U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby Trinity11 » Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:59 pm

Deuce wrote:
cr1stina wrote:
Deuce wrote:I'm just gonna throw this out there now- there should be a night of drinking with everyone during ASW


I would absolutely LOVE that....if I get accepted before then :oops:


I think I'm going to withdraw soon so hopefully that opens your spot :) but I'll be here regardless during ASW, so boozing must happen for all who want to



Thank you for being diligent about this, I hope others follow your lead.

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby Barbie » Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:08 pm

Do we have any current law students taking questions? I gots em!

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby AJaKe » Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:58 pm

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby Barbie » Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:03 pm

AJaKe wrote:
Barbie wrote:Do we have any current law students taking questions? I gots em!



Shoot.


Yay :D

1. Do you have any idea if UF does scholarship negotiations? Its hard to turn down $ from Illinois and $$ from FSU for nothing at UF, and I've heard the tuition is going to go up next year (which I am also curious if you know anything about) and I know other students were wondering about possible negotiations.

2. Not sure what year you are, but do you have any idea about UF's reach into the Atlanta market?

3. Did you choose UF over $$ at peer schools and other higher ranked schools? If so, why? Are you glad you did?

Thanks!!

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby Stonewall » Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:12 pm

Really hoping tomorrow is the day I get my letter, if I have to wait the full ten days I might go insane If I haven't already

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby thewarflamingo » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:12 pm

Stonewall wrote:Really hoping tomorrow is the day I get my letter, if I have to wait the full ten days I might go insane If I haven't already

Which state are you in? Apparently people in Gainesville haven't even gotten their letters yet. I'm dying over here in TX.

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby AJaKe » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:15 pm

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby hurricane10 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:26 pm

I had a meeting with the assistant dean for admissions last week (she is crazy nice btw) and she said the law school wasn't as affected as the rest of UF by budget cuts. She said to expect 5 to 10 percent max increase in tuition every year... she also said that merit based scholarships are made on a weekly basis and just because you haven't heard about a scholarship yet doesn't mean you aren't getting anything.

Good luck to everyone still waiting, she had a MOUNTAIN of application files on her desk that she was reviewing.

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby Barbie » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:40 pm

hurricane10 wrote:I had a meeting with the assistant dean for admissions last week (she is crazy nice btw) and she said the law school wasn't as affected as the rest of UF by budget cuts. She said to expect 5 to 10 percent max increase in tuition every year... she also said that merit based scholarships are made on a weekly basis and just because you haven't heard about a scholarship yet doesn't mean you aren't getting anything.

Good luck to everyone still waiting, she had a MOUNTAIN of application files on her desk that she was reviewing.


In your opinion would it be a bad idea to call and ask about scholarship/grant considerations and let them know of other offers you have?


and thanks AJake!! Very helpful.

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby hurricane10 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:53 pm

Well, I didn't get the vibe that they really negotiated a lot or that there was a large amount of money to be had. She did say that the committee that makes need-based decisions hasn't met yet so not to expect that for a couple more weeks (fill out the form and send it in if you haven't). For what it's worth, she said that she would consider UF's peer schools to be FSU, Georgia, and American so if you had a scholarship offer from one of those schools, you could definitely try and leverage it. With that said, I don't see how it could hurt to try... you've already been accepted. I would probably e-mail Adorno rather than call anyone. She seemed on top of things when I was there.

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Postby Barbie » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:58 pm

hurricane10 wrote:Well, I didn't get the vibe that they really negotiated a lot or that there was a large amount of money to be had. She did say that the committee that makes need-based decisions hasn't met yet so not to expect that for a couple more weeks (fill out the form and send it in if you haven't). For what it's worth, she said that she would consider UF's peer schools to be FSU, Georgia, and American so if you had a scholarship offer from one of those schools, you could definitely try and leverage it. With that said, I don't see how it could hurt to try... you've already been accepted. I would probably e-mail Adorno rather than call anyone. She seemed on top of things when I was there.


Thanks! I've got an offer from FSU that I wouldn't even expect them to match, but anything would be wonderful. I'll shoot her an email and ask her about a list of other scholarships, etc. I haven't filled out that form. Was it in the acceptance package? I wonder if February 25th is too late to turn it in, then I could just in person. Hmm..

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby Sandro » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:59 pm

if UF lets me in will they match IU's 120k ? lol

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Postby Barbie » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:02 am

Sandro wrote:if UF lets me in will they match IU's 120k ? lol


uuuuh no. haha. I don't think anyone will be matching Indiana's rediculous scholarships. UF is pretty much the opposite of Indiana when it comes to $$ lol.

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Postby Sandro » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:26 am

Barbie wrote:
Sandro wrote:if UF lets me in will they match IU's 120k ? lol


uuuuh no. haha. I don't think anyone will be matching Indiana's rediculous scholarships. UF is pretty much the opposite of Indiana when it comes to $$ lol.


Yea, IU seems like they know what they are doing. They want to boost their LSAT. UF held my app and IU is like , here, heres 120k.

I'm going to have a hell of a time deciding between IU/120k and UGA/UF/FSU - sticker in state (not holding out much hope for small scholarships with my splitterness)

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Postby Barbie » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:36 am

Sandro wrote:Yea, IU seems like they know what they are doing. They want to boost their LSAT. UF held my app and IU is like , here, heres 120k.

I'm going to have a hell of a time deciding between IU/120k and UGA/UF/FSU - sticker in state (not holding out much hope for small scholarships with my splitterness)


IMO thats a no-brainer. Just sayin.

I'm having a HELL of a time deciding between FSU w/20k, UIUC with 45k, or UF at probably sticker (hopefully will get soooomething..)


UF CURRENT STUDENTS: What is the curve?

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby 98234872348 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:42 am

Barbie wrote:
Sandro wrote:Yea, IU seems like they know what they are doing. They want to boost their LSAT. UF held my app and IU is like , here, heres 120k.

I'm going to have a hell of a time deciding between IU/120k and UGA/UF/FSU - sticker in state (not holding out much hope for small scholarships with my splitterness)


IMO thats a no-brainer. Just sayin.

I'm having a HELL of a time deciding between FSU w/20k, UIUC with 45k, or UF at probably sticker (hopefully will get soooomething..)


UF CURRENT STUDENTS: What is the curve?

Somewhere between 3.15 and 3.2 is the rumor.

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby pinkcamellia » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:14 am

Sandro wrote:if UF lets me in will they match IU's 120k ? lol


Sandro, that's so awesome! You should def take that over sticker at UGA/UF/FSU.

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Postby Stonewall » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:21 am

thewarflamingo wrote:
Stonewall wrote:Really hoping tomorrow is the day I get my letter, if I have to wait the full ten days I might go insane If I haven't already

Which state are you in? Apparently people in Gainesville haven't even gotten their letters yet. I'm dying over here in TX.


charleston, sc

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby Sandro » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:22 am

pinkcamellia wrote:
Sandro wrote:if UF lets me in will they match IU's 120k ? lol


Sandro, that's so awesome! You should def take that over sticker at UGA/UF/FSU.


But what if I like Atlanta/UGA ? :(

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Postby Stonewall » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:25 am

Sandro wrote:
pinkcamellia wrote:
Sandro wrote:if UF lets me in will they match IU's 120k ? lol


Sandro, that's so awesome! You should def take that over sticker at UGA/UF/FSU.


But what if I like Atlanta/UGA ? :(


we all do my friend... We all do...

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby pinkcamellia » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:32 am

Sandro wrote:
pinkcamellia wrote:
Sandro wrote:if UF lets me in will they match IU's 120k ? lol


Sandro, that's so awesome! You should def take that over sticker at UGA/UF/FSU.


But what if I like Atlanta/UGA ? :(


Idk. Sticker at UGA is risky, depending on what kind of law you want. If you want Atlanta, go Emory, or GSU for cheap. GSU is getting more competitive every year. My UGA friends either got Atlanta biglaw (top 5-10%), midlaw, or Birmingham. Of course, it's anecdotal, but I grew up right outside of Athens and I know a ton of law students. With your LSAT, I think Emory would take you for sure. From what a reliable UGA 2L told me, Atlanta favors Emory overall, but will take GSU top 10% over UGA 25%.

EDIT: Your love for Athens is credited :) (but is it worth sticker?)

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby Sandro » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:35 am

I'm going to def do some in depth employment/cost/QOL spreadsheeting soon.... Emory at sticker scares me ITE. Atleast UGA debt wouldn't be soul crushing 175k+.

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby pinkcamellia » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:37 am

Sandro wrote:I'm going to def do some in depth employment/cost/QOL spreadsheeting soon.... Emory at sticker scares me ITE. Atleast UGA debt wouldn't be soul crushing 175k+.


True. & I'm not sure how generous Emory is with $$. Would you mind PMing me what you end up with? If this cycle doesn't go well, I'm going to retake, and that stuff will be useful :)

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby Stonewall » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:38 am

pinkcamellia wrote:
Sandro wrote:
pinkcamellia wrote:
Sandro wrote:if UF lets me in will they match IU's 120k ? lol


Sandro, that's so awesome! You should def take that over sticker at UGA/UF/FSU.


But what if I like Atlanta/UGA ? :(


Idk. Sticker at UGA is risky, depending on what kind of law you want. If you want Atlanta, go Emory, or GSU for cheap. GSU is getting more competitive every year. My UGA friends either got Atlanta biglaw (top 5-10%), midlaw, or Birmingham. Of course, it's anecdotal, but I grew up right outside of Athens and I know a ton of law students. With your LSAT, I think Emory would take you for sure. From what a reliable UGA 2L told me, Atlanta favors Emory overall, but will take GSU top 10% over UGA 25%.

EDIT: Your love for Athens is credited :) (but is it worth sticker?)


ease of in-state tuition most get for 2/3L makes it kinda attractive on the financial front against Emory and GSU

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby pinkcamellia » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:42 am

Stonewall wrote: ease of in-state tuition most get for 2/3L makes it kinda attractive on the financial front against Emory and GSU


Being from GA, I haven't had to consider getting in-state for 2L/3L, but if it is easy, that could change things. Though in-state for GSU is already ridiculously low at 11K. Emory... very expensive. Probably not worth it ITE. So Sandro, I'd say take your chances with UGA if you feel confident.




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