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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby stayway » Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:10 pm

i might send in my deposit even before i visit. thats how i'm sure of my decision now.

i'm sure with the new building the gap between Temple and Nova is bound to increase.

I think it might be safe to say Nova would become the second best law school in philly after Penn. And assuming Penn grads go to NYC or DC, Nova takes the cake at philly.

I plan on visiting sometime next week (hopefully).

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Re: Villanova 2010

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby beach_terror » Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:23 pm

nooyyllib wrote:
i'm sure with the new building the gap between Temple and Nova is bound to increase.

I think it might be safe to say Nova would become the second best law school in philly after Penn. And assuming Penn grads go to NYC or DC, Nova takes the cake at philly.



Just so you know, a new building isn't going to change anything between Villanova and Temple. Temple has 8500 practicing alumni in Philadelphia, and without some monumental change, it's going to stay that way. Villanova is a great school, but Temple just has such a strong tradition and reputation that it's unlikely to change much. Marginal changes in ranking are relatively irrelevant.

I was just at Temple, nobody there is very worried about finding a job because of the ridiculousness of their alumni network. A 3L said he just sent out a couple resumes to alumni, and got hooked up in a few weeks.

Despite their higher ranking, Temple is still the stronger school in Philadelphia, and will be for awhile. Villanova is still great, and ports around much nicer than Temple from the alumni I've talked to. You won't go wrong at either, it's just that the Temple network is that good.

Just my .02

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby stayway » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:06 am

i guess im biased since i got WL at temple and 15k at Nova

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby mikeyp » Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:35 am

beach_terror wrote:Anyone attending at sticker price? Strongly considering it, wondering if I'm the only one in this boat.

I am currently one year in paying sticker price :lol:

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby mikeyp » Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:36 am

beach_terror wrote:
nooyyllib wrote:
i'm sure with the new building the gap between Temple and Nova is bound to increase.

I think it might be safe to say Nova would become the second best law school in philly after Penn. And assuming Penn grads go to NYC or DC, Nova takes the cake at philly.



Just so you know, a new building isn't going to change anything between Villanova and Temple. Temple has 8500 practicing alumni in Philadelphia, and without some monumental change, it's going to stay that way. Villanova is a great school, but Temple just has such a strong tradition and reputation that it's unlikely to change much. Marginal changes in ranking are relatively irrelevant.

I was just at Temple, nobody there is very worried about finding a job because of the ridiculousness of their alumni network. A 3L said he just sent out a couple resumes to alumni, and got hooked up in a few weeks.

Despite their higher ranking, Temple is still the stronger school in Philadelphia, and will be for awhile. Villanova is still great, and ports around much nicer than Temple from the alumni I've talked to. You won't go wrong at either, it's just that the Temple network is that good.

Just my .02

Historically, new buildings have driven up rankings because of higher application rates and thus higher selectivity.

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby yeahyeah2121 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:25 am

Come onnn Villanova. You're the last school that I would go to that I'm waiting to hear back from! I've review since 3/18. Is the long wait a sign of bad things to come?

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby um08 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:19 am

yeahyeah2121 wrote:Come onnn Villanova. You're the last school that I would go to that I'm waiting to hear back from! I've review since 3/18. Is the long wait a sign of bad things to come?


I was under review 1/19 and was accepted on 3/25.. so no, I wouldn't put much thought into it.

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby Onion » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:24 am

yeahyeah2121 wrote:Come onnn Villanova. You're the last school that I would go to that I'm waiting to hear back from! I've review since 3/18. Is the long wait a sign of bad things to come?


Takes time, I would not read into it.

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby beach_terror » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:25 am

um08 wrote:
yeahyeah2121 wrote:Come onnn Villanova. You're the last school that I would go to that I'm waiting to hear back from! I've review since 3/18. Is the long wait a sign of bad things to come?


I was under review 1/19 and was accepted on 3/25.. so no, I wouldn't put much thought into it.


Yeah, Villanova takes awhile... if anything consider it a good thing. I went complete 11/25 and didn't hear until late February.

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby pjog » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:38 am

Just called Admissions...I've been "In Review" for a month and was asked to provide the date I applied. When I said early Feb, (02/04 to be exact) I was told a decision was expected by the end of April.

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby mhd08 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:15 pm

pjog wrote:Just called Admissions...I've been "In Review" for a month and was asked to provide the date I applied. When I said early Feb, (02/04 to be exact) I was told a decision was expected by the end of April.


+1 I've been in review since 3/15 and I was also told to expect a decision by the end of April.

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby Ford Prefect » Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:13 pm

Just put on the waitlist at Villanova, which, considering my stats (158/3.1) is more than I had hoped for.

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby Emac » Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:04 pm

mhd08 wrote:
pjog wrote:Just called Admissions...I've been "In Review" for a month and was asked to provide the date I applied. When I said early Feb, (02/04 to be exact) I was told a decision was expected by the end of April.


+1 I've been in review since 3/15 and I was also told to expect a decision by the end of April.


Villanova is making me very grouchy! I've been complete since 1/20, and when I called today, I was told I should hear by the end of the month. Almost every law school has seen an increase in applications, but Villanova seems to be the only one that cannot make decisions in a reasonable amount of time. I submitted by application in mid-January--I expected a decision by 4/1 at the latest. Are they completely ignorant of the fact that other schools require deposits by 4/1 and 4/15? And to add to the aggravation, I was also informed that they aren't awarding any more merit aid until after 4/15. Again, Villanova is not prestigious enough to make us wait this long! Uggghhhh.

I feel a bit better now...

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby dmb26 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:53 pm

Yeah I've been complete since 1/25.

No fun :'(, I hope they like me. Looking at LSN they don't seem to have really changed their admissions standards too much since last year. I'm hoping that they don't because if they do, then the change will mean they won't accept people with my stats which they previously did.

Temple is making me wait too, they accepted my friend who applied after me without having looked at my application. Although I don't expect to get into Temple.

^^^^That's my version of complaining.

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby Emac » Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:09 pm

dmb26 wrote:Yeah I've been complete since 1/25.

No fun :'(, I hope they like me. Looking at LSN they don't seem to have really changed their admissions standards too much since last year. I'm hoping that they don't because if they do, then the change will mean they won't accept people with my stats which they previously did.

Temple is making me wait too, they accepted my friend who applied after me without having looked at my application. Although I don't expect to get into Temple.

^^^^That's my version of complaining.


Is it more difficult to get into Temple than Villanova?

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby jkh » Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:18 pm

Emac wrote:
dmb26 wrote:Yeah I've been complete since 1/25.

No fun :'(, I hope they like me. Looking at LSN they don't seem to have really changed their admissions standards too much since last year. I'm hoping that they don't because if they do, then the change will mean they won't accept people with my stats which they previously did.

Temple is making me wait too, they accepted my friend who applied after me without having looked at my application. Although I don't expect to get into Temple.

^^^^That's my version of complaining.


Is it more difficult to get into Temple than Villanova?


I was waitlisted at Temple and admitted to Villanova, even though others with my stats or worse have gotten in, fwiw. I'm out of state though, so I'd likely choose Villanova over Temple anyways.

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby dmb26 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:19 pm

Emac wrote:Is it more difficult to get into Temple than Villanova?


According to LSN it has me as waitlist at Temple and in (but just barely) at Villanova.

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby jlnoa0915 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:22 pm

Emac wrote:
dmb26 wrote:Yeah I've been complete since 1/25.

No fun :'(, I hope they like me. Looking at LSN they don't seem to have really changed their admissions standards too much since last year. I'm hoping that they don't because if they do, then the change will mean they won't accept people with my stats which they previously did.

Temple is making me wait too, they accepted my friend who applied after me without having looked at my application. Although I don't expect to get into Temple.

^^^^That's my version of complaining.


Is it more difficult to get into Temple than Villanova?

I would say if it is, its only marginally. IMO Temple only gets more apps because its cheaper over all and draws a lot more apps from in state people.

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby jkh » Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:26 pm

jlnoa0915 wrote:
Emac wrote:
dmb26 wrote:Yeah I've been complete since 1/25.

No fun :'(, I hope they like me. Looking at LSN they don't seem to have really changed their admissions standards too much since last year. I'm hoping that they don't because if they do, then the change will mean they won't accept people with my stats which they previously did.

Temple is making me wait too, they accepted my friend who applied after me without having looked at my application. Although I don't expect to get into Temple.

^^^^That's my version of complaining.


Is it more difficult to get into Temple than Villanova?

I would say if it is, its only marginally. IMO Temple only gets more apps because its cheaper over all and draws a lot more apps from in state people.


+1

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby beach_terror » Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:52 pm

Got into Villanova, WL'd at Temple. I'd say it's slightly harder, yeah.

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby jlnoa0915 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:16 am

beach_terror wrote:Got into Villanova, WL'd at Temple. I'd say it's slightly harder, yeah.

Got into both with same $$ though temple is top 1/2, nova is top 1/3. Its different for everyone and depends a lot on when you apply I would imagine. (then again who knows what goes through the adcoms heads sometimes).

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby Onion » Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:02 am

jlnoa0915 wrote:
beach_terror wrote:Got into Villanova, WL'd at Temple. I'd say it's slightly harder, yeah.

Got into both with same $$ though temple is top 1/2, nova is top 1/3. Its different for everyone and depends a lot on when you apply I would imagine. (then again who knows what goes through the adcoms heads sometimes).


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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby JB6816 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:06 am

Applied to both Villanova and Temple. WL from Villanova and no response at all from Temple. I guess I'll just keep waiting with everyone else!!

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby beach_terror » Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:14 am

Just for the record, I was a fringe applicant at 3.2/159. I was just speaking from the chance of getting in, not cash money or anything.




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