alex_cryp wrote: alex_cryp wrote: hipstermafia wrote:
vsl89 wrote:Does UVA's in-state requirement (like x% of class must be from in state) make any of you a little uneasy about attending? I always wanted to go to a school that functioned on a meritocracy, and I feel the fact that people get a leg up in admissions based on where they live makes me feel like I am going to a school where not all my peers would deserve to be there. Don't get me wrong -- UVA is a great school, admissions is competitive, even for in-state folks, and I would love to attend,but I just don't like the thought of having as classmates people who wouldn't have otherwise been there if not for their residency. (I realize this problem isn't just limited to state residencies, but also URM status,etc. but I just want to focus on the former.)
This is dumb, UVA is a state school. State schools are often given funding from their state government. Many state schools have requirements for a %age of class that must be in state. If you don't like it then go to a private school!
Taxes in VA are ridiculous, at least now I have some reason to say it's worth it!
P.S. There is a vs189 on lsn that keeps posting rude and racist comments on various profiles--one was a URM accepted ED to UVA this year-vs189 said she only got in b/c she is black-she ended up taking down her whole profile. Same vs189?? ugly.
oh and found this post on the profile another applicant on lsn too.
"Another URM. . .Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 at 1:00 pm
you're trash, a 120 wouldn't keep you out of t14, you're trash.
my apologies if the other vs189 is not the same person--but this lsn poster is a complete loser.
^I think that he is probably just bitter that he was rejected, and now he is taking it out on any factor but the real one: himself. His comment here, though, indicates that he is probably the same guy. And actually, the few URMs that had their information posted on LSN for UVA - a couple of Latinos also - have taken their info down b/c of this guy.
"Another . . . Sunday, September 19, 2010 at 7:15pm
the latino box helped a lot. don't flatter yourself -- if you weren't latino, you wouldn't have been accepted w/ those stats.