Northwestern Class of 2017

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby franklyscarlet » Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:19 pm

dolfan0516 wrote:
This info I agree with a lot more. I was more taking exception to your first post that seemed to make Northwestern COL ridiculously expensive. I just wanted to share that their are many, many options and those all range in price and have their own plusses and minuses. I do not think the commute for living away from school is bad at all. Express busses are fast up and down Lake Shore Drive and the El is not slow (unless you're talking the Brown/Purple line into the loop, which you wouldn't do to get to school). The worst part of my commute from Wrigleyville is the walk from the Chicago red line stop to school and my commute is at most 30 minutes door to door.


It should be noted that the poster also ignored the existence of the busses. It's the same pass, and express busses are magic. Live on the 146 or 148 and your life is easy and cheap.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby Ally Mcbeal » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:58 am

Sooooo anybody in here going to ASW? Have you guys received any feedback in regard to travel stipends?

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby whereskyle » Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:04 pm

Ally Mcbeal wrote:Sooooo anybody in here going to ASW? Have you guys received any feedback in regard to travel stipends?


I'll be there. Go to the admitted student website and click on the travel stipend reservation link. Fill out the form, and when you're there this week, you'll fill something out to secure your $200 refund: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/admissi ... index.html

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby MT Cicero » Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:05 pm

Ally Mcbeal wrote:Sooooo anybody in here going to ASW? Have you guys received any feedback in regard to travel stipends?


I'll be at ASW. I sent in the requested information from the website and received the following response: "Thank you. I have reserved a travel stipend for you. During the check in process of the event, please stop by the admissions office to sign the reimbursement paperwork."

3 more days of work before a nice weekend in Chicago...

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby melodically » Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:12 pm

I'll be there this weekend. Has anyone else never been to Chicago? I feel like a total noob.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby MT Cicero » Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:14 pm

melodically wrote:I'll be there this weekend. Has anyone else never been to Chicago? I feel like a total noob.


I went to Chicago once or twice as a kid over two decades ago. So, yeah. Noob status for me as well.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:44 pm

melodically wrote:I'll be there this weekend. Has anyone else never been to Chicago? I feel like a total noob.


I'll be there on Saturday. I've been to Chicago several times - it's a great city and pretty easy to navigate in my opinion. Are you flying in or driving? And if flying, which airport?

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby whereskyle » Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:58 pm

melodically wrote:I'll be there this weekend. Has anyone else never been to Chicago? I feel like a total noob.


I've never been to Chicago either! Honestly, the Devil in the White City stirred up a sincere interest in Chicago in me (tho that probably sounds intensely amateurish). I've heard such positive things as well that I'm confident that I will find it not only agreeable, but impressive.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby Micdiddy » Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:59 pm

I volunteered to do ASW stuff but admissions has not told any of us what we're doing yet. So presumably I will lead a tour or something. I did not go to my own ASW but I heard great things. Supposedly, some of you will come away thinking NU is the only place for you.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:00 pm

whereskyle wrote:
melodically wrote:I'll be there this weekend. Has anyone else never been to Chicago? I feel like a total noob.


I've never been to Chicago either! Honestly, the Devil in the White City stirred up a sincere interest in Chicago in me (tho that probably sounds intensely amateurish). I've heard such positive things as well that I'm confident that I will find it not only agreeable, but impressive.


I love it. If not for the weather it may be nearly perfect. It's NYC with room to breathe, and a bit of midwestern friendliness.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby jonny09x1 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:06 pm

Trying to book a hotel near the school, probably within a mile. Has anybody have luck finding a reasonably priced place?

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby MT Cicero » Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:15 pm

jonny09x1 wrote:Trying to book a hotel near the school, probably within a mile. Has anybody have luck finding a reasonably priced place?


I went with a Hotwire hot rate and landed The Allerton (looks like about 0.5 miles away from the school) for $86/night + taxes. Ended up at $329 after all taxes. That was reasonably priced enough for me I suppose. But either Priceline or Hotwire provide pretty good deals, and you still get to pick your area.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby herrowww » Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:18 pm

Chicago is such an amazing city.. I fell in love with it on my first visit a couple years ago, and I've been back a handful of times since then. It's a less overwhelming and cleaner version of NYC, and the river that snakes through the city just adds to the charming factor. The best way to get a feel for Chitown is to see it by foot, so plan on walking a LOT. Oh and don't forget to venture through millenium park and snap a picture of the bean. :)

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby Marshmallow » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:27 pm

just received an email saying that the next round of scholarships won't go out until April 14-18 (so they can see what happens with the current offers first.) With other deposit deadlines coming up, this makes things difficult :?

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby Hitchensian » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:32 pm

Marshmallow wrote:just received an email saying that the next round of scholarships won't go out until April 14-18 (so they can see what happens with the current offers first.) With other deposit deadlines coming up, this makes things difficult :?


Received the same. Which deposit deadlines are the soonest that are concerning you?

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby AceDeuces » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:44 pm

Hitchensian wrote:
Marshmallow wrote:just received an email saying that the next round of scholarships won't go out until April 14-18 (so they can see what happens with the current offers first.) With other deposit deadlines coming up, this makes things difficult :?


Received the same. Which deposit deadlines are the soonest that are concerning you?


For me it's Texas. Among other things, I was hoping to submit NW's offer to their matching process so I could potentially get a final scholarship offer before their deadline.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby Pishee77 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:39 pm

For those of you who filled out the scholarship negotiation form...did you receive a confirmation at all?

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby Marshmallow » Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:43 pm

Hitchensian wrote:
Marshmallow wrote:just received an email saying that the next round of scholarships won't go out until April 14-18 (so they can see what happens with the current offers first.) With other deposit deadlines coming up, this makes things difficult :?


Received the same. Which deposit deadlines are the soonest that are concerning you?


I'm mostly just being grumpy about it. NU with a decent scholarship would be high on my list and now I have to wait some more. Berkeley doesn't require a deposit but does make you sign an acceptance of admission by the 15th.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby Hitchensian » Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:45 pm

Ah, neither Texas or Berkeley are on my shortlist. I think Duke's deadline is April 25th or so, and Columbia's is May 1st.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby kenwash » Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:52 pm

The scholarship delay sucks for me because it leaves a small window of time for negotiation.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby Marshmallow » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:07 am

Hitchensian wrote:Ah, neither Texas or Berkeley are on my shortlist. I think Duke's deadline is April 25th or so, and Columbia's is May 1st.


kenwash wrote:The scholarship delay sucks for me because it leaves a small window of time for negotiation.


I fully intend to talk to the finaid dept. during ASW this coming weekend. I know they probably won't get finaid decisions back any sooner, but I just want to voice my concerns (in the nicest, sweetest way possible! :wink: ) I'll report back re: responses, unless someone else beats me to it :)

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby d cooper » Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:56 pm

scorneli wrote:
gimmedanger wrote:Is it worth negotiating with a comparable offer from Vanderbilt/UT? Or am I better off asking for more $ without mentioning offers from lower-ranked schools? Anyone had luck with this?


You won't be able to negotiate with an offer from Vandy, but they will accept a negotiation from UT - Austin. All scholarship negotiations this year are completed via the "Scholarship Reconsideration Form", which has a drop down list of schools to choose from.

Here's the list of schools they'll compete with: Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Michigan, NYU, Penn, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UT - Austin, UVA, and Yale.

And the link to the Scholarship Reconsideration Form: https://apply.law.northwestern.edu/regi ... sideration


I suspect a lot of admitted applicants here haven't seen this yet because they haven't started the reconsideration process. Totally bogus.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:05 pm

d cooper wrote:
scorneli wrote:
gimmedanger wrote:Is it worth negotiating with a comparable offer from Vanderbilt/UT? Or am I better off asking for more $ without mentioning offers from lower-ranked schools? Anyone had luck with this?


You won't be able to negotiate with an offer from Vandy, but they will accept a negotiation from UT - Austin. All scholarship negotiations this year are completed via the "Scholarship Reconsideration Form", which has a drop down list of schools to choose from.

Here's the list of schools they'll compete with: Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Michigan, NYU, Penn, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UT - Austin, UVA, and Yale.

And the link to the Scholarship Reconsideration Form: https://apply.law.northwestern.edu/regi ... sideration


I suspect a lot of admitted applicants here haven't seen this yet because they haven't started the reconsideration process. Totally bogus.


Jfc another essay about Why Northwestern? Didn't my original scholarship essay spell it out? This makes me feel like they only care about scholarships that exceed their offer, which doesn't make sense.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby d cooper » Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:25 pm

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby Micdiddy » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:20 pm

Looks like I'll be doing a ton of ASW events with y'all. Breakfast, Lunch, even get to "Tell it Like it Is."




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