How many schools...

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How many schools are you applying to this cycle?

0-5
7
7%
5-10
29
28%
10-15
34
33%
15-20
24
24%
20 or more
8
8%
 
Total votes: 102

clarified_butter
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How many schools...

Postby clarified_butter » Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:30 am

How many schools do applicants typically apply to? I'm a first year applicant and I was just curious about this topic.

How many is everyone else applying to? Thanks.
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top30man
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Re: How many schools...

Postby top30man » Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:34 am

clarified_butter wrote:How many schools do applicants typically apply to? I'm a first year applicant and I was just curious about this topic. I plan on applying to 20 schools...the list is going to be a mix for me.

How many is everyone else applying to? Thanks.

19 for me. A couple reaches, mostly targets, semi-safeties and total safeties. With fee waivers applying to a bunch of schools is totally feasible. I only paid for four of the nineteen.

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Re: How many schools...

Postby 071816 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:36 am

I applied to 18. I probably wouldn't have applied to a lot of them, but I got 9 fee waivers.

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kwais
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Re: How many schools...

Postby kwais » Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:40 am

16, fee waivers. probably would've done 10-12 without

American_in_China
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Re: How many schools...

Postby American_in_China » Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:49 am

10- basically all the schools I think I'd be happy to attend.

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Opie
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Re: How many schools...

Postby Opie » Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:12 am

5, but I'm not willing to leave a fairly small radius from home.

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JamMasterJ
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Re: How many schools...

Postby JamMasterJ » Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:20 am

8, but my numbers have historically produced fairly consistent results and I ED'd.
If you're an extreme splitter or URM, then 15+ seems credited, but for someone with a fairly predictable cycle 8-12 seems about right

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JamMasterJ
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Re: How many schools...

Postby JamMasterJ » Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:21 am

kwais wrote:16, fee waivers. probably would've done 10-12 without

surprised you applied to that many

clarified_butter
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Re: How many schools...

Postby clarified_butter » Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:55 am

I also had fee waivers. It would have been so costly without them!

P.S. I just attached a poll to this thread too.

charliep
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Re: How many schools...

Postby charliep » Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:48 am

13

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Ernert
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Re: How many schools...

Postby Ernert » Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:12 am

18

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Lily Pad
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Re: How many schools...

Postby Lily Pad » Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:30 am

18, but with fee waivers only paying for 4 of them. I probably didn't need to apply to that many, but I'm extremely debt-averse and trying to maximize my chances for decent scholarships.

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Opie
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Re: How many schools...

Postby Opie » Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:02 pm

Of my five, all were waivers. I'd have done 2 without.

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Re: How many schools...

Postby vpintz » Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:49 pm

i've applied to 5 so far. i would have applied to 3 or 4 more, but i got into my safety (which was odd, it was my first acceptance and they're usually pretty slow with admissions decisions...ANYWAY) so the extra 3/4 super safeties weren't necessary ;]

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franklyscarlet
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Re: How many schools...

Postby franklyscarlet » Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:50 pm

15, all with waivers. I gt my first acceptance relatively early and was able to cut some safeties from my list.

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john1990
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Re: How many schools...

Postby john1990 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:16 pm

17, i have waivers for about 8, and i have a unique application. Otherwise i would do closer to 10

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thelawschoolproject
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Re: How many schools...

Postby thelawschoolproject » Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:17 pm

. . . 23 . . . so embarrassing. Although, all of them are fee waivers except one.

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Opie
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Re: How many schools...

Postby Opie » Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:39 pm

thelawschoolproject wrote:. . . 23 . . . so embarrassing. Although, all of them are fee waivers except one.


Don't be embarrassed. You're a super strong candidate. You're just casting a wide net because you have a lot of options and can afford to be open.

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Re: How many schools...

Postby tooswolle » Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:54 pm

So far I'm at 16 (thankful for few waivers) and only paid for one application. Pretty spread out applications with reaches, targets then safeties. Hoping for something good this holiday season.

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Re: How many schools...

Postby paul34 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:01 pm

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clarified_butter
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Re: How many schools...

Postby clarified_butter » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:04 pm

That's a good thing...you didn't have to pay for 22 schools...imagine how costly that could have been!

thelawschoolproject wrote:. . . 23 . . . so embarrassing. Although, all of them are fee waivers except one.

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Re: How many schools...

Postby Flappy Scribbleneck » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:07 pm

Applied to 18, influenced by fee waivers - will probably apply to four more before the end of the year

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Re: How many schools...

Postby lsdream » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:09 pm

Applied to 16 - received three fee waivers. My parents funded the cost - no time to make your target small, right?

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Take Two
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Re: How many schools...

Postby Take Two » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:14 pm

17 for me. Fee waivers to all but 4, figured why not see if I can work some scholarship magic

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Re: How many schools...

Postby NoleinNY » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:19 pm

Does anyone else think the poll looks like it is flipping TLS the bird?




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