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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Mercer, South Carolina, or Miami
« on: March 26, 2007, 12:49:24 AM »
I posted a similar thread about this awhile ago with zero responses.  It just seems like many people haven't even applied to S.C., let alone are considering attending.  Is there anyone out there that has something positive to say about the school? 

I really am looking to end up in VA, NC, or SC... I didn't apply to any NC schools though, and only one VA school that I know I'm getting a rejection from.  S.C. is the only school in one of those 3 states I applied to.  I've never been to Columbia, but up until I started reading these boards, I've been hoping for an acceptance from S.C., because it had been my #1 choice...
Now I have no clue where I should go...

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Man,

I think some of our *moms* are long lost siblings.

My dad passed away a year ago and he would have been the one doing the research on all the schools, checking out all of their statistics and rankings, (he went to college and valued education much more than my Mom does), and asking me which ones I liked and why and probably would have wanted to edit (or at least proofread) my PS.

To my Mom's credit, this past summer she went on a road trip with me where we visited a half a dozen schools just so I could check out the location and see if it was a place I could live at for 3 years. 

She's the same way as some of the other Moms...but she has definitely been sending me off more than she can count, so I don't think her acting this way has anything to do with me *leaving* (I haven't lived at home in over 10 years--I'm 27 and just finished a 6 yr. tour in the Navy)  But she keeps pushing Florida Coastal on me.  It's the only acceptance I've gotten so far (but my apps went out late--end of Feb), and she does internet research on Jacksonville--not the school.  She thinks FCSL is the best thing in the world.  She can't understand why I'd want to go to Penn State over FCSL since Penn State is in the "middle of nowhere."

And she does the SAME thing with telling me how smart I am.  Last year at this time when I mentioned how I hope I do well on the LSAT so I have a shot at W&M, she kept telling me that my brother got accepted there so I should too (he was applying for the MBA program, and I don't even have to explain the other differences).  I just sighed.  I really only applied to W&M because she accused me of being a pessimist when I told her I didn't have a chance in hell of getting accepted there.  So I applied just so she sees the stupid rejection letter.   :D


But I agree with a PP, I love her for it, and wouldn't trade her for anyone!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: UHouston vs. Washington & Lee
« on: March 22, 2007, 11:01:41 PM »
I remember talking on the tour with my guide who was from New York and mentioned that for her it was a great 3 year break from NYC. 

However, I have been in VA for the last 6 years and I'm originally from near Philly.  I don't know how much longer I want to stay down in VA, let alone go to school in rural VA.  I know it's a great school, but I feel like I've had my break from Philly.

Would it really be dumb to pass up W&L to go back home and go to Temple/Nova/Rutgers?


That's funny.  I'm from VA, (and definitely miss it), but I've been living near Philly for the past 3 years.  I'm actually ready to head back down to VA, but I can't because W&L is out of my league (W&M is too, but I applied there for sh*ts and giggles)...so now I'm looking at going to either South Carolina or Fla, or hey, maybe somewhere all the way across the country. 


As for Lexington...it really isn't that bad, it's actually a really beautiful part of VA and the town is kinda *cute* and the mountains are right next to you.  I guarantee that if you go there, you'll fall in love with the place in Sept/Oct...and there really is plenty to do.  Believe it or not, Lexington gets quite a bit of tourists breezing through too--the Natural Bridge is right around there.  Not to mention you'll meet some interesting people in town--VMI is (literally) right next door to W&L.

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Where should I go next fall? / South Carolina
« on: March 22, 2007, 02:07:55 AM »
Are there any University of South Carolina students out there willing to talk about the school and their experiences? 

I've been looking on these boards, and it could be that it is 2am and my eyes have stopped functioning, but I can't find any topics about this school.

Any info would help! Thanks!

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I'm in a similar situation.  I have had the chance to visit 2 campuses of the 14 I applied to, and I honestly don't see a way for me to visit the others because of cost and time. 

I can definitely get a feel for students from the message boards, talking to alum, etc...but my main concern is housing.  I'd like to see some places and take a look at possible areas before deciding on an apt without really getting a chance to check out the location. 

I'll probably end up waiting until I get admissions decisions back from my top choices, then out of those do a general search on the areas, the school, etc. and base my decision on that.  Once I narrow it down to 2 schools, I'll try to visit them if I can.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Anyone bringing pets?
« on: March 22, 2007, 01:24:47 AM »
I have a 10lb. japanese chin that has been my saving grace for the past two years.  I figure if I can handle working FT (I was enlisted in the Navy), and going FT to school at night (12 credits, different class each night of the week), and had my pup then, LS shouldn't be a challenge in comparison. 

Of course, he's crate trained, which helps.  Unfortunately, he's been staying with my Mom while I finish my last semester at Penn State.  I'm rooming with a friend from the Navy because I had to break my lease when I was discharged over the summer, and he wouldn't let me bring my pup with me. 

The only concern I have is finding affordable housing that is pet-friendly.  Is anyone having difficulty with this?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: WHAT THE HELL TO DO?
« on: March 22, 2007, 12:54:48 AM »
I know little about the schools you are considering since they are all out of my league (I applied to W&M as a far reach school)

However, I grew up in Richmond, VA so I can provide some insight on the area of W&M if location is something you are considering (I have no idea where you are from...you may already know this):

Williamsburg, although not a big city, is not a bad city either.  There is TONS of stuff to do in that area.  Not to mention, it is pretty well centrally located to a variety of places--you would be less than 3 hours from DC, about 40 min. from Richmond, you would be very close to Virginia Beach and the Hampton Roads area, and you wouldn't be far from the mountains either, if that is something you prefer.  I've been on the W&M campus a few times, and IMO it's a beautiful place...but I tend to think that of most schools I've looked at. 

Of course, location really might not be something you are considering.  As someone who is about to be 28 and tired of moving (I just finished a 6 year enlistment in the Navy and have moved just about every year for the past 10), location is something I'm HEAVILY considering since I really don't want to move again after I graduate--at least, not right away!  ;D 

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I got into FCSL as well, and was also awarded money (10K).  I scored a measly 158 on my LSAT and am considering this school as I have yet to receive any other acceptances (of course, I have only received one other decision at this time and am still waiting on about 11 schools) But I'm starting to feel like those schools are going to be sending bad news considering how long it is taking. 

It would really be helpful to hear from actual students or alum so we can know what the student experience is like.  Don't get me wrong, job opportunity is important, but I want to make sure that my life isn't torture while at school for 3 years either. 

Thanks!

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I'm brand new on here...I can't believe I didn't know about this site before!

I'm still waiting on Oregon, Lewis and Clark, W&M, Kentucky, Florida State, Georgia State, Indiana (Bloomington), Penn State, Maryland, Miami, and South Carolina.

The wait SUCKS!  Not to mention, if I get any decisions in the mail tomorrow through NEXT weekend, I won't know since the mail is going to my Mom's house in Va (I'm in PA still at Penn State now).  She's going on a vacation for a week, so no mail for me.

If I could just hear from South Carolina I would be happy!

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