Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.
User avatar
t-14orbust
Posts: 2068
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:43 pm

Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby t-14orbust » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:04 pm

jrsbaseball5 wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:
MoMettaMonk wrote:Checking in, retaking the October LSAT. 82,000 for the first year... here's hoping for lots and lots of scholarship money.


Hey good luck!

CLS '16 here (same as banjo). Re: financial aid, columbja $ comes in two forms:

1) the named fellowships given in your acceptance letter, which are half (butler) and full (hamilton) tuition scholarships -- historically these are exclusively to poach HYS kids, i.e. for 175+/3.75+. About 20 hamiltons are offered each year. Theres nothing in-between half and full.

2) everyone else applies separately w/ fafsa/needaccess and received finaid grants in April. These range from $30K up to $85K, but Ive only seen a handful that high. If you are at CLS medians, expect $30-50K total over three years -- not actually a huge dent in tuition, but they spread it out to a large number of people in the class so most admitted students can expect $10K/year off that $80K CoA, but not much more (as you can see on lawschoolnumbers).

Lastly, Columbia claims (and to some extent, actually does) to incorporate need-based in a similar fashion to HYS. The grants in 2) are a combination of need and merit, whereas 1) is strictly numbers. If you are from an extremely low income family, your aid may be higher than your numbers would dictate.

Its also worth noting that Columbia CoA projection is higher than necessary. After receiving my housing/rent/utilities and budgeting ALL my living expenses, mine comes to ~$76K total (rather than $82K, and you can make it lower -- I have higher than average expenditures) before deducting grants. Hope this helps and best of luck!


Thanks for the very informative write up jbb. I'm sure this has been answered somewhere, but I figure this is as good a place to ask as any. If Hamiltons/Butlers are generally intended to draw away HYS students do they take into account other factors such as fantastic WE, URM status, or great softs? Or is it a numbers game, basically?


I'm not sure to what extent they take those factors into account. But I do know they prefer prestigious UGs. They are only offering 20, after all, and want to showcase them.

User avatar
jbagelboy
Posts: 9652
Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:57 pm

Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby jbagelboy » Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:50 am

Re: Butlers and Hamiltons
1) the LSAT score floors of 176 for Hamilton and 174 for Butler are basically rock solid. There was one 175 hammy and one butler URM with a lower LSAT. So that LSAT is a prerequisite and is the key factor in receiving these fellowships. See pacifica, the top applicant of the 2012-2013 cycle, who got all of HYS, but no butler/hamiton w/ a 173.

2) GPA seems to be 3.75+ with one or two exceptions at most

3) good WE, LoRs, ect. are also necessary to distinguish yourself since there are more than 20 people with those top numbers. These factors will NOT overcompensate for lower numbers though, evidently.

4) while columbia in general privileges more rigorous/prestigious undergraduate record, I see no indication that this features even moreso into named scholarship consideration

User avatar
CyanIdes Of March
Posts: 743
Joined: Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:57 pm

Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:56 pm

jbagelboy wrote:Re: Butlers and Hamiltons
1) the LSAT score floors of 176 for Hamilton and 174 for Butler are basically rock solid. There was one 175 hammy and one butler URM with a lower LSAT. So that LSAT is a prerequisite and is the key factor in receiving these fellowships. See pacifica, the top applicant of the 2012-2013 cycle, who got all of HYS, but no butler/hamiton w/ a 173.



One more for the 'retake' column I guess.

User avatar
mindarmed
Posts: 959
Joined: Sun May 27, 2012 2:16 pm

Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby mindarmed » Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:08 pm

Humbert Humbert wrote:
SteelPenguin wrote:Checking in and visiting Thursday! Anyone else doing the thing on Thursday?


I'll be there!


I'll also be there. Sneaking out of work for a little bit to go up!

User avatar
AAJD2B
Posts: 871
Joined: Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:37 am

Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby AAJD2B » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:19 pm

Checking in. GL everyone!

User avatar
Tariffs
Posts: 95
Joined: Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:55 pm

Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Tariffs » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:35 am

Checking in. Here's hoping that my October LSAT goes well!

tortellini
Posts: 34
Joined: Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:14 pm

Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby tortellini » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:22 pm

Checking in! CLS is definitely my top choice :o

User avatar
lastsamurai
Posts: 978
Joined: Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:17 am

Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby lastsamurai » Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:05 pm

Hoping to make it on Thursday! Anyone know what we should bring with us to these information sessions?

Edit: spelling
Last edited by lastsamurai on Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:06 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
TheMostDangerousLG
Posts: 1547
Joined: Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:25 am

Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:35 pm

armedwithamind wrote:
Humbert Humbert wrote:
SteelPenguin wrote:Checking in and visiting Thursday! Anyone else doing the thing on Thursday?


I'll be there!


I'll also be there. Sneaking out of work for a little bit to go up!


Ugh, not you. I'll be there too. ;(

User avatar
mindarmed
Posts: 959
Joined: Sun May 27, 2012 2:16 pm

Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby mindarmed » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:36 pm

lastsamurai wrote:Hoping to make in on Thursday! Anyone know what we should bring with us to these information sessions?


I'm bringing a pen and paper.

User avatar
SteelPenguin
Posts: 1090
Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:37 pm

Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby SteelPenguin » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:07 pm

armedwithamind wrote:
lastsamurai wrote:Hoping to make in on Thursday! Anyone know what we should bring with us to these information sessions?


I'm bringing a pen and paper.


That sounds like a good idea. Any idea what people typically wear to these things?

User avatar
TheMostDangerousLG
Posts: 1547
Joined: Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:25 am

Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:13 pm

SteelPenguin wrote:
armedwithamind wrote:
lastsamurai wrote:Hoping to make in on Thursday! Anyone know what we should bring with us to these information sessions?


I'm bringing a pen and paper.


That sounds like a good idea. Any idea what people typically wear to these things?


Are you gonna be there? Ooo, I'd say we need a drink after, but I have work.

Accordingly, I will also be dressed in work attire.

User avatar
Dr. Dre
Posts: 2347
Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:10 pm

Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Dr. Dre » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:16 pm

Checking in.

Good luck y'all.

User avatar
mindarmed
Posts: 959
Joined: Sun May 27, 2012 2:16 pm

Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby mindarmed » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:24 pm

SteelPenguin wrote:
armedwithamind wrote:
lastsamurai wrote:Hoping to make in on Thursday! Anyone know what we should bring with us to these information sessions?


I'm bringing a pen and paper.


That sounds like a good idea. Any idea what people typically wear to these things?


I'm wearing work clothes, so a polo, chinos and shoes

User avatar
cws277
Posts: 110
Joined: Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:11 pm

Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby cws277 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:34 pm

Good luck from another 2016er. I'm sure I'll be lurking on an ask a Columbia 1L thread in the next few months.

User avatar
Tiago Splitter
Posts: 15525
Joined: Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:20 am

Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Tiago Splitter » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:16 am

Checking in

User avatar
CyanIdes Of March
Posts: 743
Joined: Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:57 pm

Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:08 pm

Checking in. This is the only T14 school that I actually know someone attending.

User avatar
Sourrudedude
Posts: 415
Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:34 pm

Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Sourrudedude » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:17 pm

CyanIdes Of March wrote:Checking in. This is the only T14 school that I actually know someone attending.

same

User avatar
wtrc
Posts: 2057
Joined: Mon May 30, 2011 9:37 pm

Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby wtrc » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:18 pm

Checking in. Going to be a good 6 months with y'all.

Who else is retaking (or taking) October?

User avatar
Pneumonia
Posts: 1644
Joined: Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:05 pm

Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Pneumonia » Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:16 pm

Checking in

User avatar
CyanIdes Of March
Posts: 743
Joined: Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:57 pm

Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:36 pm

Sourrudedude wrote:
CyanIdes Of March wrote:Checking in. This is the only T14 school that I actually know someone attending.

same


What if we knew the same person :shock: .

User avatar
Sourrudedude
Posts: 415
Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:34 pm

Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Sourrudedude » Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:57 pm

CyanIdes Of March wrote:
Sourrudedude wrote:
CyanIdes Of March wrote:Checking in. This is the only T14 school that I actually know someone attending.

same


What if we knew the same person :shock: .

We could like hang out

User avatar
chuckbass
Posts: 9957
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:29 pm

Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby chuckbass » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:22 pm

wtrcoins3 wrote:Checking in. Going to be a good 6 months with y'all.

Who else is retaking (or taking) October?

Retaking a 159 from February. I didn't study the first time, and I've been working hard all summer shooting for that 172+. Good luck!

puckblocker
Posts: 17
Joined: Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:42 pm

Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby puckblocker » Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:53 pm

Checking in.

User avatar
John_rizzy_rawls
Posts: 3477
Joined: Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:44 pm

Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:29 pm

wtrcoins3 wrote:Checking in. Going to be a good 6 months with y'all.

Who else is retaking (or taking) October?


Retaking Oct and possibly Dec/Feb.




Return to “Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: derekne, Gaaooo, hoping4scholy, Maaza, mdu and 17 guests