Dr.JD wrote: sdphill wrote:
Dr.JD wrote:You may be right about the weak admission staff but because of them, I may not be attending. In the end it may not matter but they are unnecessarily shrinking the pool of great applicants from which they can choose. If they had 1000, they now may have 999.
If I do not hear anything by tomorrow, I will withdraw my application. I have to make a decision in two weeks. I know some schools have a slow process too, but I don't even know if I am UR right now and I submitted in January. At least at other schools, TLSers know that other people have been receiving decisions. 202 decisions are not A LOT and is definitely not reflective of how many people have applied thus far. With the Chancellor Scholarship, I have been pushed to believe that they only looked at numbers, which is not right (IMO), because they haven't been through most of the applications to see what applicants offers to the pool and thus the Chancellor Scholarship.
All of this is a big turn-off... ;(
VERY good point and VERY insightful. Sheds more light on the sub par admissions process at UNC and their disinterest in applicants as a whole person.
Okay, I'm going to go ahead and come out. As a Chancellor's Scholar, I know personally that numbers alone aren't what get you the scholarship. Exactly what it is I can't tell you because I don't know, but I do know that it's not just numbers. And even if it were about the numbers, it's not like UNC would be unique in going for the applicants with the high stats. Average numbers of the class has a big effect on the US News ranking. If you people are going to make such a big deal about the US News ranking (which I've heard a lot of people do around here), then you can't get mad at a school for trying to improve where it falls on that godforsaken list.
I apologize if I sound rude, but I'm getting a little irritated. I know that it's frustrating to wait. I know that receiving such little communication from the admissions office can make you feel bitter. And I know how tempting it is to rely on US News rankings, because this is a hard decision and numbers seem like such concrete guidance. I care a lot about my school, and I get pretty miffed when I hear over and over again that people are dissatisfied with the admissions office and then are translating that dissatisfaction to the school as a whole. Once you become a student, you. do. not. interact. with. the. admissions. team. Therefore, it doesn't make sense to decide that you're not going to go to a school because the lady at the front desk in the admissions office PMSed at you, if that's your reason. If you're so easily turned off, then UNC might not be for you. In general, the people who are here are the ones that love Carolina and (to the extent that law students are capable of love) love each other. It's a supportive atmosphere. Whatever US News says, I made my decision last April and I haven't regretted it for a second.
I'm saying this stuff not because I want to cause drama or alienate people. I want you guys to come. I want you guys to hold out until you can't possibly hold out anymore, because behind the curtain that the admissions team has unfortunately put up, people here are friendly, and they love Carolina and want you to love it too.