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Re: BU! woot.

Postby Cupidity » Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:31 pm

Not-A-Teabagger wrote:
dakatz wrote:
84Sunbird2000 wrote:Withdrew. 45k back in. I really wish I would have liked the school more, because BU's career prospects are absolutely outstanding, but I just don't think it was the right fit. I usually don't rely on gut instinct, but I just feel like William & Mary is the place I'm meant to be.


What makes you say their career prospects are outstanding? I'm trying to rationalize picking BU over Cornell, and am looking for any evidence I can on BU's more recent job prospects.


BU doesn't have a suicide bridge for when you rank at the bottom of your class. Thus, there is an outstanding chance that you will at least be employed somewhere.


Dood. Its called tha roof. :shock:

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby Mattalones » Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:35 pm

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby dakatz » Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:38 pm

Mattalones wrote:Okay, someone on this thread has to be able to help me here. I can't figure out what constitutes applying for financial aid at BU. They say to do FAFSA, NeedAccess, and to mail in my/parents W-2, but there is no form to fill out for BU specifically that I can find. What did you guys do? PLEASE HELP!


There is no BU-specific form. As far as I remember, it was just FAFSA, NeedAccess, and tax returns/W-2's.

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Postby Mattalones » Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:42 pm

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby dakatz » Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:02 pm

Mattalones wrote:
dakatz wrote:
Mattalones wrote:Okay, someone on this thread has to be able to help me here. I can't figure out what constitutes applying for financial aid at BU. They say to do FAFSA, NeedAccess, and to mail in my/parents W-2, but there is no form to fill out for BU specifically that I can find. What did you guys do? PLEASE HELP!


There is no BU-specific form. As far as I remember, it was just FAFSA, NeedAccess, and tax returns/W-2's.

And then, magically, they mailed you your financial aid? That seems sketchy! Oh-well, though, right?


Haven't actually heard anything about need-based aid yet, though I haven't been getting any from anyone thus far, and I doubt BU would be any different.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby OneKnight » Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:42 pm

Withdrew with 15K/year. Good luck everyone!

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby Cupidity » Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:49 pm

Yeah that simple, fafsa, needaccess...didnt even need the w'2s. make sure when you do need access you actually select BU.

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Postby ilovelawapps » Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:10 pm

Heres a stupid question-on the forms they gave us about submitting the deposit, it says include one deposit slip per check. I only got one deposit slip with a yellow carbon copy behind it. Were not supposed to tear that apart and submit one later are we? I assume they would need both copies.

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Postby Cupidity » Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:21 pm

Anyone who lives in/knows Boston please confirm if this is right:

Trying to find housing to share with a friend going to Brandeis....it looked impossible until today. I realized if we both live in the Northend, IE:North Station area, we can each only have a 30 minute commute + a little walking time to North End, which is acceptable by my standards. I know rent is higher there, but considering its either a 2br there or alone, its still cheaper in this situation for me.

Does that make sense? Northend appx. 30 minute commute by Greenline to BU, 30 minute by commuter rail from North Station to Brandeis Robertson?

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Postby 174 » Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:42 pm

ilovelawapps wrote:Heres a stupid question-on the forms they gave us about submitting the deposit, it says include one deposit slip per check. I only got one deposit slip with a yellow carbon copy behind it. Were not supposed to tear that apart and submit one later are we? I assume they would need both copies.

They send you a slip for the second deposit after they receive your first.

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Postby ilovelawapps » Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:10 pm

174 wrote:
ilovelawapps wrote:Heres a stupid question-on the forms they gave us about submitting the deposit, it says include one deposit slip per check. I only got one deposit slip with a yellow carbon copy behind it. Were not supposed to tear that apart and submit one later are we? I assume they would need both copies.

They send you a slip for the second deposit after they receive your first.


Thank you

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby OneSixtySix » Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:52 pm

Cupidity wrote:Anyone who lives in/knows Boston please confirm if this is right:

Trying to find housing to share with a friend going to Brandeis....it looked impossible until today. I realized if we both live in the Northend, IE:North Station area, we can each only have a 30 minute commute + a little walking time to North End, which is acceptable by my standards. I know rent is higher there, but considering its either a 2br there or alone, its still cheaper in this situation for me.

Does that make sense? Northend appx. 30 minute commute by Greenline to BU, 30 minute by commuter rail from North Station to Brandeis Robertson?



That logistically could work. The commuter rail isnt unreliable by any means but trains dont run anywhere near as frequently as the T, thus restricting when your friend could leave/arrive campus.

Its something somebody could do if they had to, but doesnt seem like a great option...If I was in undergrad and had a 40 minute commute with an awkward train timetable, I would probably skip alot of classes :D

As for north end to BU, I dont think thats to excessive of a commute if you want to go that route. North End is pretty much awesome and an excellent area for a law student (great access to nightlife but quiet and residential life).

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby Cupidity » Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:42 am

OneSixtySix wrote:
Cupidity wrote:Anyone who lives in/knows Boston please confirm if this is right:

Trying to find housing to share with a friend going to Brandeis....it looked impossible until today. I realized if we both live in the Northend, IE:North Station area, we can each only have a 30 minute commute + a little walking time to North End, which is acceptable by my standards. I know rent is higher there, but considering its either a 2br there or alone, its still cheaper in this situation for me.

Does that make sense? Northend appx. 30 minute commute by Greenline to BU, 30 minute by commuter rail from North Station to Brandeis Robertson?



That logistically could work. The commuter rail isnt unreliable by any means but trains dont run anywhere near as frequently as the T, thus restricting when your friend could leave/arrive campus.

Its something somebody could do if they had to, but doesnt seem like a great option...If I was in undergrad and had a 40 minute commute with an awkward train timetable, I would probably skip alot of classes :D

As for north end to BU, I dont think thats to excessive of a commute if you want to go that route. North End is pretty much awesome and an excellent area for a law student (great access to nightlife but quiet and residential life).



Grad student, so the commute isn't so big a deal--fewer longer classes than UG.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby Xiaolong » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:38 am

How is everyone going about securing housing? I won't arrive until about two weeks before classes start and finding something from abroad is a pain. I want to find a place that I am comfortable staying at for the whole three years and not move because of idiot roommates or problems with the apartment.

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Postby ToriM » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:44 am

tkicker182 wrote:Is anyone still waiting? I am. Complete 1/22. Should I just expect my rejection letter any day now?



I am, and I am completely perplexed. Applied in January and didn't get a Complete email or anything. Eventually, I sent a LOCI last month and they emailed back letting me know it would be added to my file. But no word after that. Maybe they don't even bother to send rejection letters this late in the game...?

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby McBean » Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:43 am

Cupidity wrote:Anyone who lives in/knows Boston please confirm if this is right:

Trying to find housing to share with a friend going to Brandeis....it looked impossible until today. I realized if we both live in the Northend, IE:North Station area, we can each only have a 30 minute commute + a little walking time to North End, which is acceptable by my standards. I know rent is higher there, but considering its either a 2br there or alone, its still cheaper in this situation for me.

Does that make sense? Northend appx. 30 minute commute by Greenline to BU, 30 minute by commuter rail from North Station to Brandeis Robertson?



The North End is a great neighborhood. Without considering the commute, I would prefer to live there than near campus. The nightlife is better, it's away from the horrible college bars, and is all around pleasant and beautiful. The neighborhood is full of mostly young professionals and the best food in Boston. Brighton is the complete opposite. It's nothing but college bars and ugliness. If you're into the undergrad scene though, it is perfect I guess.

But, I would give yourself about 45 mins from the NE to get to campus. The T can be great some days and a nightmare on others. Also, when you're coming home in the evening, you may have to switch trains or walk from Gov't Center. The B-line inbound only runs to Gov't center.

Another thing to consider is the social aspect. I don't know how much you plan on going out with your section, but most of them will be living in Brighton/Allston/Brookline and hanging out there as well. It's a decent trek from the NE to Brighton.

I doubt your only option would be living by yourself or living in the NE. BU has a roommate matching service and the FB group is helpful as well. I don't know anyone who had a problem finding a roommate.

Sorry if I just muddied the waters a bit. If you have any more questions about Boston or BU in general, let me know.

Oh, and congratulations.

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Postby utcris410 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:52 am

McBean wrote:
Cupidity wrote:Anyone who lives in/knows Boston please confirm if this is right:

Trying to find housing to share with a friend going to Brandeis....it looked impossible until today. I realized if we both live in the Northend, IE:North Station area, we can each only have a 30 minute commute + a little walking time to North End, which is acceptable by my standards. I know rent is higher there, but considering its either a 2br there or alone, its still cheaper in this situation for me.

Does that make sense? Northend appx. 30 minute commute by Greenline to BU, 30 minute by commuter rail from North Station to Brandeis Robertson?



The North End is a great neighborhood. Without considering the commute, I would prefer to live there than near campus. The nightlife is better, it's away from the horrible college bars, and is all around pleasant and beautiful. The neighborhood is full of mostly young professionals and the best food in Boston. Brighton is the complete opposite. It's nothing but college bars and ugliness. If you're into the undergrad scene though, it is perfect I guess.

But, I would give yourself about 45 mins from the NE to get to campus. The T can be great some days and a nightmare on others. Also, when you're coming home in the evening, you may have to switch trains or walk from Gov't Center. The B-line inbound only runs to Gov't center.

Another thing to consider is the social aspect. I don't know how much you plan on going out with your section, but most of them will be living in Brighton/Allston/Brookline and hanging out there as well. It's a decent trek from the NE to Brighton.

I doubt your only option would be living by yourself or living in the NE. BU has a roommate matching service and the FB group is helpful as well. I don't know anyone who had a problem finding a roommate.

Sorry if I just muddied the waters a bit. If you have any more questions about Boston or BU in general, let me know.

Oh, and congratulations.

McBean, are you attending BU in the fall?

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Postby Stephanie13 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:15 am

Did anyone else just get the waitlist email?

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby dreaming » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:17 am

Stephanie13 wrote:Did anyone else just get the waitlist email?


I did. The original waitlist e-mail sounded so promising and now this one sounds like no one is getting in. :oops: What do you think??

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Postby Stephanie13 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:19 am

dreaming wrote:
Stephanie13 wrote:Did anyone else just get the waitlist email?


I did. The original waitlist e-mail sounded so promising and now this one sounds like no one is getting in. :oops: What do you think??

I don't think that the first email sounds any more promising than this one. Although when I first read it, I did get a feeling of hope. Perhaps false hope :/

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby McBean » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:21 am

No, I attend now. For anyone else looking for housing advice, another neighborhood to consider is Brookline. Nicer than Brighton, similar commute.

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Postby adav » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:23 am

Wait, you guys got two waitlist emails? I have only received one so far, what did your second one say?

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Postby dreaming » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:26 am

adav wrote:Wait, you guys got two waitlist emails? I have only received one so far, what did your second one say?


They had sent one when I first got waitlisted saying I was waitlisted. Today they sent one basically saying they might not take anyone from the waitlist and if they do it won't be until June. You didn't get this one?

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Postby adav » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:31 am

dreaming wrote:
adav wrote:Wait, you guys got two waitlist emails? I have only received one so far, what did your second one say?


They had sent one when I first got waitlisted saying I was waitlisted. Today they sent one basically saying they might not take anyone from the waitlist and if they do it won't be until June. You didn't get this one?



nope haven't gotten anything :oops: don't no what that means. I do attend BU undergrad sooo I could stop by and ask lol

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Postby dreaming » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:32 am

adav wrote:
dreaming wrote:
adav wrote:Wait, you guys got two waitlist emails? I have only received one so far, what did your second one say?


They had sent one when I first got waitlisted saying I was waitlisted. Today they sent one basically saying they might not take anyone from the waitlist and if they do it won't be until June. You didn't get this one?



nope haven't gotten anything :oops: don't no what that means. I do attend BU undergrad sooo I could stop by and ask lol


I feel like it could be good if you didn't get anything. Maybe ours were soft rejections?? Admissions plays too many mind games. I'm getting exhausted. :?




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