Akron Law c/o 2016

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bdm261
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Akron Law c/o 2016

Postby bdm261 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:29 am

Applied 10/1

Admitted 11/2

$18,500 renewable scholarship.

Akron was my undergrad and I've lived in the city for my entire life. Looking forward to starting next fall. I also applied to Case, Toledo, Dayton, and Cleveland State but will likely attend Akron since I already own a house here.

I hear only 37 students have been admitted so far at this point, anyone else admitted or applying (or applied) to Akron?

Rubetta
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Re: Akron Law c/o 2016

Postby Rubetta » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:09 pm

I am investigating Akron as a possibility.

Brown8714
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Re: Akron Law c/o 2016

Postby Brown8714 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:08 am

I'll be applying there this week. With 156/ 3.28 / part time hoping to get decent scholarship $$$

houseofny
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Re: Akron Law c/o 2016

Postby houseofny » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:26 pm

Was accepted recently and attended the open house in January.

LOVED the school, but being from the NYC-area, I don't know how well a degree from the University of Akron will transfer back in regards to applying for jobs...

bdm261
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Re: Akron Law c/o 2016

Postby bdm261 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:45 am

Any other admitted students get an e-mail about Akron locking tuition for the class of 2016 and dropping non-resident surcharges, among some other changes?

e_mac7
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Re: Akron Law c/o 2016

Postby e_mac7 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:04 am

Got in, with a lengthy e-mail regarding their new in-state tuition and all that good fixed rate stuff. Probably won't go since I got into a school in my hometown and would love to stay here. Will be withdrawing within the next couple days

bdm261
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Re: Akron Law c/o 2016

Postby bdm261 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:51 am

The rate lock kinda sealed the deal for me. They did up tuition 6% but I'm looking at about $66k in total tuition debt...and that's before subtracting my scholarship. Meanwhile Case (my second choice) at sticker would cost me $42k for a single year plus costs of moving out thereto Cleveland, renting 3 years, etc.

Akron also upped my scholarship offer from $18k to $20K and lowered the standards for keeping full value from top 15% to top 30%.

I was 90% sure I'd end up at Akron anyways, being a mile from the campus and having spent my life here since moving to OH as a kid in the early 90s. I know it's a "Tier-3" but I think it's unfair to put Akron in the same category as for-profit schools like Florida Coastal, Cooley, and so on that take anyone in and charge $45k/year.

Take a look at every local attorneys website around Akron, Canton, Youngstown and throughout NE Ohio and good chance they're an Akron alum. Recent grads even too.

So I'm officially a future 1L at Akron. I feel pretty good about it, I just hope I don't come back to this thread in 3 years regretting this post.




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