Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Still Waiting on a Decision
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Dinged :(
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Waitlisted - Withdrew
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12%
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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby poptart123 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:26 pm

Leliana wrote:
LSRAT wrote:
xn3345 wrote:Soooo... scholarships?


+1


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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Rich Uncle Skeleton » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:29 pm

poptart123 wrote:
Leliana wrote:
LSRAT wrote:
xn3345 wrote:Soooo... scholarships?


+1


+1


+1


+1

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ytrewq321 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:29 pm

mrgstephe wrote:Interview earlier this week (accompanied by date change - either UR3 or UR4).

Date change again yesterday to 3/9. Should I be expecting decision soon?


I had a date change after interview request (UR1.5?) but before my interview and then one after my interview to 3/9 (I'm assuming this is UR2 or UR3). Did your date change twice after interview?

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Future Ex-Engineer » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:39 pm

ytrewq321 wrote:
mrgstephe wrote:Interview earlier this week (accompanied by date change - either UR3 or UR4).

Date change again yesterday to 3/9. Should I be expecting decision soon?


I had a date change after interview request (UR1.5?) but before my interview and then one after my interview to 3/9 (I'm assuming this is UR2 or UR3). Did your date change twice after interview?


Pretty sure mine started after I went complete, then UR2 on like 2/10, then interview request (UR 3/2), then change after interview (UR 3/7), then change yesterday (UR 3/9)

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby dasq5511 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:59 pm

call-me-bubbles wrote:
dasq5511 wrote:
Assasindowntheavenue wrote:
poptart123 wrote:
call-me-bubbles wrote:Sorry if this question has been asked before, but for fellow admits, what's your own personal calculus for how much debt you're willing to go into for Chicago? Employment outcomes don't get much more solid than UChi, but given that the 75th percentile scholarship/grant award is only $30,000 and I'm a reverse splitter, I'm not expecting much/any merit aid. :?


It's been asked (by me actually!) probably about in December or so. I'm still struggling with it a lot, and I'm not sure yet. I think it depends on your other options mainly.


Struggling with this too. Ultimately I think I'll be looking @ $150k in debt because I don't expect much aid. And I'm trying to find out in what way that would be okay instead of going to a school w/ $$$ with good employment #s as well.


That is 30k/year right? I think I'm willing to take around 180k maximum in loans. This depends on how generous my Northwestern offer is though.


You think so? I was reading it as $30,000 total for three years, but I hope you're right! Also, that would make more sense for the 25th percentile amount being $10,000: $10,000/yr instead of an awkward $3,333/yr. In any case, $180,000 is about sticker (for tuition), and that's what I'm debating, too, in preparation for the worst-case scenario in which I receive zero aid. The anxiety is real, man.


Unfortunately, I don't really have much in savings so I'll have to take loans for COL too. Given the situation, I think I'll need 50k+ to be able to attend Chicago rather than a lower T14. My career goals would be particularly suited to Chicago over other schools though.

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:10 pm

dasq5511 wrote:
call-me-bubbles wrote:
dasq5511 wrote:
Assasindowntheavenue wrote:
poptart123 wrote:
call-me-bubbles wrote:Sorry if this question has been asked before, but for fellow admits, what's your own personal calculus for how much debt you're willing to go into for Chicago? Employment outcomes don't get much more solid than UChi, but given that the 75th percentile scholarship/grant award is only $30,000 and I'm a reverse splitter, I'm not expecting much/any merit aid. :?


It's been asked (by me actually!) probably about in December or so. I'm still struggling with it a lot, and I'm not sure yet. I think it depends on your other options mainly.


Struggling with this too. Ultimately I think I'll be looking @ $150k in debt because I don't expect much aid. And I'm trying to find out in what way that would be okay instead of going to a school w/ $$$ with good employment #s as well.


That is 30k/year right? I think I'm willing to take around 180k maximum in loans. This depends on how generous my Northwestern offer is though.


You think so? I was reading it as $30,000 total for three years, but I hope you're right! Also, that would make more sense for the 25th percentile amount being $10,000: $10,000/yr instead of an awkward $3,333/yr. In any case, $180,000 is about sticker (for tuition), and that's what I'm debating, too, in preparation for the worst-case scenario in which I receive zero aid. The anxiety is real, man.


Unfortunately, I don't really have much in savings so I'll have to take loans for COL too. Given the situation, I think I'll need 50k+ to be able to attend Chicago rather than a lower T14. My career goals would be particularly suited to Chicago over other schools though.


Can you please expand on your goals? I myself am trying to figure out what goals are best suited for UChicago vs a regional I'm looking at. Thank you!

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby dasq5511 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:13 pm

Assasindowntheavenue wrote:
dasq5511 wrote:
call-me-bubbles wrote:
dasq5511 wrote:
Assasindowntheavenue wrote:
poptart123 wrote:
call-me-bubbles wrote:Sorry if this question has been asked before, but for fellow admits, what's your own personal calculus for how much debt you're willing to go into for Chicago? Employment outcomes don't get much more solid than UChi, but given that the 75th percentile scholarship/grant award is only $30,000 and I'm a reverse splitter, I'm not expecting much/any merit aid. :?


It's been asked (by me actually!) probably about in December or so. I'm still struggling with it a lot, and I'm not sure yet. I think it depends on your other options mainly.


Struggling with this too. Ultimately I think I'll be looking @ $150k in debt because I don't expect much aid. And I'm trying to find out in what way that would be okay instead of going to a school w/ $$$ with good employment #s as well.


That is 30k/year right? I think I'm willing to take around 180k maximum in loans. This depends on how generous my Northwestern offer is though.


You think so? I was reading it as $30,000 total for three years, but I hope you're right! Also, that would make more sense for the 25th percentile amount being $10,000: $10,000/yr instead of an awkward $3,333/yr. In any case, $180,000 is about sticker (for tuition), and that's what I'm debating, too, in preparation for the worst-case scenario in which I receive zero aid. The anxiety is real, man.


Unfortunately, I don't really have much in savings so I'll have to take loans for COL too. Given the situation, I think I'll need 50k+ to be able to attend Chicago rather than a lower T14. My career goals would be particularly suited to Chicago over other schools though.


Can you please expand on your goals? I myself am trying to figure out what goals are best suited for UChicago vs a regional I'm looking at. Thank you!


I'm particularly interested in appellate litigation as a practice area (I know this is a pretty small niche to get into). Because of this, I need to prioritize clerkships (particularly appellate clerkships) which puts Chicago significantly above everything but HYS. Chicago also places much better into all the unicorn jobs (SCOTUS clerks, litigation boutiques, maybe USAO?) and has more potential portability to difficult markets imo (DC, SF); I know these aren't all deciding factors but they're a big value add for me. At the end of the day if Chicago COA is up to 60-70k more than Duke/UVA/NU, I'm willing to pay to keep doors open on the off chance that I place high enough in the class to have those opportunities available to me. Granted, that is a lot of money but a Biglaw salary makes it a little easier to deal with (also Chi provides LRAP for clerkships and other schools don't).

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:50 pm

dasq5511 wrote:
I'm particularly interested in appellate litigation as a practice area (I know this is a pretty small niche to get into). Because of this, I need to prioritize clerkships (particularly appellate clerkships) which puts Chicago significantly above everything but HYS. Chicago also places much better into all the unicorn jobs (SCOTUS clerks, litigation boutiques, maybe USAO?) and has more potential portability to difficult markets imo (DC, SF); I know these aren't all deciding factors but they're a big value add for me. At the end of the day if Chicago COA is up to 60-70k more than Duke/UVA/NU, I'm willing to pay to keep doors open on the off chance that I place high enough in the class to have those opportunities available to me. Granted, that is a lot of money but a Biglaw salary makes it a little easier to deal with (also Chi provides LRAP for clerkships and other schools don't).


I appreciate the detailed post! Wishing you luck in admissions and your future endeavors.

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby dasq5511 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:06 pm

Assasindowntheavenue wrote:
dasq5511 wrote:
I'm particularly interested in appellate litigation as a practice area (I know this is a pretty small niche to get into). Because of this, I need to prioritize clerkships (particularly appellate clerkships) which puts Chicago significantly above everything but HYS. Chicago also places much better into all the unicorn jobs (SCOTUS clerks, litigation boutiques, maybe USAO?) and has more potential portability to difficult markets imo (DC, SF); I know these aren't all deciding factors but they're a big value add for me. At the end of the day if Chicago COA is up to 60-70k more than Duke/UVA/NU, I'm willing to pay to keep doors open on the off chance that I place high enough in the class to have those opportunities available to me. Granted, that is a lot of money but a Biglaw salary makes it a little easier to deal with (also Chi provides LRAP for clerkships and other schools don't).


I appreciate the detailed post! Wishing you luck in admissions and your future endeavors.


No problem! What factors are you weighing/what are your goals?

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Question12345 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:23 pm

really want to go here but am waiting on the scholly info cause I have good offers elsewhere as well

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Postby TudoBem » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:21 am

About scholarships.. any news?

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Postby curry1 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:03 pm

TudoBem wrote:About scholarships.. any news?


I feel like early march is over.

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Postby lsa16 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:13 pm

curry1 wrote:
TudoBem wrote:About scholarships.. any news?


I feel like early march is over.


Same.

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby dasq5511 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:03 pm

lsa16 wrote:
curry1 wrote:
TudoBem wrote:About scholarships.. any news?


I feel like early march is over.


Same.


Anyone know when scholarships have been released historically?

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Postby TudoBem » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:26 pm

dasq5511 wrote:
lsa16 wrote:
curry1 wrote:
TudoBem wrote:About scholarships.. any news?


I feel like early march is over.


Same.


Anyone know when scholarships have been released historically?


Last year was March 4th.

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby AlexanderJordan » Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:22 am

Dare I just send them an email? "Hey me and my shootas on TLS are waiting for some money."

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Postby dasq5511 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:36 am

AlexanderJordan wrote:Dare I just send them an email? "Hey me and my shootas on TLS are waiting for some money."


pls do

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Postby jdanz » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:43 am

dasq5511 wrote:
AlexanderJordan wrote:Dare I just send them an email? "Hey me and my shootas on TLS are waiting for some money."


pls do


Some brave soul should just call fin aid lol

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby appind » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:16 am

i applied late Jan and haven't heard a peep since then. online status says app under review but no interview so far.

which of UR stages would this be? are there still chances of getting an interview or is it almost a ding now?

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Postby TudoBem » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:27 am

TudoBem wrote:
appind wrote:i applied late Jan and haven't heard a peep since then. online status says app under review but no interview so far.

which of UR stages would this be? are there still chances of getting an interview or is it almost a ding now?


I applied early November, got an interview invite late January. So you are fine. Hang in there.

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby chandhi » Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:51 pm

Just finished my interview. I was super nervous and definitely not at my best. Also Skype is the bane of my existence.

Oh well, I tried my hardest. My interviewer was extremely pleasant despite my obvious shortcomings lol

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Postby LSRAT » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:22 pm

chandhi wrote:Just finished my interview. I was super nervous and definitely not at my best. Also Skype is the bane of my existence.

Oh well, I tried my hardest. My interviewer was extremely pleasant despite my obvious shortcomings lol


Don't worry about it too much. My interview wasn't great (computer issues and awkwardness) and it didn't affect my admissions outcome!

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby chandhi » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:43 pm

LSRAT wrote:
chandhi wrote:Just finished my interview. I was super nervous and definitely not at my best. Also Skype is the bane of my existence.

Oh well, I tried my hardest. My interviewer was extremely pleasant despite my obvious shortcomings lol


Don't worry about it too much. My interview wasn't great (computer issues and awkwardness) and it didn't affect my admissions outcome!

Thanks, this makes me feel better! Although I would still like to blame Skype if I get an unfavorable outcome haha

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