Must be the Year of the Waitlist

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T_Easy
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Must be the Year of the Waitlist

Postby T_Easy » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:46 pm

Accepted: Georgia

Rejected: Miami

Waitlisted: Notre Dame, Emory, Duke, Florida, Vanderbilt

Seriously...WTF. 4 straight days of getting letters saying I've been waitlisted. Anyone else?

EDIT: Just got my letter of waitlist from Vanderbilt. WTF man.
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hotdog123
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Re: Must be the Year of the Waitlist

Postby hotdog123 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:48 pm

I got 4 in a week, but that was in February.

Sucky.

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Re: Must be the Year of the Waitlist

Postby xeckosk8trx » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:50 pm

Welcome to my world.
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Unitas
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Re: Must be the Year of the Waitlist

Postby Unitas » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:54 pm

xeckosk8trx wrote:Welcome to my world.

Accepted:
University of Iowa (26)
University of Cincinnati (52)
Case Western Reserve Univesirty (55) $10,000
Louisiana State University (75)
University of Buffalo-SUNY (87)
Catholic University (94) $10,000
Florida International University (Tier 4)
Nova Southeastern University (Tier4)
Florida Coastal ( Tier 4) $15,000

Waitlisted:

William and Mary (28)
University of North Carolina (30)
Washington and Lee (30)
American University (45)
Tulane University (45)
University of Florida (51)
Villanova Law (61)
Penn State University (65)
University of Miami (71)
DePaul University (87)
Loyola Chicago (87)


Do you maybe think the reason for so many waitlists is people applying to 50 schools like this??? You were accepted to almost the same amount I applied to.

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Re: Must be the Year of the Waitlist

Postby uwb09 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:58 pm

Kakarot wrote:
xeckosk8trx wrote:Welcome to my world.

Accepted:
University of Iowa (26)
University of Cincinnati (52)
Case Western Reserve Univesirty (55) $10,000
Louisiana State University (75)
University of Buffalo-SUNY (87)
Catholic University (94) $10,000
Florida International University (Tier 4)
Nova Southeastern University (Tier4)
Florida Coastal ( Tier 4) $15,000

Waitlisted:

William and Mary (28)
University of North Carolina (30)
Washington and Lee (30)
American University (45)
Tulane University (45)
University of Florida (51)
Villanova Law (61)
Penn State University (65)
University of Miami (71)
DePaul University (87)
Loyola Chicago (87)


Do you maybe think the reason for so many waitlists is people applying to 50 schools like this??? You were accepted to almost the same amount I applied to.

could be a good theory

this also seemed to be the year of the fee waiver with the economy being the way it is, i wouldn't be shocked if average number of applications per person is way up

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Re: Must be the Year of the Waitlist

Postby gdane » Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:01 pm

That is one reason why. These schools are not dumb. They are well aware that students, especially the ones with good numbers, apply to many schools. When a 175/4.0 person applies to Penn State and Depaul, these schools know they are safties. Hence why schools have ED and EA programs.

Fee waivers are the result of schools wanting to increase their stupid USNWR rankings. By inviting tons of people to apply, many of whom are not "qualified", they can increase their applicants, reject them, and then seem much more selective thus rising in the rankings.

Its just ridiculous. I wish USNWR rankings would be abolished. Or at least make them relevant to things that truly matter. Not acceptance rates, surveys and yield rates.

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Re: Must be the Year of the Waitlist

Postby finalaspects » Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:03 pm

i have 3 waitlists... expecting 2 more...

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Re: Must be the Year of the Waitlist

Postby lawyerlover » Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:56 pm

5 waitlists and 2 holds....

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thickfreakness
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Re: Must be the Year of the Waitlist

Postby thickfreakness » Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:13 pm

UVA actually just waitlisted my dog.

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Re: Must be the Year of the Waitlist

Postby Scarletlady » Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:18 pm

I talked to a friend who works admissions and they said that this is one of the more robust cycles they have seen both in terms of quality and quantity of applicants. I can't quote the USNWR ranking directly but I think the school is a mid-level T2.

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Re: Must be the Year of the Waitlist

Postby ChaotiCait » Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:49 pm

I feel like I have the bookends (of T14)

Accepted-
Chicago
Cornell

Waitlist-
Duke
Penn
Columbia
Northwestern
Georgetown

Still waiting on NYU after an ED deferral :|

xeckosk8trx
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Re: Must be the Year of the Waitlist

Postby xeckosk8trx » Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:54 pm

I had a fee waiver to all the schools I applied to. So if its free, why not apply? If you didn't have to pay a fee, you would of done the same thing.

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Re: Must be the Year of the Waitlist

Postby missvik218 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:55 pm

thickfreakness wrote:UVA actually just waitlisted my dog.

:lol:

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Re: Must be the Year of the Waitlist

Postby pleasetryagain » Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:55 pm

thickfreakness wrote:UVA actually just waitlisted my dog.


any good softs?

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Re: Must be the Year of the Waitlist

Postby Na_Swatch » Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:55 pm

gdane5 wrote:That is one reason why. These schools are not dumb. They are well aware that students, especially the ones with good numbers, apply to many schools. When a 175/4.0 person applies to Penn State and Depaul, these schools know they are safties. Hence why schools have ED and EA programs.


lol, UPenn is a safety for someone with a 175/4.0

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Re: Must be the Year of the Waitlist

Postby 09042014 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:56 pm

The number of increased apps makes it hard to schools to accurately predict how to fill a class. So they are being a bit more cautious.

I have a feeling schools will recruit heavily off their waitlist.

But also some schools are known for having waitlists that are basically soft rejections.

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Re: Must be the Year of the Waitlist

Postby thickfreakness » Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:58 pm

pleasetryagain wrote:
thickfreakness wrote:UVA actually just waitlisted my dog.


any good softs?



173/3.9, taught obedience classes in China 3 summers running. She's really upset and confused by it.

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missvik218
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Re: Must be the Year of the Waitlist

Postby missvik218 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:59 pm

Desert Fox wrote:The number of increased apps makes it hard to schools to accurately predict how to fill a class. So they are being a bit more cautious.

I have a feeling schools will recruit heavily off their waitlist.

But also some schools are known for having waitlists that are basically soft rejections.

I hope you're right ... (and not talking about the school I'm WLd at in the last part of that statement)

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Re: Must be the Year of the Waitlist

Postby Cupidity » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:06 pm

I win:

UVA-Waitlisted -->Heartbroken
Duke-Waitlisted
Cornell-Waitlisted --->Devastated
Vanderbilt-Waitlisted
UMinn-Waitlisted
Notre Dame - Waitlisted -->Homophobes
Boston College-Waitlisted -->Crushed (Was my dream school)

/ thread

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Re: Must be the Year of the Waitlist

Postby 09042014 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:07 pm

Cupidity wrote:I win:

UVA-Waitlisted -->Heartbroken
Duke-Waitlisted
Cornell-Waitlisted --->Devastated
Vanderbilt-Waitlisted
UMinn-Waitlisted
Notre Dame - Waitlisted -->Homophobes
Boston College-Waitlisted -->Crushed (Was my dream school)

/ thread


I'm surprised by Minn, ND and BC. When did you apply?

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Re: Must be the Year of the Waitlist

Postby romothesavior » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:08 pm

thickfreakness wrote:
pleasetryagain wrote:
thickfreakness wrote:UVA actually just waitlisted my dog.


any good softs?



173/3.9, taught obedience classes in China 3 summers running. She's really upset and confused by it.


Could be a YP, have him write a LOCI. :D

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Re: Must be the Year of the Waitlist

Postby Unitas » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:17 pm

xeckosk8trx wrote:I had a fee waiver to all the schools I applied to. So if its free, why not apply? If you didn't have to pay a fee, you would of done the same thing.


I ended up with something like 65 fee waivers, each to a different school. I used 6.... Maybe it was the $12.00 that turned me off or the fact I wouldn't go to them so why apply.
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Re: Must be the Year of the Waitlist

Postby robin600 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:17 pm

T_Easy wrote:Accepted: Georgia

Rejected: Miami

Waitlisted: Notre Dame, Emory, Duke, Florida.

Waiting to hear from: Vanderbilt

Seriously...WTF. 4 straight days of getting letters saying I've been waitlisted. Anyone else?


Umm I'm on ten, I think I own this crown. Just got wait listed at Emory today

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Re: Must be the Year of the Waitlist

Postby Unemployed » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:18 pm

Every year = year of the waitlist, most competitive cycle in recent history, et cetra. :lol:

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Re: Must be the Year of the Waitlist

Postby pleasetryagain » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:22 pm

posted this before but will do it again to commiserate.

Stats are (approx) 3.7-3.75, 170-171. Applied after Dec LSAT.

Harvard - no response
Columbia - Held
NYU - No response
Berkeley - Rejected
Chicago - No response
Penn - No response
Michigan - W
Duke - W
UVA - W

Cornell - No response
Georgetown - W
U Minn - Twin Cities - W

That's a whole lotta W's




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