University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby ellewoods179 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:57 pm

D2142 wrote:Hoping for some good news this week.


Same! I've been under review for four weeks now :(

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby isuperserial » Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:25 pm

When you guys hear back, don't forget to join the Class of 2017 thread (for all schools) here: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=227952

And the one just for us cool kids here: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=226250

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby workaholic82 » Sun May 04, 2014 4:25 am

IS anyone going to be in Chicago for the summer before 1L? If so, we're trying to have a pre-1L Chicago get-together. Send me a PM if interested.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby albertplawinski » Thu May 08, 2014 6:50 pm

Friend of a friend says there has been some WL movement....

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby Baby_Got_Feuerbach » Thu May 08, 2014 7:25 pm

albertplawinski wrote:Friend of a friend says there has been some WL movement....


Hoping for it.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby Chardee_MacDennis » Thu May 08, 2014 9:10 pm

Rumor has it around here that the incoming class is going to be a bit larger than expected. Not sure how much larger, though, but quite a bit.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby Baby_Got_Feuerbach » Thu May 08, 2014 9:28 pm

Chardee_MacDennis wrote:Rumor has it around here that the incoming class is going to be a bit larger than expected. Not sure how much larger, though, but quite a bit.


So they accidentally let in too many people* from the outset?

* - people they didn't expect to commit

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby Chardee_MacDennis » Thu May 08, 2014 9:31 pm

Baby_Got_Feuerbach wrote:
Chardee_MacDennis wrote:Rumor has it around here that the incoming class is going to be a bit larger than expected. Not sure how much larger, though, but quite a bit.


So they accidentally let in too many people* from the outset?

* - people they didn't expect to commit


They had more seat deposits than expected

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby Yanky91 » Thu May 08, 2014 9:49 pm

Chardee_MacDennis wrote:
Baby_Got_Feuerbach wrote:
Chardee_MacDennis wrote:Rumor has it around here that the incoming class is going to be a bit larger than expected. Not sure how much larger, though, but quite a bit.


So they accidentally let in too many people* from the outset?

* - people they didn't expect to commit


They had more seat deposits than expected


Where did you get this info from?

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby isuperserial » Thu May 08, 2014 9:58 pm

Chardee_MacDennis wrote:
Baby_Got_Feuerbach wrote:
Chardee_MacDennis wrote:Rumor has it around here that the incoming class is going to be a bit larger than expected. Not sure how much larger, though, but quite a bit.


So they accidentally let in too many people* from the outset?

* - people they didn't expect to commit


They had more seat deposits than expected


Shit. Is this going to negatively effect employment?

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby Chardee_MacDennis » Thu May 08, 2014 10:01 pm

isuperserial wrote:
Chardee_MacDennis wrote:
Baby_Got_Feuerbach wrote:
Chardee_MacDennis wrote:Rumor has it around here that the incoming class is going to be a bit larger than expected. Not sure how much larger, though, but quite a bit.


So they accidentally let in too many people* from the outset?

* - people they didn't expect to commit


They had more seat deposits than expected


Shit. Is this going to negatively effect employment?


Why would it affect employment?

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby Baby_Got_Feuerbach » Thu May 08, 2014 10:03 pm

isuperserial wrote:
Chardee_MacDennis wrote:
Baby_Got_Feuerbach wrote:
Chardee_MacDennis wrote:Rumor has it around here that the incoming class is going to be a bit larger than expected. Not sure how much larger, though, but quite a bit.


So they accidentally let in too many people* from the outset?

* - people they didn't expect to commit


They had more seat deposits than expected


Shit. Is this going to negatively effect employment?


More people competing for jobs - doesn't mean you're going to be competing for the exact same jobs. And I'm sure they've got a few dozen more deposits than anticipated and not HUNDREDS.

No big deal for you.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby Tennislover8 » Thu May 08, 2014 10:35 pm

oh well that eliminates hope for us waitlist people.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby Chardee_MacDennis » Thu May 08, 2014 10:38 pm

Yanky91 wrote:
Chardee_MacDennis wrote:
Baby_Got_Feuerbach wrote:
Chardee_MacDennis wrote:Rumor has it around here that the incoming class is going to be a bit larger than expected. Not sure how much larger, though, but quite a bit.


So they accidentally let in too many people* from the outset?

* - people they didn't expect to commit


They had more seat deposits than expected


Where did you get this info from?


Directly from admissions

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby isuperserial » Thu May 08, 2014 11:09 pm

Chardee_MacDennis wrote:
isuperserial wrote:
Chardee_MacDennis wrote:
Baby_Got_Feuerbach wrote:
So they accidentally let in too many people* from the outset?

* - people they didn't expect to commit


They had more seat deposits than expected


Shit. Is this going to negatively effect employment?


Why would it affect employment?


Further saturation in the Chicago area job market. Hypothetically, say there's 500 jobs for 600 students, that's much better odds than 500 jobs for 800 students. I think I just answered my own question.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby Chardee_MacDennis » Thu May 08, 2014 11:16 pm

isuperserial wrote:
Chardee_MacDennis wrote:
Why would it affect employment?


Further saturation in the Chicago area job market. Hypothetically, say there's 500 jobs for 600 students, that's much better odds than 500 jobs for 800 students. I think I just answered my own question.


I think you're significantly overestimating the effect a few dozen students will have on job prospects. Not all of the increased class size will be eligible for OCI, let alone get jobs. This will have a minuscule affect.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby thebobs1987 » Fri May 09, 2014 12:31 am

I don't know what your class size will end up. But I almost can guarantee that it won't be larger than the class of 2016 and if it is it will not be by more than a few ppl. Which when you consider all the firms and companies that come to U of I for OCI, that it will not matter. If anything, all a slightly larger class means is that it is probably a better scoring class and will hopefully help to get UIUC back in the top 25 of USNWR where it was before. And I really hate writing that sentence because all that matters is jobs. I don't want to be a shill for the law school, but don't worry about class size. UIUC was smaller to begin with, which is one of the reasons its jobs numbers were better compared to other peer schools and over the past few years it's only gotten smaller. Takeaway is if you're attending UIUC this fall don't worry about the class size it will be fine, focus on enjoying the summer and getting good grades come fall. If you are on the waitlist, don't lose hope, but I would recommend retaking the LSAT so that you improve your chances and get money from the school.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby bugsy33 » Fri May 09, 2014 12:36 pm

Chardee_MacDennis wrote:
Yanky91 wrote:
They had more seat deposits than expected


Where did you get this info from?



I also heard this directly from Becky when I went on a tour. She said they're already at the level of last year's class, and that was three weeks ago. Then again with the seat deposit being so low I'm betting that quite a few people have deposited and might not attend...

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby Yanky91 » Fri May 09, 2014 12:57 pm

What was last years entering class? About 170? So this year would be what, 180?

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby Chardee_MacDennis » Fri May 09, 2014 1:06 pm

Yanky91 wrote:What was last years entering class? About 170? So this year would be what, 180?


Our class is 172. The incoming class had about 180ish seat deposits, not all of whom will attend, and was only projected to be about 140-150.

What this means: there will likely be very little WL movement. If you have other offers, I suggest you seriously consider them. If you're set on UIUC for whatever reason and can afford to sit out this cycle, retake, bump up your LSAT and re-apply.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby bugsy33 » Fri May 09, 2014 2:57 pm

Chardee_MacDennis wrote:
Yanky91 wrote:What was last years entering class? About 170? So this year would be what, 180?


Our class is 172. The incoming class had about 180ish seat deposits, not all of whom will attend, and was only projected to be about 140-150.

What this means: there will likely be very little WL movement. If you have other offers, I suggest you seriously consider them. If you're set on UIUC for whatever reason and can afford to sit out this cycle, retake, bump up your LSAT and re-apply.



Who's class was projected to be 150? 2016 or 2017? Did 2017 have 180 deposits? I really think the fact that the deposit was only $250 encouraged a lot of people to lock in while they negotiate elsewhere.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby Chardee_MacDennis » Fri May 09, 2014 3:32 pm

bugsy33 wrote:
Chardee_MacDennis wrote:
Yanky91 wrote:What was last years entering class? About 170? So this year would be what, 180?


Our class is 172. The incoming class had about 180ish seat deposits, not all of whom will attend, and was only projected to be about 140-150.

What this means: there will likely be very little WL movement. If you have other offers, I suggest you seriously consider them. If you're set on UIUC for whatever reason and can afford to sit out this cycle, retake, bump up your LSAT and re-apply.



Who's class was projected to be 150? 2016 or 2017? Did 2017 have 180 deposits? I really think the fact that the deposit was only $250 encouraged a lot of people to lock in while they negotiate elsewhere.


My class, 2016, has 172. The incoming class, 2017, was projected to be a bit less, but the school received more seat deposits than expected, probably provoked in part by a lower deposit amount (ours was $500).

The school traditionally hasn't pulled a ton from the WL even without an unanticipated number of deposits, so if your strategy was "wait-and-see," it was inherently flawed. I understand the angst, but at this point, if you haven't been admitted, your chance of being admitted, while still non-zero, is very low.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby D2142 » Sun May 11, 2014 11:57 am

How much is the may 23rd seat deposit going to be?

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby isuperserial » Sun May 11, 2014 4:13 pm

D2142 wrote:How much is the may 23rd seat deposit going to be?


IIRC, it's the same. 250

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby ellewoods179 » Tue May 13, 2014 1:29 pm

6 weeks under review now...I was told two weeks ago that I should know in about a week and last Thursday that I would know in a few days. Biting my nails here :|




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