UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby goldenbear2020 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:02 pm

dubliner wrote:low ball offer of $40k. usc is offering $135k. is it worth negotiating now or holding off until they get turned down by some people and have more scholarship money freed up?

I would negotiate right away, since they already have a certain yield in mind when making initial offers. You don't want them to start bumping up other people's offers and run out of money before you ask!

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby jprath2 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:52 pm

Just received notification that I am a finalist for the Achievement Fellowship via e-mail (which said that further information would be forthcoming)!

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Rigo » Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:25 pm

Where is everybody at with UCLA the day after?

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Postby playersball » Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:30 pm

jprath2 wrote:Just received notification that I am a finalist for the Achievement Fellowship via e-mail (which said that further information would be forthcoming)!


+1 also received this last night

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Postby whodareswins » Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:42 pm

I started negotiations today. And although I doubt UCLA will up my offer from 40k up to an amount that would make me consider enrolling, I really appreciate the Dean's promptness and solid communication. I'm also in the 40k from ucla, 157.5k from usc camp. Quite a gap to bridge...

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ohmygosh » Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:44 pm

EWofNell wrote:Will UCLA negotiate with a USC offer? I just got 50k from UCLA but I have 120k from USC. Kind of surprised by the large difference.


they might.... but it's also not a huge difference because ucla is 55k less than USC (and most other law schools) over the 3 years, so the total cost of attendance is similar with that offer

check this out
http://www.law.ucla.edu/news-and-events ... cted-costs

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Mr_Chukes » Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:47 pm

whodareswins wrote:I started negotiations today. And although I doubt UCLA will up my offer from 40k up to an amount that would make me consider enrolling, I really appreciate the Dean's promptness and solid communication. I'm also in the 40k from ucla, 157.5k from usc camp. Quite a gap to bridge...

It seems like they don't have a lot of money this year. I have not heard of anyone getting more than 80k in this thread.

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby criley01 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:56 pm

Berkeley's silence on scholarships (they said Feb. 15 on their website, missed that date, told a TLSer who called that it would be yesterday or today, then missed that as well) is making $100K at UCLA look very attractive

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby lawboundsomeday » Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:11 pm

ohmygosh wrote:
EWofNell wrote:Will UCLA negotiate with a USC offer? I just got 50k from UCLA but I have 120k from USC. Kind of surprised by the large difference.


they might.... but it's also not a huge difference because ucla is 55k less than USC (and most other law schools) over the 3 years, so the total cost of attendance is similar with that offer

check this out
http://www.law.ucla.edu/news-and-events ... cted-costs


Hey thanks for posting that. I haven't gotten a scholly offer yet from UCLA (hoping soon!!) but it was kinda amazing to see that it was really so much less expensive than these other schools. So it means that 65K from UCLA is like 120k at USC. And the same with most other places too.

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Rigo » Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:21 pm

ohmygosh wrote:
EWofNell wrote:Will UCLA negotiate with a USC offer? I just got 50k from UCLA but I have 120k from USC. Kind of surprised by the large difference.


they might.... but it's also not a huge difference because ucla is 55k less than USC (and most other law schools) over the 3 years, so the total cost of attendance is similar with that offer

check this out
http://www.law.ucla.edu/news-and-events ... cted-costs

Hey Dean Shwartz

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby mtf612 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:01 pm

Rigo wrote:
ohmygosh wrote:
EWofNell wrote:Will UCLA negotiate with a USC offer? I just got 50k from UCLA but I have 120k from USC. Kind of surprised by the large difference.


they might.... but it's also not a huge difference because ucla is 55k less than USC (and most other law schools) over the 3 years, so the total cost of attendance is similar with that offer

check this out
http://www.law.ucla.edu/news-and-events ... cted-costs

Hey Dean Shwartz


LOL Rigo

Ya, seriously though, I appreciated that chart coming with the email I threw it into excel and calculated projected tuition costs minus scholarships. With the offer UCLA provided me, I'd be paying $4k more than Cornell...and $13k more than USC...

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby prepies04 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:44 am

Got a $110k offer from UCLA!

I'm international tho which means I won't ever qualify for CA resident rates...

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby chamyleon » Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:23 am

$90k from UCLA. Does anyone mind sharing if their awards are solely merit based, or if they include the need-based grant as well? Mine is merit + need-based. I'm curious to know whether or not the amount I received for one category affected the amount received for the other.

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby prepies04 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:43 am

chamyleon wrote:$90k from UCLA. Does anyone mind sharing if their awards are solely merit based, or if they include the need-based grant as well? Mine is merit + need-based. I'm curious to know whether or not the amount I received for one category affected the amount received for the other.


Mine was solely need-based, Dean's Scholarship.

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Postby Rigo » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:46 am

prepies04 wrote:
chamyleon wrote:$90k from UCLA. Does anyone mind sharing if their awards are solely merit based, or if they include the need-based grant as well? Mine is merit + need-based. I'm curious to know whether or not the amount I received for one category affected the amount received for the other.

Mine was solely need-based, Dean's Scholarship.

Solely merit-based here.

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby 88234 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:14 am

During my merit interview I almost want to say "You seriously pissed off a lot of people on the internet lolz"

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby theboringest » Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:40 am

Looks like a lot of lowball offers compared to last year, I'll definitely be interested to see how negotiations shape up for folks...for added thread info I got 85k, out of state, with a 169 3.8+

I'll be negotiating with USC offer and T14's...we'll see how it goes (anyone who lives in New England will understand why I want to live in LA).

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Postby Rigo » Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:50 pm

88234 wrote:During my merit interview I almost want to say "You seriously pissed off a lot of people on the internet lolz"

What are these merit interviews?

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby dasq5511 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:50 pm

theboringest wrote:Looks like a lot of lowball offers compared to last year, I'll definitely be interested to see how negotiations shape up for folks...for added thread info I got 85k, out of state, with a 169 3.8+

I'll be negotiating with USC offer and T14's...we'll see how it goes (anyone who lives in New England will understand why I want to live in LA).


I got around 80k from UCLA (in-state) and 120k from USC, which is a fairly even cost of attendance. Wondering how well I'll be able to negotiate with lower/no scholarships at T14 schools, anyone have thoughts on that? Would acceptance at U Chicago work as well/better in negotiating than lower offers from somewhere like Duke/UVA/NU?

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Rigo » Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:09 pm

dasq5511 wrote:I got around 80k from UCLA (in-state) and 120k from USC, which is a fairly even cost of attendance. Wondering how well I'll be able to negotiate with lower/no scholarships at T14 schools, anyone have thoughts on that? Would acceptance at U Chicago work as well/better in negotiating than lower offers from somewhere like Duke/UVA/NU?

I don't fully know, but my instinct says the best bet would be to play USC and UCLA off each other for now and to play the T14 off each other. Then hopefully when all is said and done you will either be attending a superior school at a lower rate or you can bring a sweet T14 offer back to UCLA and force them to exceed it.

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Rigo » Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:14 pm

theboringest wrote: (anyone who lives in New England will understand why I want to live in LA).

As a former New Yorker who moved to LA, be careful not to over-glamorize LA.
I get wanting to have warm sunny January's but just proceed with caution before you go to a regional school and lock yourself into a region where you've never lived.
LA is definitely not for everyone.

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby theboringest » Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:54 pm

Rigo wrote:
theboringest wrote: (anyone who lives in New England will understand why I want to live in LA).

As a former New Yorker who moved to LA, be careful not to over-glamorize LA.
I get wanting to have warm sunny January's but just proceed with caution before you go to a regional school and lock yourself into a region where you've never lived.
LA is definitely not for everyone.

Haha no worries it was 90% a joke. I'm also super interested in Cornell so climate isn't exactly my top priority.

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Rigo » Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:02 pm

theboringest wrote:
Rigo wrote:
theboringest wrote: (anyone who lives in New England will understand why I want to live in LA).

As a former New Yorker who moved to LA, be careful not to over-glamorize LA.
I get wanting to have warm sunny January's but just proceed with caution before you go to a regional school and lock yourself into a region where you've never lived.
LA is definitely not for everyone.

Haha no worries it was 90% a joke. I'm also super interested in Cornell so climate isn't exactly my top priority.

Haha no worries. I just moved to LA all naive thinking it would be the best thing ever and it's been a very mixed bag. However, I moved for a lot less than law school so apples and oranges. Just thought I'd project regrets.

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby lawboundsomeday » Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:50 pm

dasq5511 wrote:
theboringest wrote:Looks like a lot of lowball offers compared to last year, I'll definitely be interested to see how negotiations shape up for folks...for added thread info I got 85k, out of state, with a 169 3.8+

I'll be negotiating with USC offer and T14's...we'll see how it goes (anyone who lives in New England will understand why I want to live in LA).


I got around 80k from UCLA (in-state) and 120k from USC, which is a fairly even cost of attendance. Wondering how well I'll be able to negotiate with lower/no scholarships at T14 schools, anyone have thoughts on that? Would acceptance at U Chicago work as well/better in negotiating than lower offers from somewhere like Duke/UVA/NU?



Actually, looks like UCLA is cheaper for you than USC by 15K -- that's kinda rare, I think b/c usually it seems like it's the other way (which makes sense, since UCLA is consistently a bit higher ranked), so I don't really think that USC offer will really help you negotiate right now. I don't know about the lower offer question from T14s but maybe those will help.

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