University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby dkb17xzx » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:02 pm

does UT consider WUSTL a peer?

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby timeandspace11 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:11 pm

priyank90 wrote:Just got in via phone!!! Was expecting an auto-reject. 161/164 with 3.61. So excited right now, I was about to call back to make sure I didn't dream that phone call!



Same thing happened to me a week ago!! Congrats!

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby timeandspace11 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:15 pm

dkb17xzx wrote:does UT consider WUSTL a peer?


Im also interested in this

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby BigZuck » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:58 am

dkb17xzx wrote:does UT consider WUSTL a peer?


I'm guessing they would say "lolno" especially considering how much money WUSTL throws around.

Do you think they should consider them a peer? They place in different markets and UT is always considerably higher ranked.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby priyank90 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:17 am

WokeUpInACar wrote:
romanticegotist wrote:
priyank90 wrote:Just got in via phone!!! Was expecting an auto-reject. 161/164 with 3.61. So excited right now, I was about to call back to make sure I didn't dream that phone call!


Do you have any mitigating factors (awesome work experience, an advanced degree, etc) that explain your acceptance? I only ask because those numbers seem a touch low for UT (not a judgement of your intellect, obv), unless I'm misreading the stats for accepted students. Congrats!

Thinly veiled WHY YOU AND NOT ME???


haha its all good, im am just as surprised as you guys to have gotten an offer. I have about 1.5 years of work experience as a consultant and no advanced degree. I classify under Asian so assume no URM advantage either so I have no idea. Just insanely pumped and not even going to bother thinking about why or how.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby dkb17xzx » Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:54 am

BigZuck wrote:
dkb17xzx wrote:does UT consider WUSTL a peer?


I'm guessing they would say "lolno" especially considering how much money WUSTL throws around.

Do you think they should consider them a peer? They place in different markets and UT is always considerably higher ranked.


makes sense.

no i don't think they can truly be considered a peer but WUSTL is 3-4 places behind in USNWR so i figured i might as well ask.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby timeandspace11 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:05 pm

dkb17xzx wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
dkb17xzx wrote:does UT consider WUSTL a peer?


I'm guessing they would say "lolno" especially considering how much money WUSTL throws around.

Do you think they should consider them a peer? They place in different markets and UT is always considerably higher ranked.


makes sense.

no i don't think they can truly be considered a peer but WUSTL is 3-4 places behind in USNWR so i figured i might as well ask.


It certainly wont hurt to show them WUSTLs offer. I believe Texas wants you to show all their offers at once. Though it may not quite be a peer school in their eyes it is a well respected school. Texas may not match their offer but may increase their original offer.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby JXander » Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:56 pm

Is Emory considered a peer? Would explaining an offer from them be persuasive in any way, you think?

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby timeandspace11 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:20 pm

JXander wrote:Is Emory considered a peer? Would explaining an offer from them be persuasive in any way, you think?


Probably not a peer but similar to WUSTL in that it is a respectable school so you may be able to bump up the amount of aid you get.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby timeandspace11 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:23 pm

GOt my scholarship letter. They are giving me in state tuititon plus 12k a year. Really excited with that offer!!

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby StylinNProfilin » Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:30 pm

timeandspace11 wrote:GOt my scholarship letter. They are giving me in state tuititon plus 12k a year. Really excited with that offer!!


congrats! knew u'd get some $$!

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby jaimeg314 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:17 pm

JXander wrote:
jaimeg314 wrote:In via phone call today! :D

Numbers, por favor?


Sorry I didn't see this earlier.

161, 3.75, URM.

Applied January 3rd.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Pebbles » Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:40 am

So got my call last week and was not specifically told that there would be a scholarship offer on the way. Today I got my hopes up when I got a letter in the mail from UT, but it basically turned out to be nothing more than a "Austin and UT are great, so come here" statement from Dean Farnsworth. Anyone else get this letter? Is this an alternative to a scholarship offer? Or should I not abandon all hope just yet? (Won't have hit two weeks from call until later this week).

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby BigZuck » Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:16 am

Pebbles wrote:So got my call last week and was not specifically told that there would be a scholarship offer on the way. Today I got my hopes up when I got a letter in the mail from UT, but it basically turned out to be nothing more than a "Austin and UT are great, so come here" statement from Dean Farnsworth. Anyone else get this letter? Is this an alternative to a scholarship offer? Or should I not abandon all hope just yet? (Won't have hit two weeks from call until later this week).


Got this letter too, in addition to a scholarship offer. Sit tight, give it a couple weeks to see if an offer comes.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Pebbles » Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:05 pm

BigZuck wrote:
Pebbles wrote:So got my call last week and was not specifically told that there would be a scholarship offer on the way. Today I got my hopes up when I got a letter in the mail from UT, but it basically turned out to be nothing more than a "Austin and UT are great, so come here" statement from Dean Farnsworth. Anyone else get this letter? Is this an alternative to a scholarship offer? Or should I not abandon all hope just yet? (Won't have hit two weeks from call until later this week).


Got this letter too, in addition to a scholarship offer. Sit tight, give it a couple weeks to see if an offer comes.


Phew... Thanks for the peace of mind. I'll still be sitting on pins and needles for a few more days, haha.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby BigZuck » Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:37 pm

Pebbles wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
Pebbles wrote:So got my call last week and was not specifically told that there would be a scholarship offer on the way. Today I got my hopes up when I got a letter in the mail from UT, but it basically turned out to be nothing more than a "Austin and UT are great, so come here" statement from Dean Farnsworth. Anyone else get this letter? Is this an alternative to a scholarship offer? Or should I not abandon all hope just yet? (Won't have hit two weeks from call until later this week).


Got this letter too, in addition to a scholarship offer. Sit tight, give it a couple weeks to see if an offer comes.


Phew... Thanks for the peace of mind. I'll still be sitting on pins and needles for a few more days, haha.


Also, I missed my call so only heard the voicemail but she made no mention of money on the message and I was given in state tuition plus 15k a year. Try not to worry about it and hope is definitely not lost!

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby timeandspace11 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:16 pm

BigZuck wrote:
Pebbles wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
Pebbles wrote:So got my call last week and was not specifically told that there would be a scholarship offer on the way. Today I got my hopes up when I got a letter in the mail from UT, but it basically turned out to be nothing more than a "Austin and UT are great, so come here" statement from Dean Farnsworth. Anyone else get this letter? Is this an alternative to a scholarship offer? Or should I not abandon all hope just yet? (Won't have hit two weeks from call until later this week).


Got this letter too, in addition to a scholarship offer. Sit tight, give it a couple weeks to see if an offer comes.


Phew... Thanks for the peace of mind. I'll still be sitting on pins and needles for a few more days, haha.


Also, I missed my call so only heard the voicemail but she made no mention of money on the message and I was given in state tuition plus 15k a year. Try not to worry about it and hope is definitely not lost!


Same thing happened to me. I missed the call and got no mention of scholarship money. But my offer ended up being very similar to yours.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby nolabreeze » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:12 pm

In case anyone is wondering, i got my interview moved to feb 18. Also i asked what the format/length of the interview will be and was told that it will be basic interview questions and be prepared to discuss why i'm a good fit, individual strengths, etc. She said it should take 30-40 minutes.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby priyank90 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:43 pm

Just got an email from UT about Dinner in Chicago with a professor (I'm from IL). Do they do this often for out of state people, anyone else gotten a similar email in the past?

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby JXander » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:08 pm

nolabreeze wrote:In case anyone is wondering, i got my interview moved to feb 18. Also i asked what the format/length of the interview will be and was told that it will be basic interview questions and be prepared to discuss why i'm a good fit, individual strengths, etc. She said it should take 30-40 minutes.

I got pretty much the same thing mentioned.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby ndel21 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:09 pm

JXander wrote:
nolabreeze wrote:In case anyone is wondering, i got my interview moved to feb 18. Also i asked what the format/length of the interview will be and was told that it will be basic interview questions and be prepared to discuss why i'm a good fit, individual strengths, etc. She said it should take 30-40 minutes.

I got pretty much the same thing mentioned.


Nola what are your numbers?

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby nolabreeze » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:17 pm

ndel21 wrote:
JXander wrote:
nolabreeze wrote:In case anyone is wondering, i got my interview moved to feb 18. Also i asked what the format/length of the interview will be and was told that it will be basic interview questions and be prepared to discuss why i'm a good fit, individual strengths, etc. She said it should take 30-40 minutes.

I got pretty much the same thing mentioned.


Nola what are your numbers?


hey ndel21, it's 160/3.63
non-URM (asian), Texas resident
i'm an engineer, maybe they like that??

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby JXander » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:03 pm

So today I spoke to a 2L at the firm in which I work here in Austin. He said that prospects for getting into TX are very high all across the board. Apparently, the rumor is that the Dean is making Admissions make the incoming class a minimum of 350 students. Rejoice, my fellow splitters.

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Postby BigZuck » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:19 pm

JXander wrote:So today I spoke to a 2L at the firm in which I work here in Austin. He said that prospects for getting into TX are very high all across the board. Apparently, the rumor is that the Dean is making Admissions make the incoming class a minimum of 350 students. Rejoice, my fellow splitters.


Ugh, that sucks. I was really hoping they would keep the class size down. What is the point of graduating a bunch of people who have no chance at getting lawyer jobs? Irresponsible of them IMO.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby JXander » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:22 pm

BigZuck wrote:
JXander wrote:So today I spoke to a 2L at the firm in which I work here in Austin. He said that prospects for getting into TX are very high all across the board. Apparently, the rumor is that the Dean is making Admissions make the incoming class a minimum of 350 students. Rejoice, my fellow splitters.


Ugh, that sucks. I was really hoping they would keep the class size down. What is the point of graduating a bunch of people who have no chance at getting lawyer jobs?

Um. The school gets more dough?




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