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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby patttt » Sat Aug 13, 2016 1:01 pm

Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
RamTitan wrote:I initially read on TLS that it doesn't matter, that numbers rule all, etc. But I'm going to err on caution and write one lmao


Anecdotal: I didn't write any in 2014 because I had 3.75 173 and I thought "numbers rule all". I got WL basically every where in T14. There were probably many issues with my packet, but I'm sure zero supplemental essays didn't help.

I will be writing many Why X's this cycle


This is really interesting. Care to elaborate on this?

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Sat Aug 13, 2016 1:23 pm

patttt wrote:
Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
RamTitan wrote:I initially read on TLS that it doesn't matter, that numbers rule all, etc. But I'm going to err on caution and write one lmao


Anecdotal: I didn't write any in 2014 because I had 3.75 173 and I thought "numbers rule all". I got WL basically every where in T14. There were probably many issues with my packet, but I'm sure zero supplemental essays didn't help.

I will be writing many Why X's this cycle


This is really interesting. Care to elaborate on this?


Sure. I mean I honestly don't really know what went wrong, so I'm assuming everything that could have gone wrong did. I was applying as a kjd with no real work experience/volunteering/etc. My PS was really bland. My LORs were just from professors who's classes I did well in. I didn't write any additional essays. I have a c&f which isn't too bad, but I don't think I focused enough on making it polished. I applied in late January, which isn't bad but didn't do me any favors

Looking back I was just generally the kid who gets good numbers and then figures they can rest on their laurels. I still got into Cornell with money (so this should be seen as some defense of numbers are most important), but decided I really didn't take the app cycle seriously and needed to mature a bit before going so I deferred.

We'll see how it goes this time around, but I needed to learn that there are more than enough people with good numbers and I definitely did.

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby patttt » Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:09 pm

Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
patttt wrote:
Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
RamTitan wrote:I initially read on TLS that it doesn't matter, that numbers rule all, etc. But I'm going to err on caution and write one lmao


Anecdotal: I didn't write any in 2014 because I had 3.75 173 and I thought "numbers rule all". I got WL basically every where in T14. There were probably many issues with my packet, but I'm sure zero supplemental essays didn't help.

I will be writing many Why X's this cycle


This is really interesting. Care to elaborate on this?


Sure. I mean I honestly don't really know what went wrong, so I'm assuming everything that could have gone wrong did. I was applying as a kjd with no real work experience/volunteering/etc. My PS was really bland. My LORs were just from professors who's classes I did well in. I didn't write any additional essays. I have a c&f which isn't too bad, but I don't think I focused enough on making it polished. I applied in late January, which isn't bad but didn't do me any favors

Looking back I was just generally the kid who gets good numbers and then figures they can rest on their laurels. I still got into Cornell with money (so this should be seen as some defense of numbers are most important), but decided I really didn't take the app cycle seriously and needed to mature a bit before going so I deferred.

We'll see how it goes this time around, but I needed to learn that there are more than enough people with good numbers and I definitely did.


We are pretty similar applicants to be honest. Thank you for that. It seems that of all the things you mentioned, the "bland" personal statement worked against you the most. I think adcomms take them pretty seriously and use it to set you apart from the next guy who has the same numbers lol. I think that since you seem to know what you did wrong, this cycle will work out pretty nicely for you. Best of luck

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:13 pm

patttt wrote:
Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
patttt wrote:
Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
RamTitan wrote:I initially read on TLS that it doesn't matter, that numbers rule all, etc. But I'm going to err on caution and write one lmao


Anecdotal: I didn't write any in 2014 because I had 3.75 173 and I thought "numbers rule all". I got WL basically every where in T14. There were probably many issues with my packet, but I'm sure zero supplemental essays didn't help.

I will be writing many Why X's this cycle


This is really interesting. Care to elaborate on this?


Sure. I mean I honestly don't really know what went wrong, so I'm assuming everything that could have gone wrong did. I was applying as a kjd with no real work experience/volunteering/etc. My PS was really bland. My LORs were just from professors who's classes I did well in. I didn't write any additional essays. I have a c&f which isn't too bad, but I don't think I focused enough on making it polished. I applied in late January, which isn't bad but didn't do me any favors

Looking back I was just generally the kid who gets good numbers and then figures they can rest on their laurels. I still got into Cornell with money (so this should be seen as some defense of numbers are most important), but decided I really didn't take the app cycle seriously and needed to mature a bit before going so I deferred.

We'll see how it goes this time around, but I needed to learn that there are more than enough people with good numbers and I definitely did.


We are pretty similar applicants to be honest. Thank you for that. It seems that of all the things you mentioned, the "bland" personal statement worked against you the most. I think adcomms take them pretty seriously and use it to set you apart from the next guy who has the same numbers lol. I think that since you seem to know what you did wrong, this cycle will work out pretty nicely for you. Best of luck


Thanks man, you too.

I figure anyone who is committed enough to be here before apps open should do pretty well compared to numbers. Here's hoping everyone does awesome :mrgreen:

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby 20171lhopeful » Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:06 pm

proteinshake wrote:
RamTitan wrote:
RamTitan wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
RamTitan wrote:
proteinshake wrote:waddup fam. anyone know any good sources that should help with crafting the Why UVA?

Is that a required essay?

it's not required, but don't expect to get in if you don't do it. I believe everyone, or close to everyone, who gets accepted writes one.

What if the person has a 4.0 and a 180 (theoretical person, definitely not me)?

Is it typically advised to write a "why x" essay if a school asks for it?

Eh, the more I'm reading on this topic, the more I'm calling BS on proteinshake

can you give my a link on why it's BS? I don't think it's as bad as Penn but if you have a 4.0/180, I believe you'll just get WL.



I didn't know that schools cared about "Why X"s? Other than UVA and Penn, what other schools value those essays? Sorry...I know this is the UVA thread.

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby proteinshake » Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:24 pm

20171lhopeful wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
RamTitan wrote:
RamTitan wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
RamTitan wrote:
proteinshake wrote:waddup fam. anyone know any good sources that should help with crafting the Why UVA?

Is that a required essay?

it's not required, but don't expect to get in if you don't do it. I believe everyone, or close to everyone, who gets accepted writes one.

What if the person has a 4.0 and a 180 (theoretical person, definitely not me)?

Is it typically advised to write a "why x" essay if a school asks for it?

Eh, the more I'm reading on this topic, the more I'm calling BS on proteinshake

can you give my a link on why it's BS? I don't think it's as bad as Penn but if you have a 4.0/180, I believe you'll just get WL.



I didn't know that schools cared about "Why X"s? Other than UVA and Penn, what other schools value those essays? Sorry...I know this is the UVA thread.

Duke, Michigan, and I THINK Berkeley

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Specter1389 » Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:57 am

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby theothercat » Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:03 pm

I'm applying to UVA, not sure if I will attend. I've lived in a college town for the last 6 years and I think I don't want to live in one any more... But we'll see!

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby proteinshake » Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:54 pm

UVA LSAT median is up to 169, a one point increase.

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ayylmao » Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:13 pm

proteinshake wrote:UVA LSAT median is up to 169, a one point increase.

huh, on par with NYU now.

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby proteinshake » Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:19 pm

ayylmao wrote:
proteinshake wrote:UVA LSAT median is up to 169, a one point increase.

huh, on par with NYU now.

I have a feeling NYU will go up to 170.

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ayylmao » Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:25 pm

proteinshake wrote:
ayylmao wrote:
proteinshake wrote:UVA LSAT median is up to 169, a one point increase.

huh, on par with NYU now.

I have a feeling NYU will go up to 170.

So you think applications from highly qualified candidates to top law schools have hit their nadir and are starting to rebound now?

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby zeglo » Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:31 pm

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby proteinshake » Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:53 pm

ayylmao wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
ayylmao wrote:
proteinshake wrote:UVA LSAT median is up to 169, a one point increase.

huh, on par with NYU now.

I have a feeling NYU will go up to 170.

So you think applications from highly qualified candidates to top law schools have hit their nadir and are starting to rebound now?

according to MS9 they were up last year but he thinks it'll be about the same this year.

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ponderingmeerkat » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:28 pm

proteinshake wrote:UVA LSAT median is up to 169, a one point increase.


Original post updated with all the new info. Thanks for grabbing that.

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ponderingmeerkat » Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:50 pm

New poll 8)

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby patttt » Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:11 pm

ponderingmeerkat wrote:New poll 8)


The numbers overlap!

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby proteinshake » Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:52 pm

patttt wrote:
ponderingmeerkat wrote:New poll 8)


The numbers overlap!

:lol:

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ponderingmeerkat » Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:46 pm

proteinshake wrote:
patttt wrote:
ponderingmeerkat wrote:New poll 8)


The numbers overlap!

:lol:


Shit! Don't drink and post kids. :shock:

You know what...I don't even care. I'm leaving it.

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby 34iplaw » Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:30 pm

Starting to check in on these various threads in schools of interests. Gotta find those splitter friendly ones.

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby R. Jeeves » Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:41 pm

ponderingmeerkat wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
patttt wrote:
ponderingmeerkat wrote:New poll 8)


The numbers overlap!

:lol:


Shit! Don't drink and post kids. :shock:

You know what...I don't even care. I'm leaving it.


They need to overlap though, otherwise someone with X and half years of WE won't have a category. If you have exactly X years of WE, then vote for the one where X is the ceiling I guess.

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ponderingmeerkat » Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:48 pm

R. Jeeves wrote:
ponderingmeerkat wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
patttt wrote:
ponderingmeerkat wrote:New poll 8)


The numbers overlap!

:lol:


Shit! Don't drink and post kids. :shock:

You know what...I don't even care. I'm leaving it.


They need to overlap though, otherwise someone with X and half years of WE won't have a category. If you have exactly X years of WE, then vote for the one where X is the ceiling I guess.


Yea...if you look at that timestamp it was 10:45 PM on a Saturday night. Pretty sure you guys could've convinced me I fucked up any number of things. :lol:

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby MCJ987654 » Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:41 am

Checking in. I'm 30 with marginal work experience. 169/3.2 so pretty classic splitter. UVA isn't my first choice but not too far behind.

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby WatchClosely » Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:57 am

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby PrezRand » Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:00 am

What kind of stats would an AA URM need to get scholarship money from UVA or is it too hard to predict? UVA is definitely my second choice.



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