UVA Class of 2014

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby icouldbuyu » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:21 pm

plenipotentiary wrote:
AssumptionRequired wrote:
ThreeYears wrote:IN!

Mr. Faulk told me on the phone that he was surprised to see me this morning when I delivered the contract, because they already made the decision to accept me earlier this week. Now the amazing part: he waived my ED contract so I will be able to compare the potential future financial packages from other schools :roll: :shock: :D

How gracious is that! What a decent gesture!


Wow this is incredible....

Why would any admissions officer do this? I mean it is an amazing gesture, but is of ZERO benefit to the school lol

Congrats!


Well, it benefits the school's reputation. Everyone who read this now knows that UVA is staffed by wonderful human beings.


I was shocked by how nice the UVA adcomms were during my visit. IMO, they are nicest adcomms in the country. You'd expect the exact opposite from how highly UVA is ranked.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby LLB2JD » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:39 pm

Is there a Facebook group?

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby esq » Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:03 pm

LLB2JD wrote:Is there a Facebook group?

http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=148830531800850

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby leidice » Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:05 pm

jawsthegreat wrote:Last year when I mailed mine on a Wednesday, the following monday I sent them an email confirming if the had it. They said they did, then called me on Tuesday informing me of my acceptance.


Hmmm. Ok, thanks. I just now noticed on the status check email they underlined the note saying that they will email us when they receive the form, so I'm a bit hesitant to call, for fear of looking like I don't know how to read haha. I might give them through the weekend just in case. Maybe all that snow up north slowed down the mail service. I KNEW I should have sent it fed-ex!

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby LLB2JD » Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:17 pm

esq wrote:
LLB2JD wrote:Is there a Facebook group?

http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=148830531800850


Thanks

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby Heat » Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:06 pm

I just signed a lease at Jefferson Ridge.

So #42 will be off the Jeffersonian waitlist. Good luck to everyone behind me haha.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby LLB2JD » Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:16 pm

Heat wrote:I just signed a lease at Jefferson Ridge.

So #42 will be off the Jeffersonian waitlist. Good luck to everyone behind me haha.


I feel so late to the game. I don't even know where to start.. Arrrgh

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby texaskk » Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:19 pm

In this afternoon! See you all at ASW?

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby Apple Tree » Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:25 pm

Heat wrote:I just signed a lease at Jefferson Ridge.

So #42 will be off the Jeffersonian waitlist. Good luck to everyone behind me haha.

I just checked out their website. So nice!!

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby Heat » Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:32 pm

Apple Tree wrote:
Heat wrote:I just signed a lease at Jefferson Ridge.

So #42 will be off the Jeffersonian waitlist. Good luck to everyone behind me haha.

I just checked out their website. So nice!!


Yea they were built in 2004 so they are like brand new. The apartments were really nice and the cheapest one bedroom which is what my girlfriend and I ended up going with is 877 square feet compared with a 2 bedroom at Jeffersonian being 795.

After looking around there were pros and cons to each apartment complex and in general they are pretty well documented on the forum. I went down there a week ago just to look at apartments (and show my parents the law school) so I can only give you what I saw on a week off but I'll answer anything I can.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby Apple Tree » Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:36 pm

Heat wrote:
Apple Tree wrote:
Heat wrote:I just signed a lease at Jefferson Ridge.

So #42 will be off the Jeffersonian waitlist. Good luck to everyone behind me haha.

I just checked out their website. So nice!!


Yea they were built in 2004 so they are like brand new. The apartments were really nice and the cheapest one bedroom which is what my girlfriend and I ended up going with is 877 square feet compared with a 2 bedroom at Jeffersonian being 795.

After looking around there were pros and cons to each apartment complex and in general they are pretty well documented on the forum. I went down there a week ago just to look at apartments (and show my parents the law school) so I can only give you what I saw on a week off but I'll answer anything I can.


So it sounds like 1br apt there would totally be enough for two people. Do you know how the drive is from the apartment to school? Is the traffic between bad?

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby Heat » Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:48 pm

I know that with the no traffic we were experiencing it was about an 8 minute drive either on the local roads or the highway route. My assumption is that the highway route is a lot faster once all the students get back. So I'm estimating it at about 12-15 minutes on a normal day.

As far as the one bedroom apartment being big enough it honestly depends on how you live. The 1 BR has a built in desk with shelving above it. It's like a big alcove between the living room and the bedroom. And when I say big I mean its like 6' x 10' from the end of kitchen to the other wall. Obviously part of that has to be left open as a hallway. Originally we were looking for a two bedroom because I wanted a separate study as I prefer to study at home when possible. However, it was really hard to justify it when a lot of the places we saw were not as nice/smaller even if they had walls for the bedroom. We're gonna try to put up shelves and see if we can make it feel a little more secluded. I will say that the kitchen wasn't huge but more then enough for 2 people to cook in, IMO. The living room and bedroom were each gigantic. While the bathroom was larger then most other places we saw it wasn't overly wide (though wide enough - I'm just saying its not like a premium sized bathroom or anything) despite it being fairly long to accommodate everything it has in it.

In short assuming you don't need to barricade yourselves in separately too often I think its easily big enough for any couple. The quality though was what gets you. Since its all so new its extremely impressive especially when you see something like the outside of the Jeffersonian, which looked dated, or the inside of eagles landing - which looked like quintessential undergraduate housing and felt extremely small and dark.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby Apple Tree » Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:51 pm

That's really helpful information. Thank you so much!

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby 005618502 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:22 pm

Heat wrote:I know that with the no traffic we were experiencing it was about an 8 minute drive either on the local roads or the highway route. My assumption is that the highway route is a lot faster once all the students get back. So I'm estimating it at about 12-15 minutes on a normal day.

As far as the one bedroom apartment being big enough it honestly depends on how you live. The 1 BR has a built in desk with shelving above it. It's like a big alcove between the living room and the bedroom. And when I say big I mean its like 6' x 10' from the end of kitchen to the other wall. Obviously part of that has to be left open as a hallway. Originally we were looking for a two bedroom because I wanted a separate study as I prefer to study at home when possible. However, it was really hard to justify it when a lot of the places we saw were not as nice/smaller even if they had walls for the bedroom. We're gonna try to put up shelves and see if we can make it feel a little more secluded. I will say that the kitchen wasn't huge but more then enough for 2 people to cook in, IMO. The living room and bedroom were each gigantic. While the bathroom was larger then most other places we saw it wasn't overly wide (though wide enough - I'm just saying its not like a premium sized bathroom or anything) despite it being fairly long to accommodate everything it has in it.

In short assuming you don't need to barricade yourselves in separately too often I think its easily big enough for any couple. The quality though was what gets you. Since its all so new its extremely impressive especially when you see something like the outside of the Jeffersonian, which looked dated, or the inside of eagles landing - which looked like quintessential undergraduate housing and felt extremely small and dark.


How much was a 1 bed 1 bath? Do they have an option of a 1 bed 1 bath with a den?

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby Heat » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:33 pm

AssumptionRequired wrote:
How much was a 1 bed 1 bath? Do they have an option of a 1 bed 1 bath with a den?


1125 a month and 1350 a month respectively. This includes everything except electricity.
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The 1 BR w/ den had a separate closet for the laundry machine which was nice. They are full size in every apartment though stacked in some and not stacked in others, this means the bathroom with that floor plan is slightly less crowded. It also had a more open kitchen and the study was quite big. I just wasn't willing to shell out another couple thousand dollars after seeing the difference. I could certainly see why people would want to though. The living room was smaller though, to me it seemed significantly smaller but that may just be my opinion.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby albanach » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:37 pm

Apple Tree wrote:That's really helpful information. Thank you so much!


They look nice, and the commute on 64 and 250 should be pretty easy if the more direct route is busy. Still it's expensive, even for Charlottesville and it's not exactly close to anything.

You can get a three bedroom townhouse in nice areas with a similar commute for that price.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby Heat » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:35 pm

albanach wrote:
Apple Tree wrote:That's really helpful information. Thank you so much!


They look nice, and the commute on 64 and 250 should be pretty easy if the more direct route is busy. Still it's expensive, even for Charlottesville and it's not exactly close to anything.

You can get a three bedroom townhouse in nice areas with a similar commute for that price.


I'll agree that its not overly cheap. But looking at it from a perspective of someone who can't make trips (7 hours) to visit private listings many of us have to pick a place that we can't see. As such it makes most sense to go to an apartment complex which at least has reviews and hopefully certain standards.

While I may move out of Jefferson Ridge next year when I can afford to look at private listings, now I'm sorta stuck in a hole. In comparison to the other places I looked - other apartment complexes, for the space, it isn't really as expensive as it might seem.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby LLB2JD » Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:36 am

This might have been asked before, but it very uncomfortable searching since I am typing from a phone in a foreign country. So, when is the Admitted Students Day? I'd love to come to that even though I'll be coming from overseas directly. Thanks

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby Deep Trench » Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:40 am

LLB2JD wrote:This might have been asked before, but it very uncomfortable searching since I am typing from a phone in a foreign country. So, when is the Admitted Students Day? I'd love to come to that even though I'll be coming from overseas directly. Thanks

3/18, 4/1

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby gladiator » Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:49 pm

Deep Trench wrote:
LLB2JD wrote:This might have been asked before, but it very uncomfortable searching since I am typing from a phone in a foreign country. So, when is the Admitted Students Day? I'd love to come to that even though I'll be coming from overseas directly. Thanks

3/18, 4/1


The Invitational is the 4/1 weekend, great weekend to be a UVA Law student (or prospective UVA Law student).

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby 005618502 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:59 pm

Heat wrote:
AssumptionRequired wrote:
How much was a 1 bed 1 bath? Do they have an option of a 1 bed 1 bath with a den?


1125 a month and 1350 a month respectively. This includes everything except electricity.
--LinkRemoved--

The 1 BR w/ den had a separate closet for the laundry machine which was nice. They are full size in every apartment though stacked in some and not stacked in others, this means the bathroom with that floor plan is slightly less crowded. It also had a more open kitchen and the study was quite big. I just wasn't willing to shell out another couple thousand dollars after seeing the difference. I could certainly see why people would want to though. The living room was smaller though, to me it seemed significantly smaller but that may just be my opinion.


Wow thats more then i pay now living Downtown in a city. I am looking more in the area of paying 800 a month if possible.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby albanach » Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:28 pm

AssumptionRequired wrote:
Wow thats more then i pay now living Downtown in a city. I am looking more in the area of paying 800 a month if possible.


There are plenty of affordable places in Charlottesville. http://www.brac.com has apartments, there are usually lots more and often cheaper options available in the local papers and on Craigslist.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby well-hello-there » Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:05 pm

On law school numbers there is only 1 person in the past 3 years who applied ED and has reported any scholarship info. I know that Dean Trujillo has gone on the record to say that ED applicants are treated the same as RD applicants for merit scholarship purposes but I haven't been able to find any proof of this.

There are a number of UVa ED LSN profiles showing 173+ LSAT but no scholarship info.

Does anybody here have personal or anecdotal evidence that they actually do give big scholarships to ED applicants with strong numbers?

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby ClayDavis » Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:09 pm

Has anyone here had any success negotiating for more scholarship money with UVA?

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby arism87 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:09 pm

well-hello-there wrote:On law school numbers there is only 1 person in the past 3 years who applied ED and has reported any scholarship info. I know that Dean Trujillo has gone on the record to say that ED applicants are treated the same as RD applicants for merit scholarship purposes but I haven't been able to find any proof of this.

There are a number of UVa ED LSN profiles showing 173+ LSAT but no scholarship info.

Does anybody here have personal or anecdotal evidence that they actually do give big scholarships to ED applicants with strong numbers?


What GPA do the 173+ applicants have? Too lazy to search it, but I presume the vast majority of EDers don't have strong numbers, no?




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