|By Pdragon17 (Pdragon17) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 07:26 am: Edit|
I saw this post on many other school forums and I thought that it would be interesting to know. I applied to Wash U early decision but I was still accepted to University of Michigan Honors, University of Wisconsin, Rutgers (Full Ride), and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I picked Wash U over all those.
|By Travisp (Travisp) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 09:27 am: Edit|
Why would you do that if you have a full ride to Rutgers? I live in STL and its far from a wonderful place.
|By Uknowwho42 (Uknowwho42) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 11:36 am: Edit|
I picked Wash U over Tufts, UNC-CH, and a half ride to Tulane, with no regrets.
Travis, the first thing everyone at Wash U understands is "you don't go to Wash U because of St. Louis" - whereas, you might go to Tufts because of Boston, etc. Wash U's campus has more than enough going on to make up for anything the city might lack. St. Louis isn't even that bad - sports teams, plenty of shops, restaurants, concert venues, historical districts, etc. I'm definitely glad to be heading there.
|By Travisp (Travisp) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 01:46 pm: Edit|
Everything is in the county, the city is a ghost town. Walk a block or 2 north of WashU, and you will see what im talken about, its a combat zone.
|By Sareen_Eng (Sareen_Eng) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 01:46 pm: Edit|
WashU over Illinois-Urbana Champaign, California-Los Angeles, California-Riverside (near full ride out of state), and Maryland-College Park (near full ride in state). Honors at all. No regrets here either.
Looking forward to meeting you all come August!
|By Melissa27 (Melissa27) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 02:23 pm: Edit|
picked Wash U over Emory, UNC-CH, George Washington, UVA, Vanderbilt, and Tufts
|By Lu1223 (Lu1223) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 04:03 pm: Edit|
I choose Wash U over Tufts, Emory, Pomona, and UW-Madison med scholars. I might regret not taking the med scholars because it guaranteed my admissions to UW med school but wash u just seems so amazing and I can't wait to be a part of it!
|By Tosg (Tosg) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 09:39 pm: Edit|
I picked Wash U over Cornell, Northwestern, University of Michigan (Honors Program), Carleton, and Kalamazoo College.
No regrets thus far...I'll tell you for sure next fall!
|By Lizschup (Lizschup) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 05:02 pm: Edit|
Travis. A block or two north of campus there are beautiful old homes. Maybe a block or two north of the loop might be described as not so nice, but not a ghost town. I don't know where you live but everything is not in the county. Most of the historic areas of interest as well as Forest Park and the Arch are in the city of St. Louis.
|By Tobes (Tobes) on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 09:19 pm: Edit|
I picked Wash U over Carnegie Mellon (BHA program), Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, and Smith (STRIDE scholar)
|By Jpmom (Jpmom) on Friday, May 14, 2004 - 01:59 am: Edit|
My son chose Wash U over Tufts, UCLA, UCSD, UC Davis, and Boston U.
|By Willowlike (Willowlike) on Friday, May 14, 2004 - 04:53 pm: Edit|
My son accepted Wash U over Northwestern University, Arizona State/Barretts Honors Coolege, and University of Iowa.
|By Optimizerdad (Optimizerdad) on Saturday, May 15, 2004 - 12:22 pm: Edit|
Daughter chose Wash U over Johns Hopkins, Brown, CalTech, Oberlin, Rice, Univ.Rochester, Brandeis, Univ. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
|By Cj3051 (Cj3051) on Sunday, May 16, 2004 - 08:32 am: Edit|
Wow, CalTech is an extremely selective school. It must be tough to choose Wash U over CalTech.
|By Optimizerdad (Optimizerdad) on Monday, May 17, 2004 - 08:40 am: Edit|
Well, not really. She got a Moog scholarship (full-tuition +) at Wash U, and got into CalTech off their waitlist. Nice ego-stroke, but that was about it.
|By Tao (Tao) on Thursday, May 20, 2004 - 05:24 am: Edit|
Chose WashU over Hopkins and Northwestern...and NOT because I didnt want to lose my 450 dollar deposit at WU (applied ED). If they paid me 450 go to Hopkins or Northwestern I still would choose WashU.
|By Saad (Saad) on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 06:35 pm: Edit|
washu over illinois/champaign-urbana.
|By Melissa27 (Melissa27) on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 07:48 am: Edit|
tao...you know that contract thing...if you apply to Wash U ED, it'll take a little bit more to get you out of it than losing a 450 dollar deposit. Weren't you supposed to cancel your other applications anyways?
|By Tao (Tao) on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 09:50 pm: Edit|
oh yea? what else would it have taken to get out of ED?
|By Melissa27 (Melissa27) on Saturday, May 29, 2004 - 05:45 pm: Edit|
it's a contract, the only way to get out of it is to demonstrate that there's no way you can pay for it. A lot of times, if you don't honor their contract, the other school that you plan on going to will revoke your admission.
|By Tao (Tao) on Tuesday, June 01, 2004 - 09:48 pm: Edit|
|By Cluless112 (Cluless112) on Wednesday, June 02, 2004 - 12:30 pm: Edit|
My D got a packet from Wash U inviting her to participate in alternate enrollment program ..for Jan 2005--is this feeling like second class citizen status---she and 34 others can attend for summer session,LEAVE FOR FALL AND INCOMING FRESHMAN,go do something creative and come back in January 2005 oh, and come for four weekends in the Fall...but you gotta leave monday morning...Come on...you can't offer space for 35 applicants...how come there is space in January.
THIS IS A GIRL WHO HAS BEEN ACCEPTED TO BERKELEY,UP,UNC,CORNELL---she had chosen Berkeley-but if Wash u came through with a regualar spot..who knows...is this ridiculous..or what...what a year...anythoughts from anyone who has participated in this or received a packet.
|By Melissa27 (Melissa27) on Wednesday, June 02, 2004 - 12:42 pm: Edit|
Yeah, I've heard about it, and I think it's rediculous too. If they can't find space for 35 other people, and it's possible that they can't, then just don't insult them with this January crap, because like your daughter, they're qualified to go to some other great schools. And anyways, I'd think that the people who got in for January were more qualified than the people they waitlisted, so why not just make those 35 the top people on the waitlist. Coming in the summer, and then leaving until January is just such an asinine idea.
|By Willowlike (Willowlike) on Thursday, June 03, 2004 - 08:50 am: Edit|
To Cluless 112,
My son will be going to Wash U this fall, and I agree that the January idea seems a little strange. But, I have a friend who's daughter just graduated from Wash U with 2 degrees and will be going to Cambridge in England this fall to start work on a masters degree. She opted to start in January and never looked back. I guess summer and fall session helped her catch-up, credit-wise, so that she could graduate with the class of 2004. Wash U is a great school, but so is Berkeley. Please don't be offended, the college admissions game is tricky, and your daughter is a winner regardless of whether she attends Wash U or Berkeley. My friend's daughter loved Wash U!
|By Running124 (Running124) on Friday, June 04, 2004 - 06:48 pm: Edit|
I agree with CLuless 112 in a way. I too am a January student and I was really disappointed when I got accepted to January. Wash U was my top choice school and I spent a lot of time on my application. I thought I put together a pretty strong application that would be good enough for me to get accepted. When I did find out, I seriously contemplated not going to Wash U because I didnt want to be considered a reject and I didnt want to start later. However, I couldnt pass by the oppurtunity to have a Wash U education. It does kind of suck, because I still kind of feel like a second class citizen and I am saddened that when all the freshman and their parents go up for orientation in the fall, I will be missing out on some really important bonding activities. Like I want the chance to have the same experiences as my peers. But what can you do? College admissions have become so competitive, there are numerous schools that have deferred students to the spring- like USC for one.
|By Cluless112 (Cluless112) on Saturday, June 05, 2004 - 01:22 pm: Edit|
D has taken the high road in all her applications. I expect the universities to do the same...this is a numbers/economics game..to fill the spaces over four years allowing for transfers and dropouts. If you read the small print..and want a pre-med curriculum...outta luck..they are on a different track and as a january participant you are out there where the buses dont run! So insulting..at least when you place applicants on waitlist..give them a number ..much like a Deli department in a large supermarket...so they can realistically plan and bond to a viable choice. Why not...it cannot be more demeaning that becoming a freshman wannabee...
|By Missmolly (Missmolly) on Sunday, June 06, 2004 - 03:54 pm: Edit|
I'm wondering how many kids were offered a spot off the Wash U waitlist???? Can anybody answer this question. If they offered 35 kids a spot in January, does that mean that they couldn't accomodate the waitlisted kids who would normally start school in August.
|By Trebleclef829 (Trebleclef829) on Thursday, June 10, 2004 - 09:49 am: Edit|
I accepted Wash U over Wellesley College, Smith (STRIDE Scholar), Bryn Mawr (trustee Scholar), Mt Holyoke (launch a leader scholar), and George Washington University (virtually free ride). I love Wash U, and I think that it's an amazing school.
|By Missmolly (Missmolly) on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 07:35 am: Edit|
Trebleclef829 and all Wash U students-to-be:
Check out Wash U and other schools that are reviewed by students/ www.studentreview.com
I think you all are going to love Wash U!!!
|By Jimbo48 (Jimbo48) on Saturday, June 19, 2004 - 05:46 pm: Edit|
My son will be entering this Fall 04, and rejected Carnegie Mellon, Tulane, U of Miami.
Can anyone answer this question, when the freshman orientation is ?? Are there several dates ??
|By Missmolly (Missmolly) on Monday, June 21, 2004 - 03:05 pm: Edit|
New student orientation begins August 26th.
|By A11is0n86 (A11is0n86) on Monday, August 16, 2004 - 12:32 pm: Edit|
Chose Wash U over Stanford, Princeton, Brown, Rice, Cornell, Northwestern, Duke, UMBC, Georigia Tech. What pushed Wash U ahead of the rest? Full-tutition + stipend. Couldn't resist...
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