University of Houston Law Center c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Re: University of Houston Law Center c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Torres1893 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:08 pm

HennessyVSOP wrote:
elcamino4 wrote:
HennessyVSOP wrote:
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Where exactly did it say deans scholarship? On the status checker? Im starting to worry that i didnt get offered a scholarship which would be very troubling. My gpa is below 25th but my lsat is way above 75th. Hmmm


same here, mine is 0.6 below 25th gpa, but 7 points above 75th LSAT


I emailed admissions about whether or not scholarships were sent out yet for the 1/19 & 1/20 acceptances. They said they are all being sent out immediately this year, so if we didn't get one, we didn't get one.

They still remain a good value compared to SMU and Baylor, but it's a huge disappointment to get....nothing. Especially being above the 75th for LSAT. I got a 105K offer from Emory today, but can't even get 5K a year from Houston? I really want to go to Houston, too...


I know, I thought I was a sure-thing for some money from them, even half scholarship. Guhh


Are either of you guys going to try to negotiate? I'm not sure how Houston does it, but I want to see if I can get my scholarship boosted to a full ride. Last year they handed out more 90k offers than 75k, yet I haven't seen anyone on LSN post a 90k offer this cycle.

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Re: University of Houston Law Center c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby elcamino4 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:21 pm

Torres1893 wrote:
HennessyVSOP wrote:
elcamino4 wrote:
HennessyVSOP wrote:
elcamino4 wrote:
Where exactly did it say deans scholarship? On the status checker? Im starting to worry that i didnt get offered a scholarship which would be very troubling. My gpa is below 25th but my lsat is way above 75th. Hmmm


same here, mine is 0.6 below 25th gpa, but 7 points above 75th LSAT


I emailed admissions about whether or not scholarships were sent out yet for the 1/19 & 1/20 acceptances. They said they are all being sent out immediately this year, so if we didn't get one, we didn't get one.

They still remain a good value compared to SMU and Baylor, but it's a huge disappointment to get....nothing. Especially being above the 75th for LSAT. I got a 105K offer from Emory today, but can't even get 5K a year from Houston? I really want to go to Houston, too...


I know, I thought I was a sure-thing for some money from them, even half scholarship. Guhh


Are either of you guys going to try to negotiate? I'm not sure how Houston does it, but I want to see if I can get my scholarship boosted to a full ride. Last year they handed out more 90k offers than 75k, yet I haven't seen anyone on LSN post a 90k offer this cycle.


I'll definitely negotiate, but I want to be in the strongest position possible first. So, still waiting on a couple schools, then I'll work my way over to UH...I'm pretty confident you will have luck.

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Re: University of Houston Law Center c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby HennessyVSOP » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:28 pm

Torres1893 wrote:
HennessyVSOP wrote:I know, I thought I was a sure-thing for some money from them, even half scholarship. Guhh


Are either of you guys going to try to negotiate? I'm not sure how Houston does it, but I want to see if I can get my scholarship boosted to a full ride. Last year they handed out more 90k offers than 75k, yet I haven't seen anyone on LSN post a 90k offer this cycle.


why u gotta respond to my post like this

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Re: University of Houston Law Center c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Torres1893 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:55 pm

HennessyVSOP wrote:
Torres1893 wrote:
HennessyVSOP wrote:I know, I thought I was a sure-thing for some money from them, even half scholarship. Guhh


Are either of you guys going to try to negotiate? I'm not sure how Houston does it, but I want to see if I can get my scholarship boosted to a full ride. Last year they handed out more 90k offers than 75k, yet I haven't seen anyone on LSN post a 90k offer this cycle.


why u gotta respond to my post like this


:lol:

sorry :oops:

In all seriousness I think it's stupid that both of you didn't get a scholly. I would imagine UH would want to raise their LSAT median to try to get higher in the ranks. When I was their for undergrad they really pushed being a Tier 1 university and invested a lot of money into things. But it seems like most of it went to the football program/stadium and guest speakers...

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Re: University of Houston Law Center c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby HennessyVSOP » Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:14 pm

Did everyone get a scholarship e-mail? Or did anyone just get their sholly info in their admissions packet?

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Postby _sendnudes » Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:20 pm

Any word on the rules of engagement for scholarship negotiations?

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Postby PrezRand » Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:38 pm

Torres1893 wrote:
HennessyVSOP wrote:
Torres1893 wrote:
HennessyVSOP wrote:I know, I thought I was a sure-thing for some money from them, even half scholarship. Guhh


Are either of you guys going to try to negotiate? I'm not sure how Houston does it, but I want to see if I can get my scholarship boosted to a full ride. Last year they handed out more 90k offers than 75k, yet I haven't seen anyone on LSN post a 90k offer this cycle.


why u gotta respond to my post like this


:lol:

sorry :oops:

In all seriousness I think it's stupid that both of you didn't get a scholly. I would imagine UH would want to raise their LSAT median to try to get higher in the ranks. When I was their for undergrad they really pushed being a Tier 1 university and invested a lot of money into things. But it seems like most of it went to the football program/stadium and guest speakers...

This is definitely the case. First, it was Tier 1. Then it was the Herman era. They really have nothing now and I'm unsure why they would not want to play the ranking game

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Re: University of Houston Law Center c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby arod » Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:08 pm

_sendnudes wrote:Any word on the rules of engagement for scholarship negotiations?


According to their website, they don't usually "match" other school's scholarship offers, but will reconsider your award one time. There's a form you have to fill out: http://www.law.uh.edu/admissions/admitted-students-scholarship.asp

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Postby DemiB » Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:36 pm

Is there anyone on this thread (recently admitted or current UH Law student) who has had success in negotiating a higher scholarship at Houston?

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Postby Tazewell » Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:38 pm

DemiB wrote:Is there anyone on this thread (recently admitted or current UH Law student) who has had success in negotiating a higher scholarship at Houston?


I had success, but it was with a higher LSAT score instead of leveraging another offer, so that may not be what you're looking for. I will try to get it bumped again, though, in late March once I have more offers.

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Postby DemiB » Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:43 pm

Tazewell wrote:
DemiB wrote:Is there anyone on this thread (recently admitted or current UH Law student) who has had success in negotiating a higher scholarship at Houston?


I had success, but it was with a higher LSAT score instead of leveraging another offer, so that may not be what you're looking for. I will try to get it bumped again, though, in late March once I have more offers.


Yeah, I will have to rely on other scholarship offers. Are you going to include a letter explaining your interest in Houston and desire for a higher scholarship when you reach out to them again? I'm wondering if a compelling letter would help my case at all.

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Re: University of Houston Law Center c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby _sendnudes » Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:09 pm

any of you all started to consider housing options?

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Postby Torres1893 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:12 pm

_sendnudes wrote:any of you all started to consider housing options?


Yup. I was looking at Cullen oaks.

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Re: University of Houston Law Center c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Tazewell » Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:34 pm

DemiB wrote:
Tazewell wrote:
DemiB wrote:Is there anyone on this thread (recently admitted or current UH Law student) who has had success in negotiating a higher scholarship at Houston?


I had success, but it was with a higher LSAT score instead of leveraging another offer, so that may not be what you're looking for. I will try to get it bumped again, though, in late March once I have more offers.


Yeah, I will have to rely on other scholarship offers. Are you going to include a letter explaining your interest in Houston and desire for a higher scholarship when you reach out to them again? I'm wondering if a compelling letter would help my case at all.


I'm essentially going to write a Why Houston and then just talk about how the only reason I haven't signed is financial concerns, blah blah blah. So, yes, that's my plan.

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Re: University of Houston Law Center c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby _sendnudes » Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:41 pm

Torres1893 wrote:
_sendnudes wrote:any of you all started to consider housing options?


Yup. I was looking at Cullen oaks.

Looks like a cool spot. Any specific resource or site you're using? I just started browsing.

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Re: University of Houston Law Center c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby texasfight16 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:50 pm

I just went into Under Review today after weeks of silence

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Postby _sendnudes » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:07 pm

texasfight16 wrote:I just went into Under Review today after weeks of silence

best of luck cuh

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Re: University of Houston Law Center c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby _sendnudes » Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:45 pm

Has anybody decided which ASD you'll be going to?

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Postby arod » Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:50 pm

_sendnudes wrote:Has anybody decided which ASD you'll be going to?

Personally leaning towards the one in April, since the Diversity Reception is the night before, but not 100% sure. What about you?

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Postby MichiganHoosier » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:04 am

Torres1893 wrote:
_sendnudes wrote:any of you all started to consider housing options?


Yup. I was looking at Cullen oaks.


It depends on what you want. My wife is in the optometry school at UH, and lives at Campus Vue which is right on campus. Yeah, there are quite a few undergrads living there, but it is fully furnished with all utilities included for like $900. Only bummer about UH campus is that there is no real bar/restaurant scene on. The closest exciting neighborhood is about 5 miles from campus, and that is probably Rice Village. Depending on your budget, that is one of my favorite neighborhoods in the city. Also check out places around the museum district. Those options get you to campus without having to travel on major highways, which is key. The worst thing about Houston is traffic, and it is BAD. PM me if you have any questions. Not a UH student, but my wife is.

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Re: University of Houston Law Center c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby _sendnudes » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:03 pm

arod wrote:
_sendnudes wrote:Has anybody decided which ASD you'll be going to?

Personally leaning towards the one in April, since the Diversity Reception is the night before, but not 100% sure. What about you?


I think I'll be attending the March ASD. Personally, it's just more convenient schedule-wise. I submitted my Travel Assistance form yesterday. I'm in Texas but more than 150 miles from Houston. I thought the $300 and hotel accommodations were very generous.


MichiganHoosier wrote:
Torres1893 wrote:
_sendnudes wrote:any of you all started to consider housing options?


Yup. I was looking at Cullen oaks.


It depends on what you want. My wife is in the optometry school at UH, and lives at Campus Vue which is right on campus. Yeah, there are quite a few undergrads living there, but it is fully furnished with all utilities included for like $900. Only bummer about UH campus is that there is no real bar/restaurant scene on. The closest exciting neighborhood is about 5 miles from campus, and that is probably Rice Village. Depending on your budget, that is one of my favorite neighborhoods in the city. Also check out places around the museum district. Those options get you to campus without having to travel on major highways, which is key. The worst thing about Houston is traffic, and it is BAD. PM me if you have any questions. Not a UH student, but my wife is.


That's what I've heard...about the campus being relatively dead compared to other schools and compared to the city itself. I have my eye on a couple of places, Metro Midtown and Catalina Village near the Museum District. I'd like to have a place to myself but finding a roommate would definitely cut costs.

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Re: University of Houston Law Center c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby TexasHays » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:07 pm

_sendnudes wrote:
That's what I've heard...about the campus being relatively dead compared to other schools and compared to the city itself. I have my eye on a couple of places, Metro Midtown and Catalina Village near the Museum District. I'd like to have a place to myself but finding a roommate would definitely cut costs.


Yeah, its a commuter school so not much going on around campus. There is one decent bar for after-class drinks but otherwise that's it. I live in the museum district and definitely recommend that area, including Rice village. Easy to bus to campus if you want, short drives since you can skip the highways, lots of restaurants, museums, the zoo, and other cultural attractions, etc.

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Re: University of Houston Law Center c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby gizmo1024 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:39 pm

I'm in! Full ride. Wow. Hope to see some of you at ASW!

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Re: University of Houston Law Center c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby texasfight16 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:53 pm

Just got in with Deans scholarship $10k per year. With in-state tuition it may be hard to turn down.

H-tine hold it dine

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Re: University of Houston Law Center c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby _sendnudes » Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:03 pm

texasfight16 wrote:Just got in with Deans scholarship $10k per year. With in-state tuition it may be hard to turn down.

H-tine hold it dine

preach




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