University of Illinois C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

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Re: University of Illinois C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby jstanhope14 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:06 pm

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jstanhope14 wrote:For students currently at UIUC: how feasible is it to get rent down to like $300-$400 per month? I've seen some 3BR houses on Zillow for like $750-$1200, but just wondering if those are generally close enough to campus, in safe neighborhoods, etc. Thanks! Any other tips on reducing living costs appreciated :)


If you're willing to have roommates, it's feasible but it will depend on how close to campus you want to live. I have a friend living in a 3 bed in Savoy and she pays about $400 a month for her part, but Savoy means needing a car or relying on shuttles/buses until you make friends with other people in Savoy with cars (easy, because a decent amount of people live there...I live there). Closer to campus there will be some as well, but you'll sacrifice having the nice looking places for the money. In general, staying south of University is the advice I've always heard.


Cool, thanks for the reply. $400/mo isn't bad at all, esp compared to Boston or NYC, where most people pay about $1000. Tbh cost of living is lowkey a big benefit of UIUC

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Re: University of Illinois C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Watababe » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:13 pm

jstanhope14 wrote:
Watababe wrote:
jstanhope14 wrote:For students currently at UIUC: how feasible is it to get rent down to like $300-$400 per month? I've seen some 3BR houses on Zillow for like $750-$1200, but just wondering if those are generally close enough to campus, in safe neighborhoods, etc. Thanks! Any other tips on reducing living costs appreciated :)


If you're willing to have roommates, it's feasible but it will depend on how close to campus you want to live. I have a friend living in a 3 bed in Savoy and she pays about $400 a month for her part, but Savoy means needing a car or relying on shuttles/buses until you make friends with other people in Savoy with cars (easy, because a decent amount of people live there...I live there). Closer to campus there will be some as well, but you'll sacrifice having the nice looking places for the money. In general, staying south of University is the advice I've always heard.


Cool, thanks for the reply. $400/mo isn't bad at all, esp compared to Boston or NYC, where most people pay about $1000. Tbh cost of living is lowkey a big benefit of UIUC


Oh yeah it's so much cheaper here...I used to pay over $1000 a month in Chicago for one bedroom apartments that were kinda shitty (first one in boystown) and ok (moved farther north almost out of the city). Here, I live by myself in a huge, renovated 2bed and rent is under $1000 and my drive to school is less than ten minutes.

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Re: University of Illinois C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby smitty16 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:08 pm

Congrats to those who have been admitted!!!!!! I was happily waitlisted so if anyone who has been admitted would so kind as to share the seat deposits dates, I would greatly appreciate it!

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Re: University of Illinois C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby BruisersMom912 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:11 pm

smitty16 wrote:Congrats to those who have been admitted!!!!!! I was happily waitlisted so if anyone who has been admitted would so kind as to share the seat deposits dates, I would greatly appreciate it!


April 16 and May 22, $250 each

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Re: University of Illinois C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby kippercd » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:12 pm

In with full tuition!
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Re: University of Illinois C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby smitty16 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:35 pm

BruisersMom912 wrote:
smitty16 wrote:Congrats to those who have been admitted!!!!!! I was happily waitlisted so if anyone who has been admitted would so kind as to share the seat deposits dates, I would greatly appreciate it!


April 16 and May 22, $250 each



Excellent, thanks darling!

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Re: University of Illinois C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby darthrevan92 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:51 pm

FN-2187 wrote:Dinged over email, hopefully everyone else receives better news!



How were you dinged? Your LSAT is score is over the 75 percentile and you had a better LSAT than alot of the people who were accepted? GPA? Fitness issue?

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Re: University of Illinois C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby darthrevan92 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:55 pm

I'm looking at LSN and 161 plus scorers for the most part got accepted? Where did you get this information?


bella26 wrote:First time posting. Congrats to everyone who has been accepted! Illinois is my top choice, but I am taking the 2/10 lsat and will not be applying until I receive my score. After looking at my law school numbers, I am surprised at the lower scholarship amounts compared to the last few years for above median lsat scores. Further, I'm surprised to see 161+ scores being waitlisted/rejected.

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Re: University of Illinois C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby bella26 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:34 pm

darthrevan92 wrote:I'm looking at LSN and 161 plus scorers for the most part got accepted? Where did you get this information?


bella26 wrote:First time posting. Congrats to everyone who has been accepted! Illinois is my top choice, but I am taking the 2/10 lsat and will not be applying until I receive my score. After looking at my law school numbers, I am surprised at the lower scholarship amounts compared to the last few years for above median lsat scores. Further, I'm surprised to see 161+ scores being waitlisted/rejected.



I apologize if I gave the impression that many 161+ score were being waitlisted or rejected. I meant only that I was surprised to see any such applicants being waitlisted or outright rejected. Looking at past data, particularly the last year, I think many of the applicants below would have been accepted with substantial scholarship:
164/3.39; 167/2.91; 162/2.79; 167/2.22; 160/3.77; 157/3.99

Admittedly, I know very little about these applicants outside of their lsat/gpa, but UIUC has typically been splitter friendly. That is probably still the case, just surprised by the above decisions.

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Re: University of Illinois C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby par283 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:36 pm

bella26 wrote:
darthrevan92 wrote:I'm looking at LSN and 161 plus scorers for the most part got accepted? Where did you get this information?


bella26 wrote:First time posting. Congrats to everyone who has been accepted! Illinois is my top choice, but I am taking the 2/10 lsat and will not be applying until I receive my score. After looking at my law school numbers, I am surprised at the lower scholarship amounts compared to the last few years for above median lsat scores. Further, I'm surprised to see 161+ scores being waitlisted/rejected.



I apologize if I gave the impression that many 161+ score were being waitlisted or rejected. I meant only that I was surprised to see any such applicants being waitlisted or outright rejected. Looking at past data, particularly the last year, I think many of the applicants below would have been accepted with substantial scholarship:
164/3.39; 167/2.91; 162/2.79; 167/2.22; 160/3.77; 157/3.99

Admittedly, I know very little about these applicants outside of their lsat/gpa, but UIUC has typically been splitter friendly. That is probably still the case, just surprised by the above decisions.


If it affects anything, I got in as a splitter (2.9, 168) with a 110+ plus scholarship, so it may be a little more subjective than just splitter friendly or splitter un-friendly. Good luck to everyone!

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Re: University of Illinois C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby darthrevan92 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:46 pm

no problem! I believe that the tuition for Illinois Law has decreased. Its now 35k a year for instate and 45k a year for out of state.

bella26 wrote:
darthrevan92 wrote:I'm looking at LSN and 161 plus scorers for the most part got accepted? Where did you get this information?


bella26 wrote:First time posting. Congrats to everyone who has been accepted! Illinois is my top choice, but I am taking the 2/10 lsat and will not be applying until I receive my score. After looking at my law school numbers, I am surprised at the lower scholarship amounts compared to the last few years for above median lsat scores. Further, I'm surprised to see 161+ scores being waitlisted/rejected.



I apologize if I gave the impression that many 161+ score were being waitlisted or rejected. I meant only that I was surprised to see any such applicants being waitlisted or outright rejected. Looking at past data, particularly the last year, I think many of the applicants below would have been accepted with substantial scholarship:
164/3.39; 167/2.91; 162/2.79; 167/2.22; 160/3.77; 157/3.99

Admittedly, I know very little about these applicants outside of their lsat/gpa, but UIUC has typically been splitter friendly. That is probably still the case, just surprised by the above decisions.

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Re: University of Illinois C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby bella26 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:14 pm

[quote="darthrevan92"]no problem! I believe that the tuition for Illinois Law has decreased. Its now 35k a year for instate and 45k a year for out of state.

Just confirmed on the website. I actually had not noticed that change so thanks for pointing that out!

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Re: University of Illinois C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby FN-2187 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:45 pm

darthrevan92 wrote:
FN-2187 wrote:Dinged over email, hopefully everyone else receives better news!



How were you dinged? Your LSAT is score is over the 75 percentile and you had a better LSAT than alot of the people who were accepted? GPA? Fitness issue?


¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I was dinged through email, my GPA is on my profile, and the fact that I'm in at better-ranked schools just goes to show the competitiveness of the cycle and unpredictability of non-AA URMs cycles (I'm PR).
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Re: University of Illinois C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Lchi » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:27 pm

Just curious, does anyone know what the largest scholarship they offer is? I am a 165/3.8 candidate with full tuition scholarships to multiple t20/t30 schools, but I am from Illinois and would love to end up at UIUC, especially with their employment statistics that are better than many of the higher ranked schools I have offers from. Their 509 says four percent of students receive more than full tuition, so they do offer more than full tuition, but I was wondering how much more than full tuition they offer. Their website has their fees listed at $4,139 per year, which is a pretty significant amount for just fees. I applied in early January and have not heard back yet, but a full ride plus fees or even a little more than fees would probably put UIUC as my top choice, so I was wondering if anyone has experience with scholarships >full tuition or experience negotiating scholarships this large. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

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Re: University of Illinois C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby DrSnapple » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:31 pm

For those of us who didn't get caught in the 1st wave, any idea how long we'll be playing the waiting game?

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Postby mmart207 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:02 pm

Lchi wrote:Just curious, does anyone know what the largest scholarship they offer is? I am a 165/3.8 candidate with full tuition scholarships to multiple t20/t30 schools, but I am from Illinois and would love to end up at UIUC, especially with their employment statistics that are better than many of the higher ranked schools I have offers from. Their 509 says four percent of students receive more than full tuition, so they do offer more than full tuition, but I was wondering how much more than full tuition they offer. Their website has their fees listed at $4,139 per year, which is a pretty significant amount for just fees. I applied in early January and have not heard back yet, but a full ride plus fees or even a little more than fees would probably put UIUC as my top choice, so I was wondering if anyone has experience with scholarships >full tuition or experience negotiating scholarships this large. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

I've gotten 3 full tuition scholarships so far and completely forgot about the fees I'd still have to pay :cry:

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Re: University of Illinois C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby mmart207 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:02 pm

DrSnapple wrote:For those of us who didn't get caught in the 1st wave, any idea how long we'll be playing the waiting game?

No idea. Been under review since 1/5 so I'm hoping soon

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Re: University of Illinois C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby bestaetu » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:51 pm

mmart207 wrote:
DrSnapple wrote:For those of us who didn't get caught in the 1st wave, any idea how long we'll be playing the waiting game?

No idea. Been under review since 1/5 so I'm hoping soon


Based on mylsn from the last cycle a lot of us who went complete in December/January might be waiting until next month.

http://mylsn.info/d/illinois/1617-NoED/

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Re: University of Illinois C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Lchi » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:12 am

mmart207 wrote:I've gotten 3 full tuition scholarships so far and completely forgot about the fees I'd still have to pay :cry:

Haha sorry to burst your bubble

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Re: University of Illinois C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby mmart207 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:05 pm

Lchi wrote:
mmart207 wrote:I've gotten 3 full tuition scholarships so far and completely forgot about the fees I'd still have to pay :cry:

Haha sorry to burst your bubble

But damn most of these schools' fees are like 500-1000. U of I is on a whole other level :oops:

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Re: University of Illinois C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Lchi » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:50 pm

mmart207 wrote:
Lchi wrote:
mmart207 wrote:I've gotten 3 full tuition scholarships so far and completely forgot about the fees I'd still have to pay :cry:

Haha sorry to burst your bubble

But damn most of these schools' fees are like 500-1000. U of I is on a whole other level :oops:

And you can’t forget the estimated $1,800 for books :(

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Re: University of Illinois C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby AMax1 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:51 am

Any idea on when the next round of decisions will come out? Looking at LSN it seems a little unclear.

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Re: University of Illinois C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Lchi » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:45 pm

AMax1 wrote:Any idea on when the next round of decisions will come out? Looking at LSN it seems a little unclear.

It looks like last year, the first wave was on the 17th of January, but the second wave didn’t come until the 9th of February, and then the third one on the 24th of February.

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Re: University of Illinois C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby darthrevan92 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:21 pm

Accepted with 108K scholarship!! Are there modern style apartments in Champagne that are also affordable?

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Re: University of Illinois C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby JC420 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:04 pm

mmart207 wrote:
Lchi wrote:
mmart207 wrote:I've gotten 3 full tuition scholarships so far and completely forgot about the fees I'd still have to pay :cry:

Haha sorry to burst your bubble

But damn most of these schools' fees are like 500-1000. U of I is on a whole other level :oops:

I went to UIUC for undergrad and I think their "fees" include the health insurance, so you might be able to opt out of a large amount of that



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