UCLA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

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ec24
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Re: UCLA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby ec24 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:53 pm

xJD2017x wrote:
ec24 wrote:UCLA will not be matching USC scholarships (I tried). This is a culmination of the following reasons:

-they are no longer butting heads in rankings
-UCLA is substantially cheaper than USC (they will point this out to you)
-they don't have to; people are willing to attend UCLA without a match


They will not much your total USC amount but they will still up you to the point where it will be cheaper for your to go to UCLA. SO say USC offered 120k and UCLA 75k, UCLA will probably bump you to 105k therefore making UCLA cheaper(for in state). That's based upon from what I saw on LSN. UCLA is 10k cheaper of in state about 3-4 for out of state. The only problem is that private schools usually raise their tutions every year in a more predicatable pattern. Public schools don't raise them every year but when they do it is in big chunks.



That is not true, at least not all around.... my offer from USC was even higher than $120k and they did NOT offer me anything close to 105k after negotiations.

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

Postby xJD2017x » Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:36 pm

ec24 wrote:
xJD2017x wrote:
ec24 wrote:UCLA will not be matching USC scholarships (I tried). This is a culmination of the following reasons:

-they are no longer butting heads in rankings
-UCLA is substantially cheaper than USC (they will point this out to you)
-they don't have to; people are willing to attend UCLA without a match


They will not much your total USC amount but they will still up you to the point where it will be cheaper for your to go to UCLA. SO say USC offered 120k and UCLA 75k, UCLA will probably bump you to 105k therefore making UCLA cheaper(for in state). That's based upon from what I saw on LSN. UCLA is 10k cheaper of in state about 3-4 for out of state. The only problem is that private schools usually raise their tutions every year in a more predicatable pattern. Public schools don't raise them every year but when they do it is in big chunks.



That is not true, at least not all around.... my offer from USC was even higher than $120k and they did NOT offer me anything close to 105k after negotiations.


You are obviously an exception.. I think they feel confident because they beat USC in employment(usually even there) this year and USC fell in rankings. They could have also seen an increase in apps and feel good about the number of matriculants.

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

Postby NYC2012 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:38 pm

xJD2017x wrote:
ec24 wrote:
xJD2017x wrote:
ec24 wrote:UCLA will not be matching USC scholarships (I tried). This is a culmination of the following reasons:

-they are no longer butting heads in rankings
-UCLA is substantially cheaper than USC (they will point this out to you)
-they don't have to; people are willing to attend UCLA without a match


They will not much your total USC amount but they will still up you to the point where it will be cheaper for your to go to UCLA. SO say USC offered 120k and UCLA 75k, UCLA will probably bump you to 105k therefore making UCLA cheaper(for in state). That's based upon from what I saw on LSN. UCLA is 10k cheaper of in state about 3-4 for out of state. The only problem is that private schools usually raise their tutions every year in a more predicatable pattern. Public schools don't raise them every year but when they do it is in big chunks.



That is not true, at least not all around.... my offer from USC was even higher than $120k and they did NOT offer me anything close to 105k after negotiations.


You are obviously an exception.. I think they feel confident because they beat USC in employment(usually even there) this year and USC fell in rankings. They could have also seen an increase in apps and feel good about the number of matriculants.


I don't think he/she is an exception, I also wasn't offered nearly as much at UCLA as I was at USC. I don't think they are willing to play that game this year for the reasons listed above. I also have heard of a few friends who were not able to get UCLA to match USC's offer (or even come close).

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

Postby ec24 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:26 pm

NYC2012 wrote:
I don't think he/she is an exception, I also wasn't offered nearly as much at UCLA as I was at USC. I don't think they are willing to play that game this year for the reasons listed above. I also have heard of a few friends who were not able to get UCLA to match USC's offer (or even come close).


Yes, that is why I was sharing my experience. I don't think I was an exception. They have room to breath. Although I am sure they are still playing hardball with top ranked schools.

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

Postby Tweed » Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:33 pm

They asked me to fill out the need access when I tried to negotiate using my USC scholarship. I'm not likely to get any need-based aid, but did anyone get a merit offer only after they had filled out the need access stuff?

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

Postby xJD2017x » Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:45 pm

ec24 wrote:
NYC2012 wrote:
I don't think he/she is an exception, I also wasn't offered nearly as much at UCLA as I was at USC. I don't think they are willing to play that game this year for the reasons listed above. I also have heard of a few friends who were not able to get UCLA to match USC's offer (or even come close).


Yes, that is why I was sharing my experience. I don't think I was an exception. They have room to breath. Although I am sure they are still playing hardball with top ranked schools.


That's a suprise because according to LSN almost everyone who got 150,000,135,000,120,000 from USC got the same amount from UCLA(minus about 15,000 or so but remember UCLA is that much cheaper).

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

Postby cron1834 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:36 pm

Does anyone have any insight re: renewing need-based aid at UCLA? I have an offer that includes this, but I have no idea how to view it. Should I treat this as a one-time grant? Or is it almost always renewed?

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

Postby altthymes » Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:32 am

Is anyone else still waiting on a decision? Been complete since 1/28 and have heard nothing.

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

Postby krispymenudo » Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:51 am

altthymes wrote:Is anyone else still waiting on a decision? Been complete since 1/28 and have heard nothing.



me! complete 12/19

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

Postby EJL123 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:19 am

I submitted my app in October and still waiting on a decision lol. At 25th LSAT and 75th GPA. In-state LA native. Looks like this one's going to come down to the wire.

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

Postby navko » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:40 pm

just got da ding email :l bada bing no law school for me this year...unless i go to gwu for full sticker leyolcatz

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

Postby koval » Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:38 pm

Have some seat deposits due in 2 weeks. Should I give them a call and see what's up? Wondering even I did get the admit call whether they'd have time to put together a scholarship offer before the deposits at other schools are due.

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

Postby Hrun » Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:44 pm

navko wrote:just got da ding email :l bada bing no law school for me this year...unless i go to gwu for full sticker leyolcatz


Sorry to hear that. I think I'm heading for a ding for the second year in a row. Do you mind sharing your numbers?

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

Postby navko » Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:34 pm

Hrun wrote:
navko wrote:just got da ding email :l bada bing no law school for me this year...unless i go to gwu for full sticker leyolcatz


Sorry to hear that. I think I'm heading for a ding for the second year in a row. Do you mind sharing your numbers?


3.76 162, my lsat really fudged me over this cycle :l

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

Postby dsamuels » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:36 pm

You guys think they will send out decisions before the 15th? I know a bunch of us have some choices to makes. And we dont all have $$$$ to be throwing around


http://gph.is/15FJkSl

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

Postby uconjak » Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:23 pm

ec24 wrote:
xJD2017x wrote:
ec24 wrote:UCLA will not be matching USC scholarships (I tried). This is a culmination of the following reasons:

-they are no longer butting heads in rankings
-UCLA is substantially cheaper than USC (they will point this out to you)
-they don't have to; people are willing to attend UCLA without a match


They will not much your total USC amount but they will still up you to the point where it will be cheaper for your to go to UCLA. SO say USC offered 120k and UCLA 75k, UCLA will probably bump you to 105k therefore making UCLA cheaper(for in state). That's based upon from what I saw on LSN. UCLA is 10k cheaper of in state about 3-4 for out of state. The only problem is that private schools usually raise their tutions every year in a more predicatable pattern. Public schools don't raise them every year but when they do it is in big chunks.



That is not true, at least not all around.... my offer from USC was even higher than $120k and they did NOT offer me anything close to 105k after negotiations.


I am a UCLA 1L now....last year i think UCLA got blindsided by the scholarship move the USC made. SO they reacted and started matching. I got UCLA up to 95K from 45K because of the USC offer of 120K. I have a friend who got the 105K, but his Lsat was 169, gpa 3.70. mine was 167 and 3.89. we both went to Midwest State Universities (big 10). I am guessing they gave him a little more because of the LSAT. HE had some good offers from Vandy, Cornell, Northwestern and like me 120K from USC.

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

Postby scaggiedem » Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:49 pm

Happy Monday fellow waiters.
Any new news?
Any theories on when the next round of ding emails will be sent?

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

Postby jacketyellow » Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:57 pm

scaggiedem wrote:Happy Monday fellow waiters.
Any new news?
Any theories on when the next round of ding emails will be sent?


I haven't gotten anything yet. I hope soon. I submitted 8 weeks ago, so hopefully the middle of April should see some movement.

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

Postby krispymenudo » Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:00 pm

scaggiedem wrote:Happy Monday fellow waiters.
Any new news?
Any theories on when the next round of ding emails will be sent?


Still waiting, complete 12/19
I, too, expect a big release of decisions in the middle of the month, whether it be a wave or a gradual rolling-out

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

Postby scaggiedem » Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:02 pm

Let week of distracting myself begin...

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

Postby dsamuels » Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:53 pm

So they ding through email? This is what i have seen so far. Is this correct?

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

Postby ReverseViceVersa » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:42 pm

Just successfully renegotiated my merit scholarship using USC's offer. They doubled their previous offer so don't let others tell you that they no longer view USC as a peer school just because they dropped two spots in ranking. Worst possible outcome is they say "no."

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

Postby zman » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:31 pm

ReverseViceVersa wrote:Just successfully renegotiated my merit scholarship using USC's offer. They doubled their previous offer so don't let others tell you that they no longer view USC as a peer school just because they dropped two spots in ranking. Worst possible outcome is they say "no."


It probably has to do with the amount of people witdrawing from UCLA for the T-14 schools.

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

Postby ReverseViceVersa » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:58 pm

zman wrote:
ReverseViceVersa wrote:Just successfully renegotiated my merit scholarship using USC's offer. They doubled their previous offer so don't let others tell you that they no longer view USC as a peer school just because they dropped two spots in ranking. Worst possible outcome is they say "no."


It probably has to do with the amount of people witdrawing from UCLA for the T-14 schools.


We can speculate all we want regarding reasons behind successful negotiations, but the fact of the matter is that it is indeed possible. I spent 2 hours drafting my negotiation letter and emailed them early the next day. They replied with my new scholarship amount 30 minutes later.

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

Postby deebanger » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:25 pm

ReverseViceVersa wrote:
zman wrote:
ReverseViceVersa wrote:Just successfully renegotiated my merit scholarship using USC's offer. They doubled their previous offer so don't let others tell you that they no longer view USC as a peer school just because they dropped two spots in ranking. Worst possible outcome is they say "no."


It probably has to do with the amount of people witdrawing from UCLA for the T-14 schools.


We can speculate all we want regarding reasons behind successful negotiations, but the fact of the matter is that it is indeed possible. I spent 2 hours drafting my negotiation letter and emailed them early the next day. They replied with my new scholarship amount 30 minutes later.


Hey! can u please share your draft of the negotiation letter, if you dont mind? Please! It will be useful for me next cycle.You can also pm me if u want and you can delete any sensitive info.




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