UVA for Splitters

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X_Soda
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UVA for Splitters

Postby X_Soda » Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:56 pm

Hey,

I've heard that UVA is a splitter friendly school, and they just hooked me up with a fee waiver. With a 170/3.35, is it worth penning a quick Why UVA and shooting off an app, or is my LSAT/GPA not high enough? I know I can check LSP/LSN, but I don't trust LSP for splitter data, and LSN shows mass waitlists. However, I'm not sure how to interpret those waitlists.... eventual admittance or tactful rejections?

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Mike12188
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Re: UVA for Splitters

Postby Mike12188 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:57 pm

You have a chance if you ED otherwise prob not

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Re: UVA for Splitters

Postby Patriot1208 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:03 pm

X_Soda wrote:Hey,

I've heard that UVA is a splitter friendly school, and they just hooked me up with a fee waiver. With a 170/3.35, is it worth penning a quick Why UVA and shooting off an app, or is my LSAT/GPA not high enough? I know I can check LSP/LSN, but I don't trust LSP for splitter data, and LSN shows mass waitlists. However, I'm not sure how to interpret those waitlists.... eventual admittance or tactful rejections?


You'll likely get in with an ED, probably not RD.

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Re: UVA for Splitters

Postby CaliMizzou » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:39 pm

I have similar numbers and was accepted ED, and I'm going to echo the general consensus and say RD = Waitlist/Reject.

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Re: UVA for Splitters

Postby vanwinkle » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:40 pm

Good chance ED, far less good RD. How much do you really want to go there?

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Re: UVA for Splitters

Postby 09042014 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:46 pm

Got a shot with Northwestern, Michigan, Cornell, UVA, Gtown. No need to ED to UVA.

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plenipotentiary
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Re: UVA for Splitters

Postby plenipotentiary » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:57 pm

UVA didn't take anyone off the waitlist last year (in fact, they were over enrolled, and actually paid people to defer), so a waitlist = rejection. Given that, your odds don't look good without an ED.

You do have a shot at the schools DF listed, but you are hardly a lock for the T14. You could easily end up at one of the Midwestern schools instead.

X_Soda
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Re: UVA for Splitters

Postby X_Soda » Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:03 pm

That is pretty much what I suspected. I have applied to only Cornell and Georgetown in the T14. I got a fee waiver from Northwestern, but I feel my app would still be a waste, considering I am coming directly out of undergrad. I do not want to attend school in the Mid West, however, and have applied to no schools in that region. I figure I am still a strong contender for schools like GW, BU, and Fordham. If I am delusional in thinking this, someone please correct me now so my rejections don't sting as much.




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