U of San Diego Fall 2010

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eberl032
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U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby eberl032 » Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:24 pm

163/3.51. Got In via letter in the mail. Anyone else hear anything? I applied to some higher ranked schools, but San Diego is so tempting I dont think I can pass it up. Any word on when $$ will be released?

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Mosca » Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:26 pm

When did you go complete and did your status checker change before you got the letter?

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby OrcinusOrcas » Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:33 pm

We have really similar stats (162/ 3.5). I just sent my apps off last week, so I haven't even gone complete but congrats! As a native San Diegan, I realize it's only a T2 but I would have a hard time turning down USD too!

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby eberl032 » Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:18 pm

I went complete back in September. The 20th maybe. about 1 month later my status check changed to "Decision Sent by Mail" or something like that. 1 week latter, i got the letter. Good luck to you as well.

As a San diegan, any thoughts for me? Ive never been but it seems like a phenominal place. Im sick of -20 degree winters... I also like that USD is the best school in its respective market.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby threeonefour » Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:28 pm

Congrats on the decision. I'm still waiting to hear back, I submitted around the same time as you however my status is still "complete". Any idea what this could mean?

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Veritas » Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:36 pm

hey I got in last week! 165/3.82

money comes in the New Year.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Inygma » Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:38 pm

Congrats guys, I just went complete so hopefully I find out soon.

163 / 3.71

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby nickc8 » Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:52 pm

Does the status checker actually say "Complete"? Mine has only said application received for two weeks now.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby threeonefour » Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:03 pm

Yes, mine has said "application received" since 9/15.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby mbleak » Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:40 pm

Accepted today! I'm finishing up my last semester of undergrad at USD, so if anyone has questions about the campus, people, etc let me know!

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby williamsmatt » Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:46 pm

mbleak wrote:Accepted today! I'm finishing up my last semester of undergrad at USD, so if anyone has questions about the campus, people, etc let me know!


Do you like it there? What do you think law school will be like? I'm not convinced I'm here to stay, but it's been a good 8 years.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby SDWaterBaby » Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:55 pm

eberl032 wrote:I went complete back in September. The 20th maybe. about 1 month later my status check changed to "Decision Sent by Mail" or something like that. 1 week latter, i got the letter. Good luck to you as well.

As a San diegan, any thoughts for me? Ive never been but it seems like a phenominal place. Im sick of -20 degree winters... I also like that USD is the best school in its respective market.



San Diego is one of the best places to live in California. I've been here 4 years now for undergrad, and I will have a really difficult time leaving after I graduate (unless I cave and go to USD). The nightlife is great, there's downtown gaslamp district for clubbing and lounges, lots of great places to eat, very classy. Downtown SD gives you the city life experience without the traffic. Pacific Beach is more of a dive bar scene if you're into that, it's like a surfer town with lots of backpackers and locals that are laid back and just looking to have a good time.

The beaches are to die for, and beach weather comes and goes even in the winter months. I've been swimming in the ocean in January before. That being said, it doesn't get very cold in the winter either even if it isn't beach weather exactly.

The people are generally really cool in SD too, the atmosphere is really laid back and relaxed. There's tons to do for all sorts of personalities, lots of outdoor activities, a great local music scene, tons of great bars/clubs/coffee houses. USD is also gorgeous, the campus is beautiful and welcoming. I think all of you guys attending USD in the fall are in for a great 3 years. You can PM me if you have specific questions about the SD area, I'll try my best to answer them.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby nickc8 » Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:55 pm

"File Complete" today. Hopefully I hear soon...congrats to those already accepted.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby DoctorNick189 » Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:00 pm

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Veritas » Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:01 pm

SDWaterBaby wrote:
eberl032 wrote:I went complete back in September. The 20th maybe. about 1 month later my status check changed to "Decision Sent by Mail" or something like that. 1 week latter, i got the letter. Good luck to you as well.

As a San diegan, any thoughts for me? Ive never been but it seems like a phenominal place. Im sick of -20 degree winters... I also like that USD is the best school in its respective market.



San Diego is one of the best places to live in California. I've been here 4 years now for undergrad, and I will have a really difficult time leaving after I graduate (unless I cave and go to USD). The nightlife is great, there's downtown gaslamp district for clubbing and lounges, lots of great places to eat, very classy. Downtown SD gives you the city life experience without the traffic. Pacific Beach is more of a dive bar scene if you're into that, it's like a surfer town with lots of backpackers and locals that are laid back and just looking to have a good time.

The beaches are to die for, and beach weather comes and goes even in the winter months. I've been swimming in the ocean in January before. That being said, it doesn't get very cold in the winter either even if it isn't beach weather exactly.

The people are generally really cool in SD too, the atmosphere is really laid back and relaxed. There's tons to do for all sorts of personalities, lots of outdoor activities, a great local music scene, tons of great bars/clubs/coffee houses. USD is also gorgeous, the campus is beautiful and welcoming. I think all of you guys attending USD in the fall are in for a great 3 years. You can PM me if you have specific questions about the SD area, I'll try my best to answer them.

You'll have a great three years, just not the best job prospects :|

I love USD and San Diego, I'm just scared, ITE, of the career prospects.

Anyone have (unbiased) info on employment from the most recent graduating class?

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Veritas » Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:01 pm

DoctorNick189 wrote:Any idea how USD deals with splitters? 2.99/176 here. Went complete on Nov. 3.

What kind of rent would I be looking at it if I wanted to live near the law school? Would I need a car?

I would be SHOCKED if you don't get in.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby SDWaterBaby » Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:04 pm

Veritas, I'm having the exact same thoughts. I would LOVE to stay in SD, but I'm really afraid of job prospects. I hear it's brutal, because SD doesn't have such a great market. USD tuition is also really high, I'm terrified of not being able to repay my debt. I would also be eager to hear unbiased info about the job prospects for this year's USD grads.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Veritas » Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:07 pm

SDWaterBaby wrote:Veritas, I'm having the exact same thoughts. I would LOVE to stay in SD, but I'm really afraid of job prospects. I hear it's brutal, because SD doesn't have such a great market. USD tuition is also really high, I'm terrified of not being able to repay my debt. I would also be eager to hear unbiased info about the job prospects for this year's USD grads.

Yea, I already have a better option where all costs (including living expenses) are less than just the tuition at USD. I haven't heard about scholarships yet, but I think it would have to be substantial and flexible (no stringent requirements) to strongly sway me.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby williamsmatt » Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:08 pm

SDWaterBaby wrote:
eberl032 wrote:I went complete back in September. The 20th maybe. about 1 month later my status check changed to "Decision Sent by Mail" or something like that. 1 week latter, i got the letter. Good luck to you as well.

As a San diegan, any thoughts for me? Ive never been but it seems like a phenominal place. Im sick of -20 degree winters... I also like that USD is the best school in its respective market.



San Diego is one of the best places to live in California. I've been here 4 years now for undergrad, and I will have a really difficult time leaving after I graduate (unless I cave and go to USD). The nightlife is great, there's downtown gaslamp district for clubbing and lounges, lots of great places to eat, very classy. Downtown SD gives you the city life experience without the traffic. Pacific Beach is more of a dive bar scene if you're into that, it's like a surfer town with lots of backpackers and locals that are laid back and just looking to have a good time.

The beaches are to die for, and beach weather comes and goes even in the winter months. I've been swimming in the ocean in January before. That being said, it doesn't get very cold in the winter either even if it isn't beach weather exactly.

The people are generally really cool in SD too, the atmosphere is really laid back and relaxed. There's tons to do for all sorts of personalities, lots of outdoor activities, a great local music scene, tons of great bars/clubs/coffee houses. USD is also gorgeous, the campus is beautiful and welcoming. I think all of you guys attending USD in the fall are in for a great 3 years. You can PM me if you have specific questions about the SD area, I'll try my best to answer them.


I think you make a lot of good selling points to going to school in San Diego, CA. However I have mixed feelings about living here. I have been here since I finished my masters degree in statistics from Iowa State and it's just not like the Midwest at all. There are a lot of people here and it's hard to form close ties with other people. I think this is easier to do if you are in a school environment though; I have been working full time since I have been here. It's okay. Although, very expensive. And, I think the starting salaries are about 70-80k for private practice, which TLS warns is somewhat low compared to the sticker price of USD. I'm thinking about moving for law school, you do realize that rent here is about 1039 for a studio apartment. You can find better deals if you shop around but this is pretty standard if you are in the nice part of town. I had a tour at USD and the campus is quite small if you ask me and there's not very much greenery, if you ask me. But I went to school in the Midwest, so it's probably a different standard. Just my 2 cents. It sounds like I'm against San Diego, CA or something; I'm not. Just want to give a balanced view on the city.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby williamsmatt » Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:09 pm

DoctorNick189 wrote:Any idea how USD deals with splitters? 2.99/176 here. Went complete on Nov. 3.

What kind of rent would I be looking at it if I wanted to live near the law school? Would I need a car?


Rent is about 1,000 for yourself. If you are sharing then the cost goes slightly down but not enough to not want your own place. You would definitely need one [a car].

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby mbleak » Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:35 pm

I actually know a few people who graduated this past year from USD law, and all of them had more than one job offer before they had graduated and passed the bar. The USD campus is absolutely gorgeous, and I don't think it's been below 70 degrees this entire semester.
The nightlife is also awesome out here. There are various places throughout the city that are fun to go on the weekends.
In terms of living costs, I currently live in a one bedroom apartment that costs 1265 a month. The two bedrooms in my complex are around 1500-1600. Most people I know who are sharing an apartment or house are paying between 600-900 dollars a month. Having a car is pretty important though, since the trolley doesn't run to campus. There is a bus that drops you off directly in front of campus, so you could potentially take the trolley and a bus to campus everyday.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby adonai » Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:12 pm

When should I expect a decision?
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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby legalzoom » Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:25 pm

I went complete on 9/18 and I'm still waiting for a decision - splitter: 2.8, 167

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby superflush » Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:44 pm

DoctorNick189 wrote:Any idea how USD deals with splitters? 2.99/176 here. Went complete on Nov. 3.

What kind of rent would I be looking at it if I wanted to live near the law school? Would I need a car?


I think you'll be fine.

You'll want a car.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby superflush » Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:49 pm

Veritas wrote:
DoctorNick189 wrote:Any idea how USD deals with splitters? 2.99/176 here. Went complete on Nov. 3.

I would be SHOCKED if you don't get in.


Yea, that is a better way to put it.
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