In at Miami!

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby flhealth » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:35 pm

geoanthem wrote:does everyone apply to miami?

more like, does everyone apply to GULC?

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby geoanthem » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:36 pm

only school I have heard from so far and this thread has already gone to 17 pages.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby Anonymous0L » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:40 pm

geoanthem wrote:only school I have heard from so far and this thread has already gone to 17 pages.


Miami has like a 51%+++ Acceptance rate also.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby js87 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:31 am

A good option is living in Brickell/Downtown. Nice, luxury high rises but priced pretty cheaply due to the housing market collapse and the HUGE amount of unsold, brand new inventory in Miami (there was a downtown building boom taking place when the market collapsed). You are roughly 8 or so miles from the school, and can take the train (metro mover + metro rail) directly to school.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby midrangejumper » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:32 am

does the law school offer parking passes (at a cost, i know) to students? can a law student buy one even if it's not through the law school, like undergrad parking lots or anything? if so, how much do they cost per semester?

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby flhealth » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:47 am

midrangejumper wrote:does the law school offer parking passes (at a cost, i know) to students? can a law student buy one even if it's not through the law school, like undergrad parking lots or anything? if so, how much do they cost per semester?

the parking lot around the law school is awful. I have never seen so many piss poor parkers in my life. If you get there late you have to use a metered space just outside the parking lot....that metro rail is sounding like a good idea

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby kellbell » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:52 am

flhealth wrote:
joobacca wrote:has anyone been rejected?

LSN has some rejections listed....153 and less



There are quite a few WLs with not so bad numbers. Everyone was smart for applying early.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby midrangejumper » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:53 am

flhealth wrote:
midrangejumper wrote:does the law school offer parking passes (at a cost, i know) to students? can a law student buy one even if it's not through the law school, like undergrad parking lots or anything? if so, how much do they cost per semester?

the parking lot around the law school is awful. I have never seen so many piss poor parkers in my life. If you get there late you have to use a metered space just outside the parking lot....that metro rail is sounding like a good idea



that's the thing, ive read in previous posts in this thread the metro rail ISN'T a good idea...so im confused

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby Pizon » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:53 am

holmesNYC wrote:Yeah, but what about rush hour traffic? I imagine a lot of South Beach people are actually working in downtown Miami and commuting in.


I believe it's only a handful of miles away, so with no traffic it shouldn't be more than 15 minutes or so. I've driven from South Beach to the school in rush hour traffic, and it took 30-45 minutes.

However, I was fairly certain that South Beach, while possibly the nicest part of Miami, was also one of the most expensive?

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby kellbell » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:54 am

joonix wrote:Do you get your scholarship offer with the admissions packet (the one with the DVD) or does it come separately?


Mine didn't come with a dvd! Damnit.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby rbgrocio » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:55 am

flhealth wrote:
midrangejumper wrote:does the law school offer parking passes (at a cost, i know) to students? can a law student buy one even if it's not through the law school, like undergrad parking lots or anything? if so, how much do they cost per semester?

the parking lot around the law school is awful. I have never seen so many piss poor parkers in my life. If you get there late you have to use a metered space just outside the parking lot....that metro rail is sounding like a good idea



They have big parking garages where you can park with a student decal. I attended FIU, and parking is an issue at every university. Sometimes you will see cars making a line, and as people leave they take the spots that become available. You have to be patient. I would recommend people to get an apartment in the Coral Gables area. You can probably walk to class (it's a safe neighborhood) and you have lots of places to hand out during the weekend. South Beach is not all there is to Miami. Great cuisine at the Gables, for those of you who like traditional Spanish food (paella, Spanish omelet, cheeses, chorizo and much more)

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby midrangejumper » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:57 am

rbgrocio wrote:
flhealth wrote:
midrangejumper wrote:does the law school offer parking passes (at a cost, i know) to students? can a law student buy one even if it's not through the law school, like undergrad parking lots or anything? if so, how much do they cost per semester?

the parking lot around the law school is awful. I have never seen so many piss poor parkers in my life. If you get there late you have to use a metered space just outside the parking lot....that metro rail is sounding like a good idea



They have big parking garages where you can park with a student decal. I attended FIU, and parking is an issue at every university. Sometimes you will see cars making a line, and as people leave they take the spots that become available. You have to be patient. I would recommend people to get an apartment in the Coral Gables area. You can probably walk to class (it's a safe neighborhood) and you have lots of places to hand out during the weekend. South Beach is not all there is to Miami. Great cuisine at the Gables, for those of you who like traditional Spanish food (paella, Spanish omelet, cheeses, chorizo and much more)


how dare you temp me with spanish food and the possibility of meeting you! haha

ya im thinking coral gables, close to campus, would be worth the expense

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby rbgrocio » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:58 am

midrangejumper wrote:
flhealth wrote:
midrangejumper wrote:does the law school offer parking passes (at a cost, i know) to students? can a law student buy one even if it's not through the law school, like undergrad parking lots or anything? if so, how much do they cost per semester?

the parking lot around the law school is awful. I have never seen so many piss poor parkers in my life. If you get there late you have to use a metered space just outside the parking lot....that metro rail is sounding like a good idea



that's the thing, ive read in previous posts in this thread the metro rail ISN'T a good idea...so im confused



I wouldn't take the metro rail if you live in Downtown Miami. Downtown Miami can become very dangerous at night. I wouldn't use the metro rail if you are planning on going home late. No matter whether you are taking the metro rail or not, you will still need a car if you want to live in Miami

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby rbgrocio » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:00 am

midrangejumper wrote:
rbgrocio wrote:
flhealth wrote:
midrangejumper wrote:does the law school offer parking passes (at a cost, i know) to students? can a law student buy one even if it's not through the law school, like undergrad parking lots or anything? if so, how much do they cost per semester?

the parking lot around the law school is awful. I have never seen so many piss poor parkers in my life. If you get there late you have to use a metered space just outside the parking lot....that metro rail is sounding like a good idea



They have big parking garages where you can park with a student decal. I attended FIU, and parking is an issue at every university. Sometimes you will see cars making a line, and as people leave they take the spots that become available. You have to be patient. I would recommend people to get an apartment in the Coral Gables area. You can probably walk to class (it's a safe neighborhood) and you have lots of places to hand out during the weekend. South Beach is not all there is to Miami. Great cuisine at the Gables, for those of you who like traditional Spanish food (paella, Spanish omelet, cheeses, chorizo and much more)


how dare you temp me with spanish food and the possibility of meeting you! haha

ya im thinking coral gables, close to campus, would be worth the expense



There are one room apartments at the Gables for $700/month and no contract.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby midrangejumper » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:02 am

rbgrocio wrote:



There are one room apartments at the Gables for $700/month and no contract.[/quote]

700 doesn't seem TOO bad if it's walking distance to campus and you have the place all to yourself.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby rbgrocio » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:05 am

Pizon wrote:
holmesNYC wrote:Yeah, but what about rush hour traffic? I imagine a lot of South Beach people are actually working in downtown Miami and commuting in.


I believe it's only a handful of miles away, so with no traffic it shouldn't be more than 15 minutes or so. I've driven from South Beach to the school in rush hour traffic, and it took 30-45 minutes.

However, I was fairly certain that South Beach, while possibly the nicest part of Miami, was also one of the most expensive?



If you drove at a time when school( high school, middle school, etc) was not ongoing then it's possible that you got there in 45 mins. If you drive at 7:00 a.m. you can't move faster than 10 miles per hour, especially driving on US1.

South Beach, Miami Beach and North Miami Beach are indeed the most expensive places around here. Brickell is expensive too and has HORRIBLE TRAFFIC and many streets are one way, and though I have been here for 4 years, I always seem to find a way to get lost, even with a GPS!!! Get a cheap apartment at a quite neighborhood, preferably close to the Turnpike or some other main road.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby rbgrocio » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:10 am

midrangejumper wrote:
rbgrocio wrote:



There are one room apartments at the Gables for $700/month and no contract.


700 doesn't seem TOO bad if it's walking distance to campus and you have the place all to yourself.[/quote]


they are old apartments, but they are OK for a student I guess. They are close to the bars and hang out places at the Gables. You can also ride a bike to school. Just make sure you have some deodorant (whether you are walking or biking) and a shirt to change. It can get hot and humid, especially during the summer. When I moved here from Spain, my fingers used to get swollen ( I wasn't used to the weather) also all the mosquitoes seemed to be attracted to me. They still like me quite a bit.

If you are not used to the weather it can get a little annoying sometimes. You get used to it though. It's funny when you see women here wearing winter boots and snow jackets with 65F. For many people in Miami, that's winter.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby tbx59 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:17 am

smack4ud wrote:
joobacca wrote:that dvd really sucked. i was pissed that i watched it.


I wanted like a Rick Ross video with hoes in the backgrounds and Ray Lewis, Kellen Winslow, and Jacory Harris making it rain. :[



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Re: In at Miami!

Postby Pizon » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:56 am

rbgrocio wrote:Get a cheap apartment at a quite neighborhood, preferably close to the Turnpike or some other main road.


How do you feel about the suggestion made earlier of buying a foreclosed condo?

EDIT:

If you drove at a time when school( high school, middle school, etc) was not ongoing then it's possible that you got there in 45 mins. If you drive at 7:00 a.m. you can't move faster than 10 miles per hour, especially driving on US1.


It was about 4-5 PM and I remember traffic was moving very slowly...

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby statman » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:50 am

On LSN several people with my numbers have been accepted...but I am nervouse as I have a few minor criminal charges...do yall think this will hurt me? I figured Miami might even find that comforting (kidding).

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby kellbell » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:54 am

Nope, I had some!

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby holmesNYC » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:12 pm

Ok, I watched it last night and that DVD really did suck! Especially the part where the financial aid lady was speaking and it sounded all garbled, like she was being broadcast live from the moon. I was also told by someone who attended that the video does no justice to the beauty of the campus. Very disappointing :cry:

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby PharoahofGA » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:19 pm

Does anyone know of Miami's financial aid generosity excluding scholarships???

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby nvoight911 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:31 pm

PharoahofGA wrote:Does anyone know of Miami's financial aid generosity excluding scholarships???


On their site it says that they only give out merit scholarships, not need-based

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby kbigs » Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:52 pm

Anyone have any theories as to how Miami gets through their applications so quickly, as opposed to other schools? Most schools got back to me after going complete and said 8-12 weeks, while Miami only took two.




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