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List of Most Painless Apps

sheltron5000

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List of Most Painless Apps
« on: October 30, 2008, 12:29:51 PM »
Okay, so after filling out a ton of apps, I've noticed there are some serious differences between schools. Some of their applications are a pain in the ass--UCLA, I'm looking at you--and some are a breeze. This is my list of the easiest applications I've encountered.

In Order:
1. Chicago
2. GULC
3. Penn
4. WUSL

Any others belong on this list, or it's mirror "Most Painful Apps" ?

Honorable mention to Harvard. The app is long, with a lot of Resume questions, but at least it is clear, with lots of space and easy to read.

Re: List of Most Painless Apps
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2008, 03:09:10 PM »
How is Penn painless?  They require that "why Penn" essay.  Easy is Virginia

Re: List of Most Painless Apps
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2008, 03:27:37 PM »
UT Austin, definitely.

Re: List of Most Painless Apps
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2008, 03:30:15 PM »
GW -- no LORs.

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Re: List of Most Painless Apps
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2008, 04:56:37 PM »
Must agree with the Penn opinion - extra essay automatically makes it a nuisance to me.

Virginia, Chicago, Georgetown, and UT were each straightforward.

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Re: List of Most Painless Apps
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2008, 05:41:04 PM »
I agree with all of the above - W&L is also easy if you don't do the optional essay (though who knows how "optional" it actually is)

UCLA......ugh......that's the reason I didn't apply there, I was going to. Vandy isnt too hard from what I remember.

Re: List of Most Painless Apps
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2008, 05:45:59 PM »
I agree with all of the above - W&L is also easy if you don't do the optional essay (though who knows how "optional" it actually is)


I didn't do it...I now attend the school.

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Re: List of Most Painless Apps
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2008, 05:52:42 PM »
Why is UCLA so bad?  I just took a look at the application checklist and it seems pretty straightforward.  Am I missing something?

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Re: List of Most Painless Apps
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2008, 06:08:17 PM »
Why is UCLA so bad?  I just took a look at the application checklist and it seems pretty straightforward.  Am I missing something?

they way it has spaces for every letter is a huge nuisance, imo

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Re: List of Most Painless Apps
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2008, 07:57:10 PM »
I agree about the "Why Penn" essay, but their application form itself doesn't waste my time.

So where would you put W&L? 2, 3, 5, 9?