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 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?! If so, 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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Postby barneytrouble » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:09 pm

UMiamiCane wrote: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


To be fair they have been doling out larger scholarships as well.

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Postby wolf » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:10 pm

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

Postby UMiamiCane » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:30 pm

ValerOn1820 wrote:what does it mean? no decision reached/ The decided to wait with your application or it means denial>?


I'm sorry, but this question has been asked many times throughout this thread.
It means just that- no decision reached.
I added some FAQs on the first page of this thread, one of which answers this question.

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

Postby KibblesnBitts » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:33 pm

UMiamiCane wrote:
ValerOn1820 wrote:what does it mean? no decision reached/ The decided to wait with your application or it means denial>?


I'm sorry, but this question has been asked many times throughout this thread.
It means just that- no decision reached.
I added some FAQs on the first page of this thread, one of which answers this question.


Welcome to purgatory. NDR since December 1

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

Postby wolf » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:45 pm

I am surprised. My index is a 3.95. I thought I would be an auto admit.

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

Postby VanillaBear » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:28 pm

Did anyone who got a decision this week receive a packet yet :?:

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

Postby UMiamiCane » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:15 pm

wolf wrote:I am surprised. My index is a 3.95. I thought I would be an auto admit.


You calculated your index wrong, regardless your numbers are definitely an admit. It seems that everyone who applies to UF gets the NDR status before the decision reached-letter in transit. You probably just won't have to wait as long as other people, like myself :)

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

Postby noleknight16 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:24 pm

From earlier in the thread:

5.80+ gets you in
5.749 - 5.65 gets you in March/April
5.649 - 5.60 gets you wait listed



Is this generally accepted? If so, I feel a bit better about my chances with a 5.66 index with in-state.

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Postby UMiamiCane » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:31 pm

noleknight16 wrote:From earlier in the thread:

5.80+ gets you in
5.749 - 5.65 gets you in March/April
5.649 - 5.60 gets you wait listed



Is this generally accepted? If so, I feel a bit better about my chances with a 5.66 index with in-state.


Because this year's index formula changed from last year's, I don't know that we can assume anything about the index numbers. All I know is that so far this year people accepted in December were 5.8+ and people accepted so far in January have been 5.74ish (I think)+. Sounds like it's on so far, I guess we'll see in the next couple of weeks.

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

Postby seancris » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:09 pm

UMiamiCane wrote: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


I've heard that they are going to cap it at 21k. I really hope that they do, because if the trend continues for the next three years we will all be paying 27k for in-state in our 3L year. That's more than OOS at Kansas.

But even assuming that they cap it at 21k, I don't think in-state is really a "good deal" anymore. It's just an okay deal, assuming three things: 1. you have no ugrad debt, 2. you'll do anything to get good (top third or better) grades, and 3. you spend all three years networking and marketing yourself.

With a decent scholly and low CoL in Gainesville, I think that I'll be able to keep the debt load around 60k, give or take. With the income-based repayment options on Stafford graduate loans, I feel confident that 60kish would be a manageable debt load given the current status of the legal market.

And from what I can tell, UF Law grads seem to be getting jobs. I've contacted a lot of the students listed as club officers of the different law societies (as most of those listed as officers actually graduated in 2010 or 2011), and they've all mentioned that they're now working at law firms full-time. Out of the 10 recent grads that I've spoken with or observed, 9 got full-time legal work and one is going for his LLM at Miami. The 7 of the 9 are working in cities in Florida (Miami, Tampa, Tallahassee, etc.), and the other two work in Atlanta and NYC.

All of those anecdotes seem to jive more or less with the employment statistics put out by UF, which inspires some confidence for me. Of course, it is worth emphasizing that all of those people that I'm talking about were officers in law societies and their experiences may be unrepresentative of the success of the average UF Law grad. But that just reinforces the point that networking and involvement beyond academic success is going to be vital to making the investment in law school worthwhile.

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

Postby seancris » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:17 pm

noleknight16 wrote:From earlier in the thread:

5.80+ gets you in
5.749 - 5.65 gets you in March/April
5.649 - 5.60 gets you wait listed



Is this generally accepted? If so, I feel a bit better about my chances with a 5.66 index with in-state.


Pretty much, except I think a lot of people below 5.8 will start hearing back soon. I'm thinking that 5.8+ is auto-admit, 5.7+ will probably be admit from January-February. 5.65 is probably admit from January-March/April. 5.6-5.65 could be waitlist territory. Below that probably a lot of dings.

It's all just best guess though, but that's what I'm thinking.

BTW I've seen a lot of talk recently about in-state and OOS as if the admissions standards were lower for in-state and tougher for OOS applicants. I sincerely doubt that UF gives any preference to in-state applicants. It's all numbers. In fact I think I've actually heard Michele Adorno explicitly say that there is no preference for in-state students.

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

Postby barneytrouble » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:35 pm

As of 2 cycles ago there was definitely no preference for in state students. So unless things have changed since then I wouldnt give it any weight.

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

Postby broncos_fan_26 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:50 pm

We're still waiting on the mailings to our addresses...

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Postby VanillaBear » Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:10 am

broncos_fan_26 wrote:We're still waiting on the mailings to our addresses...


I'm still waiting on mine as well. I live in Georgia and am helping I get my packet tomorrow, because if it doesn't the mail won't come again until Tuesday :( Where do you live broncos_fan?

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Postby broncos_fan_26 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:20 am

VanillaBear wrote:
broncos_fan_26 wrote:We're still waiting on the mailings to our addresses...


I'm still waiting on mine as well. I live in Georgia and am helping I get my packet tomorrow, because if it doesn't the mail won't come again until Tuesday :( Where do you live broncos_fan?


home address is in florida

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

Postby NoleGirl12 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:37 am

I live in Tallahassee and I just got mine today! Acceptance! 160 and 3.99. My LSAT isn't that high but my GPA, personal statement, and LORs have thankfully saved me this cycle!

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Postby broncos_fan_26 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:41 am

NoleGirl12 wrote:I live in Tallahassee and I just got mine today! Acceptance! 160 and 3.99. My LSAT isn't that high but my GPA, personal statement, and LORs have thankfully saved me this cycle!


I'm central florida, so i guess it should be reaching the house tomorrow...

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Postby seancris » Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:49 pm

When I lived in Central Florida I know the mail always used to take three business days to get to/from Gainesville.

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Postby georgia32 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:11 pm

I'm around a 5.65(tiny bit higher), how do you guys think that places me?

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

Postby VanillaBear » Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:54 am

I got my acceptance letter today!!! I hope everyone else gets updates on their statuses soon.

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Postby broncos_fan_26 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:37 pm

VanillaBear wrote:I got my acceptance letter today!!! I hope everyone else gets updates on their statuses soon.


was yours sent on the 9th?

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

Postby VanillaBear » Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:01 pm

broncos_fan_26 wrote:
VanillaBear wrote:I got my acceptance letter today!!! I hope everyone else gets updates on their statuses soon.


was yours sent on the 9th?


Yes, I got the Final Decision, Notice Issued status on the 9th, and I live in Georgia about four hours and 460 miles from Gainesville.

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Postby broncos_fan_26 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:09 pm

VanillaBear wrote:
broncos_fan_26 wrote:
VanillaBear wrote:I got my acceptance letter today!!! I hope everyone else gets updates on their statuses soon.


was yours sent on the 9th?


Yes, I got the Final Decision, Notice Issued status on the 9th, and I live in Georgia about four hours and 460 miles from Gainesville.


Ok, you might actually live closer to gainesville than me... my only issue is that I am not actually in my house in florida, and my mother is very quick with the "throw away everything in the mail that's not for her." lol,




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