UIUC (Illinois at Urbana)v. USF (San Francisco)


Hi everyone,

I am admitted to:
- UIUC (University of IIlinois at Urbana-Champaign) with $24.000 scholarship,
-USF (University of San Francisco) which has just offered me $24.000 scholarship too.

UIUC is ranked 23 and USF 98 (US News 2009), but USF is less expensive.

Would anyone know these universities? how is the life there? the campus?Are the taught courses serious?

Any advice woud be very welcome, I must reply to these universities these days...
Thanks in advance!

Hi everyone,

I am admitted to:
- UIUC (University of IIlinois at Urbana-Champaign) with $24.000 scholarship,
-USF (University of San Francisco) which has just offered me $24.000 scholarship too.

UIUC is ranked 23 and USF 98 (US News 2009), but USF is less expensive.

Would anyone know these universities? how is the life there? the campus?Are the taught courses serious?

Any advice woud be very welcome, I must reply to these universities these days...
Thanks in advance!
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grugani

Sunshineve,

First of all, congratulations on your admissions and on your scholarship offers (which are very generous considering the present US economic situation).

I don't know USF to comment about it, but UIUC has positively impressed me in a roadshow they made in Brazil which I've attended. Dead Charlotte Ku is a fantastic person, and the admissions staff is great and very helpful too.

Moreover, UIUC has been rising up yearly in the rankings, and that is evidence of their committment to excelence. I've read they are investing a lot to take the Law School even higher (bear in mind that it is already a Tier 1 school).

Besides, I have the clear feeling (and I've read it also in many places) that living in SF will cost you much more money than living in Urbana-Champaign, and that may balance the cheaper tuition fee of USF.

Moreover, I don't know if SF will give you a real campus experience, while Urbana and Champaign are cities built around UIUC.

But as I said many times in this board: decide with your heart. Where will you be more comfortable? Which level of life quality do you expect? Do you like fancy and big cities or living in the countryside?

Good luck,
Gustavo

Sunshineve,

First of all, congratulations on your admissions and on your scholarship offers (which are very generous considering the present US economic situation).

I don't know USF to comment about it, but UIUC has positively impressed me in a roadshow they made in Brazil which I've attended. Dead Charlotte Ku is a fantastic person, and the admissions staff is great and very helpful too.

Moreover, UIUC has been rising up yearly in the rankings, and that is evidence of their committment to excelence. I've read they are investing a lot to take the Law School even higher (bear in mind that it is already a Tier 1 school).

Besides, I have the clear feeling (and I've read it also in many places) that living in SF will cost you much more money than living in Urbana-Champaign, and that may balance the cheaper tuition fee of USF.

Moreover, I don't know if SF will give you a real campus experience, while Urbana and Champaign are cities built around UIUC.

But as I said many times in this board: decide with your heart. Where will you be more comfortable? Which level of life quality do you expect? Do you like fancy and big cities or living in the countryside?

Good luck,
Gustavo
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I will second the gruganis comment and I would like to add another advantage that UIUC can bring to you which is a personalized program . their stuff thrived on providing countless opportunities for each admitted ones to pursue its personal aim regarding studding LLM and I know they consistently gain credit for their program by utilizing the most prolific professors in the field of environmental law ,international law and business law.

I will second the grugani’s comment and I would like to add another advantage that UIUC can bring to you which is a personalized program . their stuff thrived on providing countless opportunities for each admitted ones to pursue its personal aim regarding studding LLM and I know they consistently gain credit for their program by utilizing the most prolific professors in the field of environmental law ,international law and business law.
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Dear Gustavo and "stick to law",

I have decided to go to UIUC because it's better ranked and seems to be a great campus...

Your comments have been very helpful to me to make a decision,
thank you very much!

Dear Gustavo and "stick to law",

I have decided to go to UIUC because it's better ranked and seems to be a great campus...

Your comments have been very helpful to me to make a decision,
thank you very much!
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Most definitely UIUC. Its an excellent law school, has got excellent resources, and the staff and people are exceedingly helpful.

Most definitely UIUC. Its an excellent law school, has got excellent resources, and the staff and people are exceedingly helpful.
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Most definitely UIUC. Its an excellent law school, has got excellent resources, and the staff and people are exceedingly helpful.


I can's agree with you more.
There is no doubt UIUC is excellent law school.School provides a lot of courses on business law as well as criminal law including procedure courses. Faculty has open door policy. So, access to professor is easier, and as a LLM student, you may need to special time with professor to work out your difficulties, you also need to discuss with your JD classmate. JD classmate are friendly here too.
Furthermore, professors here are wellknowned in the world.
Professor Ulen, Professor Michael Moore, Professor Andrew Leipold, Professor Larry Ribstein, ProfessorLawrence B. Solum and former dean Hurd are amazing and really excellent in their field.
The sourrounding here is fantastic. It is in a twin city at Urbana Champaign. It is affordable compared to those "big city". But it is close to Chicago, even if you are bored, you just take Amtrek to Chicago or drive 2 hrs to CHI. Expenses here are not outrageous.

No second thought to choose UIUC

<blockquote>Most definitely UIUC. Its an excellent law school, has got excellent resources, and the staff and people are exceedingly helpful.</blockquote>

I can's agree with you more.
There is no doubt UIUC is excellent law school.School provides a lot of courses on business law as well as criminal law including procedure courses. Faculty has open door policy. So, access to professor is easier, and as a LLM student, you may need to special time with professor to work out your difficulties, you also need to discuss with your JD classmate. JD classmate are friendly here too.
Furthermore, professors here are wellknowned in the world.
Professor Ulen, Professor Michael Moore, Professor Andrew Leipold, Professor Larry Ribstein, ProfessorLawrence B. Solum and former dean Hurd are amazing and really excellent in their field.
The sourrounding here is fantastic. It is in a twin city at Urbana Champaign. It is affordable compared to those "big city". But it is close to Chicago, even if you are bored, you just take Amtrek to Chicago or drive 2 hrs to CHI. Expenses here are not outrageous.

No second thought to choose UIUC
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