WUSTL Class of 2013

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2013)
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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby taw856 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:59 pm

Checking in, maybe. :wink:

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby romothesavior » Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:01 pm

taw856 wrote:Checking in, maybe. :wink:


Elaborate...

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby taw856 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:02 pm

See admissions thread. (Admitted from hold list. Weighing WUSTL v. UMN.)

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby robin600 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:16 pm

taw856 wrote:See admissions thread. (Admitted from hold list. Weighing WUSTL v. UMN.)

*cough* WUSTL*cough*

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby romothesavior » Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:17 pm

taw856 wrote:See admissions thread. (Admitted from hold list. Weighing WUSTL v. UMN.)


Oh yeah, I saw that. I get this thread crossed up with that thread sometimes... Congrats and good luck.

What is your regional preference?

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby taw856 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:30 pm

romothesavior wrote:What is your regional preference?


No real preference aside from being annoyed by frontrunner sports fans (Yankees, Red Sox, Lakers, Cowboys). :wink:

Semi-kidding aside, Chicago is the most desirable market for me -- but I've moved around enough to be okay with a lot of different places (as evidenced by the randomness of the applications I sent out this cycle), and both UMN and WUSTL get points for being in cities I wouldn't be unhappy to end up in either.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby taw856 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:30 pm

robin600 wrote:
taw856 wrote:See admissions thread. (Admitted from hold list. Weighing WUSTL v. UMN.)

*cough* WUSTL*cough*


:mrgreen:

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby romothesavior » Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:35 pm

taw856 wrote:
romothesavior wrote:What is your regional preference?


No real preference aside from being annoyed by frontrunner sports fans (Yankees, Red Sox, Lakers, Cowboys). :wink:

Semi-kidding aside, Chicago is the most desirable market for me -- but I've moved around enough to be okay with a lot of different places (as evidenced by the randomness of the applications I sent out this cycle), and both UMN and WUSTL get points for being in cities I wouldn't be unhappy to end up in either.


Hmm... Well if the cost is similar, I'd say WUSTL for sure. Best chance at Chicago, strong regionally, and somewhat national if you have the grades. But it really depends on the scholarship.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby panadera » Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:40 am

taw856 wrote:
romothesavior wrote:What is your regional preference?


No real preference aside from being annoyed by frontrunner sports fans (Yankees, Red Sox, Lakers, Cowboys). :wink:

Semi-kidding aside, Chicago is the most desirable market for me -- but I've moved around enough to be okay with a lot of different places (as evidenced by the randomness of the applications I sent out this cycle), and both UMN and WUSTL get points for being in cities I wouldn't be unhappy to end up in either.


Personally, I love UMN. I have family in Minneapolis, and I figured I could be happy there too. They also gave me an unconditional full-ride. I still picked WUSTL because Minnesota is seriously seriously cold, and it seems like WUSTL is stronger in this area (the midwest), whereas UMN would keep you in Minnesota/Wisconsin/etc.

But seriously.... It's so cold up there.... Weather doesn't seem like it would be a part of the decision-making process, but after talking to the family that lives there, it was.

Anyway, I'm sure you'll make a great decision regardless of what anyone in this (biased) thread might say. Good luck!

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby AgentSCo » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:38 am

Has everybody found a place to live, yet?

I ask because I visited the school last week but was unable to find a place to live. I visited a couple of properties in Brentwood, Clayton, and the Central West End (just east of Forest Park). I really liked the areas I visited and the campus is REALLY nice! I was just wondering how everybody else was faring in their housing search, and for those still looking, when were you hoping to secure a place to live?

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby JCougar » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:47 am

It seems like most stuff available right now is for summer sublease. I might just wait until July to try and find a place. I might come up for 4th of July.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby J-tow10 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:49 am

AgentSCo wrote:Has everybody found a place to live, yet?

I ask because I visited the school last week but was unable to find a place to live. I visited a couple of properties in Brentwood, Clayton, and the Central West End (just east of Forest Park). I really liked the areas I visited and the campus is REALLY nice! I was just wondering how everybody else was faring in their housing search, and for those still looking, when were you hoping to secure a place to live?


I'll be headed down to STL the last week of June to find an apartment. I've mostly been looking in the CWE. Aside from the fact that it would mean I have to drive to class each day, I really like what I've heard about the area so far (sounds very Ann Arbor-ish to me, so hopefully I won't get too homesick :D ).

Have you looked at padmapper.com yet? I found out about the site ITT and really like it.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby camstant » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:19 pm

For you tennis people... I'd definitely be down. I played all growing up and used to teach lessons, actually, so it would be great to find some people who'd want to hit around sometime

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby camstant » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:32 pm

panadera wrote:
taw856 wrote:
romothesavior wrote:What is your regional preference?


No real preference aside from being annoyed by frontrunner sports fans (Yankees, Red Sox, Lakers, Cowboys). :wink:

Semi-kidding aside, Chicago is the most desirable market for me -- but I've moved around enough to be okay with a lot of different places (as evidenced by the randomness of the applications I sent out this cycle), and both UMN and WUSTL get points for being in cities I wouldn't be unhappy to end up in either.


Personally, I love UMN. I have family in Minneapolis, and I figured I could be happy there too. They also gave me an unconditional full-ride. I still picked WUSTL because Minnesota is seriously seriously cold, and it seems like WUSTL is stronger in this area (the midwest), whereas UMN would keep you in Minnesota/Wisconsin/etc.

But seriously.... It's so cold up there.... Weather doesn't seem like it would be a part of the decision-making process, but after talking to the family that lives there, it was.

Anyway, I'm sure you'll make a great decision regardless of what anyone in this (biased) thread might say. Good luck!


I was deciding between UMN and WUSTL a while back also. I got more money at umn, but decided on wustl for a couple of fairly basic reasons:
1. slightly higher ranking. also note that UMN dropped slightly and WUSTL's score went up... not by much, but why not consider it
2. placement. While people like to knock wustl for not really being a national school, the options for getting a job, at least in the midwest are greater than at UMN
3. location. as mentioned before, its so damn cold up there. I went there on spring break a few years ago and it snowed.. not cool
4. clinics. WUSTL is very strong, i think people overlook this too often
more superficially....
5. campus. WUSTL >>>>>>>>>>>> UMN, no contest
6. lay prestige. Maybe not to the midwest haters, but WUSTL has a great reputation. And if the school is still improving, even better for you down the road.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby Stephanie13 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:11 pm

camstant wrote:For you tennis people... I'd definitely be down. I played all growing up and used to teach lessons, actually, so it would be great to find some people who'd want to hit around sometime

I'd like to learn if anyone is willing to teach me! I used to play a little with my friends in undergrad but I never really learned, "playing" just consisted of people hitting the ball to me and me chasing it half the time.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby romothesavior » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:19 pm

camstant wrote:For you tennis people... I'd definitely be down. I played all growing up and used to teach lessons, actually, so it would be great to find some people who'd want to hit around sometime



Excellent. That is convenient, I'll always have someone to play with. I'll be sure to bring my racket, even though you'll kick my ass. I'll just have to kick your ass in something else.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby La Grind Date » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:21 pm

camstant wrote:For you tennis people... I'd definitely be down. I played all growing up and used to teach lessons, actually, so it would be great to find some people who'd want to hit around sometime


i'm definitely down for tennis! i would love to play a few times a week, if not everyday

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby panadera » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:46 pm

Stephanie13 wrote:
camstant wrote:For you tennis people... I'd definitely be down. I played all growing up and used to teach lessons, actually, so it would be great to find some people who'd want to hit around sometime

I'd like to learn if anyone is willing to teach me! I used to play a little with my friends in undergrad but I never really learned, "playing" just consisted of people hitting the ball to me and me chasing it half the time.


+1
I'm a beginner (and really suck), but I love tennis.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby fl0w » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:52 pm

all this talk about athletic activity.

When are we going to talk about what is REALLY going to be played....

The Beer Olympics.
(hard liquor events available based upon enrollment)

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby romothesavior » Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:46 pm

La Grind Date wrote:
camstant wrote:For you tennis people... I'd definitely be down. I played all growing up and used to teach lessons, actually, so it would be great to find some people who'd want to hit around sometime


i'm definitely down for tennis! i would love to play a few times a week, if not everyday


+1. I know there is a golf club, but I didn't see a tennis club. Maybe we could start one? The courts are right next to A-B Hall.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby romothesavior » Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:48 pm

romothesavior wrote:
La Grind Date wrote:
camstant wrote:For you tennis people... I'd definitely be down. I played all growing up and used to teach lessons, actually, so it would be great to find some people who'd want to hit around sometime


i'm definitely down for tennis! i would love to play a few times a week, if not everyday


+1. I know there is a golf club, but I didn't see a tennis club. Maybe we could start one? The courts are right next to A-B Hall.


Wow this would be a WASP-y thing for me to do. Golf club AND tennis club? Haha... I sound like quite the country club kid. If you need me, I'll be wearing pastel-colored golf shorts and a Ralph Lauren polo with a sweater draped over top to compliment my wicked side part hair-do. And drinking a scotch on the rocks with a big cigar. :D

No but seriously... if we could get enough people, we could do some sort of tennis club.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby J-tow10 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:43 pm

fl0w wrote:
J-tow10 wrote:Where did everyone send their e-mail to about scholly info? Admissions? Fin. Aid?


fin aid will tell you "no money"
admissions will tell you "thanks for your note, we've added it to your file"

I know, I've tried both places.

May I suggest going higher up the ladder?



Well my request didn't work out, which I'm ok with because I wasn't expecting anything. I do, however, feel a bit ashamed now for even asking them :oops: .

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby panadera » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:53 pm

J-tow10 wrote:
fl0w wrote:
J-tow10 wrote:Where did everyone send their e-mail to about scholly info? Admissions? Fin. Aid?


fin aid will tell you "no money"
admissions will tell you "thanks for your note, we've added it to your file"

I know, I've tried both places.

May I suggest going higher up the ladder?



Well my request didn't work out, which I'm ok with because I wasn't expecting anything. I do, however, feel a bit ashamed now for even asking them :oops: .


You had to try right? Sorry it didn't end up working out though.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby fl0w » Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:07 pm

J-tow10 wrote:
fl0w wrote:
J-tow10 wrote:Where did everyone send their e-mail to about scholly info? Admissions? Fin. Aid?


fin aid will tell you "no money"
admissions will tell you "thanks for your note, we've added it to your file"

I know, I've tried both places.

May I suggest going higher up the ladder?



Well my request didn't work out, which I'm ok with because I wasn't expecting anything. I do, however, feel a bit ashamed now for even asking them :oops: .


when did you make that request?
Maybe I'll make one too!

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby vmmf » Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:29 pm

Guys, does anyone intend to bring a Mac to school?

WUSTL's website says that ExamSoft (presumably their exam-taking program) is not compatible with Macs. However, ExamSoft's FAQ on their website says that it is compatible with Mac's new OS, Snow Leopard. Is WUSTL's warning simply outdated, or am I missing something?

Sorry if this has already been answered before.




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