UChicago vs. UPenn ($40k)


genY
Hey guys,

if it wasn't for the money, I would have accepted the offer from Chicago without a second thought. But is it really worth these extra $40k? What do you think?
Hey guys,

if it wasn't for the money, I would have accepted the offer from Chicago without a second thought. But is it really worth these extra $40k? What do you think?
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JayJ18
Wow I do not envy you having to make this decision (or actually maybe I do? 40k from UPenn is a lot lol!)

UChicago is one of the few law schools in the US that has consistently maintained its position as a T5 school in the US, but also as a T11 school in global law school rankings.
Whereas UPenn has consistently held on to its position as a T10 school in the US, and is also well-respected globally.

I would argue that your decision should probably be based on a combination of two things: (1) How easily you can afford to cover the cost of tuition in UChicago irrespective of whether you are able to land a BigLaw (or similar) job afterwards and (2) The perception of each school in the country where you intend to pursue your career.

Good luck!

[Edited by JayJ18 on Mar 16, 2018]

Wow I do not envy you having to make this decision (or actually maybe I do? 40k from UPenn is a lot lol!)

UChicago is one of the few law schools in the US that has consistently maintained its position as a T5 school in the US, but also as a T11 school in global law school rankings.
Whereas UPenn has consistently held on to its position as a T10 school in the US, and is also well-respected globally.

I would argue that your decision should probably be based on a combination of two things: (1) How easily you can afford to cover the cost of tuition in UChicago irrespective of whether you are able to land a BigLaw (or similar) job afterwards and (2) The perception of each school in the country where you intend to pursue your career.

Good luck!
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JJM5
Penn Law because of Wharton if you belong to the world of business.
Penn Law because of Wharton if you belong to the world of business.
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darthsid
Yeah they offer a business certificate with Wharton
Yeah they offer a business certificate with Wharton
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AdmissionL...
I would choose Penn without hesitation; the differences in reputation seem almost non-existent to me.
I would choose Penn without hesitation; the differences in reputation seem almost non-existent to me.
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