Columbia Class of 2020

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

Where are you hoping to live?

Law school housing - Lenfest/Lionsgate
13
17%
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: 76

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby hellohalo » Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:36 pm

lnsl123 wrote:Just called financial aid and I'm still in review. Perhaps that means I'm low on their priority list. I really hope it's worth this wait and snail mail communication.


In the same boat and sad
They said I'm in initial review and they'll let me know if anything is missing. And I'll hear in the next couple of weeks. Not really helpful.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby AFtoLawschool » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:32 am

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Me waiting for this damn scholarship letter.

Seriously, just give me the zero like I know you will and let me just commit to NYU and be done with it.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby jjcorvino » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:57 am

I am complete and currently under review according to the financial aid office. That probably means that I will not hear anything this week.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby MrJD2020 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:30 am

Anyone else having major senioritis (or losing their mojo at work)? I'm working, not quitting until late July/very early August (man's gotta eat), but MAN am I ready to go...

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby meeseeks » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:34 am

MrJD2020 wrote:Anyone else having major senioritis (or losing their mojo at work)? I'm working, not quitting until late July/very early August (man's gotta eat), but MAN am I ready to go...


I definitely know what you're feeling. Everyday is a struggle at this point.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby jjcorvino » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:35 am

hellohalo wrote:
lnsl123 wrote:Just called financial aid and I'm still in review. Perhaps that means I'm low on their priority list. I really hope it's worth this wait and snail mail communication.


In the same boat and sad
They said I'm in initial review and they'll let me know if anything is missing. And I'll hear in the next couple of weeks. Not really helpful.


Yeah, the answer didn't help me either :/. You had my info since the end of February! I need to know before the deadlines of other schools.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby mangoluvr » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:45 am

Is it possible to successfully negotiate scholarships with Columbia? NYU offered me 35k more, but I don't have very high hopes for a successful negotiation.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby texteach » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:43 pm

Does anyone know if there are any pics of the inside of Columbia housing - like the W 115th/116th apartments? Trying to gauge how much space there will be & what the furnishings are like :?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby NotAGolfer » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:47 pm

texteach wrote:Does anyone know if there are any pics of the inside of Columbia housing - like the W 115th/116th apartments? Trying to gauge how much space there will be & what the furnishings are like :?

I would try asking in the "Columbia students taking questions" thread, someone there would probably be able to send you some or give you an accurate description? I haven't been able to find anything on the Columbia housing website.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby FLSFHYS » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:20 pm

Admitted without major scholarships, financial aid office is still reviewing my stuff. What is the maximum I can expect if I'm broke?
I'm assuming that whatever it will be, it probably won't approach even half tuition. Hence, my dilema: Is there any way to justify Columbia over NU at full scholarship, if the end goal is LA biglaw? I've been agonizing over this for a whole week now, and still can't decide. A poll I created on these forums tells me I'm insane to even consider turning down NU's freeride. What do Columbia admits think?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby AFtoLawschool » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:28 pm

FLSFHYS wrote:Admitted without major scholarships, financial aid office is still reviewing my stuff. What is the maximum I can expect if I'm broke?
I'm assuming that whatever it will be, it probably won't approach even half tuition. Hence, my dilema: Is there any way to justify Columbia over NU at full scholarship, if the end goal is LA biglaw? I've been agonizing over this for a whole week now, and still can't decide. A poll I created on these forums tells me I'm insane to even consider turning down NU's freeride. What do Columbia admits think?


I think it's insane to turn down NU's full ride. Have fun in Chicago!!!

I'm jealous :-)

I don't think I've seen anybody get higher than half-tuition without getting a Hamilton. There's not much on lawschoolnumbers.com
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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby hellohalo » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:43 pm

When will you call them AGAIN? I plan to call them to ask about the progress this Friday again after I called them last Friday. I hope I don't appear to be too pushy.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby dddddd90 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:02 pm

Mr. Meeseeks wrote:
MrJD2020 wrote:Anyone else having major senioritis (or losing their mojo at work)? I'm working, not quitting until late July/very early August (man's gotta eat), but MAN am I ready to go...


I definitely know what you're feeling. Everyday is a struggle at this point.


10 page final paper? You'll get 7 and like it.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby jjcorvino » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:48 pm

hellohalo wrote:When will you call them AGAIN? I plan to call them to ask about the progress this Friday again after I called them last Friday. I hope I don't appear to be too pushy.


I am not sure. This is really frustrating and it is even worse that they send them snail mail.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby Thelaw23 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:28 am

This is getting annoying

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby jjcorvino » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:48 am

Thelaw23 wrote:This is getting annoying


Did you call and ask about yours?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby Thelaw23 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:03 am

jjcorvino wrote:
Thelaw23 wrote:This is getting annoying


Did you call and ask about yours?


Yeah, and they said my review is complete and I will get the letter soon. It's just they said late March or late April but with Columbia everything is always on the late spectrum lol

Btw ordered the law hoodie online, was put on backorder =/

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby jjcorvino » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:14 am

Thelaw23 wrote:
jjcorvino wrote:
Thelaw23 wrote:This is getting annoying


Did you call and ask about yours?


Yeah, and they said my review is complete and I will get the letter soon. It's just they said late March or late April but with Columbia everything is always on the late spectrum lol

Btw ordered the law hoodie online, was put on backorder =/


I hope they get it to me soon, good luck!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby catalina559 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:16 am

texteach wrote:Does anyone know if there are any pics of the inside of Columbia housing - like the W 115th/116th apartments? Trying to gauge how much space there will be & what the furnishings are like :?


I visited two buildings but don't remember exactly which ones. I remember being pleasantly surprised by the size and amount of space (for NY)! I think each building lists whether or not it's furnished. I definitely saw one that was furnished and it seemed like there was still some space for a few of your own things if you wished.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby lnsl123 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:13 am

catalina559 wrote:
texteach wrote:Does anyone know if there are any pics of the inside of Columbia housing - like the W 115th/116th apartments? Trying to gauge how much space there will be & what the furnishings are like :?


I visited two buildings but don't remember exactly which ones. I remember being pleasantly surprised by the size and amount of space (for NY)! I think each building lists whether or not it's furnished. I definitely saw one that was furnished and it seemed like there was still some space for a few of your own things if you wished.


Several students also told me that you can ask the super to remove some of the furniture from furnished apartments when you move in. They seem to be flexible on that.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby AFtoLawschool » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:07 pm

Just got an email from the Financial Aid Office with my award (I'm in Canada for the summer). A big fat zilch.

I'm assuming this means I'm out for the Richard Paul Richman Fellowship too, though I haven't heard anything official about that.

It's been fun guys. I'll be downtown at NYU if you need me.

Anybody want to take over the OP of the thread? Anybody know how to do that?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby hellohalo » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:24 pm

AFtoLawschool wrote:Just got an email from the Financial Aid Office with my award (I'm in Canada for the summer). A big fat zilch.

I'm assuming this means I'm out for the Richard Paul Richman Fellowship too, though I haven't heard anything official about that.

It's been fun guys. I'll be downtown at NYU if you need me.

Anybody want to take over the OP of the thread? Anybody know how to do that?


Sorry to hear the disappointment. But hey that's a great moving forward to NYU! :D

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby harmcharm » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:46 pm

Hey y'all, I don't know if you mentioned other deadlines when you called financial aid this week, but I called on Monday telling them my deadlines were coming up and was told I'm in initial review and the mailing could take weeks. I preemptively emailed them my other offers a few hours later and got an email with my award in it today. I don't know how/why the decision got so fast-tracked, but try referring to deadlines and see what happens. :)

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby AFtoLawschool » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:48 pm

Anybody know how to contact the TLS mods?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby hellohalo » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:18 pm

harmcharm wrote:Hey y'all, I don't know if you mentioned other deadlines when you called financial aid this week, but I called on Monday telling them my deadlines were coming up and was told I'm in initial review and the mailing could take weeks. I preemptively emailed them my other offers a few hours later and got an email with my award in it today. I don't know how/why the decision got so fast-tracked, but try referring to deadlines and see what happens. :)


How is the offer? happy with it?



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