Well I just woke up to find results to my grad school applications. I am hoping to get a master's in international affairs. I applied to two programs, both of which are top programs--Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs and the University of California's School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. And now for the results.........drumroll................... UCSD--Accepted Columbia--Wait listed !!!! I'm pretty excited. Columbia was a reach school so I'm really happy with the wait list result; however my original plans have been to defer grad school for a year but if I am upgraded from the waitlist I can not defer, nor will I receive funding for the first year. I am now waiting on fellowship information from UCSD. Costs of attendance for two years? Columbia--$130k, UCSD--$61.2k Yessssss!!!!