|#||Law School||Status||Type||$$$||Sent||Received||Complete||Interview Date||Decision||Updated|
|#4||University of Wisconsin Madison||WL, Rejected||Type: RA||Sent: 12/04/07||Rec: 12/05/07||Comp: 12/21/07||Inter: --||Dec: 02/22/08||Upd: 15 years|
|#3||Loyola University Chicago||Accepted W||Type: RA||$17,500||Sent: 01/01/08||Rec: 01/03/08||Comp: 01/14/08||Inter: --||Dec: 01/24/08||Upd: 15 years|
|#2||DePaul University||Accepted W||Type: RA||$18,000||Sent: 11/21/07||Rec: 12/07/07||Comp: 12/07/07||Inter: --||Dec: 12/18/07||Upd: 15 years|
|#1||University of Iowa||Accepted A||Type: RA||Sent: 11/26/07||Rec: 12/06/07||Comp: 12/19/07||Inter: --||Dec: 02/09/08||Upd: 15 years|
|St. Louis University F||Accepted W||Type: RA||$18,000||Sent: 11/18/07||Rec: 12/03/07||Comp: 12/07/07||Inter: --||Dec: 01/07/08||Upd: 15 years|
|University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign||Pending D W||Type: RA||Sent: 11/26/07||Rec: 11/26/07||Comp: 12/04/07||Inter: --||Dec: 01/28/08||Upd: 15 years|
|Northern Illinois University||Accepted W||Type: RA||Sent: 11/27/07||Rec: 11/30/07||Comp: 12/21/07||Inter: --||Dec: 01/30/08||Upd: 15 years|
|George Mason University F||Rejected||Type: RA||Sent: 11/28/07||Rec: 11/30/07||Comp: 12/04/07||Inter: --||Dec: 01/12/08||Upd: 15 years|
i'm shooting for a 166 on the sept. lsat, more than half my wrong answers came from RC on the june test, so bit of a lop-sided performance, are you retaking? best of luck to you this cycle
I just called them and they said it was in committee
Yep, scholarship offer was just based on merit... I haven't even seen the actual letter yet (mailed to my school address which I'm not at till mid-Jan), but the dean called me and informed me of the scholarship over the phone when she offered the acceptance. Good luck with your cycle!
I wish I never discovered this site, I spend so much time trying to dissect "why x got in and I didn't" and so forth that it's not even funny. Not that I'm capable of reading the minds of admissions staff (wouldn't THAT be nice), but I've come to the conclusion that UIUC places a lot of emphasis on the LSAT. This is actually my second go-round with the application cycle; I applied last year and decided to stick around another year in my new job. I applied to UIUC last year, first with a 163 LSAT. Flat-out rejection. I took the Feb. LSAT, scored my current score, and e-mailed the Dean of Admissions, asking if he could re-evaluate my application in light of my new LSAT. Three days later, I got an acceptance letter and a scholarship. If you *really* want to go to UIUC, would you consider taking a year off, retaking the LSAT, and trying again? In any case, it wouldn't hurt to send them a letter of continued interest, saying something along the lines of "i know you have a lot of applicants to choose from, but you're my top choice, i know my lsat/grades could be better, but standardized scores haven't accurately predicted my performance in the past/those grades occurred a long time ago, I've grown a lot in the past several years, etc. It's all about standing out from the pack of 22 y/o's who have a bunch of good grades in classes unrelated to the law who want to go to law school because what else can they do with a history major and mom & dad's college fund? Best of luck, and congrats on the great acceptances you already have in the bag!
Well, I wouldn't say that UIUC *only* wants a high LSAT to the exclusion of everything else, but they do give a lot of weight to the LSAT, particularly it seems when it comes to older splitter folks like me. They've been making a concerted effort to move up in the rankings over the past few years, and raising the median LSAT of the entering class is a good way to go about doing that. IU-B is another good example; last year they admitted pretty much anyone with an LSAT over 164. Wisconsin seems to go for the folks with interesting stories, UIUC and IU-B seems to emphasize LSAT, and Iowa...well, who knows what's going on over there. Out of curiosity, what was it about UIUC that you didn't like? I haven't had the opportunity to visit, and would appreciate any insight I can get. As far as where I'm leaning, it really is a toss-up that'll more than likely be settled by the financial aid package. Of the three, W&L is the most prestigious, UIUC is the cheapest, and Wisconsin seems the nicest. I'm not planning on practicing in the Midwest or the southeast, so it's gonna be an issue of bang for the buck, and so far that's UIUC, but the other schools haven't made offers yet. Good luck on the rest of your applications, and I'm sure you'll wind up where you were supposed to wind up all along (hokey, i know, but i'm a firm believer in that).
Hey hey! Congrats! If financial aid pans out for me, maybe I'll see you there :)
just wanted to say congrats on Iowa, that's great you got your first choice!
Will you choose Iowa over Wisconsin? I have been accepted to both and am leaning towards WI. I love Madison!
Yeah, I'm not sure about financial aid awards. Just from looking at other admitted students, it seems like they send it at some point after they make their admission decision -- I, for one, haven't heard a peep. Unfortunately for me, it looks like they're the type that either gives you a whole ton of aid, or none. I've seen a whole lot of those "full tuition" awards go out to folks, but none of those "here's $5,000 to help you out even if you did only get a 2.7 GPA as an undergrad" awards. Which I guess makes sense from their end, but might wind up making it difficult for me. But regardless, doesn't it feel pretty damn good? :-)
Hey, I'm seriously considering Loyola, but I don't know if I'll be able to make it there for an ASD, so could you tell me what you thought about it and what in particular you disliked? Thanks. PS - CONGRATS on Iowa!
Hey, I just wanted to say thanks for your opinion of Loyola, it was really helpful. I was actually admitted to Iowa after I asked you for that, so now I think it's definitely going to be Iowa for me. See you in the fall!
invitations to apply!! lucky you, I wonder when I'll get something like that. How how how?