Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

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

How do you figure out your index number?

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby srb » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:53 pm

red_sox wrote:How do you figure out your index number?


Read the thread. Page 2.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby Dr_Nex » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:54 pm

huckabees wrote:^ 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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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby doctorgonzo » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:55 pm

4.3 here, just got my last LOR for Columbia processed by LSAC today. Only took four months for my writer to do it. :D

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby red_sox » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:55 pm

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby huckabees » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:56 pm

Dr_Nex wrote:
huckabees wrote:^ 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.)
Toby Stock hates me.


LOL.

Too early to say...

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby crazy_zoologist » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:57 pm

k. according to the formula I am a 4.5
But on the LSAC report to Columbia my index is 3.7

:?: :?: :?: :?:

Update: I just realized that different schools have different indices. And my columbia one is indeed 4.5 :oops:
Thanks everyeone.
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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby huckabees » Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:00 pm

Whatever is on the LSAC page should match the index formula. However, the LSAC page is correct.

The 3.7 is probably from your Stanford index or something like that, not for Columbia.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby SouthernElle » Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:02 pm

I was waiting for this thread to happen. :) 4.3 here, and I have to say the ED decisions made me really nervous- hopefully RD won't be that much more competitive than last cycle...

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby express01 » Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:08 pm

4.4 Just went complete.

Got into NYU though, so i am not that worried.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby Helmholtz » Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:09 pm

SouthernElle wrote:I was waiting for this thread to happen. :) 4.3 here, and I have to say the ED decisions made me really nervous- hopefully RD won't be that much more competitive than last cycle...


There's a couple 4.2s on LSN who got in this cycle as EDs. Why do you say it's much more competitive than last cycle?

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby SouthernElle » Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:15 pm

I was referring to a poster who got flat out rejected with a 170/3.7 ish. Maybe it's not more competitive, but that one made me nervous.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby biglawbound » Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:44 pm

Don't stress, but I was a 4.4 and rode the WL until two weeks before the start date. Oh, and LS is boring as shit and an utter waste of time (minus the paycheck, 4weeks vacation, bomb sports tixs, and golf memberships of course). SO, take the money and go to a good school that you'll be happy living at, because intellectually this is not enjoyable. It’s only a means to an end. Perk of Columbia is I have mad firm interviews during the worst recession in a minute. But all they money I piss away paying sticker more than cancels it out. Worst part is everyone with my numbers accepted on time got money. At least the folks are footing the bill, and they are quite happy that I chose CLS, but as a cost benefit guy it really kills me. O well, can't do anything about it now, but this board makes it seem like CLS is a non brainer over money at mich, duke, UVA, Cornell. Today I take half at any and run at any of um. UNLESS OF course you have to work at a top 10 firm in NY, then go to CLS…drink all the time, make B’s w/o doing a damn thing, and you’re good to go. I picked an appropriate name, no?? Best of luck…getting that call from CLS was a really good moment, enjoy it b/c it’s all downhill.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby BarackObama » Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:58 pm

biglawbound wrote:Don't stress, but I was a 4.4 and rode the WL until two weeks before the start date. Oh, and LS is boring as shit and an utter waste of time (minus the paycheck, 4weeks vacation, bomb sports tixs, and golf memberships of course). SO, take the money and go to a good school that you'll be happy living at, because intellectually this is not enjoyable. It’s only a means to an end. Perk of Columbia is I have mad firm interviews during the worst recession in a minute. But all they money I piss away paying sticker more than cancels it out. Worst part is everyone with my numbers accepted on time got money. At least the folks are footing the bill, and they are quite happy that I chose CLS, but as a cost benefit guy it really kills me. O well, can't do anything about it now, but this board makes it seem like CLS is a non brainer over money at mich, duke, UVA, Cornell. Today I take half at any and run at any of um. UNLESS OF course you have to work at a top 10 firm in NY, then go to CLS…drink all the time, make B’s w/o doing a damn thing, and you’re good to go. I picked an appropriate name, no?? Best of luck…getting that call from CLS was a really good moment, enjoy it b/c it’s all downhill.


lol

This is my favorite post in quite a while.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby huckabees » Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:59 pm

Haha, hilarious post!

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby Prodigy » Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:00 pm

biglawbound wrote:Don't stress, but I was a 4.4 and rode the WL until two weeks before the start date. Oh, and LS is boring as shit and an utter waste of time (minus the paycheck, 4weeks vacation, bomb sports tixs, and golf memberships of course). SO, take the money and go to a good school that you'll be happy living at, because intellectually this is not enjoyable. It’s only a means to an end. Perk of Columbia is I have mad firm interviews during the worst recession in a minute. But all they money I piss away paying sticker more than cancels it out. Worst part is everyone with my numbers accepted on time got money. At least the folks are footing the bill, and they are quite happy that I chose CLS, but as a cost benefit guy it really kills me. O well, can't do anything about it now, but this board makes it seem like CLS is a non brainer over money at mich, duke, UVA, Cornell. Today I take half at any and run at any of um. UNLESS OF course you have to work at a top 10 firm in NY, then go to CLS…drink all the time, make B’s w/o doing a damn thing, and you’re good to go. I picked an appropriate name, no?? Best of luck…getting that call from CLS was a really good moment, enjoy it b/c it’s all downhill.


How can people be so miserable all their lives :roll:

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby srb » Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:03 pm

biglawbound wrote:Don't stress, but I was a 4.4 and rode the WL until two weeks before the start date. Oh, and LS is boring as shit and an utter waste of time (minus the paycheck, 4weeks vacation, bomb sports tixs, and golf memberships of course). SO, take the money and go to a good school that you'll be happy living at, because intellectually this is not enjoyable. It’s only a means to an end. Perk of Columbia is I have mad firm interviews during the worst recession in a minute. But all they money I piss away paying sticker more than cancels it out. Worst part is everyone with my numbers accepted on time got money. At least the folks are footing the bill, and they are quite happy that I chose CLS, but as a cost benefit guy it really kills me. O well, can't do anything about it now, but this board makes it seem like CLS is a non brainer over money at mich, duke, UVA, Cornell. Today I take half at any and run at any of um. UNLESS OF course you have to work at a top 10 firm in NY, then go to CLS…drink all the time, make B’s w/o doing a damn thing, and you’re good to go. I picked an appropriate name, no?? Best of luck…getting that call from CLS was a really good moment, enjoy it b/c it’s all downhill.


1. Your parents are paying. W.O.W. I would never complain about anything ever again. Ever.
2. What is "a minute", used as it is above?
3. What are "mad firms"?
4. Have you ever heard of the website guidofistpump.com? Mind if I submit your tat for their "Guido of the Week" page?

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby Objection » Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:07 pm

4.4 waiting!

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby Action Jackson » Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:07 pm

I've heard nothing good about CLS except for it's ranking, and when I visited the place I thought it was pretty shitty compared to NYU. In contrast, I've heard nothing but great things about NYU from everyone that's been there.

It probably won't matter to most, but I heard Columbia's business school was a pain in the ass too.

But, um, congrats to everyone that got in. :wink:

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby Dr_Nex » Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:10 pm

Action Jackson wrote:I've heard nothing good about CLS except for it's ranking, and when I visited the place I thought it was pretty shitty compared to NYU. In contrast, I've heard nothing but great things about NYU from everyone that's been there.

It probably won't matter to most, but I heard Columbia's business school was a pain in the ass too.

But, um, congrats to everyone that got in. :wink:

Sorry that you didn't. :x

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby BarackObama » Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:12 pm

srb wrote:1. Your parents are paying. W.O.W. I would never complain about anything ever again. Ever.
2. What is "a minute", used as it is above?
3. What are "mad firms"?
4. Have you ever heard of the website guidofistpump.com? Mind if I submit your tat for their "Guido of the Week" page?


Wrong user for #4...

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby Action Jackson » Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:13 pm

Dr_Nex wrote:
Action Jackson wrote:I've heard nothing good about CLS except for it's ranking, and when I visited the place I thought it was pretty shitty compared to NYU. In contrast, I've heard nothing but great things about NYU from everyone that's been there.

It probably won't matter to most, but I heard Columbia's business school was a pain in the ass too.

But, um, congrats to everyone that got in. :wink:

Sorry that you didn't. :x

I didn't apply, but my index is 4.5, so I probably would have.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby NickyP » Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:14 pm

Thanks for the tips on idex calculation, I'm a 4.3, heavy on the LSAT. it's the highest ranked school I applied to, so I'm not too hopeful, but who knows?

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby Lem37 » Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:15 pm

Action Jackson wrote:
Dr_Nex wrote:
Action Jackson wrote:I've heard nothing good about CLS except for it's ranking, and when I visited the place I thought it was pretty shitty compared to NYU. In contrast, I've heard nothing but great things about NYU from everyone that's been there.

It probably won't matter to most, but I heard Columbia's business school was a pain in the ass too.

But, um, congrats to everyone that got in. :wink:

Sorry that you didn't. :x

I didn't apply, but my index is 4.5, so I probably would have.


This reminds me of the applicants in the "What are my chances?" forum who insist that, although they haven't taken the LSAT yet, they estimate the 173-177 range.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby Action Jackson » Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:18 pm

Lem37 wrote:
Action Jackson wrote:
Dr_Nex wrote:
Action Jackson wrote:I've heard nothing good about CLS except for it's ranking, and when I visited the place I thought it was pretty shitty compared to NYU. In contrast, I've heard nothing but great things about NYU from everyone that's been there.

It probably won't matter to most, but I heard Columbia's business school was a pain in the ass too.

But, um, congrats to everyone that got in. :wink:

Sorry that you didn't. :x

I didn't apply, but my index is 4.5, so I probably would have.


This reminds me of the applicants in the "What are my chances?" forum who insist that, although they haven't taken the LSAT yet, they estimate the 173-177 range.

I realize it's totally ridiculous for me to assume I could *probably* get in with both a GPA and LSAT at CLS's 75ths, but I guess I'm just silly that way. :roll:

Doesn't change the fact that the place is a dump.




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