I was just playing. ;)I personally am grateful that they did take everything into consideration. I think that had I been single, it would have been a breeze getting 4.0/175. I could have sat in my quiet dorm room and studied and studied. Instead, I did my homework at the kitchen table with my kids. I wrote papers in the middle of the night, I worked full-time, I cleaned the house, nursed sick children, played sex-goddess to my husband (TMI?), etc. I did the absolute best that I could do and still do the things that I HAD to do, and Baylor has shown that they understand and appreciate that and that they know that my true abilities may not be reflected in the numbers. They also know I'm getting a divorce, putting my kids up for adoption, and moving on-campus once school begins.
On the ABA guide online, it says that almost 90% of students get some kind of scholarship from Baylor. It has a really small class, its alumni are very rich, and the alumni are VERY generous (I graduated from Baylor undergrad with $5K in student loans).
The only way to work out the tiff between Ruski Girl and Eliza is a kiddie-pool full of Jello and you two in bikini's. Let's get it on!!!
Quote from: midjeep on November 21, 2004, 03:48:16 PMOn the ABA guide online, it says that almost 90% of students get some kind of scholarship from Baylor. It has a really small class, its alumni are very rich, and the alumni are VERY generous (I graduated from Baylor undergrad with $5K in student loans).My boyfriend is always telling me stories about this trial attorney in his hometown (Beaumont) who went to Baylor (and who did very well for himself) and who was always donating money to charities and doing nice things for the Beaumont community....etc., etc. He was talking about him again today and how he had some kind of exotic wood on the walls of his office (and I was just kind of ignoring him) when he said his name...Walter Umphrey. I got to thinking....Is this the same Walter Umphrey that the new, big law building is named after? If it is, I must assume that this man donated a lot of money to the school to have the building named after him. I got to thinking....that is really generous! It impresses me that so many Baylor Alumni are so willing to give back! Dan Rather graduated from my undergrad and he doesn't do anything for the school. We even named a building after him....and nothing!
Midjeep - Oh my goodness - 33 million! That is a lot of money! Mr. Umphrey must have done extremely well for himself....and be a very generous man. How are the Zeta's at Baylor? The ones I met at conventions and such always seemed a little, well, churchy....but I may be projecting. My cousin was Pres. of Zeta at Baylor but it was probably close to ten years ago. I want to get involved with the ZTA Alum. chapter wherever I end up. I will have to check out that talent show, though.
I was actually thinking about the alumni giving at Baylor earlier today and thinking about the average income Baylor grads get according to USN and thinking... the math is off. Isn't it? If you consider that Baylor graduates under 150 lawyers a year, that's not a very large pool from which to draw alumni funds, but they do seem to be rolling in it, huh? As for equal opportunity, I actually saw more Asians than blacks or Hispanics. Of course, that means I saw THREE Asians, two black students, and one Hispanic guy. :)I think they're trying, though. I think that in their defense, a lot of minorities are put-off by the Baylor rep (WASP and dang proud of it!). As for the whole sex-goddess thing, NO. I keep that sort of stuff private.... out of my personal statement, all over the internet! ;)Even got a website. LOL.I'M KIDDING! REALLY!