Harvard Class of 2017

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2017)

State your section!

Section 1
6
8%
Section 2
12
16%
Section 3
8
11%
Section 4
7
10%
Section 5
19
26%
Section 6
8
11%
Section 7
13
18%
 
Total votes: 73

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wtrc
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby wtrc » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:16 pm

dobryden wrote:
phlsstudent17 wrote:Has anyone received financial aid decision in the last couple of days?


Yep, and mine was really disappointing. Did anyone else get a lot less than they had hoped/needed? Can we appeal the decision?


I think there is a way to appeal, but I heard unless something significantly changes in your financial picture, chances are it won't make much a difference. I personally had a lot of special circumstances, and HLS took this into account at least a bit. If you get a chance to go up to campus, def. do it and meet with the SFS office, they are very helpful.

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sjgonzalez3
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby sjgonzalez3 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:17 pm

dobryden wrote:
phlsstudent17 wrote:Has anyone received financial aid decision in the last couple of days?


Yep, and mine was really disappointing. Did anyone else get a lot less than they had hoped/needed? Can we appeal the decision?


I wish I could even apply for the finaid. Need dat Harvard account...

Why can't they just use Need Access like everybody else--my life would be so much easier.

alllaweverything
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby alllaweverything » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:34 pm

sjgonzalez3 wrote:
dobryden wrote:
phlsstudent17 wrote:Has anyone received financial aid decision in the last couple of days?


Yep, and mine was really disappointing. Did anyone else get a lot less than they had hoped/needed? Can we appeal the decision?


I wish I could even apply for the finaid. Need dat Harvard account...

Why can't they just use Need Access like everybody else--my life would be so much easier.


+1

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby baloneydanza » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:48 pm

sjgonzalez3 wrote:
dobryden wrote:
phlsstudent17 wrote:Has anyone received financial aid decision in the last couple of days?


Yep, and mine was really disappointing. Did anyone else get a lot less than they had hoped/needed? Can we appeal the decision?


I wish I could even apply for the finaid. Need dat Harvard account...

Why can't they just use Need Access like everybody else--my life would be so much easier.


because ~Harvard~

I mean they set us up with emails before we even commit

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t-14orbust
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby t-14orbust » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:50 pm

baloneydanza wrote:
sjgonzalez3 wrote:
dobryden wrote:
phlsstudent17 wrote:Has anyone received financial aid decision in the last couple of days?


Yep, and mine was really disappointing. Did anyone else get a lot less than they had hoped/needed? Can we appeal the decision?


I wish I could even apply for the finaid. Need dat Harvard account...

Why can't they just use Need Access like everybody else--my life would be so much easier.


because ~Harvard~

I mean they set us up with emails before we even commit


they know DAT FEEL when you have a harvard.edu

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sjgonzalez3
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby sjgonzalez3 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:58 pm

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandr ... ngs/page+3

Average indebtedness for HLS graduates in 2013 = $123,673, and 79% with debt.

This number seems surprisingly low to me. Everybody always throws around doom and gloom numbers like $260k. Are these numbers just horribly skewed by trust-fund babies whose parents decided to make them take out only a little bit of debt ($15,000 or something), but not pay for the whole thing like the other 21% without debt?

Am I missing something?

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t-14orbust
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby t-14orbust » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:02 pm

sjgonzalez3 wrote:http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings/page+3

Average indebtedness for HLS graduates in 2013 = $123,673, and 79% with debt.

This number seems surprisingly low to me. Everybody always throws around doom and gloom numbers like $260k. Are these numbers just horribly skewed by trust-fund babies whose parents decided to make them take out only a little bit of debt ($15,000 or something), but not pay for the whole thing like the other 21% without debt?

Am I missing something?


Probably. I'd be so happy to graduate from HLS with 125K in debt hahahah

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby sjgonzalez3 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:13 pm

t-14orbust wrote: Probably. I'd be so happy to graduate from HLS with 125K in debt hahahah


My thoughts exactly!

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby t-14orbust » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:51 pm


juicebox
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby juicebox » Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:00 pm

Those who were disappointed with their financial aid package - any reason why you think it came in lower than expected/hoped? I'm a bit worried that the expected contribution from my parents will result in me getting less aid, which is a bummer since they're not contributing at all.

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2x2Matrix
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby 2x2Matrix » Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:36 pm

chneyo wrote:Excellent. Haha.

But srsly, the size gives you the opportunity to get involved in/learn about so many different areas of the law. The student body is A+. It's located right there with HC, HBS, HKS, etc. etc., so you have the opportunity to mingle with the quote-unquote brightest minds across fields. I think that's the most attractive aspect to me. YLS doesn't have that in SOM or the Jackson Institute. They're both fine, but they're not Harvard quality. And Stanford is in California. Ick.

ETA: Also, access to the Harvard alumn network (Harvard Club of NYC, anyone?). Sure, some might not value this... but it's a real consideration for me.


I also had a great time at ASW, and one thing that really resonated for me was the large class size of HLS. One point the school pushed this weekend is that with the class size at Harvard, there's going to be a critical mass of individuals for anything. One major worry I had about going to law school in general was not getting any empathy from others regarding my motivations to go to law school, given I don't plan on practicing law. However, with such a large class size, I easily found a group of people who shared similar post-UG experiences as me and had similar motivations for attending law school. I take that it's not too uncommon for an HLS student to not want to practice law because speaking to current students and professors about it, they all seemed really cool with it too.

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bbkk
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby bbkk » Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:56 pm

HorseThief wrote:
wtrc wrote:Post-ASW thoughts:
1) I've just changed my poll answer vote to "aww, yiss!" from the "LASTSamurai_idk_club."


I was really curious to see if this would happen. Makes me excited for the April ASW.


+ 180. I'm really looking forward to the April ASW now!! Also because of this:

The-Specs wrote:
applelover wrote:
Seriously! Everyone I talked to this weekend either has/had a TLS account or anonymously browsed the site for help.


I can add to this. I mentioned the terms "JS1", "LOCI", and "Rubi" and when asked who interviewed me said "JS", talked about the craziness that has been Columbia this cycle and everyone seemed to know exactly what I was talking about and they never even seemed confused or surprised.

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malleus discentium
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby malleus discentium » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:02 pm

The-Specs wrote:
applelover wrote:
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Those people don't exist. Seriously, I actively tried to disprove my "everyone here is a member of TLS or has at some point regularly read it". I failed.


Seriously! Everyone I talked to this weekend either has/had a TLS account or anonymously browsed the site for help.


I can add to this. I mentioned the terms "JS1", "LOCI", and "Rubi" and when asked who interviewed me said "JS", talked about the craziness that has been Columbia this cycle and everyone seemed to know exactly what I was talking about and they never even seemed confused or surprised.


How did you say "LOCI"? Asking for a friend.

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Nonconsecutive
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:04 pm

Image

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bbkk
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby bbkk » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:10 pm

Just a random thing:

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The "Yiss" and "idk club" have same number of votes now. Wonder how many changes were made due to the ASW, and what it'll be like after the April one.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby almondjoy » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:11 pm

Nonconsecutive wrote: thorbro.jpg

Thanks for the irl lol's

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bbkk
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby bbkk » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:16 pm

malleus discentium wrote:How did you say "LOCI"? Asking for a friend.


I'm wondering too. :lol: Which one should it be?


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Instinctive
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Instinctive » Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:04 pm

I was thinking you say el - oh - see - i and say each letter, if that makes sense

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Pneumonia » Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:30 pm

Instinctive wrote:I was thinking you say el - oh - see - i and say each letter, if that makes sense


Same

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:55 pm

Nonconsecutive wrote:Image


Seconded. And also: perfect.

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HorseThief
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby HorseThief » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:04 am

bbkk wrote:Just a random thing:

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The "Yiss" and "idk club" have same number of votes now. Wonder how many changes were made due to the ASW, and what it'll be like after the April one.


Some people may have switched, but we've also had a lot of new people vote. Last I checked, we had about 55 people voting.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby lastsamurai » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:30 am

For the record I am still in my own club

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby bbkk » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:51 am

I just found out that, almost everybody around me irl thinks H is MUCH MUCH MUCH better than Y.

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Ren
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Ren » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:54 am

lastsamurai wrote:For the record I am still in my own club


As a fellow member, I vote in favor of a cooler club name

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby lastsamurai » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:59 am

Ren wrote:
lastsamurai wrote:For the record I am still in my own club


As a fellow member, I vote in favor of a cooler club name


You don't even have 100 posts??? how are we friends...




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