Hispanic Harvard 2010

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R. Hood
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Hispanic Harvard 2010

Postby R. Hood » Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:57 am

Hey guys,

So after some research I found that Harvard admits ~ 20 - 30 Hispanic Men, and a few less Hispanic women per year. The numbers vary from year to year, but it seems to hover around these parameters. The point of this thread is to round up all us Hispanic HLS hopefuls, to get a feel for the applicant pool, and to give advice/support during the cycle.

Thanks!
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bottomshelf
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Re: Hispanic Harvard 2010

Postby bottomshelf » Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:06 pm

I'm down. Stats for all students (1L, 2L, 3L) in the 2008-2009 school year:

1,730 enrolled
31 Mex
14 PR
75 Hisp
(120 total)

Stats for Class of 2011 (only 1L students):
566 enrolled
14 Mex
4 PR
27 Hisp
(45 total)
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dakatz
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Re: Hispanic Harvard 2010

Postby dakatz » Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:13 pm

bottomshelf wrote:I'm down. Stats from 2008-2009:

1,730 enrolled
31 Mex
14 PR
75 Hisp
(120 total)

Class of 2011:
566 enrolled
14 Mex
4 PR
27 Hisp
(45 total)


Wow, hispanic enrollment is less than half of what it was a few years ago. Thats depressing to see. In fact, I read that hispanic enrollment at law school is decreasing across the board for the past decade.

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coollegemex
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Re: Hispanic Harvard 2010

Postby coollegemex » Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:19 pm

#'s are sad huh

Well, Good luck everyone - I'm definitely part of the hopefuls. Should have my apps in by Halloween and then the waiting game.

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bottomshelf
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Re: Hispanic Harvard 2010

Postby bottomshelf » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:20 am

dakatz wrote:
bottomshelf wrote:I'm down. Stats from 2008-2009:

1,730 enrolled
31 Mex
14 PR
75 Hisp
(120 total)

Class of 2011:
566 enrolled
14 Mex
4 PR
27 Hisp
(45 total)


Wow, hispanic enrollment is less than half of what it was a few years ago. Thats depressing to see. In fact, I read that hispanic enrollment at law school is decreasing across the board for the past decade.



oops, the top figure includes ALL (1L, 2L, 3L) students enrolled in 2008-2009 (that is, Class of 2011, Class of 2010, AND Class of 2009). The bottom figure is just the most recent class. Sorry for not being clear.

Edit: Also, where did you read about lessened hispanic enrollment? On the test-taking end of things, stats from LSAC show the number of hispies taking the LSAT from 2001-2008 rose at a faster rate each year than any other ethnicity; # went from 4,600 to 6,300.

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Re: Hispanic Harvard 2010

Postby dakatz » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:28 am

bottomshelf wrote:
dakatz wrote:
bottomshelf wrote:I'm down. Stats from 2008-2009:

1,730 enrolled
31 Mex
14 PR
75 Hisp
(120 total)

Class of 2011:
566 enrolled
14 Mex
4 PR
27 Hisp
(45 total)


Wow, hispanic enrollment is less than half of what it was a few years ago. Thats depressing to see. In fact, I read that hispanic enrollment at law school is decreasing across the board for the past decade.



oops, the top figure includes ALL (1L, 2L, 3L) students enrolled in 2008-2009 (that is, Class of 2011, Class of 2010, AND Class of 2009). The bottom figure is just the most recent class. Sorry for not being clear.

Edit: Also, where did you read about lessened hispanic enrollment? On the test-taking end of things, stats from LSAC show the number of hispies taking the LSAT from 2001-2008 rose at a faster rate each year than any other ethnicity; # went from 4,600 to 6,300.



I forget exactly where I found the stats, sorry. I will search around and post them if I can find them. But they said that hispanic testtakers had gone up, as well as hispanic applicants, yet hispanic enrollment as a whole had decreased for some reason.
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Tex_Mex13
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Re: Hispanic Harvard 2010

Postby Tex_Mex13 » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:17 am

dakatz wrote:
bottomshelf wrote:
dakatz wrote:
bottomshelf wrote:I'm down. Stats from 2008-2009:

1,730 enrolled
31 Mex
14 PR
75 Hisp
(120 total)

Class of 2011:
566 enrolled
14 Mex
4 PR
27 Hisp
(45 total)


Wow, hispanic enrollment is less than half of what it was a few years ago. Thats depressing to see. In fact, I read that hispanic enrollment at law school is decreasing across the board for the past decade.



oops, the top figure includes ALL (1L, 2L, 3L) students enrolled in 2008-2009 (that is, Class of 2011, Class of 2010, AND Class of 2009). The bottom figure is just the most recent class. Sorry for not being clear.

Edit: Also, where did you read about lessened hispanic enrollment? On the test-taking end of things, stats from LSAC show the number of hispies taking the LSAT from 2001-2008 rose at a faster rate each year than any other ethnicity; # went from 4,600 to 6,300.



I forget exactly where I found the stats, sorry. I will search around and post them if I can find them. But they said that hispanic testtakers had gone app, as well as hispanic applicants, yet hispanic enrollment as a whole had decreased for some reason.


I read that somewhere too.

phoenix_302
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Re: Hispanic Harvard 2010

Postby phoenix_302 » Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:37 am

Count me in.

I do have a question, though. Somewhere I read that you must have permanent residence status to get the URM boost. Is that true?

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adrib
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Re: Hispanic Harvard 2010

Postby adrib » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:05 pm

i only have a 164 :( maybe i'll get to join this thread in after my December score, though...

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Re: Hispanic Harvard 2010

Postby PoorOrpheus » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:23 pm

dakatz wrote:I forget exactly where I found the stats, sorry. I will search around and post them if I can find them. But they said that hispanic testtakers had gone up, as well as hispanic applicants, yet hispanic enrollment as a whole had decreased for some reason.


This makes sense when you look at general population increases in the Hispanic/Latino population over the past decade. Declines in enrollment are less easy to explain, but I imagine since we, as a whole, tend to under-perform in both college and on the LSAT, this should not be surprising. For example, an increase in the number of Puerto Ricans applying won't change the fact the median LSAT for PRs is a really sad 138.

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Re: Hispanic Harvard 2010

Postby coollegemex » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:53 pm

phoenix_302 wrote:Count me in.

I do have a question, though. Somewhere I read that you must have permanent residence status to get the URM boost. Is that true?


I'm not sure about this, and I imagine each school can and would fugde the lines, but it makes sense. w/o residency you would probably be considered an international applicant like in undergrad. I'd bet money you would be included in their Latino counts though.

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bottomshelf
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Re: Hispanic Harvard 2010

Postby bottomshelf » Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:55 pm

Under review as of some time this week. I realize this won't mean anything for what, 8 weeks? - but it's something

R. Hood
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Re: Hispanic Harvard 2010

Postby R. Hood » Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:56 am

bottomshelf wrote:Under review as of some time this week. I realize this won't mean anything for what, 8 weeks? - but it's something


Yeahh, difficult to say what the turnaround is. Some people hear really quickly, others not for a while. Last I checked, no URMs had gotten a JR1, so it may be that a batch will go out soon.

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Re: Hispanic Harvard 2010

Postby biobuslaw » Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:13 am

Harvard hopeful here as well. Good luck to all.

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bottomshelf
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Re: Hispanic Harvard 2010

Postby bottomshelf » Fri Oct 30, 2009 2:44 pm

R. Hood wrote:
bottomshelf wrote:Under review as of some time this week. I realize this won't mean anything for what, 8 weeks? - but it's something


Yeahh, difficult to say what the turnaround is. Some people hear really quickly, others not for a while. Last I checked, no URMs had gotten a JR1, so it may be that a batch will go out soon.


Do you know if it went out in URM batches last year?

picaresco
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Re: Hispanic Harvard 2010

Postby picaresco » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:20 am

Cuban Harvard hopeful, got my JR1 on Friday. Anyone else?

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Re: Hispanic Harvard 2010

Postby Legacy316 » Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:05 pm

picaresco wrote:Cuban Harvard hopeful, got my JR1 on Friday. Anyone else?


Congrats! Care to share your stats?

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Re: Hispanic Harvard 2010

Postby booby87 » Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:11 pm

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bottomshelf
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Re: Hispanic Harvard 2010

Postby bottomshelf » Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:08 pm

picaresco wrote:Cuban Harvard hopeful, got my JR1 on Friday. Anyone else?


congrats!

R. Hood
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Re: Hispanic Harvard 2010

Postby R. Hood » Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:35 am

Nice to hear Picaresco is picking up the slack for the rest of us. Let's hope things perk up soon. I've been complete since 10/2!

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Kên
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Re: Hispanic Harvard 2010

Postby Kên » Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:52 am

Joining the club! Hi all!

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Re: Hispanic Harvard 2010

Postby rGsgbJsl1 » Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:10 am

Kên wrote:Joining the club! Hi all!


You're hispanic?

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Kên
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Re: Hispanic Harvard 2010

Postby Kên » Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:00 pm

rGsgbJsl1 wrote:
Kên wrote:Joining the club! Hi all!


You're hispanic?


Peruvian.

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rGsgbJsl1
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Re: Hispanic Harvard 2010

Postby rGsgbJsl1 » Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:45 pm

Kên wrote:
rGsgbJsl1 wrote:
Kên wrote:Joining the club! Hi all!


You're hispanic?


Peruvian.


Are you of Japanese descent?
If you are not mixed, correct me if I'm wrong, but you don't qualify as Hispanic, do you?

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Kên
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Re: Hispanic Harvard 2010

Postby Kên » Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:48 pm

rGsgbJsl1 wrote:
Kên wrote:
rGsgbJsl1 wrote:
Kên wrote:Joining the club! Hi all!


You're hispanic?


Peruvian.


Are you of Japanese descent?
If you are not mixed, correct me if I'm wrong, but you don't qualify as Hispanic, do you?


No, I'm not Japanese. A long long time ago my great grandparent's grandparents (or something like that, not really sure) left Japan for Peru, so I have no ties to Japanese culture. I consider myself Peruvian and Hispanic.




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