Admissions Office Shout-Outs

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Bustang
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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby Bustang » Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:10 pm

the SMU lady I spoke with was extremely kind and helpful.

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby TheBigMediocre » Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:12 pm

Does anyone see the trend in admissions friendliness that is the reason I am moving down south? :lol:

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby TruckerD » Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:20 pm

Alabama has been awesome! Nice warm staff who try to answer any questions you have. :D

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby tintin » Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:32 pm

best so far in my experience has been michigan- very friendly, they sent out info / got status checkers up quickly, and send me a nice handwritten note

worst so far...UCI and UCLA. UCI i got one email saying my application has been received. i send an email inquiring as to whether or not it was received, because i hadn't heard anything in a while. that was at least a week ago and i still haven't gotten a reply. UCLA has also been very slow, and when i inquired whether or not my app was complete they send a rather curt email saying i'd get an email when it was. again, weeks ago, and i still haven't gotten a complete email...

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby The Zeppelin » Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:39 pm

The following comments are based on last year's cycle. I am now applying for 2010.

The Good: Wake Forest - absolutely wonderful
The Bad: Alabama
The Ugly: UNC - slow and sloppy

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby hypermeganet » Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:40 pm

+
Vanderbilt
UVA


-
WUSTL
Alabama

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby dgouzoul » Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:41 pm

Seo
hypermeganet wrote:+
Vanderbilt
UVA


-
WUSTL
Alabama


Second the UVA and Vandy shout-outs. They are both great.

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby Notor » Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:46 pm

Cincinnati... met me at the law school door like I was a celebrity. Greeted me by name, comped my parking, and gave me a really down-to-earth, honest tour. Really a wonderful experience, not awkward like undergrad tours led by some overexcited, overcoached 2nd year.

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby T14 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:49 pm

+
Harvard
Michigan

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby jayare » Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:55 am

Shout out to Iowa - really compassionate admissions office. They even put me in touch with a student to address some concerns I had! thorough answers, friendly, etc.

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby soullesswonder » Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:00 am

Props to Vandy and Duke for the way they handled my visit...both were very friendly and put me at ease (this was in the spring and I was still feeling my way through the process). When I dropped by Duke OCS unannounced, I immediately found someone who was happy to discuss the job situation for 15 minutes. Vandy was exactly what it was reputed to be - those people are amazing.

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby chadwick218 » Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:07 am

Helmholtz wrote:I would like to give a negative shoutout to NYU and WUSTL.


Agreed ... in particular, WUSTL was terrible.

The hands-down best experience that I had was with ND.

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby Mosca » Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:09 am

sckon wrote:Wendy at Notre Dame is crazy awesome

+1. I sent the admissions office an email requesting that they review my app before they received my December LSAT score, and Wendy responded in just 4 minutes notifying me that she made my file complete.

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby chadwick218 » Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:10 am

Bustang wrote:the SMU lady I spoke with was extremely kind and helpful.


I looked into attending SMU in the even that I couldn't sell or rent my house in Dallas, I got just the opposite impression last cycle ... they seemingly discouraged visiting.

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby chadwick218 » Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:11 am

Curious, any thoughts on NU?

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby jocelyne » Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:19 am

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Postby showNprove » Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:24 am

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby joshikousei » Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:34 am

+ stanford

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby OperaSoprano » Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:40 am

Northeastern and Temple were really sweet, and spared me the grief I deserved over my indecisiveness.

Though it took me just over five and a half months to get into Fordham, I got a hand written message from the head of our admissions office with my official letter of admission. That was admittedly very cool. I also got cake (don't ask me how) when I rushed over with my seat deposit.

Note: Fordham can be quite fast if your numbers and major don't suck.

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby SamSeaborn2016 » Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:45 am

OperaSoprano wrote:Northeastern and Temple were really sweet, and spared me the grief I deserved over my indecisiveness.

Though it took me just over five and a half months to get into Fordham, I got a hand written message from the head of our admissions office with my official letter of admission. That was admittedly very cool. I also got cake (don't ask me how) when I rushed over with my seat deposit.

Note: Fordham can be quite fast if your numbers and major don't suck.


If a school gives me cake I'll enroll on the spot! I'm a cheap date. :lol:


Last cycle I had a great interactions with Penn State and Lewis & Clark.

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby Unadilla Kayaker » Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:51 am

UVA has been the best so far. Quick turnarounds (since they are using a paperless system it seems to expedite things). Quick response to my fee waiver request (though my numbers were almost certainly auto-reject), and considered my application complete before receiving my signed ED agreement (I sent from abroad and sent a quick e-mail about it).

Their commitment to deciding ED applicants within 15 days of going complete is also wonderful. And, when the rejection did come, I got a nice e-mail from Jason Wu Trujillo. I can't blame them for the decision and they have been the best school to work with so far.

On the other side, GW flatly lied to my face about fee waivers. Said they only give them based on need in the e-mail response, though others on TLS seem to have gotten them on merit. When I called to inquire about changing my application to ED (after rejected ED at UVA), the guy I spoke to didn't give a name and it seemed like my call was bothersome. Told me just send an e-mail and all would be well. I sent it, asking for a response. We'll see if I get one.

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby TonyDigital » Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:05 am

I haven't applied to any schools yet, hopefully I will by the end of the month. But at the ATL forum, Alabama was by far the friendliest and most eager to answer any questions I had. SMU and Tulane were also pretty cool.

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby 5ky » Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:08 am

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby TheWire » Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:11 am

Super + = Cornell, Duke (The lady from Cornell that I spoke to was by far the nicest person I've had the pleasure of dealing with throughout the application process)

Super - = NYU, WUStl

- = GULC (I called inquiring about a waiver and a lady at the admissions office told me to send an e-mail. I asked for a turnaround time and she said 1-2 days...still no response)

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby ccs224 » Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:29 am

For what it's worth, I haven't been in contact with NYU Law much, but having gone there as an undergrad, I have to say that everyone has been absolutely great whenever I've had a request for documentation, dean's statements, etc.




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