Villanova 2015 Applicants

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Re: Villanova 2015 Applicants

Postby grovevilleroad » Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:46 pm

JD Janitor wrote:Ill be attending the admitted students day tomorrow. driving from NC in the morning. Anyone else attending?


i'll be there. enjoy the drive.

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Re: Villanova 2015 Applicants

Postby amandacr » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:54 pm

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amandacr wrote:Just sent in my deposit. Can't wait to see some of you this weekend at the ASD!


Curious, did Villanova give you a scholarship?


Yes, full tuition with 2.0.

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Re: Villanova 2015 Applicants

Postby SUCO » Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:49 pm

So what did everyone think today? Section A ftw

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Re: Villanova 2015 Applicants

Postby SCOTUS40 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:37 pm

Got a good feel from the school. I was surprised how many people were there too.

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Re: Villanova 2015 Applicants

Postby ghenkis khan » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:40 pm

SUCO wrote:So what did everyone think today? Section A ftw


I really liked it and thought it was pretty impressive. The building was great and all the student were really helpful...I would've liked to have heard from the dean a little more. What'd you think? I was in B

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Re: Villanova 2015 Applicants

Postby hob12 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:54 pm

ghenkis khan wrote:
SUCO wrote:So what did everyone think today? Section A ftw


I really liked it and thought it was pretty impressive. The building was great and all the student were really helpful...I would've liked to have heard from the dean a little more. What'd you think? I was in B


I was also in section A. I thought the first half was kinda useless. It picked up afterwards though. The dean's explanation for the drop in numbers "We don't judge you only on numbers so you shouldn't either" wasn't the best argument. I liked the professor, she was pretty funny (Hooters in both ways.)
I also really liked most of the students and the alum and professors seemed really nice. I'm interested in working in DC and several professors offered to get me in touch with alum in that area.
Food wasn't bad but I was hoping for a free tee shirt.

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Re: Villanova 2015 Applicants

Postby grovevilleroad » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:56 pm

SUCO wrote:So what did everyone think today? Section A ftw


I liked it. I wish they would have focused more on the career services and went through their employment statistics in depth rather than just hand out that one sheet. The building is really nice. The lady who taught the Title VII class was awesome. Rent seems like it would suck in that area compared to the city (at least places where I have lived). The judge lady that spoke was a little off to me, just trying to sell Villanova way too hard. Way too many people (not surprised as it allowed you to extend your deadline) and way too many parents/friends involved. I was in Section C. Wtf is ftw? :) Does anyone know how the sections were split up?

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Re: Villanova 2015 Applicants

Postby hob12 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:16 pm

grovevilleroad wrote:
SUCO wrote:So what did everyone think today? Section A ftw


I liked it. I wish they would have focused more on the career services and went through their employment statistics in depth rather than just hand out that one sheet. The building is really nice. The lady who taught the Title VII class was awesome. Rent seems like it would suck in that area compared to the city (at least places where I have lived). The judge lady that spoke was a little off to me, just trying to sell Villanova way too hard. Way too many people (not surprised as it allowed you to extend your deadline) and way too many parents/friends involved. I was in Section C. Wtf is ftw? :) Does anyone know how the sections were split up?



Yeah they had what 76% employment rate? I was hoping they would address that.
I think her angel was to make a motivational speech about the school but just failed and sounded like a telemarketer. The building is pretty baller.

ftw= for the win.

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Re: Villanova 2015 Applicants

Postby Villanova3 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:29 pm

What prof(s) did you guys meet today? And do you remember the name of whoever gave the speech you're talking about?

I'm a 1L, but wasn't there today... just curious.

Thanks!

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Re: Villanova 2015 Applicants

Postby ghenkis khan » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:37 pm

Villanova3 wrote:What prof(s) did you guys meet today? And do you remember the name of whoever gave the speech you're talking about?

I'm a 1L, but wasn't there today... just curious.

Thanks!


She wasn't a teacher, she's a judge in the Montgomery county court system I believe...well I think this is who we're talking about, because she came off like that to me

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Re: Villanova 2015 Applicants

Postby grovevilleroad » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:49 pm

ghenkis khan wrote:
Villanova3 wrote:What prof(s) did you guys meet today? And do you remember the name of whoever gave the speech you're talking about?

I'm a 1L, but wasn't there today... just curious.

Thanks!


She wasn't a teacher, she's a judge in the Montgomery county court system I believe...well I think this is who we're talking about, because she came off like that to me


Yea, we are talking about the same lady.

hob12 wrote:
grovevilleroad wrote:
SUCO wrote:So what did everyone think today? Section A ftw


I liked it. I wish they would have focused more on the career services and went through their employment statistics in depth rather than just hand out that one sheet. The building is really nice. The lady who taught the Title VII class was awesome. Rent seems like it would suck in that area compared to the city (at least places where I have lived). The judge lady that spoke was a little off to me, just trying to sell Villanova way too hard. Way too many people (not surprised as it allowed you to extend your deadline) and way too many parents/friends involved. I was in Section C. Wtf is ftw? :) Does anyone know how the sections were split up?



Yeah they had what 76% employment rate? I was hoping they would address that.
I think her angel was to make a motivational speech about the school but just failed and sounded like a telemarketer. The building is pretty baller.

ftw= for the win.


Yes, the 76% employment rate at 9 months is very unsettling. 39.5% at graduation, ahh.

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Re: Villanova 2015 Applicants

Postby DD352 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:16 am

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Re: Villanova 2015 Applicants

Postby grovevilleroad » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:26 am

DD352 wrote:
grovevilleroad wrote:
Yes, the 76% employment rate at 9 months is very unsettling. 39.5% at graduation, ahh.


Those numbers mean next to nothing, considering employment is something that is completely within your control. Do you work, get the grades, get a job. It's that simple. It would be more reassuring if that number was closer to 90% or higher, but the statistic could be completely irrelevant to you in the same way that LSAT scores don't predict academic performance in law school.

Edit: quote format

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Re: Villanova 2015 Applicants

Postby JD Janitor » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:45 am

I just wanted to confirm that the deadline to accept is april 15th. is this correct?

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Re: Villanova 2015 Applicants

Postby grovevilleroad » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:04 pm

JD Janitor wrote:I just wanted to confirm that the deadline to accept is april 15th. is this correct?


if you went to the open house, yes.

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Re: Villanova 2015 Applicants

Postby beach_terror » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:02 pm

grovevilleroad wrote:
Yes, the 76% employment rate at 9 months is very unsettling. 39.5% at graduation, ahh.

Every other peer school places the same. The reason they report higher than we do now is because we don't report those bullshit jobs that count towards those %s but aren't real employment as an incoming 1L would define it.

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Re: Villanova 2015 Applicants

Postby JD Janitor » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:53 pm

grovevilleroad wrote:
JD Janitor wrote:I just wanted to confirm that the deadline to accept is april 15th. is this correct?


if you went to the open house, yes.



do you mean accepted student day? because i went yesterday

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Re: Villanova 2015 Applicants

Postby SCOTUS40 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:19 pm

JD Janitor wrote:
grovevilleroad wrote:
JD Janitor wrote:I just wanted to confirm that the deadline to accept is april 15th. is this correct?


if you went to the open house, yes.



do you mean accepted student day? because i went yesterday


Your deadline is extended then.

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Re: Villanova 2015 Applicants

Postby cphal » Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:10 pm

i really enjoyed the accepted students day and actually put my deposit down today as well! I look forward to meeting some of you guys in the future! And in addition, is there a Facebook group created yet for the class of 2015? lol

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Re: Villanova 2015 Applicants

Postby grovevilleroad » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:11 pm

beach_terror wrote:
grovevilleroad wrote:
Yes, the 76% employment rate at 9 months is very unsettling. 39.5% at graduation, ahh.

Every other peer school places the same. The reason they report higher than we do now is because we don't report those bullshit [ERROR: 404] that count towards those %s but aren't real employment as an incoming 1L would define it.


I know, I just think they should have addressed it. At Temple's A.S.D., they had a nice, long, in-depth conversation about their employment numbers and what to expect. That was just something missing from Villanova. What is the [ERROR: 404] thing?

Why is rent so damn expensive near Villanova? I have been living in Philly for years and have always been able to get a one bedroom for well below 1K+, which is what I am seeing out in that area.

JD Janitor wrote:
grovevilleroad wrote:
JD Janitor wrote:I just wanted to confirm that the deadline to accept is april 15th. is this correct?


if you went to the open house, yes.



do you mean accepted student day? because i went yesterday


Sorry for the confusions! Yes, the A.S.D. You're good then.

Also why dose A.S.D without the periods change to this ---> ASD

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Re: Villanova 2015 Applicants

Postby B986 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:11 pm

I enjoyed ASD, as well. I must admit, though, that I did get somewhat of a "style over substance" vibe from the school. The building is great, many alums do impressive things, and everyone who spoke was clearly very enthusiastic about Villanova; but the lack of practical discussion about career prospects and the over emphasis on placement outside the Philly region bugged me. With their slip in the rankings, Nova has a lot to prove, and I think the school presented very well on Satuday. I just wish they had given more concrete, fact-based information.

I am from the area and know many current students and alums, and I'm not sure the rah-rah-rah go Nova vibe that came through on ASD is the predominant sentiment among students past and present. Many of the people I know have had a serious struggle finding a job, and for most who have found one, it was not their first or second (or, sometimes, third) choice. I do realize that is largely a product of the job market right now. All of the Nova students and alums I've spoken with have made it very clear that it is only a small number of grads who land jobs in other markets. I think Nova aggressively oversold the portability of a VLS degree at ASD.

Based on what I learned at the Temple ASD, I do not think it is true that all schools in this market have the same employment stats. Temple's career services presentation included a very in depth breakdown of employment stats (types of jobs, which require JD's, etc.), and those statistics were a bit more promising. Overall, I think both schools are regarded similarly in this area, but just wanted to put that out there since someone above mentioned that all schools here have the same employment figures.

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Re: Villanova 2015 Applicants

Postby DD352 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:21 pm

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Re: Villanova 2015 Applicants

Postby Villanova3 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:53 pm

DD352 wrote:
grovevilleroad wrote:
Why is rent so damn expensive near Villanova? I have been living in Philly for years and have always been able to get a one bedroom for well below 1K+, which is what I am seeing out in that area.


Because Villanova is not Philadelphia... Apartment rent in the Villanova area is comparable to living in center city.

It's one of the wealthiest areas in the country. See #39 below.

http://higley1000.com/archives/44



I'm a 1L and commute from near the Manayunk area. The commute sucks sometimes, but my rent is very cheap.

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Re: Villanova 2015 Applicants

Postby btowncane » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:17 pm

As it has been discussed before, and from what I've discovered personally, Villanova was out of scholarship funds prior to the first seat deposit deadline. From my understanding that deadline was April 1st for those who didn't attend the ASD, and April 15th for those who did. Do you think now would be a good time to send a negotiation letter or to wait after the 4/15 deadline? I'd hate to waste a perfectly good negotiation letter by requesting consideration a second time only to be told they're still out of funds and will be until after 4/15.

So what do you guys think, send the negotiation letter now or wait until after 4/15?

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Re: Villanova 2015 Applicants

Postby SCOTUS40 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:20 pm

btowncane wrote:As it has been discussed before, and from what I've discovered personally, Villanova was out of scholarship funds prior to the first seat deposit deadline. From my understanding that deadline was April 1st for those who didn't attend the ASD, and April 15th for those who did. Do you think now would be a good time to send a negotiation letter or to wait after the 4/15 deadline? I'd hate to waste a perfectly good negotiation letter by requesting consideration a second time only to be told they're still out of funds and will be until after 4/15.

So what do you guys think, send the negotiation letter now or wait until after 4/15?


You could always call first so you don't have to give away your name, and just ask if they are now allocating more funds since the April 1st deadline date has passed. Then you wouldn't have to waste a negotiation letter.




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