BU 2012-2013 Applicants

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T20hopeful89
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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby T20hopeful89 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:30 am

CourCour wrote:
ace3913 wrote:I got a similar response last week about raising scholarship $$. Is it wishful thinking to double deposit in the hope that BU would increase scholarship $$? Right now I have 15k from BU and 18k from BC.


If you're looking to practice in Boston, you should go to BC over BU. Hands down.

I should add that BU explicitly said they don't match. I bet you could get a few more $$$ out of BC though.



I am not sure why you say this - I recently spoke with a 2012 BU law grad and said that basically everyone in the top 40% of the class got pretty decent jobs and that if you have ties to Boston, BU is a great place to be. She was not on law review, but did do moot court, and she got multiple offers, as did her friends (also not law review). She was top 1/3, she said.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby T20hopeful89 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:31 am

gatorfan163287 wrote:Anyone have any advice on where people that go to BU normally live? Trying to look at apartments.



I think a lot of people live in the Cambridge area, across the Charles River from BU. Commonwealth Ave is really nice, but I think tends to be a bit more expensive (it's where the school itself is).

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby szb5058 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:46 am

CourCour wrote:
ace3913 wrote:I got a similar response last week about raising scholarship $$. Is it wishful thinking to double deposit in the hope that BU would increase scholarship $$? Right now I have 15k from BU and 18k from BC.


If you're looking to practice in Boston, you should go to BC over BU. Hands down.

I should add that BU explicitly said they don't match. I bet you could get a few more $$$ out of BC though.


+1

Also, I got BU to increase my scholarship by 6K a year to match BC so I definitely wouldn't just throw out that blanket statement about BU.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby b123 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:00 pm

szb5058 wrote:
CourCour wrote:
ace3913 wrote:I got a similar response last week about raising scholarship $$. Is it wishful thinking to double deposit in the hope that BU would increase scholarship $$? Right now I have 15k from BU and 18k from BC.


If you're looking to practice in Boston, you should go to BC over BU. Hands down.

I should add that BU explicitly said they don't match. I bet you could get a few more $$$ out of BC though.


+1

Also, I got BU to increase my scholarship by 6K a year to match BC so I definitely wouldn't just throw out that blanket statement about BU.


They didn't match my BC offer.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby floydthebarber518 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:32 pm

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby Gisney » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:44 pm

Withdrew with $$

Good Luck Waitlisters!

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby cinephile » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:58 pm

T20hopeful89 wrote:
gatorfan163287 wrote:Anyone have any advice on where people that go to BU normally live? Trying to look at apartments.



I think a lot of people live in the Cambridge area, across the Charles River from BU. Commonwealth Ave is really nice, but I think tends to be a bit more expensive (it's where the school itself is).


The only people who live in Cambridge are those who have a spouse/partner/sibling who goes to Harvard or MIT. There's no point in living there as it's not going to be easy to access public transit and get to school. You're going to need to live on the green line, either B or C.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby T20hopeful89 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:14 pm

cinephile wrote:
T20hopeful89 wrote:
gatorfan163287 wrote:Anyone have any advice on where people that go to BU normally live? Trying to look at apartments.



I think a lot of people live in the Cambridge area, across the Charles River from BU. Commonwealth Ave is really nice, but I think tends to be a bit more expensive (it's where the school itself is).


The only people who live in Cambridge are those who have a spouse/partner/sibling who goes to Harvard or MIT. There's no point in living there as it's not going to be easy to access public transit and get to school. You're going to need to live on the green line, either B or C.



Guess that makes sense...most of my Boston friends are married!

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby CourCour » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:43 pm

T20hopeful89 wrote:
cinephile wrote:
T20hopeful89 wrote:
gatorfan163287 wrote:Anyone have any advice on where people that go to BU normally live? Trying to look at apartments.



I think a lot of people live in the Cambridge area, across the Charles River from BU. Commonwealth Ave is really nice, but I think tends to be a bit more expensive (it's where the school itself is).


The only people who live in Cambridge are those who have a spouse/partner/sibling who goes to Harvard or MIT. There's no point in living there as it's not going to be easy to access public transit and get to school. You're going to need to live on the green line, either B or C.



Guess that makes sense...most of my Boston friends are married!


The other reason to live in cambridge is that its better, cleaner, nicer and you get more value for your rent $.

well.let's.see
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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby well.let's.see » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:30 pm

T20hopeful89 wrote:
gatorfan163287 wrote:Anyone have any advice on where people that go to BU normally live? Trying to look at apartments.



I think a lot of people live in the Cambridge area, across the Charles River from BU. Commonwealth Ave is really nice, but I think tends to be a bit more expensive (it's where the school itself is).


I'd say Alston/Brighton, a bit closer and much cheaper than Cambridge

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby Rlabo » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:58 pm

Whats the email address used to negotiate scholly?

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby gatorfan163287 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:24 am

Rlabo wrote:Whats the email address used to negotiate scholly?

bulawaid@bu.edu

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby question7 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:17 am

updated to 4/8...have heard nothing...are they rejecting by snail mail??? Applied early January - anybody else still waiting on a decision? I think schools should refund application fees if they can't give a decision by April 1st. Or maybe late decisions should automatically get an increase in their fin aid package but this would only work if they were accepted!

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby CMHCLT » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:51 am

Withdrew and left about 45k$ behind.

Best of luck!

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby AlanShore » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:51 am

withdrew today, 75k. good luck!

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby DoveBodyWash » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:56 am

well.let's.see wrote:
T20hopeful89 wrote:
gatorfan163287 wrote:Anyone have any advice on where people that go to BU normally live? Trying to look at apartments.



I think a lot of people live in the Cambridge area, across the Charles River from BU. Commonwealth Ave is really nice, but I think tends to be a bit more expensive (it's where the school itself is).


I'd say Alston/Brighton, a bit closer and much cheaper than Cambridge


Allston and Brighton are far cheaper than Cambridge...and both are really close to the school, but there are a lot of cheaper houses you can rent if you manage to find 3-4 roommates

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby RetakeFrenzy » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:14 am

Just withdrew with $$. Hope another TLSer gets my spot! :mrgreen:

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby 04102014 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:43 pm

Anyone know if BU ever responds to emails on the weekend?

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby question7 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:01 pm

would love to email them this weekend "where the hell is my decision?". ok, I feel better - venting

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby Homelandsagreatshow » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:15 pm

admissions said my financial aid package wouldn't be available until after the 15th...ARGGGG

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby AMilfordMan » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:24 am

Just emailed admissions to withdraw. Freed up some $$ and a seat for those waiting. Best of luck!

Also, I got an automated response that they would be closed on Monday for Patriots' Day. Those waiting will likely have to wait until Tuesday.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby BlazersTime » Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:39 pm

szb5058 wrote:
CourCour wrote:
ace3913 wrote:I got a similar response last week about raising scholarship $$. Is it wishful thinking to double deposit in the hope that BU would increase scholarship $$? Right now I have 15k from BU and 18k from BC.


If you're looking to practice in Boston, you should go to BC over BU. Hands down.

I should add that BU explicitly said they don't match. I bet you could get a few more $$$ out of BC though.


+1

Also, I got BU to increase my scholarship by 6K a year to match BC so I definitely wouldn't just throw out that blanket statement about BU.


I got BU to match my BC offer too...

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby Rlabo » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:16 pm

Withdrew today, hope the spot goes to some1 here!

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby stillwater » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:44 pm

BlazersTime wrote:
szb5058 wrote:
CourCour wrote:
ace3913 wrote:I got a similar response last week about raising scholarship $$. Is it wishful thinking to double deposit in the hope that BU would increase scholarship $$? Right now I have 15k from BU and 18k from BC.


If you're looking to practice in Boston, you should go to BC over BU. Hands down.

I should add that BU explicitly said they don't match. I bet you could get a few more $$$ out of BC though.


+1

Also, I got BU to increase my scholarship by 6K a year to match BC so I definitely wouldn't just throw out that blanket statement about BU.


I got BU to match my BC offer too...


BU definitely matches.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby 04102014 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:12 pm

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