In at Miami!

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Eliza
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby Eliza » Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:56 pm

SpencerPratt wrote:
Eliza wrote:so i went to miami's website and went to the ask um section and read how to get a status checker--so i contacted the individual who provides the status checker and she responded back via email

"your file is in review....you will hear from us soon"

and i don't know what to make of this....it makes me nervous becuase she didn't give me a status checker--i may be reading too much into this but....what do you think?

unless thats what they meant by status check...


https://caneid.miami.edu/cas/login?serv ... dcheck.asp

Go there and you can create an account yourself.


Thanks!

when I reply with a "thank you" to the admissions for my email status check--should i express my strong desire (miami is my #1 choice) to go to their school...? and if so how?--how strong of language?

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby bigred87 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:37 am

redskinsgibbs wrote:So is Miami a clown school? Has there anyone who has ever been rejected? This is getting scary. And will i get any money? Who could pay 36 thousand a year without room and board? Thats basically telling you we accepted you to reject you.

I hope i get into Cardozo , Wisconson or another schoolif Miami gives me no money.


I'm getting scared that Miami may be a "clown school".

It just seems kinda scary that they have a very high acceptance rate, and for many people, respond extremely quickly with an acceptance, almost as if there was no review. Which is weird, because all of the other schools I applied to, from the top the bottom, there was a considerable time between application complete and response. I still haven't heard from a school or two where I'm under review.

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flhealth
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby flhealth » Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:10 am

Miami is more reputable, but the more I look at it, the more I see they have a similar M.O. as Florida Coastal as far as the way they do business....withdrawing this week

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jackrabbitjones
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby jackrabbitjones » Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:03 pm

Withdrew today. Good luck everyone.

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TKM
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby TKM » Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:33 pm

Withdrawing today.

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SpencerPratt
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby SpencerPratt » Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:38 pm

keep the withdrawals coming :D

wildcats12
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby wildcats12 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:55 am

anybody on the housing chat last nite? what did they say?

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Chanelgirl
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby Chanelgirl » Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:30 pm

The housing chat was pretty laid back, it was moving very quickly, we got a general idea of where students live, car situation, people were exchanging e-mails to share housing. PM me if you have more questions.

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paulmar
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby paulmar » Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:40 pm

Withdrew today after I found out that somebody from Pitt, who got WL'd, got a $65k scholly from Miami. And I got a $14k scholly from Pitt.

WTF, Miami?? I guess there's enough tan people down there.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby mdd05d » Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:07 pm

paulmar wrote:WTF, Miami?? I guess there's enough tan people down there.


SO, you don't really like the thought of being treated different for admissions purposes based on your ethnicity, huh? Wow, there's a novel concept..

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Hook 'Em
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby Hook 'Em » Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:11 pm

Rejected at Miami. 2.3 169 AA Male. All splitters interested in Miami should definitely apply early (I applied 2/16).

Oh yeah, GO NOLES!

EDIT: Good luck to everyone still on hold.

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paulmar
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby paulmar » Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:41 pm

mdd05d wrote:
paulmar wrote:WTF, Miami?? I guess there's enough tan people down there.


SO, you don't really like the thought of being treated different for admissions purposes based on your ethnicity, huh? Wow, there's a novel concept..


WTH are you talking about?

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby jwkempf » Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:48 pm

wildcats12 wrote:anybody on the housing chat last nite? what did they say?


I have the whole transcript pasted into a word doc...pm me with your email address if you want it (it's about 40 pages).

Eliza
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby Eliza » Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:21 am

Hook 'Em wrote:Rejected at Miami. 2.3 169 AA Male. All splitters interested in Miami should definitely apply early (I applied 2/16).

Oh yeah, GO NOLES!

EDIT: Good luck to everyone still on hold.


Just curious if you were on hold befor being rejected? Also when and how did they reject you--snail mail or via email...?

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby coolkatz321 » Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:24 am

Hook 'Em wrote:Rejected at Miami. 2.3 169 AA Male. All splitters interested in Miami should definitely apply early (I applied 2/16).

Oh yeah, GO NOLES!

EDIT: Good luck to everyone still on hold.


I'm absolutely shocked...seriously.

redskinsgibbs
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby redskinsgibbs » Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:31 pm

Miami is giving me the creeps a bit. The way they accepted me in 1 month flat scares me. Where was the review. I was on hold for two days lol

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paulmar
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby paulmar » Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:35 pm

redskinsgibbs wrote:Miami is giving me the creeps a bit. The way they accepted me in 1 month flat scares me. Where was the review. I was on hold for two days lol


10 days for me buddy! But I got no scholly so a big W for me.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby midrangejumper » Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:36 pm

redskinsgibbs wrote:Miami is giving me the creeps a bit. The way they accepted me in 1 month flat scares me. Where was the review. I was on hold for two days lol



but if you think about it though, how long should it REALLY take to review an app?

honestly if anything it's more BS that it takes forever...most schools sit on their asses like crazy on apps that shouldn't take such a long time find out whats going on

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paulmar
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby paulmar » Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:38 pm

midrangejumper wrote:
redskinsgibbs wrote:Miami is giving me the creeps a bit. The way they accepted me in 1 month flat scares me. Where was the review. I was on hold for two days lol



but if you think about it though, how long should it REALLY take to review an app?

honestly if anything it's more BS that it takes forever...most schools sit on their asses like crazy on apps that shouldn't take such a long time find out whats going on


One word: Bureaucracy.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby redskinsgibbs » Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:54 pm

paulmar wrote:
redskinsgibbs wrote:Miami is giving me the creeps a bit. The way they accepted me in 1 month flat scares me. Where was the review. I was on hold for two days lol


10 days for me buddy! But I got no scholly so a big W for me.


i got no scholly either. I filed the fasfa. I am not sure how it works. Do they give you the offer later? No one could afford 170 k over 3 years unless they are from money.

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paulmar
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby paulmar » Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:00 pm

redskinsgibbs wrote:
paulmar wrote:
redskinsgibbs wrote:Miami is giving me the creeps a bit. The way they accepted me in 1 month flat scares me. Where was the review. I was on hold for two days lol


10 days for me buddy! But I got no scholly so a big W for me.


i got no scholly either. I filed the fasfa. I am not sure how it works. Do they give you the offer later? No one could afford 170 k over 3 years unless they are from money.


They sent me an email w/Fin aid info last week. I think it totaled around $41k. And yeah, I don't understand this. I'm guessing it means I have to go to, say, Sallie Mae and get an private loan to compensate.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby redskinsgibbs » Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:22 pm

paulmar wrote:
redskinsgibbs wrote:
paulmar wrote:
redskinsgibbs wrote:Miami is giving me the creeps a bit. The way they accepted me in 1 month flat scares me. Where was the review. I was on hold for two days lol


10 days for me buddy! But I got no scholly so a big W for me.


i got no scholly either. I filed the fasfa. I am not sure how it works. Do they give you the offer later? No one could afford 170 k over 3 years unless they are from money.


They sent me an email w/Fin aid info last week. I think it totaled around $41k. And yeah, I don't understand this. I'm guessing it means I have to go to, say, Sallie Mae and get an private loan to compensate.



Is it worth it? Could you go to Miami law and go into big law in Miami right away? I am still a little lost on Miami. I am not sure if it underrated or garbage.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby midrangejumper » Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:27 pm

[quote="redskinsgibbs"[/quote]


Is it worth it? Could you go to Miami law and go into big law in Miami right away? I am still a little lost on Miami. I am not sure if it underrated or garbage.[/quote]


they almost beat UF in biglaw due to their location so yes i think it's possible (assuming you are top 10% and all that stuff)

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paulmar
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby paulmar » Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:28 pm

redskinsgibbs wrote:

Is it worth it? Could you go to Miami law and go into big law in Miami right away? I am still a little lost on Miami. I am not sure if it underrated or garbage.


It rules the South Fl market. I went down to visit before my vacation, and I spoke with a prominent real estate attorney (friend of a friend). While she went to UF, she says that Miami grads do extremely well around the area. They are very well respected and have many job options. That said, it's pretty limited to South Fl, from what I understand.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby redskinsgibbs » Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:31 pm

midrangejumper wrote:[quote="redskinsgibbs"



Is it worth it? Could you go to Miami law and go into big law in Miami right away? I am still a little lost on Miami. I am not sure if it underrated or garbage.[/quote]


they almost beat UF in biglaw due to their location so yes i think it's possible (assuming you are top 10% and all that stuff)[/quote]


So why are they rated in the 80s? It would seem to should be ranked around in the 40s/50s along with Florida and FSU.




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