PeanutsNJam wrote:Mass mail and network. Someone top 1/3 and LR already has a V15 primary market offer. And no, he/she is not the child of a partner. Although their case is unique and an exception (ties to city, ties to firm), it shows that non top 10% grades are not an auto ding.
Wow, it is definitely impressive to get an offer this early, but with top third and LR, I don't think this kid will have a problem coming OCI time either.
Top 1/3 at WUSTL really isn't that great of a place to be. Plenty of people in that grade range strike out every year, even with LR. Really nobody can afford to be complacent, though, even with much better grades.
RareExports wrote:All else equal, how many screeners through EIW and off-campus programs, might one expect at:
Tough to answer this precisely, especially given how close together these brackets are. All of this will assume you're a largely unremarkable candidate. At median you'e lucky to get any screeners. I've heard of people around top 1/3 getting 0, and I think somewhere in the 3-8 range is typical. Top 20% you'll probably get a bunch of your screeners from alternates and may end up with somewhere around 20. Top 10% you'll get a lot, probably 25+. This also assumes you're going to the off-campus programs and are applying broadly. Don't forget that there's no number of screeners that guarantees an offer, especially since firms aren't typically calling back a ton of WUSTL students.