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

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:28 pm
by kwais
JoeMo wrote:
FeelTheHeat wrote:To whoever was caring about the rankings difference, it doesn't matter. Weigh the total costs and, more importantly, where you want to practice


I simply said IMO that W&M is the better school which was counterpointed by arguing the #27 to #47 difference. I think there's way more that goes into what makes the school a better school.

I do agree that where you want to practice makes a huge difference outside of the T14 but so should the quality of the education you're going to receive and the potential for being employable after you graduate.


TCR. You may want to work in Florida, but it is very important to ask if people from the schools you are looking at are actually getting jobs in the state and in the field you are interested in. For example, you may WANT to work in NY, but that doesn't make Hofstra the right choice. Despite any "lols", you are asking good questions.

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

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:38 pm
by LSATmakesMeNeurotic
kwais wrote:
JoeMo wrote:
FeelTheHeat wrote:To whoever was caring about the rankings difference, it doesn't matter. Weigh the total costs and, more importantly, where you want to practice


I simply said IMO that W&M is the better school which was counterpointed by arguing the #27 to #47 difference. I think there's way more that goes into what makes the school a better school.

I do agree that where you want to practice makes a huge difference outside of the T14 but so should the quality of the education you're going to receive and the potential for being employable after you graduate.


TCR. You may want to work in Florida, but it is very important to ask if people from the schools you are looking at are actually getting jobs in the state and in the field you are interested in. For example, you may WANT to work in NY, but that doesn't make Hofstra the right choice. Despite any "lols", you are asking good questions.


Outside of the T14, your legal education is going to be the same with a school ranked 27 or 47. Graduate with the least debt, and make sure you have friends in high places.

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

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:42 pm
by ralph_pootawn
got a congratulatory call from the dean today. was a nice touch.

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

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:48 pm
by KibblesnBitts
ralph_pootawn wrote:got a congratulatory call from the dean today. was a nice touch.


Congrats!

Is anyone else still stuck in the purgatory of File Reviewed/NDR?

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

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:10 pm
by JoeMo
LSATmakesMeNeurotic wrote:Outside of the T14, your legal education is going to be the same with a school ranked 27 or 47. Graduate with the least debt, and make sure you have friends in high places.


If you do have the connections then yes, you are right. If you don't have the connections then that thinking is not correct. I'm not saying that W&M is the better choice for someone looking to work in FL because I don't know anything about the FL market. Heck, if you really want to work in FL and Univ of FL places well locally (better than schools outside of the area) and they're offering you a near free ride (one that you'll be able to keep), then of course take it.

The problem with this thinking is that people often think they're going to go for the cheapest ride they can find without looking at the whole picture and that sometimes creates for some very disappointing scenarios that can't be reversed.

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

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:36 pm
by LSATmakesMeNeurotic
JoeMo wrote:If you do have the connections then yes, you are right. If you don't have the connections then that thinking is not correct. I'm not saying that W&M is the better choice for someone looking to work in FL because I don't know anything about the FL market. Heck, if you really want to work in FL and Univ of FL places well locally (better than schools outside of the area) and they're offering you a near free ride (one that you'll be able to keep), then of course take it.

The problem with this thinking is that people often think they're going to go for the cheapest ride they can find without looking at the whole picture and that sometimes creates for some very disappointing scenarios that can't be reversed.


If you don't have the connections, make them. I don't feel sorry for people that don't look at the big picture when planning something like the next three years of their lives. DO YOUR RESEARCH, PEOPLE. That said, you're right. You need to balance being debt averse with something that will get you a job. Most of the time, that's just a matter of not going to a TTT. It's kind of common sense.

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

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:03 pm
by jabberwock12
KibblesnBitts wrote:
ralph_pootawn wrote:got a congratulatory call from the dean today. was a nice touch.


Congrats!

Is anyone else still stuck in the purgatory of File Reviewed/NDR?


YES! I've been File Reveiewed/NDR for almost a month.

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

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:39 pm
by UMiamiCane
Tomorrow is my one month anniversary of being NDR...maybe UF would like to send me a nice anniversary gift tomorrow?

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

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:12 pm
by VanillaBear
Hello All,

My file went complete on December 9, so I thought I would enter the forum. I'm just trying not to get too anxious about my file status changing, because I'm sure it will take a little while. Hope everyone who got their apps in early gets an acceptance letter soon!!!

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

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:30 pm
by ajr1988
KibblesnBitts wrote:
ralph_pootawn wrote:got a congratulatory call from the dean today. was a nice touch.


Congrats!

Is anyone else still stuck in the purgatory of File Reviewed/NDR?


File Reviewed/NDR since 12/7. Bracing myself for a loooong, painful wait. :/

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

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:39 pm
by VanillaBear
Hey,

Can someone who knows more about the index formula help me? I know this year's index formula for UF is .026*LSAT + 0.347*GPA + .254, but I need to know exactly how to put in GPA. I'm not sure how many numbers past the decimal point you use. I assumed you use the exact number listed in the LSAC report, meaning two digits past the decimal.

Thanks

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

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:59 pm
by disconnected
.026*LSAT + 0.347*GPA + .254
(.026*166) + (.347*3.22) + .254 = 5.69

5.70 index, probable acceptance in March.

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

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:15 pm
by UMiamiCane
disconnected wrote:.026*LSAT + 0.347*GPA + .254
(.026*166) + (.347*3.22) + .254 = 5.69

5.70 index, probable acceptance in March.


Why do you figure March?

People with your stats that sent in apps pretty late heard back Jan/Feb. I wouldn't base this year's acceptance timeline on the index numbers from last year.

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

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:43 pm
by Benjamin1987
Where do you find this index? And how do we know how to gauge ourselves if its different from last year?

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

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:58 pm
by UMiamiCane
Benjamin1987 wrote:Where do you find this index? And how do we know how to gauge ourselves if its different from last year?


The index is listed right above your post. If you're asking where did we find it- on LSAC. I think we can start to gauge ourselves when we see who is getting in- like so far I believe only people with a 5.8+ have got in.

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

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:06 pm
by VanillaBear
Does anybody know if the people already accepted have had LSAT scores far above the median and/or 75th percentile? I have a good index score, but my LSAT only meets the current median, so I'm worried it will take a while to hear back.

Thanks for the info!!!

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

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:17 pm
by UMiamiCane
VanillaBear wrote:Does anybody know if the people already accepted have had LSAT scores far above the median and/or 75th percentile? I have a good index score, but my LSAT only meets the current median, so I'm worried it will take a while to hear back.

Thanks for the info!!!


Check back a few pages and you can see the scores of people admitted so far and also check lawschoolnumbers.com.

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

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:38 pm
by VanillaBear
I found the index numbers. Thanks for the reply. I hope you get an acceptance notice soon!

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

Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:18 pm
by VanillaBear
My status switched from "All Required Documents Received" to "File Reviewed, No Decision Reached" yesterday, so I guess the committee is working over the break. Has anyone else seen any movement on their applications :?:

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

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:39 pm
by disconnected
December 2011 LSAT scores will be posted in less than a week.

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

Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 5:13 am
by ash0117
Any thoughts on when the next batch of decisions will be handed out? Probably after New Year's, right? I've been NDR for over a month, and I'm getting antsy, lol.

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

Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:19 am
by KibblesnBitts
ash0117 wrote:Any thoughts on when the next batch of decisions will be handed out? Probably after New Year's, right? I've been NDR for over a month, and I'm getting antsy, lol.


NDR Purgatory SUCKS.

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

Posted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:19 pm
by disconnected
The next batch should start mailing about Tuesday, January 24th and arriving until Tuesday, January 31st, normally all approvals. February begins the rejects batches.

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

Posted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:30 pm
by UMiamiCane
disconnected wrote:The next batch should start mailing about Tuesday, January 24th and arriving until Tuesday, January 31st, normally all approvals. February begins the rejects batches.


Hopefully sooner! Last year had a batch the first week in January.

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

Posted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:54 pm
by pb0820a
I've been in the file reviewed/ ndr purgatory for 2 weeks now, and I was wondering if making a trip up to Gainesville in early January would be a good idea. Any thoughts?