U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby jk148706 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:25 pm

UMN is making it rain this cycle.

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Attax » Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:48 pm

Got my acceptance packet today. Very nice, but am honestly underwhelmed by the scholarships, definitely lower than I was expecting. $25k/year

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby calle_25 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:59 pm

Attax wrote:Got my acceptance packet today. Very nice, but am honestly underwhelmed by the scholarships, definitely lower than I was expecting. $25k/year


Glancing at LSN there seems to be a ton of variability in scholarships. No rhyme or reason. I didn't do a detailed study, but that's what it looks like to me. Some "low" numbers getting full rides, a wide range of people getting the standard $25-30K, etc. What's going on over at UMN?

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby msx3 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:17 am

Attax wrote:Got my acceptance packet today. Very nice, but am honestly underwhelmed by the scholarships, definitely lower than I was expecting. $25k/year

same

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby The Dark Shepard » Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:54 pm

Nova wrote:About 60% of the class is usually OOS

idk abt hiring but as far as general inclusiveness, the cities seem welcoming to OOSers

As long as youre not a packers fan, youre fine.


DAMN! Eh, I might risk it anyways.

So I'm in at 25k a year and have always loved Minnesota so it is basically near the top for me(and I'm near the end of picking). My question is, does anyone know if Minnesota is open to negotiating/has been in the past? From what it sounds like they are "making it rain" this cycle, so would that imply they won't improve on the offer?

Thanks guys!

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Nova » Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:58 pm

They pretty much don't negotiate.

I have 1 friend who managed to negotiate. She was a local with a 170 and was in at NU/UVA. And she asked like 5 times.

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby John Everyman » Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:03 pm

The Dark Shepard wrote:
Nova wrote:About 60% of the class is usually OOS

idk abt hiring but as far as general inclusiveness, the cities seem welcoming to OOSers

As long as youre not a packers fan, youre fine.


DAMN! Eh, I might risk it anyways.

So I'm in at 25k a year and have always loved Minnesota so it is basically near the top for me(and I'm near the end of picking). My question is, does anyone know if Minnesota is open to negotiating/has been in the past? From what it sounds like they are "making it rain" this cycle, so would that imply they won't improve on the offer?

Thanks guys!


I tried negotiating already. My numbers aren't anything special but I got the same offer you did. They sent me back mostly a form letter indicating that they do not negotiate, followed by a really well-written personal message from the admissions woman saying she is on IBR and took the risk at full tuition and still thinks it was a good decision. Good luck, I guess based on Nova's message (though I don't quite have the same prospects as her friend did) I will just keep asking.

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby mkemmitt » Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:10 pm

In as a transfer student. Headed back to the twin cities next semester.

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby anna8506 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:04 pm

Registered for the April campus preview. Anyone else is coming?

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby skrzypce » Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:45 pm

ender235 wrote:Hey guys, got in with a full ride??? I'm pleasantly surprised by this - while my LSAT is above the 75th my GPA is sub 3.0. I am seriously beginning to consider this school now but was hoping a knowledgeable admitted student or current student could alleviate some of my concerns about this school. One of my main concerns stems largely from the numerous posts on TLS that say to stay away from this school unless you have connections in Minnesota. I have no problem working in Minnesota after I graduate but will I be essentially dooming myself, coming from the Boston region and having gone to undergrad in the South?


I think it largely depends on where you have connections. I'm from Minneapolis, attend UMN, and will be clerking at a prestigious firm this summer in DC, largely through personal connections. I also know plenty of 3Ls who have accepted positions in NY, California, etc. I have come to the conclusion that a lot of the bad rap that UMN gets as far as its national reach and placement are concerned stems from the fact that TLS doesn't seem to realize that plenty of UMN students actually want to stay in the Minneapolis area to work after graduating. That's not quite the same thing as having a non-portable degree.

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby odonnlld5 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:57 am

anna8506 wrote:Registered for the April campus preview. Anyone else is coming?

Went to the one this weekend. You'll have fun!

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby anna8506 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:21 pm

odonnlld5 wrote:
anna8506 wrote:Registered for the April campus preview. Anyone else is coming?

Went to the one this weekend. You'll have fun!

Thanks! I definitely will.

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby ohhai » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:27 pm

anna8506 wrote:Registered for the April campus preview. Anyone else is coming?


I am also registered for the April one!

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby anna8506 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:38 pm

ohhai wrote:
anna8506 wrote:Registered for the April campus preview. Anyone else is coming?


I am also registered for the April one!

Cool! Are you out of state? PM me if you want to chat..

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby The Dark Shepard » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:36 am

I unfortunately am not able to make the April one, just like the March one. Hope that doesn't negatively affect me

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby bloomingtea » Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:05 pm

Complete: 2/27/14
Decision: 3/12/14
Stats: Around both medians

Accepted via voicemail. Missed phone call :'(
Hoping this fast turnaround = $$$, but I doubt it.

ETA: When is the April ASW? Thanks in advance!

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby anna8506 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:09 pm

bloomingtea wrote:Complete: 2/27/14
Decision: 3/12/14
Stats: Around both medians

Accepted via voicemail. Missed phone call :'(
Hoping this fast turnaround = $$$, but I doubt it.

ETA: When is the April ASW? Thanks in advance!

April 4,5 I think. Congrats!

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby mmanovich21 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:20 pm

Hey, I just got accepted (via phone call) from Minnesota and I would like to go there and have heard they've been pretty generous with their scholarship money. I was just wondering, how long about did it take for people to hear about their scholarship packages after being accepted?

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby anna8506 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:22 pm

mmanovich21 wrote:Hey, I just got accepted (via phone call) from Minnesota and I would like to go there and have heard they've been pretty generous with their scholarship money. I was just wondering, how long about did it take for people to hear about their scholarship packages after being accepted?

It comes in your acceptance package in the mail. It took mine about one week to get here and I live in the Midwest.

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby RonBurgundy » Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:50 pm

I just went under review with date change to today. Should I expect to hear back soon? Congrats to those admitted already.

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Lebrarian_Booker » Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:51 pm

RonBurgundy wrote:I just went under review with date change to today. Should I expect to hear back soon? Congrats to those admitted already.


They were one of the fastest moving schools for me, YMMV.

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby anna8506 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:55 pm

RonBurgundy wrote:I just went under review with date change to today. Should I expect to hear back soon? Congrats to those admitted already.

I went under review 1/21, date change 1/28, and got in 2/24.

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby The Dark Shepard » Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:37 pm

They won't negotiate. Damn

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby str8yolked » Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:43 pm

Attax wrote:Got my acceptance packet today. Very nice, but am honestly underwhelmed by the scholarships, definitely lower than I was expecting. $25k/year


Wait there's an acceptance package?

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Stanzy1 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:40 pm

I've had 3 date changes, another came in today. Minnesota is taking forever! Any movement besides date changes that you guys know about?




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