Does it mean anything if you get a complete e-mail with certain timing?

NO

How does the interview process work?

JR1--Josh Rubenstein 1. JR is the Dean of Admissions. He interviews 1000-1200 people per cycle, and you must get a JR1 in order to get in. He will e-mail you to set it up if you get one.

JR2-Second phone call, letting you know that you're in.

STATS:

Last updated 12/01/2010

PRE-THANKGIVING DATA

Overview:

I got the stats for 23 non-URM JR1s and 4 URM JR1s. Out of this pile, I managed to track down the JR2(either got it 11/22 or didn't) results of 18 of the 23 and 4 of the 4 URMs. Of the 5 applicants I couldn't find, I couldn't remember/tie 2 of the stats to usernames (180/3.92, 177/3.94--if this is you, please PM me!), and 3 have not posted in the thread with results. If you did not PM with me and would like to contribute your data, please do so!

The stats of those who received JR2s and those who did not did not differ.

Non-URM Data

Overall

n=23

Avg LSAT: 177

Avg GPA: 3.91

Median LSAT: 177

Median GPA: 3.92

JR1, no JR2

n=2

Avg LSAT: 177

Avg GPA: 3.94

URM

n=4

Avg LSAT:173

Avg GPA: 3.74

Median LSAT: 174.5

Median GPA: 3.83

All Admitted.

# of ppl(non-URM) in ranges of

LSAT

<170 0

170-171 0

172-173 5

174-176 3

177-180 15

GPA

<3.5x 0

3.5x 0

3.6x 1

3.7x 1

3.8x 5

3.9x 15

4.x 1

pinkzeppelin wrote:oxford_don wrote:mgoblue11 wrote:So what's the consensus prediction on when we'll see the first batch of JR2s? They came out on Monday, November 23 last year, and then the three Mondays in December after that. Is it fair to expect that, one week from today, a significant number of us will either be elated or suffering from a lonely deafening silence?

+1 I'm predicting 11/22 for the first round of JR2s.

Let's look at the past five cycles based on LSN:

Cycle, Day of Thanksgiving Week

2009-2010, Monday

2008-2009, Tuesday and Wednesday

2007-2008, Wednesday

2006-2007, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

2005-2006, Friday?!

They better not do it Friday again!

Anyway, my bet is Tuesday 11/23.

Calla Lily wrote:Alright, I went through the rest of the data, so it is time for a little more fun with (potentially unrepresentative) numbers.

Below are the numbers for those who had JR1s, but no JR2s:

180 3.97 Waitlisted - Submitted: 11/20/2009 JR1: 12/22/2009

180 3.79 Waitlisted - Submitted: 9/29/2009 JR1: 11/6/2009

168 3.94 (URM) WL, Rejected - Submitted: 10/17/2009 JR1: 11/19/2009

171 3.91 Waitlisted - Submitted: 11/2/2009 JR1: 3/3/2010

173 3.94 Waitlisted - Submitted: 10/9/2009 JR1: 11/5/2010

171 3.68 (URM) Waitlisted - Submitted: 10/18/2009 JR1: 11/19/2010

176 3.8 Waitlisted - Submitted: 12/8/2009 JR1: 1/7/2010

166 3.67 Waitlisted - Submitted: 12/4/2009 JR1: 4/2/2010

179 3.24 Rejected - Submitted: 9/15/2009 JR1: 11/5/2009

Below are the numbers for the 3 candidates that I found that had pre-Thanksgiving JR1s who did not get in during the first round of acceptances but got in later (not including WL then accepted):

171 3.93 Accepted - Submitted: 10/27/2009 JR1: 11/17/2009 Held: 1/13/2010 JR2: 3/8/2010

176 3.92 Accepted - Submitted: 9/26/2009 JR1: 11/5/2009 JR2: 12/14/2009

169 3.92 Accepted - Submitted: 9/15/2009 JR1: 11/3/2009 Held: 1/15/2010 JR2: 4/6/2010

And for some more uplifting news, I looked at the length of time between the submission date and the JR1 date for those candidates that got a JR1. The pattern for those candidates that had JR1s but were not admitted was not consistent enough to produce a meaningful average. The average amount of time between submission and the JR1 for admitted candidates who reported both was 34 days (total days rather than business days). There were 12 instances in which candidates received a JR1 a month and a half or longer after they submitted, and many others that had their JR1s at least a month after submitting. Keep the hope alive!

Calla Lily wrote:Alright, well I took it for the team and did some LSN data mining. (Yes, I acknowledge that all this data is self-reported and that LSN is likely an unrepresentative sample of the entire applicant pool. Take it all with a grain of salt.)

The total applications on LSN for HLS represent about 10% of HLS's total applicant pool.

There were 142 admits, which represent 17% of the total admits to Harvard. There were 16 people who got in off of the WL. If you add those to the regular admits (not sure if WL, A are included in the # of offers ABA data or not), that represents 19% of the total admits.

The median and average LSAT for the regular admits were 175 and 174.4. The median and average GPA for regular admits were 3.93 and 3.91. The median and average LSAT for WL admits were 172 and 171.88. The median and average GPA for WL admits were 3.89 and 3.85.

Now for JR1 stats. There was less data here, given that people had to supply this data beyond just choosing an application status. I have not looked at all the rejection data yet, but I assume the incidence of JR1 then rejection is low (I could be wrong, though).

I counted a total of 148 JR1s. There were 61 people who were accepted in the first batch of acceptances. There were four people who noted that they had a pre-Thanksgiving JR1 and subsequently got waitlisted but not accepted.

There were 76 regular admits that got in post-Thanksgiving, 3 admits off the WL that got in who previously had JR1s, and 4 people with post-Thanksgiving JR1s that got waitlisted and were not admitted. There were some people who had pre-Thanksgiving JR1s, but got accepted in a later batch, though I don't have the specific numbers at the moment.

The median and average LSAT of the 61 admits in the first batch were 175 and 174.84. The median and average GPA of the 61 admits in the first batch were 3.94 and 3.91.

The median and average LSAT of the 76 regular admits in later batches were 175 and 173.83. The median and average GPA of the 76 regular admits in later batches were 3.92 and 3.9.

So the first batch admits had slightly higher stats than those in later batches, but not significantly. The regular admits overall had better stats than those who got in off of the WL, unsurprisingly. The percentage of people who had JR1s who later received JR2s is extremely high for both pre-Thanksgiving and post-Thanksgiving JR1s (around 94%). There were only 8 people total who reported JR1s but no JR2s. If only that were representative!

I hope that some of you find this interesting. Enjoy!

Threads from last year:

Harvard Phone Interview Stats

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viewtopic.php?f=7&t=85858

Held by Harvard 2010:

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