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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Law School Price War in Philadelphia

PhiladelphiaDan Filler (Drexel), Philadelphia Law School Tuition Price War Escalates; Prices Drop:

A month or two ago, Penn State announced that it would offer Pennsylvania residents a $20,000 annual tuition discount irrespective of credentials. And now, Villanova has levied a massive volley at all market competitors, offering three years of free tuition for applicants with a 157/3.6 GPA. ...

The price of law school in Philly is dropping fast. A month ago I said that a person with a 161 could attend a very good law school for free in Philly. Now I'd have to make that a 157, with significant discounts available to folks with a 154 or 155.

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The common wisdom is "don't go to law school." But if you don't have many other career options and/or you've always wanted to be a lawyer, now's the time to apply if you have great credentials.

Posted by: HTA | Jan 23, 2014 11:34:43 AM

Villanova and Drexel charge a lot of money and offer discounts. Rutgers and Temple charge less and don't have to. Enough said.

Posted by: michael livingston | Jan 23, 2014 2:14:56 PM

HTA, you nailed it.

This spells such doom for law school if this practice spreads. I wonder if schools have lined up their cost cutting measures.

Posted by: JM | Jan 23, 2014 2:25:29 PM