USC 2011

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dpk711
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Re: USC 2011

Postby dpk711 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:29 pm

speedyj88 wrote:
dpk711 wrote:
JenDarby wrote:
dpk711 wrote:fellow Trojans and Kobe lovers?


+ 1,000,000
It pains me to say this, but if I have to choose between UCLA and USC...well I think you know where this is going.


lol, I think placement for LA is not significantly different between both schools but of course UCLA is easier on the wallet...

Fellow trojan (for life) and a huge laker fan (although I could kill them for losing to the clippers).

I don't know about UCLA being "easier on the wallet" though, it's a $5k/year difference, so pretty much the same in the grand scheme of things. Plus, with USC being insulated from the California budget crisis, you have some kind of security with where tuition will fall for 2L and 3L years. With UCLA, not so much.

I've also received interesting and quite varied feedback with respect to choosing between the two schools. A judge, and Yale graduate, I met with said I should choose USC hands down without even thinking twice about it. On the other hand, the Northwestern alum I interviewed with told me they usually didn't like their USC hires and had much better success with UCLA ones.

How do you guys feel about being USC undergrad and USC for law? That's one of the biggest things holding me back from commiting myself to going to Gould. I want some diversity on my resume, but I could just be looking into too much and it's actually not a big deal at all.


Yes the loss against the Clippers was embarrassing. Also, bolded is the reason why I would take Cornell or G-Town over USC as of right now. Concerning the $$$ issue is that I know for undergraduate that USC is cheaper (tuition is more expensive but they give more aid as a private institution). I, for example went to USC undergrad pretty much for free through university grants. Does this carry on to the law program though?

LegallyBrunette3
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Re: USC 2011

Postby LegallyBrunette3 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:03 pm

Has anyone who went DF on 1/14 heard back yet?? I am stuck at work and am dying to know if it is a bunch of rejections or WLs!

Thanks :D

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Re: USC 2011

Postby JJDancer » Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:57 pm

LegallyBrunette3 wrote:Has anyone who went DF on 1/14 heard back yet?? I am stuck at work and am dying to know if it is a bunch of rejections or WLs!

Thanks :D

They usually mail the next day so even CA people likely won't have it in the mail 'til tomorrow..

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Re: USC 2011

Postby JJDancer » Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:59 pm

IR 12/12
IR 1/2

Maybe this combo of ones and twos will land me an acceptance DF on 1/21 :D
Here's to hoping!

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Re: USC 2011

Postby gator6589 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:10 pm

Do they usually send out acceptance emails? If so my status changed to DF on 1/14 with no acceptance email also

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Re: USC 2011

Postby JJDancer » Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:11 pm

gator6589 wrote:Do they usually send out acceptance emails? If so my status changed to DF on 1/14 with no acceptance email also

No, they send a letter snail mail.
I'm assuming the 1/14 people will get it in the mail this week.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby Lasers » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:51 pm

checked mail; didn't get anything.

tomorrow my forthcoming denial likely arrives.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby FortuneFavorsTheBold » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:12 pm

okay...UCLA and Berkeley both send out REJECTION emails....not sure if all Cali schools are the same, but does anyone know (with proof) if USC sends out rejection emails....if so, those who are DF 1/14, should technically be accepted (or at least waitlisted)

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Re: USC 2011

Postby crossingforHYS » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:17 pm

FortuneFavorsTheBold wrote:okay...UCLA and Berkeley both send out REJECTION emails....not sure if all Cali schools are the same, but does anyone know (with proof) if USC sends out rejection emails....if so, those who are DF 1/14, should technically be accepted (or at least waitlisted)


although, that would seem like good rationale, the 1/14'rs on this thread all have numbers below 25%. This does not bode well for our confidence.....

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Re: USC 2011

Postby crossingforHYS » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:18 pm

Lasers wrote:checked mail; didn't get anything.

tomorrow my forthcoming denial likely arrives.

Are you from cali?

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Re: USC 2011

Postby Cade McNown » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:21 pm

crossingforHYS wrote:
FortuneFavorsTheBold wrote:okay...UCLA and Berkeley both send out REJECTION emails....not sure if all Cali schools are the same, but does anyone know (with proof) if USC sends out rejection emails....if so, those who are DF 1/14, should technically be accepted (or at least waitlisted)


although, that would seem like good rationale, the 1/14'rs on this thread all have numbers below 25%. This does not bode well for our confidence.....


This. Prepare for bad news, but hold out hope for a thick envelope.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby FortuneFavorsTheBold » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:23 pm

crossingforHYS wrote:
Lasers wrote:checked mail; didn't get anything.

tomorrow my forthcoming denial likely arrives.

Are you from cali?


good question....cause if not, give it a few days...1/4 cali DF's waited at least 2 days to get their mail....factoring sunday and monday there was no USPS, give it another day at least, even if you are in cali

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Re: USC 2011

Postby Lasers » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:23 pm

crossingforHYS wrote:
Lasers wrote:checked mail; didn't get anything.

tomorrow my forthcoming denial likely arrives.

Are you from cali?

indeed i am.

irvine to be exact.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby Lasers » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:25 pm

crossingforHYS wrote:
FortuneFavorsTheBold wrote:okay...UCLA and Berkeley both send out REJECTION emails....not sure if all Cali schools are the same, but does anyone know (with proof) if USC sends out rejection emails....if so, those who are DF 1/14, should technically be accepted (or at least waitlisted)


although, that would seem like good rationale, the 1/14'rs on this thread all have numbers below 25%. This does not bode well for our confidence.....

yeap.

i hate the lsat; my 163 is below their 25th.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby FortuneFavorsTheBold » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:25 pm

Cade McNown wrote:
crossingforHYS wrote:
FortuneFavorsTheBold wrote:okay...UCLA and Berkeley both send out REJECTION emails....not sure if all Cali schools are the same, but does anyone know (with proof) if USC sends out rejection emails....if so, those who are DF 1/14, should technically be accepted (or at least waitlisted)


although, that would seem like good rationale, the 1/14'rs on this thread all have numbers below 25%. This does not bode well for our confidence.....


This. Prepare for bad news, but hold out hope for a thick envelope.



Okay, thick envelope or not? Im pretty sure I read the acceptance letter comes in a small rejection size envelope, which doesnt help since a rejection letter would probably come in also a small rejection sized envelope lol...this stress sucks

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Re: USC 2011

Postby williams55 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:27 pm

FortuneFavorsTheBold wrote:
Okay, thick envelope or not? Im pretty sure I read the acceptance letter comes in a small rejection size envelope, which doesnt help since a rejection letter would probably come in also a small rejection sized envelope lol...this stress sucks


My acceptance came in a thin, standard sized envelope. Admit packet came like two days later.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby Lasers » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:28 pm

i already know i got rejected.

"good luck" is not a friend of mine. nor are standardized tests, apparently.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby crossingforHYS » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:29 pm

williams55 wrote:
FortuneFavorsTheBold wrote:
Okay, thick envelope or not? Im pretty sure I read the acceptance letter comes in a small rejection size envelope, which doesnt help since a rejection letter would probably come in also a small rejection sized envelope lol...this stress sucks


My acceptance came in a thin, standard sized envelope. Admit packet came like two days later.


by the by...I don't know if USC is doing the same thing as last year, but I found out that if your Wl (or were in 2010), it will say so on the status checker, all rejections and acceptances come in an envelope:
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=92010&start=1975

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Re: USC 2011

Postby glitter178 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:34 pm

does it seem weird to anyone else that they have finalized decisions for applicants below the median before sending out very many acceptances? i mean, they've been sitting on auto-admit apps for months now. why are they waiting?

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Re: USC 2011

Postby swimmergirl1303 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:39 pm

I don't know but their pattern seems to be different than last year. Maybe they are trying to wait for the auto-admits to withdraw so they can make their yield rate higher?

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Re: USC 2011

Postby r6_philly » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:18 pm

swimmergirl1303 wrote:I don't know but their pattern seems to be different than last year. Maybe they are trying to wait for the auto-admits to withdraw so they can make their yield rate higher?


Not happening.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby swimmergirl1303 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:19 pm

r6_philly wrote:
swimmergirl1303 wrote:I don't know but their pattern seems to be different than last year. Maybe they are trying to wait for the auto-admits to withdraw so they can make their yield rate higher?


Not happening.


shucks! I'd like to take your spot r6 ;) just teasing!

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Re: USC 2011

Postby Gotti » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:06 am

Lasers wrote:
crossingforHYS wrote:
Lasers wrote:checked mail; didn't get anything.

tomorrow my forthcoming denial likely arrives.

Are you from cali?

indeed i am.

irvine to be exact.


hey me too!!

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Re: USC 2011

Postby lhlee » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:33 am

FortuneFavorsTheBold wrote:
Cade McNown wrote:
crossingforHYS wrote:
FortuneFavorsTheBold wrote:okay...UCLA and Berkeley both send out REJECTION emails....not sure if all Cali schools are the same, but does anyone know (with proof) if USC sends out rejection emails....if so, those who are DF 1/14, should technically be accepted (or at least waitlisted)


although, that would seem like good rationale, the 1/14'rs on this thread all have numbers below 25%. This does not bode well for our confidence.....


This. Prepare for bad news, but hold out hope for a thick envelope.



Okay, thick envelope or not? Im pretty sure I read the acceptance letter comes in a small rejection size envelope, which doesnt help since a rejection letter would probably come in also a small rejection sized envelope lol...this stress sucks



MIND GAMES. I NO LIKE.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:55 am

swimmergirl1303 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
swimmergirl1303 wrote:I don't know but their pattern seems to be different than last year. Maybe they are trying to wait for the auto-admits to withdraw so they can make their yield rate higher?


Not happening.


shucks! I'd like to take your spot r6 ;) just teasing!


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