Fordham 2011

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lawgrl21
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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby lawgrl21 » Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:10 am

for those admitted - "accept letter mailed" is under mailings now so should be coming sometime early next week!

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Gemini » Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:15 am

lawgrl21 wrote:for those admitted - "accept letter mailed" is under mailings now so should be coming sometime early next week!



Oooh, thanks for that! :)

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby tttlllsss » Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:02 am

Wow, Fordham really doesn't give out much money. If 170+ are getting such scant figures, there's no chance for someone like me. Looks like Fordham is a no go...

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby fakemoney » Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:12 pm

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby username99 » Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:28 am

Perhaps it is my tiredness, as it is 2:30 in the am. Perhaps it is my drunkenness, as there are a great many beers holding a very contentious discussion in my belly. Perhaps it is my arrogance, as I was surprised to be waitlisted at Fordham after being accepted at top 20 and waitlisted at top 10 schools. But if you are a supposedly elite law school and your waitlist is managed by "surveymonkey," you really ought to reexamine not only your standing in the legal community and value as an educational institution, but also the reasons why prospective students should take you seriously.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Ludacrispat26 » Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:05 am

anyone know the fordham policy on deferring admissions? potentially for 2 years?

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:48 am

username99 wrote:Perhaps it is my tiredness, as it is 2:30 in the am. Perhaps it is my drunkenness, as there are a great many beers holding a very contentious discussion in my belly. Perhaps it is my arrogance, as I was surprised to be waitlisted at Fordham after being accepted at top 20 and waitlisted at top 10 schools. But if you are a supposedly elite law school and your waitlist is managed by "surveymonkey," you really ought to reexamine not only your standing in the legal community and value as an educational institution, but also the reasons why prospective students should take you seriously.


You could always withdraw and leave more space for the rest of us :-)

Hope your tummy feels better.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby JenDarby » Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:55 am

tttlllsss wrote:Wow, Fordham really doesn't give out much money. If 170+ are getting such scant figures, there's no chance for someone like me. Looks like Fordham is a no go...


agreed.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby IsleMet » Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:52 am

Weird question...I got my acceptance email a week or so ago. Is it appropriate to email back saying, "thank you," or something to that effect? I didn't because my initial thought was that they probably get 20 million of those.

I can't wait to get a financial offer!

Other Question...Can you receive Need Based and Scholarship Aid from Fordham?...For example, if my expected contribution is $20,000 and I only receive a $10,000 scholarship, what are the odds that I'll receive X in grant money?

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby BHDLaw » Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:24 pm

Has anyone who applied after 11/15 heard yet? I submitted 11/20 and went complete a couple days later - then complete date switched to 12/13.....

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby fakemoney » Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:28 pm

^ I applied 11/15 and got a response a couple days after my complete date switched, so you may be hearing from them soon.
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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Gotti » Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:26 pm

username99 wrote:Perhaps it is my tiredness, as it is 2:30 in the am. Perhaps it is my drunkenness, as there are a great many beers holding a very contentious discussion in my belly. Perhaps it is my arrogance, as I was surprised to be waitlisted at Fordham after being accepted at top 20 and waitlisted at top 10 schools. But if you are a supposedly elite law school and your waitlist is managed by "surveymonkey," you really ought to reexamine not only your standing in the legal community and value as an educational institution, but also the reasons why prospective students should take you seriously.



put it in the ding bar!

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Arbiter213 » Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:47 pm

IsleMet wrote:Weird question...I got my acceptance email a week or so ago. Is it appropriate to email back saying, "thank you," or something to that effect? I didn't because my initial thought was that they probably get 20 million of those.

I can't wait to get a financial offer!

Other Question...Can you receive Need Based and Scholarship Aid from Fordham?...For example, if my expected contribution is $20,000 and I only receive a $10,000 scholarship, what are the odds that I'll receive X in grant money?


I'm generally curious how need based aid at various schools work, as well. I know Georgetown has some. Despite my feeling fairly well off, I believe my current EFC is something like 1k or 0.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby aidez-moi » Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:38 pm

username99 wrote:Perhaps it is my tiredness, as it is 2:30 in the am. Perhaps it is my drunkenness, as there are a great many beers holding a very contentious discussion in my belly. Perhaps it is my arrogance, as I was surprised to be waitlisted at Fordham after being accepted at top 20 and waitlisted at top 10 schools. But if you are a supposedly elite law school and your waitlist is managed by "surveymonkey," you really ought to reexamine not only your standing in the legal community and value as an educational institution, but also the reasons why prospective students should take you seriously.


I got WL'ed and just saw the surveymonkey link lol...have you even opened it? What does it ask?

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby almostfunny » Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:47 am

Rejected with 167/4.0. Already accepted to T14. WTF, Fordham?

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby GentlemanJim » Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:41 am

^^ Seriously. This kind of stuff is really confusing me.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby JenDarby » Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:51 am

almostfunny wrote:Rejected with 167/4.0. Already accepted to T14. WTF, Fordham?



I feel like I see this a lot with Fordham...?

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Ludacrispat26 » Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:52 am

almostfunny wrote:Rejected with 167/4.0. Already accepted to T14. WTF, Fordham?


probably YP

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby JenDarby » Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:01 am

Ludacrispat26 wrote:
almostfunny wrote:Rejected with 167/4.0. Already accepted to T14. WTF, Fordham?


probably YP


It seems like with a 167 (at 75th) even with a 4.0 it's not high enough for YP. Those seem like great auto admit numbers.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Gemini » Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:08 am

TROLL

or

Bad application/PS/LOR

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Stringer6 » Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:24 am

i have to think that theyre taking personal statements and other factors into account more than is generally assumed.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Woods, Elle » Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:27 am

Stringer6 wrote:i have to think that theyre taking personal statements and other factors into account more than is generally assumed.



I think so too. I have a 3.43/164 and haven't heard back... my feeling is if I haven't heard anything, but people with higher numbers have been flat out rejected, they are less number-based than they appear to be. Otherwise, why not just cut me since I'm at the 25% for both? I happen to think I have strong softs, and come from a small private liberal arts school (just saying, it's not like 400 kids from my school are applying to these top law schools) so we'll see what happens.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby BrownBears09 » Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:48 pm

Woods, Elle wrote:
Stringer6 wrote:i have to think that theyre taking personal statements and other factors into account more than is generally assumed.



I think so too. I have a 3.43/164 and haven't heard back... my feeling is if I haven't heard anything, but people with higher numbers have been flat out rejected, they are less number-based than they appear to be. Otherwise, why not just cut me since I'm at the 25% for both? I happen to think I have strong softs, and come from a small private liberal arts school (just saying, it's not like 400 kids from my school are applying to these top law schools) so we'll see what happens.


I'm under this assumption as well.

At the very least, it makes me feel better. :wink:

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Gemini » Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:51 pm

Fordham is a Jesuit institution. Like BC, they're very holistic. Why else would they accept me this year and reject me last year?

Good luck you guys!

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby JenDarby » Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:26 pm

BrownBears09 wrote:
Woods, Elle wrote:
Stringer6 wrote:i have to think that theyre taking personal statements and other factors into account more than is generally assumed.



I think so too. I have a 3.43/164 and haven't heard back... my feeling is if I haven't heard anything, but people with higher numbers have been flat out rejected, they are less number-based than they appear to be. Otherwise, why not just cut me since I'm at the 25% for both? I happen to think I have strong softs, and come from a small private liberal arts school (just saying, it's not like 400 kids from my school are applying to these top law schools) so we'll see what happens.


I'm under this assumption as well.

At the very least, it makes me feel better. :wink:


I have strong softs, 4-5 years WE, and good LORs and such, but for some reason Fordham is the one school I have just committed myself to being rejected at. Oh and GPA just under median and LSAT>75th. Hopefully they surprise me.




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