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

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

Postby lrslayer » Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:44 pm

congrats to all who got such good news today!

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

Postby Englander742 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:45 pm

I am in today also. RD with $90k. No Why UVA.

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

Postby Tiago Splitter » Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:46 pm

Englander742 wrote:I am in today also. RD with $90k. No Why UVA.


Numbers?

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

Postby MumofCad » Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:54 pm

Congrats everyone!

Since there are still alot of people waiting to hear, it'd be great if people could add their numbers when they announce admittance. If I hadn't heard, I'd love to know and you can always fudge slightly to maintain anonymity, just to give them a ballpark would be great so they can get some idea of what is going on...

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

Postby thelawschoolproject » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:02 pm

I so jelly . . .

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

Postby bleylaw » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:02 pm

i dont get it... lol i feel so left out!

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

Postby Englander742 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:14 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
Englander742 wrote:I am in today also. RD with $90k. No Why UVA.


Numbers?


Approximately 3.91/173.

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

Postby KaleidoscopeEyes » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:24 pm

bleylaw wrote:i dont get it... lol i feel so left out!

Me too :cry:. Makes me question my app a little bit. I even wrote a why UVA.

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

Postby runplaystudy » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:29 pm

KaleidoscopeEyes wrote:
bleylaw wrote:i dont get it... lol i feel so left out!

Me too :cry:. Makes me question my app a little bit. I even wrote a why UVA.


No worries :)

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

Postby bleylaw » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:49 pm

runplaystudy wrote:
KaleidoscopeEyes wrote:
bleylaw wrote:i dont get it... lol i feel so left out!

Me too :cry:. Makes me question my app a little bit. I even wrote a why UVA.


No worries :)

i think ive seen people around 170 and around 3.9 with no uva essay, thats me! lol except i put i wouldn't ask for fin aid

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

Postby instantwonton » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:04 pm

I haven't heard back yet either :( 172/3.89 complete first wk of October

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Postby ihhwap1 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:11 pm

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

Postby runplaystudy » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:14 pm

ihhwap1 wrote:Okay it's making me nervous that everyone keeps talking about checking this "box" to receive financial aid and I still don't remember it. What part of the application is it on? I just skimmed through my LSAC pdf....


Isn't UVA really clear about being need blind? Besides, they just give you loans anyway :P

I'm sure that box doesn't have any bearing on the decision so I wouldn't worry about it. I don't remember it either, fwiw.

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

Postby MumofCad » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:40 pm

Yes, fin aid box has no impact on these things.

OOS versus In-state does have a huge impact on UVA decisions though. There is simply alot more competition for the OOS spots in past cycles. Last year's WL email had the numbers something like this: We expect 7500 applicants for the OOS spots and 650 for the In-state spots" - so they calculated that to mean something like 3% acceptance rate for OOS vs 60% acceptance rate for VA residents. So there is that.

Second, from last year's thread, apparently UVa takes a large percentage of their class from ED applicants, so they tend to give late decisions to RD candidates (jan-feb), with a huge wave of WL super late in the cycle. There was a LLLLLLLLLLooong list of qualified people who were strung along forever last year. FWIW, I recognize their handles from scanning other threads and I believe that by the time they got WL at UVa, almost all had already gotten into a higher ranked school or peer school w/$$$ (many were marked as attending Harvard). So sitting the bench at this point is really no indication of a cycle's potential.

The final thing I noticed scanning the thread from last year is that these early scholarship offers are very odd. On the one hand, you could try to read something about the # of applicants (less ED applicants this year....maybe more RD decisions needed early and offering big money in the hopes some bite to avoid potential for sinking medians caused by less applicants). But one thing came up repeatedly, UVa seems to change their strategy up alot from year to year. Almost no one above both 75ths or above 75th/one median had heard anything this time last year. No mention of big scholarship except a handful of in-state people and URMs. They noticed that was odd from the previous year, and the year before. *Shrugs* This is the summary up to post-Christmas on last year's thread. I didn't follow through, but they seemed to think a wave of WL would be coming in another couple of months.

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Postby ihhwap1 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:16 pm

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

Postby MumofCad » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:19 pm

ihhwap1 wrote:Thanks, that makes me feel better! And I reached identical conclusions when I read the UVa thread from last year, Mum (although I think I kept reading after January haha I think it was mostly waitlists). But, dang, that OOS acceptance rate is discouraging :( keeping my fingers crossed!


Glad it was encouraging, it was meant to be such. Unless someone is UVA or bust (in which case, he/she should just ED and be put out of their RD misery), UVA's decision to WL is really no biggie - awesome options await that will probably make it irrelevant anyhow.

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

Postby smokeylarue » Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:43 pm

Law school numbers has yellow dots everywhere, I can't really read it. Can anyone tell me whats the chance of 172/ 3.68/ out of state/ didn't write a Why UVA essay getting accepted? Or is it just a crapshoot for out of staters.

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

Postby iamrobk » Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:45 pm

smokeylarue wrote:Law school numbers has yellow dots everywhere, I can't really read it. Can anyone tell me whats the chance of 172/ 3.68/ out of state/ didn't write a Why UVA essay getting accepted? Or is it just a crapshoot for out of staters.

http://uva.lawschoolnumbers.com/applica ... ,8&type=jd
Looks like the one that got in did ED.

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

Postby smokeylarue » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:03 pm

iamrobk wrote:
smokeylarue wrote:Law school numbers has yellow dots everywhere, I can't really read it. Can anyone tell me whats the chance of 172/ 3.68/ out of state/ didn't write a Why UVA essay getting accepted? Or is it just a crapshoot for out of staters.

http://uva.lawschoolnumbers.com/applica ... ,8&type=jd
Looks like the one that got in did ED.


Thanks a lot! Didn't know you could do advanced searches like that

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

Postby Gorges » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:52 am

Gorges wrote:Though I seldom post on TLS, just wanted to check in and say that I got a call around 2:15 pm today and was accepted with a $90,000 scholly!

Applied RD, went complete on Oct. 4.


For everyone's reference: approx 3.8/176, and I wrote a Why UVA. :)

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

Postby icedflames » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:10 am

I forgot to put my phone number on my app, -_- but it is on my resume.

Do they email you also or is it just calls?

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

Postby MumofCad » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:16 am

icedflames wrote:I forgot to put my phone number on my app, -_- but it is on my resume.

Do they email you also or is it just calls?


They generally email asking you to call them. They will def do so if you don't have a number listed.

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

Postby JoeMo » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:19 pm

I almost wish there weren't so many posts about people getting accepted. I applied ED a week ago today and I know they have 15 days but the anticipation is killing me.

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

Postby runplaystudy » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:51 pm

JoeMo wrote:I almost wish there weren't so many posts about people getting accepted. I applied ED a week ago today and I know they have 15 days but the anticipation is killing me.



If it makes you feel better, I'm sure there's a gigantic sampling bias because no one wants to volunteer that they didn't get in.

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

Postby JoeMo » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:29 pm

runplaystudy wrote:
JoeMo wrote:I almost wish there weren't so many posts about people getting accepted. I applied ED a week ago today and I know they have 15 days but the anticipation is killing me.



If it makes you feel better, I'm sure there's a gigantic sampling bias because no one wants to volunteer that they didn't get in.


That's a good observation




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