SMU 2010!

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jgrin
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby jgrin » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:57 am

texag08 wrote:We are getting close gang!!

Is it accepted that a phone call always occurs when you are offered admission?


Not sure. I think I read on LSN that someone last year got accepted via status checker in May w/o a call, but I may be mistaken.

Sure would like to know the answer to this question though...

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby FunkyJD » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:57 am

Thirteen wrote:
FunkyJD wrote:Out of curiosity, what are the deposit amounts for SMU?

Also, @Thirteen: Thanks for your encouragement.


$200 was due by April 1, and the second deposit of $200 is due by June 1. Funky, I can tell that you'd be a good addition to the class, and someone that would be cool to hang with for 3 years. If you are an OU fan, disregard the second part of my statement, haha.

Much love and thanks. I've got no quarrel with OKC. I have good friends there and nearly drank myself silly there once many moons ago. That being said, I cannot abide OU. In fact, when Barry Switzer coached the Cowboys, it was a very confusing time in my life.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby texag08 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:57 pm

So how many of you are SMU or bust right now? Are they for sure your top choice?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Thirteen » Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:58 pm

jgrin wrote:
Thirteen wrote:
FunkyJD wrote:Out of curiosity, what are the deposit amounts for SMU?

Also, @Thirteen: Thanks for your encouragement.


$200 was due by April 1, and the second deposit of $200 is due by June 1. Funky, I can tell that you'd be a good addition to the class, and someone that would be cool to hang with for 3 years. If you are an OU fan, disregard the second part of my statement, haha.


+1

Thirteen, are you a TexEx?


Yep, I graduated from UT a few years ago. Are you?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby da87 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:00 pm

texag08 wrote:So how many of you are SMU or bust right now? Are they for sure your top choice?


Definitely my top choice.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Stryka » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:02 pm

texag08 wrote:So how many of you are SMU or bust right now? Are they for sure your top choice?


Very much my top choice, if I get in, I'd rather say it's a miracle, but I want to stay in the Dallas area, so Texas Wesleyan is my second, I would even pass up schools ranked in the 50's possibly cause it's in dallas. hopes thats not a bad decision.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Sangiovese » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:12 pm

texag08 wrote:So how many of you are SMU or bust right now? Are they for sure your top choice?


Definitely attending.

Due to family/job it was either SMU, Wesleyan, or wait for UNT to open. SMU was the only application I sent in. I figured that if I didn't get in, I would sit out a cycle, prep for the lsat, and try again next year.

Fortunately I squeaked in and don't have to sit out a year (which is painful when you're as old as me!). :shock:

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby DavidB » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:35 pm

Sangiovese wrote:Due to family/job it was either SMU, Wesleyan, or wait for UNT to open. SMU was the only application I sent in. I figured that if I didn't get in, I would sit out a cycle, prep for the lsat, and try again next year.


That sounds exactly like my circumstances and plans, except I'm not really considering Wesleyan.

Looking back, I wish I had made an effort to meet the early deadline--I purposely delayed applying until I knew my December LSAT score.

Still sitting at 4/7 updated "complete." :)

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby da87 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:37 pm

DavidB wrote:
Sangiovese wrote:Due to family/job it was either SMU, Wesleyan, or wait for UNT to open. SMU was the only application I sent in. I figured that if I didn't get in, I would sit out a cycle, prep for the lsat, and try again next year.


That sounds exactly like my circumstances and plans, except I'm not really considering Wesleyan.

Looking back, I wish I had made an effort to meet the early deadline--I purposely delayed applying until I knew my December LSAT score.

Still sitting at 4/7 updated "complete." :)


So yours never changed to decision rendered?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby DavidB » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:41 pm

da87 wrote:So yours never changed to decision rendered?


Nope, I was initially complete 3/1, then I got an updated 4/7 complete date.

I haven't seen decision rendered yet.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby da87 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:49 pm

Does anyone know the new median lsat and gpa numbers for SMU that came out with yesterday's 2011 rankings? Is that even included with those rankings?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby ClemTiger » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:56 pm

da87 wrote:Does anyone know the new median lsat and gpa numbers for SMU that came out with yesterday's 2011 rankings? Is that even included with those rankings?


GPA 3.24-3.84
LSAT 155-165

http://brightcoast.files.wordpress.com/ ... 483c_o.png

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby jgrin » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:59 pm

Thirteen wrote:
jgrin wrote:
Thirteen wrote:
FunkyJD wrote:Out of curiosity, what are the deposit amounts for SMU?

Also, @Thirteen: Thanks for your encouragement.


$200 was due by April 1, and the second deposit of $200 is due by June 1. Funky, I can tell that you'd be a good addition to the class, and someone that would be cool to hang with for 3 years. If you are an OU fan, disregard the second part of my statement, haha.


+1

Thirteen, are you a TexEx?


Yep, I graduated from UT a few years ago. Are you?


No doubt. I am actually in class right now in Garrison (if you remember that building). 1 month until I graduate.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby jgrin » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:00 pm

texag08 wrote:So how many of you are SMU or bust right now? Are they for sure your top choice?


Top choice!

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby jgrin » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:00 pm

ClemTiger wrote:
da87 wrote:Does anyone know the new median lsat and gpa numbers for SMU that came out with yesterday's 2011 rankings? Is that even included with those rankings?


GPA 3.24-3.84
LSAT 155-165

http://brightcoast.files.wordpress.com/ ... 483c_o.png


With such a broad LSAT range, I am led to believe that non-number factors play a significant role in SMU's admission process.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby da87 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:04 pm

jgrin wrote:
ClemTiger wrote:
da87 wrote:Does anyone know the new median lsat and gpa numbers for SMU that came out with yesterday's 2011 rankings? Is that even included with those rankings?


GPA 3.24-3.84
LSAT 155-165

http://brightcoast.files.wordpress.com/ ... 483c_o.png


With such a broad LSAT range, I am led to believe that non-number factors play a significant role in SMU's admission process.


Yes, I hope so.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby tinyone » Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:10 pm

da87 wrote:
jgrin wrote:
ClemTiger wrote:
da87 wrote:Does anyone know the new median lsat and gpa numbers for SMU that came out with yesterday's 2011 rankings? Is that even included with those rankings?


GPA 3.24-3.84
LSAT 155-165

http://brightcoast.files.wordpress.com/ ... 483c_o.png


With such a broad LSAT range, I am led to believe that non-number factors play a significant role in SMU's admission process.


Yes, I hope so.



The gap in LSAT and GPA is huge. I wonder, does this include the PT admissions as well?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby jgrin » Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:13 pm

NO, the PT LSAT range dips down to 153

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Sangiovese » Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:45 pm

tinyone wrote:The gap in LSAT and GPA is huge. I wonder, does this include the PT admissions as well?


It is a pretty big spread. Most schools only have a 4 or 5 point difference between their 25% and 75% LSAT. I think someone else already mentioned this, but I think it is an indicator that SMU may "look beyond the numbers" a little bit more than many other schools do.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Bustang » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:20 pm

I find it curious that many of you claim "SMU looks beyond numbers" yet they admitted 99% of the applicants who had 163s and above. Actually, per this thread, the ONLY people they've accepted into the FT program(thus far) are those with 163+.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Thirteen » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:24 pm

jgrin wrote:
Thirteen wrote:
jgrin wrote:
Thirteen, are you a TexEx?


Yep, I graduated from UT a few years ago. Are you?


No doubt. I am actually in class right now in Garrison (if you remember that building). 1 month until I graduate.


Nice, and congrats on the upcoming graduation. I do remember Garrison (I'm not that old, haha).

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Sangiovese » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:39 pm

Bustang wrote:I find it curious that many of you claim "SMU looks beyond numbers" yet they admitted 99% of the applicants who had 163s and above. Actually, per this thread, the ONLY people they've accepted into the FT program(thus far) are those with 163+.


Feel free to offer your own alternative explanation. The range between the 25% and 75% LSAT scores for SMU is about twice the size of other schools. We've offered one possible explanation.

"This thread" is a pretty small sample size to form the basis of any generalizations regarding their acceptance criteria. It may be true that they haven't accepted anyone in this thread into the FT program with anything under a 163... but the fact that the 25% LSAT score is a 155 means that they do admit a lot of folks with scores of 155 and below. Just because they aren't posting in this thread doesn't mean they don't exist. Also, if you check LSN, there are several sub-160s who have been admitted... and a good portion of them are for full time.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby jgrin » Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:32 pm

Sangiovese wrote:
Bustang wrote:I find it curious that many of you claim "SMU looks beyond numbers" yet they admitted 99% of the applicants who had 163s and above. Actually, per this thread, the ONLY people they've accepted into the FT program(thus far) are those with 163+.


Feel free to offer your own alternative explanation. The range between the 25% and 75% LSAT scores for SMU is about twice the size of other schools. We've offered one possible explanation.

"This thread" is a pretty small sample size to form the basis of any generalizations regarding their acceptance criteria. It may be true that they haven't accepted anyone in this thread into the FT program with anything under a 163... but the fact that the 25% LSAT score is a 155 means that they do admit a lot of folks with scores of 155 and below. Just because they aren't posting in this thread doesn't mean they don't exist. Also, if you check LSN, there are several sub-160s who have been admitted... and a good portion of them are for full time.


Agreed. How could you argue to the contrary. I haven't done much research into the subject, but I would be willing to bet that SMU's LSAT range has a top 10 rank for largest LSAT broadness between 25 - 75. That means that 155ers have to offer something equally as attractive as the 165ers to be admitted. I honestly doubt that GPA is the only other ingredient, so it must be something else, non-numbers related.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby keg411 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:52 pm

FunkyJD, if you end up at 'Nova and I end up at RU-C, maybe we can get together and cry about SMU together.

:(

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby FunkyJD » Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:57 pm

keg411 wrote:FunkyJD, if you end up at 'Nova and I end up at RU-C, maybe we can get together and cry about SMU together.

:(

My Lord ... truer words were never spoken. I've got a good friend at Syracuse Law, and others in NYC and DC. I'm thinking we'll all need to get together, join powers, and rock the Northeast ...

... or, we could just get into SMU, damn it!




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