T4 student admitted to WUSTL EA outside top 1/3????

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T4 student admitted to WUSTL EA outside top 1/3????

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:36 pm

I'm at a T4 school in the south. A friend in my class threw out several EA apps for the heck of it after the semester. I am attempting to transfer myself and follow this forum closely, so I told him there was no way he would get in anywhere because he would have to be in at least the top 10%. Well, he just got an acceptance from WUSTL a couple days ago and I was in disbelief. I actually read the acceptance twice to make sure it was correct. He was ranked slightly above the middle of the class. I am in top 10%, and I am regretting not doing the EA. Are my chances still good that they would accept another student from
the same school?? Does this mean I should shoot higher if I end up higher than 10% when this semester is over ? Are there fewer transfer applications this year or something ?

BTW...his acceptance included: 155 LSAT, low UGPA (below 3.0), and ranked in the middle of the law school class. Is it easier to transfer to WUSTL now??

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Re: T4 student admitted to WUSTL EA outside top 1/3????

Postby jbiresq » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:51 pm

Transfers to T1 schools are more of a black box than to T14s. Wash U might have a small class and are looking to fill it up with transfers. If your grades are good I would definitely throw some apps out.

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Re: T4 student admitted to WUSTL EA outside top 1/3????

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:56 pm

How high up should I apply. I figured WUSTL (#19) was out of my league. But now I know I could get in.

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Re: T4 student admitted to WUSTL EA outside top 1/3????

Postby kyle010723 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:08 pm

The general consensus is if you are top 10%, aim at least T14, GULC is extremely transfer friendly.

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Re: T4 student admitted to WUSTL EA outside top 1/3????

Postby jbiresq » Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:30 pm

kyle010723 wrote:The general consensus is if you are top 10%, aim at least T14, GULC is extremely transfer friendly.


Top 10% at a T4 is a long stretch for GULC though I would still apply there and some high T1s.

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Re: T4 student admitted to WUSTL EA outside top 1/3????

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:40 pm

Well I never planned on applying to GUCL bc I thought it would be a waste of app money. But if I do better this semester. I think I may apply. Thanks for the info all !!

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Re: T4 student admitted to WUSTL EA outside top 1/3????

Postby jessuf » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:13 am

I was top 1% at a T3 and was rejected EA from WUSTL. They must be getting desperate.

Edit: There are a lot of top 10%/top 15%ers in T30 schools now, but T14 is WAY more of a stretch.

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Re: T4 student admitted to WUSTL EA outside top 1/3????

Postby pbfoot » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:49 pm

WUSTL sent me an email a couple of days ago inviting me to apply as a transfer after having rejected my initial application last year outright. Must be desperate or something...

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Re: T4 student admitted to WUSTL EA outside top 1/3????

Postby jbiresq » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:00 pm

pbfoot wrote:WUSTL sent me an email a couple of days ago inviting me to apply as a transfer after having rejected my initial application last year outright. Must be desperate or something...


Seriously. Check the Class Profile Stats:

2014: http://law.wustl.edu/admissions/documen ... t-2012.pdf

2015: --LinkRemoved--

40 less students. Even if that's intentional, getting extra $$$ from transfers is appealing.

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Re: T4 student admitted to WUSTL EA outside top 1/3????

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:32 pm

Wow...thanks for the info. Must be easier to get in this cycle. Do you think other schools are doing the same thing as WUSTL this year??

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Re: T4 student admitted to WUSTL EA outside top 1/3????

Postby jbiresq » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:11 am

Anonymous User wrote:Wow...thanks for the info. Must be easier to get in this cycle. Do you think other schools are doing the same thing as WUSTL this year??


Someone at my school, who had no inside info, theorized that as enrollments declined top schools would fill up their classes with transfers. I don't think that will have an effect on a lot of the T14 (there's always enough Top 10% students they can find) but it seems high T1s will be taking full advantage of transfers.




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