Columbia Class of 2016

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tonton
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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby tonton » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:58 am

Sorry if this has come up before, but those that got 30k/40k,, thats for all 3years right? or how does it work?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby kakistocracy » Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:28 am

tonton wrote:Sorry if this has come up before, but those that got 30k/40k,, thats for all 3years right? or how does it work?


All three years, yeah.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby jubee » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:49 pm

so if we got a big fat 0 in "need aid" is there any way, any point, of trying to appeal or negotiate, with other scholarships, since we know its not totally need, or at this point is it basically hopeless? my parents wants me to try...

also, as a side note, the letter is ridiculous. it starts off saying something like were pleased to offer you....and then says a loan amount. WTF. way to get people's hopes up

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby ph5354a » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:57 pm

jubee wrote:so if we got a big fat 0 in "need aid" is there any way, any point, of trying to appeal or negotiate, with other scholarships, since we know its not totally need, or at this point is it basically hopeless? my parents wants me to try...

also, as a side note, the letter is ridiculous. it starts off saying something like were pleased to offer you....and then says a loan amount. WTF. way to get people's hopes up


I'm pretty sure the fact that this is "need based" is a complete lie. I would definitely negotiate if you have any competing offers.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby az21833 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:11 pm

It's def very strongly need based. I have numbers
That suggest 30k and sent in very competitive offers only to get the same
0 message...

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby kakistocracy » Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:59 pm

Pretty sure my offer wasn't need-based, considering my parents' background - I'd say there's at least some other stuff going on. What other stuff, I'm less certain about. Columbia's offers seem to be really inconsistent.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby ph5354a » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:04 pm

Is it possible Columbia actually believes you when you say you're not getting money from your parents? My parents income definitely puts me out of the running for need-based aid, but I was pretty clear that they weren't contributing anything, so that could've had an impact on my $40k offer.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby kakistocracy » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:07 pm

ph5354a wrote:Is it possible Columbia actually believes you when you say you're not getting money from your parents? My parents income definitely puts me out of the running for need-based aid, but I was pretty clear that they weren't contributing anything, so that could've had an impact on my $40k offer.


I did this exactly too and got, it seems, the same amount. But I dunno - I read somewhere that schools assume your parents are fronting whether you deny it or not.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby ninetails » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:09 pm

az21833 wrote:It's def very strongly need based. I have numbers
That suggest 30k and sent in very competitive offers only to get the same
0 message...


They may take need into consideration, but I think merit/numbers are a large part of it as well. Columbia is known to really value high LSAT scores and consistent with that people who have gotten aid generally are 173+

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby bobr » Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:15 pm

No grant money w/ a 171, 3.74. Since I'm just about median lsat/gpa I assume it is not my parent's income, but my average numbers.

Any scholarship offers from Penn on down matter to CLS, or they will likely just trash it? Thanks.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby bananapudding88 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:31 pm

bobr wrote:
Any scholarship offers from Penn on down matter to CLS, or they will likely just trash it? Thanks.


This is relevant to my interests (Penn especially).

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby jubee » Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:05 pm

aiaea wrote:
bobr wrote:
Any scholarship offers from Penn on down matter to CLS, or they will likely just trash it? Thanks.


This is relevant to my interests (Penn especially).


+1 my offers are from UVA, Duke and Cornell so I have a feeling Columbia really won't give a hoot. anyone have experience that begs to differ?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby tonton » Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:09 am

after reading this viewtopic.php?f=4&t=206358&start=125 very bleak thread, been searching everywhere for "i went to Columbia now I hate my life stories" can't seem to find any.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby ph5354a » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:08 am

tonton wrote:after reading this viewtopic.php?f=4&t=206358&start=125 very bleak thread, been searching everywhere for "i went to Columbia now I hate my life stories" can't seem to find any.


This thread is super depressing. I'm going to guess it depends more on your debt load than your school, but it's probably a combination of both. People with $200k of debt from T20-30 schools are probably more prone to regret than those with equal debt at Columbia. I have a few friends that are about to go down that road (T50 at sticker) and it makes me want to do this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V1hz5k8d5c) to them.

I think I posted this on another thread, but I've been speaking to a CLS '07 grad as I make my decision, particularly regarding taking Columbia over major scholarships at the lower T14. She said that she had similar choices and definitely does not regret the choice she made, but she also said that I'm (we're) making the decision in a different legal market, and seeing what happened to law firms post-2008, she couldn't promise me she would make the same decision today. Not exactly a huge red flag, but it reminds me that we should't be basing our decisions off of the robust employment outcomes of 2006-2007 or the disastrous outcomes of 2010/2011, and it's hard to say what side of the spectrum the 2016 market will be.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby JVK » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:29 am

Anyone else get a weird email today about Vendor Maintenance and submitting a W9 form? I locked in my deposit, so I don't know if this would've happened to everyone or just those already committed, or even just me.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby toothbrush » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:33 am

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby joedf » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:00 pm

So... is a Super Smash Bros. tournament happening after all? We have three weeks of P/F to start the year.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby beepboopbeep » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:02 pm

joedf wrote:So... is a Super Smash Bros. tournament happening after all? We have three weeks of P/F to start the year.


As long as it's the gamecube version.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby joedf » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:05 pm

I'm down for any. Not that I've played any in a long time, but I think I could still hold my own in Melee or Brawl. Can we have an all of the above option?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby beepboopbeep » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:21 pm

joedf wrote:I'm down for any. Not that I've played any in a long time, but I think I could still hold my own in Melee or Brawl. Can we have an all of the above option?


I'll be bringing my projector for sure, so if I get a decent enough room setup though UAH we can do this in style. But I've gotten very used to playing it on an emulator with 360 controllers, so if someone has a real console they're bringing...

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby joedf » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:37 pm

beepboopbeep wrote:
joedf wrote:I'm down for any. Not that I've played any in a long time, but I think I could still hold my own in Melee or Brawl. Can we have an all of the above option?


I'll be bringing my projector for sure, so if I get a decent enough room setup though UAH we can do this in style. But I've gotten very used to playing it on an emulator with 360 controllers, so if someone has a real console they're bringing...


Sold. I may bring a Wii, it'd just be for the occasional 4-P game anyway. We'll see!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby kakistocracy » Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:33 pm

I am so rusty and only ever played on gamecube - but I'd be down all the way!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:15 pm

aiaea wrote:
bobr wrote:
Any scholarship offers from Penn on down matter to CLS, or they will likely just trash it? Thanks.


This is relevant to my interests (Penn especially).


I think they will at least consider penn, nyu, chicago offers. its definitely worth a try. i don't think uva and down will make any impact

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby djwjddl » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:31 pm

i've been waiting to say this all cycle long: checking in :)

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby kakistocracy » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:45 pm

djwjddl wrote:i've been waiting to say this all cycle long: checking in :)


Congratulations!




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