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Re: In at Miami!

Post by Dr. Foom » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:24 pm

This is one of the final four schools I'm considering, but the cost of living is just so freakishly high.

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Re: In at Miami!

Post by mrman17 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:26 pm

midrangejumper wrote:
mrman17 wrote:
SoxyPirate wrote:
mrman17 wrote:It doesn't look like I'll be getting a scholarship to Miami, but I'm still considering them anyway. It depends partly on whether or not I get accepted to two of the state schools that I've applied to. I like Miami a lot, I think that they are underrated, they have a large alumni base, a great location, a lot of course options, and a top 10 tax law program.

Is anyone else considering Miami even if they don't get a scholarship?


I'm considering equally ranked schools with similar tuition costs, but not miami because of the ridiculous cost of living. With a scholarship, maybe.


The cost of living is high, but I've found decent 1 bedroom apartments for $650 and under. I also have a wife who works as an ASL interpreter, which is in good demand and makes a decent wage. I might go to Miami and let my wife be my scholarship.

I'm still waiting to hear from UNLV and Hawaii before I make my decision.


where did you find this apartment? where is it located? just curious because the more serious i get about miami, the more ive been looking at where good apartments might be at, etc.


I've found the cheaper apartments using craigslist.com, rent.com, apartments.com, yahoo real estate, and some of the local newspapers. Most of them are located in and around kendell, the airport, South Miami and other areas. You'll have to forgive me, I don't completely know the geography of Miami yet.

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Re: In at Miami!

Post by Mighty Boom » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:28 pm

Man! I really hope I get accepted to Miami. I grew up 15 minutes south of the school. My numbers are WELL BELOW what they normally accept, though. I’m just hoping lightning strikes for me. :mrgreen:

I applied 01/15/09. I’m complete waiting for an answer.

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Re: In at Miami!

Post by paulmar » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:45 pm

When do you find out about scholarships? I'm accepted, but didn't hear about them. I'm guessing I didn't get one.

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Re: In at Miami!

Post by mrman17 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:47 pm

paulmar wrote:When do you find out about scholarships? I'm accepted, but didn't hear about them. I'm guessing I didn't get one.


They usually send scholarship info separately, about 1-2 weeks after your acceptance.

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Re: In at Miami!

Post by JuryDueT1000 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:47 pm

Miami takes anything with a pulse.

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Re: In at Miami!

Post by Mighty Boom » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:51 pm

JuryDueT1000 wrote:Miami takes anything with a pulse.


Please let that be true.

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Re: In at Miami!

Post by candidateNO5 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:53 pm

They didn't take me. At least not yet. Got placed on "hold" :cry: GPA is well below their 25th percentile

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Re: In at Miami!

Post by TheNerdProject » Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:20 pm

Just withdrew this morning... best of luck!

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Re: In at Miami!

Post by fleurdelis » Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:15 pm

Accepted yesterday via email!

I applied mid February and got a response very quickly! I like that!

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Post by Mighty Boom » Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:17 pm

fleurdelis wrote:Accepted yesterday via email!

I applied mid February and got a response very quickly! I like that!


Numbers?

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Re: In at Miami!

Post by project40 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:17 pm

TheNerdProject wrote:Just withdrew this morning... best of luck!



how did you withdraw? a letter you wrote up? i tried to find out a procedure on their website or they packet they sent and didnt see anything so just mailed in a letter...

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Re: In at Miami!

Post by TheNerdProject » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:39 pm

project40 wrote:
TheNerdProject wrote:Just withdrew this morning... best of luck!



how did you withdraw? a letter you wrote up? i tried to find out a procedure on their website or they packet they sent and didnt see anything so just mailed in a letter...

I sent an e-mail to admissions@law.miami.edu. They responded moments afterwards confirming their receipt of my withdrawal e-mail.
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Re: In at Miami!

Post by meerap » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:42 pm

So as of now, Miami is my top choice (still waiting to hear back from Kent and Case Western) but I have been reading/hearing some negative things about the law school. Specifically things like the post-graduation salaries listed in their viewbook are false and misleading, poor faculty and administrative office, and that employment prospects are very weak. Just wondering if anybody else has come across any of these and does this make an impact on your decision to go there?? I was so excited to go to Miami (its been a nastyyy winter in Chicago!) but now Im feeling a little indifferent...

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Re: In at Miami!

Post by holmesNYC » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:47 pm

midrangejumper wrote:im gonna be specifically looking for furnished since im coming from a distance


Hey midrange, does this statement mean you've decided on Miami?

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Re: In at Miami!

Post by Lawyer2012 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:50 pm

When is the ASD? I completely forgot :roll:

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Re: In at Miami!

Post by bella16 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:52 pm

meerap wrote:So as of now, Miami is my top choice (still waiting to hear back from Kent and Case Western) but I have been reading/hearing some negative things about the law school. Specifically things like the post-graduation salaries listed in their viewbook are false and misleading, poor faculty and administrative office, and that employment prospects are very weak. Just wondering if anybody else has come across any of these and does this make an impact on your decision to go there?? I was so excited to go to Miami (its been a nastyyy winter in Chicago!) but now Im feeling a little indifferent...

I'd like to hear more about this as well if anything knows/heard anything.

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Re: In at Miami!

Post by Drmang7 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:53 pm

How do you know if you get scholarship money? Did they mail you letter? I didn't get jack...164/3.1 URM...

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Re: In at Miami!

Post by midrangejumper » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:55 pm

holmesNYC wrote:
midrangejumper wrote:im gonna be specifically looking for furnished since im coming from a distance


Hey midrange, does this statement mean you've decided on Miami?


no but IF i go there, that is what id be looking for

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Re: In at Miami!

Post by Lawyer2012 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:00 pm

Drmang7 wrote:How do you know if you get scholarship money? Did they mail you letter? I didn't get jack...164/3.1 URM...


A couple of weeks after accepted, I received an e-mail and then a separate letter about 5-7 days later with scholarship info.

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Re: In at Miami!

Post by holmesNYC » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:02 pm

midrangejumper wrote:
holmesNYC wrote:
midrangejumper wrote:im gonna be specifically looking for furnished since im coming from a distance


Hey midrange, does this statement mean you've decided on Miami?


no but IF i go there, that is what id be looking for


Ah, I see. I still don't know if I'm going, either. :|

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Re: In at Miami!

Post by Drmang7 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:09 pm

Strange, I just called the admissions office and they dont know why I wasn't offered a scholarship. They are following up with me.

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Re: In at Miami!

Post by LLKOOLK1 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:19 pm

153/3.45..god i hope theyre letting everyone in...sent in a late app, but hey, you never know...

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Re: In at Miami!

Post by General Tso » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:23 pm

To hell with TTT Miami

162/3.87 and ZERO scholarship. I am thinking that I won't even dignify their insulting offer with a notice of withdrawal.

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Re: In at Miami!

Post by geoanthem » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:25 pm

swheat wrote:To hell with TTT Miami

162/3.87 and ZERO scholarship. I am thinking that I won't even dignify their insulting offer with a notice of withdrawal.

I got my scholarship offer around two weeks after the acceptance packet.

Seriously? What are you waiting for?

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