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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:34 pm
by GeePee
Someone convince me to consider applying to Stanford again. Go!

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:36 pm
by CardinalRules
GeePee wrote:Someone convince me to consider applying to Stanford again. Go!


Nah. We don't need any extra competition.

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:38 pm
by owhlcn
GeePee wrote:Someone convince me to consider applying to Stanford again. Go!


gorgeous campus, tiny class size, you will feel good about yourself if you get in because they are so absurdly selective. the end, go fill out your app

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:43 pm
by Dignan
owhlcn wrote:
GeePee wrote:Someone convince me to consider applying to Stanford again. Go!


gorgeous campus,tiny class size, you will feel good about yourself if you get in because they are so absurdly selective. the end, go fill out your app

I love the program at Stanford, and I would be thrilled to be accepted, but I have to say that I don't quite get all the talk about the beautiful/gorgeous campus. To my eye, the architecture of the overall campus is hideous. I can't think of an uglier campus in the top 10.

Now, maybe people are referring to the Santa Cruz mountains to the west and the SF Bay to the east. If we're talking about the natural area around the campus, then, yeah, it's very nice. But the campus itself? Bleh.

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:45 pm
by owhlcn
Dignan wrote:
owhlcn wrote:
GeePee wrote:Someone convince me to consider applying to Stanford again. Go!


gorgeous campus,tiny class size, you will feel good about yourself if you get in because they are so absurdly selective. the end, go fill out your app

I love the program at Stanford, and I would be thrilled to be accepted, but I have to say that I don't quite get all the talk about the beautiful/gorgeous campus. To my eye, the architecture of the overall campus is hideous. I can't think of an uglier campus in the top 10.

Now, maybe people are referring to the Santa Cruz mountains to the west and the SF Bay to the east. If we're talking about the area around the campus, then, yeah, it's very nice. But the campus itself? Bleh.


point taken. i suppose i do mean the campus-ish area instead of campus proper. but, geepee you should still apply :D

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:46 pm
by JohnYuu
Dignan wrote:
owhlcn wrote:
GeePee wrote:Someone convince me to consider applying to Stanford again. Go!


gorgeous campus,tiny class size, you will feel good about yourself if you get in because they are so absurdly selective. the end, go fill out your app

I love the program at Stanford, and I would be thrilled to be accepted, but I have to say that I don't quite get all the talk about the beautiful/gorgeous campus. To my eye, the architecture of the overall campus is hideous. I can't think of an uglier campus in the top 10.

Now, maybe people are referring to the Santa Cruz mountains to the west and the SF Bay to the east. If we're talking about the natural area around the campus, then, yeah, it's very nice. But the campus itself? Bleh.

Wait, I know you aren't talking about the actual bay (water) that lies to the east of Stanford.

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:47 pm
by Amelie
GeePee wrote:Someone convince me to consider applying to Stanford again. Go!


Job prospects

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:48 pm
by Dignan
GeePee wrote:Someone convince me to consider applying to Stanford again. Go!

Just out of curiosity, why do you need convincing? What are your reservations about Stanford?

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:51 pm
by Dignan
JohnYuu wrote:
Dignan wrote:
owhlcn wrote:
GeePee wrote:Someone convince me to consider applying to Stanford again. Go!


gorgeous campus,tiny class size, you will feel good about yourself if you get in because they are so absurdly selective. the end, go fill out your app

I love the program at Stanford, and I would be thrilled to be accepted, but I have to say that I don't quite get all the talk about the beautiful/gorgeous campus. To my eye, the architecture of the overall campus is hideous. I can't think of an uglier campus in the top 10.

Now, maybe people are referring to the Santa Cruz mountains to the west and the SF Bay to the east. If we're talking about the natural area around the campus, then, yeah, it's very nice. But the campus itself? Bleh.

Wait, I know you aren't talking about the actual bay (water) that lies to the east of Stanford.

Well, not the water itself. But I think the SF Bay--water included--is very picturesque, both to the north and south of SF. But unless you're up by the dish or something, I suppose you can't get a really good view of the bay from the campus itself.

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:09 pm
by CardinalRules
[quote="JohnYuu]

Wait, I know you aren't talking about the actual bay (water) that lies to the east of Stanford.[/quote]

+1. You can't have crossed the Dumbarton Bridge lately. It's a polluted, unsightly mess over there.

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:15 pm
by crackberry
Are you people serious? Stanford is a gorgeous campus. Plus, at what other T6 school can you be sunbathing in December? Yeah okay.

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:16 pm
by crackberry
On another note, I can't find a list of index formulas for the 2008-2009 application cycle so can't get a good comparison to actually prove they are placing more weight on the LSAT. But for you skeptics - do a little research; it IS happening this year.

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:18 pm
by CardinalRules
crackberry wrote:Are you people serious? Stanford is a gorgeous campus. Plus, at what other T6 school can you be sunbathing in December? Yeah okay.


Look at it this way, if everyone else is convinced that Stanford is so awful, they'll be forced to accept us since there will be nobody else in the pool.

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:19 pm
by fidesverita
managamy wrote:
GeePee wrote:Someone convince me to consider applying to Stanford again. Go!


Nah. We don't need any extra competition.


hahaha you said it first!

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:19 pm
by Dignan
crackberry wrote:Are you people serious?

Totally serious. I think the architecture is ugly. Much of the campus looks like it was planned like a 70s suburban strip mall.

crackberry wrote:Stanford is a gorgeous campus. Plus, at what other T6 school can you be sunbathing in December?

Berkeley, I guess. In any case, there's not much sunbathing happening in the Bay Area this December, that's for sure.

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:22 pm
by CardinalRules
Dignan wrote:
crackberry wrote:Are you people serious?

Totally serious. I think the architecture is ugly. Much of the campus looks like it was planned like a 70s suburban strip mall.

crackberry wrote:Stanford is a gorgeous campus. Plus, at what other T6 school can you be sunbathing in December?

Berkeley, I guess. In any case, there's not much sunbathing happening in the Bay Area this December, that's for sure.


Too true. Nature's way of tellling us that we shouldn't pick a school for the weather?

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:28 pm
by crackberry
Dignan wrote:Totally serious. I think the architecture is ugly. Much of the campus looks like it was planned like a 70s suburban strip mall.

So this is what a "70s suburban strip mall" looks like?

Image

Man I wish I lived in the 70s!

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:31 pm
by fidesverita
Stanford's campus is gorgeous. How can you not appreciate how green and open it is? The buildings are beautiful and the dorms are nice. Who on earth are you comparing Stanford to? Berkeley has interesting architecture, but the overall campus just doesn't compare.

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:34 pm
by Dignan
crackberry wrote:
Dignan wrote:
crackberry wrote:Are you people serious?

Totally serious. I think the architecture is ugly. Much of the campus looks like it was planned like a 70s suburban strip mall.
So this is what a "70s suburban strip mall" looks like?
http://images.businessweek.com/ss/08/02 ... anford.jpg

That's the prettiest part of the inner campus, and I still don't like it--a lot of palm trees (which don't belong in NorCal) and pavement.

There are just so many ugly buildings on campus: Tresidder Union, Meyer Library, and even the law school building.

Look, this is a totally subjective thing. If you think the Stanford campus is beautiful, that's great. (Really.) I just don't care for it. Still, its aesthetic issues aside, I wouldn't hesitate to go to Stanford law. It's an amazing school.

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:38 pm
by CardinalRules
If I were picking a school for the architecture, I'd probably go to the Sorbonne or something. 17th-century French neo-classical buildings are quite pleasant.

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:42 pm
by los blancos
managamy wrote:
Dignan wrote:
crackberry wrote:Are you people serious?

Totally serious. I think the architecture is ugly. Much of the campus looks like it was planned like a 70s suburban strip mall.

crackberry wrote:Stanford is a gorgeous campus. Plus, at what other T6 school can you be sunbathing in December?

Berkeley, I guess. In any case, there's not much sunbathing happening in the Bay Area this December, that's for sure.


Too true. Nature's way of tellling us that we shouldn't pick a school for the weather?



46F > -2F Wind chill

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:44 pm
by CardinalRules
boilercat wrote:
managamy wrote:
Dignan wrote:
crackberry wrote:Are you people serious?

Totally serious. I think the architecture is ugly. Much of the campus looks like it was planned like a 70s suburban strip mall.

crackberry wrote:Stanford is a gorgeous campus. Plus, at what other T6 school can you be sunbathing in December?

Berkeley, I guess. In any case, there's not much sunbathing happening in the Bay Area this December, that's for sure.


Too true. Nature's way of tellling us that we shouldn't pick a school for the weather?


But in a way, 46 degrees when you expect 66 is worse than -2 when you expect -2. Where are you?


46F > -2F Wind chill

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:44 pm
by crackberry
Dignan wrote:There are just so many ugly buildings on campus: Tresidder Union, Meyer Library, and even the law school building.

Look, this is a totally subjective thing. If you think the Stanford campus is beautiful, that's great. (Really.) I just don't care for it. Still, its aesthetic issues aside, I wouldn't hesitate to go to Stanford law. It's an amazing school.

Wow, you spelled "Tresidder" right. Did you go to Stanford UG?

Luckily they are tearing down Meyer (supposedly). I agree that building is an eyesore.

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:47 pm
by CardinalRules
crackberry wrote:
Dignan wrote:There are just so many ugly buildings on campus: Tresidder Union, Meyer Library, and even the law school building.

Look, this is a totally subjective thing. If you think the Stanford campus is beautiful, that's great. (Really.) I just don't care for it. Still, its aesthetic issues aside, I wouldn't hesitate to go to Stanford law. It's an amazing school.

Wow, you spelled "Tresidder" right. Did you go to Stanford UG?

Luckily they are tearing down Meyer (supposedly). I agree that building is an eyesore.


Really? Didn't know about Meyer.

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:48 pm
by los blancos
managamy wrote:But in a way, 46 degrees when you expect 66 is worse than -2 when you expect -2. Where are you?



Haha, trust me... It's not. My theory is that human beings actually weren't meant to live in areas like this. :lol:

Chicago suburbs.