How much does residency matter for UVA?

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ncc5
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How much does residency matter for UVA?

Postby ncc5 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:58 pm

I'm a 172/3.57 resident of Virginia and was wondering how much being a resident helps in getting into to UVA relative to applying ED? I ask because NYU is my top choice, but it seems like its a toss-up for getting in there. UVA is a toss-up with my numbers as well, but with ED my chances seem to go up much higher (according to LSN, LSP and the like), and UVA is a close second.

I know that 40% of the incoming class is instate students, which puts the acceptance rate at a pretty high number, but is it lower than the ED rate? My question is would I be stupid to ED knowing that I get at least a slight bump for being a VA resident, or does my residency not help nearly as much as an ED. Sorry in advance if no one has a way of answering this.

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Re: How much does residency matter for UVA?

Postby Dmini7 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:31 pm

Personally, I think you would be wise to ride the cycle out and try your best at NYU first. I think your a near lock at UVA due to your instate status, and you shouldn't ED out of fear of lack of scholarship offered by the school

edit: To elaborate. Last year there were only 678 virginia residents applying (of that ~140 were accepted), and you scored a 172, which puts you in the top 2k test takers. I highly doubt(although it isnt impossible, that 140 other in-state students have the same numbers. You are above there 75% on LSAT, and they love those kinds of splitters (and TBH a 3.57 isn't really a splitter). If NYU is your top choice and your worried there, wouldnt your ED be better used for that school?

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Re: How much does residency matter for UVA?

Postby ncc5 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:21 am

It's too late to ED for NYU (I am applying this cycle), and was asking because I could always switch my UVA app to ED if I wanted to. Thanks a lot for the information, I guess I never really thought of the unlikelihood of many instate students having my numbers.

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Re: How much does residency matter for UVA?

Postby Percival Jenkins » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:27 am

ncc5 wrote:It's too late to ED for NYU (I am applying this cycle), and was asking because I could always switch my UVA app to ED if I wanted to. Thanks a lot for the information, I guess I never really thought of the unlikelihood of many instate students having my numbers.


http://myLSN.info/vaibce

Looks like you are actually good for NYU without an ED.

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Re: How much does residency matter for UVA?

Postby NoodleyOne » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:14 am

Don't ED. You should get both RD.

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Re: How much does residency matter for UVA?

Postby jkpolk » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:29 am

NoodleyOne wrote:Don't ED. You should get both RD.




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