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Re: Rutgers-Camden

Postby BorisSandron » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:58 am

Queenjane87 wrote:I am not sure why this thread isn't more popular. I am very excited about rutgers-camden and will probably be there in the fall. Is anyone attending the march accepted students day?

As for the wait time it was pretty awful, from October to February. Ever since I've received a lot of mail, a tshirt etc. I wonder what became of my 3 self-addressed envelopes?


Thats a long time to wait, hope I get word quicker than that.

I started reading these boards recently after the waiting got to me. Since then I have made it a mission to keep this thread on the top page until they get back to me with either good or bad news.

Does anyone have any information on scholarships?

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Re: Rutgers-Camden

Postby Onion » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:59 am

Queenjane87 wrote:I am not sure why this thread isn't more popular. I am very excited about rutgers-camden and will probably be there in the fall. Is anyone attending the march accepted students day?

As for the wait time it was pretty awful, from October to February. Ever since I've received a lot of mail, a tshirt etc. I wonder what became of my 3 self-addressed envelopes?


I will be there!

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Re: Rutgers-Camden

Postby Queenjane87 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:45 pm

Great, me too!!

From what others have written, scholarship money comes with the acceptance email. Good luck! I hope you don't have to wait as long as I did.

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Re: Rutgers-Camden

Postby BorisSandron » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:51 pm

Queenjane87 wrote:Great, me too!!

From what others have written, scholarship money comes with the acceptance email. Good luck! I hope you don't have to wait as long as I did.


For those of you who were accepted into both schools, what are the main deciding factors for choosing one over the other? How much of it is just location?

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Re: Rutgers-Camden

Postby Burger in a can » Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:14 pm

BorisSandron wrote:
Queenjane87 wrote:Great, me too!!

From what others have written, scholarship money comes with the acceptance email. Good luck! I hope you don't have to wait as long as I did.


For those of you who were accepted into both schools, what are the main deciding factors for choosing one over the other? How much of it is just location?


A: What schools are you talking about when you say 'both'?
B: What does Queenjane87's quote have to do with your post?

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Re: Rutgers-Camden

Postby get it to x » Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:22 pm

I think they mean what's the primary difference between Rutgers-Camden and Rutgers-Newark.
I would say that it would have to be market placement outside of NJ. Rutgers-Camden is more of a feeder for the Philly market whereas Rutgers-Newark places in the NYC metro area. As for quality of education etc., besides the USNWR, I think both are pretty similar.

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Re: Rutgers-Camden

Postby BorisSandron » Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:35 pm

Dont know why I quoted that person, but as for what I meant by both schools I should have elaborated and said Newark and Camden campuses of Rutgers. My bad.

I agree with Get it to X regarding the primary differences that I have seen between the two schools with the addition of campus location and admittance standards.

Newark is in the heart of a city with a notorious reputation. Camden is on the edge of a city with a equally notorious reputation. Luckily for me I prefer Philly over NYC. I haven’t actually been there yet but from knowing the area it seems that it is on the outskirts of the city with its back to the Delaware.

From talking to people, Camden has more rigorous admittance standards. People have told me that they routinely turn away applicants with strong numbers because of lack of softs (work experiences).

So after all this, my next question is… For those who have been admitted, have you found that Camden is playing a strictly numbers game or are they looking for people with numbers and experience?

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Re: Rutgers-Camden

Postby Burger in a can » Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:02 pm

BorisSandron wrote:Dont know why I quoted that person, but as for what I meant by both schools I should have elaborated and said Newark and Camden campuses of Rutgers. My bad.

I agree with Get it to X regarding the primary differences that I have seen between the two schools with the addition of campus location and admittance standards.

Newark is in the heart of a city with a notorious reputation. Camden is on the edge of a city with a equally notorious reputation. Luckily for me I prefer Philly over NYC. I haven’t actually been there yet but from knowing the area it seems that it is on the outskirts of the city with its back to the Delaware.

From talking to people, Camden has more rigorous admittance standards. People have told me that they routinely turn away applicants with strong numbers because of lack of softs (work experiences).

So after all this, my next question is… For those who have been admitted, have you found that Camden is playing a strictly numbers game or are they looking for people with numbers and experience?


I feel like it was absolutely a numbers game in my case. Looking at their LSN graphs, I don't really see any reason to believe that they are rejecting anyone with good numbers. They do seem to practice YP, but I'm not seeing any red diamonds floating in seas of green triangles...

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Re: Rutgers-Camden

Postby awonderful » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:24 pm

BorisSandron wrote:Dont know why I quoted that person, but as for what I meant by both schools I should have elaborated and said Newark and Camden campuses of Rutgers. My bad.

I agree with Get it to X regarding the primary differences that I have seen between the two schools with the addition of campus location and admittance standards.

Newark is in the heart of a city with a notorious reputation. Camden is on the edge of a city with a equally notorious reputation. Luckily for me I prefer Philly over NYC. I haven’t actually been there yet but from knowing the area it seems that it is on the outskirts of the city with its back to the Delaware.

From talking to people, Camden has more rigorous admittance standards. People have told me that they routinely turn away applicants with strong numbers because of lack of softs (work experiences).

So after all this, my next question is… For those who have been admitted, have you found that Camden is playing a strictly numbers game or are they looking for people with numbers and experience?



I think it is strictly a numbers game. Though they are quite stingy with their scholarships.

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Re: Rutgers-Camden

Postby Compaq1984 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:23 pm

In today via email... Havent heard anything since applying in the end of JAN so this was somewhat of a surprise.... Apparently they loved all of our Personal Statements! LOL...

Anyways... I was wondering about a question that was asked earlier in this topic..

Does RU-C offer instate similar to the way RU-NEW does???? (IE, if you sign a 12 month lease in NJ, you get instate)

This could a be very important factor for me since they seem to be VERY stingy with scholly $$$...

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Re: Rutgers-Camden

Postby Burger in a can » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:29 pm

Anyone else get ANOTHER shirt and a hat? I just got a package in the mail today with one of each, and a letter about how scholarship recipients should count themselves as special.

RU-Newark seems to think I am even more special (twenty-four thousand dollars more special, to be precise) so I guess I'll be wearing my hat and shirt in North Jersey. :)

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Re: Rutgers-Camden

Postby Burger in a can » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:34 pm

Compaq1984 wrote:
Does RU-C offer instate similar to the way RU-NEW does???? (IE, if you sign a 12 month lease in NJ, you get instate)


Some people claim to have called RU-N to confirm this policy. Maybe you could call RU-C's financial aid office just to ask?

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Re: Rutgers-Camden

Postby Compaq1984 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:58 pm

Burger in a can wrote:
Compaq1984 wrote:
Does RU-C offer instate similar to the way RU-NEW does???? (IE, if you sign a 12 month lease in NJ, you get instate)


Some people claim to have called RU-N to confirm this policy. Maybe you could call RU-C's financial aid office just to ask?


Yeah I have heard several people mention the RU-N rumor... I was just seeing if anyone knew about RU-C so I did not have to do any legwork.. LOL... When I find out, I will be sure to post any relevant information...

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Re: Rutgers-Camden

Postby BorisSandron » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:00 pm

In today VIA email. Cant wait for my t-shirt...

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Re: Rutgers-Camden

Postby Burger in a can » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:10 pm

BorisSandron wrote:In today VIA email. Cant wait for my t-shirt...


Hey, if you get a scholarship you get TWO shirts! And a HAT!!! :D

(My enthusiasm is not sarcastic. I like free gifts.)

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Re: Rutgers-Camden

Postby changeitup » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:44 pm

Burger in a can wrote:
BorisSandron wrote:In today VIA email. Cant wait for my t-shirt...


Hey, if you get a scholarship you get TWO shirts! And a HAT!!! :D

(My enthusiasm is not sarcastic. I like free gifts.)


Haha I was really excited when I got the shirt and the hat in the mail yesterday. And the hat I got was pink...which makes me wonder if they did different colors for males and females or just sent out any random color lol.

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Re: Rutgers-Camden

Postby Burger in a can » Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:21 am

changeitup wrote:
Burger in a can wrote:
BorisSandron wrote:In today VIA email. Cant wait for my t-shirt...


Hey, if you get a scholarship you get TWO shirts! And a HAT!!! :D

(My enthusiasm is not sarcastic. I like free gifts.)


Haha I was really excited when I got the shirt and the hat in the mail yesterday. And the hat I got was pink...which makes me wonder if they did different colors for males and females or just sent out any random color lol.


Mine is red, or actually SCARLET!, so if you are a lady they might indeed be practicing some gender color coding.

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Re: Rutgers-Camden

Postby roguey » Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:20 pm

YAY!!! I just got in with a scholarship!!! But the reqs are kinda weird. It says:

"Your award carries a $15,000 stipend that will be applied directly against your tuition and fees. You will be eligible for reappointment as a Justicia Repeiro Justicia Scholar in the amount of $12,000 during your second and third years at Rutgers-Camden, contingent upon your maintaining full-time status and an overall academic average of a 3.5 or better during your first two semesters of study at Rutgers, and for each semester thereafter. The total financial support you will be eligible to receive under this program is $39,000. Should your cumulative grade point average fall below a 3.5 to a 3.33, you will still maintain your scholarship in the amount of $8,000 per year."

Does anyone know how difficult it would be to maintain a 3.5 or even a 3.33 at Cam?

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Re: Rutgers-Camden

Postby bitlrc » Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:23 pm

roguey wrote:YAY!!! I just got in with a scholarship!!! But the reqs are kinda weird. It says:

"Your award carries a $15,000 stipend that will be applied directly against your tuition and fees. You will be eligible for reappointment as a Justicia Repeiro Justicia Scholar in the amount of $12,000 during your second and third years at Rutgers-Camden, contingent upon your maintaining full-time status and an overall academic average of a 3.5 or better during your first two semesters of study at Rutgers, and for each semester thereafter. The total financial support you will be eligible to receive under this program is $39,000. Should your cumulative grade point average fall below a 3.5 to a 3.33, you will still maintain your scholarship in the amount of $8,000 per year."

Does anyone know how difficult it would be to maintain a 3.5 or even a 3.33 at Cam?


congrats!!! i got the same scholarship but in the amount of 12/yr with a 3.5 gpa. rutgers-camden doesn't publish their curve according to wikipedia, so if anyone has any knowledge, that would be awesome.



edited to include adulations

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Re: Rutgers-Camden

Postby bitlrc » Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:33 pm

does anybody have any idea how safe the riverline light rail is? and how close the stop is to the law school? the name of the stop is rutgers, so i'd have to imagine it's close, but i still don't really want to walk around the city too much after dark.

if i go to rutgers, it looks like that will be my main mode of transit, but not too sure on the idea of taking public transit into camden.

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Re: Rutgers-Camden

Postby Panther7 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:43 pm

In via email today.

Does anyone have information regarding obtaining residency in NJ for the purpose of tuition reduction? TLS has it listed in the "easy" category, but does anyone have specifics? The only way I would consider attending at this point is with residency.

Thanks.

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Re: Rutgers-Camden

Postby awonderful » Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:52 pm

Panther7 wrote:In via email today.

Does anyone have information regarding obtaining residency in NJ for the purpose of tuition reduction? TLS has it listed in the "easy" category, but does anyone have specifics? The only way I would consider attending at this point is with residency.

Thanks.



I talked to Nancy Rubert about a month ago. They are not offering the same deal Rutgers-N is. You have to establish residency.

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Re: Rutgers-Camden

Postby Panther7 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:06 pm

awonderful wrote:
Panther7 wrote:In via email today.

Does anyone have information regarding obtaining residency in NJ for the purpose of tuition reduction? TLS has it listed in the "easy" category, but does anyone have specifics? The only way I would consider attending at this point is with residency.

Thanks.



I talked to Nancy Rubert about a month ago. They are not offering the same deal Rutgers-N is. You have to establish residency.



Isn't state law all that matters? Or how does Newark get around those requirement?

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Re: Rutgers-Camden

Postby LSATfromNC » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:07 pm

Panther7 wrote:
awonderful wrote:
Panther7 wrote:In via email today.

Does anyone have information regarding obtaining residency in NJ for the purpose of tuition reduction? TLS has it listed in the "easy" category, but does anyone have specifics? The only way I would consider attending at this point is with residency.

Thanks.



I talked to Nancy Rubert about a month ago. They are not offering the same deal Rutgers-N is. You have to establish residency.



Isn't state law all that matters? Or how does Newark get around those requirement?


They have two different interpretations of the law. That is it.

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Re: Rutgers-Camden

Postby champ33 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:08 pm

Yeah I got the shirt and hat today... since I'll probably be attending the Newark campus and they're the same colors I don't mind.




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