Northeastern....whats going on?

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.
quicknick
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:30 pm

Northeastern....whats going on?

Postby quicknick » Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:46 pm

I applied to this school in late december and havnt heard anything after my file was complete. is anyone else being ignored by this school or do they just not like me?

tcsky
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:23 pm

Re: Northeastern....whats going on?

Postby tcsky » Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:26 pm

Me too. I applied and was marked completed in late November. I applied to the JD/MA SID program though.

cpaolillo
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:27 pm

Re: Northeastern....whats going on?

Postby cpaolillo » Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:39 pm

I applied for the JD/MPH in early December, and I haven't heard anything yet either. I emailed admissions last week to see if my status will go to "In Review" before a decision is rendered, and one of the women from admissions responded right away saying that "Complete File" indicates that the application is being reviewed. She said that I'm guaranteed to hear by April 15, and that "hopefully" I'll hear sooner because they send the majority of their decisions in March. Fingers crossed that they make their decisions soon. Good Luck!

User avatar
PrayingforHYS
Posts: 303
Joined: Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:37 pm

Re: Northeastern....whats going on?

Postby PrayingforHYS » Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:40 pm

applied late nov/early dec and haven't heard a peep

a friend called them the other day and they apparently were like "yeah, um, that happens sometimes. we're still working on applications"

Cool.

gator6589
Posts: 59
Joined: Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:22 pm

Re: Northeastern....whats going on?

Postby gator6589 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:16 pm

Same here. Complete since Dec 7th. At this point I've decided to say screw northeastern. Im above their median GPA and LSAT but they have not kept in touch in any way shape or form.

User avatar
PrayingforHYS
Posts: 303
Joined: Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:37 pm

Re: Northeastern....whats going on?

Postby PrayingforHYS » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:45 pm

gator6589 wrote:Same here. Complete since Dec 7th. At this point I've decided to say screw northeastern. Im above their median GPA and LSAT but they have not kept in touch in any way shape or form.


I feel the same way. I'm above both 75s and I applied b/c I really like the Boston area, but this is just ridiculous now. Even beyond that, they're notorious for not giving out much merit aid...

Whatever, Northeastern.

subtle
Posts: 927
Joined: Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:43 am

Re: Northeastern....whats going on?

Postby subtle » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:16 pm

PrayingforHYS wrote:
gator6589 wrote:Same here. Complete since Dec 7th. At this point I've decided to say screw northeastern. Im above their median GPA and LSAT but they have not kept in touch in any way shape or form.


I feel the same way. I'm above both 75s and I applied b/c I really like the Boston area, but this is just ridiculous now. Even beyond that, they're notorious for not giving out much merit aid...

Whatever, Northeastern.



They really don't.

User avatar
PrayingforHYS
Posts: 303
Joined: Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:37 pm

Re: Northeastern....whats going on?

Postby PrayingforHYS » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:29 am

how did northeastern jump 15 spots (86 to 71) in the USNWR rankings if they're notorious for offering very little merit aid? What students are they attracting there with $8,500 year? Is this jump more b/c they've renovated/constructed new buildings or something?

Idk -- just seemed a little perplexed

ran12
Posts: 1003
Joined: Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:28 pm

Re: Northeastern....whats going on?

Postby ran12 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:25 am

PrayingforHYS wrote:how did northeastern jump 15 spots (86 to 71) in the USNWR rankings if they're notorious for offering very little merit aid? What students are they attracting there with $8,500 year? Is this jump more b/c they've renovated/constructed new buildings or something?

Idk -- just seemed a little perplexed


It's called gaming the system. The difference from 86 to 71 is miniscule b/c very small changes in raw score can make that difference.

User avatar
FuManChusco
Posts: 1217
Joined: Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:56 pm

Re: Northeastern....whats going on?

Postby FuManChusco » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:41 pm

Northeastern has been ignoring me since january. Oh well, they weren't matching my WUSTL $$ anyway. I prefer Boston, but I'm probably not getting into BU/BC and I might as well withdraw from NE at this point.

abonda01
Posts: 101
Joined: Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:48 pm

Re: Northeastern....whats going on?

Postby abonda01 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:50 pm

That is really weird...

I went complete Feb 11 and was admitted on Feb 16.

User avatar
birD
Posts: 194
Joined: Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:49 pm

Re: Northeastern....whats going on?

Postby birD » Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:23 pm

I applied in september, got deferred in december and haven't heard anything since... It's so annoying to look at LSN and see people that applied with similar numbers who got in like a week later wtf?!

jer.smith83
Posts: 26
Joined: Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:03 pm

Re: Northeastern....whats going on?

Postby jer.smith83 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:35 pm

I applied in December but decided to retake the Feb LSAT so I'm still in limbo. I think NE will continue to go up in rankings with their COOP programs. I think the reason they charge so much is because they can get paid that amount of money but so many people go into public interest that very few people actually pay back their full loans. If you graduate with $200,000 of debt and do public interest work (making under $50K a year) you qualify for Income based repayment schedules (currently single adult with those numbers pays about $295 a month). Then, if you stay in public interest for 10 years your loans are forgiven which works out to only paying about $30,000 for your entire legal education at NUSL. Something to think about.

This school is actually tied for first on my list; I just hope to hear back soon.

User avatar
DeeCee
Posts: 1352
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:09 am

Re: Northeastern....whats going on?

Postby DeeCee » Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:40 pm

abonda01 wrote:That is really weird...

I went complete Feb 11 and was admitted on Feb 16.


Yeah, I turned in my app Nov 15, was admitted 3 weeks later with $28,500 scholly. They were very fast for me, and my LSAT is not spectacular or anything! Maybe you guys should call and check on your apps? I withdrew my acceptance through because of other cheaper options at higher ranked schools-- they are not that liberal with cash in my opinion.

User avatar
FuManChusco
Posts: 1217
Joined: Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:56 pm

Re: Northeastern....whats going on?

Postby FuManChusco » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:03 am

Wow. Waitlisted. Thought NE was my sure thing. Not that I give a fuck, but that does bruise the ego.

tcsky
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:23 pm

Re: Northeastern....whats going on?

Postby tcsky » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:09 am

waitlist here too.

quicknick
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:30 pm

Re: Northeastern....whats going on?

Postby quicknick » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:14 am

Waitlisted....means I an not going

User avatar
birD
Posts: 194
Joined: Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:49 pm

Re: Northeastern....whats going on?

Postby birD » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:25 am

How'd you find out?

User avatar
FuManChusco
Posts: 1217
Joined: Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:56 pm

Re: Northeastern....whats going on?

Postby FuManChusco » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:37 am

birD wrote:How'd you find out?


Email telling me my decision was on the status checker. I'm withdrawing my app as well.

cpaolillo
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:27 pm

Re: Northeastern....whats going on?

Postby cpaolillo » Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:16 pm

Waitlist here too. Kind of surprised, but whatever.

gtrwanka
Posts: 55
Joined: Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:59 am

Re: Northeastern....whats going on?

Postby gtrwanka » Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:16 pm

Waitlisted.

Johnny5959
Posts: 25
Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:17 pm

Re: Northeastern....whats going on?

Postby Johnny5959 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:16 pm

Waitlisted... also surprised. 160, 3.53. Guess I should have applied earlier..

User avatar
singingkris
Posts: 177
Joined: Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:04 pm

Re: Northeastern....whats going on?

Postby singingkris » Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:29 pm

Waitlisted as well. Does anyone know how hard it is to get off the waitlist?

gtrwanka
Posts: 55
Joined: Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:59 am

Re: Northeastern....whats going on?

Postby gtrwanka » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:10 pm

Would anyone here, if taken off the waitlist, go here for full price?

User avatar
jessuf
Posts: 12569
Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:27 pm

Re: Northeastern....whats going on?

Postby jessuf » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:25 pm

.
Last edited by jessuf on Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:32 am, edited 1 time in total.




Return to “Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: bellaboo, Bing [Bot], bleakchimera2, Chipotle85, doc b, lillawyer2 and 9 guests