Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Have you received your need based scholarship?

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I didn't apply for one
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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby lawof11 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:02 pm

em15 wrote:On LSN, it looks like they've been avoiding making decisions on people with a 164...anyone else think it seems weird that there seems to be yellow and red up through 163 and green at 165+ and practically nothing at 164?


Haha yes I have--mainly
because I have a 164.

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

Postby lawof11 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:05 pm

lawof11 wrote:
em15 wrote:On LSN, it looks like they've been avoiding making decisions on people with a 164...anyone else think it seems weird that there seems to be yellow and red up through 163 and green at 165+ and practically nothing at 164?


Haha yes I have--mainly
because I have a 164.


Noticed it, that is. I think it's frustrating, but probably not weird. They're seeing how things play out with regards to additional applications, application withdrawals, etc. Or that's what I would assume.

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

Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:10 pm

lawof11 wrote:
lawof11 wrote:
em15 wrote:On LSN, it looks like they've been avoiding making decisions on people with a 164...anyone else think it seems weird that there seems to be yellow and red up through 163 and green at 165+ and practically nothing at 164?


Haha yes I have--mainly
because I have a 164.


Noticed it, that is. I think it's frustrating, but probably not weird. They're seeing how things play out with regards to additional applications, application withdrawals, etc. Or that's what I would assume.


Naww I applied back in november with a 164 and was accepted in December

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

Postby em15 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:16 pm

Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:
lawof11 wrote:
lawof11 wrote:
em15 wrote:On LSN, it looks like they've been avoiding making decisions on people with a 164...anyone else think it seems weird that there seems to be yellow and red up through 163 and green at 165+ and practically nothing at 164?


Haha yes I have--mainly
because I have a 164.


Noticed it, that is. I think it's frustrating, but probably not weird. They're seeing how things play out with regards to additional applications, application withdrawals, etc. Or that's what I would assume.


Naww I applied back in november with a 164 and was accepted in December


There's a big gap below a certain gpa. I agree with lawof11, I think it's them not being sure what to do with the 164s yet. It just worries me as a 164 with below that gpa and makes me think we might not hear back for longer.

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

Postby brinicolec » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:24 am

A couple questions about living in Boston (as it relates to BU):

How is housing for BU law students? Do most people live off-campus?/Is there even on-campus housing?/About how much do people end up having to pay for housing if they, say... rent an apt.?

What's the deal with public transportation for BU/Boston as a whole, and on the other side of that, how is parking for those who do have a car? I'm not at all familiar with the area so I was wondering. To put in a simpler way: Car = required, car = convenient, car = unnecessary, or car = kind of a pain in the ass to have? Lol. What I mean by how is parking is... I paid like $80/mth for parking at my apartment complex during UG. Are prices in Boston steep like that or...?

ALSO, for people who decide to rent an apt or a house or what have you, are most of those neighborhoods in areas that are in walking distance? I actually tend to prefer walking if possible (good way to exercise)

Edit: ALSO!!!! (lol) I know that it's situated by a river... Are there good outside study places (AWAY FROM THE SCHOOL) for folks who like to sit somewhere outside and do their reading or something? When I was at NYU, I used to hop on the subway and go to Central Park a lot to do my readings and it was really relaxing to be outside and everything and be distanced from NYU while doing my work, so it'd be dope to have something like that while at LS.

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

Postby azaleafire » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:28 am

brinicolec wrote:A couple questions about living in Boston (as it relates to BU):

What's the deal with public transportation for BU/Boston as a whole, and on the other side of that, how is parking for those who do have a car? I'm not at all familiar with the area so I was wondering. To put in a simpler way: Car = required, car = convenient, car = unnecessary, or car = kind of a pain in the ass to have? Lol. What I mean by how is parking is... I paid like $80/mth for parking at my apartment complex during UG. Are prices in Boston steep like that or...?



So Bostons public transit is better than most cities. The T is super useful, and BU is on one of the many fingers of the green line. I have lived (albeit closer to Tufts/MIT/Red Line than Green Line) in Boston for two summers, and I would say car unnecessary/convenient. Like its nice to be able to drive to the grocery store if your place has parking, or find cheaper not along train line housing. Cause COL in Boston is ridiculous.

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

Postby brinicolec » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:38 am

azaleafire wrote:
brinicolec wrote:A couple questions about living in Boston (as it relates to BU):

What's the deal with public transportation for BU/Boston as a whole, and on the other side of that, how is parking for those who do have a car? I'm not at all familiar with the area so I was wondering. To put in a simpler way: Car = required, car = convenient, car = unnecessary, or car = kind of a pain in the ass to have? Lol. What I mean by how is parking is... I paid like $80/mth for parking at my apartment complex during UG. Are prices in Boston steep like that or...?



So Bostons public transit is better than most cities. The T is super useful, and BU is on one of the many fingers of the green line. I have lived (albeit closer to Tufts/MIT/Red Line than Green Line) in Boston for two summers, and I would say car unnecessary/convenient. Like its nice to be able to drive to the grocery store if your place has parking, or find cheaper not along train line housing. Cause COL in Boston is ridiculous.


Define "ridiculous" lol.

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

Postby azaleafire » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:51 am

brinicolec wrote:
Define "ridiculous" lol.

Average rent for a 1 bedroom in Allston is close to 1500. Housing can take a huge bite out of your wallet, esp coming from Chicago/Midwest for me.

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

Postby brinicolec » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:57 am

azaleafire wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
Define "ridiculous" lol.

Average rent for a 1 bedroom in Allston is close to 1500. Housing can take a huge bite out of your wallet, esp coming from Chicago/Midwest for me.




Hm... assuming I get somewhere around average, that's not too awful. My apt. during UG was like 1200 I think (not a lot of apartment options near campus so the prices were up there). I guess finding a roomie (or a couple roomies) is also an option... so if any of y'all think you might go to BU and want a roomie, keep me in mind :lol:

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

Postby brinicolec » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:09 am

Additional question: I was looking at the apartments that are leased through BU... Does anyone know anything about these? Like, is it the best deal or is it better to venture out on your own and find somewhere?

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Postby journalisttolaw » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:55 am

brinicolec wrote:Additional question: I was looking at the apartments that are leased through BU... Does anyone know anything about these? Like, is it the best deal or is it better to venture out on your own and find somewhere?


I toured this past week and the tour guide said that housing through BU (on-campus) is kind of a rip-off. Pretty bad places and expensive.

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

Postby brinicolec » Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:37 am

journalisttolaw wrote:
brinicolec wrote:Additional question: I was looking at the apartments that are leased through BU... Does anyone know anything about these? Like, is it the best deal or is it better to venture out on your own and find somewhere?


I toured this past week and the tour guide said that housing through BU (on-campus) is kind of a rip-off. Pretty bad places and expensive.


I was wondering. I thought it was strange that BU's admitted students site focuses so much on the surrounding neighborhoods and then throws in a "OH and we have campus-affiliated housing too, if you're into that kind of thing" type comment.

Edit: Oh well, I have a pet anyway so I can't rent through them lol

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

Postby brinicolec » Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:49 am

Also, has anyone decided they're going to be going to BU? If so, you should OP the C/O 2020 thread so I can pop my head in and creep while I contemplate lol.

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

Postby ashrice13 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:21 am

brinicolec wrote:A couple questions about living in Boston (as it relates to BU):

How is housing for BU law students? Do most people live off-campus?/Is there even on-campus housing?/About how much do people end up having to pay for housing if they, say... rent an apt.?

What's the deal with public transportation for BU/Boston as a whole, and on the other side of that, how is parking for those who do have a car? I'm not at all familiar with the area so I was wondering. To put in a simpler way: Car = required, car = convenient, car = unnecessary, or car = kind of a pain in the ass to have? Lol. What I mean by how is parking is... I paid like $80/mth for parking at my apartment complex during UG. Are prices in Boston steep like that or...?

ALSO, for people who decide to rent an apt or a house or what have you, are most of those neighborhoods in areas that are in walking distance? I actually tend to prefer walking if possible (good way to exercise)

Edit: ALSO!!!! (lol) I know that it's situated by a river... Are there good outside study places (AWAY FROM THE SCHOOL) for folks who like to sit somewhere outside and do their reading or something? When I was at NYU, I used to hop on the subway and go to Central Park a lot to do my readings and it was really relaxing to be outside and everything and be distanced from NYU while doing my work, so it'd be dope to have something like that while at LS.

Apartment- prices for an apartment are kind of what everyone has stated here. It's pricey but doable with roommates.

Car- if you have an apartment with a parking spot, a car is very convenient (especially if you live in Allston or something because the roads are a bit less congested/easier to navigate). Apartments with parking are not super common but they exist. There are also places that have residential on road parking. These can also be good...but there's in increased likelihood that the spots will be filled/a non-resident parks there anyway. if you don't have either of these options, a car is not worth it.

I would say it's a bit far to walk to school...but public transit is Definitely accessible.

For quiet places right near BU, there aren't many. The "BU beach" is a small strip of grass at BU that looks at the water but it's not much. If you're willing to hop on a bus like you did in NY, there's tons of stuff. Boston is a very small city compared to other major cities. Once you get away from Boston proper a bit, there's a lot of water and grassy areas.

Definitely come for an accepted students day and stay for an extra day to explore, if you can. The city is very walkable (assuming it's not too cold).

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

Postby RParadela » Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:38 am

1500 for a 1/1 isn't really bad at all for a big city. Sure, it's more than your college town apartment, but 1500 is very doable

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Postby pizzagoblin » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:13 am

I wasn't planning on applying to BU but my significant other said Boston would be a good city for his career. Think it's too late for me to apply? Should I include a statement as to why my app is so late? Above both 75ths by a decent amount.

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Postby 2000andBeyond » Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:07 am

pizzagoblin wrote:I wasn't planning on applying to BU but my significant other said Boston would be a good city for his career. Think it's too late for me to apply? Should I include a statement as to why my app is so late? Above both 75ths by a decent amount.


I would definitely apply with that why x. Can't hurt!

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

Postby Ashleighjarm » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:15 pm

Got my scholarship offer yesterday. Anybody else disappointed with theirs? I'm 75<LSAT&GPA

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Postby josh9308 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:30 pm

Do they typically leave voicemails if you didn't answer? If they don't, what's the next step? An email?

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Postby mrtux45 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:36 pm

Ashleighjarm wrote:Got my scholarship offer yesterday. Anybody else disappointed with theirs? I'm 75<LSAT&GPA


Universal consensus seems to be that BU has lowballed everyone compared to our expectations based on past cycles

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Postby 2000andBeyond » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:40 pm

mrtux45 wrote:
Ashleighjarm wrote:Got my scholarship offer yesterday. Anybody else disappointed with theirs? I'm 75<LSAT&GPA


Universal consensus seems to be that BU has lowballed everyone compared to our expectations based on past cycles


Just out of curiosity, how much would be considered reasonable from BU? I got 105K. Is that being lowballed? lol

It's sad I don't know my worth...

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Postby mrtux45 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:42 pm

2000andBeyond wrote:
mrtux45 wrote:
Ashleighjarm wrote:Got my scholarship offer yesterday. Anybody else disappointed with theirs? I'm 75<LSAT&GPA


Universal consensus seems to be that BU has lowballed everyone compared to our expectations based on past cycles


Just out of curiosity, how much would be considered reasonable from BU? I got 105K. Is that being lowballed? lol

It's sad I don't know my worth...


It depends on your numbers. Check LSN for what people got with your numbers the past 2 cycles.

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

Postby 2000andBeyond » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:44 pm

mrtux45 wrote:
2000andBeyond wrote:
mrtux45 wrote:
Ashleighjarm wrote:Got my scholarship offer yesterday. Anybody else disappointed with theirs? I'm 75<LSAT&GPA


Universal consensus seems to be that BU has lowballed everyone compared to our expectations based on past cycles


Just out of curiosity, how much would be considered reasonable from BU? I got 105K. Is that being lowballed? lol

It's sad I don't know my worth...


It depends on your numbers. Check LSN for what people got with your numbers the past 2 cycles.


Thanks!!!

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

Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:45 pm

2000andBeyond wrote:
mrtux45 wrote:
Ashleighjarm wrote:Got my scholarship offer yesterday. Anybody else disappointed with theirs? I'm 75<LSAT&GPA


Universal consensus seems to be that BU has lowballed everyone compared to our expectations based on past cycles


Just out of curiosity, how much would be considered reasonable from BU? I got 105K. Is that being lowballed? lol

It's sad I don't know my worth...


Are you legitimately asking? haha because you gave literally zero info for any of us to respond to that LOL

For someone with a 158 3.5, no you're not being low-balled.
For someone with a 169 3.8, yes you're being low-balled.
For someone with a 164 3.7, seems about right.

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

Postby 2000andBeyond » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:51 pm

Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:
2000andBeyond wrote:
mrtux45 wrote:
Ashleighjarm wrote:Got my scholarship offer yesterday. Anybody else disappointed with theirs? I'm 75<LSAT&GPA


Universal consensus seems to be that BU has lowballed everyone compared to our expectations based on past cycles


Just out of curiosity, how much would be considered reasonable from BU? I got 105K. Is that being lowballed? lol

It's sad I don't know my worth...


Are you legitimately asking? haha because you gave literally zero info for any of us to respond to that LOL

For someone with a 158 3.5, no you're not being low-balled.
For someone with a 169 3.8, yes you're being low-balled.
For someone with a 164 3.7, seems about right.


LMAO, I just realized how worthless my question was.

I have a 164 and an unspeakable GPA, URM, so that sounds about right!

edit: typo!



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