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WestOfTheRest
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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby WestOfTheRest » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:30 pm

r6_philly wrote:
Knock wrote:Hmm, I reserve the right to change my opinion since it's still early, but as of right now, I think it would take Columbia to get me away from Boalt (assuming S is not in play of course). Idk though, I change my mind alot and am far from set on any school.


I wonder how most people end up making the decision. I have no idea how I will do it. Hopefully HYS will do it for me? Would it be weird if we end up at Columbia for some strange turn of events.

What's going to do it for me is either money or a T3 accpetance. We shall see.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby Knock » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:32 pm

r6_philly wrote:
gatorgirl4life wrote:i'm having a reallyy hard time deciding, too! i feel like i would prefer berkeley over chicago (although possibly NYU over both?)...but i reallyyy want to know how much of the chicago = where fun goes to die and berkeley = laid back/friendly stereotypes are true! cali's economy makes me a bit wary, but i've also never seen snow before and don't know if i could survive winters in chicago or nyc... :?


I don't know about Chicago but both my wife and I feel that Bay Area people are a lot more pleasant (there is really no comparison) than Philly/NYC people. However you will be going to school with a lot of non-natives so it may not be that much different in school. Snow won't be that bad in the cities at all, you just have to get used to the cold outside.


If I end up at Chicago/NYC, i'm planning on building tunnels to get me to the law school and back, as well as the grocery store and the gym.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby mrmangs » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:32 pm

r6_philly wrote:
Knock wrote:Hmm, I reserve the right to change my opinion since it's still early, but as of right now, I think it would take Columbia to get me away from Boalt (assuming S is not in play of course). Idk though, I change my mind alot and am far from set on any school.


I wonder how most people end up making the decision. I have no idea how I will do it. Hopefully HYS will do it for me? Would it be weird if we end up at Columbia for some strange turn of events.


Money, although that might mean I'm destined for Michigan or Duke.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby WestOfTheRest » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:32 pm

Knock wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
gatorgirl4life wrote:i'm having a reallyy hard time deciding, too! i feel like i would prefer berkeley over chicago (although possibly NYU over both?)...but i reallyyy want to know how much of the chicago = where fun goes to die and berkeley = laid back/friendly stereotypes are true! cali's economy makes me a bit wary, but i've also never seen snow before and don't know if i could survive winters in chicago or nyc... :?


I don't know about Chicago but both my wife and I feel that Bay Area people are a lot more pleasant (there is really no comparison) than Philly/NYC people. However you will be going to school with a lot of non-natives so it may not be that much different in school. Snow won't be that bad in the cities at all, you just have to get used to the cold outside.


If I end up at Chicago/NYC, i'm planning on building tunnels to get me to the law school and back, as well as the grocery store and the gym.

So you dont have to deal with cold, or so you dont have to deal with the people?

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby WestOfTheRest » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:33 pm

mrmangs wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
Knock wrote:Hmm, I reserve the right to change my opinion since it's still early, but as of right now, I think it would take Columbia to get me away from Boalt (assuming S is not in play of course). Idk though, I change my mind alot and am far from set on any school.


I wonder how most people end up making the decision. I have no idea how I will do it. Hopefully HYS will do it for me? Would it be weird if we end up at Columbia for some strange turn of events.


Money, although that might mean I'm destined for Michigan or Duke.

At this point I will only go T6 with the exception of Berk.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby r6_philly » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:33 pm

Knock wrote:If I end up at Chicago/NYC, i'm planning on building tunnels to get me to the law school and back, as well as the grocery store and the gym.


There are grocery stores in NYC? :lol:

You don't go out the day after the storm, and things will be cleared the next day.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby mrmangs » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:34 pm

CastleRock wrote:
mrmangs wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
Knock wrote:Hmm, I reserve the right to change my opinion since it's still early, but as of right now, I think it would take Columbia to get me away from Boalt (assuming S is not in play of course). Idk though, I change my mind alot and am far from set on any school.


I wonder how most people end up making the decision. I have no idea how I will do it. Hopefully HYS will do it for me? Would it be weird if we end up at Columbia for some strange turn of events.


Money, although that might mean I'm destined for Michigan or Duke.

At this point I will only go T6 with the exception of Berk.


Yeah, I'd have a hard time turning down Berk, even with money in play. Don't think I would take CCN over it either... Maybe Columbia. Certainly Stanford though, haha.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby gatorgirl4life » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:36 pm

CastleRock wrote:
Knock wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
gatorgirl4life wrote:i'm having a reallyy hard time deciding, too! i feel like i would prefer berkeley over chicago (although possibly NYU over both?)...but i reallyyy want to know how much of the chicago = where fun goes to die and berkeley = laid back/friendly stereotypes are true! cali's economy makes me a bit wary, but i've also never seen snow before and don't know if i could survive winters in chicago or nyc... :?


I don't know about Chicago but both my wife and I feel that Bay Area people are a lot more pleasant (there is really no comparison) than Philly/NYC people. However you will be going to school with a lot of non-natives so it may not be that much different in school. Snow won't be that bad in the cities at all, you just have to get used to the cold outside.


If I end up at Chicago/NYC, i'm planning on building tunnels to get me to the law school and back, as well as the grocery store and the gym.

So you dont have to deal with cold, or so you dont have to deal with the people?


hahahaha and thanks for the reply, philly!

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby rbarcelo9 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:31 pm

Joining in, just got in yesterday! VERY excited about Berkeley can't wait to visit 4/8!

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby r6_philly » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:32 pm

rbarcelo9 wrote:Joining in, just got in yesterday! VERY excited about Berkeley can't wait to visit 4/8!


Congrats! See you there!

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby Blindc1rca » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:34 pm

In today via e-mail!
170/3.8X

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby shyde32 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:35 pm

Blindc1rca wrote:In today via e-mail!
170/3.8X


Congrats! Sounds like a lot are coming back today.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby juliachild-ish » Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:09 pm

I'm joining the crowd! Got in today, my first acceptance of the cycle. I'm pretty darn excited! Definitely going to Admitted Students Weekend.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby rbarcelo9 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:30 am

Been thinking about Berkeley alllll day long. Can't sleep. I cannot wait to visit! My other status checkers are feeling neglected I'm sure.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby rbarcelo9 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:26 pm

Has anyone gotten any scholarship information. I know my numbers are low, but even a tiny scholarship (merit or need based) would make Berkeley my obvious #1 right now.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby Knock » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:29 pm

rbarcelo9 wrote:Has anyone gotten any scholarship information. I know my numbers are low, but even a tiny scholarship (merit or need based) would make Berkeley my obvious #1 right now.


I don't think so just yet.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby rbarcelo9 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:32 pm

Knock wrote:
rbarcelo9 wrote:Has anyone gotten any scholarship information. I know my numbers are low, but even a tiny scholarship (merit or need based) would make Berkeley my obvious #1 right now.


I don't think so just yet.

:? Don't they know I can't sleep. I've been crunching numbers, donating semen and plasma (simultaneously of course), and selling lemonade. Trying to make Berkeley attend-able.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby Knock » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:32 pm

rbarcelo9 wrote:
Knock wrote:
rbarcelo9 wrote:Has anyone gotten any scholarship information. I know my numbers are low, but even a tiny scholarship (merit or need based) would make Berkeley my obvious #1 right now.


I don't think so just yet.

:? Don't they know I can't sleep. I've been crunching numbers, donating semen and plasma (simultaneously of course), and selling lemonade. Trying to make Berkeley attend-able.


:lol: :lol: :lol:. I admire your spirit man. I hope you get some money :). Don't forget about donating bone marrow as well.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby rbarcelo9 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:36 pm

Knock wrote:
rbarcelo9 wrote:
Knock wrote:
rbarcelo9 wrote:Has anyone gotten any scholarship information. I know my numbers are low, but even a tiny scholarship (merit or need based) would make Berkeley my obvious #1 right now.


I don't think so just yet.

:? Don't they know I can't sleep. I've been crunching numbers, donating semen and plasma (simultaneously of course), and selling lemonade. Trying to make Berkeley attend-able.


:lol: :lol: :lol:. I admire your spirit man. I hope you get some money :). Don't forget about donating bone marrow as well.

Completely forgot about bone marrow! Trying to get my gf to agree to donate her eggs, but she's hesitant.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby dot » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:48 pm

Hm, I'm in at Berkeley.

Question to all those who are super pro-B, why do you favor it over CCN (location aside)? Personal reasons (eg law specialty) are welcome.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby Knock » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:55 pm

dot wrote:Hm, I'm in at Berkeley.

Question to all those who are super pro-B, why do you favor it over CCN (location aside)? Personal reasons (eg law specialty) are welcome.


Aren't you in at S?

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby dot » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:56 pm

Knock wrote:
dot wrote:Hm, I'm in at Berkeley.

Question to all those who are super pro-B, why do you favor it over CCN (location aside)? Personal reasons (eg law specialty) are welcome.


Aren't you in at S?


Yea, I'm just curious about how people judge/select schools.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby jd20132013 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:05 pm

browsed through this thread just now. I got in on the 19th.
Pretty excited. I think that B is my top choice outside of HYS. Before I retook it was my reach and dream school.

If I get one of HYS I may have to go there. Hopefully S so I could stay in cali :)

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby r6_philly » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:19 pm

jd20132013 wrote:
If I get one of HYS I may have to go there. Hopefully S so I could stay in cali :)


yes, you and everyone's mom. :lol:

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby aesis » Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:05 pm

Based on last year's thread it seems like Berkeley is really stingy with matching. I don't have any offers yet so it looks like I'll be relying on need-based aid to survive. Luckily there's that magnificent LRAP I keep hearing about.

If you're one year out of school and living on your own, how do you demonstrate financial independence? I think this will be pretty important for me grants-wise and I'm hoping the very occasional help from my parents won't mitigate my months and months of self-sufficiency this past year. Problem is I graduated in June so half of 2010 I was dependent, but legally I'm independent according to age and will be claiming myself for this year's IRS forms ...

Anyone know anything about demonstrating financial independence for Berkeley? I have yet to ask the office. I don't know where the Statement of Independence form can be found and a quick search on TLS yields vague, unanswered queries :(




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