REN10330 wrote:So I applied really really late in the admissions cycle (aka last Saturday) and just got my first two admission decisions on Thursday (accepted to William & Mary, and Drake). Yesterday I got my aid notifications from both and received a full ride plus the potential for a $10,000 stipend from Drake and a $35,000 yearly scholarship from W & M (I'm out of state). I know the two are not really comparable ranking wise, and I applied to W & M way after the deadline which makes me slightly uncomfortable to try and negotiate, but is possible that W & M would go higher? I thought about waiting till I hear back from the other places I applied but I am already so far behind the ball that this seemed potentially problematic.
My number are LSAT: 168 GPA: 3.85
You might be able to get more from W&M, but, in all honesty, you should reapply early next cycle. You could easily got into a good few T13 schools and get some nice money too. Unless you want to do small law, then W&M and Drake aren't good options. Also, both of them are likely to keep you in either Iowa or Virginia respectively. If those are two states you want to live and practice in, then you're in a great place. If you're at all considering big law or want to practice elsewhere, then you really should be sitting out and covering the T13 (minus YHS).