Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

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tintin
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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby tintin » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:54 am

daviddel03 wrote:I sent my LOCI on the 3rd and received the auto reply. then on the 4th i got another email thanking me for the update.


hm, i guess they just don't love me as much!

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby stopscreaming » Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:53 pm

tintin wrote:
daviddel03 wrote:I sent my LOCI on the 3rd and received the auto reply. then on the 4th i got another email thanking me for the update.


hm, i guess they just don't love me as much!


It may be because Berkeley is quite left wing and Hergé was a fascist sympathizer...

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby Green66 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:02 pm

And does anyone know:

Is FR more about soft factors/ps than the dean admissions were? Is this where they take a holistic approach or are they just going o start with the 178 3.9s and work their way down until they have filled 200 spots?[/quote]


I would super appreciate if someone could answer this question. If they really do start with the 170+ I'll give Berkeley a big smooch n say my goodbyes :)

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby Neelio » Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:19 pm

Green66 wrote:And does anyone know:

Is FR more about soft factors/ps than the dean admissions were? Is this where they take a holistic approach or are they just going o start with the 178 3.9s and work their way down until they have filled 200 spots?



I would super appreciate if someone could answer this question. If they really do start with the 170+ I'll give Berkeley a big smooch n say my goodbyes :)[/quote]

I have a feeling that it's going to be about a holistic view of your application. I'm a 3.88/165 and I made it into FR. I'm guessing my softs are what got me there, because my LSAT is pretty mediocre.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby elmeromero » Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:31 pm

I am pretty sure getting to FR was hollistic too (my numbers are way WAY below median and I am FR'd). I wonder what admission criteria FR will take now.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby danidancer » Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:42 pm

+1 on the holistic. 3.45/168 here, but I have a compelling "story" and pretty great softs. I was sure I was an auto-reject at Berk, so the FR email took me completely by surprise. Fingers crossed!

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby Green66 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:07 pm

Thanks a lot for the replies! Then I can keep on being a catious optimist :) [In case anyone wondered 164/ 3.75-- English is my second language]

best of luck to everyone--12 more dayz to go!!!!

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby jumpinjackflash » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:22 pm

Hey everyone. So is there a general consensus if an loci is needed or highly recommended for those on fr. If everyones doin do u think not sending one is gonna be a negative? Thanks

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby hopefulincal » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:35 pm

I haven't jumped on the LOCI bandwagon and probably don't plan to. I guess I'll find out how this strategy works out.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby aimhigh09 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:57 pm

hopefulincal wrote:I haven't jumped on the LOCI bandwagon and probably don't plan to. I guess I'll find out how this strategy works out.


+1. I feel like they have enough to read without me sending them a LOCI that basically restates what I already said about my interest in Berkeley in my personal statement. Unless you really have something new to add, I don't see that it's necessary.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:58 pm

11 DAYS! (Or 10 if they follow last year!)

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby Island Girl » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:29 pm

Woo! Let's go Berkeley!

I haven't sent a LOCI to Cal either. Might as well stay put and be zen.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby daviddel03 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:41 pm

slow day...

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby Island Girl » Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:22 am

10 DAYS!!!!.... Maybe we should all just look forward to/dread Valentine's first then regroup and voila!...5 more days till decision time!.... Lame idea. i know. But this is driving me absolutely nuts. :oops:

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby Mroberts3 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:30 am

/killself

that is all.


(killself for the waiting, that is. don't take this post to mean I'm out of the running!)

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby manu4ever882001 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:59 am

checking in here. no LOCI either

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby TheWire » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:10 am

As Berkeley is a clear top choice of mine, the prospect of thinking that I am about a week away from a most painful WL/rejection has caused me to start exploring my alternatives more seriously. Where do you think you'll end up if Berk. isn't the one for you?

NYU for me!

PS. I'm not sure how many of you have looked at the decisions for FR applicants on LSN...but it looks really bad

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby Island Girl » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:32 am

8 days :?

I hope the FR reviewers are looking closely at my softs. I've come so far, Berkeley. Please don't make it just about the numbers.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby Island Girl » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:37 am

TheWire wrote:As Berkeley is a clear top choice of mine, the prospect of thinking that I am about a week away from a most painful WL/rejection has caused me to start exploring my alternatives more seriously. Where do you think you'll end up if Berk. isn't the one for you?

NYU for me!

PS. I'm not sure how many of you have looked at the decisions for FR applicants on LSN...but it looks really bad


A tier 2 school. Which is exactly where my numbers will (should have) take(n) me if indeed it was all about the LSAT score...yet here we are at FR, defying the norm somewhat. 8)

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby daviddel03 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:04 pm

how many URMs are in this bunch?

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby Neelio » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:14 pm

daviddel03 wrote:how many URMs are in this bunch?


ORM here.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby skyhvm » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:32 pm

TheWire wrote:As Berkeley is a clear top choice of mine, the prospect of thinking that I am about a week away from a most painful WL/rejection has caused me to start exploring my alternatives more seriously. Where do you think you'll end up if Berk. isn't the one for you?

NYU for me!

PS. I'm not sure how many of you have looked at the decisions for FR applicants on LSN...but it looks really bad


Where or how did you find this info on lsn?

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby Green66 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:37 pm

Island Girl wrote:
TheWire wrote:As Berkeley is a clear top choice of mine, the prospect of thinking that I am about a week away from a most painful WL/rejection has caused me to start exploring my alternatives more seriously. Where do you think you'll end up if Berk. isn't the one for you?

NYU for me!

PS. I'm not sure how many of you have looked at the decisions for FR applicants on LSN...but it looks really bad


A tier 2 school. Which is exactly where my numbers will (should have) take(n) me if indeed it was all about the LSAT score...yet here we are at FR, defying the norm somewhat. 8)



+1

somewhere btw top 15-20
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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby Green66 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:39 pm

Neelio wrote:
daviddel03 wrote:how many URMs are in this bunch?


ORM here.



Not sure if I count as URM. Ethnically Middle Eastern; born and raised there.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby radgrad » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:48 pm

TheWire wrote:As Berkeley is a clear top choice of mine, the prospect of thinking that I am about a week away from a most painful WL/rejection has caused me to start exploring my alternatives more seriously. Where do you think you'll end up if Berk. isn't the one for you?

NYU for me!

PS. I'm not sure how many of you have looked at the decisions for FR applicants on LSN...but it looks really bad



Wire- you'd go to Berkeley over NYU for sure? Why? In a dream-based world where I get in out of this FR batch, I'd have to make a similar decision...

And what's this about the decisions for FR applicants on LSN? Is it something from last year? I thought we knew that about 200/1500 of us are getting in...




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