WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby LET'S GET IT » Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:50 am

sublime wrote:
matthewfsq wrote:>900 offer but <200 matri... striking proportion... so many admits choose not to attend WUSTL?



1) WUSTL doesn't really YP.

2) It is in kind of in a weird place, where it is outside the T14 and to some extent trying to poach applicants from lower T14, a good number I imagine end up going to the T14 (or even Vandy, UT, or UCLA).

Those are my guesses at least.

Although matriculation rate is not something I would really worry about when trying to pick a school.


Yeah I think Sublime hit it on the head. Many of the "top tier" type applicants use WASHU as a safety school. Also WASHU has a reputation as probably the most generous with scholarship money of any school in the T25 so it is often used for scholarship negotiation purposes. Anyways who cares? There are lots of things to consider when choosing a school, some more important than others. I don't see how yield percentage is even a consideration.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby LET'S GET IT » Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:53 am

Otunga wrote:In via email! Had the call interview yesterday.


Congrats!

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Fiero85 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:56 am

LET'S GET IT wrote:
Otunga wrote:In via email! Had the call interview yesterday.


Congrats!


+1

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby matthewfsq » Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:50 am

sublime wrote:
matthewfsq wrote:>900 offer but <200 matri... striking proportion... so many admits choose not to attend WUSTL?



1) WUSTL doesn't really YP.

2) It is in kind of a weird place, where it is outside the T14 and to some extent trying to poach applicants from lower T14, a good number I imagine end up going to the T14 (or even Vandy, UT, or UCLA).

Those are my guesses at least.

Although matriculation rate is not something I would really worry about when trying to pick a school.


it makes sense.

haha, it seems to me that ALMOST every admit in this thread says in the affirmative that he would attend WUSTL

a big PS: to all the admits, what did u major in? heard that PoliSci/Philosophy/Sciences are in the majority

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby chuckbass » Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:58 am

Fiero85 wrote:
LET'S GET IT wrote:
Otunga wrote:In via email! Had the call interview yesterday.


Congrats!


+1

YAY!

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby LyricsToLitigation » Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:55 am

Attax wrote:
LyricsToLitigation wrote:I love how I leave for literally one day... Up like 6 pages... I'm so proud :D


Not having a post on page 100 is TTT :mrgreen:


Pshhhh I'll take too of page 102 - that's king shit right there playah

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby LyricsToLitigation » Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:57 am

matthewfsq wrote:


This made my day! :o


Hahaha awesome!

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby yossarian » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:26 am

LET'S GET IT wrote:
sublime wrote:
matthewfsq wrote:>900 offer but <200 matri... striking proportion... so many admits choose not to attend WUSTL?



1) WUSTL doesn't really YP.

2) It is in kind of in a weird place, where it is outside the T14 and to some extent trying to poach applicants from lower T14, a good number I imagine end up going to the T14 (or even Vandy, UT, or UCLA).

Those are my guesses at least.

Although matriculation rate is not something I would really worry about when trying to pick a school.


Yeah I think Sublime hit it on the head. Many of the "top tier" type applicants use WASHU as a safety school. Also WASHU has a reputation as probably the most generous with scholarship money of any school in the T25 so it is often used for scholarship negotiation purposes. Anyways who cares? There are lots of things to consider when choosing a school, some more important than others. I don't see how yield percentage is even a consideration.


I'm sure they lose a lot to the lower t14, but I think they probably lose most to regional T1. WUSTL is ranked higher than most regional T1s, and it's a tempting option over say, ASU, Moritz, BU, UWisc, anything in that range. It's a nice fancy t14 alternative fantasy, but one that doesn't end up making sense for a lot of people trying to stay local.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby wittyhandle » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:45 am

I go to NYC for 4 days and suddenly this thread has 20 more pages!?!? Did I miss any new information or anything exciting? (Please don't make me spend the day reading said 20 pages)

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Ricky-Bobby » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:49 am

I think that it's also worth noting that 20% yield is not really uncommon for schools in Wash U's peer group. GW and Emory both have lower yields, according to LSN.

Also, yield rate is a pretty awful indicator of anything, apparently. According to this ATL article, North Carolina Central has a 48.2% yield, which is higher than Stanford.

I'd say yield is pretty much just an indicator of your acceptance pool.

When re-reading this before I post it, I notice that I come off as a huge Wash U shill. I'll own it. I'm a shill, what of it?

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Ricky-Bobby » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:51 am

wittyhandle wrote:I go to NYC for 4 days and suddenly this thread has 20 more pages!?!? Did I miss any new information or anything exciting? (Please don't make me spend the day reading said 20 pages)


You missed absolutely nothing of value. We discussed Attax's hotness for a while, if you're into that. :mrgreen:

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby JustHawkin » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:51 am

wittyhandle wrote:I go to NYC for 4 days and suddenly this thread has 20 more pages!?!? Did I miss any new information or anything exciting? (Please don't make me spend the day reading said 20 pages)

A lot of nothing. Some Intellectual commentary, mostly Attax' self-loathing, and one drunk Ricky-Bobby.

ETA: this page has been the most productive.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Ricky-Bobby » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:52 am

JustHawkin wrote:
wittyhandle wrote:I go to NYC for 4 days and suddenly this thread has 20 more pages!?!? Did I miss any new information or anything exciting? (Please don't make me spend the day reading said 20 pages)

A lot of nothing. Some Intellectual commentary, mostly Attax' self-loathing, and one drunk Ricky-Bobby.

ETA: this page has been the most productive.


It's nice to be known for something.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby JustHawkin » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:54 am

Ricky-Bobby wrote:
JustHawkin wrote: and one drunk Ricky-Bobby.



It's nice to be known for something.

Embrace the Ricky-Bobby in you!

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby mt2165 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:15 am

matthewfsq wrote:
sublime wrote:
matthewfsq wrote:>900 offer but <200 matri... striking proportion... so many admits choose not to attend WUSTL?



1) WUSTL doesn't really YP.

2) It is in kind of a weird place, where it is outside the T14 and to some extent trying to poach applicants from lower T14, a good number I imagine end up going to the T14 (or even Vandy, UT, or UCLA).

Those are my guesses at least.

Although matriculation rate is not something I would really worry about when trying to pick a school.


it makes sense.

haha, it seems to me that ALMOST every admit in this thread says in the affirmative that he would attend WUSTL

a big PS: to all the admits, what did u major in? heard that PoliSci/Philosophy/Sciences are in the majority


I was philosophy.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby peachesthedoge » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:21 am

mt2165 wrote:
matthewfsq wrote:
sublime wrote:
matthewfsq wrote:>900 offer but <200 matri... striking proportion... so many admits choose not to attend WUSTL?



1) WUSTL doesn't really YP.

2) It is in kind of a weird place, where it is outside the T14 and to some extent trying to poach applicants from lower T14, a good number I imagine end up going to the T14 (or even Vandy, UT, or UCLA).

Those are my guesses at least.

Although matriculation rate is not something I would really worry about when trying to pick a school.


it makes sense.

haha, it seems to me that ALMOST every admit in this thread says in the affirmative that he would attend WUSTL

a big PS: to all the admits, what did u major in? heard that PoliSci/Philosophy/Sciences are in the majority


I was philosophy.


philosophy & religion

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby bostonbrewer » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:21 am

mt2165 wrote:
matthewfsq wrote:
sublime wrote:
matthewfsq wrote:>900 offer but <200 matri... striking proportion... so many admits choose not to attend WUSTL?



1) WUSTL doesn't really YP.

2) It is in kind of a weird place, where it is outside the T14 and to some extent trying to poach applicants from lower T14, a good number I imagine end up going to the T14 (or even Vandy, UT, or UCLA).

Those are my guesses at least.

Although matriculation rate is not something I would really worry about when trying to pick a school.


it makes sense.

haha, it seems to me that ALMOST every admit in this thread says in the affirmative that he would attend WUSTL

a big PS: to all the admits, what did u major in? heard that PoliSci/Philosophy/Sciences are in the majority


I was philosophy.

PoliSci major, Econ minor

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby bostonbrewer » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:22 am

John Everyman wrote:
bostonbrewer wrote:I was legitimately afraid to make a post until this thread hit 100 pages for fear of ruining the first poast.


Yeah, phew, thankfully we got some insightful, well reasoned posting out there instead.

:D

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby yossarian » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:22 am

PoliSci & English

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby yossarian » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:24 am

ATTENTION: OJALA & OTHER WEBSTER APPLICANTS

We discussed earlier that none of us had received confirmations. I emailed the office for confirmation this morning and received a reply that they did not have my essay. I just forwarded the original message and everything is okay now. But, take the time to email the office if you haven't.

Best,

Yoss

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby pauly_biegler » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:34 am

Political Science major/philosophy minor


either your theory is right or most people who go to law school pick a variation of these anyway

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby chuckbass » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:35 am

pauly_biegler wrote:Political Science major/philosophy minor


either your theory is right or most people who go to law school pick a variation of these anyway

Politics major. Does this make me unique? :lol:

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby amh » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:47 am

matthewfsq wrote:
sublime wrote:
matthewfsq wrote:>900 offer but <200 matri... striking proportion... so many admits choose not to attend WUSTL?



1) WUSTL doesn't really YP.

2) It is in kind of a weird place, where it is outside the T14 and to some extent trying to poach applicants from lower T14, a good number I imagine end up going to the T14 (or even Vandy, UT, or UCLA).

Those are my guesses at least.

Although matriculation rate is not something I would really worry about when trying to pick a school.


it makes sense.

haha, it seems to me that ALMOST every admit in this thread says in the affirmative that he would attend WUSTL

a big PS: to all the admits, what did u major in? heard that PoliSci/Philosophy/Sciences are in the majority


PoliSci major here!

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby pauly_biegler » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:49 am

no debates please because everyone in this thread seems pretty pretty cool but does this school tend to be more liberal or conservative? student body and profs i mean

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby chuckbass » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:54 am

pauly_biegler wrote:no debates please because everyone in this thread seems pretty pretty cool but does this school tend to be more liberal or conservative? student body and profs i mean

I'd assume the school as a whole is pretty liberal.




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