SplitAndConquer (2019-2020)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
3 College of William and Mary graph WL, Accepted $72,000 01/12/20 01/13/20 01/14/20 03/25/20 5 days
University of Wyoming graph Accepted $24,000 01/08/20 01/08/20 01/09/20 01/09/20 6 days
University of Nebraska Lincoln graph Accepted $99,000 01/28/20 01/29/20 01/29/20 01/31/20 12 days
University of San Diego graph Accepted $87,000 01/15/20 01/16/20 01/17/20 02/24/20 1 month
3 Northeastern University graph Waitlisted 01/09/20 01/10/20 01/10/20 02/11/20 1 month
1 University of California Berkeley graph Rejected 01/12/20 01/13/20 01/21/20 02/10/20 1 month
University of Denver graph Waitlisted 01/09/20 01/09/20 01/21/20 02/07/20 1 month
2 University of Iowa graph Waitlisted 01/12/20 01/13/20 01/22/20 02/04/20 1 month
2 University of Minnesota Twin Cities graph Rejected 01/09/20 01/09/20 01/14/20 02/04/20 1 month
2 Arizona State University graph Waitlisted 01/09/20 01/09/20 01/09/20 01/24/20 2 months

Applicant Information

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Demographic Information

1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

-14 years active duty military in senior position
-Served while completing undergrad
-Combat veteran
-Graduated 1st of 90 at Army Senior Leader's course in 2018
-Most of my low GPA is from community college 15 years ago; more recent GPA shows a strong upward trend
-Graduate school GPA 3.8
-A few minor C & F


September LSAT score of 164. Four points below PT average - retaking.
November LSAT also 164. Disappointed, now eight points below PT average - Applying this cycle and hoping my GPA doesn't derail me.

Jan 9, 2020 - Accepted at Wyoming via status checker. That was fast. Really considering attending here in spite of the lower ranking. After all, I want to end up practicing law in Wyoming and it's hard to beat UW's reputation in this state.

Jan 13, 2020 - Wyoming's acceptance letter came in the mail with $8000 a year scholarship offer. AS a resident of Wyoming, this equates to nearly a 50% scholarship for an already rock-bottom tuition. Awesome!

Jan 24, 2020 - Waitlisted at Arizona State via e-mail. I'm not too surprised given my GPA, but I was hoping my softs would pull me through. I rate this school very highly and they are a top choice.

Jan 31, 2020 - Accepted at Nebraska via phone call. Offered $20,000 per year. This school is, IMO, highly underrated by US News. ATL top 40!

Feb 4, 2020 - Rejected at UMN via status checker. I'm not surprised since it was a reach but it's still a let down.

Feb 4, 2020 - Waitlisted at Iowa. Such is the life of the splitter: rejected at #22 ranked school and waitlisted at #20 on the same day. Iowa is one of my top choices so it would be amazing to actually get in.

Feb 7, 2020 - Waitlisted at Denver via e-mail. Honestly, I thought I'd do better there. I wonder if they just think I'd prefer Wyoming over them or if uGPA weighs more heavily in their decision process than LSAT? This school is close to home, ranked well, and has a great regional reputation. I was hoping for an admission here.

Feb 10, 2020 - Denied at Berkeley via e-mail...duh! This was a long shot for me and there are no surprises. I'm really frustrated at myself for under-performing so badly on the LSAT.

Feb 11, 2020 - Waitlisted at Northeastern via status checker. I very much like this school's experiential educational model and Northeastern remains high on my list if I get an acceptance with a scholarship.

Feb 13, 2020 - Nebraska's acceptance package arrived in the mail today with an awesome surprise: a $28,000 per year scholarship! My original phone call had included a $20,000 offer but this is humbling and enticing to say the least. If you're a high LSAT splitter looking for a good school with great numbers, UNL is incredible!

Feb 24, 2020 - Accepted at San Diego via e-mail. Scholarship info came ten minutes later in a followup e-mail: $29,000 per year if I maintain a 2.86 GPA. Decisions, decisions...

Mar 10, 2020 - Waitlisted at William & Mary. When I first thought about law school, W & M was the school I was most interested in attending due to its rich history and reputation.

Mar 18, 2020 - Nebraska called and upped my scholarship to $33k per year. I've paid my seat deposit at Wyoming but this is making me rethink everything.

Mar 25, 2018 - IN. AT. WILLIAM & MARY!?!?!?! I almost can't believe my eyes! I received an acceptance via e-mail from W & M!!! This is one of my top choice schools. I am absolutely through the roof!!! With a scholarship offer of around $24,000 annually and veteran's in-state tuition, this is almost too good to be true.

Visitor Comments

  • A summary for the cycle
  • Tuesday, March 10 2020 at 11:50 AM

I got on more waiting lists than I thought I would. For schools I thought I would get accepted at (like Denver) to schools where I thought I'd be rejected (W & M, Iowa, ASU). As far as rejections, there were no surprises. What remains now is the actual hardest part. I didn't get into any of my top choices and I'm waitlisted at most of them. I guess I'll do some campus tours, write some LOCIs, and pay a seat deposit at a safety school. Not exactly how I wanted this cycle to go but, hey, I'm going to be a lawyer! (and that's the main thing)

- SplitAndConquer
  • Wyoming visit
  • Thursday, March 12 2020 at 03:48 PM

I visited Wyoming Law yesterday and had a sit-down with the admissions director, took a tour of the school, and attended a 1L Con Law class. Overall, I like the small class sizes and how easy it is to find my way around. The attitude of the first year students I talked to was very positive and everyone was accommodating and seemed happy to have chosen UW (even if a few appeared stressed out.) One comment I heard often was how tight-knit and collaborative the student body is - which is a huge plus for me. There are plenty of 2nd and 3rd year additional scholarships available for high-performing students. It's close to home and the price is unbeatable.

- SplitAndConquer

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