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Re: IN AT The University of Texas Class of 2014

Postby whitman » Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:37 pm

Anyone know anything about scholarship negotiation with Texas? My GPA was below their floor to receive an initial offer, and I would love to go, but not at sticker. They said they only consider competing offers once, and I'm still waiting to hear from Penn, Cornell, Northwestern, GULC about scholarship, and Michigan, Chicago, NYU, Duke, and USC for an admissions decision. I am unlikely to get any game-changing scholarship offers, so should I just go ahead and submit Vanderbilt's offer of $50,000? Would they offer a scholarship to compete with an acceptance and maybe a small offer from, say, Penn? Or just the raw offer from any peer school or better?

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Re: IN AT The University of Texas Class of 2014

Postby tipler4213 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:15 pm

Will they offer additional money for need after the original offers, or is it say to say its over after your merit?

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Re: IN AT The University of Texas Class of 2014

Postby radio-edit » Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:56 pm

The web site says 80% of aid in 2009-2010 was combo need/merit based - I don't know what all that entails or who qualifies, but it made me assume some additional money would go out after they had everyone's FAFSA. Could be wrong, though.

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Re: IN AT The University of Texas Class of 2014

Postby lisjjen » Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:26 pm

Just got a call for a free ticket to ASD.

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Re: IN AT The University of Texas Class of 2014

Postby akili » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:15 pm

Well Texas is now a T14...

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Re: IN AT The University of Texas Class of 2014

Postby lisjjen » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:21 pm

akili wrote:Well Texas is now a T14...


How does that make you feel? But seriously, we've talked about Vandy v UT on a couple of different threads.

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Re: IN AT The University of Texas Class of 2014

Postby Leira7905 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:21 pm

akili wrote:Well Texas is now a T14...

:D YES! YES! YES!!!! :)

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Re: IN AT The University of Texas Class of 2014

Postby akili » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:22 pm

lisjjen wrote:
akili wrote:Well Texas is now a T14...


How does that make you feel? But seriously, we've talked about Vandy v UT on a couple of different threads.


It's pretty cool, no lie. It doesn't really change where I think I ought to be, but still. Hook 'em!

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Re: IN AT The University of Texas Class of 2014

Postby lisjjen » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:26 pm

akili wrote:
lisjjen wrote:
akili wrote:Well Texas is now a T14...


How does that make you feel? But seriously, we've talked about Vandy v UT on a couple of different threads.


It's pretty cool, no lie. It doesn't really change where I think I ought to be, but still. Hook 'em!


Gotcha. I don't know why but UT is going to wind up costing 40k less for me. So I guess it's obvious where both of us should be going. At least we'll get to hang out in Nashville with all the rest of the TLS n00bs for a weekend.

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Re: IN AT The University of Texas Class of 2014

Postby akili » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:27 pm

lisjjen wrote:
akili wrote:
lisjjen wrote:
akili wrote:Well Texas is now a T14...


How does that make you feel? But seriously, we've talked about Vandy v UT on a couple of different threads.


It's pretty cool, no lie. It doesn't really change where I think I ought to be, but still. Hook 'em!


Gotcha. I don't know why but UT is going to wind up costing 40k less for me. So I guess it's obvious where both of us should be going. At least we'll get to hang out in Nashville with all the rest of the TLS n00bs for a weekend.


Haha yeah! And I'll definitely be at the UT ASW. It's a little cheaper for me, so a stellar ASW could sway things I suppose!

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Re: IN AT The University of Texas Class of 2014

Postby CMDantes » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:33 pm

akili wrote:Well Texas is now a T14...


Where did you find this fantastic piece of information?

That's AWESOME!

Edit: Nevermind, found it. So glad I'm going to UT.

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Re: IN AT The University of Texas Class of 2014

Postby innernetp » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:36 pm

CMDantes wrote:
akili wrote:Well Texas is now a T14...


Where did you find this fantastic piece of information?

That's AWESOME!


Yeah I feel dumb but I can't find anything.

Ugh this is messing with my head. I've been offered a full ride at Carolina and I have serious difficulty when I consider turning that down for UT. This choice makes me sick to my stomach.

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Re: IN AT The University of Texas Class of 2014

Postby lisjjen » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:41 pm

akili wrote:Haha yeah! And I'll definitely be at the UT ASW. It's a little cheaper for me, so a stellar ASW could sway things I suppose!


Oh that's right. You have in state tuition. That's so weird, we'll run into each other twice in two different states in two weeks, and we live 2,500 miles apart.

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Re: IN AT The University of Texas Class of 2014

Postby lisjjen » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:42 pm

innernetp wrote:
CMDantes wrote:
akili wrote:Well Texas is now a T14...


Where did you find this fantastic piece of information?

That's AWESOME!


Yeah I feel dumb but I can't find anything.

Ugh this is messing with my head. I've been offered a full ride at Carolina and I have serious difficulty when I consider turning that down for UT. This choice makes me sick to my stomach.


Then chill and don't worry about doing what's right. Do what feels natural. You have two great choices.

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Re: IN AT The University of Texas Class of 2014

Postby innernetp » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:44 pm

innernetp wrote:
CMDantes wrote:
akili wrote:Well Texas is now a T14...


Where did you find this fantastic piece of information?

That's AWESOME!


Yeah I feel dumb but I can't find anything.

Ugh this is messing with my head. I've been offered a full ride at Carolina and I have serious difficulty when I consider turning that down for UT. This choice makes me sick to my stomach.


Emory and UNC moved down to 30 and those were my only other real options. That is really, really unfortunate.

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Re: IN AT The University of Texas Class of 2014

Postby akili » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:44 pm

lisjjen wrote:
akili wrote:Haha yeah! And I'll definitely be at the UT ASW. It's a little cheaper for me, so a stellar ASW could sway things I suppose!


Oh that's right. You have in state tuition. That's so weird, we'll run into each other twice in two different states in two weeks, and we live 2,500 miles apart.


BFF? Hahaha! I am excited though. And Austin is freaking awesome this time of year. The weather is literally perfect.

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Re: IN AT The University of Texas Class of 2014

Postby lisjjen » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:47 pm

akili wrote:
lisjjen wrote:
akili wrote:Haha yeah! And I'll definitely be at the UT ASW. It's a little cheaper for me, so a stellar ASW could sway things I suppose!


Oh that's right. You have in state tuition. That's so weird, we'll run into each other twice in two different states in two weeks, and we live 2,500 miles apart.


BFF? Hahaha! I am excited though. And Austin is freaking awesome this time of year. The weather is literally perfect.


Considering that I have a flu because it's in the low 40s in Boise right now, I can't wait.

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Re: IN AT The University of Texas Class of 2014

Postby innernetp » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:50 pm

lisjjen wrote:
innernetp wrote:
CMDantes wrote:
akili wrote:Well Texas is now a T14...


Where did you find this fantastic piece of information?

That's AWESOME!


Yeah I feel dumb but I can't find anything.

Ugh this is messing with my head. I've been offered a full ride at Carolina and I have serious difficulty when I consider turning that down for UT. This choice makes me sick to my stomach.


Then chill and don't worry about doing what's right. Do what feels natural. You have two great choices.


Thanks man. UT was just the dream for me and I'm at UNC for undergrad. I visited last week and had extremely mixed feelings. If I were going there on scholarship it would be a different story. :-\

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Re: IN AT The University of Texas Class of 2014

Postby lisjjen » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:53 pm

innernetp wrote:Thanks man. UT was just the dream for me and I'm at UNC for undergrad. I visited last week and had extremely mixed feelings. If I were going there on scholarship it would be a different story. :-\


I understand entirely. All the TLS groupies say to go to UMich @ sticker and I say LOLNO.

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Re: IN AT The University of Texas Class of 2014

Postby Tarheel10 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:53 pm

innernetp wrote:
innernetp wrote:
CMDantes wrote:
akili wrote:Well Texas is now a T14...


Where did you find this fantastic piece of information?

That's AWESOME!


Yeah I feel dumb but I can't find anything.

Ugh this is messing with my head. I've been offered a full ride at Carolina and I have serious difficulty when I consider turning that down for UT. This choice makes me sick to my stomach.


Emory and UNC moved down to 30 and those were my only other real options. That is really, really unfortunate.


Dropping or rising a spot or two does NOT matter. UNC is no worse a school because it dropped from 28 to 30. In fact, someone else just pointed out that their evaluation score or whatever is a 4.0 - higher than every school except the T14 + Vanderbilt. A full ride there is a fantastic option.

Edited for douchebaggery.
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Re: IN AT The University of Texas Class of 2014

Postby innernetp » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:00 pm

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Re: IN AT The University of Texas Class of 2014

Postby Tarheel10 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:04 pm

innernetp wrote:
Tarheel10 wrote:
Dude, as a fellow tarheel, I'm a little embarrassed for you. Dropping or rising a spot or two does NOT matter. UNC is no worse a school because it dropped from 28 to 30. In fact, someone else just pointed out that their evaluation score or whatever is a 4.0 - higher than every school except the T14 + Vanderbilt. A full ride there is a fantastic option.


:-\ No need for you to be embarrassed on my behalf. My point is that I probably WILL be going to Carolina and I absolutely love this school, and because of that I don't really like to see it slip in the rankings while the school I'm probably going to turn down becomes even dreamier. I am not married to the rankings, but it doesn't feel good when I'm in the midst of such a tough decision. Do you get where I'm coming from? I have no idea and if it's okay if you're not, but I don't really like being called an embarrassment by a fellow Heel.


Sorry, that came out harsher than intended. I'll edit my post. I meant it more in a buck up and feel great about your options kind of way. I understand how it is with dream schools. I really wouldn't get too caught up in the rankings for real, though. I know it's easy to do, and I can't help it either. But seriously, with schools like Carolina, they will always rank lower than they should because of their in-state stipulations, etc. I mean, looking at undergrad, we all know Carolina's a better school than, say, Wake Forest or USC. Same with the law school.

But more relevantly, where do you want to work?

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Re: IN AT The University of Texas Class of 2014

Postby innernetp » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:33 pm

Tarheel10 wrote:
innernetp wrote:
Tarheel10 wrote:
Dude, as a fellow tarheel, I'm a little embarrassed for you. Dropping or rising a spot or two does NOT matter. UNC is no worse a school because it dropped from 28 to 30. In fact, someone else just pointed out that their evaluation score or whatever is a 4.0 - higher than every school except the T14 + Vanderbilt. A full ride there is a fantastic option.


:-\ No need for you to be embarrassed on my behalf. My point is that I probably WILL be going to Carolina and I absolutely love this school, and because of that I don't really like to see it slip in the rankings while the school I'm probably going to turn down becomes even dreamier. I am not married to the rankings, but it doesn't feel good when I'm in the midst of such a tough decision. Do you get where I'm coming from? I have no idea and if it's okay if you're not, but I don't really like being called an embarrassment by a fellow Heel.


Sorry, that came out harsher than intended. I'll edit my post. I meant it more in a buck up and feel great about your options kind of way. I understand how it is with dream schools. I really wouldn't get too caught up in the rankings for real, though. I know it's easy to do, and I can't help it either. But seriously, with schools like Carolina, they will always rank lower than they should because of their in-state stipulations, etc. I mean, looking at undergrad, we all know Carolina's a better school than, say, Wake Forest or USC. Same with the law school.

But more relevantly, where do you want to work?


I understand and agree with you.

The tough thing is is that I want pretty badly to not work in the state of NC. I'm just ready to get out. At this point I'd like to wait a bit for California's economy to recover and then head over there, and meanwhile live somewhere like Miami or Atlanta. I visited UT thinking that I would fall in love with Austin, and I certainly did... but there were also things about it that I didn't love, too. Call me a huge whiner but I was actually pretty turned off by the traffic, and, though its temperature really agrees with me, I'm more drawn to the geography of the East Coast.

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Re: IN AT The University of Texas Class of 2014

Postby Tarheel10 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:38 pm

innernetp wrote:
Tarheel10 wrote:
innernetp wrote:
Tarheel10 wrote:
Dude, as a fellow tarheel, I'm a little embarrassed for you. Dropping or rising a spot or two does NOT matter. UNC is no worse a school because it dropped from 28 to 30. In fact, someone else just pointed out that their evaluation score or whatever is a 4.0 - higher than every school except the T14 + Vanderbilt. A full ride there is a fantastic option.


:-\ No need for you to be embarrassed on my behalf. My point is that I probably WILL be going to Carolina and I absolutely love this school, and because of that I don't really like to see it slip in the rankings while the school I'm probably going to turn down becomes even dreamier. I am not married to the rankings, but it doesn't feel good when I'm in the midst of such a tough decision. Do you get where I'm coming from? I have no idea and if it's okay if you're not, but I don't really like being called an embarrassment by a fellow Heel.


Sorry, that came out harsher than intended. I'll edit my post. I meant it more in a buck up and feel great about your options kind of way. I understand how it is with dream schools. I really wouldn't get too caught up in the rankings for real, though. I know it's easy to do, and I can't help it either. But seriously, with schools like Carolina, they will always rank lower than they should because of their in-state stipulations, etc. I mean, looking at undergrad, we all know Carolina's a better school than, say, Wake Forest or USC. Same with the law school.

But more relevantly, where do you want to work?


I understand and agree with you.

The tough thing is is that I want pretty badly to not work in the state of NC. I'm just ready to get out. At this point I'd like to wait a bit for California's economy to recover and then head over there, and meanwhile live somewhere like Miami or Atlanta. I visited UT thinking that I would fall in love with Austin, and I certainly did... but there were also things about it that I didn't love, too. Call me a huge whiner but I was actually pretty turned off by the traffic, and, though its temperature really agrees with me, I'm more drawn to the geography of the East Coast.


If you really don't want North Carolina, I wouldn't go. It seems like Vanderbilt is more of an ideal fit for you, and I see from my stalking that you got waitlisted there. Maybe a strong push to try to get off the waitlist? Also, just because you didn't qualify for the initial scholarship offers doesn't mean you can't get money by negotiating. I'd try to communicate with them and see if you can work something out. Good luck!

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Re: IN AT The University of Texas Class of 2014

Postby forward » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:01 am

This is great news for UT. I wonder if GULC will keep its head up its ass and say Texas, and to a lesser extent UCLA, aren't peers.




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