Brooklyn 09/10 cycle

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Steve Zissou
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Re: Brooklyn 09/10 cycle

Postby Steve Zissou » Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:50 pm

peyso wrote:I already sent in my deposit. You guys think its too late to try to get some of that extra money that they are shelling out?


It might be late if they have your deposit but might as well ask... they don't yet know where else you have a deposit down or are on a waitlist.

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Re: Brooklyn 09/10 cycle

Postby Steve Zissou » Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:54 pm

btwn3and20characters wrote:What are peoples' thoughts on this?

I got the same offer and was 99% sure I was not even going to attend LS next year, but they are using their money magnet and pulling me in. Also, the housing stipend seemingly only applies if you decide NOT to live in one of their dorms. Does it make sense to even do that? They said that students living "off campus" saved around $3700 whereas they are giving 5000 for off campus. It makes economic sense in that case to live off campus and take the profit (haha).


If you're moving into NYC for the first time there's probably a lot of intangible value in taking the guaranteed housing. Once you're here it'll be easier to search for (and actually find) decent housing at a good price.

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Re: Brooklyn 09/10 cycle

Postby Steve Zissou » Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:56 pm

sibley wrote:no, the letter said that they expected it to "nearly" cover tuition or something like that, "just about" "nearly" "not quite"...


Yeah yeah... anything over 100% is icing on the cake. :P

p.s. I'm including the stipend in my "scholarship" b/c I've already got an adequate place in NYC. And I can't imagine it'd rise over $5,000 in a single year.

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Re: Brooklyn 09/10 cycle

Postby snowpeach06 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:08 pm

They sent me an e-mail yesterday asking if I was good to accept the part time offer. I said I got more money elsewhere and essentially tried to ask for money. They replied with "I'm sorry you won't be joining us next year." Rejected. For like the 10th time today.

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Re: Brooklyn 09/10 cycle

Postby Steve Zissou » Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:03 pm

Doh... maybe the word got out too far about asking for more money and reached admissions...

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Re: Brooklyn 09/10 cycle

Postby snowpeach06 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:10 pm

Eh, it's probably just that my numbers suck. But it was worth a shot I guess. Part time isn't really for me, and I couldn't afford Brooklyn without money anyway. Anyway, congrats to everyone who is going! Seems like an awesome school.

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Re: Brooklyn 09/10 cycle

Postby ligirl » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:01 pm

peyso wrote:I already sent in my deposit. You guys think its too late to try to get some of that extra money that they are shelling out?


They won't give it. I already tried. Wah.

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Re: Brooklyn 09/10 cycle

Postby MrSoOoFLy » Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:32 pm

I never completed my Dean's Certificate for BLS yet they still wait listed me lol

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Re: Brooklyn 09/10 cycle

Postby sibley » Mon May 03, 2010 9:55 am

Steve Zissou wrote:
sibley wrote:no, the letter said that they expected it to "nearly" cover tuition or something like that, "just about" "nearly" "not quite"...


Yeah yeah... anything over 100% is icing on the cake. :P

p.s. I'm including the stipend in my "scholarship" b/c I've already got an adequate place in NYC. And I can't imagine it'd rise over $5,000 in a single year.


I'm having a hard time deciding. I really want GW but how can I pass up free school?...

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Re: Brooklyn 09/10 cycle

Postby knickfan » Mon May 03, 2010 10:24 am

sibley wrote:
Steve Zissou wrote:
sibley wrote:no, the letter said that they expected it to "nearly" cover tuition or something like that, "just about" "nearly" "not quite"...


Yeah yeah... anything over 100% is icing on the cake. :P

p.s. I'm including the stipend in my "scholarship" b/c I've already got an adequate place in NYC. And I can't imagine it'd rise over $5,000 in a single year.


I'm having a hard time deciding. I really want GW but how can I pass up free school?...


i had hard time deciding also...what helped me reach a decision is talking to people who are current students and those who recently graduated...a visit to each campus should help you decide also..

Thank God for options right?!

good luck

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Re: Brooklyn 09/10 cycle

Postby dhg5004 » Mon May 03, 2010 10:26 am

I still have yet to hear from Brooklyn. My numbers are lower than what they look for...but i think its weird. I applied early JAnuary....still haven't heard. I have heard from everywhere else. and some schools i applied at the start of March and have already heard.

What's the deal?

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Re: Brooklyn 09/10 cycle

Postby tommytahoe » Mon May 03, 2010 8:29 pm

Wow. Spring Waitlist for 163/3.8

I wrote a very string Personal Statement...

Anybody know if there is anything special to their waitlist? Or is it just like any other?

tx

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Re: Brooklyn 09/10 cycle

Postby dhg5004 » Tue May 04, 2010 9:02 am

brooklyns number reqs are ridiculous. does anyone else agree? they aren't even ranked very high yet their numbers are ranked as thouugh they're tier 1 ? whats the deal

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Re: Brooklyn 09/10 cycle

Postby shutterbug » Tue May 04, 2010 9:11 am

dhg5004 wrote:brooklyns number reqs are ridiculous. does anyone else agree? they aren't even ranked very high yet their numbers are ranked as thouugh they're tier 1 ? whats the deal


And look for them to fall below St. John's in next year's rankings with the bar passage numbers from this past year.

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Re: Brooklyn 09/10 cycle

Postby dhg5004 » Tue May 04, 2010 9:17 am

shutterbug wrote:
dhg5004 wrote:brooklyns number reqs are ridiculous. does anyone else agree? they aren't even ranked very high yet their numbers are ranked as thouugh they're tier 1 ? whats the deal


And look for them to fall below St. John's in next year's rankings with the bar passage numbers from this past year.


this definitely wouldn't surprise me. I'm definitely leaning more toward Rutgers Newark (though I applied super super late past their deadline like a moron but hoping I get in)

I think Rutgers even has Brooklyn beat. And it's been on the rise in rankings as well. And still has pretty good placement in NYC/NJ/Phila

Brooklyn seems to be a waste of $$

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Re: Brooklyn 09/10 cycle

Postby Rebecca2013 » Fri May 07, 2010 10:02 am

My application only went complete last week because my college took FOREVER to get the dean certification form to them. I called today and they said it's with the admissions committee. I applied for PT, what have the acceptance numbers been for PT? Is anyone else still waiting to hear from them?

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Re: Brooklyn 09/10 cycle

Postby NYCG8TR » Fri May 07, 2010 10:27 am

I applied PT as well and still waiting to hear back. I am almost in the exact same situation as you, my school took awhile to send out the Dean's Certification.

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Re: Brooklyn 09/10 cycle

Postby Rebecca2013 » Fri May 07, 2010 10:34 am

What are your numbers?

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Re: Brooklyn 09/10 cycle

Postby keg411 » Fri May 07, 2010 10:38 am

Withdrew officially. Decided Brooklyn wasn't worth the $$$$.

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Re: Brooklyn 09/10 cycle

Postby NYCG8TR » Fri May 07, 2010 10:54 am

Rebecca2013 wrote:What are your numbers?



My numbers are low enough to know that I am probably not getting in.

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Re: Brooklyn 09/10 cycle

Postby Rebecca2013 » Fri May 07, 2010 10:54 am

So where are you going? Where else were you accepted?

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Re: Brooklyn 09/10 cycle

Postby NYCG8TR » Fri May 07, 2010 11:04 am

I got accepted to a couple of TTTT's and waitlisted @ Hoftstra.
I am still waiting to hear from 4 schools but I am not confident of chances of being admitted.

If I get off the Hofstra waitlist, I will go there as it has always been my top choice.

Otherwise my plan is to sit for the LSAT in October and re-apply next year.
I have a really good job now so taking another year to make myself a better candidate is the prudent decision.
I just can't justify giving a good job to go in debt at a school that will provide me with limited opportunites upon graduating.

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Re: Brooklyn 09/10 cycle

Postby Rebecca2013 » Fri May 07, 2010 11:14 am

I got into Touro and NYLS with a full scholly- but I have no interest in going to either of them I kind of just applied to them as backup schools.


Yesterday I also found out that I was waitlisted to Hofstra- which is annoying because I was certain that I would get in there.


I'm still waiting to hear from St. Johns and PT for Fordham, Brooklyn and Cardozo which I really doubt I am going to get into either at this rate. :(

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Re: Brooklyn 09/10 cycle

Postby howardsbest » Fri May 07, 2010 2:02 pm

I am on the waitlist for Hofstra PT as well. I am waiting for a decision from Brooklyn. I applied to PT at Brooklyn as well.

Calling the admissions office has been no help. They just keep telling me it is with the admissions committee.

They say good things come to those who wait, so hopefully this will be a good thing.

I have low gpa/lsat, but I have some good softs and work as a paralegal.

Still waiting on;
Golden Gate Law School
UC Hastings
Brooklyn

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Re: Brooklyn 09/10 cycle

Postby blanehabe » Tue May 11, 2010 11:04 am

Has anyone gotten in off the WL yet?




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