Lauren2255 wrote:With the unpredictable pattern of acceptances for both ND and BC, I've come up with a hypothesis and I want to test it out on you guys. Do you think ND favors applicants who graduate from Catholic undergrads and perhaps even Catholic high schools? For those of you who got in, are you from a Catholic undergrad and for those of you who didn't with numbers above their medians did you come from Catholic undergrads?
Also, another question, which I'm surprised no one has brought up, has to do with legacy. I know legacy is really important in gaining admission to ND undergrad, but what have you heard about the law school and legacy? Is it easier to get into without legacy than ND undergrad?
I was recently admitted to ND (one of my top choices if not my TOP choice) this past friday and received my package in the mail yesterday. I sent in the app without expecting this and I got in w/ some scholly money (Which REALLY surprised me). When I applied I thought I had no chance (sub-par numbers for TLS standards), but applied so I wouldn't wonder 10 years from now "what-if". Imagine how I reacted when I opened my acceptance email thinking it was the "happy holiday email"!!!
Anyways, I am from a lower tier public school and have attended public school all my life. I did mention, however, in my why ND statement how my Catholic upbringing has impacted me and how I want to practice in Chicago/ Midwest. Also, I am the first in my family to attend to attend any form of graduate school, and noone in my family has attended Notre Dame, so legacy status does not apply to me AT ALL.
I have a post in the "what are my chances" section where many people say I had 0 chance at ND, and LSP has me projected at <5% chance, so really, I am still in shock. After this acceptance, I STRONGLY believe them when they whole-person review philosophy and believe that anyone who is close to the numbers with a diverse background/ can bring something to the table should apply. Statistically, ND was/ is beyond my grasp.
Anyways, I am excited and would love to hear what people think about the campus, the school itself, South Bend, and anything else related to the school. I am going to be visiting in January just to check things out. Anyone want to join? lol