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Deciding Where to Go => Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists => Topic started by: iLukeisamazing on November 16, 2007, 08:15:13 PM

Title: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: iLukeisamazing on November 16, 2007, 08:15:13 PM
Post here if you were. Post dates, thoughts, scholarships, etc.

11/16, haven't received anymore info.
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: jalex519 on November 17, 2007, 12:02:11 AM
Dissident,

Would you mind PM'ing me your stats?
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: iLukeisamazing on November 17, 2007, 07:54:45 AM
Applied 10/31/07; Accepted 11/16/07

Go Noles...Beat Maryland!

I concur, go Noles!

Is FSU your #1 dissident?
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: iLukeisamazing on November 17, 2007, 12:04:48 PM
No, but I love Tallahassee and would be happy to go there... 21-6... wonder if Ponder will play later?

I think if they go up big he will. Weatherford needs to play a lot to get himself back into the groove after the concussion.

Good luck.
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: Too Old For Law on November 19, 2007, 02:15:31 PM
Got the letter on Saturday and nice phone call this afternoon.  I hope they come through with some $$$.
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: billymahogany on November 19, 2007, 02:25:23 PM
Accepted 10/30.  My thoughts on FSU Law change pretty much every day.
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: iLukeisamazing on November 19, 2007, 05:04:24 PM
Accepted 10/30.  My thoughts on FSU Law change pretty much every day.

How so?
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: billymahogany on November 19, 2007, 05:14:14 PM
Accepted 10/30.  My thoughts on FSU Law change pretty much every day.

How so?

Well, for instance, today I got a scholarship offer from UMiami.  Likewise, my thoughts on living in Tallahassee vs Gainesville change every day.  On the one hand there are tons of firms in Tallahassee and the Capitol.  On the other, I love Gainesville (the weather, the campus, the co-eds...) and its central location would make it easy to do a summer associateship anywhere.  So yeah...but if FSU gives me any money at all, I'll probably go there over anywhere else (there's no way UF will give me any).  FWIW, FSU's law school seems much more academic than FSU as a whole, which I like (this is the same at UF, though). 
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: UnoriginalAndrew on December 10, 2007, 12:08:23 AM
Accepted 10/30.  My thoughts on FSU Law change pretty much every day.

How so?

Well, for instance, today I got a scholarship offer from UMiami.  Likewise, my thoughts on living in Tallahassee vs Gainesville change every day.  On the one hand there are tons of firms in Tallahassee and the Capitol.  On the other, I love Gainesville (the weather, the campus, the co-eds...) and its central location would make it easy to do a summer associateship anywhere.  So yeah...but if FSU gives me any money at all, I'll probably go there over anywhere else (there's no way UF will give me any).  FWIW, FSU's law school seems much more academic than FSU as a whole, which I like (this is the same at UF, though)

That is very true.  There's a world of difference between the ugrad schools and their LS's.
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: juliemccoy on December 10, 2007, 12:14:33 AM
I have yet to see where UF's law school is any more academic than its undergrad programs.
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: Denon on December 17, 2007, 09:41:09 PM
Congratulations! I did my UG at FSU and knew a couple people who ended up at the law school. They like/liked it a lot. They say the professors are great and believe they're getting a great legal education. However, be warned... Tallahassee sucks.
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: country girl on January 12, 2008, 09:17:37 AM
Accepted today!  Yay!  So excited because I LOVE Fl. and I have family down there!
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: iLukeisamazing on January 14, 2008, 10:09:15 PM
Accepted today!  Yay!  So excited because I LOVE Fl. and I have family down there!

Woohoo, Congrats!
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: camarogirlj on January 15, 2008, 09:43:51 AM
I was accepted Friday afternoon via phone call and got some info in the mail yesterday.  Anyone going to the visit day on Feb 22nd?  Congrats to everyone too!!!
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: iLukeisamazing on January 19, 2008, 08:45:43 PM
I was accepted Friday afternoon via phone call and got some info in the mail yesterday.  Anyone going to the visit day on Feb 22nd?  Congrats to everyone too!!!

I'm going on the 22nd.

Dot, you're right about UF and FSU, both schools are GREAT schools and both are making strong pushes: UF to keep it's top spot, and FSU to move in to the T1. I do know that there were a lot of people who were very, very surprise when FSU didn't make it in the T1 this past release.
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: BigOleBlue on January 25, 2008, 02:45:40 PM
Accepted!! Back in November and got a $5000 scholarship. Is that the base package that everyone receives?
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: camarogirlj on February 21, 2008, 07:43:12 AM
Had to cancel my visit there next Friday.  Does anyone know when they give out most scholarships???  I filled out the (need-based?) form they sent in January including the option of marking gov't/environmental interest.  Have I missed the $$$? 
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: zander3502 on February 21, 2008, 04:17:10 PM
I was accepted back in December and I'm also waiting for scholarships.  I thought I'd get at least some kind of small merit scholarship, but I haven't received anything yet.  I got an email today asking me to apply to some kind of civil rights scholarship.
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: camarogirlj on February 21, 2008, 08:41:52 PM
I was accepted back in December and I'm also waiting for scholarships.  I thought I'd get at least some kind of small merit scholarship, but I haven't received anything yet.  I got an email today asking me to apply to some kind of civil rights scholarship.

Yeah I got that too...not exactly what I was looking for :(
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: Quaildogie on March 06, 2008, 08:38:41 AM
Put on Hold yesterday what a bad day
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: stinabee on March 06, 2008, 10:50:11 AM
Woke up with a call from FL State today...Accepted! However I did my UG at UF and already got accepted to the law school as well, so I don't see why I would accept FSU over UF...Anyone know what kind of advantages FSU would offer? I'm not interested in doing public interest law/working in govt. so the whole capitol of FL thing isn't a draw.
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: billymahogany on March 06, 2008, 12:26:16 PM
Woke up with a call from FL State today...Accepted! However I did my UG at UF and already got accepted to the law school as well, so I don't see why I would accept FSU over UF...Anyone know what kind of advantages FSU would offer? I'm not interested in doing public interest law/working in govt. so the whole capitol of FL thing isn't a draw.

I've been accepted to both as well.  When I first got into FSU I tried really hard to like Tallahassee, but couldn't.  If you want to work at the Capitol/at a firm in Tallahassee, you can always just do so over the summer.  UF's main draw over FSU is in the reputation department.  UF has graduated so many more judges than FSU, it's not even close.  It will be interesting to see where USNews ranks the two schools this year, since they were so close last year (47th and 53rd, respectively).
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: Quaildogie on March 06, 2008, 12:28:38 PM
Got the acceptance phone call today.  In at both UF and FSU now.  I'm going with FSU because Gainesville is the worst and FSU has a better bar passage and placement ranking, that being said you really can't go wrong with either both are great places
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: billymahogany on March 06, 2008, 12:46:06 PM
Got the acceptance phone call today.  In at both UF and FSU now.  I'm going with FSU because Gainesville is the worst and FSU has a better bar passage and placement ranking, that being said you really can't go wrong with either both are great places

The numbers are negligible when you consider that FSU and UF are separated by 2 percentage points and that more UF grads sit for the exam than do FSU grads: "FSU topped those who took Part A and Part B of the general bar exam; 146 of the 164 FSU grads passed...Next was The University of Florida, where 178 of 205 graduates passed, or 86.8 percent."

As for placement rankings, I assume you're talking about percentage employed at graduation...because UF's degree travels much further than FSU's (check the NALP data). 
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: CoupDeGlace on March 06, 2008, 11:19:27 PM
Got the acceptance phone call today.  In at both UF and FSU now.  I'm going with FSU because Gainesville is the worst and FSU has a better bar passage and placement ranking, that being said you really can't go wrong with either both are great places

The numbers are negligible when you consider that FSU and UF are separated by 2 percentage points and that more UF grads sit for the exam than do FSU grads: "FSU topped those who took Part A and Part B of the general bar exam; 146 of the 164 FSU grads passed...Next was The University of Florida, where 178 of 205 graduates passed, or 86.8 percent."

As for placement rankings, I assume you're talking about percentage employed at graduation...because UF's degree travels much further than FSU's (check the NALP data). 

I'm still waiting on a decision from UF. I got into FSU back in January, and I went to their first ASD.

I really liked the school. It was impressive, they definitely are making strides to keep rising in the rankings.

That said... I hate being like this but if I choose to stay in Florida and get into UF, I'll probably choose UF. I feel so shallow to say that, because 1) I'm not even counting on getting in at this point because UF is just being scary this cycle, and 2) FSU has shown me love since the beginning.

But in a state like Florida, I just don't know if I'd want to go to a school that's always going to be seen as number 2. They were talking a lot at FSU about "watch the rankings in April..." I think they do expect that they might pass UF this year. I won't even bother wasting my time speculating on that... I do think FSU deserves to cross over into T1, and the way UF has been right now I don't know if they don't deserve to be given a bit of a wake up call. FSU has definitely been treating admitted students better than UF. But I think that UF feels (and probably is right) that their name has cachet in Florida and most Floridians will bend over backwards to go there.

The Tallahassee location doesn't mean so much to me either... I'm not really huge on either Tallahassee or Gainesville. But the location in the capital doesn't necessarily mean that much to me, because I'm not set on going into a government job, and it's not like UF suffers much for being in Gainesville. It's like in Georgia, I don't think a lot of UGA students suffer from not being in Atlanta... the school is ranked how much higher than Georgia State? And Atlanta is so much larger than Tallahassee, and actually has industry.

I may very well wind up at FSU, because it's really my best option at the moment, if I want to remain in Florida or the southeast in general. As I said, I hate that I'd likely pick UF over FSU only because it's nice when you know you're wanted, and I feel like I'd be an afterthought at UF while I was one of FSU's top choices... but I just feel the opportunities within Florida coming from UF are better. I also just have always had a greater affinity for UF.

As for the rankings... there's been a lot of talk on it... but even if FSU passes UF in the rankings, will it be long lived? I also don't like being somewhere where there's a definite atmosphere of having to constantly target the rival school because it's almost like they need to prove something. There's also just an undeniably high amount of pride among UF students that borders on a bit cocky and smug, but one thing they definitely don't lack is confidence in their choice. I feel like a lot of people choose FSU because they didn't get into UF. That's normal and happens all the time in the hierarchy of things, but still.

I'm also kind of concerned that FSU's slipping undergraduate reputation will work against the law school in the sense that it'll dim its shine. I mean, it really doesn't matter in the field, I guess, but it does work for/against popular conception of a school.

Ultimately, though, I really did like FSU, I was really impressed with how they went out of their way at ASD and the campus is definitely nicer than UF's (UF's library wins out over FSU's though) It's really awesome that they got the court building across the street, and it's a very nice setting. I can see myself being happy there if that's what it comes to.


Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: stinabee on March 07, 2008, 12:27:26 AM
"There's also just an undeniably high amount of pride among UF students that borders on a bit cocky and smug"

Haha. this is so true. UF is obnoxious whether its about academics or football. Granted, we do have Tim Tebow. :D

I too doubt there is too much of difference in the two law schools. I'm leaning towards UF because they have an intellectual property certificate program, and FSU doesn't. (Interested in copyright law) Plus, it's just easier to stay a gator instead of become a nole :P And like Coup says, there is a clear state reputation that UF is better, and whether or not thats is true on all counts, that rep isn't going away anytime soon, so it's bound to help in 3 years for job placement...

Either way FSU is still an awesome school and I'm thrilled to be admitted:) I also really liked the fact that they called me, especially because its not like I have really high numbers or anything (LSAT wise, at least).

Question...when did you guys get financial aid forms? It was just a need-based form right? (Merit is automatic?) I doubt I'd get money either way, but I should probably look into that just in case.
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: stinabee on March 07, 2008, 12:28:54 AM
omg when did i become a senior citizen on LSD? ahhh
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: CoupDeGlace on March 07, 2008, 12:47:36 AM
"There's also just an undeniably high amount of pride among UF students that borders on a bit cocky and smug"

Haha. this is so true. UF is obnoxious whether its about academics or football. Granted, we do have Tim Tebow. :D

I too doubt there is too much of difference in the two law schools. I'm leaning towards UF because they have an intellectual property certificate program, and FSU doesn't. (Interested in copyright law) Plus, it's just easier to stay a gator instead of become a nole :P And like Coup says, there is a clear state reputation that UF is better, and whether or not thats is true on all counts, that rep isn't going away anytime soon, so it's bound to help in 3 years for job placement...

Either way FSU is still an awesome school and I'm thrilled to be admitted:) I also really liked the fact that they called me, especially because its not like I have really high numbers or anything (LSAT wise, at least).

Question...when did you guys get financial aid forms? It was just a need-based form right? (Merit is automatic?) I doubt I'd get money either way, but I should probably look into that just in case.


The Financial Aid form will come within a few days of your acceptance letter. All I got was a need-based form from FSU, and I was awarded a scholarship from them last week. I'm waiting on the papers in the mail. It wasn't a huge one or anything, but it ate up almost 1/4 of the first year in-state tuition, so that was nice. FSU seems to be a lot more loose with the purse strings than UF... I don't know anyone who's in-state that's gotten a scholarship to UF.
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: stinabee on March 07, 2008, 12:51:47 AM
Last year my friend (in state) got a full scholarship to UF with a 162 and 3.8 and no special soft factors. I still think she knew somebody in the system though. Her dad's an attorney and I believe a gator alum. She found out about the scholarship mid-April.

Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: I am Penny Lane on March 08, 2008, 01:33:43 PM
Hey guys, what area of town is FSU? I'm trying to find a decent hotel near the school.

http://www.priceline.com/hotels/Lang/en-us/region_star_price.asp?session_key=5C0011AC5D0011AC2008030820025388e701046752&plf=pcln
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: CoupDeGlace on March 08, 2008, 08:03:20 PM
Hey guys, what area of town is FSU? I'm trying to find a decent hotel near the school.

http://www.priceline.com/hotels/Lang/en-us/region_star_price.asp?session_key=5C0011AC5D0011AC2008030820025388e701046752&plf=pcln

It's right across the street from the Capitol.

I don't know what range you're looking to spend, but I stayed at the Comfort Suites at the Capitol, which I got a rate for a king suite on Expedia for a little over $100. It was really nice; it's like 4 minutes away on Apalachee Pkwy. Right next door to that is a Courtyard by Marriott. They're 1.4 mi from the law school.
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: I am Penny Lane on March 08, 2008, 08:17:54 PM
Thanks! I went with the Residence Inn Tallahassee Universities At The Capitol (http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/tlhdt-residence-inn-tallahassee-universities-at-the-capitol/). According to MapQuest its about .4 miles away, and I got a great deal on Priceline.
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: camarogirlj on March 12, 2008, 11:26:48 AM
Anyone else that received the email about financial aid packages being available at FSU today?  I've only got info for federal loans and a measly $1000 grant from FSU...does this mean no scholarships???
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: billymahogany on March 12, 2008, 01:05:55 PM
Anyone else that received the email about financial aid packages being available at FSU today?  I've only got info for federal loans and a measly $1000 grant from FSU...does this mean no scholarships???

I got the same email and grant today.  I'm not sure if it means no scholarships--you might want to call and ask.  And $1000 is by no means measly for those of us that are instate.   8)
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: steuby on March 12, 2008, 01:23:43 PM
What are the numbers (LSAT/GPA) for those of you who have received scholarships? I applied a couple weeks ago, and haven't heard anything yet. My numbers are 166/3.6, and I'm hoping for a significant scholarship since it is my #1 choice.

Thanks
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: camarogirlj on March 12, 2008, 01:24:52 PM
I didn't mean to imply that $1000 bucks is nothing, every little bit helps.  Unfortunately, for an out-of-stater it isn't quite enough  :-\
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: billymahogany on March 12, 2008, 01:27:47 PM
What are the numbers (LSAT/GPA) for those of you who have received scholarships? I applied a couple weeks ago, and haven't heard anything yet. My numbers are 166/3.6, and I'm hoping for a significant scholarship since it is my #1 choice.

Thanks

160/3.4 but I'm pretty sure you have to have filled out your fafsa to have gotten the grant (it's listed in my financial aid package).  With your numbers they might just send you the standard high numbers scholarship of $5,000/year (more if you're out of state).
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: camarogirlj on March 12, 2008, 01:31:43 PM
What are the numbers (LSAT/GPA) for those of you who have received scholarships? I applied a couple weeks ago, and haven't heard anything yet. My numbers are 166/3.6, and I'm hoping for a significant scholarship since it is my #1 choice.

Thanks

I submitted my FAFSA as well and my numbers are 161/3.4 to get the grant.  Good luck  ;D
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: I am Penny Lane on March 12, 2008, 01:33:09 PM
What are the numbers (LSAT/GPA) for those of you who have received scholarships? I applied a couple weeks ago, and haven't heard anything yet. My numbers are 166/3.6, and I'm hoping for a significant scholarship since it is my #1 choice.

Thanks

160/3.4 but I'm pretty sure you have to have filled out your fafsa to have gotten the grant (it's listed in my financial aid package).  With your numbers they might just send you the standard high numbers scholarship of $5,000/year (more if you're out of state).

I haven't gotten any fiaid info. And I forgot to ask about it when I was there. I did my FAFSA a month ago... but have no info about doing anything else.
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: lkjfdsa on March 13, 2008, 09:33:21 AM
I received the fin aid email as well.  Unfortunately, I can't loggin to see what's going on :-(.  I'll have to get that checked out. 

What all are we supposed to receive from the school once admitted?  I've gotten my acceptance letter with some forms and a letter with a fact sheet.  I want to make sure I'm not missing anything.

Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: I am Penny Lane on March 13, 2008, 09:47:17 AM
Didn't get an email, but I logged in to my account and there is $1000 there for me too. :)

Does anyone know if we need to do anyhting to apply for aid? I'd love some out-of-state tuition help.

I received the fin aid email as well.  Unfortunately, I can't loggin to see what's going on :-(.  I'll have to get that checked out. 

If you call FiAid they can give you your login info.
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: billymahogany on March 13, 2008, 12:48:07 PM
Didn't get an email, but I logged in to my account and there is $1000 there for me too. :)

Does anyone know if we need to do anyhting to apply for aid? I'd love some out-of-state tuition help.

I received the fin aid email as well.  Unfortunately, I can't loggin to see what's going on :-(.  I'll have to get that checked out. 

If you call FiAid they can give you your login info.

There's a need-based financial aid form that they should have sent you or will be sending you. 
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: lkjfdsa on March 13, 2008, 04:20:39 PM
Didn't get an email, but I logged in to my account and there is $1000 there for me too. :)

Does anyone know if we need to do anyhting to apply for aid? I'd love some out-of-state tuition help.

I received the fin aid email as well.  Unfortunately, I can't loggin to see what's going on :-(.  I'll have to get that checked out. 

If you call FiAid they can give you your login info.

There's a need-based financial aid form that they should have sent you or will be sending you. 

Thanks.  Just want to make sure I get everything.

Didn't get an email, but I logged in to my account and there is $1000 there for me too. :)

Does anyone know if we need to do anyhting to apply for aid? I'd love some out-of-state tuition help.

I received the fin aid email as well.  Unfortunately, I can't loggin to see what's going on :-(.  I'll have to get that checked out. 

If you call FiAid they can give you your login info.

Yeah, I have my loggin info.  The problem is on their end.
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: Quaildogie on March 16, 2008, 10:57:58 AM
In and attending!!!!!
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: steuby on March 16, 2008, 06:54:22 PM
In and attending!!!!!

welcome to the club
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: lkjfdsa on March 24, 2008, 12:00:08 PM
Do any of you know when do we have to accept our stafford loan amounts and have a lender selected by?  I still haven't heard from all my schools.
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: youngsal on March 26, 2008, 01:04:32 PM
Got in today...I'm blessed...what's the financial aid process?
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: steuby on March 26, 2008, 06:47:26 PM
Got in today...I'm blessed...what's the financial aid process?

http://financialaid.fsu.edu/status.html (click on prospective student).

Send them your FAFSA.

Complete their merit-based and need-based financial aid form if you situation applies.

Good luck.
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: MacGyver316 on March 26, 2008, 09:54:36 PM
Got in today! I got the scholarship email without the acceptance letter. I called them and they said it was a premature send out, but said i was def. accepted. This is some of the best news ever!
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: steuby on March 26, 2008, 11:37:16 PM
Got in today! I got the scholarship email without the acceptance letter. I called them and they said it was a premature send out, but said i was def. accepted. This is some of the best news ever!

Congrats, and welcome to the club.
Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: CoupDeGlace on March 27, 2008, 10:47:02 AM
I'll be freeing up around $5000 at FSU, so hopefully this enables them to offer some money to those of you who didn't get a scholarship yet!

Title: Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
Post by: jonscrazy on April 07, 2008, 07:06:02 AM
How long did it take everyone to get a response after going complete?