Loyola LA 2011

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby sabenser » Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:36 pm

gothamm wrote:
sabenser wrote:
gothamm wrote:just got 20k/per year offer from Denver (sturm).



56 v. 80


Would it be reasonable to ask loyola to match sturm?


COA at Loyola is 67882, while at Denver it is 53859. If you consider COA + scholarship, then maybe you have a case but still stretching it in my opinion.


Thanks. Applied to USD/pepperdine/loyola. Haven't heard back from any of them yet (applied mid jan). Hoping at least one will offer me some $ so I could use that as leverage against loyola.


Seems like a couple people on this thread had lower numbers than you and got 87k, their standard award.

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby Danteshek » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:21 am

Hey. We had a good laugh today in the Law Review office today when one of the Editors read aloud his Pepperdine "christian personal statement." Good times.

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby jesss » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:23 pm

Got my packet in the mail yesterday! Loyola is semi-close to my parents' house...anyone know about taking the train in at all? I'd guess it's just under 40 miles away and i dont want to spend all of my time in traffic...

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby Danteshek » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:37 pm

jesss wrote:Got my packet in the mail yesterday! Loyola is semi-close to my parents' house...anyone know about taking the train in at all? I'd guess it's just under 40 miles away and i dont want to spend all of my time in traffic...


Be a big girl. Move.

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby Judge Philip Banks » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:00 pm

Danteshek wrote:
jesss wrote:Got my packet in the mail yesterday! Loyola is semi-close to my parents' house...anyone know about taking the train in at all? I'd guess it's just under 40 miles away and i dont want to spend all of my time in traffic...


Be a big girl. Move.

^lol

I think there was info in your packet re transportation. Probably directs you to this link on public transportation.

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby Pleasye » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:04 pm

jesss wrote:Got my packet in the mail yesterday! Loyola is semi-close to my parents' house...anyone know about taking the train in at all? I'd guess it's just under 40 miles away and i dont want to spend all of my time in traffic...

40 MILES? Where do your parents live?

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby Shammis » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:30 pm

lol 40 miles in LA is like an hour and a half. BUT as far as the train goes, a little birdie told me they have a shuttle that picks up from Union Station. I've lived in LA all my life...you do not want to make that commute though.
Pleasye wrote:
jesss wrote:Got my packet in the mail yesterday! Loyola is semi-close to my parents' house...anyone know about taking the train in at all? I'd guess it's just under 40 miles away and i dont want to spend all of my time in traffic...

40 MILES? Where do your parents live?

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby jesss » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:50 pm

Danteshek wrote:Be a big girl. Move.


Well this girl would like to save some money by not having to pay rent if I don't need to (I haven't lived at home since I was 17, fyi). but the train might be an option, just trying to check everything out.

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby gummy19vp » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:27 pm

Got acceptance packet today but no scholly so might be withdrawing

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby originalmutt » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:20 pm

jstubbs wrote:lol 40 miles in LA is like an hour and a half. BUT as far as the train goes, a little birdie told me they have a shuttle that picks up from Union Station. I've lived in LA all my life...you do not want to make that commute though.
Pleasye wrote:
jesss wrote:Got my packet in the mail yesterday! Loyola is semi-close to my parents' house...anyone know about taking the train in at all? I'd guess it's just under 40 miles away and i dont want to spend all of my time in traffic...

40 MILES? Where do your parents live?


I think it runs to the Seventh Street station

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby originalmutt » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:30 pm

jesss wrote:
Danteshek wrote:Be a big girl. Move.


Well this girl would like to save some money by not having to pay rent if I don't need to (I haven't lived at home since I was 17, fyi). but the train might be an option, just trying to check everything out.


I would check out the Metrolink Web site and time it out. You'd have to match up the Metrolink and Metro timetables to figure out the length of your commute. At that distance, it may very well be more time efficient to take the train --- and it is almost certainly more cost efficient, given the student discount for monthly passes and the fact that Loyola will pay for half the cost of the pass. Plus Loyola charges $500 for parking pass. I live only 20 minutes away from Loyola, and I'll still be taking the train to save money.

That said, do you really want to live with your folks? That would seem like a HUGE distraction. And do you want to spend three hours of your day commuting? Law school will be busy enough as it is. Yes, you can study on the train, but your concentration will be deeply impaired

I don't think its worth living at home, even if your parents live in LA. I think your grades will suffer from the distractions, and to me good grades are worth more than what you'd save.

Just my two cents.

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby smittelman6 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:46 pm

originalmutt wrote:I would check out the Metrolink Web site and time it out. You'd have to match up the Metrolink and Metro timetables to figure out the length of your commute. At that distance, it may very well be more time efficient to take the train --- and it is almost certainly more cost efficient, given the student discount for monthly passes and the fact that Loyola will pay for half the cost of the pass. Plus Loyola charges $500 for parking pass. I live only 20 minutes away from Loyola, and I'll still be taking the train to save money.

That said, do you really want to live with your folks? That would seem like a HUGE distraction. And do you want to spend three hours of your day commuting? Law school will be busy enough as it is. Yes, you can study on the train, but your concentration will be deeply impaired

I don't think its worth living at home, even if your parents live in LA. I think your grades will suffer from the distractions, and to me good grades are worth more than what you'd save.

Just my two cents.


that may have been true ten years ago when she probably would have been making 110k right out of school, but ITE i wouldn't underestimate how nice it might be to have $50k less in loans upon graduation. if i didn't live three thousand miles away i would definitely give the whole living-at-home thing pretty deep consideration.

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby Irrelephant » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:00 pm

Are they out of scholarship money?

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby arobb527 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:06 pm

Got my acceptance today. $69,000/3 yrs scholarship.

165 lsat 3.57 gpa

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby Judge Philip Banks » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:51 pm

Irrelephant wrote:Are they out of scholarship money?

arobb527 wrote:Got my acceptance today. $69,000/3 yrs scholarship.

165 lsat 3.57 gpa

Guess not.

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby helloperson » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:56 pm

3.3/171

52k.

I would need more to seriously consider attending. How negotiable are these at Loyola?

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby Danteshek » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:38 pm

helloperson wrote:3.3/171

52k.

I would need more to seriously consider attending. How negotiable are these at Loyola?


You don't really help the stats that much. Loyola would probably prefer a 3.6/165. That's my guess as to why you didn't get the 87k.

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby sabenser » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:41 pm

Danteshek wrote:
helloperson wrote:3.3/171

52k.

I would need more to seriously consider attending. How negotiable are these at Loyola?


You don't really help the stats that much. Loyola would probably prefer a 3.6/165. That's my guess as to why you didn't get the 87k.


3.6/165 here with 87k. Nice crystal ball.

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby smittelman6 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:20 pm

Danteshek wrote:
helloperson wrote:3.3/171

52k.

I would need more to seriously consider attending. How negotiable are these at Loyola?


You don't really help the stats that much. Loyola would probably prefer a 3.6/165. That's my guess as to why you didn't get the 87k.


so is it reasonable to basically expect the same 87k with a 3.66/164?

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby Danteshek » Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:43 pm

smittelman6 wrote:
Danteshek wrote:
helloperson wrote:3.3/171

52k.

I would need more to seriously consider attending. How negotiable are these at Loyola?


You don't really help the stats that much. Loyola would probably prefer a 3.6/165. That's my guess as to why you didn't get the 87k.


so is it reasonable to basically expect the same 87k with a 3.66/164?


I would not expect it. But you definitely have a chance. I suspect if would depend on when you applied and the quality of your application.

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby NoleinNY » Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:02 am

jesss wrote:
Danteshek wrote:Be a big girl. Move.


Well this girl would like to save some money by not having to pay rent if I don't need to (I haven't lived at home since I was 17, fyi). but the train might be an option, just trying to check everything out.


I must disagree with DS on this with one caveat: if your home is not distraction and drama-free, don't do it.

That said, there is a shuttle that runs from the station to the school and back. Honestly, if I had the option of living with sane family members and taking the train, I would do it in a heartbeat; 10k less in loans each year would be sweet.

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby crit_racer » Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:18 pm

In today via e-mail. Decision was supposed to be mailed last Wed but I haven't gotten the packet yet. Just got this e-mail saying "Congratulations, again, on yoru acceptance to Loyola bla bla bla..."

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby southernsnapp » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:16 pm

Went straight to DLS 2/18 from complete…applied 11/21 so it's about time.

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby red_alertz » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:20 pm

southernsnapp wrote:Went straight to DLS 2/18 from complete…applied 11/21 so it's about time.

what's DLS?

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby Pleasye » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:23 pm

red_alertz wrote:
southernsnapp wrote:Went straight to DLS 2/18 from complete…applied 11/21 so it's about time.

what's DLS?

Decision Letter Sent.




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