Columbia Class of 2020

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2020)

Where are you hoping to live?

Law school housing - Lenfest/Lionsgate
14
18%
Law school housing - 115th/116th
10
13%
UAH apartments
33
43%
Off-campus - Morningside Heights/surrounding neighborhoods
13
17%
Off-campus - farther away (but why tho)
7
9%
 
Total votes: 77

jd20

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby jd20 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:04 pm

WordsworthIsBae wrote:
jd20 wrote:I spoke to the financial aid office last week and they said award letters would begin going out this week, and also that it was a good idea to email them other scholarship offers before those letters go out.


Wow, really? Thanks so much for sharing this. Do you know how many scholly letters maximum would be appropriate to share?


No problem! I don't really know, but I would imagine they're probably more interested in similarly-ranked schools

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby WordsworthIsBae » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:07 pm

jd20 wrote:
WordsworthIsBae wrote:
jd20 wrote:I spoke to the financial aid office last week and they said award letters would begin going out this week, and also that it was a good idea to email them other scholarship offers before those letters go out.


Wow, really? Thanks so much for sharing this. Do you know how many scholly letters maximum would be appropriate to share?


No problem! I don't really know, but I would imagine they're probably more interested in similarly-ranked schools


I feel stupid for waiting to hear back for their offer before submitting my other offers. I just thought that would come across as presumptuous/premature but I suppose I was wrong!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby catalina559 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:38 am

WordsworthIsBae wrote:
jd20 wrote:
WordsworthIsBae wrote:
jd20 wrote:I spoke to the financial aid office last week and they said award letters would begin going out this week, and also that it was a good idea to email them other scholarship offers before those letters go out.


Wow, really? Thanks so much for sharing this. Do you know how many scholly letters maximum would be appropriate to share?


No problem! I don't really know, but I would imagine they're probably more interested in similarly-ranked schools


I feel stupid for waiting to hear back for their offer before submitting my other offers. I just thought that would come across as presumptuous/premature but I suppose I was wrong!


Thanks for the heads up on this! Does anyone know who we email the other offers to? The financial aid main email?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby hoyasaxa13 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:55 pm

Hey everyone!

Checking in, just got accepted yesterday. I was wondering if there's some sort of facebook group for admitted students, and if anyone will be going to the upcoming Mondays with Columbia.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby texcellence » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:59 pm

hoyasaxa13 wrote:Hey everyone!

Checking in, just got accepted yesterday. I was wondering if there's some sort of facebook group for admitted students, and if anyone will be going to the upcoming Mondays with Columbia.


no but i wish someone would make one (not volunteering)

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby IlovePorzingis » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:24 pm

texcellence wrote:
hoyasaxa13 wrote:Hey everyone!

Checking in, just got accepted yesterday. I was wondering if there's some sort of facebook group for admitted students, and if anyone will be going to the upcoming Mondays with Columbia.


no but i wish someone would make one (not volunteering)


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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby TAD » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:43 pm

Just got my Columbia aid package. Was surprised by the amount. Equivalent to the Butler.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby AnonHumanPerson123 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:46 pm

TAD wrote:Just got my Columbia aid package. Was surprised by the amount. Equivalent to the Butler.


Did this come via snailmail?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby TAD » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:47 pm

AnonHumanPerson123 wrote:
TAD wrote:Just got my Columbia aid package. Was surprised by the amount. Equivalent to the Butler.


Did this come via snailmail?


Nah. Email.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby AFtoLawschool » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:49 pm

TAD wrote:
AnonHumanPerson123 wrote:
TAD wrote:Just got my Columbia aid package. Was surprised by the amount. Equivalent to the Butler.


Did this come via snailmail?


Nah. Email.


Email eh? Are you international?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby TAD » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:53 pm

AFtoLawschool wrote:
TAD wrote:
AnonHumanPerson123 wrote:
TAD wrote:Just got my Columbia aid package. Was surprised by the amount. Equivalent to the Butler.


Did this come via snailmail?


Nah. Email.


Email eh? Are you international?


yep.

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AFtoLawschool

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby AFtoLawschool » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:55 pm

TAD wrote:
AFtoLawschool wrote:
TAD wrote:
AnonHumanPerson123 wrote:
TAD wrote:Just got my Columbia aid package. Was surprised by the amount. Equivalent to the Butler.


Did this come via snailmail?


Nah. Email.


Email eh? Are you international?


yep.


Damnit. I was hoping they switched to emails this year. It appears not.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby Thelaw23 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:59 pm

AFtoLawschool wrote:
TAD wrote:
AFtoLawschool wrote:
TAD wrote:
AnonHumanPerson123 wrote:
TAD wrote:Just got my Columbia aid package. Was surprised by the amount. Equivalent to the Butler.


Did this come via snailmail?


Nah. Email.


Email eh? Are you international?


yep.


Damnit. I was hoping they switched to emails this year. It appears not.


Ugh, I got excited. Back to my mail box

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby WordsworthIsBae » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:21 pm

What would be considered peer schools for scholarship negotiation purposes? Would Duke, Northwestern, and Cornell work?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby Leliana » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:28 pm

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby lawdude31 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:31 pm

i would hope if they sent out email to international students then they mailed the snail mail. But I've been wrong before.... most notably on the LSAT.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby WordsworthIsBae » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:35 pm

Leliana wrote:
WordsworthIsBae wrote:What would be considered peer schools for scholarship negotiation purposes? Would Duke, Northwestern, and Cornell work?


I have heard that CLS only really considers Chicago, NYU, and maybe Penn as peers for negotiation. But it couldn't hurt to try.


I too have read/heard this somewhere and I'm really hoping that it's hearsay.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby poliksa » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:54 pm

Is financial aid you get on top of scholarships (i.e. Butler/Hamilton), or do you get whichever is the higher amount (scholarship vs. need-based aid)?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby hellohalo » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:23 pm

TAD wrote:
AFtoLawschool wrote:
TAD wrote:
AnonHumanPerson123 wrote:
TAD wrote:Just got my Columbia aid package. Was surprised by the amount. Equivalent to the Butler.


Did this come via snailmail?


Nah. Email.


Email eh? Are you international?


yep.


It's awesome but please just withdraw ;)

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby NotAGolfer » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:25 pm

Thelaw23 wrote:
AFtoLawschool wrote:
TAD wrote:
AFtoLawschool wrote:
TAD wrote:
AnonHumanPerson123 wrote:
TAD wrote:Just got my Columbia aid package. Was surprised by the amount. Equivalent to the Butler.


Did this come via snailmail?


Nah. Email.


Email eh? Are you international?


yep.


Damnit. I was hoping they switched to emails this year. It appears not.


Ugh, I got excited. Back to my mail box

If they sent out the first round via mail Monday (fingers crossed), it possibly could reach our mailbox today...right?? (Also crossing fingers they sprung for first class)

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby AFtoLawschool » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:30 pm

NotAGolfer wrote:If they sent out the first round via mail Monday (fingers crossed), it possibly could reach our mailbox today...right?? (Also crossing fingers they sprung for first class)

It's strange to me that they do the decisions via a scanned and emailed letter, but the $$ via snail mail.

Though, it is nice not worrying about refreshing my email every 3 minutes when I hear there's a wave going on.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby AFtoLawschool » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:33 pm

Finally hit 100 posts, we have a picture on the OP now!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby jb111 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:46 pm

Really hoping to get my merit aid letter before the end of the week. After visiting both NYC schools last week, it's about 99% certain that I am depositing at whichever of Columbia/NYU gives me more $ and then riding out the Harvard waitlist.

Uncertain times, but I'm looking forward to finally getting at least a deposit down.

It really is bizarre they can't email this, or at least scan a copy of the letter like they do for acceptances. The time crunch (from the prospective student's perspective) is more of an issue at this point in the cycle.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby jjcorvino » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:10 am

jb111 wrote:Really hoping to get my merit aid letter before the end of the week. After visiting both NYC schools last week, it's about 99% certain that I am depositing at whichever of Columbia/NYU gives me more $ and then riding out the Harvard waitlist.

Uncertain times, but I'm looking forward to finally getting at least a deposit down.

It really is bizarre they can't email this, or at least scan a copy of the letter like they do for acceptances. The time crunch (from the prospective student's perspective) is more of an issue at this point in the cycle.


Totally agree. A ton of deposit deadlines are 4/1 or 4/15. Tough to make decisions when you don't have the necessary info.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby AFtoLawschool » Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:06 am

jb111 wrote:Really hoping to get my merit aid letter before the end of the week. After visiting both NYC schools last week, it's about 99% certain that I am depositing at whichever of Columbia/NYU gives me more $ and then riding out the Harvard waitlist.

Uncertain times, but I'm looking forward to finally getting at least a deposit down.

It really is bizarre they can't email this, or at least scan a copy of the letter like they do for acceptances. The time crunch (from the prospective student's perspective) is more of an issue at this point in the cycle.

I think it's even more strange that they email acceptances but only snail mail $$$.



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