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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby rion91 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:59 pm

Went into review yesterday. Complete 2/18

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby healthyman » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:56 pm

Status date change yesterday.....

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby katkatkat12 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:49 pm

cberg wrote:
AT9 wrote:
Attax wrote:
AT9 wrote:Got my scholarship e-mail today. In-state tuition + $15K/year with 2.9 stip. Not bad, considering I thought UH was more stingy.


Stats? And congrats, I was expecting something more like that.


Thanks! I'm 163/3.8x.

Does anyone know if UH negotiates much?


Nope-- sent an email trying to negotiate and got the following response:

"Thank you for your interest in the University of Houston Law Center. The committee was impressed with your credentials and hopes to see you in our entering class. Our scholarship committee has awarded scholarships generously this year and is not adjusting scholarships at this point in our cycle. However, we may review scholarships later in the spring and summer if more money becomes available.

As you know, we offer one of the largest course curriculums in the country, and our location in one of the country’s largest and most robust legal markets means our students are well-placed to begin their careers. Recently the UH Law Center was once again named a “go-to” law school by the National Law Journal for having one of the largest percentages of students who are hired by the nation’s largest 250 law firms. Our strong ties to the legal community also allows us to have some of the country’s top attorneys come to campus to teach specialized and practice skills courses and coach our winning mock trial and moot court teams. Further, the city of Houston has a cost-of-living that is lower than almost any other major U.S. city, which makes Houston a great place to earn a law degree. We hope that you will continue to consider the Law Center and our relatively low cost-of-attendance versus the quality of education and opportunities. For more information please visit http://www.law.uh.edu/admissions/apply-now.asp.

If you have not already visited the campus, I invite you to attend one of our upcoming events or schedule an individual visit. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you!"


Can confirm. I tried with UH, and was politely declined in a similar manner.

It's worth noting a professor there suggested I negotiate though.

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby PhenomenalWoman » Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:04 pm

Went into review yesterday!

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby RonBurgundy » Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:38 pm

PhenomenalWoman wrote:Went into review yesterday!


Me too. Anyone know how long the wait usually is after going under review?

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby lsatyolo » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:32 pm

PatriotP74 wrote:
RonBurgundy wrote:
PhenomenalWoman wrote:Went into review yesterday!


Me too. Anyone know how long the wait usually is after going under review?


I've been under review since 2/7..... still waiting lol



Same.

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby rion91 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:39 am

Anyone gotten a full ride? >75 for both GPA and LSAT as a URM

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby uvandy » Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:00 am

Congrats! Full ride from UH is no small task. Those numbers probably qualify for $$$ at UT and T14 as well.
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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby uvandy » Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:01 am

lsatyolo wrote:
PatriotP74 wrote:
RonBurgundy wrote:
PhenomenalWoman wrote:Went into review yesterday!


Me too. Anyone know how long the wait usually is after going under review?


I've been under review since 2/7..... still waiting lol



Same.
My first review came in early Feb. Got a second review couple of weeks later but haven't heard since.

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby rion91 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:22 am

uvandy wrote:Congrats! Full ride from UH is no small task. Those numbers probably qualify for $$$ at UT and T14 as well.

Oh I don't have admission yet. Just wondering with my numbers if it was possible :oops:

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby rion91 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:31 pm

Eerily quiet... :?

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby healthyman » Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:14 pm

rion91 wrote:Eerily quiet... :?


I agree. Houston, hurry up.

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby El Principe » Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:23 pm

rion91 wrote:Anyone gotten a full ride? >75 for both GPA and LSAT as a URM


No, they haven't even given me scholarship info. How do you know when you receive it? Email or letter? And how long was it between acceptance and your award notice?

thx

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby CLhouston » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:12 pm

The last decision update on LSN was 2/17. :| I think UH is taking spring break this coming week, as well. I wonder if we are in for a few more weeks of waiting.

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby life2323 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:19 pm

Indiana offered me a pretty good scholarship. Indiana is ranked 25th. Do y'all think I can get Houston to increase their original offer they gave me?

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby rion91 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:28 pm

El Principe wrote:
rion91 wrote:Anyone gotten a full ride? >75 for both GPA and LSAT as a URM


No, they haven't even given me scholarship info. How do you know when you receive it? Email or letter? And how long was it between acceptance and your award notice?

thx


uvandy wrote:Congrats! Full ride from UH is no small task. Those numbers probably qualify for $$$ at UT and T14 as well.


I haven't been accepted. I just put my numbers hoping maybe someone in the same area would reply. My fault for not being specific enough :oops:

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby BVest » Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:13 pm

life2323 wrote:Indiana offered me a pretty good scholarship. Indiana is ranked 25th. Do y'all think I can get Houston to increase their original offer they gave me?


You can try, but I doubt they'll budge much both because they're UH (known for being tight and inflexible) and because they can point to the fact that their employment numbers are significantly better than Indiana's.

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby healthyman » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:53 pm

Waitlisted - 03/10 :x

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby rion91 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:12 pm

BVest wrote:
life2323 wrote:Indiana offered me a pretty good scholarship. Indiana is ranked 25th. Do y'all think I can get Houston to increase their original offer they gave me?


You can try, but I doubt they'll budge much both because they're UH (known for being tight and inflexible) and because they can point to the fact that their employment numbers are significantly better than Indiana's.

I would be surprised if UH doesn't move up in rankings. Employment numbers really are stellar for it to be at the lower end of T1.

healthyman wrote:Waitlisted - 03/10 :x

Dang that sucks. What were your numbers? :?

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby TxAgs182 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:16 pm

Keep up the hope,
In via status checker!

1/16 - applictation recieved
1/28 - File under review
2/28 - File under review
3/10 - Decision rendered- admitted

Still no email, which makes me want to call them and yell 'no backsies!'

PM me if you want any specific info, I'm not URM or anything like that but I do have some pretty, decent softs (i.e. drastic upward grade trend, did an undergrad thesis)
2.8x GPA and 160 lsat, Texas res

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby rion91 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:18 pm

TxAgs182 wrote:Keep up the hope,
In via status checker!

1/16 - applictation recieved
1/28 - File under review
2/28 - File under review
3/10 - Decision rendered- admitted

Still no email, which makes me want to call them and yell 'no backsies!'

PM me if you want any specific info, I'm not URM or anything like that but I do have some pretty, decent softs (i.e. drastic upward grade trend, did an undergrad thesis)
2.8x GPA and 160 lsat, Texas res

Congratulations!! Do they say anything about admitted students date or schollys?

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby healthyman » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:16 pm

Rion91, I am a reverse splitter and a URM . Still deciding on when I should withdraw.

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby rion91 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:22 pm

healthyman wrote:Rion91, I am a reverse splitter and a URM . Still deciding on when I should withdraw.

With the drop in Houston's rank some people may impulse withdraw. Even so, if you're set on working in Houston, I think UH may be your best choice after UT. UH's employment numbers are great for its rank. I think being waitlisted at this point in time is a good sign TBH.

EDIT: See LSN. http://houston.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants Sort by Status and you'll see how many people were waitlisted vs. admitted/pending.

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby IgosduIkana » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:58 pm

rion91 wrote:
healthyman wrote:Rion91, I am a reverse splitter and a URM . Still deciding on when I should withdraw.

With the drop in Houston's rank some people may impulse withdraw. Even so, if you're set on working in Houston, I think UH may be your best choice after UT. UH's employment numbers are great for its rank. I think being waitlisted at this point in time is a good sign TBH.

EDIT: See LSN. http://houston.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants Sort by Status and you'll see how many people were waitlisted vs. admitted/pending.


Does anyone know which metric(s) Houston seems to fail at? I mean, comparing Houston to a school like Wisconsin who was 33 last year and even higher this year, Houston's LST numbers are clearly superior. Yet rankings-wise they aren't even in the same tier anymore. Why is this the case!!




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