In @ UCLA (for class of 2014)

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Re: In @ UCLA (for class of 2014)

Postby jman77 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:57 pm

if you're pretty sure you won't attend, then yes.[/quote]
I'm not sure I won't attend. I'm just not sure I would even if they gave me exactly what I asked for. I kinda just want to have it as an actual option instead of a hypothetical one when I make my decision.[/quote]

you could tell them where you're in and what other schools have offered and see if they're willing to offer anything. But if you're going to ask for a specific amount, it would be rude to not take it.

looking at your profile, it would take quite a bit to put UCLA above Columbia lol[/quote]
True. But I am very debt averse and I intend to practice in SoCal anyway. So it would probably make sense for me to attend UCla if the price is right. That's what prompted me to ask my original question. Thanks for the advice (edited for stupid iPhone autospell error) it does make sense to do it that way.

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Re: In @ UCLA (for class of 2014)

Postby ahduth » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:39 pm

Redsgomarchingon wrote:nope :-( I'm hoping I get in to USC with some money, which hopefully I can leverage. It sucks though, I would love to stay in CA, but since tuition is going to 45K and then 50K (and rumors of 55K), UCLA in-state could cost 10K more than Georgetown, and with a higher cost of living.


Oh. I had been going off their website where it said 40k. Actually I'm not aware of how hard it is to "go" in-state after your first year, I should look into that. But coming from out-of-state, I was bumping my package against a 50k-40k-40k tuition cost. Sounds like that's overly optimistic.

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Re: In @ UCLA (for class of 2014)

Postby mikeydan5 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:21 pm

I am also posting this to the original UCLA thread:

I was admitted to UCLA in early January, and I didn't receive a scholarship. I got admitted to Texas recently and received an in-state tuition waver and $9500/yr. Since they are tied in the rankings, I wrote Dean Schwartz to see if UCLA could offer me a scholarship. Has anyone had any luck negotiating for scholarships so far?

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Re: In @ UCLA (for class of 2014)

Postby supersar » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:26 pm

Hi! Just checking in and posting my stats

I was accepted early January (via e-mail, not phone call, which sorta made me sad :()
169/3.85 and they offered me $90,000

I'm going to visit this weekend and if all goes well I'm pretty sure I'm going sooo if anyone's looking for a roomie... lol

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Re: In @ UCLA (for class of 2014)

Postby hipstermafia » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:29 pm

I'm in with 3.4/170, but without $ ucla is going to be a hard sell :(

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Re: In @ UCLA (for class of 2014)

Postby Arbiter213 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:08 pm

I'm waiting for my grant package before I negotiate with them- but if I'm not offered anything I'm going to be pissed since I already bought my plain tickets. UCLA at sticker is the same as no UCLA for me....

It's frustrating because 1 point more on the LSAT and I'd have gotten something like 90k ...

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Re: In @ UCLA (for class of 2014)

Postby JTMan » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:30 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:I'm waiting for my grant package before I negotiate with them- but if I'm not offered anything I'm going to be pissed since I already bought my plain tickets. UCLA at sticker is the same as no UCLA for me....

It's frustrating because 1 point more on the LSAT and I'd have gotten something like 90k ...



Is there any info on who receives grant packages or when??? I can't find any real info on their website.

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Re: In @ UCLA (for class of 2014)

Postby weee » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:42 pm

JJDancer wrote:Not IN (yet *crosses fingers*) :oops:
But wanted to ask when they release tuition rates for next year (officially)

I think its 45K instate
50 OOS? or 55?

Thanks!


Well, since I am probably partly responsible for stirring up all the fuss about UCLA tuition, I'll just weigh in a bit more to balance it out.

News has come in that it will be 44k instate/54k OOS next year

Keep in mind everyone that these figures include academic fees and health insurance, which are listed separately at other schools.

Also, keep in mind that pretty much every other school is going up every year at a very steady rate. Just compare a place like UMich (again this figure doesn't include health insurance or registration fees)

http://www.law.umich.edu/historyandtrad ... istory.pdf

so, UCLA is going up something like 3.5k compared to what seems to be a trend of 2.5k increase for UMich, just as an example. Other schools are going up too, and they will probably continue to do so.

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Re: In @ UCLA (for class of 2014)

Postby Redsgomarchingon » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:47 pm

weee wrote:
JJDancer wrote:Not IN (yet *crosses fingers*) :oops:
But wanted to ask when they release tuition rates for next year (officially)

I think its 45K instate
50 OOS? or 55?

Thanks!


Well, since I am probably partly responsible for stirring up all the fuss about UCLA tuition, I'll just weigh in a bit more to balance it out.

News has come in that it will be 44k instate/54k OOS next year

Keep in mind everyone that these figures include academic fees and health insurance, which are listed separately at other schools.

Also, keep in mind that pretty much every other school is going up every year at a very steady rate. Just compare a place like UMich (again this figure doesn't include health insurance or registration fees)

http://www.law.umich.edu/historyandtrad ... istory.pdf

so, UCLA is going up something like 3.5k compared to what seems to be a trend of 2.5k increase for UMich, just as an example. Other schools are going up too, and they will probably continue to do so.


very very helpful. thanks

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Redsgomarchingon
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Re: In @ UCLA (for class of 2014)

Postby Redsgomarchingon » Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:01 pm

found this surfing the net: http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... hbxlogin=1

not sure what year this is based off, but might be helpful for those considering biglaw

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Re: In @ UCLA (for class of 2014)

Postby Caliguy44 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:22 pm

So excited to have gotten into UCLA. Who is leaning towards attending? What kind of $$$ have they put out there so far?

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Re: In @ UCLA (for class of 2014)

Postby speedyj88 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:28 pm

Caliguy44 wrote:So excited to have gotten into UCLA. Who is leaning towards attending? What kind of $$$ have they put out there so far?

With every new WL/Hold decision I get, it seems more and more likely I'll be attending UCLA. Additionally, the fact that I have the option to live at home while attending (and thus saving on additional debt incurred for rent) is appealing. If UCLA would throw me a couple $$'s, I think I'd be pretty set on going.

That said, does anyone here have any experience with asking/negotiating for scholarship money from UCLA? Unfortunately, I don't really have any strong offers to leverage. The only thing I do have is a scholarship from Loyola LA, which I don't think UCLA would even consider.

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Re: In @ UCLA (for class of 2014)

Postby Bildungsroman » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:47 am

Guess I belong here now.

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Re: In @ UCLA (for class of 2014)

Postby santoinettea » Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:36 pm

I'll be at the April 10th ASD!

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Re: In @ UCLA (for class of 2014)

Postby sanguar » Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:55 pm

Congrats to the new admits! Glad to see they've finally gotten a few more decisions out the door!

Anybody planning on going to the March ASD (other than me)?

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Re: In @ UCLA (for class of 2014)

Postby Redsgomarchingon » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:46 pm

sanguar wrote:Congrats to the new admits! Glad to see they've finally gotten a few more decisions out the door!

Anybody planning on going to the March ASD (other than me)?


yup. see you on the 14th

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Re: In @ UCLA (for class of 2014)

Postby Bildungsroman » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:47 pm

May try to make it out for April ASD.

Curry

Re: In @ UCLA (for class of 2014)

Postby Curry » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:51 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:May try to make it I am coming out for April ASD.

FTFY

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Re: In @ UCLA (for class of 2014)

Postby Bildungsroman » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:47 pm

Just sent an email to Dean Schwartz asking if I could apply for a travel stipend to visit for the March 14th ASD. UCLA's generous scholarship offer is making it a more attractive choice by the day, and a visit might put it over the top for meeeeee

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Re: In @ UCLA (for class of 2014)

Postby shnoop » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:31 pm

Is UCLA known to negotiate for $$$$$

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Re: In @ UCLA (for class of 2014)

Postby jrose5 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:30 pm

Hey, did any of you get an email about a UCLA law student calling to entertain any questions about the school? I got one yesterday. I was admitted 1/24.

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Re: In @ UCLA (for class of 2014)

Postby santoinettea » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:01 pm

jrose5 wrote:Hey, did any of you get an email about a UCLA law student calling to entertain any questions about the school? I got one yesterday. I was admitted 1/24.


No, no e-mail here. Sounds interesting though. Did they share any information?

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Re: In @ UCLA (for class of 2014)

Postby jrose5 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:34 pm

santoinettea wrote:
jrose5 wrote:Hey, did any of you get an email about a UCLA law student calling to entertain any questions about the school? I got one yesterday. I was admitted 1/24.


No, no e-mail here. Sounds interesting though. Did they share any information?


Nope, it was exactly what they said it would be. I asked questions, they responded (she was super friendly+helpful, too). All in all, it's working: I am really being swayed towards UCLA! Phone call was ~15 mins.

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Re: In @ UCLA (for class of 2014)

Postby speedyj88 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:25 am

jrose5 wrote:Hey, did any of you get an email about a UCLA law student calling to entertain any questions about the school? I got one yesterday. I was admitted 1/24.

No, but I did get a detailed email from a current student regarding UCLA and why she chose to attend. She had a similar background to me and told me to email or call her if I had any questions. I haven't contacted her yet, but I likely will soon. I really liked the outreach and it really made UCLA that much more attractive to me. Now, if they would just give me some scholarship money, it would be a done deal.

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Re: In @ UCLA (for class of 2014)

Postby mikeydan5 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:50 am

Good luck to all those negotiating for scholarship offers. UCLA was the first school that I was admitted to, and I did not receive a scholarship offer. Later in the cycle, I recieved substantial scholarship offers from ASU and Texas. I let UCLA know about my offers, and they came back with an offer of $52,500. I doubt that the ASU offer swayed them, but I think the Texas offer gave me some leverage. Dean Schwartz was extremely helpful, and the entire process took about a week.

Also, I recieved need-based aid within a week of completing my FAFSA and Need Access. I hope this info helps, and good luck to everyone!




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