Fairleigh Dickinson University

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jessemllr
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Fairleigh Dickinson University

Postby jessemllr » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:22 pm

... is considered by many to be a joke of a school. My numbers are good enough for T25 (167/3.92) but will this UG - considered akin to U. of Phoenix - screw my admission chances?

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tedalbany
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Re: Fairleigh Dickinson University

Postby tedalbany » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:37 pm

Probably not, schools just care about #s and they'll gladly take that GPA

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Nova
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Re: Fairleigh Dickinson University

Postby Nova » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:39 pm

No, it wont keep you out. LSAC GPA >>>>> UG prestige.

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Re: Fairleigh Dickinson University

Postby dpk711 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:48 pm

UG school won't matter. Anecdotally though, kids from HYP get a slight boost. But a no-name UG won't hurt. Congrats on your GPA. Btw, I would retake -- you're looking at HYS if you score 172+.

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tedalbany
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Re: Fairleigh Dickinson University

Postby tedalbany » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:49 pm

Though, legal hiring will be a different story

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Re: Fairleigh Dickinson University

Postby jessemllr » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:53 pm

Thanks peeps. Yeah I'm probably going to retake. I have a really good PS -I was raised in a fanatical religious family and broke away in order to go to college and become secular. (Subsequently I was excommunicated). I'm hoping my interesting story will appeal to T14.

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Re: Fairleigh Dickinson University

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:53 am

Your undergraduate school won't adversely affect your chances of admission to elite law schools.

P.S. Intersting essay possibilities.

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Re: Fairleigh Dickinson University

Postby Huluba » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:57 am

tedalbany wrote:Though, legal hiring will be a different story


Is this true?

Edit: OP, I graduated from FDU as well and also took some classes at University of Phoenix, didn't seem to have much of an effect.
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Re: Fairleigh Dickinson University

Postby dpk711 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:58 am

Huluba wrote:
tedalbany wrote:Though, legal hiring will be a different story


Is this true?

No. Legal employers will primarily look at your law school and rank.

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tedalbany
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Re: Fairleigh Dickinson University

Postby tedalbany » Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:20 pm

dpk711 wrote:
Huluba wrote:
tedalbany wrote:Though, legal hiring will be a different story


Is this true?

No. Legal employers will primarily look at your law school and rank.


No. Employers primarily care about law school and rank, but do you really think they want their client seeing some phoenix on their attorneys page? They ask and care about that. It isn't critical, but they care.




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