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Re: CUNY Law C/O 2015 Applicants

Postby fatpeopleavenger » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:56 pm

I have a question. Does CUNY offer some sort of scholarship (besides the graduate fellowship) to its admitted students? According to LSN, scholarships seem rare.

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Re: CUNY Law C/O 2015 Applicants

Postby suits00 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:19 pm

fatpeopleavenger wrote:I have a question. Does CUNY offer some sort of scholarship (besides the graduate fellowship) to its admitted students? According to LSN, scholarships seem rare.


They mentioned at an information session once that you can consider their extremely low tuition your scholarship.

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Re: CUNY Law C/O 2015 Applicants

Postby Kess » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:20 pm

suits00 wrote:
2LT_CPG wrote:Mine has been stuck on "Ready For Review" since 1/6. I'm close to emailing them.


On 2/14, Kess posted: "So I emailed to briefly my express interest and ask if they have an approximate time frame during which I can expect a decison and they basically very nicely said that they have no idea... typical CUNY lol"

In other words, the admissions office said to f__k off.

Also, a 1L posted that he knows people (who were not on a waitlist) who were notified in April and even as late as JULY.


Well actually i got some movement. On 2/15 my status updated to UR again and now it says "2/17 decision letter sent" under notes. So maybe it did generate some movement or maybe it was a coincidence. In any case, 2LT, I'd try emailing them.

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Re: CUNY Law C/O 2015 Applicants

Postby fatpeopleavenger » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:24 pm

Kess wrote:
suits00 wrote:
2LT_CPG wrote:Mine has been stuck on "Ready For Review" since 1/6. I'm close to emailing them.


On 2/14, Kess posted: "So I emailed to briefly my express interest and ask if they have an approximate time frame during which I can expect a decison and they basically very nicely said that they have no idea... typical CUNY lol"

In other words, the admissions office said to f__k off.

Also, a 1L posted that he knows people (who were not on a waitlist) who were notified in April and even as late as JULY.


Well actually i got some movement. On 2/15 my status updated to UR again and now it says "2/17 decision letter sent" under notes. So maybe it did generate some movement or maybe it was a coincidence. In any case, 2LT, I'd try emailing them.


Hopefully you didn't irritate the adcom by sending them that email and deciding against you.

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Re: CUNY Law C/O 2015 Applicants

Postby Kess » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:59 pm

fatpeopleavenger wrote:
Kess wrote:
suits00 wrote:
2LT_CPG wrote:Mine has been stuck on "Ready For Review" since 1/6. I'm close to emailing them.


On 2/14, Kess posted: "So I emailed to briefly my express interest and ask if they have an approximate time frame during which I can expect a decison and they basically very nicely said that they have no idea... typical CUNY lol"

In other words, the admissions office said to f__k off.

Also, a 1L posted that he knows people (who were not on a waitlist) who were notified in April and even as late as JULY.


Well actually i got some movement. On 2/15 my status updated to UR again and now it says "2/17 decision letter sent" under notes. So maybe it did generate some movement or maybe it was a coincidence. In any case, 2LT, I'd try emailing them.


Hopefully you didn't irritate the adcom by sending them that email and deciding against you.


haha hope not... ill let you know!

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Re: CUNY Law C/O 2015 Applicants

Postby overunderachiever » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:06 am

fatpeopleavenger wrote:I have a question. Does CUNY offer some sort of scholarship (besides the graduate fellowship) to its admitted students? According to LSN, scholarships seem rare.


They do, but as you said, its rare. And unlike other schools, it seems that its not based mostly on numbers.

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Re: CUNY Law C/O 2015 Applicants

Postby 2LT_CPG » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:18 am

suits00 wrote:They mentioned at an information session once that you can consider their extremely low tuition your scholarship.

:roll:
If I had been there, a comment like that would have bothered me. COL is ridiculously high in NYC, so a full scholarship, even half, at CUNY would mean a lot to people like me. That said, the low tuition is nice.
NYCLSATTutor wrote:Also, I hope you know that the school won't be in the building you visited (assuming you visited it in flushing) come May....

I did visit Flushing, and I know it's moving to LIC.

As for the implicit agreement about 4-6 weeks, I think that's basically the norm for any school after the December LSAT results are released. I don't know about other applicants, but I have to be pretty sure of where I'm going around April 1st. Having applied in early January to thirty schools (when I've heard back from half as of last week), I'll have to move on if I don't get a definitive answer from the schools that are still mulling me over. I'm a National Guardsman and I need to factor in about three months to coordinate an interstate transfer, and I'll be coming off an active duty for training period in early July. It's not unique to CUNY - looking at you, Syracuse and Drexel - but judging from the CUNY thread last year, it seems to have been a problem with them before.

I feel like this thread has taken a negative turn when it shouldn't have. Back to the new LIC campus. Anyone in the NYC area live near it, willing to go take photos?

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Re: CUNY Law C/O 2015 Applicants

Postby scrowell » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:30 am

fatpeopleavenger wrote:I have a question. Does CUNY offer some sort of scholarship (besides the graduate fellowship) to its admitted students? According to LSN, scholarships seem rare.


I know of 2 people with scholarships. I think they're $5k each, but I'm not 100% sure.

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Re: CUNY Law C/O 2015 Applicants

Postby 2LT_CPG » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:15 pm

...and then I went into review today. Funny if someone from admissions is indeed reading this and saw I was getting impatient.

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Re: CUNY Law C/O 2015 Applicants

Postby suits00 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:01 pm

2LT_CPG wrote:...and then I went into review today. Funny if someone from admissions is indeed reading this and saw I was getting impatient.


Good luck!! Hope you hear something soon!

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Re: CUNY Law C/O 2015 Applicants

Postby Kess » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:25 pm

In! And also in at Cardozo today. Cycle over. lol

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Re: CUNY Law C/O 2015 Applicants

Postby suits00 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:27 pm

Kess wrote:In! And also in at Cardozo today. Cycle over. lol


Congratulations! Do you know where you will attend?

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Re: CUNY Law C/O 2015 Applicants

Postby Kess » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:32 pm

Probably Cardozo... As tempting as CUNY's tuition is, I feel that Cardozo would be a better choice for me. Plus the law firm I work for now is really encouraging Cardozo and I think I would be breaking valuable ties by going into CUNY... especially since I am not 100% sure that PI is for me.

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Re: CUNY Law C/O 2015 Applicants

Postby tiymay » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:41 pm

New status today that says I've been admitted and that the offical acceptance letter is in the mail!

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Re: CUNY Law C/O 2015 Applicants

Postby ix88 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:44 pm

guys, help, I am confused.

I got a letter from CUNY School of Law saying, "The cost of attendance for the 2012-2013 year is estimated at $30,034 In-state and $37,594 Out-of-state."

But on their website, their semester tuition for in-state is listed as $6,900.85 and out of state as $10,900.85. (http://www.law.cuny.edu/admissions/tuition.html)

I realize semester does not = year, but arent there 2 semesters in a year. Why do these numbers not add up.

And seriously 30k a year for CUNY!? Get outta here. :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: CUNY Law C/O 2015 Applicants

Postby NYCLSATTutor » Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:49 pm

ix88 wrote:guys, help, I am confused.

I got a letter from CUNY School of Law saying, "The cost of attendance for the 2012-2013 year is estimated at $30,034 In-state and $37,594 Out-of-state."

But on their website, their semester tuition for in-state is listed as $6,900.85 and out of state as $10,900.85. (http://www.law.cuny.edu/admissions/tuition.html)

I realize semester does not = year, but arent there 2 semesters in a year. Why do these numbers not add up.

And seriously 30k a year for CUNY!? Get outta here. :shock: :shock: :shock:


Cost of Attendance is tuition + cost of living. Housing in NYC is expensive.

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Re: CUNY Law C/O 2015 Applicants

Postby ix88 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:51 pm

NYCLSATTutor wrote:
ix88 wrote:guys, help, I am confused.

I got a letter from CUNY School of Law saying, "The cost of attendance for the 2012-2013 year is estimated at $30,034 In-state and $37,594 Out-of-state."

But on their website, their semester tuition for in-state is listed as $6,900.85 and out of state as $10,900.85. (http://www.law.cuny.edu/admissions/tuition.html)

I realize semester does not = year, but arent there 2 semesters in a year. Why do these numbers not add up.

And seriously 30k a year for CUNY!? Get outta here. :shock: :shock: :shock:


Cost of Attendance is tuition + cost of living. Housing in NYC is expensive.


Oh thanks! Oh ok that's not so bad then b/c I can easily commute if I were to go there.

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Re: CUNY Law C/O 2015 Applicants

Postby publicinterested » Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:29 pm

Hi all,

I'm wondering if any admitted students (other than cjb0502) have heard back from CUNY regarding fellowships or scholarships.

CUNY is my top choice because of its clinical offerings and total dedication to public interest. Tuition is obviously competitively low, but I've been offered significant scholarships from Cardozo and Brooklyn; if CUNY doesn't offer me anything, BLS and Cardozo would end up being more affordable options.

I think I'm a competitive applicant for scholarship/fellowship consideration but I got word of my acceptance on January 30th and haven't heard anything about scholarship offerings. I called the other day to inquire and the person in admissions said that they still have fellowships and scholarships to offer and that "the committee will reach out" to those they identify as candidates. I asked if there was a particular end-date for scholarship and fellowship offers and she said that there wasn't.

Hopefully some of you have some insight!

-M

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Re: CUNY Law C/O 2015 Applicants

Postby kmokeefe » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:41 pm

publicinterested wrote:
I'm wondering if any admitted students (other than cjb0502) have heard back from CUNY regarding fellowships or scholarships.

I honestly thought I would be considered for the fellowship because I'm at almost 75%tile for LSAT and over 75%tile for GPA, and accepted on the first day that they sent out decisions. But I haven't gotten anything yet except a letter on how to finance my education. I'm a little disappointed, I didn't expect anything but I thought maybe I'd have a small chance.

I haven't heard anyone else say that they got invited to interview for the fellowship aside from that one person, so I'd be interested in knowing if they're through deciding for that or not.

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Re: CUNY Law C/O 2015 Applicants

Postby suits00 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:52 pm

Will the new building come with a new admissions staff?

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Re: CUNY Law C/O 2015 Applicants

Postby fatpeopleavenger » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:54 pm

Kess wrote:Probably Cardozo... As tempting as CUNY's tuition is, I feel that Cardozo would be a better choice for me. Plus the law firm I work for now is really encouraging Cardozo and I think I would be breaking valuable ties by going into CUNY... especially since I am not 100% sure that PI is for me.


Congrats. If you're looking to work for private sector, then Cardozo would be a much better choice.

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Re: CUNY Law C/O 2015 Applicants

Postby suits00 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:55 pm

kmokeefe wrote:
publicinterested wrote:
I'm wondering if any admitted students (other than cjb0502) have heard back from CUNY regarding fellowships or scholarships.

I honestly thought I would be considered for the fellowship because I'm at almost 75%tile for LSAT and over 75%tile for GPA, and accepted on the first day that they sent out decisions. But I haven't gotten anything yet except a letter on how to finance my education. I'm a little disappointed, I didn't expect anything but I thought maybe I'd have a small chance.

I haven't heard anyone else say that they got invited to interview for the fellowship aside from that one person, so I'd be interested in knowing if they're through deciding for that or not.


I'm sorry to hear that you and publicinterested aren't being treated with more respect. If I were a member of the admissions staff at a school with plummeting rankings and BAR passage rates, I would certainly be doing everything possible to retain highly qualified candidates such as you two.
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Re: CUNY Law C/O 2015 Applicants

Postby suits00 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:01 pm

Someone like publicinterested seems to be highly qualified, yet PI oriented. It would behoove CUNY to retain this person to at least hopefully help with the BAR passage rate since they could lose their accreditation if the problem persists. And shouldn't qualifications matter? There are many people who want to save the world who can't even help themselves. We need qualified people.

I still love CUNY and I apologize for venting my frustrations.

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Re: CUNY Law C/O 2015 Applicants

Postby kmokeefe » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:08 pm

suits00 wrote:Someone like publicinterested seems to be highly qualified, yet PI oriented. It would behoove CUNY to retain this person to at least hopefully help with the BAR passage rate since they could lose their accreditation if the problem persists. And shouldn't qualifications matter? There are many people who want to save the world who can't even help themselves. We need qualified people.

I still love CUNY and I apologize for venting my frustrations.

I agree. I have no PI experience, as I am still a college student, and that's why I didn't expect to actually be a strong consider for the fellowship. My personal statement was strongly PI focused, so I had a small gleam of hope that I would get invited for an interview.

I love the idea of attending CUNY, and living and working in NYC, but since I have substantial scholarships to other schools, I want to make my decision carefully, since living in NYC is very expensive! But, I guess I'm going to keep waiting and see what happens.

(I've had some frustrating experiences too, been waiting for a decision from South Carolina for three months, and I'm an in-state student. So I feel your pain)

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Re: CUNY Law C/O 2015 Applicants

Postby suits00 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:11 pm

I hope they come through for you and I hope you hear from SCL soon!
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