WUSTL 2011 Cycle

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chrisbru
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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby chrisbru » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:08 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
You clearly haven't been to the south side of Chicago.

(And NU law is in a very nice area of chicago- definitely safer than most of st. louis unless you count pickpockets).

My question: Does WUSTL place at all to NYC?


Actually, I have. I didn't feel unsafe personally... Although yes, I could feel that it was a rough part of town. I guess I don't spook very easily, and am quite convinced that random muggings etc. are just that... Random, and very few and far between.

I didn't take NU into account, because isn't it actually Evanston, not Chicago? Either way, though, you're right. Northwestern is very nice. I felt super weird there, though, because everyone was very stiff and wasn't very midwestern friendly.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby Arbiter213 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:15 pm

chrisbru wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:
You clearly haven't been to the south side of Chicago.

(And NU law is in a very nice area of chicago- definitely safer than most of st. louis unless you count pickpockets).

My question: Does WUSTL place at all to NYC?


Actually, I have. I didn't feel unsafe personally... Although yes, I could feel that it was a rough part of town. I guess I don't spook very easily, and am quite convinced that random muggings etc. are just that... Random, and very few and far between.

I didn't take NU into account, because isn't it actually Evanston, not Chicago? Either way, though, you're right. Northwestern is very nice. I felt super weird there, though, because everyone was very stiff and wasn't very midwestern friendly.


Common mistake: NU's in Evanston, but the law school's just off Michigan Avenue on the lake, in the Gold Coast.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby Flips88 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:22 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
chrisbru wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:
You clearly haven't been to the south side of Chicago.

(And NU law is in a very nice area of chicago- definitely safer than most of st. louis unless you count pickpockets).

My question: Does WUSTL place at all to NYC?


Actually, I have. I didn't feel unsafe personally... Although yes, I could feel that it was a rough part of town. I guess I don't spook very easily, and am quite convinced that random muggings etc. are just that... Random, and very few and far between.

I didn't take NU into account, because isn't it actually Evanston, not Chicago? Either way, though, you're right. Northwestern is very nice. I felt super weird there, though, because everyone was very stiff and wasn't very midwestern friendly.


Common mistake: NU's in Evanston, but the law school's just off Michigan Avenue on the lake, in the Gold Coast.


Hence my well-founded lolz!

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby kk19131 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:24 pm

NU undergrad is in Evanston and the law school is in downtown Chicago.

Also, Evanston isn't really all that safe itself....

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby Arbiter213 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:50 pm

kk19131 wrote:NU undergrad is in Evanston and the law school is in downtown Chicago.

Also, Evanston isn't really all that safe itself....


Depends where you live in the city (of Evanston). But this is a major digression.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby kk19131 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:56 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
kk19131 wrote:NU undergrad is in Evanston and the law school is in downtown Chicago.

Also, Evanston isn't really all that safe itself....


Depends where you live in the city (of Evanston). But this is a major digression.


<Went to Northwestern.

But yes, this is a digression.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby ads222 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:21 am

Arbiter213 wrote:How does one get a travel stipend? I really should've asked UCLA if they had one...


No mention of a stipend in my acceptance letter either, but I emailed WUSTL to request one. They emailed me another copy of an acceptance letter, this time with the stipend mentioned. Weird, but I'll take it? You should try the same

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby username99 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:05 am

Still at complete, applied in early Oct. Time for a LOCI?

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby chrisbru » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:34 am

username99 wrote:Still at complete, applied in early Oct. Time for a LOCI?


No. This means they haven't even looked at your app yet, so an LOCI would be a waste of time for both you and WUSTL adcomms. Numbers? My guess is that you're not a strong enough applicant (sorry if that's harsh) to be reviewed this early, and they'll get to you when it's your turn.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby GoldenGopherHopeful » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:25 pm

chrisbru wrote:
username99 wrote:Still at complete, applied in early Oct. Time for a LOCI?


No. This means they haven't even looked at your app yet, so an LOCI would be a waste of time for both you and WUSTL adcomms. Numbers? My guess is that you're not a strong enough applicant (sorry if that's harsh) to be reviewed this early, and they'll get to you when it's your turn.


So I've been obsessing over this question - does admissions look at your numbers BEFORE they put you under review? I thought "Under Review" meant they were looking at me for the first time, numbers and all. Does it mean something more significant than that?

Sorry I keep bugging you chrisbru...

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby TatteredDignity » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:28 pm

This is what Chris has told me...

In theory, what you're saying is true. In practice, they cheat and get a quick and dirty look at your #s before putting you in review. This is because they want to look at/admit their best candidates first.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby chrisbru » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:36 pm

0LNewbie wrote:This is what Chris has told me...

In theory, what you're saying is true. In practice, they cheat and get a quick and dirty look at your #s before putting you in review. This is because they want to look at/admit their best candidates first.


From what I understand, TITCR

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby onepass » Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:52 pm

It might be something like how colleges will review applicants. Incoming files are recorded into the computer. In recording, the SAT, SAT II, GPA and maybe a few other things are entered into a type of formula that will spit out a number. Say, the number ranges from 1-5. If you have high standardized test scores and high GPA your number is closer to 5. That is put on your application. So, when admissions committe decides to review, they know the numerical strength of the applicant by just looking at that one number that is on the cover page of your app.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby Muenchen » Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:54 pm

In an attempt to put this subject to rest, it shouldn't be surprising that schools use an index of LSAT/GPA as a time-saving way of sorting files and prioritizing the review of different files. That being said, I think everyone has felt the pain of a long review at certain schools.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby ash8309 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:24 pm

Did anyone apply for the Webster Society scholarship? I sent my JD app in via LSAC a few weeks ago and then just emailed my short statment 2 days ago to be considered for the Webster. I sent it to both Admissions and Fin Aid as there was really no other instruction for folks who sent in their JD app and scholarship statment at seperate times. Looking at last year's boards, it seems like Webster decisions aren't made until April.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby soccerfreak » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:27 pm

What exactly is the Webster society scholarship?

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby purplebulldogs » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:31 pm

soccerfreak wrote:What exactly is the Webster society scholarship?


http://lmgtfy.com/?q=webster+society+scholarship+wash+u

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby Manash » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:52 pm

purplebulldogs wrote:
soccerfreak wrote:What exactly is the Webster society scholarship?


http://lmgtfy.com/?q=webster+society+scholarship+wash+u


rofl.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby SrLaw » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:05 pm

I am still Complete on 1/12/11. Anyone have a theory on this? # -167/3.4

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby JenDarby » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:09 pm

SrLaw wrote:I am still Complete on 1/12/11. Anyone have a theory on this? # -167/3.4

that's not that long, it's later in the cycle so they have a lot more apps to sift through in general. you'll get in.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby Flips88 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:58 pm

JenDarby wrote:
SrLaw wrote:I am still Complete on 1/12/11. Anyone have a theory on this? # -167/3.4

that's not that long, it's later in the cycle so they have a lot more apps to sift through in general. you'll get in.

Still stuck at complete 12/21 but that was pending a new LSAT, but still no updates. :?

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby Plan2008 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:11 am

beachbum wrote:Native St. Louisan here. I'll be applying as soon as my second LOR comes in. Good luck to everyone.


Any advice for living in STL with a couple of grade school age kids? Where, etc.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby soccerfreak » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:24 am

Plan2008 wrote:Any advice for living in STL with a couple of grade school age kids? Where, etc.
If you're willing to drive 25-30 minutes, pretty much all of West County is a really nice area, nice schools, etc.

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby chaosnoodlesoup » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:54 am

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Re: WUSTL 2011 Cycle

Postby NotImportant » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:39 am

Hard to find a much better place to grow up - in any city - than Kirkwood or Webster.




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