UC Davis c/o 2015

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aliceydu
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Re: UC Davis c/o 2015

Postby aliceydu » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:54 pm

Just got my package in the mail! If I don't see anything about them offering me $$ in there, then that means I didn't get anything?

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Re: UC Davis c/o 2015

Postby Bookish » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:56 pm

Why read all the applications? It would make the work load so much easier. lol Nothing in today's mail either. Maybe status will change tonight at 6pm but I'm not going to hold my breath.

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Re: UC Davis c/o 2015

Postby bingbang1025 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:01 pm

I applied in late November and am still "awaiting evaluation" - this is getting ridiculous. should i call the admissions office?

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Re: UC Davis c/o 2015

Postby lawguyjake » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:02 pm

aliceydu wrote:Just got my package in the mail! If I don't see anything about them offering me $$ in there, then that means I didn't get anything?


I'm not sure. That's what I was told by Admissions, but there are plenty of people on LSN whose numbers are well above median who didn't get any scholarship money. I certainly hope this isn't the case. UC Davis is hands down my top choice, but it is way too expensive to go with just need-aid.

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Re: UC Davis c/o 2015

Postby Beachbum89 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:20 pm

lawguyjake wrote:
aliceydu wrote:Just got my package in the mail! If I don't see anything about them offering me $$ in there, then that means I didn't get anything?


I'm not sure. That's what I was told by Admissions, but there are plenty of people on LSN whose numbers are well above median who didn't get any scholarship money. I certainly hope this isn't the case. UC Davis is hands down my top choice, but it is way too expensive to go with just need-aid.


They seem to be pretty generous with need-based aid. I wasn't expecting to get any kind of need-based aid and got an email saying I'd likely get 13k per year in grants.

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Re: UC Davis c/o 2015

Postby splitbrain » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:46 pm

WL...

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Re: UC Davis c/o 2015

Postby ensign85 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:05 pm

splitbrain wrote:WL...


Wow, via email or status checker? More waiting...

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Re: UC Davis c/o 2015

Postby kokorozukai » Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:22 am

finally went to "evaluation in progress" today from an "awaiting evaluation" status of 1/24

nervous...

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Re: UC Davis c/o 2015

Postby kokorozukai » Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:37 am

aliceydu wrote: May I ask why? :)


I may have put that a little too strongly- it is mostly just my personal preference. I wouldn't be able to get motivated at a place like Hastings, right down in the dirty, busy part of the SF. This is also a reason why I would never attend Loyola Los Angeles. I'm pretty sensitive to environment, so I want to go somewhere that I feel is conducive to studying. Also from what I hear, the atmosphere is much more competitive at Hastings as compared to Davis. By looking at Law School Transparency, Davis' employments stats also seem a LITTLE more promising... and of course, Davis' ranking is higher.
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Re: UC Davis c/o 2015

Postby lrslayer » Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:38 am

kokorozukai wrote:finally went to "evaluation in progress" today from an "awaiting evaluation" status of 1/24

nervous...

yay! mine is 1/26 so... here's hoping it will happen for me soon :)

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Re: UC Davis c/o 2015

Postby Blumpbeef » Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:38 am

Decision Mailed

:shock:

ETA:

Lol, you can click on the "Decision Mailed" thing and get a PDF.

I'm in. :D

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Re: UC Davis c/o 2015

Postby diegoforlan10 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:42 am

Blumpbeef wrote:Decision Mailed

:shock:

ETA:

Lol, you can click on the "Decision Mailed" thing and get a PDF.

I'm in. :D


Congrats! I've been "awaiting evaluation" since forever, it's so frustrating!

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Re: UC Davis c/o 2015

Postby Decimal » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:52 am

I check my mailbox every day in anticipation and then in disappointment when all I find is junk mail from fourth tier schools.
Then I look at the status check to see "Awaiting Evaluation" for the umpteenth time. :cry:

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Re: UC Davis c/o 2015

Postby lawguyjake » Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:16 pm

Beachbum89 wrote:
lawguyjake wrote:
aliceydu wrote:Just got my package in the mail! If I don't see anything about them offering me $$ in there, then that means I didn't get anything?


I'm not sure. That's what I was told by Admissions, but there are plenty of people on LSN whose numbers are well above median who didn't get any scholarship money. I certainly hope this isn't the case. UC Davis is hands down my top choice, but it is way too expensive to go with just need-aid.


They seem to be pretty generous with need-based aid. I wasn't expecting to get any kind of need-based aid and got an email saying I'd likely get 13k per year in grants.


Yeah, I got the same amount. But even with 13k a year, tuition alone would put in-state students 80k in debt. That's not even including living cost or other fees (or out-of-state tuition). Either everybody that goes to UC Davis is rich, or there has to be something that I'm just not understanding. The total cost of attendance minus need-based grants would put most people 150k in debt. How do people pay for this? Midwest dollars don't translate well to coastal dollars...

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Re: UC Davis c/o 2015

Postby lrslayer » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:08 pm

Blumpbeef wrote:Decision Mailed

:shock:

ETA:

Lol, you can click on the "Decision Mailed" thing and get a PDF.

I'm in. :D

When did you apply?

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Re: UC Davis c/o 2015

Postby Blumpbeef » Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:04 pm

lrslayer wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:Decision Mailed

:shock:

ETA:

Lol, you can click on the "Decision Mailed" thing and get a PDF.

I'm in. :D

When did you apply?


1-18

Lawguyjake, LRAP.

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Re: UC Davis c/o 2015

Postby lawguyjake » Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:54 pm

Blumpbeef wrote:
lrslayer wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:Decision Mailed

:shock:

ETA:

Lol, you can click on the "Decision Mailed" thing and get a PDF.

I'm in. :D

When did you apply?


1-18

Lawguyjake, LRAP.


While I think you're correct, I think we have to fully understand the parameters and requirements of LRAP, IBR, and PSLF programs. While certainly generous, you will still have debt in the hundreds of thousands looming over your head for a minimum of 10 years. I've been talking with financial aid today to try and figure things out for myself. Just makes me kind of nervous without a little bit more grant aid.

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Re: UC Davis c/o 2015

Postby Ubermaus » Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:30 pm

Congratulations to the new admits!

My status changed to Eval in Progress last night; complete 1/26. I'm worried my GPA will make me an auto-reject, holistic admissions be damned. Nothing to do but keep waiting, right? *bites nails*

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Re: UC Davis c/o 2015

Postby MOJayhawk » Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:35 pm

Ubermaus wrote:Congratulations to the new admits!

My status changed to Eval in Progress last night; complete 1/26. I'm worried my GPA will make me an auto-reject, holistic admissions be damned. Nothing to do but keep waiting, right? *bites nails*


Mine just changed as well! :/

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Re: UC Davis c/o 2015

Postby kokorozukai » Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:35 pm

lawguyjake wrote:
Beachbum89 wrote:
lawguyjake wrote:
aliceydu wrote:Just got my package in the mail! If I don't see anything about them offering me $$ in there, then that means I didn't get anything?


I'm not sure. That's what I was told by Admissions, but there are plenty of people on LSN whose numbers are well above median who didn't get any scholarship money. I certainly hope this isn't the case. UC Davis is hands down my top choice, but it is way too expensive to go with just need-aid.


They seem to be pretty generous with need-based aid. I wasn't expecting to get any kind of need-based aid and got an email saying I'd likely get 13k per year in grants.


Yeah, I got the same amount. But even with 13k a year, tuition alone would put in-state students 80k in debt. That's not even including living cost or other fees (or out-of-state tuition). Either everybody that goes to UC Davis is rich, or there has to be something that I'm just not understanding. The total cost of attendance minus need-based grants would put most people 150k in debt. How do people pay for this? Midwest dollars don't translate well to coastal dollars...


Well, if you pay sticker from Davis, that will put you at about $190k debt by graduation (including estimated living expenses). Therefore, you will have a monthly 25-year loan payment of $1533.

If you manage to meet Davis' median private sector starting salary of $145k, you should be fine. After deducting ~37% for taxes, living expenses, and ur monthly payment, you will still have a monthly disposable income of around ~$5000. Not bad.

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Re: UC Davis c/o 2015

Postby splitbrain » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:13 pm

kokorozukai wrote:If you manage to meet Davis' median private sector starting salary of $145k, you should be fine.


Caaaaareful there.

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Re: UC Davis c/o 2015

Postby kokorozukai » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:41 pm

splitbrain wrote:
kokorozukai wrote:If you manage to meet Davis' median private sector starting salary of $145k, you should be fine.


Caaaaareful there.


Which is why I said, "if you manage."

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Re: UC Davis c/o 2015

Postby splitbrain » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:52 pm

kokorozukai wrote:
splitbrain wrote:
kokorozukai wrote:If you manage to meet Davis' median private sector starting salary of $145k, you should be fine.


Caaaaareful there.


Which is why I said, "if you manage."


No, I mean that median is only based on reported salaries, not the whole class.

It's closer to ~25% of the class making that or more, rather than 50% as it implies.

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Re: UC Davis c/o 2015

Postby kokorozukai » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:55 pm

splitbrain wrote:
kokorozukai wrote:
splitbrain wrote:
kokorozukai wrote:If you manage to meet Davis' median private sector starting salary of $145k, you should be fine.


Caaaaareful there.


Which is why I said, "if you manage."


No, I mean that median is only based on reported salaries, not the whole class.

It's closer to ~25% of the class making that or more, rather than 50% as it implies.


Yeah, so, if you manage to be that 25%. lol

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Re: UC Davis c/o 2015

Postby splitbrain » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:56 pm

:lol:




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