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

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

Postby BlackCanary » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:03 pm

cusenation wrote:
sublime wrote:Hah. Cuse and I both definitely sent out cover letters to a shitton of firms that had typos. But it isn't likely than any would have hired us anyway. And it didn't appear that anyone actually read them. So fuck it, I guess. 8)


".....I'm learning towards a career in transactional work..."

Should have been "leaning towards"

That typo was literally in 9 out of 10 of my cover letters...epic fail.

brilliant.

Mine would have been worse though. I didn't realized I hadn't locked my phone, so it would have looked something like this:

"Thank you for aconfjgnifndjdandjbfiandfvjd f fsn :oops: asmnbafhdbhfdefbeaef :P feafjejd fakjedfda :twisted:"

before it changed over to another language. Thankfully, it didn't actually send and they got a nice, articulate version.


& and someone who had hired people before...I never really looked at the cover letter. Resume first. Read cover letters for the maybe pile and then for those I decided to interview. So basically, just don't have any typos on your resume.

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

Postby johnnyquest » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:05 pm

cusenation wrote:2.9% tuition increase for Fall 2014

Brings total up to $49,752


Is this fairly common? Does anyone know how much tuition increased last year?

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

Postby chuckbass » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:08 pm

johnnyquest wrote:
cusenation wrote:2.9% tuition increase for Fall 2014

Brings total up to $49,752


Is this fairly common? Does anyone know how much tuition increased last year?

Common across all schools.

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

Postby sublime » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:09 pm

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

Postby johnnyquest » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:11 pm

scottidsntknow wrote:
johnnyquest wrote:
cusenation wrote:2.9% tuition increase for Fall 2014

Brings total up to $49,752


Is this fairly common? Does anyone know how much tuition increased last year?

Common across all schools.


I know; I meant the percentage increased. Sorry for being nonspecific. Is this percentage increase standard or is it considered either low or high? And is this a standard increase by WUSTL's standards?

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

Postby johnnyquest » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:14 pm

I have also heard of a few schools even dropping their tuition in light of the current state of the legal field/education.

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

Postby chuckbass » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:15 pm

johnnyquest wrote:
scottidsntknow wrote:
johnnyquest wrote:
cusenation wrote:2.9% tuition increase for Fall 2014

Brings total up to $49,752


Is this fairly common? Does anyone know how much tuition increased last year?

Common across all schools.


I know; I meant the percentage increased. Sorry for being nonspecific. Is this percentage increase standard or is it considered either low or high? And is this a standard increase by WUSTL's standards?

Seems to be on the lower end I would think, compared with other schools.

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

Postby yossarian » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:37 pm

scottidsntknow wrote:
johnnyquest wrote:
johnnyquest wrote:
cusenation wrote:2.9% tuition increase for Fall 2014

Is this fairly common? Does anyone know how much tuition increased last year?

Common across all schools.


I know; I meant the percentage increased. Sorry for being nonspecific. Is this percentage increase standard or is it considered either low or high? And is this a standard increase by WUSTL's standards?

Seems to be on the lower end I would think, compared with other schools.


From what I can tell, 3.5%ish seems to be close to standard making this very slightly low? (note: .5% low means $500 dollars + interest).

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

Postby DoveBodyWash » Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:03 am

our tuition increase is usually 3%, so this on par.

It's probably as low or lower than the other 19 schools in the T20. I highly doubt anyone is raising tuition by less than 3%. Once we're at these prices the difference of a few thousand doens't seem like much, but many of our peer schools have tuition rates above 54-55k, and that's before whatever annual increase they're announcing this year.

compare the actual tuition costs of your schools and adjust your debt calculations for that

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

Postby Birdnals » Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:11 am

cusenation wrote:our tuition increase is usually 3%, so this on par.

It's probably as low or lower than the other 19 schools in the T20. I highly doubt anyone is raising tuition by less than 3%. Once we're at these prices the difference of a few thousand doens't seem like much, but many of our peer schools have tuition rates above 54-55k, and that's before whatever annual increase they're announcing this year.

compare the actual tuition costs of your schools and adjust your debt calculations for that

Also, one reason that all schools raise tuition regularly is because something in USNR rankings has to do with expenditure per student or something, which has to do with tuition prices. Essentially raising tuition every year is a part of gaming the ranking system. It sucks, but it is how schools have to play the rankings game.

Last year the old dean explained it to us all. Seems like the school raises it the absolute minimum amount it can to make it just not negatively effect our rankings. It would be nice if they raised our scholarships with tuition, but se la vie

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

Postby johnnyquest » Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:13 am

Great answers. Thank you guys!

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

Postby graybee08 » Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:15 am

Interviewed on 2/18 and I thought it went well. Interviewer e-mailed me with links to things we had talked about in the interview and told me it'd take a few weeks. It's been three weeks since my interview and four Fridays have passed. People who interviewed after me have already heard. Should I follow up?

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

Postby chuckbass » Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:29 am

graybee08 wrote:Interviewed on 2/18 and I thought it went well. Interviewer e-mailed me with links to things we had talked about in the interview and told me it'd take a few weeks. It's been three weeks since my interview and four Fridays have passed. People who interviewed after me have already heard. Should I follow up?

I'd say email them on Monday if you don't hear tomorrow, since decisions have been coming out Wednesday/Friday and this would still be within "a few weeks."

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

Postby johnnyquest » Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:32 am

graybee08 wrote:Interviewed on 2/18 and I thought it went well. Interviewer e-mailed me with links to things we had talked about in the interview and told me it'd take a few weeks. It's been three weeks since my interview and four Fridays have passed. People who interviewed after me have already heard. Should I follow up?


I visited this week and some of the admissions staff commented on how crazy busy they are this time of year. If the interview went well, I'd say you're in there. Give it another day and if you don't hear anything back after tomorrow, maybe make a quick phone call to check your status....couldn't hurt.

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

Postby jleighg » Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:39 am

I think I would follow up tomorrow morning. It sounds like they may have made an error.

Not to rub salt in the wound, but I interviewed via Skype Tuesday and was admitted Wednesday.

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

Postby Ricky-Bobby » Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:02 am

I know I'm like two conversations behind, but I sent my resume to law schools with the wrong phone number. I only noticed when a job I interviewed for emailed and told me my number was disconnected. The funny thing is, I haven't changed the header on my resume in 3-4 years. No one uses phones, apparently.

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

Postby 159times2 » Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:19 am

just received an email from wustl offering a fee waiver - are they starved for apps?

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

Postby Birdnals » Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:27 am

159times2 wrote:just received an email from wustl offering a fee waiver - are they starved for apps?

Last I heard, we are one of the few schools where apps are up quite a bit. Probably due to the rain-making last cycle. Still, they might be playing the rankings rejections matrix game. Are either of your numbers above last year's medians?

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

Postby 159times2 » Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:51 am

nah, well below both medians. guess they want to increase their rejections

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

Postby rion91 » Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:58 am

159times2 wrote:nah, well below both medians. guess they want to increase their rejections

Even if you think you're being played, I'd hate the feeling of regret because I didn't send in my app. You've got nothing to lose, really.

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:01 am

rion91 wrote:
159times2 wrote:nah, well below both medians. guess they want to increase their rejections

Even if you think you're being played, I'd hate the feeling of regret because I didn't send in my app. You've got nothing to lose, really.


$25

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

Postby ManoftheHour » Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:01 am

rion91 wrote:
159times2 wrote:nah, well below both medians. guess they want to increase their rejections

Even if you think you're being played, I'd hate the feeling of regret because I didn't send in my app. You've got nothing to lose, really.


dat $25

Edit: Scooped.

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

Postby Lebrarian_Booker » Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:04 am

159times2 wrote:nah, well below both medians. guess they want to increase their rejections


Well below both medians.

This late in the cycle.

Are you a URM? Cured cancer (at least twice)? Rescued a crew of shipwrecked marines (minimum headcount of 10)?

No need to throw away $25. It's not much money, but this isn't worth it, buy yourself a few rounds at the local pub.

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

Postby Ricky-Bobby » Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:13 am

Lebrarian_Booker wrote:
159times2 wrote:nah, well below both medians. guess they want to increase their rejections


Well below both medians.

This late in the cycle.

Are you a URM? Cured cancer (at least twice)? Rescued a crew of shipwrecked marines (minimum headcount of 10)?

No need to throw away $25. It's not much money, but this isn't worth it, buy yourself a few rounds at the local pub.

Hello, you. "Marines" is a proper noun. Capitalize please.

-Pedant Man

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

Postby Lebrarian_Booker » Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:16 am

Lebrarian_Booker wrote:
159times2 wrote:nah, well below both medians. guess they want to increase their rejections


Well below both medians.

This late in the cycle.

Are you a URM? Cured cancer (at least twice)? Rescued a crew of shipwrecked Marines (minimum headcount of 10)?

No need to throw away $25. It's not much money, but this isn't worth it, buy yourself a few rounds at the local pub.


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