University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby bugsy33 » Tue May 13, 2014 2:35 pm

Dang Elle, they're making you sweat it. Have you deposited anywhere else?

I really think the $250 deposit encouraged a lot of "maybe" people to put down money. I wouldn't be surprised if you saw your acceptance come after the 23rd.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby ellewoods179 » Tue May 13, 2014 3:03 pm

bugsy33 wrote:Dang Elle, they're making you sweat it. Have you deposited anywhere else?

I really think the $250 deposit encouraged a lot of "maybe" people to put down money. I wouldn't be surprised if you saw your acceptance come after the 23rd.


I got an extension till Thursday for Seat Deposits but I'm planning on depositing at Tulane if I don't hear anything from Illinois by then.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby ellewoods179 » Tue May 13, 2014 3:17 pm

Literally just got a waitlist email the minute after I posted that :(

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby Dredd_2017 » Tue May 13, 2014 3:35 pm

Just withdrew, full ride back on the table for all you lovely people. Best of luck to everyone on the WL!

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby Jmart082 » Tue May 13, 2014 3:37 pm

In with money. I am so shocked right now.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby jsanner2 » Tue May 13, 2014 3:50 pm

Accepted with 30K/yr!
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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby isuperserial » Tue May 13, 2014 3:54 pm

ellewoods179 wrote:Literally just got a waitlist email the minute after I posted that :(


Sorry bud, I know you really wanted this.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby hk227 » Tue May 13, 2014 7:18 pm

Just got accepted with a huge offer. Now I don't know what to do since I'm still riding out some waitlists and have deposited elsewhere.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby D2142 » Tue May 13, 2014 7:28 pm

Congrats to everyone with offers. Hoping I can get off the waitlist.....


I thought they had too many tuition deposits? Why are they admitting people?

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby Dredd_2017 » Tue May 13, 2014 8:46 pm

D2142 wrote:I thought they had too many tuition deposits? Why are they admitting people?

I bet you at least a couple deposits turned out like mine, where the person eventually decided against it.

I withdrew my full early today, so far there have been three people admitted with varying amount of money (30k to Hk's 'Huge' which I assume is 90k+). If even 1-2 more fulls withdrew within the last couple days then that would explain it (Assuming like 1/3-1/4 of all admits post on TLS).

So happy for you all!

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby D2142 » Tue May 13, 2014 8:50 pm

Dredd_2017 wrote:
D2142 wrote:I thought they had too many tuition deposits? Why are they admitting people?

I bet you at least a couple deposits turned out like mine, where the person eventually decided against it.

I withdrew my full early today, so far there have been three people admitted with varying amount of money (30k to Hk's 'Huge' which I assume is 90k+). If even 1-2 more fulls withdrew within the last couple days then that would explain it (Assuming like 1/3-1/4 of all admits post on TLS).

So happy for you all!



I sure hope enough people withdraw to give us waitlisters some good movement

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby hk227 » Wed May 14, 2014 1:12 pm

D2142 wrote:
Dredd_2017 wrote:
D2142 wrote:I thought they had too many tuition deposits? Why are they admitting people?

I bet you at least a couple deposits turned out like mine, where the person eventually decided against it.

I withdrew my full early today, so far there have been three people admitted with varying amount of money (30k to Hk's 'Huge' which I assume is 90k+). If even 1-2 more fulls withdrew within the last couple days then that would explain it (Assuming like 1/3-1/4 of all admits post on TLS).

So happy for you all!



I sure hope enough people withdraw to give us waitlisters some good movement


Lol huge=full. I'm super hesitant (read: paranoid) to give anything away on here. Btw, Fordham were total dicks about my scholarship negotiation. They were actually really rude. Why did you withdraw from Illinois if you don't mind my asking

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby Dredd_2017 » Wed May 14, 2014 7:16 pm

hk227 wrote:Lol huge=full. I'm super hesitant (read: paranoid) to give anything away on here. Btw, Fordham were total dicks about my scholarship negotiation. They were actually really rude. Why did you withdraw from Illinois if you don't mind my asking

On Fordham, I'm largely unsurprised although the tone on mine was less dickish and more snarky (Which I actually appreciate).

For Illinois ultimately my decision came down to only two factors. First is that I'd prefer options outside of Chicago, which (Largely speaking) Illinois did not give me and WUSTL did (WUSTL places in Chicago, NY, its home state of Missouri / St Louis, and even a small but growing number in Texas / CA).

The other factor, and I admit the more important one, is that a very good friend of mine got into WUSTL but not Illinois (He is actually a better candidate than me but applied late). That was actually the tiebreaker as the COA both would be quite close, and why I made my final call.

I think, right now, UIUC at full is a huge win. They're clearly trying HARD to keep their stats up so they can ultimately get back to somewhere in the top 25-30 which means the money spigot is set to on. It's a great school I would have been fine with going to in other circumstances.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby illegallad » Wed May 14, 2014 10:56 pm

Current UIUC rising 2L if anyone has any questions. Dredd, I'm surprised to hear your friend got into WUSTL but not Illinois. I honestly don't think the late application would have caused such a large discrepancy. You are right that UIUC is really trying to get good numbers so I'm stunned that they would turn down a candidate who had the numbers to go to WUSTL.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby bugsy33 » Thu May 15, 2014 11:02 am

illegallad wrote:Current UIUC rising 2L if anyone has any questions. Dredd, I'm surprised to hear your friend got into WUSTL but not Illinois. I honestly don't think the late application would have caused such a large discrepancy. You are right that UIUC is really trying to get good numbers so I'm stunned that they would turn down a candidate who had the numbers to go to WUSTL.



How do you like UIUC? Is the campus fun? How does your class feel about the job market? What do you think separates UIUC from some of the other, similarly ranked B1G schools?

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby jsanner2 » Thu May 15, 2014 12:23 pm

bugsy33 wrote: How do you like UIUC? Is the campus fun? How does your class feel about the job market? What do you think separates UIUC from some of the other, similarly ranked B1G schools?


I went to UIUC for undergraduate, and there really isn't anything terrible to say about Champaign/Urbana. If you're used to a larger city, it may feel a bit slow and boring, but the cost of living is incredibly low and the campus is very active during the fall and spring semesters.

It is also $25 to take Amtrak to Chicago if you get REALLY bored :)

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby Jmart082 » Thu May 15, 2014 12:31 pm

I'm actually torn between UIUC and UGA now. I have no preference to where I practice, and no ties to either state. I'm leaning toward withdrawing from UIUC because UGA is cheaper, even with the half scholarship Illinois gave me. Maybe the cash will help one of you waitlisters.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby illegallad » Thu May 15, 2014 2:09 pm

I definitely love the campus here, unfortunately the law building is kind of out of the way so you won't get the opportunity to see it during the average day. If you want to go out and grab a bite or go out and get a few drinks, I think the UIUC campus is one of the best around. Everyone is very friendly here and no one really seems to worries about the job market. That being said we will see how worried some people are when they are 3Ls. As for what separates UIUC from other similarly ranked B1G schools. Next to NU and Michigan it's the best B1G bet if you want Chicago big law (or Chicago anything really). Also you will never have to worry about huge events like post season bowls or NCAA championships distracting you from your studying.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby Chardee_MacDennis » Thu May 15, 2014 2:37 pm

bugsy33 wrote:
illegallad wrote:Current UIUC rising 2L if anyone has any questions. Dredd, I'm surprised to hear your friend got into WUSTL but not Illinois. I honestly don't think the late application would have caused such a large discrepancy. You are right that UIUC is really trying to get good numbers so I'm stunned that they would turn down a candidate who had the numbers to go to WUSTL.



How do you like UIUC? Is the campus fun? How does your class feel about the job market? What do you think separates UIUC from some of the other, similarly ranked B1G schools?


There's really no way to know anything about the job market at the moment. Most folks expect it to be at least as good as it was last year, maybe a bit better. I think top 10% is a solid bet to get almost any interview here, with 10-25% getting interviews but being shut out at the top tier firms (Kirkland, Sidley, maybe Mayer). After that, things get dicey unless you have an IP background.

I would not come here counting on Biglaw, though. If you want to work in the Midwest and don't particularly care what type of legal job you get, I would def recommend coming here on a big scholly.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby isuperserial » Thu May 15, 2014 4:55 pm

I'm on a visit here right now. Campus is extraordinary, and the law school looks like a hundred times better on the inside compared to the outside. Also everyone I've met is extremely friendly.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby Chardee_MacDennis » Thu May 15, 2014 5:44 pm

isuperserial wrote:I'm on a visit here right now. Campus is extraordinary, and the law school looks like a hundred times better on the inside compared to the outside. Also everyone I've met is extremely friendly.


Everyone's friendly because we finished finals today

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby ellewoods179 » Fri May 16, 2014 3:02 pm

isuperserial wrote:
ellewoods179 wrote:Literally just got a waitlist email the minute after I posted that :(


Sorry bud, I know you really wanted this.

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That is the most perfect gif ever, I appreciate the hug! haha Luckily my gpa went up quite a bit this last semester, hopefully that helps in my LOCI

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby chingwoo » Fri May 16, 2014 3:59 pm

I've been on hold since early December... I feel in limbo.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby D2142 » Tue May 20, 2014 9:59 am

Second tuition deposit this Friday. Lets hope for some waitlist movement next week.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby Ditka747 » Tue May 20, 2014 10:17 am

chingwoo wrote:I've been on hold since early December... I feel in limbo.


Have you called them?




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