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 aykim2188 » Fri May 18, 2012 7:58 pm

bendtheslurry wrote:
FeelTheHeat wrote:
Lawyers suck in general, hth


Yes, but there is a special breed of asshole running wild at UF.



What is this you speak of? Lol are UF law students known to be tools?

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

Postby FeelTheHeat » Fri May 18, 2012 8:01 pm

aykim2188 wrote:
bendtheslurry wrote:
FeelTheHeat wrote:
Lawyers suck in general, hth


Yes, but there is a special breed of asshole running wild at UF.



What is this you speak of? Lol are UF law students known to be tools?


Every person has a subjective interpretation of the social situation. I found everyone to be great. It's all extremely relative.

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

Postby Moose Thompson » Fri May 18, 2012 11:08 pm

FeelTheHeat wrote:
aykim2188 wrote:
bendtheslurry wrote:
FeelTheHeat wrote:
Lawyers suck in general, hth


Yes, but there is a special breed of asshole running wild at UF.



What is this you speak of? Lol are UF law students known to be tools?


Every person has a subjective interpretation of the social situation. I found everyone to be great. It's all extremely relative.



Agreed 100%. There are some really amazing people here.

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

Postby Midorie16 » Sun May 20, 2012 12:58 am

UF is my first choice and I was waitlisted. I've visited and met with an admissions counselor and wrote a thank you note and immediately wrote a letter of continuing interest before May 15th. I saw on FB some people have already been accepted off the wait list. Based on your experience do a lot of people get in off the wait list? Thanks!

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

Postby beachy » Mon May 21, 2012 9:02 am

Midorie16 wrote:UF is my first choice and I was waitlisted. I've visited and met with an admissions counselor and wrote a thank you note and immediately wrote a letter of continuing interest before May 15th. I saw on FB some people have already been accepted off the wait list. Based on your experience do a lot of people get in off the wait list? Thanks!


Deposits were due May 15 and May 16 the Director of Admissions emailed and asked if I was still interested in going there. I responded yes that evening and the next morning I was accepted from the waitlist, so I think that they are trying to fill up the spots left vacant by those who didnt pay their deposits. The only bad part is that they arent reallocating scholarship funds so theres no merit based left.

Does anyone know if there is a way to apply for need-based scholarships for this coming fall semester?

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

Postby lynzl84 » Mon May 21, 2012 10:06 am

beachy wrote:
Midorie16 wrote:UF is my first choice and I was waitlisted. I've visited and met with an admissions counselor and wrote a thank you note and immediately wrote a letter of continuing interest before May 15th. I saw on FB some people have already been accepted off the wait list. Based on your experience do a lot of people get in off the wait list? Thanks!


Deposits were due May 15 and May 16 the Director of Admissions emailed and asked if I was still interested in going there. I responded yes that evening and the next morning I was accepted from the waitlist, so I think that they are trying to fill up the spots left vacant by those who didnt pay their deposits. The only bad part is that they arent reallocating scholarship funds so theres no merit based left.

Does anyone know if there is a way to apply for need-based scholarships for this coming fall semester?

There is a form that you should receive in your admissions packet that you fill out and return to the financial aid office. I believe her name is Carol Huber.

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

Postby moondizzlepie » Sat May 26, 2012 3:16 pm

Has anyone checked out the parking situation at the school? Are there any spots usually or even parking for motorcycles?

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

Postby Geaux12 » Sat May 26, 2012 6:57 pm

moondizzlepie wrote:Has anyone checked out the parking situation at the school? Are there any spots usually or even parking for motorcycles?


Scooters are extremely popular at at UF, you'd have no trouble parking a motorcycle.

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

Postby FeelTheHeat » Sat May 26, 2012 11:37 pm

Geaux12 wrote:
moondizzlepie wrote:Has anyone checked out the parking situation at the school? Are there any spots usually or even parking for motorcycles?


Scooters are extremely popular at at UF, you'd have no trouble parking a motorcycle.


Yup. Also, I haven't heard of any real problem getting parking, but I also walked to school each day.

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

Postby jlz111 » Sun May 27, 2012 4:53 pm

How do we sign up for football tickets ?

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

Postby bendtheslurry » Sun May 27, 2012 11:15 pm

jlz111 wrote:How do we sign up for football tickets ?


Make an account at gatorzone.com/tickets/students. You have to pay $100 in advance to enter the lottery (if you don't get picked they refund). Deadline is coming up, June 4 or 5, I believe.

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

Postby Midorie16 » Tue May 29, 2012 1:59 pm

I am on the waitlist of UF and FSU with UF being my top choice. As I write this I have just gotten accepted to FSU with June 4th being my deadline to reply. Has anyone had any luck with using another school's acceptance as leverage to get an acceptance to the school you want? I don't want to go to FSU and if I don't get into UF I'll be going to FAMU. Any suggestions???

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

Postby noleknight16 » Tue May 29, 2012 2:17 pm

Midorie16 wrote:I am on the waitlist of UF and FSU with UF being my top choice. As I write this I have just gotten accepted to FSU with June 4th being my deadline to reply. Has anyone had any luck with using another school's acceptance as leverage to get an acceptance to the school you want? I don't want to go to FSU and if I don't get into UF I'll be going to FAMU. Any suggestions???


Do not go to FAMU, especially if you got into FSU, the 2nd best law school in the state. FAMU is a terrible law school while FSU is respectable.

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

Postby Midorie16 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:50 pm

Just got accepted about 50 minutes ago!!!! Go Gators!!!!

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

Postby h2oplyer7 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:59 pm

JUST GOT ACCEPTED TWO HOURS AGO!!!

According to the email I have three days to decide. Ok everyone, here is my situation: I am going to be one of the self-obsessed people who tries to get everyone to talk about me for a moment. I have the Post 9/11 GI Bill and so far I have been accepted to:

The University of Tennessee (full scholarship + $900 a month for housing)
The University of Maryland ($17,500 + $2000 a month for housing). School costs $35,000 a year.
The University of Florida ($17,500 + $1200 a month for housing). School costs $38,000 a year.

What do you guys think? (for the record, I am interested in working for the SEC, not the NCAA conference!)

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

Postby Geaux12 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:12 pm

h2oplyer7 wrote:JUST GOT ACCEPTED TWO HOURS AGO!!!

According to the email I have three days to decide. Ok everyone, here is my situation: I am going to be one of the self-obsessed people who tries to get everyone to talk about me for a moment. I have the Post 9/11 GI Bill and so far I have been accepted to:

The University of Tennessee (full scholarship + $900 a month for housing)
The University of Maryland ($17,500 + $2000 a month for housing). School costs $35,000 a year.
The University of Florida ($17,500 + $1200 a month for housing). School costs $38,000 a year.

What do you guys think? (for the record, I am interested in working for the SEC, not the NCAA conference!)


Tuition isn't $17,500 anymore, unless you have a scholarship. It will be ~$21k next year.

And if you're looking to work for the SEC, you may want to retake the LSAT.

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

Postby pinkcamellia » Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:15 pm

h2oplyer7 wrote:JUST GOT ACCEPTED TWO HOURS AGO!!!

According to the email I have three days to decide. Ok everyone, here is my situation: I am going to be one of the self-obsessed people who tries to get everyone to talk about me for a moment. I have the Post 9/11 GI Bill and so far I have been accepted to:

The University of Tennessee (full scholarship + $900 a month for housing)
The University of Maryland ($17,500 + $2000 a month for housing). School costs $35,000 a year.
The University of Florida ($17,500 + $1200 a month for housing). School costs $38,000 a year.

What do you guys think? (for the record, I am interested in working for the SEC, not the NCAA conference!)


If there are no stips and you're fine with working in Tennessee, take Tennessee. Free + extra money makes Tennessee worth it here.

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

Postby h2oplyer7 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:19 pm

Geaux12 wrote:
h2oplyer7 wrote:JUST GOT ACCEPTED TWO HOURS AGO!!!

According to the email I have three days to decide. Ok everyone, here is my situation: I am going to be one of the self-obsessed people who tries to get everyone to talk about me for a moment. I have the Post 9/11 GI Bill and so far I have been accepted to:

The University of Tennessee (full scholarship + $900 a month for housing)
The University of Maryland ($17,500 + $2000 a month for housing). School costs $35,000 a year.
The University of Florida ($17,500 + $1200 a month for housing). School costs $38,000 a year.

What do you guys think? (for the record, I am interested in working for the SEC, not the NCAA conference!)


Tuition isn't $17,500 anymore, unless you have a scholarship. It will be ~$21k next year.

And if you're looking to work for the SEC, you may want to retake the LSAT.



No, they threw in some extra money to make it paid for. Well, I am not retaking the LSAT. I just don't have the time and I don't want to wait another year. Is there a reason you say this? I am always looking for insight.

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

Postby Geaux12 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:22 pm

h2oplyer7 wrote:
Geaux12 wrote:
h2oplyer7 wrote:JUST GOT ACCEPTED TWO HOURS AGO!!!

According to the email I have three days to decide. Ok everyone, here is my situation: I am going to be one of the self-obsessed people who tries to get everyone to talk about me for a moment. I have the Post 9/11 GI Bill and so far I have been accepted to:

The University of Tennessee (full scholarship + $900 a month for housing)
The University of Maryland ($17,500 + $2000 a month for housing). School costs $35,000 a year.
The University of Florida ($17,500 + $1200 a month for housing). School costs $38,000 a year.

What do you guys think? (for the record, I am interested in working for the SEC, not the NCAA conference!)


Tuition isn't $17,500 anymore, unless you have a scholarship. It will be ~$21k next year.

And if you're looking to work for the SEC, you may want to retake the LSAT.



No, they threw in some extra money to make it paid for. Well, I am not retaking the LSAT. I just don't have the time and I don't want to wait another year. Is there a reason you say this? I am always looking for insight.


I hope I didn't sound too negative, just wanted to give you a realistic idea of your opportunities. Getting a BigGov job out of UF will require you be at the very top of the class, and even then your chances are slim. UF is a regional school, as are the others you mentioned.

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

Postby pinkcamellia » Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:23 pm

h2oplyer7 wrote:No, they threw in some extra money to make it paid for. Well, I am not retaking the LSAT. I just don't have the time and I don't want to wait another year. Is there a reason you say this? I am always looking for insight.


He's saying that because UF won't get you a job at the SEC.

If you want to get into a school that will get you a job there, you need to retake the LSAT> Better to wait a year and get the job you want, right?

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

Postby kwais » Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:25 pm

h2oplyer7 wrote:
Geaux12 wrote:
h2oplyer7 wrote:JUST GOT ACCEPTED TWO HOURS AGO!!!

According to the email I have three days to decide. Ok everyone, here is my situation: I am going to be one of the self-obsessed people who tries to get everyone to talk about me for a moment. I have the Post 9/11 GI Bill and so far I have been accepted to:

The University of Tennessee (full scholarship + $900 a month for housing)
The University of Maryland ($17,500 + $2000 a month for housing). School costs $35,000 a year.
The University of Florida ($17,500 + $1200 a month for housing). School costs $38,000 a year.

What do you guys think? (for the record, I am interested in working for the SEC, not the NCAA conference!)


Tuition isn't $17,500 anymore, unless you have a scholarship. It will be ~$21k next year.

And if you're looking to work for the SEC, you may want to retake the LSAT.



No, they threw in some extra money to make it paid for. Well, I am not retaking the LSAT. I just don't have the time and I don't want to wait another year. Is there a reason you say this? I am always looking for insight.


these are simply not schools from which people end up at the SEC. You decision here should come down to, along with money, which of these three states you could see yourself practicing law in for the long term. Also, if you could get residency at Florida after a year, I'd say take UF. If not, Tennessee.

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

Postby h2oplyer7 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:50 pm

Ok, thanks for all your input. Just out of curiosity, what rank of school do you believe would qualify for the SEC? I am still on the waitlist at Notre Dame. Do you think that is better?

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

Postby Geaux12 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:56 pm

h2oplyer7 wrote:Ok, thanks for all your input. Just out of curiosity, what rank of school do you believe would qualify for the SEC? I am still on the waitlist at Notre Dame. Do you think that is better?


Despite the lay prestige of Notre Dame, it is largely a regional school. You need to be in or very near the Top 14 to have a shot at the SEC.

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

Postby RudyBaylor » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:08 pm

Confused by all this SEC talk. I would think UF would be a natural choice, particularly if you want to be involved w/ the football program. (this is a joke to all of you hanging on too tight) As for the question of how cool/ uncool the students are here, I'll say this...it's a pretty conservative lot, but even as a liberal, I found just about everyone pretty likeable. You'll hear a lot of 'gunner' lore, but from my experience it's not the ones at the top who act like a-holes, it's the ones who wanted/ expected to be at the top and can't there. For all of you waitlisted or still waiting to get in, I was in your shoes at this time last year, and I'm quite happy in the top 1/3 after year one. Good luck!

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

Postby h2oplyer7 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:17 pm

Is there a Facebook page for the 2015 class?




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