University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.
User avatar
MidwestJosh
Posts: 204
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:00 am

Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby MidwestJosh » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:32 pm

benburns214 wrote:
mooseman2216 wrote:Out via email. 166 3.6.


Wow really?? That suprises me... Your above the median with both scores.


Median is 167 3.8. It's been 167 for three years and above 3.6 for over a decade.

User avatar
paulshortys10
Posts: 619
Joined: Tue May 18, 2010 7:03 pm

Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby paulshortys10 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:12 am

waitlisted today. Will prob withdraw since I now have no interest in moving to Minnesota.

airbear1012
Posts: 48
Joined: Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:23 pm

Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby airbear1012 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:09 am

Rejected yesterday with a 166/3.74 :(

User avatar
omninode
Posts: 405
Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:09 pm

Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby omninode » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:15 am

Seems like they're pumping the LSAT this year.

zoejordan
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:50 am

Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby zoejordan » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:53 am

in via phone call with 160/3.9

User avatar
MidwestJosh
Posts: 204
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:00 am

Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby MidwestJosh » Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:13 pm

omninode wrote:Seems like they're pumping the LSAT this year.


Nope. UMN is a splitter friendly school. But as with any school, if both numbers are below the medians ( 167/3.8 ), chances are slim.

Case in point:
zoejordan wrote:in via phone call with 160/3.9

User avatar
ThreeRivers
Posts: 1142
Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:54 am

Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby ThreeRivers » Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:21 pm

I understand why / all schools are like that. Still seems crazy that I was offered a nice scholly, but if answered 1 question differently on the LSAT (in which I had a couple pure guesses) I'd probably be a rejection. Obviously not complaining at all, just seems weird lol

Randomnumbers
Posts: 356
Joined: Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:26 pm

Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby Randomnumbers » Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:28 pm

Admitted friday by phone. Letter of Admission and Scholarship letter showed up on the status checker as 1/30 mailings. Now it shows a second Scholarship Letter dated 2/01. Anyone else have a second letter show up in their mailings?

ricsllscir
Posts: 150
Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:45 pm

Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby ricsllscir » Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:32 pm

Randomnumbers wrote:Admitted friday by phone. Letter of Admission and Scholarship letter showed up on the status checker as 1/30 mailings. Now it shows a second Scholarship Letter dated 2/01. Anyone else have a second letter show up in their mailings?


I'm also showing the same two scholarship mailing dates...haven't gotten anything in the mail yet though :(

Incubateus
Posts: 185
Joined: Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:23 pm

Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby Incubateus » Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:44 pm

dinged. expected. 163/3.44

User avatar
shredderrrrrr
Posts: 4673
Joined: Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:36 am

Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby shredderrrrrr » Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:06 pm

MidwestJosh wrote:
omninode wrote:Seems like they're pumping the LSAT this year.


Nope. UMN is a splitter friendly school. But as with any school, if both numbers are below the medians ( 167/3.8 ), chances are slim.

Case in point:
zoejordan wrote:in via phone call with 160/3.9


To be fair, I would assume this person is a URM.

And while I'm ok with my waitlist, UMN has had by far the strangest cycle I've seen this year. I don't think you can really deny the LSAT preference here. Numerous people with 167 and sub-3.4's have gotten in, while most everyone with a 166 or below has been WL/denied regardless of GPA (myself included with what is now a 166 3.84). It appears they are pretty strict with the 166 LSAT median while being much more leniant towards the 3.8 GPA median.

Again, I'm not criticizing the school and am not upset with it. Just pointing out how suprisingly rigid their admissions criteria has been this year.

User avatar
ThreeRivers
Posts: 1142
Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:54 am

Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby ThreeRivers » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:06 pm

Doesn't really seem like LSAT preference as it does median preference

there seems to be a wall of 167 accepts on LSN graphs that goes all the way down to 3.09... but if you have a 166 it looks like you need a 3.8 to get (which obviously makes sense since its their median GPA).

The same can be said for GPA's.. If you have a 3.8 GPA a 160 LSAT is enough (If close to a 4.0 156/157 are getting you in).

I understand how unfair that is to those with something like a 3.7 / 166 getting rejected while a 167 / 3.1 is getting in. Just the way it is with medians though

User avatar
MidwestJosh
Posts: 204
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:00 am

Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby MidwestJosh » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:13 pm

ThreeRiver's response is correct. Shrederrr... UMN has been that way since Nick Wallace took over as Director (two full admission cycles and 1/2 of the Class of 2012 cycle.) Each school has a different admission strategy. UMN's is particularly splitter aggressive.

It's about a school's needs. There is a constant calculation of the rolling admitted/committed LSAT/GPA medians. If the school has a particular need for one or the other, you'll see a splitter with that direction being admitted - either directly or off the WL.

Higher LSAT scores are harder to come by than higher GPAs. With that said, you'll generally see a batch of admitted high GPA's later in the cycle - post deposit deadline.

Best of luck.

umarzulqarnain
Posts: 36
Joined: Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:58 pm

Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby umarzulqarnain » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:34 pm

I was accepted as well yesterday.
Anyone hear any scholy info?

benburns214
Posts: 263
Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:39 pm

Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby benburns214 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:02 pm

shredderrrrrr wrote:
MidwestJosh wrote:
omninode wrote:Seems like they're pumping the LSAT this year.


Nope. UMN is a splitter friendly school. But as with any school, if both numbers are below the medians ( 167/3.8 ), chances are slim.

Case in point:
zoejordan wrote:in via phone call with 160/3.9


To be fair, I would assume this person is a URM.

And while I'm ok with my waitlist, UMN has had by far the strangest cycle I've seen this year. I don't think you can really deny the LSAT preference here. Numerous people with 167 and sub-3.4's have gotten in, while most everyone with a 166 or below has been WL/denied regardless of GPA (myself included with what is now a 166 3.84). It appears they are pretty strict with the 166 LSAT median while being much more leniant towards the 3.8 GPA median.

Again, I'm not criticizing the school and am not upset with it. Just pointing out how suprisingly rigid their admissions criteria has been this year.


http://lawschoolnumbers.com/chrisrj1971/jd This here is a caucasion male with a 154 lsat and a 3.45 gpa, accepted at UM. Perhaps Minnesota is looking at the applications as a whole now more than they have in the past. Which is a GOOD thing... in my opinion anyway.

User avatar
Jaeger
Posts: 391
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:30 pm

Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby Jaeger » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:10 pm

benburns214 wrote:http://lawschoolnumbers.com/chrisrj1971/jd This here is a caucasion male with a 154 lsat and a 3.45 gpa, accepted at UM. Perhaps Minnesota is looking at the applications as a whole now more than they have in the past. Which is a GOOD thing... in my opinion anyway.


He was early decision though. Still, makes me want to fight this kid.

User avatar
shredderrrrrr
Posts: 4673
Joined: Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:36 am

Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby shredderrrrrr » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:21 pm

ThreeRivers wrote:Doesn't really seem like LSAT preference as it does median preference

there seems to be a wall of 167 accepts on LSN graphs that goes all the way down to 3.09... but if you have a 166 it looks like you need a 3.8 to get (which obviously makes sense since its their median GPA).

The same can be said for GPA's.. If you have a 3.8 GPA a 160 LSAT is enough (If close to a 4.0 156/157 are getting you in).

I understand how unfair that is to those with something like a 3.7 / 166 getting rejected while a 167 / 3.1 is getting in. Just the way it is with medians though


My 166 wasn't enough to get to get my 3.84 in. Oh well. I suppose I could ride out the WL, but I think I'll just withdraw.

Good luck to everyone else!

tom2189
Posts: 21
Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:04 am

Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby tom2189 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:23 pm

ricsllscir wrote:
Randomnumbers wrote:Admitted friday by phone. Letter of Admission and Scholarship letter showed up on the status checker as 1/30 mailings. Now it shows a second Scholarship Letter dated 2/01. Anyone else have a second letter show up in their mailings?


I'm also showing the same two scholarship mailing dates...haven't gotten anything in the mail yet though :(


+1

umarzulqarnain
Posts: 36
Joined: Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:58 pm

Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby umarzulqarnain » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:30 pm

tom2189 wrote:
ricsllscir wrote:
Randomnumbers wrote:Admitted friday by phone. Letter of Admission and Scholarship letter showed up on the status checker as 1/30 mailings. Now it shows a second Scholarship Letter dated 2/01. Anyone else have a second letter show up in their mailings?


I'm also showing the same two scholarship mailing dates...haven't gotten anything in the mail yet though :(


+1



fuckin eh. I just have letter of admission and financial aid information.
I guess I have to negotiate for a scholy.

landla
Posts: 221
Joined: Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:23 pm

Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby landla » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:29 am

Those that are getting in/hearing decisions - when did you apply and go complete?

Congratulations!

tom2189
Posts: 21
Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:04 am

Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby tom2189 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:09 pm

I applied on 11/26, under review on 12/29, and accepted via email and status checker on 1/27. I haven't received any of the mailings yet, though.

User avatar
fltanglab
Posts: 555
Joined: Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:44 pm

Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby fltanglab » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:22 pm

tom2189 wrote:
ricsllscir wrote:
Randomnumbers wrote:Admitted friday by phone. Letter of Admission and Scholarship letter showed up on the status checker as 1/30 mailings. Now it shows a second Scholarship Letter dated 2/01. Anyone else have a second letter show up in their mailings?


I'm also showing the same two scholarship mailing dates...haven't gotten anything in the mail yet though :(


+1


+2

tom2189
Posts: 21
Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:04 am

Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby tom2189 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:31 pm

Okay well I actually just received my acceptance package from Minnesota in the mail. Full resident tuition scholarship for all three years, so about $112k. So grateful and excited. However, I am curious about the other scholarship letter, dated 2/1, that is listed on my status checker.

User avatar
buckythebadger
Posts: 292
Joined: Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:08 am

Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby buckythebadger » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:34 pm

fltanglab wrote:
tom2189 wrote:
ricsllscir wrote:
Randomnumbers wrote:Admitted friday by phone. Letter of Admission and Scholarship letter showed up on the status checker as 1/30 mailings. Now it shows a second Scholarship Letter dated 2/01. Anyone else have a second letter show up in their mailings?


I'm also showing the same two scholarship mailing dates...haven't gotten anything in the mail yet though :(


+1


+2

I just got my mailings today with scholly offer. It was dated 1/31 on my status checker so you guys should be getting it soon!

ricsllscir
Posts: 150
Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:45 pm

Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby ricsllscir » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:36 pm

buckythebadger wrote:
fltanglab wrote:
tom2189 wrote:
ricsllscir wrote:
I'm also showing the same two scholarship mailing dates...haven't gotten anything in the mail yet though :(


+1


+2

I just got my mailings today with scholly offer. It was dated 1/31 on my status checker so you guys should be getting it soon!


w00t w00t...will now race home to check the mail to see...whyyyyy can't snail mail just die




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