SHU/SJU/BROOKLYN Scholarship Retention Rates

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btr77
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SHU/SJU/BROOKLYN Scholarship Retention Rates

Postby btr77 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:34 pm

I have offers from these schools and the stipulations range from remaining in the top 40-50%. Is retention of these common? Are there any late 1L or 2L's who can help?

Also, I have heard about law schools being in the practice of "scholarship stacking" where they, apparently, clump all the scholarship students in a loaded section to create competition, and may or may not have the tougher professors teach those sections.

Any truth to any of this?

Danteshek
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Re: SHU/SJU/BROOKLYN Scholarship Retention Rates

Postby Danteshek » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:58 pm

btr77 wrote:I have offers from these schools and the stipulations range from remaining in the top 40-50%. Is retention of these common? Are there any late 1L or 2L's who can help?

Also, I have heard about law schools being in the practice of "scholarship stacking" where they, apparently, clump all the scholarship students in a loaded section to create competition, and may or may not have the tougher professors teach those sections.

Any truth to any of this?


Yes. Everything you read on the internet is true.

tjs86
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Re: SHU/SJU/BROOKLYN Scholarship Retention Rates

Postby tjs86 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:24 pm

btr77 wrote:I have offers from these schools and the stipulations range from remaining in the top 40-50%. Is retention of these common? Are there any late 1L or 2L's who can help?

Also, I have heard about law schools being in the practice of "scholarship stacking" where they, apparently, clump all the scholarship students in a loaded section to create competition, and may or may not have the tougher professors teach those sections.

Any truth to any of this?



I've heard all the rumors about "stacking" as well. I'm not in school yet, but I'd imagine it must happen to some degree by nature of the number of students, and isn't a bad strategy for the schools.

Further, from the BLS intranet:

At the end of the spring 2010 semester, the Law School's Scholarship Committee determined which first-year merit scholarship students were eligible to retain all or part of their scholarships for the next academic year.

Renewal decisions were based on class rank, which was determined by cumulative first-year grade point average. The current statistics will give you an approximate idea of what GPAs will be required for scholarship renewal and what percentage of students will be eligible for second-year renewal.

When considering these results, keep in mind that each class is different, but that there are normally only small year-to-year differences in the GPA cut-offs that determine the class rank standards set forth below.

Scholarship Renewal Statistics, Spring 2010 Estimated GPA Cut-Off Spring, 2011*

Portion of Scholarship Renewed: 100%

· Class Rank Required: Upper 40%

* GPA Cut-Off: 3.257 Estimated GPA Cut-Off: 3.356
* Number of Scholars Renewed: 126
* Percentage of First-Year Scholars: 55.26%

Portion of Scholarship Renewed: 80%

* Class Rank Required: Upper 50%
* GPA Cut-Off: 3.133 Estimated GPA Cut-Off: 3.241
* Number of Scholars Renewed: 22
* Percentage of First-Year Scholars: 9.65%

Portion of Scholarship Renewed: 55%

* Class Rank Required: Upper 65%
* GPA Cut-Off: 2.978 Estimated GPA Cut-Off: 3.071
* Number of Scholars Renewed: 29
* Percentage of First-Year Scholars: 12.72%

Portion of Scholarship Renewed: 0%

* Class Rank: Below 65%
* GPA Cut-Off: Below 2.978 Estimated GPA Cut-Off: Below 3.071
* Number of Scholars Not Renewed: 51
* Percentage of First-Year Scholars Not Renewed: 22.37%

Spring 2010 Cumulative Renewal Rate: 77.63%

*The estimated GPA cut-off for first-year merit scholarship students at the end of the Spring 2011 semester is based on Fall 2010 GPAs and ranks for first-year students. The rise in GPA is due, in part, to a change in the grading curve that went into effect for the Fall 2010 semester. Keep in mind these cut-offs are only projections based on one semester, and the final GPA cut-offs for Spring 2011 may be higher or lower.




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