Maine 2011

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Maine 2011

Postby snapdragon » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:59 pm

I couldn't find a topic, sorry if I missed one...

Accepted to Maine via status checker dated yesterday! I have a letter sent 12/6 under mailings, no email sent.

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby amg131s » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:21 pm

do you live in maine?

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby snapdragon » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:22 pm

Nope, I live in New England though, and I would love to live in Maine someday.

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby amg131s » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:28 pm

snapdragon wrote:Nope, I live in New England though, and I would love to live in Maine someday.


i live here... can't wait to get out :D

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby RPK34 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:35 pm

amg131s wrote:
snapdragon wrote:Nope, I live in New England though, and I would love to live in Maine someday.


i live here... can't wait to get out :D


Yep, that was me too when I lived there until college. Moving away makes you appreciate it a bit though.

OP, I don't really know much about the school, but I know plenty about Portland if you're curious.

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby amg131s » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:44 pm

RPK34 wrote:
amg131s wrote:
snapdragon wrote:Nope, I live in New England though, and I would love to live in Maine someday.


i live here... can't wait to get out :D


Yep, that was me too when I lived there until college. Moving away makes you appreciate it a bit though.

OP, I don't really know much about the school, but I know plenty about Portland if you're curious.


i've only lived here for 2 years, moved here from the midwest.

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby MTKennedy » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:46 pm

Interesting... Waitlisted via status checker 12/6. This was really a safety school so I don't care. I'm in at a higher ranked school and on the waitlist at much higher ranked, oh well. Didn't see this one coming though.

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby davidtothej05 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:55 pm

im in here too. I was born in Portland and have since moved away; let me tell ya, nothing like living in FL to make you appreciate Maine.

@ Snapdragon, is Maine your first choice?
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Re: Maine 2011

Postby snapdragon » Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:12 am

davidtothej05 wrote:im in here too. I was born in Portland and have since moved away; let me tell ya, nothing like living in New Jersey to make you appreciate Maine.

@ Snapdragon, is Maine your first choice?


As much as I love Maine, it's probably unlikely that I'll end up there without significant $$ (which I am not sure they give out). I'm in-state for UConn, and have fairly strong numbers to get in there, so it'd be hard to justify Maine out of state over UConn in state. I'm also hoping for $ at some schools a bit higher ranked.

I applied because I would be perfectly happy spending the next 3 years in Portland and the next however many after that living and working in Maine & I wanted to have a safer option. I hesitate to say that Maine was my safety, because I like the school and would be happy graduating from there, but I guess it sort of was.

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby AKenter » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:18 pm

I just received an acceptance letter from Maine today. I am very excited about it, and I am very surprised that it only took them two weeks to decide.

Does anyone know when they decide scholarships? No scholarship information was sent along with the letter, but they did say that all accepted students are considered. I am just curious if that means accepted students are offered scholarships later in the year or if it means that we are considered upon acceptance and that I have not been awarded anything.

Aside from scholarship business though, can anyone tell me a little about Portland? What is it like living there? How tough are the winters? Are the black flies as bad as people say? Is it liberal or conservative? How is the nightlife? Do you need a car? Etc.

Thanks!

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby RPK34 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:07 pm

AKenter wrote:Aside from scholarship business though, can anyone tell me a little about Portland? What is it like living there? How tough are the winters? Are the black flies as bad as people say? Is it liberal or conservative? How is the nightlife? Do you need a car? Etc.

Thanks!


Not going to UMaine, but I grew up in Portland and know the area well.

1. It's a small city. It doesn't really have a very "busy" feeling to it at all, and everyone is pretty laid back. Weekends there can be a ton of fun. You'll definitely get to know the Old Port, which is a small area right on the water loaded with restaurants and bars.

2. Black flies aren't going to be a problem in Portland. I grew up in the Portland area and I never really had an issue with them. I think they're a much better issue along rivers and inland. Either that, or I just got use to them, but I don't think that's the issue.

3. Tends to be pretty liberal. Northern Maine is very conservative, though. I think the republicans have the governor and both houses, but that was not the way it was a few years ago.

4. There's not a ton of public transportation, as far as I know, though I never really needed it. Probably need a car.

5. Winters can be pretty rough. Definitely not atypical for it to be snowing in April or for there to be huge snow drifts on the side of road through April. Also, the temp tends to stay in about the 0-20 range, though it's not rare for it to go below zero. It's what you'd expect from Maine

As long as you can deal with the winters, it's a great place to be.

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby gin » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:31 pm

I sent my app a couple of days ago. From what I've read I really liked the school but I have some reservation about it considering I've never been up there and I'm not sure if I would like to live there.

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby solarae » Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:22 pm

Looking forward to hearing back. I went complete on the 10th. Although it's been REALLY cold in Ohio for the past week, and all I can think about is that I don't know if I could survive Maine. :(

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby gin » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:08 am

I doubt anyone will see this since apparently there are only 4 or 5 of us applying here but I'm in via status checker

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby solarae » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:07 pm

thanks for posting, i was prompted to check my status checker and i got in too :) yay :)

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby StillHerexxx » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:27 am

Reading your posts prompted me to check my status, and I am in. Anyone know how their scholarships are once they come out?

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby AKenter » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:49 pm

I e-mailed the admissions people and they said that they would send out awards in mid February.

So, are all of you going to Maine? I am thinking about it. It really depends on scholarship for me. I will probably go wherever I get the most scholarship.

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby StillHerexxx » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:23 pm

Scholarship will be the big decider for me. I received a solid scholarship from Syracuse, so I am hoping to use some leverage with that and hopefully some other ones once they come out. I wonder if I can talk them into allowing NY to be considered New England? That would be ideal to get a few thousand off tuition.

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby solarae » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:10 pm

i am waiting to see if i got into higher ranked schools. money will mean a lot, too. it all sort of depends on my personal situation and how far i'm willing to go from home. maine is far, for me!

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby mill1735 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:06 am

I'm in as well. Anyone else seriously considering going?

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby gin » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:27 am

I'm glad I'm not the only one...I was getting lonely.
Maine is one of my safety schools but it's by far the cheapest which makes go up on my list a lot. It all depends on scholly and in to what other schools I get in.
I'm from TX so it is pretty far, which I don't mind and it will be a nice change from 2-3 season years.
Edit: I heard Portland is really nice and since there aren't any other law schools in the state, I'm guessing there won't be that much competition. There market there is small of course so who knows

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby gin » Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:07 pm

Just got my acceptance letter. Anyone know when we are going to get scholarship info?

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby StillHerexxx » Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:24 pm

It didnt come with the letter? I was hoping it would. How long did it take for the letter to come in after the acceptance email/status change?

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby gin » Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:11 am

StillHerexxx wrote:It didnt come with the letter? I was hoping it would. How long did it take for the letter to come in after the acceptance email/status change?
Postmarked the 31 and I'm in TX. I'm surprised it arrived so quickly

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Re: Maine 2011

Postby solarae » Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:39 am

I was accepted the 31st and still don't have my letter (in Ohio). I'm pretty sure that I won't go, and I won't even consider it unless I get a lot of money. I am getting decent money from good t3 schools, which are better backups for me than maine until I start hearing from schools of higher rank. in another life i'd be totally down, but it's just too far from my lovely BF! :)




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