IU Bloomington Class of 2014

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thmgoodw
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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby thmgoodw » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:41 pm

Just wanted to drop a quick note to everyone...

I'm an '02 IU-B law alum and I'm happy to answer any questions or just chat generally about the school.

I absolutely loved my time at IUB, and to the poster who said that places like Iowa City are better...unless you have lived there, you just have no idea. I went to Michigan for undergrad and will always bleed Maize and Blue, but I loved living in Bloomington quite a bit more than AA (which typically gets high rankings for cool places to live for college).

Incidentally, I'm pretty sure I couldn't get into IU today with the improved credentials of the students :shock:

For those that want to know my career trajectory,
-spent a few years in Chicago practicing corporate law at one of the "Big 3" chicago firms
-spent 4 years on the East Coast specializing in emerging growth and venture capital corporate work for an mega firm
-started my own business consulting company for start up internet companies about 2 years ago. Now I make as much as I did as an 8th year associate working about 20 hours a week and 1/10th the stress. I'm currently looking to expand into other business ventures.

If you have any questions about IU, Bloomington, etc., please just give me a shout.

Tom

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby thmgoodw » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:53 pm

superflush wrote:They are changing things up this cycle.
Splitters with something like a 167 3.0 weren't considered this valuable for the last cycle.
Now, apparently, that is a near-full-ride value.
Their strategy last year gave them full-ride students in the 164+ 3.8+ range with the end result being that they were unable to raise the median LSAT.
This time they are going more aggressively after raising the median LSAT (by conceding the GPA issue with some people and giving money to high LSAT low GPA splitters).


Incidentally, during my time at IU from 99-02, splitters with a high LSAT and crappy GPA disproportionately outperformed others in the class by quite a bit (I was one of them). Many of us partied like a rock star in undergrad and basically bombed (at the beginning at least). That is, a high LSAT combined with either a recent high GPA trend or other evidence of increased maturity (e.g., military), had a high correlation. 3 of the top 4 people in my class had a cumulative undergraduate GPA in the 2.9 to 3.1 range.

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby danquayle » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:17 pm

thmgoodw wrote:
superflush wrote:They are changing things up this cycle.
Splitters with something like a 167 3.0 weren't considered this valuable for the last cycle.
Now, apparently, that is a near-full-ride value.
Their strategy last year gave them full-ride students in the 164+ 3.8+ range with the end result being that they were unable to raise the median LSAT.
This time they are going more aggressively after raising the median LSAT (by conceding the GPA issue with some people and giving money to high LSAT low GPA splitters).


Incidentally, during my time at IU from 99-02, splitters with a high LSAT and crappy GPA disproportionately outperformed others in the class by quite a bit (I was one of them). Many of us partied like a rock star in undergrad and basically bombed (at the beginning at least). That is, a high LSAT combined with either a recent high GPA trend or other evidence of increased maturity (e.g., military), had a high correlation. 3 of the top 4 people in my class had a cumulative undergraduate GPA in the 2.9 to 3.1 range.


Your life sounds startlingly similar to mine, except 7 years prior.

And yeah, whats up with this Ann Arbor event? I live in the area too. I got no call.

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby thewarflamingo » Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:55 pm

Waitlisted via mail dated 1/21/11. Bummed :-(

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby SortOfObsessed » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:11 am

Does anyone with an acceptance know if we need to RSVP for the admitted students weekend? I can't seem to find the information online. (And I'm currently far away from home where my packet is. :/)

Would appreciate if anyone knows! I'm aiming to go to the March 26th one.

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby FromtheD » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:40 am

When I got my acceptance, I believe the letter said more information would come out in Feb. So I'd wait a little bit, and I'm sure you'd have to RSVP when the time comes.

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stlisforlovers
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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby stlisforlovers » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:18 am

Is any one else seriously considering attending? So far this is my best option and I wouldn't mind going to IU.

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby ccoons24 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:36 am

stlisforlovers wrote:Is any one else seriously considering attending? So far this is my best option and I wouldn't mind going to IU.


Same here. I mean, I'm not thrilled about moving north, but they changed my whole playing field with that scholarship. Unless I get in to my state school, I'll probably be in Bloomington in August.

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby Lwoods » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:43 am

stlisforlovers wrote:Is any one else seriously considering attending? So far this is my best option and I wouldn't mind going to IU.


Yes! The money is fantastic, and I wouldn't mind being within an hour drive of both my parents and hs best friend. Of course, I'd be over 3 hours from my husband... but that's the only downside, really.

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby athenian » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:46 am

stlisforlovers wrote:Is any one else seriously considering attending? So far this is my best option and I wouldn't mind going to IU.



It's a tough call. That scholarship is tough to turn down, but I'm not gung ho about their lack of job prospects outside the midwest.
I'm waiting to see what other admissions come through and how the money shakes out from those schools.

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby stlisforlovers » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:54 am

athenian wrote:
stlisforlovers wrote:Is any one else seriously considering attending? So far this is my best option and I wouldn't mind going to IU.



It's a tough call. That scholarship is tough to turn down, but I'm not gung ho about their lack of job prospects outside the midwest.
I'm waiting to see what other admissions come through and how the money shakes out from those schools.

I would be all for it, if the job prospects even seemed alright in Chicago. :?

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby SortOfObsessed » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:14 pm

stlisforlovers wrote:Is any one else seriously considering attending? So far this is my best option and I wouldn't mind going to IU.


I think I'll probably attend. I honestly prefer the suburbs of the midwest to large cities and the idea of graduating with no debt is ideal. The only drawback is that my boyfriend is on the West Coast and I have to somehow find a job there after graduation, but really, the UC schools and their budget cuts are not worth 50,000/yr to me. :/

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby Jbowman47274 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:03 pm

Any non-trad students accepted toIU getting any scholarship money? I am 36 applying next year and I'm seeing all these full rides being posted I'm wondering if any are similar to my situation. I took lsat in dec with 160 and 3.7 undergrad gpa. I'm gonna retake it in june. I hadn't studied enough for the logic games section. what sucks is I think I did really well on the experimental section and flopped the graded section.

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby bball25 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:00 pm

Get your LSAT into the upper 160's and I would bet you get a lot of money.

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby Barbie » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:43 pm

WL via snail mail

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby ixwad » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:09 pm

Barbie wrote:WL via snail mail


What're your numbers?

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby JakeL » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:34 pm

Anyone check to see if they are offering travel stipends to visit?

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:11 pm

Jbowman47274 wrote:Any non-trad students accepted toIU getting any scholarship money? I am 36 applying next year and I'm seeing all these full rides being posted I'm wondering if any are similar to my situation. I took lsat in dec with 160 and 3.7 undergrad gpa. I'm gonna retake it in june. I hadn't studied enough for the logic games section. what sucks is I think I did really well on the experimental section and flopped the graded section.


I'm a nontrad, 31 years old, 8 years out of UG. 3.56/171 (non-URM) and I got the same $40K/yr that so many people in the first batch got.

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby TommyK » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:36 pm

Jbowman47274 wrote:Any non-trad students accepted toIU getting any scholarship money? I am 36 applying next year and I'm seeing all these full rides being posted I'm wondering if any are similar to my situation. I took lsat in dec with 160 and 3.7 undergrad gpa. I'm gonna retake it in june. I hadn't studied enough for the logic games section. what sucks is I think I did really well on the experimental section and flopped the graded section.


Yeah, to get big $$, you're gonna' have to get your LSAT up.

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby iowalum » Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:15 pm

Folks that are getting waitlisted - what were your numbers and did you have anything questionable on your app?

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby danquayle » Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:26 pm

stlisforlovers wrote:
athenian wrote:
stlisforlovers wrote:Is any one else seriously considering attending? So far this is my best option and I wouldn't mind going to IU.



It's a tough call. That scholarship is tough to turn down, but I'm not gung ho about their lack of job prospects outside the midwest.
I'm waiting to see what other admissions come through and how the money shakes out from those schools.

I would be all for it, if the job prospects even seemed alright in Chicago. :?


Well, at what schools are job prospects in Chicago great right now? Don't underplay how much having the ability to hold out for your ideal job will aid you. If you're talking a 120k difference, that's like 2 years of income. Unless you get into Chicago, Northwestern or have a full ride at Illinois, you're not really going to have a better shot at Chicago than a full ride at Indiana, and I'd argue Indiana is less fatally reliant on one market.

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby RooksWS6 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:37 pm

In via mail today, full tuition (in state). This was a reach for me and I am still in shock...

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby TommyK » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:38 pm

RooksWS6 wrote:In via mail today, full tuition (in state). This was a reach for me and I am still in shock...


Congrats! stats?

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby RooksWS6 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:00 am

167, 2.5 Non-traditional

The GPA is a little misleading. My first go round as an undergrad was a disaster. I took 4 years off and since coming back my GPA is 3.6. Not sure how that played into it...

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby squirrelgirl » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:43 pm

In via mail with full out-of-state tuition scholarship!




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