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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:10 pm
by neonx
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!

Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:36 pm
by Impatient
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.

Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:53 pm
by applepiecrust
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!

Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:56 pm
by Gotti
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.

Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:59 pm
by Ratchet Jackson
Haters are gonna hate.

Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:07 pm
by dddhhh
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.

Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:19 pm
by ecarter22
In at UVA with a 165/4.0 oos RD non URM, so pumped!

Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:23 pm
by rockylo88
ecarter22 wrote:In at UVA with a 165/4.0 oos RD non URM, so pumped!


It's 'cuz you're white.

::facetious::

Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:27 pm
by Kinderby
rockylo88 wrote:It's 'cuz you're white.

::facetious::

Lulz.

Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:41 pm
by socraticmethodman
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.

Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:02 pm
by TOMaHULK
I wanna hear more reaches. :D

Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:04 pm
by subtle
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.

Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:09 pm
by spacepenguin
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.

Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:26 pm
by BEAST_mode
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.

Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:29 pm
by Gotti
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!!!

Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:32 pm
by SupraVln180
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.

Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:34 pm
by Gotti
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

Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:50 pm
by dcwumpus
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!

Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:52 pm
by Gotti
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

Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:11 pm
by cowgirl_bebop
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:

Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:13 pm
by Gotti
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:

Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:14 pm
by cowgirl_bebop
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!

Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:14 pm
by Justathought
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

Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:18 pm
by Flett
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!

Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:19 pm
by Ratchet Jackson
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!