Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

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Island Girl
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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby Island Girl » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:03 pm

Green66 wrote:
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.


I'm not URM but born and raised in a very poor country. Immigrated to the US in my mid-teens.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby daviddel03 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:05 pm

so, stupid question, but what do you think the probability is of being accepted at this point?

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby Neelio » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:09 pm

daviddel03 wrote:so, stupid question, but what do you think the probability is of being accepted at this point?


Welll... if you are in FR, they take about 200/1500. So 13.3%.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby ashleigh » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:13 pm

Neelio wrote:
daviddel03 wrote:so, stupid question, but what do you think the probability is of being accepted at this point?


Welll... if you are in FR, they take about 200/1500. So 13.3%.


...so you're tellin' me there's a chance!

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby daviddel03 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:15 pm

lmao

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby skyhvm » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:19 pm

ashleigh wrote:
Neelio wrote:
daviddel03 wrote:so, stupid question, but what do you think the probability is of being accepted at this point?


Welll... if you are in FR, they take about 200/1500. So 13.3%.


...so you're tellin' me there's a chance!


:)

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:32 pm

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby Island Girl » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:40 pm

skyhvm wrote:
ashleigh wrote:
Neelio wrote:
daviddel03 wrote:so, stupid question, but what do you think the probability is of being accepted at this point?


Welll... if you are in FR, they take about 200/1500. So 13.3%.


...so you're tellin' me there's a chance!


:)


I read somewhere that they take 200-250 from FR. 250 sounds a lot better. :)

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby opus127 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:59 pm

Hi, all.
Just adding my name to the list of people hoping to be in the lucky 13.3% when FR decisions come out. Feb 19 seemed SO far away when the e-mail about FR came -- hard to believe it's next week already.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby manu4ever882001 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:08 pm

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby TheWire » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:09 pm

radgrad 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



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...


No, I wouldn't be going to Berkeley forsure. But I am from California, and I know that the transition to law school would be easier if I chose Berkeley over NYU.

With respect to the LSN (cuz a few people have commented on it by now), the FR date I think was 2/20; if you check out the decisions that were released around that time, and it isn't a far stretch to assume they are the FR decisions because of their sent days, numbers, etc. you will see that it looks like almost everyone got rejected. In fact, those with better numbers seemed to have an even greater chance of getting rejected. It's kind of depressing...

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby Mroberts3 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:36 pm

manu4ever882001 wrote:8300+ total apps (boaltadmissions twitter) minus ~1600 (Total in FR rounded up, Dean Tom Interview) = 6700+

~800 (Total admitted rounded up, Dean Tom Interview) admitted minus ~200 (admitted from FR, Interview) = 600

so of the people not in FR, 600/6700+ = 8.9% (or smaller percentage because there are more than 8300 apps)

of the people in FR, ~200/~1600 = 12.5% (or higher percentage, since I rounded up)


I'd say being in FR is a good thing :)

...that being said, I hear there are two faculty reviews, so who knows what the rate of acceptance would be from each because I doubt they'll move anyone from the first FR into the second. or they might, who knows


The % accepted outside FR is probably smaller now, since Dean Tom has been accepting people for a few months.

Ugg...the wait until Feb 19th is destroying me.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby Island Girl » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:32 pm

I've been mulling something over, folks. Let me know if I'm wrong please.

If there are 1,600 total reviewed for FR, wouldn't that be spread out over the 2 FR batches (given there are two this year)?

And if that total is spread out, wouldn't there be a smaller number of applicants per FR batch than that total of 1,600? (Meaning to say, there aren't 1,600 of us vying for the 200 spots for the first FR.)

And with that smaller number per batch, wouldn't our chances of getting in increase? At least better chances than with the original 200/1600 calculation. Also, better chances with the first FR because all ~200 spots are still available. Obviously, we don't know the exact number of people chosen for the first FR and for the second but it would definitely be less than 1,600 per FR batch.

What do you guys think? Is my math or logic wrong?

Oh lordy. I'm obviously trying to give myself a better glimmer of hope here. :oops:

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:31 pm

1 WEEK!!!!!

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby Na_Swatch » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:34 pm

manu4ever882001 wrote:8300+ total apps (boaltadmissions twitter) minus ~1600 (Total in FR rounded up, Dean Tom Interview) = 6700+

~800 (Total admitted rounded up, Dean Tom Interview) admitted minus ~200 (admitted from FR, Interview) = 600

so of the people not in FR, 600/6700+ = 8.9% (or smaller percentage because there are more than 8300 apps)

of the people in FR, ~200/~1600 = 12.5% (or higher percentage, since I rounded up)


I'd say being in FR is a good thing :)

...that being said, I hear there are two faculty reviews, so who knows what the rate of acceptance would be from each because I doubt they'll move anyone from the first FR into the second. or they might, who knows


Should people show interest with a LOCI or something? And does Berk use FR as some kind of YP?
Thinking of withdrawing anyways as I'm probably in 3-4 schools I'd choose over Berkeley.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby sirchristaylor » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:49 pm

I doubt the admissions office update FR files with LsOCI after 29 January as they're already being reviewed.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby Island Girl » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:24 pm

It's so exciting just thinking that my application is being reviewed by Boalt Faculty. To be admitted after that would be divine. I am sure there's something uniquely special about each of our applications. Congratulations in advance to everyone, whatever the outcome may be! :D

Happy Friday! <3

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby sirchristaylor » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:36 pm

Island Girl wrote:It's so exciting just thinking that my application is being reviewed by Boalt Faculty. To be admitted after that would be divine. I am sure there's something uniquely special about each of our applications. Congratulations in advance to everyone, whatever the outcome may be! :D

Happy Friday! <3


Great spirit! Congrats and good luck to all!

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby ChildPlease » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:42 pm

Did most of you guys send in a LOCI?

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby ranovr32 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:54 pm

Is anyone worried about job prospects if they go, and the ridiculous tution hikes for out of staters. You know if your out of state tuition will be well over 50k for our first year. I am a little scared of all that anyone share my sentiments?

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby manu4ever882001 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:21 pm

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby aimhigh09 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:52 pm

ChildPlease wrote:Did most of you guys send in a LOCI?


If you look back through the last few pages, as well as the thread from last year's FR linked to at the top of page 1, you will see that this topic has already been discussed extensively.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby letsgojayhawks » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:14 pm

Got the FR email 1/11, didn't realise this thread existed until today! Did not send a LOCI....I didn't feel the need, seeing as I'm not waitlisted (yet).

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:17 pm

6 (or maybe 5) days!!

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby Island Girl » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:45 am

4...eep




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