Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Gustave » Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:01 pm

BigZuck wrote:
elderpisimo wrote:MA 3.06 168, admitted w/ 30k a year scholarship. Are my numbers good enough to try and negotiate for more?


I think their next scholarship up is a full ride which I don't see them giving to that gpa but of course it never hurts to ask!


I was just accepted with 35k a year, so debunk that myth.

In other news, I just received my packet! It had a 35k a year scholy! :D

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Nova » Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:16 pm

BigZuck wrote: Egregious anti-Duke trolling.

:P :P :P

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby elderpisimo » Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:23 pm

Thanks for the great info Nova. Like your friend, I also applied to UVA and NU. I'll wait to hear from them before I reach out to UMN.

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Nova » Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:44 pm

elderpisimo wrote:Thanks for the great info Nova. Like your friend, I also applied to UVA and NU. I'll wait to hear from them before I reach out to UMN.

Good strategy

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:26 pm

$30k/year :shock:

Was not expecting this much with my terrible GPA.

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Nova » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:32 pm

Congrats Sunny!!

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby BigZuck » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:03 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:$30k/year :shock:

Was not expecting this much with my terrible GPA.


Damn, nice!

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby minnbills » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:22 pm

Congrats!! Sounds like I should have waited another year haha

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby ks2499 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:34 pm

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby elderpisimo » Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:25 pm

Congrats ks2499, that's still a lot of $$$

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby ks2499 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:33 pm

elderpisimo wrote:Congrats ks2499, that's still a lot of $$$


Definitely nothing to turn my nose up at, but my goal is to keep my debt around or below $100k, and this leaves me with $120K plus interest and higher travel costs than other schools closer to my family. Unfortunately, not viable at the moment, though I'll try to negotiate later on in the cycle. I hope everyone else gets what they're looking for! Good luck!

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Charlie.Home » Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:33 pm

Does anyone know where I can find, a chart would suffice, of UMN's US News ranking over time?

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:34 pm

Charlie.Home wrote:Does anyone know where I can find, a chart would suffice, of UMN's US News ranking over time?

Here is a link to the useless data you seek

Basically, Minnesota is pretty solidly #19

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby BigZuck » Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:42 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
Charlie.Home wrote:Does anyone know where I can find, a chart would suffice, of UMN's US News ranking over time?

Here is a link to the useless data you seek

Basically, Minnesota is pretty solidly #19


Pay no attention to Sunny, he is blatantly ignoring BU's great triumph in 2008 when it was the 21st most bestest law school in all the land, greater than even Minnesota!

That list is interesting though, I wonder if, say, USC considers Minnesota a peer based on rankings or no because they serve such different geographical areas.

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:44 pm

BigZuck wrote:
alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
Charlie.Home wrote:Does anyone know where I can find, a chart would suffice, of UMN's US News ranking over time?

Here is a link to the useless data you seek

Basically, Minnesota is pretty solidly #19


Pay no attention to Sunny, he is blatantly ignoring BU's great triumph in 2008 when it was the 21st most bestest law school in all the land, greater than even Minnesota!

That list is interesting though, I wonder if, say, USC considers Minnesota a peer based on rankings or no because they serve such different geographical areas.

George Washington University and University of Washington both share the #20 spot this year. They're practically identical in every way now.

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Nova » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:37 pm

BigZuck wrote:
alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
Charlie.Home wrote:Does anyone know where I can find, a chart would suffice, of UMN's US News ranking over time?

Here is a link to the useless data you seek

Basically, Minnesota is pretty solidly #19


Pay no attention to Sunny, he is blatantly ignoring BU's great triumph in 2008 when it was the 21st most bestest law school in all the land, greater than even Minnesota!

That list is interesting though, I wonder if, say, USC considers Minnesota a peer based on rankings or no because they serve such different geographical areas.


I would think USC considers GW/UMN peers. Statistically, UMN has higher medians than UT, USC, and Cornell.

UMN schollys are really generous, often making the cost of attendece much lower than USC/GW. Splitters like Sunny are very valuable to UMN because of how they game medians. USC certainly wouldnt come close to matching a 90k scholly for a splitter. USC schollys from last cycle: 171/3.54 60k, 175/3.6 60k, 171/3.76 75k

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby dproduct » Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:52 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:$30k/year :shock:

Was not expecting this much with my terrible GPA.


CONGRATS

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby slawww » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:27 pm

Has anyone had any luck soliciting a fee waiver? I have gotten a few e-mails and snail mail letters inviting me to apply, and I figured I'd send out an app, but no fee waiver :(

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby SAlpha » Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:40 pm

App went complete 12/26 got my first update 12/28. Heres to hoping for some good news in the coming weeks!

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby UMich11 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:46 pm

slawww wrote:Has anyone had any luck soliciting a fee waiver? I have gotten a few e-mails and snail mail letters inviting me to apply, and I figured I'd send out an app, but no fee waiver :(


I did. I just emailed them back and they granted me one. Then they denied me. haha. Oh well.

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby deffoe » Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:19 pm

Accepted with the $30k/yr package.
Congrats to everyone else who got accepted to this great school!

Now I'm most likely facing the decision of Michigan @ sticker vs. MN discounted.
You guys think the Michigan acceptance, even at sticker, might be enough to leverage me up to the $35/k yr package?

Still waiting to hear back from NU, interview went really well so fingers crossed.

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby andy261 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:50 pm

Got an unknown number calling from MN while in the bathroom at work. Knew it had to be UMN but couldn't answer.. Anyways accepted via voicemail!

If anyone else has been in a similar situation, thoughts on if I should call back? The admissions director specifically said I could call back if I had any questions, so I'm thinking it's ok not to unless I actually have questions for him.

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby BigZuck » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:55 pm

andy261 wrote:Got an unknown number calling from MN while in the bathroom at work. Knew it had to be UMN but couldn't answer.. Anyways accepted via voicemail!

If anyone else has been in a similar situation, thoughts on if I should call back? The admissions director specifically said I could call back if I had any questions, so I'm thinking it's ok not to unless I actually have questions for him.


No reason to call back unless you have a reason to call back.

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby andy261 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:57 pm

BigZuck wrote:
andy261 wrote:Got an unknown number calling from MN while in the bathroom at work. Knew it had to be UMN but couldn't answer.. Anyways accepted via voicemail!

If anyone else has been in a similar situation, thoughts on if I should call back? The admissions director specifically said I could call back if I had any questions, so I'm thinking it's ok not to unless I actually have questions for him.


No reason to call back unless you have a reason to call back.


Yeah that's what I figured too, but wasn't sure if there was some kind of etiquette regarding this. Thanks.

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby BigZuck » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:02 pm

andy261 wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
andy261 wrote:Got an unknown number calling from MN while in the bathroom at work. Knew it had to be UMN but couldn't answer.. Anyways accepted via voicemail!

If anyone else has been in a similar situation, thoughts on if I should call back? The admissions director specifically said I could call back if I had any questions, so I'm thinking it's ok not to unless I actually have questions for him.


No reason to call back unless you have a reason to call back.


Yeah that's what I figured too, but wasn't sure if there was some kind of etiquette regarding this. Thanks.


I've missed two of these calls and they went to voice mail, one school offered me a half ride and the second (Minnesota in fact) offered a full ride. It's ok if you don't call back, they won't hold it against you or anything.




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