-Econ major, GPA slightly lower in major
-History minor, GPA much higher in minor
-scholarship amounts are per year
1/24/08: In at Penn State-Dickinson (Carlisle), via email, with letter including $ offer following.
1/29/08: In at Rutgers. Totally pumped about that. Decision from Anita Walton via email, with letter following.
1/31/08: Accepted at Hofstra with a fine offer. They sent a nice personalized letter and a shirt. They are trying hard and I like it.
2/4/08: In at New York Law School (small envelope) and Drexel. The former has made a nice offer that makes them very much in play for me; I plan to visit. The latter's offer is kind of lackluster for a school that is not yet accredited, so I think I will pass on visiting.
2/7/08: Got into Wayne State. A simple letter in a small envelope. No word on scholarships just yet. I will need one to keep me from going to NY.
2/18/08: Detroit-Mercy finally told me I'm complete. I'm applying in spite of their terrible ranking because I am confident that they are on their way up, and would consider it with scholarship $.
2/19/08: Received a letter from Seton Hall offering me admission with a $10,000/yr. Dean's scholarship. This the best news yet. Their expensive tuition makes this such that I would pay roughly the same there as at Rutgers. This will be a tough decision.
2/25/08: Visited Seton Hall (although they are on break) and Rutgers. Very impressed with both facilities, and more so with both schools having learned more about them. The availibility of campus housing and neighborhood setting of Rutgers, and the good news they gave me about getting NJ resident status, has me now putting them above Seton, as great as that school is.
2/26/08: Visited St. John's and Hofstra. I was impressed by both academically. Not a big fan of the St. John's campus or location in an unimpressive Queens neighborhood, but I will have to consider any offers from that respected school. Hofstra has an interesting campus but there are few if any rentals in its neighborhood, and campus housing is way too expensive for being on Long Island. The administration didn't seem too on top of things, but I did see some effort when I asked questions. The students I talked to were very cool. Nonetheless, I don't think I'll be attending either of these places.
2/27/08: Visited Fordham and NYLS. Fordham, like New York City, is everything it's cracked up to be. My chances there are slim, but the evening program may have promise. NYLS is impressively located near downtown, and their new facility being built is very ambitious. I could definitely see myself there, but I still view Rutgers or Seton Hall as a safer bet.
3/8/08: In at Albany Law. I've grown more of a desire to be in the NYC market, so it's not likely I'll go there, but we'll see what sort of $$ they follow up with.
3/18/08: Denied at Fordham. Good thing I knew it was a definite reach. It looks like Rutgers is the place for me.
3/27/08: It's settled, I'm reserving my seat at Rutgers. Pretty happy all-around about it.