UC Irvine c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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monicap28
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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby monicap28 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:13 pm

I just wanted to extend a congratulations to those who have been accepted! I'm a current 1L at UCI and if anyone wants to message me about the school, feel free! I'm sure if you have been accepted and eventually join the facebook group you'll be able to tell who I am quite quickly, haha. I'm an international student (from Canada) so any other international students can feel free to ask for help!

As for my experience at UCI so far - it's been great for a law school experience. Let's face it - law school sucks and 1L year is hard and busy and you have no free time. However, UCI does its best to make it an enjoyable as possible and I really have appreciated it. The staff and faculty are so warm and helpful. I lost my grandmother immediately prior to exams last semester and I honestly could not have asked for a better support system in terms of the faculty - I've never had so many people emailing me and asking to help me in whatever way they could - including the Dean! After that experience I knew I had chosen the right law school.

A note on transportation, though! I chose to live in Costa Mesa because I like it a bit better than Irvine and it's a bit cheaper. I don't have a car though and it's awful. OCTA is terrible and I'm a slave to the bus schedule. So if you're going to live a few miles off campus, you need a car. I've survived (somehow) without one but I'm pinching pennies to save up for a car for the summer/next semester. So while the school is fantastic, the public transportation sucks and I wish someone had told me before I had moved. So just make sure you live on campus and/or have a car and you'll be fine!

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

Postby 99.9luft » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:21 pm

IN!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Postby cheymao » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:22 pm

IN just now via email!!

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

Postby 99.9luft » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:23 pm

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

Postby teiswei » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:26 pm

In and I'm f-iNG stoked!

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

Postby Hyee » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:28 pm

99.9luft wrote:
cheymao wrote:IN just now via email!!


hey numbers twin! congrats!



Could you guys share lsat/gpa and when you applied, as well as any word on aid?

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

Postby Jonathk1 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:31 pm

Just got accepted as well via email. No word on any scholly $$ though I assume this will come later.

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

Postby 99.9luft » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:34 pm

164 (highest), 3.6, applied on 1/11/2013

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

Postby Hyee » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:37 pm

99.9luft wrote:164 (highest), 3.6, applied on 1/11/2013


My numbers exactly, though I applied on the 16th. Hopefully that's a good sign, I'm F5'ing my email and quite anxious.

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

Postby helterskelter » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:38 pm

In via email...can't wait to see what the packet holds!

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

Postby andres » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:59 am

Has anyone received any need based grants yet?

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

Postby teiswei » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:19 pm

Did anyone else receive the financial aid email this morning? Cruel... I was hoping to find info on scholarships and they just give the FAFSA status.

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

Postby Observant_Poster » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:55 pm

Has anyone been rejected when requesting additional merit aid or is everyone being told they will hear more at the end of the month?

Just trying to scope out if being told they will get back to me at the end of the month is a good thing or just the norm.

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

Postby Jonathk1 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:34 pm

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

Postby thatgumyoulike » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:48 pm

In via email earlier this week; 90K scholarship in the mail today :D

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

Postby thatgumyoulike » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:50 pm

teiswei wrote:Did anyone else receive the financial aid email this morning? Cruel... I was hoping to find info on scholarships and they just give the FAFSA status.

Yes, that was a big tease. Received my scholarship in the mail today, so hopefully soon for you. Good luck!

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

Postby anteater1 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:00 pm

Meeting with Dean C on tuesday, i'll let you guys know how it goes.

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

Postby Jonathk1 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:11 pm

anteater1 wrote:Meeting with Dean C on tuesday, i'll let you guys know how it goes.


What is the meeting regarding?

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

Postby anteater1 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:01 pm

Jonathk1 wrote:
anteater1 wrote:Meeting with Dean C on tuesday, i'll let you guys know how it goes.


What is the meeting regarding?


Just a general meeting per my request. I'm alum (as if my username didnt give it away) so I thought I'd make a visit. Need to pick up my diploma anyways.

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

Postby Jonathk1 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:24 am

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

Postby 99.9luft » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:20 pm

Really excited about UCI (just got my admissions packet in the mail with the $$!).

One interesting thing I read on their class of '15 profile was that self-indentified students of color comprised 49% of the class :shock: that's the highest i've seen to date (not that i specifically hunt for this data, but still...). I wonder about those who are in that 49%...maybe current students can discuss this further.

ETA: found this on UCI's website:

*Students of color - represents all non-white/Caucasian students. This statistic EXCLUDES any students that decline to state their ethnicity. This statistic INCLUDES any students that specified more than one ethnicity/race where at least one ethnicity/race was non-white/Caucasian.

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

Postby monicap28 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:55 pm

I'd say 49% is about correct for the class of 2015. I'm not sure what else to say about that except that it's probably accurate, haha.

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

Postby teiswei » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:32 pm

Just got my package!!! $30,000 a year with 2.0 stip. I am stoked and can't wait to visit in April.

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

Postby Big Dog » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:52 pm

One interesting thing I read on their class of '15 profile was that self-indentified students of color comprised 49% of the class...


UCLA and UC Hastings are not much different; both have <50% whites (self-identified).

This should not be surprising since a lot of Asians who attend UC undergrad and stay instate for LS.

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

Postby anteater1 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:59 pm

Jonathk1 wrote:
anteater1 wrote:
Jonathk1 wrote:
anteater1 wrote:Meeting with Dean C on tuesday, i'll let you guys know how it goes.


What is the meeting regarding?


Just a general meeting per my request. I'm alum (as if my username didnt give it away) so I thought I'd make a visit. Need to pick up my diploma anyways.


I'm also alum and I still haven't picked up my diploma :P . Have you been admitted or still waiting? That is very, very gracious of Chemerinksy to meet with you.


I was admitted quite a while ago, sometime early to mid December if I remember correctly.




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