Michigan Class of 2017

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby livefromannarbor » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:01 pm

anyriotgirl wrote:
AceDeuces wrote:
anyriotgirl wrote:so how much am I going to have to learn to like sports?


Well, I mean at Michigan sports are huge. Even if you don't like sports, at least go to a game or two at the Big House. If you don't fall in love right away, you will at least have experienced being in the third largest stadium in the world. Basketball has also just exploded. Last year, my last in undergrad, I got in line for the IU basketball game at 4AM for a 6PM game. Not K-ville at Duke, but just to put it in perspective, my freshman year, they gave out free pizza to any student who stayed past halftime.

BUT even if you don't like sports, the tailgating and pre-gaming atmosphere on home game Saturdays is unreal. The whole town is painted maize. It's indescribable. You just have to experience it. I had a number of friends who for one reason or another didn't go to the football games, but they still woke up at 6AM to pre-game. I'm sure the law school has it's own tailgate, though I admit I don't know where it is. The MBA program though has an insane tailgate that involves a bus that people dance on top of, so there's that.

However, Ann Arbor has so much going on. You really do not have to be a sports person at all to get lost in what the city has to offer. Plenty of people are not sports people and still love the city. If you find yourself for whatever reason in Ann Arbor over the summer (Summer Start perhaps?), the non-sports side of Ann Arbor is in full swing. Music, art, The Arb, whatever, there's tons of stuff. But I promise, even if you've never watched football before, you will love Michigan Football by the time you leave.



Thanks for such a great response! My undergrad had next to no sports culture, but I am a sucker for school spirit. I'm excited :D


It's a fantastic experience. I'll never forget the first time I got to join in with the "It's Great To Be A Michigan Wolverine" chant after the first win of the season my freshman year (youtube it if you aren't familiar...or just spend a few hours watching youtube videos of the Michigan chants, cheers, and boos). Also, this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6RK-dCniHw It's as close to the feeling of the Big House that you can get off-season. I'm excited for you guys to experience it!

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby pcthenls » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:04 pm

angels2fly wrote:
emaytch wrote:Sorry if this isn't news to anyone, but this just blew my mind. I was looking at apts in Ann Arbor and:

http://www.varsityannarbor.com/index.php/prop/features

I think LSAC should sue (or the other way around).


this is too great



This made my day.. I guess she did pretty well on the LSAT and is going to U Mich!

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby thechancellor » Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:43 pm

bryanjbay12 wrote:
DrStudMuffin wrote:
AceDeuces wrote:so how much am I going to have to learn to like sports?


Well, I mean at Michigan sports are huge. Even if you don't like sports, at least go to a game or two at the Big House. If you don't fall in love right away, you will at least have experienced being in the third largest stadium in the world. Basketball has also just exploded. Last year, my last in undergrad, I got in line for the IU basketball game at 4AM for a 6PM game. Not K-ville at Duke, but just to put it in perspective, my freshman year, they gave out free pizza to any student who stayed past halftime.

BUT even if you don't like sports, the tailgating and pre-gaming atmosphere on home game Saturdays is unreal. The whole town is painted maize. It's indescribable. You just have to experience it. I had a number of friends who for one reason or another didn't go to the football games, but they still woke up at 6AM to pre-game. I'm sure the law school has it's own tailgate, though I admit I don't know where it is. The MBA program though has an insane tailgate that involves a bus that people dance on top of, so there's that.

However, Ann Arbor has so much going on. You really do not have to be a sports person at all to get lost in what the city has to offer. Plenty of people are not sports people and still love the city. If you find yourself for whatever reason in Ann Arbor over the summer (Summer Start perhaps?), the non-sports side of Ann Arbor is in full swing. Music, art, The Arb, whatever, there's tons of stuff. But I promise, even if you've never watched football before, you will love Michigan Football by the time you leave.


It's going to interesting walking around Ann Arbor in my buckeyes jersey on saturdays 8)


I'll be the one throwing things at you. 8)

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby livefromannarbor » Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:12 pm

alex.cm wrote:
bryanjbay12 wrote:
DrStudMuffin wrote:
AceDeuces wrote:so how much am I going to have to learn to like sports?


Well, I mean at Michigan sports are huge. Even if you don't like sports, at least go to a game or two at the Big House. If you don't fall in love right away, you will at least have experienced being in the third largest stadium in the world. Basketball has also just exploded. Last year, my last in undergrad, I got in line for the IU basketball game at 4AM for a 6PM game. Not K-ville at Duke, but just to put it in perspective, my freshman year, they gave out free pizza to any student who stayed past halftime.

BUT even if you don't like sports, the tailgating and pre-gaming atmosphere on home game Saturdays is unreal. The whole town is painted maize. It's indescribable. You just have to experience it. I had a number of friends who for one reason or another didn't go to the football games, but they still woke up at 6AM to pre-game. I'm sure the law school has it's own tailgate, though I admit I don't know where it is. The MBA program though has an insane tailgate that involves a bus that people dance on top of, so there's that.

However, Ann Arbor has so much going on. You really do not have to be a sports person at all to get lost in what the city has to offer. Plenty of people are not sports people and still love the city. If you find yourself for whatever reason in Ann Arbor over the summer (Summer Start perhaps?), the non-sports side of Ann Arbor is in full swing. Music, art, The Arb, whatever, there's tons of stuff. But I promise, even if you've never watched football before, you will love Michigan Football by the time you leave.


It's going to interesting walking around Ann Arbor in my buckeyes jersey on saturdays 8)


I'll be the one throwing things at you. 8)


I'll be the one laughing at this encounter. 8)

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby bryanjbay12 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:46 pm

alex.cm wrote:
bryanjbay12 wrote:
DrStudMuffin wrote:
AceDeuces wrote:so how much am I going to have to learn to like sports?


Well, I mean at Michigan sports are huge. Even if you don't like sports, at least go to a game or two at the Big House. If you don't fall in love right away, you will at least have experienced being in the third largest stadium in the world. Basketball has also just exploded. Last year, my last in undergrad, I got in line for the IU basketball game at 4AM for a 6PM game. Not K-ville at Duke, but just to put it in perspective, my freshman year, they gave out free pizza to any student who stayed past halftime.

BUT even if you don't like sports, the tailgating and pre-gaming atmosphere on home game Saturdays is unreal. The whole town is painted maize. It's indescribable. You just have to experience it. I had a number of friends who for one reason or another didn't go to the football games, but they still woke up at 6AM to pre-game. I'm sure the law school has it's own tailgate, though I admit I don't know where it is. The MBA program though has an insane tailgate that involves a bus that people dance on top of, so there's that.

However, Ann Arbor has so much going on. You really do not have to be a sports person at all to get lost in what the city has to offer. Plenty of people are not sports people and still love the city. If you find yourself for whatever reason in Ann Arbor over the summer (Summer Start perhaps?), the non-sports side of Ann Arbor is in full swing. Music, art, The Arb, whatever, there's tons of stuff. But I promise, even if you've never watched football before, you will love Michigan Football by the time you leave.


It's going to interesting walking around Ann Arbor in my buckeyes jersey on saturdays 8)


I'll be the one throwing things at you. 8)


Can't say I haven't done the same to Michigan fans in Columbus...

Whatever, born and raised in Ohio and spent four years at OSU, not going to change my team just because I get some insults and beer thrown my way. Michigan may have a better law school, but they certainly don't have a better football team.

edit: And Iv'e been to Ann Arbor for a OSU v. Michigan game, and it's nowhere near as bad as being a Michigan fan in the Shoe

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby parvaticatil » Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:57 pm

I'll be right there with you bryanjbay- just finished my undergrad at Ohio State and looking forward to keeping the spirit alive up in Ann Arbor.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby DrStudMuffin » Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:41 pm

How many of you Darrow folks are seriously considering taking it? I feel like the Darrow vs. HLS/SLS decision is a relatively common one, and I'm curious which way people are leaning.

This question may be premature given that HLS/SLS haven't released financial aid info yet.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby Come on Down » Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:24 pm

DrStudMuffin wrote:How many of you Darrow folks are seriously considering taking it? I feel like the Darrow vs. HLS/SLS decision is a relatively common one, and I'm curious which way people are leaning.

This question may be premature given that HLS/SLS haven't released financial aid info yet.


I'm almost positive I'm going to take it. PM me if you want detailed info as to why but the gist is that I think it is incredibly short sighted to leave so much money on the table.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby rseaney » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:27 pm

i know this is unorthodox but aanybody from Berkeley headed to the March 20-22 ASW? Or from Cali generally

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby rseaney » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:28 pm

DrStudMuffin wrote:How many of you Darrow folks are seriously considering taking it? I feel like the Darrow vs. HLS/SLS decision is a relatively common one, and I'm curious which way people are leaning.

This question may be premature given that HLS/SLS haven't released financial aid info yet.



haven't heard back yet from hls/sls but if i get in ill go there

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby Lightworks » Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:25 pm

Maybe a silly question, but if I apply for need-based aid, will that be added on top of my merit scholarship? Or will they count the previously awarded merit money against any NB money?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby yeslekkkk » Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:55 pm

rseaney wrote:i know this is unorthodox but aanybody from Berkeley headed to the March 20-22 ASW? Or from Cali generally


I am from San Diego and I'm going to that ASW weekend.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby logical seasoning » Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:24 pm

rseaney wrote:i know this is unorthodox but aanybody from Berkeley headed to the March 20-22 ASW? Or from Cali generally


In Davis headed to that ASW. I bought my flight for 370 yesterday, which is a pretty good deal!

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby californiauser » Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:28 pm

logical seasoning wrote:
rseaney wrote:i know this is unorthodox but aanybody from Berkeley headed to the March 20-22 ASW? Or from Cali generally


In Davis headed to that ASW. I bought my flight for 370 yesterday, which is a pretty good deal!


where/how?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby anyriotgirl » Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:32 pm

What is the consensus re merit aid for people admitted after the end of January? Sit tight for two weeks before starting to worry?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby HorseThief » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:00 pm

DrStudMuffin wrote:How many of you Darrow folks are seriously considering taking it? I feel like the Darrow vs. HLS/SLS decision is a relatively common one, and I'm curious which way people are leaning.

This question may be premature given that HLS/SLS haven't released financial aid info yet.


I've done a lot of thinking about this, and the money only makes sense if you 100% want to do biglaw. Of course, you'll probably have to do biglaw for a few years to pay off the HSL/SLS debt, but for all other careers those two schools place much higher, so it's worth the price.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby admiringatticus » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:28 pm

Lightworks wrote:Maybe a silly question, but if I apply for need-based aid, will that be added on top of my merit scholarship? Or will they count the previously awarded merit money against any NB money?


My scholarship letter said that it would disqualify me from any needs-based aid if I applied for it.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby umichman » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:48 pm

admiringatticus wrote:
Lightworks wrote:Maybe a silly question, but if I apply for need-based aid, will that be added on top of my merit scholarship? Or will they count the previously awarded merit money against any NB money?


My scholarship letter said that it would disqualify me from any needs-based aid if I applied for it.


+1

but i do know of someone who got less money and their letter did not say that. So i think it depends on how much money they give you to start with. i.e. if you got $x or less, then you can apply for need aid, but if you got $x or more, then we are already giving you enough so you cant apply for anY more.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby Lightworks » Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:30 pm

Any guesses on what that cut-off is?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby thechancellor » Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:52 pm

Let's start 10k per year as our over/under. Anyone get offered more than that and also not get the note that need aid is out? anyone get offered less and get the note that they aren't eligible for need based aid?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby logical seasoning » Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:58 pm

californiauser wrote:
logical seasoning wrote:
rseaney wrote:i know this is unorthodox but aanybody from Berkeley headed to the March 20-22 ASW? Or from Cali generally


In Davis headed to that ASW. I bought my flight for 370 yesterday, which is a pretty good deal!


where/how?


Southwest. Also try Kayak.com

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby yeslekkkk » Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:10 pm

logical seasoning wrote:
californiauser wrote:
logical seasoning wrote:
rseaney wrote:i know this is unorthodox but aanybody from Berkeley headed to the March 20-22 ASW? Or from Cali generally


In Davis headed to that ASW. I bought my flight for 370 yesterday, which is a pretty good deal!


where/how?


Southwest. Also try Kayak.com

I got mine from frontier for $315. Delta does a lot of direct flights and they're reasonably priced.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby Lightworks » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:25 pm

alex.cm wrote:Let's start 10k per year as our over/under. Anyone get offered more than that and also not get the note that need aid is out? anyone get offered less and get the note that they aren't eligible for need based aid?


Just had someone confirm that $18K a year still left them eligible for need aid. Even if it's the max, that's pretty decent.

Any $25K/year people who can weigh in?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby kkdk » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:16 pm

I can confirm that at 22.5k/year, I was excluded from need-aid, so pretty sure above that you'll be excluded as well.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby parvaticatil » Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:29 pm

Does anyone know how late ASW will go on Saturday the 22nd? Im trying to decide if I need to take off work that night and I leave < 3 hours away.




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