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raekaya
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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby raekaya » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:40 pm

JohnMarshall17 wrote:I would love to go to 'SC, but I'm really concerned about the housing situation. UCLA is perfect for housing because most 1Ls live in Weyburn, but there are far fewer students who live in Terrace at USC. I also don't like that Terrace is off campus and most students prefer to live in non-university owned housing and commute their first year. As someone who has no ties with LA, I feel like UCLA will be better for transitioning and living. Thoughts on this?


I'm in the same boat with no ties in LA. The housing things is kind of confusing since I haven't even visited yet. I did notice that USC grad housing is less expensive than UCLA's.
What's the problem with very few students living there? Is it an issue of meeting people you're concerned about?

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby JohnMarshall17 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:53 pm

raekaya wrote:
JohnMarshall17 wrote:I would love to go to 'SC, but I'm really concerned about the housing situation. UCLA is perfect for housing because most 1Ls live in Weyburn, but there are far fewer students who live in Terrace at USC. I also don't like that Terrace is off campus and most students prefer to live in non-university owned housing and commute their first year. As someone who has no ties with LA, I feel like UCLA will be better for transitioning and living. Thoughts on this?


I'm in the same boat with no ties in LA. The housing things is kind of confusing since I haven't even visited yet. I did notice that USC grad housing is less expensive than UCLA's.
What's the problem with very few students living there? Is it an issue of meeting people you're concerned about?


Once you visit UCLA and USC, you'll understand the "feel" of the areas a bit better. I wouldn't exactly feel safe living at Terrace, whereas I definitely would in Weyburn.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby kaydee » Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:16 pm

raekaya wrote:
JohnMarshall17 wrote:I would love to go to 'SC, but I'm really concerned about the housing situation. UCLA is perfect for housing because most 1Ls live in Weyburn, but there are far fewer students who live in Terrace at USC. I also don't like that Terrace is off campus and most students prefer to live in non-university owned housing and commute their first year. As someone who has no ties with LA, I feel like UCLA will be better for transitioning and living. Thoughts on this?


I'm in the same boat with no ties in LA. The housing things is kind of confusing since I haven't even visited yet. I did notice that USC grad housing is less expensive than UCLA's.
What's the problem with very few students living there? Is it an issue of meeting people you're concerned about?


Housing in general will be much cheaper for USC (if you plan on living near campus). UCLA is in one of the most expensive parts of the city, without many nearby options that are cheaper (Santa Monica=expensive, West Hollywood=expensive, Westwood=expensive, Beverly Hills and Bel Air=get outta here), and USC is in sketch-ville. Neighborhoods near UCLA are much more desirable (and awesome), but plan an perhaps sharing a room?

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby andy261 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:42 pm

I can't remember if someone already posted something to the same effect, but I called today and they are "trying to get decisions out by end of April to mid-May." :|

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby Xs20 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:47 pm

andy261 wrote:I can't remember if someone already posted something to the same effect, but I called today and they are "trying to get decisions out by end of April to mid-May." :|

I called earlier and got the same thing. How can it possibly take them this long, honestly? By mid-May, they will have had my application for 7 MONTHS.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby lawschoolsoldier » Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:57 pm

Xs20 wrote:
andy261 wrote:I can't remember if someone already posted something to the same effect, but I called today and they are "trying to get decisions out by end of April to mid-May." :|

I called earlier and got the same thing. How can it possibly take them this long, honestly? By mid-May, they will have had my application for 7 MONTHS.


well most people will have their decisions way before. it's the waitlist people that will have to wait longer.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby zman » Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:04 pm

Xs20 wrote:
andy261 wrote:I can't remember if someone already posted something to the same effect, but I called today and they are "trying to get decisions out by end of April to mid-May." :|

I called earlier and got the same thing. How can it possibly take them this long, honestly? By mid-May, they will have had my application for 7 MONTHS.


schools like Georgetown,UCLA and several others way taking people way past that. It's the norm now

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby anteater1 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:24 pm

Xs20 wrote:
andy261 wrote:I can't remember if someone already posted something to the same effect, but I called today and they are "trying to get decisions out by end of April to mid-May." :|

I called earlier and got the same thing. How can it possibly take them this long, honestly? By mid-May, they will have had my application for 7 MONTHS.


I guess they don't have to negotiate scholarships because by then you'd have to commit to another school...

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby mehh » Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:57 pm

Just went from CR1 --> final review.

I about peed my pants.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby md22 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:58 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

edit: still CR2 2/27
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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby 99.9luft » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:01 pm

CR1 on 3/19

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby anteater1 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:37 pm

mehh wrote:Just went from CR1 --> final review.

I about peed my pants.


Stats?

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby raekaya » Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:16 am

kaydee wrote:
raekaya wrote:
JohnMarshall17 wrote:I would love to go to 'SC, but I'm really concerned about the housing situation. UCLA is perfect for housing because most 1Ls live in Weyburn, but there are far fewer students who live in Terrace at USC. I also don't like that Terrace is off campus and most students prefer to live in non-university owned housing and commute their first year. As someone who has no ties with LA, I feel like UCLA will be better for transitioning and living. Thoughts on this?


I'm in the same boat with no ties in LA. The housing things is kind of confusing since I haven't even visited yet. I did notice that USC grad housing is less expensive than UCLA's.
What's the problem with very few students living there? Is it an issue of meeting people you're concerned about?


Housing in general will be much cheaper for USC (if you plan on living near campus). UCLA is in one of the most expensive parts of the city, without many nearby options that are cheaper (Santa Monica=expensive, West Hollywood=expensive, Westwood=expensive, Beverly Hills and Bel Air=get outta here), and USC is in sketch-ville. Neighborhoods near UCLA are much more desirable (and awesome), but plan an perhaps sharing a room?


Not to sound like a princess but I will NEVER share a room in law school. I can barely share a house with people right now (undergrad) without it interfering with my studying and general well-being :P and these are my good friends. In my opinion extra debt is worth my alone time, space, and subsequent better grades. But the housing cost and availability is definitely a factor in my decision, thanks for the info!

Also, does anyone know much about USC's curve? Since the class size is small, how does this compare to other schools?

Good luck to everyone still waiting! If I'm posting all this in the wrong thread and making you all hate me go ahead and tell me to shoo

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby Dream Weave » Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:56 am

Just checked and have a 3/21 final review date- does anyone know when I can expect a decision? Thoughts on usc's median having to drop to 166 or mid 3.6s- just barely under for both of their current medians.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby Raymond112909 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:09 am

It's Friday, I bet you will hear something today. I heard of many people being in Final Review for just a couple of hours before hearing their decision (including me). I also think that if you are just barely below both medians you will have a great chance this cycle. I hope you get in but I also hope they keep their medians up!

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby porch » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:27 pm

Is the scholarship posted online? I dont see anything. Does that mean I got nothing?

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby xiaojimu » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:31 pm

Raymond112909 wrote:It's Friday, I bet you will hear something today. I heard of many people being in Final Review for just a couple of hours before hearing their decision (including me). I also think that if you are just barely below both medians you will have a great chance this cycle. I hope you get in but I also hope they keep their medians up!


have been in FR since 3/19, wonder if that will change today 0_0

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby lili_yums » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:31 pm

When did you go into CR2? Based on people who heard last week, I'm expecting to go into FR today, but since it's Spring Break, who knows??

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby xiaojimu » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:34 pm

lili_yums wrote:When did you go into CR2? Based on people who heard last week, I'm expecting to go into FR today, but since it's Spring Break, who knows??


I think I never went into CR2
went from CR1 on 2/14 to FR on 3/19...

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby mcs268 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:37 pm

nvm
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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby uconjak » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:39 pm

kaydee wrote:
raekaya wrote:
JohnMarshall17 wrote:I would love to go to 'SC, but I'm really concerned about the housing situation. UCLA is perfect for housing because most 1Ls live in Weyburn, but there are far fewer students who live in Terrace at USC. I also don't like that Terrace is off campus and most students prefer to live in non-university owned housing and commute their first year. As someone who has no ties with LA, I feel like UCLA will be better for transitioning and living. Thoughts on this?


I'm in the same boat with no ties in LA. The housing things is kind of confusing since I haven't even visited yet. I did notice that USC grad housing is less expensive than UCLA's.
What's the problem with very few students living there? Is it an issue of meeting people you're concerned about?


Housing in general will be much cheaper for USC (if you plan on living near campus). UCLA is in one of the most expensive parts of the city, without many nearby options that are cheaper (Santa Monica=expensive, West Hollywood=expensive, Westwood=expensive, Beverly Hills and Bel Air=get outta here), and USC is in sketch-ville. Neighborhoods near UCLA are much more desirable (and awesome), but plan an perhaps sharing a room?


I also am not from the LA area from the Midwest. I toured both campuses a couple of weeks ago. I thought both were great. I liked USC's Personal touch. hated the Law building and Library. I know it is petty but i spend a lot of UG in the libary. so it is important to me. The housing thing is a little concerning, but I don't think a overly big deal.
I would not worry about the USC area north of campus. they have some new apt complexes going up just north and east of campus, about 1/4 mile. A couple of law students told me they live close to downtowna and take Public transportation. the only thing would be late at night traveling alone if your a girl.
But if you are concerned get a Conceil carry permit. and 40 cal S&W...you should be good to go! make sure you get Hollow Point ammo!! My older sis went to the USAFA and we all could shoot before we were weened. LOL
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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby Dream Weave » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:41 pm

mcs268 wrote:Dream Weave - did you ever go into CR2 or did you go from CR1 to Final Review?


I had been sitting sitting in cr 2 since mid January. My final review date shows 3/21 but I just noticed it today. Are all decisions through email or are rejections through snail mail?

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby mehh » Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:20 pm

anteater1 wrote:
mehh wrote:Just went from CR1 --> final review.

I about peed my pants.


Stats?



162 / 3.7 (3.81); non-URM; strong personal statements; started a charity . . . USC is my #1. I am so nervous.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby masked kavana » Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:44 pm

mehh wrote:
anteater1 wrote:
mehh wrote:Just went from CR1 --> final review.

I about peed my pants.


Good luck!
Stats?



162 / 3.7 (3.81); non-URM; strong personal statements; started a charity . . . USC is my #1. I am so nervous.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby anteater1 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:08 pm

I'm curious as to whether the CR1 > FR applicants is a symptom of hurried admissions with the deadline approaching or if it signifies something (either positive or negative)

Then again I'm still sitting on CR1 from 2/12 so who knows.




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