University of Iowa C/O 2017 Applicants

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Re: University of Iowa C/O 2017 Applicants

Postby calle_25 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:40 pm

Received scholarship info both via email and snail mail (< a week after acceptance).

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Re: University of Iowa C/O 2017 Applicants

Postby Kstejsk » Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:03 am

gta wrote:
jac101689 wrote:I get that schools want to bolster their stats but what about yield protection?


I didn't think Iowa yield protected - especially not with in-state applicants



Does anyone know the possibility of being accepted (based on knowledge or prior experience) w/ a 155 & 3.55?? Thanks!

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Re: University of Iowa C/O 2017 Applicants

Postby chrisbru » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:17 pm

Kstejsk wrote:
gta wrote:
jac101689 wrote:I get that schools want to bolster their stats but what about yield protection?


I didn't think Iowa yield protected - especially not with in-state applicants



Does anyone know the possibility of being accepted (based on knowledge or prior experience) w/ a 155 & 3.55?? Thanks!


in-state or out-of-state?

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Re: University of Iowa C/O 2017 Applicants

Postby Kstejsk » Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:15 pm

chrisbru wrote:
Kstejsk wrote:
gta wrote:
jac101689 wrote:I get that schools want to bolster their stats but what about yield protection?


I didn't think Iowa yield protected - especially not with in-state applicants



Does anyone know the possibility of being accepted (based on knowledge or prior experience) w/ a 155 & 3.55?? Thanks!


in-state or out-of-state?


Out of state

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Re: University of Iowa C/O 2017 Applicants

Postby amh » Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:51 am

Anybody know what it means when your under review date changes and the note up top about "a final decision can take up to 4 weeks" disappears? Is a decision imminent?

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Re: University of Iowa C/O 2017 Applicants

Postby apartius » Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:01 pm

Dwaldrep wrote:Anybody know what it means when your under review date changes and the note up top about "a final decision can take up to 4 weeks" disappears? Is a decision imminent?


I received an email today that I was in after about 3 weeks.

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Re: University of Iowa C/O 2017 Applicants

Postby cmilleruni » Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:33 am

I was accepted over 2 weeks ago and haven't heard anything about scholarships yet. I've asked, twice, and each time they said that I would get something within the week. I'm instate with a 168 so hopefully they can offer me something competitive. I just worry that I haven't heard from them.

Is this normal behavior from Iowa?

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Re: University of Iowa C/O 2017 Applicants

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Re: University of Iowa C/O 2017 Applicants

Postby chrisbru » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:46 pm

cmilleruni wrote:I was accepted over 2 weeks ago and haven't heard anything about scholarships yet. I've asked, twice, and each time they said that I would get something within the week. I'm instate with a 168 so hopefully they can offer me something competitive. I just worry that I haven't heard from them.

Is this normal behavior from Iowa?


Yeah. I got mine right around now when I applied in early November. Depending on your GPA, that should warrant a full-ride I'd imagine. Don't rely on that, but definitely stay hopeful.

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Re: University of Iowa C/O 2017 Applicants

Postby Joeshan520 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:47 pm

Accepted 2/10/2014, no word on scholarships yet. Will potentially be seeing some of you next fall!

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Re: University of Iowa C/O 2017 Applicants

Postby AceDeuces » Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:47 pm

So I got $$$$ from Iowa, and if it's my biggest scholarship offer, I'd probably have a hard time saying no. But they say I have to accept by April 1, which seems super early to me. I may not even have decisions from some T14's by then and other schools ASW are after then. Can I ask them for an extension?

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Re: University of Iowa C/O 2017 Applicants

Postby chrisbru » Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:17 pm

AceDeuces wrote:So I got $$$$ from Iowa, and if it's my biggest scholarship offer, I'd probably have a hard time saying no. But they say I have to accept by April 1, which seems super early to me. I may not even have decisions from some T14's by then and other schools ASW are after then. Can I ask them for an extension?


Yes. But, really, they are just asking for a deposit by then. It's not like the can do anything worse than keep your deposit if you decide to go somewhere else.

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Re: University of Iowa C/O 2017 Applicants

Postby Nova » Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:34 pm

Kstejsk wrote:Out of state

just below the GPA median + 4 points below the 25th% LSAT + OOS = not gonna happen

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Re: University of Iowa C/O 2017 Applicants

Postby cmilleruni » Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:02 am

It's been a month to this day since acceptance and still no $$$ yet. I'm in state and have inquired twice, both times I was told that I would hear within a week (I last inquired 2 weeks ago). I'm a splitter with a 168. Any advice on how to proceed from here?

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Re: University of Iowa C/O 2017 Applicants

Postby Nova » Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:16 am

cmilleruni wrote:It's been a month to this day since acceptance and still no $$$ yet. I'm in state and have inquired twice, both times I was told that I would hear within a week (I last inquired 2 weeks ago). I'm a splitter with a 168. Any advice on how to proceed from here?

That's weird. Politely ask again, I guess.

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Re: University of Iowa C/O 2017 Applicants

Postby chrisbru » Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:47 pm

If anyone is looking for a place to live, or knows anyone that is looking, PM me. I've got a 4 bed/2 bath house in Coralville I'm trying to rent out for next year. Great for a family or a group of students who doesn't mind a short (12-15 minute) commute to school and downtown.


cmilleruni wrote:It's been a month to this day since acceptance and still no $$$ yet. I'm in state and have inquired twice, both times I was told that I would hear within a week (I last inquired 2 weeks ago). I'm a splitter with a 168. Any advice on how to proceed from here?


Honestly, I'd just be patient. You can totally ask again, and maybe make sure they have the correct address and stuff. I'd imagine you'd get a full-ride with that though, really. In-state above LSAT medians are hard to come by.

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Re: University of Iowa C/O 2017 Applicants

Postby TirantMartorell » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:12 am

AceDeuces wrote:So I got $$$$ from Iowa, and if it's my biggest scholarship offer, I'd probably have a hard time saying no. But they say I have to accept by April 1, which seems super early to me. I may not even have decisions from some T14's by then and other schools ASW are after then. Can I ask them for an extension?


Ask for an extension. I know they will give extensions if you ask for one very politely.

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Re: University of Iowa C/O 2017 Applicants

Postby rosebowlchamps100 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:45 pm

Was just put on the preliminary wait list a couple of days ago. I am going to submit a LOCI and updated transcript as well.

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Re: University of Iowa C/O 2017 Applicants

Postby cmilleruni » Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:48 pm

I ended up getting 10k/yr
168 splitter in-state

There is a reason why the highest achieving Iowans are leaving the state.

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Re: University of Iowa C/O 2017 Applicants

Postby chrisbru » Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:28 pm

cmilleruni wrote:I ended up getting 10k/yr
168 splitter in-state

There is a reason why the highest achieving Iowans are leaving the state.


Call and negotiate. What's your GPA?

Edit: Also, what scholarship offers do you have from peer schools?

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Re: University of Iowa C/O 2017 Applicants

Postby wisc130 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:37 pm

applied 2/23, accepted 3/7. They're efficient in Iowa!

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Re: University of Iowa C/O 2017 Applicants

Postby DportIA » Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:51 pm

chrisbru wrote:
cmilleruni wrote:I ended up getting 10k/yr
168 splitter in-state

There is a reason why the highest achieving Iowans are leaving the state.


Call and negotiate. What's your GPA?

Edit: Also, what scholarship offers do you have from peer schools?


Your tuition would be $11,000 and change per year. If you're too severe a splitter, that's a pretty good deal. If you can show them scholarships from UW-Madison, UMN, Notre Dame, WUSTL or UIUC (aka the competition), that will help your case.

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Re: University of Iowa C/O 2017 Applicants

Postby cmilleruni » Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:24 pm

DportIA wrote:
chrisbru wrote:
cmilleruni wrote:I ended up getting 10k/yr
168 splitter in-state

There is a reason why the highest achieving Iowans are leaving the state.


Call and negotiate. What's your GPA?

Edit: Also, what scholarship offers do you have from peer schools?


Your tuition would be $11,000 and change per year. If you're too severe a splitter, that's a pretty good deal. If you can show them scholarships from UW-Madison, UMN, Notre Dame, WUSTL or UIUC (aka the competition), that will help your case.


I have $$ at UMn and WashU so that shouldn't be a problem. What is a problem would be me paying 11k/yr + living expenses for a degree from Iowa. Their apps were down 46% last year and their ranking drops each year. It's sad to see my home state in such a mess like this but I have about 11,000 reasons to leave Iowa.

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Re: University of Iowa C/O 2017 Applicants

Postby chrisbru » Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:51 pm

cmilleruni wrote:
I have $$ at UMn and WashU so that shouldn't be a problem. What is a problem would be me paying 11k/yr + living expenses for a degree from Iowa. Their apps were down 46% last year and their ranking drops each year. It's sad to see my home state in such a mess like this but I have about 11,000 reasons to leave Iowa.


So leave? If you have better offers from higher ranked schools, why even bother?

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Re: University of Iowa C/O 2017 Applicants

Postby ellayo » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:15 pm

chrisbru wrote:
cmilleruni wrote:
I have $$ at UMn and WashU so that shouldn't be a problem. What is a problem would be me paying 11k/yr + living expenses for a degree from Iowa. Their apps were down 46% last year and their ranking drops each year. It's sad to see my home state in such a mess like this but I have about 11,000 reasons to leave Iowa.


So leave? If you have better offers from higher ranked schools, why even bother?


+1

Agreed. Either you really are not interested in Iowa and you should withdraw so another candidate can receive the scholarship you've been offered...or you're just letting your disappointment at not getting the offer you wanted manifest in negativity. If that's the case, why not try to negotiate a better scholarship? I would check the sense of entitlement first either way.




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