University of Alabama c/o 2016

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2016

Postby dstars823 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:21 am

JCGibson10 wrote:Congrats! Good news for any super-splitters still waiting?



possibly i applied like January 10th, that was a pretty quick turnaround

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2016

Postby ookoshi » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:37 pm

JCGibson10 wrote:Congrats! Good news for any super-splitters still waiting?


Still waiting.

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2016

Postby togepi » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:34 am

Does anyone know if Bama has to admit a certain percentage of in-staters?

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2016

Postby lookingin » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:30 am

togepi wrote:Does anyone know if Bama has to admit a certain percentage of in-staters?


I'm not sure myself, but I think someone might have asked about this earlier in the thread...

TBH, Alabama was one of my top choices but they are taking so long now to get back to me (maybe because they're trying to get a lot of in-staters or high LSATs first?) that it's getting a little annoying. They're coming across really uppity...

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2016

Postby togepi » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:49 am

lookingin wrote:
togepi wrote:Does anyone know if Bama has to admit a certain percentage of in-staters?


I'm not sure myself, but I think someone might have asked about this earlier in the thread...

TBH, Alabama was one of my top choices but they are taking so long now to get back to me (maybe because they're trying to get a lot of in-staters or high LSATs first?) that it's getting a little annoying. They're coming across really uppity...


That was probably me. I'm in-state and was just curious. I heard someone mention another public law school a while ago and the fact that they had to have a certain number of residents to out of staters.

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2016

Postby teiswei » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:55 am

togepi wrote:That was probably me. I'm in-state and was just curious. I heard someone mention another public law school a while ago and the fact that they had to have a certain number of residents to out of staters.

That's Texas

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2016

Postby kay2016 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:39 pm

Still no update on scholarship information... But I got a UA Law t-shirt in the mail today

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2016

Postby 2012Lsatscore » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:47 pm

kayleighcheyenne wrote:Still no update on scholarship information... But I got a UA Law t-shirt in the mail today


164s don't typically get scholarships. Frankly, most don't even get in.

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2016

Postby cwid1391 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:53 pm

2012Lsatscore wrote:
kayleighcheyenne wrote:Still no update on scholarship information... But I got a UA Law t-shirt in the mail today


164s don't typically get scholarships. Frankly, most don't even get in.


Alabama's median is 163. They're being more hesitant this year (rightfully), but the 164's will get in eventually. I know it's unfortunate to wait, but just saying "164s... don't even get in" is just conjecture.

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2016

Postby 2012Lsatscore » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:09 pm

cwid1391 wrote:
2012Lsatscore wrote:
kayleighcheyenne wrote:Still no update on scholarship information... But I got a UA Law t-shirt in the mail today


164s don't typically get scholarships. Frankly, most don't even get in.


Alabama's median is 163. They're being more hesitant this year (rightfully), but the 164's will get in eventually. I know it's unfortunate to wait, but just saying "164s... don't even get in" is just conjecture.


Um, no. If you go to Bama's website you will see that their medians are 165/3.83.

http://www.law.ua.edu/admissions/quick-facts/

If you go to LSN and look through the last three cycles, the cycles since their median increase, you will see that most 164s are waitlisted or are still marked pending. Also, and correct me if I'm wrong, I don't remember seeing any 164s with scholarship money.

http://alabama.lawschoolnumbers.com/

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2016

Postby kay2016 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:59 am

For the record, was just giving an update. When I got accepted they told me I would be getting information in the mail about things and some people reported hearing about scholarships later on.. So was just giving a general update.

I've gotten 30k+ from two higher ranked schools so I can't justify attending Bama without money.. But I'm giving it some time

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2016

Postby harge008 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:07 pm

2012Lsatscore wrote:
kayleighcheyenne wrote:Still no update on scholarship information... But I got a UA Law t-shirt in the mail today


164s don't typically get scholarships. Frankly, most don't even get in.


As a 164 myself, I completely agree. Last year I was waitlisted and I doubt I'll make the cut this year. I'm just hoping to flood them with recs and get on the radar.

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2016

Postby cynthia rose » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:35 pm

Well I guess I should say hello! I went complete on 12/10 and was accepted on 1/18 by phone call. (Well actually I was accepted a few days earlier than that but missed the call and returned it on the 18th). Got my shirt this weekend, which is too small :roll: but whatever. I'm still waiting on G'town but let's face it, I'm a 167/2.4. It's a miracle that they bothered to regular WL me last year (and with such a late app) and even if they did accept me I don't think there is any scenario where I could justify the cost compared to Bama in-state. So I probably won't bother with the LOCI for them.

I went to ASD on 2/1 and I have to say UA's staff are one hell of a sales team. I went in feeling ambivalent b/c I'm not too keen to be stuck in AL for the rest of my life, but they reminded me of why I enjoyed undergrad there so much.
ALgooner wrote:Hey guys, if any of you have questions about living in Tuscaloosa, let me know! I went to undergrad at UA and have lived in T-town all my life.

It's been several years since I've lived in T-town myself and now I'm kind of overwhelmed by the prospect of having to relearn it, esp. the campus and surrounding areas. My sister was looking at an apartment in the Pink House downtown a while ago and though she didn't take it, I fell in love with it. I'm preemptively sad because there probably won't be anything available there when I am ready to move. I really, really loved the old-house charm to it. Do you know of anything else that is kind of similar to that? I really don't think I'm going to be interested in the typical apartment.

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2016

Postby michaelm55 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:55 pm

Alabama will not be able to be as picky as previous years (i.e. last year, the year before that...). Though not many 164's typically get in (GPA being the deciding factor), the majority of 165's typically do (see LSN). It would appear they are attempting to round out a class similar to last year's... and they won't. 164's and 165's will get more scholarship from comparable schools and admitted to better institutions than in previous years. They can't afford to act as if conditions haven't changed... even if they continue to act as such. Perhaps us 164's won't get in this year, but UA will suffer for it more than they would have in previous years: their medians will go down (possibly ranking... etc.) because regular admit - acceptance's can now afford to be admit - "oh wait I got into T14!"'s.
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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2016

Postby 2012Lsatscore » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:12 pm

michaelm55 wrote:Alabama will not be able to be as picky as previous years (i.e. last year, the year before that...). Though not many 164's typically get in (GPA being the deciding factor), the majority of 165's typically do (see LSN). It would appear they are attempting to round out a class similar to last year's... and they won't. 164's and 165's will get more scholarship from comparable schools and admitted to better institutions than in previous years. They can't afford to act as if conditions haven't changed... even if they do. Perhaps us 164's won't get in this year, but UA will suffer for it more than they would have in previous years: their medians will go down (possibly ranking... etc.) because regular admit - acceptance's can now afford to be admit - "oh wait I got into T14!"'s.


Also, they have whittled their class size down considerably the last few years. How low can they go?

Jut remember, they will always have the 20 or so honors students who have no LSAT and basically 4.0s to balance out their prime market: the super-splitters who have T-14 LSATs and horrible GPAs. They recruit them very well with a lot of $$ and it seems to work well. This is why I tend to believe their medians are safe.

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2016

Postby 2012Lsatscore » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:44 pm

kayleighcheyenne,

Didn't you say you wanted to work in the south though? If you want to work in the south and money is a factor, you might want to apply to UGA.They would probably give you the equalizer and their tuition is reasonable. When it comes to regional schools, you really need to go to school where you want to practice. I hear it is super easy to establish residency in GA as well.

As far as Bama, how much would you need to attend? I saw two 164s in 2009 that got 10k and 15k. I believe this was the year before their median rise though...not sure. You might want to talk with them and try to negotiate using your 90k offers. If you get money from UGA, you could use that as well. Tell them how much you love their clinics and want to work in the south. They are more than willing to bend over backwards for students that are accepted. At least, that's the vibe I get.

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2016

Postby lookingin » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:34 pm

Recently got a call thanking me for my patience (I submitted my app a few months ago)... they said to please continue being patient as they keep making decisions. The voicemail didn't make it sound like I needed to give anyone a call back so I think it was just an update, but has anyone else gotten a call like this? Was it meant to just be a reassurance that I haven't been forgotten?

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2016

Postby 1984 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:05 pm

lookingin wrote:Recently got a call thanking me for my patience (I submitted my app a few months ago)... they said to please continue being patient as they keep making decisions. The voicemail didn't make it sound like I needed to give anyone a call back so I think it was just an update, but has anyone else gotten a call like this? Was it meant to just be a reassurance that I haven't been forgotten?


I've been complete for a few months as well. No one has called me yet.

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2016

Postby Oprah Winfrey » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:15 pm

I received a phone call yesterday from an alumni taking questions about UA and Tuscaloosa. Today i got PFCD. Whats going onnnnn

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2016

Postby wannabelawstudent » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:49 pm

Debating about throwing my ring into the hat....any words either way? How's the cycle been coming along? Anyone know much about the campus/program?

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2016

Postby 2012Lsatscore » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:01 pm

lookingin wrote:Recently got a call thanking me for my patience (I submitted my app a few months ago)... they said to please continue being patient as they keep making decisions. The voicemail didn't make it sound like I needed to give anyone a call back so I think it was just an update, but has anyone else gotten a call like this? Was it meant to just be a reassurance that I haven't been forgotten?


Congrats on UVA! That's awesome.

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2016

Postby zackw618 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:22 pm

I got a call today from Alabama offering to cover my hotel room if I came to the Open House in March. That's pretty legit.....

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2016

Postby shinesui » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:24 am

lsat 166,165. gpa 3.7 international student...

admitted on Jan 5th,with $26,000/yr scholarship, never been in America, a little nervous about law study there...

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2016

Postby 2012Lsatscore » Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:41 pm

harge008 wrote:
2012Lsatscore wrote:
kayleighcheyenne wrote:Still no update on scholarship information... But I got a UA Law t-shirt in the mail today


164s don't typically get scholarships. Frankly, most don't even get in.


As a 164 myself, I completely agree. Last year I was waitlisted and I doubt I'll make the cut this year. I'm just hoping to flood them with recs and get on the radar.


Did you stay on the waitlist until rejected or did you withdraw. I think I am going to ride it until the bitter end and I'm just hoping it was the latter.

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2016

Postby aztec27 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:23 pm

Is pfcd considered the waitlist for alabama?




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