Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

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gravityrides0
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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby gravityrides0 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:45 pm

freaknroll wrote:
gravityrides0 wrote:
freaknroll wrote:Does anybody know when the school is planning to release the employment data for c/o 2011?


+1

I put down a deposit for BU (even though I am hoping to get off of one of my WLs), but employment data will likely determine whether I actually go to BU next fall or reapply if I don't get off of a WL... it's hard for me to justify paying sticker for a school that is struggling with employing grads, and the mix of the current employment info they have on their site + the ranking drop makes me worry.

seems like a lot of people from the class of 2010 were employed by BU, didn't report salaries, had deferred starting dates, etc.. and I am SURE that more than 57% of the class of 2010 wanted a private sector law firm job.... I know that the whole market is struggling (or especially was in 2010) and that rankings aren't everything, but I can't see a drop in rankings coinciding with an improvement in employment prospects.. maybe I'm being ignorant and judgmental about BU, but the whole thing sketches me out a bit since it is such an expensive/high stakes decision


At the ASW the Dean did state that the 2011 statistics were going to be worse than the prior year; she didn't state in which ways or really elaborate on that point however.


jeez. :(

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby bingbang1025 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:10 pm

From Southern California and attending BU, with dreams of returning to SoCal. This is going to be interesting. My calculation is that living in Boston with $45k guaranteed>going to Loyola LA with $90k (stipulations), and NO money from UCH, UCD.

Waitlisted at USC though...dk if i can turn that down if it works out. Until then, BU it is! excited.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby Decimal » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:09 pm

bingbang1025 wrote:From Southern California and attending BU, with dreams of returning to SoCal. This is going to be interesting. My calculation is that living in Boston with $45k guaranteed>going to Loyola LA with $90k (stipulations), and NO money from UCH, UCD.

Waitlisted at USC though...dk if i can turn that down if it works out. Until then, BU it is! excited.


Wow, we're like twins. Hail from SoCal as well and I put my deposit down at BU with the same award (also waitlisted at USC). Hastings and Davis offered me much more substantial scholarships than did BU though.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby Tyeger87 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:16 am

just withdrew my application (its still pending)

good luck everyone
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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby greek18 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:41 am

My application is still pending too. BU has become my top choice school so I've been praying for good news!!!

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby uncjtd20 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:10 pm

Does anybody remember what format our credentials came for the admitted students website? I got in quite a while ago and I can't find them anywhere and there's no link to reset your user/password combination.

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ocajavati
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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby ocajavati » Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:03 pm

Received an email telling me to turn in my first deposit before May 4th.

Which I could do, if I have actually received my acceptance/scholarship information. Annoying.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby landla » Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:52 am

uncjtd20 wrote:Does anybody remember what format our credentials came for the admitted students website? I got in quite a while ago and I can't find them anywhere and there's no link to reset your user/password combination.


It's on most of the emails they send out to admitted students.

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ocajavati
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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby ocajavati » Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:03 pm

Got the package in mail today.

No scholarship information. I'm guessing that means no offer. Sent an email to negotiate, but assuming the worst. :roll:

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby StarLightSpectre » Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:25 pm

ocajavati wrote:Got the package in mail today.

No scholarship information. I'm guessing that means no offer. Sent an email to negotiate, but assuming the worst. :roll:


Got my offer about a week after my acceptance letter. So there is hope.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby illy22 » Tue May 01, 2012 4:32 pm

StarLightSpectre wrote:
ocajavati wrote:Got the package in mail today.

No scholarship information. I'm guessing that means no offer. Sent an email to negotiate, but assuming the worst. :roll:


Got my offer about a week after my acceptance letter. So there is hope.



same here, and the offer was better than i anticipated... $20K/year over 3 years, no requirements/stipulations.

likely withdrawing though... already (obvi) deposited at other schools, and gotta say, the waiting/lack of correspondence from BU was a major turn-off. maybe that's ungrateful and inappropriate of me, but shoot, that's what anonymous message boards are for.

good luck!

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby gravityrides0 » Tue May 01, 2012 4:33 pm

withdrew, hope a WLer gets my spot

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ocajavati
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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby ocajavati » Wed May 02, 2012 2:57 am

StarLightSpectre wrote:
Got my offer about a week after my acceptance letter. So there is hope.


Well, problem being that I've only just received the package on April 30, and their proposed deadline for my first deposit is May 4.

Good news being that they've replied to my email and asked me to send in my award letters. Here's hoping.

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ocajavati
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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby ocajavati » Wed May 02, 2012 9:39 pm

Well. Offered 10k a year for three year.

I just can't justify the $150k + debt from BU. Will attempt to communicate my situation again, but I doubt if it will do any good.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby Miss_Sunshine » Wed May 02, 2012 9:51 pm

Accepted off the waitlist with a $22,000/year scholarship. They replied very quickly to me with my aid information when I mentioned the scholarship that a similarly-ranked school was offering me.

I might be withdrawing, as this other school gave me a better offer, and I'm on a multitude of other waitlists.

Best of luck to those still anxiously waiting!

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby greek18 » Fri May 04, 2012 12:56 pm

Is anyone on here who has applied but just hasn't heard anything yet? All the other schools I applied to at the same time have given me decisions by now except BU. My status checker has only updated once.....

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby unlicensedpotato » Fri May 04, 2012 1:11 pm

Withdrew this week good luck to everyone on the wait list!

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby scram202 » Sat May 05, 2012 7:32 pm

unlicensedpotato wrote:Withdrew this week good luck to everyone on the wait list!

+1

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby Feeny » Sun May 06, 2012 9:40 am

Now they finally accept me off the waitlist with 25k a year.

I'll probably be withdrawing. Maybe one of you fine folks will get my spot and them duckets. Good luck.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby rich_4 » Sun May 06, 2012 2:09 pm

in from the WL - got the acceptance call Friday afternoon.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby freaknroll » Mon May 07, 2012 11:09 am

Do any of yal know if BU has an intramural sports program that grad students can participate in? One of my favorite parts of undergrad and hoping I don't have to give up IM glory.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby stillwater » Wed May 09, 2012 5:27 pm

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby Mizz » Wed May 09, 2012 5:44 pm

stillwater wrote:Off the waitlist today via telephone. Other people admitted off the waitlist, how long after until you received email confirmation?



+1

Also, how long did it take to be notified of any scholarship awards?

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby dveilleux » Thu May 10, 2012 8:11 am

For those of you accepted off the waitlist (congrats!), can you share a little bit about the steps you took since being waitlisted? (ie: how often did you send LOCIs, call the office, send additional materials, etc). Thanks so much!

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby landla » Thu May 10, 2012 4:47 pm

If anyone is interested in a wicked nice apartment not far from the school for a very low price (I know it sounds too good to be true, but it isn't!), please message me!




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