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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby aspire2more » Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:47 pm

I went complete on 2/17 and was accepted today.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby FlanSolo » Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:53 pm

splitmuch wrote:Right now the median (assuming LSN is representative) is 169 (and closer 170 than 168 by a significant amount of scores) so there may be some wiggle room if 168 is the goal. However, thats just using people accepted and I tend to think that alot of the high LSATs might not take the deal. Also the GPA median is like 3.54 which seems low to me on first glance but I don't know the stats.

I wouldn't be too optimistic at 167 if you are a splitter as I think there are 167s who could raise the GPA median waiting as well, but I wish you the best.

NOTE This is ASSUMING 168 is a goal for them.


Assuming that LSN is representative is quite the assumption - I'd bet almost anything it skews high. Anyway, I can't speak for 167, but as a 168/3.1 I got in (notified within 10 days) and was given $$, so I'd have a hard time believing the notion of a 167 getting in is so crazy. That said, WUSTL does love them some stats.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby Tim0thy222 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:01 pm

law4vus wrote:What are everyone's thoughts on whether it will be significantly harder for a 167 splitter to get in compared to last year when nearly everyone on LSN with a 167 was admitted?

It looks like they are really trying to push for that 168 median, but I also heard they did something very similar last year before admitting many of the 167 applicants.


I'm a 167 splitter and having the same thoughts as you, and I'm still fairly optimistic. My reason is that I can't imagine WUSTL would suddenly be able to be more selective than they were last year. Maybe someone else knows this - how competitive is law school admission in general compared to last year? I saw that the number of October LSAT takers went down from last year, so unless there is some influx of applicants from somewhere else (reapplying after last year or something), I would imagine WUSTL is going to eventually accept us 167 splitters, just like they did last year, the year before that, and the year before that.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby FlanSolo » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:03 pm

Tim0thy222 wrote:I'm a 167 splitter and having the same thoughts as you, and I'm still fairly optimistic. My reason is that I can't imagine WUSTL would suddenly be able to be more selective than they were last year. Maybe someone else knows this - how competitive is law school admission in general compared to last year? I saw that the number of October LSAT takers went down from last year, so unless there is some influx of applicants from somewhere else (reapplying after last year or something), I would imagine WUSTL is going to eventually accept us 167 splitters, just like they did last year, the year before that, and the year before that.


ZOMG BUT WUSTL IS TIED FOR #18 NOW!

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby Sandro » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:10 pm

sure the median might be 169 on LSN but how many applicants with 170s and 169s and decent gpas are going to turn down T13 for WUSTL ? im sure a few, but cmon.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby law4vus » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:12 pm

Sandro wrote:sure the median might be 169 on LSN but how many applicants with 170s and 169s and decent gpas are going to turn down T13 for WUSTL ? im sure a few, but cmon.


I love how T13 is a thing now with Texas sneaking into the 14 slot.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby Tim0thy222 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:14 pm

FlanSolo wrote:
Tim0thy222 wrote:I'm a 167 splitter and having the same thoughts as you, and I'm still fairly optimistic. My reason is that I can't imagine WUSTL would suddenly be able to be more selective than they were last year. Maybe someone else knows this - how competitive is law school admission in general compared to last year? I saw that the number of October LSAT takers went down from last year, so unless there is some influx of applicants from somewhere else (reapplying after last year or something), I would imagine WUSTL is going to eventually accept us 167 splitters, just like they did last year, the year before that, and the year before that.


ZOMG BUT WUSTL IS TIED FOR #18 NOW!


I posted how exciting I thought it was that WUSTL is tied for 18 when I found out, and I'm not sure if you're making fun of me, or if that's just a coincidence.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby Sandro » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:15 pm

law4vus wrote:
Sandro wrote:sure the median might be 169 on LSN but how many applicants with 170s and 169s and decent gpas are going to turn down T13 for WUSTL ? im sure a few, but cmon.


I love how T13 is a thing now with Texas sneaking into the 14 slot.


next thing you know Vandy will be T14 :roll:

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby spacepenguin » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:16 pm

law4vus wrote:
Sandro wrote:sure the median might be 169 on LSN but how many applicants with 170s and 169s and decent gpas are going to turn down T13 for WUSTL ? im sure a few, but cmon.


I love how T13 is a thing now with Texas sneaking into the 14 slot.



I think it's more of an anti-Georgetown thing rather than an irrational hate for Texas. Still kind of funny though.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby PrayingforHYS » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:17 pm

What on earth is up with people going UR 3/8 to 3/11, UR 3/11 to 3/14, and UR 3/14 to 3/15?

Is there any speculation on the logical basis of these updates?

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby splitmuch » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:22 pm

Sandro wrote:sure the median might be 169 on LSN but how many applicants with 170s and 169s and decent gpas are going to turn down T13 for WUSTL ? im sure a few, but cmon.



This was my point. People say 168 is their goal, but they are at 169 right now using LSNs (which I agree skews high) and lots of those high LSATs aren't going to go. So if 168 is actually a goal of theirs I don't think they have a lot of room for 167s. That said, I think its probably likely that 168 isn't a goal and a lot of, if not all, 167s will get in. I don't think the number of applicants is there for them to get to 168.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby Sandro » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:35 pm

it all depends on how close WUSTL will come to their 167/168 median.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby FlanSolo » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:36 pm

Tim0thy222 wrote:I posted how exciting I thought it was that WUSTL is tied for 18 when I found out, and I'm not sure if you're making fun of me, or if that's just a coincidence.


Hahaha, I'm sorry -- I didn't see you posted that -- I didn't mean to mock you. As a someone who is probably going to wind up at WUSTL aka splitters paradise I'm glad about it too, even if the NLJ250 is a more meaningful ranking for what I'm hoping to do (which is practice law, not rhyme).

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby ArthurDigbySellers » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:41 pm

beachviolet11 wrote:IR 3/14 to IR 3/15


Same here. These are my only two review dates. Closely spaced too, maybe a decision is imminent...would just like to know.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby sch0123 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:43 pm

ArthurDigbySellers wrote:
beachviolet11 wrote:IR 3/14 to IR 3/15


Same here. These are my only two review dates. Closely spaced too, maybe a decision is imminent...would just like to know.


Same boat as you guys. Hopefully we all get in..

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby FuManChusco » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:46 pm

splitmuch wrote:
Sandro wrote:sure the median might be 169 on LSN but how many applicants with 170s and 169s and decent gpas are going to turn down T13 for WUSTL ? im sure a few, but cmon.



This was my point. People say 168 is their goal, but they are at 169 right now using LSNs (which I agree skews high) and lots of those high LSATs aren't going to go. So if 168 is actually a goal of theirs I don't think they have a lot of room for 167s. That said, I think its probably likely that 168 isn't a goal and a lot of, if not all, 167s will get in. I don't think the number of applicants is there for them to get to 168.


LSN isn't really a way to judge a school's medians, especially when the cycle isn't close to over. it's is more of a way to compare yourself with peers to see where you may or may not get in.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby ArthurDigbySellers » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:48 pm

splitmuch wrote:
law4vus wrote:What are everyone's thoughts on whether it will be significantly harder for a 167 splitter to get in compared to last year when nearly everyone on LSN with a 167 was admitted?

It looks like they are really trying to push for that 168 median, but I also heard they did something very similar last year before admitting many of the 167 applicants.



Right now the median (assuming LSN is representative) is 169 (and closer 170 than 168 by a significant amount of scores) so there may be some wiggle room if 168 is the goal. However, thats just using people accepted and I tend to think that alot of the high LSATs might not take the deal. Also the GPA median is like 3.54 which seems low to me on first glance but I don't know the stats.

I wouldn't be too optimistic at 167 if you are a splitter as I think there are 167s who could raise the GPA median waiting as well, but I wish you the best.

NOTE This is ASSUMING 168 is a goal for them.


I honestly do not think that's a safe assumption.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby ArthurDigbySellers » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:51 pm

sch0123 wrote:
ArthurDigbySellers wrote:
beachviolet11 wrote:IR 3/14 to IR 3/15


Same here. These are my only two review dates. Closely spaced too, maybe a decision is imminent...would just like to know.


Same boat as you guys. Hopefully we all get in..


You guys have been following WUSTL more closely I think. When is WUSTL due for another wave of decisions you think/day of the week it usually happens?

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby ArthurDigbySellers » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:59 pm

law4vus wrote:What are everyone's thoughts on whether it will be significantly harder for a 167 splitter to get in compared to last year when nearly everyone on LSN with a 167 was admitted?

It looks like they are really trying to push for that 168 median, but I also heard they did something very similar last year before admitting many of the 167 applicants.


Given that they just jumped to #18, I think they want to maintain their upward trend. If California really dives into the shitter then maybe USC can be overtaken. It'll be some time before they catch up to where Vandy is, but their movement is impressive. I think the administration is future oriented, and I'm worried they're going to be too numbers-whorish now. I liked WUSTL just as much when it was 19 and 20, but can't blame a school for caring about their ranking...maybe WUSTL will get more respect now? I know it's really under the radar for non-prelaws/students, maybe now the tie with USC will create some good buzz.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby Tim0thy222 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:24 pm

FlanSolo wrote:
Tim0thy222 wrote:I posted how exciting I thought it was that WUSTL is tied for 18 when I found out, and I'm not sure if you're making fun of me, or if that's just a coincidence.


Hahaha, I'm sorry -- I didn't see you posted that -- I didn't mean to mock you. As a someone who is probably going to wind up at WUSTL aka splitters paradise I'm glad about it too, even if the NLJ250 is a more meaningful ranking for what I'm hoping to do (which is practice law, not rhyme).


lol, it's cool. even if you had been mocking me, it would have been deserved. anyway, good luck. sounds like if they start taking the 167 splitters I'll see you there in the fall 8)

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby kk19131 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:33 pm

Has anyone received any kind of update since filling out the financial aid form?

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby bbermud » Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:39 pm

kk19131 wrote:Has anyone received any kind of update since filling out the financial aid form?



is the FAFSA form the only thing that WUSTL requires to render a fin.aid decision?

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby FlanSolo » Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:56 pm

bbermud wrote:is the FAFSA form the only thing that WUSTL requires to render a fin.aid decision?


No, you needed to fill out their financial aid form (it's on the admissions website). I'm pretty sure the "deadline" was March 1, so you might want to get on that.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby ArthurDigbySellers » Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:02 pm

Wait that's for need based right? They'll still consider you for merit if you neglected to fill out that form...?

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby jaydizzle » Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:12 pm

FlanSolo wrote:
bbermud wrote:is the FAFSA form the only thing that WUSTL requires to render a fin.aid decision?


No, you needed to fill out their financial aid form (it's on the admissions website). I'm pretty sure the "deadline" was March 1, so you might want to get on that.


crap, anyone got a link to the form? i thought it was only the fafsa.




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