U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby dt22 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:29 pm

traehekat wrote:In this morning via email! :D

First T30 acceptance, very excited.



would you go to Iowa over American?

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby traehekat » Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:46 pm

dt22 wrote:
traehekat wrote:In this morning via email! :D

First T30 acceptance, very excited.



would you go to Iowa over American?


Definitely, I will be withdrawing from American very soon.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby dt22 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:11 pm

traehekat wrote:
dt22 wrote:
traehekat wrote:In this morning via email! :D

First T30 acceptance, very excited.



would you go to Iowa over American?


Definitely, I will be withdrawing from American very soon.


See, I definitely understand that it's a better school and it's obviously higher ranked....but American really draws me in with the DC location and the international law program. Regardless, I suppose it's not really an issue since I was waitlisted there.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby MoS » Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:03 pm

Got a letter with a full tuition offer but the top 1/3 stipulation. Very excited as I was borderline for such an award. Anyone know what the cost of living is in Iowa? Also did you see non-res tuition went up 4k between last year and this year, thats more than 10%!

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Jerome » Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:17 pm

MoS wrote:Got a letter with a full tuition offer but the top 1/3 stipulation. Very excited as I was borderline for such an award. Anyone know what the cost of living is in Iowa? Also did you see non-res tuition went up 4k between last year and this year, thats more than 10%!

When did you get accepted, if you don't mind saying?

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby MoS » Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:24 pm

Jerome wrote:
MoS wrote:Got a letter with a full tuition offer but the top 1/3 stipulation. Very excited as I was borderline for such an award. Anyone know what the cost of living is in Iowa? Also did you see non-res tuition went up 4k between last year and this year, thats more than 10%!

When did you get accepted, if you don't mind saying?


January 11, and the scholarship came in the mail Friday. So about a month later.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby millieb » Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:01 pm

Iowa prank called me at 6:30 this morning. I knew the number from when I called them to visit a campus tour but they didn't leave a voicemail, haven't sent an email, and now this is driving me crazy. I'm currently under second review and wish I would have had my wits about me to answer the phone! Has this happened to anyone else?!

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby nateborland » Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:16 pm

millieb wrote:Iowa prank called me at 6:30 this morning. I knew the number from when I called them to visit a campus tour but they didn't leave a voicemail, haven't sent an email, and now this is driving me crazy. I'm currently under second review and wish I would have had my wits about me to answer the phone! Has this happened to anyone else?!


I'm on hold as well... but an email I got from them this morning indicated they weren't reviewing any of the holds until late March.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby texlawtex » Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:30 pm

Anyone have any information on Iowa's second review status? I received an email that says that I'll be reviewed again later. Is this a hold? A nice waitlist? I'm kind of a longshot, I'm just wondering why they didnt just ding me.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby narkizopoint » Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:55 pm

robin600 wrote:Anyone know how good Iowa is with negotiating aid? Turning down 36K is going to be hard, but I'd much rather go to Iowa.


I got turned down cold when I asked about negotiating aid. Might be because my numbers aren't super but she made it sound like it was policy not to negotiate.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby narkizopoint » Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:57 pm

MoS wrote: Anyone know what the cost of living is in Iowa?


The 1L I have been in contact with says his 1bedroom is 480/mo and from my research it looks like rent has actually gone down this past year, but by Summer who knows?

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby adonai » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:01 pm

nateborland wrote:
millieb wrote:Iowa prank called me at 6:30 this morning. I knew the number from when I called them to visit a campus tour but they didn't leave a voicemail, haven't sent an email, and now this is driving me crazy. I'm currently under second review and wish I would have had my wits about me to answer the phone! Has this happened to anyone else?!


I'm on hold as well... but an email I got from them this morning indicated they weren't reviewing any of the holds until late March.

Was this a separate email aside from the hold email? Because one person on this thread who was in second review already got in.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby keg411 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:02 pm

charlesjd wrote:Being a T30, it is surprising that they do not get more applicants on LSN, they have under 200. Good for us! More scholarships! (obviously you can't gauge based off LSN, but it is reasonable)


Maybe Iowa thinks the same thing. I just got an e-mail saying they were extending their application deadline from 3/1 to 4/1.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby crm » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:03 pm

keg411 wrote:
charlesjd wrote:Being a T30, it is surprising that they do not get more applicants on LSN, they have under 200. Good for us! More scholarships! (obviously you can't gauge based off LSN, but it is reasonable)


Maybe Iowa thinks the same thing. I just got an e-mail saying they were extending their application deadline from 3/1 to 4/1.


+1

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby adonai » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:05 pm

keg411 wrote:
charlesjd wrote:Being a T30, it is surprising that they do not get more applicants on LSN, they have under 200. Good for us! More scholarships! (obviously you can't gauge based off LSN, but it is reasonable)


Maybe Iowa thinks the same thing. I just got an e-mail saying they were extending their application deadline from 3/1 to 4/1.

So maybe their whole "applications are up 60% (at this time)" really didn't add up. Perhaps they got even less applicants than last year? Or maybe less "qualified" candidates than they'd like to admit...hence all the second reviews and extension of deadline even though there are probably hundreds in second review right now...

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Spaceman Spiff » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:07 pm

keg411 wrote:
charlesjd wrote:Being a T30, it is surprising that they do not get more applicants on LSN, they have under 200. Good for us! More scholarships! (obviously you can't gauge based off LSN, but it is reasonable)


Maybe Iowa thinks the same thing. I just got an e-mail saying they were extending their application deadline from 3/1 to 4/1.


I got that, too. I can't figure out why they would extend. Perhaps there's a dearth of quality applicants (maybe losing out to IU after they leapfrogged in the ratings?), and their looking for late, February LSAT takers.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby narkizopoint » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:12 pm

hope that means they will throw some partial scholarships at us soon

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby charlesjd » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:15 pm

crm wrote:
keg411 wrote:
charlesjd wrote:Being a T30, it is surprising that they do not get more applicants on LSN, they have under 200. Good for us! More scholarships! (obviously you can't gauge based off LSN, but it is reasonable)


Maybe Iowa thinks the same thing. I just got an e-mail saying they were extending their application deadline from 3/1 to 4/1.


+1


Basically it is a good sign in a sense.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby nateborland » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:54 pm

adonai wrote:
nateborland wrote:
millieb wrote:Iowa prank called me at 6:30 this morning. I knew the number from when I called them to visit a campus tour but they didn't leave a voicemail, haven't sent an email, and now this is driving me crazy. I'm currently under second review and wish I would have had my wits about me to answer the phone! Has this happened to anyone else?!


I'm on hold as well... but an email I got from them this morning indicated they weren't reviewing any of the holds until late March.

Was this a separate email aside from the hold email? Because one person on this thread who was in second review already got in.


I never got a hold email. I had to call and check my status and they said I was on hold for second review. That was a few weeks ago. She estimated at least a month before the reviews at that time. I wrote her again this morning and she advised that, "The Admissions Committee does not anticipate re-reviewing those on hold until late in the month of March."

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby traehekat » Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:10 pm

narkizopoint wrote:hope that means they will throw some partial scholarships at us soon


+1,000

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Jerome » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:29 pm

traehekat wrote:
narkizopoint wrote:hope that means they will throw some partial scholarships at us soon


+1,000

Yup.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby adonai » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:37 pm

nateborland wrote:
adonai wrote:
nateborland wrote:
millieb wrote:Iowa prank called me at 6:30 this morning. I knew the number from when I called them to visit a campus tour but they didn't leave a voicemail, haven't sent an email, and now this is driving me crazy. I'm currently under second review and wish I would have had my wits about me to answer the phone! Has this happened to anyone else?!


I'm on hold as well... but an email I got from them this morning indicated they weren't reviewing any of the holds until late March.

Was this a separate email aside from the hold email? Because one person on this thread who was in second review already got in.


I never got a hold email. I had to call and check my status and they said I was on hold for second review. That was a few weeks ago. She estimated at least a month before the reviews at that time. I wrote her again this morning and she advised that, "The Admissions Committee does not anticipate re-reviewing those on hold until late in the month of March."

Ugh. Looks like they REALLY don't want to admit people off the hold list and doing everything they can to get other apps in considering they extended the deadline and first deposits are usually due on April 1st. I guess we really are their "worst-case scenario."

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby narkizopoint » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:01 pm

I think the IUB jump in rankings plus the fact that IUB is throwing money at tons of applicants has Iowa a little worried because they compete for a lot of the same applicants (I think...?) so the extended deadline may mean they want more applicants with great numbers so they can possibly throw some full schollys at before taking some wait listers (I hope for the sake of those wasting away on the WL).

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby robin600 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:26 pm

They are probably moving the deadline back because of the Feb. LSAT closures due to weather. OSU is doing this too.

+1,000,000 on the partial schollies!

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby jaskat » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:25 am

How generous have they been in the past? Everyone seems so excited about partial scholarships.




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