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WhatOurBodiesAreFor
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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby WhatOurBodiesAreFor » Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:18 pm

anteater1 wrote:
WhatOurBodiesAreFor wrote:$120K!!! :) :) :) Woah.


stoked at my prospects if they gave you this much.

congrats.


It looks like they're aiming for a 167 LSAT75. So, yeah, I think you're good.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby zabava » Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:28 pm

Same here, $120! :-)

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby dukie4 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:38 pm

zman wrote:
dukie4 wrote:45 a year yesssssssss


what are your stats? this must be something new. besides the rothman USC did not give anything over 120. I'm a bit surprised USC is throwing money at people who got into top 10 schools, I expected them to throw money at 167 to defend their median. This is risky tactics.


USC has been my only acceptance in the cycle thus far (i'm just a undergrad at Duke/ URM) haven't heard from anyone else (with exception of a hold at Northwestern). 15K of my scholarship was awarded to me through one of their minority alum networks, but received my 120k through student portal this afternoon.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby twinkletoes16 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:59 pm

Re: the $ given out today....the Rothman app was due only 4 days ago. I really don't think they could have read and decided "no" already on your apps, guys, particularly if the tidbit I posted (about there being 350 from 2010's cycle) applies to this cycle. Even if it doesn't and we just assume 25% decrease, that's still hundreds of Rothman invites to review...I'd say you're not out of the running and to not worry, if anything they'd just bump it up from 120k to the full amount+stipend.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby uconjak » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:07 pm

I am sitting with no decision and with a 168/3.9 I got a full tuition at Iowa, and 45K at UCLA. USC looks to be my top choice at this time, especially if they give me 120k and get me the LLM program at LSE. I have been accepted at GULC and GW but I don't think they will give me that much? thoughts anyone.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby bettercallsaul91 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:08 pm

Finally at committee 1st read after being complete since 11/5. I was starting to think I was an auto-reject.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby andy261 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:19 pm

uconjak wrote:I am sitting with no decision and with a 168/3.9 I got a full tuition at Iowa, and 45K at UCLA. USC looks to be my top choice at this time, especially if they give me 120k and get me the LLM program at LSE. I have been accepted at GULC and GW but I don't think they will give me that much? thoughts anyone.


I think someone posted a couple pages back that LSE dropped their LL.M partnership with USC last year and offers it through CLS instead now.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby mcs268 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:20 pm

The money thrown around at 167s is intriguing (showing they really love their medians). Wonder what this bodes for us 166'ers? (really wishing i scored 1 point higher now though..)

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby WhatOurBodiesAreFor » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:35 pm

mcs268 wrote:The money thrown around at 167s is intriguing (showing they really love their medians). Wonder what this bodes for us 166'ers? (really wishing i scored 1 point higher now though..)


I actually think its pretty clear what is up: they've given up on the 168 LSAT75 and they're shooting for locking down a 167.

The non-numbers portion of my app is decent but the only way I can explain getting the 120K is my being at/above their 75th percentile goals.

The other possibility is my being at a median and at the other 75. But I really doubt they'd throw 120K at me just for that.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby twinkletoes16 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:43 pm

not gonna lie, if i were lucky enough to get 120k from USC and am still staring down boalt at sticker (a very likely possibility with cali's economy), i think i would happily become a trojan. FIGHT ON!

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby zman » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:48 pm

uconjak wrote:I am sitting with no decision and with a 168/3.9 I got a full tuition at Iowa, and 45K at UCLA. USC looks to be my top choice at this time, especially if they give me 120k and get me the LLM program at LSE. I have been accepted at GULC and GW but I don't think they will give me that much? thoughts anyone.



well it's almost february so you should hear any day. They might think you are not going to seriously consider them so therefore they don't want to waste time with you. with a 168 and a 3.9 you have a decent chance as high as Columbia..

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby uconjak » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:48 pm

twinkletoes16 wrote:not gonna lie, if i were lucky enough to get 120k from USC and am still staring down boalt at sticker (a very likely possibility with cali's economy), i think i would happily become a trojan. FIGHT ON!


Ditto here!!

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby dsn32 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:52 pm

90k for me. this is becoming a log-jam of the same amount of $$$ for me in T-20 schools (UCLA, USC, UT, UMN). I know they don't, but I feel like they talk to each other or something.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby AKsnow » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:28 pm

uconjak wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:not gonna lie, if i were lucky enough to get 120k from USC and am still staring down boalt at sticker (a very likely possibility with cali's economy), i think i would happily become a trojan. FIGHT ON!


Ditto here!!

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby CatFacts » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:13 pm

Congrats to all of you who have received massive scholarships! Being a SoCal native, I'm super jealous.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby wbrother » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:14 pm

WhatOurBodiesAreFor wrote:
mcs268 wrote:The money thrown around at 167s is intriguing (showing they really love their medians). Wonder what this bodes for us 166'ers? (really wishing i scored 1 point higher now though..)


I actually think its pretty clear what is up: they've given up on the 168 LSAT75 and they're shooting for locking down a 167.

The non-numbers portion of my app is decent but the only way I can explain getting the 120K is my being at/above their 75th percentile goals.

The other possibility is my being at a median and at the other 75. But I really doubt they'd throw 120K at me just for that.


Hmmm... So should we be considering the possibility that USC might drop out of the T20?! If they've already lowered their bar at this point?! I personally wouldn't care. USC is still USC and 120k is still 120k. Cali.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby zman » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:18 pm

wbrother wrote:
WhatOurBodiesAreFor wrote:
mcs268 wrote:The money thrown around at 167s is intriguing (showing they really love their medians). Wonder what this bodes for us 166'ers? (really wishing i scored 1 point higher now though..)


I actually think its pretty clear what is up: they've given up on the 168 LSAT75 and they're shooting for locking down a 167.

The non-numbers portion of my app is decent but the only way I can explain getting the 120K is my being at/above their 75th percentile goals.

The other possibility is my being at a median and at the other 75. But I really doubt they'd throw 120K at me just for that.


Hmmm... So should we be considering the possibility that USC might drop out of the T20?! If they've already lowered their bar at this point?! I personally wouldn't care. USC is still USC and 120k is still 120k. Cali.


that's not likely, if anything USC might pass Vanderbilt. median GPA has been going up and and ahead of vanderbilt last cycle and better big law number ahead of Vanderbilt again.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby padawanphil » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:23 pm

wbrother wrote:
WhatOurBodiesAreFor wrote:
mcs268 wrote:The money thrown around at 167s is intriguing (showing they really love their medians). Wonder what this bodes for us 166'ers? (really wishing i scored 1 point higher now though..)


I actually think its pretty clear what is up: they've given up on the 168 LSAT75 and they're shooting for locking down a 167.

The non-numbers portion of my app is decent but the only way I can explain getting the 120K is my being at/above their 75th percentile goals.

The other possibility is my being at a median and at the other 75. But I really doubt they'd throw 120K at me just for that.


Hmmm... So should we be considering the possibility that USC might drop out of the T20?! If they've already lowered their bar at this point?! I personally wouldn't care. USC is still USC and 120k is still 120k. Cali.

I doubt that, but I'm pulling it out of my ass. Small movements in the rankings are basically random so even if it did drop out of the T20 I don't think that would be a big deal. As you said, USC is still USC.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby mcs268 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:26 pm

Here's to predicting an LSAT median drop to 166. They're doing everything they can do get 167s by giving them great scholarships, but I think if they're being smart they'll let more 166s in than usual to allow for a 166 median fallback, which wouldn't be awful.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby zman » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:26 pm

I think he is a little confused. 167 is the USC median and NOT 168( if it went up to 168, USC would probably pass Vanderbilt). I think the previous poster was might have been suggesting that USC might have considered targeting a 168 median but backed off.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby Dasani7 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:27 pm

Congrats to everyone who got big scholarship offers! :) *Jealous*

What was the verdict on whether or not to send a LOCI if you're still at 1st read?

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby dproduct » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:42 pm

mcs268 wrote:Here's to predicting an LSAT median drop to 166. They're doing everything they can do get 167s by giving them great scholarships, but I think if they're being smart they'll let more 166s in than usual to allow for a 166 median fallback, which wouldn't be awful.


I like what you're saying here.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby atb40 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:58 pm

I'm 173/3.6ish, completed in October but just now in 2nd read... I keep getting this feeling that USC has something against me! Those 120K offers sound pretty good right about now...

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby CatFacts » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:44 pm

dproduct wrote:
mcs268 wrote:Here's to predicting an LSAT median drop to 166. They're doing everything they can do get 167s by giving them great scholarships, but I think if they're being smart they'll let more 166s in than usual to allow for a 166 median fallback, which wouldn't be awful.


I like what you're saying here.


+1

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby Mdenis1 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:53 pm

twinkletoes16 wrote:Re: the $ given out today....the Rothman app was due only 4 days ago. I really don't think they could have read and decided "no" already on your apps, guys, particularly if the tidbit I posted (about there being 350 from 2010's cycle) applies to this cycle. Even if it doesn't and we just assume 25% decrease, that's still hundreds of Rothman invites to review...I'd say you're not out of the running and to not worry, if anything they'd just bump it up from 120k to the full amount+stipend.


Agree with you. And I got 120k as well.




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