Rt887 wrote:For those of you who received a "Why Texas" statement request: I also received one a couple weeks ago. I submitted it a week later and was denied admission (first rejection of the cycle) today. LSP put my chances at a little over 80% and my softs are way above average (military+leadership positions).
Honestly, I didn't take the statement very seriously as I was already accepted into better schools that i'm considering more heavily. I basically regurgitated information from TLS/their website and wrote about a page double spaced, which they seemed not to have liked-otherwise, based on my numbers, I should have been admitted. Others with similar or higher numbers were also rejected outright today, leading my to conclude that numbers matter a lot less than in other places. My theory-which is based on nothing but conjecture- is that they only offer sits to nonresidents who manage to convince them that they are committed to attending. So, if you are serious about wanting to be admitted, I suggest you take this statement very seriously and be creative about it; your numbers will not save you!
Hope this helps and good luck to you all.
LSP is pretty useless. What are your actual numbers?
You didn't tell them that you weren't interested because you were already in at better schools did you? That could have been a bad move if you did.