Anyway, I was making the rounds, and when I checked my Iowa application I happened to come upon this:
"Congratulations! You have been admitted to the 2012 entering class."
Whoo-hoo! That means I'm 3-for-3!
Nobody jinx it.
So once again I have a specific reason to look forward to mail time.
This is what I was working on before I discovered the news:
I started thinking about it after BYU's "Law School Boot Camp" on Saturday. I looked up the average starting salary of each school's graduates, and compared it to the average debt.
Some of the law schools' websites couldn't give me a straight answer on average salaries:
* Median, instead of mean/average
** 50th percentile, instead of mean/average
*** 50% of graduates made this much or more
**** Only for private sector jobs
Also, the statistics can be a little misleading because not every single graduate reports back to their alma mater to give that information.
But, I think this can still be somewhat useful. One thing I realized was that it shows there might be some truth to the theory that "you get what you pay for." In other words, a higher ranked school might be more expensive but it's worth the investment.