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My third LoR will be from my graduate program, and will be more up-to-date than the other academic letters I sent, since I received my BA spring 2004. As far as the resume is concerned, I'll likely wait until late Jan. or early Feb., but I have done some interesting things that might put me over the top some places (maybe not?). As far as not having completed the internship yet, I'm not certain that matters (as long as yhou have started the internship), since you aren't claiming to have completed anything.
I will send materials via snail mail.
Personally, I am sending an updated resume and (probably) additional LoR to all schools from which I have not yet received a final decision. (I think you're required to send an updated transcript, so that should be a given.) A cover letter also seems appropriate. All of this can only help, and it demonstrates continued interest.
Go to UVa. Better location (objectively), better reputation, better placement in DC (and probably everywhere else), better QoL, etc. Also, C'Ville isn't so far from Durham that you won't be able to see your family/friends on weekends if you so choose.
I may be a bit biased, though. I'm fairly obsessed with UVa, and it is one of my top choices.
Interesting that most of you speak about getting an apartment -- would it be solo or with a roommate? I've never dormed (commuter school) and don't know how I would deal in a dorm situation (I'm thinking I might like to have the opportunity just once). What about concerns that staying off-campus will separate you from the school/community and inhibit your ability to make good connections and friends? And what about cost -- are apartments in the C'ville area cheap compared to the dorm?
I wouldn't be against getting a roommate, but it would have to be someone with whom I have a lot in common. From what I've heard about UVa (and this is probably true at most schools), there are a few apartment complexes that are largely populated by LS students; thus, you should be able to find a social living arrangement off-campus. As far as the dorm experience, I don't particularly care for it, though I might value my privacy and space more than others.
Plus I heard on the tour that the dorms there aren't very popular because you have to share a room and most people live off campus.
Right. If I decide on UVa I'll find an apartment.