UNC c/o 2013

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MandyNC
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UNC c/o 2013

Postby MandyNC » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:16 pm

When the waiting is over and the e-mail from Dean States has rolled in ... Come on by, relax, and grab a tall glass of sweet tea.

This thread is for anyone who has been admitted to UNC Chapel Hill this cycle and ranges from seriously considering the school to thoroughly devoted to it. We can talk decision-making process, scholarships, the school's qol, living arrangements and employment prospects. And here's hoping more TLSers join us with good news soon.

I'm an NC native who attended college in Boston with stints in London and Key West. I've been back in the Triangle for a couple years and am pretty damn psyched to be attending UNC and then starting my career here. Ask me questions about the area if you have them.

What about everyone else?

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Re: UNC c/o 2013

Postby ZeroEll » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:24 pm

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LSATfromNC
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Re: UNC c/o 2013

Postby LSATfromNC » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:36 pm

The scholars weekend is this month, anyone know what it is? Has anyone been notified of money yet?

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Re: UNC c/o 2013

Postby cr073137 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:44 pm

I really want to go to UNC, but I have really good scholarships from similar and lower ranked schools, has anyone heard about scholarships? or by when should we be hearing?

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Re: UNC c/o 2013

Postby MandyNC » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:47 pm

No scholarships have been handed out yet according to LSN data.

I'm also seeing scholarships only for A) URMs and B) LSATs above the 75th (so, 165+ this year?). Does anyone know if this is accurate, or just selectively reported LSN data?

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Re: UNC c/o 2013

Postby LSATfromNC » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:58 pm

MandyNC wrote:No scholarships have been handed out yet according to LSN data.

I'm also seeing scholarships only for A) URMs and B) LSATs above the 75th (so, 165+ this year?). Does anyone know if this is accurate, or just selectively reported LSN data?


I hope you are right :)

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Re: UNC c/o 2013

Postby blahblewblah » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:26 pm

I also wonder how accurate LSN is because it seems that as late as UNC gives out schollys, many people might have already withdrawn? As a UNC undergrad I am excited about the prospects of possibly getting a scholarship, but worried about the most recent OCI and the state of the economy.

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Re: UNC c/o 2013

Postby lawhawk » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:38 pm

I really want to come here. The OOS price tag is high though. How tough is it to get 2L and 3L residency?

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Re: UNC c/o 2013

Postby blahblewblah » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:39 pm

Near impossible.

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Re: UNC c/o 2013

Postby LSATfromNC » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:48 pm

blahblewblah wrote:Near impossible.


+1 from what I have read.

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Re: UNC c/o 2013

Postby mytwocents » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:49 pm

I'm about 95% sure I will be attending UNC in the fall. I think the extra 5% will come after I actually visit...just want to make sure I'm making the right choice!

The acceptance email mentioned we'd be getting more info in the next few weeks, but I saw that a few of the earlier admits (in other threads) say that it took a lot longer to finally get the snail mail packet. Any idea on how long it will take?

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Re: UNC c/o 2013

Postby lawhawk » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:02 pm

LSATfromNC wrote:
blahblewblah wrote:Near impossible.


+1 from what I have read.



Damn I was really hoping this would not be the case. I know in undergrad it is next to impossible to establish residency but I was hoping it would be different for the law school

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Re: UNC c/o 2013

Postby lawhawk » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:04 pm

As far as living goes: I live just north of campus (Church/Pritchard area) Don't live here if you don't have to. Although it is very close to bars it is all undergrads and is far from the law school.

Live East or West of campus if you can. Even though these neighborhoods are more expensive they are much nicer houses and the neighborhood have a much more mature feel to them

just my two cents.

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Re: UNC c/o 2013

Postby MandyNC » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:06 pm

MyTwoCents, you are my numbers twin. And while I haven't visited the law school yet (I wanted to wait to get in), Chapel Hill is pretty fabulous, so I'm sure your 5% that's in reserve will be persuaded. :)

And, FYI, in past years' threads there are people reporting getting decent size scholarships (7,500) as late as early April. Not sure about stats, but it seems like smaller amounts may keep trickling in.

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Re: UNC c/o 2013

Postby LSATfromNC » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:11 pm

The price of property there is crazy compared to 2 hours down the road here in Fayetteville. I am about 75% sure I will be at Chapel Hill next fall. I wasn't expecting to get such good offers from a couple of other schools, so now the ball is in UNC's court to give me a couple of dollars :)

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Re: UNC c/o 2013

Postby lawhawk » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:12 pm

here is a link to residency requirements. The term domicile scares me.

http://gradschool.unc.edu/student/residency/

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Re: UNC c/o 2013

Postby mytwocents » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:26 pm

MandyNC wrote:MyTwoCents, you are my numbers twin. And while I haven't visited the law school yet (I wanted to wait to get in), Chapel Hill is pretty fabulous, so I'm sure your 5% that's in reserve will be persuaded. :)

And, FYI, in past years' threads there are people reporting getting decent size scholarships (7,500) as late as early April. Not sure about stats, but it seems like smaller amounts may keep trickling in.


haha hell yes! I've been to Chapel Hill a few times and really enjoyed it. It's a little more college town-ish than I'm used to (I went to UG in Raleigh and loved it), but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

And I was waiting to get in to visit, too. I thought that if I visited beforehand it would either: a. get my hopes up or b. jinx my chances of getting in. I'm a little superstitious as you can tell..

This is totally a word on the street kind of thing, but I thought URMs had a way better chance of getting scholarships? TBH, I wasn't counting on getting anything $$-wise from UNC. In-state tuition was good enough for me!

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Re: UNC c/o 2013

Postby jss1100 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:44 pm

I will most likely be attending.

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Re: UNC c/o 2013

Postby letmein2010 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:31 am

actually for what its worth, even though establishing residency is always said to be hard, i rmr an article in the DTH (school newspaper) talking about a really high success rate for those that did apply for residency, and those that appealed a rejection had a very high % of success too. Might be something worth looking into for you guys.

lawhawk, are you a carolina undergrad? i was under the assumption if you were OOS as an undergrad it would be pretty easy to be instate for grad school.

and for anyone that is planning on visiting...Chapel Hill is amazing, i wish i was going to be there for another 3 years

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Re: UNC c/o 2013

Postby LadyTarHeelian » Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:40 am

I have a friend who is at the Pharmacy School and he paid OOS for his first year but he changed over EVERYTHING (driver's license, voter registration, license plates, pays NC taxes, etc. etc.) and he got IS for his second year. So it CAN happen but you have to really dedicate yourself to it. Check out this site for UNC residency info: http://gradschool.unc.edu/student/residency/

EDIT: I'm a genius, I just NOW realized (a day later) that lawhawk posted the exact same link above me. >.<
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Re: UNC c/o 2013

Postby The Zeppelin » Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:46 am

Unless you're URM or have ridiculous numbers, in-state applicants will not be seeing much money.

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Re: UNC c/o 2013

Postby eye » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:20 pm

Haaaayyy!

Also 95% sure I'm going! :)
Planning a visit later in the month.

LSATfromNC, where did you hear that scholars weekend is this month??

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Re: UNC c/o 2013

Postby LSATfromNC » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:43 pm

eye wrote:Haaaayyy!

Also 95% sure I'm going! :)
Planning a visit later in the month.

LSATfromNC, where did you hear that scholars weekend is this month??


It's on UNC's website.

Anyone know of some nice 3 bedroom town homes close to school?


Edit for Source: February 5 Diversity Day February Chancellors' Scholars Weekend March 1 Application and FAFSA deadlines http://www.law.unc.edu/admissions/default.aspx

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Re: UNC c/o 2013

Postby thestoryends » Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:25 am

The Zeppelin wrote:Unless you're URM or have ridiculous numbers, in-state applicants will not be seeing much money.


i hope you're wrong. :twisted:

it seemed like a fair amount of people in the 2012 thread got some decent (relative term) $?

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Re: UNC c/o 2013

Postby aparker » Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:31 pm

100% going to UNC next year! Woot!




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