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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Is UW-Madison a "public ivy"
« on: December 11, 2007, 12:46:55 AM »
poor trizkutt.  why don't you get into an actually presitigious undergrad?  wisco is great, but not prestigious by any means.

tttriscuit is what happens when you have to transfer into your top choice undergrad.  The one or two years he spent at UW-platsville, or wherever, seems to have seriously F-ed with his mind/self-confidence/ability to subtly flame. 

Not fair to transfers.  My ex-girlfriend got accepted to Madison, but was scared of the city and went to another UW, she then transferred to Madison after a year.  I transferred to Madison because coming out of high school I thought I wanted to go to a Liberal Arts College (HA!) and never even applied (would have gotten in).  It's definitely too easy to transfer from UW System schools, but just don't judge all transfers by this guy.  We weren't all jealous strivers determined to get into a school we think is so incredible that we go around to message boards trying to convince people it's better than Michigan, Virginia, and Berkeley.

I'm curious to know what she was scared of? I mean it can be a little intimidating with the size. Was it the atmosphere? Ie too wild for her?

Basically she wasn't looking where she was going and almost got run over by a bus.  It's definitely strange since she grew up in a suburb of Milwaukee, but I guess living in a downtown atmosphere could be a little new.  I didn't know her at the time, but she's not always the most rational person about major life decisions.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Is UW-Madison a "public ivy"
« on: December 10, 2007, 07:14:15 PM »
poor trizkutt.  why don't you get into an actually presitigious undergrad?  wisco is great, but not prestigious by any means.

tttriscuit is what happens when you have to transfer into your top choice undergrad.  The one or two years he spent at UW-platsville, or wherever, seems to have seriously F-ed with his mind/self-confidence/ability to subtly flame. 

Not fair to transfers.  My ex-girlfriend got accepted to Madison, but was scared of the city and went to another UW, she then transferred to Madison after a year.  I transferred to Madison because coming out of high school I thought I wanted to go to a Liberal Arts College (HA!) and never even applied (would have gotten in).  It's definitely too easy to transfer from UW System schools, but just don't judge all transfers by this guy.  We weren't all jealous strivers determined to get into a school we think is so incredible that we go around to message boards trying to convince people it's better than Michigan, Virginia, and Berkeley.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Is UW-Madison a "public ivy"
« on: December 09, 2007, 05:20:40 PM »
A debate was raging yesterday with some other people and myself over this question. Yes, this is an incredibly insecure question. But I am interested to see the perception of UW Madison outside of the "Madison bubble." I understand it has a pretty good reputation out east, relatively speaking. So what is it to you? Prominent, revered institution of higher learning or obscure, midwestern state school.

are we talking about college or law school?

i think that UW UG is regarded as being a pretty good school as far as public universities go.  not quite at the berkeley/michigan/UVA level though.  berkeley would probably be worth the transfer in my opinion.
I'm talking UG specifically.

Really?  Berkeley, Michigan, and UVA are that much better?

How does one explain this then? Here are the UNDERGRADUATE rankings for best politcal science programs, which is my major. From gourman's report, which is the definitive ranking for undergrad programs.

Yale
Harvard
Berkeley
Michigan
Chicago
MIT
Stanford
Wisconsin
Minnesota
Cornell
Princeton
UCLA
Northwestern
UNC Chapel Hill
Columbia

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Not to mention UW has top ten program in such prominent UG fields as Computer Science, History, Economics, Chemistry, and literally dozens of others.

What about Madison's median ACT being the same as Berkeley or Michigan in 2006?

How about the fact that it was ranked the 16th best university in the WORLD by a prominent Chinese University, a full five spots ahead of UMich?

(Link to last claim: http://ed.sjtu.edu.cn/rank/2006/ARWU2006_Top100.htm)

Or how about the fact that UW is a mere 4 spots away from Michigan in public university rankings?

I went to Madison for undergrad, and I think it's probably somewhere between 5-8 in public rankings.  It doesn't compare with Berkeley, Michigan, Virginia, and William and Mary, but it's certainly not a step down to any other public.  I'd say its peer group is UNC, Illinois, Georgia, and UCLA.

Now regarding this Political Science thing, we certainly have one of the best Grad Programs in Political Science in the entire country, and I also have no doubt that Undergraduate Political Science Majors from UW go on to do great things, but that program is a joke.  I double majored in history and poli sci, and only ended up tacking on the poli sci major because the requirements are so pathetic.  No research is required, no seminar, no specialization.  Even the upper level classes are 100 kids at the minimum unless you're taking something obscure like African International Relations.  The teachers and TAs generally don't care, and A's are not very difficult; B+'s are easier to get than anything.

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Pre-Law in high school / Re: DO NOT GO TO LAW SCHOOL!!!
« on: October 09, 2007, 03:24:59 AM »
The best advice in here is do not get a liberal arts degree.  Get a hard science degree, or a math degree, or a business degree, or an engineering degree.  Seriously.  You have options with those.  You know what I did with my History and Political Science degree from the best College in my state for a year before going to law school?  I delivered pizzas.  Seriously.

If you then decide to go to law school, do so in a way that you incur little debt, and do so only after you have explored the other options your BA/BS provides.  Likely you can make just as much as an attorney out of undergrad with one of the degrees I named above and you are just wasting 3 years of salary plus tuition and living expenses.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Wisconsin with a 3.2 and 163?
« on: August 15, 2007, 01:41:28 AM »
Anyone have any tips on reapplying? My numbers were 3.4/157 and I'm a WI resident (non-URM). I didn't apply until January, however was very surprised not to have been at least waitlisted given my connection to the state, and the very high level of interest I showed. I was also WL at a number of other state schools around WI's level.

157 seems too low unless you have a great GPA (3.8+).  You're competitive at Marquette though.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Lying about Minority Status
« on: August 14, 2007, 03:58:40 AM »
Please watch "Soul Man" starring C. Thomas Howell on how to pull this off.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Wisconsin with a 3.2 and 163?
« on: August 14, 2007, 01:02:41 AM »
You have a great shot.  My GPA was the same as yours and I went to UW as well, but had a 160 and I regret not applying.  You have a great shot, and don't get scared off by people who tell you they cap the amount of UW undergrads; they don't know what they're talking about.

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Law School Applications / Re: chances of top t14 w/ 164/4.1gpa?
« on: July 15, 2007, 08:49:09 PM »
Haha thanks, but no it is not in basket weaving.  I am actually at the Business School at Michigan, which is one of the top in the country.  You would think that with my GPA and discipline at school I would be able to get a 170 (which i got on practices), but I guess it didn't work out that way. 

Do the top schools average the scores or take the top one? What should I get on the retake to have a good shot at a top school?

Not to be overly critical, but if you have that insane GPA (even if it is in basket weaving) take it as fact that you have enough discipline and intestinal fortitude to get a 170 on the LSAT regardless if you are good test taker or not. I hate to be cruel, but treat the test like you treated your total undergraduate experience. Lock yourself in a room for months at a time, don't socialize, rag on us underachievers and put an exorbitant amount of pressure on yourself to do well no matter what the cost like you did the last four years of your college career.

P.S. I am envious

Why do you want to go to law school with a 4.1 from Michigan's Business School?  You can do a lot better, and if you hate your business job then apply in a few years and go to Northwestern.

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Bush's main accomplishment is that he has defeated major terrorist cells and organizations, and prevented another terror attack in the United States.

New report says Al-Qaeda has reloaded.  Heckuva job Bushie.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Boyd- UNLV?
« on: June 01, 2007, 05:12:11 AM »
Oh yeah, get in at one of those mega resort hotels and work up to catering to the high rollers, and you're on a much better career path than some sucker with a JD.  Any semi-trendy restaurant and bar, or one in a good location, is going to have service people making major bank.  People go to Vegas to spend money, and if they hit it big they could buy out the bar and tip you a couple hundred bucks like nothing.

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