William & Mary 2011

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby greeneyes812 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:11 pm

Getting exceedingly nervous. I thought most decisions were made much later and the longer I don't hear back, the more convinced I am on a waitlist forever.... I have a 169, 3.44 do they hate splitters or something?

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby Kinderby » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:26 pm

Oy. If they hate you, I just need to abandon all hope. But I do wish you good luck. Are you on a waitlist now, or just haven't heard anything?

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby greeneyes812 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:57 pm

Kinderby wrote:Oy. If they hate you, I just need to abandon all hope. But I do wish you good luck. Are you on a waitlist now, or just haven't heard anything?



Just nothing, no official decision.

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby Flips88 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:18 pm

Got the packet today. $12k/year scholarship. Meh. Not worth considering when the anticipated cost is ~50k/year.

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby oshberg28 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:05 pm

Flips88 wrote:Got the packet today. $12k/year scholarship. Meh. Not worth considering when the anticipated cost is ~50k/year.


It's about 34k per year if you're Out-of-State. With a 12k scholarship, 22k per year. COL should probably be around 15k?...

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby Capitol A » Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:13 pm

oshberg28 wrote:
Flips88 wrote:Got the packet today. $12k/year scholarship. Meh. Not worth considering when the anticipated cost is ~50k/year.


It's about 34k per year if you're Out-of-State. With a 12k scholarship, 22k per year. COL should probably be around 15k?...

I was thinking $50k/yr sounded a little high, but thought maybe I was missing something.

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby oshberg28 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:18 pm

Capitol A wrote:
oshberg28 wrote:
Flips88 wrote:Got the packet today. $12k/year scholarship. Meh. Not worth considering when the anticipated cost is ~50k/year.


It's about 34k per year if you're Out-of-State. With a 12k scholarship, 22k per year. COL should probably be around 15k?...

I was thinking $50k/yr sounded a little high, but thought maybe I was missing something.


I suppose it could reach 50k - well, it easily could. It all depends on how much one spends and where their priorities are....or if there are other factors (health). But yeah, I think 50k sounds pretty high as well. Really, we should just be looking at what tuition would be at W&M compared to other schools for Flips88. And 22k is going to be hard to beat.

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby Flips88 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:19 pm

Capitol A wrote:
oshberg28 wrote:
Flips88 wrote:Got the packet today. $12k/year scholarship. Meh. Not worth considering when the anticipated cost is ~50k/year.


It's about 34k per year if you're Out-of-State. With a 12k scholarship, 22k per year. COL should probably be around 15k?...

I was thinking $50k/yr sounded a little high, but thought maybe I was missing something.


http://law.wm.edu/admissions/faqs/index.php
Their own estimate for out of state:

$33,800 for tuition
$13,950 for living
$1,350 for books
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$49,100 per year

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby oshberg28 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:20 pm

Flips88 wrote:
Capitol A wrote:
oshberg28 wrote:
Flips88 wrote:Got the packet today. $12k/year scholarship. Meh. Not worth considering when the anticipated cost is ~50k/year.


It's about 34k per year if you're Out-of-State. With a 12k scholarship, 22k per year. COL should probably be around 15k?...

I was thinking $50k/yr sounded a little high, but thought maybe I was missing something.


http://law.wm.edu/admissions/faqs/index.php
Their own estimate for out of state:

$33,800 for tuition
$13,950 for living
$1,350 for books
_________________
$49,100 per year


Ah, well there you go. We're factoring in the 12k scholarship. With the scholarship, it's around 38k per year.

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby Flips88 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:21 pm

oshberg28 wrote:
Capitol A wrote:
oshberg28 wrote:
Flips88 wrote:Got the packet today. $12k/year scholarship. Meh. Not worth considering when the anticipated cost is ~50k/year.


It's about 34k per year if you're Out-of-State. With a 12k scholarship, 22k per year. COL should probably be around 15k?...

I was thinking $50k/yr sounded a little high, but thought maybe I was missing something.


I suppose it could reach 50k - well, it easily could. It all depends on how much one spends and where their priorities are....or if there are other factors (health). But yeah, I think 50k sounds pretty high as well. Really, we should just be looking at what tuition would be at W&M compared to other schools for Flips88. And 22k is going to be hard to beat.


I'm in at Wisconsin-Madison as well. Still haven't gotten their admission packet with scholly info. I'm above both their 75ths whereas at W&M I'm median LSAT & >75th GPA

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby oshberg28 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:22 pm

Flips88 wrote:I'm in at Wisconsin-Madison as well. Still haven't gotten their admission packet with scholly info. I'm above both their 75ths whereas at W&M I'm median LSAT & >75th GPA


Cool - you never know with schollys. Good luck.

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby super6 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:26 pm

Flips88 wrote:Got the packet today. $12k/year scholarship. Meh. Not worth considering when the anticipated cost is ~50k/year.

They're pretty stingy with the scholarships but the tuition is pretty cheap, too. I got $10k/year and the total 3 year price of WM is only about $2k more than Illinois, who gave me $30k/year. I might try negotiating anyway, though, we'll see.

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby RPK34 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:26 pm

Flips88 wrote:
Capitol A wrote:
oshberg28 wrote:
Flips88 wrote:Got the packet today. $12k/year scholarship. Meh. Not worth considering when the anticipated cost is ~50k/year.


It's about 34k per year if you're Out-of-State. With a 12k scholarship, 22k per year. COL should probably be around 15k?...

I was thinking $50k/yr sounded a little high, but thought maybe I was missing something.


http://law.wm.edu/admissions/faqs/index.php
Their own estimate for out of state:

$33,800 for tuition
$13,950 for living
$1,350 for books
_________________
$49,100 per year


I wouldn't be surprised if those living figures are inflated a bit, TBH. Considering housing can be had for $5500-6500 a year, especially if you're living on campus, it's hard to believe you couldn't get by on less than $8500 a year in other costs.

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby RPK34 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:29 pm

By the way, does anyone know what the deal with the other fellowships are (Bill or Rights, Election, Technology, etc). I read recently they're not decided until March, but do they come with additional money?

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby Flips88 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:33 pm

RPK34 wrote:I wouldn't be surprised if those living figures are inflated a bit, TBH. Considering housing can be had for $5500-6500 a year, especially if you're living on campus, it's hard to believe you couldn't get by on less than $8500 a year in other costs.



Yeah, IIRC, most schools inflate living costs so that students can put that number down for financial aid and get enough money to live comfortably.

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby super6 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:34 pm

RPK34 wrote:By the way, does anyone know what the deal with the other fellowships are (Bill or Rights, Election, Technology, etc). I read recently they're not decided until March, but do they come with additional money?

I know someone who didn't apply for any of the special programs and said she got a "grad fellowship" with extra money. Since it wasn't at one of the centers I'm not sure whether or not that will be consistent with the specific programs.

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby Hannibal » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:29 pm

greeneyes812 wrote:Getting exceedingly nervous. I thought most decisions were made much later and the longer I don't hear back, the more convinced I am on a waitlist forever.... I have a 169, 3.44 do they hate splitters or something?


Nah, I got in with virtually the same GPA with $$. My LSAT is better though.

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby WVUCelticFan » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:56 pm

I'm guessing that a lot of the people that applied to W&M also applied to W&L. I'm visiting both next month, but does anyone that's been to both have any thoughts comparing them? I have a slightly better offer at W&L, but not enough to be a deciding factor.

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby bigjinjapan » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:33 pm

Question here (and apologies if this has been answered previously): does the W&M status updater change? I've got the Application Received and Complete emails, which show up under the Mailings header, but under Status it's a big fat blank. Applied 12/22, Received 1/3, Complete 1/4.

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby WVUCelticFan » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:35 pm

bigjinjapan wrote:Question here (and apologies if this has been answered previously): does the W&M status updater change? I've got the Application Received and Complete emails, which show up under the Mailings header, but under Status it's a big fat blank. Applied 12/22, Received 1/3, Complete 1/4.

Once mine went complete, I believe it stayed blank until it said "Congrats blah blah" down at the bottom left.

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby octneedy » Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:57 am

WVUCelticFan wrote:I'm guessing that a lot of the people that applied to W&M also applied to W&L. I'm visiting both next month, but does anyone that's been to both have any thoughts comparing them? I have a slightly better offer at W&L, but not enough to be a deciding factor.


I visited both and I felt that W&M has more options/businesses available then W&L.... I also kinda liked the outlet mall that was close to W&M (5% sales tax is amazing compared to the 9.75% that I have to pay). I think that since many tourists visit the area there is naturally more commerce.

I definitely got a "small town" type vibe at W&L. During the interview, the person I spoke with mentioned that everyone's very close and like to interact with one another/do stuff together. He mentioned flag football and how most of the students play it during Friday afternoons.

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby bigjinjapan » Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:28 am

WVUCelticFan wrote:
bigjinjapan wrote:Question here (and apologies if this has been answered previously): does the W&M status updater change? I've got the Application Received and Complete emails, which show up under the Mailings header, but under Status it's a big fat blank. Applied 12/22, Received 1/3, Complete 1/4.

Once mine went complete, I believe it stayed blank until it said "Congrats blah blah" down at the bottom left.


danke danke!

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby SMA22 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:18 pm

In with 18k a year; URM, LSAT 171, UGPA 3.1. Not to look a gifthorse in the mouth, but I was hoping for a little bit more money. Still waiting on Washington & Lee's scholarship letter...

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby Flips88 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:20 pm

SMA22 wrote:In with 18k a year; URM, LSAT 171, UGPA 3.1. Not to look a gifthorse in the mouth, but I was hoping for a little bit more money. Still waiting on Washington & Lee's scholarship letter...


Seems they are being rather stingy with scholarship.

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Re: William & Mary 2011

Postby RPK34 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:38 am

Emailed them over the weekend and brought up a bigger scholarship at a similarly ranked school, and they gave me an extra $10k a year. Incredibly impressed.




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