Berkeley 2011 applicants

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r6_philly
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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:21 pm

The Stig wrote:
mistermister wrote:the waitlist email said refereed to "the large number of applications received this year -- more than 7,200 for 260 places in the first-year class"

according to their profile online, last year they receive just over 8,300 applications. Could applications really have dropped by about 12%? Is this why the cycle has seemed generally slower at most schools?


just got the email...the 12% drop would seem comparable to the drop in LSAT takers, right?


Yup. Imagine if I was actually right ...

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Knock » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:28 pm

r6_philly wrote:
The Stig wrote:
mistermister wrote:the waitlist email said refereed to "the large number of applications received this year -- more than 7,200 for 260 places in the first-year class"

according to their profile online, last year they receive just over 8,300 applications. Could applications really have dropped by about 12%? Is this why the cycle has seemed generally slower at most schools?


just got the email...the 12% drop would seem comparable to the drop in LSAT takers, right?


Yup. Imagine if I was actually right ...


I really hope you are :mrgreen:.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby subversion » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:30 pm

Just got put on the waitlist. 3.8 GPA/159 LSAT/strong softs.
I have hope. And I thank the students on the faculty review committe that likely advocated for me to be on, at least, the waiting list.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby biggie » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:27 pm

checking in, got the waitlist email a little while ago. I was CR1. Pretty bummed but at least there's still a chance!

congrats to all the new admits!!!

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby bosox777 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:34 am

Straight up rejected today, 178/3.78. A little surprised but fairly weak softs and I guess my Berkeley ambivalence may have shown itself in my app. Congrats to admits.
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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby suspicious android » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:45 am

Waitlisted, 3.35/173, no berkeley specific material in my app, but I wrote about my "diverse" socioeconomic background. I was pretty surprised not to get outright rejected, but bummed to be waitlisted. Still, it was better than I expected and I guess I'll grudgingly admit that they're less numbers focused than most of the rest of the t14.

Will write a LOCI after Feb LSAT scores are released, since I'm legitimately interested in northern California. For the record, starting the yearly Berkeley application thread seems to have some luck.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby dustinsc » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:46 am

bosox777 wrote:Straight up rejected today, 178/3.78. A little surprised but fairly weak softs and I guess my Berkely ambivalence may have shown itself in my app. Congrats to admits.


Similar situation here. 177/3.86, but I think my softs, while not extraordinary, are fairly strong. My ambivalence may also be to blame. Or maybe it's that I didn't study at a top undergrad. Who knows. Congrats to everyone who got accepted.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby ExpectLess » Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:21 am

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby ExpectLess » Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:23 am

But in all seriousness, congrats to the new admits :P

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby cawquette » Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:38 am

bosox777 wrote:Straight up rejected today, 178/3.78. A little surprised but fairly weak softs and I guess my Berkely ambivalence may have shown itself in my app. Congrats to admits.


no way. i am so shocked. who rejects a 178?! ugh, you're better than berk! i am sure you will get into much higher ranked schools.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby catsparka » Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:17 am

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Flips88 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:18 am

catsparka wrote:Rejected. 179/3.9X. My PS was generic and only 2 pages.

Enjoy HYS.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby cawquette » Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:15 am

catsparka wrote:Rejected. 179/3.9X. My PS was generic and only 2 pages.


omg, how?! how were you rejeced?! wtf. that is insane. you're so going to HYS.

btw, your avatar is the cutest thing i've ever seen!

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby drdolittle » Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:20 am

bosox777 wrote:Straight up rejected today, 178/3.78. A little surprised but fairly weak softs and I guess my Berkely ambivalence may have shown itself in my app. Congrats to admits.


F'n Barkley, or Berkely.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby amkid100 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:33 am

in!
i'm shocked...
now i'm launched into a major dilemma: stay on the east coast and go to a lesser t-14, or make the journey out west for berkeley. i have never even been to california

Edit: got in yesterday afternoon via status checker/email from CR1.
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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:34 am

Get your passport ready.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby helloperson » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:43 am

amkid100 wrote:in!
i'm shocked...
now i'm launched into a major dilemma: stay on the east coast and go to a lesser t-14, or make the journey out west for berkeley. i have never even been to california

Edit: got in yesterday afternoon via status checker/email from CR1.



West coast > east coast
berkeley > your other possible school

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Tanicius » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:15 pm

amkid100 wrote:in!
i'm shocked...
now i'm launched into a major dilemma: stay on the east coast and go to a lesser t-14, or make the journey out west for berkeley. i have never even been to california

Edit: got in yesterday afternoon via status checker/email from CR1.



Hahaha, same conundrum. I'm really not sure about going out to Cali for school, cause right now I don't see myself having intentions to work there.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Rotor » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:53 pm

Tanicius wrote:
amkid100 wrote:in!
i'm shocked...
now i'm launched into a major dilemma: stay on the east coast and go to a lesser t-14, or make the journey out west for berkeley. i have never even been to california

Edit: got in yesterday afternoon via status checker/email from CR1.



Hahaha, same conundrum. I'm really not sure about going out to Cali for school, cause right now I don't see myself having intentions to work there.

Berkeley will not hold you back from working back east. In fact, my sense during interviews this past fall was that it was an advantage being a Boaltie wanting to head east vs. being in the glut of MVP students applying to the same places. (100% subjective view. 0% empirical evidence. Everyone I know who wanted NYC or DC is going there--and even a few who wanted Cali ended up accepting back east).
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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Tanicius » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:55 pm

Thanks for that, Rotor. Would you happen to have access to any data on Berkeley's job placement, and data that isn't limited to NLJ250 jobs?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Rotor » Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:08 pm

Tanicius wrote:Thanks for that, Rotor. Would you happen to have access to any data on Berkeley's job placement, and data that isn't limited to NLJ250 jobs?

Unfortunately I don't. There are some good, thoughtul pieces on TLS in defense of Berk's job prospects. Because of our strong self-selection to Calif and our great public interest programs, we can be hard to make a direct comparison to our east coast counterparts. Sorry--wish I had more.

Also forgot to mention in the earlier post: Congrats to all the recent admits! Come for the ASD!

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Flips88 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:05 pm

Good luck to the final day of CR1 people. Here's hoping CR2 is kind.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby whitman » Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:16 pm

Anyone have a good theory to explain why some of us didn't get CR1 or CR2, applied before people who have been dinged, waitlisted, and accepted, as well as beforefolks submitted to CR, and haven't heard anything?

Applied 12/6 and nothing.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Gotti » Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:17 pm

whitman wrote:Anyone have a good theory to explain why some of us didn't get CR1 or CR2, applied before people who have been dinged, waitlisted, and accepted, as well as beforefolks submitted to CR, and haven't heard anything?

Applied 12/6 and nothing.

I'm UR 12/6 too. Haven't heard a thing

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby clone22 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:39 pm

on a slightly lighter note. hitler as 2L at boalt:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN49TFUz ... r_embedded




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