Berkeley 2011 Official admissions post


canada40

Waitlisted by Berkeley, admitted by UPenn and rejected by DUKE. I went to Berkeley 2 weeks ago and I am telling you Boalt Hall is great. I heard that University of California is going through financial difficulties. The University of California is anticipating an $813 million reduction in state support. What does all this mean for current and future UC students? We can't know for certain yet, but when faculty and staff are cut students can usually expect larger classes, fewer class options, and reduced campus services. The increased fees are also bad news since the University of California is already one of the most expensive public university in the US. The financial crises has its impact on UC Berkeley but Berkeley Law is still a great place to study (its reputation is stellar). You mentionned that you study all of your live in underfunded unversities. Well, you cannot compare UC Berkeley with underfunded universities. I have been to underfunded ones and it cannot be compared. The student here are paying around $45,000 - 50,000 per year to study there and education is far from be free. Was it overfunded in the past, maybe but thing have obviously changed now. Will it affect the ranking of the University and the Law School in 5-10-15 years? I do not know but what I know it that you will get a fantastic education there (like you will receive in Univ. of Virginia, Duke, Upenn). Best of luck.

Waitlisted by Berkeley, admitted by UPenn and rejected by DUKE. I went to Berkeley 2 weeks ago and I am telling you Boalt Hall is great. I heard that University of California is going through financial difficulties. The University of California is anticipating an $813 million reduction in state support. What does all this mean for current and future UC students? We can't know for certain yet, but when faculty and staff are cut students can usually expect larger classes, fewer class options, and reduced campus services. The increased fees are also bad news since the University of California is already one of the most expensive public university in the US. The financial crises has its impact on UC Berkeley but Berkeley Law is still a great place to study (its reputation is stellar). You mentionned that you study all of your live in underfunded unversities. Well, you cannot compare UC Berkeley with underfunded universities. I have been to underfunded ones and it cannot be compared. The student here are paying around $45,000 - 50,000 per year to study there and education is far from be free. Was it overfunded in the past, maybe but thing have obviously changed now. Will it affect the ranking of the University and the Law School in 5-10-15 years? I do not know but what I know it that you will get a fantastic education there (like you will receive in Univ. of Virginia, Duke, Upenn). Best of luck.

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AAAAAstar

I am in Berkeley as well but waitlisting from Penn and rejected from Duke

Exactly the same situation!
Admitted by Berkeley, waitlisted by U Penn, and rejected by Duke


You are exactly in the same status as me what a surprise!

<blockquote><blockquote>I am in Berkeley as well but waitlisting from Penn and rejected from Duke</blockquote>
Exactly the same situation!
Admitted by Berkeley, waitlisted by U Penn, and rejected by Duke</blockquote>

You are exactly in the same status as me what a surprise!
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canada40

At the end, I decided to attend Penn Law. With a Dean's scholarship and been admitted by an IVY LEAGUE Law School, the choice was easy.

All the best to you.

Cheers.

At the end, I decided to attend Penn Law. With a Dean's scholarship and been admitted by an IVY LEAGUE Law School, the choice was easy.

All the best to you.

Cheers.
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lilijane

Being an ivy league institution doesn't mean anything today..i rejected penn's offer for many reasons and paid the deposit of berkeley last week

Being an ivy league institution doesn't mean anything today..i rejected penn's offer for many reasons and paid the deposit of berkeley last week
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nwular

I am unfortunately having "Varsity envy". Got accepted to Boalt and was a recipient of the $15,000 ADP scholarship but just couldn't afford to pay the rest sum, plus ancillary fees for housing e.t.c, out of pocket.

Being international and ineligible for Federal loans and unwilling to plunge myself into debt to attend varsity:-), I rejected my offer 2 weeks ago.

I wrote the admissions and international housing offices to ask for options in order to make it possible to attend, but I guess it was simply not to be.

Off to NYU, where I have a more substantial grant and able to pay the rest out of pocket, hopefully in a structured way and also an offer as a graduate editor on the Journal.

I believe there's little merit in joining issues on this site, we are simply trying to make the best choices for our careers and /or personal development and should celebrate that and look forward to the very best of the year wherever we are.

Notwithstanding, still have "Berkeley envy'. Congratulations to all going and if you're in the Environmental Law prog. kindly contact me.

I am unfortunately having "Varsity envy". Got accepted to Boalt and was a recipient of the $15,000 ADP scholarship but just couldn't afford to pay the rest sum, plus ancillary fees for housing e.t.c, out of pocket.

Being international and ineligible for Federal loans and unwilling to plunge myself into debt to attend varsity:-), I rejected my offer 2 weeks ago.

I wrote the admissions and international housing offices to ask for options in order to make it possible to attend, but I guess it was simply not to be.

Off to NYU, where I have a more substantial grant and able to pay the rest out of pocket, hopefully in a structured way and also an offer as a graduate editor on the Journal.

I believe there's little merit in joining issues on this site, we are simply trying to make the best choices for our careers and /or personal development and should celebrate that and look forward to the very best of the year wherever we are.

Notwithstanding, still have "Berkeley envy'. Congratulations to all going and if you're in the Environmental Law prog. kindly contact me.
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simone

Boalt's ADP office did not offer me any aid. Bloody pissed off. I'm not sure what to make of it - esp. in light of a few getting aid. At first I thought it was because Berkeley is particularly broke this year. But it seems like the problem's with me! The scholarship formed was totally need-based, so I have no idea why I was granted ZERO aid. Do they also judge on merit?

Feeling terrible. If anyone has any idea of how this aid business works, let me know. Any thoughts would be appreciated! Thanks.

Boalt's ADP office did not offer me any aid. Bloody pissed off. I'm not sure what to make of it - esp. in light of a few getting aid. At first I thought it was because Berkeley is particularly broke this year. But it seems like the problem's with me! The scholarship formed was totally need-based, so I have no idea why I was granted ZERO aid. Do they also judge on merit?

Feeling terrible. If anyone has any idea of how this aid business works, let me know. Any thoughts would be appreciated! Thanks.
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Deepblue

Being an ivy league institution doesn't mean anything today..i rejected penn's offer for many reasons and paid the deposit of berkeley last week


@lilijane:

I disagree with you, Ivy League still has quite an influence on people's (and potential employers) psyche, especially in the United States.
A lot of people know the Ivy League Brand and associate it with quality education.

Maybe the analogy is a bit off, but one could say that the Ivy League schools are regarded as the Ferrari among U.S universities, and in general they offer excellent education opportunities and are globally well regared.

That doesn't mean that schools like Chicago or Stanford aren't, the opposite is the case as they are all excellent schools, but I firmly believe that Ivy League still can make a difference in the United States (and to a lesser extent Western Europe and Asia).

<blockquote>Being an ivy league institution doesn't mean anything today..i rejected penn's offer for many reasons and paid the deposit of berkeley last week</blockquote>

@lilijane:

I disagree with you, Ivy League still has quite an influence on people's (and potential employers) psyche, especially in the United States.
A lot of people know the Ivy League Brand and associate it with quality education.

Maybe the analogy is a bit off, but one could say that the Ivy League schools are regarded as the Ferrari among U.S universities, and in general they offer excellent education opportunities and are globally well regared.

That doesn't mean that schools like Chicago or Stanford aren't, the opposite is the case as they are all excellent schools, but I firmly believe that Ivy League still can make a difference in the United States (and to a lesser extent Western Europe and Asia).
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JSR

hi, I just got accepted to Berkeley....but I already have an offer from Cornell.

Any help/input....im in a total state of confusion !!!!

hi, I just got accepted to Berkeley....but I already have an offer from Cornell.

Any help/input....im in a total state of confusion !!!!
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mcarr11

Hello everybody,
I just confirmed my place at Boalt Hall: looking forward to meeting you all! Feel free to PM me if you fancy chin-wag.
xx

Hello everybody,
I just confirmed my place at Boalt Hall: looking forward to meeting you all! Feel free to PM me if you fancy chin-wag.
xx
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417148

is there a fb group?

is there a fb group?
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AAAAAstar

is there a fb group?


http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_117314018347283&ap=1

<blockquote>is there a fb group?</blockquote>

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_117314018347283&ap=1
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