schmo wrote:weee wrote:86revolt wrote:
as excited as i was for going to austin and vanderbilt to try something new, there's no way i can pass up berkeley for a school out of the T14. and Berkeley is the ONLY t14 i got into. that's proof for everyone who still doubts berkeley's holistic approach to admissions.
I'd hardly call it proof, your numbers obviously match up way better to what Berkeley is looking for than most other T14 schools.
However I'm sure you are a great person and it factored in to you getting in just as much, so congrats.
I think it's definitely proof. While I have a fairly decent LSAT score, my GPA is <25% for Berkeley, which is why I didn't even expect to be put on the WL, much less accepted. I believe that my softs must have been an integral part of the process.
Did you think you had great softs going into the process? I'm in a similar situation - my LSAT is barely above 75th and my GPA is barely below the 25th. FWIW the FR committee seems to be taking some splitters.