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Likelyhood of full ride to Widener, Harrisburg?

Likelyhood of full ride to Widener, Harrisburg?
« on: May 22, 2005, 09:45:32 PM »
I've read a few posts by people who have gotten a full ride to Widener.  If I'm not being too forward, I'd like to know what grades and lsat score it took to go for free.  I'm the sole breadwinner for the family, so actually paying for law school isn't an option.  However, I do live near Harrisburg and could go to the evening program. 

I took the LSAT and got a 161, graduated in 2001 with a 3.0 GPA in Civil Engineering from NC State, and recently got my PE license, but I'm bored as hell with engineering.  Civils are also a dime/12, so my salary outlook is fairly low unless I go out on my own.

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Re: Likelyhood of full ride to Widener, Harrisburg?
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2005, 07:12:51 AM »
I've read a few posts by people who have gotten a full ride to Widener.  If I'm not being too forward, I'd like to know what grades and lsat score it took to go for free.  I'm the sole breadwinner for the family, so actually paying for law school isn't an option.  However, I do live near Harrisburg and could go to the evening program. 

I took the LSAT and got a 161, graduated in 2001 with a 3.0 GPA in Civil Engineering from NC State, and recently got my PE license, but I'm bored as hell with engineering.  Civils are also a dime/12, so my salary outlook is fairly low unless I go out on my own.

166 and a 3.0 got me mine.   ;D

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Re: Likelyhood of full ride to Widener, Harrisburg?
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2005, 08:10:32 AM »
I've read a few posts by people who have gotten a full ride to Widener.  If I'm not being too forward, I'd like to know what grades and lsat score it took to go for free.  I'm the sole breadwinner for the family, so actually paying for law school isn't an option.  However, I do live near Harrisburg and could go to the evening program. 

I took the LSAT and got a 161, graduated in 2001 with a 3.0 GPA in Civil Engineering from NC State, and recently got my PE license, but I'm bored as hell with engineering.  Civils are also a dime/12, so my salary outlook is fairly low unless I go out on my own.
I take it you're applying next year, so it would be hard to say.  Depends on who applys and who decides to come.  You maximize your chances by applying early though.  Sounds like you have everything in order, so remember to send those apps in first thing.

Re: Likelyhood of full ride to Widener, Harrisburg?
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2005, 07:38:32 PM »


166 and a 3.0 got me mine.   ;D

What's the GPA to hold onto it?  If'n you don't mind me asking.

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Re: Likelyhood of full ride to Widener, Harrisburg?
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2005, 07:23:52 AM »
You have to maintain a 3.0 to hold on to it.  Look at the grade distributions on their site and you will see that a small percentage of students get a 3.0.  They grade on a harsh curve. I talked to the admissions guy about this and confirmed it.  I turned down the full-ride from Widener.

Re: Likelyhood of full ride to Widener, Harrisburg?
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2005, 12:36:14 PM »
It may be different between campuses or even individuals.  Mine (at Delaware) requires a 3.2 GPA, which is around 20% rank first year.  A 3.0 would be between 25% and 30%.  If you want a closer look at the percentages: http://www.law.widener.edu/~delreg/hb/rank_fa_04.pdf