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

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

Postby ChewableBeast » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:45 pm

rozes wrote:
ChewableBeast wrote:applied on feb 1st and got the acceptance call yesterday!!! :D


Congrats! What were your stats, if you don't mind me asking?


I was over 75th for GPA and LSAT
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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Rigo » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:56 pm

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Leliana wrote:Withdrew my app so hopefully that spot and some of that scholly money is going back to you all! Good luck to everyone waiting to hear!

They replied to my email wanting to know where I was going and how much money I got there which was a little awkward. I told them I hadn't decided yet, just that I had narrowed down my options (which is true).



That is super awkward. If/when that happens to me (from any school) I think I will reply that I don't feel comfortable providing that information.

It's honestly just for research purposes to know who their peers/competition is.
Just like how apps ask you where else you're applying.

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

Postby FEDRESRV » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:49 pm

Just a heads up to TLS'ers who were recently admitted. I inquired about a travel stipend and was told all of the funds had been exhausted.

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

Postby Rigo » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:52 pm

FEDRESRV wrote:Just a heads up to TLS'ers who were recently admitted. I inquired about a travel stipend and was told all of the funds had been exhausted.

Uhhhhh wut
GREAT.

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

Postby Rigo » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:52 pm

The UCs seem to be having some budget problems, albeit UCLA more generous than Berkeley.

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

Postby whodareswins » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:01 pm

Withdrew my app due to a (even post-negotiation) low scholarship offer. That said, the Dean was super prompt, courteous, and professional, so I have no hard feelings!

Best of luck to everybody else this cycle.

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

Postby dyebri » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:53 pm

Rigo wrote:The UCs seem to be having some budget problems, albeit UCLA more generous than Berkeley.


albeit!!!

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Postby Litt1tUp » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:48 am

Rigo wrote:The UCs seem to be having some budget problems, albeit UCLA more generous than Berkeley.


I feel like it has to do with the issues last year that the UCs were accepting more out of state students for UG than in-state and this year they have been asked to increase the percentage of in-state kids which I would assume result in them receiving less funds from tuition. Not sure if it affects the law schools?

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

Postby charles117 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:14 am

whats taking so long ucla..... waiting since january now

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

Postby charles117 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:16 am

Litt1tUp wrote:
Rigo wrote:The UCs seem to be having some budget problems, albeit UCLA more generous than Berkeley.


I feel like it has to do with the issues last year that the UCs were accepting more out of state students for UG than in-state and this year they have been asked to increase the percentage of in-state kids which I would assume result in them receiving less funds from tuition. Not sure if it affects the law schools?


difference in oos and is tuition is only like 9k a year I think for professional schools

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

Postby Litt1tUp » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:22 am

charles117 wrote:
Litt1tUp wrote:
Rigo wrote:The UCs seem to be having some budget problems, albeit UCLA more generous than Berkeley.


I feel like it has to do with the issues last year that the UCs were accepting more out of state students for UG than in-state and this year they have been asked to increase the percentage of in-state kids which I would assume result in them receiving less funds from tuition. Not sure if it affects the law schools?


difference in oos and is tuition is only like 9k a year I think for professional schools


Not for undergrad? sorry I abbreviated it UG.Ucla is like 14k for in state and then 40k for out of state. Pretty sure that's the same for Berkeley too.

I'm not sure if this would affect funding for professional schools tho.
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Postby sorence » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:26 am

Litt1tUp wrote:
charles117 wrote:
Litt1tUp wrote:
Rigo wrote:The UCs seem to be having some budget problems, albeit UCLA more generous than Berkeley.


I feel like it has to do with the issues last year that the UCs were accepting more out of state students for UG than in-state and this year they have been asked to increase the percentage of in-state kids which I would assume result in them receiving less funds from tuition. Not sure if it affects the law schools?


difference in oos and is tuition is only like 9k a year I think for professional schools


Not for undergrad, sorry I abbreviated it UG? Ucla is like 14k for in state and then 40k for out of state. Pretty sure that's the same for Berkeley too.


Yeah they're cutting back (at least in theory) the proportion of out-of-state undergraduate students. There's a proposed cap of 20% that's being talked right now but I'm not sure if it'll ultimately pass (the UC system likes their oos $$$).

edit: reversed what I meant
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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Mr_Chukes » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:31 am

charles117 wrote:whats taking so long ucla..... waiting since january now

Been waiting since November lol.

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

Postby charles117 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:09 am

Litt1tUp wrote:
charles117 wrote:
Litt1tUp wrote:
Rigo wrote:The UCs seem to be having some budget problems, albeit UCLA more generous than Berkeley.


I feel like it has to do with the issues last year that the UCs were accepting more out of state students for UG than in-state and this year they have been asked to increase the percentage of in-state kids which I would assume result in them receiving less funds from tuition. Not sure if it affects the law schools?


difference in oos and is tuition is only like 9k a year I think for professional schools


Not for undergrad? sorry I abbreviated it UG.Ucla is like 14k for in state and then 40k for out of state. Pretty sure that's the same for Berkeley too.

I'm not sure if this would affect funding for professional schools tho.

ah sorry missed that part. My understanding is that professional schools usually are net cash positive (read cash cows) for universities though. (same with humanities masters too)

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

Postby angrypepe » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:28 am

Is 110k the maximum scholarship offer that UCLA Law can give?
It seems like that's the highest offer based on LSN so far.

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Postby HowdyDoo » Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:35 pm

HEY friends, trying not to stress here but am still waiting for any word from UCLA.
I'm >75th percentile for both GPA and LSAT, went complete on Jan 18th, sent an unsolicited LOCI mid-February (because I was an idiot who didn't write a Programmatic contribution lol) and CA resident. I have to make decisions about some full-tuition and t-5 offers in early April and it's killing me to not know if UCLA is on the table or not.
Any ideas at all about how I can hear back sooner rather than later???? Or is anyone in the same boat as me? :cry:

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Postby futureellewoods123 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:49 pm

HowdyDoo wrote:HEY friends, trying not to stress here but am still waiting for any word from UCLA.
I'm >75th percentile for both GPA and LSAT, went complete on Jan 18th, sent an unsolicited LOCI mid-February (because I was an idiot who didn't write a Programmatic contribution lol) and CA resident. I have to make decisions about some full-tuition and t-5 offers in early April and it's killing me to not know if UCLA is on the table or not.
Any ideas at all about how I can hear back sooner rather than later???? Or is anyone in the same boat as me? :cry:


Pretty much the same boat although I did write a programmatic contribution. I really want to hear back as well; I really like UCLA!!!

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

Postby ray.bee » Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:50 pm

HowdyDoo wrote:HEY friends, trying not to stress here but am still waiting for any word from UCLA.
I'm >75th percentile for both GPA and LSAT, went complete on Jan 18th, sent an unsolicited LOCI mid-February (because I was an idiot who didn't write a Programmatic contribution lol) and CA resident. I have to make decisions about some full-tuition and t-5 offers in early April and it's killing me to not know if UCLA is on the table or not.
Any ideas at all about how I can hear back sooner rather than later???? Or is anyone in the same boat as me? :cry:


Honestly, politely tell them exactly this! They have to understand that you care enough about UCLA to consider them if you had the opportunity to, but that you have deadlines approaching soon, etc. Good luck! :)

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

Postby blossomisaloaf » Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:36 pm

Hey y'all! In need of some advice. Do y'all think it would be worthwhile for me to submit a Why UCLA despite only being under review for 1.5 months?

I didn't submit one because, frankly, I had no idea that was a thing until I started reading this thread. My stats are pretty low so I think it could only help. Plus I'm UCLA alum so I have some fairly compelling reasons for why I want to go there.

But... I don't want to be obnoxious considering the short wait time. Any advice would be much appreciated!

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

Postby PDX4343 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:48 pm

blossomisaloaf wrote:Hey y'all! In need of some advice. Do y'all think it would be worthwhile for me to submit a Why UCLA despite only being under review for 1.5 months?

I didn't submit one because, frankly, I had no idea that was a thing until I started reading this thread. My stats are pretty low so I think it could only help. Plus I'm UCLA alum so I have some fairly compelling reasons for why I want to go there.

But... I don't want to be obnoxious considering the short wait time. Any advice would be much appreciated!


I say go for it. It won't be any trouble for them to add it to your file, and it could end up pushing you over the edge if you're a borderline candidate. There's no harm in trying.

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

Postby brinicolec » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:10 am

Emailed UCLA checking on scholly info, was informed that I currently don't have an offer but I could tell them my other offers and have it sent to the scholarship folks ........







They're whylin.

Will probably withdraw sometime soon...... Not sure if responding like "I'd like to withdraw" is a good idea though so I'll wait lol.

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

Postby lawboundsomeday » Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:03 am

Rigo wrote:The UCs seem to be having some budget problems, albeit UCLA more generous than Berkeley.



Yeah -- I think UCLA is in better financial shape than Berkeley, though still obviously a public university and thus affected by state budget issues. But as for Berkeley: maybe this partly explains it? (Kind of weird to spend several hundred K on a PR firm when you are running a big deficit. . . !)

http://www.dailycal.org/2017/03/08/uc-b ... dget-cuts/

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Postby Gitaroo_Dude » Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:27 pm

brinicolec wrote:Emailed UCLA checking on scholly info, was informed that I currently don't have an offer but I could tell them my other offers and have it sent to the scholarship folks ........







They're whylin.

Will probably withdraw sometime soon...... Not sure if responding like "I'd like to withdraw" is a good idea though so I'll wait lol.


Yikes. I haven't received my offer yet either, but was hoping it didn't mean what it appears to mean. :o

Guess I'll be reaching out to Dean Schwartz today to confirm if I need to send in my other offers.

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

Postby Rigo » Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:31 pm

Gitaroo_Dude wrote:
brinicolec wrote:Emailed UCLA checking on scholly info, was informed that I currently don't have an offer but I could tell them my other offers and have it sent to the scholarship folks ........







They're whylin.

Will probably withdraw sometime soon...... Not sure if responding like "I'd like to withdraw" is a good idea though so I'll wait lol.


Yikes. I haven't received my offer yet either, but was hoping it didn't mean what it appears to mean. :o

Guess I'll be reaching out to Dean Schwartz today to confirm if I need to send in my other offers.

I wouldn't show my hand unless you have some really good offers from peer schools.

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

Postby Gitaroo_Dude » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:20 pm

Rigo wrote:
Gitaroo_Dude wrote:
brinicolec wrote:Emailed UCLA checking on scholly info, was informed that I currently don't have an offer but I could tell them my other offers and have it sent to the scholarship folks ........







They're whylin.

Will probably withdraw sometime soon...... Not sure if responding like "I'd like to withdraw" is a good idea though so I'll wait lol.


Yikes. I haven't received my offer yet either, but was hoping it didn't mean what it appears to mean. :o

Guess I'll be reaching out to Dean Schwartz today to confirm if I need to send in my other offers.

I wouldn't show my hand unless you have some really good offers from peer schools.


Are you saying i should just sit tight and see if they make the initial offer?



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