Thursday, July 17, 2014
Third Tier Corroded Waste: Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Tuition: In tuition alone, those enrolled in the Catholic University JD program were slapped with a $44,000 bill – for the 2013-2014 school year. For $ome rea$on, the pigs listed this on a per semester basis. When you take fees into account, including health insurance, this total reached $47,134, for the same academic year. In fact, the commode charges a New Student Fee of $425. Then again, part-time pupils were only hit with $34,375 in tuition and fees. At least, these “educators” are looking out for the students, right?!?!
Total Cost of Attendance: According to this same page, the school lists its estimated nine-month living expenses as $23,503. This figure includes $1,500 in books. I will prorate the following items, in order to reflect the entire year: housing; food; transportation; and miscellaneous costs. Doing so, we reach an amount of $30,837.
In the worst-case scenario, i.e. enrolled full-time and not living with family, a student will face a total estimated COA of $77,971, for one damn year at this ABA-accredited filth pit. No employer will care that this toilet is located in DC. By the way, if you are this gullible, would you pay $30K for a 1995 Toyota Corolla with 235,000 miles on the odometer?
Ranking: Based on these prohibitive costs, one would expect this school to have a superb reputation in the academic and legal communities, correct? Well, according to a ratty-ass magazine called US “News” & World Report, CaTTTholic Univer$iTTTy of America Columbu$ Sewer of Law is ranked as the 107th greatest, most amazing and wonderful law school in the entire country. Hell, it merely shares this distinction with the following five trash cans: Gonzaga; Santa Clara University; St. John’s; Syracuse; and TTTexas TTTech UniversiTTTy. What a tremendous accomplishment, huh?!?!
Employment Placement Statistics: On the law school’s website, the latest info on job placement is from the JD Class of 2012. Apparently, the swine are not charging enough to cover the costs of entering data on their page.
You will note that there were 246 members of the 2012 graduating class. Of that humongous figure, 199 reported that they were employed within nine months of receiving their JD – either in full-time, part-time, long term, short term, legal or nonlaw positions. In fact, only 165 grads from this cohort landed long-term posts. Since three souls did not supply their status to the garbage heap, the “placement” rate was a pathetic 81.9 percent. Yes, that is certainly worth the ridiculous price tag!
Under Employment Type, you will see that only 52 grads, from the Class of 2012, ended up working in law firms. Of that amount, 27 were in offices of 2-10 attorneys. Conversely, five members went to firms of 251-500 lawyers. In fact, 11 landed employment at offices with more than 500 attorneys. Do you like your odds, fool?!?! These 16 JDs represent 6.5% of the entire class at CUA Columbus Sewer of Law.
Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the CaTTTholic Univer$iTTTy of America Law Class of 2013 who incurred debt for law school - as $144,801. Notice that 86% of this clogged toilet’s 2013 cohort took on such foul debt. Remember that this figure does not include undergraduate debt – and also does not take accrued interest into account, while the student is enrolled.
TTT Catholic Identity: From the festering excrement pile:
“Catholic faith is at the heart of The Catholic University of America. This part of CUA's identity is reinforced through the many options for service and formation on campus, as well as by the integration of faith and reason in each of the University's 12 schools. Many student organizations provide opportunities for fellowship while serving others. CUA's Office of Campus Ministry helps students follow Christ and live the values of the Gospel within the context of the Catholic faith.” [Emphasis in original]
After taking on sickening levels of student debt, you will need to do more than pray for your future. By the way, charging students $47,134 in tuition and fees – for one single year of law school – is very Christian, correct?!?!
Conclusion: Avoid this cesspool as if your life depends on it, college grads. After all, you will not be in a financial position to start a family or purchase a home, when you end up incurring $170K-$220K in total NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt. Imagine trying to feed yourself – let alone others – on an income of $45K per year, with your TTT law degree. No one cares whether you are “passionate” about the legal $y$tem, either.
Being an adult means taking responsibility for one’s bills, rent/mortgage, and other living costs. Try doing that when you are FINANCIALLY RUINED! The only way in hell to justify attending this commode is to land a Biglaw position, which by nature is not very secure. You saw the numbers above. Do you think that YOU will be one of the lucky dozen or so grads who will make the cut in a few years? If so, what is the basis for your belief?!?! Do you come from a wealthy family or have sterling business or political connections that can lead to good jobs? Earnestly ask yourself those questions before even considering this dung heap.
Posted by Nando at 6:22 AM