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brittanybrooke
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Re: In at Denver

Postby brittanybrooke » Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:02 pm

lawlec48 wrote:Congrats both BrittneyBrooke and RCharles!!! Is DU either of your top choices? Depend upon scholarship money?

Once again, congrats!!!

Thanks! Denver is not my top choice but it is up there. If I don't get accepted to anymore schools I'll definitely go to Denver.

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rcharles
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Re: In at Denver

Postby rcharles » Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:08 pm

Midnight Rider wrote:
Tuski wrote:
Midnight Rider wrote:What's up guys? Long time lurker on here. Denver is my top school as I am only looking at good schools in places where I can relocate permanently. Based on cost alone, though, it's looking hard to justify, as I'm going to have to quit my 9-5. What do you think my chances are of getting any scholarships?

Undergrad: 3.whatever from big state school
Masters: Upper 3's while working full time
LSAT: 163

4+ years of reputable career experience, average softs.

I'd love to see you guys in the fall. Let me know what you think.


You should have a great shot at scholarship. Though a lot might depend on your GPA... 3.2's a lot different than 3.9, for example. But assuming you're in the upper 3.whatevers, I think you'll get offered 22K, based on other people's offers/numbers. Even if you're in the lower 3's, you should still be good for a pretty decent scholly, with a 163.


Undergrad was very low 3s due to vigorous merrymaking and sports. Masters was mid-upper 3's due to me having to pay for it out of pocket! Is the 22k scholly you are seeing aggregate for 3 years or per year? Over three years, that puts it at $7333 which leaves ~$28k/yr in tuition alone. Like I said, DU is far and away my #1 if not for the steep sticker. Probably doesn't make sense if it's going to cost me anywhere close to $70k+ in loans


I don't think your Masters G.P.A. will be much of a factor although the fact that you have a Masters is a good soft. Sports and other extracurricular activities in Undergrad may be taken into consideration as well. That said I think you have a pretty good shot at scholly money with a low 3's and 163. The 22k you keep seeing is per year and you will have to maintain a certain GPA in order to retain it.

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Re: In at Denver

Postby Tuski » Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:15 pm

rcharles wrote:
Midnight Rider wrote:
Tuski wrote:
Midnight Rider wrote:What's up guys? Long time lurker on here. Denver is my top school as I am only looking at good schools in places where I can relocate permanently. Based on cost alone, though, it's looking hard to justify, as I'm going to have to quit my 9-5. What do you think my chances are of getting any scholarships?

Undergrad: 3.whatever from big state school
Masters: Upper 3's while working full time
LSAT: 163

4+ years of reputable career experience, average softs.

I'd love to see you guys in the fall. Let me know what you think.


You should have a great shot at scholarship. Though a lot might depend on your GPA... 3.2's a lot different than 3.9, for example. But assuming you're in the upper 3.whatevers, I think you'll get offered 22K, based on other people's offers/numbers. Even if you're in the lower 3's, you should still be good for a pretty decent scholly, with a 163.


Undergrad was very low 3s due to vigorous merrymaking and sports. Masters was mid-upper 3's due to me having to pay for it out of pocket! Is the 22k scholly you are seeing aggregate for 3 years or per year? Over three years, that puts it at $7333 which leaves ~$28k/yr in tuition alone. Like I said, DU is far and away my #1 if not for the steep sticker. Probably doesn't make sense if it's going to cost me anywhere close to $70k+ in loans


I don't think your Masters G.P.A. will be much of a factor although the fact that you have a Masters is a good soft. Sports and other extracurricular activities in Undergrad may be taken into consideration as well. That said I think you have a pretty good shot at scholly money with a low 3's and 163. The 22k you keep seeing is per year and you will have to maintain a certain GPA in order to retain it.


+1. As the previous poster said, Masters GPA won't count much for scholarship consideration, because only UGPA is factored into rankings. For the most part, schools award (merit) scholarships based on how much a person will help their rankings.

But yeah, the 22K is per year, with maintenance of a 3.0. (at least, that was the terms for my offer, you can see my profile for stats). I think you have a good shot at the 22K (again, def. the LSAT is good enough, but the GPA might be a little low), but even if you don't get that, I think you'd qualify for their 17K (another amount a lot of people have gotten).

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Re: In at Denver

Postby Midnight Rider » Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:39 pm

Tuski wrote:But yeah, the 22K is per year, with maintenance of a 3.0. (at least, that was the terms for my offer, you can see my profile for stats). I think you have a good shot at the 22K (again, def. the LSAT is good enough, but the GPA might be a little low), but even if you don't get that, I think you'd qualify for their 17K (another amount a lot of people have gotten).


What's the take on bang for buck at that level of assistance? Another $15k in loans over the life of the program versus the expected value of the degree: Something to consider, or just blow it off? Also, is that GPA requirement something to be concerned about? Rarely have I had curved classes except for in Calc 1 and 2 in undergrad and Stat in Grad. Thoughts?

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rcharles
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Re: In at Denver

Postby rcharles » Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:02 pm

Midnight Rider wrote:
Tuski wrote:But yeah, the 22K is per year, with maintenance of a 3.0. (at least, that was the terms for my offer, you can see my profile for stats). I think you have a good shot at the 22K (again, def. the LSAT is good enough, but the GPA might be a little low), but even if you don't get that, I think you'd qualify for their 17K (another amount a lot of people have gotten).


What's the take on bang for buck at that level of assistance? Another $15k in loans over the life of the program versus the expected value of the degree: Something to consider, or just blow it off? Also, is that GPA requirement something to be concerned about? Rarely have I had curved classes except for in Calc 1 and 2 in undergrad and Stat in Grad. Thoughts?

Well if your content with staying in Colorado and more specifically the greater Denver area, I would think 15K is bargain. However, you'll also have to figure in cost of living (about 14k/year according to LSN) that's going to change the number dramatically...

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Re: In at Denver

Postby Midnight Rider » Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:39 pm

rcharles wrote:
Midnight Rider wrote:
Tuski wrote:But yeah, the 22K is per year, with maintenance of a 3.0. (at least, that was the terms for my offer, you can see my profile for stats). I think you have a good shot at the 22K (again, def. the LSAT is good enough, but the GPA might be a little low), but even if you don't get that, I think you'd qualify for their 17K (another amount a lot of people have gotten).


What's the take on bang for buck at that level of assistance? Another $15k in loans over the life of the program versus the expected value of the degree: Something to consider, or just blow it off? Also, is that GPA requirement something to be concerned about? Rarely have I had curved classes except for in Calc 1 and 2 in undergrad and Stat in Grad. Thoughts?

Well if your content with staying in Colorado and more specifically the greater Denver area, I would think 15K is bargain. However, you'll also have to figure in cost of living (about 14k/year according to LSN) that's going to change the number dramatically...


Thanks for the thoughts on the $$. As far as cost of living, I'm from a big city and am only applying to schools, with the exception of UF, that are also in large metro areas, so my cost of living forecast is pretty upsetting in comparison to a lot of other schools in college towns. It's going to be a lot more upsetting to pay for what I'm paying now on loans instead of salary. I don't know, maybe it will be nice to have money just show up in my account for once.

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Midnight Rider
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Re: In at Denver

Postby Midnight Rider » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:09 pm

Got the completed app email today. Come on Denver! Any recent admits or notices?

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Bluesickle
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Re: In at Denver

Postby Bluesickle » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:38 pm

My status checker says my decision was processed yesterday.

Is it bad news that there is no deposit info listed?

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lawgirl99
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Re: In at Denver

Postby lawgirl99 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:15 pm

I don't think so. I went decision processed and then received the email the next day and the scholarship offer the following day.

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Re: In at Denver

Postby km23 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:30 pm

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Midnight Rider
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Re: In at Denver

Postby Midnight Rider » Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:06 pm

Checking on LSN, I'm seeing a lot of Thursday-Friday decisions going back the past month or so. Let's keep it up DU!

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jerichogringo
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Re: In at Denver

Postby jerichogringo » Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:03 pm

I went decision processed yesterday and I just got my acceptance email!! I'm in!!! Here's hoping that I get a scholarship email within the next few hours.

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Re: In at Denver

Postby km23 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:56 pm

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Re: In at Denver

Postby Sofie.bell » Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:08 pm

When did you guys go complete? Waiting anxiously, went complete on 1/5.

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Re: In at Denver

Postby km23 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:27 pm

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lawgirl99
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Re: In at Denver

Postby lawgirl99 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:31 pm

I'm curious about what off-campus housing Denver has. I plan on having a dog next year so I think on campus housing would be out of the question :(

Anyone have information on this?

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jerichogringo
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Re: In at Denver

Postby jerichogringo » Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:32 pm

Sofie.bell wrote:When did you guys go complete? Waiting anxiously, went complete on 1/5.


Submitted 1/8
Complete on 1/21
Decision Processed 1/28
Decision Email 1/29

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Midnight Rider
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Re: In at Denver

Postby Midnight Rider » Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:48 pm

lawgirl99 wrote:I'm curious about what off-campus housing Denver has. I plan on having a dog next year so I think on campus housing would be out of the question

Anyone have information on this?


I was there for a week this past spring and saw some great condos and lofts downtown that I would really like but i have a sneaky suspicion that the commute would be horrendous. I also spent some time in Glendale/Cherry Creek and it was pretty nice, so I think the south side of town by the school is probably fine. Just google maps the campus though and it looks like student ghettos in all directions. Rental house fiesta. Your pooch is as good as home.

Denver native input welcome. I'm just a tourist so far.

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Re: In at Denver

Postby monicaggon » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:42 pm

I just went "file under review", how long did it take to get a decision after this?

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Re: In at Denver

Postby Matthies » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:08 pm

Hi all congrats to everyone who go t in since my last log in. Sorry I have not been around much I have been studying for the bar exam, which is in like 20 days (EEEK!). For those who are new I graduated from DU in May (part time program plus an MLS/LLM). I’ll try and check in sproduicaly between now and March 1st (after the exam). If you got questions that I can answer in SHORT yes/no before that I will try. After that I’ll have more time to make longer responses. Congrats everyone!

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lawgirl99
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Re: In at Denver

Postby lawgirl99 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:42 pm

monicaggon wrote:I just went "file under review", how long did it take to get a decision after this?



I think I got a decision a few days after going "file under review". I'm not sure if that is standard or not. But good luck!

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Italia8183
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Re: In at Denver

Postby Italia8183 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:29 pm

In at Denver Via Email today!

Submitted: 1/13
Complete : 1/20
Under Review: 1/28
Decision Rendered:1/29

22k/year scholly, renewable with 3.0+ GPA.

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alannak
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Re: In at Denver

Postby alannak » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:32 pm

In today w/ 22K per year. My status checker said decision rendered on Thursday, but I didn't hear anything today, so I was surprised!!

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Re: In at Denver

Postby ashleighlauren » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:24 am

congratulations!! The scholarship info is awesome, wish I was hearing that news.

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Re: In at Denver

Postby Bikeflip » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:59 am

Matthies wrote:Hi all congrats to everyone who go t in since my last log in. Sorry I have not been around much I have been studying for the bar exam, which is in like 20 days (EEEK!). For those who are new I graduated from DU in May (part time program plus an MLS/LLM). I’ll try and check in sproduicaly between now and March 1st (after the exam). If you got questions that I can answer in SHORT yes/no before that I will try. After that I’ll have more time to make longer responses. Congrats everyone!

Ok, I have a few questions, but they're not yes/no.
How was OCI for your class, and how many people had jobs lined up before graduation? How do these numbers compare to previous yrs?




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