TLS Class of 2011

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viv
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Re: TLS Class of 2011

Postby viv » Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:56 pm

ari20dal7 wrote:Switch me to UCLA - putting down my deposit as soon as I get home.

Congrats on your decision, though we'll be sad not to have you at Michigan. Good luck with everything!

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Re: TLS Class of 2011

Postby ari20dal7 » Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:00 am

Congrats on your decision, though we'll be sad not to have you at Michigan. Good luck with everything!



Thanks, Viv. Hardest decision of my life. I was secretly hoping that Michigan or UCLA would make a noncompetitive offer and make my decision easier, but both schools made it hard on me. I'm pretty sure it's the right call, but Michigan would be great too, and I think anyone who goes there will never ever regret it.

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Re: TLS Class of 2011

Postby viv » Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:22 am

Is there something specific that tipped it to UCLA for you in the end? I find it really interesting how people choose between two or more really great options, especially because mine didn't come down to anything concrete like cost or specific programs/opportunities, etc... internal stalemate until I got that gut feeling and ran with it. (edit for clarity: my 2nd option wasn't UCLA, it was Vandy, but I empathize with the toughest-decision-ever thing)

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Re: TLS Class of 2011

Postby underdawg » Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:58 am

NYU here.

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Re: TLS Class of 2011

Postby Leonidas » Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:02 am

UCLA here

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Re: TLS Class of 2011

Postby gravity » Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:28 am

Cornell here

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Re: TLS Class of 2011

Postby longhornem » Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:36 am

You can add maruchan and LTF for Notre Dame

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Re: TLS Class of 2011

Postby the rza » Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:44 am

georgetown

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Re: TLS Class of 2011

Postby fbastos » Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:54 am

Going to 'Bama.

Looking forward to it.

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Re: TLS Class of 2011

Postby M53201 » Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:27 am

I'll be at Santa Clara

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Re: TLS Class of 2011

Postby Phoenix Wright » Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:40 am

UCLA :)

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Re: TLS Class of 2011

Postby the5man » Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:19 pm

Yale Law School for me.

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Re: TLS Class of 2011

Postby Intelligentsia » Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:46 pm

NYU :)

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Re: TLS Class of 2011

Postby ari20dal7 » Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:46 pm

Is there something specific that tipped it to UCLA for you in the end? I find it really interesting how people choose between two or more really great options, especially because mine didn't come down to anything concrete like cost or specific programs/opportunities, etc... internal stalemate until I got that gut feeling and ran with it. (edit for clarity: my 2nd option wasn't UCLA, it was Vandy, but I empathize with the toughest-decision-ever thing)


Well, there was a definite financial difference, which was a pretty big deal, especially since both schools offer very strong prospects. At the end of the day, I just felt better about UCLA and felt at home in Westwood. I liked Michigan a lot and thought everyone I met there was first class, but it didn't quite feel as much like home. I'm probably giving up a little bit in terms of career opportunities to go to UCLA, but I think it's worth it to follow my gut. Since I'm probably going to want to work in either California or TX/OK, Michigan's advantage over UCLA was a little less than it would be for most other applicants, and the money gave me enough help that I felt good about going to UCLA. If I had been faced with the prospect of paying sticker at both places, I probably would have had to go to Michigan, since I liked it there and it would more or less guarantee me the ability to pay it off.

Michigan actually offered me a very nice need based package. It wasn't nearly as much money as UCLA ultimately offered between need and merit money, but it was a very good offer that made me think very hard about Michigan. Like you, it wasn't an easy decision and it didn't really come down to any one factor: it was just a "feel" thing. I can't say that I would recommend the same decision for anyone else, but I do think my experience highlights the importance of seeing the schools for yourself and making a decision with that in mind. If I had decided to go to Michigan, my experience there would have left me knowing that I would have a really nice time there. My UCLA visit left me feeling like that was the place for me to be, and I'm really happy that the nuts and bolts allowed me to do that.

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Re: TLS Class of 2011

Postby tamtam » Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:23 pm

ari20dal7 wrote:
Is there something specific that tipped it to UCLA for you in the end? I find it really interesting how people choose between two or more really great options, especially because mine didn't come down to anything concrete like cost or specific programs/opportunities, etc... internal stalemate until I got that gut feeling and ran with it. (edit for clarity: my 2nd option wasn't UCLA, it was Vandy, but I empathize with the toughest-decision-ever thing)


Well, there was a definite financial difference, which was a pretty big deal, especially since both schools offer very strong prospects. At the end of the day, I just felt better about UCLA and felt at home in Westwood. I liked Michigan a lot and thought everyone I met there was first class, but it didn't quite feel as much like home. I'm probably giving up a little bit in terms of career opportunities to go to UCLA, but I think it's worth it to follow my gut. Since I'm probably going to want to work in either California or TX/OK, Michigan's advantage over UCLA was a little less than it would be for most other applicants, and the money gave me enough help that I felt good about going to UCLA. If I had been faced with the prospect of paying sticker at both places, I probably would have had to go to Michigan, since I liked it there and it would more or less guarantee me the ability to pay it off.

Michigan actually offered me a very nice need based package. It wasn't nearly as much money as UCLA ultimately offered between need and merit money, but it was a very good offer that made me think very hard about Michigan. Like you, it wasn't an easy decision and it didn't really come down to any one factor: it was just a "feel" thing. I can't say that I would recommend the same decision for anyone else, but I do think my experience highlights the importance of seeing the schools for yourself and making a decision with that in mind. If I had decided to go to Michigan, my experience there would have left me knowing that I would have a really nice time there. My UCLA visit left me feeling like that was the place for me to be, and I'm really happy that the nuts and bolts allowed me to do that.


Congrat on making this decision.. C u in the fall..

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Re: TLS Class of 2011

Postby yeswecan » Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:15 pm

georgetown

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Re: TLS Class of 2011

Postby zeezoo » Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:45 am

NYU

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Re: TLS Class of 2011

Postby wahoo831 » Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:43 pm

I myself would have never predicted this, but put me down for Duke!

(Funny how quickly things can change in the admissions game...for me, it came down to three schools that I had all but eliminated a month ago!)

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Re: TLS Class of 2011

Postby aguyingeorgia » Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:44 pm

Put me down for NYU! :) :D :) :D

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Re: TLS Class of 2011

Postby Ulfrekr » Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:42 pm

Congrats!

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Re: TLS Class of 2011

Postby DarlayBoo » Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:20 pm

Stanford :D

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Re: TLS Class of 2011

Postby lawduck » Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:04 pm

Almost assuredly Columbia at this point. I'm still really tempted by Berkeley (not because of its new ranking but because of its proximity to my desired area of practice) so I can't absolutely commit just yet, but Columbia is looking to be the place I'll spend my next three years.

I plan on deciding this by the end of tonight/tomorrow and then overnighting them my enrollment letter/deposit to ensure it arrives before the (May 1) deadline.

e: deposit to CLS sent.
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Re: TLS Class of 2011

Postby redux » Sat Apr 26, 2008 2:48 pm

UCLA here :D

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Re: TLS Class of 2011

Postby ld0926 » Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:47 pm

Chicago-Kent for me.

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Re: TLS Class of 2011

Postby MITGradStudent » Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:44 pm

UPENN for me 8)




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