Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Where does BU rank for you?

#1- see you in the fall!
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5%
Top choice
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8%
Top Choice but only with a big scholarship
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15%
Not top choice but still in the running
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39%
Ehh. Received acceptances from T14/places I like better. Probably won't be attending
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18%
Only using BU for negotiations elsewhere
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11%
I didn't even apply. Why am I even here?
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4%
 
Total votes: 95

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Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ashrice13 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:30 pm

Hello all!

Applications open September 1!
Regular decision apps need to be submitted by April 1.See below for early/binding decision dates

Stats for Regular Decision:

LSAT: 161.(+1), 164 (+1), 165 (+1)
GPA: 3.52 (+.11), 3.68 (+.01), 3.77 (+.02)
Class size: 257 (+21)

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Application Instructions
Application FAQ
Financial Aid Info

BU now offers 2 different Binding Decision Options

Distinguished Scholar Program (from the BU site):
Applicants who are granted admission through this program will be named Distinguished Scholars and will be granted a three-year, full tuition scholarship. The admission process through the Distinguished Scholar Binding Early Decision Program is highly competitive.

In order to be considered for the Distinguished Scholar Binding Early Decision Program you must have a reportable Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score. The September/October 2016 administration is the last acceptable test date for candidates seeking admission through this program for the 2017 entering class.

Deadlines:
•Application Complete: November 14, 2016
•Notification by: December 21, 2016
•$1,000 Non-refundable Deposit Due: January 5, 2017

"BU-Bound" Binding Decision Program (From the BU Website):
Applicants admitted through the “BU-Bound” Binding Decision Program may be eligible for need-based scholarships, but will not be considered for merit scholarships. The admission process for the “BU-Bound” Binding Decision Program may be less competitive than the regular decision process, but no merit scholarships are granted.

In order to be considered for the “BU-Bound” Binding Decision Program you must have a reportable Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score. The December 2016 administration is the last acceptable test date for candidates seeking admission through this program for the 2017 entering class.

Deadlines:
•Application Complete: January 10, 2017
•Notification by: January 31, 2017
•$1,000 Non-refundable Deposit Due: February 15, 2017


**Thanks to Nicola16 since much of this is ripped from last years thread
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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ashrice13 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:31 pm

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby UltimateSplitter » Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:02 pm

Have you gotten a fee waiver?

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ashrice13 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:19 pm

Not yet. Hoping I get one after The sept test.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ashrice13 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:15 am

Apps open tomorrow guys!

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ashrice13 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:23 am

I'll keep being excited for BU even if no one else is haha. Currently trying to decide if applying ED and for the PI scholarship looks bad...like I only want money or something

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby raahookem2013 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:24 pm

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ashrice13 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:36 pm

raahookem2013 wrote:checking in

Welcome! Nice to have some company haha. Did you apply yet?

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby raahookem2013 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:47 pm

ashrice13 wrote:
raahookem2013 wrote:checking in

Welcome! Nice to have some company haha. Did you apply yet?


Yep. Applied 09/07. Now to play the waiting game...

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ashrice13 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:50 pm

raahookem2013 wrote:
ashrice13 wrote:
raahookem2013 wrote:checking in

Welcome! Nice to have some company haha. Did you apply yet?


Yep. Applied 09/07. Now to play the waiting game...


Ugh. At least you got it in early so hopefully you'll hear back early. I'm taking the September LSAT so I have to wait

Did you go for the PI scholarship or anything? Can't find any good stats on acceptance rates for their scholarships or binding decision applicants

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Dodocogon » Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:23 pm

Heavily leaning towards a ED app here - also don't have any stats on people that have been accepted through that... would be nice to have! Planning on visiting around the time Sept. scores come back (end of October) to make sure I'm comfortable with the binding acceptance.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ashrice13 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:47 pm

I'm thinking applying ED too. I plan on staying in Boston and BU is a great regional school. free tuition makes the choice for me a bit.

Based on the stats for the people who DIDNT get ED on last years thread...I definitely think you need to at least be above both medians...maybe even both 75th. I'm guessing the idea is that they get a bump in stats by offering free tuition to people who could get into much better schools. It would be nice to know how many people a year they accept ED and PI though.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Dodocogon » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:53 pm

ashrice13 wrote:


Yeah, I'm around the GPA median and hopefully coming in well above LSAT 75th - I'm thinking of writing up an email asking if they have/can give out info on it. I emailed earlier this summer to make sure there wasn't any excessive stipulation on the scholarship or anything (there's not; just good academic standing) and they were helpful on that front.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ashrice13 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:06 pm

Dodocogon wrote:
ashrice13 wrote:


Yeah, I'm around the GPA median and hopefully coming in well above LSAT 75th - I'm thinking of writing up an email asking if they have/can give out info on it. I emailed earlier this summer to make sure there wasn't any excessive stipulation on the scholarship or anything (there's not; just good academic standing) and they were helpful on that front.

Good to know about stipulations!

If you do reach out let me know what they say. Any info is probably more than we have now.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby dietcoke1 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:09 pm

Was accepted last year with scholarship. I'm willing to answer any questions if needed.
Good luck to you guys

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ashrice13 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:28 pm

dietcoke1 wrote:Was accepted last year with scholarship. I'm willing to answer any questions if needed.
Good luck to you guys


Thanks for the offer!! Did you apply ED or for for the PI scholarship?

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby dietcoke1 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:38 pm

ashrice13 wrote:
dietcoke1 wrote:Was accepted last year with scholarship. I'm willing to answer any questions if needed.
Good luck to you guys


Thanks for the offer!! Did you apply ED or for for the PI scholarship?


No I did not. I imagine that those scholarships will be more competitive this time around though with BU's rise in the rankings.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Dodocogon » Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:07 pm

ashrice13 wrote:If you do reach out let me know what they say. Any info is probably more than we have now.


Got a response today; they average 160 apps for ED and accepted around 7 each year. I'm sure that number goes up or down based on the qualifications of the applicants though.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ashrice13 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:23 pm

Dodocogon wrote:
ashrice13 wrote:If you do reach out let me know what they say. Any info is probably more than we have now.


Got a response today; they average 160 apps for ED and accepted around 7 each year. I'm sure that number goes up or down based on the qualifications of the applicants though.


Good to know!! Thanks

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby philipthegreat » Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:21 pm

Currently a 3LOL at BU. 20k/yr Scholarship and firm job lined up after graduation (just outside of NY @ 160k, but lower billables). Taking questions.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ashrice13 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:28 pm

Thanks for the offer! i am sure you can't say anything too negative on here but any specific pros and cons about the school you think are important to know? BU is my top choice as long as I can get enough scholarship money

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Dr. Nefario » Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:55 pm

Current 2L. Open to answering any questions y'all have. you can ask here for all or PM if you ever need more personal thoughts.

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