Emory class of 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

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Re: Emory class of 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby 2012Lsatscore » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:06 pm

jym_dawg wrote:
2012Lsatscore wrote:
nickb285 wrote:
Aroldis105 wrote:I agree to an extent, but I think there's a psychological factor that schools like Emory and ASU are ignoring. I've heard from a few of my schools over 2 months ago. Since then I've searched for apartments in those areas, watched sporting events solely because those teams are playing, traded e-mails and phone calls with students and admissions staff. While all this may seem minor, I have become quite comfortable with the concept of me being a Gator, Hurricane, etc.
Secondly, other schools offered me acceptance shortly after applying. Since then, they have bombarded me with e-mails and letters. Now, I'm not going to make a decision because a school makes me feel "special", but there is something to be said for a good school that shows class and humility during this process.
Without a doubt an acceptance from Emory would shake up my current rankings, but I've gotten used to the idea of Emory not being an option, if the scholarship money isn't ample, I could very easily flip right back to that distinction after acceptance.
Just my two cents.


Agreed. Alabama, for instance, wasn't really on my radar except that they gave me a fee waiver. But they got back to me quickly, kept in constant contact, offered a scholarship via phone call/snail mail, and this afternoon they're flying me out to attend the open house. In my mind I'm now deciding between Alabama for the money and 2-3 other schools that were top choices when I started the application process, and it will likely come down to whether I get scholarships/how much my scholarships to those 2-3 schools are. Had Alabama gone the Emory route and not gotten back to me till March, they'd likely be as much of an afterthought in matriculation as they were in application, and it's unlikely I would be taking the time to visit the campus or seriously considering attending the school unless they were the only ones to offer a scholarship. At this point for me to go to Emory would take serious money, because my planning and evaluation stage is already in progress. This whole "we're special and you'll just have to wait until you've already heard back from every other school" move that Emory's doing is hurting them IMO.


You should tell them this. They work so hard to do just this.

You need to visit Atlanta AND Birmingham/Tuscaloosa and make sure that the later is somewhere you would feel comfortable living.
When you are talking about top-end regional schools, your decision should come down to where you want to work. Alabama, though excellent at recruiting, only places within the state, but it basically has the state to its own with little competition. Emory, on the other hand, has been known to be somewhat portable and places in a much bigger city. This is why Bama rolls out the red carpet.


That's a fair point but Emory's placement deserves more context: it does place well in Atl, but only if you're top 10-15 percent. Even then, you're competing with the southern T14s, Vandy, and UGA and GA State to get an offer. Everything I've read on this forum indicates that if you're outside the top 10ish percent, then good luck with Atl BigLaw. And good luck getting other cities from Emory. At least Bama dominates its state.


Although I think the T-14 or bust mentality is slightly over-kill, I think everyone and their mother knows this and wouldn't dispute it. I certainly didn't.

You can compare employment numbers all day at these schools. When it comes down to it, however, you have to live in the state of the school you choose. My only point was that it sounded like this applicant was allowing the recruiting techniques ("psychological factors") to sway them before he/she even visited the city that he/she was committing to live in. My ONLY point with Emory, was that it might be a better choice than Bama if you would rather work in Atlanta or if you would like to have the option of working in other states.

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Re: Emory class of 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby DoveBodyWash » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:59 pm

2012Lsatscore wrote:Although I think the T-14 or bust mentality is slightly over-kill, I think everyone and their mother knows this and wouldn't dispute it. I certainly didn't.

You can compare employment numbers all day at these schools. When it comes down to it, however, you have to live in the state of the school you choose. My only point was that it sounded like this applicant was allowing the recruiting techniques ("psychological factors") to sway them before he/she even visited the city that he/she was committing to live in. My ONLY point with Emory, was that it might be a better choice than Bama if you would rather work in Atlanta or if you would like to have the option of working in other states.


Both have great points. I think we can all agree that:
-Where do I want to live?
-Can this school get me there?
-Can I afford the cost?

Should probably take precedence to most other considerations. Hopefully Emory releases scholly info with their decision letters, cuz February is right around the time I'll be getting scholly notifications from other schools. It would suck to wait an additional several weeks for Emory scholly info

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Re: Emory class of 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby AMilfordMan » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:24 pm

cusenation wrote:
Both have great points. I think we can all agree that:
-Where do I want to live?
-Can this school get me there?
-Can I afford the cost?

Should probably take precedence to most other considerations. Hopefully Emory releases scholly info with their decision letters, cuz February is right around the time I'll be getting scholly notifications from other schools. It would suck to wait an additional several weeks for Emory scholly info


So far it seems as if they have. I'm hoping this trend continues as well.

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Re: Emory class of 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby nickb285 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:45 pm

2012Lsatscore wrote:Although I think the T-14 or bust mentality is slightly over-kill, I think everyone and their mother knows this and wouldn't dispute it. I certainly didn't.

You can compare employment numbers all day at these schools. When it comes down to it, however, you have to live in the state of the school you choose. My only point was that it sounded like this applicant was allowing the recruiting techniques ("psychological factors") to sway them before he/she even visited the city that he/she was committing to live in. My ONLY point with Emory, was that it might be a better choice than Bama if you would rather work in Atlanta or if you would like to have the option of working in other states.


That's fair, but given I have no preference (at the moment) for ATL versus Alabama, and I don't want biglaw, Emory will probably not be my choice unless, again, they give me money. It never really would have been maybe, but my point was just that the lack of communication and the slow speed of the response didn't give me any reason to get all excited about the school like I've done with some others.

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Re: Emory class of 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

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Re: Emory class of 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby DoveBodyWash » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:06 pm

Phone call from Georgia phone number..turned out to be a Mercer 1L trying to get me to apply

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Postby slawww » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:07 pm

cusenation wrote:Phone call from Georgia phone number..turned out to be a Mercer 1L trying to get me to apply



Haha, I've gotten that call as well.

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Re: Emory class of 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby JXander » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:30 am

Anyone know when we're supposed to hear about Woodruff?

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Postby bakaaw » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:23 pm

Anyone know when we're supposed to hear about Woodruff?


I got a call/email from Dean Rosenzwieg saying I was a finalist a couple days ago.
(~173/~3.8x/early Jan submit)

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Re: Emory class of 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby 5buildingsin1 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:32 pm

Just got the email that I was dinged from it...

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Re: Emory class of 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby gingerbreadsmouse » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:36 pm

5buildingsin1 wrote:Just got the email that I was dinged from it...


me too. Ah, well. Congratulations to finalists!

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Re: Emory class of 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby JXander » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:01 pm

bakaaw wrote:
Anyone know when we're supposed to hear about Woodruff?


I got a call/email from Dean Rosenzwieg saying I was a finalist a couple days ago.
(~173/~3.8x/early Jan submit)

Congratulations!

I also got the rejection email. I have to say, that was one of the nicest rejections I've ever read.

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Re: Emory class of 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby boris78 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:39 pm

how about regular admissions? anyone who applied in Jan hear anything?

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Re: Emory class of 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby LittleBlueBird » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:04 pm

I think it's safe to assume that if you are a finalist for the Woodruff, that's an indication that you are being accepted. So, congrats to those who have been.

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Re: Emory class of 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby DoveBodyWash » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:05 pm

boris78 wrote:how about regular admissions? anyone who applied in Jan hear anything?


I think most of us will all hear at once (or within 1-2 weeks of each other) starting next week. Emory begins sending out decisions en masse starting in February

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Re: Emory class of 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby LittleBlueBird » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:38 pm

cusenation wrote:I think most of us will all hear at once (or within 1-2 weeks of each other) starting next week. Emory begins sending out decisions en masse starting in February


I'll be putting that bottle of special prosecco that I've been hanging onto into the fridge tonight, in anticipation.

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Re: Emory class of 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby WhatOurBodiesAreFor » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:11 pm

I'm in! And with a generous scholly too!

Very impressed with the package. Came with a nice personalized note.

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Re: Emory class of 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby AMilfordMan » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:19 pm

WhatOurBodiesAreFor wrote:I'm in! And with a generous scholly too!

Very impressed with the package. Came with a nice personalized note.


...it has begun. Brace yourselves.

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Re: Emory class of 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby nba101790 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:19 pm

WhatOurBodiesAreFor wrote:I'm in! And with a generous scholly too!

Very impressed with the package. Came with a nice personalized note.


Congrats!

I take it this was via us mail, not email?

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Re: Emory class of 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby DoveBodyWash » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:21 pm

WhatOurBodiesAreFor wrote:I'm in! And with a generous scholly too!

Very impressed with the package. Came with a nice personalized note.


You get your mail before 5pm?? Damn I need a better mailman

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Re: Emory class of 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby WhatOurBodiesAreFor » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:24 pm

nba101790 wrote:Congrats!

I take it this was via us mail, not email?


snail mail


cusenation wrote:You get your mail before 5pm?? Damn I need a better mailman


function of residing in the middle of nowhere

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Re: Emory class of 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby kay2016 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:24 pm

cusenation wrote:
WhatOurBodiesAreFor wrote:I'm in! And with a generous scholly too!

Very impressed with the package. Came with a nice personalized note.


You get your mail before 5pm?? Damn I need a better mailman



^story of my life

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Re: Emory class of 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby teiswei » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:26 pm

I live in downtown Chicago and get mine around 1pm. I second that you need a better mailman.

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Re: Emory class of 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby AMilfordMan » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:28 pm

cusenation wrote:
WhatOurBodiesAreFor wrote:I'm in! And with a generous scholly too!

Very impressed with the package. Came with a nice personalized note.


You get your mail before 5pm?? Damn I need a better mailman


I've never gotten my mail later than like 3pm at any place I've ever lived. You need to talk with the USPS, cuse.

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Re: Emory class of 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby DoveBodyWash » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:28 pm

AMilfordMan wrote:
cusenation wrote:
WhatOurBodiesAreFor wrote:I'm in! And with a generous scholly too!

Very impressed with the package. Came with a nice personalized note.


You get your mail before 5pm?? Damn I need a better mailman


I've never gotten my mail later than like 3pm at any place I've ever lived. You need to talk with the USPS, cuse.



Da fuq!? I don't get mail until like 5pm! Eff this...




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