avonbarksdale wrote: DeeCee wrote: avonbarksdale wrote:
East Coast Law wrote:Yea- im in the same boat; Top ten schools thought my app was competitive enough but apparently not enough for UNC to even review it; I have to say id really like to figure out how they evaluate an applicant's competitiveness without reviewimg the file; its obviously not by numbers either as so many of us above both medians have yet to hear.
Regardless, I will trust in the wisdom of the admissions office and hope for an amswer either way soon.
I don't understand either. I have no trust in this "wisdom" though. somehow people with lower numbers received scholarship offers while others were not even reviewed. It does seem that they put a tremendous emphasis on GPA and do not consider where you received your grades, but simply the raw number. And Ethnicity/ URM seems very important to UNC
Do you live in NC? If so you'd know why....I have attended two UNC system schools that have literally had NO diversity whatsoever. Hopefully it will be different at UNC.
Also, I can totally agree with you on the GPA part-- I have a high GPA and low LSAT, and I was reviewed and accepted quickly
This is not to be critical of you, I don't know what schools you are specifically speaking of, but I think its frustrating that UNC and some other schools do not seem to appreciate that a 3.5 GPA from say UNC-CH undergrad is not the same as a 3.5 GPA from UNCW. IMO a 3.5 from UNCA or UNCG should not be given priority over a 3.0 from UNC-CH. Each score needs to be considered in context but UNC treats them as just raw numbers. In my experience most courses have been curved, therefore a particular grade is based on your score relative to your peers. and obviously some schools are more competitive than others. hope i didnt offend anyone with anything im saying
No offense taken and I know exactly what you mean. I have a friend who goes to UNC and she works her ass off for a 3.2 in graphic design/journalism double major. She bartends on weekends, but otherwise has no time for work. I did a science degree at a UNC system school, rolled through with essentially a 4.0, did a bunch of extracurriculars, wrote an honors thesis, and had full-time employment. Now I don't know how great she is at school since I've never had a class with her, but from what I've heard a UNC GPA is not equivalent to many of the other schools.
Still, I think I deserve credit for doing what I did. I was essentially agreeing with you earlier about the GPA, but the schools I have attended have no diversity, and as a student who appreciates diversity and has Cuban roots on my mom's side, I'd like to see a range of faces.