jgrin wrote: b.gump81 wrote:
jgrin wrote:Dude, everyone in Texas knows that Lubbock SUCKS. Stop trying to make it sound like its not bad. If TT wasn't in Lubbock, then a significantly greater amount of people would go there. I applied there just because I got a fee waiver and sent my app in late. It was never a real option, but i chose to apply because it was free. You are just pissed because you had to spend 4 horrid years there. Get over it
haha jeez buddy. no need to get upset. and I'm not pissed in any way, shape, or form. I loved my time here in Lubbock, and there is no need for you to get all butt hurt when people call you out on why you are advocating for a certain school over another. I'll say it again. QOL is subjective. You can scream all you want about how much you hate lubbock, but you can not speak for everyone that applies to Tech or the 30,000 students that come here year after year. End of story.
jgrin wrote:+1. This guy is a joke if he can actually use Lubbock and a positive word in the same sentence. I am sick of this dude.
I think it's a joke you think this is some sort of propaganda program trying to convince prospective students to move to Lubbock. I'm not some adcom or employee of Tech. I'm just a student, and I couldn't care less if other people like Lubbock. I just want people to know that the majority of students that come here actually like the city. I'm not saying they never want to leave, just that it is not nearly as bad as people like you make it out to be. I didn't come here for the city of Lubbock, I came for the school. And the city eventually grew on me. And I'm sorry you got so offended when I brought up that you didn't get into Tech, but you need to calm down.
I am gonna say this, and I mean it to be quite offensive. Most people that go to Tech go there because it is [strike]there[/strike] their
backup and because they didn't get into Texas or ATM. So most people go there not because of preference, but because of lack of options. This is probably the case for you.
First of all, I did get into A&M and UT, as well as TCU and UH. I also know several people that turned down ivy league educations to enroll in Tech's Honor College, which before this whole tier 1 fiasco was one of the best honors college programs in the nation.
Secondly, with this being in a law school forum, you of all people should know that UG has really no significant impact on law school admissions, as long as you have a high GPA and lsat.
Which brings me to my third point. According to your LSN account, I have a higher GPA, LSAT score, got into higher ranked schools, and got more scholarship money at the schools where we were both accepted. Now, what did the "prestige" of going to UT undergrad do for you? UT undergrad provides a great education, and I love Austin, but who in this forum really cares who wanted to go to which UG and why people went to Tech UG? The relevant point is that they (30,000 each year) went and most grew to like Lubbock.
Finally, I apologize for my part in this thread going so off topic. But to try and bring it a little back to the OP.
longhornmarine wrote:Anyone on waitlist at Tech holding a spot, or get accepted off of a waitlist?
My girlfriend was accepted off the waitlist at the beginning of April. I think a couple of things helped her. First, she wrote a LOCI describing how she would be a good fit for the school and what she had done since she last applied (community service, internship in Appeals Court for Chief Justice, participated in Tech BoB mock trials, etc). She also had the benefit of getting a lot of face time, as I was already accepted and she was able to be my guest to the Scholarship Day event and ASD. Now I know you may not have this same situation, but you can still get face time. Schedule a tour and sit in on a class, if you have not already done so. Call and schedule an interview (my girlfriend had one, but I am not sure if they only do one round or if they are still doing them). She also got an additional LOR (from the Chief Justice who was an alum). Hope this helps, and feel free to PM me if you have any other questions.