WUSTL 2011 Cycle

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby JCougar » Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:30 pm

PrayingforHYS wrote:Finally in review today after 10 1/2 weeks complete. With so-so stats, guess I'll be waiting a few more weeks before a decision, unless they decide they really don't like me.


My guess is that your 3.8 will get you in.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby Verity » Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:41 am

PrayingforHYS wrote:Finally in review today after 10 1/2 weeks complete. With so-so stats, guess I'll be waiting a few more weeks before a decision, unless they decide they really don't like me.


You should probably hear back soon. And you will be accepted, hands down (unless you're a 70-year-old rapist that just got paroled and want to try your hand at a little M&A @ Skadden). LSN will show you some encouraging anecdotes.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby PrayingforHYS » Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:59 pm

JCougar wrote:
PrayingforHYS wrote:Finally in review today after 10 1/2 weeks complete. With so-so stats, guess I'll be waiting a few more weeks before a decision, unless they decide they really don't like me.


My guess is that your 3.8 will get you in.


I've come to find that GPA doesn't matter much. I'd gladly trade .3 GPA points for 2-3 LSAT points, as most people probably would. I guess law schools do the best they can with this flawed system, but ... idk, all seems like a crapshoot to me.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby beaubois » Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:00 pm

Does everyone get the travel stipend?

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby Arbiter213 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:03 pm

PrayingforHYS wrote:
JCougar wrote:
PrayingforHYS wrote:Finally in review today after 10 1/2 weeks complete. With so-so stats, guess I'll be waiting a few more weeks before a decision, unless they decide they really don't like me.


My guess is that your 3.8 will get you in.


I've come to find that GPA doesn't matter much. I'd gladly trade .3 GPA points for 2-3 LSAT points, as most people probably would. I guess law schools do the best they can with this flawed system, but ... idk, all seems like a crapshoot to me.


Hmmm, 3.47, for a 171 vs 3.77 168. I'm not sure which I'd rather have.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby emmbar53 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:56 pm

beaubois wrote:Does everyone get the travel stipend?


I think all accepted students get the stipend.

WUSTL's is the first stipend I got that will actually cover the entire trip.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby JCougar » Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:59 pm

PrayingforHYS wrote:
JCougar wrote:
PrayingforHYS wrote:Finally in review today after 10 1/2 weeks complete. With so-so stats, guess I'll be waiting a few more weeks before a decision, unless they decide they really don't like me.


My guess is that your 3.8 will get you in.


I've come to find that GPA doesn't matter much. I'd gladly trade .3 GPA points for 2-3 LSAT points, as most people probably would. I guess law schools do the best they can with this flawed system, but ... idk, all seems like a crapshoot to me.


GPA doesn't matter much up until a point. And that point is the school's GPA median. Once you are above that median, there's a lot of schools that will want you, especially if your LSAT is at least in the neighborhood.

The difference between a 2.9 and a 3.6 is very small, but the difference between a 3.6 and a 3.8 is fairly substantial. Once schools solidify their LSAT medians, they'll look to bolster their GPA, which is the next logical step. From being through this last year, I can tell you that people with high GPAs and LSATs in the mid-160s did pretty well as the cycle moved on. I don't mean to get your hopes up falsely, but I'm confident that you'll get in somewhere good. GPA does mean something.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby dreakol » Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:25 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
PrayingforHYS wrote:
JCougar wrote:
PrayingforHYS wrote:Finally in review today after 10 1/2 weeks complete. With so-so stats, guess I'll be waiting a few more weeks before a decision, unless they decide they really don't like me.


My guess is that your 3.8 will get you in.


I've come to find that GPA doesn't matter much. I'd gladly trade .3 GPA points for 2-3 LSAT points, as most people probably would. I guess law schools do the best they can with this flawed system, but ... idk, all seems like a crapshoot to me.


Hmmm, 3.47, for a 171 vs 3.77 168. I'm not sure which I'd rather have.


if re taking is out of the question, the 171 for sure.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby Arbiter213 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:27 pm

dreakol wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:
Hmmm, 3.47, for a 171 vs 3.77 168. I'm not sure which I'd rather have.


if re taking is out of the question, the 171 for sure.


I did retake lol. It was a hypothetical.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby PrayingforHYS » Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:37 pm

JCougar wrote:
PrayingforHYS wrote:
JCougar wrote:
PrayingforHYS wrote:Finally in review today after 10 1/2 weeks complete. With so-so stats, guess I'll be waiting a few more weeks before a decision, unless they decide they really don't like me.


My guess is that your 3.8 will get you in.


I've come to find that GPA doesn't matter much. I'd gladly trade .3 GPA points for 2-3 LSAT points, as most people probably would. I guess law schools do the best they can with this flawed system, but ... idk, all seems like a crapshoot to me.


GPA doesn't matter much up until a point. And that point is the school's GPA median. Once you are above that median, there's a lot of schools that will want you, especially if your LSAT is at least in the neighborhood.

The difference between a 2.9 and a 3.6 is very small, but the difference between a 3.6 and a 3.8 is fairly substantial. Once schools solidify their LSAT medians, they'll look to bolster their GPA, which is the next logical step. From being through this last year, I can tell you that people with high GPAs and LSATs in the mid-160s did pretty well as the cycle moved on. I don't mean to get your hopes up falsely, but I'm confident that you'll get in somewhere good. GPA does mean something.


No, no, it's all good -- I knew what you meant. Idk, I guess it's just a little odd when you see 3.4/168 getting money from Emory, getting a full ride to IU etc, and I haven't heard back from either place. I mean, if it takes the school a month longer to get back to me b/c they want to solidify LSAT stuff before GPA, then I guess it's worth it in the end. But even then, schools usually give out those big scholarships in the first batch or two, so I'm still looking at less $, even if accepted.

IU, Emory, UGA, WUSTL -- I like all 4 of those schools a LOT, but will it be worth it if I get accepted a month later with no $ vs. a tier 2 state school with $$$? Not sure.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby soccerfreak » Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:20 pm

Someone from a past cycle, do scholarships after the first batch tend to be smaller? Looks like people with my numbers have gotten full rides or close to it, but I'm worried that my later acceptance could see a substantial decrease.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby BeachandRun23 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:24 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
PrayingforHYS wrote:
JCougar wrote:
PrayingforHYS wrote:My guess is that your 3.8 will get you in.


I've come to find that GPA doesn't matter much. I'd gladly trade .3 GPA points for 2-3 LSAT points, as most people probably would. I guess law schools do the best they can with this flawed system, but ... idk, all seems like a crapshoot to me.


Hmmm, 3.47, for a 171 vs 3.77 168. I'm not sure which I'd rather have.


if re taking is out of the question, the 171 for sure.


This. 3.5/171 probably cracks the T14. 3.77/168 probably doesnt. Three questions on the LSAT outweigh 4 years of work at a substantially higher level.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby pattonthicke » Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:03 pm

soccerfreak wrote:Someone from a past cycle, do scholarships after the first batch tend to be smaller? Looks like people with my numbers have gotten full rides or close to it, but I'm worried that my later acceptance could see a substantial decrease.


According to LSN, there was someone who got accepted in March with a full ride last year.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby NorCalBruin » Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:28 pm

Love the flash drive... nice touch...

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby Bildungsroman » Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:29 pm

NorCalBruin wrote:Love the flash drive... nice touch...

I like it more than the UIUC one because it actually has place to attach a lanyard ot keychain.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby Hannibal » Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:53 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
NorCalBruin wrote:Love the flash drive... nice touch...

I like it more than the UIUC one because it actually has place to attach a lanyard ot keychain.


But dude. The UIUC box.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby romothesavior » Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:56 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
NorCalBruin wrote:Love the flash drive... nice touch...

I like it more than the UIUC one because it actually has place to attach a lanyard ot keychain.

Mine broke so it doesn't go on my keychain anymore. :cry: But I do use it from time to time (including today).

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby Arbiter213 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:05 pm

Hannibal wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:
NorCalBruin wrote:Love the flash drive... nice touch...

I like it more than the UIUC one because it actually has place to attach a lanyard ot keychain.


But dude. The UIUC box.


The UIUC one is also 4 times the size and covered in an aluminium shell. That alone made me give them and their scholly some thought. Not enough thought to make WUSTL not trump them easily, but some.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby FAR262 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:20 pm

Been complete since 12/2...

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby PrayingforHYS » Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:05 am

FAR262 wrote:Been complete since 12/2...


I was right around that date and just went into review, so keep up the faith.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby ht2988 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:55 am

FAR262 wrote:Been complete since 12/2...


Same here - not the greatest numbers, so the longer I wait without a rejection the more grateful I feel :)

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby GoldenLamp » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:09 am

Complete since the first half of November. No changes.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby kk19131 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:16 am

ANY idea when I can expect some scholarship info?

Would it be rude to email and ask...?

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby gbpackerbacker » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:17 am

kk19131 wrote:ANY idea when I can expect some scholarship info?

Would it be rude to email and ask...?



Yes.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby kk19131 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:20 am

What's up with the crazy grading system?




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