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!