Adding a medical school to its existing schools of law, communications, business, education, health sciences and College of Arts and Sciences will continue Quinnipiac's transformation into a major national university. There are only 200 American Bar Association approved law schools, 135 approved U.S. medical schools, and only 89 universities in America (out of 3,600) that have both law and medical schools.
Yeah, sure Quinnipiac is on the verge of becoming a “major national university.” And I am on the verge of making $140K a year. Just because there are ONLY 89 universities with both a medical school and a law school, does not mean that a fourth-rate institution of higher learning needs to be the ninetieth one!!
Quinnipiac President John L. Lahey said Thursday the university would begin the complex process of opening the medical school, enrolling the first class in 2013 or 2014 on its new campus in North Haven. The initial class will have about 50 students and the school will eventually have 500.
Let’s take a look at the school’s law program:
That has to be an error. US News lists this in the third tier of American law schools. Surely, such a national university cannot be housing a third-tier, third-rate law school.
Tuition and Fees: For a full-time student attending Third Tier Quinnipiac for the 2009-2010 academic year, tuition and fees amount to $40,780.
Total Cost of Attendance: $60,536 for those full-time students living on their own. For those FT students living at home, the total COA is only $54,504.
Cost for a Health Law LLM: Tuition for full-time students for the 2009-2010 school year is $33,600, and 16,800 for part-time students. And an LLM from this prestigious, national program will surely set one apart in the legal market, right?!?!
Sadly, there is a demand for such a shoddy “legal education.” According to the law school’s website there were more than 2,800 applicants for 160 seats, in the Fall 2009 first-year class.
Look at this pathetic Career Services page:
Your law degree from Quinnipiac University prepares you for a broad range of legal careers. More than 90 percent of Quinnipiac University School of Law graduates secure employment within nine months of graduation. The role of career services is to guide you to employment that will lead to a satisfying and productive professional career. Are you an employer?
Yeah, your Quinnipiac University J.D. prepares you for all sorts of interesting legal and non-legal “careers” – such as rodeo clown, latte server, janitor, bill collector, bus driver, unemployed artist, insurance claims adjuster, bartender, etc.
Now, does anyone think that Quinnipiac’s medical school will fare any better?! More than likely, they will contribute to producing too many physicians and health care workers in this country. I know plenty of doctors who are drowning in debt, and have no shot in hell of even hoping to pay it all off.
We need another fourth-rate medical school, like we need another Hurricane Katrina to hit our shores.