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

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2LT_CPG
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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby 2LT_CPG » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:14 pm

Honestly I was surprised at how the university area was actually pretty nice. I was expecting Camden North (I'm from Philly).

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

Postby wfudeacons2005 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:58 pm

Wait-Listed. PT, in-state, 154/3.43. Little surprised because my father is an undergrad alum and mother is an adjunct professor at the law school this semester.

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

Postby Bratty_60 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:31 pm

wow that is surprising

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

Postby suits00 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:45 pm

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

Postby bmarc1117 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:56 pm

Hey guys just registered with top laws school and wanted your opinion. I applied to Rutgers-Newark in November and was recently deferred with a 156 and 3.25. I sent in a LOCI and a new LOR specifically for rutgers and also will be visiting this week. MY fall semester also bumped up my overall GPA to 3.32. My GPA has a strong incline in the last few semesters since only 4 semesters ago I had a 2.6. I just wanted your opinion on my chances and if you ever heard of anyone being admitted outright after being deferred. Thanks guys and Im happy to be apart of the community now.

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

Postby mrtoren » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:38 pm

2LT_CPG wrote:Honestly I was surprised at how the university area was actually pretty nice. I was expecting Camden North (I'm from Philly).

University Heights and the adjacent business district are really nice compared to Camden; although I did feel fairly safe in Camden's University District as a result of all of the security forces. The only complaints I've ever heard about Newark are how eerily quiet and abandoned the area is after business hours. However, the city is enticing developers to convert more buildings into apartments and condo's to try to counter that. In a couple of years, I think Newark will be a hot spot due to its proximity to NYC and relatively low cost of living. Its gentrifying quickly.

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

Postby 2LT_CPG » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:53 pm

I lived in the Bronx for four years during undergrad, so I'm fine with living in a city like Newark or Camden. I put in a late application to Camden today, by the way.

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

Postby mrtoren » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:31 pm

2LT_CPG wrote:I lived in the Bronx for four years during undergrad, so I'm fine with living in a city like Newark or Camden. I put in a late application to Camden today, by the way.

Did you? I finally decided to take Camden over Newark the other day. It was a tough call and I put a lot of thought into it, but Philadelphia is just too tempting to pass up. A merger is a merger, a name change is a name change. Even if it goes through, and there is a lot of speculation that the law school will be saved, Rowan will still grant this year's incoming students the right to graduate with either name on the diploma. I'll probably be in my first job before anything is actually decided.

By the way, if, by some miracle, you decide to go to Camden over Newark, send admissions an email about your concern over the merger. They may not do it for everyone, but I was able to get a waiver for the $300 seat deposit. Completely free. I'll probably use that money for my housing deposit at the new 330 Cooper Street graduate student tower that they're just finishing.

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

Postby KibblesnBitts » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:34 pm

mrtoren wrote:
2LT_CPG wrote:I lived in the Bronx for four years during undergrad, so I'm fine with living in a city like Newark or Camden. I put in a late application to Camden today, by the way.

Did you? I finally decided to take Camden over Newark the other day. It was a tough call and I put a lot of thought into it, but Philadelphia is just too tempting to pass up. A merger is a merger, a name change is a name change. Even if it goes through, and there is a lot of speculation that the law school will be saved, Rowan will still grant this year's incoming students the right to graduate with either name on the diploma. I'll probably be in my first job before anything is actually decided.

By the way, if, by some miracle, you decide to go to Camden over Newark, send admissions an email about your concern over the merger. They may not do it for everyone, but I was able to get a waiver for the $300 seat deposit. Completely free. I'll probably use that money for my housing deposit at the new 330 Cooper Street graduate student tower that they're just finishing.


While I'm sorry you're opting to go to RU-Camden over Newark, I wish you the best.

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

Postby davwrite » Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:36 pm

In today, 162/2.79

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

Postby stevepark309 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:51 am

app complete jan 18th. admitted feb 8th

162/3.1

good luck to everyone.

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

Postby stevepark309 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:52 am

also. if tuition is a problem for you at RU..join the national guard. tuition waiver :D full ride for me

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

Postby Weez11 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:06 am

stevepark309 wrote:also. if tuition is a problem for you at RU..join the national guard. tuition waiver :D full ride for me


Stevepark,

Can you provide me info regarding the national guard tuition waiver and the contact info for anyone you discussed the program with at Rutgers?

Got in to Rutgers- Newark last week, looking like a good option and an even better one if what you say is true.

*Edit - A PM would be best.

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

Postby 2LT_CPG » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:06 am

stevepark309 wrote:also. if tuition is a problem for you at RU..join the national guard. tuition waiver :D full ride for me

This is what I'd do if I get in.

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

Postby postn0bills » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:20 pm

in via e-mail on 2/14. 159/3.15, went complete on 2/6.

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

Postby Beeg12 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:08 pm

Deferred. Rutgers is a top choice. Unfortunately, as it seems from past years, the deferred list is pretty much like a wait-list. Will probably be stuck in limbo until the end of march/beginning of april. 2.35/162

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

Postby Prop Joe » Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:24 am

Beeg12 wrote:Deferred. Rutgers is a top choice. Unfortunately, as it seems from past years, the deferred list is pretty much like a wait-list. Will probably be stuck in limbo until the end of march/beginning of april. 2.35/162


I was deferred as well at the end of January. I have a similar GPA but slightly lower LSAT. Hopefully we hear back from them pretty soon but it seems that is unlikely. Rutgers is definitely one of my top choices and I'm debating whether or not to send in a LOCI.

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

Postby Jante05 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:42 pm

I received welcome packet by mail but no mention of scholarship, oddly I did not get an email like others have with admission & scholarship info.

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

Postby GrandMoffArkin » Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:24 pm

Accepted at Rutgers via email and have just received my welcome letter by snail mail. 2.9/158

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

Postby Beeg12 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:05 pm

In via email!! When did you all receive scholarship information?

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

Postby wfudeacons2005 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:02 pm

In via e-mail! I was deferred just a couple of weeks ago so this is a very nice surprise. I plan on depositing as soon as I get the welcome packet...may stay on UConn's WL a little bit longer but this effectively rules out my other 7 or so options.

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

Postby BrunetteElle » Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:22 pm

wfudeacons2005 wrote:In via e-mail! I was deferred just a couple of weeks ago so this is a very nice surprise. I plan on depositing as soon as I get the welcome packet...may stay on UConn's WL a little bit longer but this effectively rules out my other 7 or so options.


congrats! i'm still on the WL (found out late jan) but have not sent in a LOCI or anything yet. the waiting game is not fun!

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

Postby Linsanity » Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:56 pm

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

Postby bmarc1117 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:17 am

wfudeacons2005 wrote:In via e-mail! I was deferred just a couple of weeks ago so this is a very nice surprise. I plan on depositing as soon as I get the welcome packet...may stay on UConn's WL a little bit longer but this effectively rules out my other 7 or so options.



Congrats!!!!!

I was also deferred a few weeks ago and waiting on Arutgers since it is my top choice. If you dont mind me asking what are your numbers.

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

Postby wfudeacons2005 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:25 am

bmarc1117 wrote:
wfudeacons2005 wrote:In via e-mail! I was deferred just a couple of weeks ago so this is a very nice surprise. I plan on depositing as soon as I get the welcome packet...may stay on UConn's WL a little bit longer but this effectively rules out my other 7 or so options.



Congrats!!!!!

I was also deferred a few weeks ago and waiting on Arutgers since it is my top choice. If you dont mind me asking what are your numbers.


3.43/154...applied PT. I will say that I also have a little bit of an extra hook in that my mother is an adjunct prof at the school this semester. But, in addition to that, I did send them an LOCI stating how interested I was in the school and that really seemed to help.




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