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ppch
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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby ppch » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:34 pm

I had a voicemail from Dean Schwartz on my work line last night (maybe I should have stuck around later). I just called back and I'm in, with some $. Yay! I'm impressed by the turnaround time - submitted 12/18, received 12/30, complete 1/3.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby awilson11 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:38 pm

I have competitive numbers for UCLA, at 75th LSAT, close to median on GPA, haven't heard yet. Complete 11/30. Bad sign? People with relatively similar stats have been getting $ recently.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby whitman » Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:28 pm

172/3.49 applied 10/20. No word yet.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Spinach Lover » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:08 pm

awilson11 wrote:I have competitive numbers for UCLA, at 75th LSAT, close to median on GPA, haven't heard yet. Complete 11/30. Bad sign? People with relatively similar stats have been getting $ recently.


Same here. The wait is painful, especially since they have no status checker for you to track changes with.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:11 pm

Spinach Lover wrote:
awilson11 wrote:I have competitive numbers for UCLA, at 75th LSAT, close to median on GPA, haven't heard yet. Complete 11/30. Bad sign? People with relatively similar stats have been getting $ recently.


Same here. The wait is painful, especially since they have no status checker for you to track changes with.


Do you think the status checkers help much? I mean, if they updated them MEANINGFULLY, I guess? But look at, say, USC's status checker. You basically sit under review... for months. Same with Berkeley. You flip to Decision Rendered/Finalized sometimes *after* you get the e-mail or worse, snail mail.

Personally, for anything past the nuts and bolts of making sure my app is sound and all the pieces are there in good health, the status checker is useless.

For example, with Penn, we all read WAY too much into every little change... and it ends up meaning nothing. Same happened for Boston College. People were wildly speculating about "anything under mailings?" and "oh man, I think that 12/21 date group is screwed!" and none of it panned out.

Useless.
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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Hannibal » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:11 pm

Spinach Lover wrote:
awilson11 wrote:I have competitive numbers for UCLA, at 75th LSAT, close to median on GPA, haven't heard yet. Complete 11/30. Bad sign? People with relatively similar stats have been getting $ recently.


Same here. The wait is painful, especially since they have no status checker for you to track changes with.


The lack of status checker has made it way easier for me. I compulsively check the UPenn checker like 5 times a day.

The only status checker that made it better for me was the UIUC one.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby JenDarby » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:12 pm

I think the lack of status checker is WAY better. UCLA is one of my top choices, but with them I feel that I will find out when I find out. On the other hand, I wake up in the morning and feel I NEED to check my status checkers.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby akili » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:14 pm

I just applied (post-December score). Pretty excited!

I'm pretty much just tagging because I don't have a ton to contribute just yet :)

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby JenDarby » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:15 pm

akili wrote:I just applied (post-December score). Pretty excited!

I'm pretty much just tagging because I don't have a ton to contribute just yet :)


I think tags that say anything are way better than "." or "tag" good luck!

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby jtemp320 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:21 pm

Complete mid Nov., several pts above LSAT 75th, just below 75th GPA...live walking distance to campus and would def consider UCLA with $$$...haven't heard a thing...

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby santoinettea » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:22 pm

I got a voicemail today, and I was hoping it was UCLA ...Turns out it was just the Dr. Boo.

I'm dying to go UCLA. It's my first choice. Please let me know!

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby mikeydan5 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:56 pm

Got a call saying I was admitted yesterday. Good luck to everyone still waiting!

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby supahstahxruv » Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:02 pm

just checked my voicemail and there was a message from Dean Schwartz but he didn't say what it was about, just left his number. called back now but he's out of the office it seems... :(

they don't give rejections/waitlists by phone, do they... :| i've been complete since 10/26...

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Redsgomarchingon » Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:09 pm

supahstahxruv wrote:just checked my voicemail and there was a message from Dean Schwartz but he didn't say what it was about, just left his number. called back now but he's out of the office it seems... :(

they don't give rejections/waitlists by phone, do they... :| i've been complete since 10/26...


you're in. congrats

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby swimmergirl1303 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:31 pm

santoinettea wrote:I got a voicemail today, and I was hoping it was UCLA ...Turns out it was just the Dr. Boo.

I'm dying to go UCLA. It's my first choice. Please let me know!


+1 I feel that way every time I get a missed call & voicemail from 310 area code.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby beachbum » Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:57 pm

whitman wrote:172/3.49 applied 10/20. No word yet.


Similar stats (170/3.49), submit date (10/30), and results (silence).

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby SisyphusHappy » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:16 am

For anyone who has received a scholarship: does UCLA stick any stipulations onto it? The more I look at this, the more appealing it is. If I can get in-state tuition for 2L, my scholarship should cover all of tuition.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby JJDancer » Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:54 am

Dear UCLA,
I know my GPA is .0x under median and my LSAT is right at median but PLEASEEEEEEEE sense my enthusiasm (visited, wrote essays) and PLEASSSSSSEEEEEEEE admit me with some $$ so I can (afford to) go to your lawl school.

<3,
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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby weee » Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:20 am

SisyphusHappy wrote:For anyone who has received a scholarship: does UCLA stick any stipulations onto it? The more I look at this, the more appealing it is. If I can get in-state tuition for 2L, my scholarship should cover all of tuition.


I'm a 1L, you need a 2.5, and the total tuition bill will be 145k-155k if you are out of state the first year (a little less if you have outside health insurance)

In state Tuition is going to be ~45k next year and ~50k the following year, and may jump as much for your 3L, just to keep you in the know. Add 10k to the sticker price if you don't have state residency.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby giddybiscuit » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:13 am

JJDancer wrote:Dear UCLA,
I know my GPA is .0x under median and my LSAT is right at median but PLEASEEEEEEEE sense my enthusiasm (visited, wrote essays) and PLEASSSSSSEEEEEEEE admit me with some $$ so I can (afford to) go to your lawl school.

<3,
JJDancer


"lawl school"? Is that like clown college? I wanna go!

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby r6_philly » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:06 pm

weee wrote:In state Tuition is going to be ~45k next year and ~50k the following year, and may jump as much for your 3L, just to keep you in the know. Add 10k to the sticker price if you don't have state residency.


That almost makes any of the UC not worth attending.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby rs2004 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:09 pm

r6_philly wrote:
weee wrote:In state Tuition is going to be ~45k next year and ~50k the following year, and may jump as much for your 3L, just to keep you in the know. Add 10k to the sticker price if you don't have state residency.


That almost makes any of the UC not worth attending.



because of the budget cuts? I know that UC undergrad tuition is going up by 8% but are tuition increases for law school for certain?

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby r6_philly » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:20 pm

rs2004 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
weee wrote:In state Tuition is going to be ~45k next year and ~50k the following year, and may jump as much for your 3L, just to keep you in the know. Add 10k to the sticker price if you don't have state residency.


That almost makes any of the UC not worth attending.



because of the budget cuts? I know that UC undergrad tuition is going up by 8% but are tuition increases for law school for certain?


I need to know for certain before I decide to attend. If in-state tuition is going to be higher than Ivy League standards, they are going to have a tough time attracting good candidates without a lot of aid offers. Sure they can always find people who would pay the sticker gladly, but that would probably damage the numerical qualities and their US News ranking. Unless they will use part of the increased tuition to offer more aid to subsidize the cost of the recruits they want.

FWIW I think CA higher education is much better than at least here. We pay $90+ per credit for community college credits and that's if our school district contribute to the CC. They are whining about raising it from $26 to $36 in CA. Our in-state tuition for UG is $8000 or so even if you have $0 income. They should bump up the UG tuition slightly.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby rs2004 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:27 pm

r6_philly wrote:
rs2004 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
weee wrote:In state Tuition is going to be ~45k next year and ~50k the following year, and may jump as much for your 3L, just to keep you in the know. Add 10k to the sticker price if you don't have state residency.


That almost makes any of the UC not worth attending.



because of the budget cuts? I know that UC undergrad tuition is going up by 8% but are tuition increases for law school for certain?


I need to know for certain before I decide to attend. If in-state tuition is going to be higher than Ivy League standards, they are going to have a tough time attracting good candidates without a lot of aid offers. Sure they can always find people who would pay the sticker gladly, but that would probably damage the numerical qualities and their US News ranking. Unless they will use part of the increased tuition to offer more aid to subsidize the cost of the recruits they want.

FWIW I think CA higher education is much better than at least here. We pay $90+ per credit for community college credits and that's if our school district contribute to the CC. They are whining about raising it from $26 to $36 in CA. Our in-state tuition for UG is $8000 or so even if you have $0 income. They should bump up the UG tuition slightly.



well you'll know what the UC law schools' tuitions for 2011-12 will be when they post it up in a few months, if they haven't already. If their tuition for the coming year is reasonable then that's fine but then again there's 2L and 3L.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby r6_philly » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:31 pm

rs2004 wrote:well you'll know what the UC law schools' tuitions for 2011-12 will be when they post it up in a few months, if they haven't already. If their tuition for the coming year is reasonable then that's fine but then again there's 2L and 3L.


They should really have a tuition program like some UG that locks in the rate. So after all the merit aid I can just take out a contract for the entirety of the 3 years but have the funds disbursed when needed. This way they can not screw with the recruits right now, and free to raise tuition for next year.

I still think the COA is going to be similar for the law schools. Law schools are not in the red, they are well endowed and can always use the below median money to subsidize the above median recruits. Raise the tuition, make it seem more valuable, get more revenue from sticker students, and offer more aid to the top recruits. Everyone wins except for ones paying the sticker - well no, because they will benefit from the prestige and rise in the rankings.




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