2010 v. 2011 cycle - thoughts?

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How much harder will the 2011 cycle be, compared to 2010?

Much harder
0
No votes
Harder
16
32%
The same
24
48%
Easier
10
20%
Much easier
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 50

februaryftw
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2010 v. 2011 cycle - thoughts?

Postby februaryftw » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:04 pm

Simple question: will the 2011 cycle be as competitive as the 2010 cycle?

We don't have all the info yet, of course, but looking at LSN it sure seems like a few schools will be raising their GPA or LSAT medians. I suppose the big thing will be the on again off again economic recovery.

I actually postponed my cycle and will be applying next year (for a host of reasons, but the stiff admissions did cross my mind), so I'm wondering how people facing end of cycles might be dealing with this question. Are you trying your luck again next year, or are you happy with the way things went? I'd like to think it won't be as bad, but my gut is telling me it'll be about the same.

Might as well add a poll to this...
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lawduder
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Re: 2010 v. 2011 cycle - thoughts?

Postby lawduder » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:06 pm

Schools are always going to look to improve their numbers from the previous year so I doubt it's going to get any "easier."

februaryftw
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Re: 2010 v. 2011 cycle - thoughts?

Postby februaryftw » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:08 pm

lawduder wrote:Schools are always going to look to improve their numbers from the previous year so I doubt it's going to get any "easier."


Yes, but the number of applications to graduate and professional schools usually has a strong correlation with economic indicators. So there might simply be less applicants in a good economic year.

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GeePee
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Re: 2010 v. 2011 cycle - thoughts?

Postby GeePee » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:10 pm

My guess is that it will probably be about the same. The economy should be slightly improved but I doubt that will decrease the number of applicants by too many. Expect the same numbers to have about the same chances.

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MoS
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Re: 2010 v. 2011 cycle - thoughts?

Postby MoS » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:13 pm

I really think applications will level off or maybe even decrease. I think there will be more holding and waitlisting, and then more pulling people off the waitlists. That makes my vote for easier, for some reason.

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D. H2Oman
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Re: 2010 v. 2011 cycle - thoughts?

Postby D. H2Oman » Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:57 am

Pretty much the same.

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Re: 2010 v. 2011 cycle - thoughts?

Postby Apple Tree » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:25 am

Everybody was saying how hard this cycle is going to be, yet I got into a number of my reaches.

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Re: 2010 v. 2011 cycle - thoughts?

Postby hellokitty » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:27 am

I sincerely hope that it is the same. I can't imagine anything much more brutal than this year.




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