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Jumboshrimps

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Northern Illinois University
« on: December 03, 2004, 04:52:12 PM »
Got the call today from a very nice lady. Not my first choice, but it feels good to get some feedback finally.

Anybody know how this school places in Chicago? Other info?

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Re: Northern Illinois University
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2004, 05:20:48 PM »
There are in the 4th tier.... but what did she have to say?

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Re: Northern Illinois University
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2004, 05:38:07 PM »
Congrats!!!

i did my undergrad work at NIU.  Its a good school and the cost isn't crazy.  They have a pretty good law program.  I am not sure how the place in Chicago though.

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Re: Northern Illinois University
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2004, 05:49:02 PM »
They place pretty well in Chicago, but if you're wanting to get into a huge law firm, you're better off going to Kent or Depaul. I wanna do public interest, so it'll be a good fit for me if I don't get into U of Illinois.

I got impatient yesterday and e-mailed them- they told me to call them and then told me I was in. Another lady called me today to also tell me I was in. It IS a huge weight off your shoulders though!!

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Re: Northern Illinois University
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2004, 06:21:45 PM »
Interesting... NIU is usually brushed aside as a 4th tier toilet and now I hear that it places well in the third largest city in America. Does anyone else think this obsession with the US News ranking might be unhealthy and meaningless?

Location, location, location

There are in the 4th tier.... but what did she have to say?

Not much. Just congratulated me and asked if she could answer any questions. I didn't have any.

Thanks for the input, all.

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Re: Northern Illinois University
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2004, 06:28:32 PM »
Congrats!
Accepted: Franklin Pierce, Hamline, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, Pace, St. Louis, Valpo, Vermont
Rejected: GULC,GW

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Re: Northern Illinois University
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2004, 07:47:06 PM »
Congrats!  When did you apply?

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Re: Northern Illinois University
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2004, 08:48:13 PM »
Congrats shrimpsy! 8)

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Re: Northern Illinois University
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2004, 08:50:44 PM »
Interesting... NIU is usually brushed aside as a 4th tier toilet and now I hear that it places well in the third largest city in America. Does anyone else think this obsession with the US News ranking might be unhealthy and meaningless?


i don't really look at the tiers and didn't really know their "importance" until i started coming here.  i have always picked schools based on my needs and not on what other people think.  to me NIU is a good school and has a good law school. its one of my top 5 choices.

but anyway.. Congrats again!!!

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Re: Northern Illinois University
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2004, 10:40:55 PM »
Congratulations!