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University of Tennessee c/o 2019 Applicants

Postby racb » Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:18 am

Didn't see a thread started yet for UTK. Admitted back in November. Anyone else?

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Re: University of Tennessee c/o 2019 Applicants

Postby GApeach1 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:53 pm

racb wrote:Didn't see a thread started yet for UTK. Admitted back in November. Anyone else?


Haven't seen one either. Applied early-mid January, accepted a week ago. Received packet with scholarship info yesterday.
With their offer, UTK is looking pretty nice

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Re: University of Tennessee c/o 2019 Applicants

Postby splitterfromhell » Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:57 pm

I'm in with money as well. Any current students around?

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Re: University of Tennessee c/o 2019 Applicants

Postby racb » Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:21 pm

GApeach1 wrote:
racb wrote:Didn't see a thread started yet for UTK. Admitted back in November. Anyone else?


Haven't seen one either. Applied early-mid January, accepted a week ago. Received packet with scholarship info yesterday.
With their offer, UTK is looking pretty nice


Scholarship is making it sound really good. Knoxville wouldn't be a bad place to be, either.

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Re: University of Tennessee c/o 2019 Applicants

Postby HP15 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:14 pm

Application went under review on Jan 25. Any of you admitted people want to share stats?

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Re: University of Tennessee c/o 2019 Applicants

Postby splitterfromhell » Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:47 pm

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Re: University of Tennessee c/o 2019 Applicants

Postby HP15 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:56 pm

splitterfromhell wrote:
HP15 wrote:Application went under review on Jan 25. Any of you admitted people want to share stats?


LSAT comfortably above 75th percentile. GPA comfortably below 25th percentile.

I'm right under the median on both. Makes me nervous.

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Re: University of Tennessee c/o 2019 Applicants

Postby racb » Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:08 pm

HP15 wrote:Application went under review on Jan 25. Any of you admitted people want to share stats?


Median GPA, 75th percentile LSAT. If you're at the median, I wouldn't worry too much.

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Re: University of Tennessee c/o 2019 Applicants

Postby GApeach1 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:36 pm

HP15 wrote:Application went under review on Jan 25. Any of you admitted people want to share stats?


50th percentile LSAT, well above 75th percentile GPA.

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Re: University of Tennessee c/o 2019 Applicants

Postby Lbeth91 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:49 pm

I received my acceptance letter last week. :D

I'm a reverse splitter with LSAT below the median and GPA much higher than the 75th percentile.

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Re: University of Tennessee c/o 2019 Applicants

Postby GApeach1 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:31 pm

Lbeth91 wrote:I received my acceptance letter last week. :D

I'm a reverse splitter with LSAT below the median and GPA much higher than the 75th percentile.


Congrats!
We have similar stats; living the reverse splitter life... haha

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Re: University of Tennessee c/o 2019 Applicants

Postby HP15 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:25 pm

Lbeth91 wrote:I received my acceptance letter last week. :D

I'm a reverse splitter with LSAT below the median and GPA much higher than the 75th percentile.

When did you apply/go complete?

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Re: University of Tennessee c/o 2019 Applicants

Postby Lbeth91 » Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:01 am

HP15 wrote:
Lbeth91 wrote:I received my acceptance letter last week. :D

I'm a reverse splitter with LSAT below the median and GPA much higher than the 75th percentile.

When did you apply/go complete?


I applied in early November and my status checker went to "Review" a little less than a week later. I received my acceptance letter January 12.

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Re: University of Tennessee c/o 2019 Applicants

Postby HP15 » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:27 pm

Is anyone else having trouble loading UTK's website?

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Re: University of Tennessee c/o 2019 Applicants

Postby Dawg57 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:12 am

Yes, the UTK COL site was down earlier but is back up.

I have been accepted a received in-state tuition plus 5K per year in scholarship even though I am OOS. It's a good deal but I have even better from comparable schools and really hope to negotiate for a bit more so I can happily attend UTK. I want to go, but was really hoping to get offered a GRA position of some kind with my offer. We shall see, good luck to all in the waiting game!

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Re: University of Tennessee c/o 2019 Applicants

Postby bdb90 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:55 pm

Dawg57 wrote:Yes, the UTK COL site was down earlier but is back up.

I have been accepted a received in-state tuition plus 5K per year in scholarship even though I am OOS. It's a good deal but I have even better from comparable schools and really hope to negotiate for a bit more so I can happily attend UTK. I want to go, but was really hoping to get offered a GRA position of some kind with my offer. We shall see, good luck to all in the waiting game!


From my experience, UTK does not negotiate scholarships. Last year I was accepted with $10,000/year and retook the LSAT, brought my score up to a 168 and they still would not up my scholarship.

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Re: University of Tennessee c/o 2019 Applicants

Postby Dawg57 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:15 pm

Wow, to retake and jump up and not get an increase seems like rough goings. I have seen such mixed reviews on the history of whether they negotiate or not. And I have had to dig quite deep for such anecdotal evidence. I certainly do not think the prospects of them upping it are great, I also am prepared to sacrifice months from now until deadlines waiting and building upon a chance to negotiate. So I am hoping withdrawals and money rolling back in will lead to increases that are menial in the grand scheme of things for the school but significant for me.

It is that, or take a better offer I have elsewhere. But i think I have made it clear where my preference lies

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Re: University of Tennessee c/o 2019 Applicants

Postby bdb90 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:27 pm

Dawg57 wrote:Wow, to retake and jump up and not get an increase seems like rough goings. I have seen such mixed reviews on the history of whether they negotiate or not. And I have had to dig quite deep for such anecdotal evidence. I certainly do not think the prospects of them upping it are great, I also am prepared to sacrifice months from now until deadlines waiting and building upon a chance to negotiate. So I am hoping withdrawals and money rolling back in will lead to increases that are menial in the grand scheme of things for the school but significant for me.

It is that, or take a better offer I have elsewhere. But i think I have made it clear where my preference lies


Good luck, and always continue to negotiate. If you haven't taken the LSAT three times, I would highly recommend retaking. That is what I did after putting down seat deposits to UTK. Knowing that I was going to a good law school really took the stress away. Now I am looking at $50,000/yr to WUSTL as opposed to the offer I had from UTK.

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Re: University of Tennessee c/o 2019 Applicants

Postby HP15 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:45 pm

Really hoping the Vols come through for me shortly. This wait is killing me.

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Re: University of Tennessee c/o 2019 Applicants

Postby ashleyh » Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:58 pm

So they only send decisions through the mail?

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Re: University of Tennessee c/o 2019 Applicants

Postby GApeach1 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:09 pm

ashleyh wrote:So they only send decisions through the mail?


I was notified with a phone call and snail mail.

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Re: University of Tennessee c/o 2019 Applicants

Postby Dawg57 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:18 pm

Yes only decision through the mail. But the trend I have witnessed is that they call you to inform you when they have made a decision and give you the news, then mail you something as well. I have not heard of anything official being sent via email, just contact from current students, professors, alumni, etc.

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Re: University of Tennessee c/o 2019 Applicants

Postby forlornhope » Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:41 pm

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Re: University of Tennessee c/o 2019 Applicants

Postby HP15 » Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:23 pm

Did the status checker reflect that a decision had been made, or did you just find out via letter or phone called?

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Re: University of Tennessee c/o 2019 Applicants

Postby Dawg57 » Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:51 pm

HP15 wrote:Did the status checker reflect that a decision had been made, or did you just find out via letter or phone called?

Found out through phone call - then the checker was updated - then got mail... phone call should come first.




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