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Acceptances / Re: Northern Illinois University
« on: April 22, 2005, 12:37:26 AM »
I went to NIU as an undergrad and I currently live in Illinois.
I guess they just thought it would be easy to suck me in for another 3 years.

DeKalb is definately out in the middle of cornfields.  It gets brutally cold during the winter... a lot of wind because there is literally nothing between DeKalb and IOWA.  Aside from the cold winters, NIU's campus is nice, safe, and clean. 

- Comm-Law

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Acceptances / Re: Northern Illinois University
« on: April 21, 2005, 04:10:20 PM »
Hmmm... What is unreal is that I have damn near the same numbers as supernga and NIU didn't give a dime.  I guess I just need to be a URM.  Maybe I should apply overseas where I WOULD be a URM ;)

- Comm-Law

P.S. I actually wrote to withdraw from DePaul and they talked me into sending in a seat deposit in hopes that they might come up with additional scholarship funds.  I guess I'm still holding out hope for that one otherwise it's going to be Toledo for me.

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Acceptances / Re: Northern Illinois University
« on: April 20, 2005, 10:28:51 PM »
Could be... but I didn't send them a picture ;)

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Acceptances / Re: Northern Illinois University
« on: April 20, 2005, 05:25:49 PM »
supernga,

I applied and was accepted at both DePaul and NIU.  DePaul gave me 8K/year, NIU gave NOTHING..NADA..ZILCH.
What kind of numbers do you have?  I'm just wondering what it takes to get money from NIU.

- Comm-Law


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I think it was about %53 of grads that even stay in Ohio and their employment rate is very good.

You need to look a little deeper... most of those 47% that are out-of-state, go to Detroit.  Detroit is less than 60 miles from Toledo.

- Comm-Law

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Acceptances / Re: Northern Illinois University
« on: April 19, 2005, 11:35:25 PM »
I went to NIU for undergrad...

For what it's worth, the financial aid department is totally seperate from the College of Law at NIU.  I suspect that they don't cross-reference the withdraw notices before sending out award letters.

- Comm-Law

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I've struggled with a similar situation:

Toledo = Low Cost
DePaul = I don't have to move but high cost of tuition
Catholic = Best ranking and has courses in what I'm most interested in

At this point, I'm leaning towards Toledo unless something changes to allow me to afford #1 or #3.

Toledo seems to have a decent program and must have a hell of an alumni network to afford to give out $1.5MM in tuition assistance each year.

- Comm-Law


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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Scholarship for 2L
« on: April 18, 2005, 04:49:59 PM »
My guess... and it's only a guess... NO. If they already "got-ya" in the class, they don't have any incentive to offer you a reward for 2L/3L.

On the other hand, I would like to know if schools consider you for scholarship dollars 2L/3L if you TRANSFER.

- Comm-Law

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Hey Sherlock,

I'm pursuing law because I feel that I have done all I can do right now as a journalist and law is my only other serious career interest.

I think it will be a challenging career and a chance to make a serious difference in my community.

As for my family, I plan to be a county prosecutor, which is primarily a daytime weekday job with holidays.


I'd have to echo the comments from dbgirl.

I've been in IT (Information Technology) for 11 years.  I've worked the gambit... from help-desk and tech-support to programming, to network management, to owning and managing my own Internet Service Providing business.  I feel like I've accomplished everything I can in IT, so I'm moving into law because it is nice extension to some of the IT and it is a new career path that interests me.

- Comm-Law

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