What schools have the most brutal applications

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What schools have the most brutal applications

Postby Craplicant150 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:41 pm

UDC-DCSL is a TTTT, but their application is brutal, and time consuming.....

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Re: What schools have the most brutal applications

Postby sold123 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:00 pm

I contemplated applying to Irvine, but the application seemed rather time consuming and required a few Irvine-specific essays.

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Re: What schools have the most brutal applications

Postby Knock » Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:01 pm

Craplicant150 wrote:UDC-DCSL is a TTTT, but their application is brutal, and time consuming.....


Yale because you have to do a bunch of questions on another document & the 250 word essay and UCLA come to mind.

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Postby delusional » Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:14 pm

Northwestern - you have to think about it already in October, and you have to ask your recommendations for the CPE thing, and what if you're NOT progressing?

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Re: What schools have the most brutal applications

Postby Justathought » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:02 pm

In order of PITA status:

1. Berkeley - Luckily, I didn't have the grades to apply. :wink:
2. Pepperdine - GTFO, like I have time to write a damn personal statement on the Christian Mission there.
3. Cincinnati - I don't care how many fee waivers I get, there is no way I am looking up parking tickets from like 1999.
4. Rutgers - So, you want me print out the signature sheet, sign it, and mail it in with a check for the application fee? Instead of using LSAC, got it.
5. Syracuse - Not interested in writing a personal statement about the glory of attending a world class institution just for the option of scholarship money that would bring the cost down to 50k a year, or whatever the heck those people are charging up there in the frozen tundra.

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Re: What schools have the most brutal applications

Postby d34d9823 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:03 pm

Knock wrote:
Craplicant150 wrote:UDC-DCSL is a TTTT, but their application is brutal, and time consuming.....


Yale because you have to do a bunch of questions on another document & the 250 word essay and UCLA come to mind.

This.

TBF tho, my Yale app is complete and my Penn app isn't.

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Re: What schools have the most brutal applications

Postby icouldbuyu » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:04 pm

Brooklyn is ridiculous!!!! You have to write an addendum for every time you changed your major explaining why you changed your major.

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Re: What schools have the most brutal applications

Postby txadv11 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:06 pm

TX Tech was: No LORs accepted, but 2 EVALS required, minimum. And you had to print, sign and mail a certification statement plus the $50.00

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Re: What schools have the most brutal applications

Postby Hannibal » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:10 pm

Emory because they require you to disclose traffic and parking tickets, with specifics (not an issue for me but if it was I'd be annoyed as hell)
UCLA cause it's just a terrible design
UC Irvine because you'd have to shorten your PS by a lot and write a short essay

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Re: What schools have the most brutal applications

Postby d34d9823 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:15 pm

Hannibal wrote:UCLA cause it's just a terrible design

This applies to at least half of the schools I applied to. Bonus points if the app doesn't import the common form correctly.

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Re: What schools have the most brutal applications

Postby ilovesf » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:17 pm

icouldbuyu wrote:Brooklyn is ridiculous!!!! You have to write an addendum for every time you changed your major explaining why you changed your major.

Yeah, for real. I felt like their app was a serious pain in the ass.

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Re: What schools have the most brutal applications

Postby gothamm » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:22 pm

Hannibal wrote:Emory because they require you to disclose traffic and parking tickets, with specifics (not an issue for me but if it was I'd be annoyed as hell)
UCLA cause it's just a terrible design
UC Irvine because you'd have to shorten your PS by a lot and write a short essay


man, it was brutal trying to cut stuff out of the personal statement and fit the 500 word limit.

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Re: What schools have the most brutal applications

Postby d34d9823 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:26 pm

gothamm wrote:
Hannibal wrote:Emory because they require you to disclose traffic and parking tickets, with specifics (not an issue for me but if it was I'd be annoyed as hell)
UCLA cause it's just a terrible design
UC Irvine because you'd have to shorten your PS by a lot and write a short essay


man, it was brutal trying to cut stuff out of the personal statement and fit the 500 word limit.

Damn, I had trouble cutting to two pages, which was still like 950.

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Re: What schools have the most brutal applications

Postby gothamm » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:30 pm

Oh and Cardozo. I checked the "yes" box for academic probation. It was for a semester of bad grades in community college in 2005. They want me to mail and sign the dean's certification or else they won't review my application :roll:

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Re: What schools have the most brutal applications

Postby geoduck » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:40 pm

gothamm wrote:Oh and Cardozo. I checked the "yes" box for academic probation. It was for a semester of bad grades in community college in 2005. They want me to mail and sign the dean's certification or else they won't review my application :roll:


Columbia does the same. I sent it to Columbia and withdrew from Cardozo.

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Re: What schools have the most brutal applications

Postby Dany » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:44 am

Penn, Mich: you're not special, and I'm not writing extra essays. If other schools can make a decision on me without them, so can you.

Edit: that might just be "brutal" to me because I hate essays. :lol:
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Re: What schools have the most brutal applications

Postby rehtulx » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:38 am

UNC was pretty long too...4 questions, and from what I've heard, the optional ones aren't really "optional," especially for out of state.

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Re: What schools have the most brutal applications

Postby bluemanblueman » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:42 am

rehtulx wrote:UNC was pretty long too...4 questions, and from what I've heard, the optional ones aren't really "optional," especially for out of state.

+1

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Re: What schools have the most brutal applications

Postby Fred_McGriff » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:58 am

I didn't apply to Vermont Law, but looked at the application (I live down the road), and it seemed stupid and miserable.

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Re: What schools have the most brutal applications

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:14 pm

gothamm wrote:
Hannibal wrote:Emory because they require you to disclose traffic and parking tickets, with specifics (not an issue for me but if it was I'd be annoyed as hell)
UCLA cause it's just a terrible design
UC Irvine because you'd have to shorten your PS by a lot and write a short essay


man, it was brutal trying to cut stuff out of the personal statement and fit the 500 word limit.

Why George Mason's pissed me off. Seriously? You want to know all about me but only in 500 words or less? That isn't testing how clear and succinct I can be. That's the adcomm being lazy.

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Re: What schools have the most brutal applications

Postby zonto » Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:43 pm

gothamm wrote:
Hannibal wrote:Emory because they require you to disclose traffic and parking tickets, with specifics (not an issue for me but if it was I'd be annoyed as hell)
UCLA cause it's just a terrible design
UC Irvine because you'd have to shorten your PS by a lot and write a short essay


man, it was brutal trying to cut stuff out of the personal statement and fit the 500 word limit.


I just found out the lowest word limit for all the schools I applied to and wrote it to that. When it increased from 500 to, say, 750, I was loving life! Longest statement was two essays for UNC combined into two pages (including signature)! :wink:

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Re: What schools have the most brutal applications

Postby chalhou1 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:30 pm

miami. you would think I was applying to yale from all the essays

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Re: What schools have the most brutal applications

Postby ArthurDigbySellers » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:59 pm

chalhou1 wrote:miami. you would think I was applying to yale from all the essays


Oh yeah LOL @ Miami. One of the essays asked you to discuss any major writing assignments/experience and shit. As if...the 400+ person class also solidified my decision...

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Re: What schools have the most brutal applications

Postby gothamm » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:19 pm

If you applied to miami you must have applied to FSU. You can't possible think miami's app was worse than fsu's

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Re: What schools have the most brutal applications

Postby ArthurDigbySellers » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:36 pm

gothamm wrote:If you applied to miami you must have applied to FSU. You can't possible think miami's app was worse than fsu's


No haven't seen FSU's, but Miami's was still more of a pain in the ass than it has any right to be.




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