In at Chicago: Class of 2015

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skers
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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby skers » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:08 pm

Congrats to all that got cash. U of C with money is a great opportunity.

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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby Bronck » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:11 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:Wow. No merit aid. Above median GPA and above 75 LSAT. WTF?


WTF? I guess they aren't making an effort to pry people away from NYC. Chi is completely off my radar now.

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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby Doorkeeper » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:14 pm

Bronck wrote:
Doorkeeper wrote:Wow. No merit aid. Above median GPA and above 75 LSAT. WTF?


WTF? I guess they aren't making an effort to pry people away from NYC. Chi is completely off my radar now.


It's sad because I like Chi over CLS, but no money is a bit ridiculous.

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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby MichelFoucault » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:21 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:
Bronck wrote:
Doorkeeper wrote:Wow. No merit aid. Above median GPA and above 75 LSAT. WTF?


WTF? I guess they aren't making an effort to pry people away from NYC. Chi is completely off my radar now.


It's sad because I like Chi over CLS, but no money is a bit ridiculous.


Don't give up. Give em some time and let them know. I am sure some people w money will not end up enrolling.

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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby bball1997 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:27 pm

MichelFoucault wrote:Anyone who received email a feb admit?


I didn't get anything. Does anyone know when February admits found out last year? I don't really feel like combing through 100's of pages of threads right now.

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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby Nelson » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:35 pm

15k total. That pretty much eliminates Chi for me unless they're willing to negotiate a lot. My GPA is way under their median the last few years so to be expected I suppose.

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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby seanPtheB » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:52 pm

Wow. 90k. I mean I know my numbers are good but I really do feel like a run of the mill applicant beyond that. So incredibly honored. Pretty sure I'm going to be in Hyde Park next year.

Congrats to everyone else who got money and def a few wtf's out there. Jetissent I'm feeling you'll be first to get in off the HLS hold list to show chi what's good..

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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby jetissent » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:56 pm

thanks :)

And holy crap congrats on that scholarship. That's incredible! Try not to fall in love with NYU too hard this weekend haha.

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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby seanPtheB » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:02 pm

Haha right? It will def take something impressive to pull me away from this.

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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby 1212 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:03 pm

75k here. Nice, but still plan to withdraw soon.

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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby lsdream » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:07 am

90k - Thrilled!!

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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby AGooner11 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:04 am

30k total (January admit). Quite pleased as that's about what I had expected with my numbers.

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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby Mista Bojangles » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:47 am

wow, 90k. The plot thickens

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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby Mista Bojangles » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:47 am

Just as an observation / question on the side: does getting 90k essentially mean more or less that they expect you to have options in HYS, and are trying to pry you away? Am I the only one so far who got 90k and is not in at HYS (at least not yet)?

edit: applied to schools in September

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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby thatkid » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:44 am

Mista Bojangles wrote:Just as an observation / question on the side: does getting 90k essentially mean more or less that they expect you to have options in HYS, and are trying to pry you away? Am I the only one so far who got 90k and is not in at HYS (at least not yet)?

edit: applied to schools in September



That may be their logic, but I am also not in at HYS.

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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby splbagel » Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:53 am

thatkid wrote:
Mista Bojangles wrote:Just as an observation / question on the side: does getting 90k essentially mean more or less that they expect you to have options in HYS, and are trying to pry you away? Am I the only one so far who got 90k and is not in at HYS (at least not yet)?

edit: applied to schools in September



That may be their logic, but I am also not in at HYS.


So would it be worth telling them I got into HLS and asking for 90k? My initial offer was 60k, which does sound like a lot of money but doesn't reduce the cost of attendance compared to HLS significantly enough to make up for the advantages at HLS to my specific field of interest, location preference, etc...

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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby potl » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:09 am

splbagel wrote:
So would it be worth telling them I got into HLS and asking for 90k? My initial offer was 60k, which does sound like a lot of money but doesn't reduce the cost of attendance compared to HLS significantly enough to make up for the advantages at HLS to my specific field of interest, location preference, etc...


It doesn't seem like you'd have anything to lose. The worst case scenario is that they tell you they can't offer you any more than 60k. Then you go to HLS.

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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby seanPtheB » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:43 am

Mista Bojangles wrote:Just as an observation / question on the side: does getting 90k essentially mean more or less that they expect you to have options in HYS, and are trying to pry you away? Am I the only one so far who got 90k and is not in at HYS (at least not yet)?

edit: applied to schools in September


I got 90k and am not in at HYS. Held at H and nothing from S or Y yet (although I applied late to Y so expecting a ding any day now).

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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby Doorkeeper » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:43 am

splbagel wrote:
thatkid wrote:
Mista Bojangles wrote:Just as an observation / question on the side: does getting 90k essentially mean more or less that they expect you to have options in HYS, and are trying to pry you away? Am I the only one so far who got 90k and is not in at HYS (at least not yet)?

edit: applied to schools in September



That may be their logic, but I am also not in at HYS.


So would it be worth telling them I got into HLS and asking for 90k? My initial offer was 60k, which does sound like a lot of money but doesn't reduce the cost of attendance compared to HLS significantly enough to make up for the advantages at HLS to my specific field of interest, location preference, etc...


Yea...I would totally see how much you can pull from them when you drop the H, if your financial situation is something that will be important to your decision-making process. If you get an initial no, you can wait until you get H's aid package and then ask again.

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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby icedflames » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:55 am

60k here. without any miracles at YHS, ill be at chicago next year!

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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby nametaken » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:12 am

Sooo jealous. February admits.. any predictions on when we will hear? I thought the dean told some of you we'd be hearing back this week. :(

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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby jetissent » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:54 am

Anyone else who got 0 offered plan on writing them back? I am currently putting together a LOCI/diversity statement for Harvard, Columbia and Stanford and I am thinking I might adapt it to Uchi as well and politely ask them to reconsider. I feel like it can't hurt since I won't be attending without merit aid anyway... thoughts?

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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby splbagel » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:01 pm

jetissent wrote:Anyone else who got 0 offered plan on writing them back? I am currently putting together a LOCI/diversity statement for Harvard, Columbia and Stanford and I am thinking I might adapt it to Uchi as well and politely ask them to reconsider. I feel like it can't hurt since I won't be attending without merit aid anyway... thoughts?


Worth a shot. If you won't attend without merit aid, tell them so!

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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby Doorkeeper » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:04 pm

jetissent wrote:Anyone else who got 0 offered plan on writing them back? I am currently putting together a LOCI/diversity statement for Harvard, Columbia and Stanford and I am thinking I might adapt it to Uchi as well and politely ask them to reconsider. I feel like it can't hurt since I won't be attending without merit aid anyway... thoughts?


I'm thinking about it, but I might hold off on sending something until later, when some people have already withdrawn from Chicago. I would assume some money will free up later in the cycle, so I'm waiting until then. Plus I might have an H or S acceptance to help leverage me.

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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby jetissent » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:06 pm

splbagel wrote:
jetissent wrote:Anyone else who got 0 offered plan on writing them back? I am currently putting together a LOCI/diversity statement for Harvard, Columbia and Stanford and I am thinking I might adapt it to Uchi as well and politely ask them to reconsider. I feel like it can't hurt since I won't be attending without merit aid anyway... thoughts?


Worth a shot. If you won't attend without merit aid, tell them so!


Yeah that's what I was thinking. I am actually basically telling them I've already paid for a BA and an MA I can't finance a JD exclusively through loans. I feel like my numbers should have been competitive for something at least so hopefully the DS will convince them I can bring something else to the table.

I'll let you guys know how it goes in case any of the Feb admit people find yourselves in an similarly awkward place! :)




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