« on: May 20, 2005, 11:00:23 PM »
i never thought i'd be excited to go to W&L, but after visiting and interacting with their awsome faculty/administration i couldn't say no, and i am a true northerner, but am pyched about the low cost of living in lexington and the slower pace of life period, especially law school....
plus i can't imagine getting a better quality of education with the class size
Same response with W&L.
I applied to over 27 schools and thought I'd go to the best ranked school that gave me the biggest scholarship, like so many others. If nothing came of that, I would go to the U of Illinois (my in-state school).
After Illinois was "out," I was almost certain I would go to Baylor because I got a full scholarship, but them SMU chimed in with a near full ride, and I was torn between them. But then I got W&L's invitation for the admitted students weekend, followed by a nice scholarship offer (not a full ride, but handsome nonetheless). After visiting and meeting the other admitted students who were my potential colleagues along with currrent students who were definitely my future colleagues I was even more torn.
I visited a few top 25 schools (but nothing higher than 18), and W&L's students seemed to have the best combination of intelligence and modesty. The faculty I met was top-notch, and by about Saturday night of the admitted students weekend I was almost certain I'd be attending.
Once I got home, and everything set in, I knew it was the place for me, although I could have never imagined I'd end up out east or at such a small school without a ton of money backing me.
i'm backing you all up on w & l! i applied because it was free, and never really thought i'd actually attend. though i wasn't able to attend the admitted students weekend, i did schedule a visit on my own. the administrative staff was incredibly attentive. they went out of their way to make sure i would be able to speak with a variety of people who would be able to answer any and all questions i had about the school. when i arrived, it was obvious that everyone i met with had read my personal statement, read my application and my resume, and knew exactly who i was. i was really impressed. the students had nothing but good things to say about the school. the small class size and teacher/student ratio combined with a scholarship and an inexpensive cost of living makes w & l my top choice. to be honest, even if i got off of one of the waitlists i'm on, i doubt i would go. w & l has made a great impression on me, and i'm looking forward to spending my next 3 years there.