UF ($27k) or FSU ($35k)

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ShawnMegan
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UF ($27k) or FSU ($35k)

Postby ShawnMegan » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:19 am

I need to accept a scholarship by the end of this week. What do I do?

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Re: UF ($27k) or FSU ($35k)

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:21 am

Ask UF to match FSU, then tell FSU that UF is offering the same, etc. :D

If you own a condo near UF, then just try to get UF to match FSU's offer.

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Re: UF ($27k) or FSU ($35k)

Postby ShawnMegan » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:35 am

I tried that already. They have decided not to increase the award amount.

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Re: UF ($27k) or FSU ($35k)

Postby minuit » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:42 am

8k difference is not all that much, so just choose the school that you prefer. Stats/jobs/etc. are very comparable between the two schools.

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Re: UF ($27k) or FSU ($35k)

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:53 am

Have you visited FSU law ? Do you want to spend another 3 years in Gainesville ?

Seems like this decision would be a matter of personal preference since the difference of $8,000 (overall or per year ?) can be made up by remaining in your condo near UF & not having to pay moving expenses. Plus, all of your Gator garb might get you into trouble in Seminole country = new wardrobe costs. :D

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Re: UF ($27k) or FSU ($35k)

Postby ShawnMegan » Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:19 pm

I have visited Fsu. Great looking school. I grew up in Tallahassee and did my undergrad at Uf. Right at this moment I have no furniture in the condo so moving expenses don't matter, but if I stay I planned on buying a brand new living room (including a large tv), dining room, bedroom and new washer and dryer. I could rent out the condo if I move to tallahasee, and if I stay at Uf I would get a roommate. I guess I better create a list of pros and cons for each school and try to attach a dollar figure to each point. I was actually supposed to be married in two months (hence the missing furniture). Because of that I lost a considerable amount of financial support and really want to restore the condo to how it looked with furniture. I just don't know if I want to move back home to where all my friends are (with my tail between my legs), or tough it out in Gainesville, where I feel a lot more on my own (where I can count on working a little harder in law school, and relying almost solely on law school for friends.) I know Tallahassee is probably going to be more "fun." I love the bars and nightlife. Gainesville not so much - I live father from bars than I would in Tallahassee. This is not an easy decision for me.

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Re: UF ($27k) or FSU ($35k)

Postby ShawnMegan » Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:21 pm

Oh and the $8k difference is total, not per year.

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Re: UF ($27k) or FSU ($35k)

Postby NoleinNY » Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:26 pm

A quick look at law school transparency shows they have practically identical job prospects (contrary to what UF trolls will tell you). Just go where you'd be happiest.

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Re: UF ($27k) or FSU ($35k)

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:38 pm

NoleinNY wrote:A quick look at law school transparency shows they have practically identical job prospects (contrary to what UF trolls will tell you). Just go where you'd be happiest.

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Re: UF ($27k) or FSU ($35k)

Postby arion » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:31 am

(Sorry, didn't know where to post)

Hello, I am interested in going to either UF or FSU. I have a 3.53 gpa and am wondering what my LSAT aim should be for a nice scholarship like the ones you are getting. Also, does UF / FSU make an average of your lsat score or do they take your highest in consideration?

Thanks

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Re: UF ($27k) or FSU ($35k)

Postby noleknight16 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:35 pm

arion wrote:(Sorry, didn't know where to post)

Hello, I am interested in going to either UF or FSU. I have a 3.53 gpa and am wondering what my LSAT aim should be for a nice scholarship like the ones you are getting. Also, does UF / FSU make an average of your lsat score or do they take your highest in consideration?

Thanks


Depends on if you are a URM or not. If no, 158-159 is what you're minimum is for FSU and 160-161 is your minimum for UF (assuming your GPA is the same when applying)

And they both only take your highest LSAT score. Good luck!

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Re: UF ($27k) or FSU ($35k)

Postby ShawnMegan » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:58 pm

A 168 got me the scholarships (3.41 gpa probably wasn't great for them.) but I know people with better lsat scores that have gotten zilch from UF even with better gpas. Fsu has traditionally been a little more liberal with scholarships from what I hear. Uf is generally stingy, but it varies a lot from year to year.

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Re: UF ($27k) or FSU ($35k)

Postby Lord Randolph McDuff » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:00 pm

I visited both schools. You liked FSU's law school? I thought it was kind of a hodgepodge of different buildings. UF was nice. Both cities suck.

I think as has been said the different in job prospects is very small. Go to the school you like the best.

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Re: UF ($27k) or FSU ($35k)

Postby pinkcamellia » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:33 pm

Take the money at FSU. Less debt for similar opportunities.

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Re: UF ($27k) or FSU ($35k)

Postby ShawnMegan » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:36 pm

To keep my scholarships I had to decide in April. I moved into my new apartment in tallahassee today. I would rather live in the center of town and rent out my condo in Gainesville. It's great to live on the nice side of town (~25 min from the law school) when youre with someone, but I'd rather live downtown close to everything (and across from the law school) if I'm on my own. I have a friend with a 2 year old and her husband renting out my place in gainesville now. It was just too big for me and I really don't want a random roommate.

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Re: UF ($27k) or FSU ($35k)

Postby ShawnMegan » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:46 pm

Lord Randolph McDuff wrote:I visited both schools. You liked FSU's law school? I thought it was kind of a hodgepodge of different buildings.


I've only been to Fsu law 5-6 times, but isn't it only 3 different buildings? The new advocacy center, the main law school building, and the library? And they're all in a row. Maybe I missed something. Either way, it's all my front lawn from my apartment.

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Re: UF ($27k) or FSU ($35k)

Postby JCFindley » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:53 pm

ShawnMegan wrote:
Lord Randolph McDuff wrote:I visited both schools. You liked FSU's law school? I thought it was kind of a hodgepodge of different buildings.


I've only been to Fsu law 5-6 times, but isn't it only 3 different buildings? The new advocacy center, the main law school building, and the library? And they're all in a row. Maybe I missed something. Either way, it's all my front lawn from my apartment.


Enjoy....

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Re: UF ($27k) or FSU ($35k)

Postby ShawnMegan » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:45 pm

I'll enjoy FSU Law (the students were so much less pretentious than the other schools I looked at) and I'll definitely enjoy graduating with a positive net worth and very little (if any) debt! :D

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Re: UF ($27k) or FSU ($35k)

Postby Lord Randolph McDuff » Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:32 pm

ShawnMegan wrote:I'll definitely enjoy graduating with a positive net worth and very little (if any) debt! :D


Wut?

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Re: UF ($27k) or FSU ($35k)

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Re: UF ($27k) or FSU ($35k)

Postby flem » Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:52 pm

I personally think the UF alumni network is worth 8K, as is not living in Tallahassee (even though Gainesville sucks)




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