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UC Hastings vs USF

Postby bellepepper » Thu May 07, 2015 2:29 am

Anyone have thoughts on $35k at UC Hastings vs a full ride to University of San Francisco.

Please could really use some input.

If you had to pick, or maybe even UC davis?

Thank you.

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Re: UC Hastings vs USF

Postby Redamon1 » Thu May 07, 2015 2:55 am

In order to receive the best feedback in this forum, please provide as much of the following information in your original post as possible:

-The schools you are considering
-The total Cost of Attendance (COA) of each. COA = cost of tuition + fees + books + cost of living (COL) + accumulated interest - scholarships. Here is a helpful calculator.
-How you will be financing your COA, i.e. loans, family, or savings
-Where you are from and where you want to work, and other places where you have significant ties (if any)
-Your general career goals
-Your LSAT/GPA numbers
-How many times you have taken the LSAT

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Re: UC Hastings vs USF

Postby ManoftheHour » Thu May 07, 2015 3:04 am

UC Davis for cheap is aight, assuming you're not biglaw or bust. The other two's employment stats would make me wary of attending.

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Re: UC Hastings vs USF

Postby Winston1984 » Thu May 07, 2015 10:37 am

USF shouldn't be attended under any circumstances. Only a third of grads become lawyers 10 months after graduation.

I wouldn't attend Hastings under any circumstances either. Half become lawyers 10 months after graduation.

Davis is defensible if it's cheap.

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Re: UC Hastings vs USF

Postby adbm29 » Thu May 07, 2015 10:57 am

What do you guys consider cheap for UC Davis?

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Re: UC Hastings vs USF

Postby OhBoyOhBortles » Thu May 07, 2015 11:02 am

adbm29 wrote:What do you guys consider cheap for UC Davis?


Free

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Re: UC Hastings vs USF

Postby Winston1984 » Thu May 07, 2015 11:23 am

adbm29 wrote:What do you guys consider cheap for UC Davis?

$60k is the most I would spend. This includes tuition+col+books+interest+tuition rising, etc.

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Re: UC Hastings vs USF

Postby bellepepper » Thu May 07, 2015 11:33 am

I have a 3.93 GPA and 162 on the LSAT, I applied in February, was that too late?

Is UC Hastings that bad?

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Re: UC Hastings vs USF

Postby OhBoyOhBortles » Thu May 07, 2015 11:37 am

bellepepper wrote:I have a 3.93 GPA and 162 on the LSAT, I applied in February, was that too late?

Is UC Hastings that bad?


Retake. Definitely retake. I'd kill for your gpa. It can do wonders for you when paired with a higher lsat. People with your gpa and 168s and 169s got full rides to UVA this year. Pretty sure, you'd have some $$ at Berk too, if that's more your cup of tea.

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Re: UC Hastings vs USF

Postby Winston1984 » Thu May 07, 2015 11:38 am

bellepepper wrote:I have a 3.93 GPA and 162 on the LSAT, I applied in February, was that too late?

Is UC Hastings that bad?

Yes. You should retake and apply next cycle. Your gpa is stellar. No schools is out of reach. There are two schools in Northern CA that are much better options for you.

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Re: UC Hastings vs USF

Postby tskela » Thu May 07, 2015 12:52 pm

Also do not apply in February if (when) you reapply.

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Re: UC Hastings vs USF

Postby bellepepper » Thu May 07, 2015 1:12 pm

Now i'm really thinking its better to wait a year.

I only studied for 2 months and got the 162, that too while working full time and living with housemates that were too loud.

Do you guys suggest retaking the test in sept and re-applying ASAP?

by the way Thank you so much for your time folks

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Re: UC Hastings vs USF

Postby arose928 » Thu May 07, 2015 1:30 pm

Yes I got in to Berk and I got a full ride at Davis with a 167/3.6. If you are open to re-taking and re-applying, I'd say you should really consider it.

Now, that being said, the 167 is from the summer after college when I studied for a couple months full-time. I re-took this past year to try to boost that score but it was very difficult with working full-time and having a life, so I totally understand that it is easier said than done to boost your score. That being said, I think there's plenty of time between now and September to boost your score. Work your way through the Powerscore books, do a chapter or so each night. You can do that in a month or so. Then go to the library and do a PT each weekend, and over the course of the week analyze what questions you got wrong and why. During the week if you don't have the time/energy to do a whole PT after a full day of work just do a section or two. I would sometimes do a section on my lunch break. It's not as good as taking a whole PT at once, but it can at least help you practice quickly flipping on into test mode.

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Re: UC Hastings vs USF

Postby transferror » Thu May 07, 2015 1:31 pm

bellepepper wrote:Now i'm really thinking its better to wait a year.

It's the right decision

bellepepper wrote:Do you guys suggest retaking the test in sept and re-applying ASAP?

by the way Thank you so much for your time folks

Yes, retake in Sept and apply immediately after your score comes in.
Here are retake success stories for motivation/encouragement:http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=208084
Look in the "LSAT Prep and Discussion" forum for the best ways to prep for the retake. Tons of good resources here.

Good luck.

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Re: UC Hastings vs USF

Postby Redamon1 » Thu May 07, 2015 7:36 pm

Good luck on the LSAT. You've got this!




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