University of Washington C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Cycle)

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Re: University of Washington C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby McAvoy » Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:20 pm

Anyone down for a supplemental statement swap? PM

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Re: University of Washington C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby grimble » Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:34 am

Hi all, first time poster here.
UW is one of my top picks since I have family in the area and genuinely love the location. Unfortunately, I fear my LSAT may hold me back and I wanted to hear your suggestions on what to do this app cycle.

Vitals:
3.93 GPA from U of Miami -- decent softs: Phi Beta Kappa, 4 years part-time employment and 1 year full-time at a law firm.
LSAT: 158
Male, Non-URM, Florida resident

I know, I know -- I plan to re-take the LSAT, but not until February. I tried the self study method and it just didn't work for me -- I only improved by 6 points from my diagnostic test and still feel like I have a lot of work to do and room for improvement. Consequently, I'm taking a prep course to ready me for the February LSAT with the hope of scoring in the mid 160s at least. With that info in mind, do you think I'm better served by holding out until March when I receive a (hopefully) higher LSAT, or applying with my current stats? The former is problematic because of seat availability/scholarship money at that time; the latter because the odds of success aren't so great with a 158. Lastly, and I'm not sure if it's worth considering, but the recruiter at the Miami LSAC Forum said UW is trying hard to attract Floridians, but generally failing to do so. Is state diversity a concern for some schools?

Any advice is appreciated. Thanks a lot.

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Re: University of Washington C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Kimikho » Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:33 am

Hey! UW does like out of state students, because they charge out of state tuition. I've heard that about both the UG and law school. As for the specific numbers, I don't know, sorry :(.

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Re: University of Washington C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby phillywc » Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:38 am

scoobers wrote:Hey! UW does like out of state students, because they charge out of state tuition. I've heard that about both the UG and law school. As for the specific numbers, I don't know, sorry :(.

Man I should have applied to UW for undergrad... I know a lot of cool people from there.

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Re: University of Washington C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Magical Trevor » Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:15 am

scoobers wrote:Hey! UW does like out of state students, because they charge out of state tuition. I've heard that about both the UG and law school. As for the specific numbers, I don't know, sorry :(.


70.6% of the UW law school class last year were in state students.

Grimble, they will love that GPA but they aren't going to like that LSAT score and being from Florida is irrelevant. Higher GPAs are relatively easier to get than high LSATs thanks to grade inflation, so the best way to ensure you get a spot is to get that LSAT up. You might apply with a note explaining that you intend to sit for the February LSAT. That lets them know you are interested and also gets you in ahead of the mad rush immediately prior to application deadlines.

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Re: University of Washington C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby mac2013 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:38 am

when does UW start releasing acceptances?

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Re: University of Washington C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Magical Trevor » Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:10 pm

Last year it was the week before Thanksgiving but if they follow the tend from some other schools this year it could be any day now.

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Re: University of Washington C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Balthy » Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:18 am

checking in!

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Re: University of Washington C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby AndiDail » Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:31 pm

Checking in, at the "Ready to Review" stage.

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Re: University of Washington C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Otunga » Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:34 pm

Considering applying here, though I've never been to Seattle. The fee waiver just tempted me. Do New Englanders typically like Seattle?

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Re: University of Washington C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Kimikho » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:52 am

Otunga wrote:Considering applying here, though I've never been to Seattle. The fee waiver just tempted me. Do New Englanders typically like Seattle?


EVERYONE likes seattle otunga.

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Re: University of Washington C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby phillywc » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:55 am

Otunga wrote:Considering applying here, though I've never been to Seattle. The fee waiver just tempted me. Do New Englanders typically like Seattle?

this mid-atlantic man liked Seattle

the people are friendly

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Re: University of Washington C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Magical Trevor » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:56 am

Seattle has a lot to offer, both urban and rural, with the city center close and the Cascades/Pacific Ocean not that far away. If you like rain and traffic, then you really hit the jackpot.

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Re: University of Washington C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby RLowry23 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:39 am

phillywc wrote:
Otunga wrote:Considering applying here, though I've never been to Seattle. The fee waiver just tempted me. Do New Englanders typically like Seattle?

this mid-atlantic man liked Seattle

the people are friendly


Also from Philadelphia and love Seattle...

Phillywc - Where did you grow up?
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Re: University of Washington C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby phillywc » Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:39 pm

RLowry23 wrote:
phillywc wrote:
Otunga wrote:Considering applying here, though I've never been to Seattle. The fee waiver just tempted me. Do New Englanders typically like Seattle?

this mid-atlantic man liked Seattle

the people are friendly


Also from Philadelphia and love Seattle...

Phillywc Where did you grow up?

It is. If you could edit it out that would be cool cause that my UG but yeah. I grew up in Delco, for the most part. You?

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Re: University of Washington C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby AndiDail » Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:32 pm

In review as of 11/22!

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Re: University of Washington C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby tjsmms061906 » Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:43 pm

Anyone off hand know of UW GPA floor?

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Re: University of Washington C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Cal Trask » Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:42 pm

Checking in, best of luck everyone.

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Re: University of Washington C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Kimikho » Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:20 pm

AboveTheLawl wrote:"the trust’s income, or about $3 million a year, will go to fund student scholarships and general education needs at the UW law school, and to create the Jack MacDonald Endowed Chair."

3 million a year for an annual class size of ~140-150 is an AMAZING amount of money. I am super excited about it for future applicants and the program as a whole.

Scholarships awards should increase in frequency and size.


dude, i am SUPER excited that uw is getting the money. uw is extremely cash strapped and needs all that it can get.

that being said, your constant "uw is great! this is why you should go here!" is making uw look like a ttt school when it's not. uw is great. the people applying know that.

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Re: University of Washington C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby PalmBay » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:54 pm

Applying as my reach school, crossing my fingers!

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Re: University of Washington C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Roberrrrto » Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:04 am

Checking in. I have been "In Review" since 11/22. Hoping to hear something soon. Has anyone heard anything yet?

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Re: University of Washington C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby mac2013 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:54 am

I have also been in review since 11/22 as well. Does anyone know when they sent out the first round of acceptances last year?




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