Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

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CLW8131
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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby CLW8131 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:57 pm

were you wait listed (and if so when) or regular decision?

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby Wily » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:59 pm

CLW8131 wrote:were you wait listed (and if so when) or regular decision?


No, I wasn't waitlisted, but I needed a letter from my undergrad dean about some time I took off from college, which took forever to arrive. I got in normal admissions, but have just 1 week to decide.

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby Wily » Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:47 pm

Probably going to deposit at Cardozo this weekend. Anyone submit the housing forms for the "Alabama"? I'm thinking about going for the shared two-bedroom. $15000 a year doesn't sound that bad for Manhattan.

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby sd5289 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:43 pm

Correction: $15000 for 9 months in Manhattan. That comes out to approximately $1667.67 per month for a shared living space. I will give you that it's a pretty good price for that area, but then again, "that area" is one of the more expensive neighborhoods to live in. You could easily find something cheaper in Brooklyn, Queens, or upper Manhattan. I used to live in a 1BR on the upper west side for $1350 (though this was during the real estate crash and the asking price was $1500 initially). If you have a roommate to split costs, it will be even cheaper. I didn't even bother going to see the dorm because I knew I was keeping my apt, but if the apt sizes are anything like they are in other high demand areas of Manhattan, you'll find much bigger places in the areas I've mentioned in addition to being cheaper. Good luck!

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby Wily » Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:10 pm

sd5289 wrote:Correction: $15000 for 9 months in Manhattan. That comes out to approximately $1667.67 per month for a shared living space. I will give you that it's a pretty good price for that area, but then again, "that area" is one of the more expensive neighborhoods to live in. You could easily find something cheaper in Brooklyn, Queens, or upper Manhattan. I used to live in a 1BR on the upper west side for $1350 (though this was during the real estate crash and the asking price was $1500 initially). If you have a roommate to split costs, it will be even cheaper. I didn't even bother going to see the dorm because I knew I was keeping my apt, but if the apt sizes are anything like they are in other high demand areas of Manhattan, you'll find much bigger places in the areas I've mentioned in addition to being cheaper. Good luck!


True, but I think I'm still going to take the $15000 the shared two bedroom, if it's still available. It might be a good way to meet some of my classmates, and I've never lived in Manhattan before, so I don't even know where to start to look for housing.

Also, I really appreciate how generous Cardozo's admission and financial aid office are with scholarships. I have a super low GPA/decent LSAT, and two days ago I was accepted with a $8,000 scholarship. After some negotiations and begging, it's been upped to $30,000 including aid grants. Good enough for me to deposit!

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby adsssd » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:08 pm

Could those who have gotten scholarship offers please post there numbers? I have a 160 and 3.9 and am trying to assess my chances at a scholarship before or after negotiating.

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby jlz111 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:28 am

162/3.1/URM.... had a 10k schools from Tulane that they matched. The dean had me send him my letter from tulane and sent me the cardozo scholarship 30 min later.

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby Cornelius » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:06 am

After not hearing back from me (regarding a deposit I suppose) Cardozo has just sent me an email increasing my scholarship from $35k/year to a full ride.

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby amandacr » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:16 am

Cornelius wrote:After not hearing back from me (regarding a deposit I suppose) Cardozo has just sent me an email increasing my scholarship from $35k/year to a full ride.


Same here. Seriously considering changing my decision.

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby cogitoergosum » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:18 am

Yeah, same.

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby barbaraeliz » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:48 am

jumped from 18k to 38k and must be in top 80% of class. :shock:

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby NJDevilsfan » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:49 am

Full Scholarship with no stips here. They are making it very difficult to say no...

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby Wily » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:57 am

adsssd wrote:Could those who have gotten scholarship offers please post there numbers? I have a 160 and 3.9 and am trying to assess my chances at a scholarship before or after negotiating.


2.7/168, $30,000 including financial aid.

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby barbaraeliz » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:58 am

NJDevilsfan wrote:Full Scholarship with no stips here. They are making it very difficult to say no...


Was this upped from a previous offer? Could you tell me what the original offer they gave you was? Just curious, pm if you want.

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby barbaraeliz » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:01 am

adsssd wrote:Could those who have gotten scholarship offers please post there numbers? I have a 160 and 3.9 and am trying to assess my chances at a scholarship before or after negotiating.


163./3.53 (3.72). 18k originally, just went to 38k.

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby hob12 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:07 am

Increased form 0 to 25/yr + 5 yr in financial aid.
Now I think this should be a consideration.

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby cogitoergosum » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:08 am

Yeah, rethinking my decision too. 150k is a lot of money.

ETA: I mean - you only have a 10% shot at biglaw stops sounding compelling when you don't need biglaw because you have no debt.

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby goldeneye » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:13 am

A friend of mine actually turned down Cardozo and they just asked him to reconsider and offered a full ride. He doesn't use these forums, but now he has no idea what to do.

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby NYCLegalEagle911 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:14 am

Also increased to full ride/no stips today. Does all of this sudden showering of money make anyone else nervous?

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby cogitoergosum » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:16 am

NYCLegalEagle911 wrote:Does all of this sudden showering of money make anyone else nervous?

Why nervous?

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby NYCLegalEagle911 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:21 am

cogitoergosum wrote:
NYCLegalEagle911 wrote:Does all of this sudden showering of money make anyone else nervous?

Why nervous?

Have more admitted students than had been anticipated declined offers of admission, freeing up the scholarship money? If so, does that say something about the school, etc?
Just looking for the cloud that may be surrounding the silver lining!

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby cogitoergosum » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:32 am

NYCLegalEagle911 wrote:
cogitoergosum wrote:
NYCLegalEagle911 wrote:Does all of this sudden showering of money make anyone else nervous?

Why nervous?

Have more admitted students than had been anticipated declined offers of admission, freeing up the scholarship money? If so, does that say something about the school, etc?
Just looking for the cloud that may be surrounding the silver lining!

I see. Well, has anyone checked out last year's thread? Did anything like this happen last year? If not, I might attribute it to the decreased applicant volume being talked about here: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=170835.

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby skolks » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:11 pm

Could have sworn that I withdrew, but was offered a full ride today.... Might make this a little more difficult...

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby 20130312 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:25 pm

Was offered $35k /yr previously. Withdrew. Received a full tuition offer this week so long as I put down the first deposit in a week (by May 1st). Stip is a 2.95, which they claim is top 80%.

I was convinced I was going to take a year off, but Cardozo really is making it difficult to say no.

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby magicbunny » Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:08 pm

I got the same full tuition offer too with no stip... Feel sorry for not going but I've already put down both deposits at another school




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