NYU Class of 2017 - We are real 1Ls now

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Pilking76
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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby Pilking76 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:31 pm

For the admitted students days, we have to find our own accomodations for the Thursday night going into Friday, or do they provide rooms?

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby thewaves » Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:28 pm

Pilking76 wrote:For the admitted students days, we have to find our own accomodations for the Thursday night going into Friday, or do they provide rooms?

I don't think they provide any kind of accommodations to begin with.

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby SplitMyPants » Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:57 pm

FWIW, I've notice elsewhere on TLS that at least 2 applicants received more aid to Michigan than I did, but less aid to NYU than I did. I opted for merit-only at NYU, which may lend some credence to LS22's theory. Maybe?

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admiringatticus
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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby admiringatticus » Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:03 pm

Got my scholarship offer (applied merit-only) and was pretty disappointed since it was a big fat goose egg. I was expecting at least something with GPA>75 and LSAT between median and 75th.

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby Nonconsecutive » Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:10 pm

admiringatticus wrote:Got my scholarship offer (applied merit-only) and was pretty disappointed since it was a big fat goose egg. I was expecting at least something with GPA>75 and LSAT between median and 75th.


Hmm, that is disappointing, mostly for you, but also for people like me closely watching scholarship offers from schools I'm considering. I wonder how much need factors into a typical NYU offer, since you were merit only, and with good stats.

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby CPAn00b » Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:11 pm

admiringatticus wrote:Got my scholarship offer (applied merit-only) and was pretty disappointed since it was a big fat goose egg. I was expecting at least something with GPA>75 and LSAT between median and 75th.


0? That's messed up. Try negotiating with other offers if you have them?

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby Theopliske8711 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:27 pm

admiringatticus wrote:Got my scholarship offer (applied merit-only) and was pretty disappointed since it was a big fat goose egg. I was expecting at least something with GPA>75 and LSAT between median and 75th.


You are meant to negotiate. Try will try and low ball you at first. Trust me, they know you're worth with your stats.

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby tlsapp2017 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:41 pm

Theopliske8711 wrote:
admiringatticus wrote:Got my scholarship offer (applied merit-only) and was pretty disappointed since it was a big fat goose egg. I was expecting at least something with GPA>75 and LSAT between median and 75th.


You are meant to negotiate. Try will try and low ball you at first. Trust me, they know you're worth with your stats.


Am I supposed to negotiate even if I was happy with my offer? Obviously I would love even more $, but I'm not exactly sure what I'm worth given my stats (173, 3.8x at top UG, also admitted to CLS), and $62.5k is nothing to complain about

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby CPAn00b » Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:53 pm

tlsapp2017 wrote:
Theopliske8711 wrote:
admiringatticus wrote:Got my scholarship offer (applied merit-only) and was pretty disappointed since it was a big fat goose egg. I was expecting at least something with GPA>75 and LSAT between median and 75th.


You are meant to negotiate. Try will try and low ball you at first. Trust me, they know you're worth with your stats.


Am I supposed to negotiate even if I was happy with my offer? Obviously I would love even more $, but I'm not exactly sure what I'm worth given my stats (173, 3.8x at top UG, also admitted to CLS), and $62.5k is nothing to complain about


I would. If I had leverage.

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby Arrow4Christ » Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:55 pm

admiringatticus wrote:Got my scholarship offer (applied merit-only) and was pretty disappointed since it was a big fat goose egg. I was expecting at least something with GPA>75 and LSAT between median and 75th.


Wow! That's frightening...how long ago did you send in your aid app?

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby admiringatticus » Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:57 pm

CPAn00b wrote:
admiringatticus wrote:Got my scholarship offer (applied merit-only) and was pretty disappointed since it was a big fat goose egg. I was expecting at least something with GPA>75 and LSAT between median and 75th.


0? That's messed up. Try negotiating with other offers if you have them?


Yeah ... I have one scholarship offer in the T14 so far from Michigan so I can use that. Is there a timeframe when I should start negotiating?

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby admiringatticus » Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:58 pm

Arrow4Christ wrote:
admiringatticus wrote:Got my scholarship offer (applied merit-only) and was pretty disappointed since it was a big fat goose egg. I was expecting at least something with GPA>75 and LSAT between median and 75th.


Wow! That's frightening...how long ago did you send in your aid app?


A week ago today.

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby drawstring » Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:32 pm

Wow that's terrible. Seriously 0?

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby queequeg » Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:53 pm

I know data points are slim and I saw that wonderful post a few pages back highlighting LSN's RTK numbers over the years, but is the consensus that named scholarships are almost always full-ride? Are they ever/often significantly less? And does being a finalist give you any leverage with other schools on its own? If I got one I doubt I'd turn it down, but it'd be nice to generate some leverage early on the remote chance that I got lowballed on a named scholly. I also hear you can kind of count on Deans' Scholarships if you don't get a named one (this is part of why I thought being a finalist might offer some leverage), and this is something I'd be more likely to decline if I could get a comparable/better offer, say, across the park... Maybe this is all just wishful thinking.

Oh, PS, checking in and looking forward to seeing some of you in March! Assuming all goes well for all of us, are we down for turning this into a roommate hunting thread come July?

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby Synch » Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:14 pm

Similar situation - received an offer of ZERO aid today. LSAT at 75th, GPA at median. Brutal.

Anyone have past experience with this? I hate to say it, but this is really crushing my desire to attend.

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby drawstring » Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:15 pm

Ya, I mean I get the initial lowballing, but nothing?!?

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby jdapplicant » Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:17 pm

drawstring wrote:Ya, I mean I get the initial lowballing, but nothing?!?

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby Nonconsecutive » Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:23 pm

Yeah, I'm a true-blooded 0L, but dang there seems to be a big difference between 0 and a low-ball offer. I mean, how high above zero can one realistically expect to negotiate? There seems to be (in my mind) a big difference from starting at zero, and starting with a low scholarship.

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby Synch » Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:34 pm

I mean, I knew I wasn't going to get 25k a year, but no money is a kick in the gut.

Not cool, NYU, not cool.

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby AuctionTheory » Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:41 pm

Synch wrote:I mean, I knew I wasn't going to get 25k a year, but no money is a kick in the gut.

Not cool, NYU, not cool.


Same here. GPA at median, LSAT>75th and no money at all.

I applied both need-based and merit, so it really was a surprise.

Not sure if negotiating would change things very much when you're starting from 0.

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby applelover » Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:37 pm

Got my aid offer today. I'm going to need about 10k more a year to consider attending, but I don't have any other offers to negotiate with.

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby cotiger » Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:27 pm

applelover wrote:Got my aid offer today. I'm going to need about 10k more a year to consider attending, but I don't have any other offers to negotiate with.


Your Stanford acceptance is definitely a bargaining chip.

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby jdapplicant » Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:40 pm

Has anyone been waiting for their scholly offer for longer than two or three weeks?

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby milkandcheerios » Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:31 pm

I got my aid offer today and I'm surprised by how much I received considering that most of the other people on TLS seem to have been lowballed. I was really preparing myself to be disappointed but i'm really happy now. (Above median GPA, above 75th LSAT)

I just want decisions from all my other apps so I can really begin considering and comparing my options.

edit: I should mention that I applied for merit aid only

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby truckstop » Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:21 am

75th GPA, just below 75th LSAT, applied for merit and need, got $0. I'm pretty pissed off right now. They're like "this is what we expect your annual contribution to be, and here is the gap between the most amount of Stafford loans you can get and your annual contribution and it is more than you've ever earned in a year while working full-time." Looking pretty unlikely that I'm going to NYU at this point.




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