Ranking the Admissions Packets - Poll Now Open

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Best Admission Packet?

Harvard
4
6%
Stanford
6
9%
Chicago
1
2%
NYU
5
8%
Penn
4
6%
Michigan
5
8%
Duke
4
6%
Northwestern
7
11%
Cornell
9
14%
Vanderbilt
20
31%
 
Total votes: 65

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vuthy
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Ranking the Admissions Packets - Poll Now Open

Postby vuthy » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:32 pm

This is where we compile pictures of and discuss admissions packets. We now have the whole T14, minus Yale (because nobody actually gets in) and GULC (because I think all they sent was a letter).

Since a poll can only take 10 options, I have taken the liberty of selecting the 10 best from the available pics.

(Sorry if the pics aren't all equal in quality. Did my best with what we had plus some of my own.)




Harvard

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Stanford

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Chicago

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Columbia

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NYU

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Penn

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UVA

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Berkeley

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Michigan

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Duke

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Northwestern

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Cornell

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Vandy

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Minnesota

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GW

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Emory

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Illinois

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Re: Ranking the Admissions Packets

Postby jk148706 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:34 pm

+1 on Vandy

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Re: Ranking the Admissions Packets

Postby ZipWhenSheMoves » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:36 pm

jk148706 wrote:+1 on Vandy


+2. Just one of the reasons why I love them.

GW's was very pretty, and included about 4 different envelopes all within each other, which was pretty funny. Not nearly as substantive though.

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Re: Ranking the Admissions Packets

Postby JustHawkin » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:51 pm

jk148706 wrote:+1 on Vandy

Every school should have Obiter Dictum in their admissions packets.

ETA: this might be more proper as a subcatergory of What to Expect While You're Expecting, but this is good info.

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Re: Ranking the Admissions Packets

Postby BmoreOrLess » Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:05 pm

ZipWhenSheMoves wrote:
jk148706 wrote:+1 on Vandy


+2. Just one of the reasons why I love them.

GW's was very pretty, and included about 4 different envelopes all within each other, which was pretty funny. Not nearly as substantive though.


They gave out a leather notepad holder two years ago, so I was a little disappointed with this years.

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Re: Ranking the Admissions Packets

Postby jstep » Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:41 pm

+1 on Vandy's. The bumper sticker could've been a little more Vandy-ish though.

Whichever school sends me a t-shirt I'm in.

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Re: Ranking the Admissions Packets

Postby livefromannarbor » Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:58 pm

This seems fun.

+1 to Vandy.

Alabama's was also pretty (a very nice clear envelope with information seemingly organized by topic), and I appreciated the shirt they sent later on.

However, the winner for me was Michigan's plastic portfolio and flash drive (with a flash drive pocket built in!). I like that they're not wasting a metric shit ton of paper, and I'm using the portfolio to store all of my admissions letters until I find something else to do with it. Reusability FTW!

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Re: Ranking the Admissions Packets

Postby Attax » Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:59 pm

I've not gotten any cool ones yet :/

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Re: Ranking the Admissions Packets

Postby rduffy5 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:08 pm

Syracuse was perhaps a little forward. They gave out a bumper sticker saying Syracuse Law and a tshirt saying Syracuse Law. Pretty nice, I've already worked out in it regardless of whether or not I attend.

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Re: Ranking the Admissions Packets

Postby vuthy » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:22 pm

livefromannarbor wrote:
However, the winner for me was Michigan's plastic portfolio and flash drive (with a flash drive pocket built in!). I like that they're not wasting a metric shit ton of paper, and I'm using the portfolio to store all of my admissions letters until I find something else to do with it. Reusability FTW!


Yeah I have to say that the whole "look how many trees we can afford to chop down" thing feels very not now to me.

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Re: Ranking the Admissions Packets

Postby CU44BMD » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:49 pm

livefromannarbor wrote:This seems fun.

+1 to Vandy.

Alabama's was also pretty (a very nice clear envelope with information seemingly organized by topic), and I appreciated the shirt they sent later on.

However, the winner for me was Michigan's plastic portfolio and flash drive (with a flash drive pocket built in!). I like that they're not wasting a metric shit ton of paper, and I'm using the portfolio to store all of my admissions letters until I find something else to do with it. Reusability FTW!


I received a similar admission package from U of Arizona, neat USB flash drive.

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Re: Ranking the Admissions Packets

Postby Robbin Blue » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:08 pm

GULC, by far.

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Re: Ranking the Admissions Packets

Postby mach9zero » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:09 pm

+1 for Tulane University.

The envelope was a tote bag. Let me say that again. A TOTE BAG. You unfolded it, all the materials were inside... and you have a sweet tote.

Example, not mine

http://imgur.com/gallery/yqHjyKQ

I may decline Tulane, but my mother will be repping their law school hard for years to come :lol:

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Re: Ranking the Admissions Packets

Postby Winston1984 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:12 pm

ND had a pretty solid packet. SMU's was pretty nice too.

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Postby dcp792 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:16 pm

SMUs was the nicest that I've received so far, although UConn was pretty awesome for the fact that there was no packet, only an email saying you're in. But from what I've seen in this thread so far, I've gotta vote for the Tulane swag bag.

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Re: Ranking the Admissions Packets

Postby OsaroLJ » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:05 pm

mach9zero wrote:+1 for Tulane University.

The envelope was a tote bag. Let me say that again. A TOTE BAG. You unfolded it, all the materials were inside... and you have a sweet tote.

Example, not mine

http://imgur.com/gallery/yqHjyKQ

I may decline Tulane, but my mother will be repping their law school hard for years to come :lol:


Wow!

Epic 8)

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Re: Ranking the Admissions Packets

Postby AT9 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:10 pm

Best ones I've received:

Vandy (just plain amazing)
Tulane (sweet bag, came with scholarship, and was pretty informative)
SMU (not a ton of material, but came with scholarship info and was pretty classy)
William & Mary (came with scholarship info, very detailed placement stats)

Most disappointed in...

WUSTL (a top 20 school and all we get is a single acceptance letter and some generic e-mails?)

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Re: Ranking the Admissions Packets

Postby bobloblaw0227 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:27 pm

AT9 wrote:Best ones I've received:

Vandy (just plain amazing)
Tulane (sweet bag, came with scholarship, and was pretty informative)
SMU (not a ton of material, but came with scholarship info and was pretty classy)
William & Mary (came with scholarship info, very detailed placement stats)

Most disappointed in...

WUSTL (a top 20 school and all we get is a single acceptance letter and some generic e-mails?)


WUSTL acceptance "packet" definitely left much to be desired. However, their continued follow up matching me with a 1L who went to my undergrad and a faculty member who worked in the same office I currently work at was very impressive. I guess it was just nice to know they actually read my resume...

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Re: Ranking the Admissions Packets

Postby 04102014 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:31 pm

Is NYU really a pizza box?

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Re: Ranking the Admissions Packets

Postby yossarian » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:54 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:Is NYU really a pizza box?


Delivered by a pizza man?

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Is Vandy's anywhere close to 5 lbs? Or is this just a placeholder in FedEx tracker?

ND's was fine. IUB's non-existent. WUSTL's non-existent (but yes, their follow up has been amazing)

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Re: Ranking the Admissions Packets

Postby drawstring » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:56 pm

It's like this.

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Re: Ranking the Admissions Packets

Postby vuthy » Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:06 am

When I told my wife it was a pizza box because New York, I got one of these: :roll:

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Postby Nonconsecutive » Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:08 am

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Re: Ranking the Admissions Packets

Postby kershka » Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:15 am

I'm not going to lie, it took me an embarrassingly long time to notice the change Nonconsecutive made to the pizza box. :oops: In addition to coming in a neat box which is at least marginally snow proof (very important given the time they sent them out), it also comes with really neat, custom sticky notes.

Duke's awesome little eco-friendly notebook and lanyard were pretty cool however. Harvard's also gains some points for the sticker but loses points for basically just printing their ASW and putting it in a folder.

I kind of wish I had applied to Tulane now...I want a free tote bag!

OP- What this thread really needs is a poll. :D




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