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hwstewart
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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby hwstewart » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:32 pm

As far as restaurants go, Last Resort is CRAZY good and CRAZY cheap for the quality. Went there for lunch when we were visiting and would highly recommend it.

It makes me happy hearing about other people in the same boat w/Vandy and Emory. I just don't know if I could justify the debt, especially knowing that I'm really primarily interested in ATL.

My fiance and I toured the campus a couple weeks back and UGA rapidly became our first pick. Athens is awesome, the campus and law school facilities are incredible, at a reasonable price, with dominant prospects in atlanta. Still going to wait and see what Emory throws my way, but its hard to believe it could be more enticing than UGA. To avoid sounding cliche, it just felt right (ad nauseam)

I got tuition equalization too. If they could up the additional scholarship I would enroll today.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby franklinlincoln » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:38 pm

How long is normal for an application to be in the status of "being reviewed by the Admissions Committee"?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby jaxangler » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:54 pm

I was under review for 2-3 days. UGA has a very quick turnaround. Good luck!

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby kp009 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:07 pm

Neil wrote:They're in his/her profile. I'm a little surprised it wasn't equalization + $5,000. What I'm curious about is where kp is located... still holding out a little hope there's a scholarship on its way to NY...


I'm a little surprised too, I'm considering trying to negotiate that, just that little extra per year would make it much easier for me due to my unfortunate undergrad debt; and UGA is one of the lower ranked schools I've applied to, but very close to the top of my list.

I'm in FL, letter was dated Feb 10 and just arrived today. My acceptance letter said I would hear by Feb 15 so I assume I was in that last batch or two to go out with that deadline, if yours said the same I would assume you'll hear soon. Good luck!

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby Nicholasnickynic » Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:15 pm

Gunners87 wrote:Would I have any shot at scholly money if I applied now? My numbers are 165, 3.6x, OOS. Just thinking about sending some late apps out...



165, 3.1x, okay softs, OOS. I recieved in-state tuitition equalization or w/e its called.

I'd be very surprised if you didn't get one. 60k-45k... 25% off is pretty nice=)

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby kp009 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:17 pm

Nicholasnickynic wrote:60k-45k... 25% off is pretty nice=)


Where are you getting those numbers? Equalization should take you from 45k to 30k, no?

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby Midnight Rider » Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:24 pm

jaxangler wrote:I'm visiting UGA this week and was wondering if anyone had a restaurant suggestion for something that is truly unique to Athens. I'm really looking forward to the visit and hope Athens lives up to its reputation.


Trapeze (enlightened pub grub), Casa Mia (Spanish-esque tapas), Cali 'n Titos (cash only, BYOB and delicious Mex), and if you're out late at night, get a brat from the hot dog man on the corner of College and Clayton or a slice at Little Italy.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby Neil » Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:46 pm

kp009 wrote:
Neil wrote:They're in his/her profile. I'm a little surprised it wasn't equalization + $5,000. What I'm curious about is where kp is located... still holding out a little hope there's a scholarship on its way to NY...


I'm a little surprised too, I'm considering trying to negotiate that, just that little extra per year would make it much easier for me due to my unfortunate undergrad debt; and UGA is one of the lower ranked schools I've applied to, but very close to the top of my list.

I'm in FL, letter was dated Feb 10 and just arrived today. My acceptance letter said I would hear by Feb 15 so I assume I was in that last batch or two to go out with that deadline, if yours said the same I would assume you'll hear soon. Good luck!


Thanks for the info! I think it would definitely be worth it in your case to try negotiating, as I'm sure they'd love those numbers.

As for your cost question, my letter states that in-state tuition is $14,448/yr, so it is closer to $45K with equalization, unless I'm missing something...

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby PJC » Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:51 pm

I'm an URM with a 164 and significant softs - and I was held for further review. How shitty must my app have been?

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby kp009 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:52 pm

Neil wrote:As for your cost question, my letter states that in-state tuition is $14,448/yr, so it is closer to $45K with equalization, unless I'm missing something...


Ahhh ok, yes I was reading it as cost of attendance per year not cost of tuition over 3 years.

I have accepts with money from Minnesota (20k), UIUC (20k), and W&L (24k). I'm waiting to hear about money from Wake. Anyone have thoughts on whether I should wait for the Wake money to send a "please give me more money I really want to go to your school" email, since (hopefully) the Wake $ will be more?

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby dhatfie1 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:53 pm

PJC wrote:I'm an URM with a 164 and significant softs - and I was held for further review. How shitty must my app have been?


Same boat, except I'm a non-URM..I just think it's a case of we applied late, although I had a very good explanation of why I applied later in the cycle. Does this essentially just mean "waitlist" in other words?

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby 07ggfa5 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:20 pm

Finally!!! I received the tuition equalization scholarship for the first year via snail mail today.

To those with $5000/yr scholarship, what are your numbers? My numbers are 165/3.1.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby 07ggfa5 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:22 pm

dhatfie1 wrote:
PJC wrote:I'm an URM with a 164 and significant softs - and I was held for further review. How shitty must my app have been?


Same boat, except I'm a non-URM..I just think it's a case of we applied late, although I had a very good explanation of why I applied later in the cycle. Does this essentially just mean "waitlist" in other words?


I'd bet you guys will get in. Our numbers are very similar.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby algren » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:24 pm

dhatfie1 wrote:
PJC wrote:I'm an URM with a 164 and significant softs - and I was held for further review. How shitty must my app have been?


Same boat, except I'm a non-URM..I just think it's a case of we applied late, although I had a very good explanation of why I applied later in the cycle. Does this essentially just mean "waitlist" in other words?


164 not URM here in the same boat.

My understanding is that it's not technically a waitlist. It's just that UGA wants to recieve a full applicant pool before deciding if we're acceptable. I don't really blame them either... with apps up all over the place, its kind of an unsure environment for law schools and it will be interesting to see how everything shakes out when all is said and done. I wonder if medians will significantly shift in some places and stay the same in others....

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby kp009 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:41 pm

Anyone know what's going on in Athens the March 27 weekend besides the open house? Just had tons of fun trying to find a hotel.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby eandy » Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:19 pm

Hopefully it's not because of this.

http://georgiamonthly.com/?p=224

I don't like kids.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby Killacam18 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:43 pm

Just a heads up for those curious...accepted with in-state equalization, 168 3.04 OOS (obviously). Good luck everybody.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby dhatfie1 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:41 am

algren wrote:
dhatfie1 wrote:
PJC wrote:I'm an URM with a 164 and significant softs - and I was held for further review. How shitty must my app have been?


Same boat, except I'm a non-URM..I just think it's a case of we applied late, although I had a very good explanation of why I applied later in the cycle. Does this essentially just mean "waitlist" in other words?


164 not URM here in the same boat.

My understanding is that it's not technically a waitlist. It's just that UGA wants to recieve a full applicant pool before deciding if we're acceptable. I don't really blame them either... with apps up all over the place, its kind of an unsure environment for law schools and it will be interesting to see how everything shakes out when all is said and done. I wonder if medians will significantly shift in some places and stay the same in others....


That's what I'm hoping, I'm calling tomorrow to see if they'll shed any light on what "held" means. I would assume you are correct, but I'll make sure and then post what they say!

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby missvik218 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:46 am

Alrighty, I'm officially headed to ASD on 3/27 I just booked my ticket!! Anyone else??

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby bonnieblue » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:02 am

yep, count me in too

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby Killacam18 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:07 am

I'll be there as well. Anyone going to the reception at Alston & Bird on 3/4?

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby missvik218 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:12 am

Killacam18 wrote:I'll be there as well. Anyone going to the reception at Alston & Bird on 3/4?

I REALLY want to but I'm out of town so a random Thursday night doesn't work well for me.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby Killacam18 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:21 am

That's too bad I'm really digging UGA right now and would love to start meeting some people. Hopefully there will be a nice turnout at ASD.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby tinyone » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:28 am

I'll be going to both ASW and the Alston + Bird reception. I work 2 blocks from the A+B building so I don't have an excuse not to go.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby Killacam18 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:48 am

Yeah you don't have an excuse see ya there.




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