Worst Cycle of the Year award

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year award

Postby BenJ » Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:44 am

stratocophic wrote:
Dignan wrote:
Chupavida wrote:http://lawschoolnumbers.com/splitterwithastory

I don't get it. This person was accepted by a T25 with a 2.3 GPA. He/She was lucky to not get entirely shut out of the T30.
+1 WL by Indiana, though? Ouch. Evidently that story wasn't very good.


Ditto for WUSTL (no decision yet, but it's obviously not going to be an admit if he's waited since September). Apparently they don't accept literally everyone with a 170+ LSAT. Must be in-state for UIUC.

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year award

Postby bagosian » Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:45 am

TTTennis wrote:
Richie Tenenbaum wrote:
TTTennis wrote:
Stringer Bell wrote:If we look for the absolute worst cycle, we would just need to find one person that got rejected from Cooley and /thread.


Does Cooley actually reject anyone?


http://cooley.lawschoolnumbers.com/stat ... Cycle=0910

They got to leave some people for the unaccredited schools.


LOL, Cooley YP'd someone. Is it YP if they reject? Either way, out at Cooley with a 162=awesome.


Cooley hasn't rejected me yet, but they seem to be leaning that way. I was told that I could expect a 100% scholarship based on my LSAT score, but my GPA is holding up their decision.

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year award

Postby Chupavida » Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:44 am

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year award

Postby stratocophic » Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:51 am

Chupavida wrote:
Dignan wrote:
Chupavida wrote:http://lawschoolnumbers.com/splitterwithastory

I don't get it. This person was accepted by a T25 with a 2.3 GPA. He/She was lucky to not get entirely shut out of the T30.


Lucky indeed. It is a good story (family crisis/depression, not sex/drugs/rock and roll), but at the end of the day it really is all about numbers, and I guess a 2.3 leaves too many horrible things to the imagination. I did wrestle with retaking the 170 since it was significantly lower than my practice tests (and what I feel I'm capable of), but I assumed the "anyone with a 170..." rule would open a few more doors than it did.

UIUC stands out because I visited and had a nice chat with the staff, which apparently assured them that I'm worth investing in. Either that, or they were looking for a new record for the "lowest non-URM GPA we've ever admitted" line in the viewbook. I'm not in-state, and since WUSTL is inevitably a waitlist, will be attending in the fall.

Happily, the only importance attributed to our undergrad GPAs at this point is that of getting into at least one school we'd be willing to attend, which you did. I know I'll be happy to have my slate wiped after starting law school as well. Big congrats on beating some heavily stacked odds.

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year award

Postby Chupavida » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:04 am

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year award

Postby 09042014 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:38 am

Chupavida wrote:
Dignan wrote:
Chupavida wrote:http://lawschoolnumbers.com/splitterwithastory

I don't get it. This person was accepted by a T25 with a 2.3 GPA. He/She was lucky to not get entirely shut out of the T30.


Lucky indeed. It is a good story (family crisis/depression, not sex/drugs/rock and roll), but at the end of the day it really is all about numbers, and I guess a 2.3 leaves too many horrible things to the imagination. I did wrestle with retaking the 170 since it was significantly lower than my practice tests (and what I feel I'm capable of), but I assumed the "anyone with a 170..." rule would open a few more doors than it did.

UIUC stands out because I visited and had a nice chat with the staff, which apparently assured them that I'm worth investing in. Either that, or they were looking for a new record for the "lowest non-URM GPA we've ever admitted" line in the viewbook. I'm not in-state, and since WUSTL is inevitably a waitlist, will be attending in the fall.


Good luck at UIUC, its where I would have gotten in NU didn't pan out for me. It's a fun campus, just don't get it become too much fun!

I think in some respects being a splitter is an advantage. We know what happens if we don't give it enough effort, and know we have to avoid it at all costs.

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year award

Postby emorystud2010 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:59 pm

Here's another nomination:
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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year award

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:00 pm

emorystud2010 wrote:Here's another nomination:
19 rejections
7 wl
3 acceptances to schools in oversaturated markets with no money from any of them (american, pepperdine, and cardozo)


Hm, I'm not very good at knowing what "should have" happened with those type of numbers, but I will agree that those results are less than ideal.

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year award

Postby njskatchmo » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:48 pm

So my cycle is officially complete.

173, 3.62 (LSDA GPA)

Applied to t14

Only accepted at Cornell and Gtown (No scholly's.)

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year award

Postby existenz » Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:36 am

njskatchmo wrote:So my cycle is officially complete.

173, 3.62 (LSDA GPA)

Applied to t14

Only accepted at Cornell and Gtown (No scholly's.)

That's pretty bad for your numbers, but not the worst cycle I've seen. Did you apply anywhere outside of the T14? If not you blew your chance at negotiating some more scholarship money, surely UT or UCLA would have tossed you something.

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year award

Postby Encyclopedia Brown » Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:43 am

I like to think of it as "The Most Educational Cycle of the Year" award.

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year award

Postby njskatchmo » Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:20 am

I got WL at UCLA, In at Irvine, In at Umiami.

existenz wrote:
njskatchmo wrote:So my cycle is officially complete.

173, 3.62 (LSDA GPA)

Applied to t14

Only accepted at Cornell and Gtown (No scholly's.)

That's pretty bad for your numbers, but not the worst cycle I've seen. Did you apply anywhere outside of the T14? If not you blew your chance at negotiating some more scholarship money, surely UT or UCLA would have tossed you something.

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year award

Postby roundabout » Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:58 am

existenz wrote:
njskatchmo wrote:So my cycle is officially complete.

173, 3.62 (LSDA GPA)

Applied to t14

Only accepted at Cornell and Gtown (No scholly's.)

That's pretty bad for your numbers, but not the worst cycle I've seen. Did you apply anywhere outside of the T14? If not you blew your chance at negotiating some more scholarship money, surely UT or UCLA would have tossed you something.


Defo, number one thing I wish I'd known at beginning of cycle- apply to places I don't want to go to but that will give me money, get big scholly, use for leverage.

That said, nj, if you applied to straight T14, do you think that came across in your apps, or did you try to tailor to schools and write "why x" essays? I had a friend that applied to all T14 in college, numbers-wise should have gotten in somewhere, but got shut out.




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