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U Michigan Vs UVA

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  • rugby1rugby1 39 replies4 threads Junior Member
    Got into John Hopkins and waitlist at Washington University. Don't understand
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  • AlexandreAlexandre 24280 replies434 threads Senior Member
    What do you not understand?
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  • rugby1rugby1 39 replies4 threads Junior Member
    how he got accepted to JHU and wait listed at washu when the admission requirements are higher
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  • AlexandreAlexandre 24280 replies434 threads Senior Member
    rugby, WUSTL and JHU have similar admission standards. At that level, the decision is random, to a degree anyway.
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  • rugby1rugby1 39 replies4 threads Junior Member
    anyway Son very happy!!
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  • AlexandreAlexandre 24280 replies434 threads Senior Member
    As well he should be. Your son's acceptances are excellent.
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  • rugby1rugby1 39 replies4 threads Junior Member
    Its getting close to the end and knowing what options he has. With what we know so far its going to be hard for him to pick.

    Brandeis University accepted Honors scholarship
    Cornell University
    Dartmouth College
    Duke U: All Undergrad
    Emory University Accepted
    Georgetown University Accepted
    Johns Hopkins University Accepted
    Northwestern University
    Tufts University
    Univ of Michigan Accepted
    Univ of Pennsylvania Waitlisted
    Washington University: St. Louis Waitlisted
    Yale University
    Univ Virginia Accepted
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  • CathJRCathJR 390 replies35 threads Member
    How do you already know waitlisted at Penn? Those decisions haven't come out yet.
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  • rugby1rugby1 39 replies4 threads Junior Member
    he did ED at Penn.
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  • CathJRCathJR 390 replies35 threads Member
    @rugby1 Then he would currently deferred. Waitlistings only occur after rd.
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  • AlexandreAlexandre 24280 replies434 threads Senior Member
    Some Ivy League schools respond earlier. My nephew received an acceptance from Cornell in mid March last year.
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  • CathJRCathJR 390 replies35 threads Member
    @Alexandre Then he probably got a likely letter. To be part of the Ivy League officially schools cannot released before an agreed upon date, which last year was March 31 and this year is March 30.
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  • rugby1rugby1 39 replies4 threads Junior Member
    I understand it Thursday the 30th this year.
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  • AlexandreAlexandre 24280 replies434 threads Senior Member
    edited March 2017
    CathJR, it was an acceptance, and he received the acceptance letter (not likely letter), in mid March. I realize that is highly unusual since the Ivy League generally send out their decisions in large March, but I suppose their are exceptions.
    edited March 2017
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  • CathJRCathJR 390 replies35 threads Member
    @Alexandre Maybe there are loopholes but sending out actual decisions before Ivy day is supposed to void their Ivy contract or whatever it is.
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  • rugby1rugby1 39 replies4 threads Junior Member
    So my post started with a choose between Michigan and Virginia, now with all the results in. He wants to see Hopkins and Georgetown.
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  • AlexandreAlexandre 24280 replies434 threads Senior Member
    rugby, in the initial post you wrote that your son wanted to study business or law. I think Georgetown, Michigan and UVa are better options than JHU.

    McDonough, McIntire and Ross are three top 10 BBA programs, JHU does not have an established business program.

    Georgetown, Michigan and UVa have T14 Law schools of their own, and those Law schools seem to give preference to applicants from their own respective colleges. Also, all three seem to be better represented at other top law schools than JHU.
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  • rugby1rugby1 39 replies4 threads Junior Member
    His feeling about JHU is that its overall ranking is higher. We are going to Georgetown this week for their open house. Thank you for this feedback.
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  • AlexandreAlexandre 24280 replies434 threads Senior Member
    Rankings are not accurate to that level. All of those universities are ranked within 15 spots of each other, our of thousands of universities. That makes them peers. He should focus on cost of attendance, and if that is not a concern, then on academic and social fit.
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  • HRSMomHRSMom 4605 replies50 threads Senior Member
    Michigan has a kick arse rugby team:)
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