Pitt 2010

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Compaq1984
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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby Compaq1984 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:55 pm

BarbellDreams wrote:
Compaq1984 wrote:
BarbellDreams wrote:In at Pitt today via snail mail. It was a regular envelope which I assumed was a rejection, but it was pretty thick and when I opened it had this gold "Pitt Law" pin holding all the papers together. I doubt I will get any money from them as I have 3.26, 158, but I am quite interested even with sticker and at this point am almost certain that I will be attending.



Congrats! Pitt is one of my top choices as well...
When did you submit/go complete?
Thanks!


I submitted 11/24, email received 11/25 that they received the info. Never got a "application complete" or "under review" email. Snail Mail dated 02/05.

I actually didn't receive ANY info from them from the time I submitted to the time I got the acceptance. I called twice and no one answered, my emails were also never answered. From what I can tell the residency establishment for 2L and 3L is pretty standard so should be easy getting PA residency as long as you'll be living there and get a license. Good luck to you in your cycle. I am currently waiting on my girlfriend to get in (she has 3.46, 160) and then I will be 100% attending. Good luck, hope to see you next year.


Cool... I'm hoping to hear something soon.... Im a PA resident so PITT is in my Top 2 schools. The area is great and the COL is very low. All the positives of a big city and very few negatives.. (no ridiculous crime, traffic, $$$). Good Luck for the rest of the cycle!

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby beach_terror » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:02 pm

In via snail mail.

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby geekrocker37 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:03 pm

In yesterday

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby scionb4 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:18 pm

Holy shit, so my acceptance/denial might be in my mailbox right now and I wouldn't know? :shock:

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby Scurredsitless1 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:44 pm

scionb4 wrote:Holy shit, so my acceptance/denial might be in my mailbox right now and I wouldn't know? :shock:



Are you in Pittsburgh? Mailbox buried in snow?

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby scionb4 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:15 pm

Scurredsitless1 wrote:
scionb4 wrote:Holy shit, so my acceptance/denial might be in my mailbox right now and I wouldn't know? :shock:



Are you in Pittsburgh? Mailbox buried in snow?


No, I'm in Valparaiso, IN. It's pretty nasty snow-wise here, too.

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby burvowski » Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:51 am

Any of you folks in the "Pitt Law-Class of 2013" facebook group?

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby scionb4 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:07 pm

I just got moved to "in review." They informed me via email.

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby stayway » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:08 pm

when am i going to get my packet? I'm just bombarded by e-mails from different departments. I want to know my money situation!

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby reverendt » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:28 pm

champ33 wrote:Applied late November, accepted today via snail-mail with 14K per year. Anybody know if out of staters can gain in-state tuition for 2L?

You can but it's a royal pain. And not everybody gets it. You have to demonstrate your intent to remain in the state after graduation....which is pretty much impossible.
They turned me down and I appealed and had to go before the committee. On appeal, they granted me in state...largely (I think) because I brought my wife to PA with me (I guess they figured that makes me more settled....) and because I demonstrated that I could have gone to other, similarly ranked schools cheaper (and therefore I came to Pitt because I like Pittsburgh....)
Pretty much everybody who was married got granted in-state if they appealed. Alot of single folks did NOT succeed in getting in-state. So keep that in mind....

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby jayare » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:37 pm

burvowski wrote:Any of you folks in the "Pitt Law-Class of 2013" facebook group?


Yessss!

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby jrobby6 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:41 pm

I just went 'in review' after applying 1/9. Does anyone know generally how long I can expect a decision?

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby burvowski » Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:01 pm

reverendt wrote:
champ33 wrote:Applied late November, accepted today via snail-mail with 14K per year. Anybody know if out of staters can gain in-state tuition for 2L?

You can but it's a royal pain. And not everybody gets it. You have to demonstrate your intent to remain in the state after graduation....which is pretty much impossible.
They turned me down and I appealed and had to go before the committee. On appeal, they granted me in state...largely (I think) because I brought my wife to PA with me (I guess they figured that makes me more settled....) and because I demonstrated that I could have gone to other, similarly ranked schools cheaper (and therefore I came to Pitt because I like Pittsburgh....)
Pretty much everybody who was married got granted in-state if they appealed. Alot of single folks did NOT succeed in getting in-state. So keep that in mind....


If I went out of state for undergrad, but have a house in Pittsburgh (that technically belongs to my parents but is my official address on my PA driver's license), do you think I could get in-state tuition for my 1L year?

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby reverendt » Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:32 pm

burvowski wrote:
reverendt wrote:
champ33 wrote:Applied late November, accepted today via snail-mail with 14K per year. Anybody know if out of staters can gain in-state tuition for 2L?

You can but it's a royal pain. And not everybody gets it. You have to demonstrate your intent to remain in the state after graduation....which is pretty much impossible.
They turned me down and I appealed and had to go before the committee. On appeal, they granted me in state...largely (I think) because I brought my wife to PA with me (I guess they figured that makes me more settled....) and because I demonstrated that I could have gone to other, similarly ranked schools cheaper (and therefore I came to Pitt because I like Pittsburgh....)
Pretty much everybody who was married got granted in-state if they appealed. Alot of single folks did NOT succeed in getting in-state. So keep that in mind....


If I went out of state for undergrad, but have a house in Pittsburgh (that technically belongs to my parents but is my official address on my PA driver's license), do you think I could get in-state tuition for my 1L year?

If you only went away for undergrad and never established a domicile in another state you're probably fine for 1L...but if your decision hinges on it, it doesn't hurt to check with the University's office of Student Financial Services. (Don't call the law school...they don't get involved with residency issues...

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby stayway » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:05 pm

when are they going to send out their admissions packet? anyone know?
anyone 100% sure on going to pitt?

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby burvowski » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:43 pm

I will be going to Pitt for sure

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby Scurredsitless1 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:47 pm

I will be going to Pitt, fo' shizzle.

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby msteel12 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:29 pm

I'll be heading to Pitt for sure too

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby scionb4 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:26 pm

Scurredsitless1 wrote:I will be going to Pitt, fo' shizzle.


Just make sure to bring an umbrella fo' drizzle.

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby burvowski » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:19 pm

I got a call from a 1L, welcoming me, but it got cut off somehow in the middle. I tried to call back to apologize, but I needed a specific extension. Oh well, feel kind of bad though.

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby pantherfan » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:22 pm

Anyone think that PSU is a better option than Pitt for those who want to stay in-state, but away from Philly?

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby Scurredsitless1 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:32 pm

pantherfan wrote:Anyone think that PSU is a better option than Pitt for those who want to stay in-state, but away from Philly?



The primary down sides to Penn State are cost and location. PSU does not offer in-state tuition. And there are far more law offices located in Pittsburgh than there in state college or harrisburg. OCI stats appear to be very similar, this tells me these schools are regarded as peer institutions.

Depending on your goals, PSU could be attractive due to it's location so close to the state capital.

Good Luck with your decision.

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby jack duluoz » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:30 pm

I also missed a call from a current student, too. They said to call back if i had any questions, which i really dont at the moment. Still a nice gesture, nonetheless.

I like to think Pitt's law alumni-base puts Pitt>PSU. However, how well you do at either school probably matters most.

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby reverendt » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:43 pm

Scurredsitless1 wrote:
pantherfan wrote:Anyone think that PSU is a better option than Pitt for those who want to stay in-state, but away from Philly?



The primary down sides to Penn State are cost and location. PSU does not offer in-state tuition. And there are far more law offices located in Pittsburgh than there in state college or harrisburg. OCI stats appear to be very similar, this tells me these schools are regarded as peer institutions.

Depending on your goals, PSU could be attractive due to it's location so close to the state capital.

Good Luck with your decision.


That only applies to the Carlisle location.
If you want to go into the political end of law, I'd say consider PSU Carlisle. Otherwise, as noted above, your options for a variety of summer employment (without having to move for the summer) will be greater in Pittsburgh.
Pitt will give you a much better connection to the Pittsburgh/western PA market (duh!). For the rest of the state, I don't think there's much difference as far as jobs go.
See which option will cost less and where you'd prefer to spend 3 years.

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby beach_terror » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:32 pm

I got surprised by the call. I literally have no questions, and I'll probably be withdrawing soon, so it was a little awkward. "Do you have any questions" -"Nope, not really" "Oh" -"Okay, well seeya".




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