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UIUC Waitlist

Postby jmhendri » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:16 pm

I thought it would be a good idea to start this thread... those of us clinging to this last shred of hope need moral support.

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Re: UIUC Waitlist

Postby jmhendri » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:40 pm

Is anyone else planning on making a trip out there? As soon as I bought my plane ticket, a current student called the Law Firm that I work at inquiring about summer associate positions. It felt like fate :)

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Re: UIUC Waitlist

Postby phoenix323 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:01 pm

Does anybody have any information about how many students actually matriculated off of the waitlist last year? I am really nervous. I want to go to UIUC badly. Guess I should get started on that LOCI and try to scrape up some money for a plane ticket... :?

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Re: UIUC Waitlist

Postby jmhendri » Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:11 pm

phoenix323 wrote:Does anybody have any information about how many students actually matriculated off of the waitlist last year? I am really nervous. I want to go to UIUC badly. Guess I should get started on that LOCI and try to scrape up some money for a plane ticket... :?


I believe Dean Pless said he expects something like 5-15% of the class to come off the wait list. I'm not expecting that more then 20 out of the few hundred are going to make it in. I was really hoping the wait list was going to stay pretty small but it hasn't seemed to.

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Re: UIUC Waitlist

Postby phoenix323 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:14 pm

jmhendri wrote:
phoenix323 wrote:Does anybody have any information about how many students actually matriculated off of the waitlist last year? I am really nervous. I want to go to UIUC badly. Guess I should get started on that LOCI and try to scrape up some money for a plane ticket... :?


I believe Dean Pless said he expects something like 5-15% of the class to come off the wait list. I'm not expecting that more then 20 out of the few hundred are going to make it in. I was really hoping the wait list was going to stay pretty small but it hasn't seemed to.


:cry: Ahh... Well, all I can do is stay positive and draft the best LOCI ever written.

Good luck to you! I hope we are both part of that 5-15% :)

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Re: UIUC Waitlist

Postby jmhendri » Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:44 pm

Ditto!

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Re: UIUC Waitlist

Postby jonnodotsg » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:10 pm

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Re: UIUC Waitlist

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:15 pm

jonnodotsg wrote:Got the waitlist email this afternoon too. I know I'm not exactly an auto-admit, but I didn't really expect to be waitlisted either. Sigh. :(


Well, this isn't meant to be schadenfreude at all, but I feel a bit better that I'm not the only one who was waitlisted unexpectedly.

I can only guess two things from LSP:

1. This is the point in the cycle where former admits are becoming waitlists, as Pless' interview with TLS indicates usually happens at Illinois.

2. They are desirous of a 167 median, perhaps because of the extra strong and large app pool, as it appears that they are being a lot more easygoing at 167 (at least as far as admits' GPA does).

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Re: UIUC Waitlist

Postby sweet02215 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:33 pm

Does anyone on the waitlist have below their median?

Does anyone know how many people actually choose to stay on the list? Hopefully not mannny! :)

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Re: UIUC Waitlist

Postby horriblegb » Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:52 pm

well i am surprisingly on the waitlist, way far below the median, but a URM, I have heard of a couple people withdrawing, I was in the first round of waitlist so I have been kind of putting it in the back of my mind. Visiting was going to depend on how the rest of my cycle goes, so I am still attempting to patiently wait. . .

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Re: UIUC Waitlist

Postby sweet02215 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:03 pm

I see. What about any non URMs? Below median?

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Re: UIUC Waitlist

Postby NervousInKC » Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:22 pm

I got the waitlist e-mail yesterday as well. That put a damper on my day, but it's cool.... I decided to stay on the waitlist although I don't really believe I"ll get in from it. I guess I just wait wait wait.

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Re: UIUC Waitlist

Postby gatorlion » Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:41 pm

sweet02215 wrote:Does anyone on the waitlist have below their median?

Does anyone know how many people actually choose to stay on the list? Hopefully not mannny! :)


Below 25% LSAT, Above 75% GPA, non-URM, WL

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Re: UIUC Waitlist

Postby sweet02215 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:21 pm

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Re: UIUC Waitlist

Postby robin600 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:38 pm

163/3.65 non-urm WL

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Re: UIUC Waitlist

Postby robin600 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:10 am

Withdrawing, I've got Vandy and ND to love on.....oh LOCIs

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Re: UIUC Waitlist

Postby fenderjsm88 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:52 am

I'm gonna send an LOCI whenever I have free time this week. Illinois is still my top choice and, like a lot of the people in this thread, I was not expecting to get waitlisted. I'm a 164/3.7/URM, so it's obviously the LSAT score that got me passed over. Good luck in April, everyone...and remember...we all still have a chance!

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Re: UIUC Waitlist

Postby adk6 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:15 pm

gatorlion wrote:
sweet02215 wrote:Does anyone on the waitlist have below their median?

Does anyone know how many people actually choose to stay on the list? Hopefully not mannny! :)


Below 25% LSAT, Above 75% GPA, non-URM, WL


I'm below both medians. But I have strong softs and good recs. We'll see what happens... :)

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Re: UIUC Waitlist

Postby phoenix323 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:57 am

adk6 wrote:I'm below both medians. But I have strong softs and good recs. We'll see what happens... :)


+1

I'm in the same boat as you are. Good Luck! I am definitely riding this one out :D

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Re: UIUC Waitlist

Postby sweet02215 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:03 am

I had a dream last night that I went to visit UIUC and got offered admission after meeting with Dean Pless (although, he was Joshua Jackson.. that's what too many reruns of Dawson's Creek do).. haha

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Re: UIUC Waitlist

Postby tkicker182 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:25 pm

on the waitlist, 166, 3.5+ non-URM - not really surprised. It seems UIUC and Minnesota are basically going with 166/3.6+ and 167 anything as the cutoff in most circumstances.

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Re: UIUC Waitlist

Postby adk6 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:56 pm

phoenix323 wrote:
adk6 wrote:I'm below both medians. But I have strong softs and good recs. We'll see what happens... :)


+1

I'm in the same boat as you are. Good Luck! I am definitely riding this one out :D


Hope to see you on the other side! Have you sent in a LOCI yet? I'm thinking about working on mine this weekend.

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Re: UIUC Waitlist

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:39 pm

I withdrew from the waitlist, so hopefully that ups the odds a tiny bit for the rest of you. I'll still be rooting for the Illini to sneak in to the NCAA tourney though :).

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Re: UIUC Waitlist

Postby mazzini » Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:55 pm

I withdrew from the wait list immediately after receiving the email. Kind of a joke, they experience a scandal and increase their admittance standards. Oh well, good riddance, much better offers on the table. In case you were wondering... 168/ 3.3

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Re: UIUC Waitlist

Postby Pless » Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:22 pm

Thought I would just post a brief update on our wait list. We currently have 312 applicants on the wait list. I should start to get a better idea of how much wait list activity we will have during the first week of April. If I had to guess now, I would say that there will be a lot of activity throughout April, May and June.



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