In at Berkeley!

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rundoxierun
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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby rundoxierun » Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:01 pm

Any of you guys feeling slightly uncomfortable with the fact that Berkeley is likely to be the first school to crack 80k COA(in our third year so many of us would have residency)? It is currently blowing my mind to think about..

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby aesis » Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:09 pm

tkgrrett wrote:Any of you guys feeling slightly uncomfortable with the fact that Berkeley is likely to be the first school to crack 80k COA(in our third year so many of us would have residency)? It is currently blowing my mind to think about..


Berkeley is required to keep tuition at 90% of the market rate for residents. So if you're paying resident tuition, it won't be the first school to crack 80k, and will never get there unless the other schools do the same, no?

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby r6_philly » Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:23 pm

tkgrrett wrote:Any of you guys feeling slightly uncomfortable with the fact that Berkeley is likely to be the first school to crack 80k COA(in our third year so many of us would have residency)? It is currently blowing my mind to think about..


Which is why residency is very important. However, if their need-based guideline don't get bumped at the same rate, then we theoretically should receive extra grants to cover the increase anyway. I remain hopeful about the grant situation.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby fish52 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:16 pm

r6_philly wrote:Actually I think it's very impressive even without considering the other factors. Certainly looks like it's outperforming most peers even though NYC is not the primary market.

This is what I was thinking. And really, it's not as though there is an enormous difference in % between Berkeley and most of the schools ahead of it on that list. Factor in the % of graduates who go to boutique firms, the above-average number that go into PI and clerkships, and I think that these numbers speak pretty well of Boalt. I've never understood the obsession with this list

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby DreamShake » Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:55 pm

Anybody check out the optional reading yet? At first I saw the link and I was like :D ...but then I clicked on it and I was like :cry:.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby r6_philly » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:02 pm

DreamShake wrote:Anybody check out the optional reading yet? At first I saw the link and I was like :D ...but then I clicked on it and I was like :cry:.


I didn't finish reading the optional reading list :oops:

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby ahduth » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:37 pm

Okay, I'm chronically late on all this aid application business. I need to write an essay for this?

http://www.law.berkeley.edu/php-program ... terest.php

I'm so confused, I probably should've read through these admitted students sites like... when I was admitted.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby fish52 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:20 pm

Ahh- I forgot to do the supplemental application for need based aid, which was due yesterday. I hope it isn't too much of an issue if I turn it in today.... :oops:

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby champsound » Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:25 pm

ahduth wrote:Okay, I'm chronically late on all this aid application business. I need to write an essay for this?

http://www.law.berkeley.edu/php-program ... terest.php

I'm so confused, I probably should've read through these admitted students sites like... when I was admitted.

Gosh, I didn't even see that page until you linked it just now. I need to look at these websites more carefully...

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby aesis » Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:49 pm

fish52 wrote:Ahh- I forgot to do the supplemental application for need based aid, which was due yesterday. I hope it isn't too much of an issue if I turn it in today.... :oops:


GAH, same!

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby DreamShake » Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:23 pm

aesis wrote:
fish52 wrote:Ahh- I forgot to do the supplemental application for need based aid, which was due yesterday. I hope it isn't too much of an issue if I turn it in today.... :oops:


GAH, same!


I think it should be okay; I read somewhere on the financial aid website that they don't even receive your FAFSA stuff till mid/late March.

ahduth wrote:Okay, I'm chronically late on all this aid application business. I need to write an essay for this?

http://www.law.berkeley.edu/php-program ... terest.php

I'm so confused, I probably should've read through these admitted students sites like... when I was admitted.


Can any current Boalties comment on this?? Will writing an essay legitimately put you into contention, or is it just to whittle down the pool of numbers-qualified people? I'm not going to get any money based on my numbers, but if they'll give some for the essays, I'll sure as hell write one...

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby Excellence = a Habit » Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:44 pm

Yikes, I hadn't seen the deadline for the scholarship essay either. Then again, I got admitted through CR1 and only got my Cal ID four days ago, and I think it would be a little silly to expect us to have written the essay so quickly. Plus there are still more admits pending right? I sure hope it's not a firm deadline...

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:27 pm

BERKELEY JUST OFFERED ME $100000. oh my, looks like Cali here I come!

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby aesis » Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:38 pm

unc0mm0n1 wrote:BERKELEY JUST OFFERED ME $100000. oh my, looks like Cali here I come!


Congrats! How'd you find out? Will you be entertaining your JR1 then? (saw it on the Harvard thread)

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:41 pm

aesis wrote:
unc0mm0n1 wrote:BERKELEY JUST OFFERED ME $100000. oh my, looks like Cali here I come!


Congrats! How'd you find out? Will you be entertaining your JR1 then? (saw it on the Harvard thread)


Harvard is seriously the only school I'm considering right now other than Berkeley. I found out in an email from Mrs. Alvarez. Just found out, also said they have some summer scholarship money available if I want to do PI.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby LAWLAW09 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:44 pm

unc0mm0n1 wrote:BERKELEY JUST OFFERED ME $100000. oh my, looks like Cali here I come!


wow.

Congrats!!

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby pennyloafer17 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:53 pm

tag

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:58 pm

A little more info since I guess not to many people have got scholarship money.


I got it in an email from Mrs. Alvarez, it is 34 the first year 33 the other two years. No grade stip (do T14 do this?) I just have to stay in good academic standing. It also said: Please note that we also make summer funding available to students working in the public interest if you choose to pursue that path. Oh and I have to decide by April 15th and if I accept it I have to withdraw from all other schools. Hope that helps.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby r6_philly » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:58 pm

unc0mm0n1 wrote:A little more info since I guess not to many people have got scholarship money.


I got it in an email from Mrs. Alvarez, it is 34 the first year 33 the other two years. No grade stip (do T14 do this?) I just have to stay in good academic standing. It also said: Please note that we also make summer funding available to students working in the public interest if you choose to pursue that path. Oh and I have to decide by April 15th and if I accept it I have to withdraw from all other schools. Hope that helps.


Wow awesome! Congrats!

Now I sort of wish I did what you did, but somehow I don't think I will get it lol

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby ahduth » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:04 pm

That's slick as hell. Did you write this little supplemental essay on their website? It sounds like I should be doing that...

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:31 pm

ahduth wrote:That's slick as hell. Did you write this little supplemental essay on their website? It sounds like I should be doing that...


Yes I did :lol:

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:33 pm

r6_philly wrote:
unc0mm0n1 wrote:A little more info since I guess not to many people have got scholarship money.


I got it in an email from Mrs. Alvarez, it is 34 the first year 33 the other two years. No grade stip (do T14 do this?) I just have to stay in good academic standing. It also said: Please note that we also make summer funding available to students working in the public interest if you choose to pursue that path. Oh and I have to decide by April 15th and if I accept it I have to withdraw from all other schools. Hope that helps.


Wow awesome! Congrats!

Now I sort of wish I did what you did, but somehow I don't think I will get it lol


You got your own way and who knows you might get more money. I was just scared they'd run out so I figured might as well do it as early as possible.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:38 pm

I'm just dying to hear back about need based aid . . .

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:58 pm

BackToTheOldHouse wrote:I'm just dying to hear back about need based aid . . .


I'm sure you'll get something good. I don't know when they release that though. It seems like they do it very late.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:42 pm

unc0mm0n1 wrote:
BackToTheOldHouse wrote:I'm just dying to hear back about need based aid . . .


I'm sure you'll get something good. I don't know when they release that though. It seems like they do it very late.

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