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 VanillaBear » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:26 pm

Does anyone know how the scholarship committee decides who gets the merit/need-based scholarships? I can't remember if the criteria were posted anywhere earlier in the thread. I know the general information that UF puts out about the awards, but I just wanted to see if anyone had any inside info. Thanks.

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

Postby beezy08 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:00 pm

dolfan0516 wrote:
UMiamiCane wrote:
beezy08 wrote:Has anyone successfully negotiated $$ with UF?


I'd like to know this as well, although I'm torn about whether I should even try. UF gave me $9,000/year, my stats are 168/3.07, decent softs (lots of WE and a master's), choosing between UF and WUSTL with $$. Advice? I don't want to look ungrateful...


Always ask for more.


It never hurts to ask. I went for it and I have no idea how it'll come back but it's not like they're gonna be like "NO YOU CANT HAVE ANY MONEY ANYMORE YOU ENTITLED ASSHOLE."

You'll either get more money, or be back where you started.

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

Postby GatorCTS » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:09 pm

benburns214 wrote:
Tobacco Road wrote:Status changed to File Reviewed, No Decision Reached. Don't know how to feel about this.


Everyone who isnt an automatic Reject or Admit is given that same status... welcome to the club, it sucks in here :(

my status says the same thing...but im expecting a ding so im not too anxious.

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

Postby UMiamiCane » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:23 pm

beezy08 wrote:
dolfan0516 wrote:
UMiamiCane wrote:
beezy08 wrote:Has anyone successfully negotiated $$ with UF?


I'd like to know this as well, although I'm torn about whether I should even try. UF gave me $9,000/year, my stats are 168/3.07, decent softs (lots of WE and a master's), choosing between UF and WUSTL with $$. Advice? I don't want to look ungrateful...


Always ask for more.


It never hurts to ask. I went for it and I have no idea how it'll come back but it's not like they're gonna be like "NO YOU CANT HAVE ANY MONEY ANYMORE YOU ENTITLED ASSHOLE."

You'll either get more money, or be back where you started.

But- they can think it! Lol. Thank you both for the advice.

VanillaBear wrote:Does anyone know how the scholarship committee decides who gets the merit/need-based scholarships? I can't remember if the criteria were posted anywhere earlier in the thread. I know the general information that UF puts out about the awards, but I just wanted to see if anyone had any inside info. Thanks.
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I'm not sure if that has been determined. Looking at LSN last year, it seemed random- maybe based on softs, but this year it seems like most people who have gotten in have received money. Check out LSN.

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

Postby seancris » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:41 pm

VanillaBear wrote:Does anyone know how the scholarship committee decides who gets the merit/need-based scholarships? I can't remember if the criteria were posted anywhere earlier in the thread. I know the general information that UF puts out about the awards, but I just wanted to see if anyone had any inside info. Thanks.


Check out LSN. 3.7+'s with 164 all have scholly offers at around 21-24k. 3.7+'s with 163's have nothing. To me, this indicates that the cut-off for the last batch was a 164 with exceptions for URMs or people with highly execeptional softs.

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

Postby Benjamin1987 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:01 pm

Did UF use a waitlist this early in the process in past years? If so, how do they notify? I have the decision reached letter in transit nstatus and I am very nervous its a waitlist. Thoughts?

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Postby seancris » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:43 pm

Benjamin1987 wrote:Did UF use a waitlist this early in the process in past years? If so, how do they notify? I have the decision reached letter in transit nstatus and I am very nervous its a waitlist. Thoughts?


160/3.7 are admit numbers. I doubt waitlists will be issued until mid-March.

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

Postby jaysgirl42671 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:13 pm

Do acceptances come in a big envelope or a regular envelope??

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Postby seancris » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:20 pm

jaysgirl42671 wrote:Do acceptances come in a big envelope or a regular envelope??


Big envelope.

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Postby KibblesnBitts » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:27 pm

seancris wrote:
jaysgirl42671 wrote:Do acceptances come in a big envelope or a regular envelope??


Big envelope.


Damn it, USPS - I'm waiting...

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

Postby seancris » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:38 pm

Isn't it safe to say that the dings are going out through email? Someone posted the text of his ding email earlier ITT. If you haven't gotten an email, you're probably in.

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Postby seancris » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:48 pm

Got in to Emory with a nice scholly yesterday, btw. Immediately scanned it in and sent it to UF's fin aid committee lol.

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

Postby MichNole19 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:12 am

KibblesnBitts wrote:
seancris wrote:
jaysgirl42671 wrote:Do acceptances come in a big envelope or a regular envelope??


Big envelope.


Damn it, USPS - I'm waiting...


Me too...hurry up mail lady...Only 4 hours till the mail arrives. I'm confident the letters will be there today if history repeats itself.

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

Postby wolf » Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:37 am

Finally got my scholarship letter from UF. $42K

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Postby seancris » Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:05 pm

wolf wrote:Finally got my scholarship letter from UF. $42K


Congrats, wolf! Did it come in today's mail?

BTW I see your profile indicates that you're attending UT. If you don't intend to go to UF, pls send in the withdraw so the rest of us can get offers. :wink:

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

Postby jaysgirl42671 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:07 pm

Just got my acceptance packet!! Gosh, decisions, decisions... :shock:

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

Postby Figure.N9ne » Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:14 pm

jaysgirl42671 wrote:Just got my acceptance packet!! Gosh, decisions, decisions... :shock:


Me too! Congrats!

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

Postby Geaux12 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:25 pm

Congrats to all the new admits. I'll be taking a tour and class visit Monday.

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

Postby seancris » Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:45 pm

Checked out the employment numbers UF put out for 2010 and was actually pleasantly surprised at the level of detail and not too discouraged by the numbers given ITE. About two-thirds had full time JD-required work 9 months out. Things didn't pan out for 1 in 3, though (assuming full-time JD req work is the goal).

Something to consider for recent admits.

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Also, 2011 grad numbers should be posted at that link next week.

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

Postby wolf » Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:27 pm

seancris wrote:
wolf wrote:Finally got my scholarship letter from UF. $42K


Congrats, wolf! Did it come in today's mail?

BTW I see your profile indicates that you're attending UT. If you don't intend to go to UF, pls send in the withdraw so the rest of us can get offers. :wink:


Got it yesterday. I am withdrawing from almost all of my schools tomorrow, including UF. Good luck to those still waiting.

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

Postby ash0117 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:58 pm

Got my packet today- four months after applying. Too bad I'm already set on Wake Forest...

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

Postby Indifferent » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:26 pm

seancris wrote:Checked out the employment numbers UF put out for 2010 and was actually pleasantly surprised at the level of detail and not too discouraged by the numbers given ITE. About two-thirds had full time JD-required work 9 months out. Things didn't pan out for 1 in 3, though (assuming full-time JD req work is the goal).

Something to consider for recent admits.

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Also, 2011 grad numbers should be posted at that link next week.

I can answer general employment questions if you have any.

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

Postby jk2011 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:24 am

Indifferent wrote:
seancris wrote:Checked out the employment numbers UF put out for 2010 and was actually pleasantly surprised at the level of detail and not too discouraged by the numbers given ITE. About two-thirds had full time JD-required work 9 months out. Things didn't pan out for 1 in 3, though (assuming full-time JD req work is the goal).

Something to consider for recent admits.

--LinkRemoved--

Also, 2011 grad numbers should be posted at that link next week.

I can answer general employment questions if you have any.


Is it true that only top 10% are allowed at OCI?

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

Postby LSATmakesMeNeurotic » Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:31 am

jk2011 wrote:
Indifferent wrote:
seancris wrote:Checked out the employment numbers UF put out for 2010 and was actually pleasantly surprised at the level of detail and not too discouraged by the numbers given ITE. About two-thirds had full time JD-required work 9 months out. Things didn't pan out for 1 in 3, though (assuming full-time JD req work is the goal).

Something to consider for recent admits.

--LinkRemoved--

Also, 2011 grad numbers should be posted at that link next week.

I can answer general employment questions if you have any.


Is it true that only top 10% are allowed at OCI?


No.

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

Postby seancris » Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:35 am

Indifferent wrote:
seancris wrote:Checked out the employment numbers UF put out for 2010 and was actually pleasantly surprised at the level of detail and not too discouraged by the numbers given ITE. About two-thirds had full time JD-required work 9 months out. Things didn't pan out for 1 in 3, though (assuming full-time JD req work is the goal).

Something to consider for recent admits.

--LinkRemoved--

Also, 2011 grad numbers should be posted at that link next week.

I can answer general employment questions if you have any.


How many UF students are finding paid work for 1L & 2L summers? Apx how many 3L's have work lined up at graduation?

And can you give a conservative estimate of a typical starting salary for grads (not big law)? I asked the same question of a friend of mine who is a 3L at FSU and he said that it would be rare to find a grad making even 45k out, saying that 40k was more typical... would you say the same for UF?

Any UF Law students with insight on this, definitely provide your $.02




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