hatemyjob (2022-2023)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred
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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
Columbia University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 02/06/07 Rec: -- Comp: 02/15/07 Inter: -- Dec: 04/17/07 Upd: 17 years
New York University Accepted A Type: RA $37,500 Sent: 02/01/07 Rec: -- Comp: 02/20/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/26/07 Upd: 17 years
Boston University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 02/23/07 Rec: -- Comp: 03/21/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/28/07 Upd: 17 years
Boston College Accepted W Type: RA $75,000 Sent: 02/23/07 Rec: -- Comp: 03/12/07 Inter: -- Dec: 04/30/07 Upd: 17 years
University of California Berkeley Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/31/07 Rec: -- Comp: 02/28/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/14/07 Upd: 17 years
Vanderbilt University Accepted W Type: RA $75,000 Sent: 02/23/07 Rec: 02/26/07 Comp: 03/07/07 Inter: -- Dec: 04/04/07 Upd: 17 years
Stanford University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/01/07 Rec: 02/14/07 Comp: 02/22/07 Inter: -- Dec: 04/03/07 Upd: 17 years
Harvard University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/01/07 Rec: 02/05/07 Comp: 03/15/07 Inter: -- Dec: 05/17/07 Upd: 17 years
University of Virginia Accepted W Type: RA $24,000 Sent: 02/23/07 Rec: 02/26/07 Comp: 03/02/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/08/07 Upd: 17 years
Yale University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/01/07 Rec: 02/02/07 Comp: 02/23/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/28/07 Upd: 17 years
Georgetown University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 02/01/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/02/07 Upd: 17 years
University of Chicago Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 02/01/07 Rec: 02/06/07 Comp: 02/27/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/30/07 Upd: 17 years
University of California Los Angeles Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 02/01/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/15/07 Upd: 17 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 177
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.6
  • Degree GPA: 3.61
  • School Type: UVA
  • Major: econ & music

Demographic Information

  • City: Boston
  • State: Massachusetts
  • Race: very white
  • Gender: Woman
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

Started at Eastman School of Music (one of the top few conservatories in the country) as a vocal performance major (opera and classical). Transferred to UVa. Most of my extracurricular stuff involved choruses and vocal competitions, many of which I won. I thought this was a little unusual and might help raise me up where my GPA hurt me, but applying so late did me no favors. Also, I took a semester off from music school while I was having my doubts and one semester of a reduced course load from UVa the first time my dad had cancer.

Additional info & updates

NYU - (accepted) big, thick envelope

UVA - (accepted) small, nice envelope

Georgetown - ("Preferred Waitlist") in a small but nice envelope. I shouldn't have waited so long to apply

UCLA - (accepted) phone call followed by large packet in the mail

Berkeley - (rejected) small cheap window envelope

BU - (accepted) phone call, received package 6 days later

Columbia - ("hold") small nice envelope

Yale - (rejected) small nice envelope

Chicago - (waitlisted) small nice envelope... will withdraw name immediately

BU $$ - "unable" to give me a merit scholarship... that's ok, I'm not sure I should get paid for doing well on one test (but I will certainly take the money when offered)

Stanford - (rejection) small, cheap-ish window envelope

Vandy - (accepted) small, nice envelope followed by fantastic large packages of great material

I withdrew from Chicago's waitlist. I am waiting to hear a few more things about possible financial aid, but then I will likely withdraw from everywhere but NYU, UVa, Columbia and Harvard.

Received Vandy's Chancellor's Scholarship offer the day after I sent my withdrawal... Ouch! I thought I applied for the financial aid too late.

BC - phone call

Harvard - thanks for keeping me hanging so long just for the reject. Honestly, at this point I expected a WL like everyone else.

Columbia - got another letter in June asking me if I'd like to stay on the Reserve List for the next round of review in July. There was a short hand-written note on the letter from the dean of admissions, but I did not send back the card indicating I wanted to remain on the list. At this point, I've made plans to spend most of August volunteering abroad and don't want to alter those plans. I'm not sure I would have chosen Columbia over NYU anyway. I liked the vibe of NYU and the people more. I don't know what about my app Columbia didn't like, but obviously my index number put me above their average admit. MY CYCLE IS REALLY REALLY OVER!!!

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NYU + Me = No $$$ yet
Tuesday, January 30 2007 at 07:00 PM

No problem - I'm glad SOMEONE is asking questions - I do it all the time on LSN, and I hope that my profile can help people in a similar way. Anyway: no, I didn't fill out anything at NYU (or any school, for that matter) re: finances / financial aid. If that's what they are using to determine merit $$$, then I'm really bummed. After your post, I did some research - it seems that people with numbers lower than mine are getting merit $$$ offers, and have been for a few weeks. I'm guessing that I haven't heard anything from them (I haven't) because I didn't fill in that form, which I'm regretting now. In my opinion, they never clearly conveyed that those forms were a prereq for receiving merit offers. Just like UVA really changed my decision process by offering me $$$ -- doesn't mean I'm going to UVA, but it does mean that I'm really going to give them a strong look (they do a great job of recruiting) -- the same would be true, but only more so, if I got a $$$ offer from a school of the caliber of Columbia/NYU/Chicago. Basically, if any of those three threw money my way, I don't think anything short of an offer from Har/Yal would be able to sway me away from whatever school was offering the $$$. Even with an offer from H/Y, it would be hard to say no. The combination of great school + $$$ is a strong one! (Looking at your profile, the 25k offer is the one I've been hearing about a lot in the last few days. 25k @ NYU be a big deal to me, even with the obvious cost-of-living factor.)

NYU / UVA / Yale / Stanford !?!
Tuesday, January 30 2007 at 07:00 PM

Thanks very much for the NYU financial info. I really had no idea about it until I talked to you; this is why I like to use LSN/LSD, because there are so many knowledgable and nice people :) (Of course, there are the few scattered assholes as well, but I think that's unavoidable?) I'm in a similar situation - I hadn't bothered to fill in any financial forms because I assumed parental income would disqualify me. Seems now that that might not be the case if NYU is using it as a screen for merit offers. I'm going to try to get the requisite docs in order before the deadline. In terms of UVA: I keep hearing the same thing about how happy people are there. UVA has really done an EXCELLENT job of recruiting this cycle, at least in my experience - both in terms of $$$ and materials. Far above any other school I've gotten into, although Columbia comes close. Just the other day, I got a ?semi?-personalized email from a professor at UVA (also a UVA law alum) who really took the time to discuss my app, the school, etc. It isn't making me say "I'm going to UVA for sure", but it is making me take a long look at the school (to the extent that I'm going to travel there this April) whereas, when I first applied, I really put in the application as an afterthought. Yale is driving me nuts. The whole last week, I felt like a deadman walking, waiting for that letter. Am I happy it hasn't come: absolutely. However, I'm being careful not to read too much into it. I have 'survived', but I have a feeling that this has more to do with when I sent in my app (late Jan/early Feb) unfortunately, rather than with them getting ready to give me the famous Yale phone call. Most people on LSN in my time period are still pending, other than the few scattered autorejects (

I talk too much!
Tuesday, January 30 2007 at 07:00 PM

And this site doesn't always work!
Tuesday, January 30 2007 at 07:00 PM

Tuesday, January 30 2007 at 07:00 PM

Was out of town for a while! IMO, don't be too pessimistic about Harvard. On the one hand, it is assholish of them to still have you pending. On the other hand, you wern't touched by the April waves of rejects OR waitlists. This could be a very good thing. My law school life gets more complicated daily. I have deposits in at two schools, am trying to negotiate for money, and just found out today that I was accepted off the Chicago waitlist. I'm also in play on my remaining waitlists. :) Hell, your lasting at Harvard thus far might bode well for all us late admits / waitlists. But it's definitely still an evolving thing. Anyway, I think you are set regardless of anything else: you are an NYU admit. Have you visited NY? I'm thinking of doing so this month.