WUSTL or Vanderbilt?

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WUSTL or Vanderbilt?

Postby landshoes » Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:45 pm

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Re: WUSTL or Vanderbilt?

Postby adil91 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:51 pm

Did you not get accepted to Cornell?

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Re: WUSTL or Vanderbilt?

Postby Effingham » Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:52 pm

Seems like a toss up. I'd probably take Vandy just for the little extra peace of mind if you hit a bit above median, but not top quarter. An extra 45k won't be fun, but it won't break you either. I'm sure there are others that would go the other way. Honestly, surprised you're not playing with better offers here - the obvious response is wait a year and re-apply.

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Re: WUSTL or Vanderbilt?

Postby chuckbass » Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:58 pm

Did you apply late? Current WUSTL student, and I'd say no to both, and think if you just sit out and reapply early next cycle you should have decent T14 offers.

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Re: WUSTL or Vanderbilt?

Postby arklaw13 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:17 pm

Vandy 2L here. That price isn't bad for most people. But most people who come to Vandy aren't NYC focused. If you had some ties to a southern market and were also interested in NYC, I'd say go for it. But I'd caution against going to Vandy if you are NYC or bust if you have a decent amount of $ at Cornell.

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Re: WUSTL or Vanderbilt?

Postby Crowing » Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:11 pm

Reapply. With those numbers you should get some solid $ in the T14.

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Re: WUSTL or Vanderbilt?

Postby starry eyed » Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:50 pm

OP did you have any character and fitness issues?

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Re: WUSTL or Vanderbilt?

Postby landshoes » Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:23 pm

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Re: WUSTL or Vanderbilt?

Postby KMart » Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:28 pm

landshoes wrote:I'm a snowflake applicant.

How so?

Curiously I'm in an eerily similar position; not a snowflake applicant at all.

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Re: WUSTL or Vanderbilt?

Postby landshoes » Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:32 pm

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Re: WUSTL or Vanderbilt?

Postby KMart » Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:33 pm

landshoes wrote:URM, old, applied late, weird but compelling softs, terrible looking work history, GPA that looks better than my transcript does.

If you're URM I'd apply next cycle. You're late application appears to have hurt your cycle.

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Re: WUSTL or Vanderbilt?

Postby chuckbass » Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:34 pm

KMart wrote:
landshoes wrote:URM, old, applied late, weird but compelling softs, terrible looking work history, GPA that looks better than my transcript does.

If you're URM I'd apply next cycle. Your late application appears to have hurt your cycle.

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Re: WUSTL or Vanderbilt?

Postby usn26 » Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:38 pm

KMart wrote:
landshoes wrote:URM, old, applied late, weird but compelling softs, terrible looking work history, GPA that looks better than my transcript does.

If you're URM I'd apply next cycle. You're late application appears to have hurt your cycle.


Yeah, reapply early next cycle, maybe find a consultant or pre-law advisor to help you message your uniqueness. Will pay big dividends - I'd think you'd be competitive for the $$$ at Northwestern ED or significant scholarships across the T14.

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Re: WUSTL or Vanderbilt?

Postby KMart » Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:54 pm

usn26 wrote:Yeah, reapply early next cycle, maybe find a consultant or pre-law advisor Use this site, or a consultant if you can afford it, to help you message your uniqueness. Will pay big dividends - I'd think you'd be competitive for the $$$ at Northwestern ED or significant scholarships across the T14.

Careful with those pre-law advisers. They are notoriously awful :wink:.

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Re: WUSTL or Vanderbilt?

Postby usn26 » Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:10 pm

KMart wrote:
usn26 wrote:Yeah, reapply early next cycle, maybe find a consultant or pre-law advisor Use this site, or a consultant if you can afford it, to help you message your uniqueness. Will pay big dividends - I'd think you'd be competitive for the $$$ at Northwestern ED or significant scholarships across the T14.

Careful with those pre-law advisers. They are notoriously awful :wink:.


Ah, yes. I have a good one now, but previously… *shudder*




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