University of Washington c/o 2018 (2014-2015)

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2018 (2014-2015)

Postby nosocat » Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:01 pm

LawsRUs wrote:^^ shucks, sorry to hear that :(
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any word lately on scholarships?

o shoot, do we have to write an essay for scholarships? when is that due? totally forgot

I think FAFSA is due 2/28 and the scholarship app is due 3/15 - unless I'm mixing them up with someone else.

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2018 (2014-2015)

Postby giantswan » Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:24 pm

lizzielemon wrote:
LawsRUs wrote:
lizzielemon wrote:Went in review today. How long do they usually take to make a decision?


heyy lizzie!! :D
UW took me eight weeks exactly--ugh i kno
good luck :D



8 weeks?? aww mannn :( that's going to take a lot of beers to get through!


FWIW it took me just under four weeks.

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2018 (2014-2015)

Postby LawsRUs » Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:26 pm

dont forget to submit you scholarship essay everyone. i just remembered its due in two weeks

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2018 (2014-2015)

Postby Harry_Pluxen » Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:47 pm

Same here ^^ Just got wait listed via e-mail.

Oddly enough the Dean, in his e-mail, said no LOCI, additional documents or letters of rec are wanted...? Normally schools encourage LOCIs and supplemental documents, campus visits, etc. when you get wait listed, no?

Their website says they welcome LOCIs when you are wait listed... Seems confusing and contradictory to me. Has anyone else had experience with the wait list at U of W?

Thoughts anyone?

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2018 (2014-2015)

Postby LawsRUs » Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:38 am

rlrsb03 wrote:For those of us on the waitlist, are we supposed to fill out the scholarship application? Or are we just out of consideration for scholarships? It looks like it can only be submitted through the admitted students page, so I'm assuming we aren't being considered. That would take UW of the list for me...


i think once you are admitted, you can submit the essay. i wld stay on the WL, theres nothing to lose, only something to gain

if i dont get $$$, i.ll be withdrawing, so pls do stay on

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2018 (2014-2015)

Postby mml92 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:08 am

I just got my financial aid award. Not FAFSA, just from UW. I submitted the financial aid application about a month ago.

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Postby pbajsandwich » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:43 am

mml92 wrote:I just got my financial aid award. Not FAFSA, just from UW. I submitted the financial aid application about a month ago.


Congrats! Did you get it via snail mail or email?

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2018 (2014-2015)

Postby mml92 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:45 am

pbajsandwich wrote:
mml92 wrote:I just got my financial aid award. Not FAFSA, just from UW. I submitted the financial aid application about a month ago.


Congrats! Did you get it via snail mail or email?


Email. But I live in France so I think they just email me everything.

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2018 (2014-2015)

Postby pbajsandwich » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:48 am

mml92 wrote:
pbajsandwich wrote:
mml92 wrote:I just got my financial aid award. Not FAFSA, just from UW. I submitted the financial aid application about a month ago.


Congrats! Did you get it via snail mail or email?


Email. But I live in France so I think they just email me everything.


That makes sense. Thanks for the info!

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2018 (2014-2015)

Postby SailorMoonDaddy » Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:58 pm

Is anyone else concerned about the UW's drop to 28th in the US News rankings? I know that to some extent the ranking is arbitrary but I'd hate to be in my 2nd or 3rd year and see a drop into the 30s or 40s ouch.

Are y'all confident enough in the strength of regional placement or do you think the slip is a real cause for concern? Also job placement rankings seem to be pretty low amongst various assessments or at least in reference to the overall ranking UW Law enjoys. Anyone have thoughts on that?

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Postby LawsRUs » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:02 am

SailorMoonDaddy wrote:Is anyone else concerned about the UW's drop to 28th in the US News rankings? I know that to some extent the ranking is arbitrary but I'd hate to be in my 2nd or 3rd year and see a drop into the 30s or 40s ouch.

Are y'all confident enough in the strength of regional placement or do you think the slip is a real cause for concern? Also job placement rankings seem to be pretty low amongst various assessments or at least in reference to the overall ranking UW Law enjoys. Anyone have thoughts on that?


Wha? UW fell?? jk jk
In all seriousness, the drop should be no problem. UW is a regional powerhouse. I don't even remember what UW is ranked right now--it shows how much I care. I'm just looking at its location in Seattle and employment.
Still sounds like a good school to me.

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2018 (2014-2015)

Postby heyarnold » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:14 am

I just got this PM from someone who knows his stuff and it makes sense:

"Not overly concerned. UW is mostly a regional school and since its still significantly better than other area law schools (Seattle U, Gonzaga), Seattle employers will still prefer UW grads over anyone else.

I think UW dropped because they are stingy with money, as many "median" students will turn down UW sticker for ND/Emory/WUSTL/etc. scholarship, which hurts UWs numbers and thus their ranking. But dropping four places doesn't matter in the eyes of the firms that hire UW grads, which in the end is all that matters."

Still, I'm really hoping UW can be a bit more generous this year with scholly. I'm sure there are many people (including me) who would love to go to school in seattle at a great school rather than going to school in the midwest/south regional school, but can't due to lack of scholly.

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2018 (2014-2015)

Postby LawsRUs » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:26 am

^^ +1. I'll def come here at the right price.
Have you written your scholarship info yet? Do you have an offer from them?

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2018 (2014-2015)

Postby mak04 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:12 am

In! 3.92 GPA, 163 LSAT

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2018 (2014-2015)

Postby heyarnold » Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:13 am

Nope, I sent the scholarship essay already.. but haven't received any word yet. Hoping for the best because I'd love to go.

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2018 (2014-2015)

Postby UOI4430 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:40 pm

mcmand wrote:Re: rankings. If you're going to work in the Northwest, your best bet is UW. If you're going to work in Seattle, you absolutely should pick UW over a T20 school. I've had friends from T10 schools get turned down for jobs in favor of UW grads here. That's just the culture in the legal field in King County. They want to see that you have ties.
If you look at historical data for UW's rankings, it has vascillated between 24 and 34 over the past 10 years, endlessly back and forth. The lowest I could find was in 2002 (46 or something), which was right before the new building was opened and the law school was still stuck in its miserable old Condon Hall. In other words, you shouldn't put much stock in minor shifts when it comes to UW because it doesn't really signify anything.

Re: in-state tuition. If you're not an in-state resident already, don't count on it. The law school itself doesn't even make residency decisions, it's done by a university-wide office that is very, very strict. You might get some scholarships to bring you down to in-state or lower, though.

Re: scholarships. Depends on both your need and your stats (of course). Just apply and get it in early, and negotiate if you can.

Re: waitlisting. If you have high stats and you applied to a bunch of other schools, don't be surprised. UW is very careful about admitting people it thinks will actually turn over into a matriculation. If they think you're hedging your bets, don't be surprised when you don't get admitted. Also, they say they don't want other letters of continued interest, letters of rec, etc. but they absolutely will accept them (at least they did for me, I was a waitlist admit), and they can make a difference, especially if you have the aforementioned problem of giving them the impression you're not serious about UW.

Good luck! - UW Law 2017.


Thanks for the info. What would you say about students who go to top-20s and have strong ties to Seattle? i.e. Born and raised in WA, family in Seattle, and planning to live/work in Seattle.

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2018 (2014-2015)

Postby UOI4430 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:34 pm

Anyone else just get their scholarship application in? I probably shouldn't have waited, but here I am. :mrgreen:

Any idea what the turnaround is?

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Postby sometime82 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:38 am

checkin :idea:

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2018 (2014-2015)

Postby lolarhp » Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:51 am

Mono wrote:
UOI4430 wrote:Anyone else just get their scholarship application in? I probably shouldn't have waited, but here I am. :mrgreen:

Any idea what the turnaround is?


I also submitted mine on the 15th, received notification of my financial aid award by email today.

I submitted mine about a month before the deadline. Received notification of my lack of financial aid award by email today. I will be withdrawing, hopefully someone here gets in!

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2018 (2014-2015)

Postby mak04 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:00 am

Got my scholarship email today. Not as much as I expected. How did everyone else do?



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