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Groovyju

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Re: Illinois ding-a-ling
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2005, 12:21:55 PM »
Well at least you know that bookstore certificate wasn't just cause of your comment to the 3l.  I just got the same BS in my rejection letter.  That's the weirdest thing I ever heard.  I say we all apply to transfer our 2nd year just to see if they really follow up on all of these gift certificate offers.  Can't say that I wasn't happy knowing that I woudln't be forced to spend 3 years in champaign though!

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Re: Illinois ding-a-ling
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2005, 02:50:25 PM »
Got my rejection to Illinois on Saturday, they sent the letter to my parent's address (which I listed as permanent). My mom decided to contact me today to let me know....so happy for her expedited response  ::)
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Re: Illinois ding-a-ling
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2005, 03:12:02 PM »
That bookstore certificate offer is ridiculous.

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Re: Illinois ding-a-ling
« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2005, 11:20:00 AM »
I got the ding on Friday!  And my offer for a $500 gift certificate!    :P

What a frickin' joke. Seriously, somebody should pull the Dean aside and tell him that that is the most tactless thing to put on a rejection letter.

Hilarious... but tactless. 
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Re: Illinois ding-a-ling
« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2005, 11:21:55 AM »
I got the ding on Friday!  And my offer for a $500 gift certificate!    :P

What a frickin' joke. Seriously, somebody should pull the Dean aside and tell him that that is the most tactless thing to put on a rejection letter.

Hilarious... but tactless. 

What are your numbers and when did you apply?

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Re: Illinois ding-a-ling
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2005, 11:23:44 AM »
What are your numbers and when did you apply?

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Re: Illinois ding-a-ling
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2005, 05:36:46 PM »
Believe me, if it wasn't for the in-state tuition, that school would be absolutely nowhere.  By being half of the cost of other law schools, they get every decent applicant in Illinois to apply; thus improving their numbers/rankings/reputation.  In return more decent applicants apply.  It's a vicious cycle trapping unsuspecting fools into the wasteland of Champaign for three years.  I just graduated undergrad from there in May and it will be a cold day in hell before a recommend anyone to go there.


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Re: Illinois ding-a-ling
« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2005, 05:47:32 PM »
Believe me, if it wasn't for the in-state tuition, that school would be absolutely nowhere.  By being half of the cost of other law schools, they get every decent applicant in Illinois to apply; thus improving their numbers/rankings/reputation.  In return more decent applicants apply.  It's a vicious cycle trapping unsuspecting fools into the wasteland of Champaign for three years.  I just graduated undergrad from there in May and it will be a cold day in hell before a recommend anyone to go there.



It really is a pit.  Glad I escaped to IU.

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Re: Illinois ding-a-ling
« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2005, 05:59:36 PM »
Believe me, if it wasn't for the in-state tuition, that school would be absolutely nowhere.  By being half of the cost of other law schools, they get every decent applicant in Illinois to apply; thus improving their numbers/rankings/reputation.  In return more decent applicants apply.  It's a vicious cycle trapping unsuspecting fools into the wasteland of Champaign for three years.  I just graduated undergrad from there in May and it will be a cold day in hell before a recommend anyone to go there.



Is Illinois really a bad school?  I had them ranked fairly high on my personal list.  UNSWR says they're #27, which is very respectable.  Also, my thought was that if I didn't get into Northwestern, Illinois would be a good bet because I could see myself living and working in Chicago after graduation.  If I get into Illinois with a big scholarship and get no money from Northwestern, I thought I would have an interesting choice to make.  Are you saying that Illinois isn't worth that much consideration at all?

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Re: Illinois ding-a-ling
« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2005, 06:07:51 PM »
Sorry, let me clarify.  Champaign is depressing, the social life is atrocious, and the campus is ridiculously overpriced for being in the middle of nowhere.  The law school is good and you will get a good job in Chicago upon graduation; but, the location in Champaign makes interships in the summers a hassle if you don't have family in Chicago (you need a three month summer sublease in the city).

As I said, I went to undergrad there and it might be a completely different experience for law school; especially if all you plan to do is study.