UCLA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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Re: UCLA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby teiswei » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:57 pm

This entire argument is fallacious regardless. You don't know the individual accomplishments of these graduates. It's completely possible that all of the top of the class at USC each came in with 10 years of professional work experience and UCLA's all wanted to go into public interest. You cannot look at the statistics with complete certainty without knowing more about the graduates themselves. That is why the anecdotal information is helpful but they should supplement each other, not taken as the entire picture by themselves.
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Re: UCLA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby maxiguess » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:59 pm

BigZuck wrote:
Look, I could care less if they preferred that I went to UCLA, if going to USC means I have a higher percentage chance of actually getting hired then I'm going to go to USC, all other things being equal.
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Good luck with that!

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Re: UCLA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby wisteria » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:23 pm

So....I was admitted a while ago but was never awarded any type of financial aids. I inquired about merit-based scholarships. In the meantime I submitted a Need Access application (I submitted it to every school). Two days later I was given a need-based grant. Small amount, but I was utterly surprised. I am a resident alien and I do have some savings, so I didn't think I would be qualified for need-based aids at all. In fact, I told them I wasn't applying for a need-based aid. But the email does specifically say, several times, that it is a need-based grant.

I'm still waiting to see if any merit-based scholarships would be coming my way.

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Re: UCLA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby shntn » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:26 pm

wisteria wrote:So....I was admitted a while ago but was never awarded any type of financial aids. I inquired about merit-based scholarships. In the meantime I submitted a Need Access application (I submitted it to every school). Two days later I was given a need-based grant. Small amount, but I was utterly surprised. I am a resident alien and I do have some savings, so I didn't think I would be qualified for need-based aids at all. In fact, I told them I wasn't applying for a need-based aid. But the email does specifically say, several times, that it is a need-based grant.

I'm still waiting to see if any merit-based scholarships would be coming my way.

I just got a need-based grant with no merit component. They were like "let us know if this is competitive with other offers" and I felt like an ass writing back, "Um, not quite."

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Re: UCLA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby wisteria » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:30 pm

shntn wrote:
wisteria wrote:So....I was admitted a while ago but was never awarded any type of financial aids. I inquired about merit-based scholarships. In the meantime I submitted a Need Access application (I submitted it to every school). Two days later I was given a need-based grant. Small amount, but I was utterly surprised. I am a resident alien and I do have some savings, so I didn't think I would be qualified for need-based aids at all. In fact, I told them I wasn't applying for a need-based aid. But the email does specifically say, several times, that it is a need-based grant.

I'm still waiting to see if any merit-based scholarships would be coming my way.

I just got a need-based grant with no merit component. They were like "let us know if this is competitive with other offers" and I felt like an ass writing back, "Um, not quite."


Yeah, same email. So this is all we are going to get? I thought a merit-based grant would be given in a separate email. :(

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Re: UCLA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby shntn » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:32 pm

wisteria wrote:
shntn wrote:
wisteria wrote:So....I was admitted a while ago but was never awarded any type of financial aids. I inquired about merit-based scholarships. In the meantime I submitted a Need Access application (I submitted it to every school). Two days later I was given a need-based grant. Small amount, but I was utterly surprised. I am a resident alien and I do have some savings, so I didn't think I would be qualified for need-based aids at all. In fact, I told them I wasn't applying for a need-based aid. But the email does specifically say, several times, that it is a need-based grant.

I'm still waiting to see if any merit-based scholarships would be coming my way.

I just got a need-based grant with no merit component. They were like "let us know if this is competitive with other offers" and I felt like an ass writing back, "Um, not quite."


Yeah, same email. So this is all we are going to get? I thought a merit-based grant would be given in a separate email. :(

Most folks seem to have gotten merit offers either in the initial phone call or soon after. I was admitted back in October and figured they'd get to me when they could, but I finally reached out and straight up asked about it. We'll see.

ETA: well that was easy. Offered $105k in addition to the need-based grant from this morning. UCLA now of MAJOR interest. :D

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Re: UCLA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby FrankGallagher » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:00 pm

waitlisted

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Re: UCLA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby dproduct » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:03 pm

FrankGallagher wrote:waitlisted


Sorry bud :/

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Re: UCLA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby uconjak » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:54 pm

I personally like UCLA, but they offered me 45k for merit and just got 3k for need base, but the cross town school stepped up with 120k. They keep telling me that " let us know about any competitve offers" ....i am going to visit both schools in 3weeks i will probably discuss it with them at that time, thoughts?

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Re: UCLA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby shntn » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:55 pm

uconjak wrote:I personally like UCLA, but they offered me 45k for merit and just got 3k for need base, but the cross town school stepped up with 120k. They keep telling me that " let us know about any competitve offers" ....i am going to visit both schools in 3weeks i will probably discuss it with them at that time, thoughts?

Well in my limited experience, they made an offer, I mentioned other offers, and they then proceeded to blow those two out of the water. This all happened in the course of maybe three hours.

So yeah, just bring it up with them.

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Re: UCLA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby maxiguess » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:56 pm

Y'all should probably just withdraw from UCLA. USC has much better employment stats anyways...
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Re: UCLA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby BigZuck » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:26 pm

maxiguess wrote:Y'all should probably just withdraw from UCLA. USC has much better employment stats anyways...
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So you really were just trolling all along! Well played sir, you got me to respond multiple times!

As for UCLA matching offers- I have tried a couple times with offers from peers that are vastly superior and they wouldn't budge, despite repeatedly saying "let us know if this is competitive." I haven't tried with my USC offer yet and maybe I won't bother, we will see.

And as for the need based grant- I would be very leery of that. If they offer you a nominal one then no biggie but if it is substantial (like 10K) and you are counting on that as part of your package there is no reason for them to not say "whoops, we can't offer you that!" in your second or third year because of budgetary concerns, etc. All the UC schools are hurting and tuition keeps jumping up substantially every year and I would be very careful about counting on any aid from them that isn't in the typical merit aid, you can't lose it unless you suck at law school, form.

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Re: UCLA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby wbrother » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:05 am

Well UCLA's class size is much larger than USC's right? So theoretically every hiring partner could favor UCLA and hire more UCLA grads than USC grads. But as long as they higher both, and the difference the amount the higher from each, USC's stats are going to be better. That would mean USC would give you a better "chance" of being hired, even if more UCLA kids get hired.

WL'd at UCLA & 120k at USC, so there's probably some bitterness on my part.

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Re: UCLA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby maxiguess » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:57 pm

Wasn't trolling. I just want everyone to withdraw so that I get in off the waitlist sooner.

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Re: UCLA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby you'rethemannowdawg » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:44 pm

So it seems from this thread there isn't too much of a pattern of when they give out merit aid? Accepted by phone today but wasn't told about it.

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Re: UCLA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby pedestrian » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:49 pm

Accepted by phone today!!!

:D :D :D :D

No word on schollys yet.

ETA: Submitted 12/3
GPA <3.3
LSAT >175
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Re: UCLA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby wisteria » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:49 pm

you'rethemannowdawg wrote:So it seems from this thread there isn't too much of a pattern of when they give out merit aid? Accepted by phone today but wasn't told about it.


Wait a couple of days and straight up ask them. I did that and got a scholarship offer in 2 days.

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Re: UCLA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby aaronbgavin » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:01 pm

Just got the phone call from the Dean!!! In with Merit scholarship. Wam Bam.

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Re: UCLA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby megagnarley » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:04 pm

aaronbgavin wrote:Just got the phone call from the Dean!!! In with Merit scholarship. Wam Bam.



Congrats!

When did you submit?

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Re: UCLA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby ALgooner » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:14 pm

Accepted via phone call! Complete 1/18.

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Re: UCLA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby you'rethemannowdawg » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:19 pm

pedestrian wrote:Accepted by phone today!!!

:D :D :D :D

No word on schollys yet.

ETA: Submitted 12/3
GPA <3.3
LSAT >175


I'll be keeping an eye on you.

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Re: UCLA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby megagnarley » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:19 pm

Is anyone else sitting complete early December?

Arggggg.

How have I not heard back?

Though I do not pity myself. I'm sure I did something to deserve this.

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Re: UCLA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby letitloose » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:22 pm

megagnarley wrote:Is anyone else sitting complete early December?

Arggggg.

How have I not heard back?

Though I do not pity myself. I'm sure I did something to deserve this.

Yes. Since November 6 actually.

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Re: UCLA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby megagnarley » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:24 pm

letitloose wrote:
megagnarley wrote:Is anyone else sitting complete early December?

Arggggg.

How have I not heard back?

Though I do not pity myself. I'm sure I did something to deserve this.

Yes. Since November 6 actually.


Touché.

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Re: UCLA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby bitsy » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:11 pm

in via phone call with a merit scholly!! i want to nuzzle the kind dean for his splitter affection.

deff used 11 pt font and 1.5 spacing on my PS. id like to think that my maverick attitude set me apart.




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