Biggest surprises this cycle

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tinlawman
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Biggest surprises this cycle

Postby tinlawman » Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:15 pm

What were your biggest surprises (both acceptances and rejections/waitlists)? Please include your stats

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170/sub 2.6

Accepted: UMN
Waitlisted: GW (thought I would be a rejection), Syracuse (thought I would get in for sure-this was my safety school)
Rejected: UPitt (thought I would get in-I go to school near Pitt)

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kkklick
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Re: Biggest surprises this cycle

Postby kkklick » Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:17 pm

My cycle has played out EXACTLY as it would in relation to medians with not 1 deviation. I doubt there will be many surprises, admissions in the states is as predictable as whose going to have the highest payroll in baseball.

EricBerry
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Re: Biggest surprises this cycle

Postby EricBerry » Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:24 pm

160, 3.0

Surprise Acceptance:
FSU-- OOS, non-URM

Surprise Non-Acceptance:
UTK waitlist-- In-state. Looking at the medians, it shouldn't be much of a surprise, but after getting into FSU (OOS, higher ranking, higher admissions standards), I was kind of expecting to get in.

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MrPapagiorgio
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Re: Biggest surprises this cycle

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:28 pm

Dinged from BC with 3.7/169

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Adjudicator
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Re: Biggest surprises this cycle

Postby Adjudicator » Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:31 pm

Obviously my biggest surprise was getting flat-out rejected by UW, since my entire cycle was geared around getting in to UW. The whole reason that I took an extra year and retook the LSAT and scored a 175 was to boost my chance of getting in to UW. And then, in the end, I didn't.

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Re: Biggest surprises this cycle

Postby Sandro » Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:12 pm

Denied at GSU.
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Re: Biggest surprises this cycle

Postby canes » Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:32 pm

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zonto
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Re: Biggest surprises this cycle

Postby zonto » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:08 pm

Adjudicator wrote:Obviously my biggest surprise was getting flat-out rejected by UW, since my entire cycle was geared around getting in to UW. The whole reason that I took an extra year and retook the LSAT and scored a 175 was to boost my chance of getting in to UW. And then, in the end, I didn't.


:( :( :roll: :evil:

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Re: Biggest surprises this cycle

Postby DeeCee » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:13 pm

WL at Penn with a 157/3.95 (thought it would be an outright rejection).

I am white/Cuban, so a little semi-URM action is going on there I guess.

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Re: Biggest surprises this cycle

Postby Lawquacious » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:23 pm

Adjudicator wrote:Obviously my biggest surprise was getting flat-out rejected by UW, since my entire cycle was geared around getting in to UW. The whole reason that I took an extra year and retook the LSAT and scored a 175 was to boost my chance of getting in to UW. And then, in the end, I didn't.


Sorry to hear that.. They really seem to be pretty crazy about GPAs.. I got dinged there too last year. Had a much lower LSAT, but I think it was still at their median or close to it, and I had a 3.5 UGPA. With your numbers I bet you'll get at least one T14 though no?

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Re: Biggest surprises this cycle

Postby ElvisAaron » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:59 pm

WL @ BU. 171/4.0

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Re: Biggest surprises this cycle

Postby Adjudicator » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:11 pm

Lawquacious wrote:
Adjudicator wrote:Obviously my biggest surprise was getting flat-out rejected by UW, since my entire cycle was geared around getting in to UW. The whole reason that I took an extra year and retook the LSAT and scored a 175 was to boost my chance of getting in to UW. And then, in the end, I didn't.


Sorry to hear that.. They really seem to be pretty crazy about GPAs.. I got dinged there too last year. Had a much lower LSAT, but I think it was still at their median or close to it, and I had a 3.5 UGPA. With your numbers I bet you'll get at least one T14 though no?


Nope, I didn't... the only schools I was accepted to at all this cycle were WUSTL and Seattle U. Got dinged by UVA and Northwestern, and still haven't heard from Columbia; they probably saw my application and just laughed and tossed it, figuring it was a joke.

Maybe I should have applied to more schools, but I thought I had a good group already. Hindsight, I guess.

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Re: Biggest surprises this cycle

Postby 2011Law » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:17 pm

168 / ~3.4 Cuban American

106k @ GW

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Re: Biggest surprises this cycle

Postby Pricer » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:22 pm

WL at every school I was a strong consider and consider. No response from a school I was admit at over two months after applying.

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Re: Biggest surprises this cycle

Postby dabbadon8 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:27 pm

WL UIUC w/ 3.49/173. Other then that cycle was predictable, nothing surprisingly good or bad.

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Re: Biggest surprises this cycle

Postby HeavenWood » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:31 pm

My ED acceptance to Penn and my YP rejection from George Mason (166/3.94).

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Re: Biggest surprises this cycle

Postby graceful1 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:39 pm

151/3.91

RD acceptance to Houston FT.

robchuckbob
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Re: Biggest surprises this cycle

Postby robchuckbob » Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:48 pm

3.6/166 URM

Biggest Surprises:

Waitlisted at Chicago
Rejected to George Washington
Pending (after 4 months) at Harvard -- I assumed I would get an immediate rejection...

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Re: Biggest surprises this cycle

Postby SchopenhauerFTW » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:56 am

L.OL/retake

Not a single restraining order filed against me by a school.

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Re: Biggest surprises this cycle

Postby onepass » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:33 am

Biggest surprise: Getting In at Georgetown with a 161 and just over a 4.0.

Smaller surprise: Getting into Emory with money.

Also, surprised that UPenn actually decided to put me under committee review without denying me flat out! The rejection should come any day now...

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Re: Biggest surprises this cycle

Postby GentlemanJim » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:08 am

WL at UVA. OOS, 165, 3.3. Thought I was an auto-ding.

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Re: Biggest surprises this cycle

Postby thunderflesh » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:26 am

172 / 3.63

Accepted at Columbia
Rejected at Michigan

Happy, but confused.




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