Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

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matrim
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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby matrim » Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:07 pm

Also remember that debt is not always equally comparable. So its depends on where you want to work. Many of NDs peers (according to USNews rank that is) are not going to place as well as ND outside of their given spheres of influence. U of Washington, USC (in '09&'08 86% of grads stayed in Cali), etc. are not going to place in NY & D.C. as well as Notre Dame, but UW will place really well in Washington, USC Really well in Cali etc(yet ND still has a good chance to work in Wash & Cali). So 20K or 100K debt is not equal at these places (depending on your goals). If you go down the list further.... to say Cardozo, and you chose Cardozo 20K debt over ND 100K debt, but your goal is to work in Texas.....you might want to view debt differently, because you most likely will get a good job in Texas from ND, but much more challenging from Cardozo. But if you want NYC, then maybe a bit different (altough I would probably still chose ND in this scenario). Bottom Line, make a educated decision when comparing where to go vs. Debt vs. Your Goals.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:03 pm

Princr could also have family help and savings. If he were to get $20k/year in scholarship and his family kicked in $25k/year, it's not completely unreasonable that he could graduate with ~$20-30k in debt. Spending $75k on an education and financing $75k on an education are two totally different things and should change the calculation.

God, I wish my family had money.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby lschhope111 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:27 pm

Any word on waitlist consideration? I know they say they don't start reviewing until after the deposit deadline but just wondering if anyone heard something out of the grape vine. I'm just about to send my loci as I was waiting until I found a law-relevant 0L summer job.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby sublime » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:37 pm

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby ManoftheHour » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:04 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:Princr could also have family help and savings. If he were to get $20k/year in scholarship and his family kicked in $25k/year, it's not completely unreasonable that he could graduate with ~$20-30k in debt. Spending $75k on an education and financing $75k on an education are two totally different things and should change the calculation.

God, I wish my family had money.


It definitely helps not having to worry about rent, books, transportation, food, and other shit. I think I definitely would have chosen a different profession if I had to take out loans for living expenses in addition to the crazy amount that we already pay for tuition alone.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby lschhope111 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:26 am

Well I just leveraged a connection I had with a finance corp to do "some legal work" with their team. Most likely answering phones but at least it's somewhat legally-based.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby Mj23la » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:56 am

Decision made...3/12!

Fingers crossed!

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby lschhope111 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:44 pm

Does anyone think scheduling a visit would have a positive impact on my waitlist consideration? I know they say that they don't use interviews but it has to have at least a subconscious impact!

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby matrim » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:28 pm

lschhope111 wrote:Does anyone think scheduling a visit would have a positive impact on my waitlist consideration? I know they say that they don't use interviews but it has to have at least a subconscious impact!

yes it might. it may not, but it would more likely help then hurt. i would say if its affordable for you to go and/or you know you dont want to be anywhere but ND..then go for it. but if the cost is high for you to visit it might not be worth your time.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby Grazzhoppa » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:30 am

where are you guys going to live next year? I'm looking for roommates to rent a house near campus. PM me if you are interested.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby Jules176 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:04 pm

Decision made 3/19! Waiting...

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby jvincent11 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:13 pm

Jules176 wrote:Decision made 3/19! Waiting...


+1

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby Jules176 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:01 am

Mj23la wrote:Decision made...3/12!

Fingers crossed!


And???? What news have you for us???

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby Jules176 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:57 pm

jvincent11 wrote:
Jules176 wrote:Decision made 3/19! Waiting...


+1


How do you feel about it? I feel cautiously optimistic. I'm a non-trad URM, legacy, 4.0 gpa, summa cum laude, BUT - BOMBED the LSAT! I did complete the Why ND? essay as well. You?

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby boblawlob » Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:17 pm

Jules176 wrote:
jvincent11 wrote:
Jules176 wrote:Decision made 3/19! Waiting...


+1


How do you feel about it? I feel cautiously optimistic. I'm a non-trad URM, legacy, 4.0 gpa, summa cum laude, BUT - BOMBED the LSAT! I did complete the Why ND? essay as well. You?

What do you mean by "bombed the LSAT?"
If your score is less than 160, I don't see how ND would accept you (at best you'd get a WL).

Good luck though!

edit: Did not see the URM part...damn you are in an interesting situation.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby Jules176 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:51 pm

boblawlob wrote:
Jules176 wrote:
jvincent11 wrote:
Jules176 wrote:Decision made 3/19! Waiting...


+1


How do you feel about it? I feel cautiously optimistic. I'm a non-trad URM, legacy, 4.0 gpa, summa cum laude, BUT - BOMBED the LSAT! I did complete the Why ND? essay as well. You?

What do you mean by "bombed the LSAT?"
If your score is less than 160, I don't see how ND would accept you (at best you'd get a WL).

Good luck though!

edit: Did not see the URM part...damn you are in an interesting situation.


See what I mean?? I am not trying to be arrogant but all the other parts of my application are SOLID. I wrote a killer personal statement, my LORs were phenomenal, my gpa is great, I'm nontraditional (meaning I'm 37 year old and had a 15 year career in the legal industry and went to school at night while raising a family), URM (Hispanic female), my father graduated from ND, I'm Catholic (though that should have nothing to do with it), I have done plenty of community service every year including pre-law mentoring program (basically volunteer to help/shadow attorneys at a worldwide telecommunications company, I volunteered for a major political campaign (I didn't tell them who - just in case), and I did write the Why ND essay (not sure how great THAT was but I did put forth the effort). It doesn't sound like much, but I put myself through school and paid for it myself while working a 60 hour/wk job. I will graduate with no debt. The only thing that sucks is my LSAT score and it doesn't matter what I do, that test OWNS me. Let's just say I'm in the bottom half. If you really want to know, I will message it to you but I'm completely embarrassed by it so I don't want to broadcast it.

So, there you go - everything else is stellar. LSAT score? Complete crap!

I won't be surprised either way, you know?

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby Jules176 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:37 pm

jvincent11 wrote:
Jules176 wrote:Decision made 3/19! Waiting...


+1


Any news on your end?

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby KarenJBY » Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:37 pm

I saw "decision made" on 21st, because I live overseas, and it may take some time for the mail to reach me. BUt meanwhile I have to make decisions about some other schools before April 1st, so I asked them if they could reveal the result in email. this afternoon, I was informed to be admitted by email :) Good luck you guys!

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby Jules176 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:04 pm

KarenJBY wrote:I saw "decision made" on 21st, because I live overseas, and it may take some time for the mail to reach me. BUt meanwhile I have to make decisions about some other schools before April 1st, so I asked them if they could reveal the result in email. this afternoon, I was informed to be admitted by email :) Good luck you guys!


Congratulations! Which school are you leaning toward?

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby thatgirl » Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:55 pm

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby Jules176 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:37 pm

thatgirl wrote:Decision made 3/19. Just received the priority mail envelope - in!


Congrats! My mail was already delivered today. No envelope. I'm guessing Ive been WL'd or dinged and I can't say I am surprised but it is disappointing.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby KarenJBY » Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:20 am

Jules176 wrote:
KarenJBY wrote:I saw "decision made" on 21st, because I live overseas, and it may take some time for the mail to reach me. BUt meanwhile I have to make decisions about some other schools before April 1st, so I asked them if they could reveal the result in email. this afternoon, I was informed to be admitted by email :) Good luck you guys!


Congratulations! Which school are you leaning toward?


Definitely ND. I love this school :)

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby jackalack14 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:18 pm

Just sent in my seat deposit! Can't wait to be in South Bend this fall :D

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby Jeebs » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:40 pm

My status finally changed to 'Decision Made'. Keeping my fingers crossed but not holding my breath.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby Grazzhoppa » Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:23 pm

jackalack14 wrote:Just sent in my seat deposit! Can't wait to be in South Bend this fall :D


Same here.




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