WUSTL c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby MarkinKansasCity » Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:00 pm

Green317 wrote:
MarkinKansasCity wrote:Don't be a sucker. 166/3.25 = Full Ride at WUSTL this year. Your numbers may be more valuable than you realize this year.


Ha! I will try not to be one! Although I am not sure if my numbers are especially valuable...166/3.75 (with some stellar softs, although they don't really factor in at this point).


That's above-median (almost 75th) GPA at Cornell and 25th percentile LSAT. If they already hit their LSAT target, your GPA might be enough for some money. You won't know unless you push the issue though.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby dstars823 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:02 pm

never hurts to ask, the worst they can say is no.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby DoveBodyWash » Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:02 pm

Green317 wrote: Although I am not sure if my numbers are especially valuable...166/3.75 (with some stellar softs, although they don't really factor in at this point).

Nonsense. Your numbers are very valuable. If you really want T14 then consider re-taking/re-applying with a higher score. It would be unfortunate to waste that GPA on sticker when you could go to T20 for free or wait a year and go T14 with money

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Green317 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:20 pm

Well, re-taking and re-applying aren't options that I'd like to pursue....I am not getting any younger (I'm not sure if I'd count as "non-traditional" but I will be significantly older than the average law student, wherever I go).

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby sublime » Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:34 pm

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Green317 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:41 pm

Low-T14 at sticker is definitely hard to justify, although I wonder what I will say in 20 years...will I wish I had taken the plunge, so that my career would be better by the point (assuming it would be better)? Or will I still be struggling to pay off the debt, and wishing I had just taken WUSTL's full ride and hopped on a bus to St. Louis?

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Postby sublime » Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:52 pm

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Postby Green317 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:01 pm

That's a valid point, but I worry about getting on the "retake train" and never getting off....say I retake and get some money at a low-T14. Then there will still be incentive to retake again to get more money. Or to get accepted into a higher-ranked T14. And then to retake again to try to get money from that higher-ranked T14. I could see how this could just never end. At some point, you need to be satisfied with the available options, even if those options could -- in theory -- be better with improved with a retake. And all that is assuming that a retake will definitely result in a score increase, which is a dubious proposition.

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Postby sublime » Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:06 pm

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Postby DoveBodyWash » Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:28 pm

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Brothers, to arms!

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Homelandsagreatshow » Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:39 pm

I dunno if this has been brought up, but where does this thread compare to recent threads, size-wise?

385+ pages has to be getting up there, right?

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby DoveBodyWash » Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:40 pm

Homelandsagreatshow wrote:I dunno if this has been brought up, but where does this thread compare to recent threads, size-wise?

385+ pages has to be getting up there, right?

Last year's WUSTL thread capped at like 97 or something if i remember correctly....And yeah I think we're a few pages away from being the largest thread in this forum. We're already the biggest for this cycle.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby sublime » Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:41 pm

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby DoveBodyWash » Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:43 pm

sublime wrote:
Homelandsagreatshow wrote:I dunno if this has been brought up, but where does this thread compare to recent threads, size-wise?

385+ pages has to be getting up there, right?



Well, since it is no longer the "Best (never of the first page)" it isn't even real.

Why did we change that again? Can we reinstate that? lol

I will change it if we successfully poach WokeUpInACar from UT.
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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby simplycatalina » Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:48 pm

just got in off the WL today.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby jdmonkey » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:35 pm

Has anybody bought anything fun or unusual since getting the full ride?

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Dolphine » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:37 pm

jdmonkey wrote:Has anybody bought anything fun or unusual since getting the full ride?

Nope. Just signed a lease at a nice modest place here http://www.yorkhousestl.com/

Congrats catalina!

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby DoveBodyWash » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:39 pm

jdmonkey wrote:Has anybody bought anything fun or unusual since getting the full ride?

Trying to decide if i wanna get maid service

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Postby sublime » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:44 pm

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby jdmonkey » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:44 pm

Dolphine wrote:
jdmonkey wrote:Has anybody bought anything fun or unusual since getting the full ride?

Nope. Just signed a lease at a nice modest place here http://www.yorkhousestl.com/

Congrats catalina!


Haha. That looks nicer than modest.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby jdmonkey » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:47 pm

sublime wrote:
cusenation wrote:
jdmonkey wrote:Has anybody bought anything fun or unusual since getting the full ride?

Trying to decide if i wanna get maid service

lol

I bought a bottle of Stoli. Not "nice" or "unusual" but certainly higher shelf than I typically go.

What about you jdmonkey?


I'm going to be in STL on Thursday so I bought Diamond Box tickets for Cards Cubs. I never spent 160 before on a baseball ticket so God willing the weather is nice.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby jdmonkey » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:53 pm

sublime wrote:Nice man.


Thanks. I'm looking forward to it.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby JCougar » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:06 am

From a different thread:

MikeSpivey wrote:My guess is that they may have just received a very large unrestricted "gift" and perhaps see this as a strategic year to use it since there likely will be a good deal of losers and only a few winners in the admissions arms race. Indeed, I think it is possible they have had a reserve budget for just this opportunity and perhaps now have decided to employ it, based on the data they have. This is purely guess-work by me but this might be the strategic thinking...


I think Spivey might be on to something here. I'll go further. This move will totally fuck with other schools, who are currently walking a tightrope with their budgets/medians in admitting students. WUSTL isn't the only splitter school in the 19-30 range. GW, Minnesota and Indiana have nearly identical admissions practices (the former being fierce competitors), and the California schools (UCLA/USC) have gotten a lot more splitter-friendly lately. And as the life of the splitter school goes, your target medians are a few withdrawals away from total collapse. If this move poaches matriculants from these other schools, it could really throw a wrench in to their gears.

The greater university has a massive endowment, especially when controlled for the number of students and the STL cost of living. It has long been a goal of the Medical School (ranked #1 in the nation as near as 5 years ago) and the greater university to get the law and business schools up to par with the rest of the pack. I bet they were saving up for a time like this when they could strike while others are struggling.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby DoveBodyWash » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:10 am

JCougar wrote:From a different thread:

MikeSpivey wrote:My guess is that they may have just received a very large unrestricted "gift" and perhaps see this as a strategic year to use it since there likely will be a good deal of losers and only a few winners in the admissions arms race. Indeed, I think it is possible they have had a reserve budget for just this opportunity and perhaps now have decided to employ it, based on the data they have. This is purely guess-work by me but this might be the strategic thinking...


I think Spivey might be on to something here. I'll go further. This move will totally fuck with other schools, who are currently walking a tightrope with their budgets/medians in admitting students. WUSTL isn't the only splitter school in the 19-30 range. GW, Minnesota and Indiana have nearly identical admissions practices (the former being fierce competitors), and the California schools (UCLA/USC) have gotten a lot more splitter-friendly lately. And as the life of the splitter school goes, your target medians are a few withdrawals away from total collapse. If this move poaches matriculants from these other schools, it could really throw a wrench in to their gears.

The greater university has a massive endowment, especially when controlled for the number of students and the STL cost of living. It has long been a goal of the Medical School (ranked #1 in the nation as near as 5 years ago) and the greater university to get the law and business schools up to par with the rest of the pack. I bet they were saving up for a time like this when they could strike while others are struggling.

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