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acappella
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Where to apply?

Postby acappella » Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:43 pm

where should I apply to maximize scholarship money? I honestly didn't expect my score to jump as much as it did and now I'm completely reevaluating my list of schools. I plan on applying to HYS but even if I were accepted there, I would seriously consider a lower-ranked school if the money was right. (Edit: part of my reasoning here is the fact that I'm not terribly interested in biglaw.) I have a long list of schools I'm thinking about but it would be a lot easier to help narrow them down if I knew what kind of scholarships I could conceivably expect. For the record, I'm very interested in NYU, Columbia, Vandy, UVA, Duke, Berkeley (I'd be very interested in living in NY or the south, *possibly* CA), but I'd welcome any opinions anyone has about other schools as well.
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WestOfTheRest
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Re: 4.0/178. Where to apply?

Postby WestOfTheRest » Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:46 pm

Throw in chicago, possibly penn and you got a print

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Re: 4.0/178. Where to apply?

Postby sarahlawg » Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:53 pm

out of curiosity, what was your first score? You could possible snag a full ride from one of CC. You could throw Mich in there too.

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Re: 4.0/178. Where to apply?

Postby acappella » Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:56 pm

178 is my only score. Sorry, I meant "jump" as in the jump from my cold diagnostic to my real score.

Possible full ride from Columbia, you say? Pinch me.

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Re: 4.0/178. Where to apply?

Postby sarahlawg » Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:02 pm

search people with your #s on LSN and drool.

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Re: 4.0/178. Where to apply?

Postby Moxie » Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:06 pm

I'd say apply to all of the T10 you'd be interested in going to. Should get a full-ride from one of them (Michigan?) as leverage.

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Re: 4.0/178. Where to apply?

Postby acappella » Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:15 pm

Of the T10, I have no interest in attending Chicago, Michigan, or Penn. would it be a mistake not to apply anyway, for the purposes of leverage?

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Re: 4.0/178. Where to apply?

Postby bk1 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:16 pm

acappella wrote:Of the T10, I have no interest in attending Chicago, Michigan, or Penn. would it be a mistake not to apply anyway, for the purposes of leverage?


I would apply for leverage just in case (even though you probably won't need it the cost is minimal).

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Re: 4.0/178. Where to apply?

Postby cmckid » Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:31 pm

I call troll- if you're smart enough to get a 178/4.0 you're smart enough to figure out what schools to apply to.

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Re: 4.0/178. Where to apply?

Postby bk1 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:32 pm

cmckid wrote:I call troll- if you're smart enough to get a 178/4.0 you're smart enough to figure out what schools to apply to.


What the fuck are you on about?

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Re: 4.0/178. Where to apply?

Postby acappella » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:43 pm

cmckid wrote:I call troll- if you're smart enough to get a 178/4.0 you're smart enough to figure out what schools to apply to.


I haven't been here long, but I have figured out it's not TLS without at least one prickly reply. Seeing as you were relatively tame, I suppose I should be thanking you for the compliment to my intelligence.

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Re: 4.0/178. Where to apply?

Postby veragood » Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:43 pm

I have a friend with similar numbers who turned down Harvard at sticker for a full ride to Northwestern. I don't blame him at all, Chicago is a pretty awesome city, and he's been working there since graduation anyways. Saving a shitton of money > slight increase in prestige

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Re: 4.0/178. Where to apply?

Postby YourCaptain » Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:02 pm

T10, godspeed, and enjoy HYS.

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Re: 4.0/178. Where to apply?

Postby shoeshine » Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:17 pm

Apply to every T10 and use the lower ones as leverage. You say you don't want HYS now but wait till after ASW.

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Re: 4.0/178. Where to apply?

Postby ExpectLess » Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:26 pm

Hey numbers twin. With those stats, and assuming you have a decent application, you can reasonably expect some combination of HSY or full rides at CCN. Darrow, Dillard, or Levy are in play too. Absent personal reasons, I wouldn't settle for less than that.

Craft your application well, and enjoy your cycle. :D

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Re: 4.0/178. Where to apply?

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:09 pm

"Where should I apply with nearly perfect numbers????"

Seriously?

/falsemodestybrag

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Re: 4.0/178. Where to apply?

Postby paratactical » Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:17 pm

acappella wrote:I plan on applying to HYS but even if I were accepted there, I would seriously consider a lower-ranked school if the money was right. (Edit: part of my reasoning here is the fact that I'm not terribly interested in biglaw.)

Just throwing this out here - depending on what you're interested in, it might be worth seriously reviewing these schools, their LRAP, and the opportunities they give you that are beyond biglaw.

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Re: 4.0/178. Where to apply?

Postby Law Sauce » Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:21 pm

acappella wrote:(Edit: part of my reasoning here is the fact that I'm not terribly interested in biglaw.)


Most of Yale is not too terribly interested in Biglaw.

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Re: 4.0/178. Where to apply?

Postby futurelawyer413 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:36 am

ToTransferOrNot wrote:"Where should I apply with nearly perfect numbers????"

Seriously?

/falsemodestybrag


+1. Consider leveraging scholarships at peer schools once admitted. This is definintely not abnormal and I would say it is even common to do this.

Also, it seems the more accurate question you may need to ask is where do you want to go, rather then where you should apply. Good luck!

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Re: 4.0/178. Where to apply?

Postby bhan87 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:41 am

HYSCCN (maybe MVP just to be safe), but with those numbers, I'd imagine you'd get a Rubenstein, Hamilton, and a huge Dean's scholarship from NYU...

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Re: 4.0/178. Where to apply?

Postby Lawquacious » Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:50 am

If not a flame then I would imagine you'd get full scholly offers throughout the lower T14.. But I would recommend Y/ H/ S. I think the investment would be worth it.

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Re: 4.0/178. Where to apply?

Postby AreJay711 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:51 am

A lot of the full ride scholarships aren't just numbers based but you would be a top candidate obviously.

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Re: 4.0/178. Where to apply?

Postby glewz » Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:55 am

ToTransferOrNot wrote:"Where should I apply with nearly perfect numbers????"

Seriously?

/falsemodestybrag


I agree..Really dude? You have near-perfect numbers and you need guidance on where to apply?
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Re: 4.0/178. Where to apply?

Postby Malcolm8X » Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:56 am

cmckid wrote:I call troll- if you're smart enough to get a 178/4.0 you're smart enough to figure out what schools to apply to.


+1




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