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Deciding Where to Go => Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists => Topic started by: acl1013 on February 16, 2006, 09:46:39 AM

Title: In at NESL
Post by: acl1013 on February 16, 2006, 09:46:39 AM
After a grueling process, i finally got my first acceptance at New england today!!

Any others?

Title: Re: In at NESL
Post by: AH on February 16, 2006, 12:53:25 PM
CONGRATS!

I'm in at NE too, wish I knew about scholarships!
Title: Re: In at NESL
Post by: acl1013 on February 17, 2006, 06:41:33 AM
Hey, the letter of intent and deposit aren't binding right?
Title: Re: In at NESL
Post by: AH on February 17, 2006, 09:49:13 AM
I don't think so.  I'm not sending anything until way later int he cycle though (mostly cause I don't have money for one deposit, much less multiple), I'd call.
Title: Re: In at NESL
Post by: acl1013 on March 01, 2006, 07:12:41 AM
Anyone going to the meet and greet other students?
Title: Re: In at NESL
Post by: AH on March 01, 2006, 07:41:32 AM
I'm thinking about going to visit at the end of March.
Title: Re: In at NESL
Post by: acl1013 on March 01, 2006, 08:49:33 PM
I am thinking the 31st or the 7th.  Maybe I'll see you there!  I feel wierd that I'm the only person on this thing that is excited about NESL. Still hoping for suffolk though!
Title: Re: In at NESL
Post by: Xmaize on March 02, 2006, 07:32:06 AM
Don't worry, you're not the only one! If I get in, I'll be right there with you. I didn't go complete until 2/8 though, so I know it might be a while. Do you know much about Boston? I've applied to some target and reach schools, but if they dont come through, NESL, Suffolk or NCCU work for me. We're pretty similar numbers wise..151/3.45. Congrats on your acceptance. I think I'd rather pay a reasonable tuition and aim for top 10% of my class than get lost at a big, higher ranked school. We'll see if I change my mind once I get all my letters though...
If you visit, please let me know what the facilities are like. I was looking foward to moving from DC to a cheaper city, but if its Boston, it doesn't look like that will happen. Good luck with every where else!
Title: Re: In at NESL
Post by: acl1013 on March 02, 2006, 10:27:24 AM
Xmaize, i hope you get in! i do know alot about boston. i moved here from cali last summer and went to school here as an undergrad.

Your numbers are way better than mine so i can't imagine you wouldn't get in at nesl or suffolk.

NESL is small but it has a great reputation.  I go to suffolk (getting my certificate in paralegal studies now) and I can say that a bunch of the suffolk students are absolute snobs, but it hink you'll get that anywhere.

I'll let you know how it is once I actually go inside nesl!  good luck with the rest of your apps! ;D
Title: Re: In at NESL
Post by: Jontor on March 02, 2006, 11:05:35 AM


I can say that a bunch of the suffolk students are absolute snobs, but it hink you'll get that anywhere.

I'll let you know how it is once I actually go inside nesl!  good luck with the rest of your apps! ;D
Congrats on NESL, I was in there too but I withdraw, right now I'm trying to choose between Suffolk and Franklin Pierce in NH while waiting to hear from Northeastern. I was at Suffolk this past tuesday at the open  house..they have great building but I'm still not getting good vibe from the school. I try to accost a couple of the students but they were all heading to class or don't feel like talking to a starnger so I didn't really get much information on that day. I'm from the Merrimack Valley area and if I end up going to Suffolk I don't know if commutting from there will be an issue via commutter train. I will like to live closer to Boston but the real estate there is wicked expensive, Malden seem affordable but I will have to sell first before I buy anything there.
Title: Re: In at NESL
Post by: acl1013 on March 06, 2006, 04:40:48 PM
Jonter,

Malden is probably the cheapest and while not th closest might be a better solution than merrimack valley.  I'm still waiting on my suffolk acceptance.  I'm surprised that you went to the tuesday open house and no one would talk to you!    Some of my professors who teach at the law school will say..."If you want to go meet some obnoxious kids, go walk through the law school." I mostly want to go to suffolk for professors and the facility. The library just opened about 5 years ago and is fairly new so it's one of the best in the city.  But as for the students, can't say that they are great.  I know a few people who have had great experiences there and loved it, so who knows!

Title: Re: In at NESL
Post by: smiley1 on March 31, 2006, 03:44:40 PM
Hello! This is my first time posting..I posted on another thread too....

I got accepted to both NESL and Suffolk-part time evening division. I have a 3.37 GPA and a 152 LSAT. The NESL acceptance comes in a big envelope with a lot of stuff. The Suffolk acceptance is just a thin business sized envelope..... In case anyone was wondering!

I am 99.9% sure that I will be accepting NESL and not Suffolk. Thus, another Suffolk slot will open up!!!

I am super impressed with the staff at NESL! They also have special programs to help students succeed.  It seems like they REALLY care about the students and not just filling seats. My vibe I get from Suffolk is that they do not bend over backwards like NESL to help students. There attitude is more-dog eat dog - and you are left to your own devices without support. I am from a small state college in Massachusetts so I like Support!!!!

Who cares about reputation at the end of the day? I want my law school experience to be the best academic experience of my life! What good is going to a school that is well respected if you are miserable with the environement. Maybe because I am an older student, I have more perspective now than I would have if i was in my early twenties! LOL

Good luck everyone!

Title: Re: In at NESL
Post by: Zurichbr on March 31, 2006, 10:25:41 PM
WNEC v. NESL.  What are the pros and cons of each?  What does everyone think?
Title: Re: In at NESL
Post by: smiley1 on April 02, 2006, 05:27:40 PM
Pros- Not in Boston if you are nervous about a huge city and Small and supportive

Cons- They have one of the LOWEST bar passage rates for 1st time takers-it is in the 50's while the average for tier 3 and 4 schools in Boston is 76+ and 80's for the top schools

To me, that is very important because you need to pass the bar to practice! lol

Just my two cents....
Title: Re: In at NESL
Post by: evergreatful on April 30, 2006, 08:09:38 AM
PT acceptance yesterday! I definately think I'm going to attend. Anybody think commuting from CT 2 hours on the Amtrak three days a week is insane???
Title: Re: In at NESL
Post by: ivywhore on April 30, 2006, 08:10:22 AM
not impossible. congratulations. why don't you move closer?
Title: Re: In at NESL
Post by: evergreatful on April 30, 2006, 08:15:06 AM
I'm thinking about moving closer. I moved home from Boston last December and moved in with my father in CT. My apt was wicked exspensive in Boston and a big reason is I could live for  free with the exception of food and what-not. Plus monthly passes on Amtrak aren't that bad.  And I could stay working with the attorney I've been working with since January a couple days a week. But then again a lot of people are advising me to move back to Boston and look for a job. Decisions, decisions...
Title: Re: In at NESL
Post by: ivywhore on April 30, 2006, 08:17:53 AM
try it out....see how it works. I miss Boston, I love Newberry st.
Title: Re: In at NESL
Post by: evergreatful on April 30, 2006, 08:19:33 AM
try it out....see how it works. I miss Boston, I love Newberry st.

Gotta love Newberry. I'm a fan of running by the Charles...
Where do you attend Ivy?
Title: Re: In at NESL
Post by: ivywhore on April 30, 2006, 08:21:08 AM
if i tell you my dear, it will dent my charisma.


BTW also miss pizzeria Regina
Title: Re: In at NESL
Post by: evergreatful on April 30, 2006, 08:32:08 AM
if i tell you my dear, it will dent my charisma.


BTW also miss pizzeria Regina
LOL.

Me, I miss Il Panino in the North End...
Title: Re: In at NESL
Post by: ivywhore on April 30, 2006, 08:33:10 AM
North End is the best. I don't miss NE winters though .....too rough.