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midrangejumper
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Re: University of Florida

Postby midrangejumper » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:38 pm

UF has been absolutely brutal this year...almost as brutal as having to talk to their law school secretary :cry:

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Mighty Boom
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Re: University of Florida

Postby Mighty Boom » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:40 pm

I really hope lightning strikes twice in the same place and I am accepted in the 3/24 batch; what a fairy-tale it would be for me. :mrgreen: :P :lol: 8) :shock: :o :) :D :twisted: :wink: :!:

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AJaKe
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Re: University of Florida

Postby AJaKe » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:44 pm

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jennalc
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Re: University of Florida

Postby jennalc » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:49 pm

161/3.52 florida resident, decent softs... rejected in the 3/22 batch. i was at least expecting a waitlist.

but georgia state here i come! pretty psyched for it actually :)

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Re: University of Florida

Postby midrangejumper » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:51 pm

jennalc wrote:161/3.52 florida resident, decent softs... rejected in the 3/22 batch. i was at least expecting a waitlist.

but georgia state here i come! pretty psyched for it actually :)



HOTLANTA!!!! :P

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Mighty Boom
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Re: University of Florida

Postby Mighty Boom » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:57 pm

So, most recently UF has sent WL’s and rejections. Does anyone think the next logical move would be to send the acceptances in the 3/24 batch? Anyone have a crystal ball?

lolagator
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Re: University of Florida

Postby lolagator » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:59 pm

AJaKe wrote:
gambitmj wrote:I got a 163 and a 3.2 gpa, straight rejected.


same LSAT, lower GPA and I got waitlisted.

this is pretty damn screwy.


undergraduate admissions is pretty all over the place so i guess that translated to the law school.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby jennalc » Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:01 pm

midrangejumper wrote:
jennalc wrote:161/3.52 florida resident, decent softs... rejected in the 3/22 batch. i was at least expecting a waitlist.

but georgia state here i come! pretty psyched for it actually :)



HOTLANTA!!!! :P


yayyyyy!

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hopeforthebest
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Re: University of Florida

Postby hopeforthebest » Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:16 pm

I thought I would have some news to give you all, since I was a part of the DIT 3/24 group and live in Gville, but I just checked my mail and didn't get anything from UF (or anything at all, for that matter). I assume my decision will come tomorrow.

milogoestolawschool
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Re: University of Florida

Postby milogoestolawschool » Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:28 pm

I'm still 'Under review by committee' but the end is near.

I assume with UF rejecting traditionally qualified applicants they really are trying to reach a class size of 300? I'm curious if:

1) This will have any bearing on rankings (MAYBE the medians, plus student/faculty ratio)
2) FSU will now become more competitive. They typically have a class size of 190-210, so if the majority of FL residents that would have attended UF in previous cycles want to pay in-state tuition, FSU now becomes gold compared to the rest of the state.
3) UF would let Tebow into the law school without taking the LSAT.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby GatorPi » Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:53 pm

milogoestolawschool wrote:I'm still 'Under review by committee' but the end is near.

I assume with UF rejecting traditionally qualified applicants they really are trying to reach a class size of 300? I'm curious if:

1) This will have any bearing on rankings (MAYBE the medians, plus student/faculty ratio)
2) FSU will now become more competitive. They typically have a class size of 190-210, so if the majority of FL residents that would have attended UF in previous cycles want to pay in-state tuition, FSU now becomes gold compared to the rest of the state.
3) UF would let Tebow into the law school without taking the LSAT.


1) It just might...that's probably one of the reasons why they did it
2) I sure as hell hope not
3) Probably!! Tebow is pretty much God around here :)

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Re: University of Florida

Postby lolagator » Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:39 pm

I just got my rejection letter today. DiT 3/23.

I'm disappointed that my alma mater did me this way. I don't believe that the disappointment stems from the actual rejection, but from the way I was rejected. This can be such an agonizing process, waiting to hear from these schools. Why not put us on some sort of waitlist or reject us right away? If I hadn't come on this board, I would have thought all this time that I had a chance. Oh well, I'm not going to be bitter. Bitterness is not cute.

Then again, this might be a blessing in disguise. I have been sorta/kinda/slightly wanting to get out of Florida, even though I grew up in South Florida and had enough trouble adjusting to Gainesville. I have a few more schools to hear from and then I have a tough decision to make. Hopefully it'll all work out for the best for all of us:)

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Rocky Estoppel
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Re: University of Florida

Postby Rocky Estoppel » Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:44 pm

jennalc wrote:161/3.52 florida resident, decent softs... rejected in the 3/22 batch. i was at least expecting a waitlist.

but georgia state here i come! pretty psyched for it actually :)

That's ridiculous! Did you apply late? For an in-state applicant I would think you'd be in or at least a waitlist.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby carine44 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:05 pm

Rejected, DiT 3/23.

167, 3.0, Florida resident and in-state undergrad, 4 years great work experience, blah blah I'm an awesome person :wink: ...but oh well. First rejection, and kind of upsetting, even though with my GPA I can't really be surprised. I'm disappointed that I don't have the option to go there, for purely financial reasons, but like lola, I really want to leave Florida so it's probably for the best anyway.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby stjaba » Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:26 pm

I heard from someone really high up at the law school that the reason they moved from 400 to 300 spots is to move up in the rankings/decrease class sizes. The official reason is because of the budget, but according to who I heard from, they could have opened up 400 spots if they really wanted to. Anyways, apparently a lot of children of alumni were dinged, and the dean has had a lot of nasty phone calls.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby ShiftyPig » Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:37 pm

stjaba wrote:I heard from someone really high up at the law school that the reason they moved from 400 to 300 spots is to (1) move up in the rankings/(2) decrease class sizes. The official reason is because of the budget, but according to who I heard from, they could have opened up 400 spots if they really wanted to. Anyways, apparently (3) a lot of children of alumni were dinged, and the dean has had a lot of nasty phone calls.


(1) Probably.
(2) I have heard they are eliminating a 1L section, so unlikely.
(3) If they play the connection card and still can't get in with their scores, f**k 'em.

I emailed financial aid asking about a scholarship posted online and in printed material, and was informed that it had been discontinued due to lack of funds. Every department has been asked to cut back by 10%, so the budget seems like and "official" and an official reason.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby rcsbball11 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:37 pm

Just got the rejection letter. That's alright. It's their loss. They are rejecting a lot of good applicants this semester, and I hope it backfires. I've done my undergrad at Miami anyways, so I'm a Cane. I'll move on to the other schools I applied, and good luck to everyone else!

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Re: University of Florida

Postby 1337Law » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:39 pm

rcsbball11 wrote:Just got the rejection letter. That's alright. It's their loss. They are rejecting a lot of good applicants this semester, and I hope it backfires. I've done my undergrad at Miami anyways, so I'm a Cane. I'll move on to the other schools I applied, and good luck to everyone else!


lol miami>>>>>UF anyways, any day

trust me you didn't want to live in g-ville

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Re: University of Florida

Postby stjaba » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:56 pm

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Re: University of Florida

Postby thesandman » Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:58 pm

got rejected today. 162/3.33 in state. what the hell? not even waitlisted. thought I had a pretty good chance of getting in despite my gpa...oops! florida was the only school I applied to so I guess I won't be going to law school this year. dissapointing. seems like most people they are accepting have really high numbers and are unlikely to attend...or do you really need a 163/164/165 to get into uf these days?

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Re: University of Florida

Postby AJaKe » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:27 pm

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Re: University of Florida

Postby gdin » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:41 pm

i feel a rejection coming

i had decision in transit on monday

jennalc
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Re: University of Florida

Postby jennalc » Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:43 pm

kak23 wrote:
jennalc wrote:161/3.52 florida resident, decent softs... rejected in the 3/22 batch. i was at least expecting a waitlist.

but georgia state here i come! pretty psyched for it actually :)

That's ridiculous! Did you apply late? For an in-state applicant I would think you'd be in or at least a waitlist.


nope i applied in november...

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The Zeppelin
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Re: University of Florida

Postby The Zeppelin » Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:45 pm

Withdrew yesterday. Maybe one of you will be able to use the seat.

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hopeforthebest
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Re: University of Florida

Postby hopeforthebest » Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:19 pm

So, I live in Gville, went DIT on 3/24, and yet I still didn't get my UF decision today...

I'm starting to think that the mailman is holding out on me... :x




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