WUSTL 2011 Cycle

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby ec2xs » Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:41 pm

soccerfreak wrote:are schollies determined based solely on lsat/gpa or do other factors come into play?


Mostly the former. WUSTL is fairly by-the-numbers, but they might award more money late in the cycle once people start withdrawing (freeing up funds). If that happens, than I imagine other factors will come in to play.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby bdubs » Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:42 pm

ihp12 wrote:General question - Is WUSTL considered prestigous and/or well known where any of you are from?

I'm in Houston, and of the people I've told about WUSTL, maybe 1 in 10 has even heard of it, even though both the University and law school are ranked very high.


In DC WUSTL (undergrad/general) is known amongst groups who would generally be familiar with top-tier universities. I have yet to meet a lawyer who graduated from the school though. The lay prestige of the school is generally low on the East Coast though.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby T6Hopeful » Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:13 pm

bdubs wrote:
ihp12 wrote:General question - Is WUSTL considered prestigous and/or well known where any of you are from?

I'm in Houston, and of the people I've told about WUSTL, maybe 1 in 10 has even heard of it, even though both the University and law school are ranked very high.


In DC WUSTL (undergrad/general) is known amongst groups who would generally be familiar with top-tier universities. I have yet to meet a lawyer who graduated from the school though. The lay prestige of the school is generally low on the East Coast though.


Agreed, I'm in the tri-state area, and it seems that my undergraduate friends who are in any way serious about going to graduate schools consider WUSTL in general relatively prestigious, whereas others have no clue where or what it is. I personally never heard of it growing up, until I found out my cousin did her undergrad there.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby ihp12 » Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:55 pm

T6Hopeful wrote:
bdubs wrote:
ihp12 wrote:General question - Is WUSTL considered prestigous and/or well known where any of you are from?

I'm in Houston, and of the people I've told about WUSTL, maybe 1 in 10 has even heard of it, even though both the University and law school are ranked very high.


In DC WUSTL (undergrad/general) is known amongst groups who would generally be familiar with top-tier universities. I have yet to meet a lawyer who graduated from the school though. The lay prestige of the school is generally low on the East Coast though.


Agreed, I'm in the tri-state area, and it seems that my undergraduate friends who are in any way serious about going to graduate schools consider WUSTL in general relatively prestigious, whereas others have no clue where or what it is. I personally never heard of it growing up, until I found out my cousin did her undergrad there.


Thanks, and actually this has also been my experience thus far. The people I knew that had heard of it were kids who went to top prep schools, but none of my public school friends had.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby romothesavior » Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:18 am

Yeah, WUSTL has a great rep in the midwest and I'm sure people familiar with academia generally know of it. It has many respectable graduate schools and its undergrad is solid, and it is one of the most elite medical schools in the country. It definitely gets a lot of respect in the St. Louis area.

With that said, I'm not surprised that most people outside of the midwest have never heard of it. Lay prestige is extremely regional. I don't think most people here in the midwest know what Brown is besides a color and most would likely be surprised to find out that Penn is an Ivy League school instead of some meddling state school.

Going to a LS for prestige purposes is generally an unwise decision, however.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby ihp12 » Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:30 am

romothesavior wrote:Yeah, WUSTL has a great rep in the midwest and I'm sure people familiar with academia generally know of it. It has many respectable graduate schools and its undergrad is solid, and it is one of the most elite medical schools in the country. It definitely gets a lot of respect in the St. Louis area.

With that said, I'm not surprised that most people outside of the midwest have never heard of it. Lay prestige is extremely regional. I don't think most people here in the midwest know what Brown is besides a color and most would likely be surprised to find out that Penn is an Ivy League school instead of some meddling state school.

Going to a LS for prestige purposes is generally an unwise decision, however.


Agreed

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby JCougar » Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:59 pm

I also want to encourage everyone who applies to visit the campus. Last year, they gave admitted students a $200 stipend for a visit. I would assume they're going to do so this year.

I was trying to decide between a few schools, but as soon as I saw this campus and the atmosphere, I was instantly sold. It's right across the street from the enormous Forest Park, and close to some pretty fancy neighborhoods. It's good to explore St. Louis, too...and realize that it's not as bad as the media makes it out to be.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby Arbiter213 » Fri Nov 26, 2010 3:03 pm

JCougar wrote:I also want to encourage everyone who applies to visit the campus. Last year, they gave admitted students a $200 stipend for a visit. I would assume they're going to do so this year.

I was trying to decide between a few schools, but as soon as I saw this campus and the atmosphere, I was instantly sold. It's right across the street from the enormous Forest Park, and close to some pretty fancy neighborhoods. It's good to explore St. Louis, too...and realize that it's not as bad as the media makes it out to be.


On that note: Make sure to go to City Museum while you visit. It is absolutely awesome, and has a bar inside. Bring a date, you may get lucky.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby romothesavior » Fri Nov 26, 2010 3:19 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
JCougar wrote:I also want to encourage everyone who applies to visit the campus. Last year, they gave admitted students a $200 stipend for a visit. I would assume they're going to do so this year.

I was trying to decide between a few schools, but as soon as I saw this campus and the atmosphere, I was instantly sold. It's right across the street from the enormous Forest Park, and close to some pretty fancy neighborhoods. It's good to explore St. Louis, too...and realize that it's not as bad as the media makes it out to be.


On that note: Make sure to go to City Museum while you visit. It is absolutely awesome, and has a bar inside. Bring a date, you may get lucky.


+1 to both JCougar and Arbiter. St. Louis and WUSTL are worth a visit, and the City Museum may be one of the coolest places I've ever been (although I quickly realized I am too big and/or old to really take full advantage of it!) It is basically a massive jungle gym, like nothing you've ever been in before. There are caves to explore, a slide that is like 8 stories tall, and tubes to climb in that are a couple of stories in the air. And a bar! :lol:

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby Arbiter213 » Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:04 pm

romothesavior wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:
JCougar wrote:I also want to encourage everyone who applies to visit the campus. Last year, they gave admitted students a $200 stipend for a visit. I would assume they're going to do so this year.

I was trying to decide between a few schools, but as soon as I saw this campus and the atmosphere, I was instantly sold. It's right across the street from the enormous Forest Park, and close to some pretty fancy neighborhoods. It's good to explore St. Louis, too...and realize that it's not as bad as the media makes it out to be.


On that note: Make sure to go to City Museum while you visit. It is absolutely awesome, and has a bar inside. Bring a date, you may get lucky.


+1 to both JCougar and Arbiter. St. Louis and WUSTL are worth a visit, and the City Museum may be one of the coolest places I've ever been (although I quickly realized I am too big and/or old to really take full advantage of it!) It is basically a massive jungle gym, like nothing you've ever been in before. There are caves to explore, a slide that is like 810 stories tall, and tubes to climb in that are a couple of stories in the air. And a bartwo bars! :lol:


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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby molazapuku » Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:29 pm

St. Louis is home. I admit we have an inferiority complex....and I never understood the obsession with "where did you go to high school?" (or toasted ravioli)...but the WUSTL campus is very nice. Forest Park, which WUSTL is right across from, is enormous with lots of activities. The Zoo (one of the top in the country) and the Science Center (also one of the best in the country) are right there. Both are free (well, mostly...they always have a few things you have to pay extra to get in). There are also several museums inside the Park as well, plus a golf course if you ever have time.

I don't know if you're going to find a vibrant night life or anything...been married with kids an awfully long time...but I would definitely say WUSTL is worth a visit and give yourself some time to check out the nearby attractions.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby cartercl » Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:48 pm

Finally "In Review" 11/30

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby egeffin » Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:51 pm

cartercl wrote:Finally "In Review" 11/30


when did you apply?

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby username99 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:57 pm

egeffin wrote:
cartercl wrote:Finally "In Review" 11/30


when did you apply?


I'm still not in review and I went complete on Oct 11th. What's up with that?

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby cartercl » Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:01 pm

egeffin wrote:
cartercl wrote:Finally "In Review" 11/30


when did you apply?


I think I went complete around mid October. I can't remember the exact date though. I submitted my application on 9/17.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby bdubs » Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:09 pm

Has anyone's "In Review" date changed recently? Mine has been stagnant at 11/10. I'd really like to get an e-mail this week!

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby nematoad » Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:16 pm

username99 wrote:
egeffin wrote:
cartercl wrote:Finally "In Review" 11/30


when did you apply?


I'm still not in review and I went complete on Oct 11th. What's up with that?


complete 9/16 and still not UR. its probably numbers based?

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby T6Hopeful » Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:28 pm

nematoad wrote:
username99 wrote:
egeffin wrote:
cartercl wrote:Finally "In Review" 11/30


when did you apply?


I'm still not in review and I went complete on Oct 11th. What's up with that?


complete 9/16 and still not UR. its probably numbers based?


Wouldn't be surprised; just took a look at LSN and it looks like all the acceptances have hit at LEAST one median, and many are above both. Not saying that that's sufficient to go under review, but looks like they may be dealing with higher numbers first.

I've been complete since 11/15, so not too long, but not under review.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby justadude55 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:31 pm

in review for 3 weeks....is that weird?

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby almostfamous » Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:31 pm

bdubs wrote:Has anyone's "In Review" date changed recently? Mine has been stagnant at 11/10. I'd really like to get an e-mail this week!


Same here... Submitted 10/27, under review since 11/10

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby beachbum » Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:38 pm

bdubs wrote:Has anyone's "In Review" date changed recently? Mine has been stagnant at 11/10. I'd really like to get an e-mail this week!


Same here. Hopefully we get some good news soon.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:05 pm

I'm with you guys.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby kk19131 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:10 pm

I finally went in review today... after being "complete" since 9/24/. :roll:

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:24 pm

kk19131 wrote:I finally went in review today... after being "complete" since 9/24/. :roll:


I went "In Review" on 11/17 after submitting 10/29.

This process sucks, doesn't it? =/

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:04 am

App received 11/15 just became app complete 11/29 :D

And looking at lat year's LSN for people with #s and complete dates similar to mine it looks like I'll be waiting between 1 and 6 weeks. :?




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