hurricane10 (2022-2023)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred
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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
#1 Emory University F WL, Accepted W Type: RA $67,500 Sent: 01/06/11 Rec: 01/07/11 Comp: 01/13/11 Inter: -- Dec: 03/22/11 Upd: 11 years
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 11/02/10 Rec: 11/03/10 Comp: 12/09/10 Inter: -- Dec: 04/27/11 Upd: 11 years
#2 Wake Forest University Accepted W Type: RA $45,000 Sent: 10/29/10 Rec: 11/02/10 Comp: 11/09/10 Inter: -- Dec: 12/10/10 Upd: 11 years
#1 University of Florida Accepted A Type: RA $6,000 Sent: 09/07/10 Rec: 09/08/10 Comp: 11/08/10 Inter: -- Dec: 11/26/10 Upd: 11 years
#8 University of Pittsburgh F Accepted W Type: RA $24,000 Sent: 11/21/10 Rec: 11/22/10 Comp: 12/08/10 Inter: -- Dec: 01/25/11 Upd: 11 years
#7 University of South Carolina F Accepted W Type: RA $75,000 Sent: 11/04/10 Rec: 11/05/10 Comp: 11/12/10 Inter: -- Dec: 11/18/10 Upd: 11 years
#6 Florida State University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/21/10 Rec: 11/22/10 Comp: 11/30/10 Inter: -- Dec: 02/25/11 Upd: 11 years
#9 Marquette University F Accepted W Type: RA $48,000 Sent: 09/22/10 Rec: 09/23/10 Comp: 11/01/10 Inter: -- Dec: 11/22/10 Upd: 11 years
#5 Penn State University (Dickinson) F Accepted W Type: RA $75,000 Sent: 11/03/10 Rec: 11/11/10 Comp: 11/11/10 Inter: -- Dec: 12/16/10 Upd: 11 years
#4 Arizona State University Accepted W Type: Sent: 09/26/10 Rec: 01/26/11 Comp: 11/02/10 Inter: -- Dec: 01/26/11 Upd: 11 years
#3 Michigan State College of Law F Accepted W Type: RA $102,000 Sent: 10/05/10 Rec: 10/05/10 Comp: 11/08/10 Inter: -- Dec: 11/29/10 Upd: 11 years
Temple University F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/01/10 Rec: 11/02/10 Comp: 11/02/10 Inter: -- Dec: 02/09/11 Upd: 12 years
University of Notre Dame Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/30/10 Rec: 11/03/10 Comp: 11/03/10 Inter: -- Dec: 01/24/11 Upd: 12 years
George Mason University F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/03/10 Rec: 10/04/10 Comp: 11/03/10 Inter: -- Dec: 12/11/10 Upd: 12 years
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/03/10 Rec: 10/04/10 Comp: 11/03/10 Inter: -- Dec: 12/10/10 Upd: 12 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 160
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.7
  • Degree GPA: 3.63
  • School Type: Private
  • Major: Political Science, Sociology

Demographic Information

  • City: Miami
  • State: Florida
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

masters degree, graduated in three years, tons of extracurriculars, and soft factors that helped me outperform my numbers.

Additional info & updates


I was accepted with a half scholarship off the waitlist last cycle the week before orientation.. the hardest decision in my life that I still struggle with today. For those of you hoping for Emory with a low LSAT... you have a chance..even to get a ridiculous scholarship. It came down to me making a decision for a safer choice given the economy...but I still kick myself thinking I should have taken it. I'm happy at UF though.

Notre Dame and UIUC: Not really surprised as they were reaches so no issues there.
George Mason and Temple: Waitlisted at both despite getting into higher ranked schools. Temple, in particular, I was mad about and have no idea how their admissions process works.

Temple took forever and obviously thinks they are a better school than they are. Withdrew from both since I had no desire to attend either.

Emory: I plan on waiting out the waitlist. Not sure if I'd be able to take on the loans necessary at Emory but it's worth a shot.

Marquette: A school that will not go up in the rankings soon until they change their scholarship procedures. For a TTT school, they awarded me the same amount essentially as Wake and even with the scholarship would have been the most expensive school I got into.

ASU: Would have loved to check it out but their decision timeline took too long and I wasn't offered any aid so I couldn't justify taking the risk and paying full tuition.

South Carolina: I got a nice scholarship but I've heard too many bad things about the direction of the law school. Seems like a mess.

Penn State: I wanted to like PSU but was completely turned off by the open house. There was just too much that I genuinely didn't like and the students didn't seem too happy so I crossed them off.

Pitt: As an out of state student, Pitt wasn't affordable either and their scholarship offer was low. I didn't have any desire to go back to western PA so I withdrew.

FSU: I only applied after being put in the "no decision reached" category at UF for a week at the beginning of the process. UF is the more recognized school in FL so since I got in there, I really didn't consider FSU.

MSU: Great school, great administration, and amazing people. I loved it there and had a hard time passing up a full scholarship. I did, however, have a strong preference for the southeast and was a little worried about being able to go back to Florida if I went to law school in Michigan.

Wake: Loved the school, hated the city. Wake was going to be 7k more a year than UF and I just couldn't find justification for spending the extra money if I wanted to end up in Florida.

UF: Visited and loved the school. Dean Adorno was great as well and it just felt right. Excited to be in Gainesville in the fall!

2/9 - Temple held my application for 3 months then decided to waitlist me? really? lol.. what a waste of 12 dollars.. withdrawing
1/29 - very underwhelming scholarship offer from Pitt..8,000 per year.
1/26 - accepted at ASU early action
1/25 - 15,000/yr scholarship at Wake via e-mail and acceptance at Pitt via status checker.
1/24 - rejected from ND via mail.. not surprised but a little dissapointed.
1/15 - 75,000 scholarship from PSU in the mail today with acceptance letter. 25/yr provided I stay in top half of class.

1/6 - Really didn't want to apply to another school but Emory randomly sent a fee waiver.. it's worth it.

12/18 - Withdrew from GMU.. I thought about sticking it out but realized that I had other better options and even if accepted it would have been too expensive.

12/16- Accepted at PSU via email.
12/11 - Waitlisted at George Mason via snail mail. Dated 12/6
12/10 - Rejection e-mail from Illinois. Not one of my top 5 schools so I'm okay.
12/10 - Accepted at Wake via e-mail
12/9 - Finally complete at UNC.. looking forward to some decisions in the next couple weeks.

11/29 - Got a voicemail from MSU that said I was admitted with a full tuition scholarship!! So excited, I'm pretty sure I'm going to visit.

11/26 - Acceptance from Florida in a large envelope in the mail.

11/22 - Acceptance letter from Marquette with a personal note from the Dean came in the mail today.

11/18 - Accepted at South Carolina via snail mail. Decision made on 11/16. First acceptance feels really good!

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Monday, August 30 2010 at 08:00 PM

Im hoping our acceptance letters are in the mail for Marquette! Seems as though the Wisconsin residents found out yesterday. Fingers crossed!

Saturday, September 15 2007 at 08:00 PM

Did you check online prior to receiving the letter from UF?? If so, what did it say?? Thanks.

Wednesday, March 10 2010 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on UF!!! I went to Florida UG and loved it. Hoping to go law school there as well. I bet you're so excited.

Saturday, September 15 2007 at 08:00 PM

That does help, thanks. My status checker says "decision pending", and I wasn't sure if I should expect it to change. Congrats again!