Columbia 2011!

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justhoping
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby justhoping » Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:57 pm

r6_philly wrote:
Maybe the WL letter will come and make me give up.
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does WL have any chance of admission? I think I'm doomed for WL from all schools (and a couple accepts and rejects in the mix), sigh...

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Knock » Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:59 pm

justhoping wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
Maybe the WL letter will come and make me give up.


does WL have any chance of admission? I think I'm doomed for WL from all schools (and a couple accepts and rejects in the mix), sigh...[/quote]

They have a chance, just not a good one. Although, since apps are down, some are theorizing that schools are being more conservative until they can gauge the entire application pool, so maybe there will be more people enrolled off wait lists compared to last year.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Knock » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:00 pm

Time for my 4pm sandwich and wait for the mailman :).

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby arism87 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:01 pm

Knock wrote:Time for my 4pm sandwich and wait for the mailman :).


I envision you in shorts and flip flops, windows open in the sun, as we sit here in frigid, dark, cold on the east coast... :evil:

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby akikaze » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:01 pm

ahduth wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
akikaze wrote:Our Columbia status checker will not say anything other than "Complete" when a decision has been reached, will it?


No, "complete" until you graduate.


Then it says, "Decision letter sent."


Thanks boys =]
I'm 171/3.8X from Berkeley and feel like I'm a pretty borderline candidate based on some of the crazy stats I've been seeing here. (Also have good softs, but they hardly matter from what I'm hearing...). Columbia is my #1 choice btw.

Edit: Berkeley's data for placement into Columbia in the past (https://career.berkeley.edu/Law/LawStats.stm) makes me think that I have a decent shot; I would assume that many candidates for a numbers-oriented school like Columbia who were *accepted* but did not *matriculate* (matriculated at YHS or even Berkeley itself) would skew the stats indicated there...
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Knock » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:02 pm

akikaze wrote:
ahduth wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
akikaze wrote:Our Columbia status checker will not say anything other than "Complete" when a decision has been reached, will it?


No, "complete" until you graduate.


Then it says, "Decision letter sent."


Thanks boys =]
I'm 171/3.8X from Berkeley and feel like I'm a pretty borderline candidate based on some of the crazy stats I've been seeing here. (Also have good softs, but they hardly matter from what I'm hearing...)


Similar numbers to me, I figure we're about a 50/50 shot.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Knock » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:03 pm

arism87 wrote:
Knock wrote:Time for my 4pm sandwich and wait for the mailman :).


I envision you in shorts and flip flops, windows open in the sun, as we sit here in frigid, dark, cold on the east coast... :evil:


:lol: :lol: It's been beautiful for the past couple of weeks. I took some gorgeous pics of the mountains and blue sky, now if I can only figure out how to remove geo-tagging.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby tgir » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:03 pm

Butler-flavored vomit in Boston! Yummeh.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby ahduth » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:06 pm

Knock wrote:Similar numbers to me, I figure we're about a 50/50 shot.


Have people still been filling out that spreadsheet? Are the indices matching last year's trends?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby akikaze » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:06 pm

tgir wrote:Butler-flavored vomit in Boston! Yummeh.

Congrats =]

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Dany » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:07 pm

tgir wrote:Butler-flavored vomit in Boston! Yummeh.

Whoa, congrats!!!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Knock » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:07 pm

akikaze wrote:
tgir wrote:Butler-flavored vomit in Boston! Yummeh.

Congrats =]


Congrats Tgir! Awesome cycle so far, where are you leaning?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Knock » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:08 pm

ahduth wrote:
Knock wrote:Similar numbers to me, I figure we're about a 50/50 shot.


Have people still been filling out that spreadsheet? Are the indices matching last year's trends?


Yes, fill out the spreadsheet. And so far, it appears that many more borderline applicants have heard back in the first wave proportionally compared to higher index applicants.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby absolutazn87 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:08 pm

No VCE here in NYC...but i got my GULC packets :( :( :(

Postmarked 1/25.

Hope....almost...dead.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby akikaze » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:08 pm

Knock wrote:
ahduth wrote:
Knock wrote:Similar numbers to me, I figure we're about a 50/50 shot.


Have people still been filling out that spreadsheet? Are the indices matching last year's trends?


Yes, fill out the spreadsheet. And so far, it appears that many more borderline applicants have heard back in the first wave proportionally compared to higher index applicants.


Uh-oh; I went complete in early January.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Dany » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:09 pm

Knock wrote:Yes, fill out the spreadsheet. And so far, it appears that many more borderline applicants have heard back in the first wave proportionally compared to higher index applicants.

I didn't study the spreadsheet much, but it looked that way to me, too...

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby tgir » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:09 pm

Knock wrote:
akikaze wrote:
tgir wrote:Butler-flavored vomit in Boston! Yummeh.

Congrats =]


Congrats Tgir! Awesome cycle so far, where are you leaning?


Thanks, Knock! Still leaning towards Stanford, I think. A Hamilton would have been very hard to turn down; a Butler, while awesome, is probably not enough to pull me away from sunny California.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby arism87 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:09 pm

Knock wrote:
ahduth wrote:
Knock wrote:Similar numbers to me, I figure we're about a 50/50 shot.


Have people still been filling out that spreadsheet? Are the indices matching last year's trends?


Yes, fill out the spreadsheet. And so far, it appears that many more borderline applicants have heard back in the first wave proportionally compared to higher index applicants.


:'( as a borderline applicant, this does not bode well for me.. but no matter how many times I tell myself this, some part of me will secretly be holding out hope that I got mixed up in the scholarship pile.. at least until the WL notice comes.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby tgir » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:10 pm

eskimo wrote:
tgir wrote:Butler-flavored vomit in Boston! Yummeh.

Whoa, congrats!!!


Thanks, eskimo!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby akikaze » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:12 pm

arism87 wrote:
Knock wrote:
ahduth wrote:
Knock wrote:Similar numbers to me, I figure we're about a 50/50 shot.


Have people still been filling out that spreadsheet? Are the indices matching last year's trends?


Yes, fill out the spreadsheet. And so far, it appears that many more borderline applicants have heard back in the first wave proportionally compared to higher index applicants.


:'( as a borderline applicant, this does not bode well for me.. but no matter how many times I tell myself this, some part of me will secretly be holding out hope that I got mixed up in the scholarship pile.. at least until the WL notice comes.


I don't think you're a borderline applicant at all -- I would be pretty optimistic if I were you.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby tgir » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:14 pm

akikaze wrote:
arism87 wrote:
:'( as a borderline applicant, this does not bode well for me.. but no matter how many times I tell myself this, some part of me will secretly be holding out hope that I got mixed up in the scholarship pile.. at least until the WL notice comes.


I don't think you're a borderline applicant at all -- I would be pretty optimistic if I were you.


+1

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby arism87 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:16 pm

tgir wrote:
akikaze wrote:
arism87 wrote:
:'( as a borderline applicant, this does not bode well for me.. but no matter how many times I tell myself this, some part of me will secretly be holding out hope that I got mixed up in the scholarship pile.. at least until the WL notice comes.


I don't think you're a borderline applicant at all -- I would be pretty optimistic if I were you.


+1


Much thanks to you both! I know I'm above both medians, but according to LSN last year my odds would've been only slightly better than 50/50.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby akikaze » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:18 pm

arism87 wrote:
tgir wrote:
akikaze wrote:
arism87 wrote:
:'( as a borderline applicant, this does not bode well for me.. but no matter how many times I tell myself this, some part of me will secretly be holding out hope that I got mixed up in the scholarship pile.. at least until the WL notice comes.


I don't think you're a borderline applicant at all -- I would be pretty optimistic if I were you.


+1


Much thanks to you both! I know I'm above both medians, but according to LSN last year my odds would've been only slightly better than 50/50.


A thing about LSN: it strikes me as a self-selecting pool for people who have the stats and (frankly) little else. At Columbia, the median LSAT is 172 and yet that means that 50% of people have that or below, with 25% at 170 or below. And I just don't see enough green dots to think that we're getting the whole story. People who have excellent softs, etc. don't seem to post on there.

With the TFA experience, a solid GPA (ideally from a reputable univ.), and a 172, I would say that you're definitely under consideration at Harvard.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby arism87 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:20 pm

akikaze wrote:A thing about LSN: it strikes me as a self-selecting pool for people who have the stats and (frankly) little else. At Columbia, the median LSAT is 172 and yet that means that 50% of people have that or below, with 25% at 170 or below. And I just don't see enough green dots to think that we're getting the whole story. People who have excellent softs, etc. don't seem to post on there.

With the TFA experience, a solid GPA (ideally from a reputable univ.), and a 172, I would say that you're definitely under consideration at Harvard.


:lol: You're my new favorite TLSer

(I was "held" at Harvard though.. just happy to not be a ding *yet* lol)

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby WestOfTheRest » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:23 pm

akikaze wrote:
A thing about LSN: it strikes me as a self-selecting pool for people who have the stats and (frankly) little else. At Columbia, the median LSAT is 172 and yet that means that 50% of people have that or below, with 25% at 170 or below. And I just don't see enough green dots to think that we're getting the whole story. People who have excellent softs, etc. don't seem to post on there.

With the TFA experience, a solid GPA (ideally from a reputable univ.), and a 172, I would say that you're definitely under consideration at Harvard.

What are you basing this bullshit on? You win stupid post of the week.




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