Chapman 2011!

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twert
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Re: Chapman 2011!

Postby twert » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:13 pm

conroyc wrote:Does anyone know where most people live who attend Chapman? Do people typically commute, or live in the graduate housing?

there is very limited graduate housing. People live all over but a lot live in orange/anaheim/santa ana–not too far. a few commute from as far as LA.

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Re: Chapman 2011!

Postby IamKristieHi » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:50 am

I'm wondering what people think about how Chapman compares to Loyola in L.A.? I thought I was definitely going to attend Chapman with an 80% ride (about $100k), but I just got admitted to Loyola with a $69k ride. Now I'm trying to decide between the two. If I went to Chapman, I could live with my dad who is starting a new job in Newport Beach next month. Plus, I happen to like OC much better than downtown L.A. But there's the fact that Loyola is a better school with better job prospects upon graduation...

Am I nuts for still considering Chapman after getting the scholarship to Loyola?

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Re: Chapman 2011!

Postby total_loss » Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:34 pm

IamKristieHi wrote:Am I nuts for still considering Chapman after getting the scholarship to Loyola?


Congrats on the two scholarships. You aren't nuts.

As far as "better job prospects," I would call and talk to current students from both schools to get a realistic picture of how dismal job placement actually is. Loyola has slightly better job placement rates overall and will place better than Chapman in the LA market. The two schools probably break even with job placement in the OC market, but Loyola might have a marginal edge based on its stronger alumni base. ITE, neither school is going to place well unless you make very good grades.

Do your scholarships come with strings attached, i.e., requirements to maintain a certain GPA? If so, is one school more lenient than the other?

If you really want to stay in the OC, Chapman is probably a more logical choice than Loyola. You have $30K more scholarship at Chapman and you will save between $40K-60K in COL by living with your father. That's huge. If I were in your shoes, I'd press both schools for more money by using your respective scholarships as leverage. Figure out how you can get a legal education and accumulate the least possible amount of debt.

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Re: Chapman 2011!

Postby sanjola » Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:13 pm

Anyone else going to the Admitted Students Day next month?

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Re: Chapman 2011!

Postby jesss » Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:19 pm

if they make a (favorable) decision on my app by then i will! geez, this getting a little ridiculous i think...sent in 12/28. 83% admit via predictor.

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Re: Chapman 2011!

Postby IamKristieHi » Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:52 pm

total_loss wrote:
IamKristieHi wrote:Am I nuts for still considering Chapman after getting the scholarship to Loyola?


Figure out how you can get a legal education and accumulate the least possible amount of debt.



I definitely will have less debt with Chapman, but I'm really not sure if I want to work in OC afterward. I'd like to have more flexibility with all of SoCal in general. Also, both schools require you stay in the top 1/3rd of your class to maintain the scholarship (Chapman says keep a 3.0 GPA which from what I've heard equals the top 1/3rd).

I guess this upcoming Scholar's Weekend at the end of the month will be helpful. Hopefully the decision will be clearer after interacting with both schools :?

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Re: Chapman 2011!

Postby total_loss » Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:35 pm

IamKristieHi wrote:I'd like to have more flexibility with all of SoCal in general.


Definitely visit each school. You'll figure out what school best suits your needs.

In point of fact, neither school really gives you that much flexibility with the entire Southern California area, which has three very distinct markets: Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego. Regional schools like Loyola and Chapman (and Pepperdine and USD for that matter) are generally insular to their respective markets, e.g., Loyola in LA, Chapman in OC, and USD in San Diego, with some exceptions.

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Re: Chapman 2011!

Postby lilcalisunshine » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:34 am

Hey all! Who on here is going to the Scholars Weekend? I know a couple people mentioned it so I assume a least a few of you were invited. Anyone going?

I'm local so I'm thinking I'll go to Friday's activities. Just want to see who else is planning on attending.

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Re: Chapman 2011!

Postby longhornlaw » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:49 pm

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Re: Chapman 2011!

Postby oliverdarcy » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:22 pm

Anyone have any news? I applied early January, been complete since 2/14, and still no word yet.

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Re: Chapman 2011!

Postby red_alertz » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:31 pm

oliverdarcy wrote:Anyone have any news? I applied early January, been complete since 2/14, and still no word yet.


woohooo! i been in review since Dec. 6 and no words

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Re: Chapman 2011!

Postby ashle484 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:28 am

11/15 so ha lol

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Re: Chapman 2011!

Postby thedream21 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:56 am

Wait-listed. What are the chances? Anybody got a clue?

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Re: Chapman 2011!

Postby SFnative » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:10 am

does chapman have "complete" and "in review" time frames?

I have been complete here since 2/9

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Re: Chapman 2011!

Postby thedream21 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:11 am

they have both.

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Re: Chapman 2011!

Postby waitnworry » Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:49 am

Come on Chapman. Let's get going here.

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Re: Chapman 2011!

Postby ldarling87 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:14 am

When I emailed them a couple weeks ago, they said they have a back-log of applications right now. Gonna be a while, guys!

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Re: Chapman 2011!

Postby adonai » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:53 pm

Uh-oh, Chapman falls out of the top 100. Let's see matriculants drop like flies now lol. Unfortunately for these types of schools, it'll hurt.

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Re: Chapman 2011!

Postby longhornlaw » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:55 pm

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Re: Chapman 2011!

Postby adonai » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:00 pm

longhornlaw wrote:
adonai wrote:Uh-oh, Chapman falls out of the top 100. Let's see matriculants drop like flies now lol. Unfortunately for these types of schools, it'll hurt.


Down from 93 to 104. Ruh roh.

Guess they have to take off those top 100 badges and bragging rights off their website and other info sheets lol. They were so proud of it last year I almost feel kind of bad for them.

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Re: Chapman 2011!

Postby twert » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:32 pm

everyone knew this was coming after the bar passage rate fell eleven points.

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Re: Chapman 2011!

Postby thedream21 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:22 am

where are you guys getting this info from? Does that mean wait-list people have a chance?

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Re: Chapman 2011!

Postby adonai » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:15 am

thedream21 wrote:where are you guys getting this info from? Does that mean wait-list people have a chance?

Just pure speculation on my part. When USD rose 16 spots to 55 last year, they actually extended their deposit deadline a few more weeks just because of their new ranking so students could give them more consideration. Those students really bit the bullet and I think I remember hearing that it significantly influenced lots of students' decision to matriculate there. I don't think Chapman would be any different in this regard to the non-informed prospective law student.

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Re: Chapman 2011!

Postby thedream21 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:39 am

Law school prospective students research all the time the law schools they applied to. I'm sure they will be informed.

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Re: Chapman 2011!

Postby twert » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:41 am

thedream21 wrote:Law school prospective students research all the time the law schools they applied to. I'm sure they will be informed.

i can't tell if this is a joke or not.




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