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
3
6%
 
Total votes: 50

Humbert Humbert
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Humbert Humbert » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:55 pm

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buffalo_
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby buffalo_ » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:00 pm

Humbert Humbert wrote:Appeal denied, ugh. Offer is decent (40k), not great. I have a larger offer (~100k) from Duke. CLS is (and has been) my top choice. Also have a SO in the city, which is another big reason I want to stay in NY.

Anyone else in this boat? Would like to hear some other perspectives, particularly if you are going (or have gone) through a similar decision.


I have a similar offer from CLS and T14 competitor. Just submitted appeal today. Not sure what is going to happen, but your experience doesn't give me a ton of hope.

gta
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby gta » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:01 pm

tlsapp2017 wrote:
scoobers wrote:Request denied.

:cry:


Same. Oh well; it was only 12k different from the NYU scholarship that I lost yesterday, so it's not a huge deal for me. I'm glad they finally got back to me though - now I can officially deposit and start the housing app!


I did the housing app prior to depositing... Is that an issue?

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barrelofmonkeys
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:16 pm

scoobers wrote:Request denied.

:cry:


mine as well

submitted Monday, using a Chi scholarship that was 50k higher than my CLS one.

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waferthinmint
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby waferthinmint » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:17 pm

gta wrote:
tlsapp2017 wrote:
scoobers wrote:Request denied.

:cry:


Same. Oh well; it was only 12k different from the NYU scholarship that I lost yesterday, so it's not a huge deal for me. I'm glad they finally got back to me though - now I can officially deposit and start the housing app!


I did the housing app prior to depositing... Is that an issue?


I did as well; don't see why it would be a problem, especially as there was no mention of needing to deposit before applying anywhere in their literature.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby waferthinmint » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:18 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
scoobers wrote:Request denied.

:cry:


mine as well

submitted Monday, using a Chi scholarship that was 50k higher than my CLS one.


ruh roh, this does not bode well...

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barrelofmonkeys
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:18 pm

waferthinmint wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:
scoobers wrote:Request denied.

:cry:


mine as well

submitted Monday, using a Chi scholarship that was 50k higher than my CLS one.


ruh roh, this does not bode well...


fwiw, i have not been having much luck with NYC schools :?

Kimikho
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Kimikho » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:19 pm

did anyone appeal with an NYU offer?

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barrelofmonkeys
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:21 pm

scoobers wrote:did anyone appeal with an NYU offer?


heh

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby neprep » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:23 pm

scoobers wrote:did anyone appeal with an NYU offer?


But technically haven't all the NYU offers already exploded? So isn't that leverage lost?

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barrelofmonkeys
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:25 pm

neprep wrote:
scoobers wrote:did anyone appeal with an NYU offer?


But technically haven't all the NYU offers already exploded? So isn't that leverage lost?


I think the later ones didn't have the 21st deadline, maybe?

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buffalo_
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby buffalo_ » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:26 pm

neprep wrote:
scoobers wrote:did anyone appeal with an NYU offer?


But technically haven't all the NYU offers already exploded? So isn't that leverage lost?


Not necessarily. You could have gotten an extension, or even deposited at NYU. You would just have to withdraw before depositing at CLS after.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby FOM » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:27 pm

neprep wrote:
scoobers wrote:did anyone appeal with an NYU offer?


But technically haven't all the NYU offers already exploded? So isn't that leverage lost?


Mine said 05/02 so there's probably others as well

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neprep
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby neprep » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:30 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
neprep wrote:
scoobers wrote:did anyone appeal with an NYU offer?


But technically haven't all the NYU offers already exploded? So isn't that leverage lost?


I think the later ones didn't have the 21st deadline, maybe?


buffalo_ wrote:
neprep wrote:
scoobers wrote:did anyone appeal with an NYU offer?


But technically haven't all the NYU offers already exploded? So isn't that leverage lost?


Not necessarily. You could have gotten an extension, or even deposited at NYU. You would just have to withdraw before depositing at CLS after.


True, true. I just had in mind that Scoobers specifically didn't deposit or get an extension.

Scoobs remember when we paid the CAS fees together? Good times.

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barrelofmonkeys
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:32 pm

neprep wrote:
True, true. I just had in mind that Scoobers specifically didn't deposit or get an extension.

Scoobs remember when we paid the CAS fees together? Good times.


fwiw, i think s/he may have deposited

and also, i think s/he was just curious whether an NYU offer had more OOMPH than a Chi offer

esperanto
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby esperanto » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:38 pm

Just got an offer today.
How do you appeal? Do you send a letter to financial aid office email address?

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Typhoon24
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Typhoon24 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:41 pm

Did anyone who went to april's asp get compensated for travel yet?

drevo
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby drevo » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:44 pm

esperanto wrote:Just got an offer today.
How do you appeal? Do you send a letter to financial aid office email address?


I believe so. I just sent an email to the Financial Aid office email after a few others in this thread said they did it that way.

FOM wrote:
neprep wrote:
scoobers wrote:did anyone appeal with an NYU offer?


But technically haven't all the NYU offers already exploded? So isn't that leverage lost?


Mine said 05/02 so there's probably others as well


Same here, I appealed and NYU got back to me yesterday and the offer said the deadline is 5/2

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:47 pm


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Carter1901
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Carter1901 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:52 pm

Humbert Humbert wrote:Appeal denied, ugh. Offer is decent (40k), not great. I have a larger offer (~100k) from Duke. CLS is (and has been) my top choice. Also have a SO in the city, which is another big reason I want to stay in NY.

Anyone else in this boat? Would like to hear some other perspectives, particularly if you are going (or have gone) through a similar decision.


Humbert, sounds like we're in the same boat almost exactly (Solid $$$ at Duke, SO in Manhattan, CLS being our top choice from the beginning).
I made a thread about it a few days back, here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=228299
Feel free to shoot me a PM.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby buffalo_ » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:55 pm

Theopliske8711 wrote:New Dean announced: http://news.columbia.edu/oncampus/3428


Anyone have thoughts on this?

Theopliske8711
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:57 pm

Humbert Humbert wrote:Appeal denied, ugh. Offer is decent (40k), not great. I have a larger offer (~100k) from Duke. CLS is (and has been) my top choice. Also have a SO in the city, which is another big reason I want to stay in NY.

Anyone else in this boat? Would like to hear some other perspectives, particularly if you are going (or have gone) through a similar decision.


You also have to consider how much more that 100K from Duke is worth vis-a-vis COL between the two areas. It's a very tough decision to make, but if you are financing CLS through debt, you are looking at 260-270K+ total. The debt from Duke would be substantially less. Goals matter a lot here. If you want NYC biglaw, I don't know if CLS is all too justifiable.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby EquallyWrong » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:58 pm

buffalo_ wrote:
Theopliske8711 wrote:New Dean announced: http://news.columbia.edu/oncampus/3428


Anyone have thoughts on this?

a few weeks ago she was telling me to go to Berkeley, so to see her pop up at their main rival for my affections is a bit weird. other than that, she seemed pretty kickass.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:06 pm

To add to my last post: does your SO life on their own? Are you close enough to possibly live with them? If so, that will help a lot.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby waferthinmint » Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:09 pm

buffalo_ wrote:
Theopliske8711 wrote:New Dean announced: http://news.columbia.edu/oncampus/3428


Anyone have thoughts on this?


Looool, I literally just saw her at Berkeley a week and a half ago (as I'm sure many ITT did as well) where she spoke to us about how she's basically Berkeley/California for life and how we should totes be Berkeley students. They probably... should not have had her speak at the ASW if she was up for candidacy to be a dean at a rival school in a process that would become public before this admissions cycle is even over. :?

Unfortunately, I distinctly remember thinking she was a bad public speaker and not a professor I'd want... but I'm sure she is a lovely individual?
eta: My standards are unreasonably high because I felt personally romanced by Dean Morrison over at NYU. May or may not have an indecent secret crush.




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