Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby legends159 » Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:55 pm

irishlaw wrote:Hey, I'm waiting to hear from Columbia too, but I don't know anything about this index number. Can someone explain what it is, what constitutes a good index, and how I can compute my own? Thanks!



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0.045 (multiply by LSAT)
0.559 (multiply by GPA)

-5.512 (subtract)

= your index

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby legends159 » Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:56 pm

Lem37 wrote:
strad83 wrote:I'm 4.3 with the higher score and crossing my fingers. I'm trying not to get my hopes up as so far I haven't gotten love from Michigan or Berkeley.

Does anyone know if they take the higher LSAT when there is a significant gap? Or do they average?

Thanks!


When I called, they said they take the higher with a 7+ point increase.


I'm hoping they take the higher based on an individual case by case method

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby ezpar » Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:57 pm

Action Jackson wrote:I thought the rule was 4.1 = waitlist, 4.2 = 50/50, 4.3+ = in.


I thought it was a little tighter than that... 4.2=WL, 4.3=50/50, 4.4=in

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby Action Jackson » Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:57 pm

I'm just curious, of the people here who have CLS as their top choice, have you actually visited the school? I ask, because I can't understand how anyone who's visited both NYU and Columbia to want to spend 3 years at Columbia. I'm not saying the place is a shithole, but it's a shithole.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby srb » Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:57 pm

4.1, though I think my score/GPA is average (aka way below average for them??). I want Columbia and NYU so bad it HURTS. I'm praying for a WL at this point.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby srb » Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:58 pm

Action Jackson wrote:I'm just curious, of the people here who have CLS as their top choice, have you actually visited the school? I ask, because I can't understand how anyone who's visited both NYU and Columbia to want to spend 3 years at Columbia. I'm not saying the place is a shithole, but it's a shithole.


Are you nuts??? Riverside Dr is the most beautiful street in NY, IMO. NYU looks like business school. Which is cool and all, but still...

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby irishlaw » Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:59 pm

Thanks for the info. Just calculated my index to be about a 4.36...what kind of chances does that give me (at a top 25 university with decent softs)?

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby legends159 » Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:59 pm

Action Jackson wrote:I'm just curious, of the people here who have CLS as their top choice, have you actually visited the school? I ask, because I can't understand how anyone who's visited both NYU and Columbia to want to spend 3 years at Columbia. I'm not saying the place is a shithole, but it's a shithole.


It gets a ton of tourism so it's not as bad as you think. I actually prefer CLS to NYU because it has the whole Roman historical buildings.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby legends159 » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:02 pm

Again, I reiterate, has anyone else gotten a request for fall grades?

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby Lem37 » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:02 pm

legends159 wrote:Again, I reiterate, has anyone else gotten a request for fall grades?


I've been out of school for a year and a half, so...no.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby srb » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:04 pm

Lem37 wrote:
legends159 wrote:Again, I reiterate, has anyone else gotten a request for fall grades?


I've been out of school for a year and a half, so...no.


Ditto.

Lem, you didn't happen to go to Penn, did you?

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby Lem37 » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:05 pm

srb wrote:
Lem37 wrote:
legends159 wrote:Again, I reiterate, has anyone else gotten a request for fall grades?


I've been out of school for a year and a half, so...no.


Ditto.

Lem, you didn't happen to go to Penn, did you?


Nope, Cornell (although my sister went to Penn). Why?

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby cameltaur » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:06 pm

I'm a 4.3, no request for grades, complete 10/17 but i don't think dates matter so much at this point.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby iceberger » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:06 pm

Lem37 wrote:
legends159 wrote:Again, I reiterate, has anyone else gotten a request for fall grades?


I've been out of school for a year and a half, so...no.



no. i'm kinda worried about it. although, i did go complete the beginning of december

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby srb » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:08 pm

Lem37 wrote:
srb wrote:
Lem37 wrote:
legends159 wrote:Again, I reiterate, has anyone else gotten a request for fall grades?


I've been out of school for a year and a half, so...no.


Ditto.

Lem, you didn't happen to go to Penn, did you?


Nope, Cornell (although my sister went to Penn). Why?


Knew a Lem who went to Penn, I studied abroad with her in Paris...that's all!

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby iagolives » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:09 pm

legends159 wrote:Again, I reiterate, has anyone else gotten a request for fall grades?


Nope, however, if they sent it by mail, I've been away from my mailbox for a few weeks, so....

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby legends159 » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:15 pm

iagolives wrote:
legends159 wrote:Again, I reiterate, has anyone else gotten a request for fall grades?


Nope, however, if they sent it by mail, I've been away from my mailbox for a few weeks, so....


it was sent via email from Dean Iwerebon

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby kyle » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:24 pm

rbrown05 wrote:I would say if they sent you a fee waiver, that's a pretty good sign...I'm jealous.

Can someone tell me how to calculate my index#?

And did anyone else get a request from Columbia for your Fall 2008 grades? I'm hoping this helps me since I had all A's.



it's a good sign but my index number would be like a 3.9 so prolly not that good of a sign :P

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby crazy_zoologist » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:35 pm

I feel ignorant.

But: who came up with the formula? I doubt its validity mainly because GPA is meaningless when discussed without a context, like major(s), schools....

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby Source » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:38 pm

4.3 checking in here, the wait is killing me.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby huckabees » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:39 pm

Count me in on this waiting game!

I'm really hoping to hear by next week at the latest...

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby Dr_Nex » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:41 pm

4.6. When do they start making RD decisions?

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby gtg931r » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:42 pm

columbia came up with that index formula...and your GPA "taken in context" is practically meaningless in the admissions process.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby sophie316 » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:50 pm

Action Jackson wrote:I'm just curious, of the people here who have CLS as their top choice, have you actually visited the school? I ask, because I can't understand how anyone who's visited both NYU and Columbia to want to spend 3 years at Columbia. I'm not saying the place is a shithole, but it's a shithole.


Columbia as a whole is lovely, but the part of campus the law school is in isn't that pretty.

Also waiting on Columbia, although I didn't get my app in til the start of December so probably won't hear back soon. 4.5, although if i get in I think I'd rather go to NYU to change things up (Columbia undergrad...not sure I want to go back for three more years, as much as I loved it)

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby huckabees » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:52 pm

^ If your index is a 4.6, then you can probably go to places ranked higher than NYU to "change things up"... :D

(Though I can understand why for many, NYU is their top choice.)




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