visiting a school that isn't a real choice?

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Would you visit?

yes
17
57%
no
13
43%
 
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visiting a school that isn't a real choice?

Postby 2011Law » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:29 am

So WUSTL's admitted student's day is on the 25th, I'd be able to use the $200 travel stipend. I have an offer from GW much better than the one from WUSTL. I emailed WUSTL to see if they'll increase, but I doubt it, the scholarship they gave me was already better than I ever expected. Would you visit WUSTL in my situation?

edit: didn't explicitly say it: so unless I were to get a larger scholarship, I would not attend WUSTL

also thought I'd add a poll

also thought I should mention that cost of visiting is not an issue

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Re: visiting a school that isn't a real choice?

Postby Ford Prefect » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:34 am

Don't make such bold statements. Once you see STL's exceptionally average ladies, you might change your mind.

Unless you are a lady. Then, screw it.

Also, if you feel like taking a trip, go. Why not, right?

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Re: visiting a school that isn't a real choice?

Postby 2011Law » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:45 am

Ford Prefect wrote:Also, if you feel like taking a trip, go. Why not, right?


I think it'd be a cool place to visit, but I wasn't sure if I'd feel out of place visiting the law school, sitting in on a class, meeting the other applicants (who I presume would actually have WUSTL as a real choice). This is kinda my main hang up.

Also, isn't marvin the best character from hitchhikers? also, don't all tv/movie reproductions just suck complete balls?

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Re: visiting a school that isn't a real choice?

Postby fatduck » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:53 am

2011Law wrote:
Ford Prefect wrote:Also, if you feel like taking a trip, go. Why not, right?


I think it'd be a cool place to visit, but I wasn't sure if I'd feel out of place visiting the law school, sitting in on a class, meeting the other applicants (who I presume would actually have WUSTL as a real choice). This is kinda my main hang up.

Also, isn't marvin the best character from hitchhikers? also, don't all tv/movie reproductions just suck complete balls?

if you go, make sure you tell everyone that you're not seriously considering wustl because of a much better offer at another school.

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Re: visiting a school that isn't a real choice?

Postby bhan87 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:57 am

I visited UCLA even though it's my last choice, but I was already in the area. I wanted to give UCLA full consideration before withdrawing.

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Re: visiting a school that isn't a real choice?

Postby Ford Prefect » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:01 am

2011Law wrote:
Ford Prefect wrote:Also, if you feel like taking a trip, go. Why not, right?


I think it'd be a cool place to visit, but I wasn't sure if I'd feel out of place visiting the law school, sitting in on a class, meeting the other applicants (who I presume would actually have WUSTL as a real choice). This is kinda my main hang up.

Also, isn't marvin the best character from hitchhikers? also, don't all tv/movie reproductions just suck complete balls?


Eh. They don't have to know. Marvin is fantastic, though I'll have to disagree with you on your next point - the movie was great. Absolutely fantastic cast.

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Re: visiting a school that isn't a real choice?

Postby lisjjen » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:04 am

Hey, I'm taking a free trip to Nashville, even though chances are 99.7% that I'll be in Los Angeles or Austin in 6 months.

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Re: visiting a school that isn't a real choice?

Postby TheFactor » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:10 am

fatduck wrote:
2011Law wrote:
Ford Prefect wrote:Also, if you feel like taking a trip, go. Why not, right?


I think it'd be a cool place to visit, but I wasn't sure if I'd feel out of place visiting the law school, sitting in on a class, meeting the other applicants (who I presume would actually have WUSTL as a real choice). This is kinda my main hang up.

Also, isn't marvin the best character from hitchhikers? also, don't all tv/movie reproductions just suck complete balls?

if you go, make sure you tell everyone that you're not seriously considering wustl because of a much better offer at another school.

this

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Re: visiting a school that isn't a real choice?

Postby flcath » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:13 am

$200 probably won't pay for all your expenses.

Don't get me wrong: I bet I'm in the top 1% of TLS in terms of using ASWs / paid visitations as a way to sneak in a subsidized vacation, but you usually still end up paying a good bit out of pocket.

So if the school's in NYC, DC, Cali, etc., sure, but if it's not someplace that's worth a $200-discounted vacation anyway, then no.

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Re: visiting a school that isn't a real choice?

Postby lisjjen » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:14 am

flcath wrote:$200 probably won't pay for all your expenses.

Don't get me wrong: I bet I'm in the top 1% of TLS in terms of using ASWs / paid visitations as a way to sneak in a subsidized vacation, but you usually still end up paying a good bit out of pocket.

So if the school's in NYC, DC, Cali, etc., sure, but if it's not someplace that's worth a $200-discounted vacation anyway, then no.


I guess it's also important to ask if OP is flying or driving. If driving, St. Louis has some good food if nothing else.

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Re: visiting a school that isn't a real choice?

Postby Ford Prefect » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:17 am

flcath wrote:$200 probably won't pay for all your expenses.

Don't get me wrong: I bet I'm in the top 1% of TLS in terms of using ASWs / paid visitations as a way to sneak in a subsidized vacation, but you usually still end up paying a good bit out of pocket.

So if the school's in NYC, DC, Cali, etc., sure, but if it's not someplace that's worth a $200-discounted vacation anyway, then no.


How dare people even live in fly-over country.

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Re: visiting a school that isn't a real choice?

Postby 2011Law » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:08 am

I live in Miami, so the $200 wouldn't even cover the full cost of the plane ride there and back, but I was saying that cost of visiting isn't an issue b/c my parents are putting me up until law school and they can afford to send me visiting a few places.

fatduck wrote:if you go, make sure you tell everyone that you're not seriously considering wustl because of a much better offer at another school.


Should I already be wearing a GW LAW t-shirt? And tell people how much better D.C. is than STL?

lol, I just wasn't sure if it might be in bad form to take the travel stipend and do all that other stuff, but actually I think I might visit.

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Re: visiting a school that isn't a real choice?

Postby 2011Law » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:12 am

Ford Prefect wrote:the movie was great. Absolutely fantastic cast.


The cast was actually great (I assume your talking about the one with mos def), but I think they really blew it with a lot of other stuff.

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Re: visiting a school that isn't a real choice?

Postby Hattori Hanzo » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:42 pm

I read an email from an HLS admitted student to the admissions office that basically said he had no intention of attending HLS but if Harvard paid for his ASW trip, he would attend the ASW nonetheless :D

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Re: visiting a school that isn't a real choice?

Postby flcath » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:59 pm

Ford Prefect wrote:
flcath wrote:$200 probably won't pay for all your expenses.

Don't get me wrong: I bet I'm in the top 1% of TLS in terms of using ASWs / paid visitations as a way to sneak in a subsidized vacation, but you usually still end up paying a good bit out of pocket.

So if the school's in NYC, DC, Cali, etc., sure, but if it's not someplace that's worth a $200-discounted vacation anyway, then no.


How dare people even live in fly-over country.

I'm from hardcore flyover country. It's a great place to raise kids. It is also an objectively shittier vacation destination.




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