Biggest surprise of the cycle, so far?

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ali & ali
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Biggest surprise of the cycle, so far?

Postby ali & ali » Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:39 pm

What do y'all think has been the most surprising trend/occurence this cycle?

My vote goes to Columbia holding scores of applicants at or above both of their 75ths. Thoughts?

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amputatedbrain
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Re: Biggest surprise of the cycle, so far?

Postby amputatedbrain » Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:45 pm

I think Cornell was way worse than Columbia in that regard

ali & ali
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Re: Biggest surprise of the cycle, so far?

Postby ali & ali » Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:51 pm

You're probably right...there were droves of confused (and worthy) applicants that got held or rejected at Cornell. I guess since they saw that 50% rise in applications, they figured it was time try to make a move within the T14.

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Re: Biggest surprise of the cycle, so far?

Postby jl2032 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:55 pm

I don't see all that many rejections from Cornell based on lsn.

I agree on Columbia though.

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Re: Biggest surprise of the cycle, so far?

Postby jawsthegreat » Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:57 pm

UVa extending the ED deadline?

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Re: Biggest surprise of the cycle, so far?

Postby traehekat » Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:12 am

I think the increase in applications has been pretty surprising, even ITE. A lot of schools reporting more than a 60% increase.

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Re: Biggest surprise of the cycle, so far?

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:24 am

jawsthegreat wrote:UVa extending the ED deadline?


^This.

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Re: Biggest surprise of the cycle, so far?

Postby watwat » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:43 am

traehekat wrote:I think the increase in applications has been pretty surprising, even ITE. A lot of schools reporting more than a 60% increase.


Alabama stated they have had an application increase of 90% this year.

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Re: Biggest surprise of the cycle, so far?

Postby newyorker88 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:55 am

Cornell's app increase

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Re: Biggest surprise of the cycle, so far?

Postby newyorker88 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:58 am

watwat wrote:
traehekat wrote:I think the increase in applications has been pretty surprising, even ITE. A lot of schools reporting more than a 60% increase.


Alabama stated they have had an application increase of 90% this year.


it was probably their free itunes lol

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Re: Biggest surprise of the cycle, so far?

Postby devilishangelrjp » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:08 am

newyorker88 wrote:
watwat wrote:
traehekat wrote:I think the increase in applications has been pretty surprising, even ITE. A lot of schools reporting more than a 60% increase.


Alabama stated they have had an application increase of 90% this year.


it was probably their free itunes lol


Seriously, it was. I know that was a big factor for me.

$20 on iTunes, PLUS a fee waiver. All for just $12, and I don't even have to get accepted? The way to my heart is to dangle free stuff at me.
And, of course, it's a pretty good school.

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Re: Biggest surprise of the cycle, so far?

Postby MURPH » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:45 pm

traehekat wrote:I think the increase in applications has been pretty surprising, even ITE. A lot of schools reporting more than a 60% increase.

+1

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Re: Biggest surprise of the cycle, so far?

Postby TTH » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:46 pm

newyorker88 wrote:Cornell's app increase


+1 fo sho

My heart sunk when I first read about it as I was at best on the borderline. Still waiting on my ding tho

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Re: Biggest surprise of the cycle, so far?

Postby februaryftw » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:14 pm

Those of you saying the increase in apps:

Do you think the trend will hold for next year?

I was an applicant that held off in part because this looked like a murderous cycle and I had some good opportunities during the year. Right now I really have no idea if it'll get any better next cycle.

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Re: Biggest surprise of the cycle, so far?

Postby jasmoon » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:26 pm

Harvard holds?

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Re: Biggest surprise of the cycle, so far?

Postby tikiman6 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:45 pm

ali & ali wrote:What do y'all think has been the most surprising trend/occurence this cycle?

My vote goes to Columbia holding scores of applicants at or above both of their 75ths. Thoughts?


What about the people below their 75ths? Easier for them to get in?




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