Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby lawskewl13 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:05 pm

frank617 wrote:
lawskewl13 wrote:I got my scholarship email on Friday and was admitted back in January--I think they are doing it "fluidly," just in smaller batches than most schools are so the thread isn't as active with the info. Hopefully you all hear soon!


If you don't mind sharing, how much did they offer?


I got offered $20k a year with a 165/3.3x.

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Marquis » Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:31 pm

lawskewl13 wrote:
frank617 wrote:
lawskewl13 wrote:I got my scholarship email on Friday and was admitted back in January--I think they are doing it "fluidly," just in smaller batches than most schools are so the thread isn't as active with the info. Hopefully you all hear soon!


If you don't mind sharing, how much did they offer?


I got offered $20k a year with a 165/3.3x.


Congrats on the scholly!

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Newb2law » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:30 pm

do you guys think is worth submitting an application at this point in the cycle if i am not above their median lsat?
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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby iskim88 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:48 pm

lawskewl13 wrote:
frank617 wrote:
lawskewl13 wrote:I got my scholarship email on Friday and was admitted back in January--I think they are doing it "fluidly," just in smaller batches than most schools are so the thread isn't as active with the info. Hopefully you all hear soon!


If you don't mind sharing, how much did they offer?


I got offered $20k a year with a 165/3.3x.



Nice!!! Congrats! Are you attending?

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby SparkyZZZ » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:18 pm

Wow, looks like BC dropped to 36...that's getting close to free-fall territory!

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby SparkyZZZ » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:22 pm

Newb2law wrote:do you guys think is worth submitting an application at this point in the cycle if i am not above their median lsat?



How is your GPA? I don't think they love splitters, so if you are at median LSAT and your GPA is solid, then it might be worth the money to apply.

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Marquis » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:32 pm

SparkyZZZ wrote:Wow, looks like BC dropped to 36...that's getting close to free-fall territory!


Anyone think this will make them more open to negotiating against offers from schools like BU, Bama, W&M, and W&L?

Rankings be damned, they're still my top choice!

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby SparkyZZZ » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:52 pm

Marquis wrote:
SparkyZZZ wrote:Wow, looks like BC dropped to 36...that's getting close to free-fall territory!


Anyone think this will make them more open to negotiating against offers from schools like BU, Bama, W&M, and W&L?

Rankings be damned, they're still my top choice!



Well, if you have an offer from BU then I definitely think you could use that considering BU went up, and it is the same market.

It doesn't look like you can use W&L since their ranking looks like it imploded.

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby ManoftheHour » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:57 pm

They're taking so damn long with mine. Definitely a consider with a full ride or close to it. BU was so quick and friendly with my app.

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Marquis » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:24 pm

Will an 11th hour change in the USN rankings really make a difference in admissions and/or scholarship offers for the class of 2017?

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby couchpizza » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:35 pm

Thinking about negotiating with these guys using ND and WUSTL. Higher ranked schools for sure but also not in the same market. Think it might work? Of course, I'm going to be negotiating in a few weeks if I don;t hear anything from them.
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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby kobe1020 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:41 pm

now BC is ranked 36. big drop.

anyone making decisions based on this ranking|

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby couchpizza » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:44 pm

kobe1020 wrote:now BC is ranked 36. big drop.

anyone making decisions based on this ranking|


It is a big drop man. But if I can use that drop to squeeze out more scholarship $, then BC all the way. Still a strong alum network and placement chance for the Boston area.

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby kobe1020 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:54 pm

couchpizza wrote:
kobe1020 wrote:now BC is ranked 36. big drop.

anyone making decisions based on this ranking|


It is a big drop man. But if I can use that drop to squeeze out more scholarship $, then BC all the way. Still a strong alum network and placement chance for the Boston area.


TCR

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby ame13 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:59 pm

I applied on 1/10 and I went complete on 1/13 and then again on 2/14. Is it weird that I'm still not under review? I feel like it's been awhile.

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby esrom55 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:13 pm

ame13 wrote:I applied on 1/10 and I went complete on 1/13 and then again on 2/14. Is it weird that I'm still not under review? I feel like it's been awhile.


I'm similar. Applied 1/4 and completes 1/8 and 2/21. It sounds like once you do go under review, a decision follows quickly. Definitely would like to hear back soon as BC is (was?) totally a top contender for me especially with a decent scholarship.

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby frank617 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:55 pm

couchpizza wrote:Thinking about negotiating with these guys using ND and WUSTL. Higher ranked schools for sure but also not in the same market. Think it might work? Of course, I'm going to be negotiating in a few weeks if I don;t hear anything from them.


You should be able to use ND to negotiate. I grew up in the Boston area and know that BC and ND consider themselves "peers" (that's in quotes because they are actually more like rivals).

Another note, I wouldn't worry about BC's drop in rankings. I've always thought BU is better if you want to leave Mass and BC is better if you want to stay, and I think that still holds true. BC really is held in high regard around Boston.

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby NoDayButToday » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:17 am

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby esrom55 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:19 am

NoDayButToday wrote:
kobe1020 wrote:now BC is ranked 36. big drop.

anyone making decisions based on this ranking|


Maybe not based on this ranking change, but influenced by?


I'm hoping:
1) I get accepted
2) the administration throws extra scholarship $$ around to massively improve rankings for next year
3) profit

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby teachergirl801 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:27 pm

Just throwing this out there and hear what your opinions are...

I was accepted to UMN which is ranked higher than BC and was offered a pretty decent scholly. BC accepted me in January but still no word on scholly. I'm a splitter: high GPA but lower LSAT (in their 25th%tile), great softs and letters of recommendations.

Should I email them? Or wait it out another week or two?

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby couchpizza » Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:09 pm

Wait it out. I got this pointer from someone ITT who tried negotiating. And also, trust me, you're not the only one itching for a scholly ITT.

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby esrom55 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:39 pm

Finally under review! Completes 1/8 and 2/21.

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby kellyb4 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:50 pm

Got an email today that I received a 14k scholarship.. 162 LSAt and 3.6 GPA
Deciding between here, Fordham at sticker, and Seton Hall at 35k

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby lbrodsky » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:52 pm

kellyb4 wrote:Got an email today that I received a 14k scholarship.. 162 LSAt and 3.6 GPA
Deciding between here, Fordham at sticker, and Seton Hall at 35k


Congrats, when did you apply and when were you accepted?

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Marquis » Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:07 pm

lbrodsky wrote:
kellyb4 wrote:Got an email today that I received a 14k scholarship.. 162 LSAt and 3.6 GPA
Deciding between here, Fordham at sticker, and Seton Hall at 35k


Congrats, when did you apply and when were you accepted?


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