Fordham 2011

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adevotchka
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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby adevotchka » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:53 pm

Dude, so weird. We're the 163/164 clan. I didn't think I was going to get into Fordham at all so I booked a trip to South Beach that weekend to make myself feel better. You ladies are all from NYC, though, right? We should do a happy hour. Drink away the pain of our shitty LSATs and toast ourselves for still getting in regardless.
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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Spookyghost » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:55 pm

Really? You guys got in with a 164 LSAT? I never applied because of the TLS advice that I would have no chance with that same score.

Congratulations!

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Gemini » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:55 pm

adevotchka wrote:Dude, so weird. We're the 163/164 clan. I didn't think I was going to get into Fordham at all so I booked a trip to South Beach that weekend to make myself feel better. You ladies are all from NYC, though, right? We should do a happy hour. Drink to the pain of our shitty LSATs and to ourselves for still getting in regardless.


Sounds good, but Gotti is not from NYC but I'm pretty sure she's moving here. Yes, yes, I'm Gotti's e-stalker. :lol:

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Gotti » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:56 pm

adevotchka wrote:Dude, so weird. We're the 163/164 clan. I didn't think I was going to get into Fordham at all so I booked a trip to South Beach that weekend to make myself feel better. You ladies are all from NYC, though, right? We should do a happy hour. Drink away the pain of our shitty LSATs and toast ourselves for still getting in regardless.

i'm from california, actually. but i am down for that happy hour ;)

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Gotti » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:57 pm

Spookyghost wrote:Really? You guys got in with a 164 LSAT? I never applied because of the TLS advice that I would have no chance with that same score.

Congratulations!

wut? 164 was the 25th percentile last year...crazier things have happened

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Gemini » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:57 pm

Spookyghost wrote:Really? You guys got in with a 164 LSAT? I never applied because of the TLS advice that I would have no chance with that same score.

Congratulations!


Take TLS' advice with a grain of salt. Especially since most of the people here are 0L's and therefore usually have no idea what they're saying.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby adevotchka » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:57 pm

Spookyghost wrote:Really? You guys got in with a 164 LSAT? I never applied because of the TLS advice that I would have no chance with that same score.

Congratulations!


For what it's worth, multiple users told me I'd get rejected from Fordham (someone told me I'd get in PT off the waitlist), Emory, and BU (I'm waitlisted there, but might have gotten in if I applied earlier in the cycle).

Numbers aren't everything and people here can be brutal. You'll never know if you don't at least try.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby maglialoro » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:01 pm

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Stringer6 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:16 pm

+1 Totally agree. You should definetely not let someone from TLS convince you not to apply because although they may know a lot about the process, most of them are still 0L's. And numbers are certainly not everything.


yea, i was shocked to get in with a 165/3.53

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby aliarrow » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:18 pm

Is a late app doomed for the waitlist? I applied 2/1, 167/3.5x... I reallllly want this. I was being cheap when I submitted my first round of apps back in November, but Fordham just continued to linger in my mind.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Gotti » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:19 pm

Stringer6 wrote:
+1 Totally agree. You should definetely not let someone from TLS convince you not to apply because although they may know a lot about the process, most of them are still 0L's. And numbers are certainly not everything.


yea, i was shocked to get in with a 165/3.53

165 seems to be Fordham's magic number for some reason. No one (well, non URM at least) under 165 got any money from them whatsoever. I was told my LSAT was too low.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Gemini » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:22 pm

Speaking of money, I emailed them on Thursday and have yet to hear back. I hope I didn't scare them away. :(

I asked them for a phone or in person appointment to talk to them about financial aid... and kinda mentioned the money I got from another school. :oops:

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby adevotchka » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:34 pm

Gotti wrote:
Stringer6 wrote:
+1 Totally agree. You should definetely not let someone from TLS convince you not to apply because although they may know a lot about the process, most of them are still 0L's. And numbers are certainly not everything.


yea, i was shocked to get in with a 165/3.53

165 seems to be Fordham's magic number for some reason. No one (well, non URM at least) under 165 got any money from them whatsoever. I was told my LSAT was too low.



Hate to say this, but the fact that Fordham is notoriously stingy with aid makes me feel slightly better about paying sticker. I've seen people with great numbers get chump change from Fordham.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby ashleyryan » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:13 pm

Current Status: Your application is complete
Current Status Date: 2/7/2011


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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby blacklawboss » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:27 pm

ashleyryan wrote:Current Status: Your application is complete
Current Status Date: 2/7/2011


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2/15/2011, I'm ready to date that lady from the picture if it will help me

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Stringer6 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:58 pm

165 seems to be Fordham's magic number for some reason. No one (well, non URM at least) under 165 got any money from them whatsoever. I was told my LSAT was too low.


you know someone who got merit-based aid with a 165?

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Gotti » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:11 pm

Stringer6 wrote:
165 seems to be Fordham's magic number for some reason. No one (well, non URM at least) under 165 got any money from them whatsoever. I was told my LSAT was too low.


you know someone who got merit-based aid with a 165?

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/paisaaa

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/lawgal2010

i know a URM last year with a 162/3.2 who got $20k too

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Stringer6 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:28 pm

forgot about URM

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby ladybuglove » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:29 pm

ashleyryan wrote:Current Status: Your application is complete
Current Status Date: 2/7/2011


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+1

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby akcorps » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:30 pm

Don't give up hope on FA. Write a nice email explaining your need, desire to come to Fordham, and why you will be a beneficial addition to the class. I am a PT student with OK numbers, but after talking to them, explaining my situation, and expressing my desire to come to Fordham I got almost 19k a year in aid (merit and need).

On the other hand, if you are just trying to pry some money out of them because you feel you are too good to pay sticker, then I suspect they will pass on helping you out.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Zarathustraspoke » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:51 pm

Stringer6 wrote:
165 seems to be Fordham's magic number for some reason. No one (well, non URM at least) under 165 got any money from them whatsoever. I was told my LSAT was too low.


you know someone who got merit-based aid with a 165?



I did. I got 10K/year

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby ku1185 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:08 pm

Hmm... went complete 3/1 to complete 3/21. Fun!

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby giveuanother11 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:43 pm

ryokoyuy wrote:My application information was all in and accepted 1/10 and I'm still at Application Complete status, updated to 3/8/2011.
Checking the status everyday is starting to feel masochistic :cry:


Exact same dates 1/10 and 3/8/2011 Complete. Still waiting for decision.
Is it too early to write LOCI now without even being WLed?
Fordham website says it takes them 6-8 weeks to make decision. This is the 11th week. I have above medium F/T LSAT and above 75% GPA with 5 yr WE. Applied for evening.

Or should I just call them at this point?

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby play2win » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:12 pm

aliarrow wrote:Is a late app doomed for the waitlist? I applied 2/1, 167/3.5x... I reallllly want this. I was being cheap when I submitted my first round of apps back in November, but Fordham just continued to linger in my mind.


Ahhh 167 3.14 from a very good undergrad got me accepted at Hofstra and Rejected at William and Mary, the latter of which I only applied to because of that damn fee waiver.

I'm getting more worried by the day - I think it may be too late in the cycle to even get waitlisted at this point. I really hope they consider my softs which are very good.

But seriously unless your 3.5 is from a very weak school I think you'll be quite alright with those numbers, regardless of when in the cycle you applied.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby jwmalone87 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:25 pm

In today, too :)

#s in profile, applied mid-December.




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