Which schools sponsor admitted student visits?

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rabbit9198
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Which schools sponsor admitted student visits?

Postby rabbit9198 » Sun Nov 11, 2007 12:30 am

I haven't had a chance to visit a lot of the schools that I'm applying to, and I know that some (Stanford, for example) will subsidize admitted student travel. Does anyone know of any other schools that will pay for your visit (excluding, maybe, cases where they only pay for scholarship finalists)?

Thanks!

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Postby Katkins » Sun Nov 11, 2007 12:49 pm

Duke gave me $250, which they offered to every admit, afaik

Columbia gave me $90 when I requested it and gave provided accommodations with a student so I didn't have to pay for hotel

UVa didn't give me cash but also gave me accommodations

I believe my friend got money from NYU, but I didn't request any, so I don't know firsthand

Michigan offered to let me stay with a student, but I didn't end up visiting at all

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Postby Formerbruin » Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:59 am

Boalt pays for your airfare. I believe the limits are $250 for in-state and $400 for out-of-state. They will also put you up with a student.

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Postby livinginfrance » Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:35 am

This is fantastic! I had no idea that schools did this. I had forgone the possibility of visiting for obvious reasons (distance, expense...) but if I can get help financing...how does this work exactly? Also, do schools offer this to all admitted students? Or only some? Thanks in advance :)

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Postby lizzy1280 » Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:56 am

wow, yay, i was really not looking forward to shelling out $$ to visit!

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Postby The Agitator » Tue Nov 13, 2007 4:43 pm

Does this apply only to admitted student events? If I decide to just visit their on my own, will they offer anything? I'm going to try to visit some Duke and GTown in the coming weeks since I'm already in, but they won't have admitted student events until next semester.

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Postby Formerbruin » Tue Nov 13, 2007 8:21 pm

This generally applies for admitted students going specifically to the admitted students weekend. I know that Duke would reimburse you only if you fly within a very confined period (i.e. they don't want you vacationing there/looking at other schools in the area) for that particular weekend. If you went any other weekend, no dice.

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Postby rabbit9198 » Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:08 pm

Thanks everyone, this is really helpful! Please, if you hear of more...post them. :-)

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Postby ktlulu1 » Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:37 pm

Tulane gives up to $300 for airfare or mileage if you drive. They don't pay for a hotel, though, but i think you can stay with a student if you want.

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Postby Smart4anIdiot » Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:41 pm

Cornell reimburses you a couple hundred if you go on admitted students day. I don't remember exactly how much but I'm sure you can find it on their website.

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Postby Matokah » Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:53 pm

Pacific McGeorge paid my plane flight and rental car fees to visit during one of their Legal Scholar Days (you are generally top 1/3 of their admit pool to get an invite, I think). None of the other schools I got into offered to help pay for any of my flight expenses, unfortunately. Top-ranked schools might be different, though.

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Postby brokendowncar » Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:19 pm

Anyone know anything about Texas? I've heard Austin is great and I would love to visit for a weekend if they are willing to help me foot the bill.

What about USC or UCLA?

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nahumya
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Postby nahumya » Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:27 pm

Harvard:
"This year we will provide at least partial transportation reimbursement for all admitted applicants visiting campus."

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Postby lizzy1280 » Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:27 pm

^^ nice. now i just have to get that damn second call....

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Postby brokendowncar » Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:29 pm

That is awesome to hear from Harvard. Since they wouldn't waive my fee, I didn't think they would fly me up either. Good to know.

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Postby lizzy1280 » Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:30 pm

maybe the fees pay for the transport :)

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Postby nahumya » Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:31 pm

lizzy,
waiting for the second call is a period of pain and joy.. mostly pain though. i know how you feel hehe.
i'm sure it's a-comin.

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Postby brokendowncar » Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:04 pm

Once you get the first call, you're about 90% to get the second. I think you should feel pretty good about things.

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Postby gmail » Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:02 pm

Pacific McGeorge paid my plane flight and rental car fees to visit during one of their Legal Scholar Days (you are generally top 1/3 of their admit pool to get an invite, I think). None of the other schools I got into offered to help pay for any of my flight expenses, unfortunately. Top-ranked schools might be different, though.


Wow, I would totally send in an app for a free trip except it's located in Sacramento...

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Postby Jojo » Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:21 am

Anyone know about Vandy? It would loverly if I could visit.

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Postby jonnybeard » Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:30 am

WUSTL offers up to $200 to admitted students who live more than 100 mi. from St. Louis. Unfortunately, I live only five minutes away... Maybe I could talk them into filling up my gas tank for me. :)

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Postby gtg263r » Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:33 am

fwiw....

american does not provide any stipend

baylor will put you up in a hotel, but not pay for the travel to the school

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Postby mayrain1 » Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:26 pm

Was about to mention WUSTL. Although I doubt $200 will even cover a NYC -> StL flight.

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Postby brokendowncar » Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:39 pm

Anyone know about Vandy? It would loverly if I could visit.

I got an email today stating that they cover up to $250 in travel expenses if you come for their ASW. Count me in.

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Re: Which schools sponsor admitted student visits?

Postby mabengi001 » Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:15 pm

Penn will also cover some expenses: "within 150 miles of Penn Law - up to $100; 150 miles or more - up to $250. If you are unable to secure a plane ticket for under $250 - Penn will pay 50% of the cost of the ticket above $250." This is from an email I received from them.




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