In at Berkeley!

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shanemahsa
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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby shanemahsa » Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:19 am

r6_philly wrote:
mrmangs wrote:
r6_philly wrote:Anyone has any insights on scholarship offers? Do we have better chances as early admits?


We can only hope. I didn't ED anywhere because $$ is the deciding factor (well, also job prospects). All things being equal though, Berkeley is my number two.


Do we all have the same #1's?

Idk, mine's CLS

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby mrmangs » Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:49 am

Stanford. But I am pretty stoked about Berk.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby r6_philly » Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:59 am

mrmangs wrote:Stanford. But I am pretty stoked about Berk.


I agree. Figured :mrgreen:

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby Knock » Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:41 am

Tag. Congrats everyone. See you at ASW.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby r6_philly » Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:45 am

Knock wrote:Tag. Congrats everyone. See you at ASW.


Obviously we know what your #1 is :P

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby rundoxierun » Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:56 am

obrienfa wrote:Everyone who has gotten in so far - are you for sure going or are you still waiting to hear back from other schools before finalizing a decision?


UC-Berk on outside looking in but Im almost def checking out ASW to see if I fall in love. UC-Berk, along with Stanford, would be at the top of my list if not for economic realities.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby r6_philly » Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:02 pm

tkgrrett wrote:
obrienfa wrote:Everyone who has gotten in so far - are you for sure going or are you still waiting to hear back from other schools before finalizing a decision?


UC-Berk on outside looking in but Im almost def checking out ASW to see if I fall in love. UC-Berk, along with Stanford, would be at the top of my list if not for economic realities.


Would you choose these two over Harvard? I thought you are under pressure to take H?

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby rundoxierun » Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:13 pm

r6_philly wrote:
tkgrrett wrote:
obrienfa wrote:Everyone who has gotten in so far - are you for sure going or are you still waiting to hear back from other schools before finalizing a decision?


UC-Berk on outside looking in but Im almost def checking out ASW to see if I fall in love. UC-Berk, along with Stanford, would be at the top of my list if not for economic realities.


Would you choose these two over Harvard? I thought you are under pressure to take H?


Yea I am but Stanford isnt totally out of the question yet. We havent had a real serious talk about it since I havent been accepted (my relationship tip #1, avoid all arguments until they can no longer be avoided) to Stanford. I really think I could talk her into Stanford if I really wanted. Im actually kind of liking Harvard a lot more than I thought I would though so it will probably come down to the visits if I get Stanford. 5 years ago I undoubtedly wouldve turned down Harvard for one of these two but with the economic uncertainty UC-Berk is probably too big a risk, relative to H, these days.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby r6_philly » Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:20 pm

tkgrrett wrote:Yea I am but Stanford isnt totally out of the question yet. We havent had a real serious talk about it since I havent been accepted (my relationship tip #1, avoid all arguments until they can no longer be avoided) to Stanford. I really think I could talk her into Stanford if I really wanted. Im actually kind of liking Harvard a lot more than I thought I would though so it will probably come down to the visits if I get Stanford. 5 years ago I undoubtedly wouldve turned down Harvard for one of these two but with the economic uncertainty UC-Berk is probably too big a risk, relative to H, these days.


Everyone would be happy then! Still look forward to meeting you at ASW. I am in a similar situation but I will visit and then decide. Everyone wants me to stay at Penn, but I love the IP focus of Berkeley and Stanford. Plus I already have strong connections here, so I would like to get a west coast degree to expand my marketability. Looking forward to meeting you at ASW. I am sure many of us will be facing similar decisions then, we can probably benefit from the thought processes of others.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby eskimogirl » Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:34 pm

joining this thread too! i'm really excited about boalt! don't have any #1 per se yet but i could definitely see myself going to berkeley.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby obrienfa » Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:11 pm

eskimogirl wrote:joining this thread too! i'm really excited about boalt! don't have any #1 per se yet but i could definitely see myself going to berkeley.


I am in the same boat - I keep going back and forth between Boalt, NYU and Vanderbilt.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby shanemahsa » Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:21 pm

tkgrrett wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
tkgrrett wrote:
obrienfa wrote:Everyone who has gotten in so far - are you for sure going or are you still waiting to hear back from other schools before finalizing a decision?


UC-Berk on outside looking in but Im almost def checking out ASW to see if I fall in love. UC-Berk, along with Stanford, would be at the top of my list if not for economic realities.


Would you choose these two over Harvard? I thought you are under pressure to take H?


Yea I am but Stanford isnt totally out of the question yet. We havent had a real serious talk about it since I havent been accepted (my relationship tip #1, avoid all arguments until they can no longer be avoided) to Stanford. I really think I could talk her into Stanford if I really wanted. Im actually kind of liking Harvard a lot more than I thought I would though so it will probably come down to the visits if I get Stanford. 5 years ago I undoubtedly wouldve turned down Harvard for one of these two but with the economic uncertainty UC-Berk is probably too big a risk, relative to H, these days.

I'm a nice guy... I'll take your spot at Harvard off of your hands if necessary.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby mrmangs » Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:13 pm

tkgrrett wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
tkgrrett wrote:
obrienfa wrote:Everyone who has gotten in so far - are you for sure going or are you still waiting to hear back from other schools before finalizing a decision?


UC-Berk on outside looking in but Im almost def checking out ASW to see if I fall in love. UC-Berk, along with Stanford, would be at the top of my list if not for economic realities.


Would you choose these two over Harvard? I thought you are under pressure to take H?


Yea I am but Stanford isnt totally out of the question yet. We havent had a real serious talk about it since I havent been accepted (my relationship tip #1, avoid all arguments until they can no longer be avoided) to Stanford. I really think I could talk her into Stanford if I really wanted. Im actually kind of liking Harvard a lot more than I thought I would though so it will probably come down to the visits if I get Stanford. 5 years ago I undoubtedly wouldve turned down Harvard for one of these two but with the economic uncertainty UC-Berk is probably too big a risk, relative to H, these days.


Yeah, I can understand Harvard over Berk considering the job market. But Harvard over Stanford? I mean, either choice is phenomenal, but Stanford does seem to have the advantage with the smaller student body and all. Sounds like you have other factors to consider though.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby obrienfa » Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:41 pm

Does anyone know when ASW will be yet or will we find that out when our packets are mailed?

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby archie&veronica » Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:41 pm

Does anyone else's mailings section say: Decision letter mailed 12/03? I didn't get a phone call, just "admitted!" on the status checker...I'm asking because I thought I read on the other Berkeley thread that those with phone calls were told that an acceptance email would be going out, not a letter.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby Wannabelawyer101 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:44 pm

obrienfa wrote:Does anyone know when ASW will be yet or will we find that out when our packets are mailed?


Friday, April 8th.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby eskimogirl » Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:45 pm

archie&veronica wrote:Does anyone else's mailings section say: Decision letter mailed 12/03? I didn't get a phone call, just "admitted!" on the status checker...I'm asking because I thought I read on the other Berkeley thread that those with phone calls were told that an acceptance email would be going out, not a letter.


mine does.

congratulations!

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby archie&veronica » Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:46 pm

eskimogirl wrote:mine does.

congratulations!


thanks!

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby Kiwi917 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:50 pm

archie&veronica wrote:Does anyone else's mailings section say: Decision letter mailed 12/03? I didn't get a phone call, just "admitted!" on the status checker...I'm asking because I thought I read on the other Berkeley thread that those with phone calls were told that an acceptance email would be going out, not a letter.


Congratulations! Dean Tom told me they would be sending a "packet" with more information in the next few weeks. I took that to mean something by regular mail, not an email. My status checker also says Decision Letter Mailed 12/3.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby obrienfa » Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:58 pm

Wannabelawyer101 wrote:
obrienfa wrote:Does anyone know when ASW will be yet or will we find that out when our packets are mailed?


Friday, April 8th.


And now I get to chose between ASW and the dance marathon. Fuck.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby bilbobaggins » Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:01 pm

I'm only going to say it once.

FUCK STANFORD.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby moneko » Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:53 pm

stanfurd :P
bilbobaggins wrote:I'm only going to say it once.

FUCK STANFORD.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby paisaaa » Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:06 pm

Anyone living in or near Berkeley get the packet today? Absolute torture having to wait for it to get all the way across the country...

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby r6_philly » Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:47 pm

valengina wrote:Anyone living in or near Berkeley get the packet today? Absolute torture having to wait for it to get all the way across the country...


+1

Come on Calnet Id...

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby r6_philly » Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:36 pm

Just got the email, login info to come later. I like the acceptance email, I also very much like the fact that they are increasing faculty by 40%. And the travel stipend.




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