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(Rankings, Profiles, Tuition, Student Life, . . . )

Which school?

Harvard
1
3%
Berkeley
30
97%
 
Total votes: 31

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Committed! Thank you all!

Postby bleakchimera2 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:30 pm

-committed, thank you all so much for your help!!!-
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Re: Harvard/Columbia/Berkeley roughly equal COA

Postby presidentspivey » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:35 pm

Go to Harvard.

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Re: Harvard/Columbia/Berkeley roughly equal COA

Postby TripleM » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:41 pm

1) I hate you.
2) Harvard.

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Re: Harvard/Columbia/Berkeley roughly equal COA

Postby cavalier1138 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:47 pm

Finally, the perfect go-to-Harvard thread.

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Re: Harvard/Columbia/Berkeley roughly equal COA

Postby nimbus cloud » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:48 pm

If Stanford doesn't happen, then definitely Harvard.

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Re: Harvard/Columbia/Berkeley roughly equal COA

Postby kingpin101 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:53 pm

How in the world did you not get a Ruby or Hamy?

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Re: Harvard/Columbia/Berkeley roughly equal COA

Postby curry1 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:55 pm

kingpin101 wrote:How in the world did you not get a Ruby or Hamy?


what? almost no one gets a hamilton w/o 174 + and very few rubinstein without 172+. OP had a very good cycle, except his sub-par berkeley offer.

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Re: Harvard/Columbia/Berkeley roughly equal COA

Postby UVA2B » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:57 pm

cavalier1138 wrote:Finally, the perfect go-to-Harvard thread.


I never thought I'd see the day around here. Am I dead?

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Re: Harvard/Columbia/Berkeley roughly equal COA

Postby bleakchimera2 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:00 pm

UVA2B wrote:
cavalier1138 wrote:Finally, the perfect go-to-Harvard thread.


I never thought I'd see the day around here. Am I dead?


After spending several years lurking here, I'm honored-- pretty sure these are best compliments I'll ever receive on the interwebs. Lol

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Re: Harvard/Columbia/Berkeley roughly equal COA

Postby UVA2B » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:03 pm

bleakchimera2 wrote:
UVA2B wrote:
cavalier1138 wrote:Finally, the perfect go-to-Harvard thread.


I never thought I'd see the day around here. Am I dead?


After spending several years lurking here, I'm honored-- pretty sure these are best compliments I'll ever receive on the interwebs. Lol


That debt really still bothers me and I'd at least consider giving apps another go for a bigger scholarship, butH is undoubtedly the answer currently.

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Re: Harvard/Columbia/Berkeley roughly equal COA

Postby bleakchimera2 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:21 pm

UVA2B wrote:
bleakchimera2 wrote:
UVA2B wrote:
cavalier1138 wrote:Finally, the perfect go-to-Harvard thread.


I never thought I'd see the day around here. Am I dead?


After spending several years lurking here, I'm honored-- pretty sure these are best compliments I'll ever receive on the interwebs. Lol


That debt really still bothers me and I'd at least consider giving apps another go for a bigger scholarship, butH is undoubtedly the answer currently.


It bothers me as well, and I have thought about it a lot over the past few months. I'm just not all that confident another cycle would turn out better-- I have a couple years of work experience already, and I applied in mid-November. I'm not sure that whatever is missing that is causing schools to like me enough for acceptance, but not love me enough for money, would change with another go.

I could hypothetically retake the LSAT once more, but I scored pretty much within my practice score range and I'm working way more hours now than I was when I studied for the last take. I'm still mulling this over, but I'm more likely to pull the trigger this cycle, for better or worse.

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Re: Harvard/Columbia/Berkeley roughly equal COA

Postby UVA2B » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:31 pm

bleakchimera2 wrote:
UVA2B wrote:
bleakchimera2 wrote:
UVA2B wrote:
cavalier1138 wrote:Finally, the perfect go-to-Harvard thread.


I never thought I'd see the day around here. Am I dead?


After spending several years lurking here, I'm honored-- pretty sure these are best compliments I'll ever receive on the interwebs. Lol


That debt really still bothers me and I'd at least consider giving apps another go for a bigger scholarship, butH is undoubtedly the answer currently.


It bothers me as well, and I have thought about it a lot over the past few months. I'm just not all that confident another cycle would turn out better-- I have a couple years of work experience already, and I applied in mid-November. I'm not sure that whatever is missing that is causing schools to like me enough for acceptance, but not love me enough for money, would change with another go.

I could hypothetically retake the LSAT once more, but I scored pretty much within my practice score range and I'm working way more hours now than I was when I studied for the last take. I'm still mulling this over, but I'm more likely to pull the trigger this cycle, for better or worse.


Yeah, there's no guarantees in the T13 full ride world, so it's understandable to just take Harvard and run.

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Re: Harvard/Columbia/Berkeley roughly equal COA

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:21 pm

Harvard.

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Re: Harvard/Columbia/Berkeley roughly equal COA

Postby shadowfax » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:47 pm

H A R V A R D

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Re: Harvard/Columbia/Berkeley roughly equal COA

Postby rpupkin » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:51 pm

You're one of those people who should choose Berkeley over HLS when Berkeley is significantly cheaper. But Berkeley isn't really cheaper in your case, so Harvard.

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Re: Harvard/Columbia/Berkeley roughly equal COA

Postby Rigo » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:37 pm

Can you push Berkeley for an expedited reconsideration request since you'd have to deposit at Harvard this weekend otherwise? Be like "yo I need to know before Friday."

As of now, I'd say Harvard but it's crazy for H and B to be the same price so they should really try to be more accommodating (I hear they're a disaster with financial aid though so who knows what's going on in that circus).

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Re: Harvard/Columbia/Berkeley roughly equal COA

Postby grades?? » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:38 pm

Rigo wrote:Can you push Berkeley for an expedited reconsideration request since you'd have to deposit at Harvard this weekend otherwise? Be like "yo I need to know before Friday."

As of now, I'd say Harvard but it's crazy for H and B to be the same price so they should really try to be more accommodating (I hear they're a disaster with financial aid though so who knows what's going on in that circus).


Its because B is broke as fuck.

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Re: UPDATED Harvard/Berkeley *no longer* roughly equal COA

Postby bleakchimera2 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:40 pm

Thank you all so much for your advice-- I had made my H decision and was planning to deposit this morning. Then Berkeley came back with a full ride. I've updated OP accordingly. Anddddd now I'm leaning back towards Cal. Please help, TLS, you're my only hope!

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Re: UPDATED Harvard/Berkeley *no longer* roughly equal COA

Postby cavalier1138 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:42 pm

Dammit, it was such a unicorn thread.

Go to Berkeley.

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Re: UPDATED Harvard/Berkeley *no longer* roughly equal COA

Postby beepboopbeep » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:43 pm

bleakchimera2 wrote:Thank you all so much for your advice-- I had made my H decision and was planning to deposit this morning. Then Berkeley came back with a full ride. I've updated OP accordingly. Anddddd now I'm leaning back towards Cal. Please help, TLS, you're my only hope!


You want to work in the bay area and have a full ride to one of the two best schools for getting a good job there.

No brainer.

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Re: UPDATED Harvard/Berkeley *no longer* roughly equal COA

Postby Npret » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:43 pm

bleakchimera2 wrote:Thank you all so much for your advice-- I had made my H decision and was planning to deposit this morning. Then Berkeley came back with a full ride. I've updated OP accordingly. Anddddd now I'm leaning back towards Cal. Please help, TLS, you're my only hope!

People said Harvard because it was cheaper. Go to Berkeley for free if that's what you want. That's what I would do.

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Re: UPDATED Harvard/Berkeley *no longer* roughly equal COA

Postby SmokeytheBear » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:44 pm

beepboopbeep wrote:
bleakchimera2 wrote:Thank you all so much for your advice-- I had made my H decision and was planning to deposit this morning. Then Berkeley came back with a full ride. I've updated OP accordingly. Anddddd now I'm leaning back towards Cal. Please help, TLS, you're my only hope!


You want to work in the bay area and have a full ride to one of the two best schools for getting a good job there.

No brainer.

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Re: UPDATED Harvard/Berkeley *no longer* roughly equal COA

Postby UVA2B » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:47 pm

I was so close to getting to say Harvard is the best choice. You stole that away from me. For shame.

Seriously though, Berkeley and it's not even remotely close

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Re: UPDATED Harvard/Berkeley *no longer* roughly equal COA

Postby half moon » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:47 pm

Enjoy Berkeley. You'll have an excellent chance to stay in the Bay Area, and a good shot at biglaw too if you want it. With minimal debt, that's a great place to be.

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Re: UPDATED Harvard/Berkeley *no longer* roughly equal COA

Postby half moon » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:49 pm

Oh, and congrats on getting essentially the ideal outcome for your goals!




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