U. of Florida c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: U. of Florida c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby rglifberg » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:48 pm

So all denials, acceptances, and wait-lists are supposed to be done by the end of the month?

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Re: U. of Florida c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby laxbrah420 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:51 pm

seancris wrote:
The "more or less" part was meant to indicate that I was speaking in generalities about both admissions and scholarships.

And every single applicant on LSN with a 3.7+/164 reported merit-aid at UF this year. The 3.6/164 dude probably got aid too, but he hasnt reported any scholarships at all. 3.6/3.7 might've been the cut-off for merit-awards at the 164 level though, none of the 3.5's reported anything.

Just want to add that I got mad skrilla with a <3.0 gpa which indicates they use a holistic review process and any discussion of an index is foolishness.

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Re: U. of Florida c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Geaux12 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:53 pm

laxbrah420 wrote:
seancris wrote:
The "more or less" part was meant to indicate that I was speaking in generalities about both admissions and scholarships.

And every single applicant on LSN with a 3.7+/164 reported merit-aid at UF this year. The 3.6/164 dude probably got aid too, but he hasnt reported any scholarships at all. 3.6/3.7 might've been the cut-off for merit-awards at the 164 level though, none of the 3.5's reported anything.

Just want to add that I got mad skrilla with a <3.0 gpa which indicates they use a holistic review process and any discussion of an index is foolishness.


Its obvious to me now that LSAT is a much, much more important stat than GPA. I have a 3.4/166 and received a generous award.

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Re: U. of Florida c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Dream Machine » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:59 pm

Are you allowed to park your car at the law school overnight if you are going to ASD on Friday?

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Re: U. of Florida c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby FeelTheHeat » Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:01 pm

Dream Machine wrote:Are you allowed to park your car at the law school overnight if you are going to ASD on Friday?


Yeah. Just make sure you have a parking pass for Friday from the Student Affairs office.

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Re: U. of Florida c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby noleknight16 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:11 pm

When I go visit Gainesville, which apartment complexes should I look at? I'm willing to sacrifice location for high quality.

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Re: U. of Florida c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby LSATmakesMeNeurotic » Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:23 pm

noleknight16 wrote:When I go visit Gainesville, which apartment complexes should I look at? I'm willing to sacrifice location for high quality.


Read back about one or two pages.

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Re: U. of Florida c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby amparra » Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:07 pm

Geaux12 wrote:
laxbrah420 wrote:
seancris wrote:
The "more or less" part was meant to indicate that I was speaking in generalities about both admissions and scholarships.

And every single applicant on LSN with a 3.7+/164 reported merit-aid at UF this year. The 3.6/164 dude probably got aid too, but he hasnt reported any scholarships at all. 3.6/3.7 might've been the cut-off for merit-awards at the 164 level though, none of the 3.5's reported anything.

Just want to add that I got mad skrilla with a <3.0 gpa which indicates they use a holistic review process and any discussion of an index is foolishness.


Its obvious to me now that LSAT is a much, much more important stat than GPA. I have a 3.4/166 and received a generous award.


Not necessarily. I got in with a 3.88/158 and I also got a scholarship.

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Re: U. of Florida c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby seancris » Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:19 pm

amparra wrote:
Geaux12 wrote:
laxbrah420 wrote:
seancris wrote:
The "more or less" part was meant to indicate that I was speaking in generalities about both admissions and scholarships.

And every single applicant on LSN with a 3.7+/164 reported merit-aid at UF this year. The 3.6/164 dude probably got aid too, but he hasnt reported any scholarships at all. 3.6/3.7 might've been the cut-off for merit-awards at the 164 level though, none of the 3.5's reported anything.

Just want to add that I got mad skrilla with a <3.0 gpa which indicates they use a holistic review process and any discussion of an index is foolishness.


Its obvious to me now that LSAT is a much, much more important stat than GPA. I have a 3.4/166 and received a generous award.


Not necessarily. I got in with a 3.88/158 and I also got a scholarship.


95% chance that you are a URM and/or OOS.

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Re: U. of Florida c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Geaux12 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:19 pm

amparra wrote:
Geaux12 wrote:
laxbrah420 wrote:
seancris wrote:
The "more or less" part was meant to indicate that I was speaking in generalities about both admissions and scholarships.

And every single applicant on LSN with a 3.7+/164 reported merit-aid at UF this year. The 3.6/164 dude probably got aid too, but he hasnt reported any scholarships at all. 3.6/3.7 might've been the cut-off for merit-awards at the 164 level though, none of the 3.5's reported anything.

Just want to add that I got mad skrilla with a <3.0 gpa which indicates they use a holistic review process and any discussion of an index is foolishness.


Its obvious to me now that LSAT is a much, much more important stat than GPA. I have a 3.4/166 and received a generous award.


Not necessarily. I got in with a 3.88/158 and I also got a scholarship.


Do you have any work experience/awesome softs/special circumstances/URM/OOS? That's pretty unusual from I've seen.

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Re: U. of Florida c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Its Always Sunny » Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:20 pm

amparra wrote:
Geaux12 wrote:
laxbrah420 wrote:
seancris wrote:
The "more or less" part was meant to indicate that I was speaking in generalities about both admissions and scholarships.

And every single applicant on LSN with a 3.7+/164 reported merit-aid at UF this year. The 3.6/164 dude probably got aid too, but he hasnt reported any scholarships at all. 3.6/3.7 might've been the cut-off for merit-awards at the 164 level though, none of the 3.5's reported anything.

Just want to add that I got mad skrilla with a <3.0 gpa which indicates they use a holistic review process and any discussion of an index is foolishness.


Its obvious to me now that LSAT is a much, much more important stat than GPA. I have a 3.4/166 and received a generous award.


Not necessarily. I got in with a 3.88/158 and I also got a scholarship.

Are you URM?
Also UF seems to prefer OOS for scholarships, because the tuition difference. I feel like UF thinks its so superior to FSU that they don't offer us Florida people scholarships as generously, because we are already getting a "good deal" at 18k+.

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Re: U. of Florida c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Geaux12 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:21 pm

$21.5k as of next year IIRC. And rising, I'm sure.

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Postby amparra » Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:23 pm

I'm a minority but not one that is considered URM. I'm in-state, went to FSU for undergrad. I took a year off but I'm not doing anything I would consider extraordinary.

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Postby LSATmakesMeNeurotic » Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:29 pm

seancris wrote:95% chance that you are a URM and/or OOS.


That was actually pretty offensive.

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Postby LSATmakesMeNeurotic » Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:31 pm

Geaux12 wrote:$21.5k as of next year IIRC. And rising, I'm sure.


I just got my financial aid info updated online. As of now, it says my total COA will be about 37k, up from last years 34k, to put it in perspective.

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Re: U. of Florida c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby amparra » Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:32 pm

LSATmakesMeNeurotic wrote:
seancris wrote:95% chance that you are a URM and/or OOS.


That was actually pretty offensive.


I'm not offended cause he was wrong by both counts.

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Postby seancris » Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:44 pm

amparra wrote:
LSATmakesMeNeurotic wrote:
seancris wrote:95% chance that you are a URM and/or OOS.


That was actually pretty offensive.


I'm not offended cause he was wrong by both counts.


Not to throw them under the bus, but Geaux12 and IAS seemed to share my sentiments. Sorry if I sounded like a dick, but I don't think it's outrageous or offensive to point out that 3.9/158 aren't generally considered merit-aid numbers for this cycle. Considering none of the 3.8+/163s on LSN have merit-aid offers.

The minority/URM distinction is a strange one that we've seen in this thread before. I don't think there is much a distinction when it comes to UF scholarships TBH. An applicant earlier (non URM minority) with a 3.8/162 got merit-aid when plenty of people with higher numbers were passed over.

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Re: U. of Florida c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby genius5432 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:51 pm

Other than Jews, who are obviously an over represented minority in the legal world, what other kinds of minorities are not under representated? Also, is there an official designation or list somewhere?

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Re: U. of Florida c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby amparra » Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:53 pm

seancris wrote:
amparra wrote:
LSATmakesMeNeurotic wrote:
seancris wrote:95% chance that you are a URM and/or OOS.


That was actually pretty offensive.


I'm not offended cause he was wrong by both counts.


Not to throw them under the bus, but Geaux12 and IAS seemed to share my sentiments. Sorry if I sounded like a dick, but I don't think it's outrageous or offensive to point out that 3.9/158 aren't generally considered merit-aid numbers for this cycle. Considering none of the 3.8+/163s on LSN have merit-aid offers.

The minority/URM distinction is a strange one that we've seen in this thread before. I don't think there is much a distinction when it comes to UF scholarships TBH. An applicant earlier (non URM minority) with a 3.8/162 got merit-aid when plenty of people with higher numbers were passed over.


Again, i'm not offended. I've been following this thread for a while and have seen your blunt style, it doesn't bother me. Doesn't take away from the fact that I got the scholarship. To be honest with you, I didn't even think I was going to get in let alone get a scholarship, I was NDR since January! Maybe I had awesome softs, good recs or whatever but I have no idea as I have nothing to compare it to and none of us know what the admissions officers are thinking.

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Re: U. of Florida c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby laxbrah420 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:07 pm

I find seancris' know it all/assuming style to be offensive. Dude needs to chill. That shit would piss me off I were a URM. "you got a scholly, I didnt?! U must be black"! What if he was black and happened to also have written a better PS than you?

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Postby seancris » Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:14 pm

amparra wrote:Again, i'm not offended. I've been following this thread for a while and have seen your blunt style, it doesn't bother me. Doesn't take away from the fact that I got the scholarship. To be honest with you, I didn't even think I was going to get in let alone get a scholarship, I was NDR since January! Maybe I had awesome softs, good recs or whatever but I have no idea as I have nothing to compare it to and none of us know what the admissions officers are thinking.


I don't really think of myself as blunt. Probably projecting myself in a poor manner then. TLS rubs off on you after a while.

Congrats on the scholarship. Think you'll attend?

& @laxbrah, again, it's not like I was the only one that assumed that. It's the logical conclusion, when you look at the numbers and assume that there's some rhyme or reason to the scholarship process. The reasoning takes for granted the fact that only three factors are relevant to law school admissions/scholarships (GPA, LSAT, URM status/diversity).

With the above assumptions, it is only logical to assume that a report of a 3.88/158 getting a scholarship offer over the heads of 4.0/163 students had an advantage in the third category.

Could've been his/her PS, could've been their softs, but that would go contrary to TLS common wisdom and even contrary to what the poster said when they referred to their own softs as "unremarkable" or something along those lines.
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Re: U. of Florida c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby amparra » Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:15 pm

laxbrah420 wrote:I find seancris' know it all/assuming style to be offensive. Dude needs to chill. That shit would piss me off I were a URM. "you got a scholly, I didnt?! U must be black"! What if he was black and happened to also have written a better PS than you?


LOL! I'm white and I'm also a girl. But yes, I did get the vibe that seancris doesn't believe me and/or thought I wasn't as deserving of the scholarship because my LSAT score is lower than his.

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Re: U. of Florida c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby FeelTheHeat » Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:16 pm

Seancris, your tone sucks.

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Postby seancris » Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:17 pm

FeelTheHeat wrote:Seancris, your tone sucks.


lol k.

sorry bros, I suck. :lol:

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Re: U. of Florida c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby amparra » Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:20 pm

seancris wrote:
amparra wrote:Again, i'm not offended. I've been following this thread for a while and have seen your blunt style, it doesn't bother me. Doesn't take away from the fact that I got the scholarship. To be honest with you, I didn't even think I was going to get in let alone get a scholarship, I was NDR since January! Maybe I had awesome softs, good recs or whatever but I have no idea as I have nothing to compare it to and none of us know what the admissions officers are thinking.


I don't really think of myself as blunt. Probably projecting myself in a poor manner then. TLS rubs off on you after a while.

Congrats on the scholarship. Think you'll attend?

& @laxbrah, again, it's not like I was the only one that assumed that. It's the logical conclusion, when you look at the numbers and assume that there's some rhyme or reason to the scholarship process. The reasoning takes for granted the fact that only three factors are relevant to law school admissions/scholarships (GPA, LSAT, URM status/diversity).

With the above assumptions, it is only logical to assume that a report of a 3.88/158 getting a scholarship offer over the heads of 4.0/163 students had an advantage in the third category.

Could've been his/her PS, could've been their softs, but that would go contrary to TLS common wisdom and even contrary to what the poster said when they referred to their own softs as "unremarkable" or something along those lines.


If all goes well at ASD, yes. It certainly made the decision a lot easier.
I didn't say my softs were "unremarkable" I said I don't know if they are compared to someone elses. Someone else referenced my work experience, thats what I meant was not extraordinary. I work at a law firm, isn't that most people that want to go to law school and take a year off do?




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