In at University of Houston

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skoalkat
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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby skoalkat » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:53 am

awesome congrats..still waiting for me although nobody sees much hope

skoalkat
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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby skoalkat » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:54 am

Just went to file completed :roll:

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ec2xs
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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby ec2xs » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:07 am

millieb wrote:Anyone getting scholarships yet? I've been crossing my fingers since my acceptance came back in mid-December.


Spoke to admissions recently. They said scholarship info will hopefully come out in two weeks.

RSN_M3
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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby RSN_M3 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:50 pm

Under review change again.

Let's see:

Complete 11/3/2009
UR: 12/18/2009
UR2: 1/31/2010
UR3: 2/16/2010

:roll:

ExcitedBlutterance
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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby ExcitedBlutterance » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:56 pm

RSN_M3 wrote:Under review change again.

Let's see:

Complete 11/3/2009
UR: 12/18/2009
UR2: 1/31/2010
UR3: 2/16/2010

:roll:


Almost identical movement here

choochoo
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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby choochoo » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:42 pm

ExcitedBlutterance wrote:
RSN_M3 wrote:Under review change again.

Let's see:

Complete 11/3/2009
UR: 12/18/2009
UR2: 1/31/2010
UR3: 2/16/2010

:roll:


Almost identical movement here



Same here

billaboy12
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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby billaboy12 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:00 pm

went under review as well

skoalkat
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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby skoalkat » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:33 pm

good luck to all yall in review! :D

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby colemf » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:48 pm

Went under review today as well, anyone know about how long till we know whether we made it?

texlawtex
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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby texlawtex » Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:05 pm

I've been file complete since 12/15?

Is this common, should I call up there?

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby FB567 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:43 pm

I'm a TX resident
Complete 1/8
In review 2/10
Admitted 2/15

Hope this helps. Good luck everyone!

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby hotdog123 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:26 pm

Ouch........

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/met ... 69559.html

Law school students to see biggest tuition increase
By JEANNIE KEVER
Copyright 2010 Houston Chronicle
Feb. 16, 2010, 12:43PM

Students will pay a little more at the University of Houston next year.

Law students will pay much more. Regents this morning approved a 16.5 percent increase for students at the law school.

Law school Dean Ray Nimmer defended the increase — originally proposed as a 20 percent hike but whittled down before today's board meeting — as a necessity.

“Legal education has just skyrocketed in cost around the country,” he said. “We've held our own even though we haven't done any large tuition increases. But with state budget cuts and with the demands of being able to run a really good law school, we just have to do it.”

Undergraduate tuition at UH will rise by 3.95 percent. It will go up at other UH system schools, as well:

• UH-Downtown, 5.1 percent.

• UH-Clear Lake, 4.5 percent.

• UH-Victoria, 3.8 percent.

Regent Nandita Berry cast the only “no” vote.

“I personally cannot ask students to pay more in today's economy,” she said. “It's a tough decision.”

Berry said the university should cut its budget instead, although she declined to suggest where the cuts should be made. That is an administrative decision, she said.

In fact, UH and all other public universities in the state just completed plans to trim 5 percent of state funding from their current budget. Gov. Rick Perry and other state leaders asked for the plans, although they haven't yet ordered them to be enacted.

UH Provost John Antel said tuition increases over the past 20 years have generally offset a drop in the level of state funding. In 1990, he said, state money covered 54 percent of the university's operating budget. This year, it's 32 percent.

“We realize we have to become more self-supporting,” he said.

The tuition increases were approved by a board committee last week, sparking a vocal protest from state Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston. He wrote UH Chancellor Renu Khator, calling the law school increases “unconscionable.”

There was little discussion of the proposal today.

Overall, graduate tuition at UH will go up 7.7 percent. It will climb 9.6 percent at UH-Clear Lake, 5.5 percent at UH-Downtown and 3.9 percent at UH-Victoria.

The law school increase generated the most talk.

Incoming students next fall will actually pay 26.5 percent more; current students will see their tuition go up 12 percent.

“We have to hold that back,” Antel said. “They came here with an expectation for what they would pay.”

Nimmer defended the increase as necessary to continue the law school's climb in the national rankings. He said tuition at UH is currently about 35 percent less than that at the University of Texas at Austin's law school, and about half that at the law schools at Baylor University and Southern Methodist University.

“Obviously, nobody wants to pay more,” he said of student reaction.

But Erin Ferris, a third-year law student, said students understand the need to pay more.

“The overwhelming response from the student body is, we need to preserve the rankings and get better,” she said.

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Bustang
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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby Bustang » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:31 pm

Tulane is looking better and better.

RSN_M3
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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby RSN_M3 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:42 pm

Bustang wrote:Tulane is looking better and better.

+1. I was accepted at Tulane w/ some form of scholarship) last week, still waiting on UH. Since I'm in state, UH's biggest draw is tuition and the fact that I grew up in Houston. But Tulane with scholarship vs. UH + 16.5% ... the tuition advantage is marginalized.`

skoalkat
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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby skoalkat » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:44 pm

FB567 wrote:I'm a TX resident
Complete 1/8
In review 2/10
Admitted 2/15

Hope this helps. Good luck everyone!




can you post your stats bud

skoalkat
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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby skoalkat » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:46 pm

RSN_M3 wrote:
Bustang wrote:Tulane is looking better and better.

+1. I was accepted at Tulane w/ some form of scholarship) last week, still waiting on UH. Since I'm in state, UH's biggest draw is tuition and the fact that I grew up in Houston. But Tulane with scholarship vs. UH + 16.5% ... the tuition advantage is marginalized.`

can you post your stats i thought about tulane

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Josh the Goat
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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby Josh the Goat » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:57 am

As a current 2L at UH, that jump in tuition sucks. Especially for you incoming 1L's, at 26.5%. I know they're planning a new building, but I'm not sure whether or not it would be completed within three years for you guys to even enjoy it.

So, if you really really want to go to UH, this is probably good news because it'll mean more people turn UH down.

Feel free to ask me any questions about UH.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby moonmaster3 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:59 am

Josh the Goat wrote:As a current 2L at UH, that jump in tuition sucks. Especially for you incoming 1L's, at 26.5%. I know they're planning a new building, but I'm not sure whether or not it would be completed within three years for you guys to even enjoy it.

So, if you really really want to go to UH, this is probably good news because it'll mean more people turn UH down.

Feel free to ask me any questions about UH.


How was OCI for the kids in your class? How high up in class rank do you have to be to get an interview? OVerall job prospects/summer employment?

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby keg411 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:02 am

That brings resident tuition up to $28k and non-resident to $38k, at least according to quick math. (Old was resident $21k and non-resident $28k).
So much for being cheap (which was part of the reason I applied) :(.

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Josh the Goat
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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby Josh the Goat » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:11 am

moonmaster3 wrote:How was OCI for the kids in your class? How high up in class rank do you have to be to get an interview?

Sucked this year for almost everyone. Top 10% still got lots of interviews, most probably have jobs. Top 50% probably had at least one or two interviews, I doubt many had job offers from OCI. I think now that the market has picked up a tiny bit, that people will probably have gotten something by now for this summer. I'm not sure about the 1L's. Last summer I ended up working on campus with a non-profit group and really enjoyed that.

moonmaster3 wrote:Overall job prospects/summer employment?

I was just below 50% and I had two interviews, and got an offer from one, but it wasn't paid, and I needed to make some money this summer. I ended up getting a job with an oil and gas company this summer as an intern with their land division, and I'm really looking forward to it.

I had to go out on my own though and get that job. Career Services pretty much gives anyone below the 30th percentile their standard good luck speech and that's about it.

keg411 wrote:So much for being cheap (which was part of the reason I applied) :(.

UH has a Dean's discussion about once a month, and as a student organization president I was able to go when they talked about the tuition increase. This point was brought up, but pretty much dismissed by the Dean. No one wants to be known as "the cheap school", but really that's why so many people choose it in my opinion. It's a great value when compared to SMU or Baylor. But when they're at the same price, then it's not such a great value anymore. It'll take a few years before the buildings are finished and that increased price will be a great value again. Until then, it's still a good school, just a bit more expensive.

drwjr21
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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby drwjr21 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:18 am

I was admitted on Monday via status checker. Does anyone know if the initial acceptance letter has scholarship information or will I have to wait for a few weeks?

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Josh the Goat
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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby Josh the Goat » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:20 am

drwjr21 wrote:I was admitted on Monday via status checker. Does anyone know if the initial acceptance letter has scholarship information or will I have to wait for a few weeks?


My scholarship email came two weeks later, but that was 2 years ago, I'm not sure if they've changed their procedure.

drwjr21
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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby drwjr21 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:22 am

Have you been impressed with the quality of the professors?

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Josh the Goat
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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby Josh the Goat » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:28 am

drwjr21 wrote:Have you been impressed with the quality of the professors?


It's hit and miss, but there's plenty of great professors to choose from. You just need to talk to the 2L's and 3L's about classes and professors and you should avoid the not so great ones. Unfortunately they automatically assign all of your 1L classes and professors except for one elective, so there's not much you can do about that.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby drwjr21 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:33 am

I have been concerned by what I have heard about the facilities. What are the study areas like, particularly the library?




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