WUSTL 2011 Cycle

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby JenDarby » Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:16 am

harrijust86 wrote:
JenDarby wrote:It's your 171. There is a pretty strong consensus they are out for 168+ first off.


i can understand this as far as actual admissions are concerned, but do they honestly set asside applications for extended periods of time without any other consideration if they dont have the numbers? It seems like most schools look at them all, and then waitlist accordingly. Or am I completely off base in this?

Schools definitely review based on what they want the most. Not to say other people won't be reviewed accepted, but those with the ideal numbers will definitely benefit and wait less, in general.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby simontemplar » Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:01 pm

Of the top 20 schools, are there any that like the LSAT as much as WUSTL? I'm wondering if these LSAT walls (like WUSTL's 168+) are common or out of the ordinary...

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby crit_racer » Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:12 pm

The ones lower than WUSTL (USC, UCLA, UT) LOVE GPA. They are not splitter friendly at all.

My theory is that the LSAT is WUSTLs priority, so they accept a bunch of high LSATs, and then once they can estimate what their LSAT median is going to be (using w/e formula/percentage they have for the proportion of ppl who will actually accept admission offers), they let in higher GPA/lower LSAT ppl making sure to keep their LSAT median where it needs to be.
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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby crossingforHYS » Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:14 pm

I got in with a 165, but I have a 3.9 so you may be right (poster above) that they may just need to bridge the discr. gap

(ironically....I did not get into any of the gpa friendly schools.....)

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby Flips88 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:17 pm

crossingforHYS wrote:I got in with a 165, but I have a 3.9 so you may be right (poster above) that they may just need to bridge the discr. gap

(ironically....I did not get into any of the gpa friendly schools.....)

Are you applying this cycle and you say you've already been accepted to WUSTL with a 3.9/165?

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby crossingforHYS » Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:18 pm

Flips88 wrote:
crossingforHYS wrote:I got in with a 165, but I have a 3.9 so you may be right (poster above) that they may just need to bridge the discr. gap

(ironically....I did not get into any of the gpa friendly schools.....)

Are you applying this cycle and you say you've already been accepted to WUSTL with a 3.9/165?

yes..... I applied in oct.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby thewarflamingo » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:54 am

Complete 11/15, in review 3/4

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby brokenwindows » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:09 pm

Wonder if it's going to take as long to review as it was complete? (11/9) :?

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby BeachandRun23 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:47 am

Been complete for two months now and I havent even been put into review yet. I really hope WUSTL can give me a decision (and possibly let me know if i will receive a scholly) by the end of this month.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby law4vus » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:25 am

BeachandRun23 wrote:Been complete for two months now and I havent even been put into review yet. I really hope WUSTL can give me a decision (and possibly let me know if i will receive a scholly) by the end of this month.


It will be 3 months for me tomorrow. Merrrr

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby simontemplar » Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:40 am

What is WUSTL's/WUSTL Law's reputation in the midwest/east coast? I'm from TX/CA so I'm less familiar with the school...
What specifically puts them in the top 20? What are they "known" for? Thanks

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby Arbiter213 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:49 am

simontemplar wrote:What is WUSTL's/WUSTL Law's reputation in the midwest/east coast? I'm from TX/CA so I'm less familiar with the school...
What specifically puts them in the top 20? What are they "known" for? Thanks

Having a lot of money to give out.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby damage-inc » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:57 pm

simontemplar wrote:What is WUSTL's/WUSTL Law's reputation in the midwest/east coast? I'm from TX/CA so I'm less familiar with the school...
What specifically puts them in the top 20? What are they "known" for? Thanks


I believe the institution itself is most famous for medical? apparently its a beast of a med school. someone else has commented on wustl before as "the harvard of the midwest" as well. Too bad that doesn't translate to harvard-like success in the law employment department

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby kk19131 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:00 pm

damage-inc wrote:
simontemplar wrote:What is WUSTL's/WUSTL Law's reputation in the midwest/east coast? I'm from TX/CA so I'm less familiar with the school...
What specifically puts them in the top 20? What are they "known" for? Thanks


I believe the institution itself is most famous for medical? apparently its a beast of a med school. someone else has commented on wustl before as "the harvard of the midwest" as well. Too bad that doesn't translate to harvard-like success in the law employment department



If Wash U is the Harvard of the Midwest, then Chicago and Northwestern are...? :roll:

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby meepmeep123 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:01 pm

how long have most people been under review before they get a decision?

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby kk19131 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:04 pm

meepmeep123 wrote:how long have most people been under review before they get a decision?


Do you have at or above 168?

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby stratocophic » Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:25 pm

kk19131 wrote:
damage-inc wrote:
simontemplar wrote:What is WUSTL's/WUSTL Law's reputation in the midwest/east coast? I'm from TX/CA so I'm less familiar with the school...
What specifically puts them in the top 20? What are they "known" for? Thanks


I believe the institution itself is most famous for medical? apparently its a beast of a med school. someone else has commented on wustl before as "the harvard of the midwest" as well. Too bad that doesn't translate to harvard-like success in the law employment department



If Wash U is the Harvard of the Midwest, then Chicago and Northwestern are...? :roll:
Yale and Stanford, duh

(i.e. better)

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby soccerfreak » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:33 pm

damage-inc wrote:
simontemplar wrote:What is WUSTL's/WUSTL Law's reputation in the midwest/east coast? I'm from TX/CA so I'm less familiar with the school...
What specifically puts them in the top 20? What are they "known" for? Thanks


I believe the institution itself is most famous for medical? apparently its a beast of a med school. someone else has commented on wustl before as "the harvard of the midwest" as well. Too bad that doesn't translate to harvard-like success in the law employment department

Yes, while their law school is certainly not bad, they are the most selective medical school in the country, and essentially tied with both chicago and northwestern in the undergraduate rankings. The Harvard comparison definitely has more to do with the university as a whole than the law school.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby DorianGray89 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:35 pm

How long does it take to hear back after going under review?

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby PinkCow » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:37 pm

DorianGray89 wrote:How long does it take to hear back after going under review?



Anywhere from 2 days to 4 months.

Just look at previous pages. In fact, just look at this page. Geeeeez.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby jacketman03 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:41 pm

DorianGray89 wrote:How long does it take to hear back after going under review?

The higher your LSAT (read over 168) the quicker.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby kk19131 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:24 pm

WASH U:

I don't need emails about your minority students and trial advocacy program; I need you to respond to my scholarship request. :lol:

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby Hannibal » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:02 pm

kk19131 wrote:WASH U:

I don't need emails about your minority students and trial advocacy program; I need you to respond to my scholarship request. :lol:


Haha, they didn't even give me a form response to mine.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby snichols16 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:02 pm

kk19131 wrote:WASH U:

I don't need emails about your minority students and trial advocacy program; I need you to respond to my scholarship request. :lol:


For real. I mean, I already have money, but I have gotten more emails/flash drives from them than all the other schools I have been admitted to combined.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby simontemplar » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:34 pm

Speaking of Wash U mailings, when do admission packets typically arrive?




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