Columbia 2010

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nixxers
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby nixxers » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:02 pm

of Benito Cereno wrote:in by email. europe.

apparently they "can't wait to meet me" and look forward with enthusiasm to welcoming me to the class of 2013.



Me too! :P

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby mochafury » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:03 pm

nixxers wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:in by email. europe.

apparently they "can't wait to meet me" and look forward with enthusiasm to welcoming me to the class of 2013.



Me too! :P


Damn it. I'm not a special flower.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby holborn » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:07 pm

mochafury wrote:
nixxers wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:in by email. europe.

apparently they "can't wait to meet me" and look forward with enthusiasm to welcoming me to the class of 2013.



Me too! :P


Damn it. I'm not a special flower.


+1. I should have known...

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby CanadianEH » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:08 pm

Any late decemeber / early january people hearing back?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby of Benito Cereno » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:12 pm

julesm2200 wrote:
mochafury wrote:
nixxers wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:in by email. europe.

apparently they "can't wait to meet me" and look forward with enthusiasm to welcoming me to the class of 2013.



Me too! :P


Damn it. I'm not a special flower.


+1. I should have known...

They know they're no fooling anyone. I hope.
I also hope Joe Biden knows that I know he didn't actually sign that christmas card.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby scribelaw » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:13 pm

CanadianEH wrote:Any late decemeber / early january people hearing back?


Not really. I applied Dec. 30 and got a complete e-mail Jan. 19.

I'm not expecting a decision until mid or late Feb., based on past-year LSN experiences.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby radgrad » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:47 pm

in- got the envelope on Saturday, but like an idiot didn't check my mailbox til Sunday. application complete mid-November, just below 3.7 and a 172. i'm still kinda surprised!

oh, and if i was in a charitable mood i'd call the envelope khaki.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby englawyer » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:53 pm

radgrad wrote:in- got the envelope on Saturday, but like an idiot didn't check my mailbox til Sunday. application complete mid-November, just below 3.7 and a 172. i'm still kinda surprised!

oh, and if i was in a charitable mood i'd call the envelope khaki.


geographic locale?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby aad » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:57 pm

Any Californians get the good news today?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby dutchstriker » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:58 pm

In with the Hamilton! Wow.

I live in the Great Lakes region.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby hopefulincal » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:01 pm

Sorry if this was answered before. I went back a few pages but didn't see any. Does the Status Checker update if a decision has been made? Thanks!

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby wackjickham » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:02 pm

hopefulincal wrote:Sorry if this was answered before. I went back a few pages but didn't see any. Does the Status Checker update if a decision has been made? Thanks!


Nope. The only thing that updates is your mailbox.

Which sucks, IMO.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby holborn » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:02 pm

hopefulincal wrote:Sorry if this was answered before. I went back a few pages but didn't see any. Does the Status Checker update if a decision has been made? Thanks!


nope. everything is by mail.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby radgrad » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:02 pm

englawyer wrote:
radgrad wrote:in- got the envelope on Saturday, but like an idiot didn't check my mailbox til Sunday. application complete mid-November, just below 3.7 and a 172. i'm still kinda surprised!

oh, and if i was in a charitable mood i'd call the envelope khaki.


geographic locale?


oh sorry- i'm in nyc.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby dutchstriker » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:02 pm

hopefulincal wrote:Sorry if this was answered before. I went back a few pages but didn't see any. Does the Status Checker update if a decision has been made? Thanks!

Mine has not.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Lem37 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:07 pm

Hey guys!

I'm a current Columbia 1L who peeked into this thread to reminisce about getting her own acceptance package one year ago this past Saturday. Congrats to all of your new admits! FYI, I was a 3.6 with a 165/174 split, so people with low GPA's or multiple LSATs - you have hope! Columbia is absolutely amazing, full of super-friendly people, amazing professors and incredible opportunities.

I chose Columbia over the likes of NYU and Chicago after several long months of deliberation, so for those of you facing similar prospects, feel free to PM me if you have any questions about the school. :)

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:08 pm

In DC, nothing in my mail today :(

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby babaghanouj » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:10 pm

dutchstriker wrote:In with the Hamilton! Wow.

I live in the Great Lakes region.

Wow, congrats!

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby lz06 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:11 pm

congrats to all the new admits! the mail probably won't get to me until wed, and I'll be out of town thurs through the weekend so here's to hoping it comes before then :mrgreen:

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby discobabe » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:29 pm

in! also live in great lakes region.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby pissantvache » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:33 pm

In by mail, just came today. I live in NJ really near NYC, so any of you other suburban jersey folks shouldn't worry if you didn't hear on saturday.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby gahthelaw » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:36 pm

pissantvache wrote:In by mail, just came today. I live in NJ really near NYC, so any of you other suburban jersey folks shouldn't worry if you didn't hear on saturday.


congratulations!

(and now i'm nervous again, since all my mail goes to my parents in western jersey.)

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby of Benito Cereno » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:45 pm

as I predicatbly got now scholarhsip offer in my admissions letter I'm quite curious, as it seems many others are, about the workings of merit scholarships. specifically, to what extent the financial aid offers given this spring function as a form of merit aid. Hamiltons and butlers are designed to woo students from hls; but does CLS use merit money later on to woo students from its CCN peers. It is often mentioned here that merit enters into the financial aid considerations; however, are these awards still strictly given to people in a position of financial need. That is to say, is merit a means for deciding between two different candidates who both qualify as financially disadvantaged. I see a bunch of people with numbers like mine on LSN with 50 or 75k but I'm worried that if that money comes under the aegis of financial aid I won't qualify due to parental income and some stock in my name. If you can afford to graduate without too much debt would that preclude you from grants?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby nixxers » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:53 pm

of Benito Cereno wrote:as I predicatbly got now scholarhsip offer in my admissions letter I'm quite curious, as it seems many others are, about the workings of merit scholarships. specifically, to what extent the financial aid offers given this spring function as a form of merit aid. Hamiltons and butlers are designed to woo students from hls; but does CLS use merit money later on to woo students from its CCN peers. It is often mentioned here that merit enters into the financial aid considerations; however, are these awards still strictly given to people in a position of financial need. That is to say, is merit a means for deciding between two different candidates who both qualify as financially disadvantaged. I see a bunch of people with numbers like mine on LSN with 50 or 75k but I'm worried that if that money comes under the aegis of financial aid I won't qualify due to parental income and some stock in my name. If you can afford to graduate without too much debt would that preclude you from grants?


+1, I am interested in this as well. I wouldn't take CLS at sticker over HLS or the Darrow, but I was hoping I could wring some cash out of them since ppl on LSN with similar numbers seem to have done so...

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby GeePee » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:55 pm

nixxers wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:as I predicatbly got now scholarhsip offer in my admissions letter I'm quite curious, as it seems many others are, about the workings of merit scholarships. specifically, to what extent the financial aid offers given this spring function as a form of merit aid. Hamiltons and butlers are designed to woo students from hls; but does CLS use merit money later on to woo students from its CCN peers. It is often mentioned here that merit enters into the financial aid considerations; however, are these awards still strictly given to people in a position of financial need. That is to say, is merit a means for deciding between two different candidates who both qualify as financially disadvantaged. I see a bunch of people with numbers like mine on LSN with 50 or 75k but I'm worried that if that money comes under the aegis of financial aid I won't qualify due to parental income and some stock in my name. If you can afford to graduate without too much debt would that preclude you from grants?


+1, I am interested in this as well. I wouldn't take CLS at sticker over HLS or the Darrow, but I was hoping I could wring some cash out of them since ppl on LSN with similar numbers seem to have done so...

"Need aid" is not always need-based at Columbia. I'm sure Superserial and a few others can vouch for this.




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