U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

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

What are you doing about housing?

FREAKING OUT - everything is so darn expensive
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found a place off campus!
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hoping to get Manville/Ida
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waiting for May/June to see if more places open up
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Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Postby gypsyroselily » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:45 pm

scholarships.

pls.

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Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Postby annazork » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:44 pm

talked to fin aid today and they said they would send out scholly's by the end of the week

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Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Postby airwrecka » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:28 pm

annazork wrote:talked to fin aid today and they said they would send out scholly's by the end of the week


please dear god may this be true

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Postby big_willy_style_333 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:31 pm

annazork wrote:talked to fin aid today and they said they would send out scholly's by the end of the week

so we'll get them in april. cool 8)

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Postby dmc1275 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:31 pm

airwrecka wrote:
annazork wrote:talked to fin aid today and they said they would send out scholly's by the end of the week


please dear god may this be true


!!!

Hoping that some good news puts Berkeley back on my radar... right now I just can't see it working out between us :(

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Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Postby Keilz » Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:13 am

big_willy_style_333 wrote:
annazork wrote:talked to fin aid today and they said they would send out scholly's by the end of the week

so we'll get them in april. cool 8)


srsly tho :lol:

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Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Postby gargleblaster » Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:26 am

studyingeveryday wrote:
spursforever wrote:
studyingeveryday wrote:I'm really, really torn about whether I want to live in International House or Manville. What are people thinking?

I just got accepted to International House today and I think I'm gonna go ahead and deposit! The location is hard to beat and Manville kind of turned me off because they have kitchenettes and mini-fridges which means I can't really cook. Both options definitely have their pros and cons though.


good point. thanks for your perspective!



Off campus housing is better than both IMO, but between the 2 - I house 4 sure (provide all else is the same, single room, price etc)

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Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Postby annazork » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:06 pm

I talked to current students and they said to definitely apply for Manville -- it's about as cheap as living off campus and you get your own studio. She said one of her friends has lived in Manville for all 2 years and it was a good choice. I house is more expensive.


gargleblaster wrote:
studyingeveryday wrote:
spursforever wrote:
studyingeveryday wrote:I'm really, really torn about whether I want to live in International House or Manville. What are people thinking?

I just got accepted to International House today and I think I'm gonna go ahead and deposit! The location is hard to beat and Manville kind of turned me off because they have kitchenettes and mini-fridges which means I can't really cook. Both options definitely have their pros and cons though.


good point. thanks for your perspective!



Off campus housing is better than both IMO, but between the 2 - I house 4 sure (provide all else is the same, single room, price etc)

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Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Postby AllHailKingMao » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:27 pm

big_willy_style_333 wrote:
annazork wrote:talked to fin aid today and they said they would send out scholly's by the end of the week

so we'll get them in april. cool 8)


Umm so I just found this thread even though I've been admitted for a while LOL. Has there only been that one wave for schollys and are they released in waves or trickles?

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Postby gypsyroselily » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:48 pm

AllHailKingMao wrote:
big_willy_style_333 wrote:
annazork wrote:talked to fin aid today and they said they would send out scholly's by the end of the week

so we'll get them in april. cool 8)


Umm so I just found this thread even though I've been admitted for a while LOL. Has there only been that one wave for schollys and are they released in waves or trickles?


Only trickles so far, as far as I know. I called fin aid today and they said it would be end of this week or beginning of next week. I'm not sure how much they'll stick to that, but if I don't hear from them soon I'm going to have to move forward with negotiations from other schools.

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Postby Litt1tUp » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:47 pm

gypsyroselily wrote:
AllHailKingMao wrote:
big_willy_style_333 wrote:
annazork wrote:talked to fin aid today and they said they would send out scholly's by the end of the week

so we'll get them in april. cool 8)


Umm so I just found this thread even though I've been admitted for a while LOL. Has there only been that one wave for schollys and are they released in waves or trickles?


Only trickles so far, as far as I know. I called fin aid today and they said it would be end of this week or beginning of next week. I'm not sure how much they'll stick to that, but if I don't hear from them soon I'm going to have to move forward with negotiations from other schools.


Did they mean merit scholarships?

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Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Postby gypsyroselily » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:51 pm

Litt1tUp wrote:
gypsyroselily wrote:
AllHailKingMao wrote:
big_willy_style_333 wrote:
annazork wrote:talked to fin aid today and they said they would send out scholly's by the end of the week

so we'll get them in april. cool 8)


Umm so I just found this thread even though I've been admitted for a while LOL. Has there only been that one wave for schollys and are they released in waves or trickles?


Only trickles so far, as far as I know. I called fin aid today and they said it would be end of this week or beginning of next week. I'm not sure how much they'll stick to that, but if I don't hear from them soon I'm going to have to move forward with negotiations from other schools.


Did they mean merit scholarships?


Yes, I specifically asked about merit scholarships.

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Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Postby AllHailKingMao » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:10 pm

gypsyroselily wrote:
Litt1tUp wrote:
gypsyroselily wrote:
AllHailKingMao wrote:
big_willy_style_333 wrote:
annazork wrote:talked to fin aid today and they said they would send out scholly's by the end of the week

so we'll get them in april. cool 8)


Umm so I just found this thread even though I've been admitted for a while LOL. Has there only been that one wave for schollys and are they released in waves or trickles?


Only trickles so far, as far as I know. I called fin aid today and they said it would be end of this week or beginning of next week. I'm not sure how much they'll stick to that, but if I don't hear from them soon I'm going to have to move forward with negotiations from other schools.


Did they mean merit scholarships?


Yes, I specifically asked about merit scholarships.


Do the need based scholarships take a longer time to process than merit based? Or do they come at the same time?

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Postby Litt1tUp » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:31 am

AllHailKingMao wrote:
gypsyroselily wrote:
Litt1tUp wrote:
gypsyroselily wrote:
AllHailKingMao wrote:
big_willy_style_333 wrote:
annazork wrote:talked to fin aid today and they said they would send out scholly's by the end of the week

so we'll get them in april. cool 8)


Umm so I just found this thread even though I've been admitted for a while LOL. Has there only been that one wave for schollys and are they released in waves or trickles?


Only trickles so far, as far as I know. I called fin aid today and they said it would be end of this week or beginning of next week. I'm not sure how much they'll stick to that, but if I don't hear from them soon I'm going to have to move forward with negotiations from other schools.


Did they mean merit scholarships?


Yes, I specifically asked about merit scholarships.


Do the need based scholarships take a longer time to process than merit based? Or do they come at the same time?


I got rejected from needbased fairly quickly lol like 2-3 weeks after submitting my information.

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Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Postby Nacho_Verde » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:55 pm

No BlOS for me, it was nice Berkeley. Grats to whoever got it!

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Postby HonestlyThough » Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:32 pm

Got Merit this morning. Half of what I got at higher ranked schools. Does anyone have any idea if they negotiate much?
Good luck to all!

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Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Postby airwrecka » Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:30 pm

Still nothing here :(

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Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Postby SlippinJimmy » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:29 pm

Got 75k :shock:. Given in-state tuition and my desire to stay in California, this is going to be hard to beat.

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Postby Litt1tUp » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:36 pm

SlippinJimmy wrote:Got 75k :shock:. Given in-state tuition and my desire to stay in California, this is going to be hard to beat.


When did you receive your offer??

Edit - Congrats btw!

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Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Postby SlippinJimmy » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:44 pm

Litt1tUp wrote:
SlippinJimmy wrote:Got 75k :shock:. Given in-state tuition and my desire to stay in California, this is going to be hard to beat.


When did you receive your offer??

Edit - Congrats btw!


Sunday early AM

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Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Postby gypsyroselily » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:49 pm

So what's the consensus on assuming that if we haven't yet heard about scholarships, we're not getting one? It seems like Berkeley isn't sending out notifications of "lol you suck" to people who don't get scholarships, and I need to know when I should petition ASAP. People with my exact numbers and lower are getting significant scholarships. I tried calling today, but they're not answering phones.

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Postby gargleblaster » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:52 pm

gypsyroselily wrote:So what's the consensus on assuming that if we haven't yet heard about scholarships, we're not getting one? It seems like Berkeley isn't sending out notifications of "lol you suck" to people who don't get scholarships, and I need to know when I should petition ASAP. People with my exact numbers and lower are getting significant scholarships. I tried calling today, but they're not answering phones.


Consensus? Idk.

im just over here posting :( 's

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Postby gypsyroselily » Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:59 pm

gargleblaster wrote:
gypsyroselily wrote:So what's the consensus on assuming that if we haven't yet heard about scholarships, we're not getting one? It seems like Berkeley isn't sending out notifications of "lol you suck" to people who don't get scholarships, and I need to know when I should petition ASAP. People with my exact numbers and lower are getting significant scholarships. I tried calling today, but they're not answering phones.


Consensus? Idk.

im just over here posting :( 's


I called in. She said they don't notify people who aren't getting anything and to assume that if we haven't yet heard, we "weren't eligible" for merit aid (weird way to put it). I went ahead and emailed the scholarship matching email account with my other offers. It's a long shot, but what's the harm in asking?

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Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Postby dietcoke1 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:56 pm

current Dean of UC Irvine Erwin Chemerinsky is likely to become the new dean of Berkeley Law. he is a finalist and is visiting campus next week. for those who don't know who he is, look him up. this could prove to be really big for Berkeley and I think place them back to their 8 spot and maybe higher!

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Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Postby calpolisci2016 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:27 pm

dietcoke1 wrote:current Dean of UC Irvine Erwin Chemerinsky is likely to become the new dean of Berkeley Law. he is a finalist and is visiting campus next week. for those who don't know who he is, look him up. this could prove to be really big for Berkeley and I think place them back to their 8 spot and maybe higher!


I'm genuinely curious what makes you think he's the likely pick given there are other choices. Do you have any inside sources about how the vote will go down?



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