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

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

Postby minnbills » Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:31 pm

At this point I'm nearly certain I'll be at the U in the fall. Just waiting on a few other financial aid offers.

Thinking of living in uptown with some friends at the med school. For other people who are considering attending, where do you think you'll live?

EDIT: I'll be at the april ASW too.

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

Postby MidwestJosh » Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:20 pm

rijed wrote:
MidwestJosh wrote:
rijed wrote:Accepted with a $15,000 scholarship. Was really surprised by this since I have a low LSAT and didn't really pursue it. However, I'm a vet so my GI Bill should cover the first two years of law school with this scholarship.


Congrats!! See you at ASW!


Which ASW are you attending?


I'm a 3L Admissions Ambassador. I'll be at both, leading portions of your weekend.

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

Postby umarzulqarnain » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:24 pm

Has anyone been successful negotiating scholarships with minnesota?

I would love to accept the offer, but the tuition is so high.

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

Postby ThreeRivers » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:07 pm

umarzulqarnain wrote:Has anyone been successful negotiating scholarships with minnesota?

I would love to accept the offer, but the tuition is so high.

I didn't realize how rapidly the tuition has increased until I did a little more research. Made me really jealous of students a couple years ago :( (Although there is a chance they wouldn't have offered as much scholly $$$ in those days).

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

Postby Sammy841 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:44 pm

In with $20,000/year scholarship. I wondering when I try to negotiate more. I've gotten into higher ranked schools, including several t14 but haven't heard any mention of scholarships yet. Can I use those acceptances to leverage more money now or should I wait to see if I get a similar offer from a higher ranked school?

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

Postby ScoutFinch » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:24 pm

In w/ $24k/year scholarship! Guess I'll have to buy a coat for ASW!

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

Postby umarzulqarnain » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:56 pm

ThreeRivers wrote:
umarzulqarnain wrote:Has anyone been successful negotiating scholarships with minnesota?

I would love to accept the offer, but the tuition is so high.

I didn't realize how rapidly the tuition has increased until I did a little more research. Made me really jealous of students a couple years ago :( (Although there is a chance they wouldn't have offered as much scholly $$$ in those days).


Tell me about it. At one point not too long ago, tuition was 32 grand for non-residents. It's over 46 now!

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

Postby wlee1220 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:35 am

I really feel like I'm out then with my numbers...3.31/155/AA male. I hope my essay touched them but their YP is really discouraging me.

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

Postby ThreeRivers » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:43 am

This thread talks about Minn / YP a lot, but if you look at LSN it doesn't appear to do it THAT much (maybe like 4 or 5 people have been)

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It looks like it only happened a couple of times, and there are admits with amazing numbers. It appears if you show minimal interest at any level they won't YP (based on the small amount of people who have been)

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

Postby ThreeRivers » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:45 am

wlee1220 wrote:I really feel like I'm out then with my numbers...3.31/155/AA male. I hope my essay touched them but their YP is really discouraging me.

Based on how URM cycle seems to be going for U of M I'd predict a WL or admit (be pretty surprised if out right rejected)... no clue on how likely it is to get off Minn WL

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

Postby landla » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:54 pm

As an fyi, they are making admittance calls today. In!

(I was going to wait a bit to post, but it'd probably be easy for them to figure out who I am if they care that much anyways.)

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

Postby mrjohnsterman » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:51 pm

landla wrote:As an fyi, they are making admittance calls today. In!

(I was going to wait a bit to post, but it'd probably be easy for them to figure out who I am if they care that much anyways.)


In! Luckily called 5 min before my intern came in, otherwise it would be kind of awkward.

Also, congrats Landla.

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

Postby Jaeger » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:13 pm

In a couple minutes ago, as well. Very excited.

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

Postby benburns214 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:20 pm

Rejected :-( dream school anyway, not super upset.

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

Postby CwallXC322 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:23 pm

Rejected via e-mail 166/3.62.

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

Postby LSATBuddha » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:26 pm

W/L'd few mins ago....congrats to everyone who got accepted!

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

Postby martorem » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:26 pm

Waitlisted via email about 10 min ago. Good luck to everyone, and congrats to the recent admits!!

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

Postby wlee1220 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:30 pm

ThreeRivers wrote:
wlee1220 wrote:I really feel like I'm out then with my numbers...3.31/155/AA male. I hope my essay touched them but their YP is really discouraging me.

Based on how URM cycle seems to be going for U of M I'd predict a WL or admit (be pretty surprised if out right rejected)... no clue on how likely it is to get off Minn WL


I really hope that I at least get a WL. I have already started studying to take the LSAT again in June for the next cycle if this one doesn't go the way I want it. U of M is really my first choice so I'm hoping against hope.

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

Postby hanman » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:33 pm

Waitlisted via email this afternoon. I'm slightly surprised, wrote a substantive part about Why Minnesota in my PS, 3.51, 170... it can't be YP though. In at Duke so will be withdrawing from WL. Congratulations to everyone who got in today, its a great school!

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Postby der_saeufer » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:41 pm

hanman wrote:Waitlisted via email this afternoon. I'm slightly surprised, wrote a substantive part about Why Minnesota in my PS, 3.51, 170... it can't be YP though. In at Duke so will be withdrawing from WL. Congratulations to everyone who got in today, its a great school!


Same boat exactly--same numbers, already in at Duke, just got the WL e-mail although I didn't write much about Why Minnesota. I definitely feel like it's a YP, not that I'm offended; I never would have applied were it not for the fee waiver. I withdrew almost immediately.

Hopefully they waitlisted us so they could offer seats to people who weren't just going to go to Duke. Congrats to the people who got in!

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

Postby brooke.of.berk » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:47 pm

W/L about a half hour ago. Bummer.

166/3.9, but it actually looks like people with significantly higher LSATs also got W/L'ed, so...rough cycle?

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

Postby ThreeRivers » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:53 pm

hanman wrote:Waitlisted via email this afternoon. I'm slightly surprised, wrote a substantive part about Why Minnesota in my PS, 3.51, 170... it can't be YP though. In at Duke so will be withdrawing from WL. Congratulations to everyone who got in today, its a great school!

That's definitely yp... I'm surprised with you adressing it in ps (just made hypothesis that could avoid yp by this)

O well, congrats on duke!

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

Postby ThreeRivers » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:56 pm

brooke.of.berk wrote:W/L about a half hour ago. Bummer.

166/3.9, but it actually looks like people with significantly higher LSATs also got W/L'ed, so...rough cycle?

Significantly higher were because of yp probably. Yours might be because they're currently doing well on keeping the 3.8 median but not the 167 median.

Us news needs to start using LSAT / gpa mean or something to get rid of this 1 pt below LSAT median non-sense

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

Postby LuckyinLaw? » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:57 pm

Just registered for March ASW! I've never been to Minneapolis, but I'm strongly considering UMN, so I'm really excited to get the chance to check things out!

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

Postby Jaeger » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:36 pm

der_saeufer wrote:
hanman wrote:Waitlisted via email this afternoon. I'm slightly surprised, wrote a substantive part about Why Minnesota in my PS, 3.51, 170... it can't be YP though. In at Duke so will be withdrawing from WL. Congratulations to everyone who got in today, its a great school!


Same boat exactly--same numbers, already in at Duke, just got the WL e-mail although I didn't write much about Why Minnesota. I definitely feel like it's a YP, not that I'm offended; I never would have applied were it not for the fee waiver. I withdrew almost immediately.

Hopefully they waitlisted us so they could offer seats to people who weren't just going to go to Duke. Congrats to the people who got in!



Sounds like they called your bluff.




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