Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote:
BigZuck wrote:Accepted off the WL yesterday with 20K a year
I received an email from Dean Richard asking me to call her on Tuesday afternoon and I called Wednesday morning and was offered admission. Did not have the informal interview others reported, just a short pleasant conversation and a congrats. Dean Richard seems really cool/nice.
Numbers a little bit below both medians (high 160s, 3.7X). Non-URM, non-resident. Incorporated a Why UVA into PS but other than that no LOCI. Did respond to almost every one of Dean Richard's emails with a short "I'm still interested."
Congrats Zuck! I specifically told Dean Richard to give my money to you, so it sounds like it worked out.
Are you taking it over UT?
I'm conflicted right now. I would really, really love to attend UVA but in the end I will probably have to decline for two reasons.
1. I passed on 90K at Duke for UT and I don't know that taking 60K at UVA over UT makes financial sense
2. More importantly my wife has a great job lined up in Austin with an organization that she has worked for for years and that she wants to stay with long term. She cannot do that job from VA and if she backs out of it now then she will probably burn all bridges with them. Her career is just as important to me as mine and while I know UVA is objectively a better school for me I don't want her career to get totally derailed.
Lots of things to think about in the next couple days.