Cornell Class of 2014

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fsohn
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Re: Cornell Class of 2014

Postby fsohn » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:07 pm

Ikki wrote:I was actually torn between BU and Cornell for a while (BU is offering me 105k), do you guys think giving up about 90% tuition at BU is worth the T14 label?

I'm attending the April 8th date, have you guys contacted one of the diversity orgs on campus? I heard you can stay with them if you ask.


Giving up 105K is not worth it. Go to BU unless Cornell comes close to matching.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2014

Postby southernsnapp » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:24 pm

fsohn wrote:
Ikki wrote:I was actually torn between BU and Cornell for a while (BU is offering me 105k), do you guys think giving up about 90% tuition at BU is worth the T14 label?

I'm attending the April 8th date, have you guys contacted one of the diversity orgs on campus? I heard you can stay with them if you ask.


Giving up 105K is not worth it. Go to BU unless Cornell comes close to matching.


Also, depending on which diversity group you are part of, they might offer you somewhere. One group contacted me.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2014

Postby Ikki » Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:11 pm

fsohn wrote:
Ikki wrote:I was actually torn between BU and Cornell for a while (BU is offering me 105k), do you guys think giving up about 90% tuition at BU is worth the T14 label?

I'm attending the April 8th date, have you guys contacted one of the diversity orgs on campus? I heard you can stay with them if you ask.


Giving up 105K is not worth it. Go to BU unless Cornell comes close to matching.


Luckily, they've matched the offer.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2014

Postby mr_toad » Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:14 pm

Ikki wrote:
fsohn wrote:
Ikki wrote:I was actually torn between BU and Cornell for a while (BU is offering me 105k), do you guys think giving up about 90% tuition at BU is worth the T14 label?

I'm attending the April 8th date, have you guys contacted one of the diversity orgs on campus? I heard you can stay with them if you ask.


Giving up 105K is not worth it. Go to BU unless Cornell comes close to matching.


Luckily, they've matched the offer.


Want.

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Ikki
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Re: Cornell Class of 2014

Postby Ikki » Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:20 pm

mr_toad wrote:
Want.


uh?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2014

Postby mr_toad » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:02 pm

Also want 105k from Cornell, if that's what you mean by them matching.

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Ikki
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Re: Cornell Class of 2014

Postby Ikki » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:28 pm

Oh yeah, that's what I meant.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2014

Postby ringdabell » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:34 pm

Hi just joining the thread as well. (I was looking for it a long time ago and wasn't present so I was pleasantly surprised that this is now created at my ignorance haha)

I will be there at April 8th but only for a short time! :(
I hope I can get to say hi to yall though.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2014

Postby thetobes » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:12 am

Ikki wrote:
fsohn wrote:
Ikki wrote:I was actually torn between BU and Cornell for a while (BU is offering me 105k), do you guys think giving up about 90% tuition at BU is worth the T14 label?

I'm attending the April 8th date, have you guys contacted one of the diversity orgs on campus? I heard you can stay with them if you ask.


Giving up 105K is not worth it. Go to BU unless Cornell comes close to matching.


Luckily, they've matched the offer.


Just wondering... I called trying to find out my financial aid package and I was informed that it will be ready this Friday. I also have a couple of 100k+ offers that I would like to use to negotiate (i'm thinking I won't initially get much $ from Cornell). I assume that I should wait and at least see Cornell's initial offer before trying to negotiate, but I'll just double check... Did you bring any of those 100k offers to their attention before they sent you your aid package, or were you just going to use those IF they didn't offer you much $?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2014

Postby Ikki » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:20 am

thetobes wrote:
Ikki wrote:
fsohn wrote:
Ikki wrote:I was actually torn between BU and Cornell for a while (BU is offering me 105k), do you guys think giving up about 90% tuition at BU is worth the T14 label?

I'm attending the April 8th date, have you guys contacted one of the diversity orgs on campus? I heard you can stay with them if you ask.


Giving up 105K is not worth it. Go to BU unless Cornell comes close to matching.


Luckily, they've matched the offer.


Just wondering... I called trying to find out my financial aid package and I was informed that it will be ready this Friday. I also have a couple of 100k+ offers that I would like to use to negotiate (i'm thinking I won't initially get much $ from Cornell). I assume that I should wait and at least see Cornell's initial offer before trying to negotiate, but I'll just double check... Did you bring any of those 100k offers to their attention before they sent you your aid package, or were you just going to use those IF they didn't offer you much $?


They coincidentally matched my offer without me having to negotiate.

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thetobes
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Re: Cornell Class of 2014

Postby thetobes » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:24 am

Thanks! Another question/scenario along the same lines (open to anybody who can help)... I am basically set on Cornell, but like I said I would like to use other offers to negotiate $. However, seat deposits are due at those other schools on 4/1. Can Cornell see if I have seat deposits out at other schools? Basically, do I need to pay those other seat deposits just so I can keep those scholarship offers as leverage... I really don't want to pay those deposits, but I also don't want Cornell seeing that I have turned down those other offers (as I'm sure they would not feel any need to sweeten the pot)...

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Re: Cornell Class of 2014

Postby Keats » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:41 am

Ikki wrote:
They coincidentally matched my offer without me having to negotiate.


I'm way confused. Are you saying Cornell gave you $105K? Are you serious?

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NorCalBruin
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Re: Cornell Class of 2014

Postby NorCalBruin » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:54 am

Yes he's serious.

Cornell typically gives out aid in multiples of 15. 15, 30, 45, 60, 75, 90 , and 105.

105k is their highest normal scholarship.

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thetobes
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Re: Cornell Class of 2014

Postby thetobes » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:13 am

NorCalBruin wrote:Yes he's serious.

Cornell typically gives out aid in multiples of 15. 15, 30, 45, 60, 75, 90 , and 105.

105k is their highest normal scholarship.


I would probably donate one of my kidneys to get 105k from Cornell... so jealous.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2014

Postby NorCalBruin » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:50 am

thetobes wrote:
NorCalBruin wrote:Yes he's serious.

Cornell typically gives out aid in multiples of 15. 15, 30, 45, 60, 75, 90 , and 105.

105k is their highest normal scholarship.


I would probably donate one of my kidneys to get 105k from Cornell... so jealous.


FWIW, you could probably get $60,000 for a kidney on the black market.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2014

Postby Arbiter213 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:02 pm

NorCalBruin wrote:
thetobes wrote:
NorCalBruin wrote:Yes he's serious.

Cornell typically gives out aid in multiples of 15. 15, 30, 45, 60, 75, 90 , and 105.

105k is their highest normal scholarship.


I would probably donate one of my kidneys to get 105k from Cornell... so jealous.


FWIW, you could probably get $60,000 for a kidney on the black market.


Incidentally, my mother only has 1 kidney, and Cornell is offering me $60,000...

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Re: Cornell Class of 2014

Postby spacepenguin » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:03 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
Incidentally, my mother only has 1 kidney, and Cornell is offering me $60,000...


The sacrifices your mother has made for your education...

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Re: Cornell Class of 2014

Postby japes » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:08 pm

Those of you negotiating: who have you contacted? Mind shooting me a PM with info on how negotiations worked for you?

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thetobes
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Re: Cornell Class of 2014

Postby thetobes » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:12 pm

japes wrote:Those of you negotiating: who have you contacted? Mind shooting me a PM with info on how negotiations worked for you?


Samezees.. A PM would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2014

Postby MoabGirl » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:38 pm

I would suggest hanging in there and waiting to see your initial award before you try to negotiate. Cornell seems to be really generous this year. They gave me 120K right off the bat...nearly shit my pants but there it is.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2014

Postby seriousbusiness » Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:20 pm

I just got my financial aid package and it is all loans, absolutely no grants : /

I went to the ASW during which they offered financial aid sessions. I didn't sign up for one because I figured they'd only give generic info and knew they'd be in the mail in a couple of weeks anyway. Did I totally screw my chances of getting $ by not signing up??

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Re: Cornell Class of 2014

Postby thetobes » Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:42 pm

seriousbusiness wrote:I just got my financial aid package and it is all loans, absolutely no grants : /

I went to the ASW during which they offered financial aid sessions. I didn't sign up for one because I figured they'd only give generic info and knew they'd be in the mail in a couple of weeks anyway. Did I totally screw my chances of getting $ by not signing up??


I'm going to the April 8th ASD... I saw that there is a time slot for financial aid sessions, but I wasn't aware we needed to sign up. Are you supposed to sign up for a session before the weekend, or is it something you sign up for while you are there?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2014

Postby Horchata » Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:53 pm

Ikki wrote:Just got my financial aid, (submitted my documents in early February) was very pleasantly surprised.


I TOOOOOOOLD YOU!!! You neeever want to listen.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2014

Postby Ikki » Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:57 am

Horchata wrote:
Ikki wrote:Just got my financial aid, (submitted my documents in early February) was very pleasantly surprised.


I TOOOOOOOLD YOU!!! You neeever want to listen.


Dime a la verga!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2014

Postby Zeile » Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:41 pm

Does anyone know when and if I will ever hear back from Cornell? Should I be worried? I have auto-admit numbers 3.9+ GPA, 169 LSAT, work experience and wrote a Why Cornell essay. I also applied last year. I'm starting to get antsy.




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