SMU 2011

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sceva31st
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Re: SMU 2011

Postby sceva31st » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:55 am

Peripatetic wrote:
deliriousxix wrote:
sjlawand88 wrote:Status just changed to "admitted!"

Have not yet received phone call.


Congrats!!! :)


Me too!! Admitted via status checker!!

congrats to both of you!

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby gorangers » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:01 am

ME TOOOOO! Admitted on status checker. Thank the Lord!

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby TJISMYHERO » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:12 am

Congradulations! Are all of the people admitted so far today PT?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby sjlawand88 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:13 am

I applied PT only.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby gorangers » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:23 am

I'm sooooooo happy I don't have to go to Baylor (my 2nd choice) now because I'm not interested in litigation even though they're great at it and they have that mandatory litigation program.

Are there any facebook groups for people attending SMU next year?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby deliriousxix » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:38 am

gorangers wrote:I'm sooooooo happy I don't have to go to Baylor (my 2nd choice) now because I'm not interested in litigation even though they're great at it and they have that mandatory litigation program.

Are there any facebook groups for people attending SMU next year?


http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/hom ... 94165&ap=1 :)

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Peripatetic » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:40 am

sjlawand88 wrote:I applied PT only.


Same here...PT only.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby derowland986 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:58 pm

have any FT people heard anything? Even with a LOCI I have had no change since 12/16

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby swilson215 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:46 pm

Congrats to everyone who got their admits today!

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Peripatetic » Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:02 pm

Its official, I just got the phone call.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby swilson215 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:18 pm

Peripatetic wrote:Its official, I just got the phone call.


You know, I never did get a phone call...I mean, I got accepted in that first batch, right before snowpocalypse hit, but my feelings are still a little hurt. I hope it's still official even though I didn't get the phone call, because otherwise one admissions officer just spent my $250 deposit on a j. crew shopping spree...

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby smithc2011 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:09 pm

swilson215 wrote:
Peripatetic wrote:Its official, I just got the phone call.


You know, I never did get a phone call...I mean, I got accepted in that first batch, right before snowpocalypse hit, but my feelings are still a little hurt. I hope it's still official even though I didn't get the phone call, because otherwise one admissions officer just spent my $250 deposit on a j. crew shopping spree...

you're gonna get a "nanananana, we fooled you" phone call a week before classes start.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby bartleby » Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:02 pm

txsunshine wrote:I was so set on SMU... but Houston just sent me a significantly increased scholarship offer that is muddying the waters again. Ay ay ay.


I still can't PM you. I got the same thing w/ 2x the year by year money. Don't like that they don't have their estimated tuition and that it depends on the Board of Regents - jokers.

Has SMU's tuition increased at all over the years? Is it standard to not give a figure for tuition until after all deadlines?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby txsunshine » Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:07 pm

bartleby wrote:
txsunshine wrote:I was so set on SMU... but Houston just sent me a significantly increased scholarship offer that is muddying the waters again. Ay ay ay.


I still can't PM you. I got the same thing w/ 2x the year by year money. Don't like that they don't have their estimated tuition and that it depends on the Board of Regents - jokers.

Has SMU's tuition increased at all over the years? Is it standard to not give a figure for tuition until after all deadlines?


I was under the impression that Houston's tuition was ~26k and SMU's was ~42k. What would each school cost you over the three years? Have you visited both campuses?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby bartleby » Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:16 pm

I haven't gone to SMU yet because I can't take any days off. I went to UH for undergrad so I have an idea of what the campus is like and took my LSAT in the law building.

UH's tuition...for some damn reason...is their 2010-2011 tuition and not 2011-2012. Last year, I know they increased the tuition from 21k to 26k, which is outrageous. I don't even know if they can do back to back huge increases but it is a huge turnoff not getting an estimate on tuitions. Everyone I spoke to at the school was like, "We have no idea, we can tell you last year's costs."

I was wondering of private schools face sim. hikes in tuition and fees. I would assume not but I think there should be at least some increases - just wondering how substantial.

Re: costs over 3 years, I don't know. probably less than 5,000 in tuition over three years. and based on the pictures, i'd rather be at SMU than UH if it was a 5k difference.

the TLS post has a picture of UH's architecture building for some reason.
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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Gecko of Doom » Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:17 pm

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby kalvano » Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:26 pm

I think SMU has raised it some, but it's not like a $5K bump. More like a few hundred.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby txsunshine » Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:26 pm

bartleby wrote:I haven't gone to SMU yet because I can't take any days off. I went to UH for undergrad so I have an idea of what the campus is like and took my LSAT in the law building.

UH's tuition...for some damn reason...is their 2010-2011 tuition and not 2011-2012. Last year, I know they increased the tuition from 21k to 26k, which is outrageous. I don't even know if they can do back to back huge increases but it is a huge turnoff not getting an estimate on tuitions. Everyone I spoke to at the school was like, "We have no idea, we can tell you last year's costs."

I was wondering of private schools face sim. hikes in tuition and fees. I would assume not but I think there should be at least some increases - just wondering how substantial.

Re: costs over 3 years, I don't know. probably less than 5,000 in tuition over three years. and based on the pictures, i'd rather be at SMU than UH if it was a 5k difference.

the TLS post has a picture of UH's architecture building for some reason.


Wow, that is a turn-off. I just reread Houston's email and it does say 2010-2011 fees instead of '11-'12. But then again, the email is also dated April 2010 :/ No idea what the increases have looked like for SMU over the past few years but the fact that they don't rely on state funds is reassuring (considering Texas budget issues).

I visited SMU and it was gorgeous, really an idyllic setting. And the area of Dallas the campus is situated in is really impressive. I think you should venture out and try something new if the tuition difference is really that minimal ;)

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby kalvano » Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:31 pm

Also something to consider for Texas residents. You get a grant (not a loan) of about $3900 to help offset the tuition difference between public and private schools. Comes each year with financial aid.

It's called the Tuition Equalization Grant.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby txsunshine » Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:33 pm

kalvano wrote:Also something to consider for Texas residents. You get a grant (not a loan) of about $3900 to help offset the tuition difference between public and private schools. Comes each year with financial aid.

It's called the Tuition Equalization Grant.


Like.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby bartleby » Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:41 pm

wow, never heard of this. everyone gets it?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby jacketman03 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:45 pm

bartleby wrote:wow, never heard of this. everyone gets it?

Yeah, if you're a Texas resident and haven't used it for a grad school program at another private school in Texas.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby bartleby » Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:46 pm

i literally have a boner right now.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Thirteen » Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:57 pm

jacketman03 wrote:
bartleby wrote:wow, never heard of this. everyone gets it?

Yeah, if you're a Texas resident and haven't used it for a grad school program at another private school in Texas.


I didn't get this last year. I'm a moron.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby bartleby » Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:00 pm

Thirteen, how come you didn't get it?




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