UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby gatorapplicant » Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:57 am

gatorapplicant wrote:I submitted my ED app on 9/7 and it was complete on 9/8. I haven't heard anything from UVA yet and I'm getting a little antsy, especially since many other applicants are hearing back within a week. Has anyone else been waiting for an ED decision this long? (With 166/3.82, UVA is most definitely a reach school for me.)


got rejected by email this morning, sigh. it was a big reach for me so i'm not surprised. good luck to everyone else applying!

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Dinho » Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:37 am

Yeshia90 wrote:
Dinho wrote:
Real Madrid wrote:Did those of you that have already been accepted write "Why UVA?" essays? Especially those of you that applied ED.


I wrote a Why UVA?, but did not end up sending it in because there was no specific prompt for it like there is on the Michigan app and thought it might be a good idea to have something additional ready should they ask for it. It was the second or third question Jason Dugas asked me during the initial interview and I think I gave a pretty good answer. I don't know if they would have preferred that I just submitted my Why UVA with the rest of the app, but he seemed to like what I had to say over the phone and it didn't come up with Dean Richard when she called.

Not writing a Why UVA doesn't seem to be auto ding-worthy for ED applicants, but I think at least getting some thoughts down on paper about why you want to go to UVA is a worthwhile exercise that could help.


Well, ED'ing is the ultimate Why. Right?


I guess, but they seem to be at least somewhat interested in hearing an answer as to Why UVA from all candidates, not just RD.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:22 pm

gatorapplicant wrote:
gatorapplicant wrote:I submitted my ED app on 9/7 and it was complete on 9/8. I haven't heard anything from UVA yet and I'm getting a little antsy, especially since many other applicants are hearing back within a week. Has anyone else been waiting for an ED decision this long? (With 166/3.82, UVA is most definitely a reach school for me.)


got rejected by email this morning, sigh. it was a big reach for me so i'm not surprised. good luck to everyone else applying!


Surprised they're turning away reverse EDs so early in the game.

What's your deal, UVA?

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:34 pm

descartesb4thehorse wrote:
gatorapplicant wrote:
gatorapplicant wrote:I submitted my ED app on 9/7 and it was complete on 9/8. I haven't heard anything from UVA yet and I'm getting a little antsy, especially since many other applicants are hearing back within a week. Has anyone else been waiting for an ED decision this long? (With 166/3.82, UVA is most definitely a reach school for me.)


got rejected by email this morning, sigh. it was a big reach for me so i'm not surprised. good luck to everyone else applying!


Surprised they're turning away reverse EDs so early in the game.

What's your deal, UVA?


I think the 3.85 median represents the magic number for reverse splitters.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:36 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
descartesb4thehorse wrote:
gatorapplicant wrote:
gatorapplicant wrote:I submitted my ED app on 9/7 and it was complete on 9/8. I haven't heard anything from UVA yet and I'm getting a little antsy, especially since many other applicants are hearing back within a week. Has anyone else been waiting for an ED decision this long? (With 166/3.82, UVA is most definitely a reach school for me.)


got rejected by email this morning, sigh. it was a big reach for me so i'm not surprised. good luck to everyone else applying!


Surprised they're turning away reverse EDs so early in the game.

What's your deal, UVA?


I think the 3.85 median represents the magic number for reverse splitters.


Not even a WL being .03 off? Seems unnecessarily cruel. My sympathies, OP.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby desertlaw » Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:36 pm

Interesting to see if they continue former Admissions Dean Trujillo's strategy/plan with regards to splitters, specifically reverse splitters. I know many people, including myself as a 2L, who owe the beginning success of our careers in large part to the fact that he'd allow someone in with a 164/3.86.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:43 pm

descartesb4thehorse wrote:Not even a WL being .03 off? Seems unnecessarily cruel. My sympathies, OP.


Good point. The upside is that the decision was made so quickly that OP has plenty of time to get lots of other apps in early.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby 005618502 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:47 pm

Hey everyone, just checking in. I am with Xaintes in that I applied ---> Accepted ----> Deferred. Super Excited for next year!

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby treeborn » Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:45 pm

desertlaw wrote:Interesting to see if they continue former Admissions Dean Trujillo's strategy/plan with regards to splitters, specifically reverse splitters. I know many people, including myself as a 2L, who owe the beginning success of our careers in large part to the fact that he'd allow someone in with a 164/3.86.


Myself and Wolfpac2 were both admitted ED this cycle with similar stats to yours. Mine are 165/3.89.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby jacksonmead » Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:15 pm

I've looked at this thread about a zillion times in the last week so it's only fair to provide some info:

Complete ED last thursday, in today

3.36, 172

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby UnamSanctam » Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:19 pm

jacksonmead wrote:I've looked at this thread about a zillion times in the last week so it's only fair to provide some info:

Complete ED last thursday, in today

3.36, 172


This is encouraging for me as long as I get the LSAT score I want.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:44 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
descartesb4thehorse wrote:
gatorapplicant wrote:
gatorapplicant wrote:I submitted my ED app on 9/7 and it was complete on 9/8. I haven't heard anything from UVA yet and I'm getting a little antsy, especially since many other applicants are hearing back within a week. Has anyone else been waiting for an ED decision this long? (With 166/3.82, UVA is most definitely a reach school for me.)


got rejected by email this morning, sigh. it was a big reach for me so i'm not surprised. good luck to everyone else applying!


Surprised they're turning away reverse EDs so early in the game.

What's your deal, UVA?


I think the 3.85 median represents the magic number for reverse splitters.


Exactly. If you're below both medians, you're an auto-reject. No surprise here.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby sangr » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:05 pm

are there never cases of those being below both medians getting in?

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Yeshia90 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:06 pm

sangr wrote:are there never cases of those being below both medians getting in?


no white kids, at least.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby sangr » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:09 pm

so what exceptions are there for below medians getting in then?

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:10 pm

sangr wrote:so what exceptions are there for below medians getting in then?


URMs.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby sdwhodat » Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:19 pm

Real Madrid wrote:
PSUdevon wrote:$20 says I get waitlisted.



That's probably a safe bet. UVA waitlists people like nobody's business. If your numbers are too low: waitlist (they seem to like soft rejections). If your numbers are too high: waitlist (they love yield protecting). If your numbers are just right (and you write a good "Why UVA?") you might avoid it.

Love UVA. Hate their waitlist policies.


Wait, how high is too high? I don't want to be waitlisted because my LSAT is 2 points higher than the median :( I applied 9/18 with a 172 LSAT and 3.93 GPA. Anyone know UVA's policy on scholarships? (also, why are financial aid websites so vague?)

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Yeshia90 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:29 pm

sdwhodat wrote:
Real Madrid wrote:
PSUdevon wrote:$20 says I get waitlisted.



That's probably a safe bet. UVA waitlists people like nobody's business. If your numbers are too low: waitlist (they seem to like soft rejections). If your numbers are too high: waitlist (they love yield protecting). If your numbers are just right (and you write a good "Why UVA?") you might avoid it.

Love UVA. Hate their waitlist policies.


Wait, how high is too high? I don't want to be waitlisted because my LSAT is 2 points higher than the median :( I applied 9/18 with a 172 LSAT and 3.93 GPA. Anyone know UVA's policy on scholarships? (also, why are financial aid websites so vague?)


http://uva.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/1011

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby ThomasMN » Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:29 pm

sdwhodat wrote:
Real Madrid wrote:
PSUdevon wrote:$20 says I get waitlisted.



That's probably a safe bet. UVA waitlists people like nobody's business. If your numbers are too low: waitlist (they seem to like soft rejections). If your numbers are too high: waitlist (they love yield protecting). If your numbers are just right (and you write a good "Why UVA?") you might avoid it.

Love UVA. Hate their waitlist policies.


Wait, how high is too high? I don't want to be waitlisted because my LSAT is 2 points higher than the median :( I applied 9/18 with a 172 LSAT and 3.93 GPA. Anyone know UVA's policy on scholarships? (also, why are financial aid websites so vague?)


Just write a strong "Why UVA" essay and I am sure that you are in the clear.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby sdwhodat » Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:45 pm

ThomasMN wrote:
sdwhodat wrote:
Real Madrid wrote:
PSUdevon wrote:$20 says I get waitlisted.



That's probably a safe bet. UVA waitlists people like nobody's business. If your numbers are too low: waitlist (they seem to like soft rejections). If your numbers are too high: waitlist (they love yield protecting). If your numbers are just right (and you write a good "Why UVA?") you might avoid it.

Love UVA. Hate their waitlist policies.


Wait, how high is too high? I don't want to be waitlisted because my LSAT is 2 points higher than the median :( I applied 9/18 with a 172 LSAT and 3.93 GPA. Anyone know UVA's policy on scholarships? (also, why are financial aid websites so vague?)


Just write a strong "Why UVA" essay and I am sure that you are in the clear.


I already submitted :(

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby treeborn » Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:45 pm

ThomasMN wrote:
sdwhodat wrote:
Real Madrid wrote:
PSUdevon wrote:$20 says I get waitlisted.



That's probably a safe bet. UVA waitlists people like nobody's business. If your numbers are too low: waitlist (they seem to like soft rejections). If your numbers are too high: waitlist (they love yield protecting). If your numbers are just right (and you write a good "Why UVA?") you might avoid it.

Love UVA. Hate their waitlist policies.


Wait, how high is too high? I don't want to be waitlisted because my LSAT is 2 points higher than the median :( I applied 9/18 with a 172 LSAT and 3.93 GPA. Anyone know UVA's policy on scholarships? (also, why are financial aid websites so vague?)


Just write a strong "Why UVA" essay and I am sure that you are in the clear.


TITCR

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby luxxe » Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:49 pm

Yeshia90 wrote:
sdwhodat wrote:
Real Madrid wrote:
PSUdevon wrote:$20 says I get waitlisted.



That's probably a safe bet. UVA waitlists people like nobody's business. If your numbers are too low: waitlist (they seem to like soft rejections). If your numbers are too high: waitlist (they love yield protecting). If your numbers are just right (and you write a good "Why UVA?") you might avoid it.

Love UVA. Hate their waitlist policies.


Wait, how high is too high? I don't want to be waitlisted because my LSAT is 2 points higher than the median :( I applied 9/18 with a 172 LSAT and 3.93 GPA. Anyone know UVA's policy on scholarships? (also, why are financial aid websites so vague?)


http://uva.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/1011


That graph is so terrible to look at oh my god.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Cavgirl » Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:58 pm

That graph is a bloody massacre. Jesus.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:59 pm

Who peed on the LSN graph?




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