U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

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ChiCubs14
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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby ChiCubs14 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:33 pm

Could someone point me in the direction of these "new" rankings....

Thank you!

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

Postby GatorStudent » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:44 pm

Moose Thompson wrote:No, we didn't have a round table to discuss scholarships. 60+ comes from me talking to people as I've gotten to know them over a semester and a half. It's not hard to ask "is your scholarship renewable" versus "was your scholarship a one-time pay out." More than half of my section claims to have a scholarship that they need to maintain a certain GPA to keep. Most of the conversation came this semester when grades dropped. People saying "oh good, I should be able to maintain my scholarship" or "oh man, I need a 3.6 this semester to keep my scholarship!" They could be liars, sure. I was simply passing along my experience.

It's not about gunning or being smarter than anyone else. I don't know why that always comes into conversation about section stacking. It's a matter of whether or not the majority of scholarships are in one section. All three sections have brilliant people.

The majority view is UF doesn't section stack. I'm in the minority. I have no problem with that.


You must be fairly gregarious to talk about scholarships with 60+ people, but to each his own, I guess. Thanks for the info.

As Mistergoft pointed out, you're making a major assumption that UF doesn't give scholarships to approximately 60% of each section.

People think section stacking is about being "smarter" because (generally) schools give scholarships to those with better accolades--and those with better accolades tend to do better in school, which is a proxy for intelligence. Of course, UF could be different, but with their concern over the LSAT in the past few years, I doubt that UF is bucking the trend. They probably give scholarships to those they feel will boost their LSAT median--and who are (arguably) "smarter." (With that being said, I agree--all sections have BRILLIANT people. I really love the people here.)

I respect your opinion, and I think there's a chance that section stacking happens here. I just like to talk about "issues," as you can tell! :D

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

Postby FortuneFavorsTheBold » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:04 am

ChiCubs14 wrote:Could someone point me in the direction of these "new" rankings....

Thank you!


http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandr ... w-rankings

withdrawing from UM today (this officially solidifies my decision)

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

Postby Aro5389 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:59 am

Yeah pretty sick drop rankings wise for UM

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

Postby prettyinpink02 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:25 pm

thewarflamingo wrote:
ns77770 wrote:
thewarflamingo wrote:Just paid my deposit! FEELS GREAT!!!!!! Go Gators!


Congrats! I think that makes 3 or 4 of us?

Yay! I am so excited! More people need to follow our lead :D


hahaha I'm guessing you are talking about meeeee!!! Very soon, promiseeee

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

Postby Skipper2014 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:37 pm

Has anyone heard anything this week? I haven't even been waiting that long but I'm about to go into panic mode - especially with April 1 FSU deadline quickly approaching.

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

Postby alicrimson » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:03 pm

Skipper2014 wrote:Has anyone heard anything this week? I haven't even been waiting that long but I'm about to go into panic mode - especially with April 1 FSU deadline quickly approaching.


Yeah, that FSU deadline is killing me. I think I'm just going to pay the deposit and lose the money if I hear an affirmative from UF because I need to go somewhere and FSU is a great place too. lol What are your plans?

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

Postby Skipper2014 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:12 pm

alicrimson wrote:
Skipper2014 wrote:Has anyone heard anything this week? I haven't even been waiting that long but I'm about to go into panic mode - especially with April 1 FSU deadline quickly approaching.


Yeah, that FSU deadline is killing me. I think I'm just going to pay the deposit and lose the money if I hear an affirmative from UF because I need to go somewhere and FSU is a great place too. lol What are your plans?


I'm sure I'll end up doing the same thing, I'm just grateful the deposit at FSU is so reasonable. It's just bizarre because I applied to both schools at the same time and heard back from FSU pretty quickly and have received a lot of really great phone calls/emails from people there in the meantime - I've been super impressed by them. I can't expect the schools to be on the same timeline exactly, but they have to know that they're competing with one another for students. UF is my top choice still -- partially because I believe it to be a better school (though FSU's ranking jump is impressive) -- but also because I'll be able to live with my finace if I attend UF and free housing = win. Hurry up and let me know so I can buy my damn gator gear and register for the football tickets lottery!! :wink:

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

Postby Barbie » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:14 pm

Skipper2014 wrote:
alicrimson wrote:
Skipper2014 wrote:Has anyone heard anything this week? I haven't even been waiting that long but I'm about to go into panic mode - especially with April 1 FSU deadline quickly approaching.


Yeah, that FSU deadline is killing me. I think I'm just going to pay the deposit and lose the money if I hear an affirmative from UF because I need to go somewhere and FSU is a great place too. lol What are your plans?


I'm sure I'll end up doing the same thing, I'm just grateful the deposit at FSU is so reasonable. It's just bizarre because I applied to both schools at the same time and heard back from FSU pretty quickly and have received a lot of really great phone calls/emails from people there in the meantime - I've been super impressed by them. I can't expect the schools to be on the same timeline exactly, but they have to know that they're competing with one another for students. UF is my top choice still -- partially because I believe it to be a better school (though FSU's ranking jump is impressive) -- but also because I'll be able to live with my finace if I attend UF and free housing = win. Hurry up and let me know so I can buy my damn gator gear and register for the football tickets lottery!! :wink:


By finace did you mean fiance? :) Thats exactly what I'm doing... except hes newly my husband! Suga daddy aka free rent is very win :)

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

Postby Skipper2014 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:18 pm

Barbie wrote:
Skipper2014 wrote:
alicrimson wrote:
Skipper2014 wrote:Has anyone heard anything this week? I haven't even been waiting that long but I'm about to go into panic mode - especially with April 1 FSU deadline quickly approaching.


Yeah, that FSU deadline is killing me. I think I'm just going to pay the deposit and lose the money if I hear an affirmative from UF because I need to go somewhere and FSU is a great place too. lol What are your plans?


I'm sure I'll end up doing the same thing, I'm just grateful the deposit at FSU is so reasonable. It's just bizarre because I applied to both schools at the same time and heard back from FSU pretty quickly and have received a lot of really great phone calls/emails from people there in the meantime - I've been super impressed by them. I can't expect the schools to be on the same timeline exactly, but they have to know that they're competing with one another for students. UF is my top choice still -- partially because I believe it to be a better school (though FSU's ranking jump is impressive) -- but also because I'll be able to live with my finace if I attend UF and free housing = win. Hurry up and let me know so I can buy my damn gator gear and register for the football tickets lottery!! :wink:


By finace did you mean fiance? :) Thats exactly what I'm doing... except hes newly my husband! Suga daddy aka free rent is very win :)


I think I subconsciously was trying to type "FINANCE" :wink: but yes, fiance.

Side note: I'm not a gold digger...he is.

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

Postby Barbie » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:25 pm

Skipper2014 wrote:I think I subconsciously was trying to type "FINANCE" :wink: but yes, fiance.

Side note: I'm not a gold digger...he is.


haha. I'm not a gold digger considering I've been paying for HIM most of the last 4 years. His turn!

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

Postby thewarflamingo » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:41 pm

prettyinpink02 wrote:
thewarflamingo wrote:
ns77770 wrote:
thewarflamingo wrote:Just paid my deposit! FEELS GREAT!!!!!! Go Gators!


Congrats! I think that makes 3 or 4 of us?

Yay! I am so excited! More people need to follow our lead :D


hahaha I'm guessing you are talking about meeeee!!! Very soon, promiseeee

Yes you!!!! :D

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

Postby prettyinpink02 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:52 pm

thewarflamingo wrote:Yes you!!!! :D


Well I was going to wait to tell you but...... I'm sending it in this weekkkkkkkkkk :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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

Postby Barbie » Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:55 pm

prettyinpink02 wrote:
thewarflamingo wrote:Yes you!!!! :D


Well I was going to wait to tell you but...... I'm sending it in this weekkkkkkkkkk :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


yayyyy!!!!

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

Postby thewarflamingo » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:07 pm

prettyinpink02 wrote:
thewarflamingo wrote:Yes you!!!! :D


Well I was going to wait to tell you but...... I'm sending it in this weekkkkkkkkkk :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Woohoo!!!!!

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

Postby ns77770 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:28 pm

just been wanting to say... GO GATORS!

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

Postby ManageDamage » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:56 am

I went 'Letter issued' today (3/17/2011)

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

Postby Mattfl88 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:15 am

ManageDamage wrote:I went 'Letter issued' today (3/17/2011)


What are your stats if you don't mind sharing? I'm still sitting at no decision reached.

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

Postby ChiCubs14 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:24 am

I'm "Letter issued" as of today 3/17

I'm very borderline/reach 158/3.6...strong softs

Not getting my hopes up (excited to finally have an answer though) :)

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

Postby SixStrings11 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:26 am

ChiCubs14 wrote:I'm "Letter issued" as of today 3/17

I'm very borderline/reach 158/3.6...strong softs

Not getting my hopes up (excited to finally have an answer though) :)


Now I'm worried. My stats are almost identical to yours (slightly higher GPA), also with pretty strong softs, but I'm still at "no decision reached" .. What in the world is going on?

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

Postby ManageDamage » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:32 am

ChiCubs14 wrote:I'm "Letter issued" as of today 3/17

I'm very borderline/reach 158/3.6...strong softs

Not getting my hopes up (excited to finally have an answer though) :)


My numbers are very similar to this. Slightly higher LSAT and slightly lower GPA. Strong softs.

For those that got in, acceptace letter was big/small? Thick/thin? :wink:

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

Postby Skipper2014 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:34 am

ChiCubs14 wrote:I'm "Letter issued" as of today 3/17

I'm very borderline/reach 158/3.6...strong softs

Not getting my hopes up (excited to finally have an answer though) :)


Awesome! Good luck to you! When did you apply?

ChiCubs14
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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby ChiCubs14 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:38 am

Skipper2014 wrote:
ChiCubs14 wrote:I'm "Letter issued" as of today 3/17

I'm very borderline/reach 158/3.6...strong softs

Not getting my hopes up (excited to finally have an answer though) :)


Awesome! Good luck to you! When did you apply?


I went complete on 2/11

I sent in my application the last week of January.

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

Postby limelightwave » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:41 am

File Reviewed- No Decision Reached as of 3/16. Worst application status ever.

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

Postby FeelTheHeat » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:44 am

ChiCubs14 wrote:strong softs


SixStrings11 wrote: strong softs


ManageDamage wrote:Strong softs.


I don't know why, but I found this really funny lol.

Best of luck.
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