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Cowboy
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In At St Louis University

Postby Cowboy » Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:04 pm

Accompanying the acceptance packet was a letter stating that scholarships would not be awarded until Middle February.

Thank you St Louis!

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Re: In At St Louis University

Postby I am Hydrogen » Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:14 pm

Congratulations!

When did you apply? They seem really slow -- I applied in early December and I still wasn't complete as of a few weeks ago.

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Re: In At St Louis University

Postby Cowboy » Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:24 pm

I am Hydrogen wrote:Congratulations!

When did you apply? They seem really slow -- I applied in early December and I still wasn't complete as of a few weeks ago.


I applied November 27th and went complete on December 12th. BUT ... the only reason that I knew I was complete was that I called them just before Christmas and they told me "Oh yeah. You have been complete since the 12th." As far as I can tell, they do not independently notify you when you are complete.

They also called me about a week ago to let me know that my application for the 1843 full-tuition scholarship would only be accepted if I switched my application to full time. Unfortunately, I had to decline :(

I suspect that your acceptance packet is due soon given the similar dates of our applications.

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Re: In At St Louis University

Postby RTR10 » Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:45 pm

SLU law has the slowest admissions office of all time.

Bless my UG's slow little hearts.

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Re: In At St Louis University

Postby k-squared » Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:11 pm

Congrats Cowboy. It is good to see more admissions coming your way.

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Re: In At St Louis University

Postby Pyke » Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:21 pm

Cowboy wrote:
I am Hydrogen wrote:Congratulations!

When did you apply? They seem really slow -- I applied in early December and I still wasn't complete as of a few weeks ago.


I applied November 27th and went complete on December 12th. BUT ... the only reason that I knew I was complete was that I called them just before Christmas and they told me "Oh yeah. You have been complete since the 12th." As far as I can tell, they do not independently notify you when you are complete.

They also called me about a week ago to let me know that my application for the 1843 full-tuition scholarship would only be accepted if I switched my application to full time. Unfortunately, I had to decline :(

I suspect that your acceptance packet is due soon given the similar dates of our applications.


That's not really right :(

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Re: In At St Louis University

Postby neskerdoo » Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:34 pm

huh?

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Re: In At St Louis University

Postby Pyke » Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:41 pm

It's not right that the 1843 scholars program is limited to full time students.

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Re: In At St Louis University

Postby neskerdoo » Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:05 pm

agreed

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Re: In At St Louis University

Postby Cowboy » Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:25 pm

Pyke wrote:It's not right that the 1843 scholars program is limited to full time students.


Yeah. That bummed me out. I thought that my 1843 essay was very good too. I got the impression from the phone call that if I would switch, that they had decided to give me the full-ride, but it isn't a possibility for me. :cry:

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Re: In At St Louis University

Postby Pyke » Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:27 pm

:(.

I know they invited me to apply for it, but I decided against applying at all :P

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Re: In At St Louis University

Postby hurley325 » Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:02 am

Accompanying the acceptance packet was a letter stating that scholarships would not be awarded until Middle February.


Congrats on the acceptance, but bummer about the 1843 scholarship.

That is good to know about the scholarships too. I was accepted a couple weeks ago and from what I remember in my acceptance packet there was nothing about scholarships. Based on LSN I'm probably looking at about a $10K/yr scholarship, so I guess I'll have to wait and see. Also, I did get an email saying that my file was complete. I applied like 10/24 and got an email on 11/16.

I don't know if I would consider SLU, but the campus/law building look pretty nice in all the pictures. I've gotten into Mizzou, and if I decide to go to Missouri for law school I would probably go to MU because it would be so much cheaper and would give me easier access to KC postgrad (which is where I used to live).

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Re: In At St Louis University

Postby 4RE » Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:06 am

Cowboy wrote:They also called me about a week ago to let me know that my application for the 1843 full-tuition scholarship would only be accepted if I switched my application to full time. Unfortunately, I had to decline :(

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That's weak!

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Re: In At St Louis University

Postby tbrewing » Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:01 pm

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That's weak![/quote]

No it's not. the scholarship documentation states that it is for full time students.

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Re: In At St Louis University

Postby Cowboy » Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:18 pm

See below ... posting error :)
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Re: In At St Louis University

Postby Cowboy » Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:18 pm

tbrewing wrote:
4RE wrote:That's weak!


No it's not. the scholarship documentation states that it is for full time students.


Understood. And I certainly am still VERY pleased with the acceptance. I just wish that the email I received in October, inviting me to apply, had contained that particular piece of information (see below). But I harbor a hope that my essay (which I spent long hours on) might still help to solidify my opportunities for PT scholarship dollars.

Dear John,

At Saint Louis University School of Law, we believe that hard work, dedication and attention to detail are the basic principles for success. Since 1843, the School has provided students with the opportunities, scholarship and experience that will help them enter the legal profession prepared to become the leaders they are destined to be. We believe your exemplary academic record would make you an excellent candidate for our 1843 Scholars program and we would like to invite you to apply to Saint Louis University School of Law. This prestigious program, which provides full-tuition scholarships, is offered to a select group of admitted applicants. This letter serves as your invitation to apply and with it your application fee is automatically waived.

Should you be admitted to the School of Law and awarded an 1843 Scholarship, you will receive a high quality legal education without the overwhelming financial commitment that often accompanies it. Our widely published professors are nationally recognized in their areas of expertise and are committed to providing students with individualized and in-depth instruction. The employment rate for graduates has consistently averaged over 92% within six months of graduation. With the distinction that comes from being an 1843 Scholar, you will be provided with greater opportunities for the future. Our graduates find themselves in cities such as St. Louis, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and New York City, where firms, corporations and government agencies consistently seek them out because of the well-rounded legal education they receive at our School.

In order to apply for the 1843 Scholars program you will need to:

1. complete the admissions process for the School of Law- the application is available online at: http://law.slu.edu, and

2. compose an essay of 500 words or less describing [this years 1843 topic].

We look forward to receiving your application and essay for the 1843 Scholars program. In order to receive full consideration, your completed application file and composed essay response must be received no later than February 12, 2008. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Admissions Office at (314) 977-2800 or by replying to this message via e-mail.

I look forward to receiving your materials and seeing you here at Saint Louis University next fall.

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Re: In At St Louis University

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Re: In At St Louis University

Postby Cowboy » Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:59 pm

RonSantoRules wrote:Cowboy, do you know any particulars about Saint Louis? I applied there as well because I was invited to apply for the 1843 Scholarship.

I definitely want to be in the Midwest, and it seems like from their website they have a really good health law program. Wasn't sure about anything else related to the school though (other than its rank behind WUSTL) and didn't know if you had any insight.


I have to be honest, I chose the list of schools to which I applied by selecting those schools that had part-time evening or weekend programs and were within a reasonable distance from my home. I then added on additional schools that had evening or weekend programs and were further away but who offered me fee waivers.

St Louis fell into the first category. They have a part-time evening division that appears to be well designed and they are within my geographic range.

Other than that, I have little direct knowledge of the University. Unless I finalize my decision before then in favor of another school, I will give a report after their ASW.

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Re: In At St Louis University

Postby I am Hydrogen » Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:16 pm

I retract my post above about SLU being slow. Just got the acceptance package today with the 1843 scholarship invitation as well.

The pen was a nice touch, too.

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Re: In At St Louis University

Postby hurley325 » Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:18 am

RonSantoRules wrote:Cowboy, do you know any particulars about Saint Louis? I applied there as well because I was invited to apply for the 1843 Scholarship.

I definitely want to be in the Midwest, and it seems like from their website they have a really good health law program. Wasn't sure about anything else related to the school though (other than its rank behind WUSTL) and didn't know if you had any insight.


SLU does very well in the St. Louis area. Don't go to SLU if your dream is to work in Chicago, because it will be very difficult.

SLU has very little competition in the StL area as most WUSTL grads leave St. Louis, and Mizzou has a very small school that sends most of their grads to KC. I believe their health law program was ranked #1 overall by USNWR. Other than that I couldn't really tell you much about the school other than the building/campus look really nice in their brochures.

I'm waiting on any scholarship offer, but it is highly unlikely that I go there because I got into Mizzou, which would be so much cheaper. Plus, my dad went to Mizzou for UG and I would probably prefer to end up in KC as opposed to St. Louis because I used to live there.

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Re: In At St Louis University

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Re: In At St Louis University

Postby bittybritty » Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:53 am

hey, just saw this one....

I applied to SLU because i got a fee waiver. Im not sure about them being slow though because I got my acceptance and scholarship offer a week after I went complete (complete on 2/15, letter mailed on 1/19).

I applied LATE december.

anyway, if anyone could tell me a little more about the school I would greatly appreciate it. PM me or something-I am having a really difficult time now becuase I have a full scholarship offer to another school but it is T4. I would LOVE to go here, but I guess I have some tough decisions to make!!!

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Re: In At St Louis University

Postby longroad » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:32 pm

hello,

congrats on everyone's acceptances to SLU! it is one of my top choices. a decision has been made on my status checker, and it says i will be notified soon.

i noticed that they just put in a second email contact for me (i.e. "username"@slu.edu) on my status checker. is this good news? did anyone accepted notice this, or anyone not accepted notice this? i feel like it should be a foreshadow of good news. any feedback would alleviate some of the anxiety.

thank you in advance!

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Re: In At St Louis University

Postby peachqueen » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:01 am

My status checker changed to "decision made" on Feb. 5. My secondary email also became ___@slu.edu. I got my acceptance packet in the mail yesterday with a scholarship offer ($18,000 over three years, must remain "in good standing"). I definitely think getting the SLU email is a good sign!

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Re: In At St Louis University

Postby sluguy14 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:26 am

Hey everyone, as a SLU UG (and a lifelong STL resident), I can confirm that SLU does very (VERY) well in St. Louis. You may have heard that 48% of attorneys in St. Louis went to SLU, and I have found nothing to dispute this. SLU enjoys a lot of respect and prestige from the general population as well and obviously has a massive alumni network. Of course, it is a regional school and you should plan on staying in St. Louis upon graduation.

However, the law school building is not very nice (and surely not as nice as it seems in the brochures). It's nothing special on the outside and looks very dated on the inside. Not that it's falling apart of anything, it's just lackluster for a law school. There are plans (and a fund-raising campaign) currently in place to construct a new building. Construction was supposed to begin late this year or early next year, but with the economy the way it is, don't hold your breath. FWIW, the new building is slated to compliment the neighboring Business school in terms of size and architecture.

The main campus is beautiful, however. And all that St. Louis has to offer is a walk or short drive away.

Overall, a great school with mediocre facilities and strong job prospects in St. Louis.




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