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I've been in review at Baylor since late October.  I called the admissions office and the woman apologized for it taking nearly 6 months but they were still unable to make a decision on me.  I suppose their free application encouraged many more than they could handle.  I am just considering it a waitlist. 

OMG im scared-- just read incoming class profile on the tulane law site and it said only 38% of incoming students are female!? Down from 49% last year? WTF!? Seems silly, and low.......any comments about the women at tulane law

It's worse in the business school: 83/17 in the finance program.

Perhaps, though, after several years of low enrollment of incoming female students, the admissions staff has admitted a higher percentage this year...

Maybe a high percentage of girls are afraid of New Orleans. 

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: SMU ASW?
« on: April 02, 2008, 11:01:58 AM »
I'm going to SMU unless UT decides to let me in off WL.

goodword and contract2008 - don't rain on my parade. (I can experience that in other threads aplenty)

I'm also going to SMU unless Northwestern decides to let me in by some miracle (Not going to happen).

If you don't mind working in DFW (Which is a plus for me) and you don't get into UT (also me) SMU is a great choice. I've been able to get to know a bunch of the attorneys that work at my firm and each of them (even the recent t14 grads) have said to me that you canít really go wrong with either school as long as you want to stay in the state. I even had a Northwestern grad tell me that if she had realized that she was coming back to Texas at the time, she might have taken a full ride at UH.  Texas firms like to hire fellow Texans. Please realize that in no way am I equating the opportunities that a UT grad will have vs. an SMU grad. The UT gradís choices will probably be better but the prospects for schools in the state below UT are not as dire as some would have you believe. SMU and UH do well in their respective markets. 

I do wish the school would try harder to increase its national reputation. With the resources that they have and their excellent location it would be feasible for them to push their ranking considerably higher. They do not seem like they are really committed to doing it in my opinion. As it stands right now, itís still a good choice.

I'll be at the ASD on Friday. Anyone else? 

I think most schools with similar rankings including SMU are trying to boost their national rankings.  If you ask attorneys in DFW that went to the school in the '90's, most will say that they attended SMU before it became what it is today.  SMU's LSAT range and GPA range continue to increase.  Perhaps, they might try and recruit from other places besides Texas and Orange County, CA though. 

Financial Aid / Re: georgia state in state tuition 2L?
« on: April 01, 2008, 10:38:39 AM »
If the only reason you moved to Georgia was to attend an institution of higher learning, no.  This is Georgia State's official position and you will be hard pressed to find someone there that will tell you otherwise.  If you were to move there early this summer or marry someone from Georgia then perhaps you might have some sort of sway. 

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: SMU ASW?
« on: March 31, 2008, 10:03:44 AM »
but smu gives out a lot of money, i got 30k/yr.  I would even argue it's better than UH or Texas Tech without money, although its debatable.  SMU is the better school and it is worth a little more money to attend.

Go to the Graduate or Student Discussion board, you will see that a 2007 SMU graduate is unemployed and seeking employment and he said that he is not alone.  Many of his class mates are still unemployed. 

I've heard this before.  What is his screen name? 

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Stafford Loans and Loans in general
« on: March 29, 2008, 09:00:03 PM »
I think private loans typically will have a higher interest rate. 

Law School Admissions / Re: SMU - ED.. If not now, bad sign?
« on: March 29, 2008, 08:47:22 PM »
I'm not sure yet if I would be willing to do part time. It depends on where I get in. Do they call if you get in? I know its a stretch at this point but I'm still praying!

I received a phone call. 

We get the point, dude. Funny that you took the time to rewrite it every time you thought it got deleted and changed it ever so slightly.

I don't get it.   ;D

I think Penn State sent out fee waivers out to anyone that had a mailbox...higher applicant numbers means improved rankings.  Unfortunately, the first letter that I received from them was such a unintelligible ramble that I decided not to apply regardless of fee waivers or big scholarships. 

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: GSU/Atlanta Discussion
« on: March 28, 2008, 12:24:53 PM »
Mine is the same way even though I live in Ohio and never asked to be considered a resident.  I noticed it about two weeks ago on Go Solar and it has stayed the same.  I've sent multiple emails about it to different people and left one voicemail.  This has been over the course of the last two weeks and I still have no reply.

Admittedly, the Georgia State administration is not all that helpful.  I actually had an appointment with an admissions counselor there for which I flew 1000 miles and he took the day off without notifying me.  I also just contacted the financial aid office to determine when I might expect a financial aid packet and she informed me that it would be 3 weeks while they determined if I had already exceeded my federal loan limits in undergrad.  3 WEEKS!  I'm supposed to give GSU $150 in 2 weeks. 

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