IN at University of Iowa

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Tunafizzish
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Re: IN at University of Iowa

Postby Tunafizzish » Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:15 pm

Ugh. I want to go to Iowa :) and officially join this goofy chat...for now I'll just comment from time to time and wish I was one of the cool kids :). Called admissions today and they said another week or so...wish me luck.

Evaluating my chances...

Pros:

Iowa resident
4 years as a Hawkeye (well...a lifetime as a Hawkeye, but 4 years at the University)
RA for 3 years
3.92 major gpa (Finance)

Cons:
3.18 LSAC gpa
average personal statement
weak references

Neutral:
161 LSAT

Anybody in with worse numbers? and anybody in that applied later on in the cycle?

Let me know what you think.

pomona
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Re: IN at University of Iowa

Postby pomona » Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:17 pm

Tunafizzish wrote:Ugh. I want to go to Iowa :) and officially join this goofy chat...for now I'll just comment from time to time and wish I was one of the cool kids :). Called admissions today and they said another week or so...wish me luck.

Evaluating my chances...

Pros:

Iowa resident
4 years as a Hawkeye (well...a lifetime as a Hawkeye, but 4 years at the University)
RA for 3 years
3.92 major gpa (Finance)

Cons:
3.18 LSAC gpa
average personal statement
weak references

Neutral:
161 LSAT

Anybody in with worse numbers? and anybody in that applied later on in the cycle?

Let me know what you think.

You're chances aren't great, but maybe okay for getting in off the waitlist?

mizzoual
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Re: IN at University of Iowa

Postby mizzoual » Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:54 pm

Got a full tuition offer today via email. Considering it.

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mikeytwoshoes
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Re: IN at University of Iowa

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:52 pm

pomona wrote:
Tunafizzish wrote:Ugh. I want to go to Iowa :) and officially join this goofy chat...for now I'll just comment from time to time and wish I was one of the cool kids :). Called admissions today and they said another week or so...wish me luck.

Evaluating my chances...

Pros:

Iowa resident
4 years as a Hawkeye (well...a lifetime as a Hawkeye, but 4 years at the University)
RA for 3 years
3.92 major gpa (Finance)

Cons:
3.18 LSAC gpa
average personal statement
weak references

Neutral:
161 LSAT

Anybody in with worse numbers? and anybody in that applied later on in the cycle?

Let me know what you think.

You're chances aren't great, but maybe okay for getting in off the waitlist?

That's probably not true for a resident. I'd say he's 50/50. If his GPA were higher, he'd be a no brainer.

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negoan
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Re: IN at University of Iowa

Postby negoan » Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:00 pm

tunafizzish- when did you apply? i am still waiting to hear.

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mikeytwoshoes
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Re: IN at University of Iowa

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:47 pm

mizzoual wrote:Got a full tuition offer today via email. Considering it.

Merit or need?

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daddymike
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Re: IN at University of Iowa

Postby daddymike » Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:55 pm

mizzoual wrote:Got a full tuition offer today via email. Considering it.



Yes, please give us details if you don't mind. I would fall into "need based" so I am curious...

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daddymike
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Re: IN at University of Iowa

Postby daddymike » Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:57 pm

Tunafizzish wrote:Ugh. I want to go to Iowa :) and officially join this goofy chat...for now I'll just comment from time to time and wish I was one of the cool kids :). Called admissions today and they said another week or so...wish me luck.

Evaluating my chances...

Pros:

Iowa resident
4 years as a Hawkeye (well...a lifetime as a Hawkeye, but 4 years at the University)
RA for 3 years
3.92 major gpa (Finance)

Cons:
3.18 LSAC gpa
average personal statement
weak references

Neutral:
161 LSAT

Anybody in with worse numbers? and anybody in that applied later on in the cycle?

Let me know what you think.




Good luck Tunafizzish! :D

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Lawguru
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Re: IN at University of Iowa

Postby Lawguru » Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:06 am

daddymike wrote:
mizzoual wrote:Got a full tuition offer today via email. Considering it.



Yes, please give us details if you don't mind. I would fall into "need based" so I am curious...


Trust me...you ARE NOT going to get a need-based scholarship worth much. They seldom give them out unless you're a URM in the same financial shape I'm in.

Tunafizzish
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Re: IN at University of Iowa

Postby Tunafizzish » Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:45 pm

negoan wrote:tunafizzish- when did you apply? i am still waiting to hear.



Ummm I think I got it in the week before applications were due...so like last week in February? Around the 24th.

duckhunter14r
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Re: IN at University of Iowa

Postby duckhunter14r » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:46 pm

Tunafizzish wrote:Ugh. I want to go to Iowa :) and officially join this goofy chat...for now I'll just comment from time to time and wish I was one of the cool kids :). Called admissions today and they said another week or so...wish me luck.

Evaluating my chances...

Pros:

Iowa resident
4 years as a Hawkeye (well...a lifetime as a Hawkeye, but 4 years at the University)
RA for 3 years
3.92 major gpa (Finance)

Cons:
3.18 LSAC gpa
average personal statement
weak references

Neutral:
161 LSAT

Anybody in with worse numbers? and anybody in that applied later on in the cycle?

Let me know what you think.


In with 155/3.42, but I have so many soft factors I'm not sure what to tell you about me.

You have hope.

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UnitarySpace
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Re: IN at University of Iowa

Postby UnitarySpace » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:46 pm

Go Hawkeyes. F the cyclones.

chris888777
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Re: IN at University of Iowa

Postby chris888777 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:14 am

Hi

Sorry to hijack this thread but i've been interested in Iowa for some time but am alittle weary about choosing the school if i should be admitted. I was admitted to Iowa a few years ago but decided to work while i had a good job and save up for LS. Iowa's peer and judicial/lawyer assessments have been through the roof over the past few years and are even better this year. Both assessments have them with UCLA, Notre Dame, etc.... Is the school really that respected? My goal is to work in a firm for a few years (10-15) then do PI in educational law. I really have no preference geographically and could see myself working in Chicago, Minneapolis, or Madison. Assuming im in the top 1/2 of the class (i know, a big assumption) how would my job prospects look. Is Iowa really seen as school in comparison to Notre Dame, WUSTL, etc... I know these are very abstract questions but as i'm not from the Iowa area i have no idea how the school is viewed in the midwest and would love some insights.

Thanks




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