UVA Class of 2014

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby nyk3 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:54 am

Does the status checker display whether you're ED or not?

Just got my residency!

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby turkeysub » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:24 pm

Just got in! See you all next fall!!!

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby sherpaorlawschool » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:06 pm

Just got the call from Director Faulk about 15 minutes ago and I am in! I went complete and my ED form was processed Wednesday so not getting a call within a day doesn't necessarily mean you won't get in! My numbers are 171 3.39 non-URM and out-of-state. So excited to to be going to UVA next year! Congrats to everyone else accepted!

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby wildcathighfive » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:08 pm

congrats! keep your fingers crossed for me...haven't heard anything yet.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby sherpaorlawschool » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:11 pm

wildcathighfive wrote:congrats! keep your fingers crossed for me...haven't heard anything yet.


Thanks! I hope you get good news I'll keep an eye out.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby Heat » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:16 pm

I got in today. Super excited. :lol:

EDIT: After reading through the thread. I had a 171/3.6. My ED app was processed early last week and within a day or so Jason Dugas emailed me saying he would like to know when was a good time to call. I was out of the country all week so he called when I got back (AKA today). He was an absolutely great guy and he chatted with me about my resume, etc. In the afternoon he called back to let me know that I had been accepted!

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby pertristis » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:49 pm

I guess since we're all on the topic, I was waitlisted, then accepted/deferred last cycle. I'm thrilled to be going to UVa, and I'm looking forward to meeting you all in a year.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby etlien » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:11 pm

Quick question for all of you. Did your status checker change before you were all accepted? The date on my status checker changed from 9/2 to 9/13, but the status remains 'File Complete, Pending Review/Decision'.

Is UVA one of those schools who change the date just before they release a decision? I am non-ED out of state if that makes a difference.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby tommynobody » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:14 pm

etlien wrote:Quick question for all of you. Did your status checker change before you were all accepted? The date on my status checker changed from 9/2 to 9/13, but the status remains 'File Complete, Pending Review/Decision'.

Is UVA one of those schools who change the date just before they release a decision? I am non-ED out of state if that makes a difference.



Doubtful that you would seeing a non-ED decision this early on in the cycle. But stranger things have happened...

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby sundance95 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:15 pm

Grats to the latest round of acceptances! See you next fall.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby 2014 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:53 am

sherpaorlawschool wrote:Just got the call from Director Faulk about 15 minutes ago and I am in! I went complete and my ED form was processed Wednesday so not getting a call within a day doesn't necessarily mean you won't get in! My numbers are 171 3.39 non-URM and out-of-state. So excited to to be going to UVA next year! Congrats to everyone else accepted!

Wow my numbers are going to end up extremely close to yours. Great to know U.Va is accepting, hopefully they will give me a shot RD :?

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby etlien » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:20 am

tommynobody wrote:
etlien wrote:Quick question for all of you. Did your status checker change before you were all accepted? The date on my status checker changed from 9/2 to 9/13, but the status remains 'File Complete, Pending Review/Decision'.

Is UVA one of those schools who change the date just before they release a decision? I am non-ED out of state if that makes a difference.



Doubtful that you would seeing a non-ED decision this early on in the cycle. But stranger things have happened...


So date change = nothing?

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby 005618502 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:14 pm

2014 wrote:
sherpaorlawschool wrote:Just got the call from Director Faulk about 15 minutes ago and I am in! I went complete and my ED form was processed Wednesday so not getting a call within a day doesn't necessarily mean you won't get in! My numbers are 171 3.39 non-URM and out-of-state. So excited to to be going to UVA next year! Congrats to everyone else accepted!

Wow my numbers are going to end up extremely close to yours. Great to know U.Va is accepting, hopefully they will give me a shot RD :?


171 3.39 is only getting in ED i would say. The GPA is just to low for the +1 lsat score (from their median)

Is there somewhere you are hoping to attend over UVA to hold u back from ED?

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby 2014 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:59 pm

jt1341 wrote:
2014 wrote:
sherpaorlawschool wrote:Just got the call from Director Faulk about 15 minutes ago and I am in! I went complete and my ED form was processed Wednesday so not getting a call within a day doesn't necessarily mean you won't get in! My numbers are 171 3.39 non-URM and out-of-state. So excited to to be going to UVA next year! Congrats to everyone else accepted!

Wow my numbers are going to end up extremely close to yours. Great to know U.Va is accepting, hopefully they will give me a shot RD :?


171 3.39 is only getting in ED i would say. The GPA is just to low for the +1 lsat score (from their median)

Is there somewhere you are hoping to attend over UVA to hold u back from ED?

I don't have an LSAT yet, so that is obviously what is the first hold up. If I kill the LSAT then I would hope for Michigan or Penn which I would then probably attempt to leverage into a scholarship from U.Va or Cornell. Even if I did end up at a 171 with UVA ED clearly my best shot at cracking t10, I don't know if I could pull the trigger. I already have UG debt and haven't accepted the inevitability of paying sticker yet. If I were faced with a UVA acceptance and a substantial scholarship to say Vanderbilt, I don't know which I would choose. I have one more reason too, which I'll pm you.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby beachbum » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:05 pm

2014 wrote:
jt1341 wrote:
2014 wrote:
sherpaorlawschool wrote:Just got the call from Director Faulk about 15 minutes ago and I am in! I went complete and my ED form was processed Wednesday so not getting a call within a day doesn't necessarily mean you won't get in! My numbers are 171 3.39 non-URM and out-of-state. So excited to to be going to UVA next year! Congrats to everyone else accepted!

Wow my numbers are going to end up extremely close to yours. Great to know U.Va is accepting, hopefully they will give me a shot RD :?


171 3.39 is only getting in ED i would say. The GPA is just to low for the +1 lsat score (from their median)

Is there somewhere you are hoping to attend over UVA to hold u back from ED?

I don't have an LSAT yet, so that is obviously what is the first hold up. If I kill the LSAT then I would hope for Michigan or Penn which I would then probably attempt to leverage into a scholarship from U.Va or Cornell. Even if I did end up at a 171 with UVA ED clearly my best shot at cracking t10, I don't know if I could pull the trigger. I already have UG debt and haven't accepted the inevitability of paying sticker yet. If I were faced with a UVA acceptance and a substantial scholarship to say Vanderbilt, I don't know which I would choose. I have one more reason too, which I'll pm you.


Yes, acceptance is the final stage. Counting on that LSAT score can be a dangerous game, but assuming that you get it, you'll be a splitter at most schools. And as best as I can tell, splitters have a decent shot at some good schools (with ED), but are almost always stuck paying sticker. Trust me, I'm in the same boat and I've finally come to terms with it. You can try your odds with RD, but your numbers will make for an unpredictable cycle, and scholarships are far from guaranteed.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby 2014 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:36 pm

At least according to LSN my odds are going to end up as good at UM as they are at UVA with a solid LSAT and it would be nice to have options since they are comparable schools and both are college feeling campuses. I also do like Cornell and believe that with a UVA or UM acceptance in hand, they might throw something in the line of financial aid my way, we will see. If worst comes to worst and my LSAT is not good enough to look at RD, I can make a quick audible and ED then, or waiting a year wouldn't be the end of the world and my parents are on board with me living at home for a year and doing some traveling which wouldn't be the end of the world :p

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby justadude55 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:40 pm

retaking the LSAT october and applying. got a 167 the first time. 3.5 gpa. non-URM. overcame a disability. major disciplinary sanctions for a non-criminal non-illegal behavior with proof of lessons learned.

what LSAT score do i need to feel >50%?

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby 005618502 » Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:12 am

justadude55 wrote:retaking the LSAT october and applying. got a 167 the first time. 3.5 gpa. non-URM. overcame a disability. major disciplinary sanctions for a non-criminal non-illegal behavior with proof of lessons learned.

what LSAT score do i need to feel >50%?


hmmm 171+ but i dont know how they will look at the discipline actions

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby justadude55 » Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:20 am

im fairly certain i'll be at a 171+. i did not really study last time (just took 3-4 practice tests.... didn't really research how important the LSAT was, take a course or do much studying. my 167 was up from a 165 diagnostic. everything i got wrong were largely the inference questions because i did not really understand what they meant so i'd just pick what sounded good. recently, i've been getting all mid 170s so we'll see.)

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby 005618502 » Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:24 am

justadude55 wrote:im fairly certain i'll be at a 171+. i did not really study last time (just took 3-4 practice tests.... didn't really research how important the LSAT was, take a course or do much studying. my 167 was up from a 165 diagnostic. everything i got wrong were largely the inference questions because i did not really understand what they meant so i'd just pick what sounded good. recently, i've been getting all mid 170s so we'll see.)


You mean what do u need as an ED app?

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby justadude55 » Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:26 am

id be applying pre-thanksgiving, but would not want to commit to UVA if I do get that 170+. my top schools that are realistic, because i know columbia combines would be UVA, Cornell and USC.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby sundance95 » Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:27 am

Not to be a dick, but if posters want advice regarding admissions, they'd be better off making a thread in the law school admissions forum. I'm sure many people, including myself, would be happy to assist as much as they can.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby cyxdev17 » Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:58 am

Why is it that on LSN for UVA (http://uva.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/0910/), there's so much yellow? It seems like the only people got in had really high GPA's or low GPA/high LSAT's.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby DMXdawg » Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:13 am

cyxdev17 wrote:Why is it that on LSN for UVA (http://uva.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/0910/), there's so much yellow? It seems like the only people got in had really high GPA's or low GPA/high LSAT's.


Part of the admissions game is to have sweet numbers to report to ABA.
UVA's median is 3.85 and 170, which is pretty insane; of course that doesnt mean the average applicant is 3.85/170.

From I can tell, UVA fills up its class with splitters and then subsidizes the class with good numbers with scholarships to people with numbers above both medians; hence the greens with high GPAs/low(ish)LSATs and high LSATs/low GPAs, but the sea of yellows in the middle.

simple example, a 3-person class:
170 LSAT, 3.2 GPA
170 LSAT, 3.85 GPA (given a 60k scholarship)
160 LSAT, 3.95 GPA

median of the class is 170, 3.85
mean of the class is 167, 3.65ish


Basically, if you have one number above a median/the other below, probably WL/accept, and probably accepted with ED.
If you have both numbers below both medians (i.e. 169, 3.83), probably rejected/WLed-> probably means u should go to Michigan
If you're above both, WL/accepted with scholarship.

There are also considerations like the fact that high LSATs are much rarer than high GPAs, hence the preference, not for just UVAs but for most schools, for high testtakers.
understand?

I really don't want to get into a discussion of UVA admissions in this thread though; want to celebrate with my future classmates here =)

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby cyxdev17 » Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:54 am

DMXdawg wrote:
cyxdev17 wrote:Why is it that on LSN for UVA (http://uva.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/0910/), there's so much yellow? It seems like the only people got in had really high GPA's or low GPA/high LSAT's.


Part of the admissions game is to have sweet numbers to report to ABA.
UVA's median is 3.85 and 170, which is pretty insane; of course that doesnt mean the average applicant is 3.85/170.

From I can tell, UVA fills up its class with splitters and then subsidizes the class with good numbers with scholarships to people with numbers above both medians; hence the greens with high GPAs/low(ish)LSATs and high LSATs/low GPAs, but the sea of yellows in the middle.

simple example, a 3-person class:
170 LSAT, 3.2 GPA
170 LSAT, 3.85 GPA (given a 60k scholarship)
160 LSAT, 3.95 GPA

median of the class is 170, 3.85
mean of the class is 167, 3.65ish


Basically, if you have one number above a median/the other below, probably WL/accept, and probably accepted with ED.
If you have both numbers below both medians (i.e. 169, 3.83), probably rejected/WLed-> probably means u should go to Michigan
If you're above both, WL/accepted with scholarship.

There are also considerations like the fact that high LSATs are much rarer than high GPAs, hence the preference, not for just UVAs but for most schools, for high testtakers.
understand?

I really don't want to get into a discussion of UVA admissions in this thread though; want to celebrate with my future classmates here =)


Cool, thanks! And congrats!!




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