UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby yo! » Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:34 pm

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jackdaw wrote:I have no idea, that would be a function of how many people were offered a scholarship based on maintaining a gpa. If 50% were given such offers then not everyone is going to make the cut. This is something better addressed to admissions though I'm not sure if Boyd or any other school for that matter would give this info out.


Just to say again, Director Neely has told me that less than the top 1/3rd of students are given scholarships, and so no one needs to lose their scholarship as some sort of numerical trick. Certainly some who got the scholarship do not maintain standing, but that (apparently) need not be so.


Are you sure this is accurate? I was under the impression that less than 1/3 of the class got FULL RIDE scholarships. I think the total number of scholarships is higher. Either way, I think I can make it; I will be gunning for the top 10% :twisted: . BTW: thanks for giving your best answers jackdaw. Regarding the tuition hikes: I guess I am just worried that the budget problems will cause a large spike in tuition. I absolutely hate the idea of not knowing how much I will have to pay over the next few years.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby Vegas_Rebel » Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:14 pm

yo! wrote:Are you sure this is accurate? I was under the impression that less than 1/3 of the class got FULL RIDE scholarships. I think the total number of scholarships is higher. Either way, I think I can make it; I will be gunning for the top 10% :twisted: . BTW: thanks for giving your best answers jackdaw. Regarding the tuition hikes: I guess I am just worried that the budget problems will cause a large spike in tuition. I absolutely hate the idea of not knowing how much I will have to pay over the next few years.


I'm about 90% sure that what he meant was that they didn't give out more than 1/3rd of the class worth of contingent scholarships. I don't remember the exact wording, but that is the gist I took away. Saying that there was less than 1/3rd of the class awarded full scholarships, and meaning that more than 1/3rd of the class was offered revocable scholarships depending upon standing is possible, but dirty in a way that I don't feel from the school. As best I can tell, they've been operating completely on the up and up.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby AsexualChocolate » Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:47 pm

Anybody familiar with Vegas know the nice areas of town to live in? If I decide to attend Boyd, I'd like to live in a more well-to-do part of town or perhaps in a hotbed of young professionals. Suggestions?

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby Vegas_Rebel » Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:13 pm

AsexualChocolate wrote:Anybody familiar with Vegas know the nice areas of town to live in? If I decide to attend Boyd, I'd like to live in a more well-to-do part of town or perhaps in a hotbed of young professionals. Suggestions?


Summerlin is a ways away (30 minutes to an hour, depending on route and traffic) but is probably the nicest area of town outside of the uber-expensive areas. It's consistently middle-upper middle class. If you want super expensive, try Lake Las Vegas or the new City Center area near the strip - those are marketed to the upper-middle class / wealthy.

There are some nice areas of Henderson, which is closer to UNLV, as well. My apartment, for instance, is in a fairly nice complex surrounded by lower middle class businesses and houses. Henderson has spots for all types, from lower class apartments to upper class, giant ass houses.

The odd thing about Vegas is that our 'parts of town' are scattered and small for the most part. Some of the nicest law firms in the city are squirreled away near a not very nice part of town at all. You might go 10 miles down the same street and see mansions in the middle of lower class areas, and then the scenery transitions up to middle and then upper class.

Wear some sunglasses when you open the link, but here's a little info: --LinkRemoved--. More than reading up, however, you'll want to visit and drive around to look at places. Budget several days, as the city is deceptively mixed and so you'll really need to spend a lot of time driving up and down the streets. We, as a city, grew so fast that what was 'outside of town' is now solidly urban, and what was 'out in the stix' is now well entrenched within the city proper.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby yours » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:15 am

i got a scholarship from unlv but i had to turn it down.. hope one of you gets it.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby AsexualChocolate » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:01 am

Thanks Rebel... So full of useful information... :D

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby Norwood » Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:49 pm

I've been "in review" since 12/15/09... does it normally take this long?

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby yo! » Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:34 pm

Norwood wrote:I've been "in review" since 12/15/09... does it normally take this long?


Depends. What are your numbers?

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby Asilkman » Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:00 pm

Been "In Review" since November. LSAT>>75% and median GPA and I get a waitlist email today. UNLV was one of my safeties, I've gotten some pretty good offers at T1 schools, and after 4 months of being in review they decide to waitlist me? There was pretty much no chance of me going there anyway but still, wasn't expecting a waitlist. Withdrew already so maybe that opens a spot for someone.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby yo! » Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:40 pm

Asilkman wrote:Been "In Review" since November. LSAT>>75% and median GPA and I get a waitlist email today. UNLV was one of my safeties, I've gotten some pretty good offers at T1 schools, and after 4 months of being in review they decide to waitlist me? There was pretty much no chance of me going there anyway but still, wasn't expecting a waitlist. Withdrew already so maybe that opens a spot for someone.

I felt the same way when I got WLed at Utah, but I guess to a lesser extent. You probably didn't convince them that you really wanted to go there.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby Asilkman » Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:51 pm

yo! wrote: I felt the same way when I got WLed at Utah, but I guess to a lesser extent. You probably didn't convince them that you really wanted to go there.


Probably not, I didn't spend too much time writing about why I fely UNLV was going to be a good fit for me or anything in my PS. Oh well, what do you do? If I'm not mistaken, you're waiting on ASU and Davis still aren't you Yo? Narrowed down the decision much yet?

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby yo! » Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:19 pm

Asilkman wrote:
yo! wrote: I felt the same way when I got WLed at Utah, but I guess to a lesser extent. You probably didn't convince them that you really wanted to go there.


Probably not, I didn't spend too much time writing about why I fely UNLV was going to be a good fit for me or anything in my PS. Oh well, what do you do? If I'm not mistaken, you're waiting on ASU and Davis still aren't you Yo? Narrowed down the decision much yet?


I'm only waiting on Davis now. I had it narrowed to U Arizona (16k per year), UNLV (full ride), and Davis (not admitted yet). I didn't apply to ASU. I probably won't be going to AZ, so it will most likely be UNLV if Davis doesn't admit me/doesn't offer a decent grant. What schools have you made it into? Are you on LSN?

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby Asilkman » Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:25 am

yo! wrote:
I'm only waiting on Davis now. I had it narrowed to U Arizona (16k per year), UNLV (full ride), and Davis (not admitted yet). I didn't apply to ASU. I probably won't be going to AZ, so it will most likely be UNLV if Davis doesn't admit me/doesn't offer a decent grant. What schools have you made it into? Are you on LSN?



Oh gotcha. I'm only in at Arizona at this point. W/Led at Minnesota, Washington and Lee and William and Mary. Waiting on WUSTL, Davis, Utah and ASU. Numbers are slightly fudged but I'm on LSN under "Imdoingitwrong". That's good you pretty much have your decision narrowed down though. I'm in Utah and not really excited about going there if I get accepted but its so damn convenient. I'm headed to Arizona's preview day the 29th and feel they are my top choice at this point (I guess my only choice right now). Unless Davis can get me money, they're probably out. I'm planning on riding out my waitlists for as long as possible though. I'm okay with the thought of paying sticker at Minnesota or WUSTL if I'm lucky enough to get waitlisted or accepted there.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby Vegas_Rebel » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:48 am

Regarding financial stuff at UNLV, I received this email today:

Adam Cronis (UNLV UG Student Body President) wrote:Dear JOHN,

As you are fully aware, UNLV and the surrounding Las Vegas community have faced enormous economic challenges over the last 16 months. For UNLV, these challenges have amounted to ongoing budget reductions amounting to 15.4% last year and an additional 6.9% for the current year. While Nevada’s colleges and universities have sought to find ways of accommodating these budget cut numbers, students have been looked to as being an important part of the solution, i.e. tuition increases.

The Board of Regents for the Nevada System of Higher Education will be meeting on April 16th, 2010 to consider ways in which to address the 6.9% budget cuts; one of the methods that will be considered is an additional tuition increase for graduate and undergraduate students that would take effect during the Fall 2010 Semester. This additional tuition amount is estimated to be between 7-10% for each of the next two academic years: 2010-2011, 2011-2012. It is believed that such an increase will help the college and university system avoid the worst consequences in terms of layoffs, class section reductions, and departmental reduction or elimination. It is clear that we as students will feel the burden of these difficult times no matter what the outcome of this decision is, be it additional tuition increases or reductions in classes or student services that are offered.

As the days unfold and the Board of Regents Meeting approaches, it is enormously important that we have the opportunity to share our input and views on this matter with those who will be making the final decisions. Whatever your thoughts or opinions are on this additional tuition increase, I appreciate your insights on this issue. Your input will help paint a clearer picture for the decision makers of our university system. I thank you for taking the time to fill-out this survey and sharing your thoughts on this important and impactful issue.


Two things: First, this is from the UG, and not the law school, and so I can't yet confirm if the tuition increase for graduate students would include the law school or not. Second, this is just being talked about, it hasn't yet passed.

I suspect that some form of tuition increases are likely, though I would be surprised if they really cranked up law school tuition since they just doubled it a short time ago.

I'm going to ask Director Neely about this via email and I'll get back to everyone when I find something out.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby Zoomba200 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:25 am

Vegas_Rebel wrote:I'm going to ask Director Neely about this via email and I'll get back to everyone when I find something out.


I just visited UNLV last weekend and asked Dir. Neely specifically about tuition. He said they had a big increase a couple years ago and they do not anticipate anything above the small increase each year that every law school experiences. So it sounds like as far as the law schools knows, tuition will not be increasing in a major way.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby Vegas_Rebel » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:33 am

Zoomba200 wrote:
Vegas_Rebel wrote:I'm going to ask Director Neely about this via email and I'll get back to everyone when I find something out.


I just visited UNLV last weekend and asked Dir. Neely specifically about tuition. He said they had a big increase a couple years ago and they do not anticipate anything above the small increase each year that every law school experiences. So it sounds like as far as the law schools knows, tuition will not be increasing in a major way.


That's good to know.

I suppose even two, 10% increases would only bring tuition to around $24k (in-state), which is reasonable. I'm not really sure what 'customary' tuition increases are nationally, but 10% seems a bit much.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby yo! » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:19 pm

I called and discussed the issue with Director Neely last week. He downplayed the effects on the law school and said that any tuition increase would probably only be like $1,000.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby Zoomba200 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:41 pm

Vegas_Rebel wrote: I suppose even two, 10% increases would only bring tuition to around $24k (in-state), which is reasonable. I'm not really sure what 'customary' tuition increases are nationally, but 10% seems a bit much.


I think he mentioned a smaller percentage like 3-4%. Pretty minimal. He also said specifically that full ride scholarships adjust to cover tuition increases.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby AsexualChocolate » Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:02 pm

Anybody hear ANYTHING back this week..?

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby Vegas_Rebel » Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:02 pm

yo! wrote:I called and discussed the issue with Director Neely last week. He downplayed the effects on the law school and said that any tuition increase would probably only be like $1,000.


Just wanted to reiterate that this is exactly what he told me today. Probably 3-4%, roughly $1,000, and full / half schollies are adjusted to cover.

Also, for anyone who hasn't received an answer, He's hard at work reading apps (when I'm not bugging him) so, as tough as it is (and I remember how tough it is) be a little patient.

Edit: That last bit wasn't targeted at you specifically asexualchocolate, you just have a good sense of post timing ;)

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby AsexualChocolate » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:32 am

Vegas_Rebel wrote:
yo! wrote:I called and discussed the issue with Director Neely last week. He downplayed the effects on the law school and said that any tuition increase would probably only be like $1,000.


Just wanted to reiterate that this is exactly what he told me today. Probably 3-4%, roughly $1,000, and full / half schollies are adjusted to cover.

Also, for anyone who hasn't received an answer, He's hard at work reading apps (when I'm not bugging him) so, as tough as it is (and I remember how tough it is) be a little patient.

Edit: That last bit wasn't targeted at you specifically asexualchocolate, you just have a good sense of post timing ;)



Ha. No worries. I'm not calling and bugging Neely. I'm just posting and bugging you... :D

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby AsexualChocolate » Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:30 am

I noticed from other boards that UNLV was sending acceptances (not from the waitlist) as late as mid-April last year. The current seat deposit deadline is April 1. Does anyone happen to know what the seat deposit due date was last year? Did the deposit date precede some of the admissions committee's initial application reviews? Seems odd that they would require such a commitment ($500) when they have yet to even review each application. Obviously, they wouldn't require someone to make the deposit if they have yet to be reviewed, but if you are planning to attend LS with someone, it kind of just shits in the middle of your plans...

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby Zoomba200 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:36 am

AsexualChocolate wrote:I noticed from other boards that UNLV was sending acceptances (not from the waitlist) as late as mid-April last year. The current seat deposit deadline is April 1. Does anyone happen to know what the seat deposit due date was last year? Did the deposit date precede some of the admissions committee's initial application reviews? Seems odd that they would require such a commitment ($500) when they have yet to even review each application. Obviously, they wouldn't require someone to make the deposit if they have yet to be reviewed, but if you are planning to attend LS with someone, it kind of just shits in the middle of your plans...



Nothing has annoyed me more about the application process than the differing timelines of each school in making acceptances. I believe that most schools require the deposit within two weeks of the decision if the decision comes after the deadline for the first deposit. There is no way they expect you to pay it without a decision...

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby yo! » Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:11 pm

They do this to gauge the nember of applicants who will be accepting offers. When people don't send the deposit, seats become available for those still waiting. Believe me, this has been extremely annoying for me as well, but I see why they do it. I sent my deposit to UNLV today and I'm almost sure that I will attend, but my cycle won't officially end until I hear back from every school. My discussions with the admissions office have done a lot to restore my confidence in the stability of the school, so I will most likely attend in the fall. It looks like VR and I will be the only TLSers accepting the full ride offer. Less competition I guess :twisted:

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby justski » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:21 pm

yo,

i sent my deposit to UNLV today too. I will most likely attend as well unless I get plucked off of the BYU waitlist. we shall see. You going to attend the welcoming shin-dig in april?




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