Columbia Class of 2017

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

When will you be moving in / to NYC?

Already in the city / before end of June
4
8%
Early or mid-July
1
2%
End of July
5
10%
August 1~4
7
14%
August 5~8
12
24%
August 9~12
12
24%
August 13~15
6
12%
After August 15, because IDGAF
4
8%
 
Total votes: 51

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby kathj06 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:28 pm

Has anyone received the reimbursement for their travel expenses to ASW? Attended the first one in March and still haven't received. I'm sure CLS admissions has far more pressing matters to attend to at the moment, but was just curious to know if anyone had received a check yet.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby fleurdelis2 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:02 pm

Columbia just gave me $0 in grants. WTF

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:10 pm

LSAT9986 wrote:Checking in with Hamilton.

10% School funded rate at Columbia is pretty upsetting though. Still deciding.


Are you aiming for biglaw? You seriously can't get better chances outside of HYS than CLS. At least in NYC.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:48 pm

fleurdelis2 wrote:Columbia just gave me $0 in grants. WTF


:-/

it happens :(

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Kimikho » Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:00 pm

Okay Columbia, if you are going to make your deposit binding, give me my financial aid already.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby anon369 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:25 pm

Has anyone here been successful negotiating their "financial aid" package? Also, I'm assuming there are people on here who have full tuition scholarships from a t-14. Anyone want to share their reasoning for still picking CLS with very little aid over the t14 scholarship? (particularly non BigLaw people)

Also, in response to someone up there, I haven't received my reimbursement yet either, and I went to the first ASW.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Marshmallow » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:16 pm

so does Columbia factor in need more than other schools (minus HYS)?

cause I was a little surprised by my offer.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby LSAT9986 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:17 pm

Theopliske8711 wrote:
LSAT9986 wrote:Checking in with Hamilton.

10% School funded rate at Columbia is pretty upsetting though. Still deciding.


Are you aiming for biglaw? You seriously can't get better chances outside of HYS than CLS. At least in NYC.



In at H and S. CLS has been repping 10% school funded rate for almost two years now, though I see LST has recently reported a drop to 6.6%.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby okok » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:56 pm

Marshmallow wrote:so does Columbia factor in need more than other schools (minus HYS)?

cause I was a little surprised by my offer.


IKR? I was admitted by the skin of my teeth and they just gave me a pretty decent grant.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:13 pm

okok wrote:
Marshmallow wrote:so does Columbia factor in need more than other schools (minus HYS)?

cause I was a little surprised by my offer.


IKR? I was admitted by the skin of my teeth and they just gave me a pretty decent grant.


I believe evidence points to them giving more for need-based than most other (non-HYS) schools.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby jbagelboy » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:28 am

LSAT9986 wrote:
Theopliske8711 wrote:
LSAT9986 wrote:Checking in with Hamilton.

10% School funded rate at Columbia is pretty upsetting though. Still deciding.


Are you aiming for biglaw? You seriously can't get better chances outside of HYS than CLS. At least in NYC.



In at H and S. CLS has been repping 10% school funded rate for almost two years now, though I see LST has recently reported a drop to 6.6%.


Harvard and Stanford had nearly the same school funded % as CLS last year. In fact, CLS left far fewer students underemployed than harvard. Stanford is basically boss for getting everyone a job and they have weathered this recession remarkably, but for NY biglaw you can't top CLS - and I would include HS in that comparison.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby kathj06 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:00 am

fleurdelis2 wrote:Columbia just gave me $0 in grants. WTF


+1. My financial aid track record with the NYC schools has been pretty abysmal! Not that I'm even remotely surprised. Withdrew. Congrats to those who've picked Columbia--amazing place, but I'm just not comfortable with paying sticker!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby francesfarmer » Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:46 am

Nonconsecutive wrote:
okok wrote:
Marshmallow wrote:so does Columbia factor in need more than other schools (minus HYS)?

cause I was a little surprised by my offer.


IKR? I was admitted by the skin of my teeth and they just gave me a pretty decent grant.


I believe evidence points to them giving more for need-based than most other (non-HYS) schools.

Same experience. They gave me the most money out of the t-14 outside of Gtown.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby jasper09 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:17 pm

It's kind of terrifying to have to decide on a school without complete $$ information. When I called earlier this week, the FinAid offer said to send a copy of a scholarship offer letter from another school showing the deadline. I did, and when I called again today to confirm they received it earlier this week, they were just like "oh, we probably won't meet your deadline." :shock: I love Columbia, and I'd be delighted to be there, but I don't know at what cost...

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby jdapplicant » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:20 pm

I got my offer this morning via email and I'm really happy with it. It's roughly equivalent to all the offers I'd consider using for leverage, so I'm going to skip negotiations and just accept. Excited to be at CLS in August!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby moopness » Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:52 pm

I got my financial aid package today and it's basically a Butler. Columbia was so incredibly generous, I'm like on the verge of tears I'm so happy. I'm committing today.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Kimikho » Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:54 pm

^congrats, moopness!

Do scholarship notifications come out in waves?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby moopness » Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:07 pm

scoobers wrote:^congrats, moopness!

Do scholarship notifications come out in waves?


Thanks Scoobers :') From what I understand they are constant, it seems like the fin aid office sends some out every day, but I could be wrong.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby gta » Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:03 pm

Checking in here after getting the admit email off the "Held" list just now.

Does anyone have an idea how financial aid/scholarships might work for someone like me that's been admitted for all of 15 minutes?

Thanks for any help!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:05 pm

Send your financial aid info ASAP, and just ask how long you think it will take, I guess.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby francesfarmer » Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:01 pm

gta wrote:Checking in here after getting the admit email off the "Held" list just now.

Does anyone have an idea how financial aid/scholarships might work for someone like me that's been admitted for all of 15 minutes?

Thanks for any help!

Congrats! I was you last year and I think they got my financial aid package to me within a couple of weeks. I definitely knew within 3. I had already submitted the FAFSA and Need Access so it was a simple process.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby almondjoy » Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:28 am

QUick question for those who have committed: are we supposed to just send in the paper form filled out with the check enclosed? I'm kinda worried about snail mail but if that's what we gotta do then I have no choice I guess.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby moopness » Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:33 am

almondjoy wrote:QUick question for those who have committed: are we supposed to just send in the paper form filled out with the check enclosed? I'm kinda worried about snail mail but if that's what we gotta do then I have no choice I guess.

Can't you just enroll and pay online?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby almondjoy » Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:30 am

moopness wrote:
almondjoy wrote:QUick question for those who have committed: are we supposed to just send in the paper form filled out with the check enclosed? I'm kinda worried about snail mail but if that's what we gotta do then I have no choice I guess.

Can't you just enroll and pay online?

ah. I found it. thanks lol :oops:

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Kimikho » Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:27 pm

so.....

who is still waiting for financial aid, and when were you accepted? I heard back at the end of January.

I'm getting worried :| being among the last to hear re: money did not end well for some of my friends at other schools.



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