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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby flgator10 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:06 pm

SixStrings11 wrote:
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jr1886 wrote:The other day I was checking if UF was still the top dog for undergrad in Florida and saw Miami has passed them :-(. Miami football still sucks although UF seems to be following in their foot steps.


Unfortunately I can't argue that. And I'm afraid that as long as Randy Shannon is leading the program Miami will never get back to being a great football program. I'm just praying for an ACC championship. :cry: And yes, UF took a few leaps back without Tebow


Definitely not our year. I personally am hoping they will get rid of Addazio and get someone who actually knows how to call plays. But as far as the education goes, I think UF is only ranked like 3 spots below Miami...I'd take the UF degree any day rather than having to pay $36,000 a year...for undergrad!


Sure thing. UF is a great school, regardless of the rankings. And I agree on the price. Lucky for me I'm at UM on academic scholarship - definitely helpful. Both schools have good programs. I wasn't trying to start a "my school is better than yours" war.. I was just citing some evidence that even though Miami's Law School ranking isn't as high as the other Florida schools at the moment, there's a good shot that it can catch up in the next few years given their undergrad trends, and the law school trends (moved up a lot in the past few years).

For the price, certainly UF wins. But I wouldn't count Miami out as a great school to attend if your numbers are a little lower or if you just prefer the south Florida area (and don't mind paying or get a nice scholarship).


Oh, I certainly wasn't trying to put Miami down in any way. I think it's a great school, both for undergrad and law school. Congratulations on your academic scholarship. If it had not been for the pricey tuition I may have even attended for undergrad too. And although I would love to attend UF or FSU for law school because of the in state tuition, I have a much better shot of getting into Miami (haven't gotten my October LSAT score back yet, but I am pretty certain I will be in the bottom range for both UF and FSU). I am pretty certain that Miami will continue to rise in the law school rankings as well.

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby SixStrings11 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:13 pm

flgator10 wrote:Oh, I certainly wasn't trying to put Miami down in any way. I think it's a great school, both for undergrad and law school. Congratulations on your academic scholarship. If it had not been for the pricey tuition I may have even attended for undergrad too. And although I would love to attend UF or FSU for law school because of the in state tuition, I have a much better shot of getting into Miami (haven't gotten my October LSAT score back yet, but I am pretty certain I will be in the bottom range for both UF and FSU). I am pretty certain that Miami will continue to rise in the law school rankings as well.


That's where I stand also. My scores are Miami's upper end, but UF and FSU's lower. It would be great to have some options as to where I go, but Miami is looking like my best bet. But it could definitely be worse :mrgreen: Anyway, good luck to you, and to everyone else, with all applications.

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby flgator10 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:19 pm

SixStrings11 wrote:
flgator10 wrote:Oh, I certainly wasn't trying to put Miami down in any way. I think it's a great school, both for undergrad and law school. Congratulations on your academic scholarship. If it had not been for the pricey tuition I may have even attended for undergrad too. And although I would love to attend UF or FSU for law school because of the in state tuition, I have a much better shot of getting into Miami (haven't gotten my October LSAT score back yet, but I am pretty certain I will be in the bottom range for both UF and FSU). I am pretty certain that Miami will continue to rise in the law school rankings as well.


That's where I stand also. My scores are Miami's upper end, but UF and FSU's lower. It would be great to have some options as to where I go, but Miami is looking like my best bet. But it could definitely be worse :mrgreen: Anyway, good luck to you, and to everyone else, with all applications.


Nice to know I am not alone! I definitely wouldn't mind ending up at Miami. And free beer every Thursday doesn't sound so bad either. Good luck to you too with all of your applications!

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby SixStrings11 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:21 pm

flgator10 wrote:
SixStrings11 wrote:
flgator10 wrote:Oh, I certainly wasn't trying to put Miami down in any way. I think it's a great school, both for undergrad and law school. Congratulations on your academic scholarship. If it had not been for the pricey tuition I may have even attended for undergrad too. And although I would love to attend UF or FSU for law school because of the in state tuition, I have a much better shot of getting into Miami (haven't gotten my October LSAT score back yet, but I am pretty certain I will be in the bottom range for both UF and FSU). I am pretty certain that Miami will continue to rise in the law school rankings as well.


That's where I stand also. My scores are Miami's upper end, but UF and FSU's lower. It would be great to have some options as to where I go, but Miami is looking like my best bet. But it could definitely be worse :mrgreen: Anyway, good luck to you, and to everyone else, with all applications.


Nice to know I am not alone! I definitely wouldn't mind ending up at Miami. And free beer every Thursday doesn't sound so bad either. Good luck to you too with all of your applications!



Haha thanks a lot. And it might be every other thursday. I'll have to look into that

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby flgator10 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:27 pm

SixStrings11 wrote:
flgator10 wrote:
SixStrings11 wrote:
flgator10 wrote:Oh, I certainly wasn't trying to put Miami down in any way. I think it's a great school, both for undergrad and law school. Congratulations on your academic scholarship. If it had not been for the pricey tuition I may have even attended for undergrad too. And although I would love to attend UF or FSU for law school because of the in state tuition, I have a much better shot of getting into Miami (haven't gotten my October LSAT score back yet, but I am pretty certain I will be in the bottom range for both UF and FSU). I am pretty certain that Miami will continue to rise in the law school rankings as well.


That's where I stand also. My scores are Miami's upper end, but UF and FSU's lower. It would be great to have some options as to where I go, but Miami is looking like my best bet. But it could definitely be worse :mrgreen: Anyway, good luck to you, and to everyone else, with all applications.


Nice to know I am not alone! I definitely wouldn't mind ending up at Miami. And free beer every Thursday doesn't sound so bad either. Good luck to you too with all of your applications!



Haha thanks a lot. And it might be every other thursday. I'll have to look into that


I think on the tour I took a couple weeks ago at the open house they said every Thursday, but I could be wrong. Either way, I will definitely be taking advantage of that!

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby SixStrings11 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:32 pm

flgator10 wrote:I think on the tour I took a couple weeks ago at the open house they said every Thursday, but I could be wrong. Either way, I will definitely be taking advantage of that!


I'm right there with ya

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby jr1886 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:53 pm

SixStrings11 wrote:
flgator10 wrote:
SixStrings11 wrote:
jr1886 wrote:The other day I was checking if UF was still the top dog for undergrad in Florida and saw Miami has passed them :-(. Miami football still sucks although UF seems to be following in their foot steps.


Unfortunately I can't argue that. And I'm afraid that as long as Randy Shannon is leading the program Miami will never get back to being a great football program. I'm just praying for an ACC championship. :cry: And yes, UF took a few leaps back without Tebow


Definitely not our year. I personally am hoping they will get rid of Addazio and get someone who actually knows how to call plays. But as far as the education goes, I think UF is only ranked like 3 spots below Miami...I'd take the UF degree any day rather than having to pay $36,000 a year...for undergrad!


Sure thing. UF is a great school, regardless of the rankings. And I agree on the price. Lucky for me I'm at UM on academic scholarship - definitely helpful. Both schools have good programs. I wasn't trying to start a "my school is better than yours" war.. I was just citing some evidence that even though Miami's Law School ranking isn't as high as the other Florida schools at the moment, there's a good shot that it can catch up in the next few years given their undergrad trends, and the law school trends (moved up a lot in the past few years).

For the price, certainly UF wins. But I wouldn't count Miami out as a great school to attend if your numbers are a little lower or if you just prefer the south Florida area (and don't mind paying or get a nice scholarship).

The UF offense sucks. Why hasn't Steve Adozio been fired yet? I think we only score 13 pts in the last two games something that never happened during my years at Undergrad 2006-10.

I will be applying to all the schools you guys are applying but I am not sure which one is my favorite yet.

And good job guys for keeping it civil here. As a UF alum, as much as it pains me to say, Our football team sucks this year.

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby streetlight » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:40 pm

I'm personally pleased with the fact that this thread has turned into a football discussion.

As an undergrad at Indiana, I'd trade my left arm for either of your programs.

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby jamiLAW » Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:03 pm

Hey guys, just out of curiosity, did any of you fill out that optional "Miami Scholars" scholarship form, even if you didn't have much of a community service background?

My GPA and LSAT are very high (>75%) for The U, but I'm applying with the chance that I'll get a substantial scholarship package. However, I don't want to fill out this information and basically magnify the fact that I don't have much community service in my background.

Any advice?

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby Barbie » Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:20 pm

jamiLAW wrote:Hey guys, just out of curiosity, did any of you fill out that optional "Miami Scholars" scholarship form, even if you didn't have much of a community service background?

My GPA and LSAT are very high (>75%) for The U, but I'm applying with the chance that I'll get a substantial scholarship package. However, I don't want to fill out this information and basically magnify the fact that I don't have much community service in my background.

Any advice?


Its for those looking to do pro bono work after graduation. If that's you, do it! I personally am looking for $$$ after I graduate... so I didn't fill it out (they emailed me about it after I applied, though, which I thought was interesting)

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby jamiLAW » Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:14 pm

Barbie wrote:
jamiLAW wrote:Hey guys, just out of curiosity, did any of you fill out that optional "Miami Scholars" scholarship form, even if you didn't have much of a community service background?

My GPA and LSAT are very high (>75%) for The U, but I'm applying with the chance that I'll get a substantial scholarship package. However, I don't want to fill out this information and basically magnify the fact that I don't have much community service in my background.

Any advice?


Its for those looking to do pro bono work after graduation. If that's you, do it! I personally am looking for $$$ after I graduate... so I didn't fill it out (they emailed me about it after I applied, though, which I thought was interesting)


Thanks for responding! Lol yeah, I'm with you on that; pro bono work would be nice if I wasn't in huge debt after three years of law school!

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby flgator10 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:22 pm

jamiLAW wrote:
Barbie wrote:
jamiLAW wrote:Hey guys, just out of curiosity, did any of you fill out that optional "Miami Scholars" scholarship form, even if you didn't have much of a community service background?

My GPA and LSAT are very high (>75%) for The U, but I'm applying with the chance that I'll get a substantial scholarship package. However, I don't want to fill out this information and basically magnify the fact that I don't have much community service in my background.

Any advice?


Its for those looking to do pro bono work after graduation. If that's you, do it! I personally am looking for $$$ after I graduate... so I didn't fill it out (they emailed me about it after I applied, though, which I thought was interesting)


Thanks for responding! Lol yeah, I'm with you on that; pro bono work would be nice if I wasn't in huge debt after three years of law school!


I'm in the process of filling out the Miami Scholars form right now. Not liking this 1,000 word essay though.

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby Barbie » Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:31 pm

flgator10 wrote:I'm in the process of filling out the Miami Scholars form right now. Not liking this 1,000 word essay though.


That's cool you're interested in probono.


Jamilaw- i would consider probono if I was debt FREE, but the Miami scholars scholarship isn't full tuition. It's a little over half. Couple that with the really high cost of living and you're still going to have debt needed to be paid off. I'm hoping for some $ from Miami without that scholarship, but I have NO idea what type of numbers get $ so I'm not holding my breath hah.

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby flgator10 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:35 pm

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flgator10 wrote:I'm in the process of filling out the Miami Scholars form right now. Not liking this 1,000 word essay though.


That's cool you're interested in probono.


Jamilaw- i would consider probono if I was debt FREE, but the Miami scholars scholarship isn't full tuition. It's a little over half. Couple that with the really high cost of living and you're still going to have debt needed to be paid off. I'm hoping for some $ from Miami without that scholarship, but I have NO idea what type of numbers get $ so I'm not holding my breath hah.


Is it only for pro bono? I was under the impression that it was just for anybody interested in public service. I'm planning on going into child advocacy, so that is why I'm applying. I know I won't be getting paid very well but I at least hope to be making something when I graduate. The guy I talked to at UF's law school fair thing told me I should apply for it. No idea how any of this works though.

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby Barbie » Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:42 pm

flgator10 wrote:
Barbie wrote:
flgator10 wrote:I'm in the process of filling out the Miami Scholars form right now. Not liking this 1,000 word essay though.


That's cool you're interested in probono.


Jamilaw- i would consider probono if I was debt FREE, but the Miami scholars scholarship isn't full tuition. It's a little over half. Couple that with the really high cost of living and you're still going to have debt needed to be paid off. I'm hoping for some $ from Miami without that scholarship, but I have NO idea what type of numbers get $ so I'm not holding my breath hah.


Is it only for pro bono? I was under the impression that it was just for anybody interested in public service. I'm planning on going into child advocacy, so that is why I'm applying. I know I won't be getting paid very well but I at least hope to be making something when I graduate. The guy I talked to at UF's law school fair thing told me I should apply for it. No idea how any of this works though.


haha I was like UF adcomms told you to apply to Miami? Then I read it the right way. Yeah when the lady emailed me about it (probably because my PS I suppose) I looked into it a little. It's pretty much for those willing to sacrifice a high paycheck to help those in need yadda yadda yadda. I have a lot of respect for such people but I need to support my family first :( Or try to hah.

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby Strictly Bum » Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:45 pm

Hey Guys I am an undergrad here at Miami and could answer questions about the people, the campus, Coral Gables anything ask away. Hopefully I could make it to Law here

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby SixStrings11 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:54 pm

Strictly Bum wrote:Hey Guys I am an undergrad here at Miami and could answer questions about the people, the campus, Coral Gables anything ask away. Hopefully I could make it to Law here


Some Canes backup. Maybe we know each other..haha. Good luck with your applications

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby Strictly Bum » Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:12 pm

SixStrings11 wrote:
Strictly Bum wrote:Hey Guys I am an undergrad here at Miami and could answer questions about the people, the campus, Coral Gables anything ask away. Hopefully I could make it to Law here


Some Canes backup. Maybe we know each other..haha. Good luck with your applications


haha maybe what major are u in? are u from Flo-rida

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby SixStrings11 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:48 pm

Strictly Bum wrote:
SixStrings11 wrote:
Strictly Bum wrote:Hey Guys I am an undergrad here at Miami and could answer questions about the people, the campus, Coral Gables anything ask away. Hopefully I could make it to Law here


Some Canes backup. Maybe we know each other..haha. Good luck with your applications


haha maybe what major are u in? are u from Flo-rida


I'll go ahead and send you a PM

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby Fred_McGriff » Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:46 pm

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/fredmcgriff

Applied to U Miami on 10/11. It's the only FL school I'm interested in. I toured UF and FSU and didn't like either, I've got a lot of good connections in South FL and have no interest in ever living in the state more than an hour north of Miami. I liked it a lot when I toured, hope I get in. Good luck everybody!

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby Barbie » Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:07 pm

gdane5 wrote:
Fred_McGriff wrote:http://lawschoolnumbers.com/fredmcgriff

Applied to U Miami on 10/11. It's the only FL school I'm interested in. I toured UF and FSU and didn't like either, I've got a lot of good connections in South FL and have no interest in ever living in the state more than an hour north of Miami. I liked it a lot when I toured, hope I get in. Good luck everybody!

I totally feel you, but UF and FSU, mainly UF, would be much better than UM in every aspect. Cost especially.

I got in with a 154, 3.3 last year. If youre anywhere above those numbers you should be ok.

Good luck!


gdane. You are an URM. Fred McGriff is not. Without that boost, getting in with a GPA just above the 25th percentile and an LSAT score below it is VERY slim. According to LSN, you need at least a 155 to have a shot (but still, most of them were URMs). 157 is the most competitive #.

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby flgator10 » Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:10 pm

Barbie wrote:
gdane5 wrote:
Fred_McGriff wrote:http://lawschoolnumbers.com/fredmcgriff

Applied to U Miami on 10/11. It's the only FL school I'm interested in. I toured UF and FSU and didn't like either, I've got a lot of good connections in South FL and have no interest in ever living in the state more than an hour north of Miami. I liked it a lot when I toured, hope I get in. Good luck everybody!

I totally feel you, but UF and FSU, mainly UF, would be much better than UM in every aspect. Cost especially.

I got in with a 154, 3.3 last year. If youre anywhere above those numbers you should be ok.

Good luck!


gdane. You are an URM. Fred McGriff is not. Without that boost, getting in with a GPA just above the 25th percentile and an LSAT score below it is VERY slim. According to LSN, you need at least a 155 to have a shot (but still, most of them were URMs). 157 is the most competitive #.


Does anybody know what kind of numbers you need to be offered scholarship money? Also, is Miami splitter friendly? Still waiting on my LSAT but let's just say I somehow completely bombed it and got under a 155 but I have a 3.8 gpa.

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby Barbie » Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:13 pm

flgator10 wrote:Does anybody know what kind of numbers you need to be offered scholarship money? Also, is Miami splitter friendly? Still waiting on my LSAT but let's just say I somehow completely bombed it and got under a 155 but I have a 3.8 gpa.


It happens. Here is a non-URM profile with @ 3.8 and 155 who was accepted
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/sbtb123/jd

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby flgator10 » Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:15 pm

Barbie wrote:
flgator10 wrote:Does anybody know what kind of numbers you need to be offered scholarship money? Also, is Miami splitter friendly? Still waiting on my LSAT but let's just say I somehow completely bombed it and got under a 155 but I have a 3.8 gpa.


It happens. Here is a non-URM profile with @ 3.8 and 155 who was accepted
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/sbtb123/jd


Thanks! Although if my score really is that bad I will probably retake in December...but nice to know there is still hope!




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