Illinois (60K) v. UF (24K)

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Which School?

Illinois (60K Scholarship): 120K total COA
4
22%
Florida (24K Scholarship): 105K total COA
14
78%
 
Total votes: 18

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Illinois (60K) v. UF (24K)

Postby thewarflamingo » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:08 pm

Thanks!
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Re: Illinois (60K) v. UF (24K)

Postby dr123 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:17 pm

If you want to practice in Flordia, go to UF

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Re: Illinois (60K) v. UF (24K)

Postby FeelTheHeat » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:18 pm

WF, I mean to click on UF and I accidently hit Illinois lol.

Those connections are HUGE. Follow them.

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Re: Illinois (60K) v. UF (24K)

Postby Slimpee » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:23 pm

Go to SMU if you wanna practice in Texas

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Postby thewarflamingo » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:27 pm

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Re: Illinois (60K) v. UF (24K)

Postby FeelTheHeat » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:28 pm

Good luck with UT. That would be fantastic, I would be dying trying to get off that WL lol

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Re: Illinois (60K) v. UF (24K)

Postby JamMasterJ » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:41 pm

Talk to Barbie. She had a similar situation with Florida, FSU and Illinois, choosing Florida over a better scholly at Illinois. Though her reasons were slightly different, she seems to be the closest comparison to you

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Re: Illinois (60K) v. UF (24K)

Postby barry » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:52 pm

Getting texas from UIUC will be hard and CHI isn't doing too well... go with the bird in the hand + better weather

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Postby thewarflamingo » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:59 pm

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Postby thewarflamingo » Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:22 am

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Re: Illinois (60K) v. UF (24K)

Postby bk1 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:49 am

Retake/reapply for UT/SMU?

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Re: Illinois (60K) v. UF (24K)

Postby thewarflamingo » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:09 am

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Re: Illinois (60K) v. UF (24K)

Postby bk1 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:11 am

If you've maxed out then go to UF, but I'd make sure you've actually maxed out.

Worth it to at least see (e.g. do some more prep prior to matriculating) to see if you can go up considering you do want TX.

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Postby thewarflamingo » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:19 am

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Re: Illinois (60K) v. UF (24K)

Postby FeelTheHeat » Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:21 am

Im fascinated by how many votes there are for UF. And TLS gets accused of being rankings whores :)

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Postby thewarflamingo » Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:01 pm

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Re: Illinois (60K) v. UF (24K)

Postby ahduth » Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:28 pm

thewarflamingo wrote:
FeelTheHeat wrote:Im fascinated by how many votes there are for UF. And TLS gets accused of being rankings whores :)

Yeah, I'm very surprised and happy to see that especially because my previous choosing a school thread leaned heavily towards Illinois in the poll.


He clearly articulated his factors. A lot of the polls are just like... "I want to practice in DC, NY or California, but I have a ton of connections in North Carolina and my fiance might want to go to dental school next year..." That's when you just get the rankings regurgitated back at you. :)

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Re: Illinois (60K) v. UF (24K)

Postby thewarflamingo » Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:09 pm

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Re: Illinois (60K) v. UF (24K)

Postby dadamafia » Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:13 pm

It comes off as extremely dishonest imo so I would encourage you not to do that.

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Re: Illinois (60K) v. UF (24K)

Postby thewarflamingo » Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:23 pm

dadamafia wrote:It comes off as extremely dishonest imo so I would encourage you not to do that.

Yeah I agree. I wasn't trying to be dishonest by not withdrawing, I just hadn't gotten around to doing it yet, you know? I definitely don't want to come across that way to UF though, so I think I'll refrain from trying to negotiate again. I'm planning on withdrawing from everywhere on Monday though, except maybe Illinois because it's kinda like my security blanket right now.

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Re: Illinois (60K) v. UF (24K)

Postby JamMasterJ » Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:30 pm

thewarflamingo wrote:
bk1 wrote:Retake/reapply for UT/SMU?

eh, my cycle is already outperforming my numbers, so I'm happy with my current options. The only disappointment was that I expected to get into SMU with at least 60K, but I'm in limbo there right now. I know one LSAT point would completely change my situation at SMU, but I think I'd still lean towards UF just because of my uncle's connections even though Dallas is my ideal market. Plus, my gpa holds me back at UT so a higher LSAT won't do much for me there. But yeah, my highest score is from a retake, so no more retakes for me.

sounds like my situation at Illinois right now.
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FeelTheHeat wrote:Im fascinated by how many votes there are for UF. And TLS gets accused of being rankings whores :)

Yeah, I'm very surprised and happy to see that especially because my previous choosing a school thread leaned heavily towards Illinois in the poll.

Yeah, neither school is huge on placing in Texas, though I've heard (as you no doubt also have) that Illinois has a great career services dept. But if you don't think that it's reasonable to assume you will get a job in Texas, UF gives you a much better shot at what seems to be your next favorite option.

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Re: Illinois (60K) v. UF (24K)

Postby gwuorbust » Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:26 pm

yeah seems to me like UF is the obvious choice. I think you've got a good plan. best of luck!



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