UNC c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

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Re: UNC c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby pketpket » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:29 am

Yanky91 wrote:
pketpket wrote:Yanky91, Is UNC a top choice for you even without money? So many have given up on UNC due to low scholly offers, but you sound super excited! As a local I can say if you applied and got into Wake Forrest also, UNC has a way better reputation.

If you are in the boat of deciding between the two my general advice: UNC 0$ >>>> Wake $$$. Especially if you want to practice in NC or the South as a region. The Alumni network is just so important and UNC stands out in NC as having the premiere network for newbie law grads. This is in general not for any specific field of law.


UNC is a great school no doubt, but you would have to be out of your mind to go there without a scholarship. The only way I would consider UNC is with close to a full ride. I have a full ride to UIUC, Cardozo, and close to a full ride to Wake. If it came down to Wake and UNC, I would choose whichever costs less. UNC is a better school, but not enough to justify paying that much more.


I think it heavily depends on what and where you are planning to practice as a lawyer. I have a close relative that graduated in top 10 from Wake and has a six figure salary from Wake and got in on a scholarship so he is pretty happy with his choice of law school (he ended up living with his family in Winston Salem). UNC really has a national reputation and that matters if you want to have flexibility when it comes to future mobility if your spouse also has a professional career. Even a $100,000 won't seem like much when you are looking back 30 years from now towards the end of your career. It is a personal choice, but I stick with my opinion $0 UNC >>>> $$$ Wake (if you want to practice in NC or go into politics especially).
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Re: UNC c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby Yanky91 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:06 pm

pketpket wrote:I think it heavily depends on what and where you are planning to practice as a lawyer. I have a close relative that graduated in top 10 from Wake and has a six figure salary from Wake and got in on a scholarship so he is pretty happy with his choice of law school (he ended up living with his family in Winston Salem). UNC really has a national reputation and that matters if you want to have flexibility when it comes to future mobility if your spouse also has a professional career. Even a $100,000 won't seem like much when you are looking back 30 years from now towards the end of your career. It is a personal choice, but I stick with my opinion $0 UNC >>>> $$$ Wake (if you wank to practice in NC or go into politics especially).


Yeah, you're right. It is a personal opinion. That said, I just hate debt. I personally would take Wake with a big scholarship over UNC sticker, but it depends on the person's background and post law school plans. UNC has a good national rep (better than Wake), but I am just too scared of debt.

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Re: UNC c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby Yanky91 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:07 pm

Just got a scholarship offer of 14k a year. If I were in state i would do this, but I'm OOS. It sucks that they don't negotiate. They were my #1 :(

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Re: UNC c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby hailcaesar34 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:10 pm

Yanky91 wrote:Just got a scholarship offer of 14k a year. If I were in state i would do this, but I'm OOS. It sucks that they don't negotiate. They were my #1 :(

Possible to get in state 2nd/3rd year?

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Re: UNC c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby Yanky91 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:43 pm

hailcaesar34 wrote:Possible to get in state 2nd/3rd year?

I don't know. I have to do some research. I thought it was difficult though.

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Re: UNC c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby jts723 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:17 pm

Got an email this morning saying that I "have not received a scholarship offer at this time" and that a second round of scholarship offers may go out in early May.

Probably will withdraw my application.
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Postby NoDayButToday » Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:22 pm

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Re: UNC c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby upstateboy » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:26 pm

I have been "Application Complete 1/3/2014" and I am starting to get anxious, does anyone know if UNC is really slow, or behind on apps? Should I be worried? Also has anyone been waiting as long as me? UNC is my top choice and I am starting to get discouraged, and with no movement or any word this wait is even worse. Anyone in the same boat?

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Re: UNC c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby pketpket » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:31 pm

Yanky91 wrote:
hailcaesar34 wrote:Possible to get in state 2nd/3rd year?

I don't know. I have to do some research. I thought it was difficult though.


It is possible, but usually it takes your parent/guardian also transferring to NC and working as citizens for a year or otherwise marrying a NC citizen (intent to stay in NC post graduation). So if you have a fiance that is a local that would work out really good. When I filled out my in-state form there was a great deal of information about this so I recommend going to UNC's website and looking at the link for that form even if you are not going to submit it. I am fairly certain by law you cannot come to NC just for education and then leave out of state again for work and receive in-state tuition (I am sure there are exceptional cases). Regardless the first thing you want to do Fall semester would be to register your car locally and change your voter registration and driver's license to help establish residency and intent to stay. My friend from undergrad did this and after two years was able to make it happen at NC State. (I should mention her dad bought her apartment and the property was put in her name, also she now works for IBM in RTP and married a local so her intent to stay in NC was strong.)

http://registrar.unc.edu/academic-servi ... ncy-guide/

"A legal resident for tuition purposes is a student who has demonstrated that he or she has been a North Carolina legal resident for at least the twelve (12) consecutive months immediately preceding the school term for which he or she seeks the in-state tuition rate and that he or she intends to make North Carolina his or her permanent home, as opposed to being in North Carolina solely to attend college."

I hope this information is helpful!
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Re: UNC c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby hailcaesar34 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:34 pm

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Re: UNC c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby Yanky91 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:53 pm

pketpket wrote:
Yanky91 wrote:
hailcaesar34 wrote:Possible to get in state 2nd/3rd year?

I don't know. I have to do some research. I thought it was difficult though.


It is possible, but usually it takes your parent/guardian also transferring to NC and working as citizens for a year or otherwise marrying a NC citizen (intent to stay in NC post graduation). So if you have a fiance that is a local that would work out really good. When I filled out my in-state form there was a great deal of information about this so I recommend going to UNC's website and looking at the link for that form even if you are not going to submit it. I am fairly certain by law you cannot come to NC just for education and then leave out of state again for work and receive in-state tuition (I am sure there are exceptional cases). Regardless the first thing you want to do Fall semester would be to register your car locally and change your voter registration and driver's license to help establish residency and intent to stay. My friend from undergrad did this and after two years was able to make it happen at NC State. (I should mention her dad bought her apartment and the property was put in her name, also she now works for IBM in RTP and married a local so her intent to stay in NC was strong.)

http://registrar.unc.edu/academic-servi ... ncy-guide/

"A legal resident for tuition purposes is a student who has demonstrated that he or she has been a North Carolina legal resident for at least the twelve (12) consecutive months immediately preceding the school term for which he or she seeks the in-state tuition rate and that he or she intends to make North Carolina his or her permanent home, as opposed to being in North Carolina solely to attend college."

I hope this information is helpful!


Wow thanks for the helpful info.

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Re: UNC c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby codyal90 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:57 pm

upstateboy wrote:I have been "Application Complete 1/3/2014" and I am starting to get anxious, does anyone know if UNC is really slow, or behind on apps? Should I be worried? Also has anyone been waiting as long as me? UNC is my top choice and I am starting to get discouraged, and with no movement or any word this wait is even worse. Anyone in the same boat?


I've bee complete since 11/29, so I am hoping they are just waiting to do a mass dump of decisions come april.

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Re: UNC c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby Baby_Got_Feuerbach » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:58 pm

How important is it to UNC that we tailor our essay toward them? I'll be honest: I didn't tweak my PS that much from what I sent to other schools.

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Re: UNC c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby Yanky91 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:14 pm

Baby_Got_Feuerbach wrote:How important is it to UNC that we tailor our essay toward them? I'll be honest: I didn't tweak my PS that much from what I sent to other schools.


If your numbers are way above the medians then it is not such a big deal. However, they specifically ask to write Why UNC. You should have had about 2pgs of personal statement, and 2pgs of why UNC. That is what they asked for.

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Re: UNC c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby Baby_Got_Feuerbach » Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:51 am

Yanky91 wrote:
Baby_Got_Feuerbach wrote:How important is it to UNC that we tailor our essay toward them? I'll be honest: I didn't tweak my PS that much from what I sent to other schools.


If your numbers are way above the medians then it is not such a big deal. However, they specifically ask to write Why UNC. You should have had about 2pgs of personal statement, and 2pgs of why UNC. That is what they asked for.


I've got one # above a 75th (LSAT); GPA below 25th.

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Re: UNC c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby Yanky91 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:48 pm

Baby_Got_Feuerbach wrote:I've got one # above a 75th (LSAT); GPA below 25th.


I wouldn't worry. It's done. There is nothing you can do about it now. You might be admitted just based off your LSAT.

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Re: UNC c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby Stanzy1 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:59 pm

codyal90 wrote:
upstateboy wrote:I have been "Application Complete 1/3/2014" and I am starting to get anxious, does anyone know if UNC is really slow, or behind on apps? Should I be worried? Also has anyone been waiting as long as me? UNC is my top choice and I am starting to get discouraged, and with no movement or any word this wait is even worse. Anyone in the same boat?


I've bee complete since 11/29, so I am hoping they are just waiting to do a mass dump of decisions come april.


+1

I've been complete since 1/13, I have either received a decision or "under review" at every other school I have applied to. Is it too early to write a letter of continued interest if we haven't heard back since applying?

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Re: UNC c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby k101010 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:46 pm

Any word on anyone getting in below 25ths in both categories??

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Re: UNC c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby RudyRudyRudy2017 » Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:39 pm

Anyone know how long the wait is after you see a status date change? Just had my first movement in a long while, but it still says complete. Current status is 03/12.

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Re: UNC c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby Stanzy1 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:20 pm

From the status checker: "We will have our first round of admit decisions rendered by April 1, 2014 and all complete files will have a decision by May 1, 2014. This means that we will have made our admissions offers to those who will not be waitlisted or denied by April 1."

So basically if UNC has confirmed that our apps are complete and we don't receive a decision in the next two weeks, we are either waitlisted or denied. Welp, that's a bummer.

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Re: UNC c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby sunnyd101 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:32 am

Has anyone heard anything recently?

Also, from the Class of 2013 Employment thread:

http://www.law.unc.edu/documents/career ... rt2013.pdf

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Re: UNC c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby k101010 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:43 am

Those employment stats look awesome!

No news. no movement. At this point it seems as though the next wave will be wait listed students

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Re: UNC c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby zippernicus » Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:44 pm

Did those who were accepted go from complete to under review? I have been complete for 6 weeks, but don't know if never going under review means I will probably be waitlisted, I should email, or it means absolutely nothing. :|

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Re: UNC c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby beegnar » Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:51 pm

is anyone going to ASD the 11th?

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Re: UNC c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby RonBurgundy » Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:49 pm

Just got in via email. Be on the lookout for an email. They say scholarships are coming shortly after the initial acceptance as well. Good luck everyone.




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