How much does PS matter for URMs?

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How much does PS matter for URMs?

Postby URMdan » Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:20 pm

Particularly AA URMs

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Re: How much does PS matter for URMs?

Postby Rand M. » Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:28 pm

So much.

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Re: How much does PS matter for URMs?

Postby merichard87 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:28 pm

Why would it many any less depending on race? If anything it would probably matter more for URMs.

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Re: How much does PS matter for URMs?

Postby pixystics » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:14 pm

It matters a great deal, no matter what race you are. It matters even more for those whose scores/grades don't reflect all the work they've put in to get to where they are. Take the time to write a well thought out essay. I'd be happy to offer some pointers/feedback and I'm sure others would be willing to as well.

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Re: How much does PS matter for URMs?

Postby bk1 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:19 pm

pixystics wrote:It matters a great deal doesn't matter, no matter what race you are.


fixt

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Re: How much does PS matter for URMs?

Postby pixystics » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:22 pm

bk1 wrote:
pixystics wrote:It matters a great deal doesn't matter, no matter what race you are.


fixt


I don't know. I have to disagree. My cycle tells me otherwise.

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Re: How much does PS matter for URMs?

Postby bk1 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:23 pm

pixystics wrote:I don't know. I have to disagree. My cycle tells me otherwise.


Congratulations on being the exception.

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Re: How much does PS matter for URMs?

Postby glitter178 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:24 pm

pixystics wrote:
bk1 wrote:
pixystics wrote:It matters a great deal doesn't matter, no matter what race you are.


fixt


I don't know. I have to disagree. My cycle tells me otherwise.


how do you know that it's your personal statement that is responsible for your cycle?

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Re: How much does PS matter for URMs?

Postby pixystics » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:28 pm

glitter178 wrote:
pixystics wrote:
bk1 wrote:
pixystics wrote:It matters a great deal doesn't matter, no matter what race you are.


fixt


I don't know. I have to disagree. My cycle tells me otherwise.


how do you know that it's your personal statement that is responsible for your cycle?


Because my stats are well below the median for some of the schools I've gotten into so far. And when the UVA admiss dir called me today, he specifically mentioned his admiration for my writing style/PS...didn't mention my stats at all.

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Re: How much does PS matter for URMs?

Postby HowdyYall » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:31 pm

pixystics wrote:
Because my stats are well below the median for some of the schools I've gotten into so far. And when the UVA admiss dir called me today, he specifically mentioned his admiration for my writing style/PS...didn't mention my stats at all.


LOL:
"congrats billy, our favorite part of your application was your LSAT score. Without it, you just wouldnt be UVA material"

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Re: How much does PS matter for URMs?

Postby pixystics » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:44 pm

HowdyYall wrote:
pixystics wrote:
Because my stats are well below the median for some of the schools I've gotten into so far. And when the UVA admiss dir called me today, he specifically mentioned his admiration for my writing style/PS...didn't mention my stats at all.


LOL:
"congrats billy, our favorite part of your application was your LSAT score. Without it, you just wouldnt be UVA material"


lol ... well he actually said he was blown away by my PS. Either way, my PS, 163 LSAT and I will be laughing all the way to the T10.

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Re: How much does PS matter for URMs?

Postby bk1 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:45 pm

pixystics wrote:lol ... well he actually said he was blown away by my PS. Either way, my PS, 163 LSAT and I will be laughing all the way to the T10.


I have a Nigerian prince here who would like your bank account info so he can store his inheritance for a while...

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Re: How much does PS matter for URMs?

Postby pixystics » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:47 pm

bk1 wrote:
pixystics wrote:lol ... well he actually said he was blown away by my PS. Either way, my PS, 163 LSAT and I will be laughing all the way to the T10.


I have a Nigerian prince here who would like your bank account info so he can store his inheritance for a while...


Already connected with him. We're discussing the details of the bank transfer now.

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Re: How much does PS matter for URMs?

Postby Rand M. » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:49 pm

pixystics wrote:
glitter178 wrote:
pixystics wrote:I don't know. I have to disagree. My cycle tells me otherwise.


how do you know that it's your personal statement that is responsible for your cycle?


Because my stats are well below the median for some of the schools I've gotten into so far. And when the UVA admiss dir called me today, he specifically mentioned his admiration for my writing style/PS...didn't mention my stats at all.


Seriously, they just say that. Congratulations on getting in, but they say that all the time. Made the same call last year, and was told the same thing. But seriously, congratulations.

Numbers>Softs/Resume>PS

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Re: How much does PS matter for URMs?

Postby pixystics » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:57 pm

Get what you all are saying (I'll hold on to the UVA compliment though, ty lol), but others disagree
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=141195

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Re: How much does PS matter for URMs?

Postby Rand M. » Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:00 pm

pixystics wrote:Get what you all are saying (I'll hold on to the UVA compliment though, ty lol), but others disagree
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=141195


1. So.
2. Most of those people are 0Ls.
3. So.

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Re: How much does PS matter for URMs?

Postby rundoxierun » Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:21 pm

Rand M. wrote:Seriously, they just say that. Congratulations on getting in, but they say that all the time. Made the same call last year, and was told the same thing. But seriously, congratulations.

Numbers>Softs/Resume>PS


ehh.. Im gonna go with this response as credited.




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