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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Recent Notre Dame Grad, taking Q's
« on: June 24, 2009, 02:17:23 AM »
I have plenty of questions for you.... Thanks!

How does ND look at Non-Catholics (I'm protestant)?
How is the atmosphere for married students with children(is there child care, married couple groups, etc;)?
If you moved from another state, how easy/hard was it to fit in and deal with new climate(My family is moving from CA)?
What's the best way to target my application to ND?  Is there anything in particular they're looking for?
What is there to do in South Bend for entertainment?
How easy/hard is it to get a job in other states?  Do other states go to recruit at ND in large numbers?

Thanks a lot for your help. I'm a 3.6 163 URM and Notre Dame is very high up on my list, so I'm crossing my fingers at an acceptance.

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Wow.  Weird question.  No, she's white (she chose me over other guys based purely on AA)

Would you have married her if she was Mexican?

Definately not. I hate Mexicans.

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Wow.  Weird question.  No, she's white (she chose me over other guys based purely on AA)

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Nope, no effect on our relationship. She's much smarter than many "educated" idiots I have meant. You are not the only one who's asked me this and I'm not sure why. I think many believe college= intellectual superiority, but that is certainly not true. She's very smart and if anyone makes the excuse that "my SO and I were great together but she didn't go to college and after I did we grew apart" either were not compatible to begin with or would have grown apart inevitably without the "educational barrier"

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Sorry, I'm not too attracted to Pepperdine (and not Florida Coastal either : )  I'm REALLY excited about Notre Dame because of how family friendly I heard it was, but if it's going against UCLA or Duke they're gonna have to give me a lil money  ;D

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Any particular reason why you have Indiana and not Illinois?  The wife, she likes Indiana, not so much Illinois


Are there certain criteria you have about the area you'd like to live?  There are, perhaps, T14 schools you could apply to that fit your desired traits.  You may want to consider adding in:

Duke
Cornell: Don't like NY
Michigan: crappy weather
Virginia

Maybe I'll add Duke and Virginia on.  To be honest I never even considered the two because I thought with my LSAT I could have very little chance at any schools in the T20, but with my softs and URM status I guess I was wrong. 

Definately add Duke and Emory. 

What does your wife do?  Is she educated?  (just curious   ;D )

No, not really.  She is a Spa Director, and she'd like to keep that job where we go, but if she can't she'd settle for something else.

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Any particular reason why you have Indiana and not Illinois?  The wife, she likes Indiana, not so much Illinois


Are there certain criteria you have about the area you'd like to live?  There are, perhaps, T14 schools you could apply to that fit your desired traits.  You may want to consider adding in:

Duke
Cornell: Don't like NY
Michigan: crappy weather
Virginia

Maybe I'll add Duke and Virginia on.  To be honest I never even considered the two because I thought with my LSAT I could have very little chance at any schools in the T20, but with my softs and URM status I guess I was wrong. 

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I wish I could apply to all T14, but My wife and I decided that there aren't too many places we want to live, especially with a baby on the way.  We're applying to those four schools, including USC and UCLA.  We'd both be way excited to get into any of these schools!!! 
Thanks.

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Someone help chance me please.....

LSAT 163
GPA 3.6
URM (Mexican Male)
Softs: have worked full time for State of CA working construction in semi-leadership position, some volunteer work at local Legal Aid society
PS: about being homeless during a time in junior high and how it's helped me grow
DS: First in family to go to college, second to graduate high school, mother did drugs and father was alcoholic, very poor
Addendum: First semester of college 2.2 gpa cuz playing intercollegiate sports and working FT, all grades after that 3.85
LOR 1: From professor attesting to how I'm very active, good writer, excel above classmates, etc;
LOR 2: from employer, work ethic, kept job despite state cut backs, given increased responsibilities

Schools:
Notre Dame
Vanderbilt
Indiana Bloomington
U Texas

Thanks!!

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Heck no!!! Loyola is an awesome school with a great alumni network and except for a couple programs (Int'l Law) many believe Pepperdine trumps Loyola.  No, definately not worth it, GO TO LOYOLA!!

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