In at Miami!

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Dr. Foom
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby Dr. Foom » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:24 pm

This is one of the final four schools I'm considering, but the cost of living is just so freakishly high.

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mrman17
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby mrman17 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:26 pm

midrangejumper wrote:
mrman17 wrote:
SoxyPirate wrote:
mrman17 wrote:It doesn't look like I'll be getting a scholarship to Miami, but I'm still considering them anyway. It depends partly on whether or not I get accepted to two of the state schools that I've applied to. I like Miami a lot, I think that they are underrated, they have a large alumni base, a great location, a lot of course options, and a top 10 tax law program.

Is anyone else considering Miami even if they don't get a scholarship?


I'm considering equally ranked schools with similar tuition costs, but not miami because of the ridiculous cost of living. With a scholarship, maybe.


The cost of living is high, but I've found decent 1 bedroom apartments for $650 and under. I also have a wife who works as an ASL interpreter, which is in good demand and makes a decent wage. I might go to Miami and let my wife be my scholarship.

I'm still waiting to hear from UNLV and Hawaii before I make my decision.


where did you find this apartment? where is it located? just curious because the more serious i get about miami, the more ive been looking at where good apartments might be at, etc.


I've found the cheaper apartments using craigslist.com, rent.com, apartments.com, yahoo real estate, and some of the local newspapers. Most of them are located in and around kendell, the airport, South Miami and other areas. You'll have to forgive me, I don't completely know the geography of Miami yet.

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Mighty Boom
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby Mighty Boom » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:28 pm

Man! I really hope I get accepted to Miami. I grew up 15 minutes south of the school. My numbers are WELL BELOW what they normally accept, though. I’m just hoping lightning strikes for me. :mrgreen:

I applied 01/15/09. I’m complete waiting for an answer.

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paulmar
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby paulmar » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:45 pm

When do you find out about scholarships? I'm accepted, but didn't hear about them. I'm guessing I didn't get one.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby mrman17 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:47 pm

paulmar wrote:When do you find out about scholarships? I'm accepted, but didn't hear about them. I'm guessing I didn't get one.


They usually send scholarship info separately, about 1-2 weeks after your acceptance.

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JuryDueT1000
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby JuryDueT1000 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:47 pm

Miami takes anything with a pulse.

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Mighty Boom
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby Mighty Boom » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:51 pm

JuryDueT1000 wrote:Miami takes anything with a pulse.


Please let that be true.

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candidateNO5
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby candidateNO5 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:53 pm

They didn't take me. At least not yet. Got placed on "hold" :cry: GPA is well below their 25th percentile

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TheNerdProject
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby TheNerdProject » Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:20 pm

Just withdrew this morning... best of luck!

fleurdelis
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby fleurdelis » Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:15 pm

Accepted yesterday via email!

I applied mid February and got a response very quickly! I like that!

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Mighty Boom
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby Mighty Boom » Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:17 pm

fleurdelis wrote:Accepted yesterday via email!

I applied mid February and got a response very quickly! I like that!


Numbers?

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby project40 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:17 pm

TheNerdProject wrote:Just withdrew this morning... best of luck!



how did you withdraw? a letter you wrote up? i tried to find out a procedure on their website or they packet they sent and didnt see anything so just mailed in a letter...

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby TheNerdProject » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:39 pm

project40 wrote:
TheNerdProject wrote:Just withdrew this morning... best of luck!



how did you withdraw? a letter you wrote up? i tried to find out a procedure on their website or they packet they sent and didnt see anything so just mailed in a letter...

I sent an e-mail to admissions@law.miami.edu. They responded moments afterwards confirming their receipt of my withdrawal e-mail.
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby meerap » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:42 pm

So as of now, Miami is my top choice (still waiting to hear back from Kent and Case Western) but I have been reading/hearing some negative things about the law school. Specifically things like the post-graduation salaries listed in their viewbook are false and misleading, poor faculty and administrative office, and that employment prospects are very weak. Just wondering if anybody else has come across any of these and does this make an impact on your decision to go there?? I was so excited to go to Miami (its been a nastyyy winter in Chicago!) but now Im feeling a little indifferent...

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby holmesNYC » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:47 pm

midrangejumper wrote:im gonna be specifically looking for furnished since im coming from a distance


Hey midrange, does this statement mean you've decided on Miami?

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby Lawyer2012 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:50 pm

When is the ASD? I completely forgot :roll:

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby bella16 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:52 pm

meerap wrote:So as of now, Miami is my top choice (still waiting to hear back from Kent and Case Western) but I have been reading/hearing some negative things about the law school. Specifically things like the post-graduation salaries listed in their viewbook are false and misleading, poor faculty and administrative office, and that employment prospects are very weak. Just wondering if anybody else has come across any of these and does this make an impact on your decision to go there?? I was so excited to go to Miami (its been a nastyyy winter in Chicago!) but now Im feeling a little indifferent...

I'd like to hear more about this as well if anything knows/heard anything.

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Drmang7
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby Drmang7 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:53 pm

How do you know if you get scholarship money? Did they mail you letter? I didn't get jack...164/3.1 URM...

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby midrangejumper » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:55 pm

holmesNYC wrote:
midrangejumper wrote:im gonna be specifically looking for furnished since im coming from a distance


Hey midrange, does this statement mean you've decided on Miami?


no but IF i go there, that is what id be looking for

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Lawyer2012
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby Lawyer2012 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:00 pm

Drmang7 wrote:How do you know if you get scholarship money? Did they mail you letter? I didn't get jack...164/3.1 URM...


A couple of weeks after accepted, I received an e-mail and then a separate letter about 5-7 days later with scholarship info.

holmesNYC
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby holmesNYC » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:02 pm

midrangejumper wrote:
holmesNYC wrote:
midrangejumper wrote:im gonna be specifically looking for furnished since im coming from a distance


Hey midrange, does this statement mean you've decided on Miami?


no but IF i go there, that is what id be looking for


Ah, I see. I still don't know if I'm going, either. :|

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Drmang7
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby Drmang7 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:09 pm

Strange, I just called the admissions office and they dont know why I wasn't offered a scholarship. They are following up with me.

LLKOOLK1
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby LLKOOLK1 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:19 pm

153/3.45..god i hope theyre letting everyone in...sent in a late app, but hey, you never know...

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General Tso
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby General Tso » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:23 pm

To hell with TTT Miami

162/3.87 and ZERO scholarship. I am thinking that I won't even dignify their insulting offer with a notice of withdrawal.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby geoanthem » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:25 pm

swheat wrote:To hell with TTT Miami

162/3.87 and ZERO scholarship. I am thinking that I won't even dignify their insulting offer with a notice of withdrawal.

I got my scholarship offer around two weeks after the acceptance packet.




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