In at NYU: Class of 2015...With Another New Poll!

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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

Postby poe » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:52 pm

60k! Based on how the rest of my cycle has gone, I was expecting zero, so this is a very welcome surprise.

A little scared by that April 6th deadline though. Berkeley's ASW isn't until April 15, and I wanted to visit both before making a decision.

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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

Postby madvillain » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:52 pm

I also got a 75K scholly with conditional 90 K if I do PI. Ironically Columbia held me today, so it looks like a two birds with one stone thing. 95% sure I'm going to be at NYU barring a Harvard acceptance! Stats...International 179/3.86

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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

Postby Yeshia90 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:54 pm

madvillain wrote:I also got a 75K scholly with conditional 90 K if I do PI. Ironically Columbia held me today, so it looks like a two birds with one stone thing. 95% sure I'm going to be at NYU barring a Harvard acceptance! Stats...International 179/3.86



Enjoy Harvard Yale.

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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

Postby Tiago Splitter » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:55 pm

Yeshia90 wrote:Looks like NYU has seemingly done away with the 25-30K offers they used to make to lower end admits, and put all that into larger scholarships to reel in the big fish. It's a bold strategy (Cotton), let's see how it pays off for them.


Was thinking the same thing. I figured I was a decent candidate for the usual 25K from past years but it looks like that wasn't ever gonna happen.

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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

Postby snehpets » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:57 pm

People that CLS money doesn't usually come out till mid-April. For those of you accepted to both, are you going to try to talk to CLS and see if they'll decide on you earlier like they've done in the past or what?

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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

Postby Bronck » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:57 pm

snehpets wrote:People that CLS money doesn't usually come out till mid-April. For those of you accepted to both, are you going to try to talk to CLS and see if they'll decide on you earlier like they've done in the past or what?


Already sent them my negotiation letter. I'll also ask NYU if they can extend the deadline, if it comes to that.

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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

Postby Yeshia90 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:58 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
Yeshia90 wrote:Looks like NYU has seemingly done away with the 25-30K offers they used to make to lower end admits, and put all that into larger scholarships to reel in the big fish. It's a bold strategy (Cotton), let's see how it pays off for them.


Was thinking the same thing. I figured I was a decent candidate for the usual 25K from past years but it looks like that wasn't ever gonna happen.


Well, you've got some leverage for negotiations. I wouldn't be surprised to see you get that in the end.

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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

Postby madvillain » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:58 pm

i was rejected by yale, held by harvard and columbia, and WL'd from chicago....so it looks like the 75K is the best I'm going to get!

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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

Postby icedflames » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:58 pm

Zero, wow. I was expecting at least a little bit of money.

I'm fairly sure it's down to CLS and Chicago now.

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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

Postby Yeshia90 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:59 pm

madvillain wrote:i was rejected by yale, held by harvard and columbia, and WL'd from chicago....so it looks like the 75K is the best I'm going to get!


Wut

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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

Postby teacher10456 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:59 pm

pineappledazzler wrote:I'm a little surprised because I'm at 174/3.8ish and got nothing!


Does got nothing mean that you didn't get any scholarship or that you didn't receive an email?

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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

Postby xlawschoolhopefulx » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:00 pm

A bit disappointed that people waiting to hear about the big named scholarships didn't receive any offers in this wave. Unfortunately I received an email today confirming that they are not extending an interview to me, so if even applying to RTK shuts me out of receiving merit aid, I'll be doubly sad.

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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

Postby Bronck » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:00 pm

Yeshia90 wrote:
madvillain wrote:i was rejected by yale, held by harvard and columbia, and WL'd from chicago....so it looks like the 75K is the best I'm going to get!


Wut


Yikes...

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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

Postby madvillain » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:15 pm

Yeah, I admit I was very bummed at first. But I mean, it's just the way things have gone, nothing I can do about it now. Probably my 179 was a gift and a curse cuz it raised expectations beyond what my relatively lackluster GPA and resume should have had. I'm genuinely stoked to be at NYU in the fall barring an acceptance from the waitlist which will in all likelihood not occur, and I have made peace with that fact.

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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

Postby Tiago Splitter » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:16 pm

madvillain wrote:Yeah, I admit I was very bummed at first. But I mean, it's just the way things have gone, nothing I can do about it now. Probably my 179 was a gift and a curse cuz it raised expectations beyond what my relatively lackluster GPA and resume should have had. I'm genuinely stoked to be at NYU in the fall barring an acceptance from the waitlist which will in all likelihood not occur, and I have made peace with that fact.


I can understand the disappointment but 75K from NYU is an awesome outcome. Congrats.

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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

Postby pineappledazzler » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:18 pm

teacher10456 wrote:
pineappledazzler wrote:I'm a little surprised because I'm at 174/3.8ish and got nothing!


Does got nothing mean that you didn't get any scholarship or that you didn't receive an email?


I didn't get any scholarship.

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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

Postby Bronck » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:21 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
madvillain wrote:Yeah, I admit I was very bummed at first. But I mean, it's just the way things have gone, nothing I can do about it now. Probably my 179 was a gift and a curse cuz it raised expectations beyond what my relatively lackluster GPA and resume should have had. I'm genuinely stoked to be at NYU in the fall barring an acceptance from the waitlist which will in all likelihood not occur, and I have made peace with that fact.


I can understand the disappointment but 75K from NYU is an awesome outcome. Congrats.


+1 really can't go wrong with 75k from a T6 school.

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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

Postby kaiser » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:23 pm

madvillain wrote:Yeah, I admit I was very bummed at first. But I mean, it's just the way things have gone, nothing I can do about it now. Probably my 179 was a gift and a curse cuz it raised expectations beyond what my relatively lackluster GPA and resume should have had. I'm genuinely stoked to be at NYU in the fall barring an acceptance from the waitlist which will in all likelihood not occur, and I have made peace with that fact.


Think of the situation you will be in though. You will be at a T6 school, and you have a full year of tuition and NY living expenses covered with that scholarship. Live a bit frugally during years 2 and 3, and you will have an entirely manageable debt load along with options at the very best firms in the country. In my experience here at NYU, getting a big NY firm SA was surprisingly easy, and that seemed to be the case across the board for the vast majority of people I know.

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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:30 pm

xlawschoolhopefulx wrote:A bit disappointed that people waiting to hear about the big named scholarships didn't receive any offers in this wave. Unfortunately I received an email today confirming that they are not extending an interview to me, so if even applying to RTK shuts me out of receiving merit aid, I'll be doubly sad.


Wait, what?

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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

Postby madvillain » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:31 pm

For sure for sure. I guess I was just responding to the people who assumed I would be auto-admit at Yale and whatnot. I am indeed very happy and very optimistic about my situation moving forward, and the money is fantastic. There's no doubt about that.

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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

Postby ssteiner » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:58 pm

I'm a bit confused about the GPA requirement for the scholarship. My letter says "the package is contingent upon satisfactory academic progress and other terms outlined in the attached schedule" but then makes no mention of what "satisfactory academic progress" means. Am I missing something?

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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

Postby ahnhub » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:58 pm

I got the 37,500/45,000 (PI) award, which really surprised me. Was expecting nothing. (Below LSAT median, at GPA 75th).

I thought these awards were basically merit-based? I imagine there must have been some element of need involved with me. (I made <12K last year. Half of my living expenses were paid by the Army GI Bill while I was enrolled in school).

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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

Postby smokeylarue » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:01 pm

Haven't filled out my financial aid stuff yet, but I guess I'm not going to expect anything for median-ish numbers here.

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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

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

Okay, so has anyone who applied for a named scholarship (RTK specifically) gotten any email about aid? I haven't heard anything about the RTK nor have I heard anything about aid, and now I'm getting kinda anxious! (Not that I'm really expecting either with my numbers.)

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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

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

ssteiner wrote:I'm a bit confused about the GPA requirement for the scholarship. My letter says "the package is contingent upon satisfactory academic progress and other terms outlined in the attached schedule" but then makes no mention of what "satisfactory academic progress" means. Am I missing something?


It means don't fail out. And failing out is basically impossible.




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