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Transferring / Re: Villanova, Rutgers, Drexel, or Dickinson?
« on: December 30, 2011, 11:09:22 PM »
Born and raised in Philadelphia.  Of the schools you named, I would pick Villanova.  Donít know much about Dickinson, but I do know their alumni are not strong in Philadelphia.  Basically, Penn, Villanova, and Temple students have the best shot in Philly.

Rutgers is a good school and does ok in philly, but I would only chose Rutgers over nova if you are a NJ resident. If you are a PA resident, I would shoot for temple.  Itís a better school than nova and a lot cheaper.

Donít pick Drexel, unless they offer you a good scholarship (they offered my one, which I turned down, when I transferred).  Drexel is a good school and they are on the rise, but they have no alumni and are relatively unknown.

For anyone who is interested, these are the schools I applied to and their response. I finished in the top 4% at Widener (T4). Hope this helps.
Villanova = Accepted
Temple= Rejected
Drexel = Accepted (offered a small scholarship)
Rutgers Camden = Accepted
Penn = Rejected
Cornell = Rejected
Georgetown =  Rejected
NYU = Rejected
Fordham = Rejected
GW = Accepted

Yes I am a PA resident.  Temple is my #1 choice, but with the economy down I fear many students will be attempting to transfer to Temple.  Does anyone have any thoughts on whether I may be better off staying at a T4 with a 22k scholarship or transferring to a school like Villanova (around 35k a year!)?

 Please update this post and let us know how you make out.


I will update this post as soon as I find out. Good luck to you as well

Transferring / Re: Letters of Recommendation
« on: April 23, 2011, 08:29:46 AM »
I am in a similar situation. I am in the top 5% at a T4.  I am looking at schools in Philadelphia.  I think you have a good shot at getting into Drexel.  Although it is a T3 it's a new school and I think at least that their rank will increase in time. It may be hard to get into Temple or Villanova unless your grades improve.  I have heard that Rutgers Camden is easy to transfer into and it is a pretty good school. For schools outside of Philly I just had a buddy transfer into Brooklyn Law from a T4.  Syracuse also may be a possibility.  I would look at Duquesne too if Pittsburgh is a city you are interested in. 

Hello, I am currently a 1L at Widener Law in Delaware (T4).  I am currently ranked in the top 10 out of 250 in my class.  I wanted to know if anyone knows the chances of transferring to a T1 or T2. I live in Philadelphia and I am considering Temple, Villanova and Rutgers Camden.  I am also going to send in transfer applications to UPenn, NYU, Cornell, Columbia, and GTown.  I do not believe I will get into any of the T12 schools, but I think I have a good shot at the other three.  If anyone has anyone knows anything about my chances of getting into any of these schools it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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