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Waitlisted at UF

Waitlisted at UF
« on: March 23, 2007, 05:38:09 PM »
Well, at least it aint a ding.  It is still upsetting however.  Nothing in the letter mentioned any ranking system...it essentially just said that they can admit you at any time before 8/15 (the first day of classes).  My #1 choice is UNC; however, UF would be nice to have in my back-pocket just in case the UNC debt scares me off.   :( 


/commence drinkin

keelee

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Re: Waitlisted at UF
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2007, 11:03:42 PM »
UF gives no preference to in-state. If your numbers were well above, then it was likely yield-protection.

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Re: Waitlisted at UF
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2007, 11:09:55 PM »
UF gives no preference to in-state. If your numbers were well above, then it was likely yield-protection.


Actually- according to state law when it comes to public colleges and universities FL schools must have a certain percentage of FL residents (60%+). If your numbers were well above then that is wonderful but if they is someone else just like you and they are a FL resident then....

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Re: Waitlisted at UF
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2007, 11:38:24 PM »
UF gives no preference to in-state. If your numbers were well above, then it was likely yield-protection.


Actually- according to state law when it comes to public colleges and universities FL schools must have a certain percentage of FL residents (60%+). If your numbers were well above then that is wonderful but if they is someone else just like you and they are a FL resident then....

From UF's website:
Q.     How many UFLaw students admitted each year are state residents and how many are non-Florida residents?
A.    Students qualifying as state residents make up about 85 percent of an entering class, though UFLaw does not have a cap on out-of-state students. Of those who enter as non-residents, the vast majority will gain residency status after the first year.


There is absolutely no cap, which sucks for Florida residents.

Now, in reality, if two people have the same/similar stats, the adcomm might say "Well, this one is from Florida, and this one is not, so the Florida resident is more likely to go.", so it might give you some pull, but they have no quotas like most state schools.


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Re: Waitlisted at UF
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2007, 09:27:31 PM »
I'm a FL resident and I didn't even get waitlisted... dinged with 2.8/169

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Re: Waitlisted at UF
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2007, 01:38:13 PM »
I'm a FL resident and I didn't even get waitlisted... dinged with 2.8/169

Wow!

Re: Waitlisted at UF
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2007, 01:42:23 PM »
I wonder if UF takes a lot of people off the WL  ???

Re: Waitlisted at UF
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2007, 05:37:27 PM »
I was waitlisted at UF last year.  I sent a letter of continued interest and also went to meet with the dean of admissions, who was very indifferent and basically made me feel stupid for going to meet with him the first place,  and basically told me you do not stand a chance to get off the wait list because very few people do. 

Re: Waitlisted at UF
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2007, 05:44:00 PM »
I was waitlisted at UF last year.  I sent a letter of continued interest and also went to meet with the dean of admissions, who was very indifferent and basically made me feel stupid for going to meet with him the first place,  and basically told me you do not stand a chance to get off the wait list because very few people do. 

i am assuming you did not get in.

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Re: Waitlisted at UF
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2007, 05:55:51 PM »
UF is hard to get in if you are out of state.  But it sure is a nice school (especially for the cost) ;D

Those that got in and are going to Miami, congratulations.