Columbia Class of 2018

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2018)

Why did you choose Columbia?

Location
19
17%
Prestige/ranking
42
37%
Job prospects
28
25%
Professors and academics
7
6%
$$ The big fat Hamilton I got $$
17
15%
 
Total votes: 113

BruiserWoods
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby BruiserWoods » Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:53 pm

If we haven't heard back from Columbia in terms of financial aid by now, should we assume we won't be getting much money?

ub3r
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby ub3r » Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:02 pm

I requested that they email me, but I haven't gotten the hard copy yet. They did offer me some money, so if you are just waiting for the hard copy, you might still get something when it finally arrives.

kingpin101
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby kingpin101 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:11 pm

Just got my scanned email for my fin aid as well. Not that much but what I expected.

DK21
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby DK21 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:18 pm

How long do you think it should take them to reply to an appeal on their award decision?

JFO1833
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby JFO1833 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:51 pm

My unsuccessful appeal took one week.

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dlrkgml
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby dlrkgml » Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:59 pm

Deadline in less than 2 weeks and still nothing. I had called 2 weeks ago and was told my package had been completed and that I would hear back within the week's end. Tried calling today and was sent to the machine. What is going on :cry:

ub3r
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby ub3r » Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:01 pm

DK21 wrote:How long do you think it should take them to reply to an appeal on their award decision?

Mine only took a day between emails.

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Auxilio
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby Auxilio » Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:33 pm

Got my offer, about what I expected, and already committed to Penn so irrelevant anyways.

Just for others sake: 173/3.96 50,000

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betty_bojangles
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby betty_bojangles » Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:13 pm

Finally got my offer via email! I called them yesterday and they said I was still being reviewed so I would advise you to call if you still haven't gotten an offer.

PM for deets.

qwertyTLS
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby qwertyTLS » Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:23 pm

uhhh come on columbiaaaa.

Cinderella24
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby Cinderella24 » Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:32 pm

Submitted my appeal letter. What's the most $$ people have gotten from need based finaid?

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Beanie14
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby Beanie14 » Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:20 pm

betty_bojangles wrote: I would advise you to call if you still haven't gotten an offer.


I would definitely second this - I got my offer via email on Friday and the hard copy still hasn't arrived (although I guess I'm just assuming that they're still mailing it as well).

pkraft1
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby pkraft1 » Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:36 pm

Cinderella24 wrote:Submitted my appeal letter. What's the most $$ people have gotten from need based finaid?


I'm really interested to know this as well.

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90convoy
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby 90convoy » Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:52 pm

whats the earliest that people move in? I need to find a place asap

CLS2018
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby CLS2018 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:06 pm

Whats the policy with financial aid grants and deferrals? I called today and they said that unless financial circumstances change, my grant would most likely be re-awarded after the deferral year, but that I would need to apply again. Seems a bit too flexible for my liking. Do you guys know anyone who has gone through this process?

zhongxiaozhui
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby zhongxiaozhui » Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:45 pm

Appeal denied :(

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boomlawyered
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby boomlawyered » Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:57 pm

Successfully appealed, but will be withdrawing. PM for details.

bluesquemoi
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby bluesquemoi » Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:23 am

Hi all!
Now that I finally paid the deposit money, I'm looking into the housing options.

Does anyone know if there's any real difference among apartment share options for buildings on 115th street and 116th street?
All I can tell from the website is that utilities are not included in the rent for the one on 116th street...

Kharbooza
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby Kharbooza » Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:45 pm

Anyone else still waiting on finaid? This is pretty stressful.

Any precedent on them giving us a little extra time if we don't have any aid info yet?

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AmicusInimici
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby AmicusInimici » Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:13 am

Just withdrew, so it should free up a bit of money for you all. Good luck!

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paragonloop
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby paragonloop » Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:56 pm


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tk17
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby tk17 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:06 pm

paragonloop wrote:http://pagesix.com/2015/04/27/could-obama-be-joining-amal-at-columbia-post-white-house/

Here's to wishful thinking! :mrgreen:


Cool!

Maybe I should include this in my negotiation letters with other schools..."So, rumor has it that Obama is going to be teaching at CLS. That has to be worth what, around $75K?"

MousAnony
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby MousAnony » Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:24 pm

I got my award last week. Question, is this a need-based award or merit-based? I know from their website:

"Columbia Law School awards grant assistance primarily on the basis of demonstrated financial need. However, there are a number of fellowships that are not based on financial need, which are awarded by the Admissions Office at the time an applicant is admitted to the Law School. There is no separate application for these fellowships."
http://web.law.columbia.edu/financial-aid/introduction

That would suggest that short of a Butler/Hamilton with your acceptance any award this week was "primarily" need-based?

Though I've seen posters on TLS saying that it's a combination. Currently reading through old threads to find an answer.

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LetsGoMets
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby LetsGoMets » Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:33 pm

According to other posts I've read, CLS calls all aid that's not awarded at the time of admission "need-based," but the amount they give you is actually calculated by a combination of merit and need.

MousAnony
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby MousAnony » Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:04 pm

LetsGoMets wrote:According to other posts I've read, CLS calls all aid that's not awarded at the time of admission "need-based," but the amount they give you is actually calculated by a combination of merit and need.


After reading through the thread, this is the CW.




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