Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby circle.the.wagons » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:15 pm

Any one have an idea when the next scholly wave is gonna come?

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby celticsfan » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:15 pm

Out of curiosity, anyone GPA < 25%, LSAT > 75% get scholarship info? I was wondering how they handle splitters.

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby circle.the.wagons » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:34 pm

celticsfan wrote:Out of curiosity, anyone GPA < 25%, LSAT > 75% get scholarship info? I was wondering how they handle splitters.

i'm lsat=75/gpa<25 and i've seen people with my stats get 45-60k on mylsn but who knows. i wouldn't assume that i'm gonna get that

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby cml731 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:48 pm

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celticsfan wrote:Under review as of today. Can anyone comment on the typical turn-around time for a decision? I was complete for a little over a month.


Hi, I heard back in 10 days. I think most people hear back in 10-20 days. Good luck !!




Hi, stupid question, but 10-20 days or 10-20 business days? (I'm in the same boat)

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby aryi3025 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:01 pm

how long did it take people to hear about schollys for bc?

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby BEng,MBA,FRM,JD(?) » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:51 pm

cml731 wrote:
BEng,MBA,FRM,JD(?) wrote:
celticsfan wrote:Under review as of today. Can anyone comment on the typical turn-around time for a decision? I was complete for a little over a month.


Hi, I heard back in 10 days. I think most people hear back in 10-20 days. Good luck !!




Hi, stupid question, but 10-20 days or 10-20 business days? (I'm in the same boat)


Hey, 10-20 calendar days! Good luck to you too!!

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby circle.the.wagons » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:53 pm

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby jas230314 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:58 pm

Just got 60k scholarship (20k per year)!

As much as I love BC, 150k debt is just too steep for me.

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby em15 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:10 pm

circle.the.wagons wrote:Just got scholarship! 57k

Congrats!! You just made my night!!! I was in no way expecting scholarships so soon!

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby em15 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:12 pm

jas230314 wrote:Just got 60k scholarship (20k per year)!

As much as I love BC, 150k debt is just too steep for me.

Congrats!! I have a lot of debating to do on how much debt I'm willing to be in

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby jas230314 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:21 pm

em15 wrote:
jas230314 wrote:Just got 60k scholarship (20k per year)!

As much as I love BC, 150k debt is just too steep for me.

Congrats!! I have a lot of debating to do on how much debt I'm willing to be in


It's an interesting question to consider.

The way I look at it, 150k in debt (which is what I'd be looking at) is not too bad IF you will be able to work in biglaw.

However, only 40% or so of BC grads obtain that outcome. So it wouldn't be a sure thing and that debt with a lower paying job would be awful.

Then, I have a lot of interest in government work and clerkships. These would be considerably much harder to swing with that kind of debt.

I'll very likely end up at a T2 school that's offering me a full ride and large stipend in my home state. That way I'll be able to pursue some lower paying options that interest me more. And hey, if I somehow snag a biglaw gig there, I'll be able to enjoy the money a bit more!

Best of luck in your decision process!

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby celticsfan » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:22 pm

circle.the.wagons wrote:Just got scholarship! 57k


Awesome congrats!

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby celticsfan » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:23 pm

jas230314 wrote:Just got 60k scholarship (20k per year)!

As much as I love BC, 150k debt is just too steep for me.


Mind sharing your stats?

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby circle.the.wagons » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:28 pm

jas230314 wrote:
em15 wrote:
jas230314 wrote:Just got 60k scholarship (20k per year)!

As much as I love BC, 150k debt is just too steep for me.

Congrats!! I have a lot of debating to do on how much debt I'm willing to be in


It's an interesting question to consider.

The way I look at it, 150k in debt (which is what I'd be looking at) is not too bad IF you will be able to work in biglaw.

However, only 40% or so of BC grads obtain that outcome. So it wouldn't be a sure thing and that debt with a lower paying job would be awful.

Then, I have a lot of interest in government work and clerkships. These would be considerably much harder to swing with that kind of debt.

I'll very likely end up at a T2 school that's offering me a full ride and large stipend in my home state. That way I'll be able to pursue some lower paying options that interest me more. And hey, if I somehow snag a biglaw gig there, I'll be able to enjoy the money a bit more!

Best of luck in your decision process!


i'm not advocating one way or the other, but if you look the breakdown of where bc grads work, the 40% number is actually a relatively high number considering a lot of grads go into PI, govt, corporate counsel, etc

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby jstans » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:30 pm

jas230314 wrote:
em15 wrote:
jas230314 wrote:Just got 60k scholarship (20k per year)!

As much as I love BC, 150k debt is just too steep for me.

Congrats!! I have a lot of debating to do on how much debt I'm willing to be in


It's an interesting question to consider.

The way I look at it, 150k in debt (which is what I'd be looking at) is not too bad IF you will be able to work in biglaw.

However, only 40% or so of BC grads obtain that outcome. So it wouldn't be a sure thing and that debt with a lower paying job would be awful.

Then, I have a lot of interest in government work and clerkships. These would be considerably much harder to swing with that kind of debt.

I'll very likely end up at a T2 school that's offering me a full ride and large stipend in my home state. That way I'll be able to pursue some lower paying options that interest me more. And hey, if I somehow snag a biglaw gig there, I'll be able to enjoy the money a bit more!

Best of luck in your decision process!


I want to do biglaw and am in a similar dilemma in my decision. I set a max I'd be willing to pay per year for BC and my scholly offer came in as less than I thought I would get based on last year's LSN data. However, the employment and salary outcomes for BC make me much more willing to take on more debt. I hate that finances are so difficult for law school, especially since BC (and the city of Boston itself) are where I want to end up as of now.

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby jas230314 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:37 pm

circle.the.wagons wrote:
jas230314 wrote:
em15 wrote:
jas230314 wrote:Just got 60k scholarship (20k per year)!

As much as I love BC, 150k debt is just too steep for me.

Congrats!! I have a lot of debating to do on how much debt I'm willing to be in


It's an interesting question to consider.

The way I look at it, 150k in debt (which is what I'd be looking at) is not too bad IF you will be able to work in biglaw.

However, only 40% or so of BC grads obtain that outcome. So it wouldn't be a sure thing and that debt with a lower paying job would be awful.

Then, I have a lot of interest in government work and clerkships. These would be considerably much harder to swing with that kind of debt.

I'll very likely end up at a T2 school that's offering me a full ride and large stipend in my home state. That way I'll be able to pursue some lower paying options that interest me more. And hey, if I somehow snag a biglaw gig there, I'll be able to enjoy the money a bit more!

Best of luck in your decision process!


i'm not advocating one way or the other, but if you look the breakdown of where bc grads work, the 40% number is actually a relatively high number considering a lot of grads go into PI, govt, corporate counsel, etc


This is a very good point. I don't want to make it seem like I think 40% is low - quite the contrary! It's almost as good as it gets outside the T14.

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby BEng,MBA,FRM,JD(?) » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:41 pm

Got 51k. 167/superior. Heard BC does offer lesser to international students. :-/
Makes it a very difficult choice now. It's been one of my top choices for the last ten months or so.
All the best to the others !!

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby aryi3025 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:11 am

woo schollys came in! 57k here too. still a lot to pay but pretty good job outcomes.

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby notsolawful » Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:45 am

celticsfan wrote:Out of curiosity, anyone GPA < 25%, LSAT > 75% get scholarship info? I was wondering how they handle splitters.

I have 3.5/169 and I got 84k today. I'll be withdrawing my app

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby inevitable510 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:15 pm

I received my acceptance in January and I'm still waiting for my scholarship info. Anyone else in the same boat?

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby RParadela » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:16 pm

notsolawful wrote:
celticsfan wrote:Out of curiosity, anyone GPA < 25%, LSAT > 75% get scholarship info? I was wondering how they handle splitters.

I have 3.5/169 and I got 84k today. I'll be withdrawing my app


To piggyback this, I have a 3.6/170 and I got 105k a couple of weeks ago. Not really a splitter for BC but there you go

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby jstans » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:19 pm

I feel like BC bases their offers mainly off LSAT, for the most part. I just checked LSN and my offer is well within the norm for my LSAT score, but my GPA is over 75th and that doesn't seem to make much of a difference. Wish it had more influence though.

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby JGPGH » Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:37 pm

Hopefully this wave of scholly info is followed by a wave of decisions!

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby circle.the.wagons » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:07 pm

Where are people emailing scholarship negotiation requests? I know people have not been successful this cycle, but it doesn't hurt to ask.

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby jstans » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:18 pm

circle.the.wagons wrote:Where are people emailing scholarship negotiation requests? I know people have not been successful this cycle, but it doesn't hurt to ask.


I sent mine to the admissions email, and a financial aid rep contacted me really quickly. Good luck!!



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