UC Hastings 2010!!!

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MahaloMontana
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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby MahaloMontana » Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:35 am

mnolen wrote:
stonepeep wrote:
erico wrote:do i have to worry about wearing my watch?


Seriously?

No, it is not that scary around Hastings. In fact, it's not scary at all. The first day you walk to campus you might be a little weirded out but by day two you won't even notice.

Besides, watching the campus security officers arrest random people adds much needed excitement to the day.


I have to disagree with you on this. I definitely still notice and would feel very uncomfortable walking through the TL by myself. I've been followed, grabbed, etc. I imagine it's a bit more scary for us women than it would be for men. Mostly it's depressing more than anything and over the semester it sort of worse me down. I don't think there's much of a risk of violence, but there is definitely a risk of mugging. If you walk around in groups you'll be ok :)


I've talked to some Hastings students who moved here from out of state, and they all say they wished someone had warned them about living close to/on campus. The Tenderloin is fine for school, and it's not even necessarily about fear of violence or theft that is the issue, it's the quality of life. It's an up-and-coming neighborhood, so there are good restaurants and bars once you get to know the place, but the reality is the TL is San Francisco's strongest example of urban blight. If you're ready to _live_ in a place where walking a few blocks from your apartment means encountering prostitutes, drug deals, arrests, junkies/alcoholics/schizophrenics screaming nonsense at you (or passed out in a fetal position on the sidewalk, sometimes bleeding) , then you'll be fine in the TL. But if that's not a place that you want to live, you should probably consider someplace off campus and in another neighborhood.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby ToadGoDead » Sat Dec 19, 2009 5:54 am

no offense but your friend's have no one to blame but themselves about not knowing where hastings was located and the kind of neighborhood its located in. i visited before i even applied. it isn't as bad as you make it sound. come to west philadelphia sometime and compare notes.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby sibley » Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:58 pm

INNNNNNN West Philadelphia, born and raised.... on the playground was where I spent most of my days...

Maybe you should be in Bel Air, ToadGoDead

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby msch0i » Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:24 pm

redhead77 wrote:
mnolen wrote:
stonepeep wrote:
erico wrote:do i have to worry about wearing my watch?


Seriously?

No, it is not that scary around Hastings. In fact, it's not scary at all. The first day you walk to campus you might be a little weirded out but by day two you won't even notice.

Besides, watching the campus security officers arrest random people adds much needed excitement to the day.


I have to disagree with you on this. I definitely still notice and would feel very uncomfortable walking through the TL by myself. I've been followed, grabbed, etc. I imagine it's a bit more scary for us women than it would be for men. Mostly it's depressing more than anything and over the semester it sort of worse me down. I don't think there's much of a risk of violence, but there is definitely a risk of mugging. If you walk around in groups you'll be ok :)


I've talked to some Hastings students who moved here from out of state, and they all say they wished someone had warned them about living close to/on campus. The Tenderloin is fine for school, and it's not even necessarily about fear of violence or theft that is the issue, it's the quality of life. It's an up-and-coming neighborhood, so there are good restaurants and bars once you get to know the place, but the reality is the TL is San Francisco's strongest example of urban blight. If you're ready to _live_ in a place where walking a few blocks from your apartment means encountering prostitutes, drug deals, arrests, junkies/alcoholics/schizophrenics screaming nonsense at you (or passed out in a fetal position on the sidewalk, sometimes bleeding) , then you'll be fine in the TL. But if that's not a place that you want to live, you should probably consider someplace off campus and in another neighborhood.


Does anyone know how bad the traffic gets in SF? As opposed to..maybe..Los Angeles? If I go there, I'm going to live a bit away from campus...but I've never been in SF let alone around UC Hastings. I'd be willing to sit in traffic for a bit if it means not having to risk getting mugged every time I step off campus :|

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby sibley » Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:25 pm

When I visited the traffic seemed fine. Something like 50% take public transportation.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby moverit » Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:51 pm

Public transportation is definitely the way to go in SF. You can take the bus all over the city and anytime-- I even take it back home from the bars at night sometimes. They come pretty regularly so you never have to wait forever at the bus stop. Yes, sometimes they are dirty and you might run into some crazy characters but I always feel safe. Everyone I know takes the bus to and from working downtown. I live across town in the Marina and plan on taking the bus to school if I get in. There is no need to drive to Hastings.

<3 Muni

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby SkyRiver » Sun Dec 20, 2009 1:09 pm

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby scottyso » Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:37 pm

How much money could a 176/3.3 applicant expect from Hastings?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby TWoodWil » Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:45 pm

scottyso wrote:How much money could a 176/3.3 applicant expect from Hastings?


Don't mean to unnecessarily scare you, but last year they didn't even admit anyone with your combination of LSAT and GPA. You are, according to their admissions stats, too good for them.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby sunnygirl » Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:06 pm

TWoodWil wrote:
scottyso wrote:How much money could a 176/3.3 applicant expect from Hastings?


Don't mean to unnecessarily scare you, but last year they didn't even admit anyone with your combination of LSAT and GPA. You are, according to their admissions stats, too good for them.


It seems that having high stats can be a bad thing......I don't have that kind of stats.....

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby scottyso » Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:51 pm

can anyone explain why they'd reject someone for being "too good"?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby savesthedayajb » Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:52 pm

Yield protection, adcoms know they wont attend even if accepted because of the high likelihood of better offers. Therefore, they do not want to take a seat away from someone who would more likely attend their school

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Inygma » Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:55 pm

savesthedayajb wrote:Yield protection, adcoms know they wont attend even if accepted because of the high likelihood of better offers. Therefore, they do not want to take a seat away from someone who would more likely attend their school


+1, with those stats they can receive full rides else-where. If that person truly wanted to go to Hastings or another school that might reject someone "too good" they would probably write a PS geared towards that school or maybe call the adcoms.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby sibley » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:51 pm

I'm applying to UC Hastings with 170/3.34. I was planning on applying LEOP with my first score, a 158, and have all the stuff filled out already. Should I still apply LEOP? Take advantage of their libraries and such? Or no?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Inygma » Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:25 pm

Thread revival for (hopefully) a week of acceptances!

Best of luck everyone.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby msch0i » Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:39 pm

Does Hastings e-mail decisions or do they only mail them? In the "Application Received and Complete" e-mail it says they'll mail out their first round of decisions in early January...

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby md;jdwannabe » Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:54 pm

I have a great place to rent to a UC Hastings student; not sure if it is legit to post this here, leave me a message

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Inygma » Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:04 pm

msch0i wrote:Does Hastings e-mail decisions or do they only mail them? In the "Application Received and Complete" e-mail it says they'll mail out their first round of decisions in early January...


Mail.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby weaselology » Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:49 pm


Inygma
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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Inygma » Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:51 pm



They accepted some people ED before the holidays

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby lawgirl99 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:46 pm

It's already enough work to frantically check my email and my status checkers. Now I have to post up by the mailbox too??

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby finalaspects » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:48 pm

lawgirl99 wrote:It's already enough work to frantically check my email and my status checkers. Now I have to post up by the mailbox too??


you weren't doing that to being with??? are you crazy!?!? :wink:

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby General Tso » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:49 pm

finalaspects wrote:
lawgirl99 wrote:It's already enough work to frantically check my email and my status checkers. Now I have to post up by the mailbox too??


you weren't doing that to being with??? are you crazy!?!? :wink:


It's close but I think waiting for Hastings grades is worse than waiting for Hastings admissions decision.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby rw2264 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:52 pm

swheat wrote:I don't understand why Hastings gets so much grief for being in a shady neighborhood anyway. Loyola, Berkeley, USC, etc. are not in the best of neighborhoods either.



...loyola is between downtown and koreatown, which is pretty safe. Berkeley is in Berkeley... its no upper east side but its not oakland either.

usc is sketchy, i'll give you that.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby S de Garmeaux » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:55 pm

rw2264 wrote:
swheat wrote:I don't understand why Hastings gets so much grief for being in a shady neighborhood anyway. Loyola, Berkeley, USC, etc. are not in the best of neighborhoods either.



...loyola is between downtown and koreatown, which is pretty safe. Berkeley is in Berkeley... its no upper east side but its not oakland either.

usc is sketchy, i'll give you that.


the other schools mentioned have, more or less, an actual campus as well, where as Hastings is like two buildings (could be way off on #) across from each other

and the city of san francisco in general, and the tenderloin in particular, are like homeless central

from my limited experience, the bums around hastings werent aggressive toward the homed, but they are they type that rant loudly and yell at each other




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