darby girl wrote: UFstudent wrote: rad law wrote:
mistergoft wrote:instate at UF>>>>>Tulane.
Unless you want to work in Lousiana. Even then, really.
Yeah I agree just work in FL. It's awesome here.
Tulane's apps will skyrocket this cycle due to the Real World being there.
(sounds silly, but it happened in 2000)
Maybe harder to get in, so retaking not too bad of an idea if you want chance of scholarship.
I say go ahead and apply if you love the city. Tulane loves to hear that you love New Orleans.
If no scholarship at Tulane then definitely to UF if you wanna be in Florida.
I know Mckenzie on the RW. I don't know why that would have any influence on apps though. Lame!
Answer: Because people will see that New Orleans is still a very livable - and even exciting - city in which to live and study law. I am not optomistyic that OP can get into Tulane with her numbers. Tulane fell in the rankings and will be under pressure not only to recover to being top-40 or so, but to improve to where it probably should be, which is top-30. The new dean is from UIUC and will definitely infuse some type of strategy for vastly improving Tulane's ranking, as was done at Illinois.
I have been saying this for awhile, but I don't expect Tulane to remain in the rankings doldrums past this year. Tulane has remained ethical and has not gamed the rankings, even though it could have wound up top-30 over the past 10 or so years. I admire that about Tulane; it is one of the few schools that has actually taken a holistic approach to admissions.
But this coming year I would not bet on it. The school has always been better than its ranking and will make a move. For at least one year, Tulane is going to have to game the rankings, which it has resisted doing for several years now. The 2010-11 cycle is the perfect time to make the jump into top-30 territory or so. People who might have gotten in last year with money will be hard-pressed to gain admission at all this year.
By the way...Mckenzie is fine!!!