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Re: UCLA Law Class of 2020 WAIT LIST

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:20 am
by lawboundsomeday
ray.bee wrote:UCLA is my #1 choice... I got a WL from ED but got into UVA and UT and Vandy.... WHY UCLA. WHY. :roll:


Did you submit a LOCI? If not, you should!

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2020 WAIT LIST

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:24 am
by ray.bee
lawboundsomeday wrote:
ray.bee wrote:UCLA is my #1 choice... I got a WL from ED but got into UVA and UT and Vandy.... WHY UCLA. WHY. :roll:


Did you submit a LOCI? If not, you should!


Yes and a new LOR. I'll send another LOCI soon. Thanks!

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2020 WAIT LIST

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:35 am
by whatupbrobro
when is a good time to send in a loci?? and how often should I follow up?

Also, what other ways can I increase my chances to get off the WL here??

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2020 WAIT LIST

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:44 pm
by charles117
will wl movement start immediately after the deposit deadline or until a later date?

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2020 WAIT LIST

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:50 pm
by ray.bee
Let's hope for some movement in the coming days!!!! :D

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2020 WAIT LIST

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:04 pm
by haley12
ray.bee wrote:Let's hope for some movement in the coming days!!!! :D


That would be amazing :)

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2020 WAIT LIST

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:20 pm
by HonestlyThough
Withdrawing my acceptance today!
Wishing you all the best. Did my undergrad at UCLA. You'll love it. Feel free to ask me questions about the area.

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2020 WAIT LIST

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:09 pm
by irongirl51
Come on movement!!! :lol: Hopefully we see some action!

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2020 WAIT LIST

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:44 pm
by Raven48
HonestlyThough wrote:Withdrawing my acceptance today!
Wishing you all the best. Did my undergrad at UCLA. You'll love it. Feel free to ask me questions about the area.


Best of luck to you as well!

Given that on campus housing may not be available for wait list admits, where would you say are good areas to get an off-campus place?

Thanks!

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2020 WAIT LIST

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:23 am
by HonestlyThough
Raven48 wrote:
HonestlyThough wrote:Withdrawing my acceptance today!
Wishing you all the best. Did my undergrad at UCLA. You'll love it. Feel free to ask me questions about the area.


Best of luck to you as well!

Given that on campus housing may not be available for wait list admits, where would you say are good areas to get an off-campus place?

Thanks!


Let me know what you're more interested in/top priorities in a place and I'm happy to recommend a few spots!

Wh

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2020 WAIT LIST

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:44 pm
by Raven48
HonestlyThough wrote:
Raven48 wrote:
HonestlyThough wrote:Withdrawing my acceptance today!
Wishing you all the best. Did my undergrad at UCLA. You'll love it. Feel free to ask me questions about the area.


Best of luck to you as well!

Given that on campus housing may not be available for wait list admits, where would you say are good areas to get an off-campus place?

Thanks!


Let me know what you're more interested in/top priorities in a place and I'm happy to recommend a few spots!

Wh


Hmm...I think the main thing for me would be to not end up in one of the main party neighborhoods. I would also hope to be either within walking/biking distance to campus or at least near a bus line in case I don't bring my car, but feel free to recommend any areas further from campus you think might be good, especially if they're much cheaper.

Speaking of cars, how's the traffic around the area? Is it mainly the 405 that gets terrible or can it really spill out into the neighborhoods around UCLA too?

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2020 WAIT LIST

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:03 am
by HonestlyThough
Raven48 wrote:
HonestlyThough wrote:
Raven48 wrote:
HonestlyThough wrote:Withdrawing my acceptance today!
Wishing you all the best. Did my undergrad at UCLA. You'll love it. Feel free to ask me questions about the area.


Best of luck to you as well!

Given that on campus housing may not be available for wait list admits, where would you say are good areas to get an off-campus place?

Thanks!


Let me know what you're more interested in/top priorities in a place and I'm happy to recommend a few spots!

Wh


Hmm...I think the main thing for me would be to not end up in one of the main party neighborhoods. I would also hope to be either within walking/biking distance to campus or at least near a bus line in case I don't bring my car, but feel free to recommend any areas further from campus you think might be good, especially if they're much cheaper.

Speaking of cars, how's the traffic around the area? Is it mainly the 405 that gets terrible or can it really spill out into the neighborhoods around UCLA too?


The apartments surrounding trader joes are a lot quieter, but they are also on the pricey side. That's like Weyburn/Glendon area.

The main area to avoid if you're noise averse is everything bounded by Weyburn, Gayley, and Veteran Avenues. That's where all of the frats and most undergrads live. WIthin that area, Veteran and Kelton are a bit quieter; Roebling, Midvale and Gayley are louder, though farther down Gayley (toward Wilburn) is definitely better. This area is extremely dense with students. I'd say about 10,000 live in this few block area.

South of Wilshire (anything at Wilshire avenue or (duh) south) is definitely quieter and usually cheaper and/or nicer. There's definitely buses that take you up to campus, otherwise it's walkable if you have lots of time. Getting farther from campus, a lot of people choose to live in Brentwood, which is just across the freeway. I'm not sure if there's buses. Santa Monica is also nice but, of course, farther. There are buses but they can take considerable time. People do bike in LA, but it can be tough to find safe routes, so definitely check on that before choosing to bike commute.

The 405 is truly awful. Surface street traffic can vary by time of day, but it's generally always at least somewhat present. People don't drive much around UCLA itself, as westwood village is super walkable, as is campus. Going out to, say, Beverly Hills or Santa Monica will usually involve at least mild street traffic. Going toward Santa Monica on top beach days can be mildly brutal. Where are you from? I'd say surface street traffic is reasonably normal for a city. Like, driving the 4 or 5 miles to Santa Monica is 15-25 min on a good day, but 45 if everyone else is going to the beach, too. To be honest, I never felt like it was too horrible unless we were going downtown or something. Downtown is about 15 miles and it quite commonly takes an hour to drive. But, seriously, people don't go that much because there's so much in West LA

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2020 WAIT LIST

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:02 am
by haley12
HonestlyThough wrote:
Raven48 wrote:
HonestlyThough wrote:
Raven48 wrote:
HonestlyThough wrote:Withdrawing my acceptance today!
Wishing you all the best. Did my undergrad at UCLA. You'll love it. Feel free to ask me questions about the area.


Best of luck to you as well!

Given that on campus housing may not be available for wait list admits, where would you say are good areas to get an off-campus place?

Thanks!


Let me know what you're more interested in/top priorities in a place and I'm happy to recommend a few spots!

Wh


Hmm...I think the main thing for me would be to not end up in one of the main party neighborhoods. I would also hope to be either within walking/biking distance to campus or at least near a bus line in case I don't bring my car, but feel free to recommend any areas further from campus you think might be good, especially if they're much cheaper.

Speaking of cars, how's the traffic around the area? Is it mainly the 405 that gets terrible or can it really spill out into the neighborhoods around UCLA too?


The apartments surrounding trader joes are a lot quieter, but they are also on the pricey side. That's like Weyburn/Glendon area.

The main area to avoid if you're noise averse is everything bounded by Weyburn, Gayley, and Veteran Avenues. That's where all of the frats and most undergrads live. WIthin that area, Veteran and Kelton are a bit quieter; Roebling, Midvale and Gayley are louder, though farther down Gayley (toward Wilburn) is definitely better. This area is extremely dense with students. I'd say about 10,000 live in this few block area.

South of Wilshire (anything at Wilshire avenue or (duh) south) is definitely quieter and usually cheaper and/or nicer. There's definitely buses that take you up to campus, otherwise it's walkable if you have lots of time. Getting farther from campus, a lot of people choose to live in Brentwood, which is just across the freeway. I'm not sure if there's buses. Santa Monica is also nice but, of course, farther. There are buses but they can take considerable time. People do bike in LA, but it can be tough to find safe routes, so definitely check on that before choosing to bike commute.

The 405 is truly awful. Surface street traffic can vary by time of day, but it's generally always at least somewhat present. People don't drive much around UCLA itself, as westwood village is super walkable, as is campus. Going out to, say, Beverly Hills or Santa Monica will usually involve at least mild street traffic. Going toward Santa Monica on top beach days can be mildly brutal. Where are you from? I'd say surface street traffic is reasonably normal for a city. Like, driving the 4 or 5 miles to Santa Monica is 15-25 min on a good day, but 45 if everyone else is going to the beach, too. To be honest, I never felt like it was too horrible unless we were going downtown or something. Downtown is about 15 miles and it quite commonly takes an hour to drive. But, seriously, people don't go that much because there's so much in West LA


Thanks so much for the thorough answer! What if we prioritize socializing more? I would love to be in walking distance to both campus and bars without being in an undergrad area? Does that exist or am I just dreaming? :lol:

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2020 WAIT LIST

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:48 pm
by HonestlyThough
haley12 wrote:
HonestlyThough wrote:
Raven48 wrote:
HonestlyThough wrote:
Raven48 wrote:
HonestlyThough wrote:Withdrawing my acceptance today!
Wishing you all the best. Did my undergrad at UCLA. You'll love it. Feel free to ask me questions about the area.


Best of luck to you as well!

Given that on campus housing may not be available for wait list admits, where would you say are good areas to get an off-campus place?

Thanks!


Let me know what you're more interested in/top priorities in a place and I'm happy to recommend a few spots!

Wh


Hmm...I think the main thing for me would be to not end up in one of the main party neighborhoods. I would also hope to be either within walking/biking distance to campus or at least near a bus line in case I don't bring my car, but feel free to recommend any areas further from campus you think might be good, especially if they're much cheaper.

Speaking of cars, how's the traffic around the area? Is it mainly the 405 that gets terrible or can it really spill out into the neighborhoods around UCLA too?


The apartments surrounding trader joes are a lot quieter, but they are also on the pricey side. That's like Weyburn/Glendon area.

The main area to avoid if you're noise averse is everything bounded by Weyburn, Gayley, and Veteran Avenues. That's where all of the frats and most undergrads live. WIthin that area, Veteran and Kelton are a bit quieter; Roebling, Midvale and Gayley are louder, though farther down Gayley (toward Wilburn) is definitely better. This area is extremely dense with students. I'd say about 10,000 live in this few block area.

South of Wilshire (anything at Wilshire avenue or (duh) south) is definitely quieter and usually cheaper and/or nicer. There's definitely buses that take you up to campus, otherwise it's walkable if you have lots of time. Getting farther from campus, a lot of people choose to live in Brentwood, which is just across the freeway. I'm not sure if there's buses. Santa Monica is also nice but, of course, farther. There are buses but they can take considerable time. People do bike in LA, but it can be tough to find safe routes, so definitely check on that before choosing to bike commute.

The 405 is truly awful. Surface street traffic can vary by time of day, but it's generally always at least somewhat present. People don't drive much around UCLA itself, as westwood village is super walkable, as is campus. Going out to, say, Beverly Hills or Santa Monica will usually involve at least mild street traffic. Going toward Santa Monica on top beach days can be mildly brutal. Where are you from? I'd say surface street traffic is reasonably normal for a city. Like, driving the 4 or 5 miles to Santa Monica is 15-25 min on a good day, but 45 if everyone else is going to the beach, too. To be honest, I never felt like it was too horrible unless we were going downtown or something. Downtown is about 15 miles and it quite commonly takes an hour to drive. But, seriously, people don't go that much because there's so much in West LA


Thanks so much for the thorough answer! What if we prioritize socializing more? I would love to be in walking distance to both campus and bars without being in an undergrad area? Does that exist or am I just dreaming? :lol:


There are only a few bars in westwood. There was some sort of footlooseish ban on dance floors in bars that came down decades ago because Westwood disco'ed too hard. True story. I can only tell you what undergrads did, but grad students might be able to fill you in with how they cope/favorite spots. We usually headed to West Hollywood, Santa Monica, or toward downtown. Brew co, the local fave, got replaced by boiling crab while I was there. The last of WW dive bars was recently reaplaced by Rocco's tavern after I left. Not sure how it is.

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2020 WAIT LIST

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:24 pm
by futureellewoods123
Checking in :(

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2020 WAIT LIST

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:46 pm
by Stevie_Rave_On
How many LOCIs have you all sent? I sent one a few weeks after my initial WL, and I'm considering sending another one now. Do they give a shit if you've put down a deposit anywhere else? Or do they just assume everyone on the WL is hedging their bets?

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2020 WAIT LIST

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:07 pm
by Raven48
HonestlyThough wrote:
Raven48 wrote:
HonestlyThough wrote:
Raven48 wrote:
HonestlyThough wrote:Withdrawing my acceptance today!
Wishing you all the best. Did my undergrad at UCLA. You'll love it. Feel free to ask me questions about the area.


Best of luck to you as well!

Given that on campus housing may not be available for wait list admits, where would you say are good areas to get an off-campus place?

Thanks!


Let me know what you're more interested in/top priorities in a place and I'm happy to recommend a few spots!

Wh


Hmm...I think the main thing for me would be to not end up in one of the main party neighborhoods. I would also hope to be either within walking/biking distance to campus or at least near a bus line in case I don't bring my car, but feel free to recommend any areas further from campus you think might be good, especially if they're much cheaper.

Speaking of cars, how's the traffic around the area? Is it mainly the 405 that gets terrible or can it really spill out into the neighborhoods around UCLA too?


The apartments surrounding trader joes are a lot quieter, but they are also on the pricey side. That's like Weyburn/Glendon area.

The main area to avoid if you're noise averse is everything bounded by Weyburn, Gayley, and Veteran Avenues. That's where all of the frats and most undergrads live. WIthin that area, Veteran and Kelton are a bit quieter; Roebling, Midvale and Gayley are louder, though farther down Gayley (toward Wilburn) is definitely better. This area is extremely dense with students. I'd say about 10,000 live in this few block area.

South of Wilshire (anything at Wilshire avenue or (duh) south) is definitely quieter and usually cheaper and/or nicer. There's definitely buses that take you up to campus, otherwise it's walkable if you have lots of time. Getting farther from campus, a lot of people choose to live in Brentwood, which is just across the freeway. I'm not sure if there's buses. Santa Monica is also nice but, of course, farther. There are buses but they can take considerable time. People do bike in LA, but it can be tough to find safe routes, so definitely check on that before choosing to bike commute.

The 405 is truly awful. Surface street traffic can vary by time of day, but it's generally always at least somewhat present. People don't drive much around UCLA itself, as westwood village is super walkable, as is campus. Going out to, say, Beverly Hills or Santa Monica will usually involve at least mild street traffic. Going toward Santa Monica on top beach days can be mildly brutal. Where are you from? I'd say surface street traffic is reasonably normal for a city. Like, driving the 4 or 5 miles to Santa Monica is 15-25 min on a good day, but 45 if everyone else is going to the beach, too. To be honest, I never felt like it was too horrible unless we were going downtown or something. Downtown is about 15 miles and it quite commonly takes an hour to drive. But, seriously, people don't go that much because there's so much in West LA



I live in the NYC metro area, so the surface streets probably would be fine for someone like me, but yeah that 405 looks like another beast entirely. I'll probably try to plan around so I don't have to take it much. I've heard WW described as a "bubble" so it looks like a good place to be a 1L when I won't have the time to travel much anyway lol. Definitely appreciate you warning us as to where the undergrads congregate.

Thanks again for all your help!

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2020 WAIT LIST

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:49 pm
by HonestlyThough
Raven48 wrote:
HonestlyThough wrote:
Raven48 wrote:
HonestlyThough wrote:
Raven48 wrote:
HonestlyThough wrote:Withdrawing my acceptance today!
Wishing you all the best. Did my undergrad at UCLA. You'll love it. Feel free to ask me questions about the area.


Best of luck to you as well!

Given that on campus housing may not be available for wait list admits, where would you say are good areas to get an off-campus place?

Thanks!


Let me know what you're more interested in/top priorities in a place and I'm happy to recommend a few spots!

Wh


Hmm...I think the main thing for me would be to not end up in one of the main party neighborhoods. I would also hope to be either within walking/biking distance to campus or at least near a bus line in case I don't bring my car, but feel free to recommend any areas further from campus you think might be good, especially if they're much cheaper.

Speaking of cars, how's the traffic around the area? Is it mainly the 405 that gets terrible or can it really spill out into the neighborhoods around UCLA too?


The apartments surrounding trader joes are a lot quieter, but they are also on the pricey side. That's like Weyburn/Glendon area.

The main area to avoid if you're noise averse is everything bounded by Weyburn, Gayley, and Veteran Avenues. That's where all of the frats and most undergrads live. WIthin that area, Veteran and Kelton are a bit quieter; Roebling, Midvale and Gayley are louder, though farther down Gayley (toward Wilburn) is definitely better. This area is extremely dense with students. I'd say about 10,000 live in this few block area.

South of Wilshire (anything at Wilshire avenue or (duh) south) is definitely quieter and usually cheaper and/or nicer. There's definitely buses that take you up to campus, otherwise it's walkable if you have lots of time. Getting farther from campus, a lot of people choose to live in Brentwood, which is just across the freeway. I'm not sure if there's buses. Santa Monica is also nice but, of course, farther. There are buses but they can take considerable time. People do bike in LA, but it can be tough to find safe routes, so definitely check on that before choosing to bike commute.

The 405 is truly awful. Surface street traffic can vary by time of day, but it's generally always at least somewhat present. People don't drive much around UCLA itself, as westwood village is super walkable, as is campus. Going out to, say, Beverly Hills or Santa Monica will usually involve at least mild street traffic. Going toward Santa Monica on top beach days can be mildly brutal. Where are you from? I'd say surface street traffic is reasonably normal for a city. Like, driving the 4 or 5 miles to Santa Monica is 15-25 min on a good day, but 45 if everyone else is going to the beach, too. To be honest, I never felt like it was too horrible unless we were going downtown or something. Downtown is about 15 miles and it quite commonly takes an hour to drive. But, seriously, people don't go that much because there's so much in West LA



I live in the NYC metro area, so the surface streets probably would be fine for someone like me, but yeah that 405 looks like another beast entirely. I'll probably try to plan around so I don't have to take it much. I've heard WW described as a "bubble" so it looks like a good place to be a 1L when I won't have the time to travel much anyway lol. Definitely appreciate you warning us as to where the undergrads congregate.

Thanks again for all your help!


No problem! I wouldn't describe it as a bubble so much as a village. You're really not far from other great parts of LA, and people often leave to go to Beverly Hills for brunch, sawtelle (japan town) for ramen, korea town for kbbq, or santa monica/venice for the beach/bars.
but, at the same time, it's like a very mini college down stuck right onto campus

Best of luck to all!

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2020 WAIT LIST

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:01 pm
by irongirl51
Does anyone know when UCLA's 1st deposit is? I keep getting mixed answers. This Friday or May 1? :roll:

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2020 WAIT LIST

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:58 pm
by futureellewoods123
irongirl51 wrote:Does anyone know when UCLA's 1st deposit is? I keep getting mixed answers. This Friday or May 1? :roll:


I thought it was last Friday

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2020 WAIT LIST

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:18 pm
by 34iplaw
I had to withdraw a few days ago because the deadline couldn't be changed, but UCLA's dean was super understanding and awesome in general.

Hopefully, that'll let one of you hear back sooner/get your hands on some money.

#don'tquote
#hashtag

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2020 WAIT LIST

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:32 am
by irongirl51
34iplaw wrote:I had to withdraw a few days ago because the deadline couldn't be changed, but UCLA's dean was super understanding and awesome in general.

Hopefully, that'll let one of you hear back sooner/get your hands on some money.

#dunquote#hashtag


So, was it last friday?

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2020 WAIT LIST

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:51 am
by 34iplaw
irongirl51 wrote:
So, was it last friday?


Late last week but can double check date... may have been Thurs - can you remove the last quote tho?

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2020 WAIT LIST

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:37 am
by Mr_Chukes
34iplaw wrote:
irongirl51 wrote:
So, was it last friday?


Late last week but can double check date... may have been Thurs - can you remove the last quote tho?

It was the 15th. Last Saturday.

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2020 WAIT LIST

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:18 pm
by 170orDie
planning on sending a LOCI, should i sent it to admissions email or the dean of admissions?