Does UCLA match merit/need aid with other UC's and USC

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joetheplumber
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Does UCLA match merit/need aid with other UC's and USC

Postby joetheplumber » Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:33 am

If one were to negotiate scholarship with UCLA, would it be good to mention need/merit aid from Irvine, davis, etc. Or are those too shitty compared with UCLA. What about USC, would that rub them in the wrong way? Also, when is a good time to ask cause I am in Berkeley Faculty Review which its decision is march 7th. Should i wait for Berkeley to get more leverage?

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splitbrain
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Re: Does UCLA match merit/need aid with other UC's and USC

Postby splitbrain » Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:05 pm

Wait for Cal

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Re: Does UCLA match merit/need aid with other UC's and USC

Postby tranandy » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:18 pm

Generally, UCLA will only consider matching or beating T10 scholarships and will offer some money if you have a big USC offer. It rarely offers a lot of money to people who only have big scholarships offers from lower ranked schools.

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Re: Does UCLA match merit/need aid with other UC's and USC

Postby LittleTree » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:57 pm

Bumping this old thread to see if anyone else has feedback on this. I have a 20k/yr scholarship at UCLA and I'm wondering if it is worth letting them know about USC's offer of 40k/yr. Do you think they would match this? Should I wait till I hear back from other schools (I can't imagine I will get an offer larger than 40k/yr)?

Extra Info: I have only heard back from 4 of my 13ish applications - USC/UCLA are the only 2 that have come up with offers so far.

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Re: Does UCLA match merit/need aid with other UC's and USC

Postby dingbat » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:01 pm

I don't understand your logic, nor the purpose of the question.
Just ask them for more money, worst that can happen is they say no

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Re: Does UCLA match merit/need aid with other UC's and USC

Postby BigZuck » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:29 pm

With its inferior employment stats, why do you even want to go to UCLA if it was equal cost to USC? Honest question.

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Re: Does UCLA match merit/need aid with other UC's and USC

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:35 pm

BigZuck wrote:With its inferior employment stats, why do you even want to go to UCLA if it was equal cost to USC? Honest question.


TITCR. Better alumni network, better SoCal connections, bigger endowment, better employment stats.

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Re: Does UCLA match merit/need aid with other UC's and USC

Postby megagnarley » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:44 pm

John_rizzy_rawls wrote:
BigZuck wrote:With its inferior employment stats, why do you even want to go to UCLA if it was equal cost to USC? Honest question.


TITCR. Better alumni network, better SoCal connections, bigger endowment, better employment stats.


Connections, depends. LA law is run by UCLA grads. More so than USC IMO.

ETA: Business is a different story but those are undergrad ties.

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Re: Does UCLA match merit/need aid with other UC's and USC

Postby BigZuck » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:47 pm

megagnarley wrote:
John_rizzy_rawls wrote:
BigZuck wrote:With its inferior employment stats, why do you even want to go to UCLA if it was equal cost to USC? Honest question.


TITCR. Better alumni network, better SoCal connections, bigger endowment, better employment stats.


Connections, depends. LA law is run by UCLA grads. More so than USC IMO.

ETA: Business is a different story but those are undergrad ties.


Does it really matter who is "running it" if that school can't get you there at the same rate as another school?

At least lately USC has dominated in the jobs that TLS deems desirable.

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Re: Does UCLA match merit/need aid with other UC's and USC

Postby SisyphusHappy » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:42 am

Self-selection. UCLA grads are trying to save the world from Republicans. They're not shooting for BigLaw in the same numbers.

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Re: Does UCLA match merit/need aid with other UC's and USC

Postby zman » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:11 pm

SisyphusHappy wrote:Self-selection. UCLA grads are trying to save the world from Republicans. They're not shooting for BigLaw in the same numbers.


you mean republicans and democrats? I mean it's a one party system.




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