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mattviphky
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UIUC 2015

Postby mattviphky » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:59 am

Somebody had to start it. I'm applying this year...I have no idea how they are going to handle this cycle, but hopefully it works out favorably for me. anyone else?

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby cph4life » Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:45 pm

I applied too! What do you mean you don't know how they're going to handle this cycle?

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby chem » Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:45 pm

cph4life wrote:I applied too! What do you mean you don't know how they're going to handle this cycle?


Admissions scandal with the inflated medians. I applied before it broke out. Will go if the money is right

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby Cornelius » Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:22 pm

Will apply to, at the least, have a bargaining chip from their scholarship money. Wouldn't completely rule out attending.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby Samara » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:35 pm

Submitted my app today! Yay for no application fee. We'll see how this goes.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby ScrabbleChamp » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:39 pm

Any guesses as to where UIUC will be in the next USNWR rankings? I applied because I love the area, but unless I get a full ride, I won't attend. We'll see. Good luck to you all.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby Kilpatrick » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:45 pm

ScrabbleChamp wrote:Any guesses as to where UIUC will be in the next USNWR rankings? I applied because I love the area, but unless I get a full ride, I won't attend. We'll see. Good luck to you all.


You love the area of Central Illinois? :shock:

To answer your question - people around here seem to think 30s or 40s.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby Wart » Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:16 pm

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby Samara » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:01 pm

Wart wrote:I think somewhere between 27-35 is where we'll land. 40s is unlikely given that we still place in the NLJ250 like a top 250 and that our medians are competitive or better than a lot of the schools ranked around 30 (i.e. Iowa, UNC).

As for the cycle, I'm guessing some mega money will be given out. Students will be skeptical and $ is the only way to get them here.

Any idea how Chicago placement will affected? I've heard that it may be impacted, but less dramatically than its change in ranking.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby Kilpatrick » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:51 pm

Samara wrote:
Wart wrote:I think somewhere between 27-35 is where we'll land. 40s is unlikely given that we still place in the NLJ250 like a top 250 and that our medians are competitive or better than a lot of the schools ranked around 30 (i.e. Iowa, UNC).

As for the cycle, I'm guessing some mega money will be given out. Students will be skeptical and $ is the only way to get them here.

Any idea how Chicago placement will affected? I've heard that it may be impacted, but less dramatically than its change in ranking.


Chicago is the only city we place in. If you want any city other than Chicago don't come to Illinois. In fact, if you aren't comfortable with the idea of having to take a job in Joliet or Peoria or some other bumfuck town, don't come to Illinois.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby Samara » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:08 pm

Kilpatrick wrote:
Samara wrote:
Wart wrote:I think somewhere between 27-35 is where we'll land. 40s is unlikely given that we still place in the NLJ250 like a top 250 and that our medians are competitive or better than a lot of the schools ranked around 30 (i.e. Iowa, UNC).

As for the cycle, I'm guessing some mega money will be given out. Students will be skeptical and $ is the only way to get them here.

Any idea how Chicago placement will affected? I've heard that it may be impacted, but less dramatically than its change in ranking.


Chicago is the only city we place in. If you want any city other than Chicago don't come to Illinois. In fact, if you aren't comfortable with the idea of having to take a job in Joliet or Peoria or some other bumfuck town, don't come to Illinois.

Ugh, working in Joliet or Peoria would be awful. I want 100% Chicago. Will the placement percentage go down significantly?

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby Kilpatrick » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:47 pm

Samara wrote:
Kilpatrick wrote:
Samara wrote:
Wart wrote:I think somewhere between 27-35 is where we'll land. 40s is unlikely given that we still place in the NLJ250 like a top 250 and that our medians are competitive or better than a lot of the schools ranked around 30 (i.e. Iowa, UNC).

As for the cycle, I'm guessing some mega money will be given out. Students will be skeptical and $ is the only way to get them here.

Any idea how Chicago placement will affected? I've heard that it may be impacted, but less dramatically than its change in ranking.


Chicago is the only city we place in. If you want any city other than Chicago don't come to Illinois. In fact, if you aren't comfortable with the idea of having to take a job in Joliet or Peoria or some other bumfuck town, don't come to Illinois.

Ugh, working in Joliet or Peoria would be awful. I want 100% Chicago. Will the placement percentage go down significantly?


I don't think placement will go down that much. But even if there had been no scandal, not everyone in the class is gonna get Chicago. If you come here and wind up below median, you're not going to be able to be too picky about what city you work in.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby UnamSanctam » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:49 pm

Samara wrote:
Kilpatrick wrote:
Samara wrote:
Wart wrote:I think somewhere between 27-35 is where we'll land. 40s is unlikely given that we still place in the NLJ250 like a top 250 and that our medians are competitive or better than a lot of the schools ranked around 30 (i.e. Iowa, UNC).

As for the cycle, I'm guessing some mega money will be given out. Students will be skeptical and $ is the only way to get them here.

Any idea how Chicago placement will affected? I've heard that it may be impacted, but less dramatically than its change in ranking.


Chicago is the only city we place in. If you want any city other than Chicago don't come to Illinois. In fact, if you aren't comfortable with the idea of having to take a job in Joliet or Peoria or some other bumfuck town, don't come to Illinois.

Ugh, working in Joliet or Peoria would be awful. I want 100% Chicago. Will the placement percentage go down significantly?


You're getting in at a higher ranked school than UIUC anyway, bro.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby Samara » Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:12 am

UnamSanctam wrote:You're getting in at a higher ranked school than UIUC anyway, bro.

Yeah, hopefully. It's just frustrating because UIUC was edging WUSTL out as my top safety school choice. But now with all this drama, WUSTL looks to be the way to go.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby Yellowtree » Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:09 am

what are the real medians, any shot with a 162/3.1

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby mattviphky » Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:49 pm

median lsat for last year was a 163...but God knows what that is gonna mean for this cycle. I feel like their admissions standards won't go down too much, but the money they hand out might be rather large in order to get them to an honest 168.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby DreamsInDigital » Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:36 pm

current 1L here. Let me know if any of you have any questions you'd like answered.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby UnamSanctam » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:40 pm

Submitted. Curious to see what they do this cycle.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby neeko » Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:35 pm

Is anyone in review yet?

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby fltanglab » Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:13 am

They said in the email reviewing starts November 15.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby NiccoloA » Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:46 pm

Chance with 166/3.6?

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby ScrabbleChamp » Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:11 pm

NiccoloA wrote:Chance with 166/3.6?


Who knows this year with the scandal and such. That could be big money or a straight denial. Nobody knows.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby illini22 » Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:31 pm

Kilpatrick wrote:
Samara wrote:
Wart wrote:I think somewhere between 27-35 is where we'll land. 40s is unlikely given that we still place in the NLJ250 like a top 250 and that our medians are competitive or better than a lot of the schools ranked around 30 (i.e. Iowa, UNC).

As for the cycle, I'm guessing some mega money will be given out. Students will be skeptical and $ is the only way to get them here.

Any idea how Chicago placement will affected? I've heard that it may be impacted, but less dramatically than its change in ranking.


Chicago is the only city we place in. If you want any city other than Chicago don't come to Illinois. In fact, if you aren't comfortable with the idea of having to take a job in Joliet or Peoria or some other bumfuck town, don't come to Illinois.


Lol, where do you get this information???? I say quite the opposite, as the class itself is becoming more geographically diverse, so are the interest of people. I personally know 2Ls with jobs almost in every market, with NY, Texas, and California getting the most after Chicago. And is not 1 person, I know at least of 5 people who got SAs at each of those states.

And guys, remember that the rankings are NOT based on medians, they are based on 25th and 75th percentile. Hence, the median might be 163, but doesnt mean that the 25th and 75th percentile moved much. Also, look at Indiana's 25th and 75th.... I REALLY doubt that we will dip below 30, my guess is 26-28. Also, we had another admission scandal 5 years ago, just as big if not bigger. Most employers dont even remember it (I ask a few during a networking event), the school dropped but it picked up its ranking the next year. I bet the same will happen again, but by the time the class of 2015 is graduating, no one will remember it.

Also, always remember that the negative nancys and those who didnt get jobs because THEY CANT INTERVIEW AND BLAME IT ON THE SCHOOL are the ones who are most likely to post here. Look at the numbers objectively. You can always apply (its free) and see where it goes from there.
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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby JamMasterJ » Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:33 pm

NiccoloA wrote:Chance with 166/3.6?

I got straight ding with similar numbers last year

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby NiccoloA » Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:41 pm

ScrabbleChamp wrote:
NiccoloA wrote:Chance with 166/3.6?


Who knows this year with the scandal and such. That could be big money or a straight denial. Nobody knows.


That's my hope. I know that those numbers would have gotten me auto-reject last year.

Hoping that others are staying far away from the scandal.




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