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Law Students => Incoming 1Ls => Topic started by: skotval on March 08, 2004, 01:21:49 PM

Title: UCLA/USC
Post by: skotval on March 08, 2004, 01:21:49 PM
I am just wondering who has heard back from UCLA and USC and what your GPA/LSAT scores were.  So far I have gotten into Hastings, Davis, Santa Clara, USD, and Northwestern, and I have been rejected from Boalt and Boston College.  There are still 7 schools I applied to that I haven't heard from, but these two are the ones I am really waiting for.  I am from California (and I love it here!), so I would like to know what my chances are!
Title: Re: UCLA/USC
Post by: ebrumm on March 08, 2004, 02:15:10 PM
I havent heard from UCLA, Boalt or Hastings - and yes, I too was rejected from BC!! LSAT: 164, GPA: 3.29
GOOD LUCK!
Title: Re: UCLA/USC
Post by: skepticism on March 08, 2004, 03:34:59 PM
i feel i should apologize before i even write this, because it seems so silly.

i received a phone call and e-mail today from ucla today informing me that i've been accepted.  as seems to be the opinion of most people on this forum, i think that not hearing anything for a while is a good sign and you can infer that they are still considering you for acceptance.  it seems the only ones that go out quickly are the instant admits and rejects.  i guess i fall into the latter because of my numbers (174/4.0), but i know that ucla can take a particularly long time to decide, as they jerked a loved one around until bloody august last year (in fact i'm not sure she ever got final word about her waitlist status, and i don't think she was informed of being on the waitlist until late april or may).  usc also took a while to reply to her last year, but accepted her when they finally did make a decision.

i'm not sure what your numbers are, but given the schools you've gotten into (particularly northwestern) i imagine you have a rather good shot at getting into usc or ucla (or, hopefully, both).
Title: Re: UCLA/USC
Post by: chica1 on March 08, 2004, 11:11:09 PM
I also have not yet heard from UCLA, although I sent my apps in mid- November. Isn't waiting the worst?
I did hear from Hastings in early January (acceptance), and am still waiting to hear from Davis and Santa Clara, in addition to UCLA. I've already been rejected from Boalt and Stanford, so I'm really crossing my fingers for UCLA!!
Title: Re: UCLA/USC
Post by: Pub. Interest gal on March 11, 2004, 10:50:29 AM
I'm in the same boat as the rest of you.  Application went in late Oct./early November.  I got rejected from Stanford and Berkley (as expected- in that I knew I was reaching).  I am waitlisted at Georgetown and George Washington, and still waiting to hear from UCLA and Texas. Oh, and have gotten into schools with lower ranking with offers of scholarship money.
I just keep hoping that UCLA comes back with a yes sometime soon.  I know they are holding cocktail hrs across the country in late March and early April, and are hoping to have most of their decisions and notifications out in time for admitted students to be able to attend those events.

Title: Re: UCLA/USC
Post by: Speedracer on March 11, 2004, 11:32:50 AM
Hey guys I heard back from USC and UCLA aound Mid February.  Luckily I got into both but I sent my appst like nov 1 , so they are just slow in general, so dont worry if you havent heard.

MY numbers are 3.8/166

Binoy
Title: Re: UCLA/USC
Post by: jfbruin on March 12, 2004, 09:54:35 AM
I am waiting on USC and I have a full ride to Loyola.  USC is my #1 but I have to accept the scholarship by April 1.  If I do not hear by the end of the month I will definitely accept the scholarship.  Would the admissions committee at USC respond any quicker if I told them my situation? 
Title: Re: UCLA/USC
Post by: xrayspec on March 14, 2004, 06:18:13 PM
166 / 3.46, sent apps 1/3/04

accepted at UCLA
no news from USC

Loyola wouldn't have offered you a full ride if they didn't think you'd be getting in somewhere better  ;)

Title: Re: UCLA/USC
Post by: bobfett33 on March 14, 2004, 08:42:04 PM
Didn't apply to USC, but I haven't heard from UCLA yet.  I went complete in late January.  167/3.2, and it's by far my top choice.
Title: Re: UCLA/USC
Post by: andywp8 on March 15, 2004, 12:25:39 PM
no news from USC/UCLA or USD for that matter. I sent my stuff in the first week in January.  I have the same full ride from Loyola.
Title: Re: UCLA/USC
Post by: skotval on March 15, 2004, 04:06:54 PM
It seems as though a lot of people have gotten a full scholarship from Loyola... they must have a lot of money to give!  My brother received one too.  I haven't heard from them at all yet, which I thought was kind of strange...  I applied to 14 schools and I only have 5 left to hear from, 3 of which are in LA... Maybe the mayor has something against me!  :P
Title: Re: UCLA/USC
Post by: xrayspec on March 15, 2004, 05:25:34 PM
Loyola may offer a lot of those scholarships but I doubt they pay out on many of them.
Title: Re: UCLA/USC
Post by: law in la on March 15, 2004, 05:37:09 PM
I've accepted the Loyola scholarship and plan on attending the evening program...

3.7, 172, Ph.D.
Title: Re: UCLA/USC
Post by: law in la on March 15, 2004, 05:51:17 PM
BTW - on the Loyola intranet, there is some information about grading...84 (which is the grade needed to maintain the scholarship) is about the top 25-30% of the class (they standardize all grading so that 81 is the mean and the standard deviation is 6)
Title: Re: UCLA/USC
Post by: jbshane on March 16, 2004, 09:24:48 AM
Applied to 6 Cali schools - all applications went out in November.  Got dinged by Stanford and Boalt in late January, but haven't heard anything from UCLA, USC, Hastings or Davis.  Hastings and Davis have websites where you can check the status of your application - mine are still "under review" at both schools.

164/3.46
Title: Re: UCLA/USC
Post by: andywp8 on March 16, 2004, 12:37:42 PM
what is the Loyola intranet, Where did you find the explanation of grades?
Title: Re: UCLA/USC
Post by: tofccc on March 16, 2004, 04:33:14 PM
I received my acceptance to USC March 1 - according to applicants on other boards, a lot of acceptances went out February, second wave went out beginning of March. I am waiting to hear about $ though. Still waiting on UCLA too. Of USD, USC and UCLA which would you pick and why? Factor in almost full scholarship at USD and then which would you pick? I haven't had a chance to visit any of them and have to pick where to go (assuming I get in to UCLA, which I might not). Thanks for any info you can offer.
Title: Re: UCLA/USC
Post by: xrayspec on March 17, 2004, 12:44:05 AM
USD is not in the same league as USC / UCLA.

A free ride looks good on paper and you may have specific considerations that tilt you in that direction. But for most folks the employability & salary value of the USC/UCLA degree would outweigh the near-term tuition savings at USD.
Title: Re: UCLA/USC
Post by: dunnolaw on March 19, 2004, 10:00:58 AM
For those of you accepted into USC, when is your first deposit due?  They are holding on to my application.  I wonder if they're waiting to see what the admitted students decide.
Title: Re: UCLA/USC
Post by: marcman on March 19, 2004, 12:02:13 PM
For those of you accepted into USC, when is your first deposit due?  They are holding on to my application.  I wonder if they're waiting to see what the admitted students decide.
Probably not, that would (or at least should) be a waitlist. They're probably holding on to it unitl they review the last of the unseen apps. - Thats what a hold should mean anyways
Title: Re: UCLA/USC
Post by: tofccc on March 19, 2004, 01:03:33 PM
They don't request a deposit until June. They said they understand that other schools request it earlier and don't want to add to student's financial burden. Each month I have to fill in an letter of intent though. If you haven't accepted yet, they ask you to fill in why (i.e. considering offers or waiting for responses and from what schools). Seems very fair and considerate. Unfortunately, they don't offer travel stipends as some other schools do, but at least they don't get non-refundable deposits out of people who may never attend...
Title: Re: UCLA/USC
Post by: Ivy_Hopeful on March 19, 2004, 01:13:30 PM
what is the Loyola intranet, Where did you find the explanation of grades?

Andy,
I can answer the first question. The Loyala intranet is a network ste up by Loyola that includes all of their computers in one big group that personally shares a private internet connection that is closed off to outside machines (AKA intranet) internet is between user network interface and intra-net means among (within) user network interface.
Hope this helps, sorry can't answer the other question...