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johnstuartmill
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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby johnstuartmill » Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:14 pm

I guess this is the part of the cycle where I start kicking myself for applying ED. I grew up on welfare, Chicago! Don't stiff me on the grants!

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby soullesswonder » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:00 am

CardinalRules wrote:I read the essay, and it was OK. Nothing remarkable, but nothing glaringly wrong either. Oh, and I just checked with the person: straight-up ding.


where were the stats? above the 75ths?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:12 am

soullesswonder wrote:
CardinalRules wrote:I read the essay, and it was OK. Nothing remarkable, but nothing glaringly wrong either. Oh, and I just checked with the person: straight-up ding.


where were the stats? above the 75ths?


LSAT above 75th, GPA right around 75th.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Core » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:20 am

Anastasia Dee Dualla wrote:Oh, well thanks for the heads up! I hope I get something...it would make my decision easier if I don't get something from NYU.

Your name and tar are amazing.
Rewatching BSG's second season right now :).

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby soullesswonder » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:42 am

CardinalRules wrote:
soullesswonder wrote:
CardinalRules wrote:I read the essay, and it was OK. Nothing remarkable, but nothing glaringly wrong either. Oh, and I just checked with the person: straight-up ding.


where were the stats? above the 75ths?


LSAT above 75th, GPA right around 75th.


:shock: WTF is going on in Hyde Park?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:33 am

soullesswonder wrote:
CardinalRules wrote:
soullesswonder wrote:
CardinalRules wrote:I read the essay, and it was OK. Nothing remarkable, but nothing glaringly wrong either. Oh, and I just checked with the person: straight-up ding.


where were the stats? above the 75ths?


LSAT above 75th, GPA right around 75th.


:shock: WTF is going on in Hyde Park?


I think that they thought that the person was definitely not going and just sending in the essay for the hell of it. They're already in at HLS.

EDIT: But I would think that the same thing could be said for most of the people who were invited to send the essays (they're HYS caliber and overqualified for Chicago), so I'm not sure what they're trying to establish with this exercise.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Unitas » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:34 am

For those still waiting my UR just updated from 2/15 to 2/25... Not sure if it is a bad sign or good. Probably bad. :|

How do they let people know decisions? Phone for accept, what for WL and Reject?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby blue5385 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:38 am

Kakarot wrote:For those still waiting my UR just updated from 2/15 to 2/25... Not sure if it is a bad sign or good. Probably bad. :|

How do they let people know decisions? Phone for accept, what for WL and Reject?


wow, IIRC, you went complete a couple days before me & you're going UR for the 2nd time? I haven't even gone UR once :|

They notify WLs & rejects via email.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Unitas » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:41 am

blue5385 wrote:
Kakarot wrote:For those still waiting my UR just updated from 2/15 to 2/25... Not sure if it is a bad sign or good. Probably bad. :|

How do they let people know decisions? Phone for accept, what for WL and Reject?


wow, IIRC, you went complete a couple days before me & you're going UR for the 2nd time? I haven't even gone UR once :|

They notify WLs & rejects via email.


I went complete on 12/11
Time to turn off my e-mails then... Me and Chicago are polar opposites in economics views and my views come out crystal clear in my application. I would still consider going there, especially if they let me sit in on other classes in the school.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby blue5385 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:44 am

Kakarot wrote:
blue5385 wrote:
Kakarot wrote:For those still waiting my UR just updated from 2/15 to 2/25... Not sure if it is a bad sign or good. Probably bad. :|

How do they let people know decisions? Phone for accept, what for WL and Reject?


wow, IIRC, you went complete a couple days before me & you're going UR for the 2nd time? I haven't even gone UR once :|

They notify WLs & rejects via email.


I went complete on 12/11
Time to turn off my e-mails then... Me and Chicago are polar opposites in economics views and my views come out crystal clear in my application. I would still consider going there, especially if they let me sit in on other classes in the school.


I went complete on 12/14. :(

From what other people ITT have been saying, U of C seems to have a more holistic review process than most people give them credit for & won't ding someone solely based on the fact that their views conflict with the prevailing views at U of C...so I wouldn't worry about that part of my app if I were you.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby puppleberry finn » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:48 am

I can't imagine any school wants a completely homogeneous class, in political/economic views or in future plans. Chicago isn't Pepperdine or Liberty; I doubt they will ding every person who expresses opposing views, wants to go into PI, etc.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby kittenmittons » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:50 am

puppleberry finn wrote:I can't imagine any school wants a completely homogeneous class, in political/economic views or in future plans. Chicago isn't Pepperdine or Liberty; I doubt they will ding every person who expresses opposing views, wants to go into PI, etc.


To be fair, they might when the opposing views are objectively incorrect.

hth

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Unitas » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:51 am

kittenmittons wrote:
puppleberry finn wrote:I can't imagine any school wants a completely homogeneous class, in political/economic views or in future plans. Chicago isn't Pepperdine or Liberty; I doubt they will ding every person who expresses opposing views, wants to go into PI, etc.


To be fair, they might when the opposing views are objectively incorrect.

hth


Haha, I love this response.

Quote from Chicago: the University of Chicago refuses to grant degrees in Defense Against the Dark Arts—although one couldn’t blame the Economics department for a lack of trying.
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I would assume me = dark arts they are referencing. :wink:

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby LDC » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:04 pm

Eeeeek... I went UR on 2/15 as well. Getting nervous!!!! :shock:

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby puppleberry finn » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:06 pm

Kakarot wrote:Quote from Chicago: the University of Chicago refuses to grant degrees in Defense Against the Dark Arts—although one couldn’t blame the Economics department for a lack of trying.
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I would assume me = dark arts they are referencing. :wink:


this makes me want to go to Chicago slightly more?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Unitas » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:08 pm

LDC wrote:Eeeeek... I went UR on 2/15 as well. Getting nervous!!!! :shock:


Did you update to 2/25?

puppleberry finn wrote:
Kakarot wrote:Quote from Chicago: the University of Chicago refuses to grant degrees in Defense Against the Dark Arts—although one couldn’t blame the Economics department for a lack of trying.
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I would assume me = dark arts they are referencing. :wink:


this makes me want to go to Chicago slightly more?


It is their undergrad, but still funny. I am mainly joking about them keeping me out. I actually think it will help in getting into the law school.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby dms87 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:11 pm

UR 2/2 and 2/11 here (pretty sure I have the first date right). I went complete 12/3.

Shouldn't tomorrow be another batch of admits, and next week the WL/rejections?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby mochafury » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:20 pm

UR 2/11 and UR 2/25. Can avid Chi followers tell me what this means? Hear back tomorrow? If so, what medium?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Fancy Pants » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:24 pm

mochafury wrote:UR 2/11 and UR 2/25. Can avid Chi followers tell me what this means? Hear back tomorrow? If so, what medium?


Everyone goes UR at least twice before decisions are made. Some people go UR three times. Chicago will announce beforehand that they will be releasing decisions soon before they actually do it. What will happen is people go UR once or twice and then all of those people go UR again on the same date when they have a full committee meeting. Usually after that meeting, the next day acceptances will go out.

twitter.com/uchicagolawapps is where they will announce when they're releasing decisions.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby mochafury » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:30 pm

Thanks FP. I guess the next logical question would be: anyone else UR 2/25?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Unitas » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:32 pm

mochafury wrote:Thanks FP. I guess the next logical question would be: anyone else UR 2/25?


I believe just me so far as noted at the top of this page.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Fancy Pants » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:34 pm

mochafury wrote:Thanks FP. I guess the next logical question would be: anyone else UR 2/25?


No problem. In the past, it has been epic chaos around here on committee review days and so you can tell pretty quickly what's going on. Not positive that will be the same the next time around but I think it's likely.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Dignan » Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:13 pm

mochafury wrote:Thanks FP. I guess the next logical question would be: anyone else UR 2/25?

Yep. Was 2/9, now 2/25.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby LDC » Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:25 pm

anyone else still UR at 2/15? (i was complete 12/10.) i'm getting nervous that it hasn't updated :(

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Cherith Cutestory » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:09 pm

UR 2/25 as well (first UR 2/19). Complete 12/15.

Freaking out a little now.




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