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Re: USC 2010!

Postby imisscollege » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:54 pm

I am 168 3.7 and I am getting to the point where I just don't care anymore. Still complete and have been for months. I feel like if I was going to make the socal move, I would only do it for UCLA which at the moment is looking like a wl/ding

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goblue1646
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby goblue1646 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:50 am

so...no letter yet after DF 2/12. but I did just get an email telling me to apply to this one scholarship from USC...do you think that means I'm in? It addressed me as "Dear Prospective Student." :/

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Sunsets and Rubdowns » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:10 am

Neelio wrote:
Sunsets and Rubdowns wrote:Got acceptance letter today actually, so I guess it can happen. Applied in early January.


Congrats! What are your stats, if you don't mind?


LSAT: 169
GPA: 3.66
URM

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mi-chan17
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby mi-chan17 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:06 am

DF: 2/17

Oh my.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Neelio » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:05 am

mi-chan17 wrote:DF: 2/17

Oh my.


Good luck... stats if you don't mind?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Vegas_Rebel » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:49 am

goblue1646 wrote:so...no letter yet after DF 2/12. but I did just get an email telling me to apply to this one scholarship from USC...do you think that means I'm in? It addressed me as "Dear Prospective Student." :/


Just a guess, of course, but I suspect you're golden.

Your stats are a notch higher than mine in both categories, and you have the same DF date as many acceptances. I can't imagine they'd ask you to apply for a scholly if they didn't want you at the school.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Slansky » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:40 pm

Agh, still no movement. Today is my 2 month anniversary of being In Review. </3

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby nyyankees » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:11 pm

Slansky wrote:Agh, still no movement. Today is my 2 month anniversary of being In Review. </3


does your in review date keep updating? I was once 1/19 and now i am 2/17, i think i was 2/10 once in there too

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby goblue1646 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:18 pm

Vegas_Rebel wrote:
goblue1646 wrote:so...no letter yet after DF 2/12. but I did just get an email telling me to apply to this one scholarship from USC...do you think that means I'm in? It addressed me as "Dear Prospective Student." :/


Just a guess, of course, but I suspect you're golden.

Your stats are a notch higher than mine in both categories, and you have the same DF date as many acceptances. I can't imagine they'd ask you to apply for a scholly if they didn't want you at the school.


Thanks for your thoughts! That's what I was thinking--I was hoping I wasn't making a huge illogical leap (as I am prone to, which should be just greeaat for studying law!) :)

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby jbrowning82 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:29 pm

It's funny, this whole NCAA scandal is seriously affecting how I look at USC. If it comes down to USC or a peer school and they get the death penalty then I'm definitely going to consider going elsewhere. I can't imagine going to USC with no big football.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby finalaspects » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:31 pm

jbrowning82 wrote:It's funny, this whole NCAA scandal is seriously affecting how I look at USC. If it comes down to USC or a peer school and they get the death penalty then I'm definitely going to consider going elsewhere. I can't imagine going to USC with no big football.


elaborate please! what was the scandal about?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby mi-chan17 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:33 pm

Neelio wrote:
mi-chan17 wrote:DF: 2/17

Oh my.


Good luck... stats if you don't mind?


169/3.5

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Slansky
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Slansky » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:32 pm

nyyankees wrote:
Slansky wrote:Agh, still no movement. Today is my 2 month anniversary of being In Review. </3


does your in review date keep updating? I was once 1/19 and now i am 2/17, i think i was 2/10 once in there too


First it was 12/17, then updated to 1/19. So tomorrow is my 1 month anniversary of the update. =/

PS: I guess yesterday was the 2 month for 12/17, lol.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby initech » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:35 pm

Still "Complete" 9/28.

Hate it, I hate it so bad.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Vegas_Rebel » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:36 pm

finalaspects wrote:
jbrowning82 wrote:It's funny, this whole NCAA scandal is seriously affecting how I look at USC. If it comes down to USC or a peer school and they get the death penalty then I'm definitely going to consider going elsewhere. I can't imagine going to USC with no big football.


elaborate please! what was the scandal about?


USC being naughty in several ways with their sports program: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/3459 ... ons-on-usc

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby jbrowning82 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:40 pm

yeah i mean its been all over ESPN for a while. Reggie Bush and McKnight and then a bunch of nonsense with the hoops team.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby finalaspects » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:42 pm

Vegas_Rebel wrote:
finalaspects wrote:
jbrowning82 wrote:It's funny, this whole NCAA scandal is seriously affecting how I look at USC. If it comes down to USC or a peer school and they get the death penalty then I'm definitely going to consider going elsewhere. I can't imagine going to USC with no big football.


elaborate please! what was the scandal about?


USC being naughty in several ways with their sports program: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/3459 ... ons-on-usc


i don't think its a coincidence that most of the top law schools have either a good football or basketball team. notre dame imo... is ranked higher by reputation then it actually should be and i attribute that to sports. so i understand where you're coming from. even people who don't know much about sports or watch it, can feel the affects of reputation and how much people talk about it.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby jbrowning82 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:46 pm

Yeah I think you're way off on that. Notre Dame, for example, is probably ranked lower than it should be in terms of post graduation employment.

The reason lots of highly ranked schools have big programs is because those big programs bring in huge amounts of revenue for the schools who use that money to build/reinforce their great academic programs.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby finalaspects » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:50 pm

jbrowning82 wrote:Yeah I think you're way off on that. Notre Dame, for example, is probably ranked lower than it should be in terms of post graduation employment.

The reason lots of highly ranked schools have big programs is because those big programs bring in huge amounts of revenue for the schools who use that money to build/reinforce their great academic programs.


in terms of its lsat and gpa it is higher ranked than it should be. and common people will know notre dame but not some other much more higher ranked school due to its reputation.

but i do agree that it builds/reinforces their already great academic program. maybe notre dame was a bad example but i believe it works on other schools.

jbrowning82
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby jbrowning82 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:54 pm

I dont know how you can say that a school should be ranked lower because its incoming students have slightly lower GPAs and LSATs. The rankings should indicate where graduates get hired and the quality of the education. But whatever.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby galahad85 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:55 pm

finalaspects wrote:
jbrowning82 wrote:Yeah I think you're way off on that. Notre Dame, for example, is probably ranked lower than it should be in terms of post graduation employment.

The reason lots of highly ranked schools have big programs is because those big programs bring in huge amounts of revenue for the schools who use that money to build/reinforce their great academic programs.


in terms of its lsat and gpa it is higher ranked than it should be.


How so? Its medians seem pretty much in line with those of similarly-ranked schools.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby finalaspects » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:56 pm

jbrowning82 wrote:I dont know how you can say that a school should be ranked lower because its incoming students have slightly lower GPAs and LSATs. The rankings should indicate where graduates get hired and the quality of the education. But whatever.


depends on what kind of ranking we're talking about. i was talking about US news' ranking which is mostly based on LSAT/GPA. and its the most popular/widely used ranking system out there despite how much some people hate it. but to answer your question its now how im saying it, but how US news is.

i agree that rankings should be employment prospects and quality of the education though. which is what i looked for when i applied which included notre dame.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby philosoraptor » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:56 pm

jbrowning82 wrote:yeah i mean its been all over ESPN for a while. Reggie Bush and McKnight and then a bunch of nonsense with the hoops team.


Nonsense that might even lead to the NCAA death penalty. This was the main ESPN investigative report in 2008: http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=3389049. Something to read while we're waiting to go IR...

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby jbrowning82 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:59 pm

I'm sort of torn on the whole thing. I'm IR right now and waiting for a decision. At the same time I've got a half tuition scholarship to NDLS (perhaps i doth protest too much). I think I'd take USC over ND if they could come close to matching that scholarship, but man... Could I really root for a team coached by Lane Kiffin? I... I don't know.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby finalaspects » Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:00 pm

galahad85 wrote:How so? Its medians seem pretty much in line with those of similarly-ranked schools.


yea i think used a bad example of using notre dame. although i believe a better reputation will also attract stronger candidates as well. which corresponds with jbrowning82 less wanting to attend USC based on its reputation.




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