Drexel c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

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Lumieres
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Re: Drexel c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby Lumieres » Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:28 pm

Megan6144 wrote:I sent my letter asking for more money today and they told me they wanted to see my offers from comparable schools. Anyone else have this experience?


Standard protocol.

csexton182
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Re: Drexel c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby csexton182 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:49 pm

Yep it's pretty much standard protocol. When did you send your letter?

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Re: Drexel c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby csexton182 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:54 pm

Sorry I just saw you said today so nvm. I sent mine last Monday and haven't heard a peep. I hope I hear soon! While Drexel is on of my very top choices, I'd like to know before next week when some deposits are due

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Re: Drexel c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby cnk » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:00 pm

i'm still waiting to hear back from drexel. app sent in 11/19/2012, and just updated again to complete 3/25/13. at this point, i'm not even considering them anymore.

Lumieres
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Re: Drexel c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby Lumieres » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:58 pm

cnk wrote:i'm still waiting to hear back from drexel. app sent in 11/19/2012, and just updated again to complete 3/25/13. at this point, i'm not even considering them anymore.


That is a very long time... Are you under both medians?

heffrey
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Re: Drexel c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby heffrey » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:43 pm

cnk wrote:i'm still waiting to hear back from drexel. app sent in 11/19/2012, and just updated again to complete 3/25/13. at this point, i'm not even considering them anymore.


They are trying to have all decisions made by April 1.

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Re: Drexel c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby nick417 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:50 am

cnk wrote:i'm still waiting to hear back from drexel. app sent in 11/19/2012, and just updated again to complete 3/25/13. at this point, i'm not even considering them anymore.


Yeah, that isn't a good sign. I sent my application in right around that time and heard back within a week.

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Re: Drexel c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby csexton182 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:02 am

cnk,

maybe you should go to an ASD before you count them out (Although I dont know if they have any coming up soon) . They may reimburse you for your travels (if you are a ways away). The ASD really got me pulled in. If not, maybe plan a visit to see the school and sit in on a class. Its worth a shot I suppose. Best of luck to you.

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Re: Drexel c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby csexton182 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:53 am

Has anyone heard back about their scholarship negotiation letters? I sent mine almost 2 weeks ago and have not heard anything. Not even an acknowledgment email. It makes me wonder if they received it. any of you who have heard back wait this long?

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Re: Drexel c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby wcphillies12 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:08 am

Did anyone look at the ABA 2012 employment data? Drexel and Villanova pretty much had the same employment stats, and Temple had a slight margin. The graduates who had full time, long term work from Drexel and Villanova was 61% while Temple had 70%. Biglaw is literally a crapshoot from any of the schools though.

If anything, it's a little reassuring to people who think Drexel Law has a place in Philly.

Lumieres
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Re: Drexel c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby Lumieres » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:14 am

Isn't Drexel's class size much smaller than both Temple and Nova? If so, the percentage shouldn't be that much of a factor.

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Re: Drexel c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby wcphillies12 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:21 am

Yeah significantly smaller, but I think that is why you should consider percentages. If a law school placed 150 of its 300 graduates into full-time work, while another school placed 70 of its 100 graduates into full-time work, you couldn't say that the former school has better employment stats.

I guess if you are just considering the sheer number of Temple or Nova grads who enter the workforce every year, then yeah don't factor the percentages.

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Re: Drexel c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby hellodave » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:37 pm

I'm a couple days late on posting here, but wanted to mention that I went to ASD last Saturday and loved it. The faculty, current students, and alumni were amazingly helpful and genuine; they patiently answered all of my questions and I didn't feel that they were putting on a show for me in order to get my tuition $$$. Yes, there was a rather large emphasis on the "experiential learning" aspect of Earle Mack, but that is what I love about the school and one of the many reasons why I will be attending this fall.

Regarding scholarships, a few weeks before ASD I requested a scholarship using a comparable offer from Pace University as leverage. Pace offered $14k, Drexel responded with $10k. After ASD, Drexel voluntarily upped my offer to $15k. Awesome. I note that my GPA and LSAT score are nothing to write home about, so I am incredibly grateful for what amounts to a 40% scholarship. I am not worried about the 2.95 stip, because my belief is that if I cannot remain in the top 50% of my class, then I do not belong in law school.

Hope everyone else has had similarly positive experiences with Drexel.

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Re: Drexel c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby Lumieres » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:54 pm

Nice. I'm on the fence between Drexel and Nova.

I personally felt like it was a show... especially with the mock class and that current student panel. I also was not too impressed with the facilities. Although it is fairly new, I felt it was really small and tight, with not many places to just relax and study; it definitely looks more impressive from the outside.

Congrats on your decision though.

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Re: Drexel c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby wcphillies12 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:58 pm

Lumieres wrote:Nice. I'm on the fence between Drexel and Nova.

I personally felt like it was a show... especially with the mock class and that current student panel. I also was not too impressed with the facilities. Although it is fairly new, I felt it was really small and tight, with not many places to just relax and study; it definitely looks more impressive from the outside.

Congrats on your decision though.


Yeah I thought the facilities were pretty lame for how "new" the building is supposed to be. The mock courtroom was pretty awful, and it definitely looks a lot more spacious from the outside. Especially with the large glass panel windows.

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Re: Drexel c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby wcphillies12 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:24 pm

Did anyone send in seat deposits yet?

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Re: Drexel c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby SoJerz13 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:10 pm

wcphillies12 wrote:Did anyone send in seat deposits yet?


Not yet, I'm sitting in on a class on Weds and sitting down with an admissions officer to discuss some last minute questions I have. If all goes well, I'll put my deposit in on Weds.

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Re: Drexel c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby heffrey » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:38 pm

wcphillies12 wrote:Did anyone send in seat deposits yet?


Yea I sent mine in about a week ago. May or may not be going to the ASD on May 10...I was already at one in January.

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Re: Drexel c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby csexton182 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:19 pm

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Re: Drexel c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby csexton182 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:49 am

I just got my finalized financial aid package sent to me.... my upped scholarship was not included in it. Anyone else have similar experience?

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Re: Drexel c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby nick417 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:41 pm

I haven't placed my seat deposit yet but probably will be later in the week.

I received my financial aid info today and my new scholarship $$$ was included. I would contact the admissions offices immediately.

Another ASD, I wonder what they are doing? I will be on vacation so I will not be able to attend that.

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Re: Drexel c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby wcphillies12 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:53 am

nick417 wrote:I haven't placed my seat deposit yet but probably will be later in the week.

I received my financial aid info today and my new scholarship $$$ was included. I would contact the admissions offices immediately.

Another ASD, I wonder what they are doing? I will be on vacation so I will not be able to attend that.


so we're all doing this? looking forward to calling you my classmates..the asd schedule looks pretty similar to the previous ones, so i won't be attending.

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Re: Drexel c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby Lumieres » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:21 am

Possibly...

Still waiting on one more school, but I'll probably wait until Monday if I do deposit.

SoJerz13
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Re: Drexel c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby SoJerz13 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:38 pm

Just placed my seat deposit. I'll see you guys/gals in the fall!

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Re: Drexel c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby nick417 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:25 pm

Just put down the deposit, I will see everyone in the fall!




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