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Vincent Vega
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Indiana 2013

Postby Vincent Vega » Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:47 pm

This thread is late in coming, but since all of the admission traffic so far has been included on the 1L's taking questions thread, this can be the separate thread that IU deserves!

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Re: Indiana 2013

Postby Vincent Vega » Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:49 pm

In on 12/16 with full scholarship

165/3.92

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Re: Indiana 2013

Postby Sean Bateman » Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:50 pm

applied already with 165/3.35. think this GPA hurts my chances? IUB is without a doubt one of my top picks, and if accepted, i'd have a hard time turning it down

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Re: Indiana 2013

Postby Vincent Vega » Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:53 pm

From LSN charts, it seems like anyone 164+/3.0+ is auto-admit at IU. You should be good.

I applied ED at Mich and was deferred. IU is probably my destination, though. I love the campus, the location, job prospects in Chicago (not as much as T14 prospects, but anyway), the relatively cheap COL, the relatively good QOL, etc.

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Re: Indiana 2013

Postby lewis louis » Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:55 pm

I applied 11/25, still waiting to hear back. Was it snail mail for those accepted?

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Re: Indiana 2013

Postby najumobi » Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:55 pm

Sean Bateman wrote:applied already with 165/3.35. think this GPA hurts my chances? IUB is without a doubt one of my top picks, and if accepted, i'd have a hard time turning it down
In the past, IUB seldomly turned down a 165 no matter what the gpa. seriously, even a 2.5,165 would probably get you in. although they've had a 50% increase in apps this cycle, you're probably still way more likely to get in than not.

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Re: Indiana 2013

Postby jameschae » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:03 pm

Hello! I submitted my application on December 31. 165/3.7. Is there any chance I can get accepted with money?


Congrats to all those who have already got accepted

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Re: Indiana 2013

Postby lawhawk » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:06 am

najumobi wrote:
Sean Bateman wrote:applied already with 165/3.35. think this GPA hurts my chances? IUB is without a doubt one of my top picks, and if accepted, i'd have a hard time turning it down
In the past, IUB seldomly turned down a 165 no matter what the gpa. seriously, even a 2.5,165 would probably get you in. although they've had a 50% increase in apps this cycle, you're probably still way more likely to get in than not.



50%? Really? Where did you hear that?

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Re: Indiana 2013

Postby najumobi » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:17 am

lawhawk wrote:
najumobi wrote:
Sean Bateman wrote:applied already with 165/3.35. think this GPA hurts my chances? IUB is without a doubt one of my top picks, and if accepted, i'd have a hard time turning it down
In the past, IUB seldomly turned down a 165 no matter what the gpa. seriously, even a 2.5,165 would probably get you in. although they've had a 50% increase in apps this cycle, you're probably still way more likely to get in than not.



50%? Really? Where did you hear that?

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/10/education/10grad.html
it's a 54% increase to be exact.

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Re: Indiana 2013

Postby lawhawk » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:31 am

najumobi wrote:
lawhawk wrote:
najumobi wrote:
Sean Bateman wrote:applied already with 165/3.35. think this GPA hurts my chances? IUB is without a doubt one of my top picks, and if accepted, i'd have a hard time turning it down
In the past, IUB seldomly turned down a 165 no matter what the gpa. seriously, even a 2.5,165 would probably get you in. although they've had a 50% increase in apps this cycle, you're probably still way more likely to get in than not.



50%? Really? Where did you hear that?

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/10/education/10grad.html
it's a 54% increase to be exact.



Wow. Thanks for the article. That's such a huge jump.

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Re: Indiana 2013

Postby Vincent Vega » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:47 am

jameschae wrote:Hello! I submitted my application on December 31. 165/3.7. Is there any chance I can get accepted with money?


Congrats to all those who have already got accepted


Unless you've murdered someone, you'll be in. You'll likely get $15K or 20K/year, according to LSN data.

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Re: Indiana 2013

Postby MoS » Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:51 am

Is their "6-8 week" line about them making a decision an accurate estimate on how long I will wait before I hear back? Or is it just a standard message?

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Re: Indiana 2013

Postby jameschae » Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:07 am

MoS wrote:Is their "6-8 week" line about them making a decision an accurate estimate on how long I will wait before I hear back? Or is it just a standard message?



I'm really curious about this too. I went complete on january 5, I hope that I can get a response earlier than 6-8 weeks.

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Re: Indiana 2013

Postby sckon » Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:05 am

There is already an IU thread FWIW......

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Re: Indiana 2013

Postby MoS » Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:08 am

I thought there was but I couldn't find it. Care to share the link?

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Re: Indiana 2013

Postby sckon » Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:09 am

MoS wrote:I thought there was but I couldn't find it. Care to share the link?



Literally scroll down...its on the first page

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Re: Indiana 2013

Postby MoS » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:55 am

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=94358 for anyone who wanted the link, like me.

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Re: Indiana 2013

Postby LiveFree » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:59 am

Anyone care to drop their .02 cents on my chances with a 3.5/163?

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Re: Indiana 2013

Postby najumobi » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:10 am

aschleic wrote:Anyone care to drop their .02 cents on my chances with a 3.5/163?

with both your numbers being below their medians it's highly unlikely that you would get in. you should retake the lsat and get a 164. the law school numbers game is ridiculous. a 1 point increase from 163 to 164 would make you a lock for being admitted.

1 more thing, their applications have increased by over 50% so a 165 would be a safer bet since they could possibly try to increase their lsat median to that.

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Re: Indiana 2013

Postby Zapatero » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:13 am

aschleic wrote:Anyone care to drop their .02 cents on my chances with a 3.5/163?


There's hope. I'm in +45k with a 164/3.5(non-URM OOS).

Edit: Also, all that matters for the USNWR rankings is the 25/75 range, not the median. A 163 puts you way above the 25th (156).

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Re: Indiana 2013

Postby najumobi » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:22 am

ccs1702 wrote:
aschleic wrote:Anyone care to drop their .02 cents on my chances with a 3.5/163?


There's hope. I'm in +45k with a 164/3.5(non-URM OOS).

Edit: Also, all that matters for the USNWR rankings is the 25/75 range, not the median. A 163 puts you way above the 25th (156).

this is not true at all...usnews may publicize the 25th and 75th percentile, but they base rankings off of the medians. ccs got in because his lsat is 164.....well not because, but you know what i mean.

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Re: Indiana 2013

Postby Zapatero » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:25 am

najumobi wrote:
ccs1702 wrote:
aschleic wrote:Anyone care to drop their .02 cents on my chances with a 3.5/163?


There's hope. I'm in +45k with a 164/3.5(non-URM OOS).

Edit: Also, all that matters for the USNWR rankings is the 25/75 range, not the median. A 163 puts you way above the 25th (156).

this is not true at all...usnews may publicize the 25th and 75th percentile, but they base rankings off of the medians. ccs got in because his lsat is 164.....well not because, but you know what i mean.


According to this, they stopped using the median and started using the range in 2006. http://www.bcgsearch.com/pdf/BCG_Law_Sc ... e_2009.pdf
Page 9.

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Re: Indiana 2013

Postby najumobi » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:33 am

ccs1702 wrote:
najumobi wrote:
ccs1702 wrote:
aschleic wrote:Anyone care to drop their .02 cents on my chances with a 3.5/163?


There's hope. I'm in +45k with a 164/3.5(non-URM OOS).

Edit: Also, all that matters for the USNWR rankings is the 25/75 range, not the median. A 163 puts you way above the 25th (156).

this is not true at all...usnews may publicize the 25th and 75th percentile, but they base rankings off of the medians. ccs got in because his lsat is 164.....well not because, but you know what i mean.


According to this, they stopped using the median and started using the range in 2006. http://www.bcgsearch.com/pdf/BCG_Law_Sc ... e_2009.pdf
Page 6.

hmmm...this is inconsistent with actual applicant results from last cycle. according for lawschoolnumbers.com for IUB applicants with 164 lsat, and 3.65 gpa or less, there was a 100% acceptance rate (23/23 accepted). for 160-163 and 3.65 or less, there was a 4% acceptance rate (1/24 accepted).

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Re: Indiana 2013

Postby Zapatero » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:37 am

Najumobi, sorry, I meant page 9. I really have no idea, to be honest. I was surprised by that as well, but it seemed like a pretty credible report. Either way, it would seem odd to accept me w/ $$ and reject someone else outright when the difference is only one LSAT point.

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Re: Indiana 2013

Postby najumobi » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:46 am

ccs1702 wrote:Najumobi, sorry, I meant page 9. I really have no idea, to be honest. I was surprised by that as well, but it seemed like a pretty credible report. Either way, it would seem odd to accept me w/ $$ and reject someone else outright when the difference is only one LSAT point.

yeah it's pretty odd until you place it in context. if you were to attend indiana you wouldn't be hurting their lsat median. on the other hand, aschleic would, and as a result hurt them in rankings. i think that's why people call it the "rankings/numbers game." law school admissions is quite absurd.




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