$$$$$$ wrote:UVA loves people that love UVA. If you ED, it shows you really want to attend there. Splitters will probably get in somewhere in the T-14 anyways and so if you like UVA, its a great way into the T-10. Also, splitters are not all underachievers, many people here played college sports, ran fraternities, had social lives and truly enjoyed their undergrad so their GPA suffered, then rocked the LSAT because they are intelligent and hard workers. I don't think you can call anyone willing to go to law school an underachiever, its a lot of fucking work. If you think splitters are underachievers you probably wont fit in/like the culture at UVA. Its very work hard, play hard and some times it seems like people are doing barely any work, but those people are probably smart as hell.
Also, the way UVA does admissions is very smart, look at their acceptance rate, its 10%. Their medians are 3.85 and 170, doing it this way obviously is helping them. And you say they dont get a good feel for the class? You think you honestly get that from reading everyone's personal statement and going through someones profile? Most people say some generic shit anyways about helping people. Once you get here pretty much everyone is bright and accomplished in different ways, who are you to say who belongs and who doesnt at a t-10 school?
1)What the hell are you talking about? Nothing you said in the first paragraph has anything to do with what I'm pointing out...
2)UVA has an acceptance rate of 10% because they waitlist the crap out of qualified people who weren't willing to commit to an ED because that's not how a fair admissions process should work, especially if you meet the LSAT and GPA medians of the school...
3)I never said it wasn't helping them. I just said it was screwing us (the applicants). Why are people on their side with this one? I don't understand... If you were getting in currently, you would get in if they stopped. If you were getting YP'd currently, you would get in. Nothing would hurt any applicants, except UVA's stats wouldn't be complete bullshit anymore...
Quotes from you....
"If UVA wants a class completely made up of Virginia residents and relative underachievers who are EDing to UVA simply for an easy way into the t10, that's there prerogative"
"then they are underachievers in the sense that they are making stupid decisions for absolutely no reason, considering this equates to basically giving up scholarship offers at comparable schools for absolutely no reason"
1) you're an idiot
2) No one gets screwed, in fact this system helps applicants like me, "lazy splitters"
3) All stats are bullshit (100% employment rate at Duke) - stats are what you make of them, UVA likes to have a high yield so they waitlist a ton of people, big deal. If you really cant write ONE PAGE about what stands out at UVA, then why the hell should they waste your time with you? UVA is so different from other schools socially and culturally, it is not that hard to write about why you like it, and if you dont like it for those different reasons, you probably wont like going there anyways.
No one in the T-10 offers scholarships to White kids from the NE, with a 3.3 and a 170-172, so that statement is totally false. In fact, no where in the top 30 (other then maybe Bama) will probably give a 3.2, 171 a large enough amount of $$$$ and decent prospects in markets they want to go, so why not apply ED to a T-10?
You talk about something you have absolutely no idea about. Did you know that UVA has their class about 1/3 full already? Why would they just accept everyone with good numbers? What incentive do they have? Stop bitching about shit you cannot control and accept the fact that you are going to LAW SCHOOL, to learn about what?....a system, that has plenty of unfair shit about it and plenty of good about it. Try to look at things from others perspectives, it will hep you in the future.