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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby lawschoollll » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:07 pm

Sentry wrote:2010: 168 / 171 / 172, 3.59 / 3.78 / 3.87
2009: 169 / 171 / 173, 3.63 / 3.76 / 3.84

How did UofC manage to go down when everyone else went up... NYU jumped to like a 175 75th% haha.

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby Sentry » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:12 pm

lawschoollll wrote:
Sentry wrote:2010: 168 / 171 / 172, 3.59 / 3.78 / 3.87
2009: 169 / 171 / 173, 3.63 / 3.76 / 3.84

How did UofC manage to go down when everyone else went up... NYU jumped to like a 175 75th% haha.

I think you just answered your own question.

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby Deuce » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:14 pm

Been under review for a while, not even expecting a WL tho.

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby lawschoollll » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:22 pm

Sentry wrote:
lawschoollll wrote:
Sentry wrote:2010: 168 / 171 / 172, 3.59 / 3.78 / 3.87
2009: 169 / 171 / 173, 3.63 / 3.76 / 3.84

How did UofC manage to go down when everyone else went up... NYU jumped to like a 175 75th% haha.

I think you just answered your own question.

I don't think I did. It was my understanding that there was a huge jump in LS applications last year to every school, which in most cases (e.g. NYU) caused the #s to jump because each school could afford to be more selective. Whatever, at least I'm above median now haha..

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby Sentry » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:30 pm

lawschoollll wrote:
Sentry wrote:
lawschoollll wrote:
Sentry wrote:2010: 168 / 171 / 172, 3.59 / 3.78 / 3.87
2009: 169 / 171 / 173, 3.63 / 3.76 / 3.84

How did UofC manage to go down when everyone else went up... NYU jumped to like a 175 75th% haha.

I think you just answered your own question.

I don't think I did. It was my understanding that there was a huge jump in LS applications last year to every school, which in most cases (e.g. NYU) caused the #s to jump because each school could afford to be more selective. Whatever, at least I'm above median now haha..

Just because there were significantly more apps doesn't mean that there were a significantly larger number of 173+ LSAT scorers. When you look at the huge classes at Harvard, Columbia, and NYU you're talking about those three schools taking about 600 173+ers. That doesn't leave a lot left for the rest of the T14.

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby lawschoollll » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:38 pm

Sentry wrote:Just because there were significantly more apps doesn't mean that there were a significantly larger number of 173+ LSAT scorers. When you look at the huge classes at Harvard, Columbia, and NYU you're talking about those three schools taking about 600 173+ers. That doesn't leave a lot left for the rest of the T14.

There was also an increase in the number of LSAT takers. If the test-takers conform to the curve, then yea, there should be more 173+ers, most of whom would presumably apply to (at least) all of the T6. Oh well, don't care anymore. Works for me.

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby Dany » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:45 pm

How did I not start this thread?

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby Sentry » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:57 pm

eskimo wrote:How did I not start this thread?

no one can compete with ATL's gunner skills.

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby Dany » Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:04 pm

Sentry wrote:
eskimo wrote:How did I not start this thread?

no one can compete with ATL's gunner skills. my love for UChicago

ftfy

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby MM326 » Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:07 pm

Just went complete too, good luck to everyone!

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby Deuce » Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:52 am

eskimo wrote:
Sentry wrote:
eskimo wrote:How did I not start this thread?

no one can compete with ATL's gunner skills. my love for UChicago

ftfy


Too. True.

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby Bildungsroman » Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:32 pm

Sentry wrote:2010: 168 / 171 / 172, 3.59 / 3.78 / 3.87
2009: 169 / 171 / 173, 3.63 / 3.76 / 3.84


Yes! I am officially at their 25th for LSAT. I like where this thread is going.

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby Dany » Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:11 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
Sentry wrote:2010: 168 / 171 / 172, 3.59 / 3.78 / 3.87
2009: 169 / 171 / 173, 3.63 / 3.76 / 3.84


Yes! I am officially at their 25th for LSAT. I like where this thread is going.

Congrats! I just moved above 75th, so I'm hoping they'll be desperate to add a few more of my score!

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby acrossthelake » Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:15 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
Sentry wrote:2010: 168 / 171 / 172, 3.59 / 3.78 / 3.87
2009: 169 / 171 / 173, 3.63 / 3.76 / 3.84


Yes! I am officially at their 25th for LSAT. I like where this thread is going.


Huh. LSAT dropped & GPA went up. I wonder if it's due to an emphasis difference or what.

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby r6_philly » Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:16 pm

Still makes no difference for me :roll: retake!

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby rundoxierun » Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:57 pm

acrossthelake wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:
Sentry wrote:2010: 168 / 171 / 172, 3.59 / 3.78 / 3.87
2009: 169 / 171 / 173, 3.63 / 3.76 / 3.84


Yes! I am officially at their 25th for LSAT. I like where this thread is going.


Huh. LSAT dropped & GPA went up. I wonder if it's due to an emphasis difference or what.

The super slight difference combined with lower 25th and lower lsat indicates random chance rather than a strategic change

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby acrossthelake » Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:06 pm

tkgrrett wrote:
acrossthelake wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:
Sentry wrote:2010: 168 / 171 / 172, 3.59 / 3.78 / 3.87
2009: 169 / 171 / 173, 3.63 / 3.76 / 3.84


Yes! I am officially at their 25th for LSAT. I like where this thread is going.


Huh. LSAT dropped & GPA went up. I wonder if it's due to an emphasis difference or what.

The super slight difference combined with lower 25th and lower lsat indicates random chance rather than a strategic change


I figured it was more random chance.

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby r6_philly » Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:40 pm

Maybe high LSAT applicants were crowding C/N because of merit aid or whatever, and lower LSAT but high GPA applicants didn't have the same options. So the yield included more high GPA splitters.

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby Bildungsroman » Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:44 pm

r6_philly wrote:Maybe high LSAT applicants were crowding C/N because of merit aid or whatever, and lower LSAT but high GPA applicants didn't have the same options. So the yield included more high GPA splitters.


I'm not sure if this is correct, but it is what I choose to believe :lol:

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby The Real Jack McCoy » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:25 pm

Does anyone have any thoughts on how important early apps are for Chicago, given that they take until late December to get back to us?

I've been hoping for a fee waiver but nothing yet. I almost want to wait for the October LSAT round of fee waivers for Chicago (I have the numbers, but no waiver), but it might be me being penny wise and pound foolish. The app is ready to send, so the difference is between late October and, say, before Thanksgiving (the latest I'd wait is about Nov 15th).

I'm broke, btw.

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby Dany » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:44 pm

The Real Jack McCoy wrote:Does anyone have any thoughts on how important early apps are for Chicago, given that they take until late December to get back to us?

I've been hoping for a fee waiver but nothing yet. I almost want to wait for the October LSAT round of fee waivers for Chicago (I have the numbers, but no waiver), but it might be me being penny wise and pound foolish. The app is ready to send, so the difference is between late October and, say, before Thanksgiving (the latest I'd wait is about Nov 15th).

I'm broke, btw.

This is totally your call, but they definitely utilize a rolling admissions process.

Chicago FAQ wrote:All completed files are then assigned to the Admissions Committee for review and are generally read in the order they were completed.


IIRC, your numbers are stellar, so it probably wouldn't hurt you to wait (don't hold me to that, it's just my opinion and I don't remember your exact stats.) My thought on fee waivers is this, though: yes, application fees are terrible. Yes, they are expensive. But you are also about to spend over a HUNDRED THOUSAND dollars on a legal education. Giving yourself the best chance at a school is probably worth the $75-$80, in the long run.

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby acrossthelake » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:45 pm

eskimo wrote:
The Real Jack McCoy wrote:Does anyone have any thoughts on how important early apps are for Chicago, given that they take until late December to get back to us?

I've been hoping for a fee waiver but nothing yet. I almost want to wait for the October LSAT round of fee waivers for Chicago (I have the numbers, but no waiver), but it might be me being penny wise and pound foolish. The app is ready to send, so the difference is between late October and, say, before Thanksgiving (the latest I'd wait is about Nov 15th).

I'm broke, btw.

This is totally your call, but they definitely utilize a rolling admissions process.

Chicago FAQ wrote:All completed files are then assigned to the Admissions Committee for review and are generally read in the order they were completed.


IIRC, your numbers are stellar, so it probably wouldn't hurt you to wait (don't hold me to that, it's just my opinion and I don't remember your exact stats.) My thought on fee waivers is this, though: yes, application fees are terrible. Yes, they are expensive. But you are also about to spend over a HUNDRED THOUSAND dollars on a legal education. Giving yourself the best chance at a school is probably worth the $75-$80, in the long run.



Scholarship money is dolled out as time rolls on, as well, so it might very well be penny wise pound very foolish.

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby The Real Jack McCoy » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:54 pm

Yes BUT I get to spend that $75 now rather than later!

(The question was more for scholarship chances, as I'd have a hard time justifying Chicago at sticker. I just don't know if 2 weeks would have an effect on scholarship chances, thought I get that $75 might not be worth the risk)

Anyways, I've been persuaded. It's just an annoying $75 to spend--I am pretty high on Chicago, have the stats, and could have really used the waiver. I'll switch from rice to used newspapers I guess.

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby Dany » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:59 pm

The Real Jack McCoy wrote:Yes BUT I get to spend that $75 now rather than later!

(The question was more for scholarship chances, as I'd have a hard time justifying Chicago at sticker. I just don't know if 2 weeks would have an effect on scholarship chances, thought I get that $75 might not be worth the risk)

I actually think this is the one time when just 2 weeks WILL have an effect on scholarship chances. Think about the swarm of people who will submit right after October scores come out; they will ALL be ahead of you in line, as they were completed first.

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby rundoxierun » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:28 pm

Wait.. Im confused. Chicago doesn't make decisions until late Dec. Why would it affect his scholarship chances to wait til early to mid november?? Have you all heard that scholarship decisions are made as they review individual applications and sent out with admit decisions?




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