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Re: Rutgers Newark c/o 2016

Postby nwlawschool2013 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:09 am

Christinf01 wrote:
Sweetlady75 wrote:
Christinf01 wrote:rejected today via mail- no communication via status checker or email..womp



Did you apply ft or pt? numbers? URM?


I applied FT with slightly under medians for both LSAT and UGPA and not URM. I would've thought I'd at least be WL'd with my softs. Graduate degree with 3.9/work experience/internship in local Prosecutor's office. I thought wrong. On to the next...


That's really surprising. Maybe you should call the admissions office and try to get some feedback...I would have bet you'd be admitted.

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Re: Rutgers Newark c/o 2016

Postby hellodave » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:36 am

Sweetlady75 wrote:
hellodave wrote:So today I got the dreaded "The Admission Committee has carefully reviewed your file and the members are impressed by your credentials. At this time, the Committee has voted to defer making a decision on your file until later in the application season. "

I can only assume this means I have been waitlisted. They said they would know more in March..

Does anybody have any insight about the RU-N waitlisting process? How many people they accept from the waitlist, etc. 155/2.76 with strong softs and several years paralegal experience.



Are you URM?


Nope.

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Re: Rutgers Newark c/o 2016

Postby ruralaw » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:06 am

Got deffered yesterday as well. Is being deffered much different from being waitlisted?

3.9/155 Not URM. I got into similarly ranked schools with scholly. I really want Rutgers though.

Could anyone with more info on the deffered process give me some more insight about it? If there is any to give.

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Re: Rutgers Newark c/o 2016

Postby Christinf01 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:56 am

nwlawschool2013 wrote:
Christinf01 wrote:
Sweetlady75 wrote:
Christinf01 wrote:rejected today via mail- no communication via status checker or email..womp



Did you apply ft or pt? numbers? URM?


I applied FT with slightly under medians for both LSAT and UGPA and not URM. I would've thought I'd at least be WL'd with my softs. Graduate degree with 3.9/work experience/internship in local Prosecutor's office. I thought wrong. On to the next...


That's really surprising. Maybe you should call the admissions office and try to get some feedback...I would have bet you'd be admitted.


I wasn't exactly surprised. I knew two applicants from previous years who had similar numbers and experience and also got rejected. The letter is actually quite rude indicating that a denied applicant should not contact admissions because all decisions are final with no room for appeal. That's a bit much if you ask me so no, I will not be contacting them for feedback. (This is when I giggle.)

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Re: Rutgers Newark c/o 2016

Postby Sweetlady75 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:14 pm

Christinf01 wrote:
Sweetlady75 wrote:
Christinf01 wrote:rejected today via mail- no communication via status checker or email..womp



Did you apply ft or pt? numbers? URM?


I applied FT with slightly under medians for both LSAT and UGPA and not URM. I would've thought I'd at least be WL'd with my softs. Graduate degree with 3.9/work experience/internship in local Prosecutor's office. I thought wrong. On to the next...



Thanks for the info... I'm under the median as well. I applied PT though. I went complete earlier this month, so now just waiting

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Re: Rutgers Newark c/o 2016

Postby dirtrida2 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:27 pm

Rutgers seems to be handing out wait-lists and deferrals quicker than acceptances...

I am above 75th for GPA and LSAT, still have yet to hear a thing...

*crickets*

:lol:

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Re: Rutgers Newark c/o 2016

Postby Kurohoshi » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:53 pm

dirtrida2 wrote:Rutgers seems to be handing out wait-lists and deferrals quicker than acceptances...

I am above 75th for GPA and LSAT, still have yet to hear a thing...

*crickets*

:lol:


I won't leave you hanging. How long ago did you apply? The admissions committee may be shifting their primary focus from app reviews to admitted student management, but with your stats above 75th, they'd be hard pressed to deny you at any point in the game.

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Re: Rutgers Newark c/o 2016

Postby dirtrida2 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:04 am

Kurohoshi wrote:
dirtrida2 wrote:Rutgers seems to be handing out wait-lists and deferrals quicker than acceptances...

I am above 75th for GPA and LSAT, still have yet to hear a thing...

*crickets*

:lol:


I won't leave you hanging. How long ago did you apply? The admissions committee may be shifting their primary focus from app reviews to admitted student management, but with your stats above 75th, they'd be hard pressed to deny you at any point in the game.


Went complete on the 24th for both Camden and Newark.

I'm instate so I am really pushing for a solid scholarship, 12k at the very least - to make it worthwhile.

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Re: Rutgers Newark c/o 2016

Postby Kurohoshi » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:59 am

dirtrida2 wrote:
Went complete on the 24th for both Camden and Newark.

I'm instate so I am really pushing for a solid scholarship, 12k at the very least - to make it worthwhile.


gotcha. It seems like the admissions committee is dealing with admitted student management a bit more right now. I feel like there is some cutoff line in the admissions timeline when they admit a large batch and subsequently become more selective with spots and scholarships. The grades of people who are now being deferred or rejected are higher than those that were being accepted before so I'm not sure what's going on but they said that they meet often so hopefully they'll get back to you soon.

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Re: Rutgers Newark c/o 2016

Postby hellodave » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:19 pm

Kurohoshi wrote:
dirtrida2 wrote:
Went complete on the 24th for both Camden and Newark.

I'm instate so I am really pushing for a solid scholarship, 12k at the very least - to make it worthwhile.


gotcha. It seems like the admissions committee is dealing with admitted student management a bit more right now. I feel like there is some cutoff line in the admissions timeline when they admit a large batch and subsequently become more selective with spots and scholarships. The grades of people who are now being deferred or rejected are higher than those that were being accepted before so I'm not sure what's going on but they said that they meet often so hopefully they'll get back to you soon.


I know, I know, not the right thread - but as my main concern is getting into Rutgers-Camden, do you believe the same scenario applies to RU-C? LSN indicates that the majority of applicants are still waiting for their decision. I have been complete for months and no movement at all. For reference, I was deferred at RU-N earlier this week.

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Re: Rutgers Newark c/o 2016

Postby baddabing27 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:05 pm

Accepted at RN today!

FWIW I applied 1/16

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Re: Rutgers Newark c/o 2016

Postby Easy-E » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:33 pm

For those planning to attend, and who will not be commuting, where do you intend on living? I had looked into Hoboken previously as some friends live there, but it's just not worth the money, and I'm growing to dislike the area anyway.

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Re: Rutgers Newark c/o 2016

Postby dirtrida2 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:30 pm

Just accepted today, 12k scholarship.

Anyone have any luck negotiating scholarships with Rutgers?

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Re: Rutgers Newark c/o 2016

Postby zoomzoom88 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:31 pm

got 12k back in dec they weren't open to neogotiating.

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Re: Rutgers Newark c/o 2016

Postby dirtrida2 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:03 pm

Stipulations are a 3.0 GPA, anyone know what the median is?

How hard will it be to maintain the scholarship?

*edit*

After doing some research it seems that if I wasn't able to keep AT LEAST a 3.0, I should probably drop out of law school w/ or w/o a scholarship; lol.

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Re: Rutgers Newark c/o 2016

Postby jersey1020 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:36 pm

I plan on applying next cycle. I have a 3.18 gpa and a 149 LSAT. Law school predictor has me at a deny with a 14% chance of acceptance into the part time program. In state and not considered a minority.Six years of work experience. Anyone know of any similar numbers with a happy ending?

:oops:

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Re: Rutgers Newark c/o 2016

Postby zoomzoom88 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:41 pm

bring up that lsat. 149 isn't doing you any favors. do not settle for that.

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Re: Rutgers Newark c/o 2016

Postby dirtrida2 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:49 pm

zoomzoom88 wrote:bring up that lsat. 149 isn't doing you any favors. do not settle for that.


Yes, please retake. I remember when I applied to RN with the hopes of just being accepted. I am glad I waited and retook as I am now sitting with a 12k scholly and instate tuition.

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Re: Rutgers Newark c/o 2016

Postby Easy-E » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:42 pm

jersey1020 wrote:I plan on applying next cycle. I have a 3.18 gpa and a 149 LSAT. Law school predictor has me at a deny with a 14% chance of acceptance into the part time program. In state and not considered a minority.Six years of work experience. Anyone know of any similar numbers with a happy ending?

:oops:



Don't even consider applying to law school with a 149. You can study for a few months at the least and get that number up.

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Re: Rutgers Newark c/o 2016

Postby Kurohoshi » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:45 pm

dirtrida2 wrote:Stipulations are a 3.0 GPA, anyone know what the median is?

How hard will it be to maintain the scholarship?

*edit*

After doing some research it seems that if I wasn't able to keep AT LEAST a 3.0, I should probably drop out of law school w/ or w/o a scholarship; lol.


Median is 3.0, so the stipulation isn't the worst. For those that already have a specific employment plan, I'd say law school can still hold value. There are some non-traditional routes for students such as law enforcement in which simply having a law degree allow for upward mobility.

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Re: Rutgers Newark c/o 2016

Postby baddabing27 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:54 pm

In case this helps anyone out - I just found a 10k scholarship to Rutgers-Newark in my spam folder. That with in-state tuition makes Ru-N a pretty solid option.

Check your spam folders! found a bunch of old fee waivers in there too..

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Re: Rutgers Newark c/o 2016

Postby Kurohoshi » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:09 pm

baddabing27 wrote:In case this helps anyone out - I just found a 10k scholarship to Rutgers-Newark in my spam folder. That with in-state tuition makes Ru-N a pretty solid option.

Check your spam folders! found a bunch of old fee waivers in there too..


Holy crap. Thank you for that advice. I just found an admission to another school in my spam folder. Luckily it was only sent to me 30 minutes ago so it hadn't been sitting there for long.

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Re: Rutgers Newark c/o 2016

Postby baddabing27 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:16 am

now we have THREE places to obsessively check and re-check ...and just check one more time...

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Re: Rutgers Newark c/o 2016

Postby wfudeacons2005 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:05 pm

1LE here...would be happy to answer any questions if you guys have them.

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Re: Rutgers Newark c/o 2016

Postby Easy-E » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:33 pm

wfudeacons2005 wrote:1LE here...would be happy to answer any questions if you guys have them.


Suggestions of safe places to live, both in and out of Newark? I've got friends in Hoboken, but that's just too much to pay, and socially I'd go out in the city over Hoboken anyway.




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