lolok wrote:Mildly late on this, but I got in last week with a 75k scholly. I don't remember what my complete date was, but I submitted around the end of October. Didn't write Why UVA, out of state, regular decision.
My theory on UVA admissions is this: They want to protect their yield above all else this year, so they are cherry-picking candidates they think won't be accepted much higher AND who would likely attend and throwing gobs of money at them to entice them to pick UVA over peer schools. I have a median LSAT and a GPA above the 75th, but there's no way I should have gotten that much money with such middling stats (we all know GPA barely counts for anything). I guess something in my app must have screamed "I WILL GO TO UVA IF ADMITTED" because that's the only reason I can think of that I was admitted while others with my same LSAT/GPA have so far been passed over.
That makes sense. Perhaps I should write them a desperate addendum stating I would ED if I could get a scholly, if accepted.
Obviously that is ridiculous, but sticker is a lot and I'm not sure if I can afford it. Believe me, with my numbers it would be the highest ranked school I could get into, so on the 8% chance or so that I get in, I'll be going at sticker