University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby JXander » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:23 pm

risa wrote:This is a bit outdated but I just finally joined the admitted students' facebook page and see there's a 12/19 post from Dean Ingram:

We have completed all Early Decision admission applications with few exceptions. Thank you for applying early. It really does lay the foundation for the remainder of your cycle. If you have friends who've applied for regular decision admission, we will start releasing admit offers this week!


Hopefully that's of interest to someone out there!

Wow, thank you for letting us know about this!

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby helpplease » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:05 am

Got December LSAT score back today and got a 165 (91st percentile)! Awesome news considering UT is really my #1 choice and that 161 in October (83rd percentile) was not helping. Now only hard decision is if I get accepted......do I attend UT with little to no scholarship money or do I attend UH with a 75% ride? My god that will be a difficult situation. Thoughts????

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:11 am

helpplease wrote:Got December LSAT score back today and got a 165 (91st percentile)! Awesome news considering UT is really my #1 choice and that 161 in October (83rd percentile) was not helping. Now only hard decision is if I get accepted......do I attend UT with little to no scholarship money or do I attend UH with a 75% ride? My god that will be a difficult situation. Thoughts????


1) Are you instate or not?
2) Career goals?

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby StylinNProfilin » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:57 am

waddle wrote:So, got a 162 on December - quite a bit lower than I was expecting, unfortunately. Have a 3.628 GPA, in-state, and in Teach For America.

Texas is definitely my #1. Anyone with insight that can let me know my shot at acceptance?


I'm assuming ur not a URM? Pretty low likelihood, being in-state u'd need a 165-166 for a good chance.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby TEXAS91 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:59 am

Does anyone know when admissions decisions will start again after the holidays?

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Postby StylinNProfilin » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:02 am

TEXAS91 wrote:Does anyone know when admissions decisions will start again after the holidays?


The past 2 cycles according to LSN there were acceptances starting in the third week of January.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Bucketseat » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:30 pm

To piggy-back off that last question, does anyone have any insight about when EA candidates who were held might start to hear more? If it's not until April, this is going to be a long few months.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby mg7 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:34 pm

Checking in - 167/3.42/TX resident. Submitted today.

Went to UT for my undergrad, so I'm dreading that my GPA will hold me back :|

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Postby timeandspace11 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:21 am

I submitted 12/21 and I have not heard back from the school yet. I am guessing it was because I submitted during the holiday season. You guys think it would be a good idea to give them a call if I dont hear by the middle of next week?

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Postby coffeeaddict » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:46 am

timeandspace11 wrote:I submitted 12/21 and I have not heard back from the school yet. I am guessing it was because I submitted during the holiday season. You guys think it would be a good idea to give them a call if I dont hear by the middle of next week?



Yes, that's a good idea. Call them repeatedly every 30 minutes.

Seriously though...It is only 1/3. They take at least two weeks to send you the status checker. You sent it right before the holiday, so you may not get your status checker for more than 2 weeks. These things takes time.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby helpplease » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:13 am

Richie Tenenbaum wrote:
helpplease wrote:Got December LSAT score back today and got a 165 (91st percentile)! Awesome news considering UT is really my #1 choice and that 161 in October (83rd percentile) was not helping. Now only hard decision is if I get accepted......do I attend UT with little to no scholarship money or do I attend UH with a 75% ride? My god that will be a difficult situation. Thoughts????


1) Are you instate or not?
2) Career goals?



1) Instate!
2) Big Law. Houston.

165 and 3.55--I think I have a shot at getting in but scholarships? Probably not.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:46 am

helpplease wrote:
Richie Tenenbaum wrote:
helpplease wrote:Got December LSAT score back today and got a 165 (91st percentile)! Awesome news considering UT is really my #1 choice and that 161 in October (83rd percentile) was not helping. Now only hard decision is if I get accepted......do I attend UT with little to no scholarship money or do I attend UH with a 75% ride? My god that will be a difficult situation. Thoughts????


1) Are you instate or not?
2) Career goals?



1) Instate!
2) Big Law. Houston.

165 and 3.55--I think I have a shot at getting in but scholarships? Probably not.


I would imagine CoL between Houston and Austin would be pretty similar (maybe Houston is a little more expensive?-- because of more money needed for gas and apartments might be a little more). Tuition then would be something like 22.5K at UH and 99K at UT (not factoring in tuition increases that will probably happen at both while you attend). So the question is if UT is worth an additional 75K+ for trying to get Houston biglaw?

If this is going to be all loans, then you'll have something like 75K for CoL (maybe less) added to that total, so like 100K for UH and 175K for UT. If you strike out of biglaw at either, that debt will not be fun, though it will be definitely more crushing at UT. That said, your chance at biglaw is much better at UT--the impression I got from when I went through OCI last year was that if you were around top 40% at UT and you interviewed well, you would probably land something. (UT 2L and 3Ls who had a different experience or think that's off feel free to chime in.) If you are top 25% at UT, from Houston, focus on all the Houston firms, and are decent at interviewing, I would be pretty surprised if you struck out at OCI. I'm not sure what you would need to be at UH, but I assume it would be something like top 15% to 10% to have a good shot at biglaw. (UH people feel free to offer corrections to that guess.)

Both are risky choices (and the worst case scenario is worse at UT), but I think overall UT is the better choice.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby helpplease » Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:24 am

Richie Tenenbaum wrote:
helpplease wrote:
Richie Tenenbaum wrote:
helpplease wrote:Got December LSAT score back today and got a 165 (91st percentile)! Awesome news considering UT is really my #1 choice and that 161 in October (83rd percentile) was not helping. Now only hard decision is if I get accepted......do I attend UT with little to no scholarship money or do I attend UH with a 75% ride? My god that will be a difficult situation. Thoughts????


1) Are you instate or not?
2) Career goals?



1) Instate!
2) Big Law. Houston.

165 and 3.55--I think I have a shot at getting in but scholarships? Probably not.


I would imagine CoL between Houston and Austin would be pretty similar (maybe Houston is a little more expensive?-- because of more money needed for gas and apartments might be a little more). Tuition then would be something like 22.5K at UH and 99K at UT (not factoring in tuition increases that will probably happen at both while you attend). So the question is if UT is worth an additional 75K+ for trying to get Houston biglaw?

If this is going to be all loans, then you'll have something like 75K for CoL (maybe less) added to that total, so like 100K for UH and 175K for UT. If you strike out of biglaw at either, that debt will not be fun, though it will be definitely more crushing at UT. That said, your chance at biglaw is much better at UT--the impression I got from when I went through OCI last year was that if you were around top 40% at UT and you interviewed well, you would probably land something. (UT 2L and 3Ls who had a different experience or think that's off feel free to chime in.) If you are top 25% at UT, from Houston, focus on all the Houston firms, and are decent at interviewing, I would be pretty surprised if you struck out at OCI. I'm not sure what you would need to be at UH, but I assume it would be something like top 15% to 10% to have a good shot at biglaw. (UH people feel free to offer corrections to that guess.)

Both are risky choices (and the worst case scenario is worse at UT), but I think overall UT is the better choice.


Good advice. Thanks a lot! I'll just have to wait and see I guess. Anybody else in a similar situation??

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Postby emkay625 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:37 am

Bucketseat wrote:To piggy-back off that last question, does anyone have any insight about when EA candidates who were held might start to hear more? If it's not until April, this is going to be a long few months.


You will hear before April. I heard first week of February I believe.

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Postby emkay625 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:39 am

timeandspace11 wrote:I submitted 12/21 and I have not heard back from the school yet. I am guessing it was because I submitted during the holiday season. You guys think it would be a good idea to give them a call if I dont hear by the middle of next week?


The school was closed and all staff was off between 12/22 and 1/2. So really, it's like they've only had it for one day. I'd say wait two weeks.

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Postby che3055 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:18 pm

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Postby BigZuck » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:22 pm

che3055 wrote:So I was admitted via phone call about a month ago, received my admission letter a few days later, and have since been anxiously awaiting scholarship information that I am now guessing will not come. Two questions:

1. For those of you admitted and offered any sort of scholarship, is there a way I can dig around on their websites to look at what financial aid has been offered? I'd just like to confirm my thoughts.

2. How good is UT about matching scholarships? I have a full ride from Baylor plus some partial scholarships from schools in the same tier as UT rank-wise. Can I expect anything out of them?


For the first question, no, I don't think you can find anything online.

I would think the full ride might motivate them somewhat but I doubt they will come close to matching it. Specifically, what other schools do you have partial scholarships from?

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Postby che3055 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:14 pm

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Postby BigZuck » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:21 pm

che3055 wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
che3055 wrote:So I was admitted via phone call about a month ago, received my admission letter a few days later, and have since been anxiously awaiting scholarship information that I am now guessing will not come. Two questions:

1. For those of you admitted and offered any sort of scholarship, is there a way I can dig around on their websites to look at what financial aid has been offered? I'd just like to confirm my thoughts.

2. How good is UT about matching scholarships? I have a full ride from Baylor plus some partial scholarships from schools in the same tier as UT rank-wise. Can I expect anything out of them?


For the first question, no, I don't think you can find anything online.

I would think the full ride might motivate them somewhat but I doubt they will come close to matching it. Specifically, what other schools do you have partial scholarships from?


UCLA has offered me around 20k/year...obviously between tuition differences and cost of living in Austin vs. LA, that same amount of money would go a lot further at UT than it would at UCLA. I'm also admitted at Georgetown and awaiting scholarship info, though not expecting any. I'm assuming that in order for UT to want to shell out some dough based upon an acceptance alone, it will have to be an acceptance from somewhere higher than Georgetown.

All of that will hopefully be moot, though. I'm still pending at a lot of T14s and depending on what happens, that could turn out to be some stronger leverage than UCLA's offer.

Also, I'm not expecting them to come anywhere close to matching Baylor's offer in its entirety, but I had read somewhere that they are a bit compelled to offer partial scholarships based upon big offers from schools like Baylor and SMU.


Are you a Texas resident? If so I doubt the UCLA offer will sway them because they are probably already cheaper (or very close at least).

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Bucketseat » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:11 pm

Has anyone had any recent luck scheduling a visit? I registered online, but can't seem to navigate to the part of the site that will allow me to set something up.

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Postby BigZuck » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:13 pm

Bucketseat wrote:Has anyone had any recent luck scheduling a visit? I registered online, but can't seem to navigate to the part of the site that will allow me to set something up.


I didn't use that part of the site, I just emailed admissions and set it up that way. They were very responsive and helpful and we set it up quickly.

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Postby Bucketseat » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:37 pm

BigZuck wrote:
Bucketseat wrote:Has anyone had any recent luck scheduling a visit? I registered online, but can't seem to navigate to the part of the site that will allow me to set something up.


I didn't use that part of the site, I just emailed admissions and set it up that way. They were very responsive and helpful and we set it up quickly.


Alright, I'll go that route. Thanks!

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Postby curious66 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:50 pm

How do UT law students place outside of Texas? Like in CA? I know they place very well inside Texas.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby risa » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:52 pm

curious66 wrote:How do UT law students place outside of Texas? Like in CA? I know they place very well inside Texas.

Cali is their second biggest state for placement, but it pales in comparison to Texas (237 TX : 17 CA)

http://www.utexas.edu/law/career/prospective/stats.html




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