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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby bhan87 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:18 pm

123kl wrote:Got 15k, 5k a year. Not enough to sway me from Harvard



Ha Harvard will probably match that and more through need based grants

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby somewhere » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:41 pm

Is it ordinary to get updates on Saturdays?

I was complete 1/7 (a Friday)
First UR 2/5 (a Saturday)
Second UR 2/19 (a Saturday).

I'm in for one more update, right? Anything I can infer from these dates apart from that?

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby Non-Chalant1 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:06 pm

eskimo wrote:Got my offer yesterday after two hours of freaking out (will tell the story later but right now I'm at the beach!) and it's DEFINITELY Chicago for me! :D :D :D

I'm kind of weird about debt - I think it's really personal to know how much I'll be taking out in loans - so I won't be sharing the exact amount of my scholarship here or via PM, just as a heads up. <3 y'all and congrats to the others who were as pleased as I was!!

Why's that? We don't know who you are in real life LOL. I hear you though. Congrats, have fun out there (as much as possible...I know it's your 1st choice)...sorry I can't be out there with you guys..I guess the East Coast was where I was destined to be all along.

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby rundoxierun » Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:11 pm

123kl wrote:Got 15k, 5k a year. Not enough to sway me from Harvard


Lol. That is somewhat ridiculous. 5k is just a throw in, I dont think thats enough to convince anyone of anything.

Im going to try to convince Chicago to give me more money. I mean, whats 30 more thousand amongst friends?

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby trudat15 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:27 am

tkgrrett wrote:
123kl wrote:Got 15k, 5k a year. Not enough to sway me from Harvard


Lol. That is somewhat ridiculous. 5k is just a throw in, I dont think thats enough to convince anyone of anything.

Im going to try to convince Chicago to give me more money. I mean, whats 30 more thousand amongst friends?


Good luck. You might want to wait until your h grant comes in, and you'll have a concrete number to point to from h, esp if it ends up being 90k or more. Can't imagine they wouldn't throw some more your way considering you're showing this much interest in attending over h at the right price.

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby gbpackerbacker » Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:34 am

Also posted in c/o 2014 thread:



I am going to visit tomorrow and I am only going to be in chitown under 24 hours. I am staying staying at the hilton downtown. What should i see with my one free afternoon? where should i eat?

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby chasgoose » Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:22 am

somewhere wrote:Is it ordinary to get updates on Saturdays?

I was complete 1/7 (a Friday)
First UR 2/5 (a Saturday)
Second UR 2/19 (a Saturday).

I'm in for one more update, right? Anything I can infer from these dates apart from that?


Also second UR on 2/19, I think it happens sometimes at schools. Don't know if you can infer anything from it...for example, my UR date at UVA was updated on a Sunday 2 weeks ago and I haven't heard anything from them. I would just infer that it means that you are probably in line for a decision whenever the next bunch of them come out.

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby Ghost » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:32 am

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby niederbomb » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:19 pm

So do they review applications into March, or just through the end of February?

I went complete on January 19, still no updates. However, other schools (e.g. Penn, Duke) that went complete about the same time have already issued decisions or at least started review. Went UCR at NYU on 02 February and Stanford 18 February. Is U of C really slow?

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby Ghost » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:26 pm

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby niederbomb » Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:56 am

Kili wrote:
niederbomb wrote:So do they review applications into March, or just through the end of February?

I went complete on January 19, still no updates. However, other schools (e.g. Penn, Duke) that went complete about the same time have already issued decisions or at least started review. Went UCR at NYU on 02 February and Stanford 18 February. Is U of C really slow?


It took me a month from complete to go UR. And then a month from UR to a decision. Last batch might have been faster? Sit tight, I'm sure you'll do well.


I'm just nervous because U of C is my first choice, barring an upset at Stanford (above medians, but still...long shot). I'm ecstatic about getting Penn this late, but I'm not sure it will get me where I want to go...If I don't get in at U of C, I'm thinking about waiting a cycle and EDing next year.

I want to be near family but not in my home state (too small, rural), so I can't really prove a connection to Chicago, but I really want to work there.

Explaining to my non-college educated parents why I turned down Ivy League U Penn for a state school like Michigan is not something I want to have to do.

What do you guys think about an unsolicited "Why U of C" essay?

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby chasgoose » Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:01 am

niederbomb wrote:
Kili wrote:
niederbomb wrote:So do they review applications into March, or just through the end of February?

I went complete on January 19, still no updates. However, other schools (e.g. Penn, Duke) that went complete about the same time have already issued decisions or at least started review. Went UCR at NYU on 02 February and Stanford 18 February. Is U of C really slow?


It took me a month from complete to go UR. And then a month from UR to a decision. Last batch might have been faster? Sit tight, I'm sure you'll do well.


I'm just nervous because U of C is my first choice, barring an upset at Stanford (above medians, but still...long shot). I'm ecstatic about getting Penn this late, but I'm not sure it will get me where I want to go...If I don't get in at U of C, I'm thinking about waiting a cycle and EDing next year.

What do you guys think about an unsolicited "Why U of C" essay?


I wouldn't just yet. If I recall they were one of the most specific about not sending other things after you go complete. Also, they have seemed to be pretty good about staying in order. I went complete a week before you and went UR on 2/9, but there were probably a lot of people who applied around the same time as I did as I applied right after the December LSAT's came out so there was a bubble before you that they had to get through.

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby ktg808 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:24 am

niederbomb wrote:
Kili wrote:
niederbomb wrote:So do they review applications into March, or just through the end of February?

I went complete on January 19, still no updates. However, other schools (e.g. Penn, Duke) that went complete about the same time have already issued decisions or at least started review. Went UCR at NYU on 02 February and Stanford 18 February. Is U of C really slow?


It took me a month from complete to go UR. And then a month from UR to a decision. Last batch might have been faster? Sit tight, I'm sure you'll do well.


I'm just nervous because U of C is my first choice, barring an upset at Stanford (above medians, but still...long shot). I'm ecstatic about getting Penn this late, but I'm not sure it will get me where I want to go...If I don't get in at U of C, I'm thinking about waiting a cycle and EDing next year.

I want to be near family but not in my home state (too small, rural), so I can't really prove a connection to Chicago, but I really want to work there.

Explaining to my non-college educated parents why I turned down Ivy League U Penn for a state school like Michigan is not something I want to have to do.

What do you guys think about an unsolicited "Why U of C" essay?



Haha, it seems like the only schools my parents know about are the Ivies too.

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby Ghost » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:24 am

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby WarioLaw » Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:40 pm

Kili wrote:Hate to be the bearer of bad news but they won't accept it. The instructions say after the app is submitted no more additional information will be accepted until a decision is made. Hopefully you won't get waitlisted, but that is one of the essays they recommend at that point.


QFT. I tried to submit an addendum about the large discrepancy in my LSAT scores and got shot down. Good news is they ended up accepting me without it!

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby Muenchen » Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:29 pm

Kili wrote:
niederbomb wrote:
Kili wrote:
niederbomb wrote:So do they review applications into March, or just through the end of February?

I went complete on January 19, still no updates. However, other schools (e.g. Penn, Duke) that went complete about the same time have already issued decisions or at least started review. Went UCR at NYU on 02 February and Stanford 18 February. Is U of C really slow?


It took me a month from complete to go UR. And then a month from UR to a decision. Last batch might have been faster? Sit tight, I'm sure you'll do well.


I'm just nervous because U of C is my first choice, barring an upset at Stanford (above medians, but still...long shot). I'm ecstatic about getting Penn this late, but I'm not sure it will get me where I want to go...If I don't get in at U of C, I'm thinking about waiting a cycle and EDing next year.

I want to be near family but not in my home state (too small, rural), so I can't really prove a connection to Chicago, but I really want to work there.

Explaining to my non-college educated parents why I turned down Ivy League U Penn for a state school like Michigan is not something I want to have to do.

What do you guys think about an unsolicited "Why U of C" essay?


Hate to be the bearer of bad news but they won't accept it. The instructions say after the app is submitted no more additional information will be accepted until a decision is made. Hopefully you won't get waitlisted, but that is one of the essays they recommend at that point.


QFlies He actually loves it.

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby Ghost » Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:49 pm

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby canes » Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:56 pm

Not that I'm expecting anything, but how many of you guys getting scholarship info were accepted in the 2/10 batch? If I haven't heard anything yet, is sticker inevitable?

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby eaa1537 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:17 pm

canes wrote:Not that I'm expecting anything, but how many of you guys getting scholarship info were accepted in the 2/10 batch? If I haven't heard anything yet, is sticker inevitable?

I'm pretty sure they all were in the first batch- not 2/10? Someone correct me if I'm wrong, cause if I'm wrong I will be :(

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby Dany » Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:25 pm

Kili wrote: :twisted:

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby WarioLaw » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:36 pm

eaa1537 wrote:
canes wrote:Not that I'm expecting anything, but how many of you guys getting scholarship info were accepted in the 2/10 batch? If I haven't heard anything yet, is sticker inevitable?

I'm pretty sure they all were in the first batch- not 2/10? Someone correct me if I'm wrong, cause if I'm wrong I will be :(


I would love to correct you, but you are not wrong.

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby The Stig » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:48 pm

I posted this in the ITT We post pics of law schools, but I figure you guys might appreciate these...

I visited for the Day in the Life program last Friday, and took these pictures! I also have a bunch from the main campus that I can upload if you guys want.

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby tgir » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:13 am

Awesome pictures, Stig! Thanks!

What sort of impressions of the school and student body did you get?

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby BlakcMajikc » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:47 am

tag

Haven't heard from Chicago or NU and wanted a Chicago option
UR Since 2/8

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby almightypush » Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:39 pm

just withdrew my offer of admission. hopefully that will help someone still waiting. best of luck!




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