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3.45/174

Postby BeachedBrit » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:01 pm

3.45/174 (3.96 after 2.3 freshman year.) Generic state school for UG. No WE.

Applied on 11/1 to: Chicago (ED), Stanford, Columbia, NYU, UVA, Duke (w/ why duke,) UCLA, Texas, CU-Boulder.
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Re: 3.45/174

Postby JazzOne » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:02 pm

W/L - In?

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Re: 3.45/174

Postby BeachedBrit » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:39 pm

Sorry, I clarified what I meant.

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Re: 3.45/174

Postby JazzOne » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:56 pm

BeachedBrit wrote:Sorry, I clarified what I meant.

Just messing with you. I'm not good with these predictions though, so I'll just bump your thread and hope someone else dives in.

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Re: 3.45/174

Postby MysticalWheel » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:07 pm

Personally, I would have ED'd to Columbia (with those numbers, you would have a decent chance). My guess is out at HYS, possible at Columbia (now with RD), in at Chicago, and good chances everywhere else in the top 14, except Berkeley.

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Re: 3.45/174

Postby bdubs » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:09 pm

You will probably get in ED at Chicago and will have to withdraw all of the other apps, so there isn't much point in predicting outcomes for those schools.

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Re: 3.45/174

Postby NYC_7911 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:11 pm

^^ +1 That would be my best guess, too.

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Re: 3.45/174

Postby lawschoollll » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:25 pm

Yea, you'll get into Chicago. The question is, why did you ED there?

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Re: 3.45/174

Postby JazzOne » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:26 pm

Can OP withdraw his ED app? Perhaps he underestimated his chances at other schools.

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Re: 3.45/174

Postby lawschoollll » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:29 pm

JazzOne wrote:Can OP withdraw his ED app? Perhaps he underestimated his chances at other schools.

lol that would look great. heeeeeey so remember that time i really wanted to get in? well i still *sort of* want to get in, but i like morningside heights a lot better than hyde park, so... yea

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Re: 3.45/174

Postby JazzOne » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:30 pm

lawschoollll wrote:
JazzOne wrote:Can OP withdraw his ED app? Perhaps he underestimated his chances at other schools.

lol that would look great. heeeeeey so remember that time i really wanted to get in? well i still *sort of* want to get in, but i like morningside heights a lot better than hyde park, so... yea

I'm just saying that if he has scholarship opportunities elsewhere, he might want to go ahead and burn that bridge. I wouldn't pay sticker for C.
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Re: 3.45/174

Postby mrmangs » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:30 pm

lawschoollll wrote:
JazzOne wrote:Can OP withdraw his ED app? Perhaps he underestimated his chances at other schools.

lol that would look great. heeeeeey so remember that time i really wanted to get in? well i still *sort of* want to get in, but i like morningside heights a lot better than hyde park, so... yea


I accidentally did ED thinking it was Early Indecision. My bad.

Wheeeeelp. *stretches*

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Re: 3.45/174

Postby NYC_7911 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:34 pm

JazzOne wrote:
lawschoollll wrote:
JazzOne wrote:Can OP withdraw his ED app? Perhaps he underestimated his chances at other schools.

lol that would look great. heeeeeey so remember that time i really wanted to get in? well i still *sort of* want to get in, but i like morningside heights a lot better than hyde park, so... yea

I'm just saying that if he has scholarship opportunities elsewhere, he might want to go ahead and burn that bridge. I wouldn't pay sticker for C.


I can see that. At the same time, if OP wanted to make sure he/she stayed in T6, and definitely prefers UC to CLS or NYU, it might have made sense to ED, even though RD probably would have been fine. I ended up doing this with NYU.

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Re: 3.45/174

Postby IAFG » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:37 pm

NYC_7911 wrote: even though RD probably would have been fine

3.48/173 WL->out at UC. better safe than sorry.

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Re: 3.45/174

Postby bdubs » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:41 pm

I see nothing wrong with ED to UofC for OP, its a great school and there was a not insignificant chance they wouldn't have got in RD. I almost ED'd to UofC, we'll see if I regret not doing it later.

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Re: 3.45/174

Postby mrmangs » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:47 pm

I don't mean to derail this thread, but I can't help but wonder if it is worth it to pay sticker at any school outside of HYS.

In any case, if you are happy paying sticker, I don't think you made a mistake going ED.

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Re: 3.45/174

Postby JazzOne » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:47 pm

mrmangs wrote:I don't mean to derail this thread, but I can't help but wonder if it is worth it to pay sticker at any school outside of HYS.

In any case, if you are happy paying sticker, I don't think you made a mistake going ED.

My opinion is that the only school worth sticker is Y. I thought about applying to transfer to H, and then I calculated the debt I would incur at H. Then I barfed.

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Re: 3.45/174

Postby bdubs » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:52 pm

JazzOne wrote:
mrmangs wrote:I don't mean to derail this thread, but I can't help but wonder if it is worth it to pay sticker at any school outside of HYS.

In any case, if you are happy paying sticker, I don't think you made a mistake going ED.

My opinion is that the only school worth sticker is Y. I thought about applying to transfer to H, and then I calculated the debt I would incur at H. Then I barfed.


If you want biglaw outside of TX i think you made a mistake.

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Re: 3.45/174

Postby IAFG » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:52 pm

the whole "nothing below this at sticker" debate seems silly to me. if you miss biglaw, is $80k any less suffocating than $150k or $210k? they're all incredibly daunting.

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Re: 3.45/174

Postby lawschoollll » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:57 pm

IAFG wrote:the whole "nothing below this at sticker" debate seems silly to me. if you miss biglaw, is $80k any less suffocating than $150k or $210k? they're all incredibly daunting.

In a word, yes.

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Re: 3.45/174

Postby JazzOne » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:04 pm

bdubs wrote:
JazzOne wrote:
mrmangs wrote:I don't mean to derail this thread, but I can't help but wonder if it is worth it to pay sticker at any school outside of HYS.

In any case, if you are happy paying sticker, I don't think you made a mistake going ED.

My opinion is that the only school worth sticker is Y. I thought about applying to transfer to H, and then I calculated the debt I would incur at H. Then I barfed.


If you want biglaw outside of TX i think you made a mistake.

I wanted biglaw in Texas, and it worked out fine. I'm from Texas, and I have a full-ride at Texas. It just didn't make sense to sign away $100K for a Harvard degree (assuming I could have gotten in, of course). I would have given up Law Review, unless I wanted to do the write-on at UT, AND Harvard, without knowing yet whether I was accepted for transfer.
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Re: 3.45/174

Postby JazzOne » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:04 pm

IAFG wrote:the whole "nothing below this at sticker" debate seems silly to me. if you miss biglaw, is $80k any less suffocating than $150k or $210k? they're all incredibly daunting.

I'm going to have about $30-40K. That's an import coupe. $150K+? That's a fuckin' mortgage. No thanks.

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Re: 3.45/174

Postby mrmangs » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:06 pm

IAFG wrote:the whole "nothing below this at sticker" debate seems silly to me. if you miss biglaw, is $80k any less suffocating than $150k or $210k? they're all incredibly daunting.


I think psychologically, yes, but there is no universal risk/reward calculation running in everyone's head. Financially there is a big difference though, no matter your mental state.

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Re: 3.45/174

Postby IAFG » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:08 pm

mrmangs wrote:
IAFG wrote:the whole "nothing below this at sticker" debate seems silly to me. if you miss biglaw, is $80k any less suffocating than $150k or $210k? they're all incredibly daunting.


I think psychologically, yes, but there is no universal risk/reward calculation running in everyone's head. Financially there is a big difference though, no matter your mental state.


i am just saying, if you don't have an LRAP-eligible job or biglaw, that loan payment is going to be unthinkably oppressive either way, so it makes sense to improve your chances by paying sticker at CCN/MVP/whatever rather than $90k at GW.

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Re: 3.45/174

Postby JazzOne » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:09 pm

IAFG wrote:
mrmangs wrote:
IAFG wrote:the whole "nothing below this at sticker" debate seems silly to me. if you miss biglaw, is $80k any less suffocating than $150k or $210k? they're all incredibly daunting.


I think psychologically, yes, but there is no universal risk/reward calculation running in everyone's head. Financially there is a big difference though, no matter your mental state.


i am just saying, if you don't have an LRAP-eligible job or biglaw, that loan payment is going to be unthinkably oppressive either way, so it makes sense to improve your chances by paying sticker at CCN/MVP/whatever rather than $90k at GW.

Yeah, in that example, you're right. But where the decisions get difficult is with a full ride. Or, as in my case, with a stipend? They're paying me? Oh hell yeah.




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