George Washington c/o 2016

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby ssservices » Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:23 pm

FYI for those of you waiting on money, I was admitted in mid-January and didn't hear anything about merit money, so I wrote in on February 13th to see what the deal was. Turns out they had sent me an email about my 20k a year scholarship at the end of January, and Gmail had sent it to my spam folder. Might be worth a look (or not)!

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby radar714 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:32 pm

FallingHigher wrote:
michaelm55 wrote:WL initially, accepted today!?


Same thing happened to me!? Wtf!?


Same here, 3.6/166 WL 1/11 and then admitted 2/15... I was so confused at first

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby simplycatalina » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:59 pm

I'm still complete since 1/11 ughh

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby Dream Weave » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:28 pm

Was absolutely thrilled to be accepted. I understand that GWU cooks its employment numbers, but once adjusted they fit within its rank. I was okay with it all, until I saw this article. How unethical is the school reporting this while 20 percent of grads are employed by the school?

http://www.gwhatchet.com/2012/03/22/law ... graduates/

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby hopingtogetin » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:31 pm

GW is an awesome school, but definitely I understand the hesitency about cooking the numbers. GW undergrad already got slammed for cooking numbers earlier this year, and so I wouldn't be surprised if the law school did something similar. I got in here with a lot of $$, but am not sure I will go.

http://blogs.gwhatchet.com/newsroom/2012/11/14/u-s-news-kicks-gw-out-of-rankings-after-data-misreporting/

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby KingsCup » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:34 pm

Dream Weave wrote:Was absolutely thrilled to be accepted. I understand that GWU cooks its employment numbers, but once adjusted they fit within its rank. I was okay with it all, until I saw this article. How unethical is the school reporting this while 20 percent of grads are employed by the school?

http://www.gwhatchet.com/2012/03/22/law ... graduates/


the article quoted that "only 1 student was given a short term job." short term is usually less than a year. the jobs they give to many of the students are a year long, therefore are put under long term employment. the article wasn't lying, just cooking the stats to make them look as good as possible, exactly what every school does

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby Dream Weave » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:38 pm

You can cook admissions numbers all day long. I don't care as long as there is a job at the end of the tunnel. The quote that really bothers me in regards to the article I cited was in paraphrase that "while most schools are employing their students, gwu only took 1 kid back for short term employment."

Either their undergrad paper is a joke or someone really lied to the poor kid who wrote this article. Keep in mind the story broke on their true employment numbers only a couple months after this story was published.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby Dream Weave » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:39 pm

bgoodrick wrote:
Dream Weave wrote:Was absolutely thrilled to be accepted. I understand that GWU cooks its employment numbers, but once adjusted they fit within its rank. I was okay with it all, until I saw this article. How unethical is the school reporting this while 20 percent of grads are employed by the school?

http://www.gwhatchet.com/2012/03/22/law ... graduates/


the article quoted that "only 1 student was given a short term job." short term is usually less than a year. the jobs they give to many of the students are a year long, therefore are put under long term employment. the article wasn't lying, just cooking the stats to make them look as good as possible, exactly what every school does


Wow, you are correct in your analysis. Still incredibly misleading to most.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby wannabelawstudent » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:41 pm

Dream Weave wrote:Wow, you are correct in your analysis. Still incredibly misleading to most.


Its a student newspaper, they aren't exactly gonna be know for hard hitting journalism.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby Dream Weave » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:43 pm

wannabelawstudent wrote:
Dream Weave wrote:Wow, you are correct in your analysis. Still incredibly misleading to most.


Its a student newspaper, they aren't exactly gonna be know for hard hitting journalism.


I understand. I just am curious who gave them this info.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby wannabelawstudent » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:49 pm

Dream Weave wrote:
wannabelawstudent wrote:
Dream Weave wrote:Wow, you are correct in your analysis. Still incredibly misleading to most.


Its a student newspaper, they aren't exactly gonna be know for hard hitting journalism.


I understand. I just am curious who gave them this info.

Sounds like he interviewed a Dean and some guy at LST. I wrote for a school paper and the thing is these kids are still learning and the paper isn't much more than practice for them. Except it gets published...and its a lot easier to write a pro-something story than a negative story b/c who you interview will almost always give you the story themselves.

Also were not the audience for this paper. Its not intended to be much more than something undergrads read to make class go by faster.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby shinesui » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:23 pm

Also got 30k. 166/International. Considering withdraw, anyway, DC is too expensive...

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby hopelessoptimist » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:52 pm

Quick question: how long does the admissions packet usually take to arrive once you've been notified you're in via email? And does that package include merit scholarship info or is that separate? Thanks! and for those who might be wondering, I was WL 1/11, admitted 2/15, 3.9/162.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby KingsCup » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:45 am

Dream Weave wrote:
bgoodrick wrote:
Dream Weave wrote:Was absolutely thrilled to be accepted. I understand that GWU cooks its employment numbers, but once adjusted they fit within its rank. I was okay with it all, until I saw this article. How unethical is the school reporting this while 20 percent of grads are employed by the school?

http://www.gwhatchet.com/2012/03/22/law ... graduates/


the article quoted that "only 1 student was given a short term job." short term is usually less than a year. the jobs they give to many of the students are a year long, therefore are put under long term employment. the article wasn't lying, just cooking the stats to make them look as good as possible, exactly what every school does


Wow, you are correct in your analysis. Still incredibly misleading to most.


I do what I can, LSAT study was good for something

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby leahkc12 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:01 pm

Admitted 2/17. 3.3 gpa and 166 lsat. One of my recommendation letters was from a current gw professor which may have helped.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby ultrasajid » Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:13 pm

Congrats! You got an admissions e-mail on a Sunday afternoon?

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby acs507 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:39 pm

hopelessoptimist wrote:Quick question: how long does the admissions packet usually take to arrive once you've been notified you're in via email? And does that package include merit scholarship info or is that separate? Thanks! and for those who might be wondering, I was WL 1/11, admitted 2/15, 3.9/162.


It took about a week for me. The merit scholarships come later via email.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby JayJones78 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:41 pm

cbarlow1016 wrote:I'm still complete since 1/11 ughh


Right there with you :?

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby lhanvt13 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:29 pm

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby leahkc12 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:00 pm

Sorry 2/15. Don't know where my brain went.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby BitterSplitter » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:15 pm

all these 3.x 166 admits are giving my sub 3.0 166 some hope!

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby lhanvt13 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:19 pm

BitterSplitter wrote:all these 3.x 166 admits are giving my sub 3.0 166 some hope!

sub 3.0 165 :(

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby wannabelawstudent » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:26 pm

lhanvt13 wrote:
BitterSplitter wrote:all these 3.x 166 admits are giving my sub 3.0 166 some hope!

sub 3.0 165 :(

sub 3.0 167 :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby Ruthie » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:46 pm

I was admitted last Tuesday but still no word in $$ or mail package. Hoping for something soon! (166, 3.75)- am I too late for $$?

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby BitterSplitter » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:48 am

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