Tulane 2011

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CrimLaw300
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Re: Tulane 2011

Postby CrimLaw300 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:19 am

samilabuena wrote:
CrimLaw300 wrote:Anyone who recieved a scholarship: does your letter say that you need to keep a 3.0 GPA which will put you in the top 57%?

I am curious because I recently spoke with an admissions officer who said that the top 57% figure is not correct. She mentioned that Tulane has instituted a new grading curve which sets the mean GPA for most classes between a 3.2 and a 3.3, thus making a 3.0 fall between the top 75% and top 85% of the class. This makes the GPA requirement seem much more lenient.

Any Tulane students out there who know if this is true?


I have a good friend who is a 2L at Tulane now. She said that the new grading curve makes it a lot easier to make a 3.0 and keep it. I can't speak to the %, but I hope that helps to answer your question.


Thanks. I talked to another Tulane student on these forums who said the same. This makes Tulane a little more enticing.

A12345
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Re: Tulane 2011

Postby A12345 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:50 pm

Just got an email saying I've been accepted

161
3.82

bleh softs and 20 years old

mss455
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Re: Tulane 2011

Postby mss455 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:08 pm

Do you guys have under mailings?

Welcome from Dean Griffin 02/21/2011

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pokerlaw
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Re: Tulane 2011

Postby pokerlaw » Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:12 pm

mss455 wrote:Do you guys have under mailings?

Welcome from Dean Griffin 02/21/2011


Yep.

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Re: Tulane 2011

Postby pokerlaw » Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:51 pm

Interesting line in the letter from Dean Griffin, they decided to reduce this years class size.

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Re: Tulane 2011

Postby LttleBlakDress » Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:03 pm

pokerlaw wrote:Interesting line in the letter from Dean Griffin, they decided to reduce this years class size.


Hmm. By how much?

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pokerlaw
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Re: Tulane 2011

Postby pokerlaw » Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:04 pm

It doesn't say.

Mr_Brightside
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Re: Tulane 2011

Postby Mr_Brightside » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:17 pm

Still sitting at complete 1/20 after submitting in November. The wait is killing me

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Re: Tulane 2011

Postby cartercl » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:19 pm

Mr_Brightside wrote:Still sitting at complete 1/20 after submitting in November. The wait is killing me


I called admissions today and they said the status checker won't change once you go under review. Mine had been at "File Complete" since 10/13 and when I called today I was told I am currently under review. You have to call in to find out your status.

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Re: Tulane 2011

Postby pinkcamellia » Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:56 pm

I just got in today and I have no idea how! So thrilled. Now I need to read this thread :D

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pokerlaw
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Re: Tulane 2011

Postby pokerlaw » Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:59 pm

pinkcamellia wrote:I just got in today and I have no idea how! So thrilled. Now I need to read this thread :D


Congrats!

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Re: Tulane 2011

Postby ktg808 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:22 pm

pinkcamellia wrote:I just got in today and I have no idea how! So thrilled. Now I need to read this thread :D



congrats!

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Re: Tulane 2011

Postby pinkcamellia » Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:28 pm

Thanks y'all! Is there any chance at a hint of money with a 160/3.7? I highly doubt it, but I heard that though they rarely budge on scholly, they can be surprising in who they give them to.

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Re: Tulane 2011

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:30 pm

pokerlaw wrote:Interesting line in the letter from Dean Griffin, they decided to reduce this years class size.


We should reduce our class size to 200 or less. While I do like our "medium" size class of around 250, it works slightly to our disadvantage when we are compared to schools with class sizes of over 100 less than us.

Lower class sizes = increased expenditures per student/lower student faculty ratio/higher medians/lower acceptance rate/better placement/etc.

Mr_Brightside
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Re: Tulane 2011

Postby Mr_Brightside » Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:53 pm

Would it be useless/have a negative impact on my application if I were to call/email the admissions office and tell them that I would absolutely accept an offer of admission if my application is currently under review? I love you, Tulane

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ebo
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Re: Tulane 2011

Postby ebo » Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:02 pm

A12345 wrote:Just got an email saying I've been accepted

161
3.82

bleh softs and 20 years old

When did you apply?

sammykeb
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Re: Tulane 2011

Postby sammykeb » Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:10 pm

In today. Went complete in mid-December. 160/3.7.

Need to do some research here. Currently wrestling between Tennessee with $$ and Tulane probably without. Might have to take that kind of talk to another thread.

Good luck to those still waiting and congrats to those who heard the good news.

mss455
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Re: Tulane 2011

Postby mss455 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:17 pm

Congrats to those in ... Tulane is being really stingy with $$$ this year - none here !!!

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pinkcamellia
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Re: Tulane 2011

Postby pinkcamellia » Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:55 pm

mss455 wrote:Congrats to those in ... Tulane is being really stingy with $$$ this year - none here !!!


None here either! Takes some of the glow off of the acceptance for me :(

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Re: Tulane 2011

Postby A12345 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:47 pm

ebo wrote:
A12345 wrote:Just got an email saying I've been accepted

161
3.82

bleh softs and 20 years old

When did you apply?



1/11

pcthenls
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Re: Tulane 2011

Postby pcthenls » Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:46 pm

Anyone planning on going to either Admitted Students Weekend?

Also, anyone considering Tulane above higher ranked schools? I have heard that Tulane is notorious for not playing into the rankings game, which is just another reason I love the prospect of attending. Tulane just stands out to me way beyond W&L and Wake, who are offering similar merit aid. Anyone else feel this way? What about Tulane with $ over UT, GW, BU or ND at sticker?

The only thing that worries me are the job prospects.... low reporting rate is alarming. I remember reading about how few (of the already low number reporting) found paid summer work. Anyone have thoughts on this? I apologize if this has already been discussed here. I have read as much as I could find out about Tunlane on TLS, but it all sort of jumbles together after so many years/months.

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Re: Tulane 2011

Postby mcubberly » Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:49 pm

pcthenls wrote:Anyone planning on going to either Admitted Students Weekend?

Also, anyone considering Tulane above higher ranked schools? I have heard that Tulane is notorious for not playing into the rankings game, which is just another reason I love the prospect of attending. Tulane just stands out to me way beyond W&L and Wake, who are offering similar merit aid. Anyone else feel this way? What about Tulane with $ over UT, GW, BU or ND at sticker?

The only thing that worries me are the job prospects.... low reporting rate is alarming. I remember reading about how few (of the already low number reporting) found paid summer work. Anyone have thoughts on this? I apologize if this has already been discussed here. I have read as much as I could find out about Tunlane on TLS, but it all sort of jumbles together after so many years/months.


Talked to a 1L the other day and he said they were told not to expect paying summer work at all for this year. Dunno about 2L though. He said 1L was looking pretty bleak, but he had something unpaid lined up.

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Re: Tulane 2011

Postby samilabuena » Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:40 pm

My friend who is a 2L absolutely loves it at Tulane. She gave up much higher ranked schools to go there and says she may never leave New Orleans. They did offer her a full ride, though, as I recall.

When I asked her what she didn't like about the school, she mentioned the Career Development Office without much hesitation. She has had some great opportunities, but she reports the the office is frustrating and just plain unhelpful.

I'm planning on going to ASW the first weekend in April because I think I will really love it. The week after, I'm heading to Emory where I've also been offered a scholarship. I would consider Tulane over Emory, but that jobs bit is definitely a sticking point...

pcthenls
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Re: Tulane 2011

Postby pcthenls » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:54 pm

Thanks for the input guys!

I have not heard back from Emory yet, but really hope I get in there too! I have been offered 25k per year at Tulane and am weighing that against a full tuition scholly from two FL schools and no money at Texas. I have other great options, but I don't see myself anywhere where I will have to hone my snow shovelling skills.

I really like the atmoshere and mentality associated with New Orleans and my interaction with the admissions office has been nothing but impressive.
I will probably be at the April ASW too! Hope to see you there.

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Re: Tulane 2011

Postby kelsey89 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:40 pm

In with $$$! I go to UF, but I'm from New Orleans, so I'm excited to get back home.

If anyone has any questions about the city, feel free to ask.




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