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Add one more to the '10 class.  I haven't got to visit, but I've heard nothing but good about Minneapolis, and I can survive pretty much anywhere.  I haven't gotten a package from the University yet after sending in my deposit, so I don't really know whats going on, but it's good to see a Minnesota thread up.

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You may have already realized this, but I've found that fresh fruits and vegetables are actually the cheapest food you can buy.  The price fluctuates alot, but my local supermarket had bananas as low as 88 cents for four pounds once, and its usually around a dollar a pound.  Same price for carrots.  And yogurt is really cheap too, makes for a good snack or breakfast.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: UMN vs UIUC ($)
« on: April 12, 2007, 12:28:15 AM »
I don't think you can get residency in Minnesota as long as you are attending school (correct me if I'm wrong).  That being said, theres a good chance you lose that UIUC scholarship if you become instate.  I know a lot of schools have those restrictions, not sure about UIUC.  So, when addition up costs, don't be too sure about having scholarship plus instate tuition.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Tulane v UT - Am I insane??
« on: March 28, 2007, 12:47:34 AM »
Now take this with a grain of salt, as this is just what my friend said, but he lives in Houston, knows a fair amount of lawyers, and says virtually every top lawyer in Houston is from UT or UH.  I think, in virtually any Texas city, UT will CRUSH Tulane in terms of the respect you'll get.  UT is incredibly well regarded in Texas.

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I don't follow college basketball with the exception of march madness, but if I decide to go to Minnesota for law school, you can bet that I will turn in to the most rabid gopher football fan.

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Minnesota has climbed to the top of my list as well, I haven't got any housing info from them yet, but off their website the Riverside area looked kinda nice to me.  And does anybody know if you University will help you find a roomate/roomates?

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Law School Applications / Re: biochemistry major fit for law school?
« on: March 14, 2007, 10:45:37 PM »
I was a biochem major, I struggled in some classes and am gonna end up with a BS in a different field of Biology.  Anyways, my GPA is a smidgen above 3.00 and I've already revieved some top 25 acceptances where my LSAT falls into their middle range.  What this tells me is that law schools have no problem overlooking lower GPAs if you're in a unique and difficult major.  If you had a 3.6 in biochem there isn't a law school out there that would view your GPA as a negative.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Tulane - worth the money?
« on: March 12, 2007, 11:51:39 PM »
Bars are expensive around Bourbon Street, but there are a lot of really cheap bars around the areas where lots of Tulane students live.  I just visited a buddy who is at Tulane Law, and there were plenty of cheap bars.

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Affirmative Action is important, but they're doing it entirely wrong.  It should be targeted to help poorer people, not necessarily minorities.  A lot of the time those categories overlapp, but I have a feeling those cases aren't well represented among AA admits.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Old US News Rankings
« on: March 01, 2007, 01:42:45 AM »
Here is a complete list with all schools that have ever been in the top 50

http://members.aol.com/stuje1/rank.html

Why does that website have a like for PetSmart coupons?

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