UCLA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

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

Postby edwardt1988 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:21 pm

Soooooooo, complete, stats, etc. anyone?

Congrats to everyone who got admitted!

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

Postby whereskyle » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:25 pm

Submitted mid September. I went complete in late september/early October. I thought that they had already overlooked me, but woohoo!!

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

Postby edwardt1988 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:26 pm

whereskyle wrote:Submitted mid September. I went complete in late september/early October. I thought that they had already overlooked me, but woohoo!!

Congrats! :)

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

Postby Yea All Right » Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:46 pm

whereskyle wrote:Just got the call. A very enjoyable conversation with Dean Schwartz. No scholly offer over the phone. Can anyone advise an admit, who is desperate to secure some scholly $$ on what to do next?


Congratulations!

In the same boat, would appreciate advice. Scholarship money is a big consideration for me.

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

Postby whereskyle » Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:09 pm

Are all those admitted today still waiting on an e-mail? Any idea how to access the admitted student website?

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

Postby Mariposa28 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:22 pm

Will_McAvoy wrote:
Nooblarzlarz wrote:
jannah77 wrote:
Mariposa28 wrote:I received my acceptance this afternoon! Submitted 11/30, went complete 12/3. Really fast turnaround, I was surprised to hear back so quickly.



Congrats on your acceptance!

Are people who have been accepted applying ED or California residents? I went complete on 11/15 and haven't heard yet. I'm not too worried, but I'm above both of their 75s so I'm getting just a littleeee anxious haha.

In the same boat. NYU was able to give me a decision in under 2 weeks, but not UCLA :(


It's possible they're just going hard after the more likely matriculants, in that case.



Thank you! I did not apply ED, nor am I a CA resident. My LSAT was slightly over the 25 percentile, and my GPA is over the 75th. Also a URM. I also wrote about programmatic contribution (described my undergraduate work's relevance to their legal program). No scholarship offer over the phone, but I am hoping to hear something when I get my official acceptance letter.

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

Postby Mariposa28 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:25 pm

whereskyle wrote:Are all those admitted today still waiting on an e-mail? Any idea how to access the admitted student website?



I was accepted early in the afternoon yesterday, and recieved my emails right back to back late in the afternoon on the same day. They came with instructions on how to access the website.

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

Postby jmaul21 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:46 pm

Admitted late this afternoon via phone call from Dean Schwartz. LSAT at 75th percentile and GPA just below median. Out of state, non-URM. Application completed around 12/5. Congrats to everyone else! This is my first response from any law school so far, so I'm beyond thrilled!!

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

Postby whereskyle » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:13 pm

Congrats! 1st acceptance this cycle for me as well. I wish you more.

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

Postby wowhio » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:19 am

Got a call from the dean today too! I actually missed it because I was in class, and he didn't leave a message like they do at NYU. Safe to assume it's an acceptance, right?

I'm a CA resident from the LA area. Not an ED applicant. 3.57 / 177.

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

Postby almondjoy » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:41 am

wowhio wrote:Got a call from the dean today too! I actually missed it because I was in class, and he didn't leave a message like they do at NYU. Safe to assume it's an acceptance, right?

I'm a CA resident from the LA area. Not an ED applicant. 3.57 / 177.

Yep. Same thing happened to me. I called back and he said I was in so congrats!

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

Postby MT Cicero » Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:26 am

Sorry, my stats:

Complete: 9/24
Decision: 12/11
GPA: <<<25th (non-trad >12 years from undergrad)
LSAT: 173

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

Postby gbelle » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:59 pm

Hi guys! checking in!

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

Postby bombaysippin » Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:51 pm

Anyone know if they welcome diversity statements or would they rather not take them?

ETA: Like putting it in the Optional Addendum section of their app?

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

Postby jmaul21 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:33 pm

Anyone know how they're notifying admitted students about scholarships? Regular mail?

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

Postby KatyMarie » Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:47 pm

I'm in! So excited. (169/4.0; Non-URM; RD)

I have been to Cali exactly once, and I was about 12 at the time, so I'm going to have to do some major research to see if this is where I want to live for 3 years :) But the school seems awesome.

Good luck to everyone else still waiting.

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

Postby Snowboarder1588 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:49 pm

KatyMarie wrote:I'm in! So excited. (169/4.0; Non-URM; RD)

I have been to Cali exactly once, and I was about 12 at the time, so I'm going to have to do some major research to see if this is where I want to live for 3 years :) But the school seems awesome.

Good luck to everyone else still waiting.


It is where you DEFINITLEY want to live, but make sure not to call it Cali 8) You will love Westwood. It's fun, amazing, 20 minutes from the beach and the best weather year round.

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

Postby gbelle » Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:51 pm

Snowboarder1588 wrote:
KatyMarie wrote:I'm in! So excited. (169/4.0; Non-URM; RD)

I have been to Cali exactly once, and I was about 12 at the time, so I'm going to have to do some major research to see if this is where I want to live for 3 years :) But the school seems awesome.

Good luck to everyone else still waiting.


It is where you DEFINITLEY want to live, but make sure not to call it Cali 8) You will love Westwood. It's fun, amazing, 20 minutes from the beach and the best weather year round.


That sounds dreamyyy

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

Postby Stella77 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:42 pm

This is probably going to annoy some of you, but hopefully you guys can shred some light. I live in LA and honestly UCLA would probably be my first choice if I got in and didn't have to pay full sticker. I've recently felt that I probably wont get in and have discouraged myself from even applying since I didn't receive a fee waiver. I was interested in the David Epstein public interest program, but my personal statement is practically the response to the public interest prompt. Do I have to apply to the public interest program to pursue public interest law??

I fell like if I am accepted to UCLA Law it would be on the grounds of my career goals (public interest related) and previous volunteer work. So it may hurt me not to apply to the Epstein program. If anyone has more information on this I would greatly appreciate it.

I have a 164 LSAT, 90th percentile.(I know retake! Unfortunately I already did, my first score was 161, and have come to realize I have some sort of test anxiety I've never had before, since I was scoring in the low 170s on practice exams. I do not feel I will score substantially higher a third time to be honest, so I'm going to work with what I got.)

GPA: 3.5, History Major.

Non-URM, although I am part Native American with no tribe affiliation- I guess that matters. So basically I'm just "white" (whatever that means) on my application.

I do have a good amount of volunteer history and have had a full-time job majority of my undergrad career.

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

Postby HYSenberg » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:46 pm

Part Native American? Isn't that like the biggest URM boost conceivable? Why not get a tribal affiliation in the next few weeks? You could probably get into schools much better than UCLA.

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

Postby Stella77 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:53 pm

HYSenberg wrote:Part Native American? Isn't that like the biggest URM boost conceivable? Why not get a tribal affiliation in the next few weeks? You could probably get into schools much better than UCLA.



YES IT IS!! But I can't claim a tribe affiliation and I've looked into it, but I couldn't get very far because my mother has lost complete contact with her father's side of the family which has made it very difficult to do anything. Just from reading around these posts and online forums about having to be tribe affiliated, the consensus seems to be that if you don't fill out the section asking about your tribe they do not take your claim seriously. Doesn't make sense to me but it appears that's how it is.

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

Postby HYSenberg » Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:00 pm

That is regrettable. If I were you, I'd contact the tribe directly and explicate your situation. Given your interest in public service -- or better yet, Indian law (?) -- I would imagine that they would look upon your circumstances favorably. You could always send an addendum to UCLA and other law schools later; we are fairly early in the application cycle.

As a disclaimer, I am not a URM and I have no idea how one would realistically accomplish any of this. I do wish you the best of luck though.

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

Postby Stella77 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:10 pm

HYSenberg wrote:That is regrettable. If I were you, I'd contact the tribe directly and explicate your situation. Given your interest in public service -- or better yet, Indian law (?) -- I would imagine that they would look upon your circumstances favorably. You could always send an addendum to UCLA and other law schools later; we are fairly early in the application cycle.

As a disclaimer, I am not a URM and I have no idea how one would realistically accomplish any of this. I do wish you the best of luck though.


Not Indian law specifically but high-risk youth and child advocacy (including Native American youth). Thank you for your advice, I think I will continue to look further into it and contact them directly!

Best of luck to you as well!!

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

Postby KatyMarie » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:21 pm

Snowboarder1588 wrote:
KatyMarie wrote:I'm in! So excited. (169/4.0; Non-URM; RD)

I have been to Cali exactly once, and I was about 12 at the time, so I'm going to have to do some major research to see if this is where I want to live for 3 years :) But the school seems awesome.

Good luck to everyone else still waiting.


It is where you DEFINITELY want to live, but make sure not to call it Cali 8) You will love Westwood. It's fun, amazing, 20 minutes from the beach and the best weather year round.


That's awesome! I'm visiting with my friend who lives in LA next month and she's going to show me around. She's more into the Hollywood side of things, but has been up in the UCLA area at least. Is the cost of Living astronomical in Westwood? Would there be anywhere at all to live with a dog? (I have a small-medium dog, but my parents have offered to keep her if it isn't feasible). I'm spoiled by a very low cost of living right now.

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

Postby yamsandmoreyams » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:40 pm

Got waitlisted through email today. I applied early decision (since I would really like to stay in California) in mid october. Numbers are 166, 3.4x. Congrats to those who've been admitted and good luck to everyone who's waiting.




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