Florida State c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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

Postby smashbash » Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:19 am

DoYouEvenTLS wrote:Got into Miami with basically 50% scholarship. I heard back about 1 or 2 days after being notified of admittance.

(not sure if worth noting, but I'm a FL resident and I'd be paying in-state tuition at FSU)


Nice.. I'm originally from FL but I moved out to UT 3 years ago, so my scholarship is distributed 50% out of state tuition the first year and then 75% each year after in state tuition... Miami I got $120k over 3 years (though I was getting worried after them not calling me right away)

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Re: Florida State c/o 2020 (2016-2017)

Postby RParadela » Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:04 am

smashbash wrote:Just got the scholly email from FSU! Garnet & Gold scholarship!

Here's the breakdown:
Year 1 - $20,500 (amounting to approximately 50% of our out-of-state tuition)

Year 2 - $15,500 (amounting to approximately 75% of our in-state tuition)

Year 3 - $15,500 (amounting to approximately 75% of our in-state tuition)

No stipulations!


What were your numbers? I'm about to apply and I'm wondering what my chances are at a sizable scholarship

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Re: Florida State c/o 2020 (2016-2017)

Postby smashbash » Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:25 am

RParadela wrote:
smashbash wrote:Just got the scholly email from FSU! Garnet & Gold scholarship!

Here's the breakdown:
Year 1 - $20,500 (amounting to approximately 50% of our out-of-state tuition)

Year 2 - $15,500 (amounting to approximately 75% of our in-state tuition)

Year 3 - $15,500 (amounting to approximately 75% of our in-state tuition)

No stipulations!


What were your numbers? I'm about to apply and I'm wondering what my chances are at a sizable scholarship


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

Postby lonola » Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:59 pm

Houzy wrote:Did anyone else find the 500 word limit on the personal statement odd?


There was a 500 word limit? I apparently did not notice that and mine was maybe 650 words (two pages even double spaced). It didn't seem to be a problem.

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

Postby smashbash » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:45 pm

lonola wrote:
Houzy wrote:Did anyone else find the 500 word limit on the personal statement odd?


There was a 500 word limit? I apparently did not notice that and mine was maybe 650 words (two pages even double spaced). It didn't seem to be a problem.


Yea, I condensed mine as much as possible but it was definitely over by atleast 200-300 words.

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

Postby michelekfla » Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:05 am

smashbash wrote:
lonola wrote:
Houzy wrote:Did anyone else find the 500 word limit on the personal statement odd?


There was a 500 word limit? I apparently did not notice that and mine was maybe 650 words (two pages even double spaced). It didn't seem to be a problem.


Yea, I condensed mine as much as possible but it was definitely over by atleast 200-300 words.


I called and asked about it and they said it was "ok" if it was more than 500 but couldn't be more than 2 pages.

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

Postby RParadela » Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:48 am

I don't think people even notice. LSAC makes it so easy to fly through applications once you get the first one done that it's easy to miss minor details like that

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

Postby jag13 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:23 am

Probably going to call them soon, been "application complete" for nearly four months

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

Postby RParadela » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:30 pm

zerato5 wrote:Forgot to post this, but in with 75% scholarship. Trying to pick between UF and FSU


What are your goals in law?

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Postby zerato5 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:47 am

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

Postby RParadela » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:35 am

zerato5 wrote:
RParadela wrote:
zerato5 wrote:Forgot to post this, but in with 75% scholarship. Trying to pick between UF and FSU


What are your goals in law?



I would like biglaw, but I would be 100% ok with working at a midsize private firm.


You're not getting biglaw out of FSU or UF unless you absolutely crush it. I think the general consensus is that UF places slightly better for private practice but the difference is miniscule IMO.

I'm biased, but I think Tallahassee is a much better city than Gainesville. Better social scene, more stuff to do, and it's the state's capital so you can do some interesting stuff in government if that ever appeals to you

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

Postby zerato5 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:15 pm

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

Postby espmma » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:14 pm

Just sent in my app today!

Complete 1/11/17
LSAT: 158 (155 on my 1st try)
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Re: Florida State c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby jag13 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:20 am

zerato5 wrote:
RParadela wrote:
zerato5 wrote:Forgot to post this, but in with 75% scholarship. Trying to pick between UF and FSU


What are your goals in law?



I would like biglaw, but I would be 100% ok with working at a midsize private firm.


I did undergrad at FSU and went to visit UF constantly. Tallahassee is a much better city than Gainesville. More things to do, better weather, larger area, better nightlife

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

Postby smashbash » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:12 am

jag13 wrote:I did undergrad at FSU and went to visit UF constantly. Tallahassee is a much better city than Gainesville. More things to do, better weather, larger area, better nightlife


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

Postby RParadela » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:31 am

jag13 wrote:
zerato5 wrote:
RParadela wrote:
zerato5 wrote:Forgot to post this, but in with 75% scholarship. Trying to pick between UF and FSU


What are your goals in law?



I would like biglaw, but I would be 100% ok with working at a midsize private firm.


I did undergrad at FSU and went to visit UF constantly. Tallahassee is a much better city than Gainesville. More things to do, better weather, larger area, better nightlife


Why would you go to Gainesville constantly? Does. Not. Compute.

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

Postby RParadela » Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:59 pm

In via full scholarship plus living stipend!!

First acceptance so I'm buzzing :D

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

Postby lk7999 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:06 pm

RParadela wrote:In via full scholarship plus living stipend!!

First acceptance so I'm buzzing :D


Congrats!! Just received a call with the same offer, definitely exciting!

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

Postby RParadela » Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:36 pm

Is there a FB group for the C/o of 2020?

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

Postby smashbash » Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:47 pm

RParadela wrote:Is there a FB group for the C/o of 2020?


Yea there is. It's called Florida State Law Admitted Students.

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

Postby RParadela » Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:51 pm

smashbash wrote:
RParadela wrote:Is there a FB group for the C/o of 2020?


Yea there is. It's called Florida State Law Admitted Students.


Just sent a request to join. I wasn't sure if that one was an old group or not

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

Postby Packnole » Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:48 am

Has anyone been successful in scholarship negotiations? Waiting to hear back from some schools out of state still but have FSU and UF as my top choices currently. FSU offered 75% while UF offered 90%. I'm hoping I can get FSU to at least match them before I make a decision.



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