URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby 20171lhopeful » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:21 pm

AJ1010 wrote:
hammy393 wrote:
20171lhopeful wrote:
AJ1010 wrote:
beantheshadow wrote:Any URMs get a JS1 with numbers below 170? Feeling really bummed out at the silence from Harvard


I also got one with a 164.


164 and what thoughhh???? you 164, 3.9 people don't count!


haha 3.7 for me


3.7 now but 3.65 at time of JS1.


See! yall are giving us low stat applicants false hope with this kind of talk :cry:

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby AJ1010 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:03 pm

Anyone else get the email from Yale asking them to apply?

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby AJ1010 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:08 pm

They sent it to minorities and LGBT people, but I wonder if they just want to increase the number of applications.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby brinicolec » Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:34 pm

AJ1010 wrote:They sent it to minorities and LGBT people, but I wonder if they just want to increase the number of applications.


I didn't get it. As expected lol

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby Mr_Chukes » Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:10 pm

AJ1010 wrote:They sent it to minorities and LGBT people, but I wonder if they just want to increase the number of applications.

They want to boost numbers. It is too late in the cycle now.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby KillaKam92 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:06 pm

Mr_Chukes wrote:
AJ1010 wrote:They sent it to minorities and LGBT people, but I wonder if they just want to increase the number of applications.

They want to boost numbers. It is too late in the cycle now.


IDK about that. I just got a fee waiver from Cornell and UT-Austin and both my numbers are well below the medians. Since they gave me one though might as well apply

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby GorillaWarfare » Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:11 pm

AJ1010 wrote:Anyone else get the email from Yale asking them to apply?


was pretty surprised to get that. I had held off applying because it's a long shot, but this is the encouragement I needed. just need to get one more academic LoR since that's such a big deal for them.

I mean... they wouldn't send it out to everyone if they didn't actually have spots left? Right?

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby Cbear2017 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:37 pm

Mr_Chukes wrote:
AJ1010 wrote:They sent it to minorities and LGBT people, but I wonder if they just want to increase the number of applications.

They want to boost numbers. It is too late in the cycle now.


It really isn't too late in the cycle for yale...they release decisions later in general, and are pretty black box. Also, can confirm I have a friend currently attending who only applied after they got that email this time last year.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby Mr_Chukes » Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:15 pm

Cbear2017 wrote:
Mr_Chukes wrote:
AJ1010 wrote:They sent it to minorities and LGBT people, but I wonder if they just want to increase the number of applications.

They want to boost numbers. It is too late in the cycle now.


It really isn't too late in the cycle for yale...they release decisions later in general, and are pretty black box. Also, can confirm I have a friend currently attending who only applied after they got that email this time last year.

I'd say still apply anyways but just know it is a possibility.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby Dip » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:18 pm

KillaKam92 wrote:
Mr_Chukes wrote:
AJ1010 wrote:They sent it to minorities and LGBT people, but I wonder if they just want to increase the number of applications.

They want to boost numbers. It is too late in the cycle now.


IDK about that. I just got a fee waiver from Cornell and UT-Austin and both my numbers are well below the medians. Since they gave me one though might as well apply

Same here. I just received waivers from Penn, Cornell, and UT

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby crookedsmile » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:58 am

20171lhopeful wrote:
AJ1010 wrote:
hammy393 wrote:
20171lhopeful wrote:
AJ1010 wrote:
beantheshadow wrote:Any URMs get a JS1 with numbers below 170? Feeling really bummed out at the silence from Harvard


I also got one with a 164.


164 and what thoughhh???? you 164, 3.9 people don't count!


haha 3.7 for me


3.7 now but 3.65 at time of JS1.


See! yall are giving us low stat applicants false hope with this kind of talk :cry:


Does my 164/3.54 help you out on this front?

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby 20171lhopeful » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:58 am

crookedsmile wrote:
20171lhopeful wrote:
AJ1010 wrote:
hammy393 wrote:
20171lhopeful wrote:
AJ1010 wrote:
beantheshadow wrote:Any URMs get a JS1 with numbers below 170? Feeling really bummed out at the silence from Harvard


I also got one with a 164.


164 and what thoughhh???? you 164, 3.9 people don't count!


haha 3.7 for me


3.7 now but 3.65 at time of JS1.


See! yall are giving us low stat applicants false hope with this kind of talk :cry:


Does my 164/3.54 help you out on this front?


Yes you give me hope! I'm rooting for you!

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby poptart123 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:07 am

Yale thought they could trick me into a $60 donation.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby beantheshadow » Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:16 am

First two WLs of my cycle a week apart. Duke and UPENN, going to withdrawal my spot since I got into Chicago.

Here's hoping I get that Columbia email soon! :D

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby OnlyHumean » Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:52 am

Hello fellow URMs!

Just popping in to say I just received my JS1 a few minutes ago!

I thought I'd share with everyone, because TLS in general, and the URM threads in particular, have been a very valuable resource for me.

My GPA is slightly above the 25th and my LSAT is slightly below. My softs are probably below average - average for HLS.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby dietcoke1 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:54 am

OnlyHumean wrote:Hello fellow URMs!

Just popping in to say I just received my JS1 a few minutes ago!

I thought I'd share with everyone, because TLS in general, and the URM threads in particular, have been a very valuable resource for me.

My GPA is slightly above the 25th and my LSAT is slightly below. My softs are probably below average - average for HLS.


Congrats and good luck!

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby poptart123 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:54 am

OnlyHumean wrote:Hello fellow URMs!

Just popping in to say I just received my JS1 a few minutes ago!

I thought I'd share with everyone, because TLS in general, and the URM threads in particular, have been a very valuable resource for me.

My GPA is slightly above the 25th and my LSAT is slightly below. My softs are probably below average - average for HLS.


Congratulations!

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby ood » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:06 pm

So Harvard can admit a bit over 100 students below 170 without lowering their 25th?

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby crookedsmile » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:28 pm

ood wrote:So Harvard can admit a bit over 100 students below 170 without lowering their 25th?


How'd you arrive at this number?

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby TAD » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:43 pm

crookedsmile wrote:
ood wrote:So Harvard can admit a bit over 100 students below 170 without lowering their 25th?


How'd you arrive at this number?


562 matriculated last year. 25% of 562 is 149 - so about 149 people at or below 170 went to Harvard last year. If you then take into account the 931 people they accepted there were probably over 149 people at or below 170, cause prolly not all of them matriculated.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby ood » Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:21 pm

TAD wrote:
crookedsmile wrote:
ood wrote:So Harvard can admit a bit over 100 students below 170 without lowering their 25th?


How'd you arrive at this number?


562 matriculated last year. 25% of 562 is 149 - so about 149 people at or below 170 went to Harvard last year. If you then take into account the 931 people they accepted there were probably over 149 people at or below 170, cause prolly not all of them matriculated.


MATH IS POWER. I was just wondering how so many people below 25th stats were getting JS1's and then I was like, oh, that's not an average.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby brinicolec » Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:28 pm

Happy Black History Month, y'all!

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby crookedsmile » Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:36 pm

brinicolec wrote:Happy Black History Month, y'all!

+1

Celebrating with a new avatar?

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby brinicolec » Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:40 pm

crookedsmile wrote:
brinicolec wrote:Happy Black History Month, y'all!

+1

Celebrating with a new avatar?


Riley Freeman = the GOAT. Although, perhaps I should've chosen Huey because of the MLK Day episode.........



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