Those who didn't get into schools they had a shot at-why?

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Those who didn't get into schools they had a shot at-why?

Postby pppokerface » Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:11 pm

Excuse my crappy title, the subject line had to be cut short! Just curious, for those who numbers/etc had a pretty good shot at certain schools-including semi-reaches-why do you think that you did not get into those schools (if you didn't)?

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Re: Those who didn't get into schools they had a shot at-why?

Postby QuailMan » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:37 pm

racism /s

but seriously, no one could give you an honest answer to this question. Maybe they applied late, got YP'd, made a serious application error or maybe the ad com just some something they didn't like or was having a bad day. If you apply to enough schools, one of them is going to give you a weird result.

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Re: Those who didn't get into schools they had a shot at-why?

Postby whymeohgodno » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:57 pm

What do you mean by "a shot".

Are you talking about like a 50/50 shot?

Or someone who was above both median kind of shot?

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Re: Those who didn't get into schools they had a shot at-why?

Postby $1.99 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:01 pm

i applied last cycle and got rejected from boalt and upenn when i had numbers above both 75ths. i assumed it was either yp from penn and a combination of not writing the "optional essays"

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Re: Those who didn't get into schools they had a shot at-why?

Postby whymeohgodno » Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:02 pm

$1.99 wrote:i applied last cycle and got rejected from boalt and upenn when i had numbers above both 75ths. i assumed it was either yp from penn and a combination of not writing the "optional essays"


Well Penn is notorious for YP.

And Berkeley is notorious for being holistic.

So I guess that explains your case.

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Re: Those who didn't get into schools they had a shot at-why?

Postby stratocophic » Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:03 pm

Applied late

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Re: Those who didn't get into schools they had a shot at-why?

Postby czelede » Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:05 pm

whymeohgodno wrote:
$1.99 wrote:i applied last cycle and got rejected from boalt and upenn when i had numbers above both 75ths. i assumed it was either yp from penn and a combination of not writing the "optional essays"


Well Penn is notorious for YP.

And Berkeley is notorious for being holistic.

So I guess that explains your case.


This. They are both pretty small and selective schools, and can afford to be picky about the applicants they take beyond the numbers.

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Re: Those who didn't get into schools they had a shot at-why?

Postby pppokerface » Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:29 pm

whymeohgodno wrote:What do you mean by "a shot".

Are you talking about like a 50/50 shot?

Or someone who was above both median kind of shot?

Either. I noticed that a lot of people are reapplying this year with the same numbers. There was a poster who replied that listed all the possible reasons, but I was curious about reasons from people who actually applied-if they have an idea as to why.




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