Yale 2011 applicants

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The Real Jack McCoy
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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby The Real Jack McCoy » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:08 pm

CastleRock wrote:
hope11 wrote:
may wrote:
hope11 wrote:it amuses me to see how we're talking about a waitlist as a sign of success or something it's NOT it's actually pretty horrible to know you're capable enough just not that capable of gaining an acceptance. Do you know what that means? Yale is telling you that you were so, so, so close of gaining acceptance but you had to go screw it by doing/not doing who knows what. You're being waitlisted at the top law school in the WORLD...feel that pressure in your shoulders, go ahead.


I'm pretty okay with it actually. :D

CastleRock wrote:Now I believe you because you reported it on LSN.


Yeah, just realized how lonely my little yellow dot is... Oops.


I know you're ok with it it might be your lack of energy/enthusiasm that got you waitlisted in the first place.

You my friend, are a dickhead.


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juliachild-ish
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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby juliachild-ish » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:12 pm

The Real Jack McCoy wrote:
CastleRock wrote:
hope11 wrote:I know you're ok with it it might be your lack of energy/enthusiasm that got you waitlisted in the first place.

You my friend, are a dickhead.


+ 1


Pretty sure she/he is a troll who definitely didn't apply to Yale (judging by the other threads he/she is posting in). Ignore it and it will go away. I personally think it's amazing that you got waitlisted, and also amazing that you're maintaining a positive attitude (you should, with your other great options).

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby onebiglie » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:21 pm

waitlisted as well as of 5:51 est... :?

Cambridge here I come!
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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby aspeer » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:35 pm

Not to put a damp on anybody else's remaining miniscule hopes, but looks like they are done with the admits, now they are sending the WLs, or may be even done with those, and in the weekend, all rejects will go out. This is what it looks like, ordering of sorts. Although, I have to admit, even as I'm writing this, a tiny bit of hope is still alive in me...

HLA
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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby HLA » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:44 pm

Wait list here too at 6:30 EST

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby brooklynwegohard » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:50 pm

Got the WL email at 6:40 est. (Complete in early January.) If only I'd been marginally more capable or enthusiastic!!

kiwiindaus
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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby kiwiindaus » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:53 pm

Waitlisted today at 6:39pmEST!

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mcweanis
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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby mcweanis » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:54 pm

waitlisted at 6:40. im gonna ride it out :) although the fact that like 70 percent of people who get in to yale go doesnt make being on the waitlist seem very promising. still im proud of myself for no ding!

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby onebiglie » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:56 pm

got to wonder... if those of us who are receiving the first round of WL emails were the ones who just barely missed the cut? pointless speculation, to be sure.. in any case, only about 1/5 of those admitted to Yale are straight out of college. so those of us who are were really competing for 1 of about 50 spots...pretty tight competition! to come close enough to be waitlisted is still pretty impressive

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:56 pm

Unfortunately, I believe that Yale's yield is about 80%.

juliachild-ish
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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby juliachild-ish » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:59 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Unfortunately, I believe that Yale's yield is about 80%.


Fortunately for those on Yale's waitlist (which so far doesn't include me), there are quite a few deferrals every year, which I imagine offsets the high yield.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby hoopla14 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:01 pm

Waitlisted. Would love to go, but am also ready to just be done with this.

HLA
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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby HLA » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:12 pm

juliachild-ish wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:Unfortunately, I believe that Yale's yield is about 80%.


Fortunately for those on Yale's waitlist (which so far doesn't include me), there are quite a few deferrals every year, which I imagine offsets the high yield.



Not to be the bearer of bad news, but in the wait list email they say that they admit on average 5 people a year off the wait list "from a pool of less than 100 files." So it does not appear that the chances are very good.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby onebiglie » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:14 pm

From the WL email:

"In the recent past we have admitted an average of five people from the waitlist per year, with the actual number of offers ranging from zero to twenty from a pool of less than 100 files."

Doesn't sound too promising to me.... 5% of the WLs are admitted.... whereas 8% of all applicants are...-

juliachild-ish
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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby juliachild-ish » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:15 pm

onebiglie wrote:From the WL email:

"In the recent past we have admitted an average of five people from the waitlist per year, with the actual number of offers ranging from zero to twenty from a pool of less than 100 files."

Doesn't sound too promising to me.... 5% of the WLs are admitted.... whereas 8% of all applicants are...-


Oops, that's rough! Sorry, guys...

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The Stig
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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby The Stig » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:20 pm

Also WL at 6:40pm!

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mcweanis
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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby mcweanis » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:21 pm

wait so they waitlist less than 100 people? yay us!

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby pinkzeppelin » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:25 pm

onebiglie wrote:From the WL email:

"In the recent past we have admitted an average of five people from the waitlist per year, with the actual number of offers ranging from zero to twenty from a pool of less than 100 files."

Doesn't sound too promising to me.... 5% of the WLs are admitted.... whereas 8% of all applicants are...-


Hey, I'll take 5% over 0 :)

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby Confused7 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:29 pm

WL here as well! So are we seriously in a pool of less than 100? Either way, I'm probably withdrawing in 2 weeks for HLS deferral deposit!

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby jd20132013 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:31 pm

Wl


Suppose I'll wait and see what happens

The Real Jack McCoy
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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby The Real Jack McCoy » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:33 pm

onebiglie wrote:got to wonder... if those of us who are receiving the first round of WL emails were the ones who just barely missed the cut? pointless speculation, to be sure.. in any case, only about 1/5 of those admitted to Yale are straight out of college. so those of us who are were really competing for 1 of about 50 spots...pretty tight competition! to come close enough to be waitlisted is still pretty impressive


Judging from past years, the vast majority of waitlists are notified on the same day. And I wouldn't ready anything into the day's timestamps.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby may » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:35 pm

I may have miscounted, but it looks like 38 people reported WLs for both the 08-09 and 09-10 cycles on LSN. In both cases 3 later reported an acceptance. So maybe a little better than 5% for the demographic that reports on LSN.

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mcweanis
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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby mcweanis » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:38 pm

im reading through all the rejected people on lsn with way better numbers than me who were rejected.. i guess they saw something in us!

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby Confused7 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:39 pm

mcweanis wrote:im reading through all the rejected people on lsn with way better numbers than me who were rejected.. i guess they saw something in us!


This is the way to go. :mrgreen:

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby mcweanis » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:41 pm

out of curiosity, how many of you who just got waitlisted are already in at harvard or stanford? (i'm not)




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