Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby neeko » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:40 pm

allmodcons wrote:Anyone in here heading to the first admitted students event this Friday?


I wanted to but couldn't get off work. I will be going to one later in the cycle though.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby KibblesnBitts » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:52 am

neeko wrote:
allmodcons wrote:Anyone in here heading to the first admitted students event this Friday?


I wanted to but couldn't get off work. I will be going to one later in the cycle though.


I'll be there. I got a very brief look at it a few months ago, I'm hoping to see more now.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby BrunetteElle » Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:40 pm

i would love to go to that admitted students day...if they got back to me and i'm in by then :( lol

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby superbloom » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:12 pm

Just applied. Numbers are 3.36/163. What are my chances at a substantial scholarship?

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby KibblesnBitts » Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:11 pm

superbloom wrote:Just applied. Numbers are 3.36/163. What are my chances at a substantial scholarship?


Assuming they're still giving as many scholarships as before, you're good for a decent scholly.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby dntburntheday » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:20 am

i cant stop checking the status checker. :shock:

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby BrunetteElle » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:24 am

dntburntheday wrote:i cant stop checking the status checker. :shock:


same here :/ i figured that they would release some more decisions before that thing they have going on this friday...

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby dntburntheday » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:01 am

BrunetteElle wrote: same here :/ i figured that they would release some more decisions before that thing they have going on this friday...



yeah, are you a pt or ft applicant?

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby BrunetteElle » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:10 am

dntburntheday wrote:
BrunetteElle wrote: same here :/ i figured that they would release some more decisions before that thing they have going on this friday...



yeah, are you a pt or ft applicant?



full time... my lsat is less than stellar but my gpa is good (i'm a major reverse splitter)

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby dntburntheday » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:14 am

BrunetteElle wrote:full time... my lsat is less than stellar but my gpa is good (i'm a major reverse splitter)


yeah, im pt...my lsat is above average for rutg-n but my gpa is low. plenty of soft factors on my ap though, 3+ years of WE, M.Sc. completed part time with a good GPA, 1+ current internship doing IP stuff for UMDNJ...

im going crazy playing the waiting game.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby FrozenCavemanLawyer » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:14 pm

I'm pt also. Didn't do as well as I wanted on the december lsat so I'm applying now and sending an addendum asking them to hold off on their decision until the february results come in. This is the school I want to go to so I'm hoping for the best!!

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby dntburntheday » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:27 pm

in via status checker...complete 12/9/2011 for part time...156/2.75, M.S. in genetics: 3.5

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby neeko » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:28 pm

Congrats!!

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby dntburntheday » Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:38 am

neeko wrote:Congrats!!


thanks :lol: ru-n is my top chocie...such a relief! best of luck to everyone else out there, and i am looking forward to meeting you all in the coming months!

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby FrozenCavemanLawyer » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:59 am

dntburntheday wrote:in via status checker...complete 12/9/2011 for part time...156/2.75, M.S. in genetics: 3.5


good job!! I am applying to part-time. My numbers right now are 3.3/152 and I am retaking in February so I'm hoping I get that score up a few points to get into the part-time program. Does anyone know how part-timers are included in the class ranking system?

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby FrozenCavemanLawyer » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:00 am

I also received my Masters in Education and taught history so maybe those softs will help a bit

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby dntburntheday » Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:09 am

FrozenCavemanLawyer wrote:I also received my Masters in Education and taught history so maybe those softs will help a bit


When I toured the school they seemed to be adamant that the PT program is not necessarily a way to get in with sub par numbers... They look for a demonstrated "fit factor". Having WE and a graduate degree def helps! My UGPA sucks but a demonstrated ability to complete a masters while working full time probably really helped with their "fit factor" assessment.

But, the earlier you apply the better... Last year they accepted a total of 128 people to the PT program and about 60 matriculated.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby FrozenCavemanLawyer » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:09 pm

dntburntheday wrote:
FrozenCavemanLawyer wrote:I also received my Masters in Education and taught history so maybe those softs will help a bit


When I toured the school they seemed to be adamant that the PT program is not necessarily a way to get in with sub par numbers... They look for a demonstrated "fit factor". Having WE and a graduate degree def helps! My UGPA sucks but a demonstrated ability to complete a masters while working full time probably really helped with their "fit factor" assessment.

But, the earlier you apply the better... Last year they accepted a total of 128 people to the PT program and about 60 matriculated.


I'm applying to the PT program because I have a non-profit job that I'm working at now and committed two years to. I plan on transferring to the FT program after the first year when I leave that job.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby dntburntheday » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:46 pm

FrozenCavemanLawyer wrote:
dntburntheday wrote:
FrozenCavemanLawyer wrote:I also received my Masters in Education and taught history so maybe those softs will help a bit


When I toured the school they seemed to be adamant that the PT program is not necessarily a way to get in with sub par numbers... They look for a demonstrated "fit factor". Having WE and a graduate degree def helps! My UGPA sucks but a demonstrated ability to complete a masters while working full time probably really helped with their "fit factor" assessment.

But, the earlier you apply the better... Last year they accepted a total of 128 people to the PT program and about 60 matriculated.


I'm applying to the PT program because I have a non-profit job that I'm working at now and committed two years to. I plan on transferring to the FT program after the first year when I leave that job.


Thats a great supplement to application... earlier you apply the higher your chances!

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby doceydoe » Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:52 am

okey dokes, let's hear it....any thoughts on yesterday's admitted students day open house?

LOVED the lady from financial aid.....she kept it REAL....frank.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby KibblesnBitts » Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:25 am

doceydoe wrote:okey dokes, let's hear it....any thoughts on yesterday's admitted students day open house?

LOVED the lady from financial aid.....she kept it REAL....frank.


Even though they were sobering financial details, there is no way in hell I can dorm or live with my parents.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby neeko » Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:03 am

Can you guys tell me more about the open house? I wasn't able to make it.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby allmodcons » Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:10 am

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby KibblesnBitts » Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:19 am

allmodcons wrote:I was really really impressed personally. In short, here's what I got out of it:

-really good impression from the faculty/staff. They seem to truly care and were approachable and genuine.
-class size was smaller than I expected for Rutgers (sat in on a Con Law class)
-good looking facilities- the building seems fairly new and the campus was safer than I expected as well
-heard from current students about journals, LR, moot court, etc.

The open house helped seal the deal for me at RU. So far, it seems like a great place to get a legal education, carries a LOT of weight in NJ, and the overall "vibe" of the school was extremely pleasant and I could definitely see myself there. If you have any specific questions, I could try and answer them. Hope this helps neeko


The one thing I didn't like was the Con Law class....I'm not sure which section you were in, but very few people were talking in the class. It felt like many classes I had/have in undergrad.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby neeko » Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:32 am

allmodcons wrote:I was really really impressed personally. In short, here's what I got out of it:

-really good impression from the faculty/staff. They seem to truly care and were approachable and genuine.
-class size was smaller than I expected for Rutgers (sat in on a Con Law class)
-good looking facilities- the building seems fairly new and the campus was safer than I expected as well
-heard from current students about journals, LR, moot court, etc.

The open house helped seal the deal for me at RU. So far, it seems like a great place to get a legal education, carries a LOT of weight in NJ, and the overall "vibe" of the school was extremely pleasant and I could definitely see myself there. If you have any specific questions, I could try and answer them. Hope this helps neeko


Thank you! This sounds really good to me. Hopefully I can get up there in the next few months to visit.




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