Arizona State c/o 2015

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby PolySuyGuy » Tue May 22, 2012 10:17 am

gaud wrote:I honestly have no idea. I can't imagine they would offer anything substantially different if his application is basically the same. ASU doesn't have a ton of $$$ to throw around.



You are probably right, I just think somebody in the admissions office is going to realize that applications are way down but people are applying to more schools. ASU is going to have to do something to get the class they want. Bribery usually works.

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby PolySuyGuy » Tue May 22, 2012 10:26 am

SiRR wrote:
gaud wrote:
SiRR wrote:In today via e-mail.


Congrats!

Will you post your stats to help those still waiting?


Thank you. A good day, for sure. Complicates my decision a bit, but still waiting to hear from another school and one big wait list.

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Spent four years at ASU, worked for a while, then came back and added Econ when I decided to go to law school. Submitted addendum for UGPA, since I came back (last two years) it is a 3.73. Also took two law school classes (paper courses), and did very well.


USD or ASU, right?

The heat versus the beach!


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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby SiRR » Tue May 22, 2012 5:16 pm

PolySuyGuy wrote:
USD or ASU, right?

The heat versus the beach!



That would be it :P
I've lived in Tempe almost my whole life, so I'm worn out on summers (Though I still wholeheartedly argue that summer heat beats snow accumulation winters 8) ) You do get used to the heat, but, that doesn't mean I want anymore of it.
One component of my decision is financial, even though USD has been generous they would need to be more so. There's still a pretty big gap in COA that becomes much larger in loan repayment. That said, I really do want to go to Southern California to live and practice, and I'm not giving up on my wait list, and still haven't heard from SC - though should soon.

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby mgeaser » Tue May 22, 2012 8:25 pm

In and decided.

Anyone know where most ASU law students choose to live? Moving from New York and trying to avoid any unsafe/expensive areas.

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby gaud » Tue May 22, 2012 8:30 pm

mgeaser wrote:In and decided.

Anyone know where most ASU law students choose to live? Moving from New York and trying to avoid any unsafe/expensive areas.



Students live all over the place, it's easy to commute in AZ.

Different areas offer different things. You could live in Tempe and be close to campus. Central Phoenix or Downtown Phoenix are relatively close (10-15 minutes). Scottsdale if you like nicer (richer), roughly 15-45 minute commute depending on where you choose to live. I wouldn't live somewhere other than those 4. Nothing is really 'that' dangerous out here, don't go too deep in the avenues and you're straight. PM me if you'd like more specific info.

I'm sure other posters could also weigh in with their opinions and I welcome them to do so.

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby Nammertat » Tue May 22, 2012 8:39 pm

gaud wrote:
mgeaser wrote:In and decided.

Anyone know where most ASU law students choose to live? Moving from New York and trying to avoid any unsafe/expensive areas.



Students live all over the place, it's easy to commute in AZ.

Different areas offer different things. You could live in Tempe and be close to campus. Central Phoenix or Downtown Phoenix are relatively close (10-15 minutes). Scottsdale if you like nicer (richer), roughly 15-45 minute commute depending on where you choose to live. I wouldn't live somewhere other than those 4. Nothing is really 'that' dangerous out here, don't go too deep in the avenues and you're straight. PM me if you'd like more specific info.

I'm sure other posters could also weigh in with their opinions and I welcome them to do so.


I DEFINITELY wouldn't say this is accurate... There are extreme variations when you try to compare Mesa/Phx/Scottsdale/Chandler, and even within each of these cities you can see huge differences. There ARE areas with nightly gunshots, and there ARE areas where this simply never happens.

It really depends on the budget set aside for living expenses, but if it were me I'd try and find a place in Chandler. Most of Tempe is dominated by the undergrad / rowdy crowd. Gilbert is quite a ways from the campus, and Scottsdale is overpriced for what you get. Try and end up between the US60 and Loop202 (south).

I won't be going to ASU, but if I were to choose a place to live it'd definitely be Ahwatukee around the I10/202s. 20 minutes from downtown, 20 minutes from campus, nice area, not a crazy high cost of living. For those looking for apartments, I recommend seeing what Mark Taylor has available. Generally known as nicer places, and people seem to be happy.

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby gaud » Tue May 22, 2012 8:50 pm

I'm glad there can be differing opinions. I must qualify and admit I moved here from Newark, NJ, which is definitely not such a nice city so most of Phoenix just seems like "meh" in the danger category. I'll admit parts of the aves aren't so nice, hence my statement towards avoiding it.

Still, though, Nammertat has solid input. I'm glad you chimed in! :)

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby SiRR » Tue May 22, 2012 9:06 pm

Agree with most others, where you live depends on how easily you feel you can get around/reliability of vehicle. The light rail system makes it such that more areas are available without needing to drive, but it can be slow and sometimes crowded. I've lived on the south, south end of Tempe and commuted to ASU every day...no big deal. It takes about 15-20 minutes on surface streets in average traffic, but it's an easy drive.

I'd recommend something in the Tempe area, and I think the "danger" lies somewhere between Gaud and Nammertat. Most places are pretty safe, but make no mistake, it can get weird in Tempe, there are definitely some dicey areas. You may consider San Marbeya, Archstone, the Vue, or Grigio. Those are all on the higher end, though, so a roommate might make sense for you there. I'm happy to help with apartment/area suggestions, I've lived in Tempe and been to almost every complex in the area. Yeah, I'm a lifer. :lol:

There's a covered parking garage with lots of space across the street from the law school buildings. You'll find after a few weeks in Phoenix in the summer that parking in the shade trumps proximity almost every single time. Parking in the garage for a whole year (Aug-July) should set you back about $800. Pricey, but worth it. The stadium and arena lots can be had for much less, but I wouldn't do those without a bike. ASU is a large, sparse campus, and it would take close to 20 minutes to walk from those lots to the law school buildings.

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby Nammertat » Tue May 22, 2012 9:37 pm

gaud wrote:I'm glad there can be differing opinions. I must qualify and admit I moved here from Newark, NJ, which is definitely not such a nice city so most of Phoenix just seems like "meh" in the danger category. I'll admit parts of the aves aren't so nice, hence my statement towards avoiding it.

Still, though, Nammertat has solid input. I'm glad you chimed in! :)


Definitely makes sense. Prior to living in phoenix, I was in a small town in Washington state- hence the overestimation on my part.

If you DO end up in the tempe area / close to the campus, it definitely does make sense to have a bike. ASU parking is INSANE!

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby buddyt » Wed May 23, 2012 6:47 pm

Just got an email from Shelli. My deferral was accepted, so they will be taking at least one more person off the waitlist for this year.

Time to get serious with my studying.

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby gaud » Wed May 23, 2012 6:50 pm

buddytyler wrote:Just got an email from Shelli. My deferral was accepted, so they will be taking at least one more person off the waitlist for this year.

Time to get serious with my studying.


good luck

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby PolySuyGuy » Wed May 23, 2012 11:46 pm

buddytyler wrote:Just got an email from Shelli. My deferral was accepted, so they will be taking at least one more person off the waitlist for this year.

Time to get serious with my studying.



Congrats and may the force be with you?

I think the better play would have been to offer you more money though.

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby Solieyu » Thu May 24, 2012 6:28 pm

Well the fact that some people are in off the waitlist already is heartening, still don't understand how I haven't gotten in. I aimed my stats to pretty much be a lock to get in at ASU. Grats to those who have made it so far.

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby gaud » Thu May 24, 2012 8:14 pm

Solieyu wrote:Well the fact that some people are in off the waitlist already is heartening, still don't understand how I haven't gotten in. I aimed my stats to pretty much be a lock to get in at ASU. Grats to those who have made it so far.



What are your stats?

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby gaud » Thu May 24, 2012 8:26 pm

Nvm, searched your posts and found them. wtf? You should have been in w/ 55k if you're in state. Any red flags in your application?

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby PolySuyGuy » Thu May 24, 2012 9:14 pm

gaud wrote:Nvm, searched your posts and found them. wtf? You should have been in w/ 55k if you're in state. Any red flags in your application?


I agree, URM with those impressive numbers. Unless they don't think he/she will go there. Those numbers will get you into a top 14.

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby trose28 » Sun May 27, 2012 10:46 am

hey guys, my name is Tara I am going to be a 2L at the ASU law school, currently looking for a female roommate at the San Portella in Tempe
2bed 2bath
around 600 a month

let me know if you are interested


http://www.mark-taylor.com/arizona/san-portella/

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby PolySuyGuy » Mon May 28, 2012 3:03 am

trose28 wrote:hey guys, my name is Tara I am going to be a 2L at the ASU law school,



Did you get residency for tuition purposes?

BTW, nice picture.

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby trose28 » Mon May 28, 2012 9:46 am

Won't find out til around September, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Do you guys have a class of 2015 facebook page yet?

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby Glock » Mon May 28, 2012 7:47 pm

Phoenix metro, tempe, and the areas around ASU are a checkerboard of shit zones and nice areas. The worst part of the entire city is less than 4 miles from campus. You need to connect with someone who knows what they are talking about or check it out yourself.

Do you want a house w/ roommate or apartment? If I were you I'd get close to ASU or maybe in western mesa. Nice and close, maybe within biking distance or light rail distance. If you are thinking light rail for commute east of campus is way better than west.

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby PolySuyGuy » Tue May 29, 2012 12:23 pm

trose28 wrote:Won't find out til around September, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Do you guys have a class of 2015 facebook page yet?



You rode out the waitlist last year right? Any insights? Specifics?

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby Solieyu » Tue May 29, 2012 4:39 pm

gaud wrote:Nvm, searched your posts and found them. wtf? You should have been in w/ 55k if you're in state. Any red flags in your application?


Only red flags I can think of are that I've taken time off of school to work, have two transfers, and didn't do as well my Freshman year (which is why I don't have a 4.0). I explained all of this in the addendum, of course. They didn't get my final transcript until Mid-March due to an error with the Registrar's office. I'd assumed it was that, but now I am less certain.

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby gaud » Tue May 29, 2012 4:41 pm

Solieyu wrote:
gaud wrote:Nvm, searched your posts and found them. wtf? You should have been in w/ 55k if you're in state. Any red flags in your application?


Only red flags I can think of are that I've taken time off of school to work, have two transfers, and didn't do as well my Freshman year (which is why I don't have a 4.0). I explained all of this in the addendum, of course. They didn't get my final transcript until Mid-March due to an error with the Registrar's office. I'd assumed it was that, but now I am less certain.


Well, if you're URM, then it's likely what Poly said (they think you won't matriculate because you should get into higher ranked schools, so they protect their yield)

If you're serious about attending, I'd give them a call

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby PolySuyGuy » Wed May 30, 2012 11:50 am

Solieyu wrote: They didn't get my final transcript until Mid-March due to an error with the Registrar's office. I'd assumed it was that, but now I am less certain.



I can see that as being why. ASU doesn't have a good track record of immediately accepting late late applicants. I assume you can go almost anywhere you want though.

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby PolySuyGuy » Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:21 pm

Phoenix hit a high of 110 degrees today. Are you sure you really want to move to Arizona?


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