UCLA with 30k or Penn at sticker

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UCLA with 30k or Penn at sticker

Postby mk87 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:27 pm

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Re: UCLA with 30k or Penn at sticker

Postby tabula rasa » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:36 pm

Do not attend UCLA at that price.

Retake for $ at Boalt or $$$ at UCLA.

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Re: UCLA with 30k or Penn at sticker

Postby rad lulz » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:49 pm

tabula rasa wrote:Do not attend UCLA at that price.

Retake for $ at Boalt or $$$ at UCLA.

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Re: UCLA with 30k or Penn at sticker

Postby Big Dog » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:50 pm

Retake is the ONLY choice.

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Re: UCLA with 30k or Penn at sticker

Postby SportsFan » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:52 pm

Retake. It'll be worth it.

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Re: UCLA with 30k or Penn at sticker

Postby Gunnar Stahl » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:53 pm

SportsFan wrote:Retake. It'll be worth it.

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Re: UCLA with 30k or Penn at sticker

Postby whereskyle » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:55 pm

Are you a splitter, OP? If not, there may be much to be gained from a retake.

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Re: UCLA with 30k or Penn at sticker

Postby mk87 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:01 pm

whereskyle wrote:Are you a splitter, OP? If not, there may be much to be gained from a retake.


I am. I have a 3.9 and a lower-than-it-should-be LSAT. I am considering retaking now, though it would be very painful.

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Re: UCLA with 30k or Penn at sticker

Postby mk87 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:04 pm

If I don't improve, and assuming I go somewhere in the fall, what is my best option? Is sticker at Penn worth it?

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Re: UCLA with 30k or Penn at sticker

Postby Micdiddy » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:04 pm

mk87 wrote:
whereskyle wrote:Are you a splitter, OP? If not, there may be much to be gained from a retake.


I am. I have a 3.9 and a lower-than-it-should-be LSAT. I am considering retaking now, though it would be very painful.


It will actually be the best decision you could ever make. That is one sweet GPA and more points on the LSAT can give you significant money at UCLA, a t14 or even HYS territory.
Plus your gf gets to work her fantastic job for another year!

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Re: UCLA with 30k or Penn at sticker

Postby sinfiery » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:04 pm

mk87 wrote:
whereskyle wrote:Are you a splitter, OP? If not, there may be much to be gained from a retake.


I am. I have a 3.9 and a lower-than-it-should-be LSAT. I am considering retaking now, though it would be very painful.

You're a reverse splitter. Please, please retake.

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Re: UCLA with 30k or Penn at sticker

Postby Micdiddy » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:06 pm

mk87 wrote:If I don't improve, and assuming I go somewhere in the fall, what is my best option? Is sticker at Penn worth it?


Have you done any prep for the June test? Extremely late to start now.

What was your prep like the first time around? It might be better to set your sights on October retake.

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Re: UCLA with 30k or Penn at sticker

Postby sinfiery » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:06 pm

mk87 wrote:If I don't improve, and assuming I go somewhere in the fall, what is my best option? Is sticker at Penn worth it?

Yes, Penn is the financially better option if you are open to working biglaw in NYC/Penn.

But retake and retake again if it doesn't improve at first.

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Re: UCLA with 30k or Penn at sticker

Postby 2013applicant » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:07 pm

Seriously, retake. Your gf will get another year at her job, you will get far better outcomes in terms of schools and $$$.

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Re: UCLA with 30k or Penn at sticker

Postby Volforlife » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:08 pm

sinfiery wrote:
mk87 wrote:
whereskyle wrote:Are you a splitter, OP? If not, there may be much to be gained from a retake.


I am. I have a 3.9 and a lower-than-it-should-be LSAT. I am considering retaking now, though it would be very painful.

You're a reverse splitter. Please, please retake.


If you're not interested in retaking, I would be willing to switch lives with you and do it. You can have my cycle, and I will take your GPA.

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Re: UCLA with 30k or Penn at sticker

Postby Lavitz » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:09 pm

mk87 wrote:I am. I have a 3.9 and a lower-than-it-should-be LSAT. I am considering retaking now, though it would be very painful.

Not as painful as your loan payments will be.

2013applicant wrote:Seriously, retake. Your gf will get another year at her job, you will get far better outcomes in terms of schools and $$$.

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Re: UCLA with 30k or Penn at sticker

Postby mk87 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:15 pm

Goddamnit, you're right.

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Re: UCLA with 30k or Penn at sticker

Postby sinfiery » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:17 pm

mk87 wrote:Goddamnit, you're right.

It sucks but it is infinitely worth it. Goodluck.

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Re: UCLA with 30k or Penn at sticker

Postby Doorkeeper » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:28 pm

Retake. Enjoy better options next cycle.

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Re: UCLA with 30k or Penn at sticker

Postby jbagelboy » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:54 pm

Retake is the best answer. Glad you're open to it.

For speculations sake, Penn is worth sticker way, way more than UCLA is worth what you'd be paying. Retake aside that would be my vote.

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Re: UCLA with 30k or Penn at sticker

Postby senorhosh » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:02 pm

3.9? My gosh. Retake!

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Re: UCLA with 30k or Penn at sticker

Postby mk87 » Wed May 01, 2013 12:13 pm

OP here. I've decided not to wait another year to attend law school. I don't think it is the right decision for me life-wise, and I'm not sure it makes sense when you consider the lost earnings associated with beginning work as a lawyer a year later in life. That said, I am going to retake the LSAT in June because I think that my score can be improved. Assuming my score is raised, and understanding that it will probably be too late to get much if any $ from Penn, I think that I could get a better offering from UCLA.

So, hypothetically UCLA with $$$ =/> Penn at sticker? Considering of course that I already have a life I enjoy in Los Angeles.

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Re: UCLA with 30k or Penn at sticker

Postby 2013applicant » Wed May 01, 2013 3:45 pm

mk87 wrote:OP here. I've decided not to wait another year to attend law school. I don't think it is the right decision for me life-wise, and I'm not sure it makes sense when you consider the lost earnings associated with beginning work as a lawyer a year later in life. That said, I am going to retake the LSAT in June because I think that my score can be improved. Assuming my score is raised, and understanding that it will probably be too late to get much if any $ from Penn, I think that I could get a better offering from UCLA.

So, hypothetically UCLA with $$$ =/> Penn at sticker? Considering of course that I already have a life I enjoy in Los Angeles.


I left this thread happy to see that for once OP was going to make the rational decision and retake, wait a year, and enjoy far better options.

Then I come back to this. Bummer.

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Re: UCLA with 30k or Penn at sticker

Postby jbagelboy » Wed May 01, 2013 3:50 pm

What makes you think UCLA will raise your scholarship just because you get a higher LSAT score over the summer? You will have already deposited, so you have no leverage. If you aren't open to reapplying, and you are committed to attending one school, I don't understand your plan, except to get off WL's.




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