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

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

Postby BKCentral » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:45 pm

stillwater wrote:
BKCentral wrote:It was just through this thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=178748&start=600

Wasn't really able to find any hard evidence backing it up besides taking these people's words for granted. You'll have to sift through to find the 3-4 people arguing about WUSTL.

stillwater wrote:
Using the USNWR rankings to make a decision on a school is just downright silly, if not stupid.


This. Although the employment #s are actually one of the only important parts, imo.


Right, but not the employment data given by the schools or the bullshit numbers floated for the purposes of USNWR.


Wait...you mean...schools might have fabricated their employment data for the sole purpose of being placed higher in a super arbitrary ranking system?? Blasphemy! Burn him!

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

Postby stillwater » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:47 pm

BKCentral wrote:
stillwater wrote:
BKCentral wrote:It was just through this thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=178748&start=600

Wasn't really able to find any hard evidence backing it up besides taking these people's words for granted. You'll have to sift through to find the 3-4 people arguing about WUSTL.

stillwater wrote:
Using the USNWR rankings to make a decision on a school is just downright silly, if not stupid.


This. Although the employment #s are actually one of the only important parts, imo.


Right, but not the employment data given by the schools or the bullshit numbers floated for the purposes of USNWR.


Wait...you mean...schools might have fabricated their employment data for the sole purpose of being placed higher in a super arbitrary ranking system?? Blasphemy! Burn him!


Hence why they are irrelevant.

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

Postby jdhopefully » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:49 pm

stillwater wrote:
jdhopefully wrote:
BKCentral wrote:Honestly who cares about the slight ranking drop, but more importantly- Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation: 80.7%. wowzers.

EDIT: Reading more about the new rules and WUSTL supposedly being the only school who actually followed them.


BK: could you please post links as to where you're reading this regarding the new rules and WUSTL? I saw the rankings a minute ago and my jaw dropped. :shock:

I was admitted to ASU and they jumped from 39 to 26 between last year and this year--and needless to say, my decision just got a whole lot more difficult!!!

:(


Using the USNWR rankings to make a decision on a school is just downright silly, if not stupid.


Let me make it clear: USNWR rankings are a factor amongst many that are in my decision. However, my parents have been pushing for ASU, and I kept telling myself that WashU was far better--but the rankings changes throw a wrench into what I was thinking. That's why I want the links to what BK has been reading. I saw the letter by the dean, but wanted to know if there was anything else out there. That's all.

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

Postby stillwater » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:51 pm

jdhopefully wrote:
stillwater wrote:
jdhopefully wrote:
BKCentral wrote:Honestly who cares about the slight ranking drop, but more importantly- Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation: 80.7%. wowzers.

EDIT: Reading more about the new rules and WUSTL supposedly being the only school who actually followed them.


BK: could you please post links as to where you're reading this regarding the new rules and WUSTL? I saw the rankings a minute ago and my jaw dropped. :shock:

I was admitted to ASU and they jumped from 39 to 26 between last year and this year--and needless to say, my decision just got a whole lot more difficult!!!

:(


Using the USNWR rankings to make a decision on a school is just downright silly, if not stupid.


Let me make it clear: USNWR rankings are a factor amongst many that are in my decision. However, my parents have been pushing for ASU, and I kept telling myself that WashU was far better--but the rankings changes throw a wrench into what I was thinking. That's why I want the links to what BK has been reading. I saw the letter by the dean, but wanted to know if there was anything else out there. That's all.


You need to think about where you want to work. Not some ridiculously arbitrary ranking system designed to sell magazines.

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

Postby BKCentral » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:53 pm

stillwater wrote:
You need to think about where you want to work. Not some ridiculously arbitrary ranking system designed to sell magazines.


Agreed. With 2 schools that feed into completely different markets, this should be the most important factor (as long as $$ isn't a huge difference).

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

Postby jdhopefully » Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:02 pm

BKCentral wrote:
stillwater wrote:
You need to think about where you want to work. Not some ridiculously arbitrary ranking system designed to sell magazines.


Agreed. With 2 schools that feed into completely different markets, this should be the most important factor (as long as $$ isn't a huge difference).


I'm from Arizona but have spent the majority of my breaks and free time in St. Louis. And the markets are both equal in my opinion. Hence my quandary. Thanks guys.

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

Postby tmon » Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:28 pm

josh43299 wrote:
jdhopefully wrote:
BKCentral wrote:Honestly who cares about the slight ranking drop, but more importantly- Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation: 80.7%. wowzers.

EDIT: Reading more about the new rules and WUSTL supposedly being the only school who actually followed them.


BK: could you please post links as to where you're reading this regarding the new rules and WUSTL? I saw the rankings a minute ago and my jaw dropped. :shock:

I was admitted to ASU and they jumped from 39 to 26 between last year and this year--and needless to say, my decision just got a whole lot more difficult!!!

:(


A map would likely be more useful

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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

Postby dietcoke0 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:22 pm

Looking for someone who wants to go halvies on a hotel room for ASD. I'm staying one night, Friday. I'm driving in from KC the day of, and will have a car if that sweetens the deal.

I'm a male and only looking for the room to crash that night, then driving home Saturday morning. Let me know if anyone interested in something around the Forest Park area. PM if you want any other info or a telephone chat to make sure I'm not an axe murderer(I prefer knives) Thanks.

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

Postby mcdeeremitch » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:26 pm

does anyone have an idea on when to expect the next round of decisions

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

Postby dietcoke0 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:30 pm

What's your stats? Probably in about 2 weeks, most who haven't heard who applied a while ago will be denied or waitlisted.

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Postby mcdeeremitch » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:32 pm

dietcoke0 wrote:What's your stats? Probably in about 2 weeks, most who haven't heard who applied a while ago will be denied or waitlisted.


154/3.19 AA urm...I applied 1/18...I know Ill be dinged i just want my decision

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

Postby dietcoke0 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:36 pm

mcdeeremitch wrote:
dietcoke0 wrote:What's your stats? Probably in about 2 weeks, most who haven't heard who applied a while ago will be denied or waitlisted.


154/3.19 AA urm...I applied 1/18...I know Ill be dinged i just want my decision


That's waitlist all over it, but I doubt you get off. I know you've heard it, but try to retake if you can. It will depend on how many AA they get to deposit that will determine if you get off with lower numbers. I'd be making sure you have a back up plan, or take the year off and hit the test hard.

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Postby tmon » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:37 pm

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

Postby mcdeeremitch » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:41 pm

dietcoke0 wrote:
mcdeeremitch wrote:
dietcoke0 wrote:What's your stats? Probably in about 2 weeks, most who haven't heard who applied a while ago will be denied or waitlisted.


154/3.19 AA urm...I applied 1/18...I know Ill be dinged i just want my decision


That's waitlist all over it, but I doubt you get off. I know you've heard it, but try to retake if you can. It will depend on how many AA they get to deposit that will determine if you get off with lower numbers. I'd be making sure you have a back up plan, or take the year off and hit the test hard.


I have a couple of good options so Im pretty content with not getting WUSTL

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

Postby dietcoke0 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:37 pm

Yeah, if you have your heart set on them, you can try to wait out the waitlist, but might not get a spot for a long time, else just pick from what you got when you get your WL/Deny in a couple weeks.

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

Postby charliep » Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:47 pm

i e-mailed admissions yesterday with a question. typically, how long does it take them to respond?

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

Postby Worker and Parasite » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:04 pm

Pretty sure it depends on the question (if it was applicant related or just a general inquiry). If it's a general inquiry you could call the office. Of note I received an answer to a general inquiry within 24 hours

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

Postby dietcoke0 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:14 pm

charliep wrote:i e-mailed admissions yesterday with a question. typically, how long does it take them to respond?


I had a few general questions and they got back to me in the same day.

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

Postby chw123 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:37 pm

Taking the 6 hour drive to St. Louis this weekend for a visit and class sit this monday. Anyone who's been on a visit have any tips on non obvious things to check out on campus?

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Postby josh43299 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:54 pm

chw123 wrote:Taking the 6 hour drive to St. Louis this weekend for a visit and class sit this monday. Anyone who's been on a visit have any tips on non obvious things to check out on campus?


Would be interested in this as well. None of the ASDs worked with my schedule, so I will be visiting next week.

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

Postby h4bs » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:34 pm

Anyone have any scholarship negotiation tips / advice. They offered a lot, and I'm not sure if that makes it more or less likely that they will go higher. I have read some of the negotiation threads already, but was wondering if anyone had any info on WUSTL's trends in this area. Thanks.

Also, is anyone but me going to the Chicago City Connect thing?

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

Postby BarcaCrossesTheAlps » Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:25 pm

Can anyone explain the WUSTL status prompts. Some of the schools I applied to mean "in review" when it reads "complete." At Wash U., my app says, "complete," so I am hoping that may mean I am being reviewed already. Doubt it, but thought I'd ask. The latest update date is for today, 3/14, but the status prompt hasn't changed in about two weeks.

Some schools have about six different status app standings....

Thanks to anyone who can answer...

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

Postby flyingduck » Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:34 pm

BarcaCrossesTheAlps wrote:Can anyone explain the WUSTL status prompts. Some of the schools I applied to mean "in review" when it reads "complete." At Wash U., my app says, "complete," so I am hoping that may mean I am being reviewed already. Doubt it, but thought I'd ask. The latest update date is for today, 3/14, but the status prompt hasn't changed in about two weeks.

Some schools have about six different status app standings....

Thanks to anyone who can answer...


Complete just means they have all your application material accounted for and awaiting review.

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

Postby martorem » Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:36 pm

flyingduck wrote:
BarcaCrossesTheAlps wrote:Can anyone explain the WUSTL status prompts. Some of the schools I applied to mean "in review" when it reads "complete." At Wash U., my app says, "complete," so I am hoping that may mean I am being reviewed already. Doubt it, but thought I'd ask. The latest update date is for today, 3/14, but the status prompt hasn't changed in about two weeks.

Some schools have about six different status app standings....

Thanks to anyone who can answer...


Complete just means they have all your application material accounted for and awaiting review.


Yeah, and it stays complete until they make a decision, although your date will probably change a few times. Good luck!

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

Postby dietcoke0 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:44 pm

Multiple completes seem to mean they are looking at your application. I got my decision at like 4:45 p.m. CST the day of my fourth complete, and it never has changed since. I went like 2-2 -> 2-8 2-17 -> 2-22 Give or take a few days.




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