Vanderbilt Class of 2018

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

What will get you to attend Vandy Law?

Admittance, this is my first choice
11
14%
Something, anything to convince myself I'm getting a deal
12
15%
Half Scholly
21
26%
Full Scholly
21
26%
A T-14 NOT admitting me
9
11%
A T-6 NOT admitting me
3
4%
I'm just using the school for leverage
4
5%
 
Total votes: 81

Wipfelder
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Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby Wipfelder » Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:57 am

For Admitted Students, Vanderbilt University School of Law, Class of 2018

http://law.vanderbilt.edu/Std509InfoReportpt2014.pdf

http://law.vanderbilt.edu/

rkspurs21
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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby rkspurs21 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:21 am

Pretty sure the majority of their schollies run 25/year, 35/year, and like 5 law scholars a year. Occasional one-time 5k to sweeten the pot. Folks in the poll holding out for that full scholarship are likely to be disappointed.

That said, they seem to be the most generous of schools in the range I'm hoping for a scholarship. I've been super impressed by their admissions office and loved my interviewer. Any other Texans considering the jump to Nashville?

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby nickhalden » Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:28 am

rkspurs21 wrote:Pretty sure the majority of their schollies run 25/year, 35/year, and like 5 law scholars a year. Occasional one-time 5k to sweeten the pot. Folks in the poll holding out for that full scholarship are likely to be disappointed.


I'll be disappointed (read: withdrawing) with a lowball scholly offer considering my offers at T14s. I think it should come in today, so we'll see. I'm very impressed with Vanderbilt and would love to attend at the right price. My brother actually is there for graduate school, so I'm familiar with the school and the Nashville area.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby Wipfelder » Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:28 am

According to the 509 linked above, Vandy gave out zero (0.0 metric) full scholarships last year. It seems your comment above is very accurate.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby nickhalden » Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:41 am

Wipfelder wrote:According to the 509 linked above, Vandy gave out zero (0.0 metric) full scholarships last year. It seems your comment above is very accurate.


I think there's something weird with how the 509s count those. In the Chicago thread someone posted that Chicago's 509 lists 9 full scholarships over three years - but we know there have been 60. There must be some technical piece that affects how they are counted. We know Vanderbilt gives out four full scholarships (and one of those is on TLS).

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby Wipfelder » Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:45 am

nickhalden wrote:
Wipfelder wrote:According to the 509 linked above, Vandy gave out zero (0.0 metric) full scholarships last year. It seems your comment above is very accurate.


I think there's something weird with how the 509s count those. In the Chicago thread someone posted that Chicago's 509 lists 9 full scholarships over three years - but we know there have been 60. There must be some technical piece that affects how they are counted. We know Vanderbilt gives out four full scholarships (and one of those is on TLS).


Actually, now that you mention it, below the line "full tuition=0" there is a "more than full tuition=19" line. So that must be the full tuition guys. There is probably a small stipend or some shit that makes it more than full. Good call. Its been a rough week for me.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby nickhalden » Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:49 am

Wipfelder wrote:Actually, now that you mention it, below the line "full tuition=0" there is a "more than full tuition=19" line. So that must be the full tuition guys. There is probably a small stipend or some shit that makes it more than full. Good call. Its been a rough week for me.


Yea, Law Scholars get a $5,000 stipend per year.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby Winston1984 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:51 am

Scholarship offer arrived yesterday. PM for deetz.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby rkspurs21 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:36 am

nickhalden wrote:
rkspurs21 wrote:Pretty sure the majority of their schollies run 25/year, 35/year, and like 5 law scholars a year. Occasional one-time 5k to sweeten the pot. Folks in the poll holding out for that full scholarship are likely to be disappointed.


I'll be disappointed (read: withdrawing) with a lowball scholly offer considering my offers at T14s. I think it should come in today, so we'll see. I'm very impressed with Vanderbilt and would love to attend at the right price. My brother actually is there for graduate school, so I'm familiar with the school and the Nashville area.


What would you consider lowballing? I got in to some t-14s but don't anticipate any money, so Vandy is my best shot for an affordable chance at my goals after law school.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby nickhalden » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:53 am

rkspurs21 wrote:What would you consider lowballing? I got in to some t-14s but don't anticipate any money, so Vandy is my best shot for an affordable chance at my goals after law school.


I would consider $105,000 (what I'll probably get) a generous offer, but not financially reasonable for me at this point.
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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby ellewoods817 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:57 am

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby rkspurs21 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:58 am

nickhalden wrote:
rkspurs21 wrote:What would you consider lowballing? I got in to some t-14s but don't anticipate any money, so Vandy is my best shot for an affordable chance at my goals after law school.


I would consider $105,000 a lowball offer.


Ah, to be in your position...Unfortunately, it doesn't appear they have anything between that and the Scholars. The way they have it set up is ideal for folks that are competitive for admission to t14 but doesn't provide much incentive for folks getting full rides in that range.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby rkspurs21 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:59 am

ellewoods817 wrote:Checking in! No scholarship mail in TX as of yesterday


Glad to have another Texan in here! No schollie info here yet either.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby nickhalden » Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:00 pm

rkspurs21 wrote:
nickhalden wrote:
rkspurs21 wrote:What would you consider lowballing? I got in to some t-14s but don't anticipate any money, so Vandy is my best shot for an affordable chance at my goals after law school.


I would consider $105,000 a lowball offer.


Ah, to be in your position...Unfortunately, it doesn't appear they have anything between that and the Scholars. The way they have it set up is ideal for folks that are competitive for admission to t14 but doesn't provide much incentive for folks getting full rides in that range.


I was waitlisted at Vandy last year before retaking this year, so it's been a ride! I'll get the $105,000, but it wouldn't be financially reasonable for me to attend at that level. I haven't (and won't) receive a full scholly in the T14. I was really hoping for a Law Scholar Merit Award, but I think that time has come and gone.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby Big Red » Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:01 pm

nickhalden wrote:
rkspurs21 wrote:What would you consider lowballing? I got in to some t-14s but don't anticipate any money, so Vandy is my best shot for an affordable chance at my goals after law school.


I would consider $105,000 (what I'll probably get) a generous offer, but not financially reasonable for me at this point.


If his/her #s are where I'm betting they are 35/yr sounds about right from vandy going off of lsn.

I'm also from Texas, go cowboys

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby vdh2102 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:01 pm

Checking in as well-- nothing in NY as yet.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby Big Red » Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:02 pm

By the way if anyone wants to meet up at asw shoot me a pm, trying to get a group together

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby rkspurs21 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:04 pm

Big Red wrote:By the way if anyone wants to meet up at asw shoot me a pm, trying to get a group together


March or April? I'll be at the April ASW.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby arklaw13 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:06 pm

Wipfelder wrote:
nickhalden wrote:
Wipfelder wrote:According to the 509 linked above, Vandy gave out zero (0.0 metric) full scholarships last year. It seems your comment above is very accurate.


I think there's something weird with how the 509s count those. In the Chicago thread someone posted that Chicago's 509 lists 9 full scholarships over three years - but we know there have been 60. There must be some technical piece that affects how they are counted. We know Vanderbilt gives out four full scholarships (and one of those is on TLS).


Actually, now that you mention it, below the line "full tuition=0" there is a "more than full tuition=19" line. So that must be the full tuition guys. There is probably a small stipend or some shit that makes it more than full. Good call. Its been a rough week for me.


Yeah there are no exact full tuition awards. The past two years there have been 4 law scholar awards per year.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby Big Red » Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:07 pm

rkspurs21 wrote:
Big Red wrote:By the way if anyone wants to meet up at asw shoot me a pm, trying to get a group together


March or April? I'll be at the April ASW.


March

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby arklaw13 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:08 pm

Also, your first award might not be the law scholars even if you are being considered for it. I have heard through the grapevine that they are interviewing some students for it next week.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby nickhalden » Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:13 pm

arklaw13 wrote:Also, your first award might not be the law scholars even if you are being considered for it. I have heard through the grapevine that they are interviewing some students for it next week.


I haven't received an interview invite and I'm probably not being considered for it.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby arklaw13 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:16 pm

nickhalden wrote:
arklaw13 wrote:Also, your first award might not be the law scholars even if you are being considered for it. I have heard through the grapevine that they are interviewing some students for it next week.


I haven't received an interview invite and I'm probably not being considered for it.


Well don't lose hope if you aren't a first-round pick. I wasn't and still got it. At least some of them will turn it down to go elsewhere.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby fa1493 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:22 pm

so what does everyone think...is it rude to negotiate when they explicitly say they don't negotiate?

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby jepper » Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:25 pm

fa1493 wrote:so what does everyone think...is it rude to negotiate when they explicitly say they don't negotiate?


Well I would say if it is the difference between not attending with current offer and possibly attending with better offer, than you might as well try. If you are just on the fence, maybe you should wait until you know what would push you one way or the other. But that is just my opinion and probably not worth too much.




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