Buffalo Waiting Thread

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jln82
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Re: Buffalo Waiting Thread

Postby jln82 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:50 pm

I've been on the road since the new year. Back home now but didn't want to go round 2 with LSAT with a week of prep.

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Re: Buffalo Waiting Thread

Postby QueenCity1L » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:15 pm

Buffalo 1L here. If anyone has any questions let me know.

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Re: Buffalo Waiting Thread

Postby northwood » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:17 pm

My fasfa is done. Just did my taxes on friday. When should i hear if i got any financial aid?

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Re: Buffalo Waiting Thread

Postby QueenCity1L » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:17 pm

jln82 wrote:What do you guys think my chances are getting into UB: 3.75/152, Summa Cum Laude, Poly Sci, UB Grad, LORs from SUNY Distinguished Professors, 10 years full-time employment, President of a well-known WNY corporation, solid charity work, lots of publishing and licensing credentials...make a good living in Buffalo and it would suck to leave...worst case scenario retake the LSAT I guess and wait another year...it just sucks when your 28 and you have to factor in 3 years of work in a situation that works for you...


I think you have a shot. I would recommend writing something of a "Why UB" statement. It's obvious you have some serious affinity with the school already. If the adcomm sees you are serious about sticking around they might overlook your LSAT score.

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Re: Buffalo Waiting Thread

Postby jln82 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:18 pm

Also, if wait-listed is it wise to send an updated resume? Many awards/opportunities/recognitions for 2010 in my field happen first quarter 2011...so my resume could be on roids right now...I've been tempted to send an updated resume this week but I'm not sure if that would be wise...any advice?

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Re: Buffalo Waiting Thread

Postby QueenCity1L » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:21 pm

jln82 wrote:Also, if wait-listed is it wise to send an updated resume? Many awards/opportunities/recognitions for 2010 in my field happen first quarter 2011...so my resume could be on roids right now...I've been tempted to send an updated resume this week but I'm not sure if that would be wise...any advice?


If waitlisted I would definitely send an updated resume. Anything that indicates a continued interest will help you in getting off the waitlist.

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Re: Buffalo Waiting Thread

Postby jln82 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:23 pm

QueenCity1L wrote:
jln82 wrote:What do you guys think my chances are getting into UB: 3.75/152, Summa Cum Laude, Poly Sci, UB Grad, LORs from SUNY Distinguished Professors, 10 years full-time employment, President of a well-known WNY corporation, solid charity work, lots of publishing and licensing credentials...make a good living in Buffalo and it would suck to leave...worst case scenario retake the LSAT I guess and wait another year...it just sucks when your 28 and you have to factor in 3 years of work in a situation that works for you...


I think you have a shot. I would recommend writing something of a "Why UB" statement. It's obvious you have some serious affinity with the school already. If the adcomm sees you are serious about sticking around they might overlook your LSAT score.


would you send a 'Why UB' statement right now? My personal statement touched on that in its conclusion and was very Buffalo themed because I won a national contest for the city a few years back...

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Re: Buffalo Waiting Thread

Postby QueenCity1L » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:25 pm

northwood wrote:My fasfa is done. Just did my taxes on friday. When should i hear if i got any financial aid?


I got my financial aid information with my acceptance letter last year. That was in March, though, so I'm not sure when they begin to send it out.

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Re: Buffalo Waiting Thread

Postby QueenCity1L » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:35 pm

jln82 wrote:
QueenCity1L wrote:
jln82 wrote:What do you guys think my chances are getting into UB: 3.75/152, Summa Cum Laude, Poly Sci, UB Grad, LORs from SUNY Distinguished Professors, 10 years full-time employment, President of a well-known WNY corporation, solid charity work, lots of publishing and licensing credentials...make a good living in Buffalo and it would suck to leave...worst case scenario retake the LSAT I guess and wait another year...it just sucks when your 28 and you have to factor in 3 years of work in a situation that works for you...


I think you have a shot. I would recommend writing something of a "Why UB" statement. It's obvious you have some serious affinity with the school already. If the adcomm sees you are serious about sticking around they might overlook your LSAT score.


would you send a 'Why UB' statement right now? My personal statement touched on that in its conclusion and was very Buffalo themed because I won a national contest for the city a few years back...


If you already conveyed your particular interest in studying/practicing in Buffalo through your statement I guess you don't want to overkill. I would stay positive. With that GPA I think you have a shot at being accepted outright. In the event you are waitlisted you should make an appointment with admissions and express your interest in attending.

Good Luck!

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Re: Buffalo Waiting Thread

Postby jln82 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:10 pm

thanks guys

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Re: Buffalo Waiting Thread

Postby daly4889 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:20 am

I hate checking my status with UB. They have, by far, the ugliest website of all the schools I've applied to. And this matters to me, it really does. Especially when you check statuses as often as I do.

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Re: Buffalo Waiting Thread

Postby pereira6 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:22 am

daly4889 wrote:I hate checking my status with UB. They have, by far, the ugliest website of all the schools I've applied to. And this matters to me, it really does. Especially when you check statuses as often as I do.


I lol'ed, because it's true.

But the campus is beautiful. THAT'S what matters 8)

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Re: Buffalo Waiting Thread

Postby pereira6 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:40 am

It's 35 degrees here, and it feels legitimately balmy and beautiful outside.

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Re: Buffalo Waiting Thread

Postby daly4889 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:07 pm

ahhh beautiful, balmy upstate ny. I miss it.

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Re: Buffalo Waiting Thread

Postby daly4889 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:39 pm

accepted 2/15 via status checker. Went under review on 2/11. Decision letter mailed 2/15

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Re: Buffalo Waiting Thread

Postby jln82 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:17 pm

Nice congrats! Did you get any kind of email notification or did you just keep checking status page?

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Re: Buffalo Waiting Thread

Postby StillHerexxx » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:57 pm

Congratulations. I have been under review since 1/31, wonder if that is a bad sign. I don't know how I would get dinged there, but it is a possibility I guess.

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Re: Buffalo Waiting Thread

Postby daly4889 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:19 pm

'Nice congrats! Did you get any kind of email notification or did you just keep checking status page?'


Status checker, no email

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Re: Buffalo Waiting Thread

Postby daly4889 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:44 pm

$5,000/year scholarship in admissions packet. woot woot

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Re: Buffalo Waiting Thread

Postby kkklick » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:21 am

Got into an Ontario school so I will be withdrawing from Buffalo. Got the admissions package in the mail the other day it was very well done. Also came with 5K/year.

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Re: Buffalo Waiting Thread

Postby JDeterminedF » Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:04 pm

Waitlisted...

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Re: Buffalo Waiting Thread

Postby jln82 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:29 pm

JDeterminedF wrote:Waitlisted...

its better than being dinged...if you don't mind me asking...how long ago did you go "under review" and what are your stats? Thanks

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Re: Buffalo Waiting Thread

Postby jetergrl2ss » Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:18 pm

Anyone going to the March ASD?

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Re: Buffalo Waiting Thread

Postby pereira6 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:48 pm

jetergrl2ss wrote:Anyone going to the March ASD?


I will! As a UB UG, I might as well join and enjoy the company of fellow UB applicants.

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Re: Buffalo Waiting Thread

Postby ohmylord » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:31 pm

Well, since I'm here, how many people got scholarships in their acceptance letters? It feels like I'm the only one who didn't get a cent from the school. I received my acceptance email about two weeks back and the actual letter a couple of days after. In neither of these letters is a scholarship mentioned. Meanwhile, Syracuse, Albany, and St. John's have offered me money, and if I'm getting this correctly, they're in a higher ranking than Buffalo this year.

So would it be hard to try to get some money from Buffalo if I mention that someplace like Syracuse or even Albany have given me money to make it comparable to Buffalo's sticker price?

Also, to note, I'm in-state, and there's no retaking the LSATs.

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