I don't think it's weird. When I went to Admitted Students Day I felt really comfortable there. And I just think Boulder is a cool town. I'm pretty excited.
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« on: May 19, 2005, 09:51:34 PM »
When I first thought of going to law school this cycle, I thought of CU Boulder first. But then my husband wasn't enthusiastic and I applied, but I wasn't too excited about it. He wanted to go to Utah because of the skiing. Anyway, when I got my Colorado acceptance I nearly cried I was so happy. I didn't really know why. And then it grew on him, too. In any event, I love that I am going to be attending there, but I would have thought, if you'd asked me, that Utah would be the place where we'd end up. Or Idaho because of the tuition.
It's funny, because I know Wandering Alaskan turned down CU.
I, however, am thrilled with my choice. Although Austin has Lance Armstrong, so that's pretty cool!!!
I thought they only sent out snail mail acceptances, so I wasn't expecting this. The email says I was granted a scholarship, but doesn't say how much. Yesterday I had gotten an email inviting me to the scholarship reception, but my status hadn't changed and I hadn't been accepted, so I figured it was sent out to all admitted students and pending applicants. Again, very unlikely I will attend because I'm pretty set on CU Boulder, but the reason I applied was because of the school's social justice mission statement. Very cool.
uhh, yeah dude, you got a couple decent acceptances for yourself there to Vandy and a few others, but with a 165 when Wash and Lee's median is a 164, is a WL for you really a "joke"? I understand that your ego is damaged, but Wash and Lee is a small school and supposedly has a kick-ass program. You say: "As if I'd go there anyway" ; you sound like a 16 yr old girl who just got turned down by a guy she asked to go to the prom with her. No offense to you, but maybe Wash and Lee takes maturity more into consideration than some?
Yeah, and I would have LOVED to have been waitlisted there, but I was, sadly, rejected. And you know what? I can't even say "it was my numbers," because my numbers were on par with others who got waitlisted. So I have to accept the fact that something about my application didn't appeal to the adcomms there enough to accept/waitlist me. And the same thing goes for the OP, only in your case something about your app didn't appeal enough to the adcomms to accept you outright. That's the way this process is. The rejections/waitlists hurt, but it's not fatal.
Wow, isn't there a whole separate board on LSD for discussing AA? People should take their, erm, "opinions" over there.
While I appreciate your point, I never would have posted at all had people not jumped all over the URM thing. The purpose of my original post was to congratulate OP. So this wasn't just a general AA topic; it evolved from the original post and the replies the post got. However, I agree that if it continues, it needs to move. And I have no intention of responding further.
I am not an URM-- not that it matters. What I am saying is that while her URM status may have been a factor, it wasn't the only factor. In fact, that's exactly what I said in my original post. The other posters were snickering at the notion that her academic essay had anything to do with her WL, and I say it probably was a factor. No decent law school is going to admit any candidate, URM or not, that it feels is not academically capable. I think that to say the only reason OP is on the WL at Duke is because of the color of her skin trivializes her accomplishments, and I think that's wrong. And seriously? I can't believe that you took the time to jump on my case when the other posters' tone was so condescending to the OP. Of course, so was the first line of your post to me, so perhaps that explains it. Edit: And now that I look back on the thread, I see that you were a participant in mocking OP. Very nice.
I got mine today. I was hoping against all odds for the waitlist. Sigh. I had a different take on the letter. While I thought it was nice, the way I read it told me "just because you didn't get in here doesn't mean you won't do well at some OTHER law school. Now put your Ivy delusions to rest and go back to your own TTT playground which is where you belong. HTH." Ok, so maybe I'm embellishing a bit.
Which would be the better choice. Case Western offered me a 11,000/yr scholarship, Denver offered 16,500/yr. Both don't have minimum requirements to keep the scholarships. I had been leaning toward Denver because they were offereing more money and I'm worried about debt. But would Case offer better career options? I also noticed that in the 2006 rankings, Case moved up into T1 while Denver fell a few spots. Any advice?
Where do you think you want to practice?
I've been complete even longer, and I've heard nothing. I've kind of become really turned off by Stanford for taking so long. I would have respected them more, and felt they respected me more, if they had just rejected me in January.
Yeah, I forget that you HYS types live in a parallel universe. The same inexplicable thing happened to me at CU Boulder. It wasn't the numbers. Not as exciting as Stanford, perhaps, but I was excited. And unlike Anton, I didn't automatically assume something was wrong with the admissions office for accepting me so quickly. LOL.