Dr. Filth wrote:
rglifberg wrote:Is UVA as holistic as their website makes it seem?
I don't think any school is as holistic as they claim to be.
A bad PS or bad LORs will hurt your chances of admission no matter what your numbers are.
A good PS / good LORs will only help if your numbers are borderline - if you are not borderline, a good PS / good LORs might net some $$ if you have strong numbers.
An average PS / average LORs will probably have no plus or minus effect and your numbers will largely determine your admission (admit if good, deny if bad, WL if meh or if too good).
So holistic in that^ sense.