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D Brooks
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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby D Brooks » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:24 am

So if you get medians grades, after all that studying and subsequent wait, what is the appropriate reaction?

/self?

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby Kohinoor » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:26 am

D Brooks wrote:So if you get medians grades, after all that studying and subsequent wait, what is the appropriate reaction?

/self?

I'm surprised so many are still alive. The median GPA is like a 3.7? Median LSAT a 168? Must be hard on those summas to be told for the first time ever that they're not special.

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby flyingpanda » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:45 am

I think Jeffersonian is probably out at this point. The waitlist has gotta be like 100+, unless you find someone who applied for a double and is looking for a roommate.

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby Stringer Bell » Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:50 am

Kohinoor wrote:
D Brooks wrote:So if you get medians grades, after all that studying and subsequent wait, what is the appropriate reaction?

/self?

I'm surprised so many are still alive. The median GPA is like a 3.7? Median LSAT a 168? Must be hard on those summas to be told for the first time ever that they're not special.


3.85 and 171 for c/o 2012.

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby slider » Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:53 am

Stringer Bell wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:
D Brooks wrote:So if you get medians grades, after all that studying and subsequent wait, what is the appropriate reaction?

/self?

I'm surprised so many are still alive. The median GPA is like a 3.7? Median LSAT a 168? Must be hard on those summas to be told for the first time ever that they're not special.


3.85 and 171 for c/o 2012.


I imagine it may even be higher for c/o 2013 with the changes in the admissions process this year.

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby dgouzoul » Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:59 am

HYS CCV

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby vanwinkle » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:11 pm

Stringer Bell wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:
D Brooks wrote:So if you get medians grades, after all that studying and subsequent wait, what is the appropriate reaction?

/self?

I'm surprised so many are still alive. The median GPA is like a 3.7? Median LSAT a 168? Must be hard on those summas to be told for the first time ever that they're not special.

3.85 and 171 for c/o 2012.

Actually it's 3.85/170. I think C/O 2013 will be the first with a 171 median. :wink:

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby jawsthegreat » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:18 pm

vanwinkle wrote:
Stringer Bell wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:
D Brooks wrote:So if you get medians grades, after all that studying and subsequent wait, what is the appropriate reaction?

/self?

I'm surprised so many are still alive. The median GPA is like a 3.7? Median LSAT a 168? Must be hard on those summas to be told for the first time ever that they're not special.

3.85 and 171 for c/o 2012.

Actually it's 3.85/170. I think C/O 2013 will be the first with a 171 median. :wink:


Eh, I'm not so sure, I was a big believer that it would be, but they have taken a lot of below 171 ED people. So I guess we will see.

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby dgouzoul » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:37 pm

is UVA going for a smaller class size this year too?

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby RVP11 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:40 pm

dgouzoul wrote:is UVA going for a smaller class size this year too?


I don't think so. Should be between 360 and 370, I'm guessing.

Good news for fall OGI is that the transfer classes have been shrinking.

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby vanwinkle » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:47 pm

dgouzoul wrote:is UVA going for a smaller class size this year too?

They're aiming for about 355, and that's something I heard directly from the mouth of an adcomm. Not significantly smaller than before. Also they supposedly aimed for about 355 last year and ended up with 368 due to higher-than-expected matriculation rate. They're trying to take additional measures this year to make sure that doesn't happen again.

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby YCrevolution » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:35 pm

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby vanwinkle » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:46 pm

YCrevolution wrote:On a somewhat unrelated note, I've heard that UVA is going to become a direct lender for federal student loans starting next school year. That should mean a lower Grad Plus interest rate.

If true this will be a godsend, it'll save us all thousands of dollars in interest (though sadly this year's loans are locked in at 8.5% FOREVER. :evil: )

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby oneforship » Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:29 pm

Know anything about the Cedars Ct. Condos?

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby oneforship » Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:33 pm

YCrevolution wrote:
oneforship wrote:Know anything about the Cedars Ct. Condos?

I don't know anyone who lives there, which is odd since it's fairly close to the law school.


Yeah, I just found a listing for them online, looks kind of small (an efficiency) but I would guess they have other size places.

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby dgouzoul » Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:54 pm

i'll be in charlottesville tomorrow night for a swim meet and will be binge drinking.

any good hole-in-the-wall 2am eateries i should know about?

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby D Brooks » Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:55 pm

dgouzoul wrote:any good hole-in-the-wall 2am eateries i should know about?

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby Kohinoor » Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:01 pm

dgouzoul wrote:i'll be in charlottesville tomorrow night for a swim meet and will be binge drinking.

any good hole-in-the-wall 2am eateries i should know about?

college inn for good food or christians for pizza that drunk people consider ambrosia.

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby Stringer Bell » Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:20 pm

I know all the 1L's ITT live on Arlington, but does anyone here know of some specific complex names where some other students live? Navigating real estate sites is intentionally tricky because they want you to make direct contact with them and I am not ready for that just yet.

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby oneforship » Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:35 pm

YCrevolution wrote:
Stringer Bell wrote:I know all the 1L's ITT live on Arlington, but does anyone here know of some specific complex names where some other students live? Navigating real estate sites is intentionally tricky because they want you to make direct contact with them and I am not ready for that just yet.

Ivy Gardens
Jefferson Ridge
Eagles Landing
The Woodlands
Barracks West (not recommended)

Woodward Properties manages a number of complexes in C'ville: --LinkRemoved--


YC, I know you mentioned some students had problems with management at Barracks West, can you explain that a bit? Were they significant problems, or more of annoyance type problems?

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby Stringer Bell » Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:02 pm

YCrevolution wrote:
Stringer Bell wrote:I know all the 1L's ITT live on Arlington, but does anyone here know of some specific complex names where some other students live? Navigating real estate sites is intentionally tricky because they want you to make direct contact with them and I am not ready for that just yet.

Ivy Gardens
Jefferson Ridge
Eagles Landing
The Woodlands
Barracks West (not recommended)

Woodward Properties manages a number of complexes in C'ville: --LinkRemoved--


Thanks YC. A strange phenomenon that I have noticed is that alot of these places (Eagle's Landing for instance) list total rent for the 1 and 2 bedroom units (roughly $850 and $1050), but they list the 3 and 4 bedroom prices as what it would cost for each person to live there ($400-$500). Doesn't this seem strange? I understand the thought behind marketing it with a lower sticker cost by showing each tennant's share, but why don't these places do that with the 2 bedroom units?

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby vanwinkle » Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:08 pm

Stringer Bell wrote:
YCrevolution wrote:
Stringer Bell wrote:I know all the 1L's ITT live on Arlington, but does anyone here know of some specific complex names where some other students live? Navigating real estate sites is intentionally tricky because they want you to make direct contact with them and I am not ready for that just yet.

Ivy Gardens
Jefferson Ridge
Eagles Landing
The Woodlands
Barracks West (not recommended)

Woodward Properties manages a number of complexes in C'ville: --LinkRemoved--


Thanks YC. A strange phenomenon that I have noticed is that alot of these places (Eagle's Landing for instance) list total rent for the 1 and 2 bedroom units (roughly $850 and $1050), but they list the 3 and 4 bedroom prices as what it would cost for each person to live there ($400-$500). Doesn't this seem strange? I understand the thought behind marketing it with a lower sticker cost by showing each tennant's share, but why don't these places do that with the 2 bedroom units?

Those places typically are renting you a "private bedroom/bathroom" in a 4-bedroom suite with one shared kitchen/living room area. You can either find 3 other people and arrange to share a room, or rent one by yourself and share the common space with three total strangers. They give you a per-person rate because you can rent per-person and let them do the roommate arrangements if you don't care.




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