UCLA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

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

Postby AceDeuces » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:57 pm

dehesse wrote:Just got the call from Dean Schwartz :D IN with a merit scholarship!!



If you don't mind, what were your stats like?

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

Postby dehesse » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:27 pm

AceDeuces wrote:
dehesse wrote:Just got the call from Dean Schwartz :D IN with a merit scholarship!!



If you don't mind, what were your stats like?


3.6, 170

Does that make me a splitter or a reverse splitter? Not great with the lingo here lol

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

Postby FutureCongress » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:32 pm

Checking in... Applied 1/15, waited for Feb LSAT, Complete 3/4.

165.... face in palm... not doing much to offset a 3.3 GPA. Miracles happen.... :?

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

Postby MnM22 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:19 pm

The more and more I think about UCLA as an option, I realize it is an excellent one and I'm so happy I was admitted.

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

Postby rion91 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:39 pm

dehesse wrote:
AceDeuces wrote:
dehesse wrote:Just got the call from Dean Schwartz :D IN with a merit scholarship!!



If you don't mind, what were your stats like?


3.6, 170

Does that make me a splitter or a reverse splitter? Not great with the lingo here lol

Not really a splitter... Reverse splitter would be something like 3.9 162.

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

Postby dehesse » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:57 pm

rion91 wrote:
dehesse wrote:
AceDeuces wrote:
dehesse wrote:Just got the call from Dean Schwartz :D IN with a merit scholarship!!



If you don't mind, what were your stats like?


3.6, 170

Does that make me a splitter or a reverse splitter? Not great with the lingo here lol

Not really a splitter... Reverse splitter would be something like 3.9 162.


Okay so splitter is higher LSAT, lower GPA...got it. Thanks for the explanation!

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

Postby Lebrarian_Booker » Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:47 pm

submitted 1/2.....anyone still waiting from around then?

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

Postby UCLAHopeful2014 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:51 pm

Lebrarian_Booker wrote:submitted 1/2.....anyone still waiting from around then?


Yes, I applied 1/6 and have heard absolutely nothing.

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

Postby FlyingNorth » Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:53 pm

UCLAHopeful2014 wrote:
Lebrarian_Booker wrote:submitted 1/2.....anyone still waiting from around then?


Yes, I applied 1/6 and have heard absolutely nothing.


1/8 here. nada

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

Postby Krist_Z » Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:06 pm

Complete 1/7 and so far nothing but silence.

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

Postby krispymenudo » Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:11 pm

Krist_Z wrote:Complete 1/7 and so far nothing but silence.


12/19 Complete, silence as well

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

Postby altthymes » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:35 pm

krispymenudo wrote:
Krist_Z wrote:Complete 1/7 and so far nothing but silence.


12/19 Complete, silence as well


1/28 complete...nothing so far. Not anticipating good news...

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

Postby samumenco » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:11 pm

UCLA made no mention of a merit scholarship (neither during the call nor in the admissions letter). Can I safely assume that UCLA is expecting me to pay the full price of tuition?

I also noticed that AceDeuces was basically stone-walled from any possibility of receiving a merit scholarship, even with generous, competing offers from peer schools. I guess this means that UCLA is not open to negotiations, at least to schools ranked below the T14.

I'd love to hear any advice on how to proceed, but as it stands, there's no way I can make UCLA work.

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

Postby AceDeuces » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:37 pm

samumenco wrote:UCLA made no mention of a merit scholarship (neither during the call nor in the admissions letter). Can I safely assume that UCLA is expecting me to pay the full price of tuition?

I also noticed that AceDeuces was basically stone-walled from any possibility of receiving a merit scholarship, even with generous, competing offers from peer schools. I guess this means that UCLA is not open to negotiations, at least to schools ranked below the T14.

I'd love to hear any advice on how to proceed, but as it stands, there's no way I can make UCLA work.


Yeah, I mean IDK what I'm going to do. I got a really great offer from Texas the other day as well...so I really do not understand UCLA right now.

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

Postby bonerland » Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:12 am

AceDeuces wrote:
samumenco wrote:UCLA made no mention of a merit scholarship (neither during the call nor in the admissions letter). Can I safely assume that UCLA is expecting me to pay the full price of tuition?

I also noticed that AceDeuces was basically stone-walled from any possibility of receiving a merit scholarship, even with generous, competing offers from peer schools. I guess this means that UCLA is not open to negotiations, at least to schools ranked below the T14.

I'd love to hear any advice on how to proceed, but as it stands, there's no way I can make UCLA work.


Yeah, I mean IDK what I'm going to do. I got a really great offer from Texas the other day as well...so I really do not understand UCLA right now.


Maybe it has something to do with the fact that you are an out of state applicant and they are reluctant to make an offer if they believe that you will not make the move to begin with.

I don't know where you're from, but if I was on an admissions committee and I saw someone who was a Texas native trying to negotiate a scholarship with an offer from their home state, I don't think I would bite.

But who knows. Sorry, that is pretty rough.

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

Postby samumenco » Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:09 am

bonerland wrote:
AceDeuces wrote:
samumenco wrote:UCLA made no mention of a merit scholarship (neither during the call nor in the admissions letter). Can I safely assume that UCLA is expecting me to pay the full price of tuition?

I also noticed that AceDeuces was basically stone-walled from any possibility of receiving a merit scholarship, even with generous, competing offers from peer schools. I guess this means that UCLA is not open to negotiations, at least to schools ranked below the T14.

I'd love to hear any advice on how to proceed, but as it stands, there's no way I can make UCLA work.


Yeah, I mean IDK what I'm going to do. I got a really great offer from Texas the other day as well...so I really do not understand UCLA right now.


Maybe it has something to do with the fact that you are an out of state applicant and they are reluctant to make an offer if they believe that you will not make the move to begin with.

I don't know where you're from, but if I was on an admissions committee and I saw someone who was a Texas native trying to negotiate a scholarship with an offer from their home state, I don't think I would bite.

But who knows. Sorry, that is pretty rough.


I'm an in-state applicant, so this is confusing for me. I think there's something wrong here when I can graduate from USC with almost no debt, while I'll have six figures of debt from a public school in my home state. :?

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

Postby cron1834 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:14 am

The public-private distinction is an irrelevant technicality in this context. Do you think Berk should give you as much scholarship money as Cooley?

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

Postby bonerland » Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:14 am

samumenco wrote:
bonerland wrote:
AceDeuces wrote:
samumenco wrote:UCLA made no mention of a merit scholarship (neither during the call nor in the admissions letter). Can I safely assume that UCLA is expecting me to pay the full price of tuition?

I also noticed that AceDeuces was basically stone-walled from any possibility of receiving a merit scholarship, even with generous, competing offers from peer schools. I guess this means that UCLA is not open to negotiations, at least to schools ranked below the T14.

I'd love to hear any advice on how to proceed, but as it stands, there's no way I can make UCLA work.


Yeah, I mean IDK what I'm going to do. I got a really great offer from Texas the other day as well...so I really do not understand UCLA right now.


Maybe it has something to do with the fact that you are an out of state applicant and they are reluctant to make an offer if they believe that you will not make the move to begin with.

I don't know where you're from, but if I was on an admissions committee and I saw someone who was a Texas native trying to negotiate a scholarship with an offer from their home state, I don't think I would bite.

But who knows. Sorry, that is pretty rough.


I'm an in-state applicant, so this is confusing for me. I think there's something wrong here when I can graduate from USC with almost no debt, while I'll have six figures of debt from a public school in my home state. :?


Are your numbers in the 75th percentile range?

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

Postby samumenco » Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:25 am

cron1834 wrote:The public-private distinction is an irrelevant technicality in this context. Do you think Berk should give you as much scholarship money as Cooley?


Right, but in this case, it's between UCLA and peers schools like Texas and USC, and I absolutely think UCLA should make an offer as competitive as Texas and USC.
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Re: UCLA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby cron1834 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:34 am

samumenco wrote:
cron1834 wrote:The public-private distinction is an irrelevant technicality in this context. Do you think Berk should give you as much scholarship money as Cooley?


Right, but in this case, it's between UCLA and peers schools like Texas and USC, and I absolutely think UCLA should make an offer as competitive as Texas and USC.


UCLA's median is higher than USC's, plus the UC system isn't exactly flush. I'm not sure what you expect.

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

Postby bonerland » Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:41 am

samumenco wrote:
cron1834 wrote:The public-private distinction is an irrelevant technicality in this context. Do you think Berk should give you as much scholarship money as Cooley?


Right, but in this case, it's between UCLA and peers schools like Texas and USC, and I absolutely think UCLA should make an offer as competitive as Texas and USC.

bonerland wrote:Are your numbers in the 75th percentile range?


LSAT: Median-ish
GPA: In the 75th percentile range


Well, that would explain it. I don't think it is warranted to expect UCLA to make a merit scholarship offer to draw you in unless your LSAT ranges around the 75th percentile.

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

Postby samumenco » Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:47 am

cron1834 wrote:
samumenco wrote:
cron1834 wrote:The public-private distinction is an irrelevant technicality in this context. Do you think Berk should give you as much scholarship money as Cooley?


Right, but in this case, it's between UCLA and peers schools like Texas and USC, and I absolutely think UCLA should make an offer as competitive as Texas and USC.


UCLA's median is higher than USC's, plus the UC system isn't exactly flush. I'm not sure what you expect.


Medians are higher, but just barely. USC places better in clerkships. These distinctions go on and on, but at the end of the day, they're peer schools. So I'm going to be honest and say that I expected a competitive offer to USC's grant that cut down their tuition by over half.

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

Postby bonerland » Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:55 am

Another thing is that UCLA seems to just simply allocate their funds differently than USC--they offer heftier offers to URMs with competitive numbers, and the like.

It is also well documented on these boards that USC is throwing around money "like it ain't no thang". That may be more indicative of the numbers within their applicant pool this particular cycle--any offers from them should thus not be construed as a reliable indicator of what you may get elsewhere.

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

Postby samumenco » Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:01 am

bonerland wrote:Another thing is that UCLA seems to just simply allocate their funds differently than USC--they offer heftier offers to URMs with competitive numbers, and the like.

It is also well documented on these boards that USC is throwing around money "like it ain't no thang". That may be more indicative of the numbers within their applicant pool this particular cycle--any offers from them should thus not be construed as a reliable indicator of what you may get elsewhere.


Makes a lot of sense. Appreciate the explanation!

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

Postby cron1834 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:03 am

Clerkships have nothing to do with the fact that a) UCLA has a higher LSAT median and b) is part of a broke-ass system where money doesn't grow on trees.

Plus, I'll note that you come across a little entitled ITT. I have similar numbers to yours, I'm non-URM, and they offered me 6 figures & change. No offense to you personally, as I don't know you, but perhaps whichever adcomm read your file just didn't love what you wrote.




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