American University Class of 2016

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gatorgirl2012
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby gatorgirl2012 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:56 pm

dirtrida2 wrote:
gatorgirl2012 wrote:Anyone attending the Miami event this week? I RSVPed but I'm most likely withdrawing, so I'm not even sure I should attend. Their scholarships are a joke.


subtle lol i like your style

i almost think it's insulting to offer a one time only $7500 scholarship. i was really interested in American... then the lack of scholly slapped me in the face.

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby UAX09 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:00 pm

Perhaps AU has higher standards for their more generous scholarship awards?

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby gatorgirl2012 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:15 pm

UAX09 wrote:Perhaps AU has higher standards for their more generous scholarship awards?


Check out law school numbers.... Unless they're holding back until later to spread the wealth, it's most likely they're just stingy. Furthermore, the practice of once-only scholarships is bizarre in comparison to any T1/T2 schools. There are many admitted students on this thread with 75 percentile stats and above that haven't been duly awarded.

Considering the cost of living in DC, American is shooting itself in the foot by not opening it's coffers. Unless of course they just don't have the endowment to do so, which is a sad but plausible explanation.

One thing that has been in the back of my mind is that their acceptance letter explicitly states that they typically award merit scholarships in March. I really wonder what their strategy is.

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby 1984 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:45 am

So apparently, if one is waitlisted and then accepted off the waitlist, that individual has 24 hours to pay a $900 seat deposit or else the law school will revoke the acceptance.

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby AMilfordMan » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:04 pm

1984 wrote:So apparently, if one is waitlisted and then accepted off the waitlist, that individual has 24 hours to pay a $900 seat deposit or else the law school will revoke the acceptance.


Every time I hear about a new AU admissions policy or strategy I'm blown away that they somehow think their policies attract students.

Don't get me wrong, the school does some real great stuff which is what drew me to them as an applicant, but their admissions practices are laughable and have ensured that I will withdraw unless by some miracle of god I get a full-ride (...yeah...right).

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby doglover0702 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:19 pm

In via email. 3.36/159

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby mac35352 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:21 pm

doglover0702 wrote:In via email. 3.36/159

when did you apply?go complete?

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby doglover0702 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:45 pm

mac35352 wrote:
doglover0702 wrote:In via email. 3.36/159

when did you apply?go complete?


I didn't keep track of specific dates, but I applied the first week of December, but I think I I went complete 1/4. Sorry, I hope that's helpful!

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby jdm58 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:48 pm

I was in today as well with similar #s...it was actually quick for me, applied 2/10 and got notice today. Kind of surprised they went that fast.

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby hopingtogetin » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:21 pm

Anyone else having a weird decision situation with American? My application went complete on 11/10, and I have a 167 with a 3.67 and still haven't heard. A lot of people with worse numbers who applied later have already gotten in. Frankly, I do not plan on attending American since I already have been accepted to a few better-ranked schools, but I don't really understand why I haven't heard back yet. Anyone else had a similar experience?

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby haus » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:26 pm

hopingtogetin wrote:Anyone else having a weird decision situation with American? My application went complete on 11/10, and I have a 167 with a 3.67 and still haven't heard. A lot of people with worse numbers who applied later have already gotten in. Frankly, I do not plan on attending American since I already have been accepted to a few better-ranked schools, but I don't really understand why I haven't heard back yet. Anyone else had a similar experience?

If you are not interesting in going, then why do you care what the admission decision is?

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby tony2167 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:45 pm

hopingtogetin wrote:Anyone else having a weird decision situation with American? My application went complete on 11/10, and I have a 167 with a 3.67 and still haven't heard. A lot of people with worse numbers who applied later have already gotten in. Frankly, I do not plan on attending American since I already have been accepted to a few better-ranked schools, but I don't really understand why I haven't heard back yet. Anyone else had a similar experience?


American is famous for YP. Withdraw your app if it's bothering you that much.

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby hopingtogetin » Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:41 pm

I mean I just figured I would keep my application in since I went to the trouble of filling it out and everything. It's not really bothering me, I was just curious as to whether this had happened to anyone else. And may I ask what "YP" is?

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby AMilfordMan » Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:46 pm

hopingtogetin wrote:I mean I just figured I would keep my application in since I went to the trouble of filling it out and everything. It's not really bothering me, I was just curious as to whether this had happened to anyone else. And may I ask what "YP" is?


Yield protection. In short, it's a numbers game they play to try to accept only students they think might actually attend. And don't worry, I'm right there with you, waiting, above both medians.

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby simplycatalina » Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:34 pm

I just read in my oh so generous $7,500 scholarship offer that the seat deposit is $900. WUT. Not to be too blunt but this school is ridiculous.

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby z0rk » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:49 am

2nd semester part-time 1L at WCL available for your questions. Send me a PM.

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby nba101790 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:51 am

Withdrew.

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby cgagne » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:32 pm

in via email today. complete 2/25, 160/3.41

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby NewYorkL » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:35 pm

In via email. Had status change twice in the last few days. Applied 2/11.

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby InBetweenDays » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:59 pm

Rejected... 162/3.1 URM. Came as a bit of a surprise... feeling pretty bleak about my top 25 decisions in light of this =(

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby DoveBodyWash » Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:27 pm

InBetweenDays wrote:Rejected... 162/3.1 URM. Came as a bit of a surprise... feeling pretty bleak about my top 25 decisions in light of this =(


Lurker here. No way you don't get into at least one T25 school with those number as a URM. You probably got YP-ed at American or they're just being dumb. Stay positive

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby NewYorkL » Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:43 pm

InBetweenDays wrote:Rejected... 162/3.1 URM. Came as a bit of a surprise... feeling pretty bleak about my top 25 decisions in light of this =(


Wow you have great numbers. Definitely sounds like a case of YP here. I'm mean look at my numbers. Your's blow mine out of the water.

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby ariadne328 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:16 pm

NewYorkL wrote:
InBetweenDays wrote:Rejected... 162/3.1 URM. Came as a bit of a surprise... feeling pretty bleak about my top 25 decisions in light of this =(


Wow you have great numbers. Definitely sounds like a case of YP here. I'm mean look at my numbers. Your's blow mine out of the water.

I would agree. American seems to have been doing a lot of YP'ing this cycle. I wouldn't take this as a sign of things to come.

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby InBetweenDays » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:29 pm

ariadne328 wrote:
NewYorkL wrote:
InBetweenDays wrote:Rejected... 162/3.1 URM. Came as a bit of a surprise... feeling pretty bleak about my top 25 decisions in light of this =(


Wow you have great numbers. Definitely sounds like a case of YP here. I'm mean look at my numbers. Your's blow mine out of the water.

I would agree. American seems to have been doing a lot of YP'ing this cycle. I wouldn't take this as a sign of things to come.


Thanks for the kind words, all. I agree that this cycle has seemed particularly wacky in terms of American's admissions methodology (judging from posts on TLS). That said, I still wasn't thinking I had the numbers to be subject to YP from them. Also, I'm Puerto Rican URM - I've heard PR is a weaker boost than MA or AA. Don't know what to think at this point, but I still have 15 decisions from t25 schools looming on the horizon. Thanks for helping me stay positive :).

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby doppelganger » Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:11 pm

Any PIPS applicants hear back yet?




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