In at IU-Bloomington!!!!

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Re: In at IU-Bloomington!!!!

Postby jmhallah » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:15 pm

ticklememauve wrote:
jmhallah wrote:Today is April 1 and nothing in the mail from IUB. :(


How far away from Bloomington are you? I'm two days away via snail mail. Ahhh, they're killing me. My last holdout!

I apologize for the melodrama. :P

PS: Nothing in the mail for me today, either.


I live in Indianapolis - less than an hour away.. send me an email iub .. c'mon mmaaaaann

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Re: In at IU-Bloomington!!!!

Postby Zapatero » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:35 pm

Vincent Vega wrote:
Zapatero wrote:Committed last night. Good luck to those still waiting.


Good to hear - you didn't end up getting more out of them, did you?


I gave it the ol' college try, but they're all tapped out. Dean Motley said their yield is way up. It's all good, though. I'm content.

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Re: In at IU-Bloomington!!!!

Postby Threepeat » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:38 pm

Zapatero wrote:
Vincent Vega wrote:
Zapatero wrote:Committed last night. Good luck to those still waiting.


Good to hear - you didn't end up getting more out of them, did you?


I gave it the ol' college try, but they're all tapped out. Dean Motley said their yield is way up. It's all good, though. I'm content.



Nice. Congrats man! RMStrato will probably guilt the crap out of me for not committing yet.

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Re: In at IU-Bloomington!!!!

Postby Zapatero » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:40 pm

Threepeat wrote:
Zapatero wrote:
Vincent Vega wrote:
Zapatero wrote:Committed last night. Good luck to those still waiting.


Good to hear - you didn't end up getting more out of them, did you?


I gave it the ol' college try, but they're all tapped out. Dean Motley said their yield is way up. It's all good, though. I'm content.



Nice. Congrats man! RMStrato will probably guilt the crap out of me for not committing yet.


Thanks, buddy. Take your time; it's a big decision. I stared at the send button for like 20 minutes before I clicked it.

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Re: In at IU-Bloomington!!!!

Postby danquayle » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:59 pm

Zapatero wrote:
Vincent Vega wrote:
Zapatero wrote:Committed last night. Good luck to those still waiting.


Good to hear - you didn't end up getting more out of them, did you?


I gave it the ol' college try, but they're all tapped out. Dean Motley said their yield is way up. It's all good, though. I'm content.


That's somewhat surprising. I thought yield, over all, might go down because a lot of the increase in applications would be people just adding Indiana as a safety to a list of 20 other schools. I know IUB is throwing money at people, but a lot of those full rides are going to people that are T14 or bust.

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Re: In at IU-Bloomington!!!!

Postby Vincent Vega » Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:42 pm

danquayle wrote:
Zapatero wrote:
Vincent Vega wrote:
Zapatero wrote:Committed last night. Good luck to those still waiting.


Good to hear - you didn't end up getting more out of them, did you?


I gave it the ol' college try, but they're all tapped out. Dean Motley said their yield is way up. It's all good, though. I'm content.


That's somewhat surprising. I thought yield, over all, might go down because a lot of the increase in applications would be people just adding Indiana as a safety to a list of 20 other schools. I know IUB is throwing money at people, but a lot of those full rides are going to people that are T13 or bust.

I thought the same thing. Maybe this means some of the percentiles will be going up this year.

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Re: In at IU-Bloomington!!!!

Postby Zapatero » Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:48 pm

Yeah, who knows. I'm sure the rankings jump has helped out, as well as all the money they're throwing around. Also, many of the full scholarship recipients have sub-T13 numbers. A 164/3.8 who would probably be borderline at most T20 schools would be hard-pressed to turn down 120k.

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Re: In at IU-Bloomington!!!!

Postby weis14 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:14 pm

Zapatero wrote:Yeah, who knows. I'm sure the rankings jump has helped out, as well as all the money they're throwing around. Also, many of the full scholarship recipients have sub-T13 numbers. A 164/3.8 who would probably be borderline at most T20 schools would be hard-pressed to turn down 120k.


Exactly my position. I had a 164, 3.83 in engineering, and was waitlisted at schools like UIUC and Notre Dame. Other schools such as Wisconsin were offering me about 25% of what I was offered by IU. There was no way I was going to turn down 120k.

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Re: In at IU-Bloomington!!!!

Postby Spoonmanners » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:29 am

Zapatero wrote:Committed last night. Good luck to those still waiting.


Congrats big homie. You should enjoy the school and students.

Hit me up if you have any questions or need any study tips for 1L year. I'll buy you a beer as well.

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Re: In at IU-Bloomington!!!!

Postby FunkyJD » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:30 am

I just realized OOS COA for IUB is $60k. :shock:

I must have screwed up the math ... not sure why I thought it was less. Wow ....

IUB at sticker, IF I'm admitted ...... that's a tough sell. Not sure the job prospects are worth it. Can anyone comment to the contrary? Seriously considering withdrawing at this point.

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Re: In at IU-Bloomington!!!!

Postby Spoonmanners » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:36 am

FunkyJD wrote:I just realized OOS COA for IUB is $60k. :shock:


I have no idea what that statement means. I understand IUB is $60K, and that sounds like a lot. $60K means you are at full money, and live expensively by school. If you are trying to save money, you can do as such in Bloomington.

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Re: In at IU-Bloomington!!!!

Postby danquayle » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:38 am

Spoonmanners wrote:
FunkyJD wrote:I just realized OOS COA for IUB is $60k. :shock:


I have no idea what that statement means. I understand IUB is $60K, and that sounds like a lot. $60K means you are at full money, and live expensively by school. If you are trying to save money, you can do as such in Bloomington.


If you're frugal with food/entertainment, have a roommate and don't travel too often, you can pretty easily cut that to $50k. Not great, I know, but a little better.

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Re: In at IU-Bloomington!!!!

Postby Jerome » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:48 am

FunkyJD wrote:I just realized OOS COA for IUB is $60k. :shock:

I must have screwed up the math ... not sure why I thought it was less. Wow ....

IUB at sticker, IF I'm admitted ...... that's a tough sell. Not sure the job prospects are worth it. Can anyone comment to the contrary? Seriously considering withdrawing at this point.

Notre Dame over IUB, easy. Job prospects will be the same, if not better, plus less debt (I imagine).

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Re: In at IU-Bloomington!!!!

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:05 am

FunkyJD wrote:I just realized OOS COA for IUB is $60k. :shock:

I must have screwed up the math ... not sure why I thought it was less. Wow ....

IUB at sticker, IF I'm admitted ...... that's a tough sell. Not sure the job prospects are worth it. Can anyone comment to the contrary? Seriously considering withdrawing at this point.


Don't withdraw...because you don't know what you'll get in scholarship money if you are admitted. If you have over a 3.70 and a 164, you might be offered a full ride. If you are over median LSAT, you'll probably get 15k per year. Now, I know that they have given out all their offers/money, but I'm quite sure that a lot of those full rides will be going back into the pot. Plus....there's no way they are actually out of money.

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Re: In at IU-Bloomington!!!!

Postby Vincent Vega » Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:16 am

Jerome wrote:
FunkyJD wrote:I just realized OOS COA for IUB is $60k. :shock:

I must have screwed up the math ... not sure why I thought it was less. Wow ....

IUB at sticker, IF I'm admitted ...... that's a tough sell. Not sure the job prospects are worth it. Can anyone comment to the contrary? Seriously considering withdrawing at this point.

Notre Dame over IUB, easy. Job prospects will be the same, if not better, plus less debt (I imagine).


Unless you are extremely opposed to taking out loans or you're a huge Hoosier fan, ND w/ 60K should trump an IU full ride.

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Re: In at IU-Bloomington!!!!

Postby Veritas » Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:33 am

Congrats Zapatero! I wasn't kept abreast, but I'm excited for you :D :wink:

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Re: In at IU-Bloomington!!!!

Postby FunkyJD » Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:38 am

84Sunbird2000 wrote:
FunkyJD wrote:I just realized OOS COA for IUB is $60k. :shock:

I must have screwed up the math ... not sure why I thought it was less. Wow ....

IUB at sticker, IF I'm admitted ...... that's a tough sell. Not sure the job prospects are worth it. Can anyone comment to the contrary? Seriously considering withdrawing at this point.


Don't withdraw...because you don't know what you'll get in scholarship money if you are admitted. If you have over a 3.70 and a 164, you might be offered a full ride. If you are over median LSAT, you'll probably get 15k per year. Now, I know that they have given out all their offers/money, but I'm quite sure that a lot of those full rides will be going back into the pot. Plus....there's no way they are actually out of money.

Good point, thanks for raising it ... but I don't see myself getting much more than maybe $20k-$25k at most, based on my numbers and experiences with similarly-ranked schools ... and as someone suggested, it'll take a lot more than that for IUB to trump ND in my book.

For a minute there I was like, whoa, massive math fail on my part. Bit of a shock to be nearly $20k off in my financial assumptions. I forgot to factor in cost-of-living into the price on my chart in the IUB column; that's why I was way off.
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Re: In at IU-Bloomington!!!!

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:42 am

FunkyJD wrote: ND is definitely the leader in the clubhouse, just ahead of Pitt's offer. But I'll let things play out a little longer.


So, did ND offer you any money? I like Pitt - I just wish they offered more than 12-14k to every single person above the magical 160/3.4. Pittsburgh is such a beautiful city, though.

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Re: In at IU-Bloomington!!!!

Postby FunkyJD » Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:46 am

84Sunbird2000 wrote:
FunkyJD wrote: ND is definitely the leader in the clubhouse, just ahead of Pitt's offer. But I'll let things play out a little longer.


So, did ND offer you any money? I like Pitt - I just wish they offered more than 12-14k to every single person above the magical 160/3.4. Pittsburgh is such a beautiful city, though.

ND offered $20k/yr, renewable. Pitt offered full in-state tuition + TA gig for my 3L year.

I could be happy either way. Part of me really wants to be part of the Fighting Irish ... but I have heard great things about Pittsburgh, and would be very happy to study, practice, and live in a mid-sized, livable city like Pittsburgh. I'll deposit at both, and we'll see which one I favor in the end. Whether or not I deposit at one more school, we'll see. Maybe that school will be IUB. Maybe it'll be somewhere down South. (Or, maybe GeorgeTTTown will love me. Knocking on wood.)

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Re: In at IU-Bloomington!!!!

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:53 am

FunkyJD wrote:
84Sunbird2000 wrote:
FunkyJD wrote: ND is definitely the leader in the clubhouse, just ahead of Pitt's offer. But I'll let things play out a little longer.


So, did ND offer you any money? I like Pitt - I just wish they offered more than 12-14k to every single person above the magical 160/3.4. Pittsburgh is such a beautiful city, though.

ND offered $20k/yr, renewable. Pitt offered full in-state tuition + TA gig for my 3L year.

I could be happy either way. Part of me really wants to be part of the Fighting Irish ... but I have heard great things about Pittsburgh, and would be very happy to study, practice, and live in a mid-sized, livable city like Pittsburgh. I'll deposit at both, and we'll see which one I favor in the end. Whether or not I deposit at one more school, we'll see. Maybe that school will be IUB. Maybe it'll be somewhere down South. (Or, maybe GeorgeTTTown will love me. Knocking on wood.)



WHOA, how did you get that at Pitt? Is that a general Graduate Fellowship you scored? I assume you are from Pennsylvania (since you said full in-state)?

Sorry for the questions, but I didn't know Pitt really offered full rides (none on LSN, only 2-3 a year maximum based on LSAC which I assumed were probably external scholarship-based), and I would have applied if I thought it was possible.

Also, 20k at ND is a pretty amazing offer. If you got a full ride at IUB, I'd personally still take IUB, but I bet you'd have a pretty close vote on TLS as a whole. Then again, I have a lot of Catholicism-based trauma leading me away from ND :)

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Re: In at IU-Bloomington!!!!

Postby FunkyJD » Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:22 am

Actually I'm OOS, so I would still have to account for the difference between OOS tuition - minus in-state tuition that's covered. But $12k/yr for tuition, not bad. I could economize my living expenses and keep things from getting too out-of-hand debt-wise. PM me if you'd like more specific details.

I don't mind the Catholicism at ND. I'm not Catholic, but I'm more interested in the quality of education they can provide me. But I understand what you mean. A friend of mine who's a Catholic ND ugrad alum says that non-Catholics are just fine at ND, but that Catholics who aren't considered to be faithful enough to the Church's teachings can get a little grief -- along the lines of, they are apparently held to a higher moral standard. I thought that was interesting.

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Re: In at IU-Bloomington!!!!

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:37 am

FunkyJD wrote:Actually I'm OOS, so I would still have to account for the difference between OOS tuition - minus in-state tuition that's covered. But $12k/yr for tuition, not bad. I could economize my living expenses and keep things from getting too out-of-hand debt-wise. PM me if you'd like more specific details.

I don't mind the Catholicism at ND. I'm not Catholic, but I'm more interested in the quality of education they can provide me. But I understand what you mean. A friend of mine who's a Catholic ND ugrad alum says that non-Catholics are just fine at ND, but that Catholics who aren't considered to be faithful enough to the Church's teachings can get a little grief -- along the lines of, they are apparently held to a higher moral standard. I thought that was interesting.


Oh, yes, I completely agree that the quality of education should be the most important thing. I was half tongue-in-cheek about ND, but I also know that it's reflected in the relative conservatism of the school in its policies and professors. ND is a great school, and COL is pretty cheap in South Bend. Pittsburgh might be a bit cheaper, but both are among the least expensive places one can live for law school.

ND is more portable than IUB, and IUB is more portable than Pitt. However, if you find that Pittsburgh is a place you want to live in and work, it dominates a really good-sized legal market with impunity. IF you don't know where you want to go, I'd definitely recommend ND or IUB over Pitt.

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Re: In at IU-Bloomington!!!!

Postby Zapatero » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:58 pm

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Re: In at IU-Bloomington!!!!

Postby lawhawk » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:03 pm

IU was the first school I applied to and is now the last school I am waiting on in my cycle. I thought being in state with a media LSAT this would be different.

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Re: In at IU-Bloomington!!!!

Postby webbylu87 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:32 pm

FunkyJD wrote:A friend of mine who's a Catholic ND ugrad alum says that non-Catholics are just fine at ND, but that Catholics who aren't considered to be faithful enough to the Church's teachings can get a little grief -- along the lines of, they are apparently held to a higher moral standard. I thought that was interesting.


Damn, good thing I didn't apply. Anyone else notice that your eligibility for the the ND LRAP is partially based on whether or not you work for an organization which doesn't contradict the teachings of the Catholic Church? Guess that means no Planned Parenthood in the future...




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