMs interested in taking them
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fabian91
large size yeah. Almost 400 students. You did not tell why most choose NYU over Berkeley or Virginia or UPenn, even Cornell ( despite its large size) why?
large size yeah. Almost 400 students. You did not tell why most choose NYU over Berkeley or Virginia or UPenn, even Cornell ( despite its large size) why?

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fabian91
And by the way, Harvard LL.M students attend classes with JD students( as far as I know). Does that make it unattractive? it is the opposite!
And by the way, Harvard LL.M students attend classes with JD students( as far as I know). Does that make it unattractive? it is the opposite!
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grumpyJD
There could be many reasons and it's hard to know from just looking at the app tracker. I went to a slightly lower ranked school because they offered a lot more scholarship money, for example.
There could be many reasons and it's hard to know from just looking at the app tracker. I went to a slightly lower ranked school because they offered a lot more scholarship money, for example.
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meletrado
This is exactly my case. The main reason why I chose another law school is a scolarship. I was offered a full scholarship in other law school.
However, if I would have the same amount of the scholarship from the GT, I am not sure I would choose it.

My first concern is an extremely big LLM program, currently there are more than 500 LLM students at GT. And I think a student will have different amount of attention than in program twice or three times smaller.

Another reason is that I didn't feel any interest from GT for perspective students. Before applying I sent them a couple of emails regarding curriculum, they all stayed without answer. It was not easy to get some information even after I was admitted to the program.
I went to Open house for admitted students and was a little disappointed with its level.
I just feel GT thinks that only the fact of being in T-14 is enough to be attractive for students, they don't do so much additionally.
This is exactly my case. The main reason why I chose another law school is a scolarship. I was offered a full scholarship in other law school.
However, if I would have the same amount of the scholarship from the GT, I am not sure I would choose it.

My first concern is an extremely big LLM program, currently there are more than 500 LLM students at GT. And I think a student will have different amount of attention than in program twice or three times smaller.

Another reason is that I didn't feel any interest from GT for perspective students. Before applying I sent them a couple of emails regarding curriculum, they all stayed without answer. It was not easy to get some information even after I was admitted to the program.
I went to Open house for admitted students and was a little disappointed with its level.
I just feel GT thinks that only the fact of being in T-14 is enough to be attractive for students, they don't do so much additionally.

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sruthi
This is exactly my case. The main reason why I chose another law school is a scolarship. I was offered a full scholarship in other law school.
However, if I would have the same amount of the scholarship from the GT, I am not sure I would choose it.

My first concern is an extremely big LLM program, currently there are more than 500 LLM students at GT. And I think a student will have different amount of attention than in program twice or three times smaller.

Another reason is that I didn't feel any interest from GT for perspective students. Before applying I sent them a couple of emails regarding curriculum, they all stayed without answer. It was not easy to get some information even after I was admitted to the program.
I went to Open house for admitted students and was a little disappointed with its level.
I just feel GT thinks that only the fact of being in T-14 is enough to be attractive for students, they don't do so much additionally.




Hey which school offered you a scholarship? Can you PM me details atleast even I am looking for one and I have decent credentials
<blockquote>This is exactly my case. The main reason why I chose another law school is a scolarship. I was offered a full scholarship in other law school.
However, if I would have the same amount of the scholarship from the GT, I am not sure I would choose it.

My first concern is an extremely big LLM program, currently there are more than 500 LLM students at GT. And I think a student will have different amount of attention than in program twice or three times smaller.

Another reason is that I didn't feel any interest from GT for perspective students. Before applying I sent them a couple of emails regarding curriculum, they all stayed without answer. It was not easy to get some information even after I was admitted to the program.
I went to Open house for admitted students and was a little disappointed with its level.
I just feel GT thinks that only the fact of being in T-14 is enough to be attractive for students, they don't do so much additionally.

</blockquote>


Hey which school offered you a scholarship? Can you PM me details atleast even I am looking for one and I have decent credentials
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