Columbia 2011!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby r6_philly » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:26 am

dulcatis wrote:& everyone, wear red tomorrow for Chinese NY! It'll bring you luckkkk (& hopefully VCEs? or at least a day of adcoms not fucking with us?)

& hellojd, what do you mean by "just"? :x & no one knows about what it means since we don't think that they did it in such huge #s last year. So we are all very, very confused.


I was born on Chinese NY, so today is my real birthday (screw what's on my drivers license, says my mom). So I better get a VCE.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby mrmangs » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:27 am

So what's the consensus on hold? Worth it to write a LOCI or submit extra letters of recommendation? They only mention sending in an updated transcript, which I don't have.

ETA: What is a VCE? Haven't been following this thread, sorry.
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby 4102011 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:28 am

r6_philly wrote:
dulcatis wrote:& everyone, wear red tomorrow for Chinese NY! It'll bring you luckkkk (& hopefully VCEs? or at least a day of adcoms not fucking with us?)

& hellojd, what do you mean by "just"? :x & no one knows about what it means since we don't think that they did it in such huge #s last year. So we are all very, very confused.


I was born on Chinese NY, so today is my real birthday (screw what's on my drivers license, says my mom). So I better get a VCE.


You're two lunar months older than I am! If I remember correctly. I figured this out once...

& I'm sure you will get a lovely vomit-colored bday present :)

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby r6_philly » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:31 am

mrmangs wrote:So what's the consensus on hold? Worth it to write a LOCI or submit extra letters of recommendation? They only mention sending in an updated transcript, which I don't have.

ETA: What is a VCE? Haven't been following this thread, sorry.


Vomit Colored Envelope. The mythical thing that comes to you via the zip man if you are lucky enough to get accepted. Or the result when you upchuck on the rejection letter.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby akikaze » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:32 am

People are still receiving holds? At this hour?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby r6_philly » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:33 am

akikaze wrote:People are still receiving holds? At this hour?


I think they are just reporting in. Not everyone check mail every 5 minutes instantly, all 20 accounts.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby hellojd » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:33 am

bistduverrueckt wrote:
hellojd wrote:Just got the hold e-mail...

Hate to ask this, but i lost track of this thread when it exploded around page 190 lol. Could someone briefly tell me what hold entails in terms of chances / when we can expect a final decision?


They haven't been able to make a final decision, you should get one by the end of April, and nobody really knows the chances part. The numbers are all over the place.

HTH

ETA: you JUST got a hold email? as in just now? they're STILL sending them?


Woops, sorry guys! I'm international at the moment, and just woke up to a hold e-mail haha. To be precise, I got it in my inbox about 6 hours ago.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby mrmangs » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:34 am

r6_philly wrote:
akikaze wrote:People are still receiving holds? At this hour?


I think they are just reporting in. Not everyone check mail every 5 minutes instantly, all 20 accounts.


Yeah, I got it in the afternoon. Just checking in now.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby akikaze » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:35 am

mrmangs wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
akikaze wrote:People are still receiving holds? At this hour?


I think they are just reporting in. Not everyone check mail every 5 minutes instantly, all 20 accounts.


Yeah, I got it in the afternoon. Just checking in now.


Fair enough -- please add stats to the document. Damn, though -- competition is intense! Lots of talented applicants out there.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Quadrangulum » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:36 am

I think quite a few of the non-hold group can go to bed feeling slightly more optimistic. There aren't many auto-waitlist or auto-ding numbers and judging from the sheer volume and range earlier today, I think we'd have been held if we were waitlist bound.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby r6_philly » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:37 am

Quadrangulum wrote:I think quite a few of the non-hold group can go to bed feeling slightly more optimistic. There aren't many auto-waitlist or auto-ding numbers and judging from the sheer volume and range earlier today, I think we'd have been held if we were waitlist bound.


I agree with this. Especially I've been complete since 10/12. But watch me get Reserve email tomorrow.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby akikaze » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:39 am

I have to say, the 4.75 index HYPS graduate really paints a different picture of the non-held group; that must be an auto-admit.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby r6_philly » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:40 am

akikaze wrote:I have to say, the 4.75 index HYPS graduate really paints a different picture of the non-held group; that must be an auto-admit.


HYPS? What we live on the West Coast? :evil:

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby amkid100 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:42 am

Held as well - kind of shocked because I've been slaughtered in the T14 save Gtown/Cornell (UVA, Chicago rejections, deferral from UPenn ED).

It seems that I have the worst stats in the entire held group - 3.7, 168. It can't be a good place to be if I'm there!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby The Stig » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:42 am

another theory-maybe CLS is gunning for the #3 ranking, and being extremely cautious?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby r6_philly » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:46 am

The Stig wrote:another theory-maybe CLS is gunning for the #3 ranking, and being extremely cautious?


They no get #3.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby glitched » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:47 am

r6_philly wrote:
The Stig wrote:another theory-maybe CLS is gunning for the #3 ranking, and being extremely cautious?


They no get #3.


yeah they're going for #1.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby r6_philly » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:48 am

I am wary of this thread that grew 40 pages without getting a single, actual decision.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby glitched » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:50 am

there were two decisions today i believe. one in LA and one in bay area.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby r6_philly » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:50 am

glitched wrote:there were two decisions today i believe. one in LA and one in bay area.


Those were made in the last month.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby absolutazn87 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:51 am

absolutazn87 wrote:I'm following the trend and turning my "Hold" spreadsheet into a form too. :)

If you've been held, fill this form out!
https://spreadsheets0.google.com/viewfo ... c6MQ#gid=0

Results:
https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key ... y=CJCcv50J

If you've already posted your numbers before in this thread or you've PMed me, don't fill out the form

QF new page

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby bdubs » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:55 am

The Stig wrote:another theory-maybe CLS is gunning for the #3 ranking, and being extremely cautious?


It would need to bump up its prestige with lawyers & judges substantially to influence the reputation category (15%) and faculty resources are probably not going to change a lot relative to S (15%). Placement is indistinguishable for the two (20%). So they are really left having to find 380 students who have better numerical qualities than S will admit. I seriously doubt that they will be able/willing to top S in the GPA median category, especially if they want to maintain their LSAT standards. Also, acceptance rate is only 2.5% of the total USNWR score so boosting yield doesn't get you a whole lot.

The gaming the rankings explanations are just not working for me.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby The Stig » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:58 am

bdubs wrote:
The Stig wrote:another theory-maybe CLS is gunning for the #3 ranking, and being extremely cautious?


It would need to bump up its prestige with lawyers & judges substantially to influence the reputation category (15%) and faculty resources are probably not going to change a lot relative to S (15%). Placement is indistinguishable for the two (20%). So they are really left having to find 380 students who have better numerical qualities than S will admit. I seriously doubt that they will be able/willing to top S in the GPA median category, especially if they want to maintain their LSAT standards. Also, acceptance rate is only 2.5% of the total USNWR score so boosting yield doesn't get you a whole lot.

The gaming the rankings explanations are just not working for me.


fair enough! stig conspiracy theory #3 debunked!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby 4102011 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:58 am

I could see the wary-of-Rubenstein theory, but trying to crack the top 3 is pretty hardcore.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby glitched » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:00 am

dulcatis wrote:I could see the wary-of-Rubenstein theory, but trying to crack the top 3 is pretty hardcore.



man i never even thought of that... i wonder what all the peer schools thought about the ruby.




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