« on: May 22, 2006, 11:54:40 AM »
Completely neutral experiences:
GW, Yale, Columbia, Cornell
Bad Bad Bad:
Fordham- completely disorganized, way too many repeated mailings of the SAME brochure, and then a REALLY hysterical goof on their part when I finally withdrew, which they never acknowledged but continued to ask me for seat deposit $. A mess. Nice though.
NYU- just obnoxious staff at their admissions office, who not only refused to tell you why they needed 5+ months to make a decision (thats fine) but treated you like you were some awful nuisance for asking. Just obnoxious all around.
Georgetown- I had the WORST experience with Gtown. I went complete at every school I applied to by Christmastime- but I didnt go complete with them until January. And they require ONE LOR, and no Deans Cert... I couldnt even get them to confirm that I was complete. Then I heard nothing from them for all of February and March, and when I called (they say six to eight weeks...) the annoyed girl in the office said "Well your application barely made our deadilne, so we need more time." Not only did they EXTEND their deadline, but I applied in November. Literally three days later my status changed to decision and I got my rejection letter a week later. It was just so strange.
Good Good Good
I liked Harvards letters and blogging and friendly staff. I know HLS drove ppl nuts with waiting but I was so shocked to have been held and not deferred with my LSAT score, that I just found it all charming.
UMich: Everything comes out of that office polished, friendly, with an air of honesty and candidness (an air- that "Small waitlist" was HUUUGE!). Just friendly and uplifting even when they are deferring and waitlisting you.
Penn: I loved everything about Penns office from start to finish. THey were SO helpful when I viisted, they are so chilled out and relaxed at that office, and also very honest and straighforward. Nov application to March30 decision is a long time but I never got the feeling they were just taking their time screwing around with my app (AHEM nyu). Remains the dreeeam.
and thats what i have to say about that.