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I too would vote Temple, but something to consider would also be their policy on in-state tuition. Try to find out if/when you would be eligible for in-state tuition, cause I know at Rutgers if you sign a NJ lease by July you get in-state rates.

Choosing the Right Law School / Penn State vs. Pitt
« on: March 12, 2009, 07:44:40 PM »
So after finally getting all of my decision letters, I've narrowed my choices down to Penn State and Pittsburgh. Both will end up costing me about the same. Anyone care to weigh in with some advice? Thanks.

Choosing the Right Law School / Pitt decision taking forever?
« on: March 03, 2009, 08:33:11 AM »
Has anyone applied to Pittsburgh? If so have you heard back yet? My application was completed in December and I still haven't heard anything.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: ohio state or wisconsin madison
« on: March 01, 2009, 08:44:35 AM »
Wisconsin... Madison is supposed to be a great place to live.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Penn State
« on: February 27, 2009, 02:43:12 PM »
Thanks for the input... right now I'm looking at a scholarship for 1/2 tuition at Penn State vs. no scholarship at Villanova, and waitlist at Temple. I'm finding it hard to justify spending literally twice as much to go to Nova over PSU, and I can't wait on Temple forever. Leaning towards Penn State at the moment.

Choosing the Right Law School / Penn State
« on: February 20, 2009, 03:46:20 PM »
Does anyone care to share their thoughts about Penn State Dickinson? I've heard opinions that are all over the map, ranging from how much it sucks to how great it is. I'm under the impression that it is on it's way up since merging with the main campus in University Park a few years back, and opening up a brand new building this year, but I just wanted some other opinions. Thanks.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Rutgers wait list
« on: February 20, 2009, 03:22:46 PM »
Pretty much all the letter said was that a seat could open up between now and the start of the semester, and that I should write them another statement discussing my desire to go to Temple. The final decision whether or not to admit me will be made based "in part on my expressed interest in Temple, and in part on the availability of seats." So maybe all we need to do is convince Rutgers and Temple how much we really really want to go and they'll let us in. Good luck to you too.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Rutgers wait list
« on: February 20, 2009, 05:56:31 AM »
I'm in the exact same situation with Temple. Every school is different, so it couldn't hurt to ask someone at Rutgers exactly how their wait list works. Otherwise keep your fingers crossed and be prepared to lose out a a few hundred bucks from your deposit somewhere else.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: St John's - Anyone get a decision yet?
« on: February 18, 2009, 03:24:31 PM »
I got a letter in the mail about a month after my app was complete... only email I got was just to acknowledge that my app was received.

The improvement at the end should help. Get a few strong letters of recommendation, and apply everywhere. A strong statement explaining why there was such a difference in your GPA will also help. Try the UGPA/LSAT search here:

That will give you some idea of your chances of getting in to various schools. But really several schools offer free applications now anyway so it doesn't hurt to apply just to see what happens.

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