Michigan Class of 2014

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby thelaststraw05 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:55 pm

InvictusFortis wrote:Does anyone read into the number of apps a school recieves? Does it infer anything?

In an e-mail from Gtown the assistant dean said he will look at 10,000+ apps this cycle.

According to this site, Michigan recieved 5,000 apps last year.


It also has to do with the size of the school. GULC needs 10,000 apps to get 500 students. Michigan last year had 6,312 apps and 376 students.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby Emgo10 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:08 pm

Hi Everyone!
Just got accepted to Michigan last week and it is definitely my first choice. Can't wait to meet some of you at the first ASW.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby sheD » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:21 pm

Attending the first ASW, but haven't booked my flight yet since I'm not sure where I'll be departing from. So excited!

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby InvictusFortis » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:37 am

thelaststraw05 wrote:
InvictusFortis wrote:Does anyone read into the number of apps a school recieves? Does it infer anything?

In an e-mail from Gtown the assistant dean said he will look at 10,000+ apps this cycle.

According to this site, Michigan recieved 5,000 apps last year.


It also has to do with the size of the school. GULC needs 10,000 apps to get 500 students. Michigan last year had 6,312 apps and 376 students.


I'm probably just paranoid. It's an anxious feeling trying to decide which school--that will, in a sense, dictate the rest of my life.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby dcwumpus » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:43 am

InvictusFortis wrote:
thelaststraw05 wrote:
InvictusFortis wrote:Does anyone read into the number of apps a school recieves? Does it infer anything?

In an e-mail from Gtown the assistant dean said he will look at 10,000+ apps this cycle.

According to this site, Michigan recieved 5,000 apps last year.


It also has to do with the size of the school. GULC needs 10,000 apps to get 500 students. Michigan last year had 6,312 apps and 376 students.


I'm probably just paranoid. It's an anxious feeling trying to decide which school--that will, in a sense, dictate the rest of my life.


According to TLS, Yale got 3,300 3,797 apps last year.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby 03121202698008 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:51 am

thelaststraw05 wrote:
InvictusFortis wrote:Does anyone read into the number of apps a school recieves? Does it infer anything?

In an e-mail from Gtown the assistant dean said he will look at 10,000+ apps this cycle.

According to this site, Michigan recieved 5,000 apps last year.


It also has to do with the size of the school. GULC needs 10,000 apps to get 500 students. Michigan last year had 6,312 apps and 376 students.


Also, GULC's position in the ranking means a lot of people from above apply as a safety and from below as a reach.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby wildcathighfive » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:16 am

will anyone else here be at the Chicago event on Monday? I will!

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby ramhands » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:57 pm

Just checking in :D

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby sgtgrumbles » Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:04 pm

sgtgrumbles wrote:Can anyone suggest a few reasonably priced hotels somewhat near campus? I'm coming with my SO and can't stay in the university accommodations. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby ramhands » Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:14 pm

sgtgrumbles wrote:
sgtgrumbles wrote:Can anyone suggest a few reasonably priced hotels somewhat near campus? I'm coming with my SO and can't stay in the university accommodations. Thanks in advance.

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I tried to PM you... not sure if it went through?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby 03121202698008 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:16 pm

sgtgrumbles wrote:
sgtgrumbles wrote:Can anyone suggest a few reasonably priced hotels somewhat near campus? I'm coming with my SO and can't stay in the university accommodations. Thanks in advance.

QFnewpage


Anywhere downtown is close and most are about the same rate. Anywhere outside of that and you'd need a rental car to get around. (Or you'd be taking a lot of taxis to/from events.)
The schools puts a lot of people up in the campus inn so not sure if it'll have rooms available. If you're willing to risk it, you may show up and talk to roommate and see if he minds her staying in the room... If not, you'd have to go to the one of the more remote hotels to get a last minute room. Not like the school or hotel checks.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby sarahh » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:34 pm

blowhard wrote:
sgtgrumbles wrote:
sgtgrumbles wrote:Can anyone suggest a few reasonably priced hotels somewhat near campus? I'm coming with my SO and can't stay in the university accommodations. Thanks in advance.

QFnewpage


Anywhere downtown is close and most are about the same rate. Anywhere outside of that and you'd need a rental car to get around. (Or you'd be taking a lot of taxis to/from events.)
The schools puts a lot of people up in the campus inn so not sure if it'll have rooms available. If you're willing to risk it, you may show up and talk to roommate and see if he minds her staying in the room... If not, you'd have to go to the one of the more remote hotels to get a last minute room. Not like the school or hotel checks.


I initially was going to stay on my own, but all the places near campus seemed really expensive and were booked up. The cheapest place I came across is the Lamp Post Inn (http://www.lamppostinn.com/) but it is about two miles from the campus. You may be able to take a bus though.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby ramhands » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:39 pm

FWIW -- I've been PMing with grumbles, but there's a bunch of hotels/motels/inns on State street across from the Briarwood mall. Red Roof Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, etc. There's a bus stop for the 36 that's about a 5 minute walk from any of those. That bus goes right up State street and has a stop about a block away from the law school. It's 1.50 a ride (I think... will have to doublecheck that) and considering ASD will probably keep you busy all day, all you'll need to worry about is catching a bus to campus in the morning and then catching that same route back in the evening. There are plenty of restaurants/shops on campus that will keep you busy if you ever need to kill time before/during/after ASD, so staying off campus and busing could/should be a pretty viable option for those who don't want to/can't drop $$$ on the accommodations closer to campus.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby Helmholtz » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:44 pm

ramhands wrote:FWIW -- I've been PMing with grumbles, but there's a bunch of hotels/motels/inns on State street across from the Briarwood mall. Red Roof Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, etc. There's a bus stop for the 36 that's about a 5 minute walk from any of those. That bus goes right up State street and has a stop about a block away from the law school. It's 1.50 a ride (I think... will have to doublecheck that) and considering ASD will probably keep you busy all day, all you'll need to worry about is catching a bus to campus in the morning and then catching that same route back in the evening. There are plenty of restaurants/shops on campus that will keep you busy if you ever need to kill time before/during/after ASD, so staying off campus and busing could/should be a pretty viable option for those who don't want to/can't drop $$$ on the accommodations closer to campus.


FWIW, the northbound 36 bus actually stops right in front of the west entrance to Hutchins Hall, not even a block away. The southbound stop is roughly half a block away. The 36 line is the best one to be able to take to the law school. There are buses usually hitting each stop every 9-12 minutes unlike some of the other lines that do it every 30/60 minutes.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby ramhands » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:47 pm

Thanks for the clarification, Helmholtz. I'm pretty familiar with the 16 and 7, but haven't used the 36 in a couple years, so I hope the info is useful for everyone that's coming in from out of state.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby dcwumpus » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:56 pm

Dammit, we have to stop talking about this. I want to go to Ann Arbor THIS weekend.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby bannanagram » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:18 pm

ramhands wrote:FWIW -- I've been PMing with grumbles, but there's a bunch of hotels/motels/inns on State street across from the Briarwood mall. Red Roof Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, etc. There's a bus stop for the 36 that's about a 5 minute walk from any of those. That bus goes right up State street and has a stop about a block away from the law school. It's 1.50 a ride (I think... will have to doublecheck that) and considering ASD will probably keep you busy all day, all you'll need to worry about is catching a bus to campus in the morning and then catching that same route back in the evening. There are plenty of restaurants/shops on campus that will keep you busy if you ever need to kill time before/during/after ASD, so staying off campus and busing could/should be a pretty viable option for those who don't want to/can't drop $$$ on the accommodations closer to campus.


When we visited twice last year, we Pricelined and got the nice Marriott in Ypsi for $50 bucks a night. We rented a car, but when we calculated the cost of getting us both to Ann Arbor from the airport and the savings in hotel (Ypsi is cheaper because there is nothing there...but it's a 10 minute drive to Ann Arbor), it worked out to almost the same and we were then able to have the freedom to drive around Ann Arbor to visit housing options and the like.

EDIT: The hotels on Boardwalk Dr. are also bus accessable. There is a bus during weekdays that picks up at Wolverine Tower (right next to that cluster of hotels) and will take you straight down State to the law school. On weekends you can walk to the bus stop at the end of the street which is approx the length of 4 blocks and pick up a bus that will take you to campus as well.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby arism87 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:11 pm

HAHAHAHAHA How did I miss Dean Z's last blog post til now? Hilarious.

Too bad an admissions dean is probs not a great reason to choose a law school..

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby TheStrand » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:43 pm

I stayed at the library bed and breakfast this summer, it was about $85 I think. The woman was really nice and it was approximately an 8 minute walk to campus.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby 03121202698008 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:52 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
ramhands wrote:FWIW -- I've been PMing with grumbles, but there's a bunch of hotels/motels/inns on State street across from the Briarwood mall. Red Roof Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, etc. There's a bus stop for the 36 that's about a 5 minute walk from any of those. That bus goes right up State street and has a stop about a block away from the law school. It's 1.50 a ride (I think... will have to doublecheck that) and considering ASD will probably keep you busy all day, all you'll need to worry about is catching a bus to campus in the morning and then catching that same route back in the evening. There are plenty of restaurants/shops on campus that will keep you busy if you ever need to kill time before/during/after ASD, so staying off campus and busing could/should be a pretty viable option for those who don't want to/can't drop $$$ on the accommodations closer to campus.


FWIW, the northbound 36 bus actually stops right in front of the west entrance to Hutchins Hall, not even a block away. The southbound stop is roughly half a block away. The 36 line is the best one to be able to take to the law school. There are buses usually hitting each stop every 9-12 minutes unlike some of the other lines that do it every 30/60 minutes.


Just remember, the bus stops running at 10pm on Thursday-Friday and like 5 or 6 pm on Saturday. So, if you plan on doing any of the nighttime activities, you're taking a cab back.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby yoitsmebenny » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:49 am

blowhard wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:
ramhands wrote:FWIW -- I've been PMing with grumbles, but there's a bunch of hotels/motels/inns on State street across from the Briarwood mall. Red Roof Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, etc. There's a bus stop for the 36 that's about a 5 minute walk from any of those. That bus goes right up State street and has a stop about a block away from the law school. It's 1.50 a ride (I think... will have to doublecheck that) and considering ASD will probably keep you busy all day, all you'll need to worry about is catching a bus to campus in the morning and then catching that same route back in the evening. There are plenty of restaurants/shops on campus that will keep you busy if you ever need to kill time before/during/after ASD, so staying off campus and busing could/should be a pretty viable option for those who don't want to/can't drop $$$ on the accommodations closer to campus.


FWIW, the northbound 36 bus actually stops right in front of the west entrance to Hutchins Hall, not even a block away. The southbound stop is roughly half a block away. The 36 line is the best one to be able to take to the law school. There are buses usually hitting each stop every 9-12 minutes unlike some of the other lines that do it every 30/60 minutes.


Just remember, the bus stops running at 10pm on Thursday-Friday and like 5 or 6 pm on Saturday. So, if you plan on doing any of the nighttime activities, you're taking a cab back.

Wait, U-M doesn't have any late night buses?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby dcwumpus » Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:33 pm

Does anyone know if they distribute scholarship money differently for summer starts? It's been two weeks since I received my decision letter, but I haven't received a scholarship letter and there's no indication that it's coming in the m&m section. There is, however, an award amount listed for 2012.

I'm just wondering if I can multiply that figure by three to get my total award, or if they front load it to accommodate three consecutive semesters in the first year.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby sgtgrumbles » Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:54 pm

dcwumpus wrote:Does anyone know if they distribute scholarship money differently for summer starts? It's been two weeks since I received my decision letter, but I haven't received a scholarship letter and there's no indication that it's coming in the m&m section. There is, however, an award amount listed for 2012.

I'm just wondering if I can multiply that figure by three to get my total award, or if they front load it to accommodate three consecutive semesters in the first year.

You're astute. They do front load it. My total award is $54k and it initially showed up as $18k in Mail & Money. A few weeks later it changed to $27k, though. I optimistically thought they'd increased my award, but after calling I was told it had just been adjusted to reflect that I was a summer starter. I think the amount should be 1.5 times your per year award, or 1/2 of your total award.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby dcwumpus » Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:55 pm

sgtgrumbles wrote:
dcwumpus wrote:Does anyone know if they distribute scholarship money differently for summer starts? It's been two weeks since I received my decision letter, but I haven't received a scholarship letter and there's no indication that it's coming in the m&m section. There is, however, an award amount listed for 2012.

I'm just wondering if I can multiply that figure by three to get my total award, or if they front load it to accommodate three consecutive semesters in the first year.

You're astute. They do front load it. My total award is $54k and it initially showed up as $18k in Mail & Money. A few weeks later it changed to $27k, though. I optimistically thought they'd increased my award, but after calling I was told it had just been adjusted to reflect that I was a summer starter. I think the amount should be 1.5 times your per year award, or 1/2 of your total award.


Got it, thanks. I thought it was a little high for my numbers.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby alawgirl » Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:20 am

Finally got my admit packet with scholarship letter on the way!
Is it standard practice for Michigan to hand-write a note at the end of the acceptance letter? I know they did that when they sent out the prospective student packet.




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