usuallyjustlurks wrote:Just got an email saying they've reviewed my application and have not made a decision, but may review it again in a few months...? I should have been an auto-admit number-wise, submitted in October... I was probably not going there anyway and am not super upset, but still a bit surprised. Anyone else get this?
If you really think your numbers are auto-admit caliber, you may be a victim of yield protection. Write a LOCI or Why L&C essay to make sure L&C knows you do actually want to go there and weren't applying just as a safety you were likely to turn down. My numbers were definitely auto-admit, but my essay postively dripped gooey adoration for the school. (Ironic, since now I am probably not going to go there.)
I actually did address the program specifically in my essay and I used to live in PDX briefly a few years ago and in rural OR for a few years. I have a suspicion my profile as a candidate is too similar to other people they already accepted/have enough of.
To answer the other poster, I'd prefer not to share my exact numbers, but my LSAT is in their median (near the middle) and my gpa is higher than their 75% median: every other applicant on LSN with my numbers in the last 5 years got in, (of course, their softs could have been more impressive, etc. etc.)
Oh well. I have some other offers I'm very happy with. I loved Portland, but I guess going back just isn't in the cards for me. Good luck to the rest of you! And to everyone who's going there: please eat a maple bacon donut for me.