I made it into my "REACH"

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neonx
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby neonx » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:10 pm

socraticmethodman wrote:GPA: 3.65, 156
URM: AA male

NAME OF REACH SCHOOL- UVA

Optional Essay: DS, Why UVA

I think my statements and continued interest throughout the cycle helped a lot. I visited the school, sat in on a class, emailed the teacher of the class and let her know that I really enjoyed her teaching method, and thanking her for letting me observe. I had an awesome talk with Mr. Faulk during my visit, which I think went a long way. I had really strong softs for coming straight out of UG. Many will say I only got in because I'm an URM, but honestly, although being an URM helped a lot, I think the work I put into my application helped a great deal as well.

GL to all still waiting.


I am not on the URM hatorade. This is amazing -- and you earned that admissions! Congrats!

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby Impatient » Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:36 pm

neonx wrote:
socraticmethodman wrote:GPA: 3.65, 156
URM: AA male

NAME OF REACH SCHOOL- UVA

Optional Essay: DS, Why UVA

I think my statements and continued interest throughout the cycle helped a lot. I visited the school, sat in on a class, emailed the teacher of the class and let her know that I really enjoyed her teaching method, and thanking her for letting me observe. I had an awesome talk with Mr. Faulk during my visit, which I think went a long way. I had really strong softs for coming straight out of UG. Many will say I only got in because I'm an URM, but honestly, although being an URM helped a lot, I think the work I put into my application helped a great deal as well.

GL to all still waiting.


I am not on the URM hatorade. This is amazing -- and you earned that admissions! Congrats!



Pft. Earned? We all know what got him in.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby applepiecrust » Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:53 pm

Impatient wrote:
neonx wrote:
socraticmethodman wrote:GPA: 3.65, 156
URM: AA male

NAME OF REACH SCHOOL- UVA

Optional Essay: DS, Why UVA

I think my statements and continued interest throughout the cycle helped a lot. I visited the school, sat in on a class, emailed the teacher of the class and let her know that I really enjoyed her teaching method, and thanking her for letting me observe. I had an awesome talk with Mr. Faulk during my visit, which I think went a long way. I had really strong softs for coming straight out of UG. Many will say I only got in because I'm an URM, but honestly, although being an URM helped a lot, I think the work I put into my application helped a great deal as well.

GL to all still waiting.


I am not on the URM hatorade. This is amazing -- and you earned that admissions! Congrats!



Pft. Earned? We all know what got him in.


Stop hating. It was definitely a reach: http://uva.lawschoolnumbers.com/applica ... ,8&type=jd

Being a URM alone doesn't get you in with a sub-160 LSAT score. No URM with a sub-160 score got into UVA last year.
Congrats, socraticmethodman. You really must be an exceptional applicant!

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby Gotti » Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:56 pm

Impatient wrote:
neonx wrote:
socraticmethodman wrote:GPA: 3.65, 156
URM: AA male

NAME OF REACH SCHOOL- UVA

Optional Essay: DS, Why UVA

I think my statements and continued interest throughout the cycle helped a lot. I visited the school, sat in on a class, emailed the teacher of the class and let her know that I really enjoyed her teaching method, and thanking her for letting me observe. I had an awesome talk with Mr. Faulk during my visit, which I think went a long way. I had really strong softs for coming straight out of UG. Many will say I only got in because I'm an URM, but honestly, although being an URM helped a lot, I think the work I put into my application helped a great deal as well.

GL to all still waiting.


I am not on the URM hatorade. This is amazing -- and you earned that admissions! Congrats!



Pft. Earned? We all know what got him in.

STFU. UVA is #10. You think he got in with a 156/3.65 just because he was a URM? You know how many URMs apply to UVA with better numbers and don't get in?

So stop talking shit and bringing other people down when you don't know what the fuck you're talking about.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:59 pm

Haters are gonna hate.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby dddhhh » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:07 pm

socraticmethodman wrote:GPA: 3.65, 156
URM: AA male

NAME OF REACH SCHOOL- UVA

Optional Essay: DS, Why UVA

I think my statements and continued interest throughout the cycle helped a lot. I visited the school, sat in on a class, emailed the teacher of the class and let her know that I really enjoyed her teaching method, and thanking her for letting me observe. I had an awesome talk with Mr. Faulk during my visit, which I think went a long way. I had really strong softs for coming straight out of UG. Many will say I only got in because I'm an URM, but honestly, although being an URM helped a lot, I think the work I put into my application helped a great deal as well.

GL to all still waiting.


Congrats!!!! Don't let the haters bring you down. You belong there just as much as anyone else accepted.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby ecarter22 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:19 pm

In at UVA with a 165/4.0 oos RD non URM, so pumped!

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby rockylo88 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:23 pm

ecarter22 wrote:In at UVA with a 165/4.0 oos RD non URM, so pumped!


It's 'cuz you're white.

::facetious::

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby Kinderby » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:27 pm

rockylo88 wrote:It's 'cuz you're white.

::facetious::

Lulz.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby socraticmethodman » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:41 pm

Thank you everyone! Like I said, I can admit being an URM helped, but I definitely put a lot of work into my application, and will not let people's comments bring me down.

Good Luck to all still waiting to hear back, and I hope good news finds you soon.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby TOMaHULK » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:02 pm

I wanna hear more reaches. :D

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby subtle » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:04 pm

TOMaHULK wrote:I wanna hear more reaches. :D


Me too, but that requires more decisions. Yell at my schools and tell them to accept me.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby spacepenguin » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:09 pm

ecarter22 wrote:In at UVA with a 165/4.0 oos RD non URM, so pumped!



Congrats!! I would give anything to get into UVa and you give me hope.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby BEAST_mode » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:26 pm

GPA: 3.62
LSAT: 160
Non-URM, Non-Ivy UG

Schools: GW(pt), William and Mary, Ohio State

Optional Essays: None

Was personally notified by GW admissions team that they believed my personal statement to be one of the finer essays that they had seen throughout the cycle. I've been published on multiple occasions, and have conducted presentations to state employees. Also, my application was targeted towards labor law with an ultimate goal of representing unions in collective bargaining negotiations. Prior to my application, I had spent two years with my home state's leading public employees union and had been published in a noteable labor relations journal. I may very well have written myself into law school. I do believe the targeted application helped as well.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby Gotti » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:29 pm

BEAST_mode wrote:GPA: 3.62
LSAT: 160
Non-URM, Non-Ivy UG

Schools: GW(pt), William and Mary, Ohio State

Optional Essays: None

Was personally notified by GW admissions team that they believed my personal statement to be one of the finer essays that they had seen throughout the cycle. I've been published on multiple occasions, and have conducted presentations to state employees. Also, my application was targeted towards labor law with an ultimate goal of representing unions in collective bargaining negotiations. Prior to my application, I had spent two years with my home state's leading public employees union and had been published in a noteable labor relations journal. I may very well have written myself into law school. I do believe the targeted application helped as well.


Congrats!!!

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby SupraVln180 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:32 pm

BEAST_mode wrote:GPA: 3.62
LSAT: 160
Non-URM, Non-Ivy UG

Schools: GW(pt), William and Mary, Ohio State

Optional Essays: None

Was personally notified by GW admissions team that they believed my personal statement to be one of the finer essays that they had seen throughout the cycle. I've been published on multiple occasions, and have conducted presentations to state employees. Also, my application was targeted towards labor law with an ultimate goal of representing unions in collective bargaining negotiations. Prior to my application, I had spent two years with my home state's leading public employees union and had been published in a noteable labor relations journal. I may very well have written myself into law school. I do believe the targeted application helped as well.



This is awesome. Congrats. I am hoping to sneak into GW PT as well. I was convinced they'd accept anyone with a 167, and they wouldn't dip below that. Glad to see you proved my theory wrong.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby Gotti » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:34 pm

SupraVln180 wrote:
BEAST_mode wrote:GPA: 3.62
LSAT: 160
Non-URM, Non-Ivy UG

Schools: GW(pt), William and Mary, Ohio State

Optional Essays: None

Was personally notified by GW admissions team that they believed my personal statement to be one of the finer essays that they had seen throughout the cycle. I've been published on multiple occasions, and have conducted presentations to state employees. Also, my application was targeted towards labor law with an ultimate goal of representing unions in collective bargaining negotiations. Prior to my application, I had spent two years with my home state's leading public employees union and had been published in a noteable labor relations journal. I may very well have written myself into law school. I do believe the targeted application helped as well.



This is awesome. Congrats. I am hoping to sneak into GW PT as well. I was convinced they'd accept anyone with a 167, and they wouldn't dip below that. Glad to see you proved my theory wrong.


Dude I just got into GW FT with 164/3.95 and if your LSN is right (barring a terrible application), I'm pretty sure you're in FT and obv PT

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby dcwumpus » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:50 pm

Gotti wrote:Dude I just got into GW FT with 164/3.95 and if your LSN is right (barring a terrible application), I'm pretty sure you're in FT and obv PT


Congratulations!

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby Gotti » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:52 pm

dcwumpus wrote:
Gotti wrote:Dude I just got into GW FT with 164/3.95 and if your LSN is right (barring a terrible application), I'm pretty sure you're in FT and obv PT


Congratulations!

Thank you =)

not much of a reach, more like a target, but i'm soooo happaaayyyy

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:11 pm

GPA: 2.44 , LSAT 167
URM: Y, Black and Hispanic (Honduran)

NAME OF REACH SCHOOL: GW

Optional Essay: N (which is shocking because I SWORE that I sent one in. Oh well!)

Finally, what you think (totally subjective) got you into that school:

Honestly, I think it was my personal statement and the sob story it told. I am the daughter of a Honduran immigrant and a black felon (my father is still in prison and has been since I was 9), but I made it through college and did well on my LSAT. My GPA was low because I was dealing with my own personal health issues and my mothers brain cancer, especially during my first 2 years. I really dont care WHY GW let me in, but they did! LSP had me as a big red DENY, but hell, what do they know :wink:

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby Gotti » Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:13 pm

cowgirl_bebop wrote:GPA: 2.44 , LSAT 167
URM: Y, Black and Hispanic (Honduran)

NAME OF REACH SCHOOL: GW

Optional Essay: N (which is shocking because I SWORE that I sent one in. Oh well!)

Finally, what you think (totally subjective) got you into that school:

Honestly, I think it was my personal statement and the sob story it told. I am the daughter of a Honduran immigrant and a black felon (my father is still in prison and has been since I was 9), but I made it through college and did well on my LSAT. My GPA was low because I was dealing with my own personal health issues and my mothers brain cancer, especially during my first 2 years. I really dont care WHY GW let me in, but they did! LSP had me as a big red DENY, but hell, what do they know :wink:

WOW that's amazing!!! congrats & good job!

See you at ASW? :mrgreen:

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:14 pm

Gotti wrote:
cowgirl_bebop wrote:GPA: 2.44 , LSAT 167
URM: Y, Black and Hispanic (Honduran)

NAME OF REACH SCHOOL: GW

Optional Essay: N (which is shocking because I SWORE that I sent one in. Oh well!)

Finally, what you think (totally subjective) got you into that school:

Honestly, I think it was my personal statement and the sob story it told. I am the daughter of a Honduran immigrant and a black felon (my father is still in prison and has been since I was 9), but I made it through college and did well on my LSAT. My GPA was low because I was dealing with my own personal health issues and my mothers brain cancer, especially during my first 2 years. I really dont care WHY GW let me in, but they did! LSP had me as a big red DENY, but hell, what do they know :wink:

WOW that's amazing!!! congrats & good job!

See you at ASW? :mrgreen:


I will definitely be there. I go to school in DC (Howard) so it just a metro ride away!

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby Justathought » Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:14 pm

cowgirl_bebop wrote:GPA: 2.44 , LSAT 167
URM: Y, Black and Hispanic (Honduran)

NAME OF REACH SCHOOL: GW

Optional Essay: N (which is shocking because I SWORE that I sent one in. Oh well!)

Finally, what you think (totally subjective) got you into that school:

Honestly, I think it was my personal statement and the sob story it told. I am the daughter of a Honduran immigrant and a black felon (my father is still in prison and has been since I was 9), but I made it through college and did well on my LSAT. My GPA was low because I was dealing with my own personal health issues and my mothers brain cancer, especially during my first 2 years. I really dont care WHY GW let me in, but they did! LSP had me as a big red DENY, but hell, what do they know :wink:


That is a huge score! Congrats. I have similar, albeit, slightly worse numbers. URM too (Puerto Rican), you make me wish I had applied. I'm totally jealous. Congratulations! :D

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby Flett » Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:18 pm

cowgirl_bebop wrote:GPA: 2.44 , LSAT 167
URM: Y, Black and Hispanic (Honduran)

NAME OF REACH SCHOOL: GW

Optional Essay: N (which is shocking because I SWORE that I sent one in. Oh well!)

Finally, what you think (totally subjective) got you into that school:

Honestly, I think it was my personal statement and the sob story it told. I am the daughter of a Honduran immigrant and a black felon (my father is still in prison and has been since I was 9), but I made it through college and did well on my LSAT. My GPA was low because I was dealing with my own personal health issues and my mothers brain cancer, especially during my first 2 years. I really dont care WHY GW let me in, but they did! LSP had me as a big red DENY, but hell, what do they know :wink:


Major congrats!

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:19 pm

cowgirl_bebop wrote:GPA: 2.44 , LSAT 167
URM: Y, Black and Hispanic (Honduran)

NAME OF REACH SCHOOL: GW

Optional Essay: N (which is shocking because I SWORE that I sent one in. Oh well!)

Finally, what you think (totally subjective) got you into that school:

Honestly, I think it was my personal statement and the sob story it told. I am the daughter of a Honduran immigrant and a black felon (my father is still in prison and has been since I was 9), but I made it through college and did well on my LSAT. My GPA was low because I was dealing with my own personal health issues and my mothers brain cancer, especially during my first 2 years. I really dont care WHY GW let me in, but they did! LSP had me as a big red DENY, but hell, what do they know :wink:


Very humbling story. You deserve this one. Congrats!




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