Columbia 2011!

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ilovemulch
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby ilovemulch » Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:23 pm

cbp3443 wrote:Still alive... Just going to make it harder when I do get the damn email.


+1. Get it over with CLS.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby sgtgrumbles » Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:32 pm

Held 2/2, reserved 4/20. God, this is getting tedious.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Excellence = a Habit » Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:34 pm

sgtgrumbles wrote:Held 2/2, reserved 4/20. God, this is getting tedious.


Sorry Grumbles. Where you headed?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby drummerboy » Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:37 pm

how about still being in the forgotten category no hold no waitlist no reserve no nothing. i really feel neglected.if this process doesnt officially end by friday, goodbye to cls. good luck to you all

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby OutCold » Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:53 pm

Held in March, just got my reserve.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby noncontributingzero » Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:13 pm

Held in March. Put on reserve today.

The Policies and Practices section said particular attention is focused on recent developments. Does anyone think the process is biased towards those still in school? I graduated last year and have nothing new to offer...

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby jrose5 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:55 pm

noncontributingzero wrote:Held in March. Put on reserve today.

The Policies and Practices section said particular attention is focused on recent developments. Does anyone think the process is biased towards those still in school? I graduated last year and have nothing new to offer...


Perhaps promotions for those who are still working?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby lastMinuteGuy » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:27 pm

Reserve as well this afternoon, held in Feb. Thought with a 4.5+ index I was in good shape, but such is life.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby math101 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:30 pm

Held 2/2, Reserved today (4:24pm, EST), sent an LOCI with updated employment information and possibly an additional LOR, although I can't quite remember, numbers well below their standards.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:33 pm

March hold, Not-rejected-from-Columbia, class of 2014.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby vesstan » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:14 pm

Any holds >> [maddening] silence left?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby cbp3443 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:14 pm

vesstan wrote:Any holds >> [maddening] silence left?


Me! Held in March. The 14th? or the 16th or thereabouts.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby zworykin » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:23 pm

vesstan wrote:Any holds >> [maddening] silence left?


2/2, my friend.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby ilovemulch » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:33 pm

vesstan wrote:Any holds >> [maddening] silence left?


yup, applied in Oct, held 2/2 --> silence.

Any hold-->dings out there?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby vesstan » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:38 pm

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby plurilingue » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:52 pm

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby jrose5 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:57 pm

plurilingue wrote:I have to say, from what's happened this week -- a slew of held people with excellent applications, multiple acceptances, and offers from NYU getting reserved -- it seems that theories circulating earlier this year about Columbia using the "hold" function differently were without merit. Perhaps a wave of admits will come in tomorrow, on Friday, or even after the deposit deadline, but I don't see how anything really changed.

Columbia's admissions process is the same as any other school fighting for the upper 1-2% of LSAT test takers: admit mostly candidates at or above median LSAT during the cycle, get as many as possible to matriculate, and then very selectively round out the rest of the class as necessary. That said, outcomes at Columbia (and Penn) appear to be particularly favorable if you're at or above median, while those even one point below face a very different fate....

Also, Habit, I am really surprised that you weren't admitted.


This.

But I hope those of you held and still without answer get in soon. A few hours ago I was still in your position and I remember how badly I wanted to get in!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby ebeth » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:58 pm

plurilingue wrote:I have to say, from what's happened this week -- a slew of held people with excellent applications, multiple acceptances, and offers from NYU getting reserved -- it seems that theories circulating earlier this year about Columbia using the "hold" function differently were without merit. Perhaps a wave of admits will come in tomorrow, on Friday, or even after the deposit deadline, but I don't see how anything really changed.

Columbia's admissions process is the same as any other school fighting for the upper 1-2% of LSAT test takers: admit mostly candidates at or above median LSAT during the cycle, get as many as possible to matriculate, and then very selectively round out the rest of the class as necessary. That said, outcomes at Columbia (and Penn) appear to be particularly favorable if you're at or above median, while those even one point below face a very different fate....

Also, Habit, I am really surprised that you weren't admitted.


I am honestly really confused by Columbia. In at Harvard, Chicago, and NYU, and reserved here. Admissions is weird.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby WestOfTheRest » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:59 pm

ebeth wrote:
plurilingue wrote:I have to say, from what's happened this week -- a slew of held people with excellent applications, multiple acceptances, and offers from NYU getting reserved -- it seems that theories circulating earlier this year about Columbia using the "hold" function differently were without merit. Perhaps a wave of admits will come in tomorrow, on Friday, or even after the deposit deadline, but I don't see how anything really changed.

Columbia's admissions process is the same as any other school fighting for the upper 1-2% of LSAT test takers: admit mostly candidates at or above median LSAT during the cycle, get as many as possible to matriculate, and then very selectively round out the rest of the class as necessary. That said, outcomes at Columbia (and Penn) appear to be particularly favorable if you're at or above median, while those even one point below face a very different fate....

Also, Habit, I am really surprised that you weren't admitted.


I am honestly really confused by Columbia. In at Harvard, Chicago, and NYU, and reserved here. Admissions is weird.

I think you have wonderful options, even without columbia!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby glitched » Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:00 pm

ebeth wrote:
plurilingue wrote:I have to say, from what's happened this week -- a slew of held people with excellent applications, multiple acceptances, and offers from NYU getting reserved -- it seems that theories circulating earlier this year about Columbia using the "hold" function differently were without merit. Perhaps a wave of admits will come in tomorrow, on Friday, or even after the deposit deadline, but I don't see how anything really changed.

Columbia's admissions process is the same as any other school fighting for the upper 1-2% of LSAT test takers: admit mostly candidates at or above median LSAT during the cycle, get as many as possible to matriculate, and then very selectively round out the rest of the class as necessary. That said, outcomes at Columbia (and Penn) appear to be particularly favorable if you're at or above median, while those even one point below face a very different fate....

Also, Habit, I am really surprised that you weren't admitted.


I am honestly really confused by Columbia. In at Harvard, Chicago, and NYU, and reserved here. Admissions is weird.


I believe the admission deans at Harvard, Stanford, and Columbia got together and had a draft of the candidates. Protects their interests to guarantee a good yield while making it easier to make a decision. Yale and Chicago did not participate. NYU was not invited.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby ebeth » Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:01 pm

CastleRock wrote: I think you have wonderful options, even without columbia!


Thank you, I am extremely grateful and not really sad, just...befuddled.

ETA: glitched, that's exactly it :wink:

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby WestOfTheRest » Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:04 pm

glitched wrote:
ebeth wrote:
plurilingue wrote:I have to say, from what's happened this week -- a slew of held people with excellent applications, multiple acceptances, and offers from NYU getting reserved -- it seems that theories circulating earlier this year about Columbia using the "hold" function differently were without merit. Perhaps a wave of admits will come in tomorrow, on Friday, or even after the deposit deadline, but I don't see how anything really changed.

Columbia's admissions process is the same as any other school fighting for the upper 1-2% of LSAT test takers: admit mostly candidates at or above median LSAT during the cycle, get as many as possible to matriculate, and then very selectively round out the rest of the class as necessary. That said, outcomes at Columbia (and Penn) appear to be particularly favorable if you're at or above median, while those even one point below face a very different fate....

Also, Habit, I am really surprised that you weren't admitted.


I am honestly really confused by Columbia. In at Harvard, Chicago, and NYU, and reserved here. Admissions is weird.


I believe the admission deans at Harvard, Stanford, and Columbia got together and had a draft of the candidates. Protects their interests to guarantee a good yield while making it easier to make a decision. Yale and Chicago did not participate. NYU was not invited.

Lol, good call. This seems to fit my cycle as well.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Excellence = a Habit » Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:22 pm

plurilingue wrote:Also, Habit, I am really surprised that you weren't admitted.


Really? That's so kind. But my index was hilariously low and I'm not that special... on paper :wink:

There were some candidates this cycle though with absolutely slamming indices, solid softs and acceptances to peer schools or better who have been reserved or who haven't heard yet, which really does seem bewildering in this supposedly lackluster cycle.

glitched wrote:I believe the admission deans at Harvard, Stanford, and Columbia got together and had a draft of the candidates. Protects their interests to guarantee a good yield while making it easier to make a decision. Yale and Chicago did not participate. NYU was not invited.


This is hilarious.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby BrightLine » Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:41 pm

Good luck to those still waiting!


Excellence = a Habit, I will trade you your Michigan admission and 6 superbowls for my CLS admission :twisted:

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Excellence = a Habit » Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:49 pm

BrightLine wrote:Good luck to those still waiting!


Excellence = a Habit, I will trade you your Michigan admission and 6 superbowls for my CLS admission :twisted:


Hmmmm, sorry, no can do! :lol:




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