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Wavshrdr
Hi ! Congrats to all of those who got admitted !
I got admitted to Cornell and UCLA (with a fellowship from UCLA)
Cornell vs UCLA what do you think ? :)


This is an easy choice-UCLA. The campus is very nice at UCLA. While Cornell may be slightly higher ranked in US News, UCLA Is better known. A few places on the rankings at this level are not significant and Cornell is not in the very elite of the elite anyway. If you can go to Stanford, Yale or Harvard pick these over almost any other schools no matter what except if you want to do IP then consider Berkeley. For Tax then NYU or Georgetown. Most of the others schools in the top 20 should be considered a lot of on the cost of admission and location.

I would also consider the types of students that go there. If you are hyper competitive and like that environment, then go to Chicago, Columbia and NYU. If you are more relaxed then Stanford, Michigan, UPenn, Northwestern, U Texas Austin are good choices.

UCLA is a very solid school and the campus is very nice. The location in Los Angeles is very nice and right next to Beverly Hills. You can't beat the climate in California. Not to mention the tuition is much less at UCLA in general than Cornell. I think Cornell is vastly overpriced. They are even more than Harvard, Stanford or Yale. That area of New York state is not very expensive to live in so I don't know they charge such high tuition.
<blockquote>Hi ! Congrats to all of those who got admitted !
I got admitted to Cornell and UCLA (with a fellowship from UCLA)
Cornell vs UCLA what do you think ? :)
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This is an easy choice-UCLA. The campus is very nice at UCLA. While Cornell may be slightly higher ranked in US News, UCLA Is better known. A few places on the rankings at this level are not significant and Cornell is not in the very elite of the elite anyway. If you can go to Stanford, Yale or Harvard pick these over almost any other schools no matter what except if you want to do IP then consider Berkeley. For Tax then NYU or Georgetown. Most of the others schools in the top 20 should be considered a lot of on the cost of admission and location.

I would also consider the types of students that go there. If you are hyper competitive and like that environment, then go to Chicago, Columbia and NYU. If you are more relaxed then Stanford, Michigan, UPenn, Northwestern, U Texas Austin are good choices.

UCLA is a very solid school and the campus is very nice. The location in Los Angeles is very nice and right next to Beverly Hills. You can't beat the climate in California. Not to mention the tuition is much less at UCLA in general than Cornell. I think Cornell is vastly overpriced. They are even more than Harvard, Stanford or Yale. That area of New York state is not very expensive to live in so I don't know they charge such high tuition.
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sofiaM
My application is still sayiny 'Current Status: Verifying materials for completion'.

I applied in mid January.

Anyone else experiencing a very slow review from Cornell?
My application is still sayiny 'Current Status: Verifying materials for completion'.

I applied in mid January.

Anyone else experiencing a very slow review from Cornell?
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Wavshrdr
Yes, same issue here. For me it isn't an issue as I am going with another school. The only way I would consider Cornell at this point is if they gave me a scholarship of at least 50% or better.
Yes, same issue here. For me it isn't an issue as I am going with another school. The only way I would consider Cornell at this point is if they gave me a scholarship of at least 50% or better.
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CorpLaw
I am decling my offer tomorrow! So people who got waitlisted have more chances.
I am decling my offer tomorrow! So people who got waitlisted have more chances.
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es
same here, declining the offer, because I got admitted to Oxford (yay). Good luck to all!
same here, declining the offer, because I got admitted to Oxford (yay). Good luck to all!
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quest4know...
Admitted to Cornell but haven't received the official admission letter (just the email with my name) and information in the login.
Do they send admissions letters at all? Or do you have to pay the first deposit before that?
Admitted to Cornell but haven't received the official admission letter (just the email with my name) and information in the login.
Do they send admissions letters at all? Or do you have to pay the first deposit before that?
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hbys1218
Hi, guys. Congrats to all who got admitted.

I got an offer from both Cornell and Duke recently. Im still contemplating which one is more suitable for me, and I would really appreciate it if you guys can share your opinion on it.
My criteria for choosing Law School are as follows.

1. Bar exam
- Since I am sponsored by my company, I dont have to worry about tuition fee, but there is a sole option on sponsorship to pass bar exam in 2 years after an entrance. Thus, I really need to pass bar exam as soon as possible. I know both schools are prestigious Law School, but Id like to know which one is better more helpful for international students to pass bar exam. By the way, Im going to try NY bar exam.

2. Living cost
- I dont need to pay tuition because of the sponsorship, but I should bear the living expense on my own. As I am going to go the U.S. with my family, a wife and one daughter, I need to cut down the living cost as much as I can. Regarding price of staple commodities and housing, which place is better than the other one?

3. Living environment
- I truly hope that my family satisfies the living in the country. From what I can see now, it appears both Ithaca and Durham have beautiful scenery and great public security. My wife is a little bit anxious about the environment and she hope there are some activities that she can enjoy with three year old daughter or fun places that she can go with her.

Thats all I care about deciding future law school. It would be really grateful if you guys give your idea about it.
Hi, guys. Congrats to all who got admitted.

I got an offer from both Cornell and Duke recently. I’m still contemplating which one is more suitable for me, and I would really appreciate it if you guys can share your opinion on it.
My criteria for choosing Law School are as follows.

1. Bar exam
- Since I am sponsored by my company, I don’t have to worry about tuition fee, but there is a sole option on sponsorship to pass bar exam in 2 years after an entrance. Thus, I really need to pass bar exam as soon as possible. I know both schools are prestigious Law School, but I’d like to know which one is better more helpful for international students to pass bar exam. By the way, I’m going to try NY bar exam.

2. Living cost
- I don’t need to pay tuition because of the sponsorship, but I should bear the living expense on my own. As I am going to go the U.S. with my family, a wife and one daughter, I need to cut down the living cost as much as I can. Regarding price of staple commodities and housing, which place is better than the other one?

3. Living environment
- I truly hope that my family satisfies the living in the country. From what I can see now, it appears both Ithaca and Durham have beautiful scenery and great public security. My wife is a little bit anxious about the environment and she hope there are some activities that she can enjoy with three year old daughter or fun places that she can go with her.

That’s all I care about deciding future law school. It would be really grateful if you guys give your idea about it.
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CorpLawyer
Waitlisted!! What are the chances for the waitlisted candidates??
Waitlisted!! What are the chances for the waitlisted candidates??
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sofiaM
Hi CorpLawyer,

You received your response today?

When was your file completed by Cornell?

Thanks.
Hi CorpLawyer,

You received your response today?

When was your file completed by Cornell?

Thanks.

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CorpLawyer
Hey sofiaM,

I received my response yesterday and my application was complete on 26th Feb.

Well what could be the chances for waitlisted candidates??
Hey sofiaM,

I received my response yesterday and my application was complete on 26th Feb.

Well what could be the chances for waitlisted candidates??
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llmllmllm
I can't really answer your question, but I can tell you that I am going to decline Cornell's offer, so there is at least one spot fo waitlisted people ... Good Luck !
I can't really answer your question, but I can tell you that I am going to decline Cornell's offer, so there is at least one spot fo waitlisted people ... Good Luck !
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Fararara
Waitlisted as well. when do they usually give a final answer?
Waitlisted as well. when do they usually give a final answer?
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heirofp
Got wait listed at Cornell, accepted at berkeley lol
Got wait listed at Cornell, accepted at berkeley lol
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Waitlisted at Cornell, admitted at Georgetown last night.

Good luck for those still waiting.
Waitlisted at Cornell, admitted at Georgetown last night.

Good luck for those still waiting.
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Fararara
Has anyone accepted/declined their offer yet? If anyone has any information that could be of use to waitlisted applicants please do share.


Best,
S.
Has anyone accepted/declined their offer yet? If anyone has any information that could be of use to waitlisted applicants please do share.


Best,
S.
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Wavshrdr
Going to decline the offer. It costs more than Stanford and isn't as good. So for me it is an easy decision...

If it was almost free for me, then I might consider it. Not that it is a bad school, unless you get very significant scholarship offers it isn't a very good value. Since I have to pay the cost of my own education I need to get the most value for my dollars spent.
Going to decline the offer. It costs more than Stanford and isn't as good. So for me it is an easy decision...

If it was almost free for me, then I might consider it. Not that it is a bad school, unless you get very significant scholarship offers it isn't a very good value. Since I have to pay the cost of my own education I need to get the most value for my dollars spent.
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CorpLaw
I declined my offer - didn't pay the deposit
I declined my offer - didn't pay the deposit
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Hi,
Is there anyone hear nothing back from Cornell? My status was complete in Jan., but never changed since that time. And I'm also wondering how many people declined there offer? Thank you for reply!
Hi,
Is there anyone hear nothing back from Cornell? My status was complete in Jan., but never changed since that time. And I'm also wondering how many people declined there offer? Thank you for reply!
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Fararara
I believe most of the applicants heard back already. You should email addmissions and ask. As for the number of applicants who declined, it is very difficult to know how many and no one has a definitive answer to that.
I believe most of the applicants heard back already. You should email addmissions and ask. As for the number of applicants who declined, it is very difficult to know how many and no one has a definitive answer to that.
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Dmcj
Hey, I have not received an answer from Cornell yet, even though I sent them an expedite answer request. They answered me that they are gonna have an answer by the end of April. I have already received some admissions offers and scholarships, so I do no know what to expect from Cornell.
Hey, I have not received an answer from Cornell yet, even though I sent them an expedite answer request. They answered me that they are gonna have an answer by the end of April. I have already received some admissions offers and scholarships, so I do no know what to expect from Cornell.
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