Chance at transferring to Columbia, NYU, or Penn?

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wannabe146
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Chance at transferring to Columbia, NYU, or Penn?

Postby wannabe146 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:25 pm

New poster to TLS. Wondering if I have a chance to transfer to Columbia, NYU, or Penn? Top 14% (3.45 GPA rounded to 3.5 for ranking purposes) at T30 school. Somewhat decent soft. A couple of personal reasons to be in NY or Philly areas. Just wanted to see what people thought before I paid to send in applications. Thanks a lot for your help!

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thesealocust
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Re: Chance at transferring to Columbia, NYU, or Penn?

Postby thesealocust » Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:08 pm

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wannabe146
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Re: Chance at transferring to Columbia, NYU, or Penn?

Postby wannabe146 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:45 pm

That doesn't really matter, anyway. Class rank matters the most, I think, as the grading curve differs at all schools. Any thoughts?

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EggShellPlaintiff
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Re: Chance at transferring to Columbia, NYU, or Penn?

Postby EggShellPlaintiff » Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:37 pm

Probably a decent shot at Penn. Columbia and NYU are unlikely. It might depend on which T30 you're transferring from. Someone from BC or Fordham is going to have a better shot at the 86th percentile of his or her class than someone from IUB, Iowa, or Wisconsin.

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Re: Chance at transferring to Columbia, NYU, or Penn?

Postby MrKappus » Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:42 pm

Based on past cycles, as well as the heightened transfer competition ITE, I doubt top 15% will net a T10 acceptance, let alone a T6. There are just too many people w/ the same goal who did much better. Might be worth an app, but it's probably not going to happen.

wannabe146
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Re: Chance at transferring to Columbia, NYU, or Penn?

Postby wannabe146 » Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:52 am

Cool. Thanks for the responses.




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