Berkeley Law Class of 2016

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby twinkletoes16 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:29 pm

Oh phew!


I thought for a second I hit URM or something on my app and started panicking. Glad I wasn't the only one!

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby jrfreed » Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:47 pm

Hi all. I'm also a non-URM who received that URM-scholarship false alarm. FYI, I was curious about the matching scholarship response times, too. I emailed the office, and was kindly informed that some decisions will likely go out by early next week... I'm hoping for the best.

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby voytek » Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:52 pm

jrfreed wrote:Hi all. I'm also a non-URM who received that URM-scholarship false alarm. FYI, I was curious about the matching scholarship response times, too. I emailed the office, and was kindly informed that some decisions will likely go out by early next week... I'm hoping for the best.


Thanks for the info! That's good news. Here's for hoping that it makes my decisions even more difficult!

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby twinkletoes16 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:52 pm

jrfreed wrote:Hi all. I'm also a non-URM who received that URM-scholarship false alarm. FYI, I was curious about the matching scholarship response times, too. I emailed the office, and was kindly informed that some decisions will likely go out by early next week... I'm hoping for the best.




OH GOD WHY

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby matrim » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:04 pm

testaker wrote:Have others already submitted matching scholarship applications? I got in awhile ago but haven't yet, because I thought/hoped I was waiting to see if Berkeley threw me some $ on their own. But is the conventional wisdom to just submit matching apps now?


Bump on the question above - Anybody know if Berkeley offers scholarships other then matching offers? If so when?

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby jrfreed » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:44 pm

voytek wrote:
jrfreed wrote:Hi all. I'm also a non-URM who received that URM-scholarship false alarm. FYI, I was curious about the matching scholarship response times, too. I emailed the office, and was kindly informed that some decisions will likely go out by early next week... I'm hoping for the best.


Thanks for the info! That's good news. Here's for hoping that it makes my decisions even more difficult!


Yeah, I know what you mean! On the bright side, its better to have the choice problem than the other way around!

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby jrfreed » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:45 pm

twinkletoes16 wrote:
jrfreed wrote:Hi all. I'm also a non-URM who received that URM-scholarship false alarm. FYI, I was curious about the matching scholarship response times, too. I emailed the office, and was kindly informed that some decisions will likely go out by early next week... I'm hoping for the best.




OH GOD WHY


Huh? I'm confused..

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby twinkletoes16 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:51 pm

jrfreed wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:
jrfreed wrote:Hi all. I'm also a non-URM who received that URM-scholarship false alarm. FYI, I was curious about the matching scholarship response times, too. I emailed the office, and was kindly informed that some decisions will likely go out by early next week... I'm hoping for the best.




OH GOD WHY


Huh? I'm confused..


If I don't get an email, I'll be obsessing over whether or not I got passed over for $, or if it's coming later, or if it's coming at all, or if I was eligible for need, or if I got another scholly....


see?

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby jrfreed » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:43 pm

twinkletoes16 wrote:
jrfreed wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:
jrfreed wrote:Hi all. I'm also a non-URM who received that URM-scholarship false alarm. FYI, I was curious about the matching scholarship response times, too. I emailed the office, and was kindly informed that some decisions will likely go out by early next week... I'm hoping for the best.




OH GOD WHY


Huh? I'm confused..


If I don't get an email, I'll be obsessing over whether or not I got passed over for $, or if it's coming later, or if it's coming at all, or if I was eligible for need, or if I got another scholly....


see?


Ahh ok, I get it now. I hope it works out!

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby jrfreed » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:19 am

One quick note: I just checked that email again, and I realize that it does not specify the method of notification. I had mistakenly said email, but I can't guarantee that'll be the format. Sorry about that... I just want to be sure that I'm not accidentally misinforming anyone.

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby helix23 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:53 pm

show me the money

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby twinkletoes16 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:54 pm

posted in the other thread but just in case: any fellow lady admits want to split the cost of a hotel room? my $ is quickly dwindling for ASW and I'm not comfortable couchsurfing/can't think of any other options.

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby testaker » Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:49 pm

Does anyone have a sense whether Berkeley is more likely to match a scholarship from Michigan over Duke? I am ready to submit my Michigan offer but noticed that my Duke letter was mailed today. Trying to weigh whether it is worth it to wait to submit (since I suspect Duke might offer me more), or if getting it in to Berkeley a few days to a week earlier is worth it, especially if they view Michigan as more of a peer school than Duke, and are thus more likely to match...Thoughts? Thanks.

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby helix23 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:49 pm

testaker wrote:Does anyone have a sense whether Berkeley is more likely to match a scholarship from Michigan over Duke? I am ready to submit my Michigan offer but noticed that my Duke letter was mailed today. Trying to weigh whether it is worth it to wait to submit (since I suspect Duke might offer me more), or if getting it in to Berkeley a few days to a week earlier is worth it, especially if they view Michigan as more of a peer school than Duke, and are thus more likely to match...Thoughts? Thanks.


They want you to submit the scholarship from the school you are most likely to attend (after Berkeley of course), not the biggest offer. They make it sound like if the school is on the list of schools they will consider, ranking isn't relevant. It's your call.

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby nigerian22 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:54 pm

Folks, admitted student here. The schools just released their "employed at graduation" stats and Berkeley's is relatively low. 72.6%. What explains this? Something to fear morbidly?!

1. Yale – 90.7%
2. Harvard – 90.9%
2. Stanford – 93.2%
4. Columbia – 93.2%
4. Chicago – 90.6%
6. NYU – 93.1%
7. U. Penn. – 83.6%
7. UVA – 97.3%
9. Berkeley – 72.6%
10. Michigan – 70.7%
11. Duke – 72.9%
12. Northwestern – 77.4%
13. Cornell – 69.7%
14. Georgetown – 63.7%

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby jrfreed » Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:21 pm

nigerian22 wrote:Folks, admitted student here. The schools just released their "employed at graduation" stats and Berkeley's is relatively low. 72.6%. What explains this? Something to fear morbidly?!

1. Yale – 90.7%
2. Harvard – 90.9%
2. Stanford – 93.2%
4. Columbia – 93.2%
4. Chicago – 90.6%
6. NYU – 93.1%
7. U. Penn. – 83.6%
7. UVA – 97.3%
9. Berkeley – 72.6%
10. Michigan – 70.7%
11. Duke – 72.9%
12. Northwestern – 77.4%
13. Cornell – 69.7%
14. Georgetown – 63.7%



I'm not entirely sure as to the full situation, but I've read that some schools (UVA, for example) directly hire a significant percentage of their grads (and some say they do so in order to boost those figures...)
On a different note, has anyone heard back about Berkeley matching decisions yet?

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby Trogdorburninator » Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:29 am

I just got my matching scholarship email (really late on a Saturday?) telling me they can't match my other offer, and they didn't offer me anything. Hope you all get better news this week!

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby jrfreed » Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:43 am

Trogdorburninator wrote:I just got my matching scholarship email (really late on a Saturday?) telling me they can't match my other offer, and they didn't offer me anything. Hope you all get better news this week!


I'm really sorry to hear that. Thanks for letting us know, though

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby sfarris1 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:09 am

Hello everyone! I just came across this forum and I had to say hello! :-)

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby twinkletoes16 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:35 pm

So I'm looking at the yearly budget... :shock:


how many matching scholarships go out typically? it seems like they don't give out a lot of money but...they're the most expensive school in the country (or almost). They must be giving out aid somewhat, right? Will we hear by ASW if we get a matching scholarship or not?


Also, another dumb question: Looking at their yearly budget, they estimate 5220 a semester for rent. Isn't a one bedroom/studio almost $1100/1200? I was planning on living alone and those are the prices I'm seeing. 1200x5 is 6000/semester :cry:

Although I'm certainly not capable of spending $3081 a semester on food....lol WHAT

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby 20130804 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:55 pm

twinkletoes16 wrote:So I'm looking at the yearly budget... :shock:


how many matching scholarships go out typically? it seems like they don't give out a lot of money but...they're the most expensive school in the country (or almost). They must be giving out aid somewhat, right? Will we hear by ASW if we get a matching scholarship or not?


Also, another dumb question: Looking at their yearly budget, they estimate 5220 a semester for rent. Isn't a one bedroom/studio almost $1100/1200? I was planning on living alone and those are the prices I'm seeing. 1200x5 is 6000/semester :cry:

Although I'm certainly not capable of spending $3081 a semester on food....lol WHAT


I'd like to know where you're looking, because from what I've seen, 1BR/studios are close to 2000. Everything I've seen in the 11-1200 range is in a shared apartment, but I may be looking too close to the campus.

I will say, I called the New Californian Apartments just because they're so damn nice. Their 2BR start at 2200, which comes out to 1100 a month for one person, if you're interested in that. Free laundry, cable, and internet. Also, I saw on Berk's financial aid page that you can appeal for a higher cost of living amount and more loans. That's an option if you can't find anything within their rent limit, although it does make for even more loans, which is not cool at all.

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby BerkeleyBear » Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:08 am

naboma wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:So I'm looking at the yearly budget... :shock:


how many matching scholarships go out typically? it seems like they don't give out a lot of money but...they're the most expensive school in the country (or almost). They must be giving out aid somewhat, right? Will we hear by ASW if we get a matching scholarship or not?


Also, another dumb question: Looking at their yearly budget, they estimate 5220 a semester for rent. Isn't a one bedroom/studio almost $1100/1200? I was planning on living alone and those are the prices I'm seeing. 1200x5 is 6000/semester :cry:

Although I'm certainly not capable of spending $3081 a semester on food....lol WHAT


I'd like to know where you're looking, because from what I've seen, 1BR/studios are close to 2000. Everything I've seen in the 11-1200 range is in a shared apartment, but I may be looking too close to the campus.

I will say, I called the New Californian Apartments just because they're so damn nice. Their 2BR start at 2200, which comes out to 1100 a month for one person, if you're interested in that. Free laundry, cable, and internet. Also, I saw on Berk's financial aid page that you can appeal for a higher cost of living amount and more loans. That's an option if you can't find anything within their rent limit, although it does make for even more loans, which is not cool at all.


I don't belong in this thread. I was lurking up to this point. Idk if these are hard to get but they are a good price.
http://www.housing.berkeley.edu/livinga ... ville.html

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby twinkletoes16 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:58 am

naboma wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:So I'm looking at the yearly budget... :shock:


how many matching scholarships go out typically? it seems like they don't give out a lot of money but...they're the most expensive school in the country (or almost). They must be giving out aid somewhat, right? Will we hear by ASW if we get a matching scholarship or not?


Also, another dumb question: Looking at their yearly budget, they estimate 5220 a semester for rent. Isn't a one bedroom/studio almost $1100/1200? I was planning on living alone and those are the prices I'm seeing. 1200x5 is 6000/semester :cry:

Although I'm certainly not capable of spending $3081 a semester on food....lol WHAT


I'd like to know where you're looking, because from what I've seen, 1BR/studios are close to 2000. Everything I've seen in the 11-1200 range is in a shared apartment, but I may be looking too close to the campus.

I will say, I called the New Californian Apartments just because they're so damn nice. Their 2BR start at 2200, which comes out to 1100 a month for one person, if you're interested in that. Free laundry, cable, and internet. Also, I saw on Berk's financial aid page that you can appeal for a higher cost of living amount and more loans. That's an option if you can't find anything within their rent limit, although it does make for even more loans, which is not cool at all.



CL; looking slightly farther away from campus (hills, rock ridge/temescal/Oakland area).

1100 a month just seems so high for one person, but idk. I think my 1L year I would do best living alone, and then once out of the woods so to speak could live with others. At the same time though, I would like to live in the same place for three years. I've moved more times the past few years than most do in a lifetime.

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby Real Madrid » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:24 pm

nigerian22 wrote:Folks, admitted student here. The schools just released their "employed at graduation" stats and Berkeley's is relatively low. 72.6%. What explains this? Something to fear morbidly?!

1. Yale – 90.7%
2. Harvard – 90.9%
2. Stanford – 93.2%
4. Columbia – 93.2%
4. Chicago – 90.6%
6. NYU – 93.1%
7. U. Penn. – 83.6%
7. UVA – 97.3%
9. Berkeley – 72.6%
10. Michigan – 70.7%
11. Duke – 72.9%
12. Northwestern – 77.4%
13. Cornell – 69.7%
14. Georgetown – 63.7%


Not a great number, but don't compare to its peer schools. 17+% of UVA's number is school funded, so go ahead and knock that 97% BS down to 80 or 79% at best. And I think like 12-14 percent are the same way at both Chicago and NYU.

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby bosmer88 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:27 pm

twinkletoes16 wrote:

CL; looking slightly farther away from campus (hills, rock ridge/temescal/Oakland area).

1100 a month just seems so high for one person, but idk. I think my 1L year I would do best living alone, and then once out of the woods so to speak could live with others. At the same time though, I would like to live in the same place for three years. I've moved more times the past few years than most do in a lifetime.


That's what I did. Totally happy with my apartment.




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