UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

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Did not submit yet
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3%
Submitted, incomplete
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3%
Submitted, complete, not interviewed
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38%
Submitted, complete, interviewed
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Accepted :D
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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby fohner » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:00 pm

Slawthschool wrote:Slightly off topic, but is anyone planning on attending the ASW? It's scheduled pretty late compared to most schools so I was thinking of visiting on my own time has anyone ever attended one of the student led tours?

I'll almost certainly be at ASW if I get in. I'm also planning on taking a student led tour sometime this spring. Can anyone describe what the tours are like? Are they very personal and small or more like a quick walk through? I'd be interested in sitting in on a class too.

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby bobloblaw21 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:27 pm

JosephFourier wrote:What sort of questions do they ask during the interview? I have one this week and I heard it's tougher than most. Is it mostly targeted towards your application or is it more like a behavioral interview?


I felt like it was one of the easiest interviews I've had actually. The questions were pretty standard/did not feel targeted to my app at all (and I'm a weird applicant so I feel like if they were going to target questions to anyone, it would be me lol). Overall just the basic stuff -- why law, why Chicago, what do you bring to the table, describe your job/accomplishments, etc. Also, my interviewer was super friendly and amazing, and it sounds like most people on here have had similar experiences. You'll do great!

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby bosshawg » Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:40 pm

mwells56 wrote:
bosshawg wrote:
mwells56 wrote:Just updated to UR2 1/19, was UR1 11/29


+1 UR1.5?


Must be because no interview request


If my thread hawking skills are to be trusted I don't think all interview hope is lost for us (yet)

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby dasq5511 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:09 pm

2021hopeful wrote:
gobbledygook wrote:Working on my LOCI - do you think the "limit your essay to two pages" means single or double spaced? Do people double space their LOCIs??


I read it to mean double-spaced, but not sure. Do you know if we are supposed to include updated personal info (like promotion at work/raised GPA/joined a new club) in the LOCI? The email sort of read to me like the Admissions Office wanted a strict 'why statement'-type letter.


Do not write a single-spaced two page LOCI, that's excessive.

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby dasq5511 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:14 pm

fohner wrote:
Slawthschool wrote:Slightly off topic, but is anyone planning on attending the ASW? It's scheduled pretty late compared to most schools so I was thinking of visiting on my own time has anyone ever attended one of the student led tours?

I'll almost certainly be at ASW if I get in. I'm also planning on taking a student led tour sometime this spring. Can anyone describe what the tours are like? Are they very personal and small or more like a quick walk through? I'd be interested in sitting in on a class too.


The tours are usually not that big, think 2-5 people. Our building isn't huge but you'll be shown where the classrooms are, the library, the lounge, etc. ASW last year was kinda interesting in terms of meeting other admits but I thought it was mostly a long drawn out opportunity for the school to sell you on "prestige," "rigor," and "intellectual curiosity/debate."

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Slawthschool » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:44 pm

dasq5511 wrote:
fohner wrote:
Slawthschool wrote:Slightly off topic, but is anyone planning on attending the ASW? It's scheduled pretty late compared to most schools so I was thinking of visiting on my own time has anyone ever attended one of the student led tours?

I'll almost certainly be at ASW if I get in. I'm also planning on taking a student led tour sometime this spring. Can anyone describe what the tours are like? Are they very personal and small or more like a quick walk through? I'd be interested in sitting in on a class too.


The tours are usually not that big, think 2-5 people. Our building isn't huge but you'll be shown where the classrooms are, the library, the lounge, etc. ASW last year was kinda interesting in terms of meeting other admits but I thought it was mostly a long drawn out opportunity for the school to sell you on "prestige," "rigor," and "intellectual curiosity/debate."


Thanks for the info!! This was really helpful are you currently enrolled by any chance would you mind if I PM you some questions?

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby mwells56 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:52 pm

bosshawg wrote:
mwells56 wrote:
bosshawg wrote:
mwells56 wrote:Just updated to UR2 1/19, was UR1 11/29


+1 UR1.5?


Must be because no interview request


If my thread hawking skills are to be trusted I don't think all interview hope is lost for us (yet)


Meh, was never expecting to get in to Chicago anyway/don't have a burning desire to go there, so it's chill.

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby sailcar » Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:25 pm

Slawthschool wrote:Slightly off topic, but is anyone planning on attending the ASW? It's scheduled pretty late compared to most schools so I was thinking of visiting on my own time has anyone ever attended one of the student led tours?


I will most likely attend the ASW. I've never been to Chicago so I'd like to spend a full weekend there to get a feel for it.

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby dasq5511 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:31 pm

Slawthschool wrote:
dasq5511 wrote:
fohner wrote:
Slawthschool wrote:Slightly off topic, but is anyone planning on attending the ASW? It's scheduled pretty late compared to most schools so I was thinking of visiting on my own time has anyone ever attended one of the student led tours?

I'll almost certainly be at ASW if I get in. I'm also planning on taking a student led tour sometime this spring. Can anyone describe what the tours are like? Are they very personal and small or more like a quick walk through? I'd be interested in sitting in on a class too.


The tours are usually not that big, think 2-5 people. Our building isn't huge but you'll be shown where the classrooms are, the library, the lounge, etc. ASW last year was kinda interesting in terms of meeting other admits but I thought it was mostly a long drawn out opportunity for the school to sell you on "prestige," "rigor," and "intellectual curiosity/debate."


Thanks for the info!! This was really helpful are you currently enrolled by any chance would you mind if I PM you some questions?


Yes and yes feel free to PM with questions.

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby dm1683 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:24 pm

So, hate to beat this dead horse once again but...did anyone else who was waitlisted with high numbers submit a why Chicago with their original app? The general consensus is that chi is doing yp but I wrote a pretty lengthy (2 page) statement of reasons why Chicago is a top pick for me. So I'm thinking it's something else in my case.

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Walliums » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:05 pm

dm1683 wrote:So, hate to beat this dead horse once again but...did anyone else who was waitlisted with high numbers submit a why Chicago with their original app? The general consensus is that chi is doing yp but I wrote a pretty lengthy (2 page) statement of reasons why Chicago is a top pick for me. So I'm thinking it's something else in my case.


I thought you were supposed to take the weekend off from TLS? Get outta here!! :)

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby BlondeAmbiti0n » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:17 pm

Have any other admits filled out the need application yet? If so, what year's tax info did you use? I know FAFSA uses 2016 but Chicago didn't specify if they wanted 2016 or this year's income, etc.

[[also for the record, long time lurker checking in. admitted in the first wave. 3.6X / 169 URM, strong softs]]

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby gobbledygook » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:36 am

dm1683 wrote:So, hate to beat this dead horse once again but...did anyone else who was waitlisted with high numbers submit a why Chicago with their original app? The general consensus is that chi is doing yp but I wrote a pretty lengthy (2 page) statement of reasons why Chicago is a top pick for me. So I'm thinking it's something else in my case.


No, but I visited the school this fall. Numbers above both 75ths. Pretty sure it's not YP.

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby gotmilk332 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:03 pm

Just went UR3 today. Does that mean anything or is it that everyone who is interviewed goes UR3?

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby lumosfawkes » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:15 pm

Interviewed last week, went UR after the interview and just had another date change today. So I guess I'm at UR4 now? Does this mean there will be another wave soon?

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby covfefe » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:19 pm

Phew, finally UR1 1/22.
(Submitted 12/26, Complete 1/5. Movement for those of us that were a little later!)

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby theharleyquinn » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:19 pm

lumosfawkes wrote:Interviewed last week, went UR after the interview and just had another date change today. So I guess I'm at UR4 now? Does this mean there will be another wave soon?


Same. I'm honestly kind of confused about where my app is in the process.

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby etramak » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:22 pm

theharleyquinn wrote:
lumosfawkes wrote:Interviewed last week, went UR after the interview and just had another date change today. So I guess I'm at UR4 now? Does this mean there will be another wave soon?


Same. I'm honestly kind of confused about where my app is in the process.


Same here, though I haven't been keeping track of how many URs I've went through. It's either 3 or 4 for me. Regardless, my interviewer told me I wouldn't hear for 4-6 weeks, so not expecting anything until mid February.

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby gotmilk332 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:24 pm

etramak wrote:
theharleyquinn wrote:
lumosfawkes wrote:Interviewed last week, went UR after the interview and just had another date change today. So I guess I'm at UR4 now? Does this mean there will be another wave soon?


Same. I'm honestly kind of confused about where my app is in the process.


Same here, though I haven't been keeping track of how many URs I've went through. It's either 3 or 4 for me. Regardless, my interviewer told me I wouldn't hear for 4-6 weeks, so not expecting anything until mid February.


Yea I was told it would be a while. I interviewed last week I think (tbh losing track now). I guess we'll hear in February!

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Qu1ntus » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:52 pm

Anyone with similar stats/timeline receive an interview request? Still waiting here.

176/3.5 non-URM
submitted 11/21, complete 12/04, UR1 12/21 -- no additional movement.

This is my second cycle--rejected last year with 167 LSAT.

Edit: 2 years post-grad work experience in disaster recovery and data analytics -- I'm a splitter but not KJD.

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby hg5710 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:29 pm

covfefe wrote:Phew, finally UR1 1/22.
(Submitted 12/26, Complete 1/5. Movement for those of us that were a little later!)

Same! Now waiting begins in earnest. Ugh.

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby ChutzpahSaxa15 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:44 pm

Do all applicants get multiple URs even if they're gonna ultimately get WL'd or dinged? I feel like I've been stuck on UR1 (or maybe 2??) forever - since 12/29.

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Postby thepsychedelic » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:56 pm

ChutzpahSaxa15 wrote:Do all applicants get multiple URs even if they're gonna ultimately get WL'd or dinged? I feel like I've been stuck on UR1 (or maybe 2??) forever - since 12/29.


i was UR1 11/22 until my interview request on like 01/14. don’t worry, it hasn’t even been a month yet
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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Prudence » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:04 pm

Interviews are required for admission correct?

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby etramak » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:14 am

Prudence wrote:Interviews are required for admission correct?

Officially no, unofficially yes, I think



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