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Why do so few college seniors apply?

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 1:28 pm
by anstone1988
At Princeton, 74 seniors and 299 alumni applied in 2008. (--LinkRemoved--)
At Yale, 77 seniors and 297 alumni applied to enter in 2009. (http://ucs.yalecollege.yale.edu/sites/d ... istics.pdf)

At both schools, college seniors make up around 20% of all applicants. This seems surprising low to me.

Re: Why do so few college seniors apply?

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 1:31 pm
by RVP11
anstone1988 wrote:At Princeton, 74 seniors and 299 alumni applied in 2008. (--LinkRemoved--)
At Yale, 77 seniors and 297 alumni applied to enter in 2009. (http://ucs.yalecollege.yale.edu/sites/d ... istics.pdf)

At both schools, college seniors make up around 20% of all applicants. This seems surprising low to me.


People from Princeton and Yale can actually get decent jobs out of undergrad.

Re: Why do so few college seniors apply?

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 1:33 pm
by MrPapagiorgio
RVP11 wrote:
anstone1988 wrote:At Princeton, 74 seniors and 299 alumni applied in 2008. (--LinkRemoved--)
At Yale, 77 seniors and 297 alumni applied to enter in 2009. (http://ucs.yalecollege.yale.edu/sites/d ... istics.pdf)

At both schools, college seniors make up around 20% of all applicants. This seems surprising low to me.


People from Princeton and Yale can actually get decent jobs out of undergrad.

+1. Also, people from Princeton and Yale are smart enough to not go to law school.

Re: Why do so few college seniors apply?

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 1:37 pm
by anstone1988
MrPapagiorgio wrote:
RVP11 wrote:
anstone1988 wrote:At Princeton, 74 seniors and 299 alumni applied in 2008. (--LinkRemoved--)
At Yale, 77 seniors and 297 alumni applied to enter in 2009. (http://ucs.yalecollege.yale.edu/sites/d ... istics.pdf)

At both schools, college seniors make up around 20% of all applicants. This seems surprising low to me.


People from Princeton and Yale can actually get decent jobs out of undergrad.

+1. Also, people from Princeton and Yale are smart enough to not go to law school.


I'm not saying the percentage of law school applicants/number of students graduating is low. There are so few senior applicants compared to alumni applicants.

Re: Why do so few college seniors apply?

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 1:41 pm
by CanadianWolf
Many Princeton grads work for consulting groups--such as Bain--prior to applying to graduate school. The required senior thesis at Princeton leads many to seek a break from the academic world before attending graduate or professional schools.

Re: Why do so few college seniors apply?

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 1:43 pm
by bmore
Senior here. Applied. Going. I can get a job. I want to study law.

Re: Why do so few college seniors apply?

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 1:58 pm
by Cade McNown
anstone1988 wrote:At Princeton, 74 seniors and 299 alumni applied in 2008. (--LinkRemoved--)
At Yale, 77 seniors and 297 alumni applied to enter in 2009. (http://ucs.yalecollege.yale.edu/sites/d ... istics.pdf)

At both schools, college seniors make up around 20% of all applicants. This seems surprising low to me.


It does??? Among graduates of those schools applying to law school, you're surprised that only 20% are still in undergrad now? Why? Isn't it obvious that 2011 Grad-applicants will not outnumber or even approach the body of applicants from the class 2010 back in time? It's one graduating class versus the rest. I suspect these numbers are in-line with the global law school applicant pool.

Re: Why do so few college seniors apply?

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 2:00 pm
by Straw_Mandible
Cade McNown wrote:It does??? Among graduates of those schools applying to law school, you're surprised that only 20% are still in undergrad now? Why? Isn't it obvious that 2011 Grad-applicants will not outnumber or even approach the body of applicants from the class 2010 back in time? It's one graduating class versus the rest. I suspect these numbers are in-line with the global law school applicant pool.


+180

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Re: Why do so few college seniors apply?

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 2:02 pm
by dakatz
Because theres something to be said for leaving the academic womb for a little while and seeing what the real world is like. Plus, legal recruiters greatly value work experience since it shows maturity, development, and life skills that people who go straight through likely won't possess.

Re: Why do so few college seniors apply?

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 2:04 pm
by krasivaya
Applying during your senior year sounds like a bitch.

If nothing else, I'd rather take the LSAT post-graduation and, I don't know, enjoy non-lawyerdom for a bit.

Re: Why do so few college seniors apply?

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 2:07 pm
by anstone1988
Cade McNown wrote:
anstone1988 wrote:At Princeton, 74 seniors and 299 alumni applied in 2008. (--LinkRemoved--)
At Yale, 77 seniors and 297 alumni applied to enter in 2009. (http://ucs.yalecollege.yale.edu/sites/d ... istics.pdf)

At both schools, college seniors make up around 20% of all applicants. This seems surprising low to me.


It does??? Among graduates of those schools applying to law school, you're surprised that only 20% are still in undergrad now? Why? Isn't it obvious that 2011 Grad-applicants will not outnumber or even approach the body of applicants from the class 2010 back in time? It's one graduating class versus the rest. I suspect these numbers are in-line with the global law school applicant pool.


It's basically the ratio of applicants with no fulltime WE/grad school experience over applicants with WE/grad school experience. Although this 20% is comparable to the % coming straight from undergrad at HYS, I thought going directly to HYS would be harder than going to HYS with a year or two of WE. However, if that's the case, the overall senior/(senior+alumni applicants)% should be higher than directly-from-undergrad/total 1L% at HYS. I guess that senior/(senior+alumni)% for Yale and Princeton isn't similar to that of most colleges, since if going directly to HYS is harder than going to HYS with a year or two of WE, then the overall senior applicants/(senior+alumni applicants)% should be much higher than 20%. It seems that UConn's stats provide support for that. (http://www.prelaw.uconn.edu/documents/U ... 0Stats.pdf)

Re: Why do so few college seniors apply?

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 4:55 pm
by TheFactor
Who gives a fuck

Re: Why do so few college seniors apply?

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 5:55 pm
by ahduth
TheFactor wrote:Who gives a fuck


+1