U of San Diego Fall 2010

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algren
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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby algren » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:35 pm

Slimpee wrote:
bissey wrote:New San Diego law school:

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010 ... aw-school/


Interesting, although it's not an additional school, just UCSD taking over CA Western a la Penn State and Mich State (as discussed in the article). The last thing the world needs is an additional law school!



Hmm, interesting to note, thanks Bissey.

It would be hard pressed to turn into something as competitive as USD in San Diego's job market though... correct? Any locals want to weigh in on that?

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby kickincane21 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:55 pm

Surprised by my fairly low offer from SD...lower than all of my other offers, and SD is my lowest ranked school so I figured it would be higher or at least equal.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Inygma » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:22 pm

kickincane21 wrote:Surprised by my fairly low offer from SD...lower than all of my other offers, and SD is my lowest ranked school so I figured it would be higher or at least equal.


How much? and what are your stats?

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby kickincane21 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:41 pm

I am 3.48/164....nothing spectacular but I received 50% scholly from Wake, Pepperdine, and Cardozo ranging from $18-23K...obviously all 3 schools are higher ranked than SD, so I was hoping that meant I would get 75% from SD or at least the same 50% since I really would love to go there...they offered me $15k...which I don't think even covers half tuition....guess I have to negotiate A LOT!

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Inygma » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:49 pm

kickincane21 wrote:I am 3.48/164....nothing spectacular but I received 50% scholly from Wake, Pepperdine, and Cardozo ranging from $18-23K...obviously all 3 schools are higher ranked than SD, so I was hoping that meant I would get 75% from SD or at least the same 50% since I really would love to go there...they offered me $15k...which I don't think even covers half tuition....guess I have to negotiate A LOT!



That is depressing for me, I have 163/3.71 and was hoping for at least $60-70k total

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby zeth006 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:30 pm

kickincane21 wrote:I am 3.48/164....nothing spectacular but I received 50% scholly from Wake, Pepperdine, and Cardozo ranging from $18-23K...obviously all 3 schools are higher ranked than SD, so I was hoping that meant I would get 75% from SD or at least the same 50% since I really would love to go there...they offered me $15k...which I don't think even covers half tuition....guess I have to negotiate A LOT!


Weird. Got offered 23k, and I'm 3.61/161. It's very little considering how much their tuition and living costs are.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby cougsnjazz » Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:06 pm

zeth006 wrote:
kickincane21 wrote:I am 3.48/164....nothing spectacular but I received 50% scholly from Wake, Pepperdine, and Cardozo ranging from $18-23K...obviously all 3 schools are higher ranked than SD, so I was hoping that meant I would get 75% from SD or at least the same 50% since I really would love to go there...they offered me $15k...which I don't think even covers half tuition....guess I have to negotiate A LOT!


Weird. Got offered 23k, and I'm 3.61/161. It's very little considering how much their tuition and living costs are.


That's 23K/year? or total? are you a PT app? Anyone know if they're going to be getting scholly notification to PT apps?

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby zeth006 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:52 pm

cougsnjazz wrote:
zeth006 wrote:
kickincane21 wrote:I am 3.48/164....nothing spectacular but I received 50% scholly from Wake, Pepperdine, and Cardozo ranging from $18-23K...obviously all 3 schools are higher ranked than SD, so I was hoping that meant I would get 75% from SD or at least the same 50% since I really would love to go there...they offered me $15k...which I don't think even covers half tuition....guess I have to negotiate A LOT!


Weird. Got offered 23k, and I'm 3.61/161. It's very little considering how much their tuition and living costs are.


That's 23K/year? or total? are you a PT app? Anyone know if they're going to be getting scholly notification to PT apps?



Just first year, FT. They were vague on the terms for renewal.

EDIT: Rereading the letter:

"In future years you will be eligible for consideration for available scholarships including your academic achievement scholarships and USD private scholarships, as well as other types of financial aid for which you qualify."

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby twert » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:42 pm

zeth006 wrote:
cougsnjazz wrote:
zeth006 wrote:
kickincane21 wrote:I am 3.48/164....nothing spectacular but I received 50% scholly from Wake, Pepperdine, and Cardozo ranging from $18-23K...obviously all 3 schools are higher ranked than SD, so I was hoping that meant I would get 75% from SD or at least the same 50% since I really would love to go there...they offered me $15k...which I don't think even covers half tuition....guess I have to negotiate A LOT!


Weird. Got offered 23k, and I'm 3.61/161. It's very little considering how much their tuition and living costs are.


That's 23K/year? or total? are you a PT app? Anyone know if they're going to be getting scholly notification to PT apps?



Just first year, FT. They were vague on the terms for renewal.

EDIT: Rereading the letter:

"In future years you will be eligible for consideration for available scholarships including your academic achievement scholarships and USD private scholarships, as well as other types of financial aid for which you qualify."

sounds like its not renewable...

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Veritas » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:43 pm

still waiting on money, kind of getting tired of it.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby eberl032 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:54 pm

Veritas wrote:still waiting on money, kind of getting tired of it.


Same here! I want to buy flight tickets for march admitted students day but I cant buy them till I know what school Im headed too and I need to hear about $$ for that to happen.


What are peoples thoughts on the likely hood of high salary jobs in San Diego, as a USD law grad? I know the legal market in San Diego isnt huge. But do you think there is a better chance because USD is the best school in the region (versus a bigger market that has bigger competition)?

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby cougsnjazz » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:14 pm

Veritas wrote:still waiting on money, kind of getting tired of it.


No kidding! What's the deal!! This is really starting to rub me the wrong way.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Xizenta » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:14 am

Decision Rendered :O

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby GrayArea » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:26 am

cougsnjazz wrote:
Veritas wrote:still waiting on money, kind of getting tired of it.


No kidding! What's the deal!! This is really starting to rub me the wrong way.


Me too! I am torn between USD and UC Hasting, but all this waiting is making Hastings look better and better.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Zoomba200 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:35 pm

It's not just the waiting. It is also the sending of an evelope from admissions that only contains forms for FAFSA. Waiting AND teasing. Come on San Diego!

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Borhas » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:51 pm

Got my scholarship info

15,000 for first year without anything about renewal

kind of underwhelming

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby S de Garmeaux » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:51 pm

Borhas wrote:Got my scholarship info

15,000 for first year without anything about renewal

kind of underwhelming


and hastings today?

i hate you

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Veritas » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:51 pm

Borhas wrote:Got my scholarship info

15,000 for first year without anything about renewal

kind of underwhelming

did they send you mine also? :|

congrats, though! good day for you :D

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Borhas » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:54 pm

sdegarmo wrote:
Borhas wrote:Got my scholarship info

15,000 for first year without anything about renewal

kind of underwhelming


and hastings today?

i hate you


I am transmitting my good vibes to you, hope it turns out well in the end

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Inygma » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:57 pm

Borhas wrote:Got my scholarship info

15,000 for first year without anything about renewal

kind of underwhelming


Wow really....

I am not really excited about receiving my scholarship info.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby JOThompson » Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:05 pm

Zoomba200 wrote:It's not just the waiting. It is also the sending of an evelope from admissions that only contains forms for FAFSA. Waiting AND teasing. Come on San Diego!

Same thing for me yesterday :(

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby gobears09 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:26 pm

Got my acceptance packet in the mail today. No mention of scholarship, not surprising after reading this thread.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby dltripledouble » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:37 pm

Received scholly info in the mail today!

The amount was lower than expected but I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that it didn't seem to come with any renewal conditions besides filing "appropriate paperwork in a timely manner".

$22K/year
~3.4 GPA and LSAT in the high 160s

I have a special place in my heart for San Diego (the city) so this is making things interesting.

Do you guys think conditional scholarships that require you to stay in top 30% or 25% are worth the risk? If you don't make top 30% then you are screwed.. You lose all scholarship money AND your job prospects go down the drain at the same time. I guess it will motivate you to study harder knowing that tens and thousands of dollars are on the line.. but it just seems like it will add more stress to the law school experience.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby zeth006 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:05 am

dltripledouble wrote:Received scholly info in the mail today!

The amount was lower than expected but I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that it didn't seem to come with any renewal conditions besides filing "appropriate paperwork in a timely manner".

$22K/year
~3.4 GPA and LSAT in the high 160s

I have a special place in my heart for San Diego (the city) so this is making things interesting.

Do you guys think conditional scholarships that require you to stay in top 30% or 25% are worth the risk? If you don't make top 30% then you are screwed.. You lose all scholarship money AND your job prospects go down the drain at the same time. I guess it will motivate you to study harder knowing that tens and thousands of dollars are on the line.. but it just seems like it will add more stress to the law school experience.



Did the scholly letter say it was renewable, or simply that you'd be considered for future scholarships on the basis of your merits and achievements?

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby dltripledouble » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:11 am

zeth006 wrote:
dltripledouble wrote:Received scholly (grant) info in the mail today!

The amount was lower than expected but I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that it didn't seem to come with any renewal conditions besides filing "appropriate paperwork in a timely manner".

$22K/year
~3.4 GPA and LSAT in the high 160s

I have a special place in my heart for San Diego (the city) so this is making things interesting.

Do you guys think conditional scholarships that require you to stay in top 30% or 25% are worth the risk? If you don't make top 30% then you are screwed.. You lose all scholarship money AND your job prospects go down the drain at the same time. I guess it will motivate you to study harder knowing that tens and thousands of dollars are on the line.. but it just seems like it will add more stress to the law school experience.



Did the scholly letter say it was renewable, or simply that you'd be considered for future scholarships on the basis of your merits and achievements?


It explicitly says that it is renewable for the remaining two years provided that I "continue to establish financial need" and that I "file the appropriate paperwork in a timely manner". Nothing about merits or achievements.

edited: clarified that scholly is actually a grant
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