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k_jordan

Blobby- That's strange that UF gave you a date by which you had to make a decision. The letter I received didn't say that I need to accept or reject within a certain amount of time.

Blobby- That's strange that UF gave you a date by which you had to make a decision. The letter I received didn't say that I need to accept or reject within a certain amount of time.
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5252

Jordan, when did you receive your letter?

Jordan, when did you receive your letter?
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k_jordan

February. Why?

February. Why?
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5252

I think Blobby received his acceptance earlier.

I think Blobby received his acceptance earlier.
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k_jordan

Oh ok. Maybe they were already onto their second round. Thanks.

Oh ok. Maybe they were already onto their second round. Thanks.
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blobby

The deadline was not in the letter, it was only in the recent email. The email was very polite and said if I needed more time to decide they'd be happy to grant it and that there was absolutely no rush. I'm pretty certain it was just for reasonable practical reasons.

The deadline was not in the letter, it was only in the recent email. The email was very polite and said if I needed more time to decide they'd be happy to grant it and that there was absolutely no rush. I'm pretty certain it was just for reasonable practical reasons.
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jon.roy

that deadline is still pretty strange - i got accepted in december, and nothing like that.

that deadline is still pretty strange - i got accepted in december, and nothing like that.
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Has UF accepted anyone recently?

Has UF accepted anyone recently?
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I just received an acceptance letter in the last few days. The letter isn't in front of me. Just got back from my trip last night so only glanced at it briefly and don't remember if there was a deadline on accepting. I do know there was no mention of a scholarship other than to say most scholarships are in the form of research assistantships that are granted in late spring.

I just received an acceptance letter in the last few days. The letter isn't in front of me. Just got back from my trip last night so only glanced at it briefly and don't remember if there was a deadline on accepting. I do know there was no mention of a scholarship other than to say most scholarships are in the form of research assistantships that are granted in late spring.
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I got an email last week from somebody whom I had originally emailed on March 7. Basically, she missed the initial email, but told me that my application was working its way through the admissions committee and they anticipated an answer soon.

However, I got a response form somebody on March 8th saying they anticipated a response within two weeks, and it was 17 days once I got that response from them, and it's now been 20 days.

I got an email last week from somebody whom I had originally emailed on March 7. Basically, she missed the initial email, but told me that my application was working its way through the admissions committee and they anticipated an answer soon.

However, I got a response form somebody on March 8th saying they anticipated a response within two weeks, and it was 17 days once I got that response from them, and it's now been 20 days.
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Crescent, when did you apply? When was your application finalized? Would you mind sharing what tier law school you attended along with some of your stats?

Crescent, when did you apply? When was your application finalized? Would you mind sharing what tier law school you attended along with some of your stats?
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Florida will award assistantships/scholarships beginning April 1. I have a distinct feeling that's why some admitted students received the email requesting a response by April 1 because they send out the list of admitted students to the faculty members at that time. The faculty members then make their selections and notify the students.

The Florida assistantships are quite good - they come in the form of a partial tuition waiver and a stipend, which all total equates roughly full tuition.

Florida will award assistantships/scholarships beginning April 1. I have a distinct feeling that's why some admitted students received the email requesting a response by April 1 because they send out the list of admitted students to the faculty members at that time. The faculty members then make their selections and notify the students.

The Florida assistantships are quite good - they come in the form of a partial tuition waiver and a stipend, which all total equates roughly full tuition.
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Oh wow - that early? So we could hear pretty soon about that?

Oh wow - that early? So we could hear pretty soon about that?
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Well, I just heard that I have been accepted at UF and as a Virginia resident I may qualify for in-state tuition under the Academic Common Market.

This makes a HUGE difference in between the costs of the two schools.

Well, I just heard that I have been accepted at UF and as a Virginia resident I may qualify for in-state tuition under the Academic Common Market.

This makes a HUGE difference in between the costs of the two schools.
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Wow that in-state tuition does make a HUGE difference. If I had that option open to me I would very likely be going to Florida too.

Wow that in-state tuition does make a HUGE difference. If I had that option open to me I would very likely be going to Florida too.
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blobby

If you get an assistantship, you would automatically be granted in-state tuition, even if you are out of state. So even if your waiver/scholarship isn't full, it will be dirt cheap. Honestly, if I had though I had a shot at one of those assistantships, I would have just dropped everything and gone to Florida anyway.

If you get an assistantship, you would automatically be granted in-state tuition, even if you are out of state. So even if your waiver/scholarship isn't full, it will be dirt cheap. Honestly, if I had though I had a shot at one of those assistantships, I would have just dropped everything and gone to Florida anyway.
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Wow I did not know that about the assistantships. Do you know how many are granted each year? When I was choosing between GULC and NYU part of my through process was - if they cost the same why not go to NYU? But a $40k savings would be a game changer for sure...

Wow I did not know that about the assistantships. Do you know how many are granted each year? When I was choosing between GULC and NYU part of my through process was - if they cost the same why not go to NYU? But a $40k savings would be a game changer for sure...
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Does anybody know how big the program is at UF? I'm looking at the courses and it doesn't look like there are nearly as many as they offer at Georgetown.

Does anybody know how big the program is at UF? I'm looking at the courses and it doesn't look like there are nearly as many as they offer at Georgetown.
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jon.roy

Wow I did not know that about the assistantships. Do you know how many are granted each year? When I was choosing between GULC and NYU part of my through process was - if they cost the same why not go to NYU? But a $40k savings would be a game changer for sure...


I talked to a former student (2 years out) who said they were 1-2 a professor. Besides those scholarships, he didn't hear of even nominal scholarships, not even in the range of a couple thousand dollars.

<blockquote>Wow I did not know that about the assistantships. Do you know how many are granted each year? When I was choosing between GULC and NYU part of my through process was - if they cost the same why not go to NYU? But a $40k savings would be a game changer for sure...</blockquote>

I talked to a former student (2 years out) who said they were 1-2 a professor. Besides those scholarships, he didn't hear of even nominal scholarships, not even in the range of a couple thousand dollars.
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Does anybody know how big the program is at UF? I'm looking at the courses and it doesn't look like there are nearly as many as they offer at Georgetown.


About 100 domestic students, 20 or so international (although I'm less sure on that number).

The course offering is smaller but that's largely because Florida employs a full time faculty to teach the majority of their classes as opposed to Georgetown which employs majority adjuncts and only two full-time faculty.

<blockquote>Does anybody know how big the program is at UF? I'm looking at the courses and it doesn't look like there are nearly as many as they offer at Georgetown.</blockquote>

About 100 domestic students, 20 or so international (although I'm less sure on that number).

The course offering is smaller but that's largely because Florida employs a full time faculty to teach the majority of their classes as opposed to Georgetown which employs majority adjuncts and only two full-time faculty.
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