Stylnator wrote: smow4029 wrote:
Stylnator wrote:Hopefully this will be the week!
I'm right there hoping with you! I've been UR since 12/19 - GPA is slightly below median and I'm only slightly above median LSAT (not expecting much with my stats, but holding out hope). I did grow up in Seattle and still have strong ties - whole family lives around the region. It would be a personal point of pride to be accepted, even if I didn't get a financial package that would make feasible.
Does having ties to Seattle give you a better chance? I'm from the northeast and never even stepped foot in the state...
I don't have much of an idea if it gives you chance of admission, but would assume it gives better opportunity for money? I think schools want to take students who they believe won't just up and leave right after graduation, hence having ties to the region could work in one's favor. At the end of the day, UW is primarily concerned with scores (stronger desire for higher GPAs, or so I hear), so if you have the stats you shouldn't worry. Plus, once you live in Seattle you'll never want to leave anyway, so they don't have much to worry about.