Does being instate help at Berkeley?

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parsi
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Does being instate help at Berkeley?

Postby parsi » Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:51 pm

I applied late december with a 3.93/171

I know my stats are good but berkeley takes a very holistic look at apps

does being in california help me at all?

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Orko
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Re: Does being instate help at Berkeley?

Postby Orko » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:50 pm

I'm almost positive that California is like Texas in that they both require public schools are either 75% or 90% (I forget which number) is from in-state applicants. That's one reason that both schools are so competitive: out of state students are vying for a very limited number of seats.

I'd say you have a decent shot at admission. Who knows if there will still be scholly money available though?
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Re: Does being instate help at Berkeley?

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:52 pm

Not sure about Berkeley, but Texas is limited to 35% out-of-state students.

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Re: Does being instate help at Berkeley?

Postby glewz » Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:10 pm

Their FAQ says it's roughly 50-50 admitted, so all you need to do is find the % OOS & IS applicants and compare.

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Re: Does being instate help at Berkeley?

Postby bk1 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:32 pm

Being in-state doesn't help.

Berkeley has a lot of Californians because Californians want to go there, not because of some strict ratio (such that UVa has). Being a resident helps you get into UVa, it doesn't really help you at Boalt.

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Re: Does being instate help at Berkeley?

Postby francisConn » Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:25 pm

Glanced at the subject, thought it said, "Does being insane help at Berkeley?"

..sorry to contribute nothing to the thread.

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Re: Does being instate help at Berkeley?

Postby Kinderby » Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:35 pm

I think you have contributed more than you know. :D

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Re: Does being instate help at Berkeley?

Postby 20160810 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:11 pm

Doesn't help much ... But your grades will help

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Re: Does being instate help at Berkeley?

Postby bk1 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:13 pm

Just so it's all official and stuff:

http://www.law.berkeley.edu/47.htm#Q3

ETA: Ironically it is the second link when doing:

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=does+being+in+stat ... t+berkeley

I didn't even have to type "Boalt" or "law," just "Berekeley."

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Re: Does being instate help at Berkeley?

Postby bilbobaggins » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:20 pm

3.9/171 shouldn't stress.

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Re: Does being instate help at Berkeley?

Postby BeautifulSW » Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:28 pm

I generally don't post on "What are my chances/choices" questions because I don't know anything about that, (having gotten my J.D. in 1986) but in this case, I wonder whether the OP has applied to Stanford? Absent financial aid, I believe that out-of-state fees (tuition) at UC Berkeley total more than Stanford tuition and Stanford is the better school.

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Re: Does being instate help at Berkeley?

Postby parsi » Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:54 am

BeautifulSW wrote:I generally don't post on "What are my chances/choices" questions because I don't know anything about that, (having gotten my J.D. in 1986) but in this case, I wonder whether the OP has applied to Stanford? Absent financial aid, I believe that out-of-state fees (tuition) at UC Berkeley total more than Stanford tuition and Stanford is the better school.


I applied to Stanford but I don't believe ill get in

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Re: Does being instate help at Berkeley?

Postby worldtraveler » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:03 am

Orko wrote:I'm almost positive that California is like Texas in that they both require public schools are either 75% or 90% (I forget which number) is from in-state applicants. That's one reason that both schools are so competitive: out of state students are vying for a very limited number of seats.

I'd say you have a decent shot at admission. Who knows if there will still be scholly money available though?



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