Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

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jerichosm
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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby jerichosm » Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:53 pm

Soo I got WL'd at GWU, but a full-ride from W&L...BU is oh-so-appealing to me and I've sifted through the data on LSN for countless hours, so now I just want an honest opinion....am I going to get in?

Edit: 3.6/167 (if you care to lurk, see my profile under the same name on LSN)
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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby gthopeful » Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:55 pm

It looks like BU is releasing its first real wave of rejects already 6 dings on lawschoolnumbers today

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby woodscommaL » Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:17 pm

jerichosm wrote:Soo I got WL'd at GWU, but a full-ride from W&L...BU is oh-so-appealing to me and I've sifted through the data on LSN for countless hours, so now I just want an honest opinion....am I going to get in?

Edit: 3.6/167 (if you care to lurk, see my profile under the same name on LSN)


Hard to say. A lot of us are stuck in status checker purgartory with 168-169's and 3.3-3.8's.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby freaknroll » Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:19 pm

woodscommaL wrote:
jerichosm wrote:Soo I got WL'd at GWU, but a full-ride from W&L...BU is oh-so-appealing to me and I've sifted through the data on LSN for countless hours, so now I just want an honest opinion....am I going to get in?

Edit: 3.6/167 (if you care to lurk, see my profile under the same name on LSN)


Hard to say. A lot of us are stuck in status checker purgartory with 168-169's and 3.3-3.8's.


fwiw, a kid with a 3.4, 167 got in a couple days ago. You, at the very least, have a shot. BU's median is a 167 this year isn't it?

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby jerichosm » Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:26 pm

Thanks for the input -- it's nice to not be talking to myself about it for once, lol

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby freaknroll » Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:30 pm

jerichosm wrote:Thanks for the input -- it's nice to not be talking to myself about it for once, lol


haha, I know exactly what you mean. I'm stressing about this one big time, it's probably my number 1-2 choice.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby woodscommaL » Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:31 pm

jerichosm wrote:Thanks for the input -- it's nice to not be talking to myself about it for once, lol


Welcome to the BU thread! We're a good time :)

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby ThreeRivers » Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:31 pm

freaknroll wrote:
woodscommaL wrote:
jerichosm wrote:Soo I got WL'd at GWU, but a full-ride from W&L...BU is oh-so-appealing to me and I've sifted through the data on LSN for countless hours, so now I just want an honest opinion....am I going to get in?

Edit: 3.6/167 (if you care to lurk, see my profile under the same name on LSN)


Hard to say. A lot of us are stuck in status checker purgartory with 168-169's and 3.3-3.8's.


fwiw, a kid with a 3.4, 167 got in a couple days ago. You, at the very least, have a shot. BU's median is a 167 this year isn't it?

I'm that 3.44, 167 kid. I think its a 3.48 now (but never sent in updated transcripts_

Also, I was rejected from GW and received a half-ride from W&L... so based on our previous results it looks like you should be OK

As for my softs:
I went to a really weak UG and have marginal (at best) other softs. The only thing that might work in my favor is since freshman year I've had all 4.0's. I received a 0.00 semester in my second semester after multiple deaths in my family / wasn't attending class and was dumb enough not to withdrawal. I'd like to think maybe BU took into consideration I would have a 3.9 if it wasn't for that semester, but I doubt it (my cycle has been really predictable numbers wise)

My guess is you're in pretty good shape

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby freaknroll » Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:33 pm

ThreeRivers wrote:
freaknroll wrote:
woodscommaL wrote:
jerichosm wrote:Soo I got WL'd at GWU, but a full-ride from W&L...BU is oh-so-appealing to me and I've sifted through the data on LSN for countless hours, so now I just want an honest opinion....am I going to get in?

Edit: 3.6/167 (if you care to lurk, see my profile under the same name on LSN)


Hard to say. A lot of us are stuck in status checker purgartory with 168-169's and 3.3-3.8's.


fwiw, a kid with a 3.4, 167 got in a couple days ago. You, at the very least, have a shot. BU's median is a 167 this year isn't it?

I'm that 3.44, 167 kid. I think its a 3.48 now (but never sent in updated transcripts_

Also, I was rejected from GW and received a half-ride from W&L... so based on our previous results it looks like you should be OK

As for my softs:
I went to a really weak UG and have marginal (at best) other softs. The only thing that might work in my favor is since freshman year I've had all 4.0's. I received a 0.00 semester in my second semester after multiple deaths in my family / wasn't attending class and was dumb enough not to withdrawal. I'd like to think maybe BU took into consideration I would have a 3.9 if it wasn't for that semester, but I doubt it (my cycle has been really predictable numbers wise)

My guess is you're in pretty good shape


Let's hope they have room for one more.
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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby jerichosm » Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:36 pm

ThreeRivers wrote:
freaknroll wrote:
woodscommaL wrote:
jerichosm wrote:Soo I got WL'd at GWU, but a full-ride from W&L...BU is oh-so-appealing to me and I've sifted through the data on LSN for countless hours, so now I just want an honest opinion....am I going to get in?

Edit: 3.6/167 (if you care to lurk, see my profile under the same name on LSN)


Hard to say. A lot of us are stuck in status checker purgartory with 168-169's and 3.3-3.8's.


fwiw, a kid with a 3.4, 167 got in a couple days ago. You, at the very least, have a shot. BU's median is a 167 this year isn't it?

I'm that 3.44, 167 kid. I think its a 3.48 now (but never sent in updated transcripts_

Also, I was rejected from GW and received a half-ride from W&L... so based on our previous results it looks like you should be OK

As for my softs:
I went to a really weak UG and have marginal (at best) other softs. The only thing that might work in my favor is since freshman year I've had all 4.0's. I received a 0.00 semester in my second semester after multiple deaths in my family / wasn't attending class and was dumb enough not to withdrawal. I'd like to think maybe BU took into consideration I would have a 3.9 if it wasn't for that semester, but I doubt it (my cycle has been really predictable numbers wise)

My guess is you're in pretty good shape



Judging by your picture and name, you're also from the Burgh -- if I get in, we can be the only Pens fans in Beantown...especially tomorrow lol

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby ThreeRivers » Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:31 pm

Haha you guessed correctly

Might need someone to try to hit up games when pgh teams are in town lol

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby 6thbackstreetboy » Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:26 pm

12/6thbackstreetboy.

I can't believe I didn't see it before now. Everything all of the sudden makes so much sense.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby thelong » Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:35 pm

Oh, I got a note at the bottom of my acceptance letter. That was pretty cool. Apparently they'd like to "have a talented photographer" in their class next year. I guess the adcomm checked out some of my stuff.

I love little notes like that in acceptance packages.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby eaper » Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:55 pm

6thbackstreetboy wrote:12/6thbackstreetboy.

I can't believe I didn't see it before now. Everything all of the sudden makes so much sense.


Haha I noticed that a little earlier, but I didn't want to jinx anything.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby LuckyinLaw? » Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:46 pm

I found out I was accepted over voicemail a few days ago and was hoping for an acceptance packet in my mailbox today but, alas, nothing...

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby Killingly » Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:47 pm

ThreeRivers wrote:Haha you guessed correctly

Might need someone to try to hit up games when pgh teams are in town lol


Woahwoahwoah. I'm a huge Pens fan. Don't forget about me.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby eaper » Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:17 pm

thelong wrote:Oh, I got a note at the bottom of my acceptance letter. That was pretty cool. Apparently they'd like to "have a talented photographer" in their class next year. I guess the adcomm checked out some of my stuff.

I love little notes like that in acceptance packages.


I love it when they do that too. Tech and Georgetown both mentioned philosophy (mentioned in my PS/interview), and I really liked that.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby woodscommaL » Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:45 pm

Killingly wrote:
ThreeRivers wrote:Haha you guessed correctly

Might need someone to try to hit up games when pgh teams are in town lol


Woahwoahwoah. I'm a huge Pens fan. Don't forget about me.


I'm a huge fan of Sidney Crosby's face...does that count?

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby Killingly » Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:46 pm

woodscommaL wrote:
Killingly wrote:
ThreeRivers wrote:Haha you guessed correctly

Might need someone to try to hit up games when pgh teams are in town lol


Woahwoahwoah. I'm a huge Pens fan. Don't forget about me.


I'm a huge fan of Sidney Crosby's face...does that count?


Of freaking course!

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby bingbang1025 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:50 pm

What is BU's reputation nationally? Is it more of a regional school in terms of getting a firm job?

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby msblaw89 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:53 pm

bingbang1025 wrote:What is BU's reputation nationally? Is it more of a regional school in terms of getting a firm job?

Yes, but then again it is Boston

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby eaper » Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:04 pm

bingbang1025 wrote:What is BU's reputation nationally? Is it more of a regional school in terms of getting a firm job?


The general consensus is that everywhere is regional outside the top 14 schools, and most of them are still at least somewhat regional.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby Moriarty » Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:24 pm

Is it weird that part of me won't mind if I get dinged, because then I'll get to write something for the Ding Bar?

Also, congrats to thelong, and sorry to those that were dinged today.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby woodscommaL » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:13 pm

Moriarty wrote:Is it weird that part of me won't mind if I get dinged, because then I'll get to write something for the Ding Bar?

Also, congrats to thelong, and sorry to those that were dinged today.


Is it weird that now when I sign in to my status checker I'm a little relieved when I see that I'm still at 12/6?

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby Moriarty » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:18 pm

woodscommaL wrote:
Moriarty wrote:Is it weird that part of me won't mind if I get dinged, because then I'll get to write something for the Ding Bar?

Also, congrats to thelong, and sorry to those that were dinged today.


Is it weird that now when I sign in to my status checker I'm a little relieved when I see that I'm still at 12/6?


No movement = safe for now...




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