Loyola - New Orleans

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ETJ13
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Re: Loyola - New Orleans

Postby ETJ13 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:32 pm

bumbumbum87 wrote:I'm currently debating between attending Loyola and South Texas (I'm from Houston). Help me decide!


I actually applied to STCL, too. However, I have not heard anything back. Maybe it's because I applied in mid February?

Anyways, Loyola is more expensive tuition wise, but they tend to give more aid. Yet, STCL offers school-supported repayment to help manage debt. Students tend to come out of STCL with about 90,000 in law school related debt, while Loyola students tend to come out with around 50,000.

Also, what type of programs or areas of law interest you? Loyola has strong a moot court program, which is ranked nationally and well known internationally. If you have interest in international law, go to Loyola.

What region of the country do you want to work in? It may be challenging to land a job outside of New Orleans if you attend Loyola. If you attend STCL, you may have a decent shot at getting jobs across Texas.

Ultimately, these are just a few ideas I thought I would share.

Best of luck.

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Re: Loyola - New Orleans

Postby amd34119 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:19 pm

bumbumbum87 wrote:I'm currently debating between attending Loyola and South Texas (I'm from Houston). Help me decide!

You're asking this question in the Loyola forum. Guess what kind of response you're likely going to get. :lol:

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Re: Loyola - New Orleans

Postby scherian11 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:08 pm

Bumbum in the exact same boat as you. I got accepted into both but I'm from Texas and would prefer to come back to Tx after school. I wasn't able to make it to the Open House on Friday, can anyone tell me how it went?

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Re: Loyola - New Orleans

Postby jeo » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:33 pm

I'm hoping someone on here can tell me about ASD that took place this past weekend. I wasn't able to go because of car trouble at the last minute and was really looking forward to it. :(

awsiler
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Re: Loyola - New Orleans

Postby awsiler » Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:28 pm

is anyone left who hasn't heard from them yet?

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Re: Loyola - New Orleans

Postby chickradio » Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:02 pm

awsiler wrote:is anyone left who hasn't heard from them yet?


I haven't heard back yet either. Not sure if this is good/bad/neither. I applied 3/1. When did you send in your application?

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Re: Loyola - New Orleans

Postby awsiler » Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:44 pm

sent mid feb... went complete 3/8.... I did just get an email stating mine would be in initial review this week, then go before the adcom on the 21st.... she said they won't be meeting before then :cry:

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Re: Loyola - New Orleans

Postby chickradio » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:40 pm

awsiler wrote:sent mid feb... went complete 3/8.... I did just get an email stating mine would be in initial review this week, then go before the adcom on the 21st.... she said they won't be meeting before then :cry:


Was that email a response to an email that you sent them or did they just send you an update? I haven't heard anything or seen any changes on status checker since 3/10, so just curious.

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Re: Loyola - New Orleans

Postby awsiler » Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:44 am

chickradio wrote:
awsiler wrote:sent mid feb... went complete 3/8.... I did just get an email stating mine would be in initial review this week, then go before the adcom on the 21st.... she said they won't be meeting before then :cry:


Was that email a response to an email that you sent them or did they just send you an update? I haven't heard anything or seen any changes on status checker since 3/10, so just curious.


I emailed them for an update, and that was her response. Nothing at all has changed on my status checker.

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Re: Loyola - New Orleans

Postby awsiler » Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:22 pm

Status checker just changed to initial review... anyone who has had this status, do you recall how long it took for a final decision?

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Re: Loyola - New Orleans

Postby jeo » Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:11 pm

awsiler wrote:Status checker just changed to initial review... anyone who has had this status, do you recall how long it took for a final decision?


For me, it was about 1 week, give or take a few days. From the mailings, I can tell you I got my status checker password on 01/25/2011 and the decision was made on 02/02/2011.

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Re: Loyola - New Orleans

Postby awsiler » Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:40 pm

waitlisted ;o(

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Re: Loyola - New Orleans

Postby gboyle138 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:52 pm

Admitted this week via status checker. Hoping for a decent scholarship from here as I've gotten money from similarly ranked schools and admitted to better ones. I'd be stoked to live in New Orleans

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Re: Loyola - New Orleans

Postby ETJ13 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:55 pm

I got into the Summer Conditional Program. Yet, even if I were to pass, I still have reservations on attending because I would probably have to pay sticker price.

I would love to live in NOLA, too. I want to be apart of a growing community, so that makes NOLA really attractive. Plus, it's diverse and appears to be pretty proactive.

Anyways, good luck on your decision and hopefully you get some $.

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Re: Loyola - New Orleans

Postby gboyle138 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:47 am

Does loyola send out scholarships separately from admissions packets? By the way, I think their package is kind of iackluster.

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Re: Loyola - New Orleans

Postby gboyle138 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:38 pm

Upon browsing the thread it seems that they notify you that you have a scholarship on the checker. So if I didn't get that on my checker does that definitely mean no money?

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Re: Loyola - New Orleans

Postby edyoung » Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:34 pm

gboyle138 wrote:Upon browsing the thread it seems that they notify you that you have a scholarship on the checker. So if I didn't get that on my checker does that definitely mean no money?


yes, if it doesn't say so online, you're not getting any money.

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Re: Loyola - New Orleans

Postby gboyle138 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:46 am

Crap. I would've chosen Loyola if they'd given me even close to what I've been offered elsewhere. Oh well.

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Re: Loyola - New Orleans

Postby suzee401 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:50 am

I called them yesterday. They said there were people who were qualified that weren't getting $$$. They had an unusually competitive cycle this year - people with 4.0 GPAs and LSATs in the high 160s and 170s.

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Re: Loyola - New Orleans

Postby gboyle138 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:09 am

I emailed last night trying to get something out of them. I've been offered 10-15,000 per year from comparable schools and less at better ones. I'm still thinking about going anyway, because if it comes down to where I want to live and work after graduation, New Orleans sounds better than Milwaukee or Indianapolis.

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Re: Loyola - New Orleans

Postby awsiler » Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:46 pm

suzee401 wrote:I called them yesterday. They said there were people who were qualified that weren't getting $$$. They had an unusually competitive cycle this year - people with 4.0 GPAs and LSATs in the high 160s and 170s.


I'm a little confused by this. According to LSN the numbers aren't near that. My LSAT is 162 and is one of the highest listed. GPA's arent at 4.0 either, granted thats not everyone, but it could be a decent sample.... Loyola isn't the kind of school that attracts those numbers either... kinda wierd.

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Re: Loyola - New Orleans

Postby gboyle138 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:56 pm

awsiler wrote:
suzee401 wrote:I called them yesterday. They said there were people who were qualified that weren't getting $$$. They had an unusually competitive cycle this year - people with 4.0 GPAs and LSATs in the high 160s and 170s.


I'm a little confused by this. According to LSN the numbers aren't near that. My LSAT is 162 and is one of the highest listed. GPA's arent at 4.0 either, granted thats not everyone, but it could be a decent sample.... Loyola isn't the kind of school that attracts those numbers either... kinda wierd.


Same with me. I'm well above their 75% LSAT, though my GPA is low, just about 25%. I doubt anyone with those numbers would go to Loyola without a full ride. In other news, I haven't received a reply of any kind from aid/admissions yet. Any idea how long I should expect to wait?

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Re: Loyola - New Orleans

Postby awsiler » Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:49 pm

gboyle138 wrote:
awsiler wrote:
suzee401 wrote:I called them yesterday. They said there were people who were qualified that weren't getting $$$. They had an unusually competitive cycle this year - people with 4.0 GPAs and LSATs in the high 160s and 170s.


I'm a little confused by this. According to LSN the numbers aren't near that. My LSAT is 162 and is one of the highest listed. GPA's arent at 4.0 either, granted thats not everyone, but it could be a decent sample.... Loyola isn't the kind of school that attracts those numbers either... kinda wierd.


Same with me. I'm well above their 75% LSAT, though my GPA is low, just about 25%. I doubt anyone with those numbers would go to Loyola without a full ride. In other news, I haven't received a reply of any kind from aid/admissions yet. Any idea how long I should expect to wait?


I am kind of in the same boat, high LSAT, low GPA... I just heard back that I was waitlisted last week.... no other real correspondance. So if any of you guys who are accepted, but dont really want to go could withdraw... I would probably love you lol

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Re: Loyola - New Orleans

Postby jmill » Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:54 pm

I was accepted but didn't receive any $ so I withdrew this morning.

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Re: Loyola - New Orleans

Postby awsiler » Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:00 pm

jmill wrote:I was accepted but didn't receive any $ so I withdrew this morning.


I appreciate you lol




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