Sunday, February 16, 2014
Catholic Guilt or Mere Desperation?: Villanova University School of Law Doubles the Number of Full-Tuition Scholarships
The Announcement: On January 27, the NaTTTional Juri$TTT published a piece by Alicia Albertson, under the headline “Villanova doubles full tuition scholarships, makes curricular changes.” Look at this excerpt:
“Villanova University School of Law announced it will double the number of full-tuition scholarships for incoming students, and the Pennsylvania school also announced curricular changes.
The Innovation Scholars program will fund up to 50 full scholarships for the 2014 incoming class, effectively doubling the number of students who receive such. Students will receive the scholarship for all three years of law school study.
To be eligible, students must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.6 or higher, an LSAT score of 157 or higher and must maintain good academic standing with the institution.
“These new Innovation Scholars will find in Villanova a law school that is responding to the new market realities of their degrees,” John Gotanda, Dean of the law school said. “We have listened to our students and to the law firm, corporate and government employers.”
The law school also announced it would lock in tuition for each incoming class so students will pay the same each year for educational expenses.” [Emphasis mine]
In sum, the commode is desperate for asses in seats. Maybe the cockroaches will toss in free ball massages and an iPad. This is a marketing ploy, but it will end up costing the pigs, too. Plus, the requirements are not too strenuous. You can major in Political “Science” or History and easily earn higher than a 3.6 UGPA.
Remember, this is the same trash pit where SCHOOL OFFICIALS KNOWINGLY FALSIFIED DATA pertaining to incoming UGPAs and LSAT scores - in an effort to increase the toilet’s USN&WR ranking. As reported by the Chronicle of Higher Education and Katherine Mangan, in a February 26, 2011 piece entitled “Villanova U. Reveals Its Law School Gave False Reports of GPA's and Test Scores”:
“Villanova University officials announced on Friday that unidentified employees of its law school knowingly reported inaccurate, and presumably inflated, grade-point averages and admission-test scores to the American Bar Association in years before 2010, a scheme that could have affected where it fell in national rankings.” [Emphasis mine]
Other Coverage: Elie Mystal wrote an entry labeled “Law School Offers Free Tuition To 50 Applicants,” back on January 22, 2014. From his opening:
“We know the new economics for middle-tier law schools. Applications are down, so to convince students with good test scores to come to your school, you have to offer them money. It’s the market, imperfect though it may be, at work.
So when a law school offers “full scholarships” to a number of students with strong academic credentials, don’t think that it’s doing you a favor. They’re trying to fill their seats, not trying to address the fundamental cost problem of law school. If a law school is offering “scholarships” to high-performing students, that means that the low-performing students who are paying full price are subsidizing the people in their class who are most likely to bust up the curve. Addressing the value proposition of law school involves lowering tuition for all students, not making law school free for the kids with potentially better options.” [Emphasis mine]
Tuition: Mystal is correct, regarding the prohibitive cost of admission to this dung heap. Scroll down to the section labeled Law School Program Rates 2013-2014. First year law students for the current academic year were charged $39,660 in tuition. They must also pay a combined $400 in student health and SBA fees. Therefore, these dolts are paying $40,060 to attend this ABA-accredited garbage pile for one damn year.
Ranking: As you can see, Vanillanova Univer$iTTy Sewer of Law is rated as the 98th greatest, most fantastic and wonderful law school in the entire country by US “News” & World Report. What an immense accomplishment, huh?!?! In fact, it shares this prestigious honor with only three other commodes, i.e. Indiana University-Indianapolis, St. John’s University, and the University of South Carolina. Such elite company!
Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Villanova JD Class of 2012 who incurred debt for law school - as $113,283. In fact, 79 percent of this commode’s 2012 class took on such toxic debt. Remember that this figure does not include undergraduate debt – and it also does not take accrued interest into account, while the student is enrolled.
Conclusion: In the final analysis, Villanova University Sewer of Law is a grossly overpriced, vile, Catholic toilet. These bitches and hags do not give one damn about their students or recent grads. They simply want to keep the scam going. After all, the academic parasites are living well off of the federally-backed student loan system. Their compensation is in no way tied to their students’ outcomes. The swine are using this scholarship boost to attract quality applicants. Plus, the pigs believe that it will buy them some goodwill among potential consumers in the area, as well as with the ABA and USN&WR. Up to 50 new students will receive full tuition, while their classmates will continue to drown in large sums of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt.
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