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UCLA ED?

Postby crossingforHYS » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:05 am

UCLA ED?
with a 165/3.9?

Its close to home and relativly cheap....
or do I have a shot with RD?

( I was also debating Duke or UVA ed....but I havent made that decision yet...)

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Re: UCLA ED?

Postby Older Chest » Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:03 am

crossingforHYS wrote:UCLA ED?
with a 165/3.9?

Its close to home and relativly cheap....
or do I have a shot with RD?

( I was also debating Duke or UVA ed....but I havent made that decision yet...)


Your best bet would be to ED at UCLA. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that you would have much of a chance if you apply Regular Decision: http://ucla.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/0910/

With that being said, if UCLA is relatively cheap for you, then that is a very enviable position to be in. UCLA is a great school with a huge presence in Southern California, and my advice would be to not over think it.

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Re: UCLA ED?

Postby im_blue » Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:13 pm

You have no shot with RD, so I would ED to UCLA. Your GPA is above the 75th percentile and your LSAT is at the 25th percentile, so you have a decent shot.

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Re: UCLA ED?

Postby gatorlion » Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:16 pm

im_blue wrote:You have no shot with RD, so I would ED to UCLA. Your GPA is above the 75th percentile and your LSAT is at the 25th percentile, so you have a decent shot.


This is completely false. I personally know a girl from out of state who applied to UCLA RD with a 164/3.9 and got in no problem (not a URM or anything really special).

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Re: UCLA ED?

Postby flyingpanda » Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:54 pm

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Re: UCLA ED?

Postby bk1 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:55 pm

Relatively cheap? Huh?

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Re: UCLA ED?

Postby 005618502 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:06 pm

Where would you rather attend: UCLA, UVA, Duke, Penn or Michigan?

I think you have a decent shot at any with an ED, but only shot is UCLA without an ED.

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Re: UCLA ED?

Postby crossingforHYS » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:40 pm

jt1341 wrote:Where would you rather attend: UCLA, UVA, Duke, Penn or Michigan?

I think you have a decent shot at any with an ED, but only shot is UCLA without an ED.

Really? I would do Michigan or UVA....because mich places well in cali...but I just didnt think I had a shot.

by relativly cheap I meant that in state my tuition will not be as horrific as going to a michigain or duke...or even UVA for that matter (for the first year at least) so I was ONLY comparing the price between the different schools...sorry to sound elitist it is by no way cheap....sorry

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Re: UCLA ED?

Postby hijodehombre » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:44 pm

bk1 wrote:Relatively cheap? Huh?


Relative to that BMW 700.

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Re: UCLA ED?

Postby 005618502 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:52 pm

crossingforHYS wrote:
jt1341 wrote:Where would you rather attend: UCLA, UVA, Duke, Penn or Michigan?

I think you have a decent shot at any with an ED, but only shot is UCLA without an ED.

Really? I would do Michigan or UVA....because mich places well in cali...but I just didnt think I had a shot.

by relativly cheap I meant that in state my tuition will not be as horrific as going to a michigain or duke...or even UVA for that matter (for the first year at least) so I was ONLY comparing the price between the different schools...sorry to sound elitist it is by no way cheap....sorry


I would say you have a VERY small chance at all those schools, and only with ED. UCLA is really your only strong bet with ED

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Re: UCLA ED?

Postby flyingpanda » Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:05 am

jt1341 wrote:
crossingforHYS wrote:
jt1341 wrote:Where would you rather attend: UCLA, UVA, Duke, Penn or Michigan?

I think you have a decent shot at any with an ED, but only shot is UCLA without an ED.

Really? I would do Michigan or UVA....because mich places well in cali...but I just didnt think I had a shot.

by relativly cheap I meant that in state my tuition will not be as horrific as going to a michigain or duke...or even UVA for that matter (for the first year at least) so I was ONLY comparing the price between the different schools...sorry to sound elitist it is by no way cheap....sorry


I would say you have a VERY small chance at all those schools, and only with ED. UCLA is really your only strong bet with ED


OP's chances are GOOD at UVA ED, not good for the others.

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Re: UCLA ED?

Postby 005618502 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:57 pm

flyingpanda wrote:
jt1341 wrote:
crossingforHYS wrote:
jt1341 wrote:Where would you rather attend: UCLA, UVA, Duke, Penn or Michigan?

I think you have a decent shot at any with an ED, but only shot is UCLA without an ED.

Really? I would do Michigan or UVA....because mich places well in cali...but I just didnt think I had a shot.

by relativly cheap I meant that in state my tuition will not be as horrific as going to a michigain or duke...or even UVA for that matter (for the first year at least) so I was ONLY comparing the price between the different schools...sorry to sound elitist it is by no way cheap....sorry


I would say you have a VERY small chance at all those schools, and only with ED. UCLA is really your only strong bet with ED


OP's chances are GOOD at UVA ED, not good for the others.


hmm, maybe, i believe her chances for UCLA are just as good.

Especially in state, and ED

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Re: UCLA ED?

Postby jtemp320 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:12 pm

Considering the same thing with a 3.86, 167. Retaking in October but if I don't do better will def ED to UCLA as I would be really happy there and want to improve my chances.

Good luck - maybe see you in Westwood next fall

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Re: UCLA ED?

Postby Grizz » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:13 pm

$40k in-state tuition plus COL? Don't ED.

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Re: UCLA ED?

Postby 005618502 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:18 pm

rad law wrote:$40k in-state tuition plus COL? Don't ED.


Law school will be expensive at any T20 school. And she doesnt have numbers to recieve a schooly, so this is bad advice IMO

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Re: UCLA ED?

Postby Grizz » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:28 pm

jt1341 wrote:
rad law wrote:$40k in-state tuition plus COL? Don't ED.


Law school will be expensive at any T20 school. And she doesnt have numbers to recieve a schooly, so this is bad advice IMO


Then retake. $40k plus COL is nearly sticker at many T10 schools. Also, look for those fees to rise considering the state CA is in. It's just not worth it for diminished job prospects.

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Re: UCLA ED?

Postby 005618502 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:32 pm

rad law wrote:
jt1341 wrote:
rad law wrote:$40k in-state tuition plus COL? Don't ED.


Law school will be expensive at any T20 school. And she doesnt have numbers to recieve a schooly, so this is bad advice IMO


Then retake. $40k plus COL is nearly sticker at many T10 schools. Also, look for those fees to rise considering the state CA is in. It's just not worth it for diminished job prospects.


True, but if OP wants to stay in SoCal i would say UCLA has good prospects, even great with alumni connections

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Re: UCLA ED?

Postby sandiecohen47 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:53 pm

crossingforHYS wrote:UCLA ED?
with a 165/3.9?

Its close to home and relativly cheap....
or do I have a shot with RD?

( I was also debating Duke or UVA ed....but I havent made that decision yet...)


Hey there! I decided to wake up from TLS hibernation since I have a week off from 1L (yay Boalt's Fall Break!).

I had your same exact stats with 3 years of work experience and got into UCLA, USC, Texas and, miraculously, Boalt. I was WL'ed at Michigan, UVA and NYU and did not apply anywhere ED.

It depends on your softs and what you want to do with your law degree/where you want to practice. I also considered EDing to UCLA and UVA but my top choice was Berkeley. I held out, wrote a great PS and sent a letter professing my love for Berkeley Law after I heard nothing but crickets for 3 months. If you love SoCal and want to practice there, UCLA is a great option. But if you have interesting softs, I'd hold out.

Best of luck!

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Re: UCLA ED?

Postby jtemp320 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:18 pm

sandiecohen47 wrote:
crossingforHYS wrote:UCLA ED?
with a 165/3.9?

Its close to home and relativly cheap....
or do I have a shot with RD?

( I was also debating Duke or UVA ed....but I havent made that decision yet...)


Hey there! I decided to wake up from TLS hibernation since I have a week off from 1L (yay Boalt's Fall Break!).

I had your same exact stats with 3 years of work experience and got into UCLA, USC, Texas and, miraculously, Boalt. I was WL'ed at Michigan, UVA and NYU and did not apply anywhere ED.

It depends on your softs and what you want to do with your law degree/where you want to practice. I also considered EDing to UCLA and UVA but my top choice was Berkeley. I held out, wrote a great PS and sent a letter professing my love for Berkeley Law after I heard nothing but crickets for 3 months. If you love SoCal and want to practice there, UCLA is a great option. But if you have interesting softs, I'd hold out.

Best of luck!


Woah really? You are my hero

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Re: UCLA ED?

Postby beachbum » Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:33 pm

If I was in your shoes, I would immediately ED to UVA and, if I get waitlisted (they won't outright reject you with that GPA), ED to UCLA.

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Re: UCLA ED?

Postby Grizz » Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:28 pm

jt1341 wrote:
rad law wrote:
jt1341 wrote:
rad law wrote:$40k in-state tuition plus COL? Don't ED.


Law school will be expensive at any T20 school. And she doesnt have numbers to recieve a schooly, so this is bad advice IMO


Then retake. $40k plus COL is nearly sticker at many T10 schools. Also, look for those fees to rise considering the state CA is in. It's just not worth it for diminished job prospects.


True, but if OP wants to stay in SoCal i would say UCLA has good prospects, even great with alumni connections


It does have great alumni, but I wouldn't pay $180k for them.

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Re: UCLA ED?

Postby 005618502 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:58 pm

Law school will be expensive at any T20 school. And she doesnt have numbers to recieve a schooly, so this is bad advice IMO[/quote]

Then retake. $40k plus COL is nearly sticker at many T10 schools. Also, look for those fees to rise considering the state CA is in. It's just not worth it for diminished job prospects.[/quote]

True, but if OP wants to stay in SoCal i would say UCLA has good prospects, even great with alumni connections[/quote]

It does have great alumni, but I wouldn't pay $180k for them.[/quote]


Thats a good point, then again if its the best school i could get into, i would haha. Im gonna pay sticker at UVA and am completely content with that

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Re: UCLA ED?

Postby crossingforHYS » Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:14 pm

sandiecohen47 wrote:
crossingforHYS wrote:UCLA ED?
with a 165/3.9?

Its close to home and relativly cheap....
or do I have a shot with RD?

( I was also debating Duke or UVA ed....but I havent made that decision yet...)


Hey there! I decided to wake up from TLS hibernation since I have a week off from 1L (yay Boalt's Fall Break!).

I had your same exact stats with 3 years of work experience and got into UCLA, USC, Texas and, miraculously, Boalt. I was WL'ed at Michigan, UVA and NYU and did not apply anywhere ED.

It depends on your softs and what you want to do with your law degree/where you want to practice. I also considered EDing to UCLA and UVA but my top choice was Berkeley. I held out, wrote a great PS and sent a letter professing my love for Berkeley Law after I heard nothing but crickets for 3 months. If you love SoCal and want to practice there, UCLA is a great option. But if you have interesting softs, I'd hold out.

Best of luck!

Thank you SOOO much...that really makes me more optomistic

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Re: UCLA ED?

Postby crossingforHYS » Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:16 pm

rad law wrote:
jt1341 wrote:
rad law wrote:
jt1341 wrote:
Law school will be expensive at any T20 school. And she doesnt have numbers to recieve a schooly, so this is bad advice IMO

True, but if OP wants to stay in SoCal i would say UCLA has good prospects, even great with alumni connections


It does have great alumni, but I wouldn't pay $180k for them.

Also, if I go I would have no COL....would stay with my parents

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Re: UCLA ED?

Postby Grizz » Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:29 pm

crossingforHYS wrote:Also, if I go I would have no COL....would stay with my parents


You're gonna want some walking around money, so you do have some COL, and I still recommend a retake, but UCLA ED isn't a terrible idea.




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