Stetson Class of 2014

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2014)
swellsrise
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Stetson Class of 2014

Postby swellsrise » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:39 pm

Who else is going to be on the beach in the Stetson library this fall?

drummerboy
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Re: Stetson Class of 2014

Postby drummerboy » Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:24 pm

got in but waiting for package via snail mail. hoping to receive scholly info. what are your thoughts about attending stetson. im from s fl and hope to stay in fl.

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Re: Stetson Class of 2014

Postby KCBUFF » Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:06 am

I registered late in cycle, but I love stetson, so if I get some scholarship It will be my choice

swellsrise
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Re: Stetson Class of 2014

Postby swellsrise » Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:34 am

From what I hear, it's a good school. I'm going down on Friday to check out the campus and surrounding areas. I'll let you guys know what I think when I get back.

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Re: Stetson Class of 2014

Postby Mattfl88 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:52 am

Stetson is probably my third choice and my best hope at some $$$. I've got a friend down there now. He is a 1L and apparently loves it. Says the school looks like a post card. Virtually always warm and the beach a few minutes away. Also great legal writing reputation.

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Re: Stetson Class of 2014

Postby drummerboy » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:45 pm

Congrats on your acceptances!! I was also accepted and am eagerly waiting for the snail mail package. Any info regarding this school from anyone will be greatly appreciated.

swellsrise
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Re: Stetson Class of 2014

Postby swellsrise » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:31 pm

Okay, I drove down to Stetson this weekend and here are my initial impressions.

The campus is beautiful. I was a little worried at first because the areas immediately surrounding the school are pretty rough. However, the campus itself is truly an oasis in an otherwise unimpressive part of Florida (too bad they don't have a campus in Fort Lauderdale). Swimming pools, palm trees, and beautiful architecture will make you feel like you are in paradise while on campus, while the drive back to Tampa, St. Petersburg, or wherever else you are headed will make you rethink everything. If you would like to see 40+ pictures of the campus, PM me see the post below. Also, the classrooms were very nice, the courtrooms were state of the art, and the courtyards reminded me of some of the nicer areas I've visited in Jalisco.

Campus - 9/10
Surrounding Areas - 4/10

*I think you will probably need to speak with a Real Estate agent to find some of the nicer areas to live in. Our student guide said she lived in St. Petersburg and loved it. It's a 10 minute drive to campus and it seemed nicer than Gulfport, and probably less expensive than Tampa.

Also, everyone we met on campus was very friendly. The admissions office was extremely welcoming and the students we met seemed to really like the school. Darren (in admissions) said, "You can live in a place with a good quality of life or not. It's really up to you. For me, there's no question." He then rattled off a list of restaurants and beaches that he recommends and we left campus with renewed optimism.

Overall, I was impressed with Stetson and I think if you can find a good place to live, then it would be a good decision. Before visiting, call the admissions office ahead of time and let them know. They will put you in a suite and you won't have to pay for a hotel. However, if you are coming in late like I did and you have to stay in a hotel at least one night, keep this mind. I stayed at the Marriott in Tampa and they gave me a $78 discount because they thought I was a student at the University of Tampa ( I said something to my fiance about "admissions" and they assumed I was talking about U. Tampa). Do what you will with this information. Also, tell them you have AAA and you can get another discount. We stayed in a $219 room for $119.

There are people on these boards who will make any Tier 3 sound like hell, but to be honest with you, just visit the school and decide for yourself. Also, if you have any information about housing, or any good places to live in the area, share it here. We didn't have enough time to explore the housing options due to a pirate festival shutting down the city (Google "Gasparilla").
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Re: Stetson Class of 2014

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:35 pm

Can you post the picures ?

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Re: Stetson Class of 2014

Postby swellsrise » Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:21 pm

Stetson Law School

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Jurassic Park tree. The side walk leads to a pool on the left.

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Re: Stetson Class of 2014

Postby drummerboy » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:16 pm

just got scholly offer via fedex 10, 000/ year. stipulation be in good academic standing no mention of specific gpa. going up monday to tour.

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Re: Stetson Class of 2014

Postby CP2323 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:47 pm

If you guys have questions about the general area feel free to PM me. I am not a Stetson student but have lived in the Tampa Bay area for over 10 years. Currently I live east of Tampa near Brandon.

I attended Clearwater High School though which is just to the North of Gulfport.

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Re: Stetson Class of 2014

Postby julianeashley » Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:35 am

I just did my tour on Wednesday and absolutely loved the campus. I was accepted 2 weeks ago, but am still waiting for any scholarship info. When did everyone receive theirs?
Also, any advice on where to live? I am looking at an apartment in the condos across the street from campus but not too sure yet.

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Re: Stetson Class of 2014

Postby drummerboy » Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:32 pm

if its coming , it takes 2 to 3 weeks by fed ex. congrats. im in and i am trying to decide between stetson and miami. cant seem to get an entirely acceptable answer. what are your thoughts?

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Re: Stetson Class of 2014

Postby julianeashley » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:57 am

I'm not local... actually coming from Ohio... so I am not entirely sure the differences between Stetson and Miami. But, personally, if the scholarship comes through, I will be attending Stetson because I'm interested in Crim Law and with Stetson being #1 in Trial Ad it's definitely the best option for me.
I love the campus and the area seems pretty relax... great place to study. Congrats to you, too!

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Re: Stetson Class of 2014

Postby drummerboy » Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:13 am

great to have you in florida. i will be visiting miami for asd ill have to make the decision between the two then im trying to secure some type of funding for miami

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Re: Stetson Class of 2014

Postby shawty18ga » Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:22 pm

julianeashley wrote:I just did my tour on Wednesday and absolutely loved the campus. I was accepted 2 weeks ago, but am still waiting for any scholarship info. When did everyone receive theirs?
Also, any advice on where to live? I am looking at an apartment in the condos across the street from campus but not too sure yet.


I live in the Golfview Condominiums across from Stetson. They're pretty nice, but the price reflects that. I really think they're about the best place to live during 1L because being able to walk to campus saves time and money, and you'll have class every weekday during 1L.

I'm probably going to move a little further away from the school for next year because I can make my schedule so that I won't have to drive to school everyday. If you want to stay near the school, I advise you to stay very close to the school or to venture a couple of minutes north up to South Pasadena. I wouldn't go south of the school very far. South St. Pete does not have the best reputation.

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Re: Stetson Class of 2014

Postby julianeashley » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:24 pm

Thanks for the advice! I was looking at Golfview Condos but had a difficult time because it seems most are bought by private people and then rented out instead of by the complex. I tried looking for comparable units (I was offered $1100 for a 2/2) but could not find another unit to compare the price.

I am working with a real estate agent to try to find the best place now, though, since I am from out-of-state. Best of luck in your search, also!

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Re: Stetson Class of 2014

Postby shawty18ga » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:32 pm

$1100 is pretty much the standard for a 2/2 in Golfview. My 2/2 is a little more, but it's an end unit with a huge terrace. There are 1 bedroom units as well, but there are fewer of them. I have heard of them running from $800-$950/month. And yeah, it's a pain trying to find them because they are all privately owned.

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Re: Stetson Class of 2014

Postby BurgerSalad » Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:02 pm

Seat deposit sent! Anyone else make the decision after the open house?

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Re: Stetson Class of 2014

Postby LawBound11 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:35 pm

I just got in today! This is my top choice, so I'm very excited!!

I'll be coming from Texas, so definitely a new area for me! Just curious, but is anyone looking for/thinking about rooming with someone?

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Re: Stetson Class of 2014

Postby julianeashley » Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:15 am

[quote="LawBound11"]I just got in today! This is my top choice, so I'm very excited!!

Congrats! I got in like Feb 22...booked my flight Feb 24 to visit that week... absolutely love it there!

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Re: Stetson Class of 2014

Postby lsatdalek » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:58 pm

LawBound11 wrote:I just got in today! This is my top choice, so I'm very excited!!

I'll be coming from Texas, so definitely a new area for me! Just curious, but is anyone looking for/thinking about rooming with someone?


I might be looking for a roommate. I'm still waiting on a few other schools but so far, Stetson is my top choice and I already sent in a deposit anyways.

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Re: Stetson Class of 2014

Postby hetherlys » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:07 am

This is cross-posted in the other Stetson related forums.

I do a lot of real estate work and wanted to offer a contact if anyone was looking for rentals in the area.

His name is Bryan and he works for Smith & Associates in St. Pete, and his cell is 727-688-3652. I gave him a heads up that I was putting his information on here.

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Re: Stetson Class of 2014

Postby morganrmco14 » Wed May 11, 2011 9:22 pm

visiting tomorrow.... any places to look at for housing nearby besides golfview condos?

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Re: Stetson Class of 2014

Postby Jehu » Fri May 27, 2011 10:27 am

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