Hofstra v.s. Syracuse

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Which School

Hofstra ($$)
7
47%
Syracuse ($$)
8
53%
 
Total votes: 15

matt46190
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Hofstra v.s. Syracuse

Postby matt46190 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:25 pm

Good Evening Everyone,

First, I am very appreciative for this board and everyone's assistance throughout this law school application and selection process.

I will be attending law school in the fall, and I will not be retaking the lsats. I've been trying to find the school that will provide the most opportunistic future while balancing for the least possible debt.

Both schools have provided the same amount of funding to date (although some of Hofstra's is guaranteed each year):
-Hofstra has given me $10,000 in annual renewable grants. In addition, they have offered $10,000 in annual scholarship with a top 40% GPA for full retention and top 50% for half. Their curve is between a 3.0 and 3.2.
-Syracse has given me $20,000 in annual scholarship with a 2.8 or higher gpa. Their curve is between a 2.9 and 3.1.

I am wondering if I would have an advantage in attending Hofstra due to their strong Long Island reputation. I aspire to practice in Long Island, and then down the road, practice in Florida. Syracuse has a stronger national reputation. I attended undergrad at Syracuse. I'm comfortable with the environment and in doing my work there, and I'm wondering if it would be advantageous/disadvantageous/neutral to attend the same or a different university? How much does school and tapping into a new alumni base matter?

Thank you so much for your insight and opinions.

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Re: Hofstra v.s. Syracuse

Postby DTDT » Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:31 pm

If one of your factors is the stronger national reputation of Syracuse, I'd cross it off the pros and cons list.

If you want to practice law on LI go to Hofstra. What SE schools did you apply to?

rad lulz
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Re: Hofstra v.s. Syracuse

Postby rad lulz » Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:50 pm

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sunynp
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Re: Hofstra v.s. Syracuse

Postby sunynp » Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:54 pm

Contact the schools and find out how many people lose their scholarships each year. I don't like either school and I really don't like those stipulations

Can you please post what your total COA for each school would be?

bdole2
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Re: Hofstra v.s. Syracuse

Postby bdole2 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:12 pm

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Okay, seriously dude? You don't need to make alt accounts and SIX different topics about the same thing. Everyone has told you to retake the LSAT. You don't have to listen to our advice, but stop posting the same thread over and over and over again with different titles and alt accounts. You have a 3.95 gpa.
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matt46190
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Re: Hofstra v.s. Syracuse

Postby matt46190 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:25 pm

Many people have said to retake, and although I apprecaite what everyone has to say, I am trying to see everyone's opinions given I will not be retaking. I have narrowed down my list to two schools, and now that I have this final list, I am trying to see what everyone thinks given my goals and the conditions.

I have a difficult decision to make with very little time. Thank you everyone for your insight and feedback for these two schools.

bdole2
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Re: Hofstra v.s. Syracuse

Postby bdole2 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:28 pm

matt46190 wrote:] I will not be retaking


why not

matt46190
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Re: Hofstra v.s. Syracuse

Postby matt46190 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:33 pm

Because I made a decision to attend law school and am satisfied with the two schools, my opportunities, and my ability to succeed.

rad lulz
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Re: Hofstra v.s. Syracuse

Postby rad lulz » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:40 pm

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PatrickChewing15
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Re: Hofstra v.s. Syracuse

Postby PatrickChewing15 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:41 pm

matt46190 wrote:Because I made a decision to attend law school and am satisfied with the two schools, my opportunities, and my ability to succeed.


Then why continue to ask people who wouldn't be satisfied with the schools, opportunities, and job prospects what they think? You know what you're going to hear, you don't want to hear it, and you still ask the question.

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Re: Hofstra v.s. Syracuse

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:42 pm

rad lulz wrote:
matt46190 wrote:Because I made a decision to attend law school and am satisfied with the two schools, my opportunities, and my ability to succeed.

This is rank idiocy. You and everyone else thinks they will succeed. The numbers indicate that it is impossible for all of you to. HTH.

Gotta give you credit dude. People herp derp all over your mostly solid advice yet you soldier on.

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Re: Hofstra v.s. Syracuse

Postby rad lulz » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:45 pm

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Re: Hofstra v.s. Syracuse

Postby bk1 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:40 am

1. Don't keep reposting the same thread just because you don't like what people tell you (and if they don't respond just bump the thread rather than making a new one).

2. Don't alt.

Since this is the most recent thread on choosing you've made I've left it open.

matt690
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Re: Hofstra v.s. Syracuse

Postby matt690 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:28 am

Thanks so much for the responses so far! If both schools are equal in ranking, does it not really matter which school I attend (personal preference)? How much of an advantage would Hofstra give me to the long-island and tri-state area over Syracuse?

Since I attended SU, am I better off branching out into a new school to utilize two alumni bases?

Finally, how can I tell which school's scholarship is easier or harder to retain?
Hofstra - top 40% for full or top 50% for half, curve = 3.0-3.2
Syracuse - 2.8 or above gpa, curve = 2.9-3.1
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Re: Hofstra v.s. Syracuse

Postby johansantana21 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:32 am

Both are shit schools, don't go, retake, ed to UVA, become doctor.

rad lulz
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Re: Hofstra v.s. Syracuse

Postby rad lulz » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:36 am

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Re: Hofstra v.s. Syracuse

Postby Sherlock1708 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:40 am

FYI, according to Hofstra Law Enrollment on FB, "Also our new retention policy will allow a lot more students to retain at least a portion of their scholarship. Top 40% keeps 100% 41-50% retain 50% of their original award and 51-60% retain 25% of their award. If a student falls below any of these but is able to get their grades up in the following year, we also reinstate the award."

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Re: Hofstra v.s. Syracuse

Postby flem » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:42 am

Since you clearly are set on going, flip a coin and then pray to the deity of your choice you will not be crushed under crippling debt and unemployment.

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Re: Hofstra v.s. Syracuse

Postby noleknight16 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:50 am

Both schools are shit. Please don't go.

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Re: Hofstra v.s. Syracuse

Postby bdole2 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:29 pm

flem wrote:Since you clearly are set on going, flip a coin and then pray to the deity of your choice you will not be crushed under crippling debt and unemployment.


Sigh. While this was funny the first time I think it has gotten old. I agree with the general sentiment though.




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