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Biggest surprise of the cycle, so far?

Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:39 pm
by ali & ali
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?

Re: Biggest surprise of the cycle, so far?

Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:45 pm
by amputatedbrain
I think Cornell was way worse than Columbia in that regard

Re: Biggest surprise of the cycle, so far?

Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:51 pm
by ali & ali
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.

Re: Biggest surprise of the cycle, so far?

Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:55 pm
by jl2032
I don't see all that many rejections from Cornell based on lsn.

I agree on Columbia though.

Re: Biggest surprise of the cycle, so far?

Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:57 pm
by jawsthegreat
UVa extending the ED deadline?

Re: Biggest surprise of the cycle, so far?

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:12 am
by traehekat
I think the increase in applications has been pretty surprising, even ITE. A lot of schools reporting more than a 60% increase.

Re: Biggest surprise of the cycle, so far?

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:24 am
by Richie Tenenbaum
jawsthegreat wrote:UVa extending the ED deadline?


^This.

Re: Biggest surprise of the cycle, so far?

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:43 am
by watwat
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.

Re: Biggest surprise of the cycle, so far?

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:55 am
by newyorker88
Cornell's app increase

Re: Biggest surprise of the cycle, so far?

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:58 am
by newyorker88
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

Re: Biggest surprise of the cycle, so far?

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:08 am
by devilishangelrjp
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.

Re: Biggest surprise of the cycle, so far?

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:45 pm
by MURPH
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

Re: Biggest surprise of the cycle, so far?

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:46 pm
by TTH
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

Re: Biggest surprise of the cycle, so far?

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:14 pm
by februaryftw
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.

Re: Biggest surprise of the cycle, so far?

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:26 pm
by jasmoon
Harvard holds?

Re: Biggest surprise of the cycle, so far?

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:45 pm
by tikiman6
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?