smashedpumpkins wrote:BenJ wrote:There are 21 Hamiltons reported on LSN for this year alone. LSN consists of no more than maybe a quarter at most of admits. Columbia has to offer at least around 75 Hamiltons every year, possibly up to 100. (Obviously, most people turn them down.)
Count the $153k people (last one is on page 3):
http://columbia.lawschoolnumbers.com/ap ... er=asc&p=1
Edit: Just recounted and found 20. Whatever, same point applies.
I really doubt there's that many. At the last ASD, there were 10 kids at the meeting. Double that (for the March ASD) and maybe add in another 10-15 who didn't visit at all (unless you think there's a huge population of recipients who think it's not even worth their while to visit, which I find somewhat hard to believe).
Also, yes, their yield is really that low. From talking with people at the most recent ASD, I think the majority will go HYS.
Someone would have to confirm this, but I would guess that most Hamilton and Butler recipients go to the March ASD. After all, they were all admitted in late January (or early February for some Butlers), plenty of time and more to plan for the March ASD.
Also, I wouldn't be particularly surprised if a lot of them didn't bother visiting. Given the incredibly low yield rate for Hamiltons, surely a bunch of Hamilton recipients must be totally uninterested in Columbia.
100 might be pushing it, but I don't think 75 Hamiltons is unreasonable at all. Consider that Harvard admits around 700 (I think) people annually. Columbia is trying to grab some of those people, and all they really have to do it with is the Hamilton. So offerring a lot of Hamiltons is not at all unreasonable, especially since they know few people will take them up on the offer.