Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Xs20 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:20 pm

shntn wrote:Just narrowly avoided some major halo effect.

What's that like :|

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby wannabelawstudent » Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:13 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:Sure, people may "light up" because they know it's a decent school, but it is not Harvard, Yale, or Stanford or WUSTL.

FTFY

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby curious66 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:30 pm

jym_dawg wrote:
sublime wrote:
BigZuck wrote:Cliffs on why everybody hates Duke? I have never even been to the Southeast so I don't really know much of anything about these schools other than their general reputations. I always thought Duke was similar to Vanderbilt. No?



They have a douchey preppy reputation. They tend to embrace it also. Some of it is from college hoops, as there is some tension and that it is a "rich/white boy school" - if anyone watched the Fab Five, Jalen Rose's comments are what I am talking about. The lacrosse thing didn't really help anything either.

Also, I feel like the school, not just law but as a whole, acts like it is better than it is. A very very good school, without a doubt, but it isn't Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Princeton, etc.


Btw, I don't hate Duke students or anyone who goes to Duke just for that reason, I hate them because they are assholes. - jk the institution as a whole tends to rub people the wrong way.


To be fair Duke's rep in the South is just as good, if not better than, HYS among most peeps, including many in the knoe


+1 Yeah and also just to point out that their employments stats rock. You can hate Duke all you want, but the school is very well regarded across the nation both undergrad and grad.

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby westphiladelphia » Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:10 pm

I'm gonna keep this short and simple:

Vanderbilt was absolutely awesome.

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Tremendous » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:16 pm

Any other waitlisters out there?

I'm considering visiting in the near future, and I've already sent a LOCI.

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby hopingtogetin » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:00 pm

I'm waitlisted. Idk if it's worth really considering though, because I saw the last year's thread and it sounded like almost no one was admitted off the WL.

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby RemyMarathe » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:17 pm

westphiladelphia wrote:I'm gonna keep this short and simple:

Vanderbilt was absolutely awesome.


+1

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby yeahboiii » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:22 pm

RemyMarathe wrote:
westphiladelphia wrote:I'm gonna keep this short and simple:

Vanderbilt was absolutely awesome.


+1


But like reallyyyyyy.

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby timeandspace11 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:33 am

Tremendous wrote:Any other waitlisters out there?

I'm considering visiting in the near future, and I've already sent a LOCI.



fellow waitlister here. Probably sending out a LOCI today.

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby vinnnyvincenzo » Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:04 pm

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby kraffcook » Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:51 pm

kraffcook wrote:
cusenation wrote:
sublime wrote:
kraffcook wrote:
You're taking my posts completely out of context. Georgetown's admissions office has been notoriously unhelpful this year for many admitted students, including myself, and if you don't know the details, I'd appreciate you withholding your criticism.


That is fine. I did say that I only skimmed the posts. However, I cannot imagine a situation in which calling the admissions office and "arguing" with them about financial aid and "demanding" that they review your file is appropriate.


I see both sides here. GULC...to put it nicely..has dropped the ball this cycle from PR standpoint. I myself rage-withdrew. But calling the adcomm to argue, while completely justified (props to you brother), probably wasn't the most tactful thing to do.

Anyway forget GULC, you're in the land of milk and honey that is the Vanderbilt thread!


I may have exaggerated in my original posts. I wasn't in a good mood and the Georgetown forum already isn't the happiest place in the world. I'll address this part because it was an odd circumstance. Basically, I was told I'd get need-aid, then I didn't. I called to ask why and it took some back and forth with the financial aid office, explaining my circumstances, for them to look up my file. After a quick 5-minute review, the guy told me he'd pull my file for a full review and get back to me. That's where I am now.

Vanderbilt, meanwhile, has been nothing but helpful since I was accepted and was my top choice before I was drawn by the allure of living in Washington. I know nothing about Nashville or that state of Tennessee in general, so I guess I'll see how much I like it when I come up in a couple weeks.


By the way, my calling/demanding worked. Georgetown Financial aid admitted they screwed up my file and they're sending me a revised award letter. Now, to wait and see if its enough to make it a fun showdown between Vandy and Gtown.

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Aawaldrop » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:00 pm

Very happy about the quick turnaround on my application and generous scholarship offer. I definitely need to visit.

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby timeandspace11 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:09 pm

Just sent out my LOCI. Vandy is the only school I was waitlisted at that I decided to stay on the waitlist (withdrew from UCLA and Notre Dame). Hoping for good news. Good luck to all of you.

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby JayJones78 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:14 pm

Complete since 1/2 with no sign of anything. It looks like Vandy doesn't wait to ding people and they do it throughout the cycle. Should I expect to wait much much longer?

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby teiswei » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:19 pm

JayJones78 wrote:Complete since 1/2 with no sign of anything. It looks like Vandy doesn't wait to ding people and they do it throughout the cycle. Should I expect to wait much much longer?

It actually looks like no one, except for one, that submitted January or later has been declined. I'm expecting a big wave of them pretty soon unfortunately. I love Vandy

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby JayJones78 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:21 pm

teiswei wrote:
JayJones78 wrote:Complete since 1/2 with no sign of anything. It looks like Vandy doesn't wait to ding people and they do it throughout the cycle. Should I expect to wait much much longer?

It actually looks like no one, except for one, that submitted January or later has been declined. I'm expecting a big wave of them pretty soon unfortunately. I love Vandy


I submitted 12/21 and went complete 1/2 don't know if it matters at all.

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby teiswei » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:25 pm

JayJones78 wrote:
teiswei wrote:
JayJones78 wrote:Complete since 1/2 with no sign of anything. It looks like Vandy doesn't wait to ding people and they do it throughout the cycle. Should I expect to wait much much longer?

It actually looks like no one, except for one, that submitted January or later has been declined. I'm expecting a big wave of them pretty soon unfortunately. I love Vandy


I submitted 12/21 and went complete 1/2 don't know if it matters at all.

Sorting by sent and complete dates it looks like it doesn't. There are only a few declines so far and we are rapidly approaching April. I hope our fates are positive, but for me, I expect a ding.

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby JayJones78 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:27 pm

teiswei wrote:
JayJones78 wrote:
teiswei wrote:
JayJones78 wrote:Complete since 1/2 with no sign of anything. It looks like Vandy doesn't wait to ding people and they do it throughout the cycle. Should I expect to wait much much longer?

It actually looks like no one, except for one, that submitted January or later has been declined. I'm expecting a big wave of them pretty soon unfortunately. I love Vandy


I submitted 12/21 and went complete 1/2 don't know if it matters at all.

Sorting by sent and complete dates it looks like it doesn't. There are only a few declines so far and we are rapidly approaching April. I hope our fates are positive, but for me, I expect a ding.


I always expect a rejection just to be positively surprised if anything else occurs

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby mg7 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:55 pm

Been complete since 1/6, so I'm expecting to be part of that wave of declines unfortunately :(

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby drive4showLSAT4dough » Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:55 pm

JayJones78 wrote:Complete since 1/2 with no sign of anything. It looks like Vandy doesn't wait to ding people and they do it throughout the cycle. Should I expect to wait much much longer?


Nobody here can effectively answer this because URM cycles vary so consideribly from non-URM. Part of this has to do with schools different forecasting models for hitting their numbers.

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby JesusChrist » Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:03 pm

Do you think rejections will also be through snail mail?

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby snapdragon25 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:04 pm

JesusChrist wrote:Do you think rejections will also be through snail mail?


They are :evil:

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby JayJones78 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:08 pm

drive4showLSAT4dough wrote:
JayJones78 wrote:Complete since 1/2 with no sign of anything. It looks like Vandy doesn't wait to ding people and they do it throughout the cycle. Should I expect to wait much much longer?


Nobody here can effectively answer this because URM cycles vary so consideribly from non-URM. Part of this has to do with schools different forecasting models for hitting their numbers.


Yup. I agree.
To some degree I think that many of my remaining apps will stay pending until first deposit deadlines are passed because it will give a much better outlook on who's still in the URM pool and who's out.

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby islandrose0913 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:01 pm

JayJones78 wrote:
drive4showLSAT4dough wrote:
JayJones78 wrote:Complete since 1/2 with no sign of anything. It looks like Vandy doesn't wait to ding people and they do it throughout the cycle. Should I expect to wait much much longer?


Nobody here can effectively answer this because URM cycles vary so consideribly from non-URM. Part of this has to do with schools different forecasting models for hitting their numbers.


Yup. I agree.
To some degree I think that many of my remaining apps will stay pending until first deposit deadlines are passed because it will give a much better outlook on who's still in the URM pool and who's out.



As a URM, this gives me hope!! Recently visited Vandyland and fell in love. Could definitely see myself there, but I've got very borderline numbers.

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby eyfl » Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:12 pm

Finally got the scholarship info via email (the original snail mail never came) - 75k + 5k.. If only I had a real GPA this'd probably be higher :?




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