Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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Luap
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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Luap » Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:54 pm

Do they just ask if you're interested during the calls or do they actually ask about your resume/personal statement etc?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby umar20036 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:08 pm

Also 3 reserve. Do we know anyone who has been accepted from the 2nd reserve list or did all prior reserve acceptances happen before 2 reserve invitation?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby JamMasterJ » Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:11 pm

rabbitrabbit wrote:Nothing remotely comparable. Turned down lots of $ at Brooklyn and some $ at Fordham and was settling into the idea of just not going to law school at all.... and then... have this offer and one from another T10, but not sure about money at the other school yet.

I know it's a crap thing to talk about when everyone is waiting to hear, but honestly I don't know if I can say yes! If it weren't for the money I'd be thrilled. If it was $100k in debt I wouldn't hesitate. But over $200k? It just seems totally insane.

Columbia is objectively worth sticker, and unless you get about a half ride at a lower T10, or in at another T6, it's basically better than any other option.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby jd20122015 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:41 pm

just got in!!!!!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby JamMasterJ » Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:58 pm

jd20122015 wrote:just got in!!!!!

numbers? How were you notified? Were you placed in the third reserve group?

CONGRATS!!!!!!!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby jd20122015 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:12 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
jd20122015 wrote:just got in!!!!!

numbers? How were you notified? Were you placed in the third reserve group?

CONGRATS!!!!!!!


i got an email for an interview on the day of the 3rd reserve emails..just got the call! below both medians..pretty shocked.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby YesNoMaybe » Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:44 pm

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Fingers crossed that you're not an out of state URM female because then my chances really are zero.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby quaker10 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:35 pm

Luap wrote:Do they just ask if you're interested during the calls or do they actually ask about your resume/personal statement etc?


Both! I would definitely be familiar with your resume and transcript.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby KevinP » Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:57 pm

jd20122015 wrote:just got in!!!!!

Congratulations! Welcome to the CLS C/O 2015.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby jd20122015 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:16 pm

KevinP wrote:
jd20122015 wrote:just got in!!!!!

Congratulations! Welcome to the CLS C/O 2015.


i have a few days to decide...waiting on grant information..probably nothing. right now paying sticker at nyu so i'm unsure of what to do!!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby nutella123 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:34 pm

Congratulations! May I ask about your stats and LOCI? :D

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Doorkeeper » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:42 pm

jd20122015 wrote:
KevinP wrote:
jd20122015 wrote:just got in!!!!!

Congratulations! Welcome to the CLS C/O 2015.


i have a few days to decide...waiting on grant information..probably nothing. right now paying sticker at nyu so i'm unsure of what to do!!

If you're biglaw, Columbia is TCR. If you're not, it's a bit more murky.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby KevinP » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:00 am

jd20122015 wrote:
KevinP wrote:
jd20122015 wrote:just got in!!!!!

Congratulations! Welcome to the CLS C/O 2015.


i have a few days to decide...waiting on grant information..probably nothing. right now paying sticker at nyu so i'm unsure of what to do!!


Oh, my bad. Hopefully you'll soon realize that CLS is awesome and NYU is not. Just sayin'

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:48 am

KevinP wrote:
jd20122015 wrote:
KevinP wrote:
jd20122015 wrote:just got in!!!!!

Congratulations! Welcome to the CLS C/O 2015.


i have a few days to decide...waiting on grant information..probably nothing. right now paying sticker at nyu so i'm unsure of what to do!!


Oh, my bad. Hopefully you'll soon realize that CLS is awesome and NYU is not. Just sayin'

:evil:

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby blue_c » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:52 am

JamMasterJ wrote: :evil:

You expect us not to rep in the Columbia Applicants thread? Go Lions (I think)!

BTW, saw a couple pictures on facebook. Congrats on the wedding! Are you tlsing on your honeymoon?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:07 am

blue_c wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote: :evil:

You expect us not to rep in the Columbia Applicants thread? Go Lions (I think)!

BTW, saw a couple pictures on facebook. Congrats on the wedding! Are you tlsing on your honeymoon?

a little, I think

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby YesNoMaybe » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:39 am

jd20122015, when you accept their offer can you put in a good word for YesNoMaybe? Tell 'em I'm a smart girl.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby jd20122015 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:28 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:
jd20122015 wrote:
KevinP wrote:
jd20122015 wrote:just got in!!!!!

Congratulations! Welcome to the CLS C/O 2015.


i have a few days to decide...waiting on grant information..probably nothing. right now paying sticker at nyu so i'm unsure of what to do!!

If you're biglaw, Columbia is TCR. If you're not, it's a bit more murky.


i'm at sticker so i think i'll have to do something that makes a lot of money for a while to pay off those loans. i filed a financial aid appeal with nyu, but i had $ offers from other schools in the t-10 and nyu wouldn't bite. they're both such good schools. nyu is in a better location, though. still waiting on grant information from columbia, but if i'm at sticker at both, which is the better investment? i guess these are good problems to have, haha

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby roserdozer » Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:00 pm

Phone interview this past Friday, just accepted by phone. In a very similar situation as above. For those of you following along at home: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/roserdozer

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby KevinP » Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:09 pm

JamMasterJ wrote: :evil:

Nothing personal, bro. Just trying to sell my future alma mater ;).

roserdozer wrote:Phone interview this past Friday, just accepted by phone. In a very similar situation as above. For those of you following along at home: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/roserdozer

Gratz man! I remember you from the ED thread. Do you think you'll end up attending?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:34 am

always nice to see EDers get in this late in the game.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby rabbitrabbit » Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:23 am

"i'm at sticker so i think i'll have to do something that makes a lot of money for a while to pay off those loans. i filed a financial aid appeal with nyu, but i had $ offers from other schools in the t-10 and nyu wouldn't bite. they're both such good schools. nyu is in a better location, though. still waiting on grant information from columbia, but if i'm at sticker at both, which is the better investment? i guess these are good problems to have, haha"

I know what you mean, but I think it's a terrible problem to have! Great schools, but they're being exploitative to offer admission with no consideration of financial need. They just want to fill their class and their coffers with full-price students... and at over $300k (for tuition, COL and interest on the loans) you'll have to work 3-4+ years at big law, if you can get it, to pay the money off. Only being so critical because I'm in the same position viz. Columbia.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby jd20122015 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:33 am

offered a dean's scholarship at nyu. very unsure of what to do. have until tomorrow to decide!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby smaug_ » Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:19 pm

jd20122015 wrote:offered a dean's scholarship at nyu. very unsure of what to do. have until tomorrow to decide!


Have you received your aid package from Columbia? If not see if they'll wait at all until you've received aid info. Or, try to push Columbia to give you that info ASAP. All other things equal, I'd say Columbia (I'm obviously biased) but I think there is something to be said about following the money.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Greenandgold » Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:16 pm

hibiki wrote:
jd20122015 wrote:offered a dean's scholarship at nyu. very unsure of what to do. have until tomorrow to decide!


Have you received your aid package from Columbia? If not see if they'll wait at all until you've received aid info. Or, try to push Columbia to give you that info ASAP. All other things equal, I'd say Columbia (I'm obviously biased) but I think there is something to be said about following the money.


Yea, it really depends on how much that scholarship is for at NYU. That's a really quick turnaround though. Do everything that you can to either get NYU to extend it or to get Columbia to send you their offer.




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