UF c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Re: UF c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby lilyanne » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:50 pm

WamBamThankYouMaam wrote:
lilyanne wrote:Got in today from the "no decision made" status.

Did you find out by email or status checker?


Email. I looked at the status checker a few hours ago and it still had the "no decision made" status

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Re: UF c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby MOLaw » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:01 pm

lilyanne wrote:
WamBamThankYouMaam wrote:
lilyanne wrote:Got in today from the "no decision made" status.

Did you find out by email or status checker?


Email. I looked at the status checker a few hours ago and it still had the "no decision made" status



Do you mind telling me what your stats are?

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Re: UF c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby law1993 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:01 pm

lilyanne wrote:Got in today from the "no decision made" status.


Congrats!! Do you mind sharing when your status checker went to "no decision made"?

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Re: UF c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby intlbr » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:18 pm

WamBamThankYouMaam wrote:
lilyanne wrote:Got in today from the "no decision made" status.

Did you find out by email or status checker?

When did your status change from "under review" to "no decision made"?

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Re: UF c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby dream123 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:42 pm

Has anyone tried negotiating for scholarship money at UF? I received a $20,000 scholarship from UM, but nothing from UF. I'm trying to decide between the two and a scholarship offer from UF would really help sway my decision.

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Re: UF c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby D.Raymer » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:09 pm

dream123 wrote:Has anyone tried negotiating for scholarship money at UF? I received a $20,000 scholarship from UM, but nothing from UF. I'm trying to decide between the two and a scholarship offer from UF would really help sway my decision.


If you wouldn't mind sharing, what are your stats? I also received a $20k scholly from UM, however, I have yet to hear from UF. I am a UF undergrad and would love to stay.

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Re: UF c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby jag13 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:20 pm

D.Raymer wrote:
dream123 wrote:Has anyone tried negotiating for scholarship money at UF? I received a $20,000 scholarship from UM, but nothing from UF. I'm trying to decide between the two and a scholarship offer from UF would really help sway my decision.


If you wouldn't mind sharing, what are your stats? I also received a $20k scholly from UM, however, I have yet to hear from UF. I am a UF undergrad and would love to stay.


I received 60% at Miami and withdrew a couple days ago. I also have successfully negotiated a bump at UF. Pm me for more details.

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Re: UF c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby michelekfla » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:18 pm

dream123 wrote:Has anyone tried negotiating for scholarship money at UF? I received a $20,000 scholarship from UM, but nothing from UF. I'm trying to decide between the two and a scholarship offer from UF would really help sway my decision.


If you're in state then I'm not sure why there is any question. Miami is like 47k a year and UF 22k.You'd still pay more to go to Miami. UF is #1 in the state and Miami #3. UF is ranked 41st and climbing, UM is 77th and falling. Cost of living in Miami is ridiculous and Gainesville is VERY reasonable. If you go to UF you can practice pretty much anywhere in the state. From what I hear about Miami, you can practice in Miami. If you can't tell I'm not impressed with Miami at all and I think they are WAY overpriced even with 20k scholly. Now, if you're out of state then you'd pay a little more for UF but would probably be a wash with cost of living and I'd still pick UF. You can also ask UF for reconsideration for a scholly, it doesn't hurt to ask and I believe others have had some success.

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Re: UF c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby michelekfla » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:22 pm

Atm94 wrote:
MOLaw wrote:
Lasow wrote:Was really hoping for some movement this week cause there's no way they will not give us decisions after most deposit deadlines right?....RIGHT?


Same. Checking ASO at least 20 times an hour.


FWIW I believe theres ANOTHER ASD this weekend so I would guess the whole office is busy with a lot of that information? I was hoping for a response this week as well but it seems unlikely as theres been no movement according to LSN.


Yes, there is an ASD this Friday at UF.

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Re: UF c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby lilyanne » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:52 pm

law1993 wrote:
lilyanne wrote:Got in today from the "no decision made" status.


Congrats!! Do you mind sharing when your status checker went to "no decision made"?


3 weeks ago

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Re: UF c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby dream123 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:47 pm

michelekfla wrote:
dream123 wrote:Has anyone tried negotiating for scholarship money at UF? I received a $20,000 scholarship from UM, but nothing from UF. I'm trying to decide between the two and a scholarship offer from UF would really help sway my decision.


If you're in state then I'm not sure why there is any question. Miami is like 47k a year and UF 22k.You'd still pay more to go to Miami. UF is #1 in the state and Miami #3. UF is ranked 41st and climbing, UM is 77th and falling. Cost of living in Miami is ridiculous and Gainesville is VERY reasonable. If you go to UF you can practice pretty much anywhere in the state. From what I hear about Miami, you can practice in Miami. If you can't tell I'm not impressed with Miami at all and I think they are WAY overpriced even with 20k scholly. Now, if you're out of state then you'd pay a little more for UF but would probably be a wash with cost of living and I'd still pick UF. You can also ask UF for reconsideration for a scholly, it doesn't hurt to ask and I believe others have had some success.


You make really great points. Thank you for your reply. I'm so torn. I went to UF for undergrad and was looking for a new experience for law school. Miami is in a big city that offers countless opportunities for internships/externships. Gainesville is in a small city, and doesn't offer much in the form of internships/externships with local firms. I know for a fact that I wouldn't live or work in Gainesville after graduating from law school. The culture at UM also seems to be less competitive than the culture at UF which I appreciate. Still, I'm attending the admitted students day this Friday so that I can make a final decision. Do you have any suggestions on how I would go about asking UF to reconsider a scholarship offer for me?

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Re: UF c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby dream123 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:56 pm

D.Raymer wrote:
dream123 wrote:Has anyone tried negotiating for scholarship money at UF? I received a $20,000 scholarship from UM, but nothing from UF. I'm trying to decide between the two and a scholarship offer from UF would really help sway my decision.


If you wouldn't mind sharing, what are your stats? I also received a $20k scholly from UM, however, I have yet to hear from UF. I am a UF undergrad and would love to stay.


I private messaged you!

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Re: UF c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby WamBamThankYouMaam » Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:17 pm

dream123 wrote:
michelekfla wrote:
dream123 wrote:Has anyone tried negotiating for scholarship money at UF? I received a $20,000 scholarship from UM, but nothing from UF. I'm trying to decide between the two and a scholarship offer from UF would really help sway my decision.


If you're in state then I'm not sure why there is any question. Miami is like 47k a year and UF 22k.You'd still pay more to go to Miami. UF is #1 in the state and Miami #3. UF is ranked 41st and climbing, UM is 77th and falling. Cost of living in Miami is ridiculous and Gainesville is VERY reasonable. If you go to UF you can practice pretty much anywhere in the state. From what I hear about Miami, you can practice in Miami. If you can't tell I'm not impressed with Miami at all and I think they are WAY overpriced even with 20k scholly. Now, if you're out of state then you'd pay a little more for UF but would probably be a wash with cost of living and I'd still pick UF. You can also ask UF for reconsideration for a scholly, it doesn't hurt to ask and I believe others have had some success.


You make really great points. Thank you for your reply. I'm so torn. I went to UF for undergrad and was looking for a new experience for law school. Miami is in a big city that offers countless opportunities for internships/externships. Gainesville is in a small city, and doesn't offer much in the form of internships/externships with local firms. I know for a fact that I wouldn't live or work in Gainesville after graduating from law school. The culture at UM also seems to be less competitive than the culture at UF which I appreciate. Still, I'm attending the admitted students day this Friday so that I can make a final decision. Do you have any suggestions on how I would go about asking UF to reconsider a scholarship offer for me?

Did you apply to FSU? I think that'll give you more leverage with UF than Miami.

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Re: UF c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ApplicationSzn » Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:37 pm

For people who sent in a LOCI who did you address your letter to?

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Re: UF c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby jcburns » Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:37 pm

For anyone who has been to an admitted student day:

Does UF have a response to the argument that FSU offers better experiential learning due to their location in the state capital?

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Re: UF c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby WamBamThankYouMaam » Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:54 pm

ApplicationSzn wrote:For people who sent in a LOCI who did you address your letter to?

I wrote, "Dear Dean Byrd and members of the Admissions Committee"

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Re: UF c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Houzy » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:18 pm

WamBamThankYouMaam wrote:
ApplicationSzn wrote:For people who sent in a LOCI who did you address your letter to?

I wrote, "Dear Dean Byrd and members of the Admissions Committee"


I'm actually really interested to see if you get accepted here soon. You shared your stats with me on reddit.

FWIW, I'm rooting for you. I believe your LSAT will do it.

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Re: UF c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby WamBamThankYouMaam » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:33 pm

Houzy wrote:
WamBamThankYouMaam wrote:
ApplicationSzn wrote:For people who sent in a LOCI who did you address your letter to?

I wrote, "Dear Dean Byrd and members of the Admissions Committee"


I'm actually really interested to see if you get accepted here soon. You shared your stats with me on reddit.

FWIW, I'm rooting for you. I believe your LSAT will do it.

Oh yeah, I remember your username! A couple weeks ago when I was ready to just withdraw my app you and another person actually convinced me to just wait a little bit longer haha.

I'll let you know if I hear anything back from UF

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Re: UF c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby lavarman84 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:50 am

jcburns wrote:For anyone who has been to an admitted student day:

Does UF have a response to the argument that FSU offers better experiential learning due to their location in the state capital?


I assume they'd discuss the semester in practice program.

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Re: UF c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby __blah » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:32 pm

jcburns wrote:For anyone who has been to an admitted student day:

Does UF have a response to the argument that FSU offers better experiential learning due to their location in the state capital?



I would not say FSU offers better experiential learning. UF and FSU both offer clinics, internships, externships and co-curricular organizations. It is really hard to say any law school -- outside of cost and job placement -- is doing something another law school is not.

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Re: UF c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby lavarman84 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:12 pm

__blah wrote:
jcburns wrote:For anyone who has been to an admitted student day:

Does UF have a response to the argument that FSU offers better experiential learning due to their location in the state capital?



I would not say FSU offers better experiential learning. UF and FSU both offer clinics, internships, externships and co-curricular organizations. It is really hard to say any law school -- outside of cost and job placement -- is doing something another law school is not.


I don't think it's an unreasonable point. Being in the state capital offers FSU students advantages that UF students don't have in Gainesville. But those advantages are already accounted for in the job stats.

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Re: UF c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby brownellewoods » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:18 pm

this is the week... this is mid april!!!

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Re: UF c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Atm94 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:09 pm

brownellewoods wrote:this is the week... this is mid april!!!


Let us hope for a lovely Monday morning acceptance wave.

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Re: UF c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby WamBamThankYouMaam » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:43 pm

Atm94 wrote:
brownellewoods wrote:this is the week... this is mid april!!!


Let us hope for a lovely Monday morning acceptance wave.

In hoping for tomorrow, but my money is on next Monday or Tuesday, considering their deposit deadline is Friday.

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Re: UF c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Doesthenamematter » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:46 pm

WamBamThankYouMaam wrote:
Atm94 wrote:
brownellewoods wrote:this is the week... this is mid april!!!


Let us hope for a lovely Monday morning acceptance wave.

In hoping for tomorrow, but my money is on next Monday or Tuesday, considering their deposit deadline is Friday.


I called the office last week and it sounded like they were being mindful of seat deposit deadlines because they asked when my others were. Also said there will be movement happening very soon, gotta hope that not all the people that plan on submitting their deposit to UF will wait till the 14th.



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