Berkeley CR 2!

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HopelesslyOptimistic
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Re: Berkeley CR 2!

Postby HopelesslyOptimistic » Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:57 pm

rejected via email.

WarioLaw
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Re: Berkeley CR 2!

Postby WarioLaw » Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:59 pm

parsi wrote:got the WL email. 3.9/171/cali resident late app submission

said WL would be ranked in May 1


Verified.

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Re: Berkeley CR 2!

Postby Lili305 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:02 pm

HopelesslyOptimistic wrote:rejected via email.



+1

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Re: Berkeley CR 2!

Postby mcweanis » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:03 pm

waitlisted.. submitted 1/12

172/3.83. surprised.. i already got in to three higher ranked schools! poop you berkeley

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Re: Berkeley CR 2!

Postby WarioLaw » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:13 pm

173, 3.8 FWIW. Berkeley is certainly living up to its reputation of accepting based on non-numeric factors. Given that I believe I have very strong softs, I am not sure what those are. But kudos to them for looking at profiles more than numbers.

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Re: Berkeley CR 2!

Postby Justin.S » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:17 pm

Dinged

171 3.9

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mcweanis
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Re: Berkeley CR 2!

Postby mcweanis » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:23 pm

LAME

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Re: Berkeley CR 2!

Postby askyemcdonald » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:23 pm

Sorry to all the WL and Dings... :(


But congrats to all those in as well! :D

Such mixed emotions.

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Re: Berkeley CR 2!

Postby tikiman6 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:23 pm

DING'd. 3.8/176

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Re: Berkeley CR 2!

Postby sanguar » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:29 pm

Dingeriffic.

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Re: Berkeley CR 2!

Postby askyemcdonald » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:38 pm

sanguar wrote:Dingeriffic.


:(

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Re: Berkeley CR 2!

Postby khodorko » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:51 pm

170/3.85 - first ding of the cycle

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Re: Berkeley CR 2!

Postby lfp » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:52 pm

Waitlist for me as well. My 162/3.7/OOS/non-URM self is both happy and sad. Was hoping to be one of the lucky few who squeeze by on essay/softs alone... Now watch me set up camp on that waitlist and refuse to move. Come on Berkeley - you may have lost interest in me now, but I'll win you over just yet. We're meant to be. Congratulations to all the lucky ones out there!

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Re: Berkeley CR 2!

Postby Zabini » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:53 pm

Dinged. Was expecting it after seeing the blitz of dings ITT tho so it didn't really hurt that much. Just glad to have the decision in tbh, the waiting was killing me.

3.4/170 URM, first decision of any kind this cycle

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Re: Berkeley CR 2!

Postby Flips88 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:53 pm

WL'd. 165/4.0. I guess I'll ride it out. They say it's ranked so I'll know on May 1st where I am. If I'm not in top quartile, don't think it's worth it.

ETA: I have a 4 page Berkeley specific PS. Good softs. Thought i was the kinda student that Berkeley would love. :|
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Re: Berkeley CR 2!

Postby tikiman6 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:57 pm

WarioLaw wrote:173, 3.8 FWIW. Berkeley is certainly living up to its reputation of accepting based on non-numeric factors. Given that I believe I have very strong softs, I am not sure what those are. But kudos to them for looking at profiles more than numbers.


This definitely seems to be true. I was kind of surprised by this one, there seems to be a bunch of people that got on WL with worse numbers than me and I got dinged straight out. My softs are competitive too - obviously there are people with better, but I think I was at least on par in this department.

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Re: Berkeley CR 2!

Postby chasgoose » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:00 pm

Rejected 3.5/177, CA resident. Oh well even with instate tuition Berkeley was going to probably end up being more expensive than Columbia or NYU

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Re: Berkeley CR 2!

Postby bilbobaggins » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:08 pm

tikiman6 wrote:
WarioLaw wrote:173, 3.8 FWIW. Berkeley is certainly living up to its reputation of accepting based on non-numeric factors. Given that I believe I have very strong softs, I am not sure what those are. But kudos to them for looking at profiles more than numbers.


This definitely seems to be true. I was kind of surprised by this one, there seems to be a bunch of people that got on WL with worse numbers than me and I got dinged straight out. My softs are competitive too - obviously there are people with better, but I think I was at least on par in this department.


I think it's very, very difficult to judge one's own softs and how they stack up. From what I know, the committee focuses on the PS and the letters of recommendation. Because of this, it's difficult to know how these will be judged against other applicants. At this stage in the game, with such a competitive pool of applicants, it can really come down to random/tiny differences, although it seems like the people who are accepted tend to be ones that the committee members feel super strong about. And remember, numbers-wise, if each committee member reviews 80 apps, only 6-9 will make it in from that pile. Hopefully this sheds some insight into the process.

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Re: Berkeley CR 2!

Postby tikiman6 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:18 pm

bilbobaggins wrote:
tikiman6 wrote:
WarioLaw wrote:173, 3.8 FWIW. Berkeley is certainly living up to its reputation of accepting based on non-numeric factors. Given that I believe I have very strong softs, I am not sure what those are. But kudos to them for looking at profiles more than numbers.


This definitely seems to be true. I was kind of surprised by this one, there seems to be a bunch of people that got on WL with worse numbers than me and I got dinged straight out. My softs are competitive too - obviously there are people with better, but I think I was at least on par in this department.


I think it's very, very difficult to judge one's own softs and how they stack up. From what I know, the committee focuses on the PS and the letters of recommendation. Because of this, it's difficult to know how these will be judged against other applicants. At this stage in the game, with such a competitive pool of applicants, it can really come down to random/tiny differences, although it seems like the people who are accepted tend to be ones that the committee members feel super strong about. And remember, numbers-wise, if each committee member reviews 80 apps, only 6-9 will make it in from that pile. Hopefully this sheds some insight into the process.


Letters of Rec huh? That could make sense. My letters were both written by very, very old philosophy professors. Especially one of them, bless his heart he's the nicest man I know, but things are starting to slide upstairs.

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Re: Berkeley CR 2!

Postby d34d9823 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:49 pm

Ding. 3.7/178

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Re: Berkeley CR 2!

Postby tlslsnlsp » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:51 pm

172/3.67, first rejection here as well. Good luck to the rest!

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Re: Berkeley CR 2!

Postby OutCold » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:05 pm

khodorko wrote:170/3.85 - first ding of the cycle


Number twin, and my first ding too.

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Re: Berkeley CR 2!

Postby adt231 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:45 pm

WarioLaw wrote:Berkeley is certainly living up to its reputation of accepting based on non-numeric factors. Given that I believe I have very strong softs, I am not sure what those are. But kudos to them for looking at profiles more than numbers.


+1

Dinged with 171/3.8 and pretty decent softs. First ding of the cycle. Good luck to those still waiting and congrats to those who've gotten in!!

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Re: Berkeley CR 2!

Postby Justin.S » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:40 pm

Bloodbath

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Re: Berkeley CR 2!

Postby cardinals1989 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:02 am

Thanks to those with kind words earlier!!

Sorry for those who didn't get great news today, and good thoughts for those still waiting! I can't wait to see those who get in at ASW!




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