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

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

Postby sam61252 » Thu May 10, 2012 12:44 am

dietcoke0 wrote:Lot of money going back into the pool. Hoping some gets funneled my way. The scholarship they gave me I feel is insulting with my numbers compared to others with similar or worse numbers.


Give you the money and let me in! Problem solved.

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

Postby splitsplat » Thu May 10, 2012 2:26 am

dietcoke0 wrote:Lot of money going back into the pool. Hoping some gets funneled my way. The scholarship they gave me I feel is insulting with my numbers compared to others with similar or worse numbers.


dietcoke0 wrote:I have a 2.6 and a 170, got into WUSTL.


170 obviously strong, but your GPA is a pos, not sure how many schools even give extreme splitters money, I feel pretty lucky myself to have gotten money.

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

Postby Kabuo » Thu May 10, 2012 9:02 am

splitsplat wrote:
dietcoke0 wrote:Lot of money going back into the pool. Hoping some gets funneled my way. The scholarship they gave me I feel is insulting with my numbers compared to others with similar or worse numbers.


dietcoke0 wrote:I have a 2.6 and a 170, got into WUSTL.


170 obviously strong, but your GPA is a pos, not sure how many schools even give extreme splitters money, I feel pretty lucky myself to have gotten money.


lol @ 170 sense of entitlement.

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

Postby BarcaCrossesTheAlps » Thu May 10, 2012 12:28 pm

Aaaaaannnddd.............score!


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In off the wait list. A great big thank-you to all the withdraw people.

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

Postby Unagi » Thu May 10, 2012 12:40 pm

BarcaCrossesTheAlps wrote:Aaaaaannnddd.............score!


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In off the wait list. A great big thank-you to all the withdraw people.


Congrats!!! I was rooting for you after seeing how bad you wanted this!

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

Postby Birdnals » Thu May 10, 2012 12:45 pm

BarcaCrossesTheAlps wrote:Aaaaaannnddd.............score!

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In off the wait list. A great big thank-you to all the withdraw people.


Well done sir. Join the FB group, and see you in the fall!

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

Postby BarcaCrossesTheAlps » Thu May 10, 2012 1:08 pm

Thanks guys... I will join the FB group now.

Also, to the people still waiting, don't give up hope. I seriously get the feeling Wash U wants people who want to be there. If you haven't been communicating with them, now is a good time to express your sincere interest. My communications with the admin office, et al, has been really nice. Good people, them! Good luck to all the other wait listers.

:P

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

Postby Robespierre » Thu May 10, 2012 1:25 pm

Dietcoke - Did you get at least 45K total? If so, you got what's coming to you under their matrix, I think.

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

Postby Oftranch » Thu May 10, 2012 2:20 pm

BarcaCrossesTheAlps wrote:Aaaaaannnddd.............score!


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In off the wait list. A great big thank-you to all the withdraw people.


do you mind sharing your numbers?

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

Postby lawyerinwaiting » Thu May 10, 2012 2:27 pm

Im going sooooooooooooooooooooooo hard right now trying to get off this waitlist before my IU-Bloomington deadline on monday. IU-B is a good school for what i want to do but WUSTL is soooooooooooooo much better and dangit if I can get it, ill take it!

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

Postby sam61252 » Thu May 10, 2012 2:50 pm

lawyerinwaiting wrote:Im going sooooooooooooooooooooooo hard right now trying to get off this waitlist before my IU-Bloomington deadline on monday. IU-B is a good school for what i want to do but WUSTL is soooooooooooooo much better and dangit if I can get it, ill take it!


I'm in the same situation, except accepted to University of Illinois. I'm hoping to get in before the second $500 deposit. Fingers crossed!

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

Postby splitsplat » Thu May 10, 2012 3:04 pm

BarcaCrossesTheAlps wrote:Aaaaaannnddd.............score!
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In off the wait list. A great big thank-you to all the withdraw people.


Congrats man, I think you probably have the most zeal to attend Wash U out of everyone on this thread lol.

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

Postby Ubermaus » Thu May 10, 2012 3:20 pm

BarcaCrossesTheAlps wrote:Aaaaaannnddd.............score!


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In off the wait list. A great big thank-you to all the withdraw people.

Woooo Barca! Oh please, please bring an elephant with you to school.

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

Postby lawyerinwaiting » Thu May 10, 2012 4:30 pm

sam61252 wrote:
lawyerinwaiting wrote:Im going sooooooooooooooooooooooo hard right now trying to get off this waitlist before my IU-Bloomington deadline on monday. IU-B is a good school for what i want to do but WUSTL is soooooooooooooo much better and dangit if I can get it, ill take it!


I'm in the same situation, except accepted to University of Illinois. I'm hoping to get in before the second $500 deposit. Fingers crossed!


Have you sent them any additional info? I sent them a hello-how-ya-doin-i-love-ya email every 3 weeks lol and then i sent a 2 page addendum about what exactly it is i could add to their community....i can't even express how bad I want WUSTL...its almost sickening lol...but at the same time, i feel like with how abysmal my numbers are, that even getting on their waitlist shouldve been an epic victory...am i bein greedy by asking for more lol?

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

Postby lawyerinwaiting » Thu May 10, 2012 4:30 pm

lawyerinwaiting wrote:
sam61252 wrote:
lawyerinwaiting wrote:Im going sooooooooooooooooooooooo hard right now trying to get off this waitlist before my IU-Bloomington deadline on monday. IU-B is a good school for what i want to do but WUSTL is soooooooooooooo much better and dangit if I can get it, ill take it!


I'm in the same situation, except accepted to University of Illinois. I'm hoping to get in before the second $500 deposit. Fingers crossed!


Have you sent them any additional info? I sent them a hello-how-ya-doin-i-love-ya email every 3 weeks lol and then i sent a 2 page addendum about what exactly it is i could add to their community....i can't even express how bad I want WUSTL...its almost sickening lol...but at the same time, i feel like with how abysmal my numbers are, that even getting on their waitlist shouldve been an epic victory...am i bein greedy by asking for more lol?


eww i just realized i said lol way too many times in that post. :shock:

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

Postby JMoore33 » Thu May 10, 2012 4:35 pm

I would love to be at WUSTL this fall. At the moment I'm between Indiana-Bloomington and SLU. If I can get in to WUSTL though that will make the decision easy. I toured the school and spoke with an admissions counselor and sent in a letter of continuing interest. Any ideas on anything else I can do to help my chances? I have a 164/3.42.

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

Postby BarcaCrossesTheAlps » Thu May 10, 2012 4:44 pm

Ubermaus wrote:
BarcaCrossesTheAlps wrote:Aaaaaannnddd.............score!


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In off the wait list. A great big thank-you to all the withdraw people.

Woooo Barca! Oh please, please bring an elephant with you to school.



Yeah, but the thing is, will parking be available...? :P

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

Postby BarcaCrossesTheAlps » Thu May 10, 2012 5:16 pm

lawyerinwaiting wrote:
sam61252 wrote:
lawyerinwaiting wrote:Im going sooooooooooooooooooooooo hard right now trying to get off this waitlist before my IU-Bloomington deadline on monday. IU-B is a good school for what i want to do but WUSTL is soooooooooooooo much better and dangit if I can get it, ill take it!


I'm in the same situation, except accepted to University of Illinois. I'm hoping to get in before the second $500 deposit. Fingers crossed!


Have you sent them any additional info? I sent them a hello-how-ya-doin-i-love-ya email every 3 weeks lol and then i sent a 2 page addendum about what exactly it is i could add to their community....i can't even express how bad I want WUSTL...its almost sickening lol...but at the same time, i feel like with how abysmal my numbers are, that even getting on their waitlist shouldve been an epic victory...am i bein greedy by asking for more lol?


You got in to the Indiana JD/MBA.... that is pretty damn good. Have you deposited there, or are you holding out till the last minute for Wash U? Just tell Wash U your other offers and that you are willing to ditch them if they take you. They want people that want to be there.

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

Postby sam61252 » Thu May 10, 2012 6:25 pm

lawyerinwaiting wrote:
lawyerinwaiting wrote:
sam61252 wrote:
lawyerinwaiting wrote:Im going sooooooooooooooooooooooo hard right now trying to get off this waitlist before my IU-Bloomington deadline on monday. IU-B is a good school for what i want to do but WUSTL is soooooooooooooo much better and dangit if I can get it, ill take it!


I'm in the same situation, except accepted to University of Illinois. I'm hoping to get in before the second $500 deposit. Fingers crossed!


Have you sent them any additional info? I sent them a hello-how-ya-doin-i-love-ya email every 3 weeks lol and then i sent a 2 page addendum about what exactly it is i could add to their community....i can't even express how bad I want WUSTL...its almost sickening lol...but at the same time, i feel like with how abysmal my numbers are, that even getting on their waitlist shouldve been an epic victory...am i bein greedy by asking for more lol?


eww i just realized i said lol way too many times in that post. :shock:


Yeah I have been in contact... My numbers are nothing to brag about either, but I still have my fingers crossed. I also felt lucky to make the waitlist. I just hope it isn't an "Hey we like you just enough to waitlist, but never really intend on accepting you" kind of deal.

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

Postby dietcoke0 » Thu May 10, 2012 8:41 pm

Robespierre wrote:Dietcoke - Did you get at least 45K total? If so, you got what's coming to you under their matrix, I think.


Nope, well under, and did ask for more, and didn't get it. Have strong softs, GPA addendum (33 hours of College credit in high school that I withdrew from or underperformed since I was just taking random courses, as well as a set of withdraws with a changed major in UG, and got 3.5 in my major in UG), few years real WE, and over achieved at other schools scholarship-wise. Felt according to past allocations that I got less than half of what I should've, but hey, oh well. Still riding out other waitlists for T14, so it's all good. Wash U would admit felons if it raised their medians, and I'm okay with that. Just a numbers game, and I want higher numbers in my Scholarships

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

Postby sam61252 » Thu May 10, 2012 8:54 pm

dietcoke0 wrote:
Robespierre wrote:Dietcoke - Did you get at least 45K total? If so, you got what's coming to you under their matrix, I think.


Nope, well under, and did ask for more, and didn't get it. Have strong softs, GPA addendum (33 hours of College credit in high school that I withdrew from or underperformed since I was just taking random courses, as well as a set of withdraws with a changed major in UG, and got 3.5 in my major in UG), few years real WE, and over achieved at other schools scholarship-wise. Felt according to past allocations that I got less than half of what I should've, but hey, oh well. Still riding out other waitlists for T14, so it's all good. Wash U would admit felons if it raised their medians, and I'm okay with that. Just a numbers game, and I want higher numbers in my Scholarships


I think you are painting a bad picture of the admissions committee and the process. Admitting felons to strictly increase medians?!? Pretty big accusation... The student that have me the tour was well under the LSAT median with a 160, but was admitted because of the quality of his character and softs. So I respectfully disagree.

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

Postby dietcoke0 » Thu May 10, 2012 9:03 pm

People in the adcomm I met with are super nice and lovely people. I agree. But most people believe, me included, that Wash U is a giant numbers-whore school. Like I said, I'm okay with that, since it's working out for me. I know only thing keeping me in the game in a good LSAT score.

Students I meet were high LSAT, completely confused why their offers were so high, and said they were likely to pay more to go to a higher ranked school, but wanted to see the school first.

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

Postby tmon » Thu May 10, 2012 9:03 pm

sam61252 wrote:
dietcoke0 wrote:
Robespierre wrote:Dietcoke - Did you get at least 45K total? If so, you got what's coming to you under their matrix, I think.


Nope, well under, and did ask for more, and didn't get it. Have strong softs, GPA addendum (33 hours of College credit in high school that I withdrew from or underperformed since I was just taking random courses, as well as a set of withdraws with a changed major in UG, and got 3.5 in my major in UG), few years real WE, and over achieved at other schools scholarship-wise. Felt according to past allocations that I got less than half of what I should've, but hey, oh well. Still riding out other waitlists for T14, so it's all good. Wash U would admit felons if it raised their medians, and I'm okay with that. Just a numbers game, and I want higher numbers in my Scholarships


I think you are painting a bad picture of the admissions committee and the process. Admitting felons to strictly increase medians?!? Pretty big accusation... The student that have me the tour was well under the LSAT median with a 160, but was admitted because of the quality of his character and softs. So I respectfully disagree.

Most likely they had one or more of the following:

-URM status
-well above median (probably 75th%ile or up) GPA
-non trad applicant with amazing story or work experience, saved children, or cured cancer or something like that.

It really is a numbers game for the vast majority of applicants. There are exceptions to every rule, but the exceptions tend to be...well, exceptional.

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

Postby sam61252 » Thu May 10, 2012 9:22 pm

tmon wrote:
sam61252 wrote:
dietcoke0 wrote:
Robespierre wrote:Dietcoke - Did you get at least 45K total? If so, you got what's coming to you under their matrix, I think.


Nope, well under, and did ask for more, and didn't get it. Have strong softs, GPA addendum (33 hours of College credit in high school that I withdrew from or underperformed since I was just taking random courses, as well as a set of withdraws with a changed major in UG, and got 3.5 in my major in UG), few years real WE, and over achieved at other schools scholarship-wise. Felt according to past allocations that I got less than half of what I should've, but hey, oh well. Still riding out other waitlists for T14, so it's all good. Wash U would admit felons if it raised their medians, and I'm okay with that. Just a numbers game, and I want higher numbers in my Scholarships


I think you are painting a bad picture of the admissions committee and the process. Admitting felons to strictly increase medians?!? Pretty big accusation... The student that have me the tour was well under the LSAT median with a 160, but was admitted because of the quality of his character and softs. So I respectfully disagree.

Most likely they had one or more of the following:

-URM status
-well above median (probably 75th%ile or up) GPA
-non trad applicant with amazing story or work experience, saved children, or cured cancer or something like that.

It really is a numbers game for the vast majority of applicants. There are exceptions to every rule, but the exceptions tend to be...well, exceptional.


The point being made was that they do select candidates that are slightly below medians with decent softs, as opposed to the number scum they were being made out to be by saying a felon with numbers would be selected.

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

Postby dietcoke0 » Thu May 10, 2012 9:26 pm

Yes, I'm sure they do, but I'll bet my morning donuts this 160, which is a good score, had a 3.8+ or was a URM.




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