Santa Clara University 2014

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florentine
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Re: Santa Clara University 2014

Postby florentine » Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:50 pm

swilson215 wrote:IN! IN! IN!!!!! (via status checker)
Yay, I'm so happy, I'm dancing at my desk!!!!

:D :D :D :D :D


CONGRATS!! Is this your first choice??

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Re: Santa Clara University 2014

Postby swilson215 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:13 pm

florentine wrote:
swilson215 wrote:IN! IN! IN!!!!! (via status checker)
Yay, I'm so happy, I'm dancing at my desk!!!!

:D :D :D :D :D


CONGRATS!! Is this your first choice??


If not the first then definitely in the top three. Ultimately it will come down to $. My GPA will keep me out of T1 for the most part, so I'm comfortable with the idea of going to a T2 of T3, as long as it's not for sticker.

But I LOVED Santa Clara when I visited. I love it.

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Re: Santa Clara University 2014

Postby fragged » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:21 pm

Congratulations - you did it! :)


swilson215 wrote:IN! IN! IN!!!!! (via status checker)
Yay, I'm so happy, I'm dancing at my desk!!!!

:D :D :D :D :D

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Re: Santa Clara University 2014

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:35 pm

swilson215 wrote:
florentine wrote:
swilson215 wrote:IN! IN! IN!!!!! (via status checker)
Yay, I'm so happy, I'm dancing at my desk!!!!

:D :D :D :D :D


CONGRATS!! Is this your first choice??


If not the first then definitely in the top three. Ultimately it will come down to $. My GPA will keep me out of T1 for the most part, so I'm comfortable with the idea of going to a T2 of T3, as long as it's not for sticker.

But I LOVED Santa Clara when I visited. I love it.


Congrats. When did you go to committee?

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Re: Santa Clara University 2014

Postby swilson215 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:35 pm

BackToTheOldHouse wrote:
swilson215 wrote:
florentine wrote:
swilson215 wrote:IN! IN! IN!!!!! (via status checker)
Yay, I'm so happy, I'm dancing at my desk!!!!

:D :D :D :D :D


CONGRATS!! Is this your first choice??


If not the first then definitely in the top three. Ultimately it will come down to $. My GPA will keep me out of T1 for the most part, so I'm comfortable with the idea of going to a T2 of T3, as long as it's not for sticker.

But I LOVED Santa Clara when I visited. I love it.


Congrats. When did you go to committee?


11/10.

florentine
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Re: Santa Clara University 2014

Postby florentine » Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:38 pm

swilson215 wrote:
florentine wrote:
swilson215 wrote:IN! IN! IN!!!!! (via status checker)
Yay, I'm so happy, I'm dancing at my desk!!!!

:D :D :D :D :D


CONGRATS!! Is this your first choice??


If not the first then definitely in the top three. Ultimately it will come down to $. My GPA will keep me out of T1 for the most part, so I'm comfortable with the idea of going to a T2 of T3, as long as it's not for sticker.

But I LOVED Santa Clara when I visited. I love it.


Have you gotten your acceptance package yet?? Mine had scholarship info in it

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Re: Santa Clara University 2014

Postby mrwarre85 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:41 pm

Chance me: URM splitter at Santa Clara. Also like most people I irrationally think I have a good application.

Optional chance: Just got a full ride at DU (similair rank, maybe a few spots above), do you think I have a chance at a good scholarship at Santa Clara?

Thanks.

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Re: Santa Clara University 2014

Postby florentine » Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:56 pm

mrwarre85 wrote:Chance me: URM splitter at Santa Clara. Also like most people I irrationally think I have a good application.

Optional chance: Just got a full ride at DU (similair rank, maybe a few spots above), do you think I have a chance at a good scholarship at Santa Clara?

Thanks.


Numbers? Can't do much without them...

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Re: Santa Clara University 2014

Postby swilson215 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:42 pm

mrwarre85 wrote:Chance me: URM splitter at Santa Clara. Also like most people I irrationally think I have a good application.

Optional chance: Just got a full ride at DU (similair rank, maybe a few spots above), do you think I have a chance at a good scholarship at Santa Clara?

Thanks.


I would say you're in, no problem. As for $$, I would bet you'd get some, but will wait to see what I get to compare (we have similar numbers and stats, but you're just a tiny bit higher than I am).

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Re: Santa Clara University 2014

Postby swilson215 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:43 pm

florentine wrote:Numbers? Can't do much without them...


I think they're in his profile...

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Re: Santa Clara University 2014

Postby florentine » Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:17 pm

swilson215 wrote:
florentine wrote:Numbers? Can't do much without them...


I think they're in his profile...


Ooops forgot about that... Ya I would say you're in and you will probably get a little money too

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Re: Santa Clara University 2014

Postby mrwarre85 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:17 pm

florentine wrote:
swilson215 wrote:
florentine wrote:Numbers? Can't do much without them...


I think they're in his profile...


Ooops forgot about that... Ya I would say you're in and you will probably get a little money too



I hope. What are the job prospects at Santa Clara? More precisely, what does the median usually do after graduation?

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Re: Santa Clara University 2014

Postby swilson215 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:12 pm

Got the letter today (dated 12/14). In with $15,000 Emery Merit Scholarship.

EDIT: It's actually a $15,500 Emery Merit Scholarship. Neither the letter nor the website mentions if this is per year or if this is in total, but the website says that the scholarships are renewable each year based on superior academic performance, which leads me to believe that this might be a one year total. Any thoughts?

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Re: Santa Clara University 2014

Postby MrMisiu » Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:44 pm

I took it as a being a yearly scholly:
"Scholarships are continued if the student maintains a superior level of performance in law studies by placing in the top 15 to 20 percent of the class."

Anyone think it's too early to start negotiating money?

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Re: Santa Clara University 2014

Postby swilson215 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:52 pm

MrMisiu wrote:I took it as a being a yearly scholly:
"Scholarships are continued if the student maintains a superior level of performance in law studies by placing in the top 15 to 20 percent of the class."

Anyone think it's too early to start negotiating money?


I've only been accepted to lower ranked (or equal) schools so far, and my one other offer has been right on par with this one (the other schools don't release finaid info until mid-feb to mid-march). I would like to try to get some more money, though. I don't know. I'm going to take a little trip up there and maybe stop by the financial aid office to test the waters before actually sending a negotiation email.

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Re: Santa Clara University 2014

Postby mrwarre85 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:00 pm

swilson215 wrote:
MrMisiu wrote:I took it as a being a yearly scholly:
"Scholarships are continued if the student maintains a superior level of performance in law studies by placing in the top 15 to 20 percent of the class."

Anyone think it's too early to start negotiating money?


I've only been accepted to lower ranked (or equal) schools so far, and my one other offer has been right on par with this one (the other schools don't release finaid info until mid-feb to mid-march). I would like to try to get some more money, though. I don't know. I'm going to take a little trip up there and maybe stop by the financial aid office to test the waters before actually sending a negotiation email.


Keep me updated on this. If a few of us get accepted, we will be wondering the same thing.

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Re: Santa Clara University 2014

Postby MrMisiu » Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:37 pm

swilson215 wrote:I've only been accepted to lower ranked (or equal) schools so far, and my one other offer has been right on par with this one (the other schools don't release finaid info until mid-feb to mid-march). I would like to try to get some more money, though. I don't know. I'm going to take a little trip up there and maybe stop by the financial aid office to test the waters before actually sending a negotiation email.


I've been accepted to a higher ranked school with more money, significantly more when considering the merit to total cost ratio. Don't know how helpful that will be though. I'm pretty disappointed with the offer all things considering, especially since SCU was my first choice.

I wish I could go up there, I have a feeling that would be more helpful and sincere... Too bad for the 5,500 miles between there and me.

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Re: Santa Clara University 2014

Postby florentine » Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:39 pm

MrMisiu wrote:
swilson215 wrote:I've only been accepted to lower ranked (or equal) schools so far, and my one other offer has been right on par with this one (the other schools don't release finaid info until mid-feb to mid-march). I would like to try to get some more money, though. I don't know. I'm going to take a little trip up there and maybe stop by the financial aid office to test the waters before actually sending a negotiation email.


I've been accepted to a higher ranked school with more money, significantly more when considering the merit to total cost ratio. Don't know how helpful that will be though. I'm pretty disappointed with the offer all things considering, especially since SCU was my first choice.

I wish I could go up there, I have a feeling that would be more helpful and sincere... Too bad for the 5,500 miles between there and me.


Can you really negotiate with them or is that frowned upon?

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Re: Santa Clara University 2014

Postby MrMisiu » Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:48 pm

I'm not too positive, but I don't see it hurting, especially if the money is what will keep you out. If they give you a 30k scholly, they make 30k off you. If they don't, they don't get any money because otherwise you can't afford to go. A school is still a business, and no matter how much they care about development and students they still need money to function. At least that's how I see it all. I know there are other people that are always more deserving than you, other factors, and yadda yadda.

I'm not sure how common it is, but there was a long post I read about it yesterday. The talk about negotiating is at usually higher schools I think. People mentioned how, for example, Pepperdine will match what other similarly ranked schools offer. So I don't see why not trying it.
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Re: Santa Clara University 2014

Postby Mike088 » Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:03 am

My application has changed to "in committee"... yay, hopefully this doesn't take too much longer!

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Re: Santa Clara University 2014

Postby McNulty » Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:58 am

Accepted w/ $8,000 year Emery scholarship - as others have noted, it doesn't say on the letter if it's yearly but the website says something about re-applying every year. Must be a GPA requirement...

Parents' house is 30 mins away so I have this as an option if I want to live at home for three years (yikes!).

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Re: Santa Clara University 2014

Postby jarofsoup » Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:27 am

I am still in defer. Which sucks, but I am adding a LOR from my employer.


I really want to go here!

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Re: Santa Clara University 2014

Postby MrMisiu » Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:15 pm

McNulty wrote:Accepted w/ $8,000 year Emery scholarship - as others have noted, it doesn't say on the letter if it's yearly but the website says something about re-applying every year. Must be a GPA requirement...


"scholarships are continued if the student maintains a superior level of performance in law studies by placing in the top 15 to 20 percent of the class."

Looks like if you score in the top 10 percent you're screwed though :wink:

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Re: Santa Clara University 2014

Postby calmonster » Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:22 am

All,

I just got into the part time program. Any one knows if they offer scholarship for part time student at all? I didn't see anything mentioned on the letter about scholarship offer, so I guess I won't get any?

I applied for part time program as my first choice since I have a full time job..

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Re: Santa Clara University 2014

Postby wokeemilo » Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:37 pm

In Committee since 12/9... I've been checking like crazy recently but I'm assuming they're on hiatus for the holidays. Have pretty strong numbers so I'm hoping for an acceptance!




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