2010 Splitters Application Thread

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby GoldenGopherHopeful » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:29 pm

fatduck wrote:yay splitters i guess i'll post my results so far

170/2.9

Gtown - hold



DreamsInDigital wrote:received my first acceptance email today. 40k at Illinois, whatever else happens, looks like i'm going to law school :D

170, 2.7

Georgetown -

*edited to update decisions*


Hey guys, I have very similar numbers - when did you go complete at Georgetown and how many/how recent were the updates you received? Trying to gauge whether I still have a shot. Thanks!

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby fatduck » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:31 pm

GoldenGopherHopeful wrote:
fatduck wrote:yay splitters i guess i'll post my results so far

170/2.9

Gtown - hold



DreamsInDigital wrote:received my first acceptance email today. 40k at Illinois, whatever else happens, looks like i'm going to law school :D

170, 2.7

Georgetown -

*edited to update decisions*


Hey guys, I have very similar numbers - when did you go complete at Georgetown and how many/how recent were the updates you received? Trying to gauge whether I still have a shot. Thanks!


went complete like nov. 1st or something, updated to held 12/3, nothing since

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby GoldenGopherHopeful » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:34 pm

170/2.7/non-URM/Ohio resident

Results:

WUSTL: in
Minnesota: in
Iowa: in
American: in
Wisconsin: WL
GWU: WL
UVA: Out (app was free :roll: )
Georgetown: 1/10 --> 1/28 --> ?

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby ramhands » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:45 pm

Hello, checking in. 3.4/168 and my apps went in late December/early January... also, fudged my numbers a bit until the end of the cycle.

UIUC - in with 90k
IUB - in with 120k
Minnesota - in with 66k
Iowa - in, no word on $
WUSTL - in, no word on $
Wisconsin - in, no word on $

NU - application complete 1/18
Michigan - applied 1/18, received 1/28, status checker 2/10
Chicago - applied 1/18, application complete 1/27
Vandy - application complete 1/27
UCLA - application complete 1/3

Applied to Chicago at the urging of my current employer who thought I might stand a chance (but I remain seriously pessimistic) and threw in apps to NU, Vandy, and UCLA with fee waivers (figured why not).
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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby chrisbru » Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:46 pm

Cycle complete - I will be attending the University of Iowa this fall, pending that the gf is accepted to PT school somewhere within 3 hours.

Iowa - Full-Tuition, In-state - Attending
WUSTL - $60k - Withdrawing today
Minnesota - Waitlist - Will withdraw once above statement is confirmed
Illinois - Waitlist - Withdrawn
Colorado - Waitlist - Will withdraw once above statement is confirmed
Kansas - Scholarship pending - Will withdraw once $$ doesn't change my mind (inevitable)
Denver - $60k - Will withdraw once above statement is confirmed
Nebraska - $42k - Withdrawn
DePaul - $56k - Withdrawn
William Mitchell - $40k - Withdrawn
St. Thomas (MN) - Full-tuition - Will withdraw once above statement is confirmed
Drake - $84k (negotiated up from $75k) - Withdrawing today

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby Jader » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:42 pm

3.7/174:

Reserved at Duke
In at NYU
Held at Columbia
Committee Review at Berkeley

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby dabbadon8 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:44 pm

Jader wrote:3.7/174:

Reserved at Duke
In at NYU
Held at Columbia
Committee Review at Berkeley


Umm... I think you may be a bit lost.

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby LttleBlakDress » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:50 pm

3.05/169 here. I've had an ok cycle so far, but the more I learn about job placement the more I feel like any application outside of California was probably a waste of my time and money....

In at:

Alabama w/24K a year
Northeastern w/8K a year (withdrawn)
GW
WUSTL with 25K a year
U of San Francisco
Georgia w tuition reduction (in state tuition for second semester.)
American

Waitlisted at:
Fordham-Keep meaning to withdraw...

Dinged at:
Berkeley
UCLA
GULC
Northwestern
Texas

Waiting for:
Hastings (really my 1st realistic choice that's left)
USC
Vandy
Emory
William and Mary
Tulane
Duke
UVA
BU

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby lawandi » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:50 pm

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby Adjudicator » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:18 pm

Well, my cycle looks to be almost over, and what a disappointing cycle it was!

3.0/175

DING
UVA
Northwestern
U Washington
UCLA

WL
U Minnesota
Washington & Lee

Accepted
Seattle University with $15k/yr
WUSTL with $28k/yr

Still waiting on...
Columbia (lol)
William & Mary

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby columbia86 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:30 pm

Adjudicator wrote:Well, my cycle looks to be almost over, and what a disappointing cycle it was!

3.0/175

DING
UVA
Northwestern
U Washington
UCLA

WL
U Minnesota
Washington & Lee

Accepted
Seattle University with $15k/yr
WUSTL with $28k/yr

Still waiting on...
Columbia (lol)
William & Mary


Damn, I'm shocked you weren't accepted at UCLA, UW, AND W&L.

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby whitman » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:14 pm

Adjudicator wrote:Well, my cycle looks to be almost over, and what a disappointing cycle it was!

3.0/175

DING
UVA
Northwestern
U Washington
UCLA

WL
U Minnesota
Washington & Lee

Accepted
Seattle University with $15k/yr
WUSTL with $28k/yr

Still waiting on...

IF I were you, I'd ask UW Admissions what was wrong with your application. Didn't you say you,re planning on waiting and reapplying since you didn't get UW?
Columbia (lol)
William & Mary

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby beachbum » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:19 pm

Adjudicator wrote:Well, my cycle looks to be almost over, and what a disappointing cycle it was!

3.0/175

DING
UVA
Northwestern
U Washington
UCLA

WL
U Minnesota
Washington & Lee

Accepted
Seattle University with $15k/yr
WUSTL with $28k/yr

Still waiting on...
Columbia (lol)
William & Mary


Man, sorry about UW- I know you really wanted that one. What are your plans now? No shame in taking the money at WUSTL, or in reapplying next year. Dunno why, but this cycle seems to be particularly tough on splitters.

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby Sandro » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:22 pm

beachbum wrote:
Adjudicator wrote:Well, my cycle looks to be almost over, and what a disappointing cycle it was!

3.0/175

DING
UVA
Northwestern
U Washington
UCLA

WL
U Minnesota
Washington & Lee

Accepted
Seattle University with $15k/yr
WUSTL with $28k/yr

Still waiting on...
Columbia (lol)
William & Mary


Man, sorry about UW- I know you really wanted that one. What are your plans now? No shame in taking the money at WUSTL, or in reapplying next year. Dunno why, but this cycle seems to be particularly tough on splitters.


Not for every splitter. I think this cycle will be neutral/good for splitters as the decrease in test takers has to have SOME effect on admissions.

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby Adjudicator » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:25 pm

Thanks for asking, beachbum. I'm not sure what I'm going to do. I'm still considering all of my options. Which, as you can see from my last post, are not very many.

If it weren't for WUSTL, this entire cycle would have been an utter failure to the point that I might have reconsidered law school entirely.

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby SMA22 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:27 pm

3.1, 171, so far...

Ding
Berkeley
UT
USC

WL
Vandy
BU

Accepted
Northwestern
GW (33k/year, plus 1st year COL)
UIUC (full ride, in-state resident)
W&M (18k/year)
W&L (5k/year)
Wake Forest
Florida (9k/year)
Florida State
Cardozo (32k/year)
Pepperdine
GA State
Lewis & Clark (15k merit scholly)
Santa Clara (18k merit scholly)

Waiting
UVA (expecting a ding)
Michigan (really hoping for good news, expecting a ding)
Duke (probably ding)
Cornell (still processing)
GULC (interviewing this week with alum)
UCLA (total ding on my way)
Notre Dame (relatives will be furious with the ding)
Emory
CA - Davis
UNC
U-Dub
'Bama
Tulane (complete 9/8, probably the longest wait ever. I think the forgot.)

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby beachbum » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:36 pm

Adjudicator wrote:Thanks for asking, beachbum. I'm not sure what I'm going to do. I'm still considering all of my options. Which, as you can see from my last post, are not very many.

If it weren't for WUSTL, this entire cycle would have been an utter failure to the point that I might have reconsidered law school entirely.


Ah, don't let it get you down. That LSAT alone says a lot about your intelligence and ambition, and if these schools don't want in on that... then fuck em.

And I'm not sure about W&L (didn't apply), but I can assure you that your Minnesota WL is definitely YP. They did the same thing to me, and to everyone else who scored in the 170s.

But keep us posted on what you decide. I'm a St. Louis native (and current resident) and can attest to the awesomeness of WUSTL. They're definitely making aggressive moves to boost their national placement and reputation, and I gotta believe they'd give you at least some shot of getting back to Seattle (or the PNW) with connections and a little bit of legwork. Also, their campus is phenomenal, and St. Louis is actually a pretty cool city.

Good luck with whatever you decide, and don't let a few tough results take you out of the game.

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby Adjudicator » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:42 pm

beachbum wrote:
Adjudicator wrote:Thanks for asking, beachbum. I'm not sure what I'm going to do. I'm still considering all of my options. Which, as you can see from my last post, are not very many.

If it weren't for WUSTL, this entire cycle would have been an utter failure to the point that I might have reconsidered law school entirely.


Ah, don't let it get you down. That LSAT alone says a lot about your intelligence and ambition, and if these schools don't want in on that... then fuck em.

And I'm not sure about W&L (didn't apply), but I can assure you that your Minnesota WL is definitely YP. They did the same thing to me, and to everyone else who scored in the 170s.

But keep us posted on what you decide. I'm a St. Louis native (and current resident) and can attest to the awesomeness of WUSTL. They're definitely making aggressive moves to boost their national placement and reputation, and I gotta believe they'd give you at least some shot of getting back to Seattle (or the PNW) with connections and a little bit of legwork. Also, their campus is phenomenal, and St. Louis is actually a pretty cool city.

Good luck with whatever you decide, and don't let a few tough results take you out of the game.


Thanks for your kind words. Also, thank for your appraisal of St. Louis; I've never been there and I'm hesitant to move that far to a new city for school. But it is something I'll have to consider. It is undoubtedly a first-rate school.

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby columbia86 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:24 pm

beachbum wrote:
Adjudicator wrote:Thanks for asking, beachbum. I'm not sure what I'm going to do. I'm still considering all of my options. Which, as you can see from my last post, are not very many.

If it weren't for WUSTL, this entire cycle would have been an utter failure to the point that I might have reconsidered law school entirely.


Ah, don't let it get you down. That LSAT alone says a lot about your intelligence and ambition, and if these schools don't want in on that... then fuck em.

And I'm not sure about W&L (didn't apply), but I can assure you that your Minnesota WL is definitely YP. They did the same thing to me, and to everyone else who scored in the 170s.

But keep us posted on what you decide. I'm a St. Louis native (and current resident) and can attest to the awesomeness of WUSTL. They're definitely making aggressive moves to boost their national placement and reputation, and I gotta believe they'd give you at least some shot of getting back to Seattle (or the PNW) with connections and a little bit of legwork. Also, their campus is phenomenal, and St. Louis is actually a pretty cool city.

Good luck with whatever you decide, and don't let a few tough results take you out of the game.


I second Beachbum's thoughts; you're more than qualified. Even your GPA is not that low (given your LSAT score). These adcoms are asinine for rejecting/wl'ing you. That being said, WUSTL is an excellent school, and with your performance on the LSAT, you should be confident of excelling beyond your peers as a law student.

Best of luck!

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby fatduck » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:27 pm

columbia86 wrote:
beachbum wrote:
Adjudicator wrote:Thanks for asking, beachbum. I'm not sure what I'm going to do. I'm still considering all of my options. Which, as you can see from my last post, are not very many.

If it weren't for WUSTL, this entire cycle would have been an utter failure to the point that I might have reconsidered law school entirely.


Ah, don't let it get you down. That LSAT alone says a lot about your intelligence and ambition, and if these schools don't want in on that... then fuck em.

And I'm not sure about W&L (didn't apply), but I can assure you that your Minnesota WL is definitely YP. They did the same thing to me, and to everyone else who scored in the 170s.

But keep us posted on what you decide. I'm a St. Louis native (and current resident) and can attest to the awesomeness of WUSTL. They're definitely making aggressive moves to boost their national placement and reputation, and I gotta believe they'd give you at least some shot of getting back to Seattle (or the PNW) with connections and a little bit of legwork. Also, their campus is phenomenal, and St. Louis is actually a pretty cool city.

Good luck with whatever you decide, and don't let a few tough results take you out of the game.


I second Beachbum's thoughts; you're more than qualified. Even your GPA is not that low (given your LSAT score). These adcoms are asinine for rejecting/wl'ing you. That being said, WUSTL is an excellent school, and with your performance on the LSAT, you should be confident of excelling beyond your peers as a law student.

Best of luck!


+1

come to wustl, on the condition that i am not one of the peers beyond whom you excel :D

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby crit_racer » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:30 pm

adjudicator--it's not too late to send some more apps out. L&C deadline is march 1. As is hastings. Denver doesn't have a deadline (and I got 20k/year there), and Colorado is March 15. You might not be interested in any of these schools, but I think it could still be worth sending out apps. Some schools might jump on a high LSAT last minute to get their numbers up.

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby hipstermafia » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:31 pm

I also 2nd beachbum's thoughts as well as his sentiments about WUSTL, I would definitely pay a visit to the school... it's awesome there.

GO SPLITTERS.

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby Adjudicator » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:32 pm

columbia86 wrote:
beachbum wrote:
Adjudicator wrote:Thanks for asking, beachbum. I'm not sure what I'm going to do. I'm still considering all of my options. Which, as you can see from my last post, are not very many.

If it weren't for WUSTL, this entire cycle would have been an utter failure to the point that I might have reconsidered law school entirely.


Ah, don't let it get you down. That LSAT alone says a lot about your intelligence and ambition, and if these schools don't want in on that... then fuck em.

And I'm not sure about W&L (didn't apply), but I can assure you that your Minnesota WL is definitely YP. They did the same thing to me, and to everyone else who scored in the 170s.

But keep us posted on what you decide. I'm a St. Louis native (and current resident) and can attest to the awesomeness of WUSTL. They're definitely making aggressive moves to boost their national placement and reputation, and I gotta believe they'd give you at least some shot of getting back to Seattle (or the PNW) with connections and a little bit of legwork. Also, their campus is phenomenal, and St. Louis is actually a pretty cool city.

Good luck with whatever you decide, and don't let a few tough results take you out of the game.


I second Beachbum's thoughts; you're more than qualified. Even your GPA is not that low (given your LSAT score). These adcoms are asinine for rejecting/wl'ing you. That being said, WUSTL is an excellent school, and with your performance on the LSAT, you should be confident of excelling beyond your peers as a law student.

Best of luck!


I don't know you, and you only have 25 posts, but... I like you! :)

I can only hope that the LSAT is such a predictive factor. I've heard the statistics showing that it may be the strongest individual factor, but yet it is not itself very strong.

I do believe that wherever I end up going to school, I'm going to crush it. I've always believed that. But there are no guarantees.

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby czelede » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:47 am

Sandro wrote:
beachbum wrote:
Adjudicator wrote:Well, my cycle looks to be almost over, and what a disappointing cycle it was!

3.0/175

DING
UVA
Northwestern
U Washington
UCLA

WL
U Minnesota
Washington & Lee

Accepted
Seattle University with $15k/yr
WUSTL with $28k/yr

Still waiting on...
Columbia (lol)
William & Mary


Man, sorry about UW- I know you really wanted that one. What are your plans now? No shame in taking the money at WUSTL, or in reapplying next year. Dunno why, but this cycle seems to be particularly tough on splitters.


Not for every splitter. I think this cycle will be neutral/good for splitters as the decrease in test takers has to have SOME effect on admissions.


I feel, for the most part, that this cycle has been harsher towards splitters than cycles past. This coming from too much time wasted stalking past years splitter threads, of course :) Most of the time, you have your smattering of "really bad cycles" and "really good cycles" with most people landing in neutral. This year, it seems there are some really bad cycles and some neutral cycles, but that's about it.

The decrease may have just affected the low end of LSAT test takers to begin with.

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby whitman » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:59 am

czelede wrote:
Sandro wrote:
beachbum wrote:
Adjudicator wrote:Well, my cycle looks to be almost over, and what a disappointing cycle it was!

3.0/175

DING
UVA
Northwestern
U Washington
UCLA

WL
U Minnesota
Washington & Lee

Accepted
Seattle University with $15k/yr
WUSTL with $28k/yr

Still waiting on...
Columbia (lol)
William & Mary


Man, sorry about UW- I know you really wanted that one. What are your plans now? No shame in taking the money at WUSTL, or in reapplying next year. Dunno why, but this cycle seems to be particularly tough on splitters.


Not for every splitter. I think this cycle will be neutral/good for splitters as the decrease in test takers has to have SOME effect on admissions.


I feel, for the most part, that this cycle has been harsher towards splitters than cycles past. This coming from too much time wasted stalking past years splitter threads, of course :) Most of the time, you have your smattering of "really bad cycles" and "really good cycles" with most people landing in neutral. This year, it seems there are some really bad cycles and some neutral cycles, but that's about it.

The decrease may have just affected the low end of LSAT test takers to begin with.


I'm not an extreme splitter like Adjudicator, but I feel pretty good about my cycle (3.49/172): into Penn (very surprised), GULC, Cornell, Texas (thought GPA and OOS would keep me out). WL at UVA, UCLA.

I guess I'm more neutral.




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