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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby CoutureChiq » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:17 pm

In today!

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby S de Garmeaux » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:18 pm

CoutureChiq wrote:In today!


via?

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby CoutureChiq » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:20 pm

email

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby savesthedayajb » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:25 pm

anyone else?

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby Veritas » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:43 pm

CoutureChiq wrote:In today!

Congrats!

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby Helmholtz » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:47 pm

Congrats to the newest admits!

And the admitted student's site is still unavailable after about a month and a half from the first admits. :|

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby ccs224 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:46 pm

Also in today via email! Yipee!

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby robin600 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:56 pm

Congrats to the new admits!!!! Can you guys post your stats? thanks!

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby Hopefullawstudent » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:53 pm

In via email!! LSAT>75th%, GPA>25th%. Scholar in Law Award consideration..

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby ccs224 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:00 pm

I'm 167/3.8. Also got the scholarship consideration, though I'm not sure how serious that is. We'll wait and see!

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby Hopefullawstudent » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:04 am

ccs224 wrote:I'm 167/3.8. Also got the scholarship consideration, though I'm not sure how serious that is. We'll wait and see!


I know what you mean.. Maybe it's just a way for them to accept us and have us wait in earnest only to give us nothing when the cycle is over.. :( Ok. I don't know why I am even remotely cynical right now.. I'm happy!

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby Hopefullawstudent » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:18 am

Anyone know WUSTL's median private sector salary? I'm a little concerned that they appear to be hiding this figure on their main website. They only show their 25th and 75th percentile salary figures. I want to know the median!

-HL

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby Helmholtz » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:21 am

Hopefullawstudent wrote:Anyone know WUSTL's median private sector salary? I'm a little concerned that they appear to be hiding this figure on their main website. They only show their 25th and 75th percentile salary figures. I want to know the median!

-HL


Starting Salaries of 2007 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $85,000
Median private sector starting salary $120,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $150,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 85%
Median public service starting salary $47,000

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby Hopefullawstudent » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:31 am

Helmholtz wrote:
Hopefullawstudent wrote:Anyone know WUSTL's median private sector salary? I'm a little concerned that they appear to be hiding this figure on their main website. They only show their 25th and 75th percentile salary figures. I want to know the median!

-HL


Starting Salaries of 2007 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $85,000
Median private sector starting salary $120,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $150,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 85%
Median public service starting salary $47,000


Thanks Helm. I'm assuming those numbers are a little higher in 2008/9, good info.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby anniesaysrelax » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:43 am

Also in today via email! Have the line about scholarship consideration as well, numbers are in my profile.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby najumobi » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:29 am

Helmholtz wrote:
Hopefullawstudent wrote:Anyone know WUSTL's median private sector salary? I'm a little concerned that they appear to be hiding this figure on their main website. They only show their 25th and 75th percentile salary figures. I want to know the median!

-HL


Starting Salaries of 2007 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $85,000
Median private sector starting salary $120,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $150,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 85%
Median public service starting salary $47,000

helm can you tell me if this is a legitimate way to interpret these numbers?

private sector includes those employed by firms (62% of WUSTL 2007 grads) and those employed by other "business" entities (9%) for a total of 71% of their graduating class. of the 71% of the graduating class that landed jobs in the private sector, the salary data only accounts for 85% of them (71 x .85 = 60.35). so this salary data accounts for only 60.45% of their graduating class. since 75% of that 60.45% of the class makes at least 85k or more, (60.45 x .75) I calculated that 45% of the entire class makes 85k or more. I took the percentage of the class getting a federal clerkship (5%), which is probably just as hard if not harder to attain than jobs paying a higher end salary, and add that to 45%, and estimate that someone in this class probably needed to rank in the 50th percentile to land a job paying 85k/yr.

is this reasonable?
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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby Helmholtz » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:42 am

najumobi wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:
Hopefullawstudent wrote:Anyone know WUSTL's median private sector salary? I'm a little concerned that they appear to be hiding this figure on their main website. They only show their 25th and 75th percentile salary figures. I want to know the median!

-HL


Starting Salaries of 2007 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $85,000
Median private sector starting salary $120,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $150,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 85%
Median public service starting salary $47,000

helm can you tell me if this is a legitimate way to interpret these numbers?

private sector includes those employed by firms (62% of WUSTL 2007 grads) and those employed by other "business" entities (9%) for a total of 71% of their graduating class. of the 71% of the graduating class that landed jobs in the private sector, the salary data only accounts for 85% of them (71 x .85 = 60.35). so this salary data accounts for only 60.45% of their graduating class. since 75% of that 60.45% of the class makes at least 85k or more, (60.45 x .75) I calculated that 45% of the entire class makes 85k or more. I took the percentage of the class getting a federal clerkship (5%), which is probably just as hard if not harder to attain than jobs paying a higher end salary, and add that to 45%, and estimate that someone in this class probably needed to be at least in the top 50% of the class to land a job paying 85k/yr.

is this reasonable?


Well, it's not like those entering the government/public interest/academia sectors were those unable to attain well-paying job in the private sector, and these numbers do fluctuate from time to time so the median salary for somebody from the c/o 2007 is going to look different than the median salary for somebody from the c/o 2013. The WUSTL website says that the class of 2008 salaries (25th—75% percentile) was $55,750—$160,000, but that also seems to encompass every single grad reporting salary, including PI workers. In general, you seem to be thinking about it in the right way, but your numbers could be off by who knows how much.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby starrynight62 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:47 pm

Does anyone happen to know anything about when we might start hearing back about scholarships?

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby Hopefullawstudent » Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:32 am

Do admits get anything in the mail? Or, is it just the email for now?

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby najumobi » Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:48 am

starrynight62 wrote:Does anyone happen to know anything about when we might start hearing back about scholarships?

according to a thread started during last year's cycle, "WashU Scholarship Information," March 11, 2009 was when scholarship notifications were sent out, via email.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby najumobi » Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:51 am

Hopefullawstudent wrote:Do admits get anything in the mail? Or, is it just the email for now?

i think i remember reading that those admitted last year got a jump drive with admitted students info in the mail. also, it looks like an admitted students site is supposed to become available, though i don't know when this will happen....

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby Hopefullawstudent » Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:19 am

najumobi wrote:
Hopefullawstudent wrote:Do admits get anything in the mail? Or, is it just the email for now?

i think i remember reading that those admitted last year got a jump drive with admitted students info in the mail. also, it looks like an admitted students site is supposed to become available, though i don't know when this will happen....


Ooo a jump drive! Sweet. That just might seal the deal. That, or a 10K renewable scholarship.....

Well, check this out: http://law.wustl.edu/news/index.asp?id=7490

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby xanderdellus » Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:40 am

Hopefullawstudent wrote:
najumobi wrote:
Hopefullawstudent wrote:Do admits get anything in the mail? Or, is it just the email for now?

i think i remember reading that those admitted last year got a jump drive with admitted students info in the mail. also, it looks like an admitted students site is supposed to become available, though i don't know when this will happen....


Ooo a jump drive! Sweet. That just might seal the deal. That, or a 10K renewable scholarship.....

Well, check this out: http://law.wustl.edu/news/index.asp?id=7490


How is that different from every other law school? Most of us never touched paper after we turned in our LSAT until we got our acceptances (or rejections). How is it possibly impressive that they are going paperless like very one else? Are they trying to impress the internal WUSTL community that doesn't know any better?

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby pleasebehappy » Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:45 am

So far, most of the other schools I've applied to have done paper - Georgetown, Duke, Vanderbilt, NYU, Emory, etc. Except for Duke, the other schools only notified by paper letters.

This is really different from a lot of other Top20 schools. I found it nice not having to wait and eagerly check the mail every few days for a WUSTL decision.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby xanderdellus » Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:50 am

I guess the focus is on the outgoing correspondence? Even though the bulk of the article is on the paperless application, which was what irked me. The flash drive part of it is neat.




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