Dream2Shine (2020-2021)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
4 Temple University F graph Accepted W -- 11/26/07 12/11/07 01/24/08 12 years
4 Loyola University Chicago F graph Accepted W $24,000 -- 11/29/07 12/10/07 01/11/08 12 years
3 Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT) graph Accepted W -- 11/29/07 12/10/07 03/21/08 12 years
3 Baylor University F graph Accepted W -- 11/25/07 11/27/07 12/01/07 12 years
5 Catholic University of America graph Accepted W -- 11/23/07 01/09/08 01/30/08 13 years
99 University of Chicago graph Rejected -- 12/07/07 01/01/07 03/24/08 13 years
99 Northeastern University graph Waitlisted W -- 11/23/07 04/05/08 04/05/08 13 years
99 DePaul University F graph Accepted W $24,000 -- 11/29/07 01/16/08 01/16/08 13 years
99 University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis F graph Accepted W $60,000 -- 12/15/07 01/17/08 01/17/08 13 years
99 University of Miami F graph Accepted W $69,000 -- 11/26/07 12/10/07 12/10/07 13 years
99 University of Texas Austin graph Rejected -- 12/15/07 01/01/07 02/23/08 13 years
99 Suffolk University F graph Accepted W -- 11/29/07 12/15/07 12/15/07 13 years
99 George Mason University graph Rejected -- 11/29/07 12/20/07 01/25/08 13 years
99 Emory University graph Rejected -- 12/06/07 12/19/07 03/17/08 13 years
99 Boston University graph Rejected -- 12/16/07 02/01/08 02/26/08 13 years
99 Boston College graph Rejected -- 11/01/07 01/30/08 02/11/08 13 years
2 University of Florida graph Accepted -- 11/29/07 12/18/07 12/18/07 13 years
4 University of Richmond F graph Accepted -- 11/29/07 12/20/07 12/20/07 13 years
3 American University graph Waitlisted -- 11/30/07 12/11/07 03/03/08 13 years
2 Southern Methodist University graph Pending D -- 11/30/07 12/18/07 -- 13 years
1 George Washington University graph Waitlisted ED -- 12/06/07 12/15/07 02/04/08 13 years

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Demographic Information


Extra Curricular Information

Boston University 28
George Washington 26
Boston College Law 22
University of Texas 19
American U 40
George Mason 42
Loyola Chicago 53
SMU 60
UF 65
Chicago Kent 68
University of Richmond 70

Scholarship $$ is 3yr-total offer


SMU- by end of April
GWU- waitlist:July or August
U of Chicago: mid March
Northeastern- by mid-April

Deposit due:

UF - May15th
SMU- May 1st


12-04: Last LOR received ~ finally!

12-16: Applied to all of the rest of the schools I'm interested in and ranked my top six
I hope and pray I at least get into one of the six, but if not at least I'll still have options, lol

01-11: Yay finally I hear from someone again... Happy about Loyola

01-25: George Mason says no, :( But Temple and St. Thomas are yeses, waiting to hear from SMU by next week...

02-11: Didnt have a great day today, nikeplus gliched and lost the data for my run today and BC is a no! Ughhh!

Visitor Comments

  • FSU
  • Thursday, November 22 2007 at 08:36 AM

Hey, Go Noles! Good luck this cycle!

- lukecwaters
  • Yea
  • Friday, November 23 2007 at 11:07 AM

Good to hear friend! Any particular reason you've chosen not to apply there for LS?

- lukecwaters
  • Alright then
  • Friday, November 23 2007 at 11:22 AM

I understand that, I currently live in Atlanta, so if I go to Tally, it's going to be somewhat of a culture shock! You'll get in at Miami and Baylor, so don't worry about that! Like I said before, Go 'Noles and good luck!

- lukecwaters
  • 2nd choice
  • Tuesday, November 27 2007 at 02:17 PM

I would say AU (i went to UG there), i have a soft spot for it. of course, uva and gwu are both pipe-dreams, but if i get in there, thats where i'll be heading.

- syntheticapriori
  • Philly
  • Wednesday, November 28 2007 at 03:43 AM

Hey, we have very similar numbers! I have not lived in Philly, but I hear that there are good parts and bad parts just like in any other city. The main thing is to be careful and use common sense. I see your major was religion, what got you interested in that?

- doctorkay
  • Thanks
  • Wednesday, November 28 2007 at 09:37 AM

That's cool. I asked because I am very interested in religion. UVA is quite a long shot for me, and I applied mainly because I got a fee waiver. Of course, I would be thrilled if I got in. Let me know how the apps go!

- doctorkay
  • thanks
  • Wednesday, November 28 2007 at 11:19 AM

thanks for the warning!

- lexiepearl
  • thanks!
  • Thursday, November 29 2007 at 01:57 PM

thanks so much! good luck -- all the best to you!

- mybest
  • Good luck!
  • Friday, November 30 2007 at 07:55 AM

Similar numbers and many of the same schools. I wish you all the best this cycle!

- anonme
  • Reply
  • Friday, November 30 2007 at 08:46 AM

To be honest, I think your high GPA puts us at around the same rank despite my higher LSAT. I'm not sure about my first choice at the moment...it seems to change on a daily basis. I entered my e-mail in case you were interested in discussing schools. Good luck!

- anonme
  • Baylor
  • Saturday, December 01 2007 at 11:42 AM

Congrats on Baylor! I've been waiting for them for quite a while. They seem to have accepted everyone with similar numbers except me! haha

- anonme
  • Congrats!
  • Sunday, December 02 2007 at 10:51 AM

Congrats on Baylor!

- doctorkay
  • FAMU
  • Sunday, December 09 2007 at 01:06 PM

can you give any evidence as to the legitimate degree of Famu?? I know a student who transfered from that school into mine, and actually if I wasn't where I am now, I might have gone to Famu.. I actually good things about the school from the transfer student- she transfered to come back hom. Anyway, why is the degree illegitimate?? Could they lose their ABA status? And what do you mean about the money?? It has a large undergrad school, wouldn't that help out the rep?

- latinlord
  • Hastings
  • Sunday, December 09 2007 at 04:45 PM

Hey, just saw your post about hastings in my profile. Though I live in the Bay Area, I don't know too much about it. I would say it's not in the worst area. However, I have not visited and cannot comment on how 'rundown' it is. P.S. I just moved here so probably not the best person to judge :)

- onfo
  • thanks
  • Monday, December 10 2007 at 05:22 AM

Thanks, from what I remember about the Bay Area it was nice good to know..

- Dream2Shine
  • gracias
  • Monday, December 10 2007 at 09:01 AM

wow thanks for the info.... Good to hear FAMU is turning this around though. I still know that I would love to live in Florida though. haha Good luck on your apps this cycle, i'm sure you will do great!! Ciao

- latinlord
  • Good luck!
  • Monday, December 10 2007 at 06:57 PM

we have similar numbers and some of the same schools. just wanted to wish you good luck this cycle!

- evex101
  • Kent Fee Waiver
  • Wednesday, December 12 2007 at 07:18 AM

I didn't get anything that specified the Chicago-Kent fee waiver, it just showed up when I submitted my app through LSAC. I think it has something to do with the CRS. I keep forgetting about Loyola, but I'll give it a shot. Although it's practically walking distance to Northwestern, makes me wish I had a shot at NU.

- evex101
  • NU
  • Thursday, December 13 2007 at 04:46 AM

NU's main campus in Evanston is beautiful. When I applied there for undergrad, I visited and just fell in love with the campus. But I think their Law School is located in downtown Chicago though, so no gym there either... How did Kent notify you when you went complete?

- evex101
  • Thanks!
  • Saturday, January 12 2008 at 06:54 AM

Thanks for the comment on my page. Yes, UF is my first choice (unless by some miracle I am accepted at GULC). You are one of only a few 5.7's I know of who have already been accepted at UF. I'm nervous but still hopeful about my chances there. You're having a great cycle so far. Good luck with the rest, you have very strong numbers and obviously your application must be pretty strong if you already heard from Baylor and UF.

- dotlyn
  • SMU
  • Monday, January 14 2008 at 06:55 AM

indeed we shall. only about two more weeks. rough estimate: where does smu rank for you? i would say it's my first choice.

- chammon2
  • $$$
  • Wednesday, January 16 2008 at 08:41 AM

Have any of the schools offered you scholarships?

- dgmess01
  • SMU
  • Tuesday, February 05 2008 at 05:44 AM

I can't believe you got deferred either. They must really be trying to hold out for better LSATs this year.

- bryanski
  • views
  • Wednesday, February 20 2008 at 05:05 PM

lol thanks! think you can give me around 2,200 more over the course of the next 2 months????

- chammon2
  • lol
  • Friday, February 22 2008 at 07:02 AM

haha. i don't think you need to worry about me withdrawing from emory considering i was complete in october and they haven't done a mass-reject yet. with so many accepted there, i know my fate is sealed! i'm still really hoping for SMU. at this point, i don't really have a chance at emory, unc, or boston, so SMU is really going to make or break my cycle. i have never visited pepperdine. i did visit the university of san diego and if pepperdine is more beautiful than usd, i don't want to see it until i know i can go. realistically, i need to get a ton of grants or need-based scholarships to even visit. if i know i won't be able to afford it, i'm not going to bother tempting myself. what do you think about loyola and richmond? and also, i'm not familiar with the philly area so, why temple but not villanova?

- chammon2
  • hey
  • Wednesday, February 27 2008 at 06:33 AM

i'm sorry about UT and BU, and thanks for the Case love. if it ended today, would you be thinking loyola?

- chammon2
  • schools
  • Friday, February 29 2008 at 11:21 AM

ya that in state tuition to levin would be great. i'm not really too high on loyola. they have been fairly rude on several occasions and were unwilling to even discuss reconsidering my file for a merit scholarship even though they gave away plenty of money to people with lower LSATs, GPAs, or both. kind of frustrating when you consider the cost of tuition and the fact that they are the 4th best school in their own city. not to mention the fact that chicago will attract plenty of grads from T14 schools. my roommate even withdrew from them the day before i politely asked for scholarship reconsideration (he had a lower LSAT and GPA and was given a 1/3 deal) and they still said no. oh well, i guess everyone has a different perspective on every school. where are you trying to practice?

- chammon2
  • SMU
  • Friday, February 29 2008 at 08:06 PM

There is a certain perception that SMU, and much of Dallas for that matter, is very pretentious. Regardless of whether or not that is fair to say, I have found that many attorneys I have spoken with share an aversion to SMU.

- thezebra
  • ?
  • Wednesday, March 05 2008 at 06:49 PM

What would you choose? UW w/ in-state tuition seems like a no-brainer to me right now.

- Hydrogen
  • Thanks!
  • Tuesday, March 11 2008 at 11:20 AM

Hey thanks alot, i think i have just been extremely fortunate/lucky. Congrats to you as well, you seem to be rackin up the acceptances too!

- sbarker3
  • emory
  • Tuesday, March 18 2008 at 09:44 AM

ya sorry about emory. they do seem to be one of the more racially motivated schools. not to say that they aren't a ton out there, but you can pretty much go up to 162 without finding a good deal of white people at emory. you know, i look at my profile and i look at yours, and i have to ask myself when we are going to get into a school that we "shouldn't" get into. i guess i was way too naive when i started this process. when i looked at LSAC and saw that last year something like 30/200 from my range got in to a specific school, i should have realized that regardless of the fact that i had the two top numbers in my range at that time (159;3.74), that i wasn't going to be part of those 30. i think i got my hopes up way too high, and now, i'm just not excited about law school. i'm just really hoping for smu. obviously, i stand no chance at bu and unc; but it's my own fault for applying there. i wish you the best of luck. i'm hoping to get happy about the prospects of law school again.

- chammon2
  • kent
  • Saturday, March 22 2008 at 07:04 AM

congrats on kent. looks like it's a three-horse race right now. are you interested in IP? gonna start withdrawing from some of the others now?

- chammon2
  • smu
  • Saturday, March 22 2008 at 04:27 PM

ya i visited last summer. it's an amazing place and the area of dallas is just as amazing. it's easily worth checking out. i really hope they hurry up. i have to put down a seat deposit at case western by the beginning of april. knowing if i was in at smu would pretty much seal my fate for next year. and trust me, i'm hoping i get to leave ohio. as for the in-state tuition; it may be too good to pass up. i know i'd be thinking the same thing if i would have been accepted by osu. but for me, even with the case scholarship, i'd probably take full-price at smu just because i loved the area so much. you should really check it out.

- chammon2
  • NEU vs BC
  • Sunday, March 30 2008 at 05:23 PM

I got a great scholarship from NEU, and as someone who is committed to doing public interest work, NEU was a much better fit for me.

- thanks4shopping197
  • SMU
  • Monday, March 31 2008 at 12:10 PM

i'm starting to get really scared about smu. based off of lsn, 168 people actually applied. from last cycle, smu reports that 2,420 people applied so the 168 makes up about 7% of their applicant pool. yet, 58 have already been accepted, while smu reports that last cycle 545 were accepted. 58 makes up around 10.6% of their estimate acceptances. it's bad news because on this site, the % of acceptances outweighs the % of applicants. basically, if you add up everyone who isn't on this site, there is a chance that you get to their ceiling for acceptances, before you get to total applicants. granted (and what we need to hope for) maybe a disproportionate number of amazing applicants use this site and the majority of the poor ones do not, but either way, i feel an impending rejection. check this out: <a href="http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,101191.0.html" title="http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,101191.0.html" class="data">http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,101191.0.html</a> i did read on another site that for the people who were accepted in december, their seat deposit is due on 4/15 instead of 5/1 and that they will gauge off the number of deposits they get as to how many more to let in. if this is true, we should not expect decisions until the end of the month, just as with our deferrals.

- chammon2
  • SMU
  • Tuesday, April 01 2008 at 01:36 PM

i can imagine that you would hate them if that really did happen. hopefully everything that they said was the truth and they are actually sorting through them. seems likely they would have decisions by now. playing it safe by preparing for florida is probably your best bet at this point. *i'm having trouble with my computer/LSN's servers suck so i'm not sure if this is posting so if this shows up 50 times forgive me

- chammon2
  • Loyola or UF?
  • Thursday, April 10 2008 at 01:42 PM

Hey, which one do you think you are going to go for? UF is awesome, but that's a really great scholarship at Loyola. Are you hoping for waitlist pulls, or not really sure?

- cjlaser
  • help
  • Wednesday, August 13 2008 at 06:05 AM

Hi, I hope you will be able to help me to get into law school. I am next in line on a waitlist and I noticed you were accepted to the University of St. Thomas, if this isnt your first choice or you are not planning on attending and have indicated in the past that you were planning on attending, could you just send a quick email, indicating your intentions not to go to Law School at the University Of St. Thomas to [email protected] and c.c. [email protected] (thats me) This good deed to help a stranger will Im sure be returned to you at some point. Thanks so much.

- Crimsongold311
  • Seminole
  • Monday, August 18 2008 at 12:26 PM

Hey, I\'m new to this site as well as the admissions process in general. I have a question regarding earning financial aid from the University of Miami? Did they require you to fill out a form or did they base it on the FAFSA as well as your application?

- mmr05d

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