UVA Class of 2012

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2012)
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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby uvatwol » Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:18 am

mijahe wrote:Does anyone know if there is a deadline for filling out the financial aid form? I actually got a scholarship from UVA yesterday, but never filled that out and probably need to.


There technically is, but I've been very late both years and had no problem. But, I would get it in soon if you expect to get some need-based aid.

And also, not trying to muscle in on your thread, but I'd be happy to answer questions for you good folks and future classmates.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby ak9786 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:36 am

I wish i got $$$ from UVA, i got nothing, seems that aid this year has tightened up, looking at LSN people with some of the numbers ppl have up here from last year got some aid if they werent ED.


Dang i hate debt, especially if im thinking of doing the MBA as well, does anyone know if its possible to get scholarships while in school?

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby rodandgun » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:23 am

I'm in Australia right now, and just managed to Skype the folks. I got the big goose egg today as well. ED with lower numbers, I knew I didn't have much of a shot at scholarships, but the reality of $180,000 in debt sunk in today - scary.

Along the same lines(ish), the girl I was planning on living with got nill as well and decided to go to a different school that offered her a scholarship, which puts me back at square one on the roommate issue. Making it even more difficult is the fact that I can't make ASW to meet people, being out of the country an all.

So here's my shameless plug... Is anyone looking for a roommate still? I'm hoping to rent a 2-3 bedroom house for the year. I think that'll be a lot more comfortable than living in an apartment, plus it'd be nice to have a yard for my dog.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby 1337Law » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:29 am

rodandgun wrote:I'm in Australia right now, and just managed to Skype the folks. I got the big goose egg today as well. ED with lower numbers, I knew I didn't have much of a shot at scholarships, but the reality of $180,000 in debt sunk in today - scary.

Along the same lines(ish), the girl I was planning on living with got nill as well and decided to go to a different school that offered her a scholarship, which puts me back at square one on the roommate issue. Making it even more difficult is the fact that I can't make ASW to meet people, being out of the country an all.

So here's my shameless plug... Is anyone looking for a roommate still? I'm hoping to rent a 2-3 bedroom house for the year. I think that'll be a lot more comfortable than living in an apartment, plus it'd be nice to have a yard for my dog.


Meh, the debt doesn't seem that scary when you're at such a great school. If you were going to a T18+ I'd be more worried. The great thing about these T10 schools IMO is that you aren't soley depending on firm work, clerkships are supposedly invaluable, and your chances of landing one of the 2 is overwhelmingly in your favor (at t6 moreso i'm sure) at UVa and it's peers.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby meeshelle » Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:16 am

UVA threw pennies at me yesterday. and i quickly stooped down to pick them up. 24K across the 3 years. better than nada. the letter talked about my "great credentials", which i really don't have haha. wasn't even expecting to get in. (170/3.5)

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby ak9786 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:28 am

they should offer better discounts than 5000 for instate residents, such a rip off compared to other in state schools, unc and ucla are way cheapers. UCLA gives like 10k discounts and their tuition is under 30k anyway, and im sure that UVA is going to increase their tuition by 3-5 percent every year prob

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby jdn012 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:31 am

ak9786 wrote:they should offer better discounts than 5000 for instate residents, such a rip off compared to other in state schools, unc and ucla are way cheapers. UCLA gives like 10k discounts and their tuition is under 30k anyway, and im sure that UVA is going to increase their tuition by 3-5 percent every year prob


eh, Michigan doesn't offer that great of a discount for in-state residents either. I think the difference is only like 3K.

Texas is another school though that gives in-state students a big break. The difference is like 16K or something.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby operaden » Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:38 am

UCLA's tuition is 31k for this year and 35k for next for in-state. In 2010-11, it's set to be close to 40k for in-state.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby omg » Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:07 pm

chadstew55 wrote:
omg wrote:no $ for me :(

wasn't expecting any as a late admit, but still...i was really hoping uva would make my decision a little to a lot easier, haha

holy crap! you didn't get anything? I'm doomed...


no way are you doomed. your GPA is much higher than mine, so i'm sure you have a good shot!

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby crazyinalabama » Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:17 pm

ak9786 wrote:they should offer better discounts than 5000 for instate residents, such a rip off compared to other in state schools, unc and ucla are way cheapers. UCLA gives like 10k discounts and their tuition is under 30k anyway, and im sure that UVA is going to increase their tuition by 3-5 percent every year prob



UVA is completely independent of the state of VA...they simply have to fill that 40% in-state quota to stay on campus and rent space on UVA's campus from the state. The other state schools offer bigger discounts because they're receiving funding (from taxes) from the state and since residents pay those taxes, they deserve a discount.

At least this is my understanding from the alumni I have spoken to and what the Dean has said in speeches given about the financial stability of UVA right now.

With that said, as someone who is terrified of debt and primarily interested in public interest/gov't work, I have an awful lot of questions to ask the financial aid office about their LRAP program. I'll be the whiny girl tomorrow afternoon whom they discreetly ask to leave when she starts crying and pounding her fists, babbling about how she can't afford UVA... :D :D :D

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby RTF » Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:46 pm

So it's done. I sent my sear deposit to UVa and withdrew from all the other schools.

Now I can officially go onto facebook and add UVa law to my profile.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby Jessleem » Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:31 pm

Dont worry Alabama....about half way through your questions, just look around...I may not be crying, but I'm sure the "are you freaking serious" look on my face will be obvious.

I have curly hair and a tendency to blush too....can't miss me....

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby limegreen » Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:11 pm

Has anyone had any success (or even started looking) for a job for themselves or their SO? I am moving up in June so I was trying to find a part time job for the summer, and my SO is looking for a full time job, and neither of us are getting any responses. We both graduated from W&M and have been applying to jobs we are pretty overqualified for (for lack of any other options at this point) and haven't heard anything back.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby pfflyer28 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:28 pm

have all admits received their scholarship letter already?

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby RVP11 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:29 pm

In Charlottesville (finally). I'm thinking I might be daring tomorrow and put "JSUVA" on my nametag. I'll be wearing jeans and a gray sweater over a white shirt, feel free to say hi.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby reminiscent » Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:54 am

I keep secretly thinking that UVA gave me a surprisingly generous scholarship for diversity reasons (not URM, I'm asian), because my stats aren't that great.. huh.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby stl1622dc » Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:34 am

reminiscent wrote:I keep secretly thinking that UVA gave me a surprisingly generous scholarship for diversity reasons (not URM, I'm asian), because my stats aren't that great.. huh.


Same here... I got an offer that was way beyond expected. Maybe asians don't flock to areas like Charlottesville and so they offer a little more money to remain competitive with their peer schools (i.e. NU, Mich)... just a guess, but probably not since asians are still over-represented at UVa

diversity stats for asians:
UVa = 6.6%
NU = 18.3%
Mich = 13.2%
*from ABA guide

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby laurathenerd » Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:56 am

I got my letter from UVA today - $12k a year ($36k total). I'm more than pleased with the results, because my LSAT was kind of borderline, and I've been hearing rumors of cutbacks. I'm pretty sure UVA is where I'll end up now, unless there's a miracle and I get into one of my reaches. I wish I could be at the ASW with everyone, but I guess I'll have to make due with Europe :)

Stats: 169/3.91, VA resident.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby 1337Law » Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:29 am

I just submitted both my deposits at UVa and signed at ivy for a 1 bdrm/den... now, i need to figure out how i'm going to dec this bad boy out

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby CE2JD » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:36 pm

I should have majored in Liberal Arts. It probably would have given me a higher GPA, and thus a better chance at scholarships.

Oh well, I'll get it all back and more in job security with my technical background and work experience.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby geoffree » Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:38 pm

Ello, does anyone know about noise levels near the Corner on Wertland St? I'm seriously considering an apt in an old Victorian house, but concerned that I might be right smack in the middle of party central. The Wade Apts staff said that noise levels really depend on who else moves into the house, but I'm not so sure they gave me a straight answer as to whether the location is noisy in general.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby vamedic03 » Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:28 pm

geoffree wrote:Ello, does anyone know about noise levels near the Corner on Wertland St? I'm seriously considering an apt in an old Victorian house, but concerned that I might be right smack in the middle of party central. The Wade Apts staff said that noise levels really depend on who else moves into the house, but I'm not so sure they gave me a straight answer as to whether the location is noisy in general.


Um... based on my undergrad experiences there, I would definitely avoid that area unless you want to party with undergrads every thurs through saturday with some possible extra days in there too...

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby Kat86 » Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:00 pm

Hey guys, okay so I went to ASD on Friday and really really liked UVa, its my top choice, but right before I left for Virginia I got the award letter and didn't get any money. I wasn't even considering Vandy until a couple of weeks ago when I received a 72k scholly from them and the reality of debt is scaring the shit out of me. Please assure me that I will be making the right choice to forget about the money and go to UVa. If anyone can do it I'm sure it's you all. I'm so stressed.. I guess I should get used to the feeling though! Vandy isn't worth it right?

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby applepie » Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:09 pm

Kat86 wrote:Hey guys, okay so I went to ASD on Friday and really really liked UVa, its my top choice, but right before I left for Virginia I got the award letter and didn't get any money. I wasn't even considering Vandy until a couple of weeks ago when I received a 72k scholly from them and the reality of debt is scaring the shit out of me. Please assure me that I will be making the right choice to forget about the money and go to UVa. If anyone can do it I'm sure it's you all. I'm so stressed.. I guess I should get used to the feeling though! Vandy isn't worth it right?


Have you visited Vandy? You might fall in love there too. I am terrified of debt as well and have recently gotten over it because I honestly asked myself if I would regret not going years down the road. I would regret it and now im not so scared of 180k in debt. UVA is awesome and if you think you could see yourself going into academia or clerkships (barring better acceptances) you should go to UVA. If you see yourself not wanting biglaw (even for like 5 years) and not wanting to have life dictated by an LRAP, you should probably go to Vandy. Some questions to think about: How much national reach do you want? How much is the difference in debt between Vandy and UVA in terms of monthly repayment, etc? If you have visited both, which place would you be happiest (and thus do better) at?

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby limegreen » Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:37 pm

I love UVA, but I have to admit Vandy has an amazingly beautiful campus. The law building is really new and it is exquisite. There are giant magnolia trees and beautiful buildings and green grass all around. You really should visit, 72k is nothing to scoff at. I would still pick UVA, but I think it's a personal decision that you should make after experiencing both.




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