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

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.
User avatar
luxxe
Posts: 830
Joined: Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:12 am

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

Postby luxxe » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:35 am

jrmcintyre620 wrote:Just found at this morning--accepted!

For reference:

Sent: September 19
Completed: September 20
Decision: October 3 at roughly 10am.

Stats: 3.99 GPA, 162 LSAT, nonresident, non URM, what I consider some good softs (VP of Student Body, study abroad with Semester at Sea, UVA sponsored program, etc.) and some good letters of recommendation.

So pumped!


Congrats!! This is incredibly encouraging after the horrible experience that was the October LSAT.

User avatar
basilseal
Posts: 331
Joined: Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:32 pm

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

Postby basilseal » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:46 pm

Had been to UVA before, but took a look round the Law School today. Charlottesville is a paradise. :D

MumofCad
Posts: 974
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:46 pm

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

Postby MumofCad » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:25 pm

basilseal wrote:Had been to UVA before, but took a look round the Law School today. Charlottesville is a paradise. :D


I love it too. It reminds me of Ashland, Oregon a tad, another city I love, but with the advantage that DC is a short drive instead of being in the middle of nowhere.

User avatar
sanetruth
Posts: 358
Joined: Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:26 pm

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

Postby sanetruth » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:49 pm

People on TLS must all drink the same kool-aid, cause I know i'm in the minority when I say visiting Charlottesville totally turned me off UVA and visiting Ithaca made me excited about the prospect of Cornell.

barneytrouble
Posts: 241
Joined: Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:43 pm

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

Postby barneytrouble » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:28 pm

sanetruth wrote:People on TLS must all drink the same kool-aid, cause I know i'm in the minority when I say visiting Charlottesville totally turned me off UVA and visiting Ithaca made me excited about the prospect of Cornell.


I haven't been to either but my UG is in a collegetown and having visited others I assumed they are all pretty similar... what was the difference? The scenery in Ithaca?

User avatar
icedflames
Posts: 375
Joined: Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:04 pm

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

Postby icedflames » Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:09 am

sanetruth wrote:People on TLS must all drink the same kool-aid, cause I know i'm in the minority when I say visiting Charlottesville totally turned me off UVA and visiting Ithaca made me excited about the prospect of Cornell.



Your opinion may change during the winter months lol

User avatar
sanetruth
Posts: 358
Joined: Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:26 pm

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

Postby sanetruth » Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:32 am

icedflames wrote:Your opinion may change during the winter months lol

wrong. i grew up with this kind of weather, and I appreciate four real seasons a year. see, this is what i'm talking about. is everyone on TLS from like a tropical location? you know, some people LIKE heavy winters, skiing, fires, etc. There are far worse places than Ithaca if you're really against cold weather.

What WOULD get to me is a place where there is only a 30-40-degree temperature range year-round like, hrm, charlottesville? where it never drops below freezing so winters are just an unpleasant low 40's with nothing to look forward to.

barneytrouble wrote:what was the difference? The scenery in Ithaca?

Besides climate, what really turned me off about UVA/charlottesville was the fact that the law school is completely separated from the town and rest of the school. I really don't like the idea of needing a car to do everything. There literally isn't a single establishment or apartment that isn't a good 15-20 minute walk. And that was only offered as a 'well if you REALLY want to walk...', sounds like a car is just part of your life there. not for me.

User avatar
icedflames
Posts: 375
Joined: Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:04 pm

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

Postby icedflames » Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:38 am

sanetruth wrote:
icedflames wrote:Your opinion may change during the winter months lol

wrong. i grew up with this kind of weather, and I appreciate four real seasons a year. see, this is what i'm talking about. is everyone on TLS from like a tropical location? you know, some people LIKE heavy winters, skiing, fires, etc. There are far worse places than Ithaca if you're really against cold weather.

What WOULD get to me is a place where there is only a 30-40-degree temperature range year-round like, hrm, charlottesville? where it never drops below freezing so winters are just an unpleasant low 40's with nothing to look forward to.

barneytrouble wrote:what was the difference? The scenery in Ithaca?

Besides climate, what really turned me off about UVA/charlottesville was the fact that the law school is completely separated from the town and rest of the school. I really don't like the idea of needing a car to do everything. There literally isn't a single establishment or apartment that isn't a good 15-20 minute walk. And that was only offered as a 'well if you REALLY want to walk...', sounds like a car is just part of your life there. not for me.



Well, I grew up and went to school in the area, but I now currently live closer to NYC. My experience is that a huge campus and lots of snow make it a unpleasant experience, but that's just my opinion.

freestallion
Posts: 944
Joined: Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:17 pm

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

Postby freestallion » Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:41 am

sanetruth wrote:Besides climate, what really turned me off about UVA/charlottesville was the fact that the law school is completely separated from the town and rest of the school. I really don't like the idea of needing a car to do everything. There literally isn't a single establishment or apartment that isn't a good 15-20 minute walk. And that was only offered as a 'well if you REALLY want to walk...', sounds like a car is just part of your life there. not for me.


Man, this is the reason I am not too interested in UVA- I don't want to own a car so it's really important to me that a campus be walkable. The climate and weather sounds pretty good though. I lived in a very cold place for UG and I would rather be somewhere warmer. The NYC area is perfect for me because the weather is great and public transport is awesome. The big downside: cost. =/

MumofCad
Posts: 974
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:46 pm

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

Postby MumofCad » Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:47 am

sanetruth wrote: sounds like a car is just part of your life there. not for me.


Are you American? :wink:


No seriously though, I'm the opposite. I don't think TLS has anything to do with it. If I learned one thing living in the UK for 3 years, it is that I hate not having a car. It significantly decreases my standard of living, especially in cold/rainy weather. Walking a newborn to the store to pick up a gallon of milk three times a week in pouring rain/sleet (with 3 kids we go through a gallon in about 1.5 days) is not something I EVER want to do again.

Of course, I'm a native Oregonian. I like my snow in the mountains (we have year-round skiing in Oregon after all), not as brown sludge on my sidewalks. And I'm not sure about other DC-ites but my $500 a month heating bill in the winter is one of my least favorite things about living here. *Shrugs* Its a personal preference thing I suppose, but I fully admit I'd rather battle 90 degree heat than 30 degree cool any day.

freestallion
Posts: 944
Joined: Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:17 pm

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

Postby freestallion » Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:56 am

Yeah I think it is different for people who have children/family. If I had kids I would definitely have a car. But being a 22 year old, I'd rather not worry about paying for gas, taking care of a car, repairs, inspections, parking, etc ... and not to mention I suck at driving :P

User avatar
sanetruth
Posts: 358
Joined: Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:26 pm

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

Postby sanetruth » Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:59 am

MumofCad wrote:Are you American? :wink:

True story: over 50% of my friends don't have their drivers license. And i'm 25.

User avatar
chem
Posts: 867
Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:14 pm

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

Postby chem » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:02 am

sanetruth wrote:
MumofCad wrote:Are you American? :wink:

True story: over 50% of my friends don't have their drivers license. And i'm 25.


What do you use for ID's? Residency cards?

User avatar
SA1928
Posts: 182
Joined: Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:10 pm

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

Postby SA1928 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:15 am

What WOULD get to me is a place where there is only a 30-40-degree temperature range year-round like, hrm, charlottesville? where it never drops below freezing so winters are just an unpleasant low 40's with nothing to look forward to.


Charlottesville actually does get cold weather (below 30 degrees) during the winter months. It definitely drops below freezing pretty often from December-at least February. For the last few years, it has also received quite a bit of snow. There are is also skiing within about an hour to Charlottesville, although you would need a car to get to it.

I can see what you mean about the campus being a bit set off from the rest of the town though.
Last edited by SA1928 on Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:45 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
sanetruth
Posts: 358
Joined: Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:26 pm

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

Postby sanetruth » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:34 am

chem wrote:
sanetruth wrote:
MumofCad wrote:Are you American? :wink:

True story: over 50% of my friends don't have their drivers license. And i'm 25.


What do you use for ID's? Residency cards?


That's actually a good question. I personally have my license, but I don't know what most of my friends use. If it's not a learner's permit or something maybe it is a residency card, i'm going to have to ask a friend this weekend.

User avatar
ThomasMN
Posts: 300
Joined: Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:38 pm

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

Postby ThomasMN » Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:00 am

I was actually considering biking to campus given the fact that Virginia never gets cold - I am from Minnesota and "freezing" does not equal cold. Regardless, I couldn't see going to UVA without a car as there are so many places to visit that are just a couple of hours away.

User avatar
crooked
Posts: 253
Joined: Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:23 pm

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

Postby crooked » Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:57 pm

Amtrak also goes directly to the Cville station, so that's an option for people who want to go do DC, Baltimore, etc., without a car.

User avatar
basilseal
Posts: 331
Joined: Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:32 pm

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

Postby basilseal » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:50 pm

I'm from Chicago, and don't like the tropics, so it's not the Charlottesville weather than I'm attracted to. I just like the town, and the students, and the university.

I've spent a lot of time in Ithaca in the winter and had a lot of fun but it is desolate.

User avatar
RonnyDworkin
Posts: 257
Joined: Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:01 am

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

Postby RonnyDworkin » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:21 pm

For those who got accepted, does the status checker page say that you have a seat deposit dued?

MumofCad
Posts: 974
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:46 pm

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

Postby MumofCad » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:36 pm

RonnyDworkin wrote:For those who got accepted, does the status checker page say that you have a seat deposit dued?


Yep - did yours tick over? If so, congrats!

freestallion
Posts: 944
Joined: Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:17 pm

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

Postby freestallion » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:38 pm

Do you mean there is a number/amount under the seat deposit section? Mine just says 0... (I haven't been accepted)

Curious1
Posts: 964
Joined: Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:54 pm

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

Postby Curious1 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:47 pm

MumofCad wrote:
RonnyDworkin wrote:For those who got accepted, does the status checker page say that you have a seat deposit dued?


Yep - did yours tick over? If so, congrats!


Wait RD acceptances have gone out???

User avatar
RonnyDworkin
Posts: 257
Joined: Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:01 am

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

Postby RonnyDworkin » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:51 pm

MumofCad wrote:
RonnyDworkin wrote:For those who got accepted, does the status checker page say that you have a seat deposit dued?


Yep - did yours tick over? If so, congrats!



No... hahaha Just trying to find ways to see if a decision has been made. :)

MumofCad
Posts: 974
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:46 pm

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

Postby MumofCad » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:04 pm

Curious1 wrote:
MumofCad wrote:
RonnyDworkin wrote:For those who got accepted, does the status checker page say that you have a seat deposit dued?


Yep - did yours tick over? If so, congrats!


Wait RD acceptances have gone out???


I don't think so. I got accidentally mixed in with ED decisions, but I think it was a fluke.

User avatar
luxxe
Posts: 830
Joined: Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:12 am

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

Postby luxxe » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:05 pm

MumofCad wrote:
Curious1 wrote:
MumofCad wrote:
RonnyDworkin wrote:For those who got accepted, does the status checker page say that you have a seat deposit dued?


Yep - did yours tick over? If so, congrats!


Wait RD acceptances have gone out???


I don't think so. I got accidentally mixed in with ED decisions, but I think it was a fluke.


Probs has more to do with applying so early and having a 4.0/174 tbh.




Return to “Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Assasindowntheavenue, Bing [Bot], blackpi, genjustice, Google Adsense [Bot], malysh, maybeman, merkech95, mudiverse, Nickel94, Nobiggie, RickyBunny, Scherbatsky and 34 guests