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Cupidity
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Re: BU! woot.

Postby Cupidity » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:59 pm

forty-two wrote:
Cupidity wrote:Been accepted since December, I think I decided today that BU is the school for me. I look foward to seeing some of you....


Time to buy a BU law hoodie now that its getting into the 80's again.


Congrats on making the decision!

What made you decide on BU? I mean, it's an excellent school in an awesome location, but I keep going back and forth between BU and a few other schools.


BU is high enough in rank and prestige that the right class rank can get you anywhere. I don't need to be at Yale or Harvard where top 50% secures you NLJ 500 or Appeals court clerkship, I just need it to be a possiblity at say top 20% for NLJ or top 10% for clerkship...and BU provides that. Also, if BU lives up to its reputation for great class environment, students professors and staff, I know I will be happy there...and every interaction I have had with the school has let me believe this is true. From the first response they gave me when I asked for a fee-waiver, to the acceptance call, to the numerous follow ups from student groups....

I know I can get top 10%...(say what you will), so the rank difference btwn BU and UCLA/Cornell/UCLA isn't that important to me, and I know I'm going to like it there.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby Cupidity » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:00 am

By the way. Nice name.

Can anyone PM me the admitted students logon? I left my packet at home, wont be able to get it for more than a week. Really want to get on their site. It was generic (If I recall) so its not like I'm going to be in anyones account or anything.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby cherryalamode » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:01 am

Congrats to you, Cupidity! I hope I will have the chance to make this decision as well.

I guess it's time for you to move from this thread to the official BU Class of 2013 thread, huh?

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby AlanShore » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:30 pm

any calls today?

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby SkyRiver » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:07 pm

Ugh. Just called BU's Admission Office and my file is still under review after going complete on 10/6/09 :shock: . I'm a pretty hardcore splitter so the long wait was expected... but this is pretty nerve-wracking. I'm trying to be optimistic by telling myself that they must really like something about my file to be holding on to it this long.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby finalaspects » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:11 pm

SkyRiver wrote:Ugh. Just called BU's Admission Office and my file is still under review after going complete on 10/6/09 :shock: . I'm a pretty hardcore splitter so the long wait was expected... but this is pretty nerve-wracking. I'm trying to be optimistic by telling myself that they must really like something about my file to be holding on to it this long.


im with you. i went complete mid-late Oct. emailed them and they told me im still under review... splitter here as well

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby rccohla » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:36 pm

I went complete in the beginning of Dec. with a 167/ ~3.8, haven't heard word one from them since.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby ryguy » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:39 pm

rccohla wrote:I went complete in the beginning of Dec. with a 167/ ~3.8, haven't heard word one from them since.

169/Dec 3.4x nada!!!

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Re: BU! woot.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby cherryalamode » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:51 pm

futurelawstudent wrote:Went complete early October and called today... still under review. Reverse splitter here


Me too! What are your stats, if you don't mind me asking? You can PM if you'd like.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby BearTerritory » Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:59 pm

Got an acceptance call today 166 3.7. Does anyone know if potential scholarship info comes in the mail? Emory gave me 72k today - do you guys think I can potentially use that to leverage some $$ from BU? Good luck to all

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby JayTal » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:02 pm

Very rarely does BU negotiate. I'd say that if you received a large scholly from BC, that may be useful. Otherwise, probably not.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby John J. Rambo, Esq. » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:04 pm

(Cross-posting here for people who live in Boston.)

Right now I'm looking at similar scholarships from Emory and BU. I've noticed that Emory reports a COA much higher than BU. 197,136 compared to 171,702. Granted, tuition at Emory is ~2k more... but there is some other funny business going on. Can anyone from Atlanta or Boston comment on these figures?

Emory reports $17,748 ($1,972 per month) in Living Expenses.

BU reports $11,808 Room and Board + $2,990 Personal Expenses = $14,798

And BearTerritory -- BU offered me money with the acceptance offer and then upped the amount after I filed financial aid forms. Get those forms in.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby cherryalamode » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:41 pm

Hey I've been thinking... is this correct?

call = acceptance
email = waitlist
snail mail = rejection

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby AlanShore » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:20 pm

cherryalamode wrote:Hey I've been thinking... is this correct?

call = acceptance
email = waitlist
snail mail = rejection

yes but i saw a couple people on this thread didnt get a call and just got an acceptance package. rare but i think it happens

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby AlanShore » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:22 pm

John J. Rambo, Esq. wrote:(Cross-posting here for people who live in Boston.)

Right now I'm looking at similar scholarships from Emory and BU. I've noticed that Emory reports a COA much higher than BU. 197,136 compared to 171,702. Granted, tuition at Emory is ~2k more... but there is some other funny business going on. Can anyone from Atlanta or Boston comment on these figures?

Emory reports $17,748 ($1,972 per month) in Living Expenses.

BU reports $11,808 Room and Board + $2,990 Personal Expenses = $14,798

And BearTerritory -- BU offered me money with the acceptance offer and then upped the amount after I filed financial aid forms. Get those forms in.

boston COL is definitely higher unless you live with a few roommates. maybe bU was pretending thats what everyone will do? a studio around boston will run you at least 900, 1000 (more like 1000 or more in a nicer, cooler area). obviously if you can live with roommates, you can find something for 600, 700 for sure. but, if you live alone, 11808 is way off.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby Blindmelon » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:33 pm

AlanShore wrote:
John J. Rambo, Esq. wrote:(Cross-posting here for people who live in Boston.)

Right now I'm looking at similar scholarships from Emory and BU. I've noticed that Emory reports a COA much higher than BU. 197,136 compared to 171,702. Granted, tuition at Emory is ~2k more... but there is some other funny business going on. Can anyone from Atlanta or Boston comment on these figures?

Emory reports $17,748 ($1,972 per month) in Living Expenses.

BU reports $11,808 Room and Board + $2,990 Personal Expenses = $14,798

And BearTerritory -- BU offered me money with the acceptance offer and then upped the amount after I filed financial aid forms. Get those forms in.

boston COL is definitely higher unless you live with a few roommates. maybe bU was pretending thats what everyone will do? a studio around boston will run you at least 900, 1000 (more like 1000 or more in a nicer, cooler area). obviously if you can live with roommates, you can find something for 600, 700 for sure. but, if you live alone, 11808 is way off.


For God's sake, don't live by yourself. BU sends out a list of people who signed up looking for roomates. Easy way to get people with a similar lifestyle and will give you some easy friends.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby cherryalamode » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:29 pm

Good Morning, hopefuls!

Let's hope today is a good day!

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby AlanShore » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:46 pm

cherryalamode wrote:Good Morning, hopefuls!

Let's hope today is a good day!

+1

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby blerg » Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:18 pm

BearTerritory wrote:Got an acceptance call today 166 3.7. Does anyone know if potential scholarship info comes in the mail? Emory gave me 72k today - do you guys think I can potentially use that to leverage some $$ from BU? Good luck to all



Mind sharing when you went complete?

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby xokel87 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:17 pm

ryguy wrote:
rccohla wrote:I went complete in the beginning of Dec. with a 167/ ~3.8, haven't heard word one from them since.

169/Dec 3.4x nada!!!


I'm still waiting to hear from BU too -- kind of puzzled why I haven't yet. I'd love to go there, and I think my numbers are okay for them - 165/3.9. I went complete 12/16. Maybe they haven't gotten around to ours?

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby finalaspects » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:19 pm

xokel87 wrote:
ryguy wrote:
rccohla wrote:I went complete in the beginning of Dec. with a 167/ ~3.8, haven't heard word one from them since.

169/Dec 3.4x nada!!!


I'm still waiting to hear from BU too -- kind of puzzled why I haven't yet. I'd love to go there, and I think my numbers are okay for them - 165/3.9. I went complete 12/16. Maybe they haven't gotten around to ours?


there are people waiting over 4 months who haven't gotten a response. been only 2 months for you guys... so nothing strange imo unless you have auto-accept numbers...

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby cherryalamode » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:27 pm

If I was waiting four months, I would've called by now to see what was up!

I'm a 1/6er and I hope to hear from them soon. And I hope that what I hear is GREAT news, not depressing news, lol.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby finalaspects » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:33 pm

cherryalamode wrote:If I was waiting four months, I would've called by now to see what was up!

I'm a 1/6er and I hope to hear from them soon. And I hope that what I hear is GREAT news, not depressing news, lol.


did. they said im still in review and just to wait... then again im a splitter so they usually wait til they see if they need splitters for their LSAT median/75%

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby SkyRiver » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:27 pm

finalaspects wrote:
cherryalamode wrote:If I was waiting four months, I would've called by now to see what was up!

I'm a 1/6er and I hope to hear from them soon. And I hope that what I hear is GREAT news, not depressing news, lol.


did. they said im still in review and just to wait... then again im a splitter so they usually wait til they see if they need splitters for their LSAT median/75%


+1. Me too. Hopefully they get a glut of high GPA low LSAT'ers and have to bring us in as reinforcements 8)




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