Syracuse 2011 applicants

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby northwood » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:03 am

I really enjoyed the vibe on the campus. Everyone was really upbeat and seemed to be wiling to help their fellow students out. THe law building is nice,and its located near the carrier dome. THe library is nice- and good sized. The law librarians are very helpful and undestanding. The professors seem to care about the students, and let them know whats important and not. They cold call people, and dont let gunners try to take over the class. All of the students, especially the 2L and the 3L's are glad they went there, and feel pretty confident about their prospects. They would however wish that the tuition wasnt so high. There are a lot of clinics available, and its easy to pick up another degree from any other graduate program ( All you have to do is submit some paperwork, and you are in at no extra cost to you) The common areas are nice, but not as nice as pittsburgh. Most of the students hang out with each other on the weekends, and they are willing to share study notes and help out if you ask them for it. The offices are located in a central location, and Career Development seems willing to work hard with you- if you work hard. I really liked it, and after sleeping on this decision- i am really torn between pitt and su. It will come down to which school will cost the least amount to make the final decision.

As for financial aid- they told me that they should be posting it on myslice this week- or next week at the latest.

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby northwood » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:17 am

just checked myslice this morning ( 915am) and it was down. Hopefully that means they are uploading financial aid awards for everyone??? waiting for financial aid is like waiting for the lsat scores to be released.

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby TNFSkier16 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:35 am

northwood wrote:I really enjoyed the vibe on the campus. Everyone was really upbeat and seemed to be wiling to help their fellow students out. THe law building is nice,and its located near the carrier dome. THe library is nice- and good sized. The law librarians are very helpful and undestanding. The professors seem to care about the students, and let them know whats important and not. They cold call people, and dont let gunners try to take over the class. All of the students, especially the 2L and the 3L's are glad they went there, and feel pretty confident about their prospects. They would however wish that the tuition wasnt so high. There are a lot of clinics available, and its easy to pick up another degree from any other graduate program ( All you have to do is submit some paperwork, and you are in at no extra cost to you) The common areas are nice, but not as nice as pittsburgh. Most of the students hang out with each other on the weekends, and they are willing to share study notes and help out if you ask them for it. The offices are located in a central location, and Career Development seems willing to work hard with you- if you work hard. I really liked it, and after sleeping on this decision- i am really torn between pitt and su. It will come down to which school will cost the least amount to make the final decision.

As for financial aid- they told me that they should be posting it on myslice this week- or next week at the latest.


I felt the same way. Also spoke to a few students about whether they knew what caused the huge drop in the rankings. Few students told me it had to do with dismal bar passage rates last year, which they insisted were a fluke. The school has responded by creating a Bar prep program, tightening admission standards (allegedly this was the hardest year to apply to Syracuse) and reducing class size. All this and the new law school (which we won't use) will hopefully help out.

Students also seemed positive about job prospects. The expansive Syracuse alumni network was emphasized as a good starting place to find jobs.

I was very pleased with what I saw at Syracuse on Friday. I'm definitely going to do a dual enrollment with the Maxwell School (#1 in the country!) for an MPA, since it fits well with my career path.

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby Stonewall » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:39 am

withdrawing. good luck to everyone else.

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby northwood » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:39 am

Hopefully today is the day we get the financial aid news!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby orachelo » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:44 am

northwood wrote:Hopefully today is the day we get the financial aid news!!!!!!!!!


Me, too!

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby northwood » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:29 am

just called financial aid- they told me that they should be out in a couple of days- but they will email you and tell you to take a look at your myslice account.

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby TNFSkier16 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:31 am

northwood wrote:just called financial aid- they told me that they should be out in a couple of days- but they will email you and tell you to take a look at your myslice account.


Not cool Syracuse. Not cool.

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby northwood » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:33 am

to be fair a lot of schools are taking their time this year. makes it even more nervewracking

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby nshapkar » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:39 am

northwood wrote:to be fair a lot of schools are taking their time this year. makes it even more nervewracking


Pretty happy I don't have to deal with that stress for another year.

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby tinlawman » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:13 am

Lol, waitlist here. 170 LSAT and sub 2.6 GPA. I realize my GPA is bad, but come on.

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby nshapkar » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:53 am

tinlawman wrote:Lol, waitlist here. 170 LSAT and sub 2.6 GPA. I realize my GPA is bad, but come on.



dude, wtf? I bet if you applied pre-new rankings you would have been an auto admit, they're probably more number weary now that they've dropped to 100

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby StillHerexxx » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:19 pm

I received my financial aid stuff today. Did not get very much in federal loans.

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby northwood » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:58 pm

its hard to read this award lettr- it makes my cpu freeze

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby tinlawman » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:26 pm

nshapkar wrote:
tinlawman wrote:Lol, waitlist here. 170 LSAT and sub 2.6 GPA. I realize my GPA is bad, but come on.



dude, wtf? I bet if you applied pre-new rankings you would have been an auto admit, they're probably more number weary now that they've dropped to 100


Applied in late December.

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby nikki33 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:33 pm

StillHerexxx wrote:I received my financial aid stuff today. Did not get very much in federal loans.


Neither did I, and 0 in grants. My total reward is nowhere near covering me for the cost of tution and living. As much as I wouldn't want to take out that much in loans anyway, I certainly don't have the money stashed away somewhere! What gives Syracuse?

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby orachelo » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:33 pm

StillHerexxx wrote:I received my financial aid stuff today. Did not get very much in federal loans.


Wow, my fin aid package is pathetic...

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby TNFSkier16 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:37 pm

orachelo wrote:
StillHerexxx wrote:I received my financial aid stuff today. Did not get very much in federal loans.


Wow, my fin aid package is pathetic...


We still can apply for Federal Graduate PLUS Loans. Allegedly covers up to the full price of attendance.....

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby nshapkar » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:28 pm

8k in grants, 8k in subsidized loan, 12k unsubsidized, and some work study....overall they're only offering me 31k in loans/grants, rest I'd need to get from direct plus....fuck that. They're definitely reinforcing my decision to take a year off.


retake.

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby northwood » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:39 pm

off to the burg for me

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby nshapkar » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:48 pm

northwood wrote:off to the burg for me




nice.

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby LaProfe14 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:11 am

I applied back in late January and was told I was missing materials in February (my tax forms/financial). I haven't heard anything since then, can I find out on MySlice if my app is in review? Do they need all my Financial Aid info in order to accept/deny me? This was the only school that asked me for all that extra information

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby TNFSkier16 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:27 pm

LaProfe14 wrote:I applied back in late January and was told I was missing materials in February (my tax forms/financial). I haven't heard anything since then, can I find out on MySlice if my app is in review? Do they need all my Financial Aid info in order to accept/deny me? This was the only school that asked me for all that extra information


I'd call the admissions office. I know though that mySlice doesn't list admissions info, only financial aid info. I applied for financial aid after I was accepted since the deadline for financial aid app. was 2/15. That may have changed.

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby TNFSkier16 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:30 pm

Anyone send it their seat deposit yet? I just mailed mine today.

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby StillHerexxx » Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:28 pm

I plan to by the end of the week. Coming up with 500 for it is the tricky part.




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