WUSTL c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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shntn
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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby shntn » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:24 pm

Xs20 wrote:
shntn wrote:
Xs20 wrote:Also, apparently sunny is TOO COOL for the c/o 2016 facebook group. :roll:

Don't you people wait until you're sure to join those things?

(I don't.)

I'm like 90% sure, so I figured I might as well. Haven't joined any others.

Oh I'm in like five. But I join and then promptly never go back, so I don't see the point. I have you guys!

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby AMilfordMan » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:25 pm

Xs20 wrote:
This is a good point though. I feel like for people at WUSTL who are from Chicago and want to go back, they probably do better than Illinois kids. But that's hard to measure, and Illinois IS really highly regarded around here (many people I know haven't even heard of WUSTL), so who knows.

But this won't even be an issue when WUSTL drops a fat wad on all of us.
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This is true. In central Illinois, 2.5 hours from STL, I constantly have to explain this WashU is neither in Seattle nor (sometimes) American's Washington College of Law.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby Xs20 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:25 pm

shntn wrote:
Xs20 wrote:I'm like 90% sure, so I figured I might as well. Haven't joined any others.

Oh I'm in like five. But I join and then promptly never go back, so I don't see the point. I have you guys!


(only posting in here because sunny)

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:26 pm

Xs20 wrote:
shntn wrote:
Xs20 wrote:I'm like 90% sure, so I figured I might as well. Haven't joined any others.

Oh I'm in like five. But I join and then promptly never go back, so I don't see the point. I have you guys!


(only posting in here because sunny)

BOOM

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby shntn » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:26 pm

AMilfordMan wrote:
This is true. In central Illinois, 2.5 hours from STL, I constantly have to explain this WashU is neither in Seattle nor (sometimes) American's Washington College of Law.

That's really weird. WashU is a well known school anywhere I've ever lived.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby Xs20 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:31 pm

AMilfordMan wrote:
Xs20 wrote: (many people I know haven't even heard of WUSTL),


This is true. In central Illinois, 2.5 hours from STL, I constantly have to explain this WashU is neither in Seattle nor (sometimes) American's Washington College of Law.

Exactly. My undergrad is in central Illinois, and friends I've told that I'm probably going to Wash U were either like "holy shit, really?" or "wat"

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:32 pm

Xs20 wrote:
AMilfordMan wrote:
Xs20 wrote: (many people I know haven't even heard of WUSTL),


This is true. In central Illinois, 2.5 hours from STL, I constantly have to explain this WashU is neither in Seattle nor (sometimes) American's Washington College of Law.

Exactly. My undergrad is in central Illinois, and friends I've told that I'm probably going to Wash U were either like "holy shit, really?" or "wat"

Luckily none of this will matter when you're going for a job.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby lukertin » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:32 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:I only recently came back to Facebook. I'm not quite ready to jump into a group that would obviously out me. I'll wait until I'm ready to quit TLS (yes, that day is rapidly approaching)

Nobody ever really quits TLS.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby DoveBodyWash » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:34 pm

shntn wrote:
AMilfordMan wrote:
This is true. In central Illinois, 2.5 hours from STL, I constantly have to explain this WashU is neither in Seattle nor (sometimes) American's Washington College of Law.

That's really weird. WashU is a well known school anywhere I've ever lived.


Same here. Maybe it's because WashU's undergrad program is so well-regarded here, but in the Northeast I've never had to explain or clarify WashU.

(Unless it's followed by Michigan, Penn, Virginia, California, or Chicago, all schools that begin with "University of _________" are considered TTT in the suburbs of Greater Boston :D)

But to second Sunny, lay prestige won't really matter beyond superficial considerations. The people that need to know will know that UIUC and WashU are both good schools

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:34 pm

lukertin wrote:
alwayssunnyinfl wrote:I only recently came back to Facebook. I'm not quite ready to jump into a group that would obviously out me. I'll wait until I'm ready to quit TLS (yes, that day is rapidly approaching)

Nobody ever really quits TLS.

A girl can dream.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby shntn » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:36 pm

cusenation wrote:
shntn wrote:
AMilfordMan wrote:
This is true. In central Illinois, 2.5 hours from STL, I constantly have to explain this WashU is neither in Seattle nor (sometimes) American's Washington College of Law.

That's really weird. WashU is a well known school anywhere I've ever lived.


Same here. Maybe it's because WashU's undergrad program is so well-regarded here, but in the Northeast I've never had to explain or clarify WashU.

I think that's it. Literally, I've never met someone who hadn't at least heard of WashU. Most people are like "Oh wow, great school!" Typically referring to the undergrad, but still.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby andy261 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:40 pm

shntn wrote:
cusenation wrote:
shntn wrote:
AMilfordMan wrote:
This is true. In central Illinois, 2.5 hours from STL, I constantly have to explain this WashU is neither in Seattle nor (sometimes) American's Washington College of Law.

That's really weird. WashU is a well known school anywhere I've ever lived.


Same here. Maybe it's because WashU's undergrad program is so well-regarded here, but in the Northeast I've never had to explain or clarify WashU.

I think that's it. Literally, I've never met someone who hadn't at least heard of WashU. Most people are like "Oh wow, great school!" Typically referring to the undergrad, but still.

On the West Coast, almost everyone assumes I'm talking about UW when I mention Wash U.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby wannabelawstudent » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:44 pm

omg I have to hear my coworkers blast the nancy grace-jodi arias trial and NOT hear back from WUSTL today I may freak out and reach my breaking point.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby DoveBodyWash » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:52 pm

wannabelawstudent wrote:omg I have to hear my coworkers blast the nancy grace-jodi arias trial and NOT hear back from WUSTL today I may freak out and reach my breaking point.


lol it's just turning 1pm over there in St. Louis, still 4 hours left!

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby shifty_eyed » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:20 pm

shntn wrote:
cusenation wrote:
shntn wrote:
AMilfordMan wrote:
This is true. In central Illinois, 2.5 hours from STL, I constantly have to explain this WashU is neither in Seattle nor (sometimes) American's Washington College of Law.

That's really weird. WashU is a well known school anywhere I've ever lived.


Same here. Maybe it's because WashU's undergrad program is so well-regarded here, but in the Northeast I've never had to explain or clarify WashU.

I think that's it. Literally, I've never met someone who hadn't at least heard of WashU. Most people are like "Oh wow, great school!" Typically referring to the undergrad, but still.


Don't forget its med school! It's pretty well known in Texas (among those who know there are other schools besides HYS and the Texas universities).

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby Crowing » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:22 pm

Pretty much everybody in St. Louis holds Wash U in really high regard, which you would think would be obvious but isn't the case with certain other prestigious universities in their home cities...

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby dproduct » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:33 pm

andy261 wrote:On the West Coast, almost everyone assumes I'm talking about UW when I mention Wash U.


Followed by a "what about UCLA/USC comment" usually.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby soccerfreak » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:35 pm

shntn wrote:
AMilfordMan wrote:
This is true. In central Illinois, 2.5 hours from STL, I constantly have to explain this WashU is neither in Seattle nor (sometimes) American's Washington College of Law.

That's really weird. WashU is a well known school anywhere I've ever lived.

Wash U is kind of a weird animal in the St. Louis area.

I grew up within 40 miles of the school, and until I met a Wash U transfer in my undergrad, had never known someone who attended the school.

It's hard to explain to people, especially from the Northeast, but in this area no one even thinks about going to prestigious/ivy league schools. While Wash U is a fantastic school (undergrad is top 15, med school is top 5), most of the students are from other parts of the country. Sure, some of the smartest kids in St. Louis go to Wash U, but at the high school I graduated from (small) I was the only one who even considered attending. Despite it being a great school, it's definitely not integrated into the community, or at least people's minds as much as other local schools like SLU or Mizzou. Locals know it's considered a "really good" school, but they probably know nothing about it other than that.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby andy261 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:38 pm

dproduct wrote:
andy261 wrote:On the West Coast, almost everyone assumes I'm talking about UW when I mention Wash U.


Followed by a "what about UCLA/USC comment" usually.

I usually get "what about Berkeley?" :(

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby dproduct » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:51 pm

andy261 wrote:
dproduct wrote:
andy261 wrote:On the West Coast, almost everyone assumes I'm talking about UW when I mention Wash U.


Followed by a "what about UCLA/USC comment" usually.

I usually get "what about Berkeley?" :(


Bay area trolls versus LA trolls. I wonder what people in Bakersfield say? Probably just, do you want meth with that?

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby danielr » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:52 pm

soccerfreak wrote:
shntn wrote:
AMilfordMan wrote:
This is true. In central Illinois, 2.5 hours from STL, I constantly have to explain this WashU is neither in Seattle nor (sometimes) American's Washington College of Law.

That's really weird. WashU is a well known school anywhere I've ever lived.

Wash U is kind of a weird animal in the St. Louis area.

I grew up within 40 miles of the school, and until I met a Wash U transfer in my undergrad, had never known someone who attended the school.

It's hard to explain to people, especially from the Northeast, but in this area no one even thinks about going to prestigious/ivy league schools. While Wash U is a fantastic school (undergrad is top 15, med school is top 5), most of the students are from other parts of the country. Sure, some of the smartest kids in St. Louis go to Wash U, but at the high school I graduated from (small) I was the only one who even considered attending. Despite it being a great school, it's definitely not integrated into the community, or at least people's minds as much as other local schools like SLU or Mizzou. Locals know it's considered a "really good" school, but they probably know nothing about it other than that.


You're right-on about that. Wash U doesn't have the same kind of presence as SLU (or Mizzou for undergrad, which is weird since it's in Columbia) or even UMSL. But I think that has more to do with its selectivity, size and cost. For the St. Louis metro area upper-class, Wash U is probably the only choice for a local college/university. For everyone else--and St. Louis has a very broad middle-class and lower-class--UMSL and Mizzou are more affordable and perhaps even more desirable since it is something with which they can relate. SLU is usually considered by these groups, I think, as pretty prestigious and Wash U is like the local Ivy League.

Of course, law schools are more independent from their associated undergraduate institutions, so they require a different calculus altogether. But the common reputation of Wash U is definitely connected to these factors.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby DoveBodyWash » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:56 pm

danielr wrote:
You're right-on about that. Wash U doesn't have the same kind of presence as SLU (or Mizzou for undergrad, which is weird since it's in Columbia) or even UMSL. But I think that has more to do with its selectivity, size and cost. For the St. Louis metro area upper-class, Wash U is probably the only choice for a local college/university. For everyone else--and St. Louis has a very broad middle-class and lower-class--UMSL and Mizzou are more affordable and perhaps even more desirable since it is something with which they can relate. SLU is usually considered by these groups, I think, as pretty prestigious and Wash U is like the local Ivy League.

Of course, law schools are more independent from their associated undergraduate institutions, so they require a different calculus altogether. But the common reputation of Wash U is definitely connected to these factors.


It's always nice to remind myself that the rest of the country isn't as prestige-whorish as the coasts 8)
Describing my undergrad as a "school near Cornell" to Asian adults for four years was so much fun!

The WashU/SLU relationship sounds similar to the dynamic between Emory/UGA wherein UGA is held in very high regard among locals and Emory is basically just a Northeastern school in Atlanta and is thus sort of a non-entity in the minds most true southerners.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby Crowing » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:02 pm

danielr wrote:
soccerfreak wrote:
shntn wrote:
AMilfordMan wrote:
This is true. In central Illinois, 2.5 hours from STL, I constantly have to explain this WashU is neither in Seattle nor (sometimes) American's Washington College of Law.

That's really weird. WashU is a well known school anywhere I've ever lived.

Wash U is kind of a weird animal in the St. Louis area.

I grew up within 40 miles of the school, and until I met a Wash U transfer in my undergrad, had never known someone who attended the school.

It's hard to explain to people, especially from the Northeast, but in this area no one even thinks about going to prestigious/ivy league schools. While Wash U is a fantastic school (undergrad is top 15, med school is top 5), most of the students are from other parts of the country. Sure, some of the smartest kids in St. Louis go to Wash U, but at the high school I graduated from (small) I was the only one who even considered attending. Despite it being a great school, it's definitely not integrated into the community, or at least people's minds as much as other local schools like SLU or Mizzou. Locals know it's considered a "really good" school, but they probably know nothing about it other than that.


You're right-on about that. Wash U doesn't have the same kind of presence as SLU (or Mizzou for undergrad, which is weird since it's in Columbia) or even UMSL. But I think that has more to do with its selectivity, size and cost. For the St. Louis metro area upper-class, Wash U is probably the only choice for a local college/university. For everyone else--and St. Louis has a very broad middle-class and lower-class--UMSL and Mizzou are more affordable and perhaps even more desirable since it is something with which they can relate. SLU is usually considered by these groups, I think, as pretty prestigious and Wash U is like the local Ivy League.

Of course, law schools are more independent from their associated undergraduate institutions, so they require a different calculus altogether. But the common reputation of Wash U is definitely connected to these factors.


Heh, I guess this is all credited. The greater STL area has a pop of like 3M so there's quite a bit of diversity just within that area. I grew up in west county which is the upper-class part of town. Few of my friends even considered SLU. Those of us who wanted full rides went to Mizzou or Truman, and the rest went to Wash U or just left for the coasts. I think I was like top 1-2% in my HS class and honestly most of those people viewed Wash U UG as a safety lol but also as the only acceptable in-state option.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:00 pm

So, I just filed my taxes and completed FAFSA, and I got really overzealous and started filling out WUSTL's financial aid form. I'm pretty sure I can't accurately complete it until I know what kind of scholarship I'm looking at, but I'm curious: How much, if any, need-based aid does WUSTL award?

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby Xs20 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:11 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote: I'm not quite ready to jump into a group that would obviously out me. I'll wait until I'm ready to quit TLS (yes, that day is rapidly approaching)

+1, even though I'm already pretty much outed if someone cared enough to figure it out.




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