snehpets wrote:well, if that 3.8/162 non URM really did get in, it must be a pretty weird cycle.
I'd bet my first year of UChi tuition that the guy in the Law Admis forum was a flame.
Is it bad that I kind of want him/her to be? Not because I wish failure on most people, but because they were just so self-righteous and ridiculous, like they were the first 'disadvantaged' person ever.
Also, it's frustrating to me in a "does not compute" way. What incentive is there for them to accept someone with those numbers, and early decision too? Whether or not they would *like* to help out disadvantaged people, they don't have that luxury most of the time if the numbers aren't good enough. And it seems like there are probably other disadvantaged people with similar numbers, some with worse circumstances than going to "an inner-city high school." If they have some really amazing soft, sure. If they're a URM sure, although they've rejected URMs with those numbers. If they're a close family member of Obama, sure. But there are plenty of people applying to UChi with better numbers that can "perform well" that don't have to make excuses for their poor test-taking. Although 3.8 is a good GPA, it's not like there aren't plenty of 4.0s out there EDing there. Argh. It's so mysterious and the poster disappeared so I'll never know.
tl;dr: I agree, probably a flame. Still frustrating. If it was a "regular" I'd probably be happy for them, though still frustrated with the tone they used.