Loyola Chicago c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.
bluegreen
Posts: 124
Joined: Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:39 pm

Re: Loyola Chicago c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby bluegreen » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:25 pm

Was strongly considering this school considering the amount of money they gave and nice campus but the new rank of 76 is pretty depresssing...

Po0329
Posts: 25
Joined: Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:37 pm

Re: Loyola Chicago c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby Po0329 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:46 pm

Anyone else get dinged for need-based scholarships? I got an email a little while ago telling me they are unable to offer me one. That means even if I got the Novak scholarship AND the fellowship I applied for, it would be difficult for Loyola to match Chicago-Kent. Tough call.

chowiechow
Posts: 37
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:35 pm

Re: Loyola Chicago c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby chowiechow » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:51 pm

.

Brian_music
Posts: 19
Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:35 am

Re: Loyola Chicago c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby Brian_music » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:00 pm

Heard back about a specialty scholarship. Loyola still isn't at the price of WI and UI-UC. I hope we can work something out because the school is high on my list.

chowiechow
Posts: 37
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:35 pm

Re: Loyola Chicago c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby chowiechow » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:31 pm

Has anyone had any luck negotiating $$$?

Po0329
Posts: 25
Joined: Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:37 pm

Re: Loyola Chicago c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby Po0329 » Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:45 am

chowiechow wrote:Has anyone had any luck negotiating $$$?



I emailed Thursday afternoon and provided copies of scholarship offers more than double LUC's, but I haven't heard back yet. Based on the last few year's worth of forums on here, they don't seem to negotiate often, if at all.

fivestarfolds
Posts: 537
Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:06 pm

Re: Loyola Chicago c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby fivestarfolds » Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:48 pm

-
Last edited by fivestarfolds on Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:50 pm, edited 1 time in total.

mu13ski
Posts: 177
Joined: Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:43 pm

Re: Loyola Chicago c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby mu13ski » Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:32 pm

Thoughts on the drop in rankings?

nba101790
Posts: 475
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:05 pm

Re: Loyola Chicago c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby nba101790 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:16 pm

Anyone want to make a Facebook group?

wu27
Posts: 52
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:16 pm

Re: Loyola Chicago c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby wu27 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:26 pm

mu13ski wrote:Thoughts on the drop in rankings?

I'm not too concerned about it. It is still perceived the same way in Chicago and has the same network. Also the employment statistics are not terribly different from schools ranked above it.

chowiechow
Posts: 37
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:35 pm

Re: Loyola Chicago c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby chowiechow » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:37 pm

nba101790 wrote:Anyone want to make a Facebook group?


agree!

chowiechow
Posts: 37
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:35 pm

Re: Loyola Chicago c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby chowiechow » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:40 pm

wu27 wrote:
mu13ski wrote:Thoughts on the drop in rankings?

I'm not too concerned about it. It is still perceived the same way in Chicago and has the same network. Also the employment statistics are not terribly different from schools ranked above it.


agree with this too.

Po0329
Posts: 25
Joined: Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:37 pm

Re: Loyola Chicago c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby Po0329 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:22 pm

Anyone try negotiating scholarships yet?

chowiechow
Posts: 37
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:35 pm

Re: Loyola Chicago c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby chowiechow » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:34 pm

Po0329 wrote:Anyone try negotiating scholarships yet?


Yup. Got shot down. I don't think they negotiate but it's worth a shot, right? Let me know how it goes for you.

Now I'm just stuck between DePaul and Loyola, since DePaul offered a way larger scholarship amount.

Po0329
Posts: 25
Joined: Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:37 pm

Re: Loyola Chicago c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby Po0329 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:29 am

I got shot down, too. Seems to follow trends from past years, too. It's really too bad. Loyola was a top choice, but I visited Kent (who gave me an awesome scholarship) and loved it. It seems like a no brainer: One of your top competitor's gives a significantly higher scholarship, you should come as close to matching it as possible. Guess not. Oh well.

arae13
Posts: 71
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:10 pm

Re: Loyola Chicago c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby arae13 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:09 pm

1L here.

Happy to answer any questions in this thread or through PM.

chowiechow
Posts: 37
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:35 pm

Re: Loyola Chicago c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby chowiechow » Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:21 pm

arae13 wrote:1L here.

Happy to answer any questions in this thread or through PM.


What made you decide to go to Loyola (aside from their part-time program)? Thanks!

nba101790
Posts: 475
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:05 pm

Re: Loyola Chicago c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby nba101790 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:24 pm

arae13 wrote:1L here.

Happy to answer any questions in this thread or through PM.


How's the social dynamic in the class? Do you generally spend time outside of class with your classmates or do friend groups tend to tilt toward people you've met in the city? Where do most people tend to live?

Thanks as well!

arae13
Posts: 71
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:10 pm

Re: Loyola Chicago c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby arae13 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:33 pm

chowiechow wrote:
arae13 wrote:1L here.

Happy to answer any questions in this thread or through PM.


What made you decide to go to Loyola (aside from their part-time program)? Thanks!


I'm a native Chicagoan and wanted to practice here so a school in the city was a must for me. I worked in law prior to going to law school and got the chance to see just how dedicated Loyola alums are to finding jobs for Loyola students. The network is fantastic. I'm also pursuing health law, so that was a substantial factor in my decision. I also felt that the faculty and staff, and even Dean Yellen were very up front with me when I visited and talked with them, especially about the state of the legal market. They didn't just BS me and tell me their school was the best, but actually showed me how Loyola was doing it's part to help students.

arae13
Posts: 71
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:10 pm

Re: Loyola Chicago c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby arae13 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:38 pm

nba101790 wrote:
arae13 wrote:1L here.

Happy to answer any questions in this thread or through PM.


How's the social dynamic in the class? Do you generally spend time outside of class with your classmates or do friend groups tend to tilt toward people you've met in the city? Where do most people tend to live?

Thanks as well!


I can tell you that I've met some of my best friends in my section and I talk with them every day and 90% of the time I'm hanging out people from school on the weekends doing fun things, not school work. There are a lot of opportunities to meet your sectionmates, especially at bar reviews and other events at school, so people tend to group up with others in their section and become good friends.

People live all over the city, but Lincoln Park, Wrigleyville, Lakeview, Roscoe Village and the Gold Coast are especially popular. Almost no one lives south of downtown, unless they commute from home. I live in Lincoln Park and have for the past 5 years. It's perfect because it's close to bars, restaurants, shops, gyms, etc., but far enough from the hustle of downtown. You get a nice, neighborhood-y feeling in LP and generally live among college students or young professionals/young families.

chowiechow
Posts: 37
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:35 pm

Re: Loyola Chicago c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby chowiechow » Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:23 pm

arae13 wrote:
chowiechow wrote:
arae13 wrote:1L here.

Happy to answer any questions in this thread or through PM.


What made you decide to go to Loyola (aside from their part-time program)? Thanks!


I'm a native Chicagoan and wanted to practice here so a school in the city was a must for me. I worked in law prior to going to law school and got the chance to see just how dedicated Loyola alums are to finding jobs for Loyola students. The network is fantastic. I'm also pursuing health law, so that was a substantial factor in my decision. I also felt that the faculty and staff, and even Dean Yellen were very up front with me when I visited and talked with them, especially about the state of the legal market. They didn't just BS me and tell me their school was the best, but actually showed me how Loyola was doing it's part to help students.


Yeah, that sounds like what an alumni also told me. She really spoke highly of Loyola's strong alumni network and that's such a big factor when we are trying to compete with students from UChicago and Northwestern Law.

andlifegoeson
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:25 am

Re: Loyola Chicago c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby andlifegoeson » Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:11 am

chowiechow wrote:
Po0329 wrote:Anyone try negotiating scholarships yet?


Yup. Got shot down. I don't think they negotiate but it's worth a shot, right? Let me know how it goes for you.

Now I'm just stuck between DePaul and Loyola, since DePaul offered a way larger scholarship amount.



Also shot down. It took less than 10 hours for them to respond though.

User avatar
Greyhound42
Posts: 79
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:46 pm

Re: Loyola Chicago c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby Greyhound42 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:55 am

Just withdrew, hope the $25,000 merit award goes to somebody! (even though they don't seem to be up for negotiating) Good luck everyone!

Po0329
Posts: 25
Joined: Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:37 pm

Re: Loyola Chicago c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby Po0329 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:11 am

Just withdrew, freeing up 10k/year. Looks like my Chicago options are down to one. I'm kind of bummed. Loyola was my top choice, but their scholarship offer and no negotiation policy made it way too expensive.

_empower
Posts: 12
Joined: Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:52 pm

Re: Loyola Chicago c/o 2016 (2012-2013)

Postby _empower » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:41 am

Received waitlist email last night. Any advice?




Return to “Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Adsense [Bot] and 11 guests