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Deciding Where to Go => Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists => Topic started by: LWS08 on February 02, 2008, 02:59:30 PM

Title: University of Florida??
Post by: LWS08 on February 02, 2008, 02:59:30 PM
Has anyone heard anything from University of Florida Law? I received an email from them that my application was being reviewed last week and still have not heard anything. I know its a bit premature but I am wondering if anyone has gotten an email and then a quick or slow follow up acceptance or rejection. Thanks!!
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: Prize Fight Promoter on February 02, 2008, 11:25:19 PM
I'm in the same boat as you for UF.  It doesn't look good for us.  They are accepting those with sufficient numbers and keeping us as last resorts.
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: LWS08 on February 03, 2008, 01:05:37 AM
Awww man, I hope that's not true. But its sure looking that way. If that's the case at least we're not Auto-rejects...There is still hope!!
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: TNGA60 on February 06, 2008, 07:16:59 PM
I posted on this just a second ago. My acceptance was postmarked 1/29. The decision took about a week after I went complete.
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: bryan9584 on February 07, 2008, 09:17:52 AM
I applied to UF back in October... I am in the mid-range of lsats and high on the gpa. I called a month ago to check on my file and they said that my application was on hold, which means that looked at my app but did not make a final decision. From what i have noticed, they have been sending out rejection letters, so if you don't get one, that means there is still hope. Its just a waiting game now...
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: shoppinnyc on February 08, 2008, 06:49:18 PM
I went complete as well in late November/early December and still haven't heard anything. According to LSN they have been sending out loads of rejection letters recently. I'm hoping that this is a good thing (*fingers crossed*) as Florida is my first choice.
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: LWS08 on February 09, 2008, 12:08:48 AM
Still nothing yet. Its now week two after receiving the email saying that they are reviewing my application. I guess they are playing a numbers game (seeing who is going to accept a seat) before determining my fate. Like I said before at least its not an Auto-Reject. Good luck to everyone who is in the same boat!!
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: TJCCARDCO on February 09, 2008, 05:43:45 PM
GO GATORS!!  ;D

Hope y'all get in, because that campus is gorgeous...and the stadium is a masterpiece of football godliness.

Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: jalex519 on February 09, 2008, 10:01:27 PM
I went complete in October, but have yet to hear anything yet, not even a deferral!
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: JKir1234 on February 10, 2008, 11:56:35 AM
"Received" email came 1/23. Heard back 2/1 by snail mail.  Never went "complete" but the letter had to travel about 3/4 of a mile from Levin to my apartment and I have good numbers.

Good luck - look out for white Gator-skin envelopes.
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: shoppinnyc on February 10, 2008, 12:54:16 PM
I keep getting more worried as the days go by...

My numbers are pretty borderline. My index score is 5.6 and everyone with that index score has basically gotten deferred and then rejected this cycle (at least according to LSN). The numbers from last cycle give me a little hope though!

Wishing and hoping for that white gator skin envelope!!!!
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: jalex519 on February 10, 2008, 01:25:56 PM
I keep getting more worried as the days go by...

My numbers are pretty borderline. My index score is 5.6 and everyone with that index score has basically gotten deferred and then rejected this cycle (at least according to LSN). The numbers from last cycle give me a little hope though!

Wishing and hoping for that white gator skin envelope!!!!

I've got the same index, this is so nerve racking.
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: PIZZAMAN86 on February 10, 2008, 01:35:07 PM
My index number is a 5.7 if they dont average my LSAT scores. If they do average Im screwed, but Im hoping they will take my highest since I have a 9 point difference between the two scores. I just got the email that my app was being reviewed last wednesday too.
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: shoppinnyc on February 10, 2008, 02:15:29 PM
I keep getting more worried as the days go by...

My numbers are pretty borderline. My index score is 5.6 and everyone with that index score has basically gotten deferred and then rejected this cycle (at least according to LSN). The numbers from last cycle give me a little hope though!

Wishing and hoping for that white gator skin envelope!!!!

I've got the same index, this is so nerve racking.

Oh man...freaking out...
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: shoppinnyc on February 10, 2008, 02:17:11 PM
My index number is a 5.7 if they dont average my LSAT scores. If they do average Im screwed, but Im hoping they will take my highest since I have a 9 point difference between the two scores. I just got the email that my app was being reviewed last wednesday too.

When I visited they told me that they usually say on websites and other sources that they average scores, but they really take the highest score (supposedly). I'm hoping that they take my highest score (5 point difference).

My application has in review since like early December....this sucks. I think a perfect Valentine's Day present would be an acceptance letter!
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: UnbiasedObserver on February 11, 2008, 07:38:09 AM
My index number is a 5.7 if they dont average my LSAT scores. If they do average Im screwed, but Im hoping they will take my highest since I have a 9 point difference between the two scores. I just got the email that my app was being reviewed last wednesday too.
First, congrats!  Improving by 9 points is quite an accomplishment! 

( improved by nine points, and I'm fairly certain they took my highest score.  I think you'll be fine.

Good luck to you and everyone else! 
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: CoupDeGlace on February 12, 2008, 12:19:31 PM
I went complete in October, but have yet to hear anything yet, not even a deferral!

Did you ever get the email saying that your application went to the committee for review? I never was told I was complete, but I got notified 2 weeks ago that I went in for review.

Look at it this way... since they told us we'd all hear by early April... at least in six weeks' time we'll all have heard back.  :D
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: shoppinnyc on February 12, 2008, 05:29:39 PM
Look at it this way... since they told us we'd all hear by early April... at least in six weeks' time we'll all have heard back.  :D

Six weeks seems like six years. I want to know NOW!

Thanks for trying to make us feel better though.
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: sinkfloridasink on February 12, 2008, 06:15:40 PM
My index is a 5.6 as well, but luckily they haven't dinged anyone yet with my LSAT. I still have hope.
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: stinabee on February 13, 2008, 12:03:25 AM
My index is 5.6 too, agghhhh. They cant reject us all....can they?  :'(

Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: BBIH on February 13, 2008, 08:00:59 AM
Shocking...my index is 5.6 too. :-) I called yesterday and they said they could mail out a letter by April 1 the latest. But they also said it could come anytime. Talk about inconclusive news...
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: CoupDeGlace on February 13, 2008, 04:58:19 PM
When you look at the numbers right now on LSN, I counted only one person who was admitted thus far with an LSAT below 160. And that person was only accepted last week.

I think instead of calling UF the Harvard of Florida we can call it Florida's GMU. By this time last year my friend, who had an index of 5.6, was admitted. It's quite possible that they may be holding off on a lot of decisions seeing what response they get from their earliest admits (which were all up in 5.8-6.0 land)
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: stinabee on February 13, 2008, 05:28:32 PM
Hmm...for those of you in Gville now (as I am), do you remember this article in the Alligator about Law Applications being up?

http://www.alligator.org/articles/2007/11/16/news/campus/law.txt

No Good.  :-\
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: jalex519 on February 13, 2008, 08:03:41 PM
Hmm...for those of you in Gville now (as I am), do you remember this article in the Alligator about Law Applications being up?

http://www.alligator.org/articles/2007/11/16/news/campus/law.txt

No Good.  :-\

Yeah I remember the article, hopefully they have room for all us 5.6ers though.

On LSN my index calculated as 5.5, but on the actual LSDAS report that was sent out I had an index of 5.6...
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: vjm on February 14, 2008, 07:40:17 PM
Ugh, I just realized I am a 5.6 as well. April?!?! I really need to get into UF.
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: jalex519 on February 15, 2008, 01:31:05 PM
So I called UF's admissions office today, after getting a letter in the mail yesterday from FSU informing me that my application was on hold, I had a feeling that this was probably the case at Florida as well. It turns out I was right - they said my file had been reviewed once, but that a decision had not been made and that I should hear back by April at the latest.
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: CoupDeGlace on February 15, 2008, 01:57:56 PM
So I called UF's admissions office today, after getting a letter in the mail yesterday from FSU informing me that my application was on hold, I had a feeling that this was probably the case at Florida as well. It turns out I was right - they said my file had been reviewed once, but that a decision had not been made and that I should hear back by April at the latest.

See, I don't know why UF can't tell people if their applications have been placed on hold. I don't think it's right that some people could be holding out to make a decision elsewhere, and they just will sit on the app. Granted, it's a lot better than being rejected, but other schools have the courtesy to tell you when you're on hold. I'm sure their logic is that they tell you that you'll get a decision either way by April, and if it's on hold they really technically haven't made a decision, but it's still just incredibly frustrating.
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: BBIH on February 16, 2008, 01:28:12 AM
Jalex519, same exact thing happened to me! But the letter informing me about the hold at FSU said they would get back to me by May, which is way too late. Either way, I don't think we are particularly disadvantaged because we haven't heard an assertive answer from UF yet...I think they are just "playing the numbers game", whatever that means.  ???
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: LWS08 on February 16, 2008, 09:34:25 PM
Still nothing on my end..my theory about the "playing the numbers game" is that a number of applications are on hold pending who accepts UF's offer for admission. The more people decline the more "hold" applicants get offers.
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: CoupDeGlace on February 16, 2008, 10:54:43 PM
Still nothing on my end..my theory about the "playing the numbers game" is that a number of applications are on hold pending who accepts UF's offer for admission. The more people decline the more "hold" applicants get offers.

With the current cutbacks in the state budget here in Florida for university funding, I can't help but wonder if this is affecting the number of out-of-state applicants they're accepting. A lot of us still waiting are Florida residents. I wouldn't be surprised if they're perhaps placing priority on out-of-staters, who would pay double what we'd be paying. But that's just a theory of mine.

As for yours... yeah that's definitely likely. We're really never going to know. It's really going to be more telling when at least some of us here start getting in, or getting rejected (but let's be optimistic here and assume acceptance  ;D) I wouldn't be surprised if it happens in a wave, of sorts.

Maybe they're playing a game with us, where by the time we get the acceptance we'll be prostituting ourselves to attend. I think we're kind of close to that point right now...  ;)
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: UnbiasedObserver on February 17, 2008, 08:44:41 AM
With the current cutbacks in the state budget here in Florida for university funding, I can't help but wonder if this is affecting the number of out-of-state applicants they're accepting. A lot of us still waiting are Florida residents. I wouldn't be surprised if they're perhaps placing priority on out-of-staters, who would pay double what we'd be paying. But that's just a theory of mine.

I hope you're wrong. I was going to ask for some money to cover those out-of-state tuition expenses!  :'(
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: schooler on February 17, 2008, 08:52:52 PM
I will withdraw my FSU acceptance to clear the way.  I just submitted a application to UF on the deadline, so I'll withdraw it as soon as I hear word (assuming I am accepted ha!).
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: CoupDeGlace on February 17, 2008, 10:31:13 PM
All I know is that at USF they're talking about how much harder it is going to be to get in here for undergrad, due to the budget cuts. It's apparently now to the point where B average HS graduates will be facing a challenge to get in. That's at USF... I can't even imagine at UF and FSU, where they're even more selective, what it's like.

Well, yes I can, because I believe that if these budget cutbacks in the tens of millions are causing schools to cut down on the number of students they accept for 2008-2009 undergrad, that it more likely than not is also affecting the graduate schools as well. Additionally, UF has had a very large class, and I wouldn't be surprised if they want to cut down on that.

All of this is going to equal more selectivity. In any case, even if it's not having a huge impact, I'm sure the budget strain isn't helping any.
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: sinkfloridasink on February 18, 2008, 08:39:57 AM
All I know is that at USF they're talking about how much harder it is going to be to get in here for undergrad, due to the budget cuts. It's apparently now to the point where B average HS graduates will be facing a challenge to get in. That's at USF... I can't even imagine at UF and FSU, where they're even more selective, what it's like.

Well, yes I can, because I believe that if these budget cutbacks in the tens of millions are causing schools to cut down on the number of students they accept for 2008-2009 undergrad, that it more likely than not is also affecting the graduate schools as well. Additionally, UF has had a very large class, and I wouldn't be surprised if they want to cut down on that.

All of this is going to equal more selectivity. In any case, even if it's not having a huge impact, I'm sure the budget strain isn't helping any.

UF has already capped it's Undergrad incoming freshman class size (I think it's the first ever cap on enrollment). The state apparently has even asked UF to decrease it further. I can't imagine what it will mean to the already very high selectivity UF has had in the past few years (it started right after I got in, thank God), or what it will mean for the law school.
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: shoppinnyc on February 18, 2008, 02:35:25 PM
This sucks big time. I should have graduated early and applied last year.
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: iLukeisamazing on February 18, 2008, 10:25:32 PM
All I know is that at USF they're talking about how much harder it is going to be to get in here for undergrad, due to the budget cuts. It's apparently now to the point where B average HS graduates will be facing a challenge to get in. That's at USF... I can't even imagine at UF and FSU, where they're even more selective, what it's like.

Well, yes I can, because I believe that if these budget cutbacks in the tens of millions are causing schools to cut down on the number of students they accept for 2008-2009 undergrad, that it more likely than not is also affecting the graduate schools as well. Additionally, UF has had a very large class, and I wouldn't be surprised if they want to cut down on that.

All of this is going to equal more selectivity. In any case, even if it's not having a huge impact, I'm sure the budget strain isn't helping any.

UF has already capped it's Undergrad incoming freshman class size (I think it's the first ever cap on enrollment). The state apparently has even asked UF to decrease it further. I can't imagine what it will mean to the already very high selectivity UF has had in the past few years (it started right after I got in, thank God), or what it will mean for the law school.

I don't think it means as much for the law schools in the state, they are still staying the same size. However, for the Public schools in the state, they aren't even allowed to accept transfers until December, period.
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: stinabee on February 19, 2008, 10:03:06 AM
In at Florida via gator skin snail mail!!!!!!!!!!! :) I'm so relieved! My first acceptance too! 5.6ers have a chance after all!
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: UnbiasedObserver on February 19, 2008, 10:04:08 AM
Congrats!
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: CoupDeGlace on February 19, 2008, 12:03:51 PM
In at Florida via gator skin snail mail!!!!!!!!!!! :) I'm so relieved! My first acceptance too! 5.6ers have a chance after all!

That's so exciting. If you don't mind me asking, when did you get notified that your application was sent to committee for review? I got the email on January 23, so I'm trying to gauge.  :D
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: stinabee on February 19, 2008, 12:58:09 PM
In at Florida via gator skin snail mail!!!!!!!!!!! :) I'm so relieved! My first acceptance too! 5.6ers have a chance after all!

That's so exciting. If you don't mind me asking, when did you get notified that your application was sent to committee for review? I got the email on January 23, so I'm trying to gauge.  :D

I also got my in-review email on the 23rd, so you should hear soon. I live in Gainesville now, so it might have gotten to me quicker. Good luck!
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: billymahogany on February 19, 2008, 02:48:31 PM
In today, 5.6 index.
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: CoupDeGlace on February 19, 2008, 03:19:10 PM
In at Florida via gator skin snail mail!!!!!!!!!!! :) I'm so relieved! My first acceptance too! 5.6ers have a chance after all!

That's so exciting. If you don't mind me asking, when did you get notified that your application was sent to committee for review? I got the email on January 23, so I'm trying to gauge.  :D

I also got my in-review email on the 23rd, so you should hear soon. I live in Gainesville now, so it might have gotten to me quicker. Good luck!

OMG I hope so... if I got in at UF it would take an immense weight off my shoulders for the remainder of the cycle.
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: jalex519 on February 19, 2008, 03:39:11 PM
Congrats to the two of you who got in today! We should make a 5.6 index at UF support group thread lol.
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: Changed Name on February 19, 2008, 03:51:13 PM
I have a 5.7 index and applied way back in October/November, still haven't heard a peep from them.

At this point though I don't think i would go unless offered a scholarship.. but would be nice to know..
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: BigOleBlue on February 25, 2008, 03:52:24 AM
In at UF via snail mail!! I can't believe it!!! Out-of-state!! Whoo hoo!!
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: vjm on February 25, 2008, 07:53:46 AM
Congratulations!!!!
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: smorse08 on February 25, 2008, 03:08:07 PM
In at UF via snail mail!! I can't believe it!!! Out-of-state!! Whoo hoo!!

Congrats! What are your numbers if you don't mind me asking?
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: shoppinnyc on February 26, 2008, 01:34:17 PM
In at UF via snail mail!! I can't believe it!!! Out-of-state!! Whoo hoo!!


Oooo!!! Congrats!!! Are you from Michigan, Blue???
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: BigOleBlue on February 27, 2008, 05:44:22 PM
In at UF via snail mail!! I can't believe it!!! Out-of-state!! Whoo hoo!!


Oooo!!! Congrats!!! Are you from Michigan, Blue???

No, I'm actually from California, but I went to school in North Carolina.
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: BigOleBlue on February 27, 2008, 05:50:12 PM
Do any of you guys happen to know about out-of-state residency and getting in-state tuition for the second and third years in Florida? It impacts my decision tremendously, so I'd like to know if any of you guys know about this.
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: vjm on February 27, 2008, 05:54:59 PM
It seems to be a snap. One of the big attractions for many people.
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: schooler on February 27, 2008, 06:27:04 PM
UF must have seen my not-so-ringing endorsement on this board, and therefore UF refuses to acknowledge me. 

Just as well.  ::)
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: just dot on February 27, 2008, 06:31:15 PM
Do any of you guys happen to know about out-of-state residency and getting in-state tuition for the second and third years in Florida? It impacts my decision tremendously, so I'd like to know if any of you guys know about this.

The UF website addresses this.  Everyone I've talked to has said you can get in-state tuition after the first year (so, for 2L and 3L years). 
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: stinabee on February 27, 2008, 06:31:36 PM
Do any of you guys happen to know about out-of-state residency and getting in-state tuition for the second and third years in Florida? It impacts my decision tremendously, so I'd like to know if any of you guys know about this.

I read this just today on the student boards--
"There's a list on the UF website on how to get instate tuition, but basically, change your drivers license, insurance and registration, bank accounts, declare domicile at the county courthouse of alachua, and register to vote. Make sure you do it at least 360 days before the first day of your second year. From there it's all just paperwork, and it's pretty automatic to get residency."

Hope that helps!
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: BigOleBlue on March 04, 2008, 03:40:46 AM
Do any of you guys happen to know about out-of-state residency and getting in-state tuition for the second and third years in Florida? It impacts my decision tremendously, so I'd like to know if any of you guys know about this.

I read this just today on the student boards--
"There's a list on the UF website on how to get instate tuition, but basically, change your drivers license, insurance and registration, bank accounts, declare domicile at the county courthouse of alachua, and register to vote. Make sure you do it at least 360 days before the first day of your second year. From there it's all just paperwork, and it's pretty automatic to get residency."

Hope that helps!


It's hard for me to actually believe that I might live in Alachua County; my fiancťe's from Newberry and it would be very nice to live in Gainesville. Well, if I don't get into my last two schools, I think I'll be in Florida. Also, if Wake decides to give me substantial amounts of money, it would pose an interesting decision, but UF seems like it's for me.
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: vjm on March 24, 2008, 08:41:34 PM
In today! 5.6 index. 158/3.4, nontrad with attendant weirdness. What a relief! Don't loose hope 5.6ers.
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: bostr84777 on March 25, 2008, 08:40:34 AM
Can you elaborate on getting in-state tuition after your first year? I cannot afford to attend otherwise. I contacted the law school registrar, and she really had no idea. She transferred me to The University Registrar, who also really didn't know. She said itís handled on a case by case basis, and referred me to the website facts.org, which made it sound like I can only get in-state if I attend less than full time and work full-time my first year. However, this is not what FSU said. Please help, my dream is to attend UF, but I am so confused. I will live off campus for 12 months prior to the first day of my second year, will switch all my accounts and documents as mentioned above, and will claim domicile. Is this enough?
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: schooler on March 25, 2008, 11:43:32 AM
Can you elaborate on getting in-state tuition after your first year? I cannot afford to attend otherwise. I contacted the law school registrar, and she really had no idea. She transferred me to The University Registrar, who also really didn't know. She said itís handled on a case by case basis, and referred me to the website facts.org, which made it sound like I can only get in-state if I attend less than full time and work full-time my first year. However, this is not what FSU said. Please help, my dream is to attend UF, but I am so confused. I will live off campus for 12 months prior to the first day of my second year, will switch all my accounts and documents as mentioned above, and will claim domicile. Is this enough?

I don't know what UF requires for the residency adjustment.  But to claim FL residency you need to show such proof as driver's license, voter's registration, vehicle registration, etc.

Also, as an aside, when I adjusted my residency in CA, I had to submit stuff like the above and banking account information showing opening of new and closing of old. Also tax stuff.
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: UnbiasedObserver on March 25, 2008, 12:55:54 PM
Can you elaborate on getting in-state tuition after your first year? I cannot afford to attend otherwise. I contacted the law school registrar, and she really had no idea. She transferred me to The University Registrar, who also really didn't know. She said itís handled on a case by case basis, and referred me to the website facts.org, which made it sound like I can only get in-state if I attend less than full time and work full-time my first year. However, this is not what FSU said. Please help, my dream is to attend UF, but I am so confused. I will live off campus for 12 months prior to the first day of my second year, will switch all my accounts and documents as mentioned above, and will claim domicile. Is this enough?

I was told that this is all you need to do by someone who used to attend UF (he transferred).  The claiming domicile is the on thing that people often forget to do that is important.

FWIW, it also states on their website (I forget where) that a vast majority of students claim in-state residency status by the second year.   

Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: UGAfootballfanatic on March 25, 2008, 03:41:05 PM
I'm a current UF law student. congrats to all you who've been accepted! I still check these boards around admissions season to offer what I know about the school. It's very easy to get instate if you follow protocol (someone else listed them: drivers license, car registration, declaration of domicile, registered voter, and change all your bills to your new Florida address). I got it after my first year with no trouble.
I did hear one of the deans say that the class size may be dropped down to 350- 370 in coming years, but no word on whether that's next year or further down the road. I wouldn't hold my breath for much financial aid other than loans unless your scores are very high or you're a URM. Most of us take loans, which is ok b/c tuition is very cheap. I think I'll be graduating with around 55K in loans.

If you have questions, ask away (or PM me)-- I'll be one your ambassadors for the incoming class orientation as well.
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: UnbiasedObserver on March 25, 2008, 03:49:25 PM
I'm a current UF law student. congrats to all you who've been accepted! I still check these boards around admissions season to offer what I know about the school. It's very easy to get instate if you follow protocol (someone else listed them: drivers license, car registration, declaration of domicile, registered voter, and change all your bills to your new Florida address). I got it after my first year with no trouble.
I did hear one of the deans say that the class size may be dropped down to 350- 370 in coming years, but no word on whether that's next year or further down the road. I wouldn't hold my breath for much financial aid other than loans unless your scores are very high or you're a URM. Most of us take loans, which is ok b/c tuition is very cheap. I think I'll be graduating with around 55K in loans.

If you have questions, ask away (or PM me)-- I'll be one your ambassadors for the incoming class orientation as well.

Thank you very much for the information!

What do you define as "very high" scores?
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: UGAfootballfanatic on March 26, 2008, 09:21:32 AM
For UF, I'd consider high scores to be 165+ and 3.6-3.8 GPA. this is just a guideline based on talking to students who've gotten scholarships. UF also considers financial need as necessary but not sufficient to get a scholarship in most cases (again, all anecdotal).
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: lpierre on March 27, 2008, 12:36:07 AM
I was accepted 2 days ago!! I'm a Florida resident but go to school out of state. I can't wait to head back home next year  ;D
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: Changed Name on March 27, 2008, 12:58:19 AM
I was rejected. Kinda surprised, 5.7 index, and I have the second highest LSAT of all those who were rejected so far on LSN.

It's more of a shot to the ego than anything else.

Congrats to those who got in, and good luck to everyone else.
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: UnbiasedObserver on March 27, 2008, 08:07:01 AM
For UF, I'd consider high scores to be 165+ and 3.6-3.8 GPA. this is just a guideline based on talking to students who've gotten scholarships. UF also considers financial need as necessary but not sufficient to get a scholarship in most cases (again, all anecdotal).

Ah, shucks.  My LSAT is just a little bit too low. 

I hope you're wrong!  :D
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: schooler on March 27, 2008, 09:40:39 AM
I was rejected. Kinda surprised, 5.7 index, and I have the second highest LSAT of all those who were rejected so far on LSN.

It's more of a shot to the ego than anything else.

Congrats to those who got in, and good luck to everyone else.

That sucks, Nischay, but you got into some good schools with some nice scholarships.
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: stinabee on March 27, 2008, 11:00:31 AM
To give you a glimmer of hope, my friend, a 1L at Florida now, got a full ride with a 162 and 3.8. And she has no soft factors.

I have no idea how she pulled it off, but how awesome is that? She found out in April.
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: UnbiasedObserver on March 27, 2008, 12:36:14 PM
To give you a glimmer of hope, my friend, a 1L at Florida now, got a full ride with a 162 and 3.8. And she has no soft factors.

I have no idea how she pulled it off, but how awesome is that? She found out in April.

Is she a Florida resident? (I am not.)

I've noticed on LSN that they give out a decent amount of money to Florida residents. 
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: CoupDeGlace on March 27, 2008, 12:51:48 PM
To give you a glimmer of hope, my friend, a 1L at Florida now, got a full ride with a 162 and 3.8. And she has no soft factors.

I have no idea how she pulled it off, but how awesome is that? She found out in April.

Oh wow...

I'm not counting on getting anything (and it wouldn't be terrible, since as a resident it's all of $10k a year) but getting any money at all from UF would be fantastic.

How are they on small need-based scholarships?
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: stinabee on March 27, 2008, 01:12:31 PM
To give you a glimmer of hope, my friend, a 1L at Florida now, got a full ride with a 162 and 3.8. And she has no soft factors.

I have no idea how she pulled it off, but how awesome is that? She found out in April.

Is she a Florida resident? (I am not.)

I've noticed on LSN that they give out a decent amount of money to Florida residents. 

Yep she's a FL resident and did her UG at UF as well.
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: juliemccoy on March 27, 2008, 01:15:22 PM
I'm an out-of-state student who managed to get some need-based aid. You just have to submit a letter to financial aid at the law school before a certain deadline. Contact Carol Huber at the law school.

Need-based aid isn't dependent on your LSAT/GPA scores-- if you can show a compelling need, the school will try to help you out.
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: UnbiasedObserver on March 27, 2008, 02:48:23 PM
To give you a glimmer of hope, my friend, a 1L at Florida now, got a full ride with a 162 and 3.8. And she has no soft factors.

I have no idea how she pulled it off, but how awesome is that? She found out in April.

Is she a Florida resident? (I am not.)

I've noticed on LSN that they give out a decent amount of money to Florida residents. 

Yep she's a FL resident and did her UG at UF as well.


That's what I figured.  They've given out some very nice scholarships on LSN to people that went to UF UG and are Fl residents.

I just want them to knock down the $30,000 it would cost me in tuition for the first year as a non-resident.  Please, Florida?  :P
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: BigOleBlue on March 28, 2008, 01:08:19 AM
I had a question that I was hoping to have some of you guys answer for me. How easy is it to get a decent-paying job in Gainesville during 2L and 3L years? I'm thinking of summer clerking elsewhere (Tampa, Jacksonville, Orlando), but I don't know about during the year. Is there just a glut of UF Law people in the area that make it impossible to find such a job?
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: stinabee on March 28, 2008, 02:11:58 AM
I had a question that I was hoping to have some of you guys answer for me. How easy is it to get a decent-paying job in Gainesville during 2L and 3L years? I'm thinking of summer clerking elsewhere (Tampa, Jacksonville, Orlando), but I don't know about during the year. Is there just a glut of UF Law people in the area that make it impossible to find such a job?

I think it depends how appealing you are. I tried to get a job working at a law office this semester (I'm in my last sem of UG), but she didn't want to hire me because I wasn't sure if I was going to be going to UF for law school and she wanted someone that was going to be long-term. But she told me that I could clerk for her my 2nd semester or beyond if I stayed at UF, because she liked my resume, professionalism, etc. As with any place, if you put yourself out there early and get to know people, you have a chance of getting something. Whether you'll be getting decent pay...that I don't know. I originally applied for a legal secretary-type job which was like 11 or 12 an hour, so I imagine a clerk would be more? I actually haven't really looked into how much money you can make as a law student, so for those that have, what is considered decent?
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: UGAfootballfanatic on March 28, 2008, 05:43:45 AM
If you want a decent paying law firm job during 2L/3L, it's not very promising, for two reasons: 1) gainesville has very few firms + 400 2ls and 400 3ls; 2) those jobs that are out there typcially pay between 12 and 15 per hour for clerks (it's supply-demand). You could also get a research assistantship at UF, which pays around the same. It's not impossible, but it's a challenge.
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: dwkfym on July 19, 2008, 11:21:25 AM
Got in off waitlist.. called me international to wake me up at 3AM with the good news!
I visited the school before I left for Korea..Checked out a LOT of things at UF, met some people, but to sum it up I didn't like how there wasn't a big city or a beach nearby (I'm from San Diego) but LOVED the party atmosphere that reminded me of my undergrad school. Though that bit probably doesn't apply to any law student.

Woohoo! See you all in Gainesville next year. PM me if you'd like to know my stats..

has anyone else gotten in off the waitlist?
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: UnbiasedObserver on July 22, 2008, 01:31:09 PM
Got in off waitlist.. called me international to wake me up at 3AM with the good news!
I visited the school before I left for Korea..Checked out a LOT of things at UF, met some people, but to sum it up I didn't like how there wasn't a big city or a beach nearby (I'm from San Diego) but LOVED the party atmosphere that reminded me of my undergrad school. Though that bit probably doesn't apply to any law student.

Woohoo! See you all in Gainesville next year. PM me if you'd like to know my stats..

has anyone else gotten in off the waitlist?

Congrats on getting off the waitlist!
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: jalex519 on July 22, 2008, 08:43:43 PM
In off the wait list today!  ;D
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: just dot on July 23, 2008, 06:07:27 AM
In off the wait list today!  ;D

CONGRATS!!!!  That is so great.   ;D
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: UnbiasedObserver on July 24, 2008, 01:54:42 PM
In off the wait list today!  ;D

Awesome!
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: jdhog2 on February 15, 2009, 10:04:00 PM
Got my acceptance on Saturday.... good luck everyone!!!
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: UnbiasedObserver on February 16, 2009, 05:48:26 AM
Got my acceptance on Saturday.... good luck everyone!!!

Congrats!

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. 
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: jalex519 on March 09, 2009, 11:57:04 AM
I am asking this on behalf of a friend of mine.

How did you all find out your username and password for the online status checker? She has tried her LSAC password and username as instructed, but it does not work. Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: University of Florida??
Post by: Jezz1226 on March 11, 2009, 08:24:37 AM
I am asking this on behalf of a friend of mine.

How did you all find out your username and password for the online status checker? She has tried her LSAC password and username as instructed, but it does not work. Thanks in advance.

It was e-mailed to me and it is different than my LSAC name/password.  February 11th was when it was e-mailed to me, which is about 2 weeks after I submitted the application.