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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby typ3 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:04 am

typ3 wrote:I'll just index and paste LSN profile's onto here so people can have all the scholarship info in one place.

Univ. Iowa Index Calculation:
(LSAT*.876) + (GPA*9.621) -.407 = Index
Maximum 195.77
GPA % 19.62

I'm guessing everyone Chica and above will receive or has received a full tuition merit scholarship.

I'll predict that elaman and chrissyc will both pick up full tuition scholarships given that they're the highest URM candidates on LSN for the cycle. I stopped including candidates after UNC as the rest had LSAT's of 166 and lower and thus their index numbers dropped below what has historically been the minimum in years past for full tuition scholarships. I included Jayman6 in the calculations since he asked earlier about his chances of financial aid.

However, the applicant class at Iowa seems to be very strong this year so I would suggest candidates take these predictions with a grain of salt, but it is a clear reversal of what occurred during last year's cycle where lots of scholarships were thrown out even to lower indexed applicants. This year there is a glut of qualified applicants well over the 75th percentile.

Last Year 27 Full rides were recorded on LSN

Lowest Recorded Index For Full Tuition Merit In Years Past:
2005: 179.8168
2006: 178.83448
2007: 178.10524
2008: 179.8168
2009: 177.79639
2010: 177.67474

rustyjack 174 3.97 190.21237 Likely Withdraw T-14
mcdonrb 177 3.68 190.05028 Withdrawn Full U. Texas
mapes 170 4 186.997 Likely Withdraw T-14
ugbager 171 3.8 185.9488 Withdraw Duke/Chicago T-14
timmeh 171 3.77 185.66017 Withdraw U. Michigan
brom8 171 3.72 185.17912
sentry 172 3.62 185.09302 Withdraw University of Chicago
soviet1 175 3.37 185.31577
patzan21 175 3.34 185.02714
SisyphusHappy 169 3.9 185.1589
vegenator 169 3.83 184.48543
Woodson1 - - - - 184.xxx
germx 167 3.96 183.98416
chica11 167 3.94 183.79174
<-- Withdraw University of Minnesota
Likely Automatic Full Scholarship Offers Index 183.7+
=====================================================================================
veritas09 169 3.75 183.71575 Withdraw GULC T-14
melelolo 174 3.25 183.28525 Withdraw GULC T-14
chrissyc 165 4.04 183.00184 URM Withdraw Harvard
elamann 169 --- 182.391 URM
livefreeor 167 3.79 182.34859
stlislovers 167 3.7 181.4827
jendarby 168 3.58 181.20418
ajg212 168 3.54 180.81934 Full In state
adammac17 169 3.44 180.73324
Rolling Full Scholarship Minimum Cut Off for 2011 (Index Score 180.5+) Will be adjusted as top candidates withdraw
========================================================

unc2011kd 167 3.45 179.07745
jayman6 162 3.81 178.161
chrisbru 171 2.94 177.67474 <--- Full Instate (Attending)
brokenwindows 167 3.1 175.7101[/list]


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Updated a few more withdraws. I'm going to crunch the numbers for more applicants and put them on the board tomorrow when I get a little free time. There is going to be a lot more candidates between the 180.5 cutoff and the auto scholarship send out. I'll try to add in state status as well.
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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby jayman6 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:39 am

typ3 wrote:
typ3 wrote:
typ3 wrote:
typ3 wrote:I'll just index and paste LSN profile's onto here so people can have all the scholarship info in one place.

Univ. Iowa Index Calculation:
(LSAT*.876) + (GPA*9.621) -.407 = Index
Maximum 195.77
GPA % 19.62

I'm guessing everyone Chica and above will receive or has received a full tuition merit scholarship.

I'll predict that elaman and chrissyc will both pick up full tuition scholarships given that they're the highest URM candidates on LSN for the cycle. I stopped including candidates after UNC as the rest had LSAT's of 166 and lower and thus their index numbers dropped below what has historically been the minimum in years past for full tuition scholarships. I included Jayman6 in the calculations since he asked earlier about his chances of financial aid.

However, the applicant class at Iowa seems to be very strong this year so I would suggest candidates take these predictions with a grain of salt, but it is a clear reversal of what occurred during last year's cycle where lots of scholarships were thrown out even to lower indexed applicants. This year there is a glut of qualified applicants well over the 75th percentile.

Last Year 27 Full rides were recorded on LSN

Lowest Recorded Index For Full Tuition Merit In Years Past:
2005: 179.8168
2006: 178.83448
2007: 178.10524
2008: 179.8168
2009: 177.79639
2010: 177.67474

rustyjack 174 3.97 190.21237 Likely Withdraw T-14
mcdonrb 177 3.68 190.05028 Withdrawn Full U. Texas
mapes 170 4 186.997 Likely Withdraw T-14
ugbager 171 3.8 185.9488 Withdraw Duke/Chicago T-14
timmeh 171 3.77 185.66017 Withdraw U. Michigan
brom8 171 3.72 185.17912
sentry 172 3.62 185.09302 Withdraw University of Chicago
soviet1 175 3.37 185.31577
patzan21 175 3.34 185.02714
SisyphusHappy 169 3.9 185.1589
vegenator 169 3.83 184.48543
Woodson1 - - - - 184.xxx
germx 167 3.96 183.98416
chica11 167 3.94 183.79174
Withdraw University of Minnesota
Likely Automatic Full Scholarship Offers Index 183.7+
=====================================================================================
veritas09 169 3.75 183.71575 Withdraw GULC T-14
melelolo 174 3.25 183.28525 Withdraw GULC T-14
chrissyc 165 4.04 183.00184 URM Withdraw Harvard
elamann 169 --- 182.391 URM
livefreeor 167 3.79 182.34859
stlislovers 167 3.7 181.4827
jendarby 168 3.58 181.20418
ajg212 168 3.54 180.81934
adammac17 169 3.44 180.73324
Rolling Full Scholarship Minimum Cut Off for 2011 (Index Score 180.5+) Will be adjusted as top candidates withdraw
========================================================

unc2011kd 167 3.45 179.07745
chrisbru 171 2.94 177.67474 <--- Full Instate (Attending)
jayman6 162 3.72 177.29512
brokenwindows 167 3.1 175.7101[/list]




Updated with new scholarship information.

Chrisbru is officially the lowest index recorded since LSN started to receive a full. Congrats :P

However other candidates with similar index scores should not be expecting full tuition to attend unless they have a 165+ LSAT and are in state. Out of State Candidates appear to need an index still of 180.5+ this cycle for $. Judging by the letters I would even say it's around 181 or higher this year for OOS candidates. Obviously it will lower closer to April and likely a few scholarships will be thrown out after seat deposits are paid.


Not that it matters because I don't expect much anyway, but my GPA is actually 3.81, making my index 178.161

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby typ3 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:46 am

jayman6 wrote:
Not that it matters because I don't expect much anyway, but my GPA is actually 3.81, making my index 178.161



Updated. Sorry, I haven't updated numbers since people updated their profiles on LSN after December grades.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby jayman6 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:50 am

typ3 wrote:
jayman6 wrote:
Not that it matters because I don't expect much anyway, but my GPA is actually 3.81, making my index 178.161



Updated. Sorry, I haven't updated numbers since people updated their profiles on LSN after December grades.


Thanks. I plan on holding out until after the first seat deposit, but I'm not at all expecting full. Do you think I have a shot at getting anything, though?

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby typ3 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:12 am

jayman6 wrote:
typ3 wrote:
jayman6 wrote:
Not that it matters because I don't expect much anyway, but my GPA is actually 3.81, making my index 178.161



Updated. Sorry, I haven't updated numbers since people updated their profiles on LSN after December grades.


Thanks. I plan on holding out until after the first seat deposit, but I'm not at all expecting full. Do you think I have a shot at getting anything, though?



I would say if you were a 164/165 candidate then yes you would likely receive 1/2. It's hard to say, they might throw 10-20k a year your way or something. Do you qualify for anything through FAFSA?

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby jayman6 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:15 am

typ3 wrote:
jayman6 wrote:
typ3 wrote:
jayman6 wrote:
Not that it matters because I don't expect much anyway, but my GPA is actually 3.81, making my index 178.161



Updated. Sorry, I haven't updated numbers since people updated their profiles on LSN after December grades.


Thanks. I plan on holding out until after the first seat deposit, but I'm not at all expecting full. Do you think I have a shot at getting anything, though?



I would say if you were a 164/165 candidate then yes you would likely receive 1/2. It's hard to say, they might throw 10-20k a year your way or something. Do you qualify for anything through FAFSA?


I'm guessing probably not.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby StillHerexxx » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:52 pm

I received a second mailing from Iowa today with info on paying the deposit and the immunization forms and what not. Is the scholarship info suppose to be with this mailing? If so, I missed out on that.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby bbermud » Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:19 pm

does anyone know how much the average grant from iowa is?

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby StillHerexxx » Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:31 pm

I have no answer for that, from what I have read they give 90% of students some form of money to come. Which possibly means I am the 10% too shitty to get any. Hoping that is not hte case, but my lsat is under 25th so its possible.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby bbermud » Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:33 pm

StillHerexxx wrote:I have no answer for that, from what I have read they give 90% of students some form of money to come. Which possibly means I am the 10% too shitty to get any. Hoping that is not hte case, but my lsat is under 25th so its possible.




hahah..im in the same boat as you. here's hoping to iowa proving us both wrong!

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby bbermud » Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:38 pm

bbermud wrote:
StillHerexxx wrote:I have no answer for that, from what I have read they give 90% of students some form of money to come. Which possibly means I am the 10% too shitty to get any. Hoping that is not hte case, but my lsat is under 25th so its possible.




hahah..im in the same boat as you. here's hoping to iowa proving us both wrong!


UPDATE: got this from their website. there are several needs based grants/scholarships so there is still hope even if we dont qualify for the merit based. good luck!

SCHOLARSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS, EMPLOYMENT AND LOAN PROGRAMS
 SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

A separate application is not required for these scholarships and fellowships. Recipients are notified by letter. All students admitted to the College of Law who apply for financial aid through the FAFSA process, including submitting the appropriate supporting documents, are automatically considered for the following:

 Need-Based Scholarships. Awards may range from $500 to full resident tuition.

 Merit Scholarships and Fellowships. These awards are based on academic achievement. Potential aid renewal for the second and third year for some merit scholarships and fellowships requires maintenance of class rank in the top 37.5%. Awards may range from $500 to full resident tuition with a research-assistantship component in upper-level years.

 UI Law Foundation Scholarships. The University of Iowa Law Foundation Scholarships includes scholarships that are merit based, need based and a combination of need and merit. These scholarships are awarded to a limited number of students who meet the criteria established by the scholarship donors, as funds are available. Awards may range from $200 to full resident tuition.

 Law Opportunity Fellowships. The College of Law is committed to affording opportunity for a legal career to persons historically underrepresented in the legal profession. The Law Opportunity Fellowship Program (LOF) was established by the University to provide access to law school for students from groups and backgrounds historically under-represented within the legal community. Among the criteria considered in awarding the fellowships are: educationally and/or socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds, leadership potential and academic merit. Awards may be up to full nonresident tuition for three years and the opportunity to hold a research assistant position for the second and third years.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby stlisforlovers » Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:39 pm

Congrats chrisbru!
Sad I won't see you at CU but I may just see you at Iowa! (if they'd give me a friggin scholarship :D )

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby chrisbru » Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:23 pm

StillHerexxx wrote:I received a second mailing from Iowa today with info on paying the deposit and the immunization forms and what not. Is the scholarship info suppose to be with this mailing? If so, I missed out on that.



You're still jumping the gun. People accepted in December are still waiting on scholarships. If you haven't heard anything by mid-March, check back with us.


stlisforlovers wrote:Congrats chrisbru!
Sad I won't see you at CU but I may just see you at Iowa! (if they'd give me a friggin scholarship :D )


I'm pulling for you!!! Let me know if you end up visiting for the March ASW and I'll buy you a celebratory drink, since I'm sure your full-ride will come by then :-)

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby sabenser » Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:03 pm

Was accepted by email two days, then received an acceptance letter yesterday, then received another acceptance letter today. I won't believe it unless I get another letter, ha.

No scholly info anywhere though :(.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby StillHerexxx » Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:50 pm

Chrisbru, again you have made my day. I didn't really think there was a snowflakes chance in hell I would get into Iowa, so I am getting a little crazy over scholarship info and what not. I see all sorts of doors opening up I never though would. It's exciting.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby Slimpee » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:50 am

Yo, congrats to all of the recent admits!

I dunno if y'all have started an ASD thread yet but myself and i'm sure other 1L's would be happy to show y'all around the IC bar scene. I went out after ASD last year and had a good time...

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby chrisbru » Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:22 pm

Slimpee wrote:Yo, congrats to all of the recent admits!

I dunno if y'all have started an ASD thread yet but myself and i'm sure other 1L's would be happy to show y'all around the IC bar scene. I went out after ASD last year and had a good time...


I'm there. I've got a buddy from undergrad who's a 1L there too, maybe you know each other?

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby JenDarby » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:36 pm

chrisbru wrote:I'm there. I've got a buddy from undergrad who's a 1L there too, maybe you know each other?

I've been MIA from TLS thanks to work and the LSAT yesterday....congrats!!!!! I'm so excited for you!

I applied/was accepted a couple weeks after you, so hopefully mine is still on its way...

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby typ3 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:33 am

typ3 wrote:
typ3 wrote:I'll just index and paste LSN profile's onto here so people can have all the scholarship info in one place.

Univ. Iowa Index Calculation:
(LSAT*.876) + (GPA*9.621) -.407 = Index
Maximum 195.77
GPA % 19.62

I'm guessing everyone Chica and above will receive or has received a full tuition merit scholarship.

I'll predict that elaman and chrissyc will both pick up full tuition scholarships given that they're the highest URM candidates on LSN for the cycle. I stopped including candidates after UNC as the rest had LSAT's of 166 and lower and thus their index numbers dropped below what has historically been the minimum in years past for full tuition scholarships. I included Jayman6 in the calculations since he asked earlier about his chances of financial aid.

However, the applicant class at Iowa seems to be very strong this year so I would suggest candidates take these predictions with a grain of salt, but it is a clear reversal of what occurred during last year's cycle where lots of scholarships were thrown out even to lower indexed applicants. This year there is a glut of qualified applicants well over the 75th percentile.

Last Year 27 Full rides were recorded on LSN

Lowest Recorded Index For Full Tuition Merit In Years Past:
2005: 179.8168
2006: 178.83448
2007: 178.10524
2008: 179.8168
2009: 177.79639
2010: 177.67474

rustyjack 174 3.97 190.21237 Likely Withdraw T-14
mcdonrb 177 3.68 190.05028 Withdrawn Full U. Texas
mapes 170 4 186.997 Likely Withdraw T-14
ugbager 171 3.8 185.9488 Withdraw Duke/Chicago T-14
timmeh 171 3.77 185.66017 Withdraw U. Michigan
brom8 171 3.72 185.17912
sentry 172 3.62 185.09302 Withdraw University of Chicago
soviet1 175 3.37 185.31577
patzan21 175 3.34 185.02714
SisyphusHappy 169 3.9 185.1589
vegenator 169 3.83 184.48543
Woodson1 - - - - 184.xxx
germx 167 3.96 183.98416
chica11 167 3.94 183.79174
<-- Withdraw University of Minnesota
Likely Automatic Full Scholarship Offers Index 183.7+
=====================================================================================
veritas09 169 3.75 183.71575 Withdraw GULC T-14
melelolo 174 3.25 183.28525 Withdraw GULC T-14
chrissyc 165 4.04 183.00184 URM Withdraw Harvard
elamann 169 --- 182.391 URM
livefreeor 167 3.79 182.34859
stlislovers 167 3.7 181.4827
jendarby 168 3.58 181.20418
ajg212 168 3.54 180.81934 Full In state
adammac17 169 3.44 180.73324
Rolling Full Scholarship Minimum Cut Off for 2011 (Index Score 180.5+) Will be adjusted as top candidates withdraw
========================================================

unc2011kd 167 3.45 179.07745
jayman6 162 3.81 178.161
chrisbru 171 2.94 177.67474 <--- Full Instate (Attending)
brokenwindows 167 3.1 175.7101[/list]



Updated a few more withdraws. I'm going to crunch the numbers for more applicants and put them on the board tomorrow when I get a little free time. There is going to be a lot more candidates between the 180.5 cutoff and the auto scholarship send out. I'll try to add in state status as well.

Sucks for Jen, STL, ela, who are likely being passed over by the scholarship committee since they are OOS candidates.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby chrisbru » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:09 pm

Can anyone comment on the possibility of lowering or removing the top 1/3 requirement from scholarships? WUSTL and St. Thomas have a "good academic standing" requirement instead, and this sounds preferable.

Posted in multiple Iowa threads, sorry!

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby jayman6 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:32 pm

chrisbru wrote:Can anyone comment on the possibility of lowering or removing the top 1/3 requirement from scholarships? WUSTL and St. Thomas have a "good academic standing" requirement instead, and this sounds preferable.

Posted in multiple Iowa threads, sorry!


I'm guessing it won't happen. I know this is anecdotal, but a friend of mine got a rull ride offer at Iowa last year and turned it down for a T14 even though he was actually very interested in attending Iowa. He was even an in-stater and they still wouldn't remove his stipulation, so he chose to attend a T14 with a lower scholarship because they didn't have such strict stipulations.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby miazdc » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:47 pm

jayman6 wrote:
chrisbru wrote:Can anyone comment on the possibility of lowering or removing the top 1/3 requirement from scholarships? WUSTL and St. Thomas have a "good academic standing" requirement instead, and this sounds preferable.

Posted in multiple Iowa threads, sorry!


I'm guessing it won't happen. I know this is anecdotal, but a friend of mine got a rull ride offer at Iowa last year and turned it down for a T14 even though he was actually very interested in attending Iowa. He was even an in-stater and they still wouldn't remove his stipulation, so he chose to attend a T14 with a lower scholarship because they didn't have such strict stipulations.



Argh. This is SO frustrating. I haven't been offered any money from Iowa (yet? I hope? maybe?) but I'm extremely wary of stipulations, especially class-rank type stipulations. I'm not interested in adding any additional stress to exam preparation.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby chrisbru » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:49 pm

miazdc wrote:
jayman6 wrote:
chrisbru wrote:Can anyone comment on the possibility of lowering or removing the top 1/3 requirement from scholarships? WUSTL and St. Thomas have a "good academic standing" requirement instead, and this sounds preferable.

Posted in multiple Iowa threads, sorry!


I'm guessing it won't happen. I know this is anecdotal, but a friend of mine got a rull ride offer at Iowa last year and turned it down for a T14 even though he was actually very interested in attending Iowa. He was even an in-stater and they still wouldn't remove his stipulation, so he chose to attend a T14 with a lower scholarship because they didn't have such strict stipulations.



Argh. This is SO frustrating. I haven't been offered any money from Iowa (yet? I hope? maybe?) but I'm extremely wary of stipulations, especially class-rank type stipulations. I'm not interested in adding any additional stress to exam preparation.



I guess it's not a huge deal... I mean, even if I end up losing the scholarship after the first year, it only ends up being about $40k more than St. Thomas, for a MUCH better school, and still will be cheaper than WUSTL by about $30 k.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby bbermud » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:58 pm

Sweet Baby Jesus. EFC was $0! I don't know if that s a good thing or not that I am broke. lol. So now that my FAFSA is filled out, is the NeedAccess form I keep hearing people talk about required by Iowa? I hope not. Otherwise, the EFC will be a different story.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby tropicalpeach » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:17 pm

In via status checker today! Complete Jan 20th, UR 1/21 AND 2/3, admitted 2/14. OOS, 2.90, 167. I'm excited!!




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