How will a school know that money is not a factor?

(Applications Advice, Letters of Recommendation . . . )
User avatar
Borhas
Posts: 4852
Joined: Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:09 pm

Re: How will a school know that money is not a factor?

Postby Borhas » Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:45 pm

swimbrad wrote:ITT: poor people complain that OP is rich and they're not


rich people are TTT

User avatar
TTH
Posts: 10378
Joined: Mon May 04, 2009 1:14 am

Re: How will a school know that money is not a factor?

Postby TTH » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:38 pm

Oh My...I read the OP and thought "this will be some tasty flame."

People who have participated: will I be disappointed if I read the whole thing?

User avatar
danielle77
Posts: 25
Joined: Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:18 am

Re: How will a school know that money is not a factor?

Postby danielle77 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:58 pm

thegor1987 wrote:OP Make this your personal statement:

In the event of my acceptance to University X my father will buy me a Audi A5, brand new, silver with black leather interior.
You see, the A5 experience begins with a 211 horsepower turbocharged engine DOHC Aluminun 2.0 Liter with FSI direct fuel injection, and variable intake valve timing for most efficient acceleration. The design and careful attention to detail make this car a true inspiration. Therefore, regardless of any scholarship opportunities I will have no choice but to accept an offer of admission.
As I have obviously demonstrated above, I am highly qualified to attend University X Law School and have a strong desire to become a lawyer.


oh if the admissions process were that logical... i think my current yet similar car is more badass than that one by the way and i couldnt even imagine driving anything else but i am also a car fanatic. Anyways, when i applied to graduate schools (to small specific research based science programs though), the admissions people would call to see if paying for the program was feasible. They would not offer you a position if you could not pay for it. The faster it could be paid for, the faster the response time. I may be a horrible sleazy person for have asking the question, but many institutions of higher learning are more so!

User avatar
Mr. Matlock
Posts: 1360
Joined: Thu Nov 27, 2008 6:36 pm

Re: How will a school know that money is not a factor?

Postby Mr. Matlock » Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:42 pm

danielle77 wrote:Anyways, when i applied to graduate schools (to small specific research based science programs though), the admissions people would call to see if paying for the program was feasible. They would not offer you a position if you could not pay for it. The faster it could be paid for, the faster the response time. I may be a horrible sleazy person for have asking the question, but many institutions of higher learning are more so!

Princeton and Caltech are notorious for this.

User avatar
taw856
Posts: 212
Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:05 pm

Re: How will a school know that money is not a factor?

Postby taw856 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:53 pm

--ImageRemoved--

User avatar
Kohinoor
Posts: 2756
Joined: Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:51 pm

Re: How will a school know that money is not a factor?

Postby Kohinoor » Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:09 pm

The actual credited solution here would probably be a $10,000 donation to the school.

User avatar
Ragged
Posts: 1509
Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:39 pm

Re: How will a school know that money is not a factor?

Postby Ragged » Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:24 pm

Kohinoor wrote:The actual credited solution here would probably be a $10,000 donation to the school.


+1 at least 10k... how else do you think Bush got into Yale.

User avatar
englawyer
Posts: 1270
Joined: Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:57 pm

Re: How will a school know that money is not a factor?

Postby englawyer » Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:13 am

Ragged wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:The actual credited solution here would probably be a $10,000 donation to the school.


+1 at least 10k... how else do you think Bush got into Yale.


i would really hope it is much more to get significant movement, more like a cool million. otherwise the admissions process would be majorly rigged. many upper-class families can drop 10k, but only a practically insignificant number would be willing to drop a million. i don't care if 5-10 people get in this way but if it becomes like 100-200 that is BS.

User avatar
englawyer
Posts: 1270
Joined: Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:57 pm

Re: How will a school know that money is not a factor?

Postby englawyer » Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:18 am

swimbrad wrote:ITT: poor people complain that OP is rich and they're not


i don't think anyone is quite complaining the OP is rich. that is great for her; she can get brand new cars, live it up with her friends, and whatever else she wants.

but education is not just another consumer good. it is in fact the gatekeeper to most high-prestige, high-paying careers in our country. if admissions were based on buying your way in, we would literally have a caste system in this country, where once you are born into a lower or middle class family you are pretty much guaranteed to not achieve a high status position.

while some might find that acceptable, i personally don't, and our nation's propaganda/value system is against it as well.

09042014
Posts: 18282
Joined: Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:47 pm

Re: How will a school know that money is not a factor?

Postby 09042014 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:33 am

englawyer wrote:
Ragged wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:The actual credited solution here would probably be a $10,000 donation to the school.


+1 at least 10k... how else do you think Bush got into Yale.


i would really hope it is much more to get significant movement, more like a cool million. otherwise the admissions process would be majorly rigged. many upper-class families can drop 10k, but only a practically insignificant number would be willing to drop a million. i don't care if 5-10 people get in this way but if it becomes like 100-200 that is BS.


I'd guess it is more like 100K.

User avatar
sanpiero
Posts: 574
Joined: Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:09 am

Re: How will a school know that money is not a factor?

Postby sanpiero » Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:42 am

danielle77 wrote:$Thanks!$


I really really REALLY hope this is a flame




Return to “Law School Admissions Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: heythatslife, Tiddlywinks and 3 guests