Boston University Class of 2018

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Dr. Nefario
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Boston University Class of 2018

Postby Dr. Nefario » Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:02 pm

For all you accepted ones who want to discuss living situations, scholarships, nonsense, etc.

Kaizen428
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Re: Boston University Class of 2018

Postby Kaizen428 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:11 pm

Checking in! Patiently waiting for scholarship info....

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Re: Boston University Class of 2018

Postby Liz_Lemon » Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:16 pm

Thanks for starting this! Definitely excited about BU, I'm going back for the ASW on March 20, but this is going to be tough without money since I've been offered scholarships elsewhere and Boston is so expensive. BUT I'm really interested and will be curious to hear from other admitted students about what you all are thinking.

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Re: Boston University Class of 2018

Postby Liz_Lemon » Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:17 pm

Kaizen428 wrote:Checking in! Patiently waiting for scholarship info....


Also still waiting, but I'm having a hard time doing so patiently haha

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Re: Boston University Class of 2018

Postby huskies2015 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:29 pm

Liz_Lemon wrote:
Kaizen428 wrote:Checking in! Patiently waiting for scholarship info....


Also still waiting, but I'm having a hard time doing so patiently haha


I second (or third?) this. Would love to be in Boston though!

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Re: Boston University Class of 2018

Postby iguazu » Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:34 pm

Got schol info. today with admission packet. About what I expected--might try to negotiate and be able to afford living in Boston

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Re: Boston University Class of 2018

Postby mickey_mouse » Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:38 pm

Yea man just give me that scholly package.

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Re: Boston University Class of 2018

Postby huskies2015 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:11 pm

Does anyone know if BU is very generous with scholarships? Do they give out many full rides? I didn't see much on LSN from past cycles, but I remember seeing somewhere that BU is pretty good about giving out money

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Re: Boston University Class of 2018

Postby antiworldly » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:33 am

http://www.abarequireddisclosures.org

193/677 getting half to full, 18 getting full, 3 getting more than full. Median grant is $20k.

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Re: Boston University Class of 2018

Postby Liz_Lemon » Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:34 am

antiworldly wrote:http://www.abarequireddisclosures.org

193/677 getting half to full, 18 getting full, 3 getting more than full. Median grant is $20k.


Those numbers represent a per year grant, correct?

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Re: Boston University Class of 2018

Postby antiworldly » Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:48 am

Liz_Lemon wrote:
antiworldly wrote:http://www.abarequireddisclosures.org

193/677 getting half to full, 18 getting full, 3 getting more than full. Median grant is $20k.


Those numbers represent a per year grant, correct?

Yes. So of all 677 students, 193 are getting somewhere between half and full tuition worth of grants per year.

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Re: Boston University Class of 2018

Postby dontdoitkid » Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:09 pm

Checking in! On paper I'm still deciding between BC and BU, but really I'm just delaying my decision so I can maximize any remaining leverage for scholarship negotiation. Would be happy to talk about Boston, BU, living in the city, or anything else.

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Re: Boston University Class of 2018

Postby dontdoitkid » Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:15 pm

iguazu wrote:Got schol info. today with admission packet. About what I expected--might try to negotiate and be able to afford living in Boston


Cost of living in Boston can vary substantially, but if you start looking early (start pouring through listings on Trulia and other apartment listing aggregator sites) you can find good places for a decent price. The range is huge... I have lived in a place in Brighton for 633/month, a great place in Somerville for 800/month, both of which aren't terrible. I have friends in Brighton and Allston that found steals at 550/600/month. On the other hand, it can get crazy expensive - my girlfriend lived in the South End and paid 3,400 for a one bedroom she split.

It takes planning but living and Boston can be (somewhat) affordable.

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Re: Boston University Class of 2018

Postby mickey_mouse » Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:39 pm

Anyone with experience living in Boston and DC know how comparable the COL is? Mainly for someone potentially deciding btw BU and GW. I've been in both cities a fair amount, so have a decent feel for their layouts and neighborhoods, but no idea on rent prices across neighborhoods really.

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Re: Boston University Class of 2018

Postby antiworldly » Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:23 pm

mickey_mouse wrote:Anyone with experience living in Boston and DC know how comparable the COL is? Mainly for someone potentially deciding btw BU and GW. I've been in both cities a fair amount, so have a decent feel for their layouts and neighborhoods, but no idea on rent prices across neighborhoods really.


In my experience, living closer to the middle of the city is cheaper in Boston than DC, but not by a ton. They're both big cities and the COL will hurt either way, so I wouldn't base my decision on the +/- 2k/year difference in living expenses. No matter which one you chose though, you'll be able to find somewhat affordable living relatively close to the school.

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Re: Boston University Class of 2018

Postby Ms4life » Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:35 pm

I know this is for admitted students, but does anyone know (or have read) if BU gives scholarships if you get off the WL?

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Re: Boston University Class of 2018

Postby dontdoitkid » Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:40 am

When is everyone starting to do their apartment searching? Not sure when is too early because I definitely want a couple of roommates but since I'm on trail right now I have limited searching options.

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Re: Boston University Class of 2018

Postby dasani13 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:31 am

dontdoitkid wrote:When is everyone starting to do their apartment searching? Not sure when is too early because I definitely want a couple of roommates but since I'm on trail right now I have limited searching options.


same here. I put my name on the waiting list for 580 commonwealth. I've never been to Boston and know nothing about the neighborhoods so I think that'll be a safe choice for me.

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Re: Boston University Class of 2018

Postby lujanj7 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:14 am

Anyone going to the ASW on March 20?

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Re: Boston University Class of 2018

Postby RedGiant » Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:38 pm

Hi--2L here at BU if you have any questions. Happy to help answer them.

BU was not my first choice--in fact, I turned them down. Then they magically gave me a generous scholarship later in the cycle, I rescinded my deposit from another school and I haven't looked back. My numbers were OK, but I had excellent work experience.

I love the environment here, as much as one can reasonably like law school. The professors truly care and are really accessible. Job situation is not perfect but my class has done quite well so far. I have a job for next summer. Winter was awful, but hey, it's Boston. I like my apartment and neighborhood (although I'd rather live in Boston's schmancy neighborhoods). My classmates were not cutthroat during 1L--it was very supportive. It's a friendly campus.

Have at me if you have burning questions you want answered semi-anonymously. I will try to tell you the truth. Fake recruiting is crap, and I want you to find the right school for you. Best of luck with your cycle.

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Re: Boston University Class of 2018

Postby futurel@wyer » Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:48 pm

BU and BC gave me the same amount of money. do you think there is anyway to play them against each other?
GW also gave me the same amount and would be a lower COL because I could commute from home but that did not cause BU to raise my offer.

if i double deposited at BU and BC do you think my scholly would increase?

or is BC/BU and GW a better double deposit?

ideally i want to end up in boston but with more scholly money

thanks in advance!

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Re: Boston University Class of 2018

Postby Vickta » Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:22 am

RedGiant wrote:Hi--2L here at BU if you have any questions. Happy to help answer them.

BU was not my first choice--in fact, I turned them down. Then they magically gave me a generous scholarship later in the cycle, I rescinded my deposit from another school and I haven't looked back. My numbers were OK, but I had excellent work experience.

I love the environment here, as much as one can reasonably like law school. The professors truly care and are really accessible. Job situation is not perfect but my class has done quite well so far. I have a job for next summer. Winter was awful, but hey, it's Boston. I like my apartment and neighborhood (although I'd rather live in Boston's schmancy neighborhoods). My classmates were not cutthroat during 1L--it was very supportive. It's a friendly campus.

Have at me if you have burning questions you want answered semi-anonymously. I will try to tell you the truth. Fake recruiting is crap, and I want you to find the right school for you. Best of luck with your cycle.


Thank you for checking in. I have read great reviews on BU professors elsewhere, so it is reassuring to see it in your own personal experience =)

Could you elaborate a bit more on the job prospective? I understand that about 2/3rd of the graduating class choose to stay in Boston, which is very reasonable considering how lovely the city is (if you can deal with the winter that is). Is this your long term plan as well?

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Re: Boston University Class of 2018

Postby rion91 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:37 pm

How are you guys going to look for housing? I'm not from the area and hiring a realtor seems like a big hurdle

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Re: Boston University Class of 2018

Postby rion91 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:05 pm

http://www.bu.edu/law/prospective/caree ... s2014.html

BU Law employment numbers looking very impressive!!

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Re: Boston University Class of 2018

Postby calawgrl » Fri Apr 17, 2015 2:43 pm

rion91 wrote:http://www.bu.edu/law/prospective/careers/jd/employmentstats2014.html

BU Law employment numbers looking very impressive!!


They did surprisingly well? I really hope it's not just a fluke temporary thing




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