Syracuse 2011 applicants

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby sax1846 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:26 pm

I submitted my 1st seat deposit a little while ago.

Has anyone else noticed that the “Estimated Financial Aid Budget Breakdown” on MySlice includes a $806 charge called “Educational Loan Fee Allowance”? I plan to look into this when I visit tomorrow because I would like to know what obligations accepting certain student financial aid would entail. (Especially since most loans are fairly small.)

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby StillHerexxx » Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:53 pm

That is a good question. Report back to us!

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby sax1846 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:48 am

So the “Educational Loan Fee Allowance” shown on the Estimated Cost of Attendance is total loan fees. When you take out a student loan, the US government charges a fee equal to a fraction of that student loan. Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans have a fee rate lower than Grad Plus Loans.

Also, apparently there is a cap on the amount of money you may receive in a year from Federal Direct Loans: $20,500. After that, the Financial Aid Office says apply for Grad Plus Loans and look for outside scholarship money.

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby IHaveLawyers » Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:01 am

Hey guys! I just got the packet in with a t-shirt. I Must say it's pretty legit, didn't get shirt + stickers from anyone else.

I was looking at the 44K sticker price, that sounds epic harsh. Do you get scholarship offer later or with this packet?

Is anyone else planning on going there for a visit anytime in the near future?

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby northwood » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:10 am

i heard of my scholarship in the packet.

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby verbalizing » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:09 pm

Anyone headed to Admitted Students Day this Friday? I'm flying in on Thursday and leaving Friday right afterwards. I hope I like it there, I've never lived anywhere but a large city so I'm not sure how well I'd adjust to Syracuse.

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby IHaveLawyers » Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:49 pm

verbalizing wrote:Anyone headed8 to Admitted Students Day this Friday? I'm flying in on Thursday and leaving Friday right afterwards. I hope I like it there, I've never lived anywhere but a large city so I'm not sure how well I'd adjust to Syracuse.


Hey, I'm thinking about going but I'm flying from Texas and tickets are like 500 bucks. Is the trip with it?

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby caleb1717 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:03 pm

I attended the ASD last Friday and it was great - alot of good info and met a ton of current students - worrth the trip if you are considering the school!

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby IHaveLawyers » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:50 pm

Did they talk about employment data? I cant find it on their website. The website only listsinformation regarding employmers and law firms that recurit from the school.

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby verbalizing » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:16 pm

I'm flying from Boston and the ticket was pretty expensive for such a short flight, it costs about the same as my ticket back home to San Francisco. But the free night at a hotel thing is pretty sweet.

I figure checking out Syracuse is probably worth it, I got lucky with going to my undergrad and loving it without visiting; but I think law school might be different.

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby IHaveLawyers » Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:40 pm

Is there a facebook page for the call of 2014?

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby legal_eagle » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:43 am

waitlisted at cuse :(

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby IHaveLawyers » Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:45 pm

verbalizing wrote:I'm flying from Boston and the ticket was pretty expensive for such a short flight, it costs about the same as my ticket back home to San Francisco. But the free night at a hotel thing is pretty sweet.

I figure checking out Syracuse is probably worth it, I got lucky with going to my undergrad and loving it without visiting; but I think law school might be different.


Hey, let us know what you think. I will be going later in the month.

Also, what are you guys doing for housing? Are the dorms decent?

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby pacers3177 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:52 pm

Is Syracuse a Tier 1 law school? I know its top 100

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby dstr15 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:35 pm

IHaveLawyers wrote:Did they talk about employment data? I cant find it on their website. The website only listsinformation regarding employmers and law firms that recurit from the school.


They did but it was kinda a short presentation. This is from us news
Class of 2009 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 7.4%
Graduates whose employment status is known 92.6%
Graduates known to be employed 42.4%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 6.9%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 40.6%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 2.8%
Class of 2009 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 6.5%
Graduates whose employment status is known 93.5%
Graduates known to be employed 81.1%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 6.9%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 2.8%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby dstr15 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:38 pm

pacers3177 wrote:Is Syracuse a Tier 1 law school? I know its top 100


Tier 1: 1-50
tier2: 50-100

2009: tier 3
2010: 86
2011: 100

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby IHaveLawyers » Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:58 am

dstr15 wrote:
pacers3177 wrote:Is Syracuse a Tier 1 law school? I know its top 100


Tier 1: 1-50
tier2: 50-100

2009: tier 3
2010: 86
2011: 100


2012: 75?

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby verbalizing » Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:17 am

I just came back from admitted students day and loved it. Syracuse is my top choice now, but I'm still waiting to hear back from my number one choice. I was hesitant about it until my visit because I've only lived in big cities, but I think I'll survive. I loved that everyone was genuinely excited about being there.

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby IHaveLawyers » Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:56 pm

verbalizing wrote:I just came back from admitted students day and loved it. Syracuse is my top choice now, but I'm still waiting to hear back from my number one choice. I was hesitant about it until my visit because I've only lived in big cities, but I think I'll survive. I loved that everyone was genuinely excited about being there.


That sounds encouraging man.

Did you get a chance to speak to any 2L or 3Ls about job prospects? Also, did they mention anything about ranking?

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby StillHerexxx » Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:25 pm

From what I have been hearing from Syracuse grads, getting a job in Syracuse is extremely hard, getting one in NY is extremely hard for that matter, because Cuse grads are a dime a dozen. The more encouraging thing for me was that prospects further away actually are solid, because of the alumni network. Basically, there aren't too too many Syracuse grads spread across every big city in the US, but for the ones that have them, they will be loyal in the hiring process.

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby IHaveLawyers » Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:47 am

StillHerexxx wrote:From what I have been hearing from Syracuse grads, getting a job in Syracuse is extremely hard, getting one in NY is extremely hard for that matter, because Cuse grads are a dime a dozen. The more encouraging thing for me was that prospects further away actually are solid, because of the alumni network. Basically, there aren't too too many Syracuse grads spread across every big city in the US, but for the ones that have them, they will be loyal in the hiring process.


I see. Thanks for the insight. I was a little worried to see that only 47% entered the legal field.

Will you be attending?

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby StillHerexxx » Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:43 am

I actually haven't decided yet. I had my seat deposit deadline extended because at this point I can't make decision.

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby minnbills » Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:00 am

dstr15 wrote:
IHaveLawyers wrote:Did they talk about employment data? I cant find it on their website. The website only listsinformation regarding employmers and law firms that recurit from the school.


They did but it was kinda a short presentation. This is from us news
Class of 2009 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 7.4%
Graduates whose employment status is known 92.6%
Graduates known to be employed 42.4%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 6.9%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 40.6%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 2.8%
Class of 2009 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 6.5%
Graduates whose employment status is known 93.5%
Graduates known to be employed 81.1%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 6.9%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 2.8%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work


Any salary info? I love 'Cuse (school and region) but those numbers are frightening.

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby verbalizing » Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:06 pm

IHaveLawyers wrote:That sounds encouraging man.

Did you get a chance to speak to any 2L or 3Ls about job prospects? Also, did they mention anything about ranking?



They had a panel of a 1L, 2L and 3L and the 3L already had a job lined up at a firm in Rochester. They didn't mention rankings. It was good to hear that all of the 1Ls had summer internships. I talked to another 3L who was president of the sba, and said his job offer wasn't concrete until he passed the bar but he did have one.

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Re: Syracuse 2011 applicants

Postby sax1846 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:08 pm

IHaveLawyers wrote:Also, what are you guys doing for housing? Are the dorms decent?


There are no dorms for graduate students this year, so set up some appointments to view apartments and send in apartment applications where required. Check out the off-campus housing information listed on SU Law's Admission and Financial Aid Housing web page, Orange Housing at http://www.orangehousing.com, and this PDF: --LinkRemoved--
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