Chicago Class of 2014

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BigRed1988
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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby BigRed1988 » Tue May 24, 2011 9:03 am

It seems like Chicago is taking a lot of people off the waitlist this year compared to other schools (I am one, so not trying to be offensive to anyone here)...Does this mean that more people who were originally accepted are choosing not to attend? Or did Chicago just not overenroll the way some of the other top schools have? And if Chicago is diving into the waitlist pretty hard, think that the change in numbers will have any significant impact on ranking for next year?

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Muenchen » Tue May 24, 2011 9:06 am

BigRed1988 wrote:It seems like Chicago is taking a lot of people off the waitlist this year compared to other schools (I am one, so not trying to be offensive to anyone here)...Does this mean that more people who were originally accepted are choosing not to attend? Or did Chicago just not overenroll the way some of the other top schools have? And if Chicago is diving into the waitlist pretty hard, think that the change in numbers will have any significant impact on ranking for next year?


I don't think we can take the WL activity on TLS as an indication that more or less than usual are choosing to not attend Chicago. Especially given last year's overenrollment, it seems expected that they would utilize a more conservative enrollment strategy and then use the WL. And I doubt anyone could say if or how this will affect rankings.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Ghost » Tue May 24, 2011 10:19 am

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Older Chest » Tue May 24, 2011 11:33 am

BigRed1988 wrote:It seems like Chicago is taking a lot of people off the waitlist this year compared to other schools (I am one, so not trying to be offensive to anyone here)...Does this mean that more people who were originally accepted are choosing not to attend? Or did Chicago just not overenroll the way some of the other top schools have? And if Chicago is diving into the waitlist pretty hard, think that the change in numbers will have any significant impact on ranking for next year?

I read into the situation only insofar as Chicago probably did not want to over-enroll again this year. From an admissions office perspective, I would think that
under-enrolled >>>> over-enrolled at the first deposit deadline.

Edit: Grammar failure

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby JFo » Tue May 24, 2011 11:49 am

Ghost wrote:^Interestingly though, a lot of the rubies seem to have been turned down for HYS.


They should have given them to people who wouldn't turn them down. Like me.

I had a dream last night that Ghost and Dany went off of TLS forever. It was a terrible dream.

I think I need help.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Muenchen » Tue May 24, 2011 11:59 am

JFo wrote:
Ghost wrote:^Interestingly though, a lot of the rubies seem to have been turned down for HYS.


They should have given them to people who wouldn't turn them down. Like me.

I had a dream last night that Ghost and Dany went off of TLS forever. It was a terrible dream.

I think I need help.


Muenchen wrote:Seek help.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby afcanoe » Tue May 24, 2011 12:50 pm

JFo wrote:
Ghost wrote:^Interestingly though, a lot of the rubies seem to have been turned down for HYS.


They should have given them to people who wouldn't turn them down. Like me.

Seriously.

Anecdotally, though, Karla did mention to me at ASW that they "needed" people to turn down rubies. That was before the deposit deadline, but still.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Sentry » Tue May 24, 2011 12:58 pm

afcanoe wrote:
Anecdotally, though, Karla did mention to me at ASW that they "needed" people to turn down rubies.

They're having no problem with that.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Xifeng » Tue May 24, 2011 1:06 pm

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby d34d9823 » Tue May 24, 2011 1:08 pm

Sentry wrote:
afcanoe wrote:
Anecdotally, though, Karla did mention to me at ASW that they "needed" people to turn down rubies.

They're having no problem with that.

Oh snap.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby afcanoe » Tue May 24, 2011 1:11 pm

Sentry wrote:
afcanoe wrote:
Anecdotally, though, Karla did mention to me at ASW that they "needed" people to turn down rubies.

They're having no problem with that.

I know - I just mentioned Karla's comment because it seemed to suggest that they gave out many more rubies than they expected people would accept (as is the case with most full-ride schollies). I guess my point is that we shouldn't worry about UChi's enrollment or ranking based on TLS waitlist acceptances or people choosing HYS over a ruby.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Sentry » Tue May 24, 2011 1:15 pm

afcanoe wrote:
Sentry wrote:
afcanoe wrote:
Anecdotally, though, Karla did mention to me at ASW that they "needed" people to turn down rubies.

They're having no problem with that.

I know - I just mentioned Karla's comment because it seemed to suggest that they gave out many more rubies than they expected people would accept (as is the case with most full-ride schollies). I guess my point is that we shouldn't worry about UChi's enrollment or ranking based on TLS waitlist acceptances or people choosing HYS over a ruby.

We shouldn't worry about the rankings at all because as we all know the worst student at Chicago is better than the best student at HYS.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby d34d9823 » Tue May 24, 2011 1:34 pm

Sentry wrote:We shouldn't worry about the rankings at all because as we all know the worst student at Chicago is better than the best student at HYS.

There is too much going on in this comment.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Calla Lily » Tue May 24, 2011 2:09 pm

afcanoe wrote:
Sentry wrote:
afcanoe wrote:
Anecdotally, though, Karla did mention to me at ASW that they "needed" people to turn down rubies.

They're having no problem with that.

I know - I just mentioned Karla's comment because it seemed to suggest that they gave out many more rubies than they expected people would accept (as is the case with most full-ride schollies). I guess my point is that we shouldn't worry about UChi's enrollment or ranking based on TLS waitlist acceptances or people choosing HYS over a ruby.


Yes, they did give out more than the 20 per year, with the hope of getting around 20 people to accept.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Ghost » Tue May 24, 2011 4:39 pm

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Stoic » Tue May 24, 2011 5:34 pm

Ghost wrote:^Interestingly though, a lot of the rubies seem to have been turned down for HYS.

My friend was one of those who turned it down....if only they would give it to me to replace him.... :( . Heck, if only I had gotten off the wait list.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Muenchen » Tue May 24, 2011 7:14 pm

JFo wrote:I had a dream last night that Ghost and Dany went off of TLS forever. It was a terrible dream.


http://inception.davepedu.com/

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby trudat15 » Tue May 24, 2011 8:39 pm

Older Chest wrote:
bruinrandy wrote:anybody a sf giants or recreational racket ball fan? I know we probably won't have much time to play but it's a good way to exercise and relieve stress


I am down for racquetball (and tennis if anyone is interested). Being from San Diego, I try to be a Padres fan, but I actually enjoy watching the Giants more at this point -- nice to see a team with such solid pitching and defense. Plus, the Padres are not exactly contending for a pennant any time soon.


Sports adulterist.


d34dluk3 wrote:
Sentry wrote:We shouldn't worry about the rankings at all because as we all know the worst student at Chicago is better than the best student at HYS.

There is too much going on in this comment.


I can confirm this to be true. Dean Schill told me so.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby d34d9823 » Tue May 24, 2011 11:32 pm

Ohai.

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Muenchen
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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Muenchen » Tue May 24, 2011 11:35 pm

d34dluk3 wrote:Ohai.

:D

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby alphamoose » Wed May 25, 2011 7:56 am

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby afcanoe » Wed May 25, 2011 11:16 am

alphamoose wrote:http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/23/science/earth/23adaptation.html?_r=2&scp=2&sq=chicago&st=cse

If only this would happen now... :lol:

<--- outing self as a weakling/Floridian

Wow - so interesting! Thanks for sharing. :)

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby d34d9823 » Wed May 25, 2011 11:59 am

alphamoose wrote:http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/23/science/earth/23adaptation.html?_r=2&scp=2&sq=chicago&st=cse

If only this would happen now... :lol:

<--- outing self as a weakling/Floridian

Baton Rouge weather is terrible. San Diego I could get behind.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby bruinrandy » Wed May 25, 2011 2:33 pm

afcanoe wrote:
alphamoose wrote:http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/23/science/earth/23adaptation.html?_r=2&scp=2&sq=chicago&st=cse

If only this would happen now... :lol:

<--- outing self as a weakling/Floridian

Wow - so interesting! Thanks for sharing. :)


This! Thanks op.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby hotthaichick » Wed May 25, 2011 3:25 pm

alphamoose wrote:http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/23/science/earth/23adaptation.html?_r=2&scp=2&sq=chicago&st=cse

If only this would happen now... :lol:

<--- outing self as a weakling/Floridian


Oh wow...the summers in Chicago are already so miserably humid and hot. Every time I'm there during that time, I drink gallons of water and take like four showers a day. I'd much rather be cold and not sweaty.. am I alone in this one?




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