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WVU c/o 2016

Postby nmlf16 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:15 pm

No thread going yet for this app cycle. I submitted on 11/16 and went under review 11/30.

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Re: WVU c/o 2016

Postby princessofpower » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:17 pm

Under review today as well!

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Re: WVU c/o 2016

Postby patricksouthern » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:46 pm

Also in review. My undergrad degree is from WVU and I live in Morgantown, so if you have questions, fire away.

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Re: WVU c/o 2016

Postby nmlf16 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:11 pm

patricksouthern wrote:Also in review. My undergrad degree is from WVU and I live in Morgantown, so if you have questions, fire away.


What's it like to live and go to school there?

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Re: WVU c/o 2016

Postby nmlf16 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:35 pm

Went under review 11/30. My status date changed to 12/5 today, but still says under review. Hopefully it won't take too much longer to get a decision now.

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Re: WVU c/o 2016

Postby Jredelman15 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:00 am

nmlf16 wrote:
patricksouthern wrote:Also in review. My undergrad degree is from WVU and I live in Morgantown, so if you have questions, fire away.


What's it like to live and go to school there?


I am a current undergrad at WVU about to graduate on Sunday. I will try and give you the most honest opinion of the school. It is great if all you want to do is a party see decent sports and have a good time. Morgantown is an honest to god shit hole. Do not go down by the rivers because they all smell like shit, literally poop. It is becoming increasingly dangerous with two stabbings downtown last weekend as well as a student beat up in one of the academic building over the weekend. I don't want to scare you off because it has only become this bad as of late and I'm sure the city is cracking down soon. It is a great little town with lots of nice people. The faculty up at the law school is very nice in my few encounters and they are currently expanding and renovating it. The university is going through renovations until around 2020. The Rec center is great but too small. There r several nice local gyms in town though. It is an ever expanding town with a good value school.

Edit: downtown living is like living in the NYC ghetto. Super expensive and terrible housing. There are several nice options for student housing like the domain, west run, and copper beach. These are all cheaper than living downtown. I grew up in Morgantown as well.
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Re: WVU c/o 2016

Postby Jredelman15 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:01 am

I am also happy to answer questions about Morgantown.

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Re: WVU c/o 2016

Postby patricksouthern » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:37 am

Jredelman15 wrote:
nmlf16 wrote:
patricksouthern wrote:Also in review. My undergrad degree is from WVU and I live in Morgantown, so if you have questions, fire away.


What's it like to live and go to school there?


I am a current undergrad at WVU about to graduate on Sunday. I will try and give you the most honest opinion of the school. It is great if all you want to do is a party see decent sports and have a good time. Morgantown is an honest to god shit hole. Do not go down by the rivers because they all smell like shit, literally poop. It is becoming increasingly dangerous with two stabbings downtown last weekend as well as a student beat up in one of the academic building over the weekend. I don't want to scare you off because it has only become this bad as of late and I'm sure the city is cracking down soon. It is a great little town with lots of nice people. The faculty up at the law school is very nice in my few encounters and they are currently expanding and renovating it. The university is going through renovations until around 2020. The Rec center is great but too small. There r several nice local gyms in town though. It is an ever expanding town with a good value school.

Edit: downtown living is like living in the NYC ghetto. Super expensive and terrible housing. There are several nice options for student housing like the domain, west run, and copper beach. These are all cheaper than living downtown. I grew up in Morgantown as well.


I think some of this is a bit unfair. I don't LOVE Morgantown by any stretch (though I've lived here for eight years and am certainly ready to potentially move on), but I think this is a bit overly critical. I personally have NEVER found an offensive odor to the area, and I've walked on the rails-to-trails (even relatively close to a waste treatment plant) often. There's not a ton going on -- it is a small town and life certainly revolves around the university. Football games are social events, and the tailgating scene is strong. If you like sports, it's not a bad place to be -- people in West Virginia really care about their teams. It's not Alabama or LSU, but it's on that next rung down.

My biggest complaint is if you're not a big party-goer, there's just not a lot for you to do -- this is probably the thing that frustrates my wife and I the most (we're both 26 and mostly moved on from that lifestyle). If you like the outdoors, you'll enjoy the area -- lots of scenic areas, whitewater rafting, fishing, hiking, hunting, etc. are all relatively close by. There's even a ski resort about 40 minutes to the east in Maryland and plenty of others throughout West Virginia itself. Proximity to other stuff one thing WVU has going for it -- you're only an hour from a relatively large city (Pittsburgh) and within three hours of D.C.

Facilities, as the poster above noted, aren't bad and are getting better all the time. The law school is a mess right now because of the major renovation that is underway. From what I've seen, it's going to look quite nice when all is said and done. The student rec center is excellent, if often overcrowded. What the poster said about housing is true -- downtown is a wreck and overpriced, but there are plenty of apartment complexes/townhome areas that are a short drive from the law school and much more modern.

The people I know who have attended law school at WVU or are currently there have generally positive things to say, and my interactions with the admissions staff have all been great. Very nice, helpful people.

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Re: WVU c/o 2016

Postby patricksouthern » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:16 am

In via status checker. May want to check to see if you have any updates. Good luck all!

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Re: WVU c/o 2016

Postby nmlf16 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:20 am

In via status checker as well! Good luck everyone!

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Re: WVU c/o 2016

Postby princessofpower » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:32 am

In this morning as well!! Congrats to everyone else that got acceptances today!

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Re: WVU c/o 2016

Postby nmlf16 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:33 pm

Does anyone know if they send scholly info with the acceptance packet?

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Re: WVU c/o 2016

Postby patricksouthern » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:35 pm

nmlf16 wrote:Does anyone know if they send scholly info with the acceptance packet?


No clue, but hopefully I should be able to tell you quickly -- I live literally five minutes from the school, so I'd imagine I'll get my letter in the mail quite soon.

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Re: WVU c/o 2016

Postby nmlf16 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:50 pm

patricksouthern wrote:
nmlf16 wrote:Does anyone know if they send scholly info with the acceptance packet?


No clue, but hopefully I should be able to tell you quickly -- I live literally five minutes from the school, so I'd imagine I'll get my letter in the mail quite soon.


Did you letter come in the mail yet?

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Re: WVU c/o 2016

Postby princessofpower » Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:59 pm

I live like 45 minutes away from Mo-town & I haven't received my letter yet.

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Re: WVU c/o 2016

Postby OnTheRise » Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:44 am

would anyone who has been accepted be willing to share their numbers? I am just trying to get a feel whether I should be optimistic about my chances or not, I have 3.2 GPA and 161 LSAT

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Re: WVU c/o 2016

Postby nmlf16 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:36 am

OnTheRise wrote:would anyone who has been accepted be willing to share their numbers? I am just trying to get a feel whether I should be optimistic about my chances or not, I have 3.2 GPA and 161 LSAT


162/3.92.

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Re: WVU c/o 2016

Postby Trogdorburninator » Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:33 pm

As all of you from WV know, almost every lawyer here went to WVU, so I was peer pressured into applying there. I was accepted on 12/10. I live in Huntington, and I still haven't gotten my letter yet.

OnTheRise: I'm pretty sure you should be confident about WVU accepting you with some $$. They sent around an email here at MU saying that if you have 160+ and 3.3 you'll get a free ride at instate tuition.

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Re: WVU c/o 2016

Postby nmlf16 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:40 pm

Just got my admissions packet today! They offered me 97.5k over three years :)

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Re: WVU c/o 2016

Postby princessofpower » Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:12 pm

Received my packet today as well... offered 97.5k over 3 years too. This makes WVU very attractive.

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Re: WVU c/o 2016

Postby nmlf16 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:41 pm

princessofpower wrote: This makes WVU very attractive.



+1

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Re: WVU c/o 2016

Postby patricksouthern » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:37 pm

Got my letter in the mail a couple days ago. I received the Bloom scholarship, which is essentially a full ride. Lots of other interesting options out there, but it's nice to know I also have this one as well. Good luck to everyone still waiting!

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Re: WVU c/o 2016

Postby OnTheRise » Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:51 pm

In today via status checker. Anyone know how long it typically takes for the packet to arrive?

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Re: WVU c/o 2016

Postby OnTheRise » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:13 am

Just got my packet in the mail and I must say I am pretty disappointed with the scholarship offered, Only 39K over 3 years. So, unless this cycle takes a massive turn for the worse I will not be attending WVU in the fall.

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Re: WVU c/o 2016

Postby ellewannabe » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:28 pm

I applied right after the new year and received my LSAC receipt and confirmation but never received any email from WVU with a status checker...Did anyone else have this issue?




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