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Re: I got my first acceptance letter!!!
« Reply #70 on: November 20, 2004, 08:03:32 PM »
Ruskiegirl -
I think I put it somewhere else on this board, but I got a 1/2 tuition scholarship with a 166/3.5. At least one other person on here had similar numbers and got the same and a couple of people had better numbers and got full-tuition.

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Thanks for the compliment.  I'm not really complaining about my score and I consider myself lucky compared to most people of the people in my class. I don't know why, if they didn't spend anytime outside of class practicing or if LSAT just wasn't their thing, but a lot of people in my PR class didn't see much of an improvement....or if they did see one, it was marginal. I agree with you in the fact that it probably was the work outside of class and not the genius of any instructor that made the difference on if someone improves or not. 
Something funny is going on over at Baylor this year.  I had a buddy apply last year with a 164/3.7 and he got waitlisted.

What exactly are you insinuating? Is this a hidden insult?

The point that Baylor gives acceptances & scholarships based on more than just straight numbers has already been established by the fact that someone on this board received a full-tuition scholarship with a 158/3.8.
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Re: I got my first acceptance letter!!!
« Reply #71 on: November 20, 2004, 08:08:15 PM »

Defensive, aren't we?  Actually, I wasn't insinuating anything besides the fact that I am surprised, given this year's admission and scholarship trends, that my firend, who was an extremely qualified applicant did not even get in right away. 

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« Reply #72 on: November 20, 2004, 08:33:12 PM »
I am sorry if I came across as defensive.  I don't know why your friend was not accepted right off or why he/she was not offered a scholarship.  However, I don't think that the number of people getting scholarships this year is any lower or higher than usual.  I went to a "law fair" back in July and the admission's officer from Baylor said that the school gives out quite a bit of money in scholarships every year.  Plus, the average student indebtedness at graduation for Baylor is actually pretty low (I believe about $45k) considering that the school is private and the tuition (without scholarship) is about $23k a year.  These two facts would lead me to believe that Baylor frequently gives out scholarship money students with competitive numbers.  But, I could be wrong.  If there are any Baylor students out there who know any different, please correct me.   
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Re: I got my first acceptance letter!!!
« Reply #73 on: November 20, 2004, 08:41:30 PM »
Ruskiegirl -
I think I put it somewhere else on this board, but I got a 1/2 tuition scholarship with a 166/3.5. At least one other person on here had similar numbers and got the same and a couple of people had better numbers and got full-tuition.

RobotPimp....-
Thanks for the compliment.  I'm not really complaining about my score and I consider myself lucky compared to most people of the people in my class. I don't know why, if they didn't spend anytime outside of class practicing or if LSAT just wasn't their thing, but a lot of people in my PR class didn't see much of an improvement....or if they did see one, it was marginal. I agree with you in the fact that it probably was the work outside of class and not the genius of any instructor that made the difference on if someone improves or not. 
Something funny is going on over at Baylor this year.  I had a buddy apply last year with a 164/3.7 and he got waitlisted.

Don't you also know someone (very well) that has a CRAPPY LSAT score and got into Boalt?  You of all people should know how arbitrary this process can be.

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Re: I got my first acceptance letter!!!
« Reply #74 on: November 20, 2004, 09:41:05 PM »
I am sorry if I came across as defensive.  I don't know why your friend was not accepted right off or why he/she was not offered a scholarship.  However, I don't think that the number of people getting scholarships this year is any lower or higher than usual.  I went to a "law fair" back in July and the admission's officer from Baylor said that the school gives out quite a bit of money in scholarships every year.  Plus, the average student indebtedness at graduation for Baylor is actually pretty low (I believe about $45k) considering that the school is private and the tuition (without scholarship) is about $23k a year.  These two facts would lead me to believe that Baylor frequently gives out scholarship money students with competitive numbers.  But, I could be wrong.  If there are any Baylor students out there who know any different, please correct me.   
Congrats on your acceptance.  I really didn't mean for my comment to insinuate anything about you getting in and getting money.  Like I said, I was simply puzzled that my friend, whose numbers are quite competitive for that school, didn't.

This all may have something to do with the fact that Baylor has an unusually small incoming class.

Also, it's great to know that they are generous with money.  Baylor is really moving up in terms of reputation and already has the highest bar passage rate in the state.  You will probably love it there if you go!



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Re: I got my first acceptance letter!!!
« Reply #75 on: November 21, 2004, 10:18:09 AM »
Ruskiegirl -
I think I put it somewhere else on this board, but I got a 1/2 tuition scholarship with a 166/3.5. At least one other person on here had similar numbers and got the same and a couple of people had better numbers and got full-tuition.

RobotPimp....-
Thanks for the compliment.  I'm not really complaining about my score and I consider myself lucky compared to most people of the people in my class. I don't know why, if they didn't spend anytime outside of class practicing or if LSAT just wasn't their thing, but a lot of people in my PR class didn't see much of an improvement....or if they did see one, it was marginal. I agree with you in the fact that it probably was the work outside of class and not the genius of any instructor that made the difference on if someone improves or not. 
Something funny is going on over at Baylor this year.  I had a buddy apply last year with a 164/3.7 and he got waitlisted.

What exactly are you insinuating? Is this a hidden insult?

The point that Baylor gives acceptances & scholarships based on more than just straight numbers has already been established by the fact that someone on this board received a full-tuition scholarship with a 158/3.8.


159!!! It was a 159!!!! Gimme the point, ok? I'm already sensitive to how badly that sucked..... <sniff>  :'(

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« Reply #76 on: November 21, 2004, 11:02:49 AM »
Sorry, UMHB Mom...I genuinely didn't mean it as an insult and I didn't even know that it was you.  I just remembered someone mentioning that someone had those numbers and got a scholarship. I was just saying that Baylor is probably willing to look at the total applicant when handing out scholarships (which is, in my mind, a good thing) and give out the scholarships to those that they think will succeed. I'm sure that Baylor, like many other schools, wants a class with some diversity of experience and probably the fact that you have more and different life experiences (like raising kids) than many of the rest of us do, probably makes you more valueable to them in non-numbers ways.
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Re: I got my first acceptance letter!!! (Baylor)
« Reply #77 on: November 21, 2004, 11:33:33 AM »
I was just playing.  ;)I personally am grateful that they did take everything into consideration. I think that had I been single, it would have been a breeze getting 4.0/175. I could have sat in my quiet dorm room and studied and studied. Instead, I did my homework at the kitchen table with my kids. I wrote papers in the middle of the night, I worked full-time, I cleaned the house, nursed sick children, played sex-goddess to my husband (TMI?), etc. I did the absolute best that I could do and still do the things that I HAD to do, and Baylor has shown that they understand and appreciate that and that they know that my true abilities may not be reflected in the numbers. They also know I'm getting a divorce, putting my kids up for adoption, and moving on-campus once school begins.  :D

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Re: I got my first acceptance letter!!! (Baylor)
« Reply #78 on: November 21, 2004, 05:48:16 PM »
On the ABA guide online, it says that almost 90% of students get some kind of scholarship from Baylor. It has a really small class, its alumni are very rich, and the alumni are VERY generous (I graduated from Baylor undergrad with $5K in student loans).
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Re: I got my first acceptance letter!!! (Baylor)
« Reply #79 on: November 21, 2004, 06:34:06 PM »
The only way to work out the tiff between Ruski Girl and Eliza is a kiddie-pool full of Jello and you two in bikini's.  Let's get it on!!!

Baylor is looking for people who are white, come from a christian background, and have good numbers.  I think they also side for minorities that are catholic (hispanics) to some degree.  I don't think they go for the equal opportunity stuff.