TexasWave wrote:I was told like 2-3 weeks ago that I was one of 20 or so finalists for the Chancellor Scholarships, and that half of the candidates would be chosen, based on an interview on that special weekend. Sadly I couldn't go to the weekend and so I hope that the online/phone interview people like me will still have a chance, when they get to dealing with us after the weekend...
Congrats! No matter how the interview goes, you still get 75%. There are only 20 this year? There were about 30 last year, and I think a little fewer than half got the full ride.
BenPH wrote:YouDontKnowMe wrote:BenPH wrote:Apparently the bulk of UNC's applicants this year have no interest in TLS/LSN.
That's a shame. There was such a community on here last year. We had drama and everything!
Haha, I just went and read a chunk of last year's forum, trying to figure out when scholarship info went out, whether they negotiate, etc. What a mess. Looks like the admissions office ran out of time and straight up waitlisted everybody that was left. The whole forum broke down into a shouting match. It sounds like they are making an effort to avoid a repeat of that this year.
YouDontKnowMe: what sold you on UNC? I feel like I am going to end up choosing between UNC and Wake and it seems like you could have some valuable input.
1) Honestly, a lot of it was life-long loyalty to UNC, whereas I have virtually no emotional attachment to Wake. I knew that if I lost my last chance to come to UNC I'd regret it for the rest of my life. Not to be melodramatic or anything.
2) Yeah, yeah, studying, academics, blah blah blah. But a huge part of enjoying your law school experience is liking where you are. And anyone who tries to say that Winston-Salem is anywhere near as enjoyable as Chapel Hill is... just full of shit, basically.
3) Better scholarship from UNC (in that the final price was lower)
4) Small classes scare me. Fewer people means that people are even more involved in each other's business AND YOU CAN NEVER ESCAPE.
5) Wake is a good school and it's reputation is still growing, but I can't help the feel that UNC is still a more widely esteemed school. If nothing else, everybody knows our name because they know our basketball team.
6) UNC has a big support system for people interested in public interest and I love that
7) I just generally like the idea of public schools. I don't know why. Maybe I'm just a snob.
Better colors. This was the deciding factor.
I'll let you know if I think of any more.