99.9luft wrote: gitguy wrote: teiswei wrote:
nba101790 wrote:WL'd via mail this weekend. Very surprised given they're giving big scholarships to people with my numbers. Whatever.
I know I spent quite a bit of time on the Why UCI... Maybe that helped? Sorry about the WL
Same here. I tried to give some really solid reasons why UCI is for me, apart from the obvious fact that Chem kicks ass.
I think I've spent more time on the UCI app than on any other of my 30+ apps (fee waiver, bitchez).
In what has turned out to be a bit of an ironic twist, my UCI app was the only app that I cranked out *really* quickly and it's become the best value school for me as well as my frontrunner. Within the time span of a single evening, I read a couple articles about UCI's clerkship rates, checked in with my partner to make sure he could tolerate the idea of three years in Orange County, adapted my personal and diversity statements, wrote a single draft of my Why UCI? statement, and sent it off. In contrast, I agonized over some of the Why _______? statements I wrote for other schools (possibly because I didn't have a whole lot to say other than "you're in the right location?") and spent hours tailoring my personal statement... I think I was able to write my Why UCI? statement so much more quickly because, despite its location (which isn't what I was looking for at all, though I'm currently coming to terms with it), it really is the only school I applied to that actually has most of the qualities I'm looking for at a law school.