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whuts4lunch
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Apply to more schools?

Postby whuts4lunch » Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:54 pm

Hey everyone,

167 lsat , 3.2 - 3.4 gpa here wondering whether I should apply to more schools. I am concerned, because of the lack of correspondence I have received from the schools I have already applied to, which are as follows:

Georgetown ED FT: rejected
UMiami: accepted (looking for $$, no email about it though which others have received)
USC
Vanderbilt
Texas
Cornell
UF
FSU
GWU
American
Emory
Wustl
BC
BU

Should I throw an app out to George Mason? Are there other schools I should consider? I am nervous, because while I would be happy with Miami, I do not want to pay full price there. I'm also nervous because some of these schools are decent reaches, and this cycle is very competitive.

I am from South Florida, but I can see myself living happily in most all areas of the country, so location isn't a huge concern. I would prefer to avoid extremely rural or extremely urban (NYC) locations though.

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Re: Apply to more schools?

Postby UFMatt » Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:56 pm

I'd consider William & Mary, Notre Dame, and Minnesota. Our numbers are similar, and all 3 schools gave me $$.

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Re: Apply to more schools?

Postby Neelio » Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:58 pm

Maybe UW in Seattle...

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Re: Apply to more schools?

Postby whuts4lunch » Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:12 pm

I hear good things about Seattle and UWashington, so I think I'll throw an app out to UWash. I am Jewish and don't think I'd be comfortable attending Notre Dame. Not crazy about William and Mary. I'll give Minn a harder look.

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Re: Apply to more schools?

Postby ec2xs » Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:20 pm

If you look into Minnesota, look into Indiana as well.

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Re: Apply to more schools?

Postby S de Garmeaux » Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:22 pm

If you applied to USC (CA right?)

apply to UCLA and Berkeley

and UC Hastings and Davis

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Re: Apply to more schools?

Postby whuts4lunch » Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:29 pm

I am an auto-reject from Boalt and UCLA from what I understand.

Davis is intriguing. I've heard bad things about Hastings though.

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Re: Apply to more schools?

Postby S de Garmeaux » Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:31 pm

whuts4lunch wrote:I am an auto-reject from Boalt and UCLA from what I understand.

Davis is intriguing. I've heard bad things about Hastings though.


likely an auto reject at Boalt

but you have some hope at UCLA

you might want to send apps to schools like Loyola LA and USD and Pepperdine, you have a shot at lots of $$$

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Re: Apply to more schools?

Postby mikeyp » Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:35 pm

whuts4lunch wrote:I am concerned, because of the lack of correspondence I have received from the schools I have already applied to


You won't hear anything from them unless you are accepted, waitlisted, or rejected.

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Re: Apply to more schools?

Postby whuts4lunch » Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:39 pm

Very few rejections have been sent out though, so the no responses feel pretty negative.

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Re: Apply to more schools?

Postby mikeyp » Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:48 pm

whuts4lunch wrote:Very few rejections have been sent out though, so the no responses feel pretty negative.


because rejections don't typically happen til later in the cycle.

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Re: Apply to more schools?

Postby whuts4lunch » Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:23 pm

exactly

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Re: Apply to more schools?

Postby democrattotheend » Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:40 pm

whuts4lunch wrote:Hey everyone,

167 lsat , 3.2 - 3.4 gpa here wondering whether I should apply to more schools. I am concerned, because of the lack of correspondence I have received from the schools I have already applied to, which are as follows:

Georgetown ED FT: rejected
UMiami: accepted (looking for $$, no email about it though which others have received)
USC
Vanderbilt
Texas
Cornell
UF
FSU
GWU
American
Emory
Wustl
BC
BU

Should I throw an app out to George Mason? Are there other schools I should consider? I am nervous, because while I would be happy with Miami, I do not want to pay full price there. I'm also nervous because some of these schools are decent reaches, and this cycle is very competitive.

I am from South Florida, but I can see myself living happily in most all areas of the country, so location isn't a huge concern. I would prefer to avoid extremely rural or extremely urban (NYC) locations though.


If you like DC, definitely apply to George Mason. The application is free (except the $12 LSAC fee), and the tuition there is pretty low, although since you're not a VA resident it's not that low. But it's still cheaper than Georgetown or GW. Also, did you put only full time on your Georgetown application? If so, it might be worth calling them and asking if you can request to be considered for part time.




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