Admissions Office Shout-Outs

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby holborn » Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:58 pm

+ for Michigan. I called about a simple LOR question and the woman who answered asked for my name and went out of her way to give me any information i needed. I almost felt bad telling her I didn't have any other questions at the time. She sounded like she really wanted to help.

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby SweetnessUVA » Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:08 pm

Dean Trujillo was amazing to talk with and discuss admissions options.

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby BCgoUSC » Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:40 pm

Give a Negative shout-out and 2 thumbs down to University of South Carolina Law. I'm a grad of USC Honors College and almost everyone I know who has tried to contact USC Law has not heard anything back or was treated very rudely. I was able to finally get in touch with one person at the law school and she was extremely nice via email but last year and this year (re-applying b/c I didn't get in with GPA and LSAT at median for USC) they have been very rude and inefficient in the admissions process.

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby BCgoUSC » Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:44 pm

Also let me give a positive shoutout to Ole Miss Law. I have never dealt with anyone nicer than Barbara Vinson at Univ. of Miss. Law School. SO nice and helpful!

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby umichgrad » Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:34 pm

GW has been wonderfully helpful for me, alway responding to e-mails and updating my file when I noticed a mistake. Very pleasant.

Gtown, on the other hand, leaves some pleasantries to be desired.

+1 on the positive UVA shout-outs, too.

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby cpt yossarian » Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:47 pm

+ for Duke. I live nearby and I visited. I got there about 5-10 minutes late for the guided tour. The lady in the admissions office ran all over the building to find the group for me. I was very impressed. And the tour guide was awesome.

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby fidesverita » Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:17 am

Stanford and Berkeley were super nice (maybe it's the California sun?).

Yale people were horrible. In the two times I called, they were extremely rude and dismissive. Boo.

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby bissey » Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:21 am

- for iowa. i spoke to 5 ppl and was finally told to call back the next day. no one picked up the next day.

im not applying because of this.

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby Rocketman11 » Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:35 am

Re-updated, I hand counted.

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby akowis » Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:36 am

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby KmissP » Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:35 pm

The folks at Colorado Law were awesome!

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby chadwick218 » Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:44 am

BCgoUSC wrote:Give a Negative shout-out and 2 thumbs down to University of South Carolina Law. I'm a grad of USC Honors College and almost everyone I know who has tried to contact USC Law has not heard anything back or was treated very rudely. I was able to finally get in touch with one person at the law school and she was extremely nice via email but last year and this year (re-applying b/c I didn't get in with GPA and LSAT at median for USC) they have been very rude and inefficient in the admissions process.


Careful, Southern Cal trolls may attack throwing "USC" out there in reference to South Carolina.

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby jackassjim » Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:57 am

+1 Michigan (Everyone over there is just lovely)
+1 Harvard (Once you get past the admission hurdle, the resources they mobilize to get you there are pretty cool. e.g. emails from profs and students)

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby tomhobbes » Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:00 am

jackassjim wrote:+1 Michigan (Everyone over there is just lovely)
+1 Harvard (Once you get past the admission hurdle, the resources they mobilize to get you there are pretty cool. e.g. emails from profs and students)


Are you going to Harvard?

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby coolkatz321 » Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:03 am

This was last year, but I've found the admissions offices at Pitt, Cincinnati, Wisconsin and UIUC to all be simply phenomenal.

Oh, and a big BOOOOOOOO to Rutgers-Newark. Unresponsive, standoffish, and the dean is somewhat of an ass.

GW gets a 'neutral' rating from me.

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby BCgoUSC » Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:35 am

chadwick218 wrote:
BCgoUSC wrote:Give a Negative shout-out and 2 thumbs down to University of South Carolina Law. I'm a grad of USC Honors College and almost everyone I know who has tried to contact USC Law has not heard anything back or was treated very rudely. I was able to finally get in touch with one person at the law school and she was extremely nice via email but last year and this year (re-applying b/c I didn't get in with GPA and LSAT at median for USC) they have been very rude and inefficient in the admissions process.


Careful, Southern Cal trolls may attack throwing "USC" out there in reference to South Carolina.


There's only one real USC. Go Gamecocks. :D

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby romothesavior » Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:42 am

Shout outs to:

Vanderbilt- I agree with the poster above who said the lady on the phone was great. She was very friendly and helpful.
WUSTL- Got to meet with an assistant dean of admissions who did a great job answering questions.
Michigan- Haven't been there yet, but they have been helpful over the phone.

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby missvik218 » Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:43 am

Two GIANT thumbs up for UVA, Vandy and Wake!! All ridiculously quick, courteous and helpful.

Edit: As much as I love them thumbs down for Duke and UNC.

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby MBZags » Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:14 am

Ohio State does not answer e-mails, it seems, despite giving e-mail as a preferred method of contact. I, and at least one other person here, have never gotten a single response from them.

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby lsatbdog » Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:55 am

+1 for Florida State.

Very helpful and kind in talking about how acquiring residency works and what to do if I decide to attend, even though I had yet to even apply. Very nice people.

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby General Tso » Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:03 am

CU Boulder +1
San Diego +1
Loyola +1

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby jackassjim » Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:56 pm

tomhobbes wrote:
jackassjim wrote:+1 Michigan (Everyone over there is just lovely)
+1 Harvard (Once you get past the admission hurdle, the resources they mobilize to get you there are pretty cool. e.g. emails from profs and students)


Are you going to Harvard?


Nah. That was last year. I would have loved to go, but I had to turn down the offer for a number of personal reasons.

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby JetstoRJC » Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:03 pm

+1 Virginia. Would give +100 if I could. Visited campus today and everybody there is fantastic.

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby williamsmatt » Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:06 pm

I haven't had too much contact with admissions, but from the limited time that my applications have been turned in, I heard back from Wisconsin and they are on the ball there. I just phone them with any questions concerns and they are always happy to talk with me. So

+1 to Wisconsin

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Re: Admissions Office Shout-Outs

Postby booby87 » Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:06 pm

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