University of Miami c/o 2017 Applicants

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Re: University of Miami c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby foundingfather » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:16 pm

Yazzzay wrote:
tjay89 wrote:
Yazzzay wrote:How long did it take everyone's scholly mail to get to them? I live abroad and they said they sent it 10 days ago...literally can't wait, I need to start negotiating with others. Should I email and say I haven't received it or wait it out? I'm impatient.



Well Im still waiting to hear about my scholly too but i also live overseas and my admission package got to me on the 18th of Feb.. It was sent on the 7th....

Give an update when u get ur package plz!!!!


FINALLY got it today! $30'000 p/year. Not too bad at all, don't think I'm going to be able to ask them for anymore....


Congrats!

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Re: University of Miami c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby Ally Mcbeal » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:51 pm

Anybody going to the scholarship conference next week?

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Re: University of Miami c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby Yazzzay » Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:13 pm

foundingfather wrote:
Yazzzay wrote:
tjay89 wrote:
Yazzzay wrote:How long did it take everyone's scholly mail to get to them? I live abroad and they said they sent it 10 days ago...literally can't wait, I need to start negotiating with others. Should I email and say I haven't received it or wait it out? I'm impatient.



Well Im still waiting to hear about my scholly too but i also live overseas and my admission package got to me on the 18th of Feb.. It was sent on the 7th....

Give an update when u get ur package plz!!!!


FINALLY got it today! $30'000 p/year. Not too bad at all, don't think I'm going to be able to ask them for anymore....


Congrats!


Thank you!

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Re: University of Miami c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby foundingfather » Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:50 pm

Ally Mcbeal wrote:Anybody going to the scholarship conference next week?


Can you please elaborate? I received a scholarship but I don't believe I'm aware of this event

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Re: University of Miami c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby Ally Mcbeal » Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:41 pm

foundingfather wrote:
Ally Mcbeal wrote:Anybody going to the scholarship conference next week?


Can you please elaborate? I received a scholarship but I don't believe I'm aware of this event


It's like an accepted students weekend for students who received special scholarships. So like Miami Scholars, etc. Someone please tell me you are going so I'm not alone lol.

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Re: University of Miami c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby Agentsoapbox » Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:38 am

Got an email today that I received a scholarship. Couldn't wait, so I called the school and was transferred directly to the dean of admissions who told me I got 30k/year. If you haven't received your award yet, call!

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Re: University of Miami c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby tampadave » Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:14 pm

Agentsoapbox wrote:Got an email today that I received a scholarship. Couldn't wait, so I called the school and was transferred directly to the dean of admissions who told me I got 30k/year. If you haven't received your award yet, call!


How long between your date of acceptance and the scholarship e-mail?

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Re: University of Miami c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby Agentsoapbox » Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:54 pm

tampadave wrote:
How long between your date of acceptance and the scholarship e-mail?


Well, I applied Feb 2nd. I got in via status checker Feb 17th. Got m packet perhaps Feb 21. And an email alerting me about Aid feb 28.

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Re: University of Miami c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby BankruptMe » Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:59 pm

Mine says "Application incomplete, pending review." and "Application pending review."

I have two status bars on log in..however it says all my information is there.

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Re: University of Miami c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby AndiDail » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:23 pm

Got a spontaneous letter upping my scholly by 10K. Pretty nice! :D

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Re: University of Miami c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby tjay89 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:57 pm

Finally got my scholly info 25k per yr...

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Re: University of Miami c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby Def Ray » Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:22 pm

AndiDail wrote:Got a spontaneous letter upping my scholly by 10K. Pretty nice! :D


What did you have before?

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Re: University of Miami c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby whm0829 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:37 pm

In today via status checker. How long after acceptance did people receive scholarship $?

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Re: University of Miami c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby tjay89 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:17 pm

whm0829 wrote:In today via status checker. How long after acceptance did people receive scholarship $?


They say 3-4 weeks after admission...when I called after waiting a month they emailed me my scholly letter dated Feb 21...I got in via status checker Feb 6.

I still havent gotten my scholly letter in the mail yet tho (im international)

Good Luck

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Re: University of Miami c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby Yazzzay » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:02 pm

Anyone think Miami would negotiate higher with a similar offer (and lower COL) from Penn State and a higher offer from Seton Hall?

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Re: University of Miami c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby Agentsoapbox » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:51 pm

I'm wondering if they'd negotiate those stips. I got the exact same offer from Temple which according to USNWR 2015 ranking is actually tied with UM now. But Temple's COA is lower and the stips are top 2/3 rather than UM's top half.

has anyone heard if UM negotiates?

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Re: University of Miami c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby amohiuddin » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:08 pm

got waitlisted, depressing. Any words of encouragement or should i lose hope on this?

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Re: University of Miami c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby Ss2014 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:58 pm

amohiuddin wrote:got waitlisted, depressing. Any words of encouragement or should i lose hope on this?


what were your numbers and when did you apply?

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Re: University of Miami c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby Ss2014 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:27 pm

155/3.07

chances at UM?

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Re: University of Miami c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby tampadave » Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:28 am

Look at lawschoolnumbers.com and compare yourself to similarly situated applicants. It appears you are right on the fringe, though I saw a non-URM 153/3.22 taken off the wait list with a UM offer of admission. I would say you are still in the running. Many of the higher ranked applicants will ultimately reject UM for better schools. Hold tight and keep your fingers crossed.

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Re: University of Miami c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby Agentsoapbox » Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:17 pm

tampadave wrote:Look at lawschoolnumbers.com and compare yourself to similarly situated applicants. It appears you are right on the fringe, though I saw a non-URM 153/3.22 taken off the wait list with a UM offer of admission. I would say you are still in the running. Many of the higher ranked applicants will ultimately reject UM for better schools. Hold tight and keep your fingers crossed.


Though I'm guessing you'd have to pay sticker price... I couldn't imagine graduating with 250k in debt. It scares me. I'm worried about going to UM with 30k scholly a year as it is.

Maybe you should apply to FIU if you're local? It'd at least be cheaper and you could get at least SOME scholly. It just became Tier 2.

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Re: University of Miami c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby foundingfather » Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:00 pm

So who's going to ASW this thursday/friday?

Anyone know what to expect at the reception on thursday?

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Re: University of Miami c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby MisterGabriel » Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:28 am

Got in Via status checker on 03-13…

Not scholarship offers as of yet, but I don't expect any generous offers.

My numbers: 159/3.1
I am a miami native and I want to practice law locally in south Florida. I was a bit hesitant to invoke responses from TLS, knowing the rhetoric that's thrown about on a daily basis, yet I still ask…

Is it worth considering UM at sticker over FIU at sticker?
I got into both, but I don't think i'll be receiving any scholarships.
Could it be possible to get UM at the negotiation table for a potential scholarship?

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Re: University of Miami c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby holysheed » Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:31 am

MisterGabriel wrote:Got in Via status checker on 03-13…

Not scholarship offers as of yet, but I don't expect any generous offers.

My numbers: 159/3.1
I am a miami native and I want to practice law locally in south Florida. I was a bit hesitant to invoke responses from TLS, knowing the rhetoric that's thrown about on a daily basis, yet I still ask…

Is it worth considering UM at sticker over FIU at sticker?
I got into both, but I don't think i'll be receiving any scholarships.
Could it be possible to get UM at the negotiation table for a potential scholarship?


I got into both as well. Numbers were 161/3.6. I chose FIU (full scholarship) over UM (23,0000/year) because to me UM sticker is too much debt when looking at the state of the job market in Miami. I'm a native as well, and see tons of potential in FIU. It was tough to choose FIU over UM, but in the end, I know I'll be happy with having zero debt.

A 159 should land you a Dean's scholarship to FIU, which covers about 75%. You should also get something from UM, but less than 50%. PM me if you got any questions.

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Re: University of Miami c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby Agentsoapbox » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:20 am

MisterGabriel wrote:Got in Via status checker on 03-13…

Not scholarship offers as of yet, but I don't expect any generous offers.

My numbers: 159/3.1
I am a miami native and I want to practice law locally in south Florida. I was a bit hesitant to invoke responses from TLS, knowing the rhetoric that's thrown about on a daily basis, yet I still ask…

Is it worth considering UM at sticker over FIU at sticker?
I got into both, but I don't think i'll be receiving any scholarships.
Could it be possible to get UM at the negotiation table for a potential scholarship?


I would most definitely consider FIU over UM at sticker... in fact I did.

I applied to FIU and UM (among other schools.) I expected to be in at UM, but didn't expect any money. Through some crazy alignment of starts UM gave me a very generous scholarship and FIU gave me almost nothing! So, in my case, UM is cheaper than FIU which put FIU out of the running. (haven't decided yet, but right now my choice is between UM and Temple, UGH! Can't decide!)

But I'm a big advocate for FIU law. I think it's a diamond in the rough. The whole school is, really. FIU Law has been steadily climbing. As more students who want to stay and work in the Miami market are choosing law schools, I'm sure FIU Law's low cost will make FIU more attractive to candidates over UM.

Not to mention that the big law numbers aren't as bad as you'd think. One of the partners of Greenberg Taurig here helped start FIU's law school and so obviously that firm has a vested interest in seeing the school grow. We just broke into tier 2 which means that from now on we'll have much much more name recognition.

FIU really offers a quality education at an amazing price in a superb location. The campus is beautiful and the people are lovely. If I were in your shoes of choosing FIU over UM at sticker, I'd choose FIU hands down.

Best of luck!




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