Penn State 2011 Applicants

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Chouchous
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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby Chouchous » Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:09 pm

lawschool12345 wrote:still waiting for a response, still under review
submitted app 11/1
with 3.65 ugpa and 158


I submitted even earlier and have not heard back yet with numbers above both 75 percentiles. Really frustrating, since I really want to attend there for personal reasons.

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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby joepaismyhomeboy » Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:31 pm

jayman6 wrote:I've been hearing all over that I should avoid Penn State. I've heard they have low bar passage rates in a state with five law schools and a tanking economy and terrible legal job market. Plus, they don't give out much money and full price at total cost of attendance estimates are over 170k. What has anyone else been hearing?


Their median LSAT score in 2005 was 156, and in 2007 it was 158. Bar passage rates are a lagging indicator of a school like PSU that's improving itself recently, which is now up to a 161 median. I sound like a troll, but only because bar passage rate is about 4 years old in the world of the admission cycle. For most schools, that's not a big deal. But to a few like PSU that have been throwing money around trying to climb the rankings, it can be a big difference. The people taking the bar last year have far worst GPA/LSAT combos than the people who'll be admitted for the Class of 2014.

NJcollegestudent
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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby NJcollegestudent » Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:39 pm

There is some movement with my file as of 1/03/2011. I am now under review, from being complete on 11/30/2010, and thus a decision should be made by May, as per the status checker.

Concept
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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby Concept » Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:18 pm

Any movement in terms of scholarships?

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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby allah6969 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:55 pm

Concept wrote:Any movement in terms of scholarships?


My admission email said that a formal acceptance and notice of scholarships would be sent in January. Nothing yet...

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DocHawkeye
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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby DocHawkeye » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:40 pm

I've been "Under Review" since 11/16 (going on eight weeks). Should I take this as a bad sign?

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northwood
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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby northwood » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:45 pm

in the same boat. under review as of 11/16. Maybe they willl release them later today, or early next week, since they were off for the holiday break.

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DocHawkeye
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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby DocHawkeye » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:57 pm

northwood wrote:in the same boat. under review as of 11/16. Maybe they willl release them later today, or early next week, since they were off for the holiday break.


Or maybe they're just not going to admit anyone this year. It'ss drive their USNWR rating with 100% or the admitted students attending.

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gin
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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby gin » Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:58 pm

DocHawkeye wrote:
northwood wrote:in the same boat. under review as of 11/16. Maybe they willl release them later today, or early next week, since they were off for the holiday break.


Or maybe they're just not going to admit anyone this year. It'ss drive their USNWR rating with 100% or the admitted students attending.

don't forget they would also be rising their medians.
Anyway, do you guys know if they are even back from the break. UR since 11/16

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TJISMYHERO
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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby TJISMYHERO » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:17 pm

DocHawkeye wrote:
northwood wrote:in the same boat. under review as of 11/16. Maybe they willl release them later today, or early next week, since they were off for the holiday break.


Or maybe they're just not going to admit anyone this year. It'ss drive their USNWR rating with 100% or the admitted students attending.


That would be a huge gamble, since all their auto-admits would also be auto-admits at other schools.

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jbarl1
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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby jbarl1 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:51 pm

FWIW regular classes begin again on Monday, so the office may pick up again then.

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boilerup89
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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby boilerup89 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:54 pm

Just got accepted via email 8)

160, 3.75 under review as per 12/15

hoping for $$$ now

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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby jaydizzle » Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:01 pm

At least you guys are under review. I am still complete. Damn the LSAT.

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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby fundamentallybroken » Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:26 pm

Just bookmarking. I think I was an autoadmit (submitted 12/9, in 12/16), but I still like to follow the threads!

NJcollegestudent
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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby NJcollegestudent » Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:42 pm

jaydizzle wrote:At least you guys are under review. I am still complete. Damn the LSAT.



I went under review on 1/3/2011 after being complete since 11/30/2010. When did you go complete, and what are your numbers?

jaydizzle
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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby jaydizzle » Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:45 pm

NJcollegestudent wrote:
jaydizzle wrote:At least you guys are under review. I am still complete. Damn the LSAT.



I went under review on 1/3/2011 after being complete since 11/30/2010. When did you go complete, and what are your numbers?


I went complete on 11/17 and my numbers suck. They are similar to yours. I don't want to be mean or anything, so sorry heh. I am just a little bitter since I keep screwing up on the LSAT.

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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby deliriousxix » Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:50 pm

jaydizzle wrote:At least you guys are under review. I am still complete. Damn the LSAT.


+1 .. but my LSAT is pretty good for Penn State! above the 75%.. :\

NJcollegestudent
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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby NJcollegestudent » Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:54 pm

Was anyone else surprised when they received a fee wavier from Penn State? I was not expecting one, and though it was quite nice of them.

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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby jaydizzle » Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:54 pm

NJcollegestudent wrote:Was anyone else surprised when they received a fee wavier from Penn State? I was not expecting one, and though it was quite nice of them.


I was too. I don't think it was nice. They just want to be more selective.

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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby lawschool12345 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:40 pm

i got a fee waiver as well, the only reason i applied and looked at the school, got waitlisted at a top 30 school, so now with this wait im getting more nervous with the wait

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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby ach24 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:51 pm

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hurricane10
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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby hurricane10 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:27 pm

just fyi for everyone waiting on acceptance packages from penn state... I sent them an address change email this past weekend and they said they were mailing formal acceptances this week. finally.

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gin
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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby gin » Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:43 pm

anyone know when we can expect the next batch of decisions?

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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby ran12 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:44 pm

hurricane10 wrote:just fyi for everyone waiting on acceptance packages from penn state... I sent them an address change email this past weekend and they said they were mailing formal acceptances this week. finally.


Is that including scholarships

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hurricane10
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Re: Penn State 2011 Applicants

Postby hurricane10 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:00 pm

She just said "thank you for the address update as we will be sending out admitted students information this week."

I thought I remember seeing on LSN that scholarships were sent with the letters but I'm not sure.




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