URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby beantheshadow » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:13 pm

Received that NYU call today! Now my choices are Chicago, NYU, or Berkeley. Do y'all know for those admitted this late in the game still receive scholarship offers for NYU?

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby Stephylynette » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:24 pm

Hi-So - ArshavinFan wrote:
crookedsmile wrote:
Hi-So - ArshavinFan wrote:Big up stephylynette for getting that NYU acceptance

I stalk your LSN girl, yes i do!!! HAHAHA


She's headed to Duke though, right?


On her LSN she noted that NYU is her dream school

Lmao!!! Y'all are so great. Thank you!

But yeah, I'm kind of a PI gunner and NYU has always been a pipe dream. Thought it was a definite WL/ding though so I already deposited at Duke bc of the scholarship. But if NYU comes within 15K of Duke, I have literally no idea what I'll end up doing. NYU really messed me tf up with this, I already got an apartment near chick-fil-a in Durham now I gotta reconsider everything :roll: lol But really, I'm grateful. Just thrown for a loop.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby gizmo1024 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:59 pm

Had a really weird cycle.

Accepted: Columbia, Cornell ($), Vandy ($$), WashU ($$$)

WL: Harvard, UT, Duke, GULC, USC

Reject: Penn

Haven't heard back from pretty much every other T20. Since I didn't get big money at a T14, Columbia makes the most sense.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby brinicolec » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:16 pm

gizmo1024 wrote:Had a really weird cycle.

Accepted: Columbia, Cornell ($), Vandy ($$), WashU ($$$)

WL: Harvard, UT, Duke, GULC, USC

Reject: Penn

Haven't heard back from pretty much every other T20. Since I didn't get big money at a T14, Columbia makes the most sense.



CLS at sticker?!

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby gizmo1024 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:22 pm

brinicolec wrote:
gizmo1024 wrote:Had a really weird cycle.

Accepted: Columbia, Cornell ($), Vandy ($$), WashU ($$$)

WL: Harvard, UT, Duke, GULC, USC

Reject: Penn

Haven't heard back from pretty much every other T20. Since I didn't get big money at a T14, Columbia makes the most sense.



CLS at sticker?!


Like I said, I had a really weird cycle lol. Just wanted to post this for future applicants.

CLS will likely give me some need-based grants at least.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby hammy393 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:48 pm

gizmo1024 wrote:Had a really weird cycle.

Accepted: Columbia, Cornell ($), Vandy ($$), WashU ($$$)

WL: Harvard, UT, Duke, GULC, USC

Reject: Penn

Haven't heard back from pretty much every other T20. Since I didn't get big money at a T14, Columbia makes the most sense.


Congrats on your cycle! Please post it in the cycle results thread too for future applicants: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=275052

BTW seems like a ton of URMs who got into some of HYSCCN got rejected by Penn. Seems to add credence to the theory (based on years past) that Penn doesn't give as big of a URM "boost"

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby Hi-So - ArshavinFan » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:05 pm

hammy393 wrote:
gizmo1024 wrote:Had a really weird cycle.

Accepted: Columbia, Cornell ($), Vandy ($$), WashU ($$$)

WL: Harvard, UT, Duke, GULC, USC

Reject: Penn

Haven't heard back from pretty much every other T20. Since I didn't get big money at a T14, Columbia makes the most sense.


Congrats on your cycle! Please post it in the cycle results thread too for future applicants: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=275052

BTW seems like a ton of URMs who got into some of HYSCCN got rejected by Penn. Seems to add credence to the theory (based on years past) that Penn doesn't give as big of a URM "boost"


Penn does YP though - if they feel like you'd go to a higher ranked school, they rej or WL.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby lilitiger99 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:11 pm

gizmo1024 wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
gizmo1024 wrote:Had a really weird cycle.

Accepted: Columbia, Cornell ($), Vandy ($$), WashU ($$$)

WL: Harvard, UT, Duke, GULC, USC

Reject: Penn

Haven't heard back from pretty much every other T20. Since I didn't get big money at a T14, Columbia makes the most sense.



CLS at sticker?!


Like I said, I had a really weird cycle lol. Just wanted to post this for future applicants.

CLS will likely give me some need-based grants at least.


Try negotiating with Cornell if you're interested in primarily NYC Big Law. I used some t6 acceptances (Chicago at sticker etc) and my money from Vanderbilt and WUSTL, and they upped me from no money to $$. It might be worth it depending on your goals.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby gizmo1024 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:17 pm

lilitiger99 wrote:
gizmo1024 wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
gizmo1024 wrote:Had a really weird cycle.

Accepted: Columbia, Cornell ($), Vandy ($$), WashU ($$$)

WL: Harvard, UT, Duke, GULC, USC

Reject: Penn

Haven't heard back from pretty much every other T20. Since I didn't get big money at a T14, Columbia makes the most sense.



CLS at sticker?!


Like I said, I had a really weird cycle lol. Just wanted to post this for future applicants.

CLS will likely give me some need-based grants at least.


Try negotiating with Cornell if you're interested in primarily NYC Big Law. I used some t6 acceptances (Chicago at sticker etc) and my money from Vanderbilt and WUSTL, and they upped me from no money to $$. It might be worth it depending on your goals.


Ahh I already gave up my 120k at WashU. Think Cornell would negotiate my current 60k offer with 90k at Vandy and a CLS acceptance? Sucks that I don't know how much I'm getting at CLS yet.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby hammy393 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:20 pm

Hi-So - ArshavinFan wrote:
hammy393 wrote:
gizmo1024 wrote:Had a really weird cycle.

Accepted: Columbia, Cornell ($), Vandy ($$), WashU ($$$)

WL: Harvard, UT, Duke, GULC, USC

Reject: Penn

Haven't heard back from pretty much every other T20. Since I didn't get big money at a T14, Columbia makes the most sense.


Congrats on your cycle! Please post it in the cycle results thread too for future applicants: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=275052

BTW seems like a ton of URMs who got into some of HYSCCN got rejected by Penn. Seems to add credence to the theory (based on years past) that Penn doesn't give as big of a URM "boost"


Penn does YP though - if they feel like you'd go to a higher ranked school, they rej or WL.


If they want to YP you they'd likely WL you - they get no benefit to rejecting you if they want you but are afraid that you'd potentially go elsewhere.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby lilitiger99 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:22 pm

gizmo1024 wrote:
lilitiger99 wrote:
gizmo1024 wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
gizmo1024 wrote:Had a really weird cycle.

Accepted: Columbia, Cornell ($), Vandy ($$), WashU ($$$)

WL: Harvard, UT, Duke, GULC, USC

Reject: Penn

Haven't heard back from pretty much every other T20. Since I didn't get big money at a T14, Columbia makes the most sense.



CLS at sticker?!


Like I said, I had a really weird cycle lol. Just wanted to post this for future applicants.

CLS will likely give me some need-based grants at least.


Try negotiating with Cornell if you're interested in primarily NYC Big Law. I used some t6 acceptances (Chicago at sticker etc) and my money from Vanderbilt and WUSTL, and they upped me from no money to $$. It might be worth it depending on your goals.


Ahh I already gave up my 120k at WashU. Think Cornell would negotiate my current 60k offer with 90k at Vandy and a CLS acceptance? Sucks that I don't know how much I'm getting at CLS yet.


Do you still have the screenshot of the award letter? You can PM me, but I thought they wouldn't match but someone on here told me they were able to up their $$ with an ASU (t25) acceptance. I emailed them basically like, I got into these great schools AND I have some great money offers, but I really want to stay in new York, etc, and they sent me a financial aid offer the next day.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby lawpotato » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:10 am

waitlisted at stanford. and here I was thinking "decision letter sent" was finally going to give me some closure.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby Mr_Chukes » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:02 am

lawpotato wrote:waitlisted at stanford. and here I was thinking "decision letter sent" was finally going to give me some closure.

That's pretty cool. See you today man. I'm gonna be in "in that pink like Killa cam," for lack of better words lol.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby lawpotato » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:23 am

Mr_Chukes wrote:
lawpotato wrote:waitlisted at stanford. and here I was thinking "decision letter sent" was finally going to give me some closure.

That's pretty cool. See you today man. I'm gonna be in "in that pink like Killa cam," for lack of better words lol.


Lmaooo I'll be in a green dress. See you there!

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby dietcoke1 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:35 pm

chewinggum wrote:! Any advice that anyone could offer is super helpful! Female AA - 2 years out UG!



welcome! the most important thing is to get that LSAT score as high as it can be, even if that means 2 or 3 takes. Especially for NYU, they seem to be more numbers-based than most. GL!

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby texcellence » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:39 pm

Duke rejected my attempt at scholarship negotiation...but at least that means I'm one step closer to making a final decision

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby Hobbesy » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:57 pm

Submitted my deposit to NU! *explodes in glitter*
Stats are in the official thread. Congratulations to everyone here, super proud of the representation! See you in the future (maybe)!

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby hammy393 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:15 pm

Just withdrew from Yale and will be enrolling at Stanford. Thanks to everyone for the support along the way and congrats on your cycles! The journey's far from over, but don't forget to celebrate.

PS I am Mrs_Chukes :shock:

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby dietcoke1 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:17 pm

Hobbesy wrote:Submitted my deposit to
hammy393 wrote:don't forget to celebrate.




congrats to you both!!!!!

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby crookedsmile » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:18 pm

hammy393 wrote:
PS I am Mrs_Chukes :shock:


:shock: :shock: :shock:
This cycle's biggest shocker and Mr. Chukes won't even see it until later (I think he's at USC's Law Day).

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby Baby Gaga » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:19 pm

hammy393 wrote:
PS I am Mrs_Chukes :shock:


:D this was one of my fave running gags

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby texcellence » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:23 pm

hammy393 wrote:Just withdrew from Yale and will be enrolling at Stanford. Thanks to everyone for the support along the way and congrats on your cycles! The journey's far from over, but don't forget to celebrate.

PS I am Mrs_Chukes :shock:


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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby armc808 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:55 pm

beantheshadow wrote:Received that NYU call today! Now my choices are Chicago, NYU, or Berkeley. Do y'all know for those admitted this late in the game still receive scholarship offers for NYU?

The priority deadline for NYU's FAAPS (their institution scholarship application) is April 15. You can still apply after that date but from the way they described it it's in your interest to apply ASAP.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby brinicolec » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:19 pm

chewinggum wrote:I've been stalking this forum for months and can I just say congrats to everyone on their cycles! I plan on taking the June lsat and applying as early as possible 2017-2018 cycle - early as in trying to submit the first day possible haha!

I don't have the best gpa but I'm testing pretty well so fingers crossed and shoot a prayer up! My dream school is NYU and a shot at BL! Any advice that anyone could offer is super helpful! Female AA - 2 years out UG!

Big shouts to Mr Chukes and brinicolec - I've been following you two and am so happy for you two! Whoop! :D


Welcome, welcome. Lol.

My best advice would be +180 to what dietcoke said and also, really try to make the rest of your app immaculate since you say your GPA is lower. I don't think I had a super powerful PS, but some people do and swear it's what got them admitted!

And thank you! That's so sweet!



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