Illinois 2011 applicants!

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BrightLine
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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby BrightLine » Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:25 pm

Something is just really impressive about Illinois.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Hannibal » Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:37 pm

While every school is ambitious, it seems like Illinois is uniquely creatively ambitious, which I think is indicative of the effort they're putting in. The fact that this ambition seems to be pointed towards career prospects and taking care of its students definitely makes me feel like I should go their way.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby wdk3618 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:27 pm

BrightLine wrote:Something is just really impressive about Illinois.


+1

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby bartleby » Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:41 pm

I wish I applied to UIUC.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby mez06 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:10 am

Does anyone have the premium version of the US News Report? If so, would you mind posting the information related to Employment Stats? Thanks!!!

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Perplexed Penguin » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:08 pm

I got my Illinois flash drive in the mail last night. 4gb, metal, and engraved. WUSTL needs to step up their game. Their flash drives got nothing on Illinois.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby CaseClosed » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:23 am

Just decided to attend for sure! Now to pay this seat deposit...

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby JenDarby » Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:23 am

Meant to be a PM. :wink:

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby thewarflamingo » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:44 am

I'm deciding at the last minute to go to asd in April and I'm thinking of making the 17 hour drive from TX to cut down on cost, does that sound crazy? I have a friend in arkansas I can stay with to split the trip up so it wouldn't be too bad. Has anyone made that drive before, how is it?

Also, does anyone/several people want to split a hotel room?

Edit: if anyone from Texas wants to make the drive with me, you are welcome to join :D I'm in San Antonio, but I can pick someone up along the way.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby purplebulldogs » Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:45 pm

thewarflamingo wrote:I'm deciding at the last minute to go to asd in April and I'm thinking of making the 17 hour drive from TX to cut down on cost, does that sound crazy? I have a friend in arkansas I can stay with to split the trip up so it wouldn't be too bad. Has anyone made that drive before, how is it?

Also, does anyone/several people want to split a hotel room?

Edit: if anyone from Texas wants to make the drive with me, you are welcome to join :D I'm in San Antonio, but I can pick someone up along the way.


no, that doesn't sound crazy, especially since you have a free place to stay on the way.

however, it would be foolish of you to make that drive and not stop at lambert's cafe in sikeston, missouri. i believe it's on your way...

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby thewarflamingo » Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:49 pm

purplebulldogs wrote:
thewarflamingo wrote:I'm deciding at the last minute to go to asd in April and I'm thinking of making the 17 hour drive from TX to cut down on cost, does that sound crazy? I have a friend in arkansas I can stay with to split the trip up so it wouldn't be too bad. Has anyone made that drive before, how is it?

Also, does anyone/several people want to split a hotel room?

Edit: if anyone from Texas wants to make the drive with me, you are welcome to join :D I'm in San Antonio, but I can pick someone up along the way.


no, that doesn't sound crazy, especially since you have a free place to stay on the way.

however, it would be foolish of you to make that drive and not stop at lambert's cafe in sikeston, missouri. i believe it's on your way...

Hmm I'll look into that cafe. What's so great about it?

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby super6 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:06 pm

thewarflamingo wrote:I'm deciding at the last minute to go to asd in April and I'm thinking of making the 17 hour drive from TX to cut down on cost, does that sound crazy? I have a friend in arkansas I can stay with to split the trip up so it wouldn't be too bad. Has anyone made that drive before, how is it?

Also, does anyone/several people want to split a hotel room?

Edit: if anyone from Texas wants to make the drive with me, you are welcome to join :D I'm in San Antonio, but I can pick someone up along the way.


I'm driving 18.5 hours to the UT-Austin ASD so I don't think you're crazy.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby illini22 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:54 pm

Hannibal wrote:While every school is ambitious, it seems like Illinois is uniquely creatively ambitious, which I think is indicative of the effort they're putting in. The fact that this ambition seems to be pointed towards career prospects and taking care of its students definitely makes me feel like I should go their way.


FYI, Illinois just hired two more people for career services, they are really stepping up their game for making sure that students get good jobs.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby JenDarby » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:48 pm

illini22 wrote:
Hannibal wrote:While every school is ambitious, it seems like Illinois is uniquely creatively ambitious, which I think is indicative of the effort they're putting in. The fact that this ambition seems to be pointed towards career prospects and taking care of its students definitely makes me feel like I should go their way.


FYI, Illinois just hired two more people for career services, they are really stepping up their game for making sure that students get good jobs.

I think we may have actually received an email about this....in hindsight an email devoted just to the LS application process probably would have been a wise choice.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby thewarflamingo » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:00 am

So where is everyone staying during ASD next weekend?

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby sparcarc » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:12 pm

Has anyone heard any updates since last Friday the 18th? According to Dean Pless in the other Illinois thread, all files completed before March 1st should have gone into review with decisions aimed for the last Friday the 18th.. But perhaps that doesn't mean all decisions should be coming out by the 18th, hmm

Would love Illinois

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby samfii » Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:08 pm

thewarflamingo wrote:So where is everyone staying during ASD next weekend?


All the hotels by the school were completely booked by the time I went to book the room so im staying about 5 miles away at the quality inn... Was anyone lucky enough to get one of the closer hotels??

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby thewarflamingo » Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:18 pm

samfii wrote:
thewarflamingo wrote:So where is everyone staying during ASD next weekend?


All the hotels by the school were completely booked by the time I went to book the room so im staying about 5 miles away at the quality inn... Was anyone lucky enough to get one of the closer hotels??

Yeah I noticed that too. I think I'm going to end up using that couch surfing website to find a place to crash that weekend, it's mostly senior undergrads at UIllinois offering up their place, but that's cool with me.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Spookyghost » Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:29 pm

sparcarc wrote:Has anyone heard any updates since last Friday the 18th? According to Dean Pless in the other Illinois thread, all files completed before March 1st should have gone into review with decisions aimed for the last Friday the 18th.. But perhaps that doesn't mean all decisions should be coming out by the 18th, hmm

Would love Illinois


Yes, and Pless also said that files completed by March 4 will have decisions this Friday. Last batch was 8 acceptances out of 192 so let's hope for better odds this week haha.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby sparcarc » Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:45 pm

8 / 192.. approximately 6% acceptance rate

Whew, let's hope ours were not among the reviewed ones from last week.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby ArchRoark » Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:46 pm

Wow, I sent a scholarship negotiation email and got my scholly bumped to full tuition. University of Illinois has leaped frogged to the top of my list. Dean Pless is da best. Seriously, the transparency and overall handling of the admissions process at UIUC continues to amaze me.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Bildungsroman » Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:50 pm

Nice, ArchRoark! Yeah, I wish all admissions deans were like Dean Pless.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby ktg808 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:38 pm

ArchRoark wrote:Wow, I sent a scholarship negotiation email and got my scholly bumped to full tuition. University of Illinois has leaped frogged to the top of my list. Dean Pless is da best. Seriously, the transparency and overall handling of the admissions process at UIUC continues to amaze me.


Lovely! What was your original scholarship offer if you don't mind me asking?

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby samfii » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:14 pm

thewarflamingo wrote:
samfii wrote:
thewarflamingo wrote:So where is everyone staying during ASD next weekend?


All the hotels by the school were completely booked by the time I went to book the room so im staying about 5 miles away at the quality inn... Was anyone lucky enough to get one of the closer hotels??

Yeah I noticed that too. I think I'm going to end up using that couch surfing website to find a place to crash that weekend, it's mostly senior undergrads at UIllinois offering up their place, but that's cool with me.


couch surfing website? do share

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby thewarflamingo » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:01 pm

samfii wrote:
thewarflamingo wrote:
samfii wrote:
thewarflamingo wrote:So where is everyone staying during ASD next weekend?


All the hotels by the school were completely booked by the time I went to book the room so im staying about 5 miles away at the quality inn... Was anyone lucky enough to get one of the closer hotels??

Yeah I noticed that too. I think I'm going to end up using that couch surfing website to find a place to crash that weekend, it's mostly senior undergrads at UIllinois offering up their place, but that's cool with me.


couch surfing website? do share

It's called couchsurfing.com you can find people to crash with or host people. My sister has used it with success and we have hosted someone too. Pretty neat.




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