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Do your kids get BOMBARDED with stuff from one particular school?

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Replies to: Do your kids get BOMBARDED with stuff from one particular school?

  • 2mrmagoo2mrmagoo Registered User Posts: 92 Junior Member
    edited August 11
    I think there ought to be a national 'mail back day' when we all conspire to send U Chicago the stacks of mailings received. That mail room would really be the place where fun died. :))
  • AbsDadAbsDad Registered User Posts: 59 Junior Member
    QUOTE: If the kids don't sign up for the spam, it will be very limited. We get very little. Any that has arrived has been because a kid signed up online at that school, vs from testing spam..


    Well, my kids have not even tested yet and they get crushed ( I am the OP ) Surprising though that so many say Chicago, as we have only had 1 -2 pcs from them.
  • compmomcompmom Registered User Posts: 7,849 Senior Member
    For those whose kids did not check the box at a standardized test, how do you think they got on a list? Naviance?

    University of Chicago is a stellar school, too bad their marketing is turning people off.
  • yellowgranite56yellowgranite56 Registered User Posts: 298 Junior Member
    My daughter was peppered with mailings from UChicago and Vanderbilt to name a few. Because of the info, she became interested in Vandy. She wouldn't even had known about it otherwise as no one she knew went from her high school. Happily, she is now going into her senior year at Vanderbilt!
  • labegglabegg Registered User Posts: 1,202 Senior Member
    I see the UofChicago is trying to get their name in peoples heads and on their lips, but at this point it is not putting there in a good way. It seems as we are all making fun of the volume of mailing and still call it "the place wherebfun goes to die". I wonder if their marketing strategy will eventually backfire?
  • ConsolationConsolation Registered User Posts: 21,177 Senior Member
    edited August 13
    Back in the day--2007/8--WUSTL was notorious for the frequency of its mailings.

    That was before the U of C got a new admissions director and changed from the Uncommon Application to the Common Ap. When that happened, the U of C started pushing for more applicants to reject and thus boost its apparent selectivity for the USN&WR rankings.
  • trish02trish02 Registered User Posts: 53 Junior Member
    U of Chicago here, too. And Rice, lots from Rice. The joke at our house is that our son gets more mail than everyone else combined. :))
  • BooajoBooajo Registered User Posts: 713 Member
    Another vote for Chicago. By far. And I don't find it clever or cute, just annoying-S reads very little of the snail mail. Not applying.
  • momtogirls2momtogirls2 Registered User Posts: 112 Junior Member
    When I was young before internet and call waiting somehow Mt. Ida College got my phone number. At that time it was a 2 year school which I had no interest in and it didn't have a major I would like. They called almost every day between 4:30 and 5:30. My father used to get so annoyed and told them I was going to go there but they ruined it by calling daily.

    My dd18 has been getting college junk mail since starting 9th grade though she didn't take her first college test until the 10th grade PSAT. We get tons of Vanderbilt and UChicago. I've noticed several from Reed after finding out my fil went there for a year (around 1958). We tend to get 10-20 college letters the majority of days. At first dd was excited but the novelty wore off way before she was even thinking about college.

    My mailman will love us for a long time. My kids are 4 years apart so no end in site. In one day dd may get Harvard, RPI, UConn, 2 year only school, for profit school etc - There is definitely no way the mailings have anything to do with her test scores, expressed interests etc.



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