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Mickey Quicknumbers
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Washington & Lee

Postby Mickey Quicknumbers » Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:17 am

Who here is looking at W&L next year? Anyone already have their heart set on Lexington? I know that whole full-scholarship nonsense a couple months ago turned a lot of people off, but hopefully that isn't deterring too many people.

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Re: Washington & Lee

Postby tarheel87 » Sun Oct 18, 2009 2:47 pm

I absolutely am, its my top choice, but I'm probably going to need some scholarship money.

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finigol
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Re: Washington & Lee

Postby finigol » Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:40 am

Definitely one of my top/most realistic choices at the moment.

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Re: Washington & Lee

Postby mizzoutigers88 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:51 pm

I would love to go there but am assuming I will be waitlisted.

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Zapatero
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Re: Washington & Lee

Postby Zapatero » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:55 pm

Got a fee waiver, so I have nothing to lose.

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Re: Washington & Lee

Postby D. H2Oman » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:58 pm

Applying.

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Re: Washington & Lee

Postby bonnieblue » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:19 pm

definitely considering it... i know a lot of people who went there for undergrad and loved it

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Re: Washington & Lee

Postby mizzoutigers88 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:21 pm

ccs1702 wrote:Got a fee waiver, so I have nothing to lose.



$12 :wink:

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Zapatero
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Re: Washington & Lee

Postby Zapatero » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:42 pm

mizzoutigers88 wrote:
ccs1702 wrote:Got a fee waiver, so I have nothing to lose.



$12 :wink:


Yeah, I can deal with that.

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Re: Washington & Lee

Postby Veritas » Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:53 pm

I'm going to move this to the "Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlist" thread. It can be the official "W&L" status thread.

I'm applying too! :D

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Re: Washington & Lee

Postby Huskrfn127 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:02 pm

I've been considering it too, but only because of the app fee waiver. But now I see so many people are enthusiastic about the school, I'm intrigued. What do we know about its job placement? Lexington is small as hell, so obviously there's no legal market. Does anyone know where most W&L grads go, and how well they place?

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Re: Washington & Lee

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:15 pm

Careers : Washington and Lee University

Class of 2007 Graduates
Total graduates 124
Graduates employed at graduation 75.0%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 93.3%
Starting Salaries of 2007 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $75,000
Median private sector starting salary $105,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $145,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 56%
Median public service starting salary $48,000
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2007)
Percent employed in academia 1.8%
Percent employed in business and industry 3.5%
Percent employed in government 8.9%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 18.6%
Percent employed in law firms 56.6%
Percent employed in public interest 4.4%
Percent employed in an unknown field 6.2%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 9.0%
2007 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 26%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 1%
Number of states where graduates are employed 30
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 2.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 17.0%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 4.0%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 1.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 47.0%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 5.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 5.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 5.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 6.0%
Employment location unknown 7.0%

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Zapatero
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Re: Washington & Lee

Postby Zapatero » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:17 pm

Huskrfn127 wrote:I've been considering it too, but only because of the app fee waiver. But now I see so many people are enthusiastic about the school, I'm intrigued. What do we know about its job placement? Lexington is small as hell, so obviously there's no legal market. Does anyone know where most W&L grads go, and how well they place?


There's some good info in the W&L profile here on TLS. Mostly SE region (Charlotte, DC, VA, and I'm guessing probably Atlanta and maybe as far north at Philly[?]) Everything I've read and heard tells me that it's an awesome place to study and places grads really well. I really hadn't given it much thought before, either, but I would be more than happy to make it my home for 3 years.

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Re: Washington & Lee

Postby HogDragger » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:14 am

It's one of my top picks too. I visited there about two weeks ago and everyone was extremely nice, including the assistant dean of admissions. I know a lot of people are turned off because of its location, but it does seem to place extremely well and from what I've seen the small student size allows for great professor interaction and accessibility. Good luck to all who are applying!

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Re: Washington & Lee

Postby Zapatero » Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:41 pm

HogDragger wrote:It's one of my top picks too. I visited there about two weeks ago and everyone was extremely nice, including the assistant dean of admissions. I know a lot of people are turned off because of its location, but it does seem to place extremely well and from what I've seen the small student size allows for great professor interaction and accessibility. Good luck to all who are applying!


What's the campus like? Extra small? What's the condition of the buildings? And the gym? I would like to make a trip there to scope it sometime soon.

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Re: Washington & Lee

Postby rondemarino » Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:53 pm

Anyone a teensy bit concerned that even during the good times only around 75% of graduates were employed at graduation?

Also, the numerical credentials of their incoming classes appear to have declined (2006 (LinkRemoved)), while their acceptance rate has gone up.

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Re: Washington & Lee

Postby The Zeppelin » Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:57 pm

I'm mostly concerned with the town's population of 6.8k people.

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Re: Washington & Lee

Postby SamSeaborn2016 » Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:57 pm

rondemarino wrote:Anyone a teensy bit concerned that even during the good times only around 75% of graduates were employed at graduation?

Also, the numerical credentials of their incoming classes appear to have declined (2006 (LinkRemoved)), while their acceptance rate has gone up.


I'm worried about any school posting less than 90% "at graduation" employment. Employability is going to be one the strongest, if not the primary, factors in deciding which school to attend.

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rondemarino
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Re: Washington & Lee

Postby rondemarino » Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:02 pm

SamSeaborn2016 wrote:
rondemarino wrote:Anyone a teensy bit concerned that even during the good times only around 75% of graduates were employed at graduation?

Also, the numerical credentials of their incoming classes appear to have declined (2006 (LinkRemoved)), while their acceptance rate has gone up.


I'm worried about any school posting less than 90% "at graduation" employment. Employability is going to be one the strongest, if not the primary, factors in deciding which school to attend.


Yeah. Having to wait 6-9 months to find a job automatically wipes out the $60k scholarship advantage any school offers.

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Re: Washington & Lee

Postby acstas87 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:58 pm

rondemarino wrote:Anyone a teensy bit concerned that even during the good times only around 75% of graduates were employed at graduation?

Also, the numerical credentials of their incoming classes appear to have declined (2006 (LinkRemoved)), while their acceptance rate has gone up.


Pretty eye opening...




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