UC Irvine c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby _sendnudes » Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:00 pm

How generous is UCI being with their scholarships this year?

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby crookedsmile » Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:46 am

_sendnudes wrote:How generous is UCI being with their scholarships this year?


Not very. Already received higher offers from schools ranked 10-13 spots higher.

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby _sendnudes » Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:00 pm

Received my acceptance packet in the mail today with a 20K/year scholarship offer . Considering the OOS tuition in pretty steep, I think this is where UCI and I go our separate ways.

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby vho1791 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:05 am

Waitlisted via mail.

LSAT>75
Gpa<25


And I really wanted to be a double anteater

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ooglygoogly » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:18 am

Also waitlisted via snail mail.

Looking at LSN and the TLS forums, UCI doesn't accept too many waitlisters :cry: When they do, it is definitely not someone with my stats.

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby theboysarebackintown » Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:07 am

vho1791 wrote:Waitlisted via mail.

LSAT>75
Gpa<25


And I really wanted to be a double anteater


Sorry about the waitlist! Would you mind sharing your general thoughts on UCI/Irvine/OC?

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby vho1791 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:29 pm

theboysarebackintown wrote:
vho1791 wrote:Waitlisted via mail.

LSAT>75
Gpa<25


And I really wanted to be a double anteater


Sorry about the waitlist! Would you mind sharing your general thoughts on UCI/Irvine/OC?


All good, such is life.

Went to UCI for undergrad, still in the general OC area.

Living on campus is fine, but can be expensive. If you are willing to commute around 15-20 minutes, you can live in tustin/santa ana, and the rent is cheaper and usually you are in a nicer living situation.

You are also near Newport Beach, which is the best bang for its buck. You are living next to the beach, for about the same cost of what it would be to live on campus. (at least this was the case for undergrad, not sure re grad housing). Its about 15 minutes away from campus, so its not that bad of a drive.

The school itself is fine. The law school is near the student center (kind of), and everything is accessible through ring road.

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Kayak1277 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:49 pm

snowball17 wrote:For those of you who received scholly, is there a GPA stipulation attached? I thought UCI does not offer conditional scholarships, but my scholarship letter states that a GPA of 2.5 or above is needed to maintain the scholarship :shock:


From my understanding (current 2L), the 2.5 is what you need to maintain to avoid academic probation/graduate. I am fairly certain this has been in place for the past couple of years. Here is the language from the Academic Rules:

Effective for the class entering in or after August 2015:
A student who has a cumulative grade point average of less than 2.5 at the end of his or her first year at the School of Law or at the end of any semester thereafter shall be deemed to be on academic probation. The student shall be academically dismissed from the School of Law unless after an additional semester he or she has a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher. The Assistant Dean for Student Services may extend this time period for good cause for one additional semester.


So in other words, if you have a 2.5 you have more to worry about than just your scholarship.

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby snowball17 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:57 pm

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby snowball17 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:03 pm

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:07 pm

snowball17 wrote:
vho1791 wrote:
theboysarebackintown wrote:
vho1791 wrote:Waitlisted via mail.

LSAT>75
Gpa<25


And I really wanted to be a double anteater


Sorry about the waitlist! Would you mind sharing your general thoughts on UCI/Irvine/OC?


All good, such is life.

Went to UCI for undergrad, still in the general OC area.

Living on campus is fine, but can be expensive. If you are willing to commute around 15-20 minutes, you can live in tustin/santa ana, and the rent is cheaper and usually you are in a nicer living situation.

You are also near Newport Beach, which is the best bang for its buck. You are living next to the beach, for about the same cost of what it would be to live on campus. (at least this was the case for undergrad, not sure re grad housing). Its about 15 minutes away from campus, so its not that bad of a drive.

The school itself is fine. The law school is near the student center (kind of), and everything is accessible through ring road.


I would just like to add that UCI's graduate housing is surprisingly affordable! A room in a two bedroom apartment costs about $600-700 (utilities included).


This!!! One of the big reasons I'm seriously considering UCI is that the rent for graduate apartments is DIRT cheap for Irvine. Look around, you will not find a studio/1BR:B for less than $1500ish, and that's on the rare side.

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby mudiverse » Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:18 pm

ASW stipend @ $350 for 50miles out.

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby futureellewoods123 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:34 pm

How long have decisions been taking after going complete?

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby adidasz » Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:44 pm

I've literally been under review for like 3 months now :/

LSAT = 25th
GPA > 75th

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Pinkpanda24 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:58 pm

In today! Yay!! I went complete after the December lsat scores were released.

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby charles117 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:15 pm

i got in!

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby nkayyy » Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:46 pm

Just submitted my SIR...I'm gonna be an Anteater! :D

Also for those who are new on the forum, I'm an Irvine native! Feel free to ask me any questions about the city/OC area!

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby charles117 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:02 pm

nkayyy wrote:Just submitted my SIR...I'm gonna be an Anteater! :D

Also for those who are new on the forum, I'm an Irvine native! Feel free to ask me any questions about the city/OC area!

is it cheaper to get on campus housing or just try for an apartment? do you need a car to get around?

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby snowball17 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:45 am

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby nkayyy » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:14 pm

charles117 wrote:
nkayyy wrote:Just submitted my SIR...I'm gonna be an Anteater! :D

Also for those who are new on the forum, I'm an Irvine native! Feel free to ask me any questions about the city/OC area!

is it cheaper to get on campus housing or just try for an apartment? do you need a car to get around?


Apartments in Irvine are super expensive. There are lots of new luxury apartments around town, but nothing too affordable for students. UCI housing is definitely the most affordable.

And yes, you definitely need a car. There is a limited amount of public transportation on campus and around Orange County, but it's predominately a car culture just like the rest of Southern California.

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby nkayyy » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:17 pm

snowball17 wrote:
nkayyy wrote:Just submitted my SIR...I'm gonna be an Anteater! :D

Also for those who are new on the forum, I'm an Irvine native! Feel free to ask me any questions about the city/OC area!


Yay!!! So Jealous that your cycle is already over! Do you plan on living on campus? I've been looking at housing options..Verano & Palo Verde both look pretty tempting.


I'm so torn!! Right now I live with my mom on the other side of Irvine. It's only about a 15-minute drive and it would definitely be nice to save money on housing. At the same time, I don't want to feel too disconnected from campus and my classmates. I've heard nothing but good things about the on-campus housing, and if I was moving from another city I would opt for it without hesitation. I'm planning to spend a day walking around Verano and Palo Verde sometime soon, so I'll let you guys know how that goes!

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby shotgunheist » Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:13 pm

waitlisted

surprised! not soul crushing though. will ride it out for a while.
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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby charles117 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:23 pm

shotgunheist wrote:waitlisted with 162 3.7x

surprised! not soul crushing though. will ride it out for a while.

i'll probably give up my seat soon since I got something better and cheaper. Hopefully you get off the waitlist :D

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Mikey947 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:50 pm

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Sadnessandmisfortune » Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:48 pm

crookedsmile wrote:
_sendnudes wrote:How generous is UCI being with their scholarships this year?


Not very. Already received higher offers from schools ranked 10-13 spots higher.


Makes me feel better about myself...submitted the wrong personal statement :oops: so even if I got in, I wouldn't go on account of money



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