Vanderbilt 2013

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:27 am

Katherine wrote:hey guys vandy is my super reach school so don't laugh... my lsat didn't go up in dec quite like I wanted so I had to apply with 162/3.4 and went ahead and sent it anyway for good measure since I went all the way to nashville to interview.

I wrote several extra letters and even made a nerdy graph of upward gpa trend... how closely do they look at those and how much weight does the interview carry? Thanks for the help and good luck to all! :)



They might get you on the waitlist if you're not URM. I'd say your odds are almost nil, though.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby robin600 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:56 am

Katherine wrote:hey guys vandy is my super reach school so don't laugh... my lsat didn't go up in dec quite like I wanted so I had to apply with 162/3.4 and went ahead and sent it anyway for good measure since I went all the way to nashville to interview.

I wrote several extra letters and even made a nerdy graph of upward gpa trend... how closely do they look at those and how much weight does the interview carry? Thanks for the help and good luck to all! :)

I was just waitlisted with a 163/3.65, it's possible, but i'm def. not the norm

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby lawyerlover » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:24 pm

I am DM 1/19 - still haven't received anything...
Anyone else in this boat?

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby abceasy » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:32 pm

Did anyone else apply for the various merit scholar programs at Vandy? The ones that offer tuition, stipends, etc to the applicants who are awarded the scholarships? I'm only asking because I'm wondering if this slows down the application process? Anyone know?. I applied to Vandy in October (have been complete since October) with zero updates. I've done an interview, I don't know Vandy's exact numbers but I imagine that I'm somewhere around the 75th percentile for GPA and LSAT and I have good softs. I'm just surprised I haven't heard a peep from them.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby CyLaw » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:38 pm

abceasy wrote:Did anyone else apply for the various merit scholar programs at Vandy? The ones that offer tuition, stipends, etc to the applicants who are awarded the scholarships? I'm only asking because I'm wondering if this slows down the application process? Anyone know?. I applied to Vandy in October (have been complete since October) with zero updates. I've done an interview, I don't know Vandy's exact numbers but I imagine that I'm somewhere around the 75th percentile for GPA and LSAT and I have good softs. I'm just surprised I haven't heard a peep from them.


No it does not slow down the process. It is a separate process from admission and plenty of people who filled out the forms have heard back.

Did you sign up for the Virtual VULS site so that you can track your application status? If not, then do that and check if you were ever DM and maybe it went to the wrong address. If you have signed up, then I'm not sure want to tell you except to call them maybe and nicely ask if there has been any movement on your app

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby vmmf » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:40 pm

lawyerlover wrote:I am DM 1/19 - still haven't received anything...
Anyone else in this boat?


I haven't received anything. DM 1/19

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby lfgsuperman » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:12 pm

Ding here. DM 1/22

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby JOThompson » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:14 pm

robin600 wrote:
Katherine wrote:hey guys vandy is my super reach school so don't laugh... my lsat didn't go up in dec quite like I wanted so I had to apply with 162/3.4 and went ahead and sent it anyway for good measure since I went all the way to nashville to interview.

I wrote several extra letters and even made a nerdy graph of upward gpa trend... how closely do they look at those and how much weight does the interview carry? Thanks for the help and good luck to all! :)

I was just waitlisted with a 163/3.65, it's possible, but i'm def. not the norm

Congrats. I love their emphasis on interviews and personal statements this cycle (I was WL'd with a lower LSAT score).

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby Katherine » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:24 pm

JOThompson wrote:
robin600 wrote:
Katherine wrote:hey guys vandy is my super reach school so don't laugh... my lsat didn't go up in dec quite like I wanted so I had to apply with 162/3.4 and went ahead and sent it anyway for good measure since I went all the way to nashville to interview.

I wrote several extra letters and even made a nerdy graph of upward gpa trend... how closely do they look at those and how much weight does the interview carry? Thanks for the help and good luck to all! :)

I was just waitlisted with a 163/3.65, it's possible, but i'm def. not the norm

Congrats. I love their emphasis on interviews and personal statements this cycle (I was WL'd with a lower LSAT score).


So you really think they'll put a decent amount of weight on the interview and addendums?

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby lawyerlover » Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:36 pm

I asked this before but i dont think it was answered...
does vandy mail to current or permanent?
thanks!

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby lawschool5523 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:47 pm

they mailed to my current address

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby lawyerlover » Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:07 pm

Just waitlisted!!! Robin I am just like you - couldn't be happier to still be considered!!!!
below both medians

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby Proximity » Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:33 pm

Application complete 1/4

Just received my acceptance letter on Saturday (1/23)

178/3.52 (UChicago)

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby Grizz » Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:46 pm

Applied a little later than I thought, so I didn't get a chance to interview, which is upsetting. 168/3.75 though so I hope I still have a good shot. Complete 1/18.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby entrechatsix » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:33 am

rad law wrote:Applied a little later than I thought, so I didn't get a chance to interview, which is upsetting. 168/3.75 though so I hope I still have a good shot. Complete 1/18.


same complete date... hopefully we'll get the same ten day turnaround as some of the others in this thread

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby MF248 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:47 am

Complete since 1/8 -- haven't heard anything since. No interview. Didn't know Vandy liked why Vandy essays.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby Xiaolong » Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:00 am

lawyerlover wrote:I am DM 1/19 - still haven't received anything...
Anyone else in this boat?


Yeah me, but I am abroad so naturally it takes a little longer.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby entrechatsix » Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:18 am

MF248 wrote: Didn't know Vandy liked why Vandy essays.


well... this is news to me as well.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby oneforship » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:53 am

Just put my withdrawal in the mail.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby hhg » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:57 am

oneforship wrote:Just put my withdrawal in the mail.


yaaaay. thanks!

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby oneforship » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:58 am

hhg wrote:
oneforship wrote:Just put my withdrawal in the mail.


yaaaay. thanks!


It was only off the WL, but you're welcome nonetheless. :)

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby Lauren2255 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:32 am

DM 1/21 - Accepted with 167/3.9

They say to fill out the applications for the merit awards but they were all due on Jan. 10th? Anyone know if that deadline has truly passed or if they accept them late for students who just got accepted. (I didn't fill one out when I applied because I honestly didn't think I was going to get in.)

Also, anyone know what kind of merit aid people usually get APART FROM those specific scholarships?

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby robin600 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:56 am

Katherine wrote:
JOThompson wrote:
robin600 wrote:
Katherine wrote:hey guys vandy is my super reach school so don't laugh... my lsat didn't go up in dec quite like I wanted so I had to apply with 162/3.4 and went ahead and sent it anyway for good measure since I went all the way to nashville to interview.

I wrote several extra letters and even made a nerdy graph of upward gpa trend... how closely do they look at those and how much weight does the interview carry? Thanks for the help and good luck to all! :)

I was just waitlisted with a 163/3.65, it's possible, but i'm def. not the norm

Congrats. I love their emphasis on interviews and personal statements this cycle (I was WL'd with a lower LSAT score).


So you really think they'll put a decent amount of weight on the interview and addendums?

Definitely. I'm not a URM, but I am non-trad. My interview went great and my interviewer and I continue to talk about law school on a weekly basis. I also called their accommodations office and talked with a professor that I had a connection to through my tutoring job. I made the extra effort and I think it paid off. We will see what rolls around in Feb.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby robin600 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:59 am

MF248 wrote:Complete since 1/8 -- haven't heard anything since. No interview. Didn't know Vandy liked why Vandy essays.

I didn't write one and I was WLed

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby tram988 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:01 pm

robin600 wrote:
MF248 wrote:Complete since 1/8 -- haven't heard anything since. No interview. Didn't know Vandy liked why Vandy essays.

I didn't write one and I was WLed

I wrote one and was waitlisted..




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