Pittsburgh 2011

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miazdc
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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby miazdc » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:06 pm

Got my snail mail acceptance letter today, and it mentioned that I'm on a "scholarship waitlist" and will be notified later. I was really planning/hoping for money from Pitt, so I'm crossing my fingers.

Also, for those waiting, I applied 11/14, on 1/18 my status checker said "admitted" and then on 1/21 I got a letter in the mail. Never got an e-mail.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby Gemini » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:32 pm

Just got the acceptance letter from Pitt with a $14,000 scholly, stipulated upon a B avg though... :?

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby Spinozist21 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:10 am

LeDique wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:
kk19131 wrote:It seems like most everyone in the Pitt Law 2014 group is from Pittsburgh undergrad. :?


LOL we don't bite.

He doesn't want to be seen with you plebes.


Wow so it is more than just a couple of us who see how much of an ass KK19131 makes himself out to be.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby kk19131 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:29 am

Jealousy is a bitch...

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby Spinozist21 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:37 am

kk19131 wrote:Jealousy is a bitch...


No one is even jealous of you. You come in here and flaunt your scholarship but are rude to people who ask you questions about it (Barbie for example who is as nice as they come). Then you do everything in your power almost to bash the University while saying "oh but I really am considering it." And it is more than one or two people who realize your douchebaggery.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby hurricane10 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:08 am

Spinozist21 wrote:
kk19131 wrote:Jealousy is a bitch...


No one is even jealous of you. You come in here and flaunt your scholarship but are rude to people who ask you questions about it (Barbie for example who is as nice as they come). Then you do everything in your power almost to bash the University while saying "oh but I really am considering it." And it is more than one or two people who realize your douchebaggery.


+1

It's not just Pitt, it's other schools as well.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby kk19131 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:15 pm

Spinozist21 wrote:
kk19131 wrote:Jealousy is a bitch...


No one is even jealous of you. You come in here and flaunt your scholarship but are rude to people who ask you questions about it (Barbie for example who is as nice as they come). Then you do everything in your power almost to bash the University while saying "oh but I really am considering it." And it is more than one or two people who realize your douchebaggery.



That's nonsense. I didn't flaunt the scholarship; I mentioned it.

People asked about it and I explained it many times. If people don't understand after my explaining it, then I don't know what to tell you.

I bash the university? Never. The only thing I asked is if Pitt students are... smart.

Like I said, jealousy is a bitch.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby LeDique » Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:17 pm

kk19131 wrote:Jealousy is a bitch...


Posts like this certainly don't help your cause.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby kk19131 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:26 pm

LeDique wrote:
kk19131 wrote:Jealousy is a bitch...


Posts like this certainly don't help your cause.



Well, the truth is the truth.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby hscohen » Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:49 pm

kk19131 wrote:
Well, the truth is the truth.


Troll is troll.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby kk19131 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:00 pm

miazdc wrote:Got my snail mail acceptance letter today, and it mentioned that I'm on a "scholarship waitlist" and will be notified later. I was really planning/hoping for money from Pitt, so I'm crossing my fingers.

Also, for those waiting, I applied 11/14, on 1/18 my status checker said "admitted" and then on 1/21 I got a letter in the mail. Never got an e-mail.


Scholarship waitlist??? What does this mean?

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby kk19131 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:04 pm

hscohen wrote:
kk19131 wrote:
Well, the truth is the truth.


Troll is troll.



...as if I care what someone with 11 posts thinks of me.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby northwood » Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:10 pm

kk19131 wrote:
miazdc wrote:Got my snail mail acceptance letter today, and it mentioned that I'm on a "scholarship waitlist" and will be notified later. I was really planning/hoping for money from Pitt, so I'm crossing my fingers.

Also, for those waiting, I applied 11/14, on 1/18 my status checker said "admitted" and then on 1/21 I got a letter in the mail. Never got an e-mail.


Scholarship waitlist??? What does this mean?


it means that they havent decided if or how much they are going to offer you scholarship wise. You may have to do some extra work ( write an essay or something), or if you did, they have yet to read and review it.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby Mpeterson4 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:38 pm

kk19131 wrote:
miazdc wrote:Got my snail mail acceptance letter today, and it mentioned that I'm on a "scholarship waitlist" and will be notified later. I was really planning/hoping for money from Pitt, so I'm crossing my fingers.

Also, for those waiting, I applied 11/14, on 1/18 my status checker said "admitted" and then on 1/21 I got a letter in the mail. Never got an e-mail.


Scholarship waitlist??? What does this mean?


From my discussion with the admissions/Aid office, students with the requirements for the dean's scholarship (161 and 3.4) receive the scholarship (minimum $10,000/year), and students with "good numbers" not quite at the requirement are placed on a "waitlist" and can receive money as it becomes available from other students withdrawing.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby miazdc » Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:59 pm

Mpeterson4 wrote:
kk19131 wrote:
miazdc wrote:Got my snail mail acceptance letter today, and it mentioned that I'm on a "scholarship waitlist" and will be notified later. I was really planning/hoping for money from Pitt, so I'm crossing my fingers.

Also, for those waiting, I applied 11/14, on 1/18 my status checker said "admitted" and then on 1/21 I got a letter in the mail. Never got an e-mail.


Scholarship waitlist??? What does this mean?


From my discussion with the admissions/Aid office, students with the requirements for the dean's scholarship (161 and 3.4) receive the scholarship (minimum $10,000/year), and students with "good numbers" not quite at the requirement are placed on a "waitlist" and can receive money as it becomes available from other students withdrawing.



That sounds accurate- I'm a few points above the lsat requirement, but one point below the gpa requirment for the dean's scholarship. Currently wishing I could go back in time and tell my college-freshman self to get my shit together, as it might make a $30,000 difference. jesus.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby Kinderby » Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:01 pm

miazdc wrote:That sounds accurate- I'm a few points above the lsat requirement, but one point below the gpa requirment for the dean's scholarship. Currently wishing I could go back in time and tell my college-freshman self to get my shit together, as it might make a $30,000 difference. jesus.

God if that ain't the truth...

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby Barbie » Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:20 pm

miazdc wrote:
Mpeterson4 wrote:From my discussion with the admissions/Aid office, students with the requirements for the dean's scholarship (161 and 3.4) receive the scholarship (minimum $10,000/year), and students with "good numbers" not quite at the requirement are placed on a "waitlist" and can receive money as it becomes available from other students withdrawing.



That sounds accurate- I'm a few points above the lsat requirement, but one point below the gpa requirment for the dean's scholarship. Currently wishing I could go back in time and tell my college-freshman self to get my shit together, as it might make a $30,000 difference. jesus.


I'm below this GPA requirement and got... 14k/year.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby bport hopeful » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:11 pm

Congrats Barbie. Would you mind if I asked what your numbers are? I too am a bit under the GPA reqs, but quite a bit above the LSAT reqs.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby HeavenWood » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:26 pm

kk19131 wrote:I bash the university? Never. The only thing I asked is if Pitt students are... smart.


Probably as smart as most other T2 law students. Why ask questions like these?

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby aidez-moi » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:33 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
kk19131 wrote:I bash the university? Never. The only thing I asked is if Pitt students are... smart.


Probably as smart as most other T2 law students. Why ask questions like these?


Yeah, this seems to be a really dumb question. If they are smart, then you can learn more from your peers. If they aren't smart, then you'd have a better chance of being ranked higher.

But it was obviously a smart ass question any way you look at it.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby swan87 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:03 pm

How do you know if you are on a scholarship waitlist?

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby kk19131 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:05 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
kk19131 wrote:I bash the university? Never. The only thing I asked is if Pitt students are... smart.


Probably as smart as most other T2 law students. Why ask questions like these?



I don't think anything is or should be off limits when making a choice that will affect the rest of my life.

Schools have different atmospheres... I really don't see the question as that rude.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby miazdc » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:09 pm

swan87 wrote:How do you know if you are on a scholarship waitlist?


It said so in the acceptance letter I received in the mail.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby miazdc » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:10 pm

Barbie wrote:
miazdc wrote:
Mpeterson4 wrote:From my discussion with the admissions/Aid office, students with the requirements for the dean's scholarship (161 and 3.4) receive the scholarship (minimum $10,000/year), and students with "good numbers" not quite at the requirement are placed on a "waitlist" and can receive money as it becomes available from other students withdrawing.



That sounds accurate- I'm a few points above the lsat requirement, but one point below the gpa requirment for the dean's scholarship. Currently wishing I could go back in time and tell my college-freshman self to get my shit together, as it might make a $30,000 difference. jesus.


I'm below this GPA requirement and got... 14k/year.



Congrats! I'm really hoping for a similar offer... Pitt's at the top of my list.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby HeavenWood » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:14 pm

kk19131 wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:
kk19131 wrote:I bash the university? Never. The only thing I asked is if Pitt students are... smart.


Probably as smart as most other T2 law students. Why ask questions like these?



I don't think anything is or should be off limits when making a choice that will affect the rest of my life.

Schools have different atmospheres... I really don't see the question as that rude.


I saw it as more asinine than rude, but OK.

If you're really concerned, your best bet is to come visit for yourself. I can tell you loads about the city of Pittsburgh and undergraduate life, but the law school is a much smaller microcosm of the university as a whole. Like most law schools, it will tend to attract a narrower range of backgrounds and interests than their parent universities.

How smart is the median Pitt Law student? How smart is the typical person with a 160 LSAT and 3.37 GPA? The numbers aren't direct measures of intelligence, so you will probably find smart people and not-so-smart people as your classmates.




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