« on: September 22, 2005, 08:18:42 PM »
I had 5, Im in.
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I had a 20 credit 2.1 Freshmen year. My drinking stats were awesome though.
I turned it around significantly, graduated in four and did ok for myself. Im at a good T3, but at least it worked out for me.
Yeah, My drinking stats were pretty good too - so good my CUM GPA is a 2.95 where as my degree GPA, (103 credits) is a 3.71. What schools did you apply to what were the results.
I'm an undergrad here at Michigan.
I've visited most of the top 15 law schools, and Michigan far and away had the best law campus. Gorgeous, functional, technologically up-to-date. Interdisciplinary options are also excellent (on par with Penn), with access to Top 10 medical school, business school, public policy school, school of information, engineering school, and school of education (wow, didn't know Michigan had so many top 10 grad schools until I looked).
Winters: it gets cold, but not unlivable-- Chicago's a bit colder, for reference. As for social life, I really like the overall environment on campus... everything's open quite late, and there are always parties going on; but the university as a whole really prides itself on working students hard-- so everyone seems to strike a fair balance.
It's tough to take on an outsider's perspective of Michigan (as I once had, being an out-of-stater), but I guess what's most important to know is that there's a lot of *everything* here. The energy is quite infectious, and boredom is pretty much non-existent, and otherwise self-inflicted.
This is what I was hinting at earlier. Take a look at this guy:
I'm sorry; a "Soc Sci" major at Kansas State with a 1.97 UGPA (!!!) should not be getting admitted into schools like WUSTL or UIUC over "Peace Corps, Ph.d, and work experience" types, just because he scored a 170 on the LSAT. Period.