How many apps is too many? 37?

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How many apps is too many? 37?

Postby Life2good893 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:33 pm

Curious to see how many apps people submitted. I'm trying to get a full ride so I applied to a lot of places to increase the odds. Are schools able to find out how many apps were submitted?

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Re: How many apps is too many? 37?

Postby Winston1984 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:48 pm

Yes, 37 is too many.

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Re: How many apps is too many? 37?

Postby Username123 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:51 pm

37?!?! Holy moly. I applied to 15, I think, and I think I applied a couple too many. Honestly, I threw some apps out there hoping that the admit/$ would act as a negotiation factor.

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Re: How many apps is too many? 37?

Postby RZ5646 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:55 pm

Afaik, every school uses basically the same criteria for admissions and scholarships, so the shotgun approach probably isn't necessary. If you're looking for money, just look at a gpa/lsat ranking and apply to schools where your numbers beat their 75ths (schools that you'd accept of course).

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Re: How many apps is too many? 37?

Postby hillz » Wed Dec 24, 2014 6:18 pm

I applied to ~15 and I feel like that was too many.

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Re: How many apps is too many? 37?

Postby Username123 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 6:30 pm

RZ5646 wrote:Afaik, every school uses basically the same criteria for admissions and scholarships, so the shotgun approach probably isn't necessary. If you're looking for money, just look at a gpa/lsat ranking and apply to schools where your numbers beat their 75ths (schools that you'd accept of course).


Yeah but some schools might offer you a bit more compared to another school in the same region with similar medians. It'd be smart to apply to both (or more) of these peer schools to use the offers against each school as a negotiation for more cash moooooney.

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Re: How many apps is too many? 37?

Postby Hat.trick » Wed Dec 24, 2014 6:33 pm

i would say ten is a good number. 37? geez. you must be rich.

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Re: How many apps is too many? 37?

Postby WhiskeyAndCupcakes » Wed Dec 24, 2014 6:45 pm

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Re: How many apps is too many? 37?

Postby Life2good893 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 6:46 pm

Hat.trick wrote:i would say ten is a good number. 37? geez. you must be rich.


No, not rich. Just sent a ton of emails for merit-based fee waivers and was granted about 25 or so..... so it's not going to be that expensive. And hey, if it saves me money in the long-run.....

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Re: How many apps is too many? 37?

Postby jump_man » Wed Dec 24, 2014 6:54 pm

Are you applying to all schools ranked #1 through #37?

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Re: How many apps is too many? 37?

Postby ballcaps » Wed Dec 24, 2014 6:55 pm

37 is too many because they must include a minimum of 37 - 14 = 23 regional schools.

given the sheer number, those must be spread across at least several states, and there's no way you have legitimate ties to all of them.

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Re: How many apps is too many? 37?

Postby RCSOB657 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:20 pm

I went with 10.

6 median or above, 2 not even 25%, and 2 close to or at 25%.


I have 'ties' to none of those schools...willing to create ties in all of them if I go there. Spread your wings bro.

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Re: How many apps is too many? 37?

Postby RCSOB657 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:24 pm

georgetownhopeful893 wrote:
Hat.trick wrote:i would say ten is a good number. 37? geez. you must be rich.


No, not rich. Just sent a ton of emails for merit-based fee waivers and was granted about 25 or so..... so it's not going to be that expensive. And hey, if it saves me money in the long-run.....


Think he's talking about the over 1k you paid in reports alone.

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Re: How many apps is too many? 37?

Postby Pneumonia » Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:50 pm

Yes, way too many

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Re: How many apps is too many? 37?

Postby Rigo » Wed Dec 24, 2014 8:27 pm

The average # of applications each applicant filled out for the last two years is about 6.5.
The two years prior to that, it was closer to 7.

So yeah, you went insanely overboard, but you do you.

Source: http://www.lsac.org/lsacresources/data/ ... me-summary

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Re: How many apps is too many? 37?

Postby R. Jeeves » Wed Dec 24, 2014 8:31 pm

georgetownhopeful893 wrote:
Hat.trick wrote:i would say ten is a good number. 37? geez. you must be rich.


No, not rich. Just sent a ton of emails for merit-based fee waivers and was granted about 25 or so..... so it's not going to be that expensive. And hey, if it saves me money in the long-run.....


balLSAC will still charge $28 per app

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Re: How many apps is too many? 37?

Postby star fox » Wed Dec 24, 2014 8:49 pm

You should only apply to schools you would actually attend.

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Re: How many apps is too many? 37?

Postby Mal Reynolds » Wed Dec 24, 2014 8:52 pm

RCSOB657 wrote:I have 'ties' to none of those schools...willing to create ties in all of them if I go there. Spread your wings bro.


This is a horrible, I repeat, horrible strategy.

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Re: How many apps is too many? 37?

Postby RCSOB657 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 8:58 pm

How do I obtain ties to out of state schools before I actually go there? I mean direct ties, sure I have acquaintances I am networking with that went to these schools and live here locally, but what kind of ties are 'sufficient'? I'm a first gen college student, let alone LS student. There are no law schools in my local area, and I have no intention of moving back here when I am done for regional school ties to help. What should I do?

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Re: How many apps is too many? 37?

Postby BigZuck » Wed Dec 24, 2014 8:59 pm

star fox wrote:You should only apply to schools you would actually attend.


Disagree

Mal Reynolds wrote:
RCSOB657 wrote:I have 'ties' to none of those schools...willing to create ties in all of them if I go there. Spread your wings bro.


This is a horrible, I repeat, horrible strategy.


Agree

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Re: How many apps is too many? 37?

Postby BigZuck » Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:01 pm

RCSOB657 wrote:How do I obtain ties to out of state schools before I actually go there? I mean direct ties, sure I have acquaintances I am networking with that went to these schools and live here locally, but what kind of ties are 'sufficient'? I'm a first gen college student, let alone LS student. There are no law schools in my local area, and I have no intention of moving back here when I am done for regional school ties to help. What should I do?


Which schools are we talking here?

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Re: How many apps is too many? 37?

Postby sublime » Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:08 pm

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Re: How many apps is too many? 37?

Postby RCSOB657 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:14 pm

noted and working on it.

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Re: How many apps is too many? 37?

Postby MikeSpivey » Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:17 pm

Some applicant applied to over 180 years ago.

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Re: How many apps is too many? 37?

Postby Mal Reynolds » Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:28 pm

MikeSpivey wrote:Some applicant applied to over 180 years ago.


I'm sure they were destined for great things.




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