UF C/O 2017 (2013-2014 APPLICANTS)

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Postby Nucky » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:14 pm

Ss2014 wrote:is it worth it to apply to uf today as a 3.07/155?


Depends on a lot of other factors but you could always apply now and retake in June.

But you're almost certainly better off waiting until next cycle.

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Postby Roberrrrto » Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:25 am

Ss2014 wrote:is it worth it to apply to uf today as a 3.07/155?


This is my first time saying this on any board (I am not a TLS Snob) but you really need to retake the LSAT. With your GPA below the 25% you need, at the very least, to have your LSAT above the median (preferably at or above 75%).

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Postby Roberrrrto » Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:35 am

pat4redick wrote:I wanted to contribute my two cents as unbiased as I can. Understand that I am a current 2L at UF with a job lined up in my home market.

My understanding of FSU's significant ranking jump: Talking with a faculty member today, I learned that FSU did some considerable manipulating of the numbers as far as amount of money spent per student. I didn't write down all the details, but the gist of it was FSU changed the way in which they financed a few programs making the amount of money spent per student increase by 5 times what it had previously been at without much actual improvements for students. And I don't fault FSU for doing this at all. UF surely manipulates the numbers as well. All schools do.

Employment numbers: This should be the number one consideration for 0Ls. That, and total COA. FSU has consistently had better employment numbers than UF in the past few years. Whether it is due to location in the state capital or a smaller class of students, doesn't really matter. Facts are facts. You have a better chance at getting a job coming out of FSU than you do at UF.

If I were choosing today with equal COA for both, I would choose FSU without hesitation.

Of course, this is just my opinion. In general, don't get caught up in the rankings. UF and FSU are peer schools. Crunch the numbers.



Thanks for joining the discussion. The one thing that throws me off (and as I have paid my seat deposit at UF makes me happy) is your second sentence: "Understand that I am a current 2L at UF with a job lined up in my home market."

How did you get your job lined up? How are the other 2Ls doing in their job/ summer associate/ intership search?

I guess the big question is why are you recommending FSU over UF when UF clearly worked out for you?

Thanks again for joining the discussion. It is always helpful to hear from current students.

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Postby pat4redick » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:30 am

Roberrrrto wrote:Thanks for joining the discussion. The one thing that throws me off (and as I have paid my seat deposit at UF makes me happy) is your second sentence: "Understand that I am a current 2L at UF with a job lined up in my home market."

How did you get your job lined up? How are the other 2Ls doing in their job/ summer associate/ intership search?

I guess the big question is why are you recommending FSU over UF when UF clearly worked out for you?

Thanks again for joining the discussion. It is always helpful to hear from current students.


Not a problem, and I'm glad I could help.

I did well my first year and made law review. I was lucky enough to snag a job through OCI but not many of my friends at median were able to get interviews. Most people cannot rely on OCI and are left to do the job searching on their own.

I'm recommending FSU over UF because I realize I got lucky. I did well enough in the 1L lottery to give me a fighting chance at OCI. Going in, expect to be at median in your class and base your decision off of that. If you're not in the top quarter of your class, OCI will be a major uphill battle. I'd imagine that FSU's OCI is similar but their employment statistics will show that you have better odds at landing some kind of employment.

Hope that helps.

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Postby cricketlove00 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:42 am

I have been waiting ages for my decision to come in the mail. It's been like 7 days... and I'm a FL resident. :(

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Postby nebula666 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:32 pm

cricketlove00 wrote:I have been waiting ages for my decision to come in the mail. It's been like 7 days... and I'm a FL resident. :(


well if you are waiting for mail than it is an acceptance so it's not like you don't already know you got in

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Postby dobie1 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:00 pm

cricketlove00 wrote:I have been waiting ages for my decision to come in the mail. It's been like 7 days... and I'm a FL resident. :(



Same boat, and I live right next door in Jax! But as nebula said, there is no reason to worry.
Does anyone know if scholarship info comes in the admissions packet?

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Postby cricketlove00 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:04 pm

nebula666 wrote:
cricketlove00 wrote:I have been waiting ages for my decision to come in the mail. It's been like 7 days... and I'm a FL resident. :(


well if you are waiting for mail than it is an acceptance so it's not like you don't already know you got in


Cool. Didn't know this. :oops:

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Postby Nucky » Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:20 pm

dobie1 wrote:
cricketlove00 wrote:I have been waiting ages for my decision to come in the mail. It's been like 7 days... and I'm a FL resident. :(



Same boat, and I live right next door in Jax! But as nebula said, there is no reason to worry.
Does anyone know if scholarship info comes in the admissions packet?


Very few, if any, of us have received scholarship info with the acceptance packet. That seems to come a few weeks after for most applicants. I am still waiting on it myself and I received my admit packet a few weeks ago.

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Postby SailorMoon9543 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:26 pm

Nucky wrote:
dobie1 wrote:
cricketlove00 wrote:I have been waiting ages for my decision to come in the mail. It's been like 7 days... and I'm a FL resident. :(



Same boat, and I live right next door in Jax! But as nebula said, there is no reason to worry.
Does anyone know if scholarship info comes in the admissions packet?


Very few, if any, of us have received scholarship info with the acceptance packet. That seems to come a few weeks after for most applicants. I am still waiting on it myself and I received my admit packet a few weeks ago.


Is the general consensus that you won't recieve scholarship $$ without being above at least one of the 75th percentiles?

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Postby toshiroh » Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:45 pm

SailorMoon9543 wrote:
Nucky wrote:
dobie1 wrote:
cricketlove00 wrote:I have been waiting ages for my decision to come in the mail. It's been like 7 days... and I'm a FL resident. :(



Same boat, and I live right next door in Jax! But as nebula said, there is no reason to worry.
Does anyone know if scholarship info comes in the admissions packet?


Very few, if any, of us have received scholarship info with the acceptance packet. That seems to come a few weeks after for most applicants. I am still waiting on it myself and I received my admit packet a few weeks ago.


Is the general consensus that you won't recieve scholarship $$ without being above at least one of the 75th percentiles?


I received a Scholly and I'm above the 75th for their LSAT below the medium for their GPA. But I'm URM, so that might have something to do with it. I'm a FL resident as well.

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Postby dobie1 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:16 pm

SailorMoon9543 wrote:
Is the general consensus that you won't recieve scholarship $$ without being above at least one of the 75th percentiles?


I think I am 1 point over LSAT 75th %, and GPA ~.05 above 75th %. But no scholarship info in the admissions packet today. So they must only give automatic scholarships to very high scores.

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Postby ltrego » Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:14 pm

I haven't heard anything about scholarships from UF. I have a full-ride offer on the table at UIUC, a large scholarship offer at DU, and a small scholarship at UNC. Has UF sent out all of their scholly info? Time to negotiate?

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Postby toshiroh » Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:21 pm

I have no idea why I received a scholly and no one else in here seems to have received any. My scholly was sent like two days after the acceptance.

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Postby SailorMoon9543 » Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:27 pm

toshiroh wrote:I have no idea why I received a scholly and no one else in here seems to have received any. My scholly was sent like two days after the acceptance.


Maybe they liked your PS...

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Postby toshiroh » Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:28 pm

SailorMoon9543 wrote:
toshiroh wrote:I have no idea why I received a scholly and no one else in here seems to have received any. My scholly was sent like two days after the acceptance.


Maybe they liked your PS...


Maybe I didn't follow the directions and send an Academic statement(I think that's what it's called.) I just sent a regular PS

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Postby Nucky » Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:49 pm

This scholly situation is really frustrating. Barring a T-14 admit this is where I would like to be but I certainly won't attend without significant money. Not knowing whether or not I am headed here is driving me crazy.

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Postby rdelaney » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:06 pm

Nothing to do with the scholly situation...but apparently UF spent $90,000 on the law dean search. Guess what??? No dean...

--LinkRemoved--

A friend in law school now quoted the $90k. So unfortunate. I feel like with a lack of leadership at the school is putting FSU in the forefront in my decision...even though I haven't been accepted at UF yet. lol.

Here is the 90k link: http://www.gainesville.com/article/2014 ... /140209711

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Postby Nucky » Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:02 pm

rdelaney wrote:Nothing to do with the scholly situation...but apparently UF spent $90,000 on the law dean search. Guess what??? No dean...

--LinkRemoved--

A friend in law school now quoted the $90k. So unfortunate. I feel like with a lack of leadership at the school is putting FSU in the forefront in my decision...even though I haven't been accepted at UF yet. lol.

Here is the 90k link: http://www.gainesville.com/article/2014 ... /140209711


Wow. I take this as a mixed bag. I like the fact that they won't just hire ANYONE, but their top 3 candidates, from what the article had to say about them, come across as a bit underwhelming.

FSU is beginning to sound better and better...

EDIT: UF better release scholarship info soon, and it'd better be generous...

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Postby rdelaney » Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:18 pm

Nucky wrote:
rdelaney wrote:Nothing to do with the scholly situation...but apparently UF spent $90,000 on the law dean search. Guess what??? No dean...

--LinkRemoved--

A friend in law school now quoted the $90k. So unfortunate. I feel like with a lack of leadership at the school is putting FSU in the forefront in my decision...even though I haven't been accepted at UF yet. lol.

Here is the 90k link: http://www.gainesville.com/article/2014 ... /140209711


Wow. I take this as a mixed bag. I like the fact that they won't just hire ANYONE, but their top 3 candidates, from what the article had to say about them, come across as a bit underwhelming.

FSU is beginning to sound better and better...

EDIT: UF better release scholarship info soon, and it'd better be generous...

Yeah, that's about the only "plus" to this information is that they are willing to go out of the way to find the RIGHT person for the job. But UF did this recently with Bernie Machen...they enlisted a search committee and didn't find any candidates to take over as President of the University, so Bernie ended up staying in that position.

Good luck to everyone waiting on scholly! Haha.

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Postby dobie1 » Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:30 pm

wtf UF. Yea it'll be t14 or FSU for me if UF is truly this disorganized. UF will have to offer more scholarship money than FSU if they want to win me over. Went to FSU undergrad and was looking forward to moving somewhere new...oh well.

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Postby phireblast » Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:13 am

I had my scholarship from FSU ages ago, I've been checking my mailbox every day since my Dec. 9 admission and I haven't heard anything about financial aid from the University of Florida. With UF appearing to be in disarray I might just say screw it and go with FSU.

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Postby w7ldcard » Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:21 pm

Checking In

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Postby rdelaney » Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:02 pm

w7ldcard wrote:Checking In

Welcome! haha. It seems UF has been on a trend of meeting every three weeks and sending out decisions. 1/16, 2/3, 2/24...that leaves 3/17 as the next date. Hopefully that holds true as the deadline to apply is today, they should be moving gears a lot faster with decisions.

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Postby w7ldcard » Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:43 pm

rdelaney wrote:
w7ldcard wrote:Checking In

Welcome! haha. It seems UF has been on a trend of meeting every three weeks and sending out decisions. 1/16, 2/3, 2/24...that leaves 3/17 as the next date. Hopefully that holds true as the deadline to apply is today, they should be moving gears a lot faster with decisions.

Thanks! I havent hear from any schools yet so I pulled the trigger on applying to UF. Everyone seems to be taking a long time so far




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