OperaSoprano wrote: sibley wrote: bryntax wrote:
i had a dream just now that i was telling someone about how my dreams sometimes come true.
and then i was waitlisted at fordham.
... but i woke up and i wasnt. yet.
=) props to hanging on! always a success this cycle, it seems.
I'm thinking about what OS said. I don't think my PS seemed entitled. I think I did come across that I'm confident in my ability to succeed, so hopefully they didn't see that as entitled... but the majority of the piece just talked about how this international student inspired me by overcoming a huge obstacle of law, family safety, and immigration in a very smart and legal-esque way. I'm not sure how anyone could think that I could think I'm entitled, though, with my 3.34.... maybe when I submit my LOCI I'll add a diversity statement, if I didn't originally.
It's going to say I'm broken. I'm falling apart! I was so happy because I went to the doc yesterday and she prescribed me new meds to try to get rid of this chronic and backwards psychosomatic pain, one of those with a 'controlled substance' label, but there's a warning about drowsiness... I don't feel drowsy, but I feel dizzy, and the way that you feel after you've been reading a novel for a long time, you know that feeling? Kind of oblivious to the world... Meh.
Numbers, in your case. A 3.34 is almost a guaranteed WL, absent URM status, even with a 168+.
To address the LGBT comments: Fordham is a very gay friendly school. There are at least six people in my section who are out (who have specifically told me), and everyone is close to everyone else. I don't really think about which of my friends are gay, because they are my friends, and I adore them. My first UG was in a conservative city in the south, and things were very different there.
I've always had the impression that Fordham is a gay-friendly school. I attended Jesuit schools for high school and college, and I often had people ask me if the schools' Catholic backgrounds made their environments unwelcoming for LGTB students. Quite the opposite! The Jesuits are such a wonderful order; they've always been very open-minded and forward-thinking, as well as inclusive.
Truth be told, the religious background isn't often noticeable (for better or worse, depending on your viewpoint) at these Jesuit schools, unless you purposefully seek it out. But, after eight years of Jesuit education, I am still drawn by the notion of being "Men and Women for Others," which I think is still emphasized at these schools, in both a religious and nonreligious context.