University of Richmond c/o 2016

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2016

Postby bsktbll28082 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:02 pm

jonp713 wrote:
tony2167 wrote:For anyone interested, Richmond doesn't seem to negotiate scholarships. I sent an email to the generic law admissions address yesterday asking to whom I should address a question about additional merit aid and got a call from one of the deans last night. Was basically told they don't have extra funds right now.



You are definitely right, they don't negotiate. They want students who want to be there because they want to go to Richmond, not because they got a lot of Scholarship money. Richmond does things VERY differently, its one of the things that appealed to me over schools that would have cost less!



I really like the school and I'd like to go there. It's just really hard when they give you nothing :shock:

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2016

Postby dirtrida2 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:08 pm

bsktbll28082 wrote:
jonp713 wrote:
tony2167 wrote:For anyone interested, Richmond doesn't seem to negotiate scholarships. I sent an email to the generic law admissions address yesterday asking to whom I should address a question about additional merit aid and got a call from one of the deans last night. Was basically told they don't have extra funds right now.



You are definitely right, they don't negotiate. They want students who want to be there because they want to go to Richmond, not because they got a lot of Scholarship money. Richmond does things VERY differently, its one of the things that appealed to me over schools that would have cost less!



I really like the school and I'd like to go there. It's just really hard when they give you nothing :shock:



In the end it all comes down to employment numbers. I honestly don't understand how they fill their class when other higher ranked schools, who place better job-wise, dish out larger scholarships.

Example, Richmond accepted me w/o a scholly initially while Wake gave me 20k.

Richmond only recently sent me the $12k.

For a school that doesn't place well into large firms, I couldn't see myself attending without a large scholarship offer.

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2016

Postby bsktbll28082 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:20 pm

dirtrida2 wrote:
bsktbll28082 wrote:
jonp713 wrote:
tony2167 wrote:For anyone interested, Richmond doesn't seem to negotiate scholarships. I sent an email to the generic law admissions address yesterday asking to whom I should address a question about additional merit aid and got a call from one of the deans last night. Was basically told they don't have extra funds right now.



You are definitely right, they don't negotiate. They want students who want to be there because they want to go to Richmond, not because they got a lot of Scholarship money. Richmond does things VERY differently, its one of the things that appealed to me over schools that would have cost less!



I really like the school and I'd like to go there. It's just really hard when they give you nothing :shock:



In the end it all comes down to employment numbers. I honestly don't understand how they fill their class when other higher ranked schools, who place better job-wise, dish out larger scholarships.

Example, Richmond accepted me w/o a scholly initially while Wake gave me 20k.

Richmond only recently sent me the $12k.

For a school that doesn't place well into large firms, I couldn't see myself attending without a large scholarship offer.


When did they send the scholarship offer? After a deposit deadline? If there's hope, I might go place my deposit 8)

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2016

Postby dirtrida2 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:22 pm

I never placed a deposit.

If you go back a page in this forum you will see about 5/6 posts from members who received the same scholarship offer.

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=198838&start=375

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2016

Postby bsktbll28082 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:25 pm

I do remember reading that.

Was the 12k offered in the original financial aid letter though? Or only after people withdrew? I know UR isn't rolling in money.

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2016

Postby dirtrida2 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:41 pm

bsktbll28082 wrote:I do remember reading that.

Was the 12k offered in the original financial aid letter though? Or only after people withdrew? I know UR isn't rolling in money.


My financial aid letter came wayyy before this scholarship update.

The scholarship updates seemed to have come after a lot of withdrawals.

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2016

Postby bandenjamin » Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:54 pm

Withdrew, hope the $ and seat goes to someone here.

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2016

Postby tony2167 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:11 pm

In the end it all comes down to employment numbers. I honestly don't understand how they fill their class when other higher ranked schools, who place better job-wise, dish out larger scholarships.

Example, Richmond accepted me w/o a scholly initially while Wake gave me 20k.

Richmond only recently sent me the $12k.

For a school that doesn't place well into large firms, I couldn't see myself attending without a large scholarship offer.[/quote]

Richmond gave me more than Wake did ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ although having followed this thread for a while it seems that offers akin to the one I got from Richmond were quite few and far between.

Sent in my deposit yesterday, will be attending this fall.

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2016

Postby Carter N » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:01 am

I think another thing to consider in terms of employment is UofR's high clerkship placement rate (one of, if not the highest in the country) and what that means for future job opportunities.

Also an interesting fact that they shared with us at ASD was that there are currently more UofR grads serving as judges (I am assuming this excludes federal courts) in Virginia than any other school.

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2016

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2016

Postby mattg16 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:30 am

Just withdrew. There's 25000/year for someone else.

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2016

Postby 1Mwaiting2016 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:59 am

here we go!
hopefully the wait list moves today

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2016

Postby harris4 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:30 pm

Any news on the waitlist for people?

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2016

Postby 1Mwaiting2016 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:43 pm

harris4 wrote:Any news on the waitlist for people?


None. In my letter it said that they would re-evaluate the wait list beginning yesterday. I called this morning and they told me that they were going to start looking at the wait list next week. In my opinion, that means that they are trying to up scholarship offers or entice people that maybe just "missed" the deposit deadline instead of formally withdrawing.

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2016

Postby harris4 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:49 pm

That's kind of annoying.

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2016

Postby Carter N » Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:38 pm

Do you think they would ever up scholarship offers for people who have already accepted, just because? ha.

I got my scholarship offer after submitting my deposit. Just wondering if they'll give more money if they have it.

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2016

Postby 1Mwaiting2016 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:40 pm

Carter N wrote:Do you think they would ever up scholarship offers for people who have already accepted, just because? ha.

I got my scholarship offer after submitting my deposit. Just wondering if they'll give more money if they have it.


Not unless you deposited somewhere else. They have no reason to give you more money.

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2016

Postby harris4 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:53 pm

I have question for all of you guys: Do you think it is feasible I will get off the wait-list with a 160 LSAT and 3.41 GPA? I really don't wanna have my hopes up if I am just going to stay in wait-list purgatory until the end of time.

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2016

Postby Carter N » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:11 pm

1Mwaiting2016 wrote:
Carter N wrote:Do you think they would ever up scholarship offers for people who have already accepted, just because? ha.

I got my scholarship offer after submitting my deposit. Just wondering if they'll give more money if they have it.


Not unless you deposited somewhere else. They have no reason to give you more money.


They had no reason to give me money the first time.

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2016

Postby Carter N » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:12 pm

harris4 wrote:I have question for all of you guys: Do you think it is feasible I will get off the wait-list with a 160 LSAT and 3.41 GPA? I really don't wanna have my hopes up if I am just going to stay in wait-list purgatory until the end of time.


I got in. Anything is possible.

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2016

Postby gator32 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:14 pm

Think I just got in off the WL. Missed a call from the Dean with "exciting news." I'll call her in the morning - I would love to move back to the Commonwealth, so hopefully there is a scholarship or something in the works too (doubtful).

@harris4, if my suspicions are correct in that I was accepted, than yes there is hope for you (very similar numbers)

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2016

Postby 1Mwaiting2016 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:23 pm

gator32 wrote:Think I just got in off the WL. Missed a call from the Dean with "exciting news." I'll call her in the morning - I would love to move back to the Commonwealth, so hopefully there is a scholarship or something in the works too (doubtful).

@harris4, if my suspicions are correct in that I was accepted, than yes there is hope for you (very similar numbers)


Congrats! Can they lure you away from UF?

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2016

Postby harris4 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:24 pm

@ gator32: Were you on the priority list? What are your numbers? PM me if you want.

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2016

Postby dirtrida2 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:16 am

Offer increased from 12k to 20k a year.

Wish I knew this earlier so I could of at least visited the school...

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2016

Postby 1Mwaiting2016 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:20 am

dirtrida2 wrote:Offer increased from 12k to 20k a year.

Wish I knew this earlier so I could of at least visited the school...


Ha I knew they were going to try this.




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