Cornell Class of 2017

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Lightworks
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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby Lightworks » Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:39 pm

Yup, got it just after noon EST.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby kek5250 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:44 pm

I get a pretty generous offer! Stats in profile, pm for details !

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby mellow » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:04 pm

deputydog wrote::( us splitters aren't getting any $$$ love. Cornell is my favorite, but I'm really sad at the money they offered.

Yep, another splitter here with little money. But I was never interested in Cornell in the first place and I got much better offers from higher ranked schools, so I'll be withdrawing soon.

Good luck to you though if you plan on negotiating! It seems like they're pretty receptive :)

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby TigersLaw89 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:11 pm

169/3.5
I got 30K total in scholarship... I realize my GPA'sn't too high for Cornell, but does the offer seem kinda low?
I'm thinking about trying to negotiate with a 90K offer from WUSTL... It's worth a try, but how good do you all think is the prospect of upping their offer based on a lower-ranked school...??

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby King Cayuga » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:18 pm

Lightworks wrote:173/3.6 and I got $45K total


:(


With those numbers you're probably getting $$$ from higher ranked schools. Maybe you could negotiate with them?

At any rate, it appears that Cornell has a target range(167-69 LSAT and 3.65+ GPA) and is giving people in it very strong offers compared to those who probably have T6 options.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby cron1834 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:08 pm

There are definitely some traditional splitters ITT that have been given underwhelming offers. Should Cornell be added to the "splitter-unfriendly" group?

I just hope there's $ leftover for me :|

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby EspadaFCB » Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:44 pm

I got my financial aid letter via email tonight, while I was in the airport heading to Ithaca. The amount I got was about as much as I expected I guess, not great but not terrible either. Might try negotiating.

Does anyone have any advice on how to go about negotiating? I can probably pass by the financial aid office tomorrow if anything. Do I just tell them a bit more money would seal the deal?

In any case, looking forward to seeing the school and meeting more people tomorrow (I met some people on the way here).

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby riverwater » Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:04 am

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby Lightworks » Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:33 am

King Cayuga wrote:
Lightworks wrote:173/3.6 and I got $45K total


:(


With those numbers you're probably getting $$$ from higher ranked schools. Maybe you could negotiate with them?

At any rate, it appears that Cornell has a target range(167-69 LSAT and 3.65+ GPA) and is giving people in it very strong offers compared to those who probably have T6 options.


I got way more from NU and Michigan. Unfortunately, people with numbers like mine tend to get a lot of waitlists, and my cycle has born that out.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby cron1834 » Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:41 am

riverwater wrote:
cron1834 wrote:There are definitely some traditional splitters ITT that have been given underwhelming offers. Should Cornell be added to the "splitter-unfriendly" group?

I just hope there's $ leftover for me :|

I'm a splitter (<3.5,>170) and I was blown away by my offer. Basically double what I got from Mich and Duke. I don't understand scholarship awards.


Ha. There's definitely a black box component.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby SplitMyPants » Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:45 am

riverwater wrote:
cron1834 wrote:There are definitely some traditional splitters ITT that have been given underwhelming offers. Should Cornell be added to the "splitter-unfriendly" group?

I just hope there's $ leftover for me :|

I'm a splitter (<3.5,>170) and I was blown away by my offer. Basically double what I got from Mich and Duke. I don't understand scholarship awards.


+1

This shit is confusing.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby admiringatticus » Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:53 pm

Got a full ride at Cornell today. I received no other full rides in the T14 ... it was a surprise.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby mt2165 » Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:00 pm

admiringatticus wrote:Got a full ride at Cornell today. I received no other full rides in the T14 ... it was a surprise.


My god......congrats that crazy!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby cron1834 » Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:12 pm

I would like one too, please.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby mulhollanddrive » Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:33 pm

I haven't received any merit scholarship awards thus far. I have a 3.6X GPA and 171 LSAT, and was admitted in late March.

On the admit packet, it said that those applying for 'combination' merit and need-based aid must complete the need access application. But what about JUST merit scholarship? Why haven't I heard anything - did I do wrong by not doing the need access app? Did I fuck something up? Do I need to do that need access app ASAP?

I thought money was just given out without any need to fill forms. Like with UVA, I didn't do anything I just received a scholarship through mail....

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby bombaysippin » Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:24 pm

mulhollanddrive wrote:I haven't received any merit scholarship awards thus far. I have a 3.6X GPA and 171 LSAT, and was admitted in late March.

On the admit packet, it said that those applying for 'combination' merit and need-based aid must complete the need access application. But what about JUST merit scholarship? Why haven't I heard anything - did I do wrong by not doing the need access app? Did I fuck something up? Do I need to do that need access app ASAP?

I thought money was just given out without any need to fill forms. Like with UVA, I didn't do anything I just received a scholarship through mail....


Umm there's at least a financial aid form that you gotta fill out before they can do anything at all. If you don't do needaccess and don't want/need any need-based aid then you'll be fine.

Also, if you were recently admitted, then idk how fast you can really expect financial aid to get back to you. I mean I'm gonna guess they probably will do it relatively fast since it's April now and deposits for other schools are happening/coming up, but it's been slow for a lot of people.

Some people get aid via email and others via snail mail. If the latter, sometimes it takes like over a week from the posted date on the award letter for you to actually receive the letter (that's what happened to me). HTH

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby krnpridejk » Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:31 am

admiringatticus wrote:Got a full ride at Cornell today. I received no other full rides in the T14 ... it was a surprise.

Wow~ Congrats!!! I am .sooo jealous! lol Do you mind sharing your stats that got you the amazing full ride from Cornell~?^^

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby admiringatticus » Sat Apr 12, 2014 1:33 am

krnpridejk wrote:
admiringatticus wrote:Got a full ride at Cornell today. I received no other full rides in the T14 ... it was a surprise.

Wow~ Congrats!!! I am .sooo jealous! lol Do you mind sharing your stats that got you the amazing full ride from Cornell~?^^


PM'ed.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Lavitz » Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:17 am

My turn:
guinness1547 wrote:If any of you met me last night I apologize.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby kek5250 » Sat Apr 12, 2014 5:31 pm

Lavitz wrote:My turn:
guinness1547 wrote:If any of you met me last night I apologize.


you should really be apologizing to whoever you actually hit in the face.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby Lavitz » Sat Apr 12, 2014 5:56 pm

kek5250 wrote:
Lavitz wrote:My turn:
guinness1547 wrote:If any of you met me last night I apologize.


you should really be apologizing to whoever you actually hit in the face.

That never happened.

In the alternative, I believe my previous statement covers that.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby MAapplicant » Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:33 am

For anyone looking for housing: 1BR apartment off of E. Buffalo St. and Stewart, which is less than a 1/2 mile from the law school (about an 8 min. walk to the law school). Landlord is great (rare to find in Ithaca) and the five other units in the building are filled with law students and Ph.d students. Rent is $1010 + utilities (~$30). No pets allowed. PM me if interested.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby yarrow » Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:34 am

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby tinagroan » Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:24 pm

I asked to have my scholarship offer renegotiated two weeks ago. Got an immediate email back saying they would make a decision "soon" but nothing since. Is it appropriate to ask about the status of my offer or am I jumping the gun? I've got a seat deposit date coming up tomorrow at another school so I'm antsy.
(For the record, 167/3.87, initial offer 20k a year. Nothing that screams I DESERVE MORE MONEY but the initial quick response made me so hopeful)

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby mt2165 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:56 pm

tinagroan wrote:I asked to have my scholarship offer renegotiated two weeks ago. Got an immediate email back saying they would make a decision "soon" but nothing since. Is it appropriate to ask about the status of my offer or am I jumping the gun? I've got a seat deposit date coming up tomorrow at another school so I'm antsy.
(For the record, 167/3.87, initial offer 20k a year. Nothing that screams I DESERVE MORE MONEY but the initial quick response made me so hopeful)


First off tina, I absolutely love your avatar. Just brilliant. Secondly I confronted a similar problem and I just put my first deposit down at the other school. Especially if the other choice involves substantial scholarship, it's really worth to secure that for a while longer. If you're worried but the ethical nature of multiple deposits, just know that by the time that information is dispersed (who still has multiple deposits) you'll be in a position to withdraw those deposits (you'll have all the pertinent info). My .02




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