Does state of residency help for admissions?

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Does state of residency help for admissions?

Postby lawfreak » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:05 pm

For instance, does someone from NY applying to a NY law school have a better chance of acceptance than someone from a different state?

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Re: Does state of residency help for admissions?

Postby oscodasa » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:09 pm

If they have to take a certain % in state, absolutely.

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Re: Does state of residency help for admissions?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:14 pm

I know UConn places a great importance on residency. This late in the cycle, you need to be an impressive applicant to get into UConn out-of-state.

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Re: Does state of residency help for admissions?

Postby Heartford » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:15 pm

MrPapagiorgio wrote:I know UConn places a great importance on residency. This late in the cycle, you need to be an impressive applicant to get into UConn out-of-state.


Really? Someone over on the UConn waiting thread just said s/he got in to UConn last year with median/a little better than median-ish numbers, late in the cycle, and out of state.

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=137692&p=3902389#p3902389

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Re: Does state of residency help for admissions?

Postby lawfreak » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:10 pm

It's even more funny cuz my own bro got into Uconn out of state at this time of year with just median score

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Re: Does state of residency help for admissions?

Postby bk1 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:14 pm

oscodasa wrote:If they have to take a certain % in state, absolutely.


This.

And this is only true at state schools. It definitely helps for UT/UVa/UNC/etc, but it doesn't really help for UMich and the UC's so it varies by which school you are referring to.

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Re: Does state of residency help for admissions?

Postby lawfreak » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:17 pm

I'm referring to NY schools like fordham, brooklyn, cardozo, st. johns

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Re: Does state of residency help for admissions?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:44 am

Heartford wrote:
MrPapagiorgio wrote:I know UConn places a great importance on residency. This late in the cycle, you need to be an impressive applicant to get into UConn out-of-state.


Really? Someone over on the UConn waiting thread just said s/he got in to UConn last year with median/a little better than median-ish numbers, late in the cycle, and out of state.

http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewt ... 9#p3902389


lawfreak wrote:It's even more funny cuz my own bro got into Uconn out of state at this time of year with just median score


I did not say it is impossible. Exceptions never prove the rule.

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Re: Does state of residency help for admissions?

Postby bk1 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:51 am

lawfreak wrote:I'm referring to NY schools like fordham, brooklyn, cardozo, st. johns


No, being in state does not help because these are not state schools.

Maybe it helps at SUNY or CUNY? I don't know.
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Re: Does state of residency help for admissions?

Postby deadpanic » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:51 am

lawfreak wrote:I'm referring to NY schools like fordham, brooklyn, cardozo, st. johns


Probably not. they are all private and really just want the best stats possible. it may show you are more likely to attend, but I would imagine you are not going to get any sort of boost.

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Re: Does state of residency help for admissions?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:52 am

bk1 wrote:
lawfreak wrote:I'm referring to NY schools like fordham, brooklyn, cardozo, st. johns


No being in state does not help because these are not state schools.

Maybe it helps at SUNY or CUNY? I don't know.


It does help a little with Buffalo (SUNY) and CUNY law, but I would not suggest attending either one (unless OP wants to practice in butt-f*ck Buffalo).

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Re: Does state of residency help for admissions?

Postby Heartford » Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:08 am

MrPapagiorgio wrote:
Heartford wrote:
MrPapagiorgio wrote:I know UConn places a great importance on residency. This late in the cycle, you need to be an impressive applicant to get into UConn out-of-state.


Really? Someone over on the UConn waiting thread just said s/he got in to UConn last year with median/a little better than median-ish numbers, late in the cycle, and out of state.

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=137692&p=3902389#p3902389


lawfreak wrote:It's even more funny cuz my own bro got into Uconn out of state at this time of year with just median score


I did not say it is impossible. Exceptions never prove the rule.


Oh, sorry. I thought by, "you need to be an impressive applicant to get into UConn out-of-state," you meant that in order to get into UConn out-of-state, one needs to be an impressive applicant. If that's what you had meant, an exception would disprove the rule as stated. But hey, what do I know? I'm just a student at UConn Law School.




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