Full Ride to UIUC, Waitlist at ND...wat?

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tinsleyc1
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Full Ride to UIUC, Waitlist at ND...wat?

Postby tinsleyc1 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:50 am

Got my waitlist letter today...I'm not terribly disappointed because I didn't expect ND to match the amount of money UIUC is offering me, but what the hell, man? Is this just because admissions is a crapshoot, or is Notre Dame pushing to raise their medians this year or something?

I'm 167/3.85, by the way.

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Re: Full Ride to UIUC, Waitlist at ND...wat?

Postby PlugInBaby » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:53 am

Adcomms sometimes don't have any rhyme or reason...both of us are learning the hard way. If you like ND that much more than U of I sending a LOCI certainly wouldn't hurt. Keep in touch but keep it humble and friendly.

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Re: Full Ride to UIUC, Waitlist at ND...wat?

Postby FunkyJD » Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:23 am

If a full ride at UIUC is your fallback option, 'tis only a flesh wound, my friend.

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Re: Full Ride to UIUC, Waitlist at ND...wat?

Postby 09042014 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:26 am

ND can be picky. Did you write a Why ND?

If you don't get T13, UIUC with a fullride is pretty damn good.

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Re: Full Ride to UIUC, Waitlist at ND...wat?

Postby hotdog123 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:28 am

Is it just me, or are religious schools the most wacky when it comes to their admissions standards and practices?

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Re: Full Ride to UIUC, Waitlist at ND...wat?

Postby Cupidity » Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:31 am

ND engages in the most aggressive YP I have ever seen.

WL as well, 166/3.87

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Re: Full Ride to UIUC, Waitlist at ND...wat?

Postby windycity » Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:46 am

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Re: Full Ride to UIUC, Waitlist at ND...wat?

Postby PlugInBaby » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:33 am

windycity wrote:
DonnyMost wrote:Is it just me, or are religious schools the most wacky when it comes to their admissions standards and practices?


I'm thinking so. UIUC gave me 75k, but Loyola-Chicago: WL. ...bizarre.


I think DonnyMost said it best in the Seattle U thread....the Jesuits work in mysterious ways.

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Re: Full Ride to UIUC, Waitlist at ND...wat?

Postby Mickey Quicknumbers » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:37 am

DonnyMost wrote:Is it just me, or are religious schools the most wacky when it comes to their admissions standards and practices?


Not unless you're Liberty, Regent or Pepperdine. I've always thought of Notre Dame as a good school that just happens to have a Catholic background, I could be wrong though?

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Re: Full Ride to UIUC, Waitlist at ND...wat?

Postby PDaddy » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:52 am

adh07d wrote:
DonnyMost wrote:Is it just me, or are religious schools the most wacky when it comes to their admissions standards and practices?


Not unless you're Liberty, Regent or Pepperdine. I've always thought of Notre Dame as a good school that just happens to have a Catholic background, I could be wrong though?


Look at it this way. The religious/faith-based schools really engage in holistic evaluations. If people w/good numbers are getting rejected that's a sign that you can believe the hype. The less predictable admissions is, the more holistic. and with a faith-based school, only the adcom knows what it's looking for in applicants. They have a lingo all their own, and they look for students who speak and understand it. Plus there are only so many seats.

I still say my experiences with the top-20's are the wildest "stuff' yet.

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Re: Full Ride to UIUC, Waitlist at ND...wat?

Postby weis14 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:36 am

Cupidity wrote:ND engages in the most aggressive YP I have ever seen.

WL as well, 166/3.87


I was waitlisted with 164/3.84, decent softs, WhyND, and a vist. Assuming that this was not good enough, and your numbers are YP, who are they taking?

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Re: Full Ride to UIUC, Waitlist at ND...wat?

Postby Veritas » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:42 am

Cupidity wrote:ND engages in the most aggressive YP I have ever seen.

WL as well, 166/3.87

Notre Dame has a small class and lots of applicants. They have the option to be picky.

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Re: Full Ride to UIUC, Waitlist at ND...wat?

Postby im_blue » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:47 am

Veritas wrote:
Cupidity wrote:ND engages in the most aggressive YP I have ever seen.

WL as well, 166/3.87

Notre Dame has a small class and lots of applicants. They have the option to be picky.


If so, then why aren't their medians higher?

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Re: Full Ride to UIUC, Waitlist at ND...wat?

Postby Veritas » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:56 am

im_blue wrote:
Veritas wrote:
Cupidity wrote:ND engages in the most aggressive YP I have ever seen.

WL as well, 166/3.87

Notre Dame has a small class and lots of applicants. They have the option to be picky.


If so, then why aren't their medians higher?

I dunno, cause those people who do get in with high numbers decide to attend higher ranked schools? Looking at their LSN, I think it's hard to say they aggressively YP.




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