UW-Madison 2011

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spookyt27
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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby spookyt27 » Sun May 15, 2011 3:58 pm

Hey guys, I need your advice! I'm going to visit Madison next weekend to find an apartment - What proof of salary did you guys use? Is your letter of acceptance enough? I'm asking because I don't have my financial information yet, so I can't provide proof of my loan amounts. Thanks for your help!

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Regionality
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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby Regionality » Sun May 15, 2011 4:46 pm

spookyt27 wrote:Hey guys, I need your advice! I'm going to visit Madison next weekend to find an apartment - What proof of salary did you guys use? Is your letter of acceptance enough? I'm asking because I don't have my financial information yet, so I can't provide proof of my loan amounts. Thanks for your help!


They dont care. They check your credit score and if you're a student they usually trust you. This isn't SF or NY...everyone here is a student.

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby Kaves » Sun May 15, 2011 6:10 pm

Regionality wrote:
Hippononymous wrote:
Panther7 wrote:
Hippononymous wrote:I found a place to the south, between Fish Hatchery and Park. $695/mo for a one-bedroom including heat, water, and parking. It should be about a 15 minute bus ride, which does not bother me at all. I guess I don't really see why everyone wants to live right downtown. I toured a place in the Willy St. neighborhood that I had gotten a couple of recommendations on and it was pure crap for $775/mo. Is there some magical benefit to living downtown that I'm missing?


You can walk home from the bars. When it's 3AM and -10 outside, a short walk is usually preferable. Otherwise you have to 1.) pay for a cab, or 2.) drink more alcohol until the cold goes away.


I'm from Wisconsin. This is no problem.

Or I'll drink at home alone.


Put it this way: There's a reason most people who get apartments far from campus move downtown their 2nd year.

1) Walking home at night from bars blows. Paying for taxis costs money. Cold weather is cold.
2) The buses don't run often/at all on the weekends depending on where you're living. Missing a bus sucks.
3) Quick and easy access to good dining options
4) Forgot something at school? Get on a bus to go back and get it.
5) Did it just snow a crap ton? Expect delays in the buses. Have a final that morning? Wake up 2 hours earlier to make sure you can get to school on time. If you can walk, you're timing is constant.
6) Want an impromptu coffee meeting to study or meet up with that cute someone? Too bad, you have to plan it in advance because the bus isn't coming for an hour.
7) You run in to awesome people all the time walking to/from home/lunch/cafe/studying/school. If you take the bus, you run in to practically no one.
8) Walking home at night from bars blows. (I think I mentioned this one)



This is basically all of the reasons I elected to get an apartment downtown. I dont think I talked to any 2Ls at ASW that dont live in the downtown area, some did their 1L year and then moved downtown. For some people who have not visited its hard to understand till you actually are around the area, I was not set on downtown either prior to visiting but literally everything you will want is RIGHT there, great food great bars great entertainment and school is like 6-8blocks away to top it off.

estrangedstudent
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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby estrangedstudent » Mon May 16, 2011 12:58 pm

Can someone just reiterate when the deadline for accepted students is to confirm their attendance? Isn't it around now?

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metallaura
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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby metallaura » Mon May 16, 2011 3:45 pm

Shanker626 wrote:got in today GPA 3.67 LSAT 154, someone tell me how that happened!?


Congrats! I'm still on the waitlist - 160/3.78 not-so-patiently waiting... but congrats to you! :)

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby Hippononymous » Mon May 16, 2011 4:19 pm

estrangedstudent wrote:Can someone just reiterate when the deadline for accepted students is to confirm their attendance? Isn't it around now?

I think it's rolling at this point. I know it was May 1st for some. Mine was May 13th. So I assume it's based on when you were accepted.

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IamAskier
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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby IamAskier » Mon May 16, 2011 6:56 pm

How are they informing WL candidates of their admission? Email, mail, phone?

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby gens1tb » Mon May 16, 2011 6:58 pm

Mine was just an e-mail that basically said "congratulations you've been admitted to UW:Madison!"

Didn't even mention the wait-list or anything.

kristyk
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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby kristyk » Mon May 16, 2011 11:05 pm

metallaura wrote:
Shanker626 wrote:got in today GPA 3.67 LSAT 154, someone tell me how that happened!?


Congrats! I'm still on the waitlist - 160/3.78 not-so-patiently waiting... but congrats to you! :)


I'm still on the waitlist too -- 160/3.75, out-of-stater -- I sent an LOCI and am also not-so-patiently waiting to hear yay/nay...

Shanker -- what do you think contributed to you getting off the waitlist?

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby estrangedstudent » Tue May 17, 2011 11:26 am

kristyk wrote:
metallaura wrote:
Shanker626 wrote:got in today GPA 3.67 LSAT 154, someone tell me how that happened!?


Congrats! I'm still on the waitlist - 160/3.78 not-so-patiently waiting... but congrats to you! :)


I'm still on the waitlist too -- 160/3.75, out-of-stater -- I sent an LOCI and am also not-so-patiently waiting to hear yay/nay...

Shanker -- what do you think contributed to you getting off the waitlist?


+1. Any advice for people still on the WL?

huttom84
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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby huttom84 » Tue May 17, 2011 1:00 pm

Off the waitlist this morning! 3.78/155 WI resident. WOW!

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EstboundNDwn
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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby EstboundNDwn » Tue May 17, 2011 2:18 pm

huttom84 wrote:Off the waitlist this morning! 3.78/155 WI resident. WOW!


Congrats! Although your GPA crushes mine, and I'm not a WI resident, it's heartening to see someone with a similar LSAT get in off the waitlist.

Shanker626
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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby Shanker626 » Wed May 18, 2011 6:36 am

kristyk: I have no idea what got me in. I'm in state graduating from another UW school.

For everyone else waitlisted: I will not be attending UW Madison I have chosen to go to Marquette so my spot will open up! Good Luck all.

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby kristyk » Wed May 18, 2011 9:35 am

Shanker626 wrote:kristyk: I have no idea what got me in. I'm in state graduating from another UW school.

For everyone else waitlisted: I will not be attending UW Madison I have chosen to go to Marquette so my spot will open up! Good Luck all.


Congrats! Marquette is a good school -- their National Sports Law Institute is really interesting.

Hopefully they decide to go with an out-of-stater on their next pick :)

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby kristyk » Wed May 18, 2011 9:49 am

kristyk wrote:
Shanker626 wrote:kristyk: I have no idea what got me in. I'm in state graduating from another UW school.

For everyone else waitlisted: I will not be attending UW Madison I have chosen to go to Marquette so my spot will open up! Good Luck all.


Congrats! Marquette is a good school -- their National Sports Law Institute is really interesting.

Hopefully they decide to go with an out-of-stater on their next pick :)


Oh, also, meant to ask, once you got off the WL, how long were you given to commit to or withdraw from UW Madison?

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EstboundNDwn
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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby EstboundNDwn » Wed May 18, 2011 11:47 am

Has anyone sent an second LOCI?

OR, any phone calls?

estrangedstudent
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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby estrangedstudent » Wed May 18, 2011 12:27 pm

I was told that 2nd LOCI or more interest e-mails would not be necessary. I believe they are only interested in GPA or LSAT score increases. I did send an updated transcript.

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby EstboundNDwn » Wed May 18, 2011 12:35 pm

estrangedstudent wrote:I was told that 2nd LOCI or more interest e-mails would not be necessary. I believe they are only interested in GPA or LSAT score increases. I did send an updated transcript.


I've heard the same, but now I'm considering a second LOCI telling them I'm willing to go part-time.

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metallaura
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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby metallaura » Wed May 18, 2011 3:09 pm

huttom84 wrote:Off the waitlist this morning! 3.78/155 WI resident. WOW!


Well then I have some hope, I'm 3.78/160 WI resident

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby kristyk » Wed May 18, 2011 3:14 pm

Just got out the waitlist! 160/3.75, out-of-stater

SOOOO pumped right now. :)

Hope others receive some good news today as well.

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby EstboundNDwn » Wed May 18, 2011 4:11 pm

kristyk wrote:Just got out the waitlist! 160/3.75, out-of-stater

SOOOO pumped right now. :)

Hope others receive some good news today as well.


Congrats! Did you receive an e-mail similar to the others?

kristyk
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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby kristyk » Wed May 18, 2011 9:27 pm

EstboundNDwn wrote:
kristyk wrote:Just got out the waitlist! 160/3.75, out-of-stater

SOOOO pumped right now. :)

Hope others receive some good news today as well.


Congrats! Did you receive an e-mail similar to the others?


Yes, said I'd be hearing more in the next few days.

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby Panther7 » Thu May 19, 2011 7:50 am

Regionality wrote:
spookyt27 wrote:Hey guys, I need your advice! I'm going to visit Madison next weekend to find an apartment - What proof of salary did you guys use? Is your letter of acceptance enough? I'm asking because I don't have my financial information yet, so I can't provide proof of my loan amounts. Thanks for your help!


They dont care. They check your credit score and if you're a student they usually trust you. This isn't SF or NY...everyone here is a student.


Actually depends where you live. My current apartment had no issues with my status, but my apartment for next year forced me to find a cosigner despite the financial aid because I had not had 3 years of prior credit history (or reference a landlord I sued, lulz).

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metallaura
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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby metallaura » Thu May 19, 2011 12:22 pm

kristyk wrote:
EstboundNDwn wrote:
kristyk wrote:Just got out the waitlist! 160/3.75, out-of-stater

SOOOO pumped right now. :)

Hope others receive some good news today as well.


Congrats! Did you receive an e-mail similar to the others?


Yes, said I'd be hearing more in the next few days.


Just wondering when you sent your app in and when you were waitlisted. I sent my app in on Jan 11th and was WL on April 4th. I see a few of you here with similar #s getting off the WL so I was just wondering if they're doing it on a rolling basis or what. I'm 160/3.78 WI resident and sent a really good LOCI so I'm becoming nervous/impatient. haha

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby LilyGirl » Thu May 19, 2011 4:22 pm

I am thinking about living in an efficiency because it is $400 a month cheaper. Is that a bad idea? If anyone had ever lived in one or known someone who has please give me some insight.




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