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Re: NU Apps '11-'12 - Good Luck Hold Candidates!!!! <3

Postby Flips88 » Fri May 25, 2012 12:26 am

JamMasterJ wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:River North?

All my hotpads favorites are in River North, Gold Coast, and the southern end of Lincoln Park (as well as one a couple blocks south of campus). Am I doing it right?

Yeah, those are fine I think. Depends how far north or west. There are buses that run along Chicago and Michigan that you can take. I'd just run it through google maps to look for the commute route. Also you could probably bike when it's nice enough.

they all are within 15 minutes via CTA. Are these all nice areas? I mean, I know Gold Coast is pretty, but I'm unfamiliar with the rest

Not really familiar with them either. Lincoln Park is generally nice as far as I've experienced.

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Postby thelawyler » Fri May 25, 2012 2:32 am

In via email today as well. There was a follow up email regarding fin aid, and if their package doesn't have a scholarship, I'll probably withdraw. Any idea when WL candidates get those? The email made it sound like it was impossible to get money off the WL.

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Postby Blumpbeef » Fri May 25, 2012 5:41 am

You're going to settle for Princettton then?

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Postby Dislaw » Fri May 25, 2012 8:41 am

So, from the latest batch, how many of you are actually attending?

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Postby Blumpbeef » Fri May 25, 2012 11:01 am

Dislaw wrote:So, from the latest batch, how many of you are actually attending?


I'm 60/40 in favor rn.

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Postby givemea170 » Fri May 25, 2012 11:39 am

Dislaw wrote:So, from the latest batch, how many of you are actually attending?


I am.

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Postby crumpetsandtea » Fri May 25, 2012 11:39 am

Blumpbeef wrote:
Dislaw wrote:So, from the latest batch, how many of you are actually attending?


I'm 60/40 in favor rn.

Dude...srsly?

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Postby givemea170 » Fri May 25, 2012 11:41 am

I still can't believe I got in. No Why Northwestern and no interview. Had no hope.

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Postby splitsplat » Fri May 25, 2012 12:35 pm

Dislaw wrote:So, from the latest batch, how many of you are actually attending?


50/50

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Postby franklyscarlet » Fri May 25, 2012 12:37 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:
Dislaw wrote:So, from the latest batch, how many of you are actually attending?


I'm 60/40 in favor rn.

Dude...srsly?

and you thought I was biased, blump :wink:

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Postby givemea170 » Fri May 25, 2012 12:54 pm

So now that I sent my $750, is there anything else I need to do? I assume I get my log in information and all that after they receive the deposit?

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Postby thelawyler » Fri May 25, 2012 1:19 pm

Blumpbeef wrote:You're going to settle for Princettton then?

Pretty much lol

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Postby Blumpbeef » Fri May 25, 2012 1:34 pm

thelawyler wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:You're going to settle for Princettton then?

Pretty much lol


No, seriously, where are you going?

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Postby Blumpbeef » Fri May 25, 2012 1:35 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:
Dislaw wrote:So, from the latest batch, how many of you are actually attending?


I'm 60/40 in favor rn.

Dude...srsly?


OK, let me rephrase that

More like 30/20, and 50% undecided.

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Postby JamMasterJ » Fri May 25, 2012 2:22 pm

Blumpbeef wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:
Dislaw wrote:So, from the latest batch, how many of you are actually attending?


I'm 60/40 in favor rn.

Dude...srsly?


OK, let me rephrase that

More like 30/20, and 50% undecided.

well, let's get that to 80/20

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Postby ConfidenceMan2 » Fri May 25, 2012 5:11 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:well, let's get that to 80/20


I notice that you sneakily did not answer the question yourself, Jam.

Can I get a 99/1?

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Postby Icculus » Fri May 25, 2012 5:29 pm

Flips88 wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:River North?

All my hotpads favorites are in River North, Gold Coast, and the southern end of Lincoln Park (as well as one a couple blocks south of campus). Am I doing it right?

Yeah, those are fine I think. Depends how far north or west. There are buses that run along Chicago and Michigan that you can take. I'd just run it through google maps to look for the commute route. Also you could probably bike when it's nice enough.

they all are within 15 minutes via CTA. Are these all nice areas? I mean, I know Gold Coast is pretty, but I'm unfamiliar with the rest

Not really familiar with them either. Lincoln Park is generally nice as far as I've experienced.


I live in Albany Park, which is damn far away, takes me 45 minutes to get to school but it was cheap. The Gold Coast is pretty much walkable. Lincoln Park is my favorite and I plan on moving there for next semester. In nice weather it's a 20 minute bike ride to school, there is the Red and Brown line which both run by the school, and the 151 bus that takes about15-20 minutes to get to school. In my humble opinion DO NOT LIVE IN STREETERVILLE. It is pretty boring and exceptionally over priced, all it really offers is closeness to school, but I personally like the fact that I leave the area every day, it helps create a good separation to recharge.

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Postby crumpetsandtea » Fri May 25, 2012 5:42 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:
Dislaw wrote:So, from the latest batch, how many of you are actually attending?


I'm 60/40 in favor rn.

Dude...srsly?

and you thought I was biased, blump :wink:

Actually, I've been telling him not to come: he should reapply early with a tight app and some WE and get more acceptances and scholly money to barter with. I think he's settling by a lot and that he has a lot to benefit by turning down NU and trying again next cycle.

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Postby franklyscarlet » Fri May 25, 2012 5:43 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:Actually, I've been telling him not to come: he should reapply early with a tight app and some WE and get more acceptances and scholly money to barter with. I think he's settling by a lot and that he has a lot to benefit by turning down NU and trying again next cycle.


yeah, I was informed of this after :oops: It's a pretty valid point. You don't think he'll get Jam'd?

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Postby bamasplitter » Fri May 25, 2012 5:55 pm

Dislaw wrote:So, from the latest batch, how many of you are actually attending?


I'm maybe 50/50. The spirit is willing but the flesh is spongy and bruised. Any words from those of you that are definitely going at sticker or close to it? I know I should have expected sticker, but it seemed a lot different as a hypothetical instead of staring down the $250k barrel.

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Postby crumpetsandtea » Fri May 25, 2012 6:02 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:Actually, I've been telling him not to come: he should reapply early with a tight app and some WE and get more acceptances and scholly money to barter with. I think he's settling by a lot and that he has a lot to benefit by turning down NU and trying again next cycle.


yeah, I was informed of this after :oops: It's a pretty valid point. You don't think he'll get Jam'd?

There's a reason its called "getting jam'd": jam's cycle was quite irregular, hardly something to be generalized. I highly doubt it would happen with beef next year.

Even if it did, NU will take him again next year w/an early app if they took him this year with a late one. Esp if he tells them he reapplied to "get real world/ work exp". They will eat that up.

Not to mention, worst case scenario is he ends up NU @ sticker next year, only this time with a year of WE so that he doesn't get OCI pwned as one of the only NU-ers who are neither KJD nor WE candidates. The 1 year gap in his resume will be less obvious if he has a job for 2012-13.

and finally, reapplying offers the opportunity for other, better offers: uva, gulc, upen w/ed, mich, cornell, and of course the possibility of scholarships. Essentially he has nothing to lose and a lot to gain by taking a year off. Very similar to people who need to retake and reapply, except for him its finding a job instead of retaking.

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Postby givemea170 » Fri May 25, 2012 6:43 pm

bamasplitter wrote:
Dislaw wrote:So, from the latest batch, how many of you are actually attending?


I'm maybe 50/50. The spirit is willing but the flesh is spongy and bruised. Any words from those of you that are definitely going at sticker or close to it? I know I should have expected sticker, but it seemed a lot different as a hypothetical instead of staring down the $250k barrel.


I wish I could help you. I'm going at sticker, but I might as well be going at a full scholarship b/c my parents are great.

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Postby Dislaw » Fri May 25, 2012 7:09 pm

givemea170 wrote:
bamasplitter wrote:
Dislaw wrote:So, from the latest batch, how many of you are actually attending?


I'm maybe 50/50. The spirit is willing but the flesh is spongy and bruised. Any words from those of you that are definitely going at sticker or close to it? I know I should have expected sticker, but it seemed a lot different as a hypothetical instead of staring down the $250k barrel.


I wish I could help you. I'm going at sticker, but I might as well be going at a full scholarship b/c my parents are great.


My parents are great, too...they just can't fund my legal education. :wink:

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Postby givemea170 » Fri May 25, 2012 7:12 pm

Dislaw wrote:
givemea170 wrote:
bamasplitter wrote:
Dislaw wrote:So, from the latest batch, how many of you are actually attending?


I'm maybe 50/50. The spirit is willing but the flesh is spongy and bruised. Any words from those of you that are definitely going at sticker or close to it? I know I should have expected sticker, but it seemed a lot different as a hypothetical instead of staring down the $250k barrel.


I wish I could help you. I'm going at sticker, but I might as well be going at a full scholarship b/c my parents are great.


My parents are great, too...they just can't fund my legal education. :wink:


:lol: Came off bad. I'm incredibly lucky, I'll put it that way instead.

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Postby franklyscarlet » Fri May 25, 2012 7:16 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:
franklyscarlet wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:Actually, I've been telling him not to come: he should reapply early with a tight app and some WE and get more acceptances and scholly money to barter with. I think he's settling by a lot and that he has a lot to benefit by turning down NU and trying again next cycle.


yeah, I was informed of this after :oops: It's a pretty valid point. You don't think he'll get Jam'd?

There's a reason its called "getting jam'd": jam's cycle was quite irregular, hardly something to be generalized. I highly doubt it would happen with beef next year.

Even if it did, NU will take him again next year w/an early app if they took him this year with a late one. Esp if he tells them he reapplied to "get real world/ work exp". They will eat that up.

Not to mention, worst case scenario is he ends up NU @ sticker next year, only this time with a year of WE so that he doesn't get OCI pwned as one of the only NU-ers who are neither KJD nor WE candidates. The 1 year gap in his resume will be less obvious if he has a job for 2012-13.

and finally, reapplying offers the opportunity for other, better offers: uva, gulc, upen w/ed, mich, cornell, and of course the possibility of scholarships. Essentially he has nothing to lose and a lot to gain by taking a year off. Very similar to people who need to retake and reapply, except for him its finding a job instead of retaking.


You're like law school app yoda, crumps. This makes a ton of sense.




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