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sibley
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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby sibley » Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:55 pm

bryntax wrote:
musicfor18 wrote:Can anyone chime in on whether they got scholarship notification with their thumb drive package or separately? Thanks!


umm its pretty common for that to come seperately, from what i hear.

greedy bastards, enjoy your acceptance for a half a second! :|


mine was separate.... scholarship came way before the drive, I think.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby chicoalto0649 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:01 pm

This is outrageous.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby jman77 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:03 am

musicfor18 wrote:Can anyone chime in on whether they got scholarship notification with their thumb drive package or separately? Thanks!


I believe the scholarship notification comes via e-mail. I got mine about 2 weeks ago and just got the thumb drive today. Also, my status checker is still stuck at complete 2/12.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby clwilson6 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:37 am

Got third complete update on 3/11 but it said complete 3/9 but no e-mail. I guess if I don't hear anything on Tuesday then that's WUSTL's way of saying thanks for the application bump jerkoff now go kill yourself.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby najumobi » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:44 am

sibley wrote:
najumobi wrote:
sibley wrote:
you're going to washu for sure, right naju?
i'm becoming more emotionally committed to attending wustl. i'm still hanging out on vandy's waitlist, but i haven't really thought about that school very much....i've already started looking at and inquiring about apartment complexes in st. louis.


If you don't mind random advice, I'd definitely go with Wash U... they gave you a niceeeee scholarship package and are ranked really well. Unless you want to do some sort of law that absolutely requires a region you're golden. Plus you're always on this thread... you could be like me and only on it because you're bored... but you also seem highly knowledgeable and into the school. I was in a class taught by their former dean (he's the pres at my undergrad now) and it was... very good.
don't mind the advice at all...i think i'd do well in picking wustl as i am comfortable with the idea of living in the midwest, i'm just thinking that vandy may put me in a good position here in the southeast (i'm from NC and a UNC grad). also wondering if IBR would even the playing field. since after 10 years of public service debt is forgiven. of course i'm not thinking much about vandy since i'm just on the waitlist. i fully intend on turning in my wustl seat deposit.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby sibley » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:55 am

najumobi wrote:
sibley wrote:
najumobi wrote:
sibley wrote:
you're going to washu for sure, right naju?
i'm becoming more emotionally committed to attending wustl. i'm still hanging out on vandy's waitlist, but i haven't really thought about that school very much....i've already started looking at and inquiring about apartment complexes in st. louis.


If you don't mind random advice, I'd definitely go with Wash U... they gave you a niceeeee scholarship package and are ranked really well. Unless you want to do some sort of law that absolutely requires a region you're golden. Plus you're always on this thread... you could be like me and only on it because you're bored... but you also seem highly knowledgeable and into the school. I was in a class taught by their former dean (he's the pres at my undergrad now) and it was... very good.
don't mind the advice at all...i think i'd do well in picking wustl as i am comfortable with the idea of living in the midwest, i'm just thinking that vandy may put me in a good position here in the southeast (i'm from NC and a UNC grad). also wondering if IBR would even the playing field. since after 10 years of public service debt is forgiven. of course i'm not thinking much about vandy since i'm just on the waitlist. i fully intend on turning in my wustl seat deposit.


Vandy would be good if you want to stay in your region... and if you wanted to someday open your own practice it'd be easier to get clients, probably. Has anyone posted where WashU grads end up by % and region?

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby najumobi » Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:07 am

sibley wrote:
najumobi wrote:
sibley wrote:If you don't mind random advice, I'd definitely go with Wash U... they gave you a niceeeee scholarship package and are ranked really well. Unless you want to do some sort of law that absolutely requires a region you're golden. Plus you're always on this thread... you could be like me and only on it because you're bored... but you also seem highly knowledgeable and into the school. I was in a class taught by their former dean (he's the pres at my undergrad now) and it was... very good.
don't mind the advice at all...i think i'd do well in picking wustl as i am comfortable with the idea of living in the midwest, i'm just thinking that vandy may put me in a good position here in the southeast (i'm from NC and a UNC grad). also wondering if IBR would even the playing field. since after 10 years of public service debt is forgiven. of course i'm not thinking much about vandy since i'm just on the waitlist. i fully intend on turning in my wustl seat deposit.
Vandy would be good if you want to stay in your region... and if you wanted to someday open your own practice it'd be easier to get clients, probably. Has anyone posted where WashU grads end up by % and region?
well i think vandy would do a better job of setting me up in the southeast than wustl would in the midwest b/c i would be building upon the ties i already have to this region. Geographical distribution of the Class of 2008:
* New England 3%
* Mid-Atlantic 14%
* East North Central 16%
* West North Central 25%
* South Atlantic 17%
* East South Central 3%
* West South Central 6%
* Mountain 5%
* Pacific 8%
* Foreign 4%

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby sibley » Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:11 am

najumobi wrote:well i think vandy would do a better job of setting me up in the southeast than wustl would in the midwest b/c i would be building upon the ties i already have to this region. Geographical distribution of the Class of 2008:
* New England 3%
* Mid-Atlantic 14%
* East North Central 16%
* West North Central 25%
* South Atlantic 17%
* East South Central 3%
* West South Central 6%
* Mountain 5%
* Pacific 8%
* Foreign 4%


another thing to consider is that lawyers always call up their law school buddies for advice on areas they don't know much about, but that's not such a useful thing to do if all your classmates are in different states than you. you also won't really need to do so if you work closely with other lawyers or in a very specialized setting....

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby najumobi » Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:19 am

sibley wrote:another thing to consider is that lawyers always call up their law school buddies for advice on areas they don't know much about, but that's not such a useful thing to do if all your classmates are in different states than you. you also won't really need to do so if you work closely with other lawyers or in a very specialized setting....

note taken

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby sibley » Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:24 am

najumobi wrote:
sibley wrote:another thing to consider is that lawyers always call up their law school buddies for advice on areas they don't know much about, but that's not such a useful thing to do if all your classmates are in different states than you. you also won't really need to do so if you work closely with other lawyers or in a very specialized setting....

note taken


my bf's aunt went to harvard law, that was the useful part of her advice (her dad paid for her law school, and she's in big law, so her situation really doesn't fit with me)... but it was good to realize that states' policies are different so friends might not be so helpful...

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby Andrew the Wolverine » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:01 pm

What are these flash drives people are saying they are getting?

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby Snickerdoodle » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:10 pm

Andrew the Wolverine wrote:What are these flash drives people are saying they are getting?


WUSTL accepts applicants by email. About 2 to 3 weeks after acceptance you get a package with a nice flash drive. It's got pdfs of their brochures, videos etc.

Nice way of getting materials to applicants, plus it saves a ton of money on postage.... Looking at you, Vanderbilt!

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby stratocophic » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:16 pm

chicoalto0649 wrote:This is outrageous.

RE: 'tar

YES. That is all.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby wizoz » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:57 pm

App finally complete - 3/11...now the real waiting begins.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby bakiewakies » Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:48 pm

Withdrew today.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby sibley » Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:57 pm

bakiewakies wrote:Withdrew today.

did you get $$?

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby lgreenbe » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:00 pm

my first complete date was mid-november right after I applied. What is going on WUSTL?! do you really need 4 months to decide if you like me or not?!

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby bakiewakies » Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:03 pm

sibley wrote:
bakiewakies wrote:Withdrew today.

did you get $$?


Yeah 30k over three years. Not quite enough to entice me away from the east coast.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby jks289 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:11 pm

Has anyone who tried to negotiate their scholarships heard anything back? I emailed it in and haven't gotten even an acknowledgement.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby Zinn Man » Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:33 pm

najumobi,

I am writing to you because you seem to know the ins and outs of the admissions process. If you don't mind I want you to give it to me straight. I have a thick skin, so don't worry about. I got LSAT 158, 3.6 gpa in Communications, a Master's Degree in Film and I am from Los Angeles. I applied in November and I got a second complete 2/4. Do I have a legitimate shot or should I just quit thinking about them? Is the delay simply because they're waiting to do a mass rejection (which I have yet to understand how that helps efficiency when it is emailed)?

Also, looking at your stats, I would be infuriated with IU-Bloomington. How can you get rejected there but then get into WUSTL with scholarship totaling 117K?????!!!!! I believe IU-Bloomington has the oddest admissions standards. I get the sense they don't know what they're looking for.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby sixburgher » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:06 pm

jks289 wrote:Has anyone who tried to negotiate their scholarships heard anything back? I emailed it in and haven't gotten even an acknowledgement.


Same situation. I emailed an update with competing scholarship offers over a week ago, and I haven't received a response of any kind.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby ENGINEERD » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:22 pm

sixburgher wrote:
jks289 wrote:Has anyone who tried to negotiate their scholarships heard anything back? I emailed it in and haven't gotten even an acknowledgement.


Same situation. I emailed an update with competing scholarship offers over a week ago, and I haven't received a response of any kind.


No response to my email

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby chicoalto0649 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:56 pm

Zinn Man wrote:najumobi,

I am writing to you because you seem to know the ins and outs of the admissions process. If you don't mind I want you to give it to me straight. I have a thick skin, so don't worry about. I got LSAT 158, 3.6 gpa in Communications, a Master's Degree in Film and I am from Los Angeles. I applied in November and I got a second complete 2/4. Do I have a legitimate shot or should I just quit thinking about them? Is the delay simply because they're waiting to do a mass rejection (which I have yet to understand how that helps efficiency when it is emailed)?

Also, looking at your stats, I would be infuriated with IU-Bloomington. How can you get rejected there but then get into WUSTL with scholarship totaling 117K?????!!!!! I believe IU-Bloomington has the oddest admissions standards. I get the sense they don't know what they're looking for.


Simple answer to this (and I am not Najumboi):

Are you AA?
If yes: maybe.

If not: zero shot.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby mikcou » Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:46 pm

ENGINEERD wrote:
sixburgher wrote:
jks289 wrote:Has anyone who tried to negotiate their scholarships heard anything back? I emailed it in and haven't gotten even an acknowledgement.


Same situation. I emailed an update with competing scholarship offers over a week ago, and I haven't received a response of any kind.


No response to my email


+1, havent heard anything back

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby najumobi » Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:21 am

Zinn Man wrote:najumobi,

I am writing to you because you seem to know the ins and outs of the admissions process. If you don't mind I want you to give it to me straight. I have a thick skin, so don't worry about. I got LSAT 158, 3.6 gpa in Communications, a Master's Degree in Film and I am from Los Angeles. I applied in November and I got a second complete 2/4. Do I have a legitimate shot or should I just quit thinking about them? Is the delay simply because they're waiting to do a mass rejection (which I have yet to understand how that helps efficiency when it is emailed)?

Also, looking at your stats, I would be infuriated with IU-Bloomington. How can you get rejected there but then get into WUSTL with scholarship totaling 117K?????!!!!! I believe IU-Bloomington has the oddest admissions standards. I get the sense they don't know what they're looking for.
with wustl it comes down to applicants' numbers. because both of your stats (lsat and gpa) are under wustl's medians you'll probably be rejected. and you're right about wustl sending out rejections in mass. that usually happens starting the 1st of april.

in regards to iu-b minority admissions is weird so i'm not very surprised by their decision especially considering i don't help out their medians.




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