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 georgia32 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:15 pm

I'm thinking about going down for a visit, will that have any effect on admissions decisions (show them I'd like to go there more than just my admissions statement implies)?

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

Postby seancris » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:42 pm

beezy08 wrote:Anyone else been contacted by former/current students? I have but honestly don't really have too much to ask them lol


No. Wierd. Why/How did they contact you?

georgia32 wrote:I'm thinking about going down for a visit, will that have any effect on admissions decisions (show them I'd like to go there more than just my admissions statement implies)?


I really doubt that it will have any effect at all. I don't think that they care how much we want to go there. As another poster just said, we really have no reason to believe that UF looks beyond the numbers.

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

Postby LSATmakesMeNeurotic » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:06 pm

seancris wrote:
beezy08 wrote:Anyone else been contacted by former/current students? I have but honestly don't really have too much to ask them lol


No. Wierd. Why/How did they contact you?

georgia32 wrote:I'm thinking about going down for a visit, will that have any effect on admissions decisions (show them I'd like to go there more than just my admissions statement implies)?


I really doubt that it will have any effect at all. I don't think that they care how much we want to go there. As another poster just said, we really have no reason to believe that UF looks beyond the numbers.


They assign SRTs to contact prospective students. Don't be afraid. Ask questions. We're probably just as weirded out by it as you are.

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

Postby Dream Machine » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:19 pm

Damn. Rejected. 3.81, 162 for what it's worth. At least I got FSU.

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

Postby LSATmakesMeNeurotic » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:30 pm

Dream Machine wrote:Damn. Rejected. 3.81, 162 for what it's worth. At least I got FSU.


what?!

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

Postby noleknight16 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:35 pm

LSATmakesMeNeurotic wrote:
Dream Machine wrote:Damn. Rejected. 3.81, 162 for what it's worth. At least I got FSU.


what?!


OOS maybe???

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

Postby gatorlaw » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:36 pm

LSATmakesMeNeurotic wrote:
Dream Machine wrote:Damn. Rejected. 3.81, 162 for what it's worth. At least I got FSU.


what?!


You WHAT?! We are number twins...this is not looking favorably for me...

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

Postby noleknight16 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:39 pm

By the way, can anyone explain the index system they use?

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

Postby seancris » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:02 pm

Dream Machine wrote:Damn. Rejected. 3.81, 162 for what it's worth. At least I got FSU.


That doesn't make any sense. Median + Top 25% = January reject? There has to be something else to the equation... character issues? An asshole professor wrote a really negative LoR?

This is the first time we're hearing of a rejection, and those numbers are really strong for UF. I don't get this at all.

Sorry to hear it. Best of luck at FSU.

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

Postby UMiamiCane » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:04 pm

Dream Machine wrote:Damn. Rejected. 3.81, 162 for what it's worth. At least I got FSU.


Seriously? I thought they didn't even send rejections this early! Could it be a C&F issue? It doesn't seem like your numbers should be rejected at all, let alone this early.

noleknight16 wrote:By the way, can anyone explain the index system they use?


The index is a formula to rank candidates. Look back a couple of pages for the formula and a better explanation.
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Re: U. of Florida c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby barneytrouble » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:10 pm

I thought schools don't really care about C and F?? Tulane let in a murderer for the love of pete! Probably just a clerical error. Or he wrote FSU instead of UF in an essay.

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

Postby FeelTheHeat » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:11 pm

Dream Machine wrote:Damn. Rejected. 3.81, 162 for what it's worth. At least I got FSU.


:shock:

Standard TLS advice, but have you considered a retake? That's a steller GPA and you could get into some top schools with it.

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

Postby UMiamiCane » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:16 pm

barneytrouble wrote:I thought schools don't really care about C and F?? Tulane let in a murderer for the love of pete! Probably just a clerical error. Or he wrote FSU instead of UF in an essay.


Schools definitely care about C&F they ask many of those questions because if you can't be admitted to the Bar with certain issues, then they won't let you in.

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

Postby noleknight16 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:35 pm

Plugged my numbers into the formula and got 5.664. Combined with FL residency, what are my chances?

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

Postby beezy08 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:44 pm

seancris wrote:
beezy08 wrote:Anyone else been contacted by former/current students? I have but honestly don't really have too much to ask them lol


No. Wierd. Why/How did they contact you?

georgia32 wrote:I'm thinking about going down for a visit, will that have any effect on admissions decisions (show them I'd like to go there more than just my admissions statement implies)?


I really doubt that it will have any effect at all. I don't think that they care how much we want to go there. As another poster just said, we really have no reason to believe that UF looks beyond the numbers.



They both called offering to answer questions...one alumni and one 3L (who coincidentally was my financial accounting TA when I was a sophmore). I never answer my phone so they left voicemails. Both were double gators like I would be if I went there, which is the reason I don't have much to ask since I have several friends at the law school that I go to with questions. But it was nice of UF to have 2 people call me.

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

Postby ralph_pootawn » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:52 pm

beezy08 wrote:
seancris wrote:
beezy08 wrote:Anyone else been contacted by former/current students? I have but honestly don't really have too much to ask them lol


No. Wierd. Why/How did they contact you?

georgia32 wrote:I'm thinking about going down for a visit, will that have any effect on admissions decisions (show them I'd like to go there more than just my admissions statement implies)?


I really doubt that it will have any effect at all. I don't think that they care how much we want to go there. As another poster just said, we really have no reason to believe that UF looks beyond the numbers.



They both called offering to answer questions...one alumni and one 3L (who coincidentally was my financial accounting TA when I was a sophmore). I never answer my phone so they left voicemails. Both were double gators like I would be if I went there, which is the reason I don't have much to ask since I have several friends at the law school that I go to with questions. But it was nice of UF to have 2 people call me.



got the calls too. Slightly annoyed by them but I know its a nice gesture. Had nothing to ask them for the same reason, I have launch of friends at the school

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

Postby Dream Machine » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:00 pm

Oh wow. I feel dumb. Mine says something to the effect of "filed reviewed, no decision reached." I thought that basically meant waitlist, which is essentially a rejection. Then I looked back a few pages in this thread and realized it meant exactly that, file reviewed, no decision reached. Reading comprehension fail. Sorry if I scared some people.

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

Postby gatorlaw » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:02 pm

Dream Machine wrote:Oh wow. I feel dumb. Mine says something to the effect of "filed reviewed, no decision reached." I thought that basically meant waitlist, which is essentially a rejection. Then I looked back a few pages in this thread and realized it meant exactly that, file reviewed, no decision reached. Reading comprehension fail. Sorry if I scared some people.


haha I could kill you. At least you're still in the race :) We've got the same numbers, and I think we have a pretty good shot at UF. We probably just need to wait a little while longer.

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

Postby UMiamiCane » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:03 pm

Dream Machine wrote:Oh wow. I feel dumb. Mine says something to the effect of "filed reviewed, no decision reached." I thought that basically meant waitlist, which is essentially a rejection. Then I looked back a few pages in this thread and realized it meant exactly that, file reviewed, no decision reached. Reading comprehension fail. Sorry if I scared some people.



WOW- way to give everyone a heart attack! Nope not a rejection. :)

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

Postby broncos_fan_26 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:10 pm

Dream Machine wrote:Damn. Rejected. 3.81, 162 for what it's worth. At least I got FSU.



This could be yield protection...

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

Postby UMiamiCane » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:22 pm

I added some FAQs to the OP. Does anyone have anything to add?

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

Postby georgia32 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:50 am

gatorlaw wrote:
Dream Machine wrote:Oh wow. I feel dumb. Mine says something to the effect of "filed reviewed, no decision reached." I thought that basically meant waitlist, which is essentially a rejection. Then I looked back a few pages in this thread and realized it meant exactly that, file reviewed, no decision reached. Reading comprehension fail. Sorry if I scared some people.


haha I could kill you. At least you're still in the race :) We've got the same numbers, and I think we have a pretty good shot at UF. We probably just need to wait a little while longer.


+1

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

Postby seancris » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:38 am

Dream Machine wrote:Oh wow. I feel dumb. Mine says something to the effect of "filed reviewed, no decision reached." I thought that basically meant waitlist, which is essentially a rejection. Then I looked back a few pages in this thread and realized it meant exactly that, file reviewed, no decision reached. Reading comprehension fail. Sorry if I scared some people.


facepalm.

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

Postby UMiamiCane » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:05 pm

So what does everyone think about these tuition increases? Every year in-state tuition has increased approximately 15% and out of state tuition has increased approximately 6.5%. Do you think the trend will continue this year, making tuition $21,515/$40,548?! Do you think in-state is still a good deal considering the small scholarships they give?

2012-13: ?? Won't know until July!
2011-12: $18,709.80/$38,074.50
2010-11: $16,386.60/$35,751.30
2009-10: $14,227/$33,592
2008-09: $12,339/$31,704

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

Postby UMiamiCane » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:06 pm

So what does everyone think about these tuition increases? Every year in-state tuition has increased approximately 15% and out of state tuition has increased approximately 6.5%. Do you think the trend will continue this year, making tuition $21,515/$40,548?! Do you think in-state is still a good deal considering the small scholarships they give?

2012-13: ?? Won't know until July!
2011-12: $18,709.80/$38,074.50
2010-11: $16,386.60/$35,751.30
2009-10: $14,227/$33,592
2008-09: $12,339/$31,704




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