I was just checking out the Indiana (Bloomington) thread and they were saying that IU is increasing out of state tuition by an additional 7.5% on top of the current increase. It sounds like there's almost a 16% increase planned for the next 2 years. And the in-state tuition is being raised about 20% from what I remember.
I always knew Rutgers was a great school, and it was a great price for in state and out of state and they have very flexible and reasonable measures to get in-state tuition, but compared other public Tier 1 law schools Rutgers seems like chump change. And I am SO grateful for that. I am so glad I decided not to attend IU.
I think they're caught up in their own hype about raising so high in the rankings this year. And normally I really try not to talk badly about a school because ultimately that school is the right choice for someone even though it's not for me; but, what in the world is IU thinking? Out of state tuition was more than $36k last year. For what they're charging I could just as soon attend Michigan or Virginia if I'm going to pay private school prices for public school name (and I say name and not education because I don't think there's much of a discrepancy between public and private law schools)
Sorry Indiana--I just don't see it.
At what Rutgers cost to attend for 3 years even if I had to take out loans to cover the amount I am more than comfortable knowing that I would graduate with a manageable amount of debt that would allow me to work in whichever legal path I'm led to. Not so sure that's the case at IU.