GW 2011 Applicants

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spece212
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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby spece212 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:09 pm

Lord_Roy wrote:
spece212 wrote:How responsive are the assigned financial aid advisors? I wrote to them about 3 days back and I am yet to hear back. Am I expecting a reply too soon?? GWU without some sort of aid is going to be a tough ask!!


I wrote my adviser some weeks back and got a response within an hour or so...


I got a response today but was pretty brief. Basically meant that "go figure" out on your own or apply for need based which you may not get anyway.

Any one tried negotiating scholly with the admissions office with any success?

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby Flips88 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:16 pm

spece212 wrote:
I got a response today but was pretty brief. Basically meant that "go figure" out on your own or apply for need based which you may not get anyway.

Any one tried negotiating scholly with the admissions office with any success?

Negotiate? GW doesn't negotiate with us lowly admitted students

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby spece212 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:26 pm

Flips88 wrote:
spece212 wrote:
I got a response today but was pretty brief. Basically meant that "go figure" out on your own or apply for need based which you may not get anyway.

Any one tried negotiating scholly with the admissions office with any success?

Negotiate? GW doesn't negotiate with us lowly admitted students


Does begging help :-)

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby Lord_Roy » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:30 pm

spece212 wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
spece212 wrote:
I got a response today but was pretty brief. Basically meant that "go figure" out on your own or apply for need based which you may not get anyway.

Any one tried negotiating scholly with the admissions office with any success?

Negotiate? GW doesn't negotiate with us lowly admitted students


Does begging help :-)


Nope, I tried...

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby jpk5372 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:35 pm

I tried too and was told my advisor would get back to me. Never heard from them. Not a word. I've actually been really surprised with how GW treats its admitted students. I was really excited about the school since I have a lot of friends there and would love to stay in DC, but considering I have better offers from other schools and also considering that some of the emails I have gotten from finaid have been borderline rude, I think its time to withdraw.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby spece212 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:36 pm

Lord_Roy wrote:
spece212 wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
spece212 wrote:
I got a response today but was pretty brief. Basically meant that "go figure" out on your own or apply for need based which you may not get anyway.

Any one tried negotiating scholly with the admissions office with any success?

Negotiate? GW doesn't negotiate with us lowly admitted students


Does begging help :-)


Nope, I tried...


So if you don't get any scholly at the time of admission, any chance of getting anything in future (based on grades etc.)?

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby androstan » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:38 pm

spece212 wrote:How responsive are the assigned financial aid advisors? I wrote to them about 3 days back and I am yet to hear back. Am I expecting a reply too soon?? GWU without some sort of aid is going to be a tough ask!!


I've typically had quick responses. I find the impressions I hear of GW are surprising because they've been friendly with me.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby nallku » Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:15 pm

Yes, they do offer scholarships for grades. I got one as well as others I know. Plus, depending on what you want to do & how you do, I know many students that are working for great firms this summer. Plus there are other private scholarships as well as financial prizes for some moot courts. Granted $2000 isn't much when you look at the tuition, but for a local moot court competition, it isn't bad. Plus I have to give props to their CDO, especially the government employment and IP.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby kcdc » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:37 pm

Is there anyone else out there who applied in mid-January and is still waiting for a decision?

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby minuit » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:26 pm

GW stays at cool T20 8)

Would someone with a premium account mind posting employment/more detailed stats for GW? That would be awesome!

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby androstan » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:18 pm

minuit wrote:GW stays at cool T20 8)

Would someone with a premium account mind posting employment/more detailed stats for GW? That would be awesome!


Got this from another poster:

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2008 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NY
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 97.1% - High
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 77.1%

Class of 2008 Graduates
Total graduates 556
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 93.0% - High
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 97.5% - High

Class of 2008 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation
Graduates whose employment status is unknown 0.2%
Graduates whose employment status is known 99.8%
Graduates known to be employed 93.2%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 0.7%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 5.6%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 0.5%

Class of 2008 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months
Graduates whose employment status is unknown 0.2%
Graduates whose employment status is known 99.8%
Graduates known to be employed 97.7%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 0.7%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 1.1%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 0.5%

Starting Salaries of Graduates Employed Full-time (Class of 2008)
25th percentile private sector starting salary $160,000
Median private sector starting salary $160,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $160,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 75%
Median public service starting salary $60,000

Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2008)
Percent employed in academia 7.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 7.0%
Percent employed in government 12.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 6.0%
Percent employed in law firms 63.0%
Percent employed in public interest 4.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 1.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 4.0%

Employment Location (Class of 2008)
Graduates employed in-state 51%
Graduates employed out-of-state 48.0%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 34
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 3.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 16.0%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 3.0%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 1.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 63.0%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 1.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 1.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 8.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 3.0%
Employment location unknown 1.0%

Career Services
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school) Career services operations Assoc. dean for career development/15 staff (all former attorneys, various specialties) provide counseling, employment market insight, interview preparation. 700+ employers participate in recruitment programs; on-site Resource Library, Simplicity Job Bank/Judge Database, portal/e-mail opportunity announcements; clerkship director and dedicated faculty/staff; alumni network, D.C. connections.

Job Type
Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 90.0%
Bar admission required/anticipated - percent employed in full-time positions 90.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 5.0%
J.D. preferred - percent employed in full-time positions 71.4%
Professional other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 4.0%
Professional other - percent employed in full-time positions 80.0%
Non-professional other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 1.0%
Non-professional other - percent employed in full-time positions 66.7%

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby minuit » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:35 pm

thanks mucho! pretty solid stats for ITE. just wish a tad more people placed in clerkships...

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby smittelman6 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:26 am

minuit wrote:thanks mucho! pretty solid stats for ITE. just wish a tad more people placed in clerkships...


+1... also i'd bet the numbers are lower now than they were in 08.
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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby spece212 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:20 pm

androstan wrote:
spece212 wrote:How responsive are the assigned financial aid advisors? I wrote to them about 3 days back and I am yet to hear back. Am I expecting a reply too soon?? GWU without some sort of aid is going to be a tough ask!!


I've typically had quick responses. I find the impressions I hear of GW are surprising because they've been friendly with me.


I take my crib back. After the initial delay they have been pretty prompt. But I find their responses terse. Probably they assume that I know basic mechanics of financial aid but being an international candidate I am unfamiliar with the process.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby smittelman6 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:24 am

did anyone else apply after 2/1? i got accepted to every school i applied to (t2s and hastings) and then realized i way under-applied, so sent in GW even though i probably have a shot in hell of getting it.

just curious if anyone else applied this late -- GW's deadline is unusually late but i'm not sure why, or if they bother accepting people who applied this late anyway...

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby abonda01 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:25 am

smittelman6 wrote:did anyone else apply after 2/1? i got accepted to every school i applied to (t2s and hastings) and then realized i way under-applied, so sent in GW even though i probably have a shot in hell of getting it.

just curious if anyone else applied this late -- GW's deadline is unusually late but i'm not sure why, or if they bother accepting people who applied this late anyway...


yep & rejected

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby smittelman6 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:54 am

abonda01 wrote:
smittelman6 wrote:did anyone else apply after 2/1? i got accepted to every school i applied to (t2s and hastings) and then realized i way under-applied, so sent in GW even though i probably have a shot in hell of getting it.

just curious if anyone else applied this late -- GW's deadline is unusually late but i'm not sure why, or if they bother accepting people who applied this late anyway...


yep & rejected


oy. fantastic.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby mia468 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:58 am

smittelman6 wrote:
abonda01 wrote:
smittelman6 wrote:did anyone else apply after 2/1? i got accepted to every school i applied to (t2s and hastings) and then realized i way under-applied, so sent in GW even though i probably have a shot in hell of getting it.

just curious if anyone else applied this late -- GW's deadline is unusually late but i'm not sure why, or if they bother accepting people who applied this late anyway...


yep & rejected


oy. fantastic.


I applied on 2/1 and was accepted a couple weeks ago.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby FuManChusco » Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:09 pm

smittelman6 wrote:did anyone else apply after 2/1? i got accepted to every school i applied to (t2s and hastings) and then realized i way under-applied, so sent in GW even though i probably have a shot in hell of getting it.

just curious if anyone else applied this late -- GW's deadline is unusually late but i'm not sure why, or if they bother accepting people who applied this late anyway...


yes, and waitlisted.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby smittelman6 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:50 pm

mia468 wrote:I applied on 2/1 and was accepted a couple weeks ago.


would you mind PMing me stats?

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby ktg808 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:05 pm

Just withdrew, good luck to everyone!

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby thelaststraw05 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:54 am

Just withdrew my application this morning. I hope my seat goes to one of you who is still waiting or has been waitlisted!

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:09 pm

Withdrew. Good luck everyone!!

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby SilverE2 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:35 pm

androstan wrote:
minuit wrote:GW stays at cool T20 8)

Would someone with a premium account mind posting employment/more detailed stats for GW? That would be awesome!


Got this from another poster:

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2008 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NY
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 97.1% - High
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 77.1%

Class of 2008 Graduates
Total graduates 556
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 93.0% - High
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 97.5% - High

Class of 2008 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation
Graduates whose employment status is unknown 0.2%
Graduates whose employment status is known 99.8%
Graduates known to be employed 93.2%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 0.7%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 5.6%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 0.5%

Class of 2008 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months
Graduates whose employment status is unknown 0.2%
Graduates whose employment status is known 99.8%
Graduates known to be employed 97.7%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 0.7%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 1.1%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 0.5%

Starting Salaries of Graduates Employed Full-time (Class of 2008)
25th percentile private sector starting salary $160,000
Median private sector starting salary $160,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $160,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 75%
Median public service starting salary $60,000

Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2008)
Percent employed in academia 7.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 7.0%
Percent employed in government 12.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 6.0%
Percent employed in law firms 63.0%
Percent employed in public interest 4.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 1.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 4.0%

Employment Location (Class of 2008)
Graduates employed in-state 51%
Graduates employed out-of-state 48.0%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 34
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 3.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 16.0%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 3.0%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 1.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 63.0%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 1.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 1.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 8.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 3.0%
Employment location unknown 1.0%

Career Services
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school) Career services operations Assoc. dean for career development/15 staff (all former attorneys, various specialties) provide counseling, employment market insight, interview preparation. 700+ employers participate in recruitment programs; on-site Resource Library, Simplicity Job Bank/Judge Database, portal/e-mail opportunity announcements; clerkship director and dedicated faculty/staff; alumni network, D.C. connections.

Job Type
Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 90.0%
Bar admission required/anticipated - percent employed in full-time positions 90.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 5.0%
J.D. preferred - percent employed in full-time positions 71.4%
Professional other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 4.0%
Professional other - percent employed in full-time positions 80.0%
Non-professional other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 1.0%
Non-professional other - percent employed in full-time positions 66.7%


I wanna bump this up...I mean, are these stats legit? I notice 99.8% reporting, any idea on how they could be juking these stats? That's virtually the entire class reporting. I'm just really skeptical when it comes to reported salary/employment stats...

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby bender18 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:46 pm

Anyone debating the 106k offer with a GULC acceptance?




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