UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

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hellothisisme
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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby hellothisisme » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:45 pm

What do you all think about the 2.5 GPA stip on the merit scholarship? Is that reasonable?

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby DaftAndDirect » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:55 pm

I think it's reasonable.

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby hellothisisme » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:00 pm

I agree. But most people on TLS are like "omg beware of GPA stips!" so I just wanted to make sure 2.5 is something that can pretty easily be maintained. I would think it would be, but I also am a clueless 0L who doesn't even know what UCLA's median GPA is so what do I know.

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby moneybagsphd » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:02 pm

hellothisisme wrote:I agree. But most people on TLS are like "omg beware of GPA stips!" so I just wanted to make sure 2.5 is something that can pretty easily be maintained. I would think it would be, but I also am a clueless 0L who doesn't even know what UCLA's median GPA is so what do I know.

Curve is listed here: http://www.top-law-schools.com/ucla-law-school.html

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby MeglioTardi » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:44 pm

oliverlovesyou wrote:I just got accepted with scholarship, phone call from Dean. I thought that UCLA was something of a reach school, so I'm typing this only with the most forced stoicism I can muster. !!!!!!

Congrats!

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby theduffman » Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:53 pm

What is everyone's average complete date -> acceptance timeframe? I submitted my apps in November, but I asked for the final decision to be delayed until my fall grades and letter of programmatic contribution were in... so they just put it in the queue about a week ago..

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby LadyDM » Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:30 am

I was complete 1/6 and am waiting for my acceptance/rejection. Got accepted into a couple other places, but seriously, I can't decide of this thread is making me feel better or worse about my chances. I wish they'd just accept or reject me NOW so I can move on with my life... T_T

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby cylon_clone » Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:27 pm

I have a question:

UCLA awarded me a need-based grant award (based on the NeedAccess application according to the email), but they have yet to mention anything about a scholarship. Does this mean that I was only considered for this grant and should not expect any additional scholarship money? I was accepted about a week ago and just finalized my FAFSA a few days ago.

My numbers are split - one at the 25th, the other at the 75th. I received a better financial aid package from a school ranked
within a few spots of UCLA, so I will be telling them about that...

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby Green Glass Windows » Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:48 pm

LadyDM wrote:I was complete 1/6 and am waiting for my acceptance/rejection. Got accepted into a couple other places, but seriously, I can't decide of this thread is making me feel better or worse about my chances. I wish they'd just accept or reject me NOW so I can move on with my life... T_T

Been waiting since 11/17.

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby der_saeufer » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:15 pm

In by phone call from Dean Schwartz on Friday! w00t!

He mentioned something to the effect of "we'll have scholarship information by the end of next week; let me know if you haven't heard anything." Anyone else in this boat? Not sure if I'd go at sticker, but super-excited to get in. UCLA's the only realistic chance I've got at not leaving the West Coast at this point, so I'm stoked!

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby DaftAndDirect » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:21 pm

der_saeufer wrote:In by phone call from Dean Schwartz on Friday! w00t!

He mentioned something to the effect of "we'll have scholarship information by the end of next week; let me know if you haven't heard anything." Anyone else in this boat? Not sure if I'd go at sticker, but super-excited to get in. UCLA's the only realistic chance I've got at not leaving the West Coast at this point, so I'm stoked!


Congrats! I found out about scholly money when I got my official acceptance letter. They may still be mulling over how much they want to offer.

Side note - does anyone have info on UCLA geographical placement statistics? Seems to be the only important chart not on UCLA's website.

Gracias

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby Errzii » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:36 pm

DaftAndDirect wrote:
Side note - does anyone have info on UCLA geographical placement statistics? Seems to be the only important chart not on UCLA's website.

Gracias


I was interested in this also but AFAIK UCLA hasn't actually put out stats for geographical placement. However, USC has put out their own data (http://weblaw.usc.edu/careers/statistic ... page_2.jpg) and I think it's okay to use them as a reference given that the two schools are basically peer schools and attract similar pool of students (although UCLA has a larger class and supposedly has a slight edge placing outside of California). In either case, both are mostly regional powerhouses and I would say probably at least 3/4 of the class, likely more, stay in California, particularly SoCal. If you're looking for big law employment elsewhere it's very likely you'll need either top <20% grades or ties to a specific region or some combination of both.

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby DaftAndDirect » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:46 pm

Errzii wrote:
DaftAndDirect wrote:
Side note - does anyone have info on UCLA geographical placement statistics? Seems to be the only important chart not on UCLA's website.

Gracias


I was interested in this also but AFAIK UCLA hasn't actually put out stats for geographical placement. However, USC has put out their own data (http://weblaw.usc.edu/careers/statistic ... page_2.jpg) and I think it's okay to use them as a reference given that the two schools are basically peer schools and attract similar pool of students (although UCLA has a larger class and supposedly has a slight edge placing outside of California). In either case, both are mostly regional powerhouses and I would say probably at least 3/4 of the class, likely more, stay in California, particularly SoCal. If you're looking for big law employment elsewhere it's very likely you'll need either top <20% grades or ties to a specific region or some combination of both.


Thanks for that - I think it's reasonable to benchmark against USC for the most part.

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby paulshortys10 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:16 am

Has anyone not yet admitted ever scheduled a visit or at least asked to speak to Dean Schwartz?

I was waitlisted about a month ago and already sent in 1 LOCI. When the time is right to turn in my 2nd LOCI, I was planning on taking a tour of UCLA and asking to see if I could personally hand him my LOCI and introduce myself. I'm not trying to do any ass kissing, just a simple gesture to show how badly I want UCLA. Also, my admitted buddy would be there with me, to thank him for the acceptance. Is this a good idea? Can it actually be arranged?

Also....is it ok to talk on the LOCI about the other offers I've received since I was waitlisted? I wouldn't name any specific names on it. Something along the lines of , "I've been admitted to a t-14 and given a substantial scholarship at a competitive regional school, but I would gladly withdraw both if accepted to UCLA."



I live in LA and would like to practice in LA..... i'm not 100% though
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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby Geneva » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:34 am

paulshortys10 wrote:Also....is it ok to talk on the LOCI about the other offers I've received since I was waitlisted? I wouldn't name any specific names on it. Something along the lines of , "I've been admitted to a t-14 and given a substantial scholarship at a competitive regional school, but I would gladly withdraw both if accepted to UCLA."


Why would you withdraw the T14?

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby Green Glass Windows » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:36 am

Has anybody else complete in november still not heard back yet?

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby Liquox » Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:30 pm

Geneva wrote:
paulshortys10 wrote:Also....is it ok to talk on the LOCI about the other offers I've received since I was waitlisted? I wouldn't name any specific names on it. Something along the lines of , "I've been admitted to a t-14 and given a substantial scholarship at a competitive regional school, but I would gladly withdraw both if accepted to UCLA."


Why would you withdraw the T14?


some of us don't want to freeze to death

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby hookem12 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:29 pm

Green Glass Windows wrote:Has anybody else complete in november still not heard back yet?



Yup.

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby splitbrain » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:02 pm

hookem12 wrote:
Green Glass Windows wrote:Has anybody else complete in november still not heard back yet?



Yup.


That's crazy! Sorry to hear it is taking so long.

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby RoseMVP » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:42 pm

Waitlisted (expected). UCLA is undoubtedly my top choice (sigh).

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby Green Glass Windows » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:01 pm

splitbrain wrote:
hookem12 wrote:
Green Glass Windows wrote:Has anybody else complete in november still not heard back yet?



Yup.


That's crazy! Sorry to hear it is taking so long.

The sentiment is appreciated. I think they're paper macheing balloons for their moms with our applications. Just one theory.

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby scram202 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:22 am

LadyDM wrote:I was complete 1/6 and am waiting for my acceptance/rejection. Got accepted into a couple other places, but seriously, I can't decide of this thread is making me feel better or worse about my chances. I wish they'd just accept or reject me NOW so I can move on with my life... T_T

+1 but 1/5

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby illy22 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:42 pm

Complete 12/23, just got waitlisted via e-mail on Monday, 2/20.

Starting to get really sick of the whole WL process :(

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby Liquox » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:03 pm

still waiting as well, and to make things worse, i'm in the classroom right above the law admin office. really tempted to go down there and check.

c'mon dean schwartz...

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby Geneva » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:12 pm

Liquox wrote:still waiting as well, and to make things worse, i'm in the classroom right above the law admin office. really tempted to go down there and check.



+1
Goood luck everyone!




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