Vanderbilt 2011

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Re: Vanderbilt 2011

Postby Law Sauce » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:26 pm

lastch2 wrote:
agora139 wrote:got my offer, and it's less than my offer at michigan, so no thanks. are we SURE they dont negotiate?


why wouldn't a school negotiate? i read back a few pages and get that the office and everyone else says that they don't, but in the end doesn't that hurt vandy more than help? with enough $$ i would go to vandy over columbia and be happy, but for a little less than 1/2 tuition (60k over 3 years) there's no way! i don't get this hard-line approach coming from a school teaching the art of negotiation. they're missing their chance to get debt-adverse students that can boost their rankings to matriculate...(cue end of rant :oops: )


Your 177 doesnt help their median any more than a 170. Thats why they dont care to pay extra for it. Go to Columbia. Your 177 counts there for at least as a 174 or whatever their top quartile is...

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Re: Vanderbilt 2011

Postby pleasetryagain » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:33 pm

Law Sauce wrote:
lastch2 wrote:
agora139 wrote:got my offer, and it's less than my offer at michigan, so no thanks. are we SURE they dont negotiate?


why wouldn't a school negotiate? i read back a few pages and get that the office and everyone else says that they don't, but in the end doesn't that hurt vandy more than help? with enough $$ i would go to vandy over columbia and be happy, but for a little less than 1/2 tuition (60k over 3 years) there's no way! i don't get this hard-line approach coming from a school teaching the art of negotiation. they're missing their chance to get debt-adverse students that can boost their rankings to matriculate...(cue end of rant :oops: )


Your 177 doesnt help their median any more than a 170. Thats why they dont care to pay extra for it. Go to Columbia. Your 177 counts there for at least as a 174 or whatever their top quartile is...


Exactly. When you come tot he negotiating table you have a max amount that you are willing to spend to get what you want. They assign scholarship amount to you based on your worth to them. You aren't worth more than that to them. It's not like Michigan or Columbia want you so bad that they are willing to pay you more than Vandy. They have a different budget, different need for numbers etc. Dont take it personally - go to Columbia if you think Vandy isn't worth it to you and be happy that you are going to a top 5 school.

Also - dont think for one second that law school is going to teach you the art of negotiation - or anything useful for that matter.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2011

Postby Bildungsroman » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:35 pm

Why doesn't my mail come until 5? :(

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Re: Vanderbilt 2011

Postby dpk711 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:36 pm

$72,000 here with the $5,000 for my 1L summer.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2011

Postby whitman » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:42 pm

dpk711 wrote:$72,000 here with the $5,000 for my 1L summer.



Aaaaand, this just blew a hole in the theories espoused above. Exact same stats - 3.5/172, and I got $45,000 + $5,000. Explanation?

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Re: Vanderbilt 2011

Postby paralegal2009 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:45 pm

3.49/170, $45,000 + $5000

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Re: Vanderbilt 2011

Postby dpk711 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:46 pm

whitman wrote:
dpk711 wrote:$72,000 here with the $5,000 for my 1L summer.



Aaaaand, this just blew a hole in the theories espoused above. Exact same stats - 3.5/172, and I got $45,000 + $5,000. Explanation?


I will gladly trade my scholly package for your acceptance to Penn.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2011

Postby ksimon2007 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:48 pm

whitman wrote:
dpk711 wrote:$72,000 here with the $5,000 for my 1L summer.



Aaaaand, this just blew a hole in the theories espoused above. Exact same stats - 3.5/172, and I got $45,000 + $5,000. Explanation?


There are a bunch of Lakers fans in the Vandy admissions office, of course.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2011

Postby WayBryson » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:22 pm

I have a question for those of you have gotten scholarship offers. Is there a timeline for accepting them? I am leaving town for a month on Friday, and I may not receive my offer by then. Thanks for any responses :-)

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Re: Vanderbilt 2011

Postby Flips88 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:25 pm

WayBryson wrote:I have a question for those of you have gotten scholarship offers. Is there a timeline for accepting them? I am leaving town for a month on Friday, and I may not receive my offer by then. Thanks for any responses :-)

Deadline is May 2nd, which is the normal seat deposit deadline.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2011

Postby WayBryson » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:27 pm

Flips88 wrote:
WayBryson wrote:I have a question for those of you have gotten scholarship offers. Is there a timeline for accepting them? I am leaving town for a month on Friday, and I may not receive my offer by then. Thanks for any responses :-)

Deadline is May 2nd, which is the normal seat deposit deadline.


Cheers. That is kind of what I figured would be the case, but I didn't want to shoot myself in the foot. Thanks again.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2011

Postby snldude » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:53 pm

72K +5K here as well. 3.46/170 stats

Would you guys take this or Virginia at sticker?

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Re: Vanderbilt 2011

Postby Bildungsroman » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:15 pm

$72k at Vanderbilt.

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No mention of the $5k though, but still my fave offer so far. Finally in a place to negotiate with UCLA and Texas.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2011

Postby Flips88 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:20 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:$72k at Vanderbilt.

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No mention of the $5k though, but still my fave offer so far. Finally in a place to negotiate with UCLA and Texas.

Are you gonna visit now, ya slut?

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Re: Vanderbilt 2011

Postby Bildungsroman » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:26 pm

Flips88 wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:$72k at Vanderbilt.

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No mention of the $5k though, but still my fave offer so far. Finally in a place to negotiate with UCLA and Texas.

Are you gonna visit now, ya slut?


Yeah, looks like. The ASW is April 8, right? And Vandy will cover some of the costs? Cornell looks like it would be too expensive to visit that weekend. Did I hear correctly that they'll set people up with a student host to stay with? Because that would be totally baller.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2011

Postby Flips88 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:46 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:$72k at Vanderbilt.

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No mention of the $5k though, but still my fave offer so far. Finally in a place to negotiate with UCLA and Texas.

Are you gonna visit now, ya slut?


Yeah, looks like. The ASW is April 8, right? And Vandy will cover some of the costs? Cornell looks like it would be too expensive to visit that weekend. Did I hear correctly that they'll set people up with a student host to stay with? Because that would be totally baller.

Yeah they'll cover $200 if you don't get it preapproved. I emailed and got my $350 flight covered completely. They'll give you $50 a night for hotel and can put you up with a student for Thursday or Friday night if you want.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2011

Postby Lou9 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:03 pm

$72k and the extra $5k. I really wasn't expecting this much and I officially have no idea how I'm going to decide on a school.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2011

Postby dpk711 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:20 pm

Do you guys think that 72k+5K from Vandy is enough to negotiate with schools like Cornell and Georgetown?

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Re: Vanderbilt 2011

Postby pereira6 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:23 pm

dpk711 wrote:Do you guys think that 72k+5K from Vandy is enough to negotiate with schools like Cornell and Georgetown?


Cornell and Gtown are notoriously stingy with any sort of money.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2011

Postby ATR » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:26 pm

pereira6 wrote:
dpk711 wrote:Do you guys think that 72k+5K from Vandy is enough to negotiate with schools like Cornell and Georgetown?


Cornell and Gtown are notoriously stingy with any sort of money.

True, plus I doubt Cornell and GT consider Vandy a "peer" despite its relatively comparable placement numbers.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2011

Postby dpk711 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:28 pm

ATR wrote:
pereira6 wrote:
dpk711 wrote:Do you guys think that 72k+5K from Vandy is enough to negotiate with schools like Cornell and Georgetown?


Cornell and Gtown are notoriously stingy with any sort of money.

True, plus I doubt Cornell and GT consider Vandy a "peer" despite its relatively comparable placement numbers.


Would it be worth a try or do I have something to lose from asking them in a letter?

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Re: Vanderbilt 2011

Postby ATR » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:30 pm

dpk711 wrote:Would it be worth a try or do I have something to lose from asking them in a letter?

I don't see how it could hurt you to try. As long as you attempt to negotiate without being a complete asshole -- shouldn't be hard to do -- then there's really no reason that they would reduce or rescind your offer, I'd imagine.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2011

Postby JPR0488 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:45 am

I'm really having trouble figuring out how Vanderbilt determines how much $$ people get... I got the $89,000 but it seems most people with similar numbers got the $72,000. There are even people with numbers slightly higher than mine (both LSAT & GPA higher) who got less than I did. I'm not complaining haha, just pretty confused because tbh my softs are nothing special and I'm not URM. Anyone know why that might be? Not that it matters I guess but I'm curious.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2011

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:46 am

Think I'll be booking my flight to Nashville this Friday. Thinking I'll be staying at the Scarritt Bennett Center for a night and going to request to stay with a student host another night. Might splurge for the upgraded room since it looks like the standard room doesn't have internet :shock:

Can we get a count of who will be at the April ASD? Maybe we can meetup for drinks. I know that flips will be easy to identify, not sure about anyone else.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2011

Postby akili » Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:47 am

Bildungsroman wrote:Think I'll be booking my flight to Nashville this Friday. Thinking I'll be staying at the Scarritt Bennett Center for a night and going to request to stay with a student host another night. Might splurge for the upgraded room since it looks like the standard room doesn't have internet :shock:

Can we get a count of who will be at the April ASD? Maybe we can meetup for drinks. I know that flips will be easy to identify, not sure about anyone else.


Haha, I just emailed to get an upgraded room at the Scarritt Bennett for the April ASD. Pretty dang excited!




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