Schools you wish you applied to

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Great Satchmo
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Schools you wish you applied to

Postby Great Satchmo » Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:40 pm

Now that I'm locked into where I'm going, I'm thinking about other options that I should have considered, likely in reaction to being afraid of any sort of commitment (I'm currently wearing both boxers AND briefs).

160/3.6, strong softs and I wish I applied to:

- University of Oregon
- Seattle University
- Lewis & Clark
- University of Denver
- University of Colorado
- SMU
- UNLV (not entirely sure why)

The idea of a quaint life in the pacific northwest is appealing. Dallas would be an interesting change and the school is solid for the city, UNLV would be a weird choice but somehow sounds appealing, and Colorado could have been cool.

Anyone else wanna play the game?

Z3RO
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Re: Schools you wish you applied to

Postby Z3RO » Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:51 pm

180/3.46

Northwestern

Trying again next year.

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Re: Schools you wish you applied to

Postby GermX » Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:57 pm

3.4, 169, I actually think I did well and applied to every school I wanted. Got into one of my top choices too (GW, pretty much the highest ranked school after UCLA and USC that I applied to).

I do wish that I had a better response from Cornell. "Reserve" is just weird.

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Re: Schools you wish you applied to

Postby nol607 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:58 pm

163/3.6. I would probably take a big scholarship (if offered) at Temple over most of the options I've been considering.

I wish I had saved the money I spent on about fifteen reaches and put it into a few more realistic options.

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D. H2Oman
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Re: Schools you wish you applied to

Postby D. H2Oman » Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:59 pm

Yale.

Oh well, I guess I'll take a year off and give a shot next time.

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Re: Schools you wish you applied to

Postby superflush » Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:48 pm

Great Satchmo wrote:- University of Oregon


I think I agree on this one. Their law building is very nice, campus is pretty cool, ... you got a flagship state school with a decent football team, and it isn't too hard to get into.

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Re: Schools you wish you applied to

Postby megaTTTron » Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:49 pm

Berkeley! Ugh.

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maxpayne
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Re: Schools you wish you applied to

Postby maxpayne » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:07 am

UT, Vandy, Emory...

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Re: Schools you wish you applied to

Postby danidancer » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:14 am

I applied to 24 schools, including the entire T14. Sure I was a long shot at a lot of them, but I knew I was only going to apply once and if I hadn't sent in an application to Harvard or Yale I would have spent the rest of my life wondering "what if?". No regrets here! :)

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Re: Schools you wish you applied to

Postby kk19131 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:17 am

Did you really apply to that long list of schools? :?

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Re: Schools you wish you applied to

Postby gumpfan01 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:19 am

Cornell is such a weird school to me. I got the reserve letter as well - and was a little offended when the first paragraph told me "the good news is that you still in the running."

Not 100% sure why it rubbed me the wrong way so much, but I sent an email back saying I was ready to be taken "out of the running".

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Re: Schools you wish you applied to

Postby jayn3 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:20 am

i wish i had sent a better application to umich.

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Re: Schools you wish you applied to

Postby savagecheater » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:42 am

Wish I had applied to Wustl, and written a better app for Illinois. I wouldn't have gone either way, but I really would've liked acceptances from them to make my decision harder.

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Re: Schools you wish you applied to

Postby danidancer » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:45 am

kk19131 wrote:Did you really apply to that long list of schools? :?


Yes, but with a 3.45/168 and good softs, I knew I could be competitive at a good chunk of the lower T14, but that nothing above T20 was a lock. As it turns out, I was right - I was ultimately WL'd/reserved at 8 schools, 5 T14s + Vandy and UCLA. I also applied to a lot of the T20-30 schools for the scholarship money (if I didn't get into a T14 the plan was to follow the money). It's actually not THAT crazy since I had fee waivers for all but a handful of schools...

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Re: Schools you wish you applied to

Postby 09042014 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:48 am

Z3RO wrote:180/3.46

Northwestern

Trying again next year.


CCN didn't bite on that 180? Or were you looking for cash?

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Re: Schools you wish you applied to

Postby xyzzzzzzzz » Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:58 am

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Re: Schools you wish you applied to

Postby traehekat » Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:45 pm

SMU :(

Although, I don't think I would trade my current position for even a full ride there. Still, would have been a great option to have.

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Re: Schools you wish you applied to

Postby thechee » Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:54 pm

NYU...

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Re: Schools you wish you applied to

Postby alexonfyre » Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:38 pm

danidancer wrote:
kk19131 wrote:Did you really apply to that long list of schools? :?


Yes, but with a 3.45/168 and good softs, I knew I could be competitive at a good chunk of the lower T14, but that nothing above T20 was a lock. As it turns out, I was right - I was ultimately WL'd/reserved at 8 schools, 5 T14s + Vandy and UCLA. I also applied to a lot of the T20-30 schools for the scholarship money (if I didn't get into a T14 the plan was to follow the money). It's actually not THAT crazy since I had fee waivers for all but a handful of schools...


Not the math type are we? :wink:

I am thinking of blanket applying as well, how many schools did you rewrite your PS for? How much longer did it take to do it?

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Re: Schools you wish you applied to

Postby danidancer » Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:06 pm

alexonfyre wrote:
danidancer wrote:
kk19131 wrote:Did you really apply to that long list of schools? :?


Yes, but with a 3.45/168 and good softs, I knew I could be competitive at a good chunk of the lower T14, but that nothing above T20 was a lock. As it turns out, I was right - I was ultimately WL'd/reserved at 8 schools, 5 T14s + Vandy and UCLA. I also applied to a lot of the T20-30 schools for the scholarship money (if I didn't get into a T14 the plan was to follow the money). It's actually not THAT crazy since I had fee waivers for all but a handful of schools...


Not the math type are we? :wink:

I am thinking of blanket applying as well, how many schools did you rewrite your PS for? How much longer did it take to do it?


Well... I was also WL'd at USC, but I withdrew the same day, so I never remember to mention it. :mrgreen:

I had one PS that I sent to every school. The applications actually didn't take that much time. Once my PS was drafted, the only downside to the blanket approach is all the extra optional essays (Why Mich, Why Penn, etc). Still, I sent in my first app around Halloween and was done by Thanksgiving. If you get fee waivers and you have questionable numbers, I would definitely recommend applying everywhere and anywhere you would consider attending. At the very least, it gives you more ammunition for scholarship negotiations at your second choice school.

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Re: Schools you wish you applied to

Postby brocklanders12 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:53 am

164/3.4/URM

Vandy
WUSTL
W&M
Washington
SMU

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Re: Schools you wish you applied to

Postby rockstar4488 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:28 pm

170/3.0

USC
Pepperdine
Hawaii

Especially Pepperdine. We are all dumb for not going there.

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Re: Schools you wish you applied to

Postby animalcrkrs » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:29 pm

Yale. I have a penchant for the sweet sweet taste of rejection.

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Re: Schools you wish you applied to

Postby SamSeaborn2016 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:34 pm

I kinda wish I had applied to UW but I'm happy with where I am going.

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Re: Schools you wish you applied to

Postby td6624 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:34 pm

168/3.8

-Columbia and NYU (big reaches, but why not?)
-Michigan and Georgetown

no looking back now.




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