when i was there last week i heard the admission secretary tell someone who called that last yr they went 130 deep into the wait list. so odds are they prob will again this yr.
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Longshot--id be offended as well! so i dont blame you one bit.
anyway--something that was sort of brought up in passing but not really elaborated on was jobs and money.
the princeton review has an average salary of 67K which seems surprisingly low. is this pretty accurate? i really dont know how much ppl make at the Phili firms to be honest.
i just know sometimes this number can get skewed b/c only a certain amount of ppl report their salary, ect..
anyone know more details aboutt this..thanks!
He didnt really go into too many specifics-- probably b/c i didnt score in that range i didnt feel it was necessary to go into too much depth.
he made it seem as if villanova has specific scholarships that somewhat outline what the candiate must have to qualify. I dont think they have a lot of 'free' money to play around with like most other schools. for example, northeatern guarantees a certain amount for a certain lsat score, ect..villanova doesnt do that. so if a candiate has high scores, but doesnt really fit any of the descriptions, apparently they dont get merit aid.
so i went to visit yesterday and I really liked it. so ill deposit and most likily be going there as well
it similiar to my undergrad in the student body and facilities, except in a MUCH better surrounding area.
i also noticed how the student body was young--it seemed there were only a few ppl who were older than mid twenties,with a majority seeming to have been 1-2 yrs out of undergrad..
with respect to the building, it is old, but it isn't falling apart or anything like that.
certain parts reminded me of my high school with cement walls, ect..it's outdated but not crumbling.
however, i was not really a fan of the library at all. it's literally down the hall from the class's and not even its own building. i feel like's not really conducive to doing a lot of work, so i'd prob use the undergrad one if i really need to study..
it's also right off the highway and you dont have through Phili directly. I came from CT and left @ 9AM and didnt hit any traffic and came back @ 6:30 and also hit no traffic.
the only annoying thing is all the tolls. I need to invest in an Ez-Pass Jersey trying to get all the money out of you they can!
i also spoke to the assistant dean for a while.
he said that the parking garage for the law school will be done by the August. and the construction for it has already started so i think it will in fact be done on time.
Also, they are constucting a brand new gym that is also supossed to be done before the fall. this could be nice since i guess the two gyms in the area are $60-70 a month at least..
and for those wondering about merit aid, he said you ahve to be 164 or higher to really be considered..my friend got a 165 and he got 15K but the dean said it's a few different factors and just having the LSAT doesnt guarantee any money. [i have no idea why they are so stingy!]
i have a good friend who goes there undergrad..she lives in Bryn Mawr.
If your on Lancaster Ave. its about a block past Kelly's going away from the school's campus.
the place was ok on the inside, not very modern, but clean.
however, parking did not seem to be plentiful anywhere around that whole area.
there are also a lot of undergrads in that area. she lives there with three other girls and the rent is about $2100 a month. she didnt sign a lease until July though so i think it's not crucial to do it just yet.
one of the secretaries in the admissions office is compiling a list of ppl who want roomates. they want your name, email, cell #'s, ect..i guess it works via and email chain but it doesnt really get going for another month though.
the assistant dean told me the program is usually pretty good, and i talked to a few students who used it last year and they said it was pretty effective
ill prob go back right after i graduate to look more at apts. and housing, ect..
« on: April 19, 2007, 08:09:36 PM »
the bottom line is being in the top 15% at either school wil get you a job where you want in NYC. but i also agree with previous poster that brooklyn wil get you a job @ 80K in the city a LOT more easily than rutgers will, but with all the debt making 80K isnt going to get you very far in the city. i dont think there are really a lot of 'medium firms' making 100-120K which would allow you to pay off the loans and still live somewhat comfortably. those jobs are far and few between. it seems to me its biglaw and then a drastic pay-cut. so i guess ill take my chances if i go to rutgers ill place in the top 15% but i dont think its impossible. a lot of ppl who go to rutgers dont necessarily want big NYC firms whereas pretty much everyone at brooklyn does.
I agree that brooklyn is slightly over-stated..after talking to a bunch of current students at both schools i think its top 10-15% at rutgers and top 20-25% at Brooklyn.
« on: April 19, 2007, 05:27:23 PM »
I got the same offer from brooklyn too. But theyre so expensive...i just cant justify it.
--I absolutely agree. I would go to Rutgers. [i might be there as well--after i visit villanova Monday i'll decide.... nova is 30K a yr, still $$ but not the 39K @ Brooklyn]
i am going to visit next Friday probably. i want to go when i can observe classes and get a feel for the student body.
i have a good friend who goes there but i havent been there in 2 yrs. to visit so i cant really remember it that well.
but i agree with previous posters. from what i remember it's a lot of white, preppy, middle to upper class, ect...
not too different from my undergrad, but i wont lie and say i dont fit some of those sterotypes myself.
i am also interested in housing and seeing what rent is, ect..
I think i would prob prefer to have a roomate though b/c i think i would just get too isolated in my own place unless it was a building with a lot of law school students.
so i hope that would save on the costs a little bit.
you may still get into the PT day program. the woman i talked to [Peggy} said that it is a rolling process. so they email ppl on a weekly basis and keep going down their lists until they have the program filled [which surprisingly is 100 ppl so its prettty big].
i would think if you havent gotten a rejection letter than you def on that list somewhere