Worth applying to Vandy??

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Worth applying to Vandy??

Postby Teflon_Don » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:24 pm

Is it worth applying to Vanderbilt with the sole intention of using their scholarship to negotiate with UT? I have a fee waiver, but still, if the Vandy scholly will do nothing for me, why waste $21?

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Re: Worth applying to Vandy??

Postby wert3813 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:43 pm

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Re: Worth applying to Vandy??

Postby Teflon_Don » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:48 pm

I am a 3.95/169 MA Male, I just want to get as much money out of UT as possible. Do they match scholarships for schools like Cornell and Georgetown (better ranked schools)? Thanks!

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Re: Worth applying to Vandy??

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:50 pm

With your numbers (3.96/169) you should apply to all law schools that interest you outside of the Top 6 but within the Top 18 or so. Are you a Texas resident ? If so, then your chances of admission to UTexas seem high. Nevertheless it's still wise to apply to other law schools to prepare for the unexpected as well as to establish negotiating strength. Not sure that Texas will negotiate based on a Vanderbilt scholarship offer; an acceptance to a higher ranked law school, such as Penn or Virginia, may give you more bargaining leverage.

If you're dead set on practicing in Texas, Vanderbilt with a decent scholarship is not a bad option, however.

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Re: Worth applying to Vandy??

Postby Unagi » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:11 pm

Teflon_Don wrote:I am a 3.95/169 MA Male, I just want to get as much money out of UT as possible. Do they match scholarships for schools like Cornell and Georgetown (better ranked schools)? Thanks!


Yes. I was accepted at UT from their waitlist and they matched Georgetown's offer.

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Re: Worth applying to Vandy??

Postby Lawquacious » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:15 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:With your numbers (3.96/169) as a URM, you should apply to all law schools that interest you outside of the Top 6 through HYS


Fixed that.

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Re: Worth applying to Vandy??

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:42 pm

Last cycle someone with your numbers was admitted to NYU, UCal-Berkeley, Penn, Cornell in addition to some other lower ranked T-14s. He received $105,000 from USC. Was offered $75,000 by Virginia, $45,000 by Michigan & $60,000 by Duke. Nothing from Cornell or Georgetown, however.

This poster also reports that he was waitlisted at Harvard, Columbia, Stanford & Chicago.
Based on these results, you might want to aim higher.

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Re: Worth applying to Vandy??

Postby jkpolk » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:54 pm

I think when in doubt apply. $21 is definitely less than risk adjusted benefit of getting a huge scholarship and using that to negotiate scholarship to (school of choice).

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Re: Worth applying to Vandy??

Postby Teflon_Don » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:09 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Last cycle someone with your numbers was admitted to NYU, UCal-Berkeley, Penn, Cornell in addition to some other lower ranked T-14s. He received $105,000 from USC. Was offered $75,000 by Virginia, $45,000 by Michigan & $60,000 by Duke. Nothing from Cornell or Georgetown, however.

This poster also reports that he was waitlisted at Harvard, Columbia, Stanford & Chicago.
Based on these results, you might want to aim higher.


Was he Mexican as well?? Thanks for the info.. It's hard to find stats on MA's. So you think scholly money at several T14 is realistic for me?

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Re: Worth applying to Vandy??

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:08 pm

That poster only revealed his gender & that he graduated from a public university. But a quick check of http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com should offer further guidance. Yes, it appears that T-14 money may be offered to a 3.95/169.




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