UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby digifly » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:02 pm

MustacheMarshall wrote:Got an email asking me to give the office a call to talk about my application, called back, answered a few questions, and IN!! :shock:

I've said this in a few threads, but I've seriously felt forgotten for the past six weeks, so this decision was so unexpected and AMAZING! I spoke with Cordel Faulk, and he was great. He was super nice, and I'm not sure if my adrenaline was making me loopy, but he seemed genuinely happy to be talking to me and admitting me. He had obviously read my application and was pretty specific with his questions/comments. It was wonderful and made me even more excited for UVA.

FWIW, I submitted/went complete early November, had heard absolutely nothing until today, no Why UVA, stats in profile.

I hope all the other members of "the forgotten" hear back, too!!


Cordel was awesome on the phone. I kid you not, he talked to me for like 20 minutes about my app. Congrats to you!

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby twinkletoes16 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:15 pm

Consensus of last two pages- we shouldn't send in a LOCI/Why UVA if we haven't heard anything for less than two months? I went complete at UVA 12/5 and am now wondering if I should send a LOCI/Why UVA (didn't write one with my original app).

Thoughts?

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby wisteria » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:22 pm

twinkletoes16 wrote:Consensus of last two pages- we shouldn't send in a LOCI/Why UVA if we haven't heard anything for less than two months? I went complete at UVA 12/5 and am now wondering if I should send a LOCI/Why UVA (didn't write one with my original app).

Thoughts?


I went complete 11/19 and I've been forgotten ever since. I sent in a Why UVA a few days ago. They added the essay to my file, and I'm back to the waiting. Can't see how it could hurt.

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby twinkletoes16 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:27 pm

wisteria wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:Consensus of last two pages- we shouldn't send in a LOCI/Why UVA if we haven't heard anything for less than two months? I went complete at UVA 12/5 and am now wondering if I should send a LOCI/Why UVA (didn't write one with my original app).

Thoughts?


I went complete 11/19 and I've been forgotten ever since. I sent in a Why UVA a few days ago. They added the essay to my file, and I'm back to the waiting. Can't see how it could hurt.



I've got nothing better to do tonight, so might as well. Thanks! Can someone PM me where I should be emailing it to?

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby MCFC » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:31 pm

twinkletoes16 wrote:
wisteria wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:Consensus of last two pages- we shouldn't send in a LOCI/Why UVA if we haven't heard anything for less than two months? I went complete at UVA 12/5 and am now wondering if I should send a LOCI/Why UVA (didn't write one with my original app).

Thoughts?


I went complete 11/19 and I've been forgotten ever since. I sent in a Why UVA a few days ago. They added the essay to my file, and I'm back to the waiting. Can't see how it could hurt.



I've got nothing better to do tonight, so might as well. Thanks! Can someone PM me where I should be emailing it to?


I plan to write a Why UVA tomorrow as well. Also interested in who to email it to.

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby wisteria » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:52 pm

twinkletoes16 wrote:
wisteria wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:Consensus of last two pages- we shouldn't send in a LOCI/Why UVA if we haven't heard anything for less than two months? I went complete at UVA 12/5 and am now wondering if I should send a LOCI/Why UVA (didn't write one with my original app).

Thoughts?


I went complete 11/19 and I've been forgotten ever since. I sent in a Why UVA a few days ago. They added the essay to my file, and I'm back to the waiting. Can't see how it could hurt.



I've got nothing better to do tonight, so might as well. Thanks! Can someone PM me where I should be emailing it to?


I sent it to the general admissions email. Got a response 2-3 days later.

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby LRGhost » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:13 pm

Don't be afraid to call them if you have a question about an email address. They've heard this before and it's quicker than guessing or waiting for a response.

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Eichörnchen » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:32 pm

Mr. Elshal wrote:
MustacheMarshall wrote:
dummy1 wrote:Do they give $ over the phone if you get a scholarship or in the mail? Been accepted over the phone w 173/3.5 but no mention of money. Thanks


No mention of money in my call either. I'm hoping to be able to negotiate later?


They told me the money in my call

+1, money is over the phone.

And Faulk rocks. He totally messed with me during my call. I can appreciate that. :lol:

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Merylian » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:34 pm

IN!!!! 170/3.56, RD, non-URM, applied on 1/7/13.

Got an email at work today asking me to call, proceeded to have a heart attack. When work permitted and cardiac arrest had passed, I called back. The Director of Admissions, Cordel Faulk, is so so nice...he was much easier to talk to than admissions people from other schools.

I'm not diverse in any typical or meaningful way, and I have no compelling story. From the conversation, I am 99% sure my "Why UVA" is what did it for me. Never fear, fellow splitters, there is some love for us out there even if we don't ED :) Hope to see ya'll in Charlottesville!

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby vzapana » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:37 pm

Merylian wrote:IN!!!! 170/3.56, RD, non-URM, applied on 1/7/13.

Got an email at work today asking me to call, proceeded to have a heart attack. When work permitted and cardiac arrest had passed, I called back. The Director of Admissions, Cordel Faulk, is so so nice...he was much easier to talk to than admissions people from other schools.

I'm not diverse in any typical or meaningful way, and I have no compelling story. From the conversation, I am 99% sure my "Why UVA" is what did it for me. Never fear, fellow splitters, there is some love for us out there even if we don't ED :) Hope to see ya'll in Charlottesville!


congratulations!

no why UVA essay = limbo. still no decision, and i applied in early nov.

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby JUburton » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:13 am

So people take the 'optional essay' to be the Why UVA section? Might bust one of those out today.

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby labellavita688 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:13 am

Merylian wrote:IN!!!! 170/3.56, RD, non-URM, applied on 1/7/13.

Got an email at work today asking me to call, proceeded to have a heart attack. When work permitted and cardiac arrest had passed, I called back. The Director of Admissions, Cordel Faulk, is so so nice...he was much easier to talk to than admissions people from other schools.

I'm not diverse in any typical or meaningful way, and I have no compelling story. From the conversation, I am 99% sure my "Why UVA" is what did it for me. Never fear, fellow splitters, there is some love for us out there even if we don't ED :) Hope to see ya'll in Charlottesville!


Oh man, we have basically the same numbers. Hoping to hear good news soon!

Congrats!

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby MrHairyLegs » Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:38 pm

Can we petition to get the school to change its website? It seems way too contemporary/ 'Kids R Us'-sih and misses the school's history and prestige. TJ would be horrified. Am I the only one that feels this way?

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby digifly » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:23 pm

MrHairyLegs wrote:Can we petition to get the school to change its website? It seems way too contemporary/ 'Kids R Us'-sih and misses the school's history and prestige. TJ would be horrified. Am I the only one that feels this way?


From a UX perspective it's actually not that bad. U Penn's is better though.

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby elblufer » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:39 pm

digifly wrote:
MrHairyLegs wrote:Can we petition to get the school to change its website? It seems way too contemporary/ 'Kids R Us'-sih and misses the school's history and prestige. TJ would be horrified. Am I the only one that feels this way?


From a UX perspective it's actually not that bad. U Penn's is better though.


You see, I find it awful from a UX perspective. Far too many links everywhere, and some redirect you to UVA (not UVA Law) without notice.

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby digifly » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:56 pm

elblufer wrote:
digifly wrote:
MrHairyLegs wrote:Can we petition to get the school to change its website? It seems way too contemporary/ 'Kids R Us'-sih and misses the school's history and prestige. TJ would be horrified. Am I the only one that feels this way?


From a UX perspective it's actually not that bad. U Penn's is better though.


You see, I find it awful from a UX perspective. Far too many links everywhere, and some redirect you to UVA (not UVA Law) without notice.


I should have pointed out that "not that bad" meant relative to the competition. Colleges pretty much all have shitty sites. Way too much info to handle. In that regard, I don't mind theirs.

I agree that it shouldn't redirect to UG, though.

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby twinkletoes16 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:14 pm

just sent in a why UVA this morning, hopefully this may speed things along...

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Postby gingerbreadsmouse » Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:56 pm

twinkletoes16 wrote:just sent in a why UVA this morning, hopefully this may speed things along...


Awesome! Good luck. I'm sure you will hear something soon.

I was lamenting UVA's lack of good sports teams and then their bball team goes and wins so I'm enjoying following them now :P

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby HankBashir » Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:40 pm

gingerbreadsmouse wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:just sent in a why UVA this morning, hopefully this may speed things along...


Awesome! Good luck. I'm sure you will hear something soon.

I was lamenting UVA's lack of good sports teams and then their bball team goes and wins so I'm enjoying following them now :P


Their Men's Rowing team is one of the best in the nation, fwiw

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby djwjddl » Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:03 pm

HankBashir wrote:
gingerbreadsmouse wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:just sent in a why UVA this morning, hopefully this may speed things along...


Awesome! Good luck. I'm sure you will hear something soon.

I was lamenting UVA's lack of good sports teams and then their bball team goes and wins so I'm enjoying following them now :P


Their Men's Rowing team is one of the best in the nation, fwiw


They don't have a men's rowing team. You're referring to their women's team.

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby gingerbreadsmouse » Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:54 pm

djwjddl wrote:
HankBashir wrote:
gingerbreadsmouse wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:just sent in a why UVA this morning, hopefully this may speed things along...


Awesome! Good luck. I'm sure you will hear something soon.

I was lamenting UVA's lack of good sports teams and then their bball team goes and wins so I'm enjoying following them now :P


Their Men's Rowing team is one of the best in the nation, fwiw


They don't have a men's rowing team. You're referring to their women's team.


Hahaha oh man..but thanks :).

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby HankBashir » Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:58 pm

djwjddl wrote:
HankBashir wrote:
gingerbreadsmouse wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:just sent in a why UVA this morning, hopefully this may speed things along...


Awesome! Good luck. I'm sure you will hear something soon.

I was lamenting UVA's lack of good sports teams and then their bball team goes and wins so I'm enjoying following them now :P


Their Men's Rowing team is one of the best in the nation, fwiw


They don't have a men's rowing team. You're referring to their women's team.


They do have a Men's rowing team. It's not NCAA, however (since there's no NCAA men's rowing). TBH, I don't know how good their womens' team is, since my team didn't compete with them. I'm specifically referring to the men's team.

http://aig.alumni.virginia.edu/virginia ... /overview/

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby djwjddl » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:07 pm

HankBashir wrote:[

They do have a Men's rowing team. It's not NCAA, however (since there's no NCAA men's rowing). TBH, I don't know how good their womens' team is, since my team didn't compete with them. I'm specifically referring to the men's team.

http://aig.alumni.virginia.edu/virginia ... /overview/


I stand corrected. strange that they're not listed on the main UVA athletics site. Also, I think it's a bit of an overstatement to cal UVA men's rowing team as "one of the best in the nation," although i guess technically anything can be considered one of the best. UVA rowing is miles and miles behind programs like berkeley, Washington, Stanford, Harvard, you get the idea.

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Re: UVA c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby HankBashir » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:36 pm

djwjddl wrote:
HankBashir wrote:[

They do have a Men's rowing team. It's not NCAA, however (since there's no NCAA men's rowing). TBH, I don't know how good their womens' team is, since my team didn't compete with them. I'm specifically referring to the men's team.

http://aig.alumni.virginia.edu/virginia ... /overview/


I stand corrected. strange that they're not listed on the main UVA athletics site. Also, I think it's a bit of an overstatement to cal UVA men's rowing team as "one of the best in the nation," although i guess technically anything can be considered one of the best. UVA rowing is miles and miles behind programs like berkeley, Washington, Stanford, Harvard, you get the idea.


I guess "one of the best" is a bit vague. I'd say UVA is top 25 of all collegiate rowing teams, based upon their performance at regattas that attract national and international competition, like Head of the Charles and the Henley Royal Regatta. Since men's collegiate rowing doesn't have a unified national championship anymore, it's a bit harder to compare between teams like Washington, Harvard, Cal, etc and club teams like Virginia's Men's teams outside of regattas like these.

I do agree that there's a large amount of difference between teams like Washington and UVA. When they raced at the 2012 Windermere Cup, Washington beat both UVA and the Argentina National Team (who almost tied) by almost 15 seconds.

Sorry for the thread derail!

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