Berkeley 2011 applicants

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gymboree
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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby gymboree » Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:43 pm

r6_philly wrote:I am visiting this week. This doesn't sound too swell. My wife will have a lot of input on this, so maybe she won't be too impressed.


Marrieds and marrieds w/kids: look at areas outside of the circle around the campus: North Berkeley is fabulous (and near amazing restaurants and schools); Lafayette/Moraga/Walnut Creek (15 minute drive, but right on the BART line ~6 minutes on BART + 20 minutes on bus... you can sit back and read, so it's not a wasted commute) - these areas have amazing schools and are absolutely beautiful; Albany - Berkeley family housing with direct bus to campus, great schools and restaurants nearby, similar commute to towns above.

And Congratulations to all the new admits! I'll be giving some tours this spring for admits doing visits, so hopefully we get a chance to meet. And if you're coming to campus without an official visit, let me know and we can arrange for you to sit in on a class and meet some current 1Ls.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:13 pm

gymboree wrote:
r6_philly wrote:I am visiting this week. This doesn't sound too swell. My wife will have a lot of input on this, so maybe she won't be too impressed.


Marrieds and marrieds w/kids: look at areas outside of the circle around the campus: North Berkeley is fabulous (and near amazing restaurants and schools); Lafayette/Moraga/Walnut Creek (15 minute drive, but right on the BART line ~6 minutes on BART + 20 minutes on bus... you can sit back and read, so it's not a wasted commute) - these areas have amazing schools and are absolutely beautiful; Albany - Berkeley family housing with direct bus to campus, great schools and restaurants nearby, similar commute to towns above.

And Congratulations to all the new admits! I'll be giving some tours this spring for admits doing visits, so hopefully we get a chance to meet. And if you're coming to campus without an official visit, let me know and we can arrange for you to sit in on a class and meet some current 1Ls.


Thanks for the suggestion, I will add it to my list. I wish we could come when school is in session, but this is the only free weekend we both have. It's more about scoping out possible places to live anyway. I will take my time exploring the school during ASW. Looking forward to meeting you then!

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby lisavj » Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:57 am

r6_philly wrote:
Thanks for the suggestion, I will add it to my list. I wish we could come when school is in session, but this is the only free weekend we both have. It's more about scoping out possible places to live anyway. I will take my time exploring the school during ASW. Looking forward to meeting you then!


My husband and I live in condos near pleasant hill BART and I currently commute in to Berkeley for work and the city for an internship. It's super easy and reading rather than stop and go traffic is great. We just bought, and for CA it's relatively cheap (hubs has a job out here so I've only applied to Berkeley and Hastings. He's not mobile at the moment.) I'd be happy to meet up with you and show you around the WC (walnut creek).

I typed this on my phone...sorry for typos/etc!

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby alicen » Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:29 pm

friendly bump.

anyone sitting on 12/13?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby sarcasticswede » Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:47 pm

lisavj wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
Thanks for the suggestion, I will add it to my list. I wish we could come when school is in session, but this is the only free weekend we both have. It's more about scoping out possible places to live anyway. I will take my time exploring the school during ASW. Looking forward to meeting you then!


My husband and I live in condos near pleasant hill BART and I currently commute in to Berkeley for work and the city for an internship. It's super easy and reading rather than stop and go traffic is great. We just bought, and for CA it's relatively cheap (hubs has a job out here so I've only applied to Berkeley and Hastings. He's not mobile at the moment.) I'd be happy to meet up with you and show you around the WC (walnut creek).

I typed this on my phone...sorry for typos/etc!


r6 I highly recommend Walnut Creek... I grew up there and it's a really lovely place for families (PHill and Lafayette are great too in all fairness, but Walnut Creek has a bit more going on)

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:14 am

sarcasticswede wrote:r6 I highly recommend Walnut Creek... I grew up there and it's a really lovely place for families (PHill and Lafayette are great too in all fairness, but Walnut Creek has a bit more going on)


Thank you both for the awesome suggestions. We did a bit of looking online and everything looks great so far. We are especially pleased with the housing price (compared to what's around the campus and what you get for said prices). We are staying at P Hill this trip and will scope out all the surrounding areas.

Really looking forward to the trip! I've only been to SF once and I didn't like it a whole lot. (Chinatown was too stinky, even for me lol) Hopefully I will like the other parts better as we like and are used to surburban living.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:33 am

Still in review, since November 1st??? C'mon Boalt, either ding me or accept me, stop playin' penny ante crap! :D

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby RTFM » Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:59 am

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:Still in review, since November 1st??? C'mon Boalt, either ding me or accept me, stop playin' penny ante crap! :D


10/26 here... I feel the same way!

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby mybrain » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:04 am

RTFM wrote:
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:Still in review, since November 1st??? C'mon Boalt, either ding me or accept me, stop playin' penny ante crap! :D


10/26 here... I feel the same way!

+1. UR since 11/15....

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby mistermister » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:52 am

has anybody been forwarded from administrative review to committee review yet? when does that typically begin?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby daisyduke » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:53 am

mistermister wrote:has anybody been forwarded from administrative review to committee review yet? when does that typically begin?


It seems like usually it happens around now, but they seem to be quite a bit behind schedule this year. Cautious after last cycle maybe.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby lakerfanimal » Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:03 am

daisyduke wrote:
mistermister wrote:has anybody been forwarded from administrative review to committee review yet? when does that typically begin?


It seems like usually it happens around now, but they seem to be quite a bit behind schedule this year. Cautious after last cycle maybe.


what happened last cycle?? anyone else already just give up on the status checker and resign yourself to committee review haha?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby daisyduke » Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:16 am

lakerfanimal wrote:
daisyduke wrote:
mistermister wrote:has anybody been forwarded from administrative review to committee review yet? when does that typically begin?


It seems like usually it happens around now, but they seem to be quite a bit behind schedule this year. Cautious after last cycle maybe.


what happened last cycle?? anyone else already just give up on the status checker and resign yourself to committee review haha?


Just there was a HUGE increase in applicants and a lot of schools were caught off guard by the explosion of later applicants. Most schools have been slower with decisions this year than they were last year.

but yes... I have accepted that I am going to committee review haha

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby swimmergirl1303 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:27 am

mybrain wrote:
RTFM wrote:
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:Still in review, since November 1st??? C'mon Boalt, either ding me or accept me, stop playin' penny ante crap! :D


10/26 here... I feel the same way!

+1. UR since 11/15....


10/18 UR over here....

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby pulandasu » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:13 am

swimmergirl1303 wrote:
mybrain wrote:
RTFM wrote:
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:Still in review, since November 1st??? C'mon Boalt, either ding me or accept me, stop playin' penny ante crap! :D


10/26 here... I feel the same way!

+1. UR since 11/15....


10/18 UR over here....


+1

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby SentinelsOfEvil » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:49 am

swimmergirl1303 wrote:
mybrain wrote:
RTFM wrote:
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:Still in review, since November 1st??? C'mon Boalt, either ding me or accept me, stop playin' penny ante crap! :D


10/26 here... I feel the same way!

+1. UR since 11/15....


10/18 UR over here....


11/15 here...

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby daisyduke » Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:02 pm

pulandasu wrote:
swimmergirl1303 wrote:
10/18 UR over here....


+1


+1

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby dj666 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:38 pm

daisyduke wrote:
pulandasu wrote:
swimmergirl1303 wrote:
10/18 UR over here....


+1


+1


+1

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Teflon1974 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:45 pm

dj666 wrote:
daisyduke wrote:
pulandasu wrote:
swimmergirl1303 wrote:
10/18 UR over here....


+1


+1


+1


+1

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby sanguar » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:47 pm

Looks like I have a loooooong wait ahead. UR 12/20...

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby LilMonsterAnnie » Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:04 pm

sanguar wrote:Looks like I have a loooooong wait ahead. UR 12/20...



UR - 11/8/2010

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby timmna » Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:08 pm

LilMonsterAnnie wrote:
sanguar wrote:Looks like I have a loooooong wait ahead. UR 12/20...



UR - 11/8/2010


+1. 2 month anniversary soon.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby LilMonsterAnnie » Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:09 pm

timmna wrote:
LilMonsterAnnie wrote:
sanguar wrote:Looks like I have a loooooong wait ahead. UR 12/20...



UR - 11/8/2010


+1. 2 month anniversary soon.


:D
yes, it is like that 'fresh' relationship that is physically appealing/satisfying yet emotionally you feel like something is missing

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby timmna » Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:01 am

LilMonsterAnnie wrote:
timmna wrote:
LilMonsterAnnie wrote:
sanguar wrote:Looks like I have a loooooong wait ahead. UR 12/20...



UR - 11/8/2010


+1. 2 month anniversary soon.


:D
yes, it is like that 'fresh' relationship that is physically appealing/satisfying yet emotionally you feel like something is missing


My fear is that things are going to end before they ever really had a chance to take off. :(

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby culinaryorlawschool » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:59 pm

After despairing for a week waiting for the email that didn't come I finally broke down and decided to check my status checker, prepared for disappointment, but it said Admitted! Turns out the email was sent Monday but went to my spam folder.
Moral of the story: check your spam folder!




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