U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

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JOThompson
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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby JOThompson » Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:00 pm

Slimpee wrote:
JOThompson wrote:I'll be arriving Thursday and leaving Saturday. I didn't want to stay so long, but the ticket was significantly cheaper with a later departure. We should have a TLS meet and greet :)


I'll be driving so I could also stick around Sat. and bum around...

Cool, where are you driving from? Anyone else interested in hanging out?

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Slimpee » Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:14 pm

JOThompson wrote:
Slimpee wrote:
JOThompson wrote:I'll be arriving Thursday and leaving Saturday. I didn't want to stay so long, but the ticket was significantly cheaper with a later departure. We should have a TLS meet and greet :)


I'll be driving so I could also stick around Sat. and bum around...

Cool, where are you driving from? Anyone else interested in hanging out?


Minneapolis. I started an ASD thread: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=109662

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ILoveClowns8
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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby ILoveClowns8 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:29 pm

confused2013 wrote:Hi All,

I have been admitted to quite a few schools, Iowa being one of them. I have about five full-ride offers to T3 and T4 schools, with some money in the top tier, and a few other random scholarships.

I visited U of Iowa last week. All staff members including the Associate Dean of Admissions were very helpful. Additionally, Iowa boasts many impressive statistics (99% job placement rate, 99% retention rate, 93% bar passage rate) and on top of that, is #26 in the nation (which I'm sure we were all aware of). I wanted to get some advice/answers about the benefit of attending a top law school and paying for that versus going for relatively cheap/free at another lower tiered institution. My goal is to end up as a corporate lawyer somewhere in the Chicagoland area.

Any advice or input anyone may have would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Well, if it helps at all, I made the choice to turn down a full ride and significant money elsewhere to attend Iowa. However, this is in large part due to the fact that I don't really know where I'd like to practice.

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Jerome
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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Jerome » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:32 pm

Called admissions office today to RSVP to ASD. Asked about scholarships - not being considered. Bummer. Crossing fingers for need-based aid.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby sebastian0622 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:59 pm

I applied late January and still haven't heard anything. Is this normal? It seems like a long time considering I applied to other schools later and have heard from them already.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby evilxs » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:16 pm

confused2013 wrote:
evilxs wrote:Do you have a full ride at one of the schools in Chicago?


I do have a full-ride to a school in Chicago (John Marshall) and acceptance to all law schools there except Northwestern (denied) and U of Chicago (I didn't apply). From what I understood from many lawyers in Chicago is that it is difficult to get a good job from a lower tiered school such as John Marshall.



Iowa does command a lot of respect in the Chicago market. With the choices you have listed I would go with Iowa. Good luck making that decision. 8)

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dt22
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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby dt22 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:27 pm

another email from them for a total of 6 or so!...can't deny the positive effects on one's mood.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby extempore88 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:27 pm

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dt22
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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby dt22 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:38 pm

extempore88 wrote:No kidding. I've averaged 2-3 emails/week from their admissions office. It helps to keep Iowa in the conversation...


stalked your stats on lsn...what are you going to do with your offers? Crazy awesome but hard to choose, I bet.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby robin600 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:50 pm

JOThompson wrote:I'll be arriving Thursday and leaving Saturday. I didn't want to stay so long, but the ticket was significantly cheaper with a later departure. We should have a TLS meet and greet :)

Yay! I'm totally down I will be there, driving as well!
Jerome wrote:Called admissions office today to RSVP to ASD. Asked about scholarships - not being considered. Bummer. Crossing fingers for need-based aid.

Sorry to hear about that Jerome!!! I know you had your hopes up!

Has anyone heard about scholarships? My guess it's full ride or nothing :(

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby traehekat » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:52 pm

In the last few days I have received an email from a 2L, a graduate, and a professor. More schools should be like this!

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby lcw » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:59 pm

dt22 wrote:
Padimud wrote:
xeckosk8trx wrote:In at Iowa!!! Feels great to join the crew. Is anyone going to the admitted students day meeting on March 25-26th? What is the nearest airport to U of Iowa?

Thanks.


Cedar Rapids in closest. Moline, IL is an hour away. Des Moines is 2 hours away. I flew in via Moline, IL last week but would recommend going another route as Moline only flies out to a few cities and it seemed that everything was delayed (I missed a connection and spent the night in Atlanta). Go Des Moines and drive in my opinion.


I've never used the Moline route, so can't speak for it...DSM is small and easy to get around in. It will take less than 2 hrs to get to IC in good weather...There are 2 malls on the way if you need to waste time due to an early flight, etc.


Cedar Rapids is by far the closest, only about 15 minutes away from Iowa City.

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Jerome
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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Jerome » Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:45 pm

robin600 wrote:
JOThompson wrote:I'll be arriving Thursday and leaving Saturday. I didn't want to stay so long, but the ticket was significantly cheaper with a later departure. We should have a TLS meet and greet :)

Yay! I'm totally down I will be there, driving as well!
Jerome wrote:Called admissions office today to RSVP to ASD. Asked about scholarships - not being considered. Bummer. Crossing fingers for need-based aid.

Sorry to hear about that Jerome!!! I know you had your hopes up!

Has anyone heard about scholarships? My guess it's full ride or nothing :(


While bummed, I cannot even pretend to be surprised. My GPA, despite an upward trend, does not shimmer, and my LSAT wasn't great (which sucks because my practice tests were way better). Just holding out for need based aid.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby evilxs » Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:57 pm

Do you at least qualify for the resident tuition rate?

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Jerome
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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Jerome » Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:08 pm

evilxs wrote:Do you at least qualify for the resident tuition rate?

Nope. I'd have to wait and get an RA my second and third years. Here's to holding out for need based grants and scholarships.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby texasforever » Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:44 pm

In via e-mail today. 157 3.98 white male out of state

sebastian0622
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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby sebastian0622 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:06 pm

How long has it been taking for you all to hear back?

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Snwboarder78
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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Snwboarder78 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:08 pm

Withdrew today. Hopefully someone else can take my spot.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:18 pm

So, very strange occurrence. I had long ago lost my ID/password mailing, and thus had never logged onto status checker. I had the urge to call today and ask about getting my ID and password e-mailed, and upon being connected was told that they had actually decided today. Admit!

Now to wait on scholarship information (if any).

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Jerome
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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Jerome » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:26 pm

sebastian0622 wrote:How long has it been taking for you all to hear back?

Three weeks.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby sebastian0622 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:44 pm

Thanks, Jerome. I turned in my app in late January and received an email with my HawkID. The app was listed as "In Progress." Then in late Feb I received an email that my application had been received. Still shows as in progress. Maybe it'll take three weeks from that most recent email...

Also, does Iowa have a GPA requirement to maintain merit-based aid?

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby thepcv » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:00 pm

sebastian0622 wrote:Also, does Iowa have a GPA requirement to maintain merit-based aid?


Some do, some don't. I know that some of the people here have top 1/3 of class and/or 3.0 GPA requirement. With that said, I received a full tuition scholarship with no stipulations (other than being an RA for my 2L and 3L). Not really sure why there's a difference though.

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taw856
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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby taw856 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:15 pm

In via e-mail this afternoon. Don't know about $ yet.

Four schools left to hear from and a visit or two to take, but getting close to decision time.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby jaskat » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:39 pm

Congrats to the recent admits.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby ylee0331 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:53 pm

In! via email this afternoon as well.
Feels good.




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